Combined Observer-Controller Synthesis for Uncertain Dynamical Systems with Applications

Bruce L. Walcott, Stanislaw H. Zak

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Control of a class of nonlinear/uncertain systems is discussed via a variable structure systems (VSS) approach. Observation of the states of such systems is also considered. The natural extensions to an observer-controller design is illustrated using a computer simulation example of a θ-r manipulator. Next, the problem of path planning is addressed via a combined observer-controller strategy. Finally, the aspects of hardware implementation of the proposed observer-controller are analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-104
Number of pages17
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988

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  • Engineering (all)


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