Neural adaptive control for uncertain nonlinear system with input saturation: state transformation based output feedback

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This paper presents neural adaptive control methods for a class of nonlinear systems in the presence of actuator saturation. Backstepping technique is widely used for the control of nonlinear systems. By introducing alternative state variables and implementing state transformation, the system can be reformulated as output feedback of a canonical system, which ensures that the controllers can be developed without backstepping methodology. To reduce the influence caused by actuator saturation, an effective auxiliary system is constructed to prevent the stability of closed loop system from being destroyed. Radial basis function (RBF) neural networks (NNs) are used in the online learning of the unknown dynamics. High-order sliding mode (HOSM) observer is used in the output feedback case of the achieved canonical system. Ultimate and transient tracking errors can be adjusted arbitrarily small by choosing proper design parameters in an explicit way with input saturation in effect. Simulation results are presented to verify the effectiveness of proposed schemes.


Original languageEnglish
Early online date14 Feb 2015
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 14 Feb 2015