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Proceedings of the 14th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (2006)
Ancona
June 28, 2006 to June 30, 2006
ISBN: 0-9786720-1-1
TABLE OF CONTENTS

[Front cover] (PDF)

pp. 1

[Breaker page] (PDF)

pp. 1-3

Table of contents (PDF)

pp. 1-18

Author index (PDF)

pp. 1-33

Robust State Estimation of Linear Neutral-Type Delay Systems: A Convex Optimization Setting (PDF)

Salim Ibrir , Concordia University, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 1515 Sainte Catherine West Montreal, H3G 1M8, Canada, sibrir@encs.concordia.ca
Sette Diop , Université Paris-Sud Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes - CNRS, 3, rue Joliot-Curie 91190, Gif-Sur-Yvette, France, diop@lss.supelec.fr
pp. 1-6

A differential algebraic approach to anaerobic digestion estimation problems (PDF)

S. Diop , CNRS at the Laboratoire des Signaux & Systèmes, Suplec, Plateau de Moulon, 91192 Gif sur Yvette cedex France, diop@lss.supelec.fr
I. Simeonov , Institute of Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev St., Block 26, Sofia 1113, Bulgaria, issim@microbio.bas.bg
pp. 1-5

Full Order Unknown Inputs Observers Design for Delay Systems (PDF)

M. Darouach , Centre de Recherche en Automatique de Nancy (CRAN - UMR 7039), Nancy - Université ¿ CNRS, IUT de Longwy, 186 rue de Lorraine 54400 Cosnes et Romain, FRANCE darouach@iut-longwy.uhp-nancy.fr
pp. 1-5

High-Order Sliding-Mode Observer for Linear Systems with Unknown Inputs (PDF)

Leonid Fridman , Department of Control, Division of Electrical Engineering, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510, Mexico, D.F., Mexico. email: lfridman@servidor.unam.mx.
Arie Levant , Applied Mathematics Dept., School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv. Tel-Aviv 69978, Israel, levant@post.tau.ac.il
Jorge Davila , Department of Control, Division of Electrical Engineering, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510, Mexico, D.F., Mexico. email: jadavila@servidor.unam.mx.
pp. 1-6

Comparison of two Interconnected Observers for Sensorless Induction Motor Control via a Low Frequencies Benchmark (PDF)

M. Ghanes , GREYC, UMR CNRS 6072, ENSI-CAEN, 06 Boulevard du Maréchal Juin, 14000 Caen, France. mghanes@greyc.ensicaen.fr
J. de Leon , University of Nuevo Leon, Department of Electrical Engineering. P.O Box 148-F, 66450, San Nicolas de Los Garza; Nuevo Leon, Mexico. jleon@ccr.dsi.uanl.mx
A. Glumineau , Institut de Recherche en Communications et Cybernétique de Nantes (IRCCyN), Ecole Centrale de Nantes, BP 92101, 1 rue de la noe, 44321 Nantes Cedex 03, France. Alain.Glumieau@irccyn.ec-nantes.fr
pp. 1-6

Robust PI Controllers for Command Following with Application to an Electropneumatic Actuator (PDF)

F. N. Koumboulis , Department of Automation, Halkis Institute of Technology, 34400 Psahna, Evia, Greece. phone: + 30-22280-99674, fax: +30-22280-99523, e-mail: koumboulis@teihal.gr
M. G. Skarpetis , Department of Automation, Halkis Institute of Technology, 34400 Psahna, Evia, Greece. phone: + 30-22280-99674, fax: +30-22280-99523, e-mail: skarpetis@teihal.gr
M. P. Tzamtzi , Department of Automation, Halkis Institute of Technology, 34400 Psahna, Evia, Greece. phone: + 30-22280-99674, fax: +30-22280-99523, e-mail: tzamtzi@teihal.gr
pp. 1-6

Robust Tracking and Disturbance Attenuation Controllers for Automatic Steering (PDF)

M. G. Skarpetis , Department of Automation, Halkis Institute of Technology, 34400 Psahna, Evia, Greece. phone: + 30-22280-99578, fax: +30-22280-99523, e-mail: skarpetis@teihal.gr
F. N. Koumboulis , Department of Automation, Halkis Institute of Technology, 34400 Psahna, Evia, Greece. phone: + 30-22280-99578, fax: +30-22280-99523, e-mail: koumboulis@teihal.gr
A. S. Ntellis , Department of Automation, Halkis Institute of Technology, 34400 Psahna, Evia, Greece. phone: + 30-22280-99578, fax: +30-22280-99523, e-mail: Ntellis@teihal.gr
pp. 1-6

A SLICOT Implementation of a Modified Newton's Method for Algebraic Riccati Equations (PDF)

Vasile Sima , National Institute for Research & Development in Informatics, 011455 Bucharest, Romania vsima@ici.ro
Peter Benner , Faculty of Mathematics, Technical University Chemnitz, D-09107 Chemnitz, Germany benner@mathematik.tu-chemnitz.de
pp. 1-6

Controller Design Based on the 1st Order Constrained Dynamics (PDF)

Huba Mikulas , Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, phone: 421 2 60291 771; fax: 421 2 65429 521; e-mail: mikulas.huba@stuba.sk.
Kamensky Martin , Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
pp. 1-6

Implementability of Regulation and Partial Decoupling of MIMO Plants (PDF)

Ryszard Gessing , Institute of Automatic Control, Silesian University of Technology, ul. Akademicka 16, 44-101 Gliwice, Poland rgessing@polsl.pl
pp. 1-6

Robust Fault Detection in a Mixed Η2α Setting: The Discrete - Time Case (PDF)

M. J. Khosrowjerdi , Department of Electrical Engineering, Sahand University of Technology, P.O. Box 51335-1996, Sahand, Tabriz, Iran, Email: khosrowjerdi@sut.ac.ir
N. Safari-Shad , Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, WI 53818, USA, Email: safarisn@uwplatt.edu
R. Nikoukhah , INRIA, Roquencourt, B.P. 105, Le Chesnay Cedex, France, Email: ramine.nikoukhah@inria.fr
pp. 1-6

Static Output-Feedback Hα Control of a Class of Stochastic Hybrid Systems with Wiener Process (PDF)

