International Journal of Control, Vol.92, No.5, 1033-1043, 2019
An efficient hybrid reduction method for time-delay systems using Hermite expansions
This paper presents an efficient model reduction method for time-delay systems in the time domain. We expand the systems under a Hermite polynomial basis and show that Hermite coefficients of the expansion are determined by a linear equation, thus can be calculated efficiently. Such linear relationship is well taken in the projection methods of model reduction, and reduced models are generated to preserve a desired number of Hermite coefficients in the time domain, in contrast to other existing techniques which aim at approximating the transfer function of time-delay systems in the frequency domain. We also exploit two-sided projections for time-delay systems, leading to a hybrid reduction method which generates reduced models sharing the nice properties both in the time and frequency domains. Two numerical examples illustrate the feasibility and effectiveness of the approach.