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Control Systems
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.983
Citation Impact (citeScore): 2
Number of Followers: 230  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1066-033X
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  • Why Not Symbols'
    • Abstract: Various puzzles, quizzes, games, humorous definitions, or mathematical that should engage the interest of readers.
      PubDate: Aug. 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Control Systems Reproducibility Challenge [From the Editor]
    • Authors: Jonathan P. How;
      Pages: 3 - 4
      Abstract: Presents the introductory editorial for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: Aug. 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • GPS-Degraded Navigation [About This Issue]
    • Authors: Jonathan P. How;
      Pages: 5 - 7
      Abstract: Discusses the articles featured in this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: Aug. 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Nurturing Diversity and Reducing Implicit Evaluation Bias [President's
           Message]
    • Authors: Francesco Bullo;
      Pages: 8 - 13
      Abstract: Presents the President’s message for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: Aug. 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • CSS Lecture Library [CSS News]
    • Pages: 11 - 11
      Abstract: Presents information on the CSS society Online Lecture Library (http:// www.ieeecss-oll.org/) that features plenary lectures from CSS conferences and other selected content. The library has recently been updated to include talks from the 2017 American Control Conference (ACC), the Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), and the Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA).
      PubDate: Aug. 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • [25 Years Ago]
    • Pages: 12 - 13
      Abstract: On August 2, 1927, Harold Black, a young Bell Labs engineer just six years out of college, invented the negative feedback amplifier in a "flash of insight" while riding the Lackawanna Ferry across the Hudson River on his way to work. (Bell Labs was then located on West Street in Manhattan.) Black recalled, "I felt an urge to write but had nothing to write on so picked up my morning paper. By sheer coincidence one page was blank. Here was a perfect set-up, lots of room and fully dated. With this to implement my job, I started the first written record pertaining to the stabilized negative feedback amplifier. Years of study and many failures preceded this sudden conception of stabilized feedback. Despite immediate recognition of its importance, years of additional work were required before it found substantial commercial use" [1, p. 723].
      PubDate: Aug. 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • [IEEE Control Systems Magazine Board]
    • Pages: 12 - 12
      Abstract: Presents a listing of the editorial board, board of governors, current staff, committee members, and/or society editors for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: Aug. 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • [Feedback]
    • Pages: 14 - 14
      Abstract: Presents letters to the editor.
      PubDate: Aug. 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • IEEE, Control Systems Society, and Women in Engineering in Ecuador [Member
           Activities]
    • Authors: Mara Falconi;
      Pages: 15 - 16
      Abstract: Presents information of interest to CSS society members.
      PubDate: Aug. 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Technical Committee on Variable Structure and Sliding Mode Control
           [Technical Activities]
    • Authors: Leonid Fridman;
      Pages: 17 - 18
      Abstract: Presents information on the Technical Committee on Variable Structure and Sliding Mode Control.
      PubDate: Aug. 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Technical Committee on Networks and Communication Systems [Technical
           Activities]
    • Authors: Daniel Quevedo;Paolo Frasca;Serdar Yuksel;Giacomo Como;
      Pages: 18 - 19
      Abstract: Presents information on the IEEE Technical Committee on Networks and Communication Systems.
      PubDate: Aug. 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Hitay Ozbay [People in Control]
    • Pages: 20 - 23
      Abstract: Presents an interview conducted with Hitay Ozbay.
      PubDate: Aug. 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Giuseppe C. Calafiore [People in Control]
    • Pages: 23 - 25
      Abstract: Presents an interview conducted with Giuseppe C. Calafiore.
      PubDate: Aug. 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Karen G. Rudie [People in Control]
    • Pages: 25 - 27
      Abstract: Presents an interview conducted with Karen G. Rudie.
      PubDate: Aug. 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Mark E. Campbell [People in Control]
    • Pages: 27 - 29
      Abstract: Presents an interview conducted with Mark E. Campbell.
