Nonlinear Dynamics

, Volume 67, Issue 2, pp 1337–1356 | Cite as

Observer-based model reference adaptive control for unknown time-delay chaotic systems with input nonlinearity

Original Paper


Existence of unknown time-delay in the systems is a drastic restriction that it can menace the stability criteria and even deteriorate the performance system. This undesired case would be more intensified if that the uncertain input nonlinearity effects are also considered. To handle the input nonlinearities effects (results in dead-zone and/or hysteresis phenomena) and also unknown time-delay in the chaotic systems, this paper presents an observer-based Model Reference Adaptive Control (MRAC) scheme for a class of unknown time-delay chaotic systems with disturbances. This new method is a delay-independent variable-structure control method which is integrated with an observer system. The main task of the proposed approach is to accomplish a perfect tracking procedure such that unknown parameters are adapted via output estimation error. Furthermore, stability of the closed-loop system is achieved by means of the Lyapunov stability theory. Finally, the proposed methods are applied to some famous chaotic systems to verify the effectiveness of the proposed methods.


Chaos control Model reference adaptive control Observer-based system Dead-zone and hysteresis nonlinearity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hassan Adloo
    • 1
  • Navid Noroozi
    • 1
  • Paknosh Karimaghaee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringShiraz UniversityShirazIran

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