Discrete-Time Adaptive Control Design for Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuators

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)


Discrete-time adaptive control for ionic polymer-metal composite (IPMC) actuator is studied in this paper. First, a new mathematical model in discrete-time domain is proposed for IPMC actuator. Then, based on the obtained model, a discrete adaptive control law is synthesized for IPMC actuators. The proposed discrete adaptive controller can guarantee the global stability of the closed-loop system, and the position tracking error of the IPMC actuator can be controlled by the design parameters. Finally, the proposed model and control law are verified by IPMC actuator experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28114-28121
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 2018 May 26


  • IPMC
  • Prandtl-Ishlinskii model
  • discrete-time adaptive control
  • hysteresis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Discrete-Time Adaptive Control Design for Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuators'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this