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Discrete-time sliding mode control

Participants : Vincent Acary, Bernard Brogliato, Olivier Huber.

This topic concerns the study of time-discretized sliding-mode controllers. Inspired by the discretization of nonsmooth mechanical systems, we propose implicit discretizations of discontinuous, set-valued controllers. This is shown to result in preservation of essential properties like simplicity of the parameters tuning, suppression of numerical chattering, reachability of the sliding surface after a finite number of steps, and disturbance attenuation by a factor h or h2 [41] , [42] , [43] , [45] , [61] . This work is part of the ANR project CHASLIM. Within the framework of CHASLIM we have performed many experimental validations on the electropneumatic setup of IRCCyN (Nantes), which nicely confirm our theoretical and numerical predictions: the implicit implementation of sliding mode control, drastically improves the input and output chattering behaviours. In particular the high frequency bang-bang controllers which are observed with explicit discretizations, are completely suppressed. The implicit discretization has been applied to the classical equivament-based-control SMC, and also to the twisting sliding-mode controller [43] .