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Please follow the links to view the publication.Modelling and Parameter Estimation of Dynamic Systems
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<p>Modelling and Systems Parameter Estimation for Dynamic Systems presents a detailed examination of the estimation techniques and modeling problems. The theory is furnished with several illustrations and computer programs to promote better understanding of system modeling and parameter estimation. The material is presented in a way that makes for easy reading and enables the user to implement and execute the programs himself to gain first hand experience of the estimation process.</p>2004-01-01T00:00:00ZWearable Exoskeleton Systems: Design, control and applications
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">Wearable exoskeletons are electro-mechanical systems designed to assist, augment, or enhance motion and mobility in a variety of human motion applications and scenarios. The applications, ranging from providing power supplementation to assist the wearers to situations where human motion is resisted for exercising applications, cover a wide range of domains such as medical devices for patient rehabilitation training recovering from trauma, movement aids for disabled persons, personal care robots for providing daily living assistance, and reduction of physical burden in industrial and military applications. The development of effective and affordable wearable exoskeletons poses several design, control and modelling challenges to researchers and manufacturers. Novel technologies are therefore being developed in adaptive motion controllers, human-robot interaction control, biological sensors and actuators, materials and structures, etc. In this book, the authors report recent advances and technology breakthroughs in exoskeleton developments. It will be of interest to engineers and researchers in academia and industry as well as manufacturing companies interested in developing new markets in wearable exoskeleton robotics.</p>2018-03-14T00:00:00ZVariable Structure Systems: from principles to implementation
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">This book is unique in that it aims to fulfil the fefinite need for an accessible book on variable structure systems and also provdies the very latest results in research on this topic. The book contains many numerical design examples, so that readers can quickly understand the design methodologies and their applications to practical problems.</p>2004-01-01T00:00:00ZThe Inverted Pendulum in Control Theory and Robotics: From theory to new innovations
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">The inverted pendulum is a classic problem in dynamics and control theory and is widely used as a benchmark for testing control algorithms. It is also an area of active study, with many new innovations and applications - for example, the problem is solved in the technology of the Segway, a self-balancing transportation device. This book provides an overall picture of historical and current trends and the developments in nonlinear control theory, based on the simple structure and rich nonlinear model of the inverted pendulum. After an introduction to the system and open/current problems, the book covers the topic in four parts: applications of robust state estimation and control to pendulum-cart systems; controllers for under-actuated mechanical systems; nonlinear controllers for mobile inverted pendulum systems; and robust controllers based observers via Takagi-Sugeno or linear approaches. With contributions from international researchers in the field, The Inverted Pendulum in Control Theory and Robotics is essential reading for researchers, scientists, engineers and students in the field of control theory, robotics and nonlinear systems</p>2017-11-30T00:00:00ZTemperature Measurement and Control
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">This book treats the theory and practice of temperature measurement and control and important related topics such as energy management and air pollution. There are no specific prerequisites for the book although a knowledge of elementary control theory could be useful. The first half of the book is an application oriented survey of temperature measurement techniques and devices. The second half is concerned mainly with temperature control in both simple and complex situations.</p>1988-01-01T00:00:00ZSymbolic Methods in Control System Analysis and Design
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">Symbolic computing has made a significant impact in the field of control engineering. This book, which brings together contributions from leading international experts in the field, provides an up-to-date treatment of various issues in system modelling, analysis, design and synthesis methods.</p>1999-01-01T00:00:00ZStepping Motors: a guide to theory and practice
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">This book provides an introductory text which will enable the reader to both appreciate the essential characteristics of stepping motor systems and understand how these characteristics are being exploited in the continuing development of new motors, drives and controllers. A basic theoretical approach relating to the more significant aspects of performance is presented, although it is assumed throughout that the reader has no previous experience of electrical machines and is primarily interested in the applications of stepping motors.</p>2002-01-01T00:00:00ZSolved Problems in Dynamical Systems and Control
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">This book presents a collection of exercises on dynamical systems, modelling and control. Each topic covered includes a summary of the theoretical background, problems with solutions, and further exercises. Topics covered include: block diagram algebra and system transfer functions; mathematical models; analysis of continuous systems in the time domain; root locus analysis; frequency domain analysis; PID controller synthesis; state space analysis of continuous systems; controller synthesis by pole placement; discrete time systems and the z transform; analysis of non-linear systems with the describing function method; analysis of nonlinear systems with the phase plane method; and fractional order systems and controllers. Based on tried-and-tested problems and solutions that the authors use in teaching over 500 students each year, this book is essential reading for advanced students with courses in modelling and control in engineering, applied mathematics, biomathematics and physics.</p>2016-11-22T00:00:00ZSingular Perturbation Methodology in Control Systems
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">This book presents the twin topics of singular perturbation methods and time scale analysis to problems in systems and control. The heart of the book is the singularly perturbed optimal control systems, which are notorious for demanding excessive computational costs. The book addresses both continuous control systems (described by differential equations) and discrete control systems (characterised by difference equations).</p>1988-01-01T00:00:00ZRobust and Adaptive Model Predictive Control of Non-linear Systems
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">Most physical systems possess parametric uncertainties or unmeasurable parameters and, since parametric uncertainty may degrade the performance of model predictive control (MPC), mechanisms to update the unknown or uncertain parameters are desirable in application. One possibility is to apply adaptive extensions of MPC in which parameter estimation and control are performed online. This book proposes such an approach, with a design methodology for adaptive robust nonlinear MPC (NMPC) systems in the presence of disturbances and parametric uncertainties. One of the key concepts pursued is the concept of setbased adaptive parameter estimation, which provides a mechanism to estimate the unknown parameters as well as an estimate of the parameter uncertainty set. The knowledge of non-conservative uncertain set estimates is exploited in the design of robust adaptive NMPC algorithms that guarantee robustness of the NMPC system to parameter uncertainty. Topics covered include: a review of nonlinear MPC; extensions for performance improvement; introduction to adaptive robust MPC; computational aspects of robust adaptive MPC; finite-time parameter estimation in adaptive control; performance improvement in adaptive control; adaptive MPC for constrained nonlinear systems; adaptive MPC with disturbance attenuation; robust adaptive economic MPC; setbased estimation in discrete-time systems; and robust adaptive MPC for discrete-time systems.</p>2015-12-01T00:00:00ZRobots and Automated Manufacture
