# Adaptive Control Using Model Error Control Synthesis

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Research is being performed to develop a new approach for robust adaptive control. This approach, called Model-Error Control Synthesis (MECS), uses an optimal real-time nonlinear estimator to determine model-error corrections to the control input. The estimator determines the model error using a one time-step ahead approach. Control compensation is achieved by using the estimated model-error as a signal synthesis adaptive correction to the nominal control input so that maximum performance is achieved in the face of extreme model uncertainty and disturbance inputs. The MECS approach has many significant advances, including:

The determined model is a natural by-product of the state estimator Model parameters need not be updated in order to achieve robust performance It can easily handle both time-varying parameter changes in the model and unmodeled disturbance inputs

This work is sponsored by National Science Foundation. Results from research can be obtained from:
Kim, J.-R., and Crassidis, J.L., “Spacecraft Attitude Control Using Approximate Receding-Horizon Model-Error Control Synthesis,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 29, No. 5, Sept.-Oct. 2006, pp. 1023-1031.

Alsuwaidan, B., and Crassidis, J.L., “Robust Aircraft Longitudinal Control Using Model-Error Control Synthesis,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Keystone, CO, Aug. 2006, AIAA Paper #2006-6050.

Kim, J.-R., and Crassidis, J.L., “Spacecraft Attitude Control Using Approximate Receding-Horizon Model-Error Control Synthesis,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, San Francisco, CA, Aug. 2005, AIAA Paper #2005-6178.

Kim, J.-R., and Crassidis, J.L., “Fundamental Relation of Approximate Receding-Horizon Optimization to the Simple Mass-Spring-Damper System,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Austin, TX, Aug. 2003, AIAA Paper #2003-5563.

Kim, J.-R., and Crassidis, J.L., “Limit-Cycle Oscillation Control of Aeroelastic System Using Model-Error Control Synthesis,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Austin, TX, Aug. 2003, AIAA Paper #2003-5506.

Kim, J.-R., and Crassidis, J.L., “Robust Spacecraft Attitude Control Using Model-Error Control Synthesis,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Monterey, CA, Aug. 2002, AIAA Paper #02-4576.

Kim, J.-R., and Crassidis, J.L., “Model-Error Control Synthesis Using Approximate Receding-Horizon Control Laws,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Montreal, CA, Aug. 2001, AIAA Paper #01-4220.

Kim, J.-R., and Crassidis, J.L., “Linear Stability Analysis of Model Error Control Synthesis,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Denver, CO, Aug. 2000, AIAA Paper #00-3963.

Crassidis, J.L., “Robust Control of Nonlinear Systems Using Model Error Control Synthesis,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 22, No. 4, July-Aug. 1999, pp. 595-601.