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3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Additive Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Additive Manufacturing Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advanced Composites and Hybrid Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Advanced Industrial and Engineering Polymer Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advanced Manufacturing: Polymer & Composites Science     Open Access   (Followers: 38)
Advances in Adaptive Data Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Manufacturing Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Technology Innovation     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Afrique Science : Revue Internationale des Sciences et Technologie     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
American Journal of Sensor Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Appita Journal: Journal of the Technical Association of the Australian and New Zealand Pulp and Paper Industry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Applied Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Asia Pacific Biotech News     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Australian TAFE Teacher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Bio-Design and Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal  
Biomanufacturing Reviews     Full-text available via subscription  
Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Biotechnology Progress     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Centaurus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
China Foundry     Open Access  
Circuit World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Clay Technology     Full-text available via subscription  
Cold Regions Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Comparative Technology Transfer and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Composites Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 150)
Computer-Aided Design and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Conference Quality Production Improvement     Open Access  
Control Theory and Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Control Theory and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cryoletters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Current Protocols in Essential Laboratory Techniques     Full-text available via subscription  
Current Research in Nanotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Decision Making : Applications in Management and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Decision Making in Manufacturing and Services     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Design Journal : An International Journal for All Aspects of Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Design Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Economics of Innovation and New Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Emerging Materials Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Environmental Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Fibers     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Fibers and Polymers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Foresight     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
FORMakademisk - forskningstidsskrift for design og designdidaktikk     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Futures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Gender, Technology and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Green Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
History and Technology: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
History of Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Human Factors in Design     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
i+Diseño : Revista científico-académica internacional de Innovación, Investigación y Desarrollo en Diseño     Open Access  
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IET Collaborative Intelligent Manufacturing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IETE Journal of Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
IETE Technical Review     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
IFAC Journal of Systems and Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Radio & Space Physics (IJRSP)     Open Access   (Followers: 49)
Información Tecnológica     Open Access  
Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Innovations : Technology, Governance, Globalization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal for Quality Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal for the History of Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Additive and Subtractive Materials Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Advanced Design and Manufacturing Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Automation and Logistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Business and Systems Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Concrete Technology     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Design     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Digital Enterprise Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Embedded Systems and Emerging Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Engineering and Manufacturing     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Engineering Materials and Manufacture     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Experimental Design and Process Optimisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Information Acquisition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Innovation Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Instructional Technology and Educational Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Law and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Learning Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Lightweight Materials and Manufacture     Open Access  
International Journal of Manufacturing Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Manufacturing, Materials, and Mechanical Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
International journal of materials research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Planning and Scheduling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Power and Energy Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing-Green Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Production Management and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Quality and Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Quality Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Service and Computing Oriented Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Social and Humanistic Computing     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of System of Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Technology and Design Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Technology and Globalisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Technology Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Technology Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Telecommunications & Emerging Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Vehicle Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Wood Products Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Invention Disclosure     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Analytical Science & Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Control & Instrumentation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Design Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Energy, Mechanical, Material and Manufacturing Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics     Open Access  
Journal of Enterprise Transformation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Hazardous Materials Advances     Open Access  
Journal of High Technology Management Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Industrial and Production Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of large-scale research facilities JLSRF     Open Access  
Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing     Open Access  
Journal of Materials Science Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Micromanufacturing     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Nanobiotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Operations and Supply Chain Management     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Production Research & Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Remanufacturing     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research (JSIR)     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Sensor Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Sensors and Sensor Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Technological Possibilism     Open Access  
Journal of Technology in Human Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Technology Management for Growing Economies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Technology Management in China     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of The Royal Society Interface     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Urban Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Urban Technology and Sustainability     Open Access  
Jurnal Energi Dan Manufaktur     Open Access  
Lasers in Manufacturing and Materials Processing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Leibniz Transactions on Embedded Systems     Open Access  
Lightweight Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Management and Production Engineering Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Manufacturing Letters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Manufacturing Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Manufacturing Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Materials Circular Economy     Hybrid Journal  
Materials Science and Engineering: B     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Materials testing. Materialprüfung     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
MECCA Journal of Middle European Construction and Design of Cars     Open Access  
Mechanics of Soft Materials     Hybrid Journal  
Métodos y Materiales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Micro and Nanostructures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Microgravity Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Modern Electronic Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Multimodal Transportation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Nano Select     Open Access  
NanoEthics     Hybrid Journal  
Nanomanufacturing and Metrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Nature Biotechnology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 539)
NDT & E International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 220)
New Techno-Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nonconventional Technologies Review     Open Access  
Perspectives on Global Development and Technology     Hybrid Journal  
Plastics, Rubber and Composites     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Procedia CIRP     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Production & Manufacturing Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Progress in Additive Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Progress in Rubber, Plastics and Recycling Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Reliability Engineering & System Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Remote Sensing Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Research Papers Faculty of Materials Science and Technology Slovak University of Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Revista de Ciências Exatas e Tecnologia     Open Access  
Revista Produção Online     Open Access  
Science and Technology of Advanced Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Science China Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Scientia Canadensis: Canadian Journal of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine / Scientia Canadensis : revue canadienne d'histoire des sciences, des techniques et de la médecine     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Strategic Design Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Structural Health Monitoring     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Superhero Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Sustainability and Climate Change     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)

