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Jiehua Feng ◽  
Dongya Zhao ◽  
Xing-Gang Yan ◽  
Sarah K Spurgeon

In this paper, a class of uncertain linear systems with unmatched disturbances is considered, where the nominal system representation is allowed to be non-minimum phase. A sliding surface is designed which is dependent on the system output, observed state, and estimated uncertain parameters. A linear coordinate transformation is introduced so that the stability analysis of the reduced-order sliding mode dynamics can be conveniently performed. A robust output feedback sliding mode control (OFSMC) is then designed to drive the considered system state to reach the sliding surface in finite time and maintain a sliding motion thereafter. A simulation example for a high incidence research model (HIRM) aircraft is used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.

Ying Han ◽  
Yuanwei Jing ◽  
Georgi M Dimirovski ◽  
Li Zhang

Communication networks grow exponentially in this globalization era; thus, the network traffic modelling and prediction plays a crucial role in network management and security warning. Solely, the multi-step network traffic prediction may involve greater errors hence worsening prediction performance. To overcome this problem, an optimized echo state network model with selective error compensation is proposed. In the optimized echo state network-based multi-step prediction model, an improved fruit–fly optimization algorithm based on cloud model (named LVCMFOA) is used to select optimum values of four key parameters of the model. The proposed LVCMFOA algorithm uses the levy-flight function to redefine the generation of the fruit–fly population, which can randomly change the search radius and help getting out of a possible local optimal solution and prevent local optimum. To reduce the calculation time but improve the prediction accuracy simultaneously, a sophisticated selective error compensation strategy employing the variable sliding window technology is proposed so as to avoid the error accumulation problem in the multi-step prediction. The effectiveness of the proposed method is verified by applying it to Henon mapping chaotic series, Mackey–Glass chaotic series and two public network traffic data sets all known in the literature.

Aditi Srivastava ◽  
Richa Negi ◽  
Haranath Kar

The problem of guaranteed cost (GC) control using static-state feedback controllers for uncertain linear discrete time-delayed systems subjected to actuator saturation is studied in this paper. The stability analysis of closed-loop systems is carried out using a Lyapunov-Krasovskii functional. Conditions for the existence of state-feedback GC controllers are developed using a linear matrix inequality (LMI)-based criterion. The approach ensures a sufficient performance bound over all the acceptable parameter uncertainties. The scheme of the optimal GC controller problem is framed as a convex optimization problem with LMI constraints. The design of GC controllers for discrete-time systems subjected to actuator saturation without considering the effect of state-delay is also discussed. The effectiveness of the proposed approach is illustrated using suitable examples.

J Vijay Anand ◽  
PS Manoharan

The fuzzy logic controller (FLC) makes it possible to control a system using IF-THEN rules through human intellect. It tackles parameter uncertainty using imprecise reasoning. The fuzzy logic controller is usually tuned using offline methods. An online evolving adaptation of fuzzy controller design is a recent trend in fuzzy rule-based systems. The robust evolving cloud-based controller (RECCo) is one such controller implemented for single-input-single-output (SISO) systems. The membership functions and consequent rules are automatically updated in real time based on the input data. In this paper, a decentralized robust evolving cloud-based controller (DRECCo) is proposed for two-input-two-output (TITO) systems. It consists of two independent loops with RECCos having a nonparametric premise facet and an adaptive proportional-integral-derivative (PID) model consequent facet. The effectiveness of the proposed method is validated for the benchmark interacting two-tank process (ITTP) and quadruple-tank process (QTP) by simulation and in real time. The results indicate that with the information of loop pairing and the forward-acting/reverse-acting nature of the process, the proposed controller can adapt itself to ensure set-point tracking and disturbance rejection.

Meijiao Zhao ◽  
Yan Peng ◽  
Yueying Wang ◽  
Dan Zhang ◽  
Jun Luo ◽  

In this paper, a concise leader-follower formation control approach is presented for a group of underactuated unmanned surface vehicle with dynamic system uncertainties and external environment disturbances, where the output errors are required to be within constraints. To settle the output error constraints, a standard barrier Lyapunov function (BLF) is incorporated into the backstepping control method. Furthermore, the “differential explosion” problem of virtual control laws is avoided by introducing the dynamic surface control. To estimate the unknown dynamic terms, an adaptive neural network is designed and a nonlinear disturbance observer is adopted to compensate for the approximation errors of neural network and ocean environment disturbances. Under the constraint of output error, the presented controller based on standard BLF has simpler structure and better control performance than depended on tan-type BLF. The presented controller can ensure that the formation errors converge to a small range around zero, while the output error constraint requirements are met. All signals in the closed-loop system are bounded, and the numerical simulation further shows the effectiveness of the presented control scheme.

Chuanguo Chi ◽  
Guo-Ping Liu ◽  
Wenshan Hu

This paper investigates the design and implementation of a mobile terminal cloud supervisory control (MTCSC) platform based on networked control systems (NCSs). The platform relying on mobile programming and C/S architecture provides real-time data transmission and supervisory for the cloud control system (CCS). Users can deploy the platform in smart phones, tablet computers and other mobile devices, which solves the problem of the dependence on PC for networked supervisory system. Both asynchronous data receiving and synchronous real-time monitoring of different cloud nodes are supported on mobile terminal. Additionally, through data cloud transmission, users can realize remote cloud monitoring. Moreover, to overcome the data delay during users’ monitoring and to improve the reliability of the system, a multi-threaded communication and real-time communication scheme are proposed. The virtual instruments and function modules of the system can be customized by users, which not only increase the flexibility of operation but also enhance the customization and expansion of functions. Finally, the feasibility of the MTCSC platform is verified by online simulation and experiment.

Forugh Valian ◽  
Yadollah Ordokhani ◽  
Mohammad Ali Vali

The main purpose of this paper is to provide an efficient method for solving some types of fractional optimal control problems governed by integro-differential and differential equations, and because finding the analytical solutions to these problems is usually difficult, a numerical method is proposed. In this study, the fractional-order Bernoulli functions (F-BFs) are applied as basis functions and a new operational matrix of fractional integration is constructed for these functions. In the first step, the problem is transformed into an equivalent variational problem. Then the F-BFs, the constructed operational matrix, the Gauss quadrature formula, and necessary conditions for optimization are used to convert the problem into a system of algebraic equations. Finally, with the aid of Newton’s iterative method, the system of algebraic equations is solved and the approximate solution of the problem is obtained. Several numerical examples have been analysed for illustrating the efficiency and accuracy of the proposed method, and the results have been compared with the exact solutions and the results of other methods. The results show that the method provides accurate solutions.

Xiaowei Yang ◽  
Wenxiang Deng ◽  
Long Liu ◽  
Jianyong Yao

This article focuses on the asymptotic tracking control problem for uncertain nonlinear systems subject to both multiple disturbances and parametric uncertainties. To address this issue, a parameter adaptation law is synthesized to deal with the parametric uncertainties, and an adaptive-gain disturbance estimator (ADE) is constructed to estimate the mismatched and matched disturbances, and compensate them in feedforward channels, which eliminates the impact of disturbances on tracking performance. Meanwhile, an updated law for estimator gain driven by the estimation errors is utilized in the ADE when facing unknown upper bounds of disturbances, which reduces the conservatism of estimator gain selection and is beneficial to practical implementation. Based on the parameter adaption technique and the presented ADE approach, a composite controller is proposed to ensure an excellent asymptotic output tracking performance. The stability analysis shows the proposed controller can attain asymptotic tracking performance in the presence of both time-variant disturbances and parametric uncertainties. Comparative simulation results of the application to a robot manipulator reveal the validity of the developed approach.

Dingding Cheng ◽  
Lijun Liu ◽  
Zhen Yu

Traditional steady-state control methods are applied to turbofan engines operating in the small region near certain operating conditions, which need to switch controllers for operating in the large region and then may lead to instability and performance degradation of the closed-loop system. In this paper, a novel multivariable nonlinear robust control method for turbofan engines is proposed to improve the control performance within the large region. To enlarge the controllable region, a polynomial state-space model describes the nonlinear characteristics of turbofan engines. Based on the analysis of the closed-loop control system, by using the Lyapunov function theorems, a polynomial robust controller is designed to ensure the stability and desired nonlinear control performance of turbofan engines. Compared with the classical PI, mixed sensitivity, and H∞ control, simulation results show that the proposed method has better transient responses, disturbance rejection, and other control performance for the turbofan engine within the large region.

Tian Feng ◽  
Baowei Wu ◽  
YangQuan Chen

In this paper, based on event-triggered (ET) mechanisms, the problem of output tracking for a class of fractional-order uncertain systems with order [Formula: see text] is investigated. Owing to the difficulties of measuring system full-state in practice, output tracking error is firstly used to construct an ET condition, which eventually decides whether the current signal should be transmitted. Then, by utilizing the designed error-based feedback controller, some sufficient conditions are presented to ensure that the controlled system output asymptotically tracks the reference signal. Finally, numerical simulations are performed to validate the effectiveness of the theoretical formulation.

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