Fast Terminal Sliding Control Application for Second-order Underactuated Systems

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International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems, 2019, 17 (8), pp. 1884 - 1898
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© 2019, ICROS, KIEE and Springer. In this paper, we propose a robust and finite-time control method, based on the terminal sliding mode (TSM), for a class of two-degree-of-freedom (2-DOF) underactuated electromechanical systems subject to bounded uncertainties and disturbances. First, the proposed Fast Terminal Sliding Mode (FTSM) method is presented. Then for the underactuated system control, hierarchical sliding surfaces are defined, consisting of two layers. In the first layer, separate FTSM sliding functions are selected for each state of the system. In the second layer, the system sliding manifold is a linear combination of the first layer sliding surfaces. A control law is derived and stability conditions of the nonlinear system are obtained by using the Lyapunov theory. To verify the effectiveness of our proposed method, the developed control technique is applied to control both the swinging load and the cart position of an underactuated gantry crane. Extensive simulation and real-time experiments demonstrate enhanced performance of the system and robustness against parametric variations in comparison to conventional TSM and sliding mode control.
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