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dc.titleA quasi-tracking approach for finite-time control of a mass-beam system
dc.contributor.authorZhu, G.
dc.contributor.authorGe, S.S.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-16T09:34:31Z
dc.date.available2014-06-16T09:34:31Z
dc.date.issued1998-07
dc.identifier.citationZhu, G.,Ge, S.S. (1998-07). A quasi-tracking approach for finite-time control of a mass-beam system. Automatica 34 (7) : 881-888. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.issn00051098
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/54760
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents an approach for finite-time control of a distributed-parameter system: a flexible beam connected to a translational mass. A quasi-tracking variable is introduced, and a terminal sliding mode controller is developed to achieve finite-time convergence of the quasi-tracking variable to a properly pre-defined trajectory. This subsequently provides a set of boundary conditions to explicitly solve the corresponding boundary-value problem and prove finite-time regulation. End-point tracking control is also investigated. It is shown that the error between the end point of the beam and the pre-defined trajectory, though does not decay to zero, is always bounded by a small time-varying bound. A method to reduce the error bound is also given. The approach does not invoke any model truncation procedure, hence the problem of observation/control spillovers, which exists in the conventional truncated-modelbased controller design methods, is essentially avoided. Satisfactory simulation results are provided to demonstrate the effectiveness of the presented approach. © 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectFlexible arm
dc.subjectTerminal sliding mode control
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
dc.description.sourcetitleAutomatica
dc.description.volume34
dc.description.issue7
dc.description.page881-888
dc.description.codenATCAA
dc.identifier.isiutNOT_IN_WOS
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