Robust tracking with a sliding mode

  • Raymond Davies
  • Christopher Edwards
  • Sarah K. Spurgeon
Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences book series (LNCIS, volume 193)


It is well known that a problem formulation containing only matched uncertainty can be forced to attain a sliding mode and exhibit the precise nominal dynamic which is defined by the choice of switching surface. This paper has formulated a nonlinear control strategy which will prescribe bounded motion about an ideal sliding mode dynamic for an uncertainty set including both matched and unmatched uncertainty which can be readily applied to engineering problems. A tracking requirement has been successfully incorporated into the methodology. The results have been illustrated by considering the design of a temperature controller for an industrial furnace.


Slide Mode Control Sliding Mode Variable Structure Control Lyapunov Function Candidate Switching Surface 
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  • Raymond Davies
  • Christopher Edwards
  • Sarah K. Spurgeon

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