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Event-Triggered Adaptive Robust Control for Lateral Stability of Steer-by-Wire Vehicles with Abrupt Nonlinear Faults 2022-01-5056

Because autonomous vehicles (AVs) equipped with active front steering have the features of time varying, uncertainties, high rate of fault, and high burden on the in-vehicle networks, this article studies the adaptive robust control problem for improving lateral stability in steer-by-wire (SBW) vehicles in the presence of abrupt nonlinear faults. First, an upper-level robust H controller is designed to obtain the desired front-wheel steering angle for driving both the yaw rate and the sideslip angle to reach their correct values. Takagi-Sugeno (T-S) fuzzy modeling method, which has shown the extraordinary ability in coping with the issue of nonlinear, is applied to deal with the challenge of the changing longitudinal velocity. The output of the upper controller can be calculated by a parallel distributed compensation (PDC) scheme. Then an event-triggered adaptive fault-tolerant lower controller (ET-AFTC) is proposed to drive the whole SBW system driving the desired steering angle offered by the upper controller with fewer communication resources and strong robustness. By employing a backstepping technique, the tracking performance is improved. The dynamic surface control (DSC) approach is used to avoid the problem of repeated differentiations, and Nussbaum function is adopted to overcome the difficulty of unknown nonlinear control gain. Both the stability of the upper and lower controllers can be guaranteed by Lyapunov functions. Finally, the simulations of Matlab/Simulink are given to show that the proposed control strategy is effectively able to deal with the abrupt nonlinear fault via less communication resources and perform better in ensuring the yaw stability of the vehicle.


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