This paper proposes an observer-based adaptive controller with a merged fuzzy-neural network for nonaffine nonlinear systems under the constraint that only the system output is available for measurement. Using a conventional fuzzy-neural network leads to rule explosion which leads to huge computation time. Our proposed merged-FNN does not have this problem, and can take the place of the conventional fuzzy-neural networks under some assumptions while maintaining the property of stability. Moreover, the adaptive scheme using the merged-FNN guarantees that all signals involved are bounded and the output of the closed-loop system asymptotically tracks the desired output trajectory. Finally, this paper gives examples of the proposed controller for nonaffine nonlinear systems, and is shown to provide good effectiveness.
International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control 6(3), p.963-978