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">To serve its purpose, an industrial robot must be harnessed to a manufacturing task, be it welding, assembly, adjustment or the inspection of food products. Complex tasks are likely to require offline programming, both for economy of equipment use and to permit computer simulations for collision avoidance. Vision and other sensory systems are helping to extend the capabilities of robots, while programming techniques are making their use more accessible to the shop floor.</p>1985-01-01T00:00:00ZRecent Trends in Sliding Mode Control
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">In control theory, sliding mode control, or SMC, is a nonlinear control method that alters the dynamics of a nonlinear system by application of a discontinuous control signal that forces the system to "slide" along a crosssection of the system's normal behavior. This book describes recent advances in the theory, properties, methods and applications of SMC. The book is organised into four parts. The first part is devoted to the design of higher-order sliding-mode controllers, with specific designs presented in the context of disturbance rejection by means of observation and identification. The second part offers a set of tools for establishing different dynamic properties of systems with discontinuous right-hand sides. Time discretization is addressed in the third part. First-order sliding modes are discretized using an implicit scheme - higher-order slidingmode differentiators, typically used in output-feedback schemes, are discretized in such a way that the optimal accuracy of their continuous-time counterparts is restored. The last part is dedicated to applications. In the context of energy conversion, sliding-mode control is applied to variable-speed wind turbines, fuel cell coupled to a power converter, rugged DC series motors and rectifiers with unity power factor, and electropneumatic actuator. Finally, an event-triggered sliding-mode scheme is proposed for networked control systems subject to packet loss, jitter and delayed transmissions.</p>2016-04-26T00:00:00ZRFID Protocol Design, Optimization, and Security for the Internet of Things
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">Radio-frequency identification (RFID) uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects. The tags contain electronically stored information. RFIDs have been widely used in countless applications such as object tracking, 3D positioning, indoor localization, supply chain management, automotive, inventory control, anti-theft, anti-counterfeit, and access control. The Internet of Things (IoT) promises a huge growth in RFID technology and usage. This book covers the topic of RFID protocol design, optimization, and security. RFID systems allow for a much easier and error free inventory management and tracking, but the probabilistic nature of RFID protocols makes the design and optimization complex and challenging. Most existing commercial RFID systems are not well designed. In this book, the authors aim to demystify complicated RFID protocols and explain in depth the principles, techniques, and practices in designing and optimizing them.</p>2017-11-30T00:00:00ZProgramming Industrial Control Systems Using IEC 1131-3
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">This revised edition includes all IEC proposed amendments and corrections for the planned 1999 revision of IEC 1131-3, as agreed by the IEC working group. It accurately describes the languages and concepts, and interprets the standard for practical implementation and applications.</p>1998-01-01T00:00:00ZPractical Robotics and Mechatronics: Marine, Space and Medical Applications
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">The world is experiencing the beginning of a revolution in robotics and mechatronics. A key part of this revolution is integration with the Internet of Things and machine-to-machine interfaces. This networking of robotics and mechatronics promises significant market opportunities for a new generation of robots. The basic theory and procedures for the design and development of practical robotics and mechatronics are important for all students and engineers who wish to engage in the field and this book provides an essential introduction to this, describing how to successfully create practical robotics and mechatronics. It is based on the author's 30 years of experience of robotics development in Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., JAMSTEC, and Nagasaki University, and contains many examples of real-world robots from new underwater vehicles, ships, robotic fish, unmanned aviation robotics, to space robotics, and medical robotics.</p>2016-06-29T00:00:00ZPower Plant Control and Instrumentation: the control of boilers and HRSG systems
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">Intended as a practical guide to the design, installation, operation and maintenance of the systems used for measuring and controlling boilers and heat-recovery steam-generators used in land and marine power plants and in process industries.</p>2000-01-01T00:00:00ZPolynomial Methods in Optimal Control and Filtering
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">This book aims to demonstrate the power and breadth of polynomial methods in the control of engineering systems and the filtering of signals. Using commissioned contributions from renowned international specialists, the book progresses logically from the necessary background material (given at a tutorial level), through recent theoretical and practical developments, to detailed presentation of numerical algorithms.</p>1993-01-01T00:00:00ZPeople in Control: Human factors in control room design
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">The aim of this book is to provide state-of-the-art information on various aspects of humanmachine intereraction and human-centred issues encountered in the control room setting. Illustrated with useful case studies.</p>2001-01-01T00:00:00ZOrganic Sensors: Materials and Applications
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">This book reviews the state of the art in the use of organic materals as physical, chemical and biomedical sensors in a variety of application settings. Topics covered include organic semiconductors for chemical and physical sensing; conducting polymers in sensor applications; chemically functionalized organic semiconductors for highly selective sensing; composite organic-inorganic sensors; artificial skin applications; organic thin film transistor strain gauges for biomedical applications; OTFT infrared sensors for touchless human-machine interaction; smart fabric sensors and e-textile technologie; image capture with organic sensors; organic gas sensors and electronic noses; electrolyte gated organic transistors for bio-chemical sensing; ion-selective organic electrochemical transistors; DNA biosensors; metabolic organic sensors; and conductive polymer based sensors for biomedical applications.</p>2016-11-25T00:00:00ZOptimal Adaptive Control and Differential Games by Reinforcement Learning Principles