Samir Aberkane , Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy 1, CRAN - CNRS UMR 7039, BP 239, F-54506 Vand¿uvre-1ès-Nancy Cedex samir.aberkane@cran.uhp-nancy.fr
Jean Christophe Ponsart , Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy 1, CRAN - CNRS UMR 7039, BP 239, F-54506 Vand¿uvre-1ès-Nancy Cedex
Dominique Sauter , Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy 1, CRAN - CNRS UMR 7039, BP 239, F-54506 Vand¿uvre-1ès-Nancy Cedex
pp. 1-6

Hα control of a Teleoperation Drive-by-Wire System with Communication Time-Delay (PDF)

Olivier Sename , Laboratoire d'Automatique de Grenoble, UMR CNRS 5528, ENSIEG-INPG, B.P. 46, 38 402, ST. Martin d'Hères, FRANCE. Email: olivier.sename@inpg.fr
pp. 1-6

The H2 Control Problem: State-space and Transfer-function Solutions (PDF)

Vladimir Kucera , Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Technická 2, 16627 Prague 6, Czech Republic; Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Pod vodárenskou v¿¿í 4, 18208 Prague 8, Czech Republic. (phone: 420 - 224 355 700; fax: 420 - 224 916 648; e-mail: kucera@fel.cvut.cz)
pp. 1-5

A multi-level algorithm for the finite horizon LQ optimal control problem with assigned final state: additive and multiplicative procedures (PDF)

E. Zattoni , Department of Electronics, Computer Science, and Systems, University of Bologna, Italy. ezattoni@deis.unibo.it
pp. 1-6

Adaptive Optimizing Dynamic Control Allocation Algorithm for Yaw Stabilization of an Automotive Vehicle using Brakes (PDF)

Johannes Tjonnaas , Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Tor Arne Johansen , Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.; SINTEF Applied Cybernetics, Trondheim, Norway
pp. 1-6

A Survey of Control Allocation Methods for Ships and Underwater Vehicles (PDF)

Thor I. Fossen , Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7491 Trondheim, NORWAY, Email: fossen@ieee.org
Tor A. Johansen , Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7491 Trondheim, NORWAY, Email: tor.arne.johansen@itk.ntnu.no
pp. 1-6

Control Allocation for Over-actuated Systems (PDF)

Michael W. Oppenheimer , Air Force Research Laboratory, Control Theory and Optimization Branch, 2210 Eighth Street, Ste 21, WPAFB, OH 45433-7531, Michael.Oppenheimer@wpafb.af.mil
David B. Doman , Air Force Research Laboratory, Control Theory and Optimization Branch, 2210 Eighth Street, Ste 21, WPAFB, OH 45433-7531, David.Doman@wpafb.af.mil
Michael A. Bolender , Air Force Research Laboratory, Control Theory and Optimization Branch, 2210 Eighth Street, Ste 21, WPAFB, OH 45433-7531, Michael.bolender@wpafb.af.mil
pp. 1-6

Application of Piecewise Linear Control Allocation to Reusable Launch Vehicle Guidance and Control (PDF)

Michael A. Bolender , Control Design and Analysis Branch, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433, Michael.Bolender@wpafb.af.mil
David B. Doman , Control Design and Analysis Branch, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433, David.Doman@wpafb.af.mil
Michael W. Oppenheimer , Control Design and Analysis Branch, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433, Michael.Oppenheimer@wpafb.af.mil
pp. 1-10

Tracking with Steady-State Optimization: an Application to Air-Breathing Hypersonic Vehicle Control (PDF)

David O. Sigthorsson , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH - USA
Andrea Serrani , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH - USA, Email: serrani@ece.osu.edu
pp. 1-6

Adaptive flow control using slope seeking (PDF)

Rudibert King , Dept. of Process and Plant Technology, TU Berlin, Germany, Email: rudibert.king@tu-berlin.de
Ralf Becker , Dept. of Process and Plant Technology, TU Berlin, Germany
Gerrit Feuerbach , Dept. of Process and Plant Technology, TU Berlin, Germany
Lars Henning , Dept. of Process and Plant Technology, TU Berlin, Germany
Ralf Petz , Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, TU Berlin, Germany
Wolfgang Nitsche , Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, TU Berlin, Germany
Olaf Lemke , Institute of Propulsion Technology, German Aerospace Center, Berlin, Germany
Wolfgang Neise , Institute of Propulsion Technology, German Aerospace Center, Berlin, Germany
pp. 1-6

Experimental Results and Bifurcation Analysis on Scaled Feedback Control for Subsonic Cavity Flows (PDF)

X. Yuan , Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 43210
E. Caraballo , Gas Dynamics and Turbulence Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Department, the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 45235-7531
M. Debiasi , Gas Dynamics and Turbulence Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Department, the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 45235-7531
J. Little , Gas Dynamics and Turbulence Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Department, the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 45235-7531
A. Serrani , Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 43210, Email: serrani@ece.osu.edu
H. Ozbay , Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, TR-06533, Turkey; on leave from The Ohio State University
M. Samimy , Gas Dynamics and Turbulence Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Department, the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 45235-7531
pp. 1-6

Reduced-order models of linearized channel flow using balanced truncation (PDF)

Clarence W. Rowley , Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA, cwrowley@princeton.edu
Milos Ilak , Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA, milak@princeton.edu
pp. 1-6

Control Law Design for Channel Flow - 2D Designs and 3D Performance Evaluation (PDF)

Enda O'Dea , Meteorological Office, Exeter, UK, enda.odea@metoffice.gov.uk
Owen R. Tutty , School of Engineering Sciences, ort@soton.ac.uk
Eric Rogers , School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK, etar@ecs.soton.ac.uk
pp. 1-6

Robust PID Control for a Micro-Actuator with Structural Uncertainty (PDF)

Marialena Vagia , Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Patras, 26500 Rio Achaia, Greece
Yannis Koveos , Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Patras, 26500 Rio Achaia, Greece
George Nikolakopoulos , Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Patras, 26500 Rio Achaia, Greece
Anthony Tzes , Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Patras, 26500 Rio Achaia, Greece. e-mail tzes@ee.upatras.gr
pp. 1-5

A Simulated Annealing Controller for Sloshing Suppression in Liquid Transfer with Delayed Resonators (PDF)

