Adaptive Control of Nonlinear Systems

  • Simon G. Fabri
  • Visakan Kadirkamanathan
Part of the Communications and Control Engineering book series (CCE)


An important attribute of intelligent control is the ability to deal with nonlinear systems that are subject to uncertainty. Hence when designing intelligent control schemes, the theoretical background that already exists in the fields of adaptive and nonlinear control should be given its due importance. In this chapter we therefore present a brief review of several aspects of nonlinear systems theory and adaptive control of nonlinear plants.


Adaptive Control Feedback Linearization Zero Dynamic Control Lyapunov Function Nonlinear Adaptive Control 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon G. Fabri
    • 1
  • Visakan Kadirkamanathan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Power and Control EngineeringUniversity of MaltaMsidaMalta
  2. 2.Department of Automatic Control and Systems EngineeringThe University of SheffieldSheffieldEngland

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