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Special Issue "Recent Developments on Time-Delay Systems and Its Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019).
The last few decades have witnessed the rapid development of networked control systems due to their significant advantages, and they have been applied to variant industrial areas, such as unmanned surface vehicles, unmanned space vehicles, smart grids, wastewater treatment processes, Internet-based teleoperation, intelligent transportation systems, and so on. However, time-delays are ubiquitous in networked control systems due to limited network bandwidth, and possibly degrade the closed-loop system performance. The time-delay system approach has been powerful in investigating effects of time-delays on networked control systems, which is evidenced by several facts, such as, i) a networked control system subject to network-induced delays and packet dropouts can be modelled as a time-delay system; ii) an event-triggered control system can be modelled as a time-delay system; and iii) some problems in distributed control systems or multi-agent systems can be transformed into an asymptotic stability problem of time-delay systems. Thus, time-delay systems have been more and more important in modern industrial applications in network environment. On the other hand, the study of time-delay systems has been very active. Since 2001, a descriptor model transformation method, a free-weighting matrix method and an integral inequality approach have been proposed. More specifically, the Bessel-Legendre inequality, which was proposed originally in 2015, has been attractive and a large number of results on the stability of time-delay systems have been reported in the literature.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to advance the time-delay system method and further promote the research activities in estimation and control for networked (distributed) control systems, including sensor networks, complex networks and neural networks. The Special Issue is targeted at original works to address some emerging issues and challenges from time-delays systems and networked (distributed) control systems and their applications to areas, such as power systems, smart grids, robotics, etc.
The list of possible topics includes, but is not limited to:
- Delay effects on vibration control systems, e.g., offshore platforms, etc.
- Estimation and control of time-delay systems
- Global asymptotic stability analysis and state estimation of delayed neural networks
- Event-triggered control and estimation of (distributed) networked control systems
- Consensus and cooperative control of multi-agent systems subject to time-delays
- Applications of time-delay system approaches in smart grid, wireless robotics, repetitive control, some other industrial control systems, etc.
Dr. Xian-Ming Zhang
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