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Switching Adaptive Control

  • Minyue FuEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5102-9_119-2


Switching adaptive control is one of the advanced approaches to adaptive control. By employing an array of simple candidate controllers, a properly designed monitoring function, and a supervisory switching law, this approach is capable to search in real time for a correct candidate controller to achieve the given control objective such as stabilization and set-point regulation. This approach can deal with large parameter uncertainties and offers good robustness against unmodelled dynamics. This entry offers a brief introduction to switching adaptive control, including some historical background, basic concepts, key design components, and technical issues.


Adaptive control Hybrid systems Multiple models Supervisory control Switching logic Uncertain systems 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electrical Engineering and ComputingUniversity of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia

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  • Richard Hume Middleton
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  1. 1.School of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceThe University of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia