Copyright © 2013 Shijian Cang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Synchronization is very useful in many science and engineering areas. In practical application, it is general that there are unknown parameters, uncertain terms, and bounded external disturbances in the response system. In this paper, an adaptive sliding mode controller is proposed to realize the projective synchronization of two different dynamical systems with fully unknown parameters, uncertain terms, and bounded external disturbances. Based on the Lyapunov stability theory, it is proven that the proposed control scheme can make two different systems (driving system and response system) be globally asymptotically synchronized. The adaptive global projective synchronization of the Lorenz system and the Lü system is taken as an illustrative example to show the effectiveness of this proposed control method.