Design of a fuzzy controller for stabilizing a ball-and-beam system

H. K. Lam, Hung Fat Frank Leung, P. K S Tam

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This paper presents the stability analysis and design of fuzzy controller for a nonlinear ball-and beam-system. An improved simple stability condition will be derived based on the Lyapunov's stability theory. The derived stability condition involves a smaller number of Lyapunov's conditions. A design of the membership functions of the fuzzy controller will be given. In our approach, the number of rules of the fuzzy controller can be different from that of the fuzzy plant model. In addition, our approach can be applied to those fuzzy controllers with both positive and negative grades of membership.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1999
EventThe 25th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON'99) - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 29 Nov 19993 Dec 1999


ConferenceThe 25th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON'99)
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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