Adaptive Control of Time-Varying and Nonlinear Systems

  • Howard Kaufman
  • Itzhak Barkana
  • Kenneth Sobel
Part of the Communications and Control Engineering Series book series (CCE)


This chapter contains theoretical concepts that are more advanced than those used in the preceding chapters. These concepts and several references are used to show that the preceding adaptive controllers still maintain stability with respect to boundedness even for certain classes of time-varying and nonlinear systems. An early illustration of this behavior was shown in the example of Section 1.2. To prevent this presentation from being over-burdened with new and complex material, this chapter gives only a brief presentation of the main proofs and results. More elaborate proofs and some illustrative examples are found in the references cited at the end of this chapter.


Adaptive Control Tracking Error Adaptive Controller Adaptive Control System Adaptive Gain 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Howard Kaufman
    • 1
  • Itzhak Barkana
    • 2
  • Kenneth Sobel
    • 3
  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

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