Maria P. Tzamtzi , Department of Automation, Halkis Institute of Technology, 34400 Psahna, Evia, Greece. phone: +30-22280-99674, fax: +30-22280-99523, e-mail: tzamtzi@teihal.gr
Fotis N. Koumboulis , Department of Automation, Halkis Institute of Technology, 34400 Psahna, Evia, Greece. phone: +30-22280-99674, fax: +30-22280-99523, e-mail: koumboulis@teihal.gr
Nikolaos D. Kouvakas , Department of Automation, Halkis Institute of Technology, 34400 Psahna, Evia, Greece. phone: +30-22280-99674, fax: +30-22280-99523, e-mail: nkouv@otenet.gr
George E. Panagiotakis , Department of Automation, Halkis Institute of Technology, 34400 Psahna, Evia, Greece. phone: +30-22280-99674, fax: +30-22280-99523 panagiotakis@teihal.gr
pp. 1-8

A cooperative local observers - based control for web handling systems: a dilated LMI solution (PDF)

F. Claveau , Ecole des Mines de Nantes, 4 Rue Alfred Kastler, La Chantrerie, 44307 Nantes; Communications and Cybernetic Research Institute of Nantes (IRCCyN - UMR CNRS 6597), 1 Rue de la Noë, BP 92101, 44321 Nantes, Cedex 03, France, phone: +(33)251858327, e-mail: fclaveau@emn.fr
Ph. Chevrel , Ecole des Mines de Nantes, 4 Rue Alfred Kastler, La Chantrerie, 44307 Nantes; Communications and Cybernetic Research Institute of Nantes (IRCCyN - UMR CNRS 6597), 1 Rue de la Noë, BP 92101, 44321 Nantes, Cedex 03, France
M. Yagoubi , Ecole des Mines de Nantes, 4 Rue Alfred Kastler, La Chantrerie, 44307 Nantes; Communications and Cybernetic Research Institute of Nantes (IRCCyN - UMR CNRS 6597), 1 Rue de la Noë, BP 92101, 44321 Nantes, Cedex 03, France
pp. 1-6

A note on Monotone Systems with Positive Translation Invariance (PDF)

David Angeli , Dip. di Sistemi e Informatica, Università di Firenze, email: angeli@dsi.unifi.it
Eduardo D. Sontag , Department of Mathematics, Rutgers University, email: sontag@control.rutgers.edu
pp. 1-6

A minimal model describing the effect of drug administration on tumor growth dynamics (PDF)

G. de Nicolao , Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Università degli Studi di Pavia, via Ferrata 1, I-27100 Pavia, Italy
P. Magni , Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Università degli Studi di Pavia, via Ferrata 1, I-27100 Pavia, Italy
G. Bianchini , Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori (I.U.S.S.), Via Luino 4, I-27100 Pavia
M. Germani , Nerviano Medical Science, Via Pasteur 10, I-20014 Nerviano, Italy
M. Simeoni , Nerviano Medical Science, Via Pasteur 10, I-20014 Nerviano, Italy
I. Poggesi , Nerviano Medical Science, Via Pasteur 10, I-20014 Nerviano, Italy; GSK SpA, Via Alessandro Fleming 4, 37135 Verona, Italy
M. Rocchetti , Nerviano Medical Science, Via Pasteur 10, I-20014 Nerviano, Italy
pp. 1-4

Identification of Replicator-Mutator Models (PDF)

Paola Falugi , DSI, Università di Firenze, Firenze, Italy. falugi@dsi.unifi.it
Laura Giarre , DIAS, Università di Palermo, Palermo, Italy. giarre@unipa.it
pp. 1-6

Modelling and identification of the Charlie2005 ASC (PDF)

Massimo Caccia , CNR-ISSIA, Via De Marini 6, 16149 Genova, Italy, max@ge.issia.cnr.it
Gabriele Bruzzone , CNR-ISSIA, Via De Marini 6, 16149 Genova, Italy, gabry@ge.issia.cnr.it
Riccardo Bono , CNR-ISSIA, Via De Marini 6, 16149 Genova, Italy, riccardo.bono@ge.issia.cnr.it
pp. 1-6

Autonomous Surface Craft: prototypes and basic research issues (PDF)

Massimo Caccia , CNR-ISSIA, Via De Marini 6, 16149 Genova, Italy, max@ge.issia.cnr.it
pp. 1-6

Soft Computing Design of a Linear Quadratic Gaussian Controller for an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (PDF)

Wasif Naeem , School of Engineering, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK, w.naeem@plymouth.ac.uk
Robert Sutton , School of Engineering, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK, r.sutton@plymouth.ac.uk
John Chudley , School of Engineering, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK, j.chudley@plymouth.ac.uk
pp. 1-6

Vehicle and Mission Control of the DELFIM Autonomous Surface Craft (PDF)

J. Alves , Institute for Systems and Robotics, Instituto Superior Técnico, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1046-001 Lisboa, Portugal, antonio@isr.ist.utl.pt, cjs@isr.ist.utl.pt, pjcro@isr.ist.utl.pt
P. Oliveira , Institute for Systems and Robotics, Instituto Superior Técnico, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1046-001 Lisboa, Portugal
R. Oliveira , Institute for Systems and Robotics, Instituto Superior Técnico, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1046-001 Lisboa, Portugal
A. Pascoal , Institute for Systems and Robotics, Instituto Superior Técnico, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1046-001 Lisboa, Portugal
M. Rufino , Institute for Systems and Robotics, Instituto Superior Técnico, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1046-001 Lisboa, Portugal
L. Sebastiao , Institute for Systems and Robotics, Instituto Superior Técnico, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1046-001 Lisboa, Portugal
C. Silvestre , Institute for Systems and Robotics, Instituto Superior Técnico, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1046-001 Lisboa, Portugal
pp. 1-6

Experimental Validation of a Real-Time Model-Based Sensor Fault Detection and Isolation System for Unmanned Ground Vehicles (Abstract)

Andrea Monteriu , Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Center for Robot Assisted Search and Rescue, University of South Florida - Tampa, FL 33620; Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Gestionale e dell'Automazione, Universit Politecnica delle Marche - 60131 Ancona, Italy
Prateek Asthana , Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Center for Robot Assisted Search and Rescue, University of South Florida - Tampa, FL 33620
Kimon Valavanis , Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Center for Robot Assisted Search and Rescue, University of South Florida - Tampa, FL 33620
Sauro Longhi , Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Gestionale e dell'Automazione, Universit Politecnica delle Marche - 60131 Ancona, Italy
pp. 1-8

