Finite-time optimal control for interconnected nonlinear systems

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3451–3470
Number of pages20
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control
Issue number8
Online published1 Mar 2020
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2020


This work addresses the finite-time optimal control problem for a class of interconnected nonlinear systems with powers of positive odd rational numbers. A series of homogeneous controllers, which are capable of guaranteeing the local finite-time stability of the closed-loop systems, are first developed using the adding one power integrator method and backstepping technique. Then, the nested saturation controllers are further proposed to achieve global finite-time stability. Furthermore, the corresponding design parameters are optimized, and thus, an optimal controller is obtained. A numerical simulation example is finally given to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed control strategy.

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  • backstepping technique, finite-time stability, nonstrict feedback nonlinear systems, optimal control

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