Jean-Pierre Richard

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A new approach to robust sampled-data control is introduced. The system is modelled as a continuous-time one, where the control input has a piecewise-continuous delay. Sufficient linear matrix inequalities (LMIs) conditions for sampled-data state-feedback stabilization of such systems are derived via descriptor approach to time-delay systems. The only(More)
This paper considers the sliding mode control of uncertain systems with single or multiple, constant or time-varying state-delays, submitted to additive perturbations. The sliding surface is designed so to maximize the calculable set of admissible delays. The conditions for the existence of the sliding regime are studied by using LyapunovKrasovskii(More)
This work concerns the control, the observation and then, the implementation principles of a remote system (Master and Slave parts) through the Internet network. This communication link introduces variable delays that have to be taken into account in the control-observation loop. The data-sampling effects will also be considered, even in the aperiodic case.(More)
Vocal communication develops under social influences that can enhance attention, an important factor in memory formation and perceptual tuning. In songbirds, social conditions can delay sensitive periods of development, overcome learning inhibitions and enable exceptional learning or induce selective learning. However, we do not know how social conditions(More)
In this paper we discuss delay estimation in time-delay systems. In the Introduction a short overview is given of some existing estimation techniques as well as identifiability studies. In the following sections we propose several algorithms for the delay identification based on variable structure observers.
Although evidence exists for a lateralization of song production, few studies have focused on the perceptual aspect of lateralization in songbirds. In the present study, the authors recorded neuronal responses to a variety of species-specific and artificial, nonspecific stimuli in both hemispheres of awake and anesthetized male starlings (Sturnus vulgaris).(More)
The present paper considers a networked control loop, where the plant is a “slave” part, and the remote controller and observer constitute the “master”. Since the performance of Networked Control Systems (NCS) depends on the Quality of Service (QoS) available from the network, it is worth to design a controller that takes into account qualitative(More)