Control Theory and Technology

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 112–118 | Cite as

Stabilization of discrete-time linear systems by delay independent truncated predictor feedback

  • Yusheng Wei
  • Zongli LinEmail author


For a discrete-time linear system with input delay, the predictor feedback law is the product of a feedback gain matrix with the predicted state at a future time instant ahead of the current time instant by the amount of the delay, which is the sum of the zero input solution and the zero state solution of the system. The zero state solution is a finite summation that involves past input, requiring considerable memory in the digital implementation of the predictor feedback law. The truncated predictor feedback, which results from discarding the finite summation part of the predictor feedback law, reduces implementation complexity. The delay independent truncated predictor feedback law further discards the delay dependent transition matrix in the truncated predictor feedback law and is thus robust to unknown delays. It is known that such a delay independent truncated predictor feedback law stabilizes a discrete-time linear system with all its poles at z = 1 or inside the unit circle no matter how large the delay is. In this paper, we first construct an example to show that the delay independent truncated predictor feedback law cannot compensate too large a delay if the open loop system has poles on the unit circle at z ≠ 1. Then, a delay bound is provided for the stabilizability of a general linear system by the delay independent truncated predictor feedback.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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