A tracking control design for a DC motor using robust sliding mode learning control

Abdal-Razak Shehab Hadi, Adnan Alamili, Sajjad Abbas


The proposed robust sliding mode learning control (RSMLC) is a new control
approach that uses immediate feedback from the closed-loop system to improve tracking performance. A recursive learning technique is integrated with the sliding mode controller to ensure that the tracking error and sliding variables asymptotically converge to zero, which can be guaranteed within the framework of the proposed control approach. Moreover, the proposed controller design does not require system uncertainty and its upper limits. Thus, these benefits can be significantly simplified and mitigated by the design and implementation of RSMLC for DC motor applications. In comparison with conventional sliding mode control (CSMC), the RSMLC structure does not contain an explicit switching element, so the chattering phenomenon will be eliminated. Meanwhile, it will preserve the CSMC’s durability feature. Based on Lyapunov criteria, the stability and convergence analysis of the proposed controller were rigorously proved. Additionally, CSMC and SMLC controllers have been shown to outperform proportional integral derivative (PID) controllers in systems with nonlinear dynamics, high-order systems, or uncertainties. Finally, simulation studies of the DC
motor system were carried out under the proposed controller. In contrast, the CSMC simulation results are also presented for comparison purposes and to verify the validity and effectiveness of the proposed RSMLC via CSMC and PID controllers.


chattering phenomena; convergence analysis; DC motor system; learning control; sliding mode control

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijpeds.v14.i4.pp1937-1945


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