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Internally Positive Representations and Stability Analysis of Linear Delay Systems with Multiple Time-Varying Delays

  • Francesco Conte
  • Vittorio De IuliisEmail author
  • Costanzo Manes
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences book series (LNCIS, volume 471)

Abstract

This chapter introduces the Internally Positive Representation of linear systems with multiple time-varying state delays. The technique, previously introduced for the undelayed case, aims at building a positive representation of systems whose dynamics is, in general, indefinite in sign. As a consequence, stability criteria for positive time-delay systems can be exploited to analyze the stability of the original system. As a result, an easy-to-check sufficient condition for the delay-independent stability is provided, that is compared with some well known conditions available in the literature.

Keywords

Positive delay systems Time-varying delays Internally positive representation (IPR) Stability analysis 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank Alfredo Germani and Filippo Cacace for their encouragement and helpful suggestions in doing this work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Conte
    • 1
  • Vittorio De Iuliis
    • 2
    Email author
  • Costanzo Manes
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Navale, Elettrica, Elettronica e delle TelecomunicazioniUniversità degli Studi di GenovaGenovaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Scienze Dell’Informazione, e MatematicaUniversità degli Studi dell’AquilaCoppitoItaly

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