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Robust Smith Predictor Design for Time-Delay Systems with H∞ Performance

A new method for robust fixed-order H∞ controller design for uncertain time-delay systems is presented. It is shown that the H∞ robust performance condition can be represented by a set of convex constraints with respect to the parameters of a linearly parameterized primary controller in the Smith predictor structure. Therefore, the parameters of the primary controller can be obtained by convex optimization. The proposed method can be applied to stable SISO and MIMO models with uncertain dead-time and with multimodel and frequency-dependent uncertainty. It is also shown that how the design method can be extended to unstable SISO models. The design of robust gain-scheduled dead-time compensators is also investigated. The performance of the method is illustrated for both SISO and MIMO systems by simulation examples.

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