Adaptive control of time‐varying plants: Simple examples

K. S. Tsakalis, P. A. Ioannou

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The design and properties of an adaptive model reference scheme and an adaptive pole placement control scheme for linear time‐varying plants are demonstrated via two simple examples. The two new schemes combine new control laws that are appropriate for time‐varying plants with estimators that can utilize any available a prior; information on the structure of the parameter variations and are applicable to plants which are not necessarily slowly time‐varying. As illustrated by simulations, the new adaptive controllers exhibit good performance even in cases of fast plant parameter variations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-309
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • A priori information
  • Adaptive controller
  • Pole placement
  • Time‐varying plant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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