Master-slave synchronization criteria for horizontal platform systems using time delay feedback control
This paper is concerned with masterslave synchronization for two identical non-autonomous horizontal platform systems by using time-delay feedback control. Compared with some existing results on synchronization for horizontal platform systems, the effect of the time delay in the feedback control on masterslave synchronization is investigated. Applying a delay decomposition approach, some delay-dependent synchronization criteria are established and formulated in the form of linear matrix inequalities (LMIs). Sufficient conditions about the existence of a time delay feedback controller are derived by employing these newly obtained synchronization criteria. The controller gains can be achieved by solving a set of LMIs. One simulation example is given to illustrate the effectiveness of synchronization criteria and the design method.