Optimal Design of Robust Control for Fuzzy Mechanical Systems: Performance-Based Leakage and Confidence-Index Measure
The optimal design problem of adaptive robust control for fuzzy mechanical systems with uncertainty is investigated in this paper. The uncertainty that may be nonlinear and (possibly fast) time-varying is assumed to be bounded, and the knowledge of the bound only lies within a prescribed fuzzy set. Based on the Udwadia and Kalaba's approach, an adaptive robust controller, which is deterministic and is not the usual if-then rules-based is proposed to render the system to follow a class of prespecified constraints approximately. The adaptive law is of leakage type that can adjust the magnitude of the adaptive parameter based on the nonlinear performance-dependent gain. The resulting controlled system is uniformly bounded and uniformly ultimately bounded, which is proved via the Lyapunov minimax approach. Furthermore, we propose a novel concept: fuzzy confidence to measure the expectation value of a fuzzy number. Then, a fuzzy-based system performance index that includes the expectation value of the uniform ultimate boundedness (the average fuzzy performance) and the control cost is formulated. The optimal design problem associated with the control can then be solved by minimizing the performance index. As a result, the performance of the fuzzy mechanical system is both deterministically guaranteed and fuzzily optimized under this control.