Passivity and disturbance attenuation via output feedback for uncertain nonlinear systems

Zhong Ping Jiang, David J. Hill

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The authors address the problem of disturbance attenuation with internal stability via output feedback for a class of passive systems with uncertainties. The problem is approached by means of adaptive output feedback control which does not require any state observer. The results obtained extend an earlier result of Steinberg-Corless [22]. Sufficient conditions are proposed under which a nonlinear system can be made locally or globally passive via output feedback.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)992-997
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Issue number7
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998



  • Adaptive control
  • Disturbance attenuation
  • Nonlinear systems
  • Output feedback
  • Passivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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