Deadlock free dynamic resource assignment in multi-robot systems with multiple missions: a matrix-based approach (PDF)

Prasanna Ballal , Automation & Robotics Research Institute, University of Texas at Arlington, J. Newell Blvd. 7300, Fort Worth, TX 76118 USA
Vincenzo Giordano , Automation & Robotics Research Institute, University of Texas at Arlington, J. Newell Blvd. 7300, Fort Worth, TX 76118 USA
Frank Lewis , Automation & Robotics Research Institute, University of Texas at Arlington, J. Newell Blvd. 7300, Fort Worth, TX 76118 USA
pp. 1-6

Decentralized Cohesive Motion Control of Multi-Agent Formations (PDF)

Srikumar Sandeep , University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, (e-mail: sandeep_ece@yahoo.com).
Baris Fidan , National ICT Australia and the Australian National University, Locked Bag 8001, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia, (Phone: 61-2-61258823; fax: 61-2-62306121; e-mail: Baris.Fidan@anu.edu.au).
Changbin Yu , National ICT Australia and the Australian National University, Locked Bag 8001, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia (e-mail: Brad.Yu@anu.edu.au).
pp. 1-6

Sample-Based HZD Control for Robustness and Slope Invariance of Planar Passive Bipedal Gaits (PDF)

E. R. Westervelt , ME Department at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA, Westervelt.4@osu.edu
B. Morris , EECS Department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA, MorrisBJ@umich.edu.
K. D. Farrell , ME Department at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA, Donovan.102@osu.edu.
pp. 1-6

Observer-based control for absolute orientation estimation of a five-link walking biped robot (PDF)

Vincent Lebastard , IRCCyN, UMR CNRS 6597, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, Université de Nantes, 1 rue de la Noë, BP 92101, 44321 Nantes Cedex 3, France, Vincent.Lebastard@irccyn.ec-nantes.fr
Yannick Aoustin , IRCCyN, UMR CNRS 6597, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, Université de Nantes, 1 rue de la Noë, BP 92101, 44321 Nantes Cedex 3, France, Yannick.Aoustin@irccyn.ec-nantes.fr
Franck Plestan , IRCCyN, UMR CNRS 6597, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, Université de Nantes, 1 rue de la Noë, BP 92101, 44321 Nantes Cedex 3, France, Franck.Plestan@irccyn.ec-nantes.fr
pp. 1-6

Collaboration among Members of a Team: a Heuristic Strategy for Multi-Robot Exploration (PDF)

Lucilla Giannetti , Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettronica e dell'Informazione, Università di Perugia, Via G. Duranti, 93 - 06125 Perugia - Italy, lucilla.giannetti@diei.unipg.it
Paolo Valigi , Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettronica e dell'Informazione, Università di Perugia, Via G. Duranti, 93 - 06125 Perugia - Italy, paolo.valigi@diei.unipg.it
pp. 1-6

Controllability to Zero of Positive Bilinear Discrete-Time Systems with Delays (PDF)

Tadeusz Kaczorek , Warsaw University of Technology, Electrical Department, Institute of Control and Industrial Electronics, Koszykowa 75, 00-625 Warsaw, POLAND (e-mail: kaczorek@isep.pw.edu.pl).
pp. 1-5

Zero Coprime System Equivalence of Singular 2-D Linear Models (PDF)

M. S. Boudellioua , Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Sultan Qaboos University, PO Box 36, Al-Khodh, 123, Oman. Email: boudell@squ.edu.om
N. P. Karampetakis , Department of Mathematics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54006, Greece. Email: karampet@math.auth.gr
pp. 1-4

Numerator-Denominator Structures of n-D MFDs (PDF)

A.C. Pugh , Department of Mathematical Sciences, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UK. A.C.Pugh@lboro.ac.uk
G.E. Hayton , Department of Mathematical Sciences, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UK.
E.M.O. El-Nabrawy , Department of Mathematical Sciences, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UK.
N.P. Karampetakis , Department of Mathematics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
pp. 1-6

Robust Exact Model Matching for SISO systems via Finite Precision Dynamic Output Feedback (PDF)

F. N. Koumboulis , Department of Automation, Halkis Institute of Technology, 34400 Psahna, Evia, Greece, phone: +30-22280-99674, fax: +30-22280-99523, e-mail: koumboulis@teihal.gr
M. P. Tzamtzi , Department of Automation, Halkis Institute of Technology, 34400 Psahna, Evia, Greece, e-mail: tzamtzi@teihal.gr
M. G. Skarpetis , Department of Automation, Halkis Institute of Technology, 34400 Psahna, Evia, Greece, e-mail: skarpetis@teihal.gr
pp. 1-7

Parameter Tuning and Hardware Implementation of a Non Integer Order PID Controller (PDF)

F. Brunno , University of Catania, DIEES, Viale A. Doria 6, 95100 Catania, Italy, E-mail: fbrunno@diees.unict.it
R. Caponetto , University of Catania, DIEES, Viale A. Doria 6, 95100 Catania, Italy, E-mail: riccardo.caponetto@diees.unict.it
L. Fortuna , University of Catania, DIEES, Viale A. Doria 6, 95100 Catania, Italy, E-mail: lfortuna@diees.unict.it
D. Porto , STMicroelectronics, Automotive Group AST - Advanced System Technology, Contrada Blocco Torrazze, 95121 Catania, Italy, massimo.porto@st.com
pp. 1-6

Robust Control of Wiener Systems: A Case Study (PDF)

S. Biagiola , Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica y de Computadoras, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Av. Alem 1253, 8000 Bahia Blanca, Argentina, biagiola@uns.edu.ar
A. Garcia , Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica y de Computadoras, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Av. Alem 1253, 8000 Bahia Blanca, Argentina, agarcia@uns.edu.ar
O. Agamennoni , Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica y de Computadoras, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Av. Alem 1253, 8000 Bahia Blanca, Argentina, oagamen@uns.edu.ar
J. Figueroa , Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica y de Computadoras, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Av. Alem 1253, 8000 Bahia Blanca, Argentina, figueroa@uns.edu.ar
pp. 1-6

