Sliding-mode repetitive learning control with integral sliding-mode perturbation compensation

Yu Sheng Lu*, Xuan Wen Wang

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This paper proposes a sliding-mode repetitive learning control (SMRLC) scheme with an integral sliding-mode perturbation observer (ISMPO) for repetitive tracking control tasks. The three control strategies which are synthesized to yield excellent tracking performance are: (1) the pole-placement feedback control to specify the desired error dynamics; (2) ISMPO-based feedback compensation as the robust part; and (3) a feedforward learning component that refines the control to improve system performance through repetitive trials. The ISMPO-based feedback compensation ensures that there is only small tracking error during initial learning trials and enhances system insensitivity to exceptional and aperiodic disturbances. The feedforward learning compensation is updated according to a certain switching signal that is equivalent to the compensation error of the feedforward control, yielding fast convergence of the learning process from trial to trial. Experimental results demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-165
Number of pages10
JournalISA Transactions
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr


  • Learning control
  • Perturbation observer
  • Repetitive control
  • Sliding mode

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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