Backstepping Design for the Predefined-Time Stabilization of Second-Order Systems
Sánchez-Torres, Juan D.
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DescriptionThe backstepping design of a controller which stabilizes a class of second-order systems in predefined-time is studied in this paper. The origin of a dynamical system is said to be predefined-time stable if it is fixed-time stable and an upper bound of the settling-time function can be arbitrarily chosen a priori through an appropriate selection of the system parameters. The proposed backstepping construction is based on recently proposed Lyapunov-like sufficient conditions for predefined-time stability. Different from other approaches, the proposed backstepping design allows the simultaneous construction of a Lyapunov function which meets the conditions for guaranteeing predefined-time stability. A simulation example is presented to show the behavior of a developed controller, and to show its advantages against similar schemes.