Robust adaptive dynamic programming and feedback stabilization of nonlinear systems

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This paper studies the robust optimal control design for a class of uncertain nonlinear systems from a perspective of robust adaptive dynamic programming (RADP). The objective is to fill up a gap in the past literature of adaptive dynamic programming (ADP) where dynamic uncertainties or unmodeled dynamics are not addressed. A key strategy is to integrate tools from modern nonlinear control theory, such as the robust redesign and the backstepping techniques as well as the nonlinear small-gain theorem, with the theory of ADP. The proposed RADP methodology can be viewed as an extension of ADP to uncertain nonlinear systems. Practical learning algorithms are developed in this paper, and have been applied to the controller design problems for a jet engine and a one-machine power system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6701191
Pages (from-to)882-893
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE transactions on neural networks and learning systems
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2014


  • Adaptive dynamic programming (ADP)
  • nonlinear uncertain systems
  • robust optimal control.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Artificial Intelligence


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