Adaptive Control of Time—Varying and Nonlinear Systems

  • Howard Kaufman
  • Izhak Bar-Kana
  • Kenneth Sobel
Part of the Communications and Control Engineering Series book series (CCE)


This chapter contains theoretical concepts that are more advanced than those used in the preceding chapters. These concepts and several references are used to show that the preceding adaptive controllers still maintain stability with respect to boundedness even for certain classes of time varying and nonlinear systems. An early illustration of this behavior was shown in the example of Section 1.2. To prevent this presentation from being overburdened with new and complex material, this chapter gives only a brief presentation of the main proofs and results. More elaborate proofs and some illustrative examples are found in the references cited at the end of the chapter.


Adaptive Control Adaptive Controller Positive Definite Matrice Dynamic Output Feedback Adaptive Gain 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Howard Kaufman
    • 1
  • Izhak Bar-Kana
    • 2
  • Kenneth Sobel
    • 3
  1. 1.Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering DepartmentRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Electrical EngineeringThe City College of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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