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  • Speed planning and energy management strategy of hybrid electric vehicles
           in a car-following scenario

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      Abstract: Abstract The development of intelligent connected technology has brought opportunities and challenges to the design of energy management strategies for hybrid electric vehicles. First, to achieve car-following in a connected environment while reducing vehicle fuel consumption, a power split hybrid electric vehicle was used as the research object, and a mathematical model including engine, motor, generator, battery and vehicle longitudinal dynamics is established. Second, with the goal of vehicle energy saving, a layered optimization framework for hybrid electric vehicles in a networked environment is proposed. The speed planning problem is established in the upper-level controller, and the optimized speed of the vehicle is obtained and input to the lower-level controller. Furthermore, after the lower-level controller reaches the optimized speed, it distributes the torque among the energy sources of the hybrid electric vehicle based on the equivalent consumption minimum strategy. The simulation results show that the proposed layered control framework can achieve good car-following performance and obtain good fuel economy.
      PubDate: 2022-04-21
       
  • Fuel consumption reduction effect of pre-acceleration before gliding of a
           vehicle with free-wheeling

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      Abstract: Abstract Advanced fuel economy strategies are expected to reduce the fuel consumption of vehicles. An internal combustion engine (ICE) driving vehicle equipped with free-wheeling turns off the fuel injection and decouples the engine from the drivetrain when the driving force is not required. This paper proposes a method to reduce the fuel consumption of a vehicle equipped with free-wheeling. First, an optimization problem is formulated to minimize the fuel consumption of a vehicle with free-wheeling when the traveling distance, the initial and final speed are specified and the vehicle needs to glide before arriving at the end point for fuel economy. The speed profile of the vehicle, engine operating point, and engine on/off timing are obtained as the results of the optimization. The analytical and numerical analyses results demonstrate the effectiveness and the fuel-saving mechanism of the obtained speed profile. The main finding of the analyses is that rather than starting a gliding stage immediately after an acceleration or a constant speed stage, adding a pre-acceleration stage before the gliding stage is more fuel-economic under some conditions independent of the complexity of the vehicle model. The obtained speed profile including a pre-acceleration stage is applied to a driving scenario including traffic congestions. The results demonstrate the effectiveness of the pre-acceleration stage in reducing fuel consumption for a vehicle equipped with free-wheeling.
      PubDate: 2022-04-14
       
  • Real-time energy optimization of HEVs under-connected environment: a
           benchmark problem and receding horizon-based solution

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      Abstract: Abstract In this paper, we propose a benchmark problem for the challengers aiming to energy efficiency control of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) on a road with slope. Moreover, it is assumed that the targeted HEVs are in the connected environment with the obtainment of real-time information of vehicle-to-everything (V2X), including geographic information, vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) information and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) information. The provided simulator consists of an industrial-level HEV model and a traffic scenario database obtained through a commercial traffic simulator, where the running route is generated based on real-world data with slope and intersection position. The benchmark problem to be solved is the HEVs powertrain control using traffic information to fulfill fuel economy improvement while satisfying the constraints of driving safety and travel time. To show the HEV powertrain characteristics, a case study is given with the speed planning and energy management strategy.
      PubDate: 2022-03-28
       
