IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol.64, No.5, 2069-2076, 2019
Stabilization of Discrete-Time Linear Systems With an Unknown Time-Varying Delay by Switched Low-Gain Feedback
In this note, we investigate the stabilization of discrete-time linear systems with an unknown time-varying delay. Existing literature on the stabilization of time-delay systems require some knowledge, such as an upper bound, of the delay. In this paper, by proposing a switched low-gain feedback control law, we are able to achieve asymptotic stabilization of the system without any knowledge of the delay. In addition, the proposed switched low-gain feedback law also significantly improves the closed-loop system performance in terms of overshoot and convergence speed in comparison with the traditional fixed gain design. Simulation study illustrates the effectiveness of our theoretical results.