Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics ›› 2013, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (3): 463-.doi: 10.1109/JSEE.2013.00055

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Adaptive dynamic surface control for air-breathing hypersonic vehicle

Li Zhou1,* and Shumin Fei2   

  1. 1. School of Information and Control, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing 210044, China;
    2. School of Automation, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
  • Online:2013-06-25 Published:2010-01-03


This paper describes an adaptive control approach for an air-breathing hypersonic vehicle. The control objective is to provide robust altitudes and velocity tracking in the presence of model uncertainties and varying disturbances. A fuzzy-neural disturbance observer is developed to estimate uncertainties and disturbances, and the adaptive controller is synthesized by the dynamic surface approach combing with the observer. The tracking error at the steady state can be guaranteed to converge to inside of a small residue set which the size of the set can be an arbitrary small value. Simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of the presented approach.