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">This book gives an exposition of recently developed approximate dynamic programming (ADP) techniques for decision and control in human engineered systems. ADP is a reinforcement machine learning technique that is motivated by learning mechanisms in biological and animal systems. It is connected from a theoretical point of view with both adaptive control and optimal control methods. The book shows how ADP can be used to design a family of adaptive optimal control algorithms that converge in real-time to optimal control solutions by measuring data along the system trajectories. Generally, in the current literature adaptive controllers and optimal controllers are two distinct methods for the design of automatic control systems. Traditional adaptive controllers learn online in real time how to control systems, but do not yield optimal performance. On the other hand, traditional optimal controllers must be designed offline using full knowledge of the systems dynamics. It is also shown how to use ADP methods to solve multi-player differential games online. Differential games have been shown to be important in H-infinity robust control for disturbance rejection, and in coordinating activities among multiple agents in networked teams. The focus of this book is on continuous-time systems, whose dynamical models can be derived directly from physical principles based on Hamiltonian or Lagrangian dynamics.</p>2012-01-01T00:00:00ZOpen Resonator Microwave Sensor Systems for Industrial Gauging: A practical design approach
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">Open resonator microwave sensors allow accurate sensing, monitoring and measurement of properties such as dimension and moisture ontent in materials including dielectrics, rubber, polymers, paper, fabrics and wood veneers. This book presents a coherent and entirely practical approach to the design and use of systems based on these sensors in industrial environments, showing how they can provide meaningful, accurate and industrially-viable methods of gauging. Starting with an introduction to the underlying theory, the book proceeds through the entire design process, including simulation, experimentation, prototyping and testing of a complete system. It takes the reader through the development of a particular sensor, stressing the parameters that should be optimized and emphasizing practical aspects of a sensor and of its use. Two extended application case studies on the use of these systems for rubber thickness and fabric coating monitoring are included.</p>2018-04-12T00:00:00ZNonlinear and Adaptive Control Systems
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">An adaptive system for linear systems with unknown parameters is a nonlinear system. The analysis of such adaptive systems requires similar techniques to analyse nonlinear systems. Therefore it is natural to treat adaptive control as a part of nonlinear control systems. <i>Nonlinear and Adaptive Control Systems</i> treats nonlinear control and adaptive control in a unified framework, presenting the major results at a moderate mathematical level, suitable for MSc students and engineers with undergraduate degrees. Topics covered include introduction to nonlinear systems; state space models; describing functions for common nonlinear components; stability theory; feedback linearization; adaptive control; nonlinear observer design; backstepping design; disturbance rejection and output regulation; and control applications, including harmonic estimation and rejection in power distribution systems, observer and control design for circadian rhythms, and discrete-time implementation of continuous-time nonlinear control laws.</p>2013-04-02T00:00:00ZNon-linear Predictive Control: theory and practice
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">This book collates the important results which have emerged in the field of non-linear model based predictive control. Feedback linearisation, differential flatness, control Lyapunov functions, output feedback and neural networks are all discussed.</p>2001-01-01T00:00:00ZNeural Network Applications in Control
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">The aim is to present an introduction to, and an overview of, the present state of neural network research and development, with an emphasis on control systems application studies. The book is useful to a range of levels of reader. The earlier chapters introduce the more popular networks and the fundamental control principles, these are followed by a series of application studies, most of which are industrially based, and the book concludes with a consideration of some recent research.</p>1995-01-01T00:00:00ZMotion Vision: design of compact motion sensing solutions for navigation of autonomous systems
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">Segmenting the environment surrounding an autonomous vehicle into coherently moving regions is a vital first step towards intelligent autonomous navigation. Without this temporal information, navigation becomes a simple obstacle avoidance scheme that is inappropriate in highly dynamic environments such as roadways and places where many people congregate. The book begins by looking at the problem of motion estimation from biological, algorithmic and digital perspectives. It goes on to describe an algorithm that fits with the motion processing model, and hardware and software constraints. This algorithm is based on the optical flow constraint equation and introduces range information to resolve the depth-velocity ambiguity, which is critical for autonomous navigation. Finally, implementation of the algorithm in digital hardware is described in detail, covering both the initial motion processing model and the chosen hardware platforms, and the global functional structure of the system.</p>2005-01-01T00:00:00ZModelling Control Systems Using IEC 61499
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">IEC 61499 is a standard for modelling distributed control systems for use in industrial automation, and is already having an impact on the design and implementation of industrial control systems that involve the integration of programmable logic controllers, intelligent devices and sensors. <i>Modelling Control Systems Using IEC 61499. 2nd Edition</i> provides a concise and yet thorough introduction to the main concepts and models defined in the standard. Topics covered include defining applications, systems, distributing applications on the system's devices, function blocks, structuring applications, service interface function blocks, event function blocks, and examples of industrial applications. This second edition has been significantly updated to reflect the current second release of IEC 61499, including changes in the function block model, its execution, and the newly standardized XML exchange format for model artefacts, and to reflect lessons learned from the author's teaching of IEC 61499 over the last ten years. This book will be of interest to research-led control and process engineers and students working in fields that require complex control systems using networked based distributed control.</p>2014-05-30T00:00:00ZModelling Control Systems Using IEC 61499. Applying function blocks to distributed systems
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">New technologies and standards are emerging which will have a dramatic effect on the design and implementation of future industrial control systems. This book provides a concise yet thorough introduction to the main concepts and models defined in the IEC 61499 standard and particularly the use of function blocks.</p>2001-01-01T00:00:00ZMechatronic Hands: Prosthetic and Robotic Design
