This paper exploits the decentralized integral controllability (DIC) of stable negative-imaginary (NI) systems with non-singular DC-gain matrix to develop a constant input tracking framework with failure tolerance property in the event of sensor and/or actuator faults. By virtue of the DIC property of NI systems, it is shown that a positive feedback interconnection of two NI systems, of which one is a decentralized integrator system with non-negative gains and the other one is a stable NI system having negative definite DC-gain matrix, is internally stable. This is in contrast to the existing results where, for internal stability, at least one of the systems needs to be strictly negative-imaginary (SNI). Further it is shown that, in a positive feedback interconnection, stable NI systems with negative definite DC-gain matrix exhibit integral controllability (IC) property for any positive value of the integral gain k , which is a distinct property of stable NI systems having negative definite DC-gain matrix since the existing notion of IC for LTI systems offers only a finite range of k . Using the DIC property and the eigenvalue loci technique, some new results and research directions for the NI systems have also been presented in this paper.
Automatica – Elsevier
Published: Aug 1, 2018
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