Adaptive fuzzy-based tracking control for a class of strict-feedback SISO nonlinear time-delay systems without backstepping

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In this paper, an adaptive fuzzy tracking control is presented for a class of SISO nonlinear strict feedback systems with unknown time delays. The proposed algorithm does not use the backstepping scheme rather it converts the strict-feedback time-delayed system to the normal form. The Mamdani-type fuzzy system is employed to approximate on-line the lumped uncertain system nonlinearity. The developed controller guarantees uniform ultimate boundedness of all signals in the closed-loop system. The designed control law is independent of the time delays and has a simple form with only one adaptive parameter vector needed to be updated on-line. As a result, the proposed control algorithm is considerably simpler than the previous ones based on backstepping. The Lyapunov stability of the fuzzy system parameters and the filtered tracking error is employed to guarantee semiglobal uniform boundedness for the closed loop system. Simulation results are presented to verify the effectiveness of the proposed approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-353
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowlege-Based Systems
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012



  • Adaptive fuzzy control
  • Stability
  • Strict-feedback nonlinear systems
  • Time-delay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems

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