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">This book describes the technical design characteristics of the main components that go into forming an artificial hand, whether it is a simple design that does not have a natural appearance, or a more complicated design where there are multiple movements of the fingers and thumb. Mechanical components obviously form the structure of any hand, while there are some lesser known ideas that need to be explored such as how to process a slip signal. The focus of the book is the design of artificial hands for people, who through trauma or congenitally, only have one or no natural hands, with an emphasis on myolectric hands - powered hands that are controlled by the small electrical signals from residual muscles. An in-depth treatment of mechanisms, sensors, control, and hand assessment is included. Bringing together decades of research from the University of Southampton - a centre of excellence in this field - this book is essential reading for researchers and advanced students of robotics, prosthetics and mechatronics as well as professional engineers and prosthetists in universities, industry and hospitals who are involved in the design and manufacture of prosthetic hands.</p>2016-05-01T00:00:00ZKnowledge-based Systems for Industrial Control
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">Background for knowledge-based control: Holistic approaches in knowledge-based process control; introduction to knowledge-based systems for process control; basic theory and algorithms for fuzzy sets and logic; knowledge engineering and process control. Artificial intelligence issues: Cognitive models from subcognitive skills; a review of the approaches to the qualitative modelling of complex systems; solving process engineering problems using artificial neural networks; parallel processing architecture for real-time control.</p>1990-01-01T00:00:00ZIntelligent Control Systems using Computational Intelligence Techniques
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">Intelligent Control techniques are becoming important tools in both academia and industry. Methodologies developed in the field of soft-computing, such as neural networks, fuzzy systems and evolutionary computation, can lead to accommodation of more complex processes, improved performance and considerable time savings and cost reductions.</p>2005-01-01T00:00:00ZIndustrial Digital Control Systems
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">Includes: Digital signals and systems. Digital controllers for process control applications. Design of digital controllers. Control of time delay systems. State-space concepts. System identification. Introduction to discrete optimal control. Multivariable control. Adaptive control. Computer aided design for industrial control systems. Reliability and redundancy in microprocessor controllers. Software and hardware aspects of industrial controller implementations. Application of distributed digital control algorithms to power stations. An expert system for process control.</p>1988-01-01T00:00:00ZImplementation of Self-tuning Controllers
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">Recursive estimation schemes for self-tuning control. LOG based self-tuning controllers. Simplified self-tuning control algorithms. Implementation of continuous-time controllers. Numerical problems in adaptive control. Self-tuning control using extended prediction horizons. Software aspects of self-tuning control. Application of long range predictive control. Self adaptive state variable feedback control with application to glasshouse systems. Self-tuning control - a case study. LQG adaptive autopilots.</p>1988-01-01T00:00:00ZHuman Factors for Engineers
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">The book discusses human factors integration methodolgy and reviews the issues that underpin consideration of key topics such as human error, automation and human reliability assesment.</p>2004-01-01T00:00:00ZHandbook of Vehicle Suspension Control Systems
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<i>Handbook of Vehicle Suspension Control Systems</i> surveys the state-of-the-art in advanced suspension control theory and applications. Topics covered include an overview of intelligent vehicle suspension control systems; intelligence-based vehicle active suspension adaptive control systems; robust active control of an integrated suspension system; an interval type-II fuzzy controller for vehicle active suspension systems; active control for actuator uncertain half-car suspension systems; active suspension control with finite frequency approach; fault-tolerant control for uncertain vehicle suspension systems via fuzzy control approach; h-infinity fuzzy control of suspension systems with actuator saturation; design of sliding mode controllers for semi-active suspension systems with magnetorheological dampers; joint design of controller and parameters for active vehicle suspension; an LMI approach to vibration control of vehicle engine-body systems with time delay; and frequency domain analysis and design of nonlinear vehicle suspension systems. With contributions from an international selection of researchers, <i>Handbook of Vehicle Suspension Control Systems</i> will find a place on the bookshelves of academic researchers and industrial practitioners in control engineering, particularly those working on applications for the automotive industry.</p>2013-11-22T00:00:00ZGenetic Algorithms in Engineering Systems
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">The contributions presented in this book are extended version of commissioned papers from some of the highest quality contributions to the conference. Chosen for their experience in the field, the authors are drawn from academia and industry worldwide. The chapters cover the main fields of work as well as presenting tutorial material in this important subject, which is currently receiving considerable attention from engineers.</p>1997-01-01T00:00:00ZFurther Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">The previous volume Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles brought together eighteen chapters describing research and developments in unmanned marine vehicles (UMVs). It was observed that almost without exception research groups worldwide were developing and working on real UMVs which means that they are able to test, evaluate and re-evaluate their designs in relatively quick succession, thereby rapidly reporting new approaches, techniques, designs and successes. This rapid design-evaluation cycle is the prime mover for progress, not only for consolidating designs but also leading to new design ideas and innovation. Since its publication in 2006, Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles has proven to be a useful and popular source of reference. However, the rapid design-evaluation cycle means further advances have been made which need to be reported. Thus, the seventeen chapters contained in this volume cover further advances in autonomous underwater vehicles, remotely operated vehicles, semi-submersibles, unmanned surface vessels whilst operating autonomously and/or in co-operation with other types of UMV. This book will be of interest to undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and industrialists who are involved in the design and development of UMVs.</p>2012-01-01T00:00:00ZFrequency-Domain Control Design for High-Performance Systems
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">This book serves as a practical guide for the control engineer, and attempts to bridge the gap between industrial and academic control theory. Frequency domain techniques rooted in classical control theory are presented with new approaches in nonlinear compensation that result in robust, high-performance closed-loop systems. Illustrative examples using data from actual control designs are included.</p>2012-01-01T00:00:00ZFlight Control Systems: practical issues in design and implementation
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">A complete reference on modern flight control methods for fixed wing aircraft.</p>2000-01-01T00:00:00ZFlexible Robot Manipulators: Modelling, simulation and control
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">This new book discusses the very latest developmens in modelling, simulation and control of flexible robot manipulators. Coverage includes an overall review of previously developed methodologies, a range of modelling approaches including classical techniques, parametric and neuromodelling approaches, numerical modelling/simulation techniques and more.</p>2008-01-01T00:00:00ZFlexible Robot Manipulators: Modelling, Simulation and Control
