Introduction: Intuitive Theory of Sliding Mode Control

  • Yuri Shtessel
  • Christopher Edwards
  • Leonid Fridman
  • Arie Levant
Part of the Control Engineering book series (CONTRENGIN)


In the formulation of any practical control problem, there will always be a discrepancy between the actual plant and its mathematical model used for the controller design. These discrepancies (or mismatches) arise from unknown external disturbances, plant parameters, and parasitic/unmodeled dynamics. Designing control laws that provide the desired performance to the closed-loop system in the presence of these disturbances/uncertainties is a very challenging task for a control engineer. This has led to intense interest in the development of the so-called robust control methods which are supposed to solve this problem. One particular approach to robust controller design is the so-called sliding mode control technique.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuri Shtessel
    • 1
  • Christopher Edwards
    • 2
  • Leonid Fridman
    • 3
  • Arie Levant
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Alabama in HuntsvilleHuntsvilleUSA
  2. 2.College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical ScienceUniversity of ExeterExeterUK
  3. 3.Department of Control Division of Electrical EngineeringFaculty of Engineering National Autonomous University of MexicoFederal DistrictMexico
  4. 4.Department of Applied Mathematics School of Mathematical SciencesTel-Aviv UniversityTel-AvivIsrael

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