  • Recent advances on micro-control for near-critical complex systems

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      Abstract: Abstract In this paper, we review some existing control methodologies for complex systems with particular emphasis on those that are near critical. Due to the shortage of the classical control theory in handling complex systems, the reviewed control methods are mainly associated with machine learning techniques, game-theoretical approaches, and sparse control strategies. Additionally, several interesting and promising directions for future research are also proposed.
      PubDate: 2022-03-10
       
  • Learning-based adaptive optimal output regulation of linear and nonlinear
           systems: an overview

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      Abstract: Abstract This paper reviews recent developments in learning-based adaptive optimal output regulation that aims to solve the problem of adaptive and optimal asymptotic tracking with disturbance rejection. The proposed framework aims to bring together two separate topics—output regulation and adaptive dynamic programming—that have been under extensive investigation due to their broad applications in modern control engineering. Under this framework, one can solve optimal output regulation problems of linear, partially linear, nonlinear, and multi-agent systems in a data-driven manner. We will also review some practical applications based on this framework, such as semi-autonomous vehicles, connected and autonomous vehicles, and nonlinear oscillators.
      PubDate: 2022-02-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s11768-022-00081-3
       
  • Distributed robust MPC for nonholonomic robots with obstacle and collision
           avoidance

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      Abstract: Abstract Considering that the inevitable disturbances and coupled constraints pose an ongoing challenge to distributed control algorithms, this paper proposes a distributed robust model predictive control (MPC) algorithm for a multi-agent system with additive external disturbances and obstacle and collision avoidance constraints. In particular, all the agents are allowed to solve optimization problems simultaneously at each time step to obtain their control inputs, and the obstacle and collision avoidance are accomplished in the context of full-dimensional controlled objects and obstacles. To achieve the collision avoidance between agents in the distributed framework, an assumed state trajectory is introduced for each agent which is transmitted to its neighbors to construct the polyhedral over-approximations of it. Then the polyhedral over-approximations of the agent and the obstacles are used to smoothly reformulate the original nonconvex obstacle and collision avoidance constraints. And a compatibility constraint is designed to restrict the deviation between the predicted and assumed trajectories. Moreover, recursive feasibility of each local MPC optimization problem with all these constraints derived and input-to-state stability of the closed-loop system can be ensured through a sufficient condition on controller parameters. Finally, simulations with four agents and two obstacles demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed algorithm.
      PubDate: 2022-02-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s11768-022-00079-x
       
  • Erratum to: Adaptive robust simultaneous stabilization of multiple
           n-degree-of-freedom robot systems

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      PubDate: 2022-02-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s11768-022-00085-z
       
  • Consensus control of feedforward nonlinear multi-agent systems: a
           time-varying gain method

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      Abstract: Abstract In this paper, the leader–follower consensus of feedforward nonlinear multi-agent systems is achieved by designing the distributed output feedback controllers with a time-varying gain. The agents dynamics are assumed to be in upper triangular structure and satisfy Lipschitz conditions with an unknown constant multiplied by a time-varying function. A time-varying gain, which increases monotonously and tends to infinity, is proposed to construct a compensator for each follower agent. Based on a directed communication topology, the distributed output feedback controller with a time-varying gain is designed for each follower agent by only using the output information of the follower and its neighbors. It is proved by the Lyapunov theorem that the leader–follower consensus of the multi-agent system is achieved by the proposed consensus protocol. The effectiveness of the proposed time-varying gain method is demonstrated by a circuit system.
      PubDate: 2022-02-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s11768-022-00083-1
       
  • Bearing fault diagnosis with cascaded space projection and a CNN

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      Abstract: Abstract Fault diagnosis is essential for the normal and safe operation of dynamic systems. To improve the spatial resolution among multiple channels and the discriminability among categories of the original data collected from actual operating equipments and to further achieve high diagnostic accuracy, this paper proposes a method for fault diagnosis by cascaded space projection (CSP) and a convolutional neural network (CNN) model. First, one of every kind of sample is selected from the original data to calculate the PCA transformation matrices. Second, the original data are expanded to 10 dimensions by the W2C projection matrix provided by Google-image searching, which is the main part of CSP. Third, the ten-dimensional matrix is multiplied by the PCA transformation matrix, which corresponds to its fault type, to make the data more representative by reducing unnecessary dimensions. Finally, the processed data are converted into images to input into a CNN, the backbone structure for fault diagnosis. To verify the effectiveness and reliability of the proposed method, the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU-SY) rolling bearing datasets are used to perform experiments. Comparison with other methods is carried out to show the superiority of the proposed method. The experimental results demonstrate that the method proposed in this paper can effectively achieve 100% accuracy.
      PubDate: 2022-02-04
      DOI: 10.1007/s11768-022-00084-0
       
