IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol.65, No.4, 1747-1754, 2020
A Novel Method to Compute the Structured Distance to Instability for Combined Uncertainties on Delays and System Matrices
This paper presents a novel method to compute the distance to instability for linear time-invariant delay systems with multiple delays, subjected to combined uncertainties on the system matrices and the delay parameters. The method is able to fully exploit structure and possible interdependencies between the uncertainties affecting the coefficient matrices, the property that realistic perturbations are real valued, and the structure of the delay equation. The resulting algorithm relies on a characterization in terms of the pseudospectral abscissa and on techniques from optimization over manifolds of matrices.