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  • [Front cover]
    • Abstract: Presents the front cover for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: April 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Future Controls Courses [From the Editor]
    • Authors: Jonathan P. How;
      Pages: 3 - 4
      Abstract: Presents the introductory editorial for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: April 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Application of Optimized Adaptive Control [About This Issue]
    • Authors: Jonathan P. How;
      Pages: 5 - 8
      Abstract: Provides an overview of the technical articles and features presented in this issue.
      PubDate: April 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • On the Developing World of Copyrights [President's Message]
    • Authors: Francesco Bullo;
      Pages: 9 - 10
      Abstract: Presents the President’s message for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: April 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • [CSS News]
    • Pages: 11 - 11
      Abstract: Provides several short items that may include news, reviews or technical notes that should be of interest to practitioners and researchers.
      PubDate: April 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • [25 Years Ago]
    • Pages: 12 - 12
      Abstract: In this issue, "25 Years Ago" revisits the article "Linearization Algorithm for Computer-Aided Control Engineering" by James H. Taylor and Alfred J. Antoniotti in IEEE Control Systems Magazine, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 58-64, 1993. Below is an excerpt from the article.
      PubDate: April 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • IEEE Control Systems Magazine Board
    • Pages: 12 - 12
      Abstract: Provides a listing of current committee members and society officers.
      PubDate: April 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Technical Committee on Manufacturing Automation and Robotic Control
           [Technical Activities]
    • Authors: Yue Wang;Fumin Zhang;Eloy Garcia;
      Pages: 13 - 14
      Abstract: Presents a listing of the Technical Commitee on Manufacturing Automation and Robotic Control .
      PubDate: April 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • IEEE-Wide Initiatives and the IEEE Control Systems Society [Technical
           Activities]
    • Authors: Anuradha Annaswamy;
      Pages: 14 - 101
      Abstract: Presents information on the IEEE-Wide Initiatives Program.
      PubDate: April 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Balancing and Transferring Control of a Ball Segway Using a Double-Loop
           Approach [Applications of Control]
    • Authors: Dinh Ba Pham;Hyung Kim;Jaejun Kim;Soon-Geul Lee;
      Pages: 15 - 37
      Abstract: Mobile robots typically have more than three contacts with the ground, including at least two independent driving wheels, to be statically stable with a wide base for a large support polygon. These robots can rotate at any point but cannot make an instantaneous movement in every direction. They cannot move freely even in an open space when they are crowded with people in a common human-coexisting environment. Moreover, these robots have other limitations, such as minimum passage width and minimum turning radius.
      PubDate: April 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Richard M. Murray [People in Control]
    • Pages: 38 - 40
      Abstract: This issue of IEEE Control Systems Magazine speaks with Richard Murray, the recipient of the 2017 IEEE Control Systems Award; Yongxin Chen, the lead author of the paper that received the 2017 George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award; and Joseph Bentsman, the chair of the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) Technical Committee on Power Generation.
      PubDate: April 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Yongxin Chen [People in Control]
    • Pages: 40 - 42
      Abstract: My first exposure to control theory was in the second year of my undergraduate studies. I soon realized that it was quite different from other disciplines, in that it was more mathematical and fundamental. I felt that one does not need to memorize equations and tables and, instead, could rely on simple reasoning and basic concepts. Shortly afterward, during my senior year, I became aware of the power of control in applications. I was in a robotics club where our goal was to build several robots to accomplish specific tasks. Due to budget limitations, we had to build everything from scratch, including the motor controllers. After we had all the circuits ready, we had to work on programming and algorithms. Initially, it proved difficult to have motors do what we wanted them to do. This is where control theory and everything I had learned on the subject came to the rescue. It was a very satisfying experience. After we implemented the control algorithms and finished tuning the parameters, the magic moment happened! It all worked exactly as we wanted it to and, in fact, proved quite robust to any attempts to derail. After graduation, I went to the University of Minnesota to pursue a Ph.D. I was very lucky to have the privilege to work under the supervision of Tryphon Georgiou. Under his influence, I moved toward the more theoretical side of control research. It was not easy. For the first several years, I was busy refining my mathematical skills and studying possible research topics. After some time, which felt quite long indeed, I became fond of stochastic control and decided to work on related problems. Stochastic control is, to many, a mature subject, but it is an extremely important one. I soon started realizing some deep connections of the subject with optimal transport theory, mathematical physics, thermodynamics, financial mathematics, and more, which gave me the excitement to press on. Then, it was the end of the third year of my Ph.D. studies when everything ha-pened. I suddenly had a clear picture of my research direction and started becoming productive. This clarity and excitement led me to choose to stay in academia and has fueled my hope that some day I may make some lasting contributions to science and the control field.
