Sampled-data adaptive control for a class of nonlinear systems with parametric uncertainties

Dina Shona Laila, Eva M. Navarro-López, Alessandro Astolfi

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    Sampled-data control systems have been prevailing in various applications, in parallel with the development of digital computers and its applications in control activities. At the same time, adaptation has proved to improve performance of a control algorithm, particularly when uncertainties involve in the model of the systems. In this paper, a stabilization problem for a class of nonlinear systems with parametric uncertainties is addressed. A discrete-time adaptation algorithm based directly on the discrete-time model of the system is proposed. This adaptation algorithm is then used for constructing a discrete-time controller to stabilize (in a semiglobal practical sense) the original continuous-time system in closed-loop, in a sampled-data set-up. This proposed direct discrete-time technique is shown to improve the closed-loop performance of the system, compared to applying a discrete-time adaptive control which is obtained through emulation design (by means of sample and hold). An example is presented to illustrate the result, and to show the advantages of this direct discrete-time design for sampled-data implementation. © 2011 IFAC.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)|IFAC Proc. Vol. (IFAC-PapersOnline)
    PublisherInternational Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)9783902661937
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event18th IFAC World Congress - Milan, Italy
    Duration: 28 Aug 20112 Sept 2011


    Conference18th IFAC World Congress
    CityMilan, Italy


    • Adaptive control
    • Nonlinear control
    • Parametric uncertainties
    • Sampled-data system


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