Symbolic Computation for Nonlinear Systems Using Quotients over Skew Polynomial Ring (PDF)

Miroslav Halas , Department of Automation and Control, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Slovak University of Technology, Ilkovi¿ova 3, 812 19 Bratislava Slovakia, Miroslav.Halas@stuba.sk
Mikulas Huba , Department of Automation and Control, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Slovak University of Technology, Ilkovi¿ova 3, 812 19 Bratislava Slovakia
pp. 1-6

Global Output Tracking for a Class of Nonlinear Systems by output feedback (PDF)

Keylan Alimhan , Department of Information Sciences, Tokyo Denki University, Hatoyama-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama, 350-0394, Japan (e-mail: Keylan@j.dendai.ac.jp).
Hiroshi Inaba , Department of Information Sciences, Tokyo, Denki University, Hatoyama-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama 350-0394, Japan (phone: +81-49-296-2911; fax:+81-49-296-6403; e-mail: inaba@cck.dendai.ac.jp).
pp. 1-4

On the Region of Asymptotic Stability of Nonlinear Quadratic Systems (PDF)

F. Amato , School of Computer and Biomedical Engineering, Università degli Studi Magna Græcia di Catanzaro, Via T. Campanella 115, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy, e-mail: amato@unicz.it, tel:+39-0961-369-4082, fax:+39-0961-369-4090
C. Cosentino , School of Computer and Biomedical Engineering, Università degli Studi Magna Græcia di Catanzaro, Via T. Campanella 115, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
A. Merola , School of Computer and Biomedical Engineering, Università degli Studi Magna Græcia di Catanzaro, Via T. Campanella 115, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
pp. 1-5

Exergy and Irreversible Entropy Production Thermodynamic Concepts for Control Design: Nonlinear Systems (PDF)

Rush D. Robinett , Energy, Infrastructure, and Knowledge Systems, Sandia National Laboratories, P. O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185-0741, Email: rdrobin@sandia.gov
David G. Wilson , Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center, Sandia National Laboratories, P. O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185-1003, Email: dwilso@sandia.gov
pp. 1-8

On Classical State Space Realizability of Bilinear Input-Output Differential Equations (PDF)

U. Kotta , Institute of Cybernetcs at TUT, Akadeemia tee 21, 12618 Tallinn, Estonia, kotta@cc.ioc.ee
T. Mullari , Institute of Cybernetcs at TUT, Akadeemia tee 21, 12618 Tallinn, Estonia, mullari@parsek.yf.ttu.ee
P. Kotta , Institute of Cybernetcs at TUT, Akadeemia tee 21, 12618 Tallinn, Estonia, palle@cc.ioc.ee
A. S. I. Zinober , Department of Applied Mathematics, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK, a.zinober@sheffield.ac.uk
pp. 1-6

Web-based Tools for Exact Linearization Control Design (PDF)

Martin Ondera , Institute of Control and Industrial Informatics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and IT, Slovak University of Technology, Ilkovi¿ova 3, 812 19 Bratislava, Slovakia (phone: +421-2-60291-458; e-mail: Martin.Ondera@stuba.sk).
Mikulas Huba , Institute of Control and Industrial Informatics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and IT, Slovak University of Technology, Ilkovi¿ova 3, 812 19 Bratislava, Slovakia (e-mail: Mikulas.Huba@stuba.sk)
pp. 1-6

An Adaptive Law for Guidance and Control of Remotely Operated Vehicles (PDF)

Gianluca Antonelli , DAEIMI, Dipartimento di Automazione, Elettromagnetismo, Ingegneria dell¿Informazione e Matematica Industriale, Università degli Studi di Cassino via G. Di Biasio 43, 03043 Cassino (FR), Italy. antonelli@unicas.it
pp. 1-6

An optimal guidance scheme for cross-track control of underactuated underwater vehicles (PDF)

Even Borhaug , Dept. of Eng. Cybernetics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway, Even.Borhaug@itk.ntnu.no
Kristin Y. Pettersen , Dept. of Eng. Cybernetics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway, Kristin.Y.Pettersen@itk.ntnu.no
Alexey Pavlov , Dept. of Eng. Cybernetics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway, Alexey.Pavlov@itk.ntnu.no
pp. 1-5

DC Motor Control Issues for UUVs (PDF)

Giovanni Indiveri , Dipartimento Ingegneria Innovazione - DII, University of Lecce, via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy, giovanni.indiveri@unile.it
Silvia Maria Zanoli , Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Gestionale e dell'Automazione - DIIGA, University of Ancona, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy, s.zanoli@univpm.it
Gianfranco Parlangeli , Dipartimento Ingegneria Innovazione - DII, University of Lecce, via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy, gianfranco.parlangeli@unile.it
pp. 1-5

Robust Reconfigurable Control for Recovery from Stern and Bow Plane Jams in Underwater Vehicles (PDF)

Philip P. Soucacos , Graduate Student with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA, psoucaco@gmu.edu
Guy O. Beale , Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA, gbeale@gmu.edu
pp. 1-6

Autotuning Autopilots for Micro-ROVs (PDF)

N. Miskovic , University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Department of Control and Computer Engineering, Zagreb, Croatia, e-mail: nikola.miskovic@fer.hr
Z. Vukic , University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Department of Control and Computer Engineering, Zagreb, Croatia, e-mail: zoran.vukic@fer.hr
M. Barisic , University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Department of Control and Computer Engineering, Zagreb, Croatia, e-mail: matko.barisic@fer.hr
B. Tovornik , University of Maribor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Institute of Automation, Maribor, Slovenia
pp. 1-6

Control Oriented Models & Feedback Design in Fluid Flow Systems: A Review (PDF)

Gilead Tadmor , Communications & Digital Signal Processing Center and the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA, tadmor@ece.neu.edu
Bernd R. Noack , Institute of Fluid Dynamics and Technical Acoustics, Berlin University of Technology, D-10623 Berlin, GERMANY, Bernd.R.Noack@TU-Berlin.DE
Marek Morzynski , Institute of Combustion Engines & Basics of Machine Design, Pozna¿ University of Technology, PL 60-965 Pozna¿, POLAND, marek.morzynski@put.poznan.pl
pp. 1-12