  • Safety stabilization of switched systems with unstable subsystems

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      Abstract: Abstract This paper is concerned with the problem of safety stabilization for switched systems where the solvability of the problem under study for individual subsystems is not assumed. A new state-dependent switching strategy with guaranteed dwell-time for switched systems is constructed, and a sufficient condition for absence of Zeno behavior is derived. Also, a novel switched control design method is proposed to simultaneously guarantee the safety of the switched closed-loop system and stabilize the system based on the union of a common barrier function and a single Lyapunov function, which effectively handles the conflict between safety and stability objectives. Finally, two examples are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed design approach.
      PubDate: 2022-02-04
      DOI: 10.1007/s11768-022-00080-4
       
  • Constrained nonlinear MPC for accelerated tracking piece-wise references
           and its applications to thermal systems

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      Abstract: Abstract In this paper, we propose a model predictive control (MPC) strategy for accelerated offset-free tracking piece-wise constant reference signals of nonlinear systems subject to state and control constraints. Some special contractive constraints on tracking errors and terminal constraints are embedded into the tracking nonlinear MPC formulation. Then, recursive feasibility and closed-loop convergence of the tracking MPC are guaranteed in the presence of piece-wise references and constraints by deriving some sufficient conditions. Moreover, the local optimality of the tracking MPC is achieved for unreachable output reference signals. By comparing to traditional tracking MPC, the simulation experiment of a thermal system is used to demonstrate the acceleration ability and the effectiveness of the tracking MPC scheme proposed here.
      PubDate: 2022-01-26
      DOI: 10.1007/s11768-022-00078-y
       
  • System identification with binary-valued observations under both
           denial-of-service attacks and data tampering attacks: the optimality of
           attack strategy

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      Abstract: Abstract With the development of wireless communication technology, cyber physical systems are applied in various fields such as industrial production and infrastructure, where lots of information exchange brings cyber security threats to the systems. From the perspective of system identification with binary-valued observations, we study the optimal attack problem when the system is subject to both denial of service attacks and data tampering attacks. The packet loss rate and the data tampering rate caused by the attack is given, and the estimation error is derived. Then the optimal attack strategy to maximize the identification error with the least energy is described as a min–max optimization problem with constraints. The explicit expression of the optimal attack strategy is obtained. Simulation examples are presented to verify the effectiveness of the main conclusions.
      PubDate: 2022-01-26
      DOI: 10.1007/s11768-021-00075-7
       
  • System identification with binary-valued observations under both
           denial-of-service attacks and data tampering attacks: defense scheme and
           its optimality

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      Abstract: Abstract In this paper, we investigate the defense problem against the joint attacks of denial-of-service attacks and data tampering attacks in the framework of system identification with binary-valued observations. By estimating the key parameters of the joint attack and compensating them in the identification algorithm, a compensation-oriented defense scheme is proposed. Then the identification algorithm of system parameter is designed and is further proved to be consistent. The asymptotic normality of the algorithm is obtained, and on this basis, we propose the optimal defense scheme. Furthermore, the implementation of the optimal defense scheme is discussed. Finally, a simulation example is presented to verify the effectiveness of the main results.
      PubDate: 2022-01-24
      DOI: 10.1007/s11768-021-00074-8
       
  • Suppression of high order disturbances and tracking for nonchaotic
           systems: a time-delayed state feedback approach

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      Abstract: Abstract Time-delayed state feedback is an easy realizable control method that generates control force by differencing the current and the delayed versions of the system states. In this paper, a new form of the time-delayed state feedback structure is introduced. Based on the proposed time-delayed state feedback method, a new robust tracking system is designed. This tracking system improves the conventional state feedback with integral action disturbance rejection characteristics in the presence of the disturbance signals imposed on the system dynamics or on the sensors that measure the system states. Also, the proposed tracking system tracks the ramp-shaped reference input signal, which is not achievable through conventional state feedback. Moreover, since the proposed method adds delays to the closed-loop system dynamics, the ordinary differential equation of the system changes to a delay differential equation with an infinite number of characteristic roots. Thus, conventional pole placement techniques cannot be used to design the time-delayed state feedback controller parameters. In this paper, the simulated annealing algorithm is used to determine the proposed control system parameters and move the unstable roots of the delay differential equation to the left half-plane. Finally, the efficiency of the proposed reference input tracker is demonstrated by presenting two numerical examples.
      PubDate: 2022-01-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s11768-021-00073-9
       
