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  • IEEE Control Systems Letters Call for Papers
    • Abstract: Prospective authors are requested to submit new, unpublished manuscripts for inclusion in the upcoming event described in this call for papers.
      PubDate: Aug. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Design Project Choices [On the Lighter Side]
    • Abstract: Various puzzles, games, humorous definitions, or mathematical that should engage the interest of readers.
      PubDate: Aug. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Research Cycles [From the Editor]
    • Authors: Jonathan P. How;
      Pages: 3 - 4
      Abstract: Presents the introductory editorial for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: Aug. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Observers for Nonlinear Systems, Part 2 [About This Issue]
    • Authors: Jonathan P. How;
      Pages: 5 - 8
      Abstract: Presents a summary of the articles included in this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: Aug. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Our Society's Best Practices [President's Message]
    • Authors: Edwin K.P. Chong;
      Pages: 9 - 10
      Abstract: Presents the President's message for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: Aug. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • [25 Years Ago]
    • Pages: 11 - 12
      Abstract: In this issue, "25 Years Ago" revisits the article "Bat-Like Sonar for Guiding Mobile Robots" by Roman Kuc and Billur Barshan in IEEE Control Systems Magazine, vol. 12, no. 4 , pp. 4-12, 1992. Below is an excerpt from the article.
      PubDate: Aug. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • IEEE Control Systems Magazine Board
    • Pages: 11 - 11
      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. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Technical Committee on System Identification and Adaptive Control
           [Technical Activities]
    • Authors: Guillaume Mercere;
      Pages: 13 - 16
      Abstract: Presents information on the activities of the Technical Committee on System Identification and Adaptive Control.
      PubDate: Aug. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Technical Committee on Computational Aspects of Control System Design
           [Technical Activities]
    • Authors: Constantino Lago;
      Pages: 16 - 17
      Abstract: Presents information on the activities of the Technical Committee on Computational Aspects of Control System Design.
      PubDate: Aug. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Lorenzo Marconi [People in Control]
    • Pages: 18 - 22
      Abstract: In this issue of IEEE Control Systems Magazine, we speak with four IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) members elevated to the grade of IEEE Fellow in 2017: Lorenzo Marconi, Calin A. Belta, Kristin Y. Pettersen, and Linda Bushnell.
      PubDate: Aug. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Calin A. Belta [People in Control]
    • Pages: 22 - 25
      Abstract: Calin: It started with my passion for mathematics. I grew up in communist Romania. The country was more or less closed to the outside world at that time. There was a shortage of food, gas, and electricity. There was no freedom of speech and basically no TV. There was one good thing though in Romania at that time: the rigorous, math-and science-oriented school system. With not much to do, studying math seemed like a good way to spend my time. Also, living in abstract spaces was a good way to escape the not-so-pleasant reality.
      PubDate: Aug. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Kristin Y. Pettersen [People in Control]
    • Pages: 26 - 27
      Abstract: Kristin: In primary and middle school, I generally liked a lot of the subjects and had a very difficult time deciding which profession I wanted to pursue. In high school, I studied music, playing the piano and singing, and this made it very clear to me that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics was the way to go.
      PubDate: Aug. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Linda Bushnell [People in Control]
    • Pages: 27 - 29
      Abstract: Linda: I was born in Manchester, Connecticut, and grew up in Bolton, Connecticut, a very small, rural town in the central part of the state with a high school graduating class of about 50 students. My father was an oil-burning furnace serviceman with a keen interest in tinkering "down cellar." My mother was a medical transcriptionist. My favorite school subjects were math and English, and it was my English teacher who gave me a book on a woman engineer in industry. I thought the career described in the book was interesting, loved math, and thus decided to apply to the Electrical Engineering (EE) Department at the University of Connecticut (UConn).
      PubDate: Aug. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Observers for Nonlinear Systems : Part 2: An Overview of the Special Issue
    • Authors: Rajesh Rajamani;
      Pages: 30 - 32
      Abstract: Most geometric control-design methods for nonlinear systems assume that all state variables are available for feedback in real time. Unfortunately, the entire state is usually too expensive or impossible to measure, and some form of estimation is necessary. Unlike linear timeinvariant systems, where the state-estimation problem is analogous to the control-design problem, the design of a stable observer is a significant and separate challenge in nonlinear systems.
      PubDate: Aug. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Luenberger-Like Observers for Nonlinear Time-Delay Systems with
           Application to the Artificial Pancreas: The Attainment of Good Performance
           
