Nonlinear and Adaptive Control with Applications

  • Alessandro Astolfi
  • Dimitrios Karagiannis
  • Romeo Ortega

Part of the Communications and Control Engineering book series (CCE)

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Nonlinear and Adaptive Control with Applications provides a detailed treatment of the design of robust adaptive controllers for nonlinear systems with uncertainties. The authors employ a new tool based on the ideas of system immersion and manifold invariance.

Departing, in part, from the Lyapunov-function approach of classical control, new algorithms are delivered for the construction of robust asymptotically-stabilising and adaptive control laws for nonlinear systems. The methods proposed lead to modular schemes. These algorithms cater for nonlinear systems with both parametric and dynamic uncertainties. This innovative strategy is illustrated with several examples and case studies from real applications. Power converters, electrical machines, mechanical systems, autonomous aircraft and computer vision are among the practical systems dealt with.

Researchers working on adaptive and nonlinear control theory or on control applications will find this monograph of conspicuous interest while graduate students in control systems and control engineers working with electrical, mechanical or electromechanical systems can also gain much insight and assistance from the methods and algorithms detailed.


Adaptive Control Computer Vision Control Control Applications Control Engineering Control Theory Electro-mechanical Systems Nonlinear Control Nonlinear Systems Output Feedback Power Systems Robust Control Stabilisation algorithms autonom

Authors and affiliations

  • Alessandro Astolfi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dimitrios Karagiannis
    • 1
  • Romeo Ortega
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringImperial College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Informatica, Sistemi e ProduzioneUniversità di Roma “Tor Vergata”RomaItaly
  3. 3.Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes SupélecCentre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueGif-sur-YvetteFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84800-065-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84800-066-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0178-5354
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