This chapter describes a new framework for the design of a novel suboptimal state-feedback-sliding mode control for output tracking while H2/H∞ performances of the closed-loop system are under control. In contrast to most of the current sliding surface design schemes, in this new framework, the level of control effort required to maintain sliding is penalized. The proposed method for the design of optimal-sliding mode control is carried out in two stages. In the first stage, a state-feedback gain is derived using a linear matrix inequality (LMI)-based scheme that can assign a number of the closed-loop eigenvalues to a known value while satisfying performance specifications and ensuring that all the closed-loop poles are located in a preselected subregion. The sliding function matrix related to the particular state feedback derived in the first stage is obtained in the second stage by using one of the two different methods developed for this goal. We present a numerical example to demonstrate the remarkable performance of the proposed scheme.
Part of the book: Recent Developments in Sliding Mode Control