Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Randy A. Freeman, Petar V. Kokotović
    Pages 1-14
  3. Miguel Rios-Bolívar, Alan S. I. Zinober, Hebertt Sira-Ramírez
    Pages 15-35
  4. Giorgio Bartolini, Antonella Ferrara, Tullio Zolezzi
    Pages 75-86
  5. Wu-Chung Su, Sergey V. Drakunov, Ümit Özgüner
    Pages 87-106
  6. Francesco Amato, Franco Garofalo, Luigi Glielmo, Alfredo Pironti
    Pages 197-211
  7. Franco Blanchini, Stefano Miani
    Pages 213-243
  8. Michel Fliess, Jean Lévine, Philippe Martin, Pierre Rouchon
    Pages 245-268
  9. Andrey V. Savkin, Ian R. Petersen
    Pages 287-307

About these proceedings


A large part of today's fervour on robust control research is focused on those techniques which utilise the Variable Structure Control Method and Lyapunov's Second Method, and which constitute the backbone of the so-called "deterministic" control of uncertain systems. The chapters of this book cover a large spectrum of the recent research and introduce the most innovative ideas in the field. Contained within the volume the reader will find: a survey of control Lyapunov functions; new structures of sliding mode controllers with discussion on higher order sliding modes; new techniques for the design of direct and indirect adaptive controllers; an introduction to the geometric theory of "flat" systems; controllers for plants with component-wise bounded inputs; robust design via linear matrix inequalities and polytopic covering; and some issues on the dissipativity and absolute stability of nonli near systems.


Tracking actuator adaptive control control control theory feedback nonlinear control nonlinear system robust control sliding mode control stability stabilization uncertainty

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Robust Control via Variable Structure and Lyapunov Techniques
  • Editors Franco Garofalo
    Luigi Glielmo
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences
  • Series Abbreviated Title Lect Notes Control Inf Sci
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-76067-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-40946-5
  • Series ISSN 0170-8643
  • Series E-ISSN 1610-7411
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 311
  • Number of Illustrations 16 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Control, Robotics, Mechatronics
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