High Gain Finite-Time Trajectory Tracking Control of Pneumatic Muscle Actuator

  • Tong Shen
  • Jian HuangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 582)


In this paper, a high gain trajectory tracking control method is proposed for the pneumatic muscle actuator with the tracking errors converging in a finite-time interval. Firstly, we design the sliding surface that ensure the system tracking error reach it within a finite time. Then, an controller with a disturbance observer is designed, which achieves the convergence of the errors within a finite time. At last, numerical simulations, which compare high-gain finite time control with normal finite time control, demonstrate the validity of the method we proposed.


Pneumatic muscle actuator Tracking control Finite-time control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Key Laboratory of Image Processing and Intelligent Control, School of Artificial Intelligence and AutomationHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina

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