  • Sparse parameter identification of stochastic dynamical systems

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      PubDate: 2022-01-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s11768-021-00077-5
       
  • Adaptive robust simultaneous stabilization of multiple $${\varvec{n}}$$ n
           -degree-of-freedom robot systems

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      Abstract: Abstract In this paper, the adaptive robust simultaneous stabilization problem of uncertain multiple n-degree-of-freedom (n-DOF) robot systems is studied using the Hamiltonian function method, and the corresponding adaptive \(L_2\) controller is designed. First, we investigate the adaptive simultaneous stabilization problem of uncertain multiple n-DOF robot systems without external disturbance. Namely, the single uncertain n-DOF robot system is transformed into an equivalent Hamiltonian form using the unified partial derivative operator (UP-DO) and potential energy shaping method, and then a high dimensional Hamiltonian system for multiple uncertain robot systems is obtained by applying augmented dimension technology, and a single output feedback controller is designed to ensure the simultaneous stabilization for the higher dimensional Hamiltonian system. On this basis, we further study the adaptive robust simultaneous stabilization control problem for the uncertain multiple n-DOF robot systems with external disturbances, and design an adaptive robust simultaneous stabilization controller. Finally, the simulation results show that the adaptive robust simultaneous stabilization controller designed in this paper is very effective in stabilizing multi-robot systems at the same time.
      PubDate: 2022-01-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s11768-021-00076-6
       
  • Adaptive output regulation for cyber-physical systems under time-delay
           attacks

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      Abstract: Abstract In this paper, we present an output regulation method for unknown cyber-physical systems (CPSs) under time-delay attacks in both the sensor-to-controller (S-C) channel and the controller-to-actuator (C-A) channel. The proposed approach is designed using control inputs and tracking errors which are accessible data. Reinforcement learning is leveraged to update the control gains in real time using policy or value iterations. A thorough stability analysis is conducted and it is found that the proposed controller can sustain the convergence and asymptotic stability even when two channels are attacked. Finally, comparison results with a simulated CPS verify the effectiveness of the proposed output regulation method.
      PubDate: 2022-01-17
      DOI: 10.1007/s11768-021-00072-w
       
  • Sequencing of multi-robot behaviors using reinforcement learning

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      Abstract: Abstract Given a collection of parameterized multi-robot controllers associated with individual behaviors designed for particular tasks, this paper considers the problem of how to sequence and instantiate the behaviors for the purpose of completing a more complex, overarching mission. In addition, uncertainties about the environment or even the mission specifications may require the robots to learn, in a cooperative manner, how best to sequence the behaviors. In this paper, we approach this problem by using reinforcement learning to approximate the solution to the computationally intractable sequencing problem, combined with an online gradient descent approach to selecting the individual behavior parameters, while the transitions among behaviors are triggered automatically when the behaviors have reached a desired performance level relative to a task performance cost. To illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed method, it is implemented on a team of differential-drive robots for solving two different missions, namely, convoy protection and object manipulation.
      PubDate: 2021-12-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s11768-021-00069-5
       
  • Improving the classification accuracy using biomarkers selected from
           machine learning methods

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      Abstract: Abstract High-dimensional data encountered in genomic and proteomic studies are often limited by the sample size but has a higher number of predictor variables. Therefore selecting the most relevant variables that are correlated with the outcome variable is a crucial step. This paper describes an approach for selecting a set of optimal variables to achieve a classification model with high predictive accuracy. The work described using a biological classifier published elsewhere but it can be generalized for any application.
      PubDate: 2021-11-25
      DOI: 10.1007/s11768-021-00071-x
       
  • Special issue on cyber-physical systems and intelligent control in honor
           of the 65th birthday of Professor Bijoy K. Ghosh

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      PubDate: 2021-11-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s11768-021-00065-9
       
 
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