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Terminal Sliding Mode Control for Speed Tracking of a Carangiform Robotic Fish

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Khalid Abidi


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In this paper, we implement a novel discrete-time Terminal Sliding Mode Control (TSMC) for real-time precise speed control of a two-link Carangiform robotic fish. First, using Newton's laws of motion, combined with Lighthill's slender body theory, we develop a dynamical model to analyse the robotic fish motion. The model attained is highly non-linear and non-affine in control input which is why many control techniques may not be suitable for application. Moreover, exact model parameter values might not be available. Hence, we propose a discrete-time Terminal Sliding Mode Control technique which can handle most of the unprecedented factors in modelling while controlling the speed of the robot. Additionally, a disturbance observer is implemented to learn the low frequency un-modelled variations in the system. The developed control algorithm is examined in both simulations and experiments to illustrate its effective speed tracking performance of the robotic fish.

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Author(s): Verma S, Abidi K, Xu JX

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 2016 14th International Workshop on Variable Structure Systems (VSS)

Year of Conference: 2016

Pages: 345-350

Online publication date: 11/07/2016

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

ISSN: 2158-3986

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/VSS.2016.7506942

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ISBN: 9781467397889