      PubDate: April 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Joseph Bentsman [People in Control]
    • Pages: 42 - 43
      Abstract: I got into control mainly through following in the footsteps of my father, who was an electric motor drive control engineer. My dad intended to obtain a Ph.D., and the books that he assembled for this purpose piqued my interest in the subject when I was 16. So I enrolled in the electric drives control engineering program at Belarus Polytechnic. After graduation, I worked for a short period of time in industry in metal-cutting machine tools control. After coming to the United States, I entered the Ph.D. program at the Illinois Institute of Technology under the direction of Prof. Semyon Meerkov, who provided a real inspiration for pursuing practically significant theoretical research, coining a phrase: "If the theory is not supported by the practice, that's too bad for the practice!" How true this phrase was, I found, as ten years and very talented students were required to solve the Nucor Steel mold oscillator distortion problem.
      PubDate: April 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Optimized Adaptive Control for the MYRRHA Linear Accelerator: Control
           System Design for a Superconducting Cavity in a Particle Accelerator
    • Authors: Isaias Martin-Hoyo;Frederic Bouly;Nicholas Gandolfo;Christophe Joly;Rocco Paparella;Jean-Luc Biarrotte;Juan M. Martin-Sanchez;
      Pages: 44 - 79
      Abstract: Energy forecasts indicate that world primary energy consumption will increase significantly (approximately 37%) by 2040, despite projected improvements in energy efficiency. World electricity demand is expected to increase to almost 80% by 2040 [1]. As a result, electricity usage will increase more rapidly than the share of other energies, even more so when carbon-avoiding technologies are implemented. The security of the energy supply is, and will be, a major concern for the world.
      PubDate: April 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Initial Conditions in Time- and Frequency-Domain System Identification:
           Implications of the Shift Operator Versus the Z and Discrete Fourier
           Transforms
    • Authors: Khaled F. Aljanaideh;Dennis S. Bernstein;
      Pages: 80 - 93
      Abstract: This article has two main objectives. The first objective is to demonstrate that, unlike frequency-domain models, time-domain models exactly account for the effect of initial conditions without an explicit expression for the free response. Although this property is obvious in state-space models, it has been the subject of confusion and misconceptions within the context of input-output models. In contrast to time-domain models, frequency-domain models (not to be confused with Laplace-domain and Z-transfer-domain models, which separately include the free response) do not account for initial conditions.
