Sarangapani Jagannathan

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A multilayer neural-network (NN) controller is designed to deliver a desired tracking performance for the control of a class of unknown nonlinear systems in discrete time where the system nonlinearities do not satisfy a matching condition. Using the Lyapunov approach, the uniform ultimate boundedness of the tracking error and the NN weight estimates are(More)
In this paper, we consider the use of nonlinear networks towards obtaining nearly optimal solutions to the control of nonlinear discrete-time (DT) systems. The method is based on least squares successive approximation solution of the generalized Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman (GHJB) equation which appears in optimization problems. Successive approximation using(More)
In this paper, a combined kinematic/torque control law is developed for leader-follower based formation control using backstepping in order to accommodate the dynamics of the robots and the formation in contrast with kinematic-based formation controllers that are widely reported in the literature. A neural network (NN) is introduced along with robust(More)
A family of novel multilayer discrete-time neural-net (NN) controllers is presented for the control of a class of multi-input multi-output (MIMO) dynamical systems. The neural net controller includes modified delta rule weight tuning and exhibits a learning while-functioning-features. The structure of the NN controller is derived using a filtered(More)
In this paper, the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation is solved forward-in-time for the optimal control of a class of general affine nonlinear discrete-time systems without using value and policy iterations. The proposed approach, referred to as adaptive dynamic programming, uses two neural networks (NNs), to solve the infinite horizon optimal regulation(More)
In this paper, a new nonlinear controller for a quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is proposed using neural networks (NNs) and output feedback. The assumption on the availability of UAV dynamics is not always practical, especially in an outdoor environment. Therefore, in this work, an NN is introduced to learn the complete dynamics of the UAV online,(More)
In this paper, a combined kinematic/torque output feedback control law is developed for leader-follower-based formation control using backstepping to accommodate the dynamics of the robots and the formation in contrast with kinematic-based formation controllers. A neural network (NN) is introduced to approximate the dynamics of the follower and its leader(More)