© 1998

Direct Adaptive Control Algorithms

Theory and Applications


Part of the Communications and Control Engineering Series book series (CCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Howard Kaufman, Itzhak Barkana, Kenneth Sobel
    Pages 1-18
  3. Howard Kaufman, Itzhak Barkana, Kenneth Sobel
    Pages 19-76
  4. Howard Kaufman, Itzhak Barkana, Kenneth Sobel
    Pages 77-179
  5. Howard Kaufman, Itzhak Barkana, Kenneth Sobel
    Pages 181-240
  6. Howard Kaufman, Itzhak Barkana, Kenneth Sobel
    Pages 241-291
  7. Howard Kaufman, Itzhak Barkana, Kenneth Sobel
    Pages 293-343
  8. Howard Kaufman, Itzhak Barkana, Kenneth Sobel
    Pages 345-407
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 409-424

About this book


Suitable either as a reference for practicing engineers or as a text for a graduate course in adaptive control systems, this book is a self -contained compendium of readily implementable adaptive control algorithms that have been developed and applied by the authors for over fifteen years. These algorithms, which do not require the user to identify the process parameters explicitly, have been successfully applied to a wide variety of engineering problems including flexible structure control, blood pressure control, and robotics; they are suitable for a wide variety of multiple input-output control systems with uncertainity and external disturbances. The text is intended to enable anyone with knowledge of basic linear multivariable systems to adapt the algorithms to problems in a wide variety of disciplines. Thus, in addition to developing the theoretical details of the algorithms presented, the text gives considerable emphasis to design of algorithms and to representative applications in flight control, flexible structure control, robotics, and drug-infusion control. Engineers can thus use and test these algorithms in practical problems. This second edition has been corrected and updated throughout. It makes use of MATLAB programs for some of the illustrative examples; these programs are described in the text and can be obtained from the MathWorks file server.


MATLAB PUMA adaptive control algorithms control control system nonlinear system robot robotics stability uncertainty

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems EngineeringRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Electrical EngineeringCity College of New YorkNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Direct Adaptive Control Algorithms
  • Book Subtitle Theory and Applications
  • Authors Howard Kaufman
    Itzhak Barkana
    Kenneth Sobel
  • Series Title Communications and Control Engineering Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-94884-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-6859-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-0657-6
  • Series ISSN 0178-5354
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XXVII, 424
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Control, Robotics, Mechatronics
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