      PubDate: April 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Predictive Control for Linear and Hybrid Systems [Bookshelf]
    • Authors: Eric C. Kerrigan;
      Pages: 94 - 96
      Abstract: This book offers new insight in the realm of predictive control. The authors demonstrate how predictive control can be implemented in applications that were thought to be impossible when they started their collaboration about two decades ago. The book not only contains mature, and tried and tested, material but also the fundamentals necessary for understanding recent methods that have been receiving considerable interest in academia and industry. Depending on your perspective, predictive control can be seen as a subset or superset of classical optimal control or as something completely different. Here, predictive control is viewed as a modern optimal control method that builds on classical optimal control results, when possible. The main thesis in predictive control is that most practical control problems are naturally formulated as a sequence of infinite-dimensional, constrained, nonlinear optimal control problems, which are often impossible to solve. For example, in most applications, the optimal controller is not simply a linear, finite-dimensional dynamical system, as in proportional-integral-derivative, linear-quadratic Guassian, or H-infinity control, even if the model of the controlled system is linear and finite dimensional. The optimal control policy can be discontinuous, even if all the functions used to define the optimal control problem are smooth. Researchers in predictive control aim to understand these and other fundamental problems that naturally arise in applications, while finding practical and approximate solutions with appropriate guarantees. The book's emphasis is on the use of multiparametric programming to compute the explicit solution to the FHOCPs. It is divided into five parts: I) Basics of Optimization, II) Multiparametric Programming, III) Optimal Control, IV) Constrained Optimal Control of Linear Systems, and V) Constrained Optimal Control of Hybrid Systems. If readers started at the beginning and worked all the way to the end, they wi-l have been introduced to a variety of fundamental and interesting topics in optimization, geometry, control, and dynamical systems theory that could be applied in a number of areas. In terms of a target audience, the book is suitable for both advanced undergraduate engineering students and in some cases, engineering postgraduates and above.
      PubDate: April 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Hybrid Electric Vehicles: Energy Management Strategies [Bookshelf]
    • Authors: Hosam K. Fathy;
      Pages: 97 - 98
      Abstract: Hybrid electric vehicles have a long history, dating as far back as the development of the Lohner-Porsche Mixte in 1899. A hybrid vehicle, by definition, is one with multiple propulsion power sources, one example being the combination of an internal combustion engine plus an electric drive. The tools of dynamic programming and optimal control lend themselves quite elegantly to the hybrid vehicle energy management problem. This has motivated a very substantial body of peer-reviewed conference and journal papers on the application of optimal control theory to hybrid vehicle energy management. This textbook addresses a critical gap in that it introduces students, scholars, and practitioners to the main ideas in the literature and the interconnections between these ideas.
      PubDate: April 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Book Announcements [Bookshelf]
    • Pages: 99 - 101
      Abstract: Presents a listing of recent books that would be of interest to control systems engineers.
      PubDate: April 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • 2017 IEEE Control Systems Society and Conference on Decision and Control
           Awards [Awards]
    • Pages: 102 - 105
      Abstract: Every year, the IEEE and the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) recognizes the outstanding contributions of individuals belonging to our technical community by presenting awards. We are very appreciative of the work that the Awards Committee and all subcommittees devote to the selection process.
      PubDate: April 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • The IEEE Colombian Conference on Automatic Control 2017 [Conference
           Reports]
    • Authors: Carlos Ocampo-Martinez;Diego Patino;Nicanor Quijano;
      Pages: 106 - 109
      Abstract: Presents information on the 2017 Manufacturing Automation and Robotic Control.
      PubDate: April 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • The 36th Chinese Control Conference [Conference Reports]
    • Authors: Yanlong Zhao;Ying Qu;
      Pages: 109 - 113
      Abstract: Presents information on the 36th Chinese Control Conference.
      PubDate: April 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • The Second Symposium on the Control of Network Systems [Conference
           Reports]
    • Authors: Ioannis Yannis Paschalidis;
      Pages: 114 - 115
      Abstract: Presents information on the Second Symposium on the Control of Network Systems .
      PubDate: April 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • [Conference Calendar]
    • Pages: 116 - 116
      Abstract: Provides a listing of upcoming conference events of interest to practitioners and researchers.
      PubDate: April 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • IEEE Control Systems Society
    • Pages: 118 - 118
      Abstract: Provides a listing of current committee members and society officers.
      PubDate: April 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Pontryagin's Principal [On the Lighter Side]
    • Pages: 120 - 120
      Abstract: Presents one (or more) cartoons or humorous images.
      PubDate: April 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2018)
       
 
 
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