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">Industrial automation is driving the development of robot manipulators in various applications, with much of the research effort focussed on flexible manipulators and their advantages compared to their rigid counterparts. This book reports recent advances and new developments in the analysis and control of these robot manipulators. After a general overview of flexible manipulators the book introduces a range of modelling and simulation techniques based on the Lagrange equation formulation, parametric approaches based on linear input/output models using system identification techniques, neuro-modelling approaches, and numerical techniques for dynamic characterisation using finite difference and finite element techniques. Control techniques are then discussed, including a range of open-loop and closed-loop control techniques based on classical and modern control methods including neuro and iterative control, and a range of softcomputing control techniques based on fuzzy logic, neural networks, and evolutionary and bio-inspired optimisation paradigms. Finally the book presents SCEFMAS, a software environment for analysis, design, simulation and control of flexible manipulators. Flexible Robot Manipulators is essential reading for advanced students of robotics, mechatronics and control engineering and will serve as a source of reference for research in areas of modelling, simulation and control of dynamic flexible structures in general and, specifically, of flexible robotic manipulators.</p>2017-07-01T00:00:00ZEssentials of Non-linear Control Theory
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">The book is concerned with understanding the structure of nonlinear dynamic systems within a control engineering context After a discussion of theoretical foundations, the development moves to specific techniques (describing function method, phase plane portrait, linearisation methods). The treatment then becomes oriented to qualitative analysis and maintains this emphasis to the end of the book. The broad aim is to develop methods that will allow the topology of system behaviour to be visualised. The main tools are Lyapunov methods, extending to include recent work on system decomposition. A bibliography lists both earlier seminal and recent literature to allow the reader to follow up particular aspects.</p>1983-01-01T00:00:00ZEigenstructure Control Algorithms: Applications to aircraft/rotorcraft handling qualities design
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">Eigenstructure control involves modification of both the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a system using feedback. Based on this key concept, algorithms are derived for the design of control systems using controller structures such as state feedback, output feedback, observer-based dynamic feedback, implicit and explicit modelfollowing, etc. The simple-to-use algorithms are well suited to evolve practical engineering solutions. The design of control laws for modern fly-by-wire high performance aircraft/rotorcraft offers some unique design challenges. The control laws have to provide a satisfactory interface between the pilot and the vehicle that results in good handling qualities (HQ) in precision control tasks. This book, through detailed aircraft and rotorcraft design examples, illustrates how to develop practical, robust flight control laws to meet these HQ requirements. This book demonstrates that eigenstructure control theory can be easily adapted and infused into the aircraft industry's stringent design practices; therefore practicing flight control engineers will find it useful to explore the use of the new design concepts discussed. The book, being interdisciplinary in nature, encompassing control theory and flight dynamics, should be of interest to both control and aeronautical engineers. In particular, control researchers will find it interesting to explore an extension of the theory to new multivariable control problem formulations. Finally, the book should be of interest to graduate/doctoral students keen on learning a multivariable control technique that is useful in the design of practical control systems.</p>2011-01-01T00:00:00ZDistributed Control and Filtering for Industrial Systems
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">In recent years technological advancements in the design and fabrication of integrated circuits have led to the development of cost effective, low power, thumb-size devices that can be used for sensing/actuating, communication and computing. This trend is enabling a surge of new applications for which pervasive network architectures are being developed. A key feature of these systems is that they are decentralized and communication among different subsystems may be unreliable. From an engineering viewpoint, to ensure correct operation, the theoretical analysis requires a fundamental paradigm shift, as many of the typical assumptions of systems and control theory cease to hold. Distributed Control and Filtering for Industrial Systems provides an introduction to the control and filtering algorithms devised for distributed environments, with a particular emphasis on industrial applications. Topics covered include control architectures for interconnected systems, recent developments in distributed model predictive control for interconnected networked systems, methods for designing distributed linear quadratic controllers for various classes of systems, designing distributed dynamic output-feedback controllers, characterization of distributed consensus control methods, distributed estimation techniques, distributed Kalman filtering methods, experimental setups and simulation of pilot-scale industrial processes.</p>2012-01-01T00:00:00ZDigital Signal Processing: principles, devices and applications
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">Recent progress in the design and production of digital signal processing (DSP) devices has provided significant new opportunities to workers in the already extensive field of signal processing. It is now possible to contemplate the use of DSP techniques in cost-sensitive wide bandwidth applications, thereby making more effective use of the large body of available signal processing knowledge. Digital signal processing, long the province of telecommunications is, in both research and applications contexts, of growing importance in fields of medical signal analysis, industrial control (particularly robotics), in the analysis and synthesis of speech and in both audio and video entertainment systems. The growing demand for engineering skills in these areas has led to the writing of this book and the presentation of the material of the book at an lEE-sponsored Vacation School at the University of Leicester. This book is different from others in the field in that it not only presents the fundamentals of DSP ranging from data conversion to z-transforms and spectral analysis, extending this into the areas of digital filtering and control, but also gives significant detail of the new devices themselves and how to use them. In addition to presenting the basic theory and describing the devices and how to design with them, the material is consolidated by extensive use of real examples in specific case studies. The book is directed at readers with first degree level training in engineering, physical sciences or mathematics and with some understanding of electronics, and is appropriate for design engineers in industry, users of DSP devices in scientific research and in all technical development areas associated with the processing of signals for display, storage, transmission or control.</p>1990-01-01T00:00:00ZDevelopments in Control Theory Towards Glocal Control
