H tracking-based sliding mode control for uncertain nonlinear systems via an adaptive fuzzy-neural approach

Wei Yen Wang*, Mei Lang Chan, Chen Chien James Hsu, Tsu Tian Lee

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In this paper, a novel adaptive fuzzy-neural sliding mode controller with H tracking performance for uncertain nonlinear systems is proposed to attenuate the effects caused by unmodeled dynamics, disturbances and approximate errors. Because of the advantages of fuzzy-neural systems, which can uniformly approximate nonlinear continuous functions to arbitrary accuracy, adaptive fuzzy-neural control theory is then employed to derive the update laws for approximating the uncertain nonlinear functions of the dynamical system. Furthermore, the H tracking design technique and the sliding mode control method are incorporated into the adaptive fuzzy-neural control scheme so that the derived controller is robust with respect to unmodeled dynamics, disturbances and approximate errors. Compared with conventional methods, the proposed approach not only assures closed-loop stability, but also guarantees an H tracking performance for the overall system based on a much relaxed assumption without prior knowledge on the upper bound of the lumped uncertainties. Simulation results have demonstrated that the effect of the lumped uncertainties on tracking error is efficiently attenuated, and chattering of the control input is significantly reduced by using the proposed approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-492
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Aug
Externally publishedYes


  • Adaptive control
  • Fuzzy-neural approximator
  • H tracking performance
  • Sliding mode control
  • Uncertain nonlinear systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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