Sliding Mode Control for Uncertain Nonlinear Systems with Multiple Inputs Containing Sector Nonlinearities and Deadzones

Kou Cheng Hsu, Wei Yen Wang, Ping Zong Lin

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In this paper, we investigate a novel robust control approach for a class of uncertain nonlinear systems with multiple inputs containing sector nonlinearities and deadzones. Sliding mode control (SMC) is suggested to design stabilizing controllers for these uncertain nonlinear systems. The controllers guarantee the global reaching condition of the sliding mode in these systems. They can work effectively for systems either with or without sector nonlinearities and deadzones in the inputs. Moreover, the controllers ensure that the system trajectories globally exponentially converge to the sliding mode. Illustrative examples are demonstrated to verify the effectiveness of the proposed sliding mode controller.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-380
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Feb 1



  • Deadzone control
  • Nonlinear system control
  • Sector nonlinearities
  • Sliding mode control

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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