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Robust Model Reference Adaptive Intelligent Control

Raghupathy Prakash and Rajapalan Anita
International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, vol. 10, no. 2, pp.396-406, 2012

Abstract : In this paper a Neural Network based Model Reference Adaptive Control scheme (NN-MRAC) is proposed. In this scheme, the controller is designed by using parallel combination of the conventional Model Reference Adaptive Control (MRAC) scheme and Neural Network (NN) controller. In the conventional MRAC scheme, the controller is designed to realize plant output converging to reference model output based on the plant which is linear. This scheme is used to control linear plant effectively with unknown parameters. However, it is difficult for a nonlinear system to control the plant output in real time applications. In order to overcome the above limitations, the NN-MRAC scheme is proposed to improve the system performances. The control input of the plant is given by the sum of the MRAC output and NN controller output. The NN controller is used to compensate the nonlinearities and disturbances of the plant that are not taken into consideration in the conventional MRAC. The simulation results clearly show that the proposed NN-MRAC scheme have better steady state and transient performances than those of the current adaptive control schemes. Thus, the proposed NN-MRAC scheme named as Robust Model Reference Adaptive Intelligent Control (RMRAIC) is found to be extremely effective, efficient and useful in the field of control system.

Keyword : MATLAB, model reference adaptive control, neural network, nonlinear system.

 
 
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