Recent Advances on Linear Control Theory under Communication Constraints: A Survey (PDF)

Ivan Lopez , Electrical & Computer Engineering Department. MSC01 1100 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001, ilopez@nec.unm.edu
Chaouki T. Abdallah , Electrical & Computer Engineering Department. MSC01 1100 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001, chaouki@nec.unm.edu
pp. 1-6

A neuro-adaptive TCP-like protocol with cost constraints (PDF)

Christos N. Houmkozlis , Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 54124, Thessaloniki, GREECE, houm@eng.auth.gr
George A. Rovithakis , Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 54124, Thessaloniki, GREECE, robi@eng.auth.gr
pp. 1-6

ROBUST Congestion Control in Networks with Multiple Congested Nodes (PDF)

K. Keramat Jahromi , MSC Student, Electrical Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran-IRAN, Karim_Karamat@yahoo.com
S.K.Y. Nikravesh , Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran-IRAN, nikravsh@aut.ac.ir
M. Shafee , Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran-IRAN, Shafiee@ptt.gov.ir
pp. 1-6

Model-Based Control with Intermittent Feedback (PDF)

Tomas Estrada , Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA, testrada@nd.edu
Hai Lin , Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117576, hlin28@gmail.com
Panos J. Antsaklis , Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA, antsaklis.1@nd.edu
pp. 1-6

Adaptive Control in the Presence of Outliers (PDF)

J. M. Lemos , INESC-ID/IST, R. Alves redol 9, 1000-029 Lisboa, Portugal, jlml@inesc.pt
pp. 1-6

Convergence Rate of Quantization Error in Networked Control Systems (PDF)

Hui Fang , Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556. E-mail: hfang@nd.edu
Panos J. Antsakls , Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556. E-mail: antsakilis.l@nd.edu
pp. 1-8

Event Source Position Estimation Using Sensor Networks (PDF)

Michalis P. Michaelides , Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus. Email: eep4mml@ucy.ac.cy
Christos G. Panayiotou , Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus. Email: christosp@ucy.ac.cy
pp. 1-6

Constrained Finite Time Control of Networked Systems with Uncertain Delays (PDF)

Leonidas Dritsas , Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, University of Patras, Rio, 26500 Achaia, Greece
George Nikolakopoulos , Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, University of Patras, Rio, 26500 Achaia, Greece
Anthony Tzes , Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, University of Patras, Rio, 26500 Achaia, Greece. e-mail: tzes@ee.upatras.gr
pp. 1-6

Theoretical and experimental overview of bilateral teleoperation control laws (PDF)

Nicolas Marcassus , IRCCyN, UMR CNRS 6597, Universit de Nantes, ?cole Centrale de Nantes, 1 rue de la No, BP 92101, 44321 Nantes Cedex 3, nicolas.marcassus@irccyn.ec-nantes.fr
Abdelhamid Chriette , IRCCyN, UMR CNRS 6597, Universit de Nantes, ?cole Centrale de Nantes, 1 rue de la No, BP 92101, 44321 Nantes Cedex 3, abdelhamid.chriette@irccyn.ec-nantes.fr
Maxime Gautier , IRCCyN, UMR CNRS 6597, Universit de Nantes, ?cole Centrale de Nantes, 1 rue de la No, BP 92101, 44321 Nantes Cedex 3, maxime.gautier@irccyn.ec-nantes.fr
pp. 1-6

A Mobile Landing Platform for Miniature Vertical Take-Off and Landing Vehicles (PDF)

K. Dalamagkidis , Unmanned Vehicle Systems, Computer Science and Engineering Department, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, ENB 118, Tampa, FL 33620
S. Ioannou , Clean Energy Research Center, Electrical Engineering Department, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, ENB 118, Tampa, FL 33620, (email: cerc@eng.usf.edu)
K. Valavanis , Unmanned Vehicle Systems, Computer Science and Engineering Department, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, ENB 118, Tampa, FL 33620, (email: kvalavan@csee.usf.edu)
E. Stefanakos , Clean Energy Research Center, Electrical Engineering Department, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, ENB 118, Tampa, FL 33620
pp. 1-6

A simple control scheme for Mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (PDF)

A. Ficola , Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, University of Perugia, Italy (phone, +39 075 5853679, fax: + 39 075 585 3654; e-mail: antonio.ficola@diei.unipg.it)
M.L. Fravolini , Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, University of Perugia, Italy (e-mail: fravolin@diei.unipg.it)
V. Brunori , Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, University of Perugia, Italy
M. la Cava , Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, University of Perugia, Italy (e-mail: michele.lacava@diei.unipg.it
pp. 1-6

A comparison of Pose Estimation algorithms for Machine Vision based Aerial Refueling for UAVs (PDF)

Giampiero Campa , Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506/6106
Marco Mammarella , Graduate Student, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506/6106
Marcello R. Napolitano , Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506/6106
Mario L. Fravolini , Assistant Professor, Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, University of Perugia, 06100 Perugia, Italy
Lorenzo Pollini , Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Systems and Automation, University of Pisa, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Brian Stolarik , Research Engineer, Institute for Scientific Research 320 Adams Street, P.O. Box 2720 Fairmont, WV, 26555-2750
pp. 1-6

Modeling and analysis of a reduced-complexity ducted MAV (PDF)

L. Marconi , Center for research on complex Automated SYstems (CASY), DEIS-University of Bologna, ITALY
R. Naldi , Center for research on complex Automated SYstems (CASY), DEIS-University of Bologna, ITALY.; CASY-DEIS University of Bologna, Via Risorgimento 2, 40136, Bologna, Italy. Tel: 0039 051 2093788, Fax: 0039 051 2093073, email: rnaldi@deis.unibo.it
pp. 1-5

Optimal path and tracking control of an autonomous VTOL aircraft (PDF)

Amit Ailon , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel. Email: amit@ee.bgu.ac.il
pp. 1-6

Method for Optimal Control Calculation of a Fed-batch Fermentation Process (PDF)

R. Tzoneva , Department of Electrical Engineering, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa. (phone 02721 959 6459; fax 02721 9596117; email: tzonevar@cput.ac.za)
pp. 1-6

Standard Linux for embedded real-time manufacturing control systems (PDF)