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">Glocal control, a term coined by Professor Shinji Hara at The University of Tokyo, represents a new framework for studying behaviour of complex dynamical systems from a feedback control perspective. A large number of dynamical components can be interconnected and interact with each other to form an integrated system with certain functionalities. Such complex systems are found in nature and have been created by man, including gene regulatory networks, neuronal circuits for memory, decision making, and motor control, bird flocking, global climate dynamics, central processing units for computers, electrical power grids, the World Wide Web, and financial markets. A common feature of these systems is that a global property or function emerges as a result of local, distributed, dynamical interactions of components. The objective of 'glocal' (global + local) control is to understand the mechanisms underlying this feature, analyze existing complex systems, and to design and create innovative systems with new functionalities. This book is dedicated to Professor Shinji Hara on the occasion of his 60th birthday, collecting the latest results by leading experts in control theories to lay a solid foundation towards the establishment of glocal control theory in the coming decades.</p>2012-01-01T00:00:00ZDeterministric Control of Uncertain Systems
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">Includes sections on: Sliding mode control with switching command devices. Hyperplane design and CAD of variable structure control systems. Variable structure controllers for robots. The hyperstability approach to VSCS design. Nonlinear continuous feedback for robust tracking. Control of uncertain systems with neglected dynamics. Control of infinite dimensional plants.</p>1990-01-01T00:00:00ZDesign of Modern Control Systems
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">This book presents developments in analysis and design techniques for control systems. Included are exciting results for feedback systems using complex variable methods, the important concept of robustness in controller design and the increasingly important topic of decentralised control for large scale systems. The book also illustrates the great activity and rapid progress which has taken place in the subject over the past few years.</p>1982-01-01T00:00:00ZDesign and Development of Multi-Lane Smart Electromechanical Actuators
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">The unavoidable element in the development of flight control systems (to date) has been in hydraulic actuators. This has been the case primarily because of their proven reliability and the lack of alternative technologies. However, the technology to build electromechanically actuated primary flight control systems is now available, which may mark the end of the hydraulic actuation systems - an important step for the development of the future 'all-electric' aircraft. Design and Development of Multi-Lane Smart Electromechanical Actuators describes design concepts in electromechanical actuators by considering an actuator that has the capability to drive the aerodynamic and inertial loads of an aileron control surface similar to that of the Sea Harrier. It provides the necessary theoretical background to design smart multi-lane electromechanical actuation systems, and provides a general methodology that engineers (electrical, mechanical, mechatronic, aerospace or chemical) will find useful.</p>2014-05-30T00:00:00ZCyber-Physical system design with sensor networking technologies
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">This is a book written by leading experts in the fields of cyber-physical systems (CPS) and wireless sensor networks (WSN). This book describes how wireless sensor networking technologies can help in establishing and maintaining seamless communications between the physical and cyber systems to enable efficient, secure, reliable acquisition, management, and routing of data. Topics covered include: an introduction to WSN and CPS; integration issues and challenges between WSN and CPS; enabling CPS design architectures with WSN technologies; cyber security in CPS; data management in CPS with WSN; routing in WSN for CPS; resource management in CPS; mobile sensors in CPS; intelligent WSN in CPS; resilient WSN for CPS; case studies of integrated WSN and CPS; and medical CPS. All chapters of the book have been rigorously peer-reviewed. Cyber-Physical System Design with Sensor Networking Technologies is essential reading for researchers, advanced students and developers working in the areas of cyber-physical systems and sensor networks.</p>2016-04-01T00:00:00ZControl-oriented Modelling and Identification: Theory and practice
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">This comprehensive book covers the state-of-the-art in control-oriented modelling and identification techniques. With contributions from leading researchers in the subject, Control-oriented Modelling and Identification: Theory and practice covers the main methods and tools available to develop advanced mathematical models suitable for control system design, including: object-oriented modelling and simulation; projection-based model reduction techniques; integrated modelling and parameter estimation; identification for robust control of complex systems; subspace-based multi-step predictors for predictive control; closed-loop subspace predictive control; structured nonlinear system identification; and linear fractional LPV model identification from local experiments using an H1-based glocal approach. This book also takes a practical look at a variety of applications of advanced modelling and identification techniques covering spacecraft dynamics, vibration control, rotorcrafts, models of anaerobic digestion, a brake-by-wire racing motorcycle actuator, and robotic arms.</p>2015-01-01T00:00:00ZControl-Based Operating System Design
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<i>Control-Based Operating System Design</i> describes the application of system- and control-theoretical methods to the design of computer operating system components. It argues that computer operating system components should not be first 'designed' and then 'endowed with control', but rather when possible conceived from the outset as controllers, synthesised and assessed in the system-theoretical world of dynamic models, and then realised as control algorithms. Doing so is certainly a significant perspective shift with respect to current practices in operating system design, but the payoff is significant too. In some sense, adopting the suggested attitude means viewing computing systems as cyber-physical ones, where the operating system plays the computational role, the physical elements are the managed resources, and the various (control) functionalities to be realised, interact and co-operate as a network. The book includes both a theoretical treatment of the usefulness of the approach, and the description of a complete implementation in the form of Miosix, a microcontroller kernel made available as free software.</p>2013-06-05T00:00:00ZControl of Mechatronic Systems
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">This book introduces researchers and advanced students with a basic control systems background to an array of control techniques which they can easily implement and use to meet the required performance specifications for their mechatronic applications. It is the result of close to two decades of work of the authors on modeling, simulating and controlling different mechatronic systems from the motion control, automotive control and micro and nano-mechanical systems control areas. The methods presented in the book have all been tested by the authors and a very large group of researchers, who have produced practically implementable controllers with highly successful results. The approach that is recommended in this book is to first start with a conventional control method which may then be cascaded with a feedforward controller if the input is known or can be measured with a preview; to add a disturbance observer if unknown disturbances are to be rejected and if regulation of the uncertain plant about a nominal model is desired; and to add a repetitive controller to take care of any periodic inputs of fixed and known period. Case studies ranging from road vehicle yaw stability control and automated path following, to decoupling control of piezotube actuators in an atomic force microscope are presented. Parameter space based methods are used in the book for achieving robust controllers. Control of Mechatronic Systems is essential reading for researchers and advanced students who want to be exposed to control methods that have been field tested in a wide variety of mechatronic applications, and for practicing engineers who design and implement feedback control systems.</p>2017-05-30T00:00:00ZControl Theory
