- Volume 2D Issue 2
This paper is concerned with properties of a Lyapunov functional of state delay systems. It is shown that if a state delay system has a pure imaginary pole for some state delay, then no Lyapunov functional satisfying a Lyapunov condition exists periodically with respect to change of the state delay. This periodic property is unique in state delay systems and has been well known in the frequency domain stability conditions. However, in the time domain stability conditions using a Lyapunov functional, the periodic property is not known explicitly.