A new approach to discretization applied to a continuous, nonlinear, sliding-mode-like control using nonsmooth analysis

G Herrmann, SK Spurgeon, C Edwards

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Abstract

This paper introduces a new approach to discretization of nonlinear control laws with a Lipschitz property. The sampling time is defined as a parameter, which must be selected sufficiently small so that the closed-loop system is stable. In contrast to similar results, the stabilizing effect of the control is taken into account. This can result in less conservative constraints on the minimum sampling frequency. The discretization techniques are explained on a general nonlinear model and applied to the discretization of a novel nonlinear, robust sliding-mode-like control law. Similar robustness features as for continuous control are demonstrated. Nonsmooth Lyapunov functions are used for the discretized sliding-mode-like control introducing cone shaped regions of the state space. One of these cone shaped regions coincides with a cone shaped layer around the sliding mode defined by the continuous sliding-mode-like control. A stability theorem using nonsmooth Lyapunov functions is provided.
Translated title of the contributionA new approach to discretization applied to a continuous, nonlinear, sliding-mode-like control using nonsmooth analysis
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161 - 187
Number of pages17
JournalIMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information
Volume18(2)
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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Publisher: Oxford University Press

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