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This paper investigates the problem of robust Hinfin estimation for uncertain systems subject to limited communication capacity. The parameter uncertainty belongs to a given convex polytope and the communication limitations include measurement quantization, signal transmission delay, and data packet dropout, which appear typically in a network environment. The problem of Hinfin filter design is first solved for a nominal system subject to the aforementioned information limitations, which is then extended to the uncertain case based on the notion of quadratic stability. To further reduce the overdesign in the quadratic framework, this paper also proposes a parameter-dependent filter design procedure, which is much less conservative than the quadratic approach. The quadratic and parameter-dependent approaches provide alternatives for designing robust Hinfin filters with different degrees of conservativeness and computational complexity. Two examples, including a mass-spring system, are utilized to illustrate the design procedures proposed in this paper.
Date of Publication: Nov. 2007