    • Authors: Alessandro Borri;Filippo Cacace;Andrea De Gaetano;Alfredo Germani;Costanzo Manes;Pasquale Palumbo;Simona Panunzi;Pierdomenico Pepe;
      Pages: 33 - 49
      Abstract: The aim of this article is to show the good performance obtained by the state observer applied to a delay differential equations (DDE) model of the glucose-insulin system recently used in the artificial pancreas (AP) framework. Validation is carried out by real clinical measurements available from 20 healthy subjects who underwent an intravenous glucose tolerance test (IVGTT). The results show that the observer behavior is robust with respect to the initial conditions, which have been set according to a pair of very critical cases of under- and overestimation. Also, the robustness of the observer with respect to some model parameters, such as the delay in the pancreatic insulin production, is discussed.
      PubDate: Aug. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Nonlinear Disturbance Observers: Design and Applications to
           Euler'Lagrange Systems
    • Authors: Alireza Mohammadi;Horacio J. Marquez;Mahdi Tavakoli;
      Pages: 50 - 72
      Abstract: The estimation of unknown inputs and/or disturbances has been a topic of constant interest in control engineering for the past several decades; see [1] for a detailed survey on the development of unknown input observers. Disturbance observers (DOBs) are a special class of unknown input observers that were introduced for robust motion-control applications in the early 1980s [2]. Since their introduction in the literature, DOBs have been employed efficaciously in numerous robust control and fault-detection applications, including process control [3], [4] and mechatronics [5]-[9]. Figure 1 depicts a DOB employed in a typical control system. The DOB is used to reconstruct, from the measured output variables and the known control inputs applied to the system, unknown disturbances that are acting on the plant. The output of the DOB, namely, the estimated disturbance, can then be used in feedforward compensation of disturbances or faults.
      PubDate: Aug. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Revisiting the State-of-Charge Estimation for Lithium-Ion Batteries: A
           Methodical Investigation of the Extended Kalman Filter Approach
    • Authors: Yebin Wang;Huazhen Fang;Lei Zhou;Toshihiro Wada;
      Pages: 73 - 96
      Abstract: With high energy/power density, flexible and lightweight design, low self-discharge rates and long cycle life, lithium-ion (Li+) batteries have experienced a surging growth since being commercialized in the early 1990s [1]. They are dominant today in the consumer electronics sector. Due to continually declining manufacturing costs, they are also rapidly penetrating sectors such as the power grid, renewable energy, automotive, and aerospace, where largescale energy storage is needed. Looking into the future, the role of Li+ batteries will be further strengthened as a key energy-storage technology to support the progression of the world into the green energy era. However, their vulnerability to overcharge, overdischarge, and overheating can easily expose them to performance degradation, shortened cycle life, and even fire and explosion, thus raising many concerns about their deployment. These challenges have been driving a massive solution-seeking effort in various relevant research fields. Associated with this trend is the control-theory-enabled advancement of battery-management system (BMS) technologies.
      PubDate: Aug. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Signals, Systems & Inference [Bookshelf]
    • Authors: Mathukumalli Vidyasagar;
      Pages: 97 - 98
      Abstract: This book builds on the philosophy of a unified signals and systems framework by incorporating probability into the mix. This is reflected in the inclusion of the phrase “inference” in the title, along with the now traditional “signals and systems.” The book is not a competitor to other books with a more traditional coverage of the signals and systems area. Rather, the text presupposes that the students have already had such a course, in addition to an introductory course in probability. In the preface, the authors state that the book is based on a course that is populated by advanced undergraduate engineering students as well as undergraduate and graduate students from applied science. Thus, whereas a traditional signals and systems course is usually taught in the third year, a course based on this text would naturally fit into the fourth year.
      PubDate: Aug. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Power System Stability: Modelling, Analysis and Control [Bookshelf]
    • Authors: Jie Song;
      Pages: 99 - 100
      Abstract: This book is organized into four parts and 14 chapters, with one overview chapter before the main content. The overview points out the boundaries of study and gives the definition of stability for both small signals and transients. The four main parts cover modeling, power flow, stability analysis, and stability enhancement and control. As the development of power systems accelerates, requirements relating to system reliability, security, and stability are becoming ever-more stringent. System reliability refers to the ability of the system to provide a desired function under specific operating conditions. Security refers to the ability of the system to withstand contingencies without interrupting the system function. The system stability, which is mainly studied in this book, is defined as the ability of the system to continue its intact operation and remain stable following a disturbance. Consequently, stability depends on the operating condition and the nature of the physical disturbance. Similar to any other dynamic system, ensuring stable operation of a power system requires analyzing power system performance under various operating conditions and physical disturbances. To this end, the power flow within the whole power system is studied, and both the steady-state and transient stabilities are analyzed. These results about the power system are used to implement optimal control to enhance the performance and stability. However, before any analysis, optimization, or control enhancement can be done, a model of the system that covers the whole process must be available so the performance can be calculated.
      PubDate: Aug. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Book Announcements [Bookshelf]
    • Pages: 100 - 103
      Abstract: Reports on recent books and publications in the control systems industry.
      PubDate: Aug. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2016 [Conference
           Reports]
    • Authors: Alessandro Giua;Francesco Bullo;Christoforos Hadjicostis;Carla Seatzu;Fabio Pasqualetti;
      Pages: 104 - 110
      Abstract: Presents information on the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2016.
      PubDate: Aug. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • IEEE Fall School on Modern Sliding-Mode Control [Conference Reports]
    • Authors: Bijnan Bandyopadhyay;Leonid Fridman;
      Pages: 111 - 112
      Abstract: Presents information on the IEEE Fall School on Modern Sliding-Mode Control.
      PubDate: Aug. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • The Third Indian Control Conference [Conference Reports]
    • Authors: M. Vidyasagar;
      Pages: 112 - 116
      Abstract: Presents information on the Third Indian Control Conference.
      PubDate: Aug. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • [Conference Calendar]
    • Pages: 114 - 114
      Abstract: Presents the CS society upcoming calendar of events.
      PubDate: Aug. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • IEEE Control Systems Society
    • Pages: 115 - 115
      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. 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 4 (2017)
       
 
 
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