Delay-dependent control design for a time-delay supercavitating vehicle model

Xiaofeng Mao, Qian Wang

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By extending a widely cited benchmark model on the pitch-plane dynamics of a supercavitating vehicle, recent literature has proposed new models that include the memory effect in characterizing the interaction of the supercavitating vehicle and the cavity. Based on this time-delay supercavitating vehicle model, this paper develops delay-dependent control designs that explicitly address the cavity memory effect in the supercavitating vehicle dynamics. We first reformulate the pitch-plane dynamics of the supercavitating vehicle as a time-delay Quasi-Linear-Parameter-Varying system, and then develop delay-dependent H controllers. Simulations have been conducted for both initial and tracking responses to evaluate the performance and robustness of the proposed delay-dependent controllers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-448
Number of pages18
JournalJVC/Journal of Vibration and Control
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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