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Title: Output feedback sliding mode control for time delay systems
Author: Han, Xiaoran
Awarding Body: University of Kent
Current Institution: University of Kent
Date of Award: 2011
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This Thesis considers Sliding Mode Control (SMC) for linear systems subjected to uncertainties and delays using output feedback. Delay is a natural phenomenon in many practical systems, the effect of delay can be the potential cause -of performance deterioration or even instability. To achieve better control performance, SMC with output feedback is considered for its inherent robustness feature and practicality for implementation. In highlighting the main results, firstly a novel output feedback SMC design is presented which formulates the problem into Linear Matrix Inequalities (LMIs). The efficiency of the design is compared with the the existing literature in pole assignment. eigenstructure assignment and other LMI methods, which either require more constraints on system structures or are computationally less tractable. For systems with timevarying Slate delay, the method is extended to incorporate the delay effect in the controUer synthesis. Both sliding surface and controller design are formulated as LMI problems. For systems with input/output delays and disturbances. the robustness of SMC is degraded with arbitrarily small delay appearing in the high frequency switching component of the controller. To solve the problem singular perturbation method is used to achieve bounded performance which is proportional to the magnitudes of delay, disturbance and switching gain. The applied research has produced two practical implementation studies. Firstly it relates to the pointing control of an autonomous vehicle subjected to external disturbances and friction resulting from the motion of the vehicle crossing rough terrain. The second implementation concerns the attitude control of a flexible spacecraft with respect to roil, pitch and yaw attitude angles.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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