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">This fully revised and updated edition of Control Theory: a guided tour addresses recent developments in the field. It discusses how the rise of Hoo and similar approaches has allowed a combination of practicality, rigour and user interaction to be brought to bear on complex control problems and has helped bridge the gap between control theory and practice. The book also examines the effects of the rise of artificial intelligence techniques and the increasing availability of comprehensive software packages.</p>2004-01-01T00:00:00ZControl Theory: A guided tour
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">Using clear tutorial examples, this fully updated new edition concentrates on explaining and illustrating the concepts that are at the heart of control theory. It seeks to develop a robust understanding of the underlying principles around which the control subject is built. This simple framework is studded with references to more detailed treatments and also has interludes that are intended to inform and entertain. The book is intended as a companion on the journey through control theory, and although the early chapters concentrate on fundamental ideas such as feedback and stability, later chapters deal with more advanced topics such as state variables, optimisation, estimation, Kalman filtering and robust control.</p>2012-01-01T00:00:00ZControl Engineering Solutions: a practical approach
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">This book collects together in one volume a number of suggested control engineering solutions which are intended to be representative of solutions applicable to a broad class of control problems. It is neither a control theory book nor a handbook of laboratory experiments, but it does include both the basic theory of control and associated practical laboratory set-ups to illustrate the solutions proposed.</p>1997-01-01T00:00:00ZContinuous Time Controller Design
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">State space analysis of systems. Modal control. Quadratic optimal control. Design of observers. Other selected design methods in the state space. Frequency domain analysis of multivariable systems. The Inverse Nyquist array method. The characteristic locus method. Frequency domain design by factorisation methods. Selected stochastic problems.</p>1989-01-01T00:00:00ZComputer Control of Real-Time Processes
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">This book provides an introduction to many aspects of computer control. It covers techniques or control algorithm design and tuning of controllers; computer communications; parallel processing; and software design and implementation. The theoretical material is supported by case studies co ering power systems control, robot manipulators, liquid natural as vaporisers, batch control of chemical processes; and active control of aircraft. The book is suitable for practising engineers, postgraduate students and third year undergraduates specialising in control systems. It assumes some knowledge of control systems theory and computer hardware.</p>1990-01-01T00:00:00ZApplied Control Theory
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">'To the surprise of some undergraduates, processes do not carry labels marking their variables nor, alas, are they conveniently classified into linear, nonlinear, stochastic, etc., categories. The ability to come to terms with this situation is a prerequisite for anyone proposing to succeed in an industrial environment.' This quotation from Chapter 1 characterises the viewpoint of the book, which is concerned with the application of control theory to real problems in their industrial context. The book is structured around the following beliefs: (a) Economic aspects must be considered at an early stage of any project; (b) Simple techniques and ready-made manufacturer's solutions should be applied wherever possible; (c) More advanced techniques will be received enthusiastically in those applications where they can offer a genuine contribution; (d) Control systems using distributed microprocessor power will have an impact that is difficult to exaggerate. Control engineers must become familiar with the concepts involved; and (e) Familiarity with a wide range of applications is indispensable in developing an efficient approach in the field of applied control theory. This second edition includes new material and supporting references on: robotics control; programmable logic controllers; self-tuning controllers; distributed computer control systems; and biotechnological control. The book should be accessible to a wide variety of engineers. Preferably they should have an elementary knowledge of automatic control theory.</p>1987-01-01T00:00:00ZApplication of Dimensional Analysis in Systems Modeling and Control Design
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">Dimensional analysis is an engineering tool that is widely applied to numerous engineering problems, but has only recently been applied to control theory and problems such as identification and model reduction, robust control, adaptive control, and PID control. <i>Application of Dimensional Analysis in Systems Modeling and Control Design</i> provides an introduction to the fundamentals of dimensional analysis for control engineers, and shows how they can exploit the benefits of the technique to theoretical and practical control problems. Topics covered include dimensional analysis and dimensional similarity, dynamical systems dimensionless representation, dimensionless systems identification and model order reduction, homogeneity of PID tuning rules, dimensionless PID tuning rules comparison, dimensional analysis control fundamentals, control of dimensionally similar systems, and adaptive control in the presence of input saturation.</p>2013-07-03T00:00:00ZAnalysis and Design of Reset Control Systems
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">Reset control is concerned with how to reset a system when it is disturbed to overcome the inherent limitations of linear feedback control and to improve robustness. It has found applications in many practical systems including flexible mechanical systems, tapespeed control systems and high precision positioning systems.This book provides an introduction to the theory of reset control, and draws on the authors' own research and others' to explore the application of reset control in a variety of settings, with an emphasis on hard disk drive servo systems.Topics covered include the motivation and basic concepts of reset control systems; derivation of the describing function of reset systems; how the reset matrix affects the frequency domain property of a system; recent developments on stability analysis of reset control systems; robust stability of reset control systems with uncertainties; reset control systems with discrete-time reset conditions; optimal reset control design under fixed reset time instants; and reset control systems with conic jump sets. This book is essential reading for researchers, postgraduates and advanced students in control theory, and for research-based engineers who are interested in the theory of hybrid control systems and their engineering applications.</p>2015-11-01T00:00:00ZAn Introduction to Fractional Control
