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A new way of induction-motor position control for high-performance applications is developed in this paper using discrete-time sliding-mode (DSM) control. In addition to the main DSM position controller, the proposed control structure includes an active disturbance estimator (ADE), in which a passive filter is replaced by another DSM-controlled subsystem, in order to improve system robustness and accuracy. Furthermore, the application of an ADE makes possible the design of both controllers using the knowledge of the nominal system only. Experiments have verified high efficiency of the proposed servo system under the influence of large parameter perturbations and external disturbances in the presence of unmodeled dynamics.