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Decentralised output tracking of interconnected systems with unknown interconnections using sliding mode control

Ding, Yueheng, Yan, Xinggang, Mao, Zehui, Jiang, Bin, Spurgeon, Sarah K. (2022) Decentralised output tracking of interconnected systems with unknown interconnections using sliding mode control. International Journal of Systems Science, 54 (2). pp. 283-294. ISSN 1464-5319. (doi:10.1080/00207721.2022.2114115) (KAR id:96848)

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In this paper, a class of nonlinear interconnected systems with matched and unmatched uncertainties is considered. The isolated subsystem dynamics are described by linear systems with nonlinear components. The matched uncertainties and unmatched unknown interconnection terms are assumed to be bounded by known nonlinear functions. Based on sliding mode techniques, a state feedback decentralised control scheme is proposed such that the outputs of the controlled interconnected system track given desired signals uniformly ultimately. The desired reference signals are allowed to be time-varying. Using appropriate transformations, the considered system is transformed into a new interconnected system with an appropriate structure to facilitate the sliding surface design and the decentralised control design. A set of conditions is proposed to guarantee that the designed controller drives the tracking errors onto the sliding surface. The sliding motion exhibited by the error dynamics is uniformly ultimately bounded. The developed results are applied to a river quality control problem. Simulation results show that the proposed decentralised control strategy is effective and feasible.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/00207721.2022.2114115
Uncontrolled keywords: Decentralised control; large-scale system; sliding mode control; tracking control.
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Funders: National Natural Science Foundation of China (
China Scholarship Council (
Depositing User: Xinggang Yan
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2022 09:52 UTC
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2023 15:11 UTC
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