Microsystem Technologies

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 419–431 | Cite as

Design of sliding mode and model reference adaptive control strategies for multivariable tape transport mechanism: a performance comparison

  • Mohammad Hossein Abbasi
  • Hossein Moradian
  • Hamed MoradiEmail author
Technical Paper


This paper presents sliding mode control and model reference adaptive control strategies for the tape transport mechanism. A nonlinear multivariable MIMO model of the process, consisting of take-up and supply reel servos for tape tension control and capstan servo for speed control is considered. The sliding mode control is applied for the nonlinear dynamic model of the process, while the model reference adaptive control deals with the linearized one. Moreover, in order to associate with the realistic model of system, design of controllers is accomplished with respect to parametric uncertainties. It is shown that both control strategies can guarantee asymptotic stability of the closed-loop system and tracking of desired outputs with the appropriate pace in the presence of uncertainties. Finally, simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed controllers.


Slide Mode Control Servo System Model Reference Adaptive Control Model Parametric Uncertainty Tape Transport 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Hossein Abbasi
    • 1
  • Hossein Moradian
    • 1
  • Hamed Moradi
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringSharif University of TechnologyTehranIran

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