Adaptive control of discrete time nonlinear systems using dynamic structure approximators

Gazi V., Passino K., Farrell J.

American Control Conference (ACC), Darlington, United Kingdom, 25 - 27 June 2001, pp.3091-3096 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Darlington
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Page Numbers: pp.3091-3096
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This article presents a direct adaptive control scheme for adaptive tracking of a class of discrete time nonlinear systems. We use structurally dynamic on-line function approximators and a gradient method with deadzone for adaptation. It is shown that all the signals in the system will be bounded and the tracking error will converge to a neighborhood of the origin whose size depends on the bounds on the disturbances in the system and the "ideal" approximation error. Moreover, it is shown that certain approximators that have a localization property are more suitable for the presented control scheme. Then we extend the algorithm such that the size of the deadzone is also adapted on-line while preserving the properties of the algorithm. The applicability of the theory is demonstrated with a simulation example.