IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol.62, No.4, 2071-2076, 2017
Event-Triggered Adaptive Control for a Class of Uncertain Nonlinear Systems
In this technical note, the problem of event-trigger based adaptive control for a class of uncertain nonlinear systems is considered. The nonlinearities of the system are not required to be globally Lipschitz. Since the system contains unknown parameters, it is a difficult task to check the assumption of the input-to-state stability (ISS) with respect to the measurement errors, which is required in most existing literature. To solve this problem, we design both the adaptive controller and the triggering event at the same time such that the ISS assumption is no longer needed. In addition to presenting new design methodologies based on the fixed threshold strategy and relative threshold strategy, we also propose a new strategy named the switching threshold strategy. It is shown that the proposed control schemes guarantee that all the closed-loop signals are globally bounded and the tracking/stabilization error exponentially converges towards a compact set which is adjustable.