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This paper is concerned with the problem of adaptive fuzzy tracking control for a class of multi-input and multi-output (MIMO) strict-feedback nonlinear systems with both unknown nonsymmetric dead-zone inputs and immeasurable states. In this research, fuzzy logic systems are utilized to evaluate the unknown nonlinear functions, and a fuzzy adaptive state observer is established to estimate the unmeasured states. Based on the information of the bounds of the dead-zone slopes as well as treating the time-varying inputs coefficients as a system uncertainty, a new adaptive fuzzy output feedback control approach is developed via the backstepping recursive design technique. It is shown that the proposed control approach can assure that all the signals of the resulting closed-loop system are semiglobally uniformly ultimately bounded. It is also shown that the observer and tracking errors converge to a small neighborhood of the origin by selecting appropriate design parameters. Simulation examples are also provided to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach.
Date of Publication: Feb. 2013