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Adaptive Robust Control for Pointing Tracking of Marching Turret-Barrel Systems: Coupling, Nonlinearity and Uncertainty


Pointing tracking control of marching turret-barrel system is one of the important topics in exploration of intelligent ground combat platform. This paper focuses on an adaptive robust control scheme for pointing tracking of marching turret-barrel system driven by a motor and an electric cylinder. Three types of possibly fast time-varying but bounded uncertainty are considered: system modeling error, external disturbance and road excitation. The uncertainty bounds are not necessary to be known. First, the pointing tracking system is constructed as a coupled, nonlinear and uncertain dynamical system with two interconnected (horizontal and vertical) subsystems. Second, a tracking error e is defined as a gauge of control objective, and then the dynamical equation of the pointing tracking system is built in state-space form. Third, for uncertainty control, a comprehensive uncertainty bound α is derived to measure the most conservative influence of the uncertainty, and then an adaptive law is proposed to evaluate it in real time. Finally, for pointing tracking control, an adaptive robust control is proposed to render the pointing tracking system to be practically stable; thereout, the objective of pointing tracking is achieved. This work should be among the first ever endeavours to cast all the coupling, nonlinearity and bound-unknown uncertainty into the pointing tracking framework of marching turret-barrel system.

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