Title: Robust output feedback control for uncertain chaotic systems

Authors: Mohammad Salah; Hazem M. El-Hageen; Osamah S. Badarneh; Mohammad Ababneh; Mohammed Abu Mallouh

Addresses: Mechatronics Engineering Department, The Hashemite University, Zarqa 13115, Jordan ' Atomic Energy Authority, P.O. Box 29, Cairo, Egypt; Faculty of Engineering, University of Tabuk, P.O. Box 741, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia ' Electrical and Communication Engineering Department, School of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, German Jordanian University, Amman 11180, Jordan ' Mechatronics Engineering Department, The Hashemite University, Zarqa 13115, Jordan ' Mechatronics Engineering Department, The Hashemite University, Zarqa 13115, Jordan

Abstract: Chaos phenomena can be found in many scientific disciplines such as astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, mathematics, medicine, meteorology, and even social sciences. Such phenomena can seriously affect the behaviour of some vital applications such as communications and security systems. Hence, a controller is required to handle chaotic behaviours that affect systems stability. In this paper, a robust output feedback controller is proposed to stabilise electronic circuits used in communications and security systems that exhibit chaotic behaviours. The proposed controller is designed to deal with unknown system parameters and time-varying uncertainties. Only the system output is utilised in the proposed controller while estimating the system states. For that purpose, a high gain observer is designed and utilised to estimate the unknown states. In addition, a numerical study is introduced to demonstrate the robustness and effectiveness of the controller design under various system configurations and different operating conditions. As a result, a satisfactory tracking performance is observed.

Keywords: chaotic system; control of Sprott circuit; robust control; high gain observer; output feedback control.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCC.2020.106563

International Journal of Systems, Control and Communications, 2020 Vol.11 No.2, pp.119 - 141

Received: 19 Sep 2018
Accepted: 11 Apr 2019

Published online: 19 Mar 2020 *

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