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">Fractional control techniques provide an effective way to control dynamic behaviours, using fractional differential equations. This can include the control of fractional plants, the control of a plant using a fractional controller, or the control of a plant so that the controlled system will have a fractional behaviour to achieve a performance that would otherwise be hard to come by. An Introduction to Fractional Control outlines the theory, techniques and applications of fractional control. After an initial introduction to fractional calculus, the book explores many fractional control systems including fractional lead control, fractional lag control, first, second and third generation Crone control, fractional PID, PI and PD control, fractional sliding mode control, logarithmic phase Crone control, fractional reset control, fractional H<sub>2</sub> and H<sub>∞</sub> control, fractional predictive control, and fractional time-varying control. Each chapter contains solved examples and references for further reading. Common definitions and proofs are included, along with a discussion of how MATLAB can be used to assist in the design and implementation of fractional control. This book is an essential guide for researchers and advanced students of control engineering in academia and industry.</p>2012-01-01T00:00:00ZAdvances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">Unmanned marine vehicles (UMVs) include autonomous underwater vehicles, remotely operated vehicles, semi-submersibles and unmanned surface craft. Considerable importance is being placed on the design and development of such vehicles, as they provide cost-effective solutions to a number of littoral, coastal and offshore problems. This book highlights the advanced technology that is evolving to meet the challenges being posed in this exciting and growing area of research.</p>2006-01-01T00:00:00ZAdvances in Cognitive Systems
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">This book has been inspired by the portfolio of recent scientific outputs from a range of European and national research initiatives in cognitive science. It presents an overview of recent developments in cognition research and unites the various emerging research strands within a single text as a reference point for progress in the subject. It also provides guidance for new researchers on the breadth of the field and the interconnections between the various research strands identified here. <i>Advances in Cognitive Systems</i> brings together a wide range of material from leading workers in the field as well as the outputs from research groups around the world, covering the two principal cognition paradigms of cognitivism and emergence. Furthermore, it suggests some interesting lines of thought about the challenges and opportunities for future work in the field and for promoting the various research agendas highlighted within. This compilation will be of interest not only to those working in the fields of computer science and AI but also to psychologists, neural scientists, researchers in information science, and engineers involved in the development of advanced robotics, mechatronic systems and HCI systems.</p>2010-01-01T00:00:00ZAdvanced Robotics and Intelligent Machines
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">Advanced robotics describes the use of sensor-based robotic devices which exploit powerful computers to achieve the high levels of functionality that begin to mimic intelligent human behaviour. The object of this book is to summarise developments in the base technologies, survey recent applications and highlight new advanced concepts which will influence future progress.</p>1996-01-01T00:00:00ZAdvanced Control for Constrained Processes and Systems
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">This book provides a unified, practically-oriented treatment to many constrained control paradigms. Recently proposed control strategies are unified in a generalised framework to deal with different kinds of constraints. The book's solutions are based on reference conditioning ideas implemented by means of supervisory loops, and they are complementary to any other control technique used for the main control loop. Although design simplicity is a book priority, the use of well established sliding mode concepts for theoretical analysis make it also rigorous and self-contained. The first part of the book focuses on providing a simple description of the method to deal with system constraints in SISO systems. It also illustrates the design and implementation of the developed techniques through several case studies. The second part is devoted to multivariable constrained control problems: improving system decoupling under different plant or controller constraints, and reducing the undesired effects caused by manual-automatic or controller switching. The key aim of this book is to reduce the gap between the available constrained control literature and industrial applications.</p>2011-01-01T00:00:00ZAdaptive Sampling with Mobile WSN: Simultaneous robot localisation and mapping of paramagnetic spatio-temporal fields
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<i>Adaptive Sampling with Mobile WSN</i> develops algorithms for optimal estimation of environmental parametric fields. With a single mobile sensor, several approaches are presented to solve the problem of where to sample next to maximally and simultaneously reduce uncertainty in the field estimate and uncertainty in the localisation of the mobile sensor while respecting the dynamics of the time-varying field and the mobile sensor. A case study of mapping a forest fire is presented. Multiple static and mobile sensors are considered next, and distributed algorithms for adaptive sampling are developed resulting in the Distributed Federated Kalman Filter. However, with multiple resources a possibility of deadlock arises and a matrix-based discrete-event controller is used to implement a deadlock avoidance policy. Deadlock prevention in the presence of shared and routing resources is also considered. Finally, a simultaneous and adaptive localisation strategy is developed to simultaneously localise static and mobile sensors in the WSN in an adaptive manner. Experimental validation of several of these algorithms is discussed throughout the book.</p>2011-01-01T00:00:00ZAdaptive Prediction and Predictive Control
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">This book is about prediction and control of processes which can be expressed by discrete-time models (i.e. the characteristics vary in some way with time). The aim of the book is to provide a unified and comprehensive coverage of the principles, perspectives and methods of adaptive prediction, which is used by scientists and researchers in a wide variety of disciplines.</p>1995-01-01T00:00:00ZActive Sound and Vibration Control: theory and applications
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">This book presents the established fundamentals in the area of active sound and vibration control and explores new and emerging technologies and techniques. The latest theoretical, algorithmic and
practical applications are covered.</p>2002-01-01T00:00:00ZA History of Control Engineering 1930-1955
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">Following his book on the origin of control engineering (1800-1930) the author now traces development through the critical period 1930-1955, widely identified as the period of 'classical' control theory. In the 1930s basic automatic control devices were developed and used in process industries, as were servos for the control of aircraft and ships and amplifiers for the telephone system and early computers etc.</p>1993-01-01T00:00:00ZA History of Control Engineering 1800-1930
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<p xmlns="http://pub2web.metastore.ingenta.com/ns/">Dr. Bennett traces the growing awareness of the importance and the significance of the concept of feedback in engineering and treats in detail the technical developments that contributed to this awareness. There follows an account of the development of steam and hydraulic servomechanisms and their application to the control of ships and aircraft.</p>1979-01-01T00:00:00Z