Gabriele Bruzzone , CNR-ISSIA, Via De Marini 6, 16149, Genova, Italy, gabry@ge.issia.cnr.it
Massimo Caccia , CNR-ISSIA, Via De Marini 6, 16149, Genova, Italy, max@ge.issia.cnr.it
Alessio Bertone , Green Project S.r.l., Corso Perrone 47r, Genova, Italy, info@greenproject.it
Gianfranco Ravera , Green Project S.r.l., Corso Perrone 47r, Genova, Italy
pp. 1-6

Minimum Startup Time Control of an Ion Exchange Process used for Water Desalination (PDF)

N. M. Dube , Electrical Engineering Department, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town (Bellville) RSA; e-mail: duben@cput.ac.za).
R. Tzoneva , Electrical Engineering Department, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town (Bellville) RSA; e-mail: tzonevar@cput.ac.za).
pp. 1-6

Virtual Instruments for the what-if analysis of a process for pollution minimization in an industrial application (PDF)

L. Fortuna , Università degli Studi di Catania, DIEES, Viale A. Doria 6 95125, Catania ITALY
S. Graziani , Università degli Studi di Catania, DIEES, Viale A. Doria 6 95125, Catania ITALY - tel: +390957382327 - email: sgraziani@diees.unict.it
M. G. Xibilia , Università degli Studi di Messina, DRP, Contrada di Dio-Panoramica dello Stretto 98166, Messina, ITALY - tel: +390903977328 - mxibilia@ingegneria.unime.it
G. Napoli , Università degli Studi di Messina, Dipartimento di Matematica, Salita Sperone 31 98166, Messina, ITALY ¿ giuseppe.napoli@ingegneria.unime.it
pp. 1-4

Temperature modelling of a biochip for DNA analysis (PDF)

B. A. Costa , INESC-ID/IST, Rua Alves Redol n.9, Apartado 13069 - 1000-029 LISBOA, Portugal, bac@inesc-id.pt
J. M. Lemos , INESC-ID/IST, Rua Alves Redol n.9, Apartado 13069 - 1000-029 LISBOA, Portugal, jlml@inesc-id.pt
M. S. Piedade , INESC-ID/IST, Rua Alves Redol n.9, Apartado 13069 - 1000-029 LISBOA, Portugal, msp@inesc-id.pt
L. Sousa , INESC-ID/IST, Rua Alves Redol n.9, Apartado 13069 - 1000-029 LISBOA, Portugal, las@inesc-id.pt
T. Almeida , INESC-ID/IST, Rua Alves Redol n.9, Apartado 13069 - 1000-029 LISBOA, Portugal, tmma@inesc-id.pt
J. Germano , INESC-ID/IST, Rua Alves Redol n.9, Apartado 13069 - 1000-029 LISBOA, Portugal, jahg@inesc-id.pt
P. Freitas , INESC-MN/IST, Rua Alves Redol n.9, Apartado 13069 - 1000-029 LISBOA, Portugal, pfreitas@inesc-mn.pt
H. Ferreira , INESC-MN/IST, Rua Alves Redol n.9, Apartado 13069 - 1000-029 LISBOA, Portugal, ferreira@inesc-mn.pt
F. Cardoso , INESC-MN/IST, Rua Alves Redol n.9, Apartado 13069 - 1000-029 LISBOA, Portugal, fcardoso@inesc-mn.pt
pp. 1-5

Synchronization of Mechanical Systems with a New Van der Pol Chaotic Oscillator (PDF)

Sinuhe I. Benitez , CITEDI-IPN Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo de Tecnología Digital del IPN, Tijuana B.C., México; 2498 Roll Dr. 757 Otay Mesa, San Diego, CA 92154 USA. Email: sbenitez@citedi.mx
Luis T. Aguilar , CITEDI-IPN Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo de Tecnología Digital del IPN, Tijuana B.C., México; 2498 Roll Dr. 757 Otay Mesa, San Diego, CA 92154 USA. Email: laguilar@citedi.mx
Leonardo Acho , CITEDI-IPN Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo de Tecnología Digital del IPN, Tijuana B.C., México; 2498 Roll Dr. 757 Otay Mesa, San Diego, CA 92154 USA. Email: leonardo@citedi.mx
pp. 1-4

Finite-Time Control of Linear Mechanical Systems Subject to Non-smooth Impacts (PDF)

A. Potini , Dipartimento di Informatica Sistemi e Produzione, Università di Roma ¿Tor Vergata¿, Via del Politecnico, 1 00133 Roma - Italy, potini@disp.uniroma2.it
A. Tornambe , Dipartimento di Informatica Sistemi e Produzione, Università di Roma ¿Tor Vergata¿, Via del Politecnico, 1 00133 Roma - Italy, tornambe@disp.uniroma2.it
L. Menini , Dipartimento di Informatica Sistemi e Produzione, Università di Roma ¿Tor Vergata¿, Via del Politecnico, 1 00133 Roma - Italy, menini@disp.uniroma2.it
C.T. Abdallah , Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, MSC01 1100, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001, chaouki@ece.unm.edu
P. Dorato , Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, MSC01 1100, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001, peter@ece.unm.edu
pp. 1-5

Non-Identifier-Based Adaptive Speed Control for a Two-Mass Flexible Servo System: Consideration of Stability and Steady State Accuracy (PDF)

Hans Schuster , Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Institute of Electrical Drive Systems, Technical University of Munich, 80333 Munich, Germany. hans.schuster@tum.de
Christian Westermaier , Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Institute of Electrical Drive Systems, Technical University of Munich, 80333 Munich, Germany.
Dierk Schroder , Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Institute of Electrical Drive Systems, Technical University of Munich, 80333 Munich, Germany.
pp. 1-6

Adaptive Pulse Width/Phase Modulated Controller for a High Frequency Active Electro-Hydraulic Pump System (PDF)

Yannis Koveos , University of Patras, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Rio, Achaia 26500, Greece
Anthony Tzes , University of Patras, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Rio, Achaia 26500, Greece (e-mail: tzes@ee.upatras.gr).
Efthymios Kolyvas , University of Patras, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Rio, Achaia 26500, Greece
Demos Tsahalis , Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and Energy, University of Patras, Chemical Engineering Department, Rio, Achaia 26500, Greece.
pp. 1-6

