International Journal of Control, Vol.93, No.6, 1317-1327, 2020
Global adaptive tracking for a class of nonlinear time-delay systems
This paper aims to extend the newly developed global adaptive regulation scheme to adaptive tracking for a general class of nonlinear systems with both parameter uncertainties and unknown time delay for all the system states. With a simple yet novel decomposition of some coupling functions derived from the introduction of a reference signal, a backstepping tracking control strategy is proposed which possesses the feature that for each design step, a dynamic gain is introduced to generate an additional term to counteract the system nonlinearities and parameter uncertainties. As a result, a memoryless adaptive state-feedback controller is obtained to achieve the global adaptive tracking.