      PubDate: Aug. 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Relative Navigation: A Keyframe-Based Approach for Observable GPS-Degraded
           Navigation
    • Authors: David O. Wheeler;Daniel P. Koch;James S. Jackson;Timothy W. McLain;Randal W. Beard;
      Pages: 30 - 48
      Abstract: As relevant technologies become smaller and less expensive, micro air vehicles (MAVs) are transitioning from predominantly military and hobbyist applications to mainstream use. Exciting new applications include the delivery of medical supplies to remote areas, infrastructure inspection, environmental change detection, precision agriculture, survelliance of visible satellites. These issues are particularly prevalent when flying near the ground, where safety and reliability are especially important.
      PubDate: Aug. 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Nonparametric Data-Driven Modeling of Linear Systems: Estimating the
           Frequency Response and Impulse Response Function
    • Authors: Johan Schoukens;Keith Godfrey;Maarten Schoukens;
      Pages: 49 - 88
      Abstract: The aim of this article is to give a tutorial overview of frequency response function (FRF) or impulse response (IR) function measurements of linear dynamic systems. These nonparametric system identification methods provide a first view on the dynamics of a system. As discussed in "Summary," the article discusses three main points. The first replaces classic FRF measurement techniques based on spectral analysis methods with more advanced, recently developed algorithms. User guidelines will be given to select the best among these methods according to four specific user situations: 1) measurements with a high or low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), 2) systems with smooth or fast-varying transfer functions as a function of the frequency, 3) batch or realtime processing, and 4) low or high computational cost. The second main point is to store the reference signal together with the data. This will be very useful whenever there are closed loops in the system to be tested, including interactions between the generator and the setup. The final point is to use periodic excitations whenever possible. Periodic excitations provide access to a full nonparametric noise model, even under closed-loop experimental conditions. Combining periodic signals with the advanced methods presented in this article provides access to highquality FRF measurements, while the measurement time is reduced by eliminating disturbing transient effects.
      PubDate: Aug. 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • The Explicit Reference Governor: A General Framework for the Closed-Form
           Control of Constrained Nonlinear Systems
    • Authors: Marco M. Nicotra;Emanuele Garone;
      Pages: 89 - 107
      Abstract: The systematic design of control laws for nonlinear systems subject to state and input constraints is one of the major challenges in the control of realworld systems. Depending on the application, the desired solution must achieve a satisfactory tradeoff between multiple and often contradicting requirements such as optimality, computational efficiency, robustness, reliability, tuning simplicity, and generality. This article proposes a novel framework for the closed-form control of nonlinear systems subject to constraints on the state and input variables. The proposed strategy differs from most existing methods because it systematically handles both state and input constraints without making use of online optimization.
      PubDate: Aug. 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Book Announcements [Bookshelf]
    • Pages: 108 - 114
      Abstract: Presents a listing of recent books that would be of interest to control systems engineers.
      PubDate: Aug. 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Thirty Years of the Ramadge-Wonham Theory of Supervisory Control: A
           Retrospective and Future Perspectives [Conference Reports]
    • Authors: Stephane Lafortune;Karen Rudie;Stavros Tripakis;
      Pages: 111 - 112
      Abstract: Reports on the activities of CSS society conferences and events.
      PubDate: Aug. 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Workshop on Emerging Applications of Control and System Theory (EACST)
           [Conference Reports]
    • Authors: Steve Yurkovich;
      Pages: 112 - 114
      Abstract: Reports on the activities of CSS society conferences and events.
      PubDate: Aug. 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • [Conference Calendar]
    • Pages: 115 - 115
      Abstract: Presents the CS society calendar of upcoming events and meetings.
      PubDate: Aug. 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • IEEE Control Systems Society
    • Pages: 116 - 116
      Abstract: Presents a listing of the editorial board, board of governors, current staff, committee members, and/or society editors for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: Aug. 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 4 (2018)
       
 
 
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