Robust detection of incipient faults: an active approach (PDF)

R. Nikoukhah , INRIA, Rocquencourt BP 105, 78153 Le Chesnay Cedex, France. Email: ramine.nikoukhah@inria.fr.
S. L. Campbell , Dept. of Mathematics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8205, USA.
pp. 1-6

Fault Detection and Isolation in Aircraft Systems Using Stochastic Nonlinear Modelling of Flight Data Dependencies (PDF)

Dimitrios G. Dimogianopoulos , Stochastic Mechanical Systems and Automation (SMSA) Group, Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering, University of Patras, GR 265 00 Patras, Greece, Tel/Fax: (++ 30) 2610 997 405, 2610 997 130, E-mail: dimogian@mech.upatras.gr, Internet: http://www.mech.upatras.gr/~sms
John D. Hios , Stochastic Mechanical Systems and Automation (SMSA) Group, Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering, University of Patras, GR 265 00 Patras, Greece, Tel/Fax: (++ 30) 2610 997 405, 2610 997 130, E-mail: hiosj@mech.upatras.gr, Internet: http://www.mech.upatras.gr/~sms
Spilios D. Fassois , Stochastic Mechanical Systems and Automation (SMSA) Group, Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering, University of Patras, GR 265 00 Patras, Greece, Tel/Fax: (++ 30) 2610 997 405, 2610 997 130, E-mail: fassois@mech.upatras.gr, Internet: http://www.mech.upatras.gr/~sms
pp. 1-6

Applicability of Standard Formulation Parametric Fault Detection Methods (PDF)

Paulo A.S.A. Felicio , Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Instituto Politécnico de Setúubal Campus do IPS, Estefanilha 2910-514 Setúbal, PORTUGAL email: pfelicio@est.ips.pt
Pedro M.G. Lourtie , Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica, Instituto Superior Técnico - UTL, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, PORTUGAL
pp. 1-6

LPV fault detection of glucose-insulin system (PDF)

L. Kovacs , Department of Control Engineering and Information Technology Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Magyar tudósok krt. 2., H-1117 Budapest, Hungary, lkovacs@iit.bme.hu
B. Kulcsar , Department of Control and Transport Automation, Faculty of Transportation, Budapest University of Technology and Economics Bertalan L. u. 2., H-1111 Budapest, Hungary, kulcsar@kaut.kka.bme.hu
J. Bokor , Computer and Automation Research Institute Hungarian Sciences Academy H-1111 Budapest Kende u. 13-17., Hungary, bokor@sztaki.hu
Z. Benyo , Department of Control Engineering and Information Technology Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Magyar tudósok krt. 2., H-1117 Budapest, Hungary
pp. 1-5

Direct Field-Oriented Control Design using Backstepping Technique for Induction Motor Speed Control (PDF)

I.K. Bousserhane , University center of Bechar B.P 417 BECHAR 08000 ALGERIA, E-mail: bou_isma@yahoo.fr
A. Hazzab , University center of Bechar B.P 417 BECHAR 08000 ALGERIA, E-mail: a_hazzab@yahoo.fr
M. Rahli , University of Sciences and Technology of Oran, Algeria, E-mail: rahlim@yahoo.fr
M. Kamli , University of Sciences and Technology of Oran, Algeria, E-mail: kamlimk@hotmail.com
B. Mazari , University of Sciences and Technology of Oran, Algeria, E-mail: mazari_dz@yahoo.fr.
pp. 1-6

Control of Switched Reluctance Motor Containing a Linear Model (PDF)

Murat Ayaz , Technical Education Faculty, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli - TURKEY
Ali Bekir Yildiz , Engineering Fac., Dept. of Electrical Eng., Kocaeli University, Kocaeli - TURKEY, e-mail: abyildiz@kou.edu.tr
pp. 1-6

Global Adaptive Learning Control for Current-fed Induction Motor Servo Drives (PDF)

Riccardo Marino , Electronic Engineering Department, "Tor Vergata" University, Via del Politecnico 1, 00133 Rome, Italy. marino@ing.uniroma2.it
Patrizio Tomei , Electronic Engineering Department, "Tor Vergata" University, Via del Politecnico 1, 00133 Rome, Italy. tomei@ing.uniroma2.it
Cristiano Maria Verrelli , Electronic Engineering Department, "Tor Vergata" University, Via del Politecnico 1, 00133 Rome, Italy. verrelli@ing.uniroma2.it
pp. 1-6

On Three-Phase Six-Switches Voltage Source Inverter: A 150° Conduction Mode (PDF)

Mohamed H. Saied , Ph.D. candidate, M.Sc., B.Sc.: Electrical Engineering Department, I, Abu-Qir Fertilizers & Chemical Industries Co., Alexandria, Egypt. 9th floor, 33 B, Omar Al-Mokhtar St., Ganaklis, Alexandria, Egypt, tel: (+2)-010-388 6677, fax: (+2)-03-560 3031, e-mail: Mohamed.Saied@Alexandria.cc
M. Z. Mostafa , Full-Professor: Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineerng, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt. 9th floor, 33 B, Omar Al-Mokhtar St., Ganaklis, Alexandria, Egypt
T. M. Abdel-Moneim , Full-Professor: Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineerng, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt. 9th floor, 33 B, Omar Al-Mokhtar St., Ganaklis, Alexandria, Egypt
H. A. Yousef , Full-Professor: Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineerng, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt. 9th floor, 33 B, Omar Al-Mokhtar St., Ganaklis, Alexandria, Egypt
pp. 1-6

Combustion control in domestic boilers using an oxygen sensor (PDF)

G. Conte , Università Politecnica delle Marche, Department of Information, Management and Automation Engineering, 60131 Ancona, Via Brecce Bianche, ITALY
M. Cesaretti , Università Politecnica delle Marche, Department of Information, Management and Automation Engineering, 60131 Ancona, Via Brecce Bianche, ITALY
D. Scaradozzi , Università Politecnica delle Marche, Department of Information, Management and Automation Engineering, 60131 Ancona, Via Brecce Bianche, ITALY, phone: +39-328-4622740; fax: +39-071-2204474; e-mail: d.scaradozzi@univpm.it
pp. 1-4

Integration of digital appliances in Demand Side Management systems (PDF)

V. Cascio , Home Networking Manager within WRