Asymptotic rejection of asymmetric periodic disturbances in output-feedback nonlinear systems

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    This paper deals with asymptotic rejection of periodic disturbances which may have asymmetric basic wave patterns. This class of disturbances covers asymmetric wave forms in the half-period such as alternating sawtooth wave form, some disturbances which are generated from nonlinear oscillation such as Van de Pol oscillators, as well as disturbances with symmetric half-period wave forms such as sinusoidal disturbances and triangular disturbances etc. The systems considered in this paper can be transformed to the nonlinear output feedback form. The amplitude and phase of the disturbances are unknown. The novel concept of integral phase shift is introduced together with the newly introduced half-period integration operator to investigate the invariant properties of asymmetric periodic disturbances. They are used for the estimation of unknown disturbances in the systems, together with observer design techniques to deal with nonlinearity. The proposed control design with the disturbance estimation asymptotically rejects the unknown disturbance, and ensures the overall stability of the system. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)555-561
    Number of pages6
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007


    • Disturbance estimation
    • Disturbance rejection
    • Nonlinear systems
    • Periodic disturbances


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