Topics in Time Delay Systems

Analysis, Algorithms and Control

  • Jean Jacques Loiseau
  • Wim Michiels
  • Silviu-Iulian Niculescu
  • Rifat Sipahi

Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences book series (LNCIS, volume 388)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Analysis and Methodology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tudor C. Ionescu, Radu Ştefan
      Pages 15-24
    3. Vladimir L. Kharitonov, Sabine Mondié, Gilberto Ochoa
      Pages 25-36
    4. Gilberto Ochoa, Juan E. Velázquez, Vladimir L. Kharitonov, Sabine Mondié
      Pages 61-71
    5. Rabah Rabah, Grigory M. Sklyar, Alexander V. Rezounenko
      Pages 85-93
  3. Numerical Methods and Algorithms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Matthew M. Peet, Catherine Bonnet, Hitay Özbay
      Pages 97-107
    3. Alexander M. Kamachkin, Alexander V. Stepanov
      Pages 121-132
    4. Antonis Papachristodoulou, Matthew M. Peet
      Pages 133-143
    5. Alfredo Bellen, Stefano Maset
      Pages 157-166
    6. Thomas Cluzeau, Alban Quadrat
      Pages 167-178
  4. Controlling and Observing Delay Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Hitay Özbay, A. Nazli Gündeş
      Pages 197-207
    3. Michaël Di Loreto, Catherine Bonnet, Jean Jacques Loiseau
      Pages 209-219
    4. Ulrich Münz, Jochen M. Rieber, Frank Allgöwer
      Pages 221-231
    5. Alexandre Seuret, Thierry Floquet, Jean-Pierre Richard, Sarah Spurgeon
      Pages 233-242
  5. Propagation and Flows

  6. Delays in Interconnected Systems and Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Aaron Clauset, Herbert G. Tanner, Chaouki T. Abdallah, Raymond H. Byrne
      Pages 329-347
    3. Joono Cheong, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, Yonghwan Oh, Irinel Constantin Morǎrescu
      Pages 359-369
    4. Emmanuel Nuño, Luis Basañez, Romeo Ortega
      Pages 371-381
    5. Toshiki Oguchi, Takashi Yamamoto, Henk Nijmeijer
      Pages 391-401
    6. Héctor Javier Estrada-Garcıa, Luis Alejandro Márquez-Martínez, Claude H. Moog
      Pages 403-413
  7. Back Matter

About this book


Time delays are present in many physical processes due to the period of time it takes for the events to occur. Delays are particularly more pronounced in networks of interconnected systems, such as supply chains and systems controlled over c- munication networks. In these control problems, taking the delays into account is particularly important for performance evaluation and control system’s design. It has been shown, indeed, that delays in a controlled system (for instance, a c- munication delay for data acquisition) may have an “ambiguous” nature: they may stabilize the system, or, in the contrary,they may lead to deteriorationof the clos- loop performance or even instability, depending on the delay value and the system parameters. It is a fact that delays have stabilizing effects, but this is clearly con i- ing for human intuition. Therefore,speci c analysis techniquesand design methods are to be developed to satisfactorily take into account the presence of delays at the design stage of the control system. The research on time delay systems stretches back to 1960s and it has been very active during the last twenty years. During this period, the results have been presented at the main control conferences(CDC, ACC, IFAC), in specialized wo- shops (IFAC TDS series), and published in the leading journals of control engine- ing, systems and control theory, applied and numerical mathematics.


ACE Numerical integration algorithms communication hysteresis identification mimo system modeling nonlinear system numerical methods operator robust control stability tar time delay

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean Jacques Loiseau
    • 1
  • Wim Michiels
    • 2
  • Silviu-Iulian Niculescu
    • 3
  • Rifat Sipahi
    • 4
  1. 1.Ecole Centrale de NantesNantesFrance
  2. 2.Katholieke UniversiteitLeuvenBelgium
  3. 3.CNRSSupélec, Gif-sur-YvetteFrance
  4. 4.Northeastern UniversityBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-02896-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-02897-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0170-8643
  • Series Online ISSN 1610-7411
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