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In this note, robust stability of state-space models with respect to real parametric uncertainty is considered. Specifically, a new class of parameter-dependent quadratic Lyapunov functions for establishing stability of a polytope of matrices is introduced, i.e., the homogeneous polynomially parameter-dependent quadratic Lyapunov functions (HPD-QLFs). The choice of this class, which contains parameter-dependent quadratic Lyapunov functions whose dependence on the uncertain parameters is expressed as a polynomial homogeneous form, is motivated by the property that a polytope of matrices is stable if and only there exists an HPD-QLF. The main result of the note is a sufficient condition for determining the sought HPD-QLF, which amounts to solving linear matrix inequalities (LMIs) derived via the complete square matricial representation (CSMR) of homogeneous matricial forms and the Lyapunov matrix equation. Numerical examples are provided to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach.
Date of Publication: March 2005