Impulsive control of mechanical motion systems with uncertain friction

N. Wouw, van de, R.I. Leine

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In this paper, we consider the robust set-point stabilisation problem for motion systems subject to friction. Robustness aspects are particularly relevant in practice, where uncertainties in the friction model are unavoidable. We propose an impulsive feedback control design that robustly stabilises the set-point for a class of position-, velocity- and time-dependent friction laws with uncertainty. Moreover, it is shown that this control strategy guarantees the finite-time convergence to the set-point which is a favourable characteristic of the resulting closed loop from a transient performance perspective. The results are illustrated by means of an example.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2011), 12 - 15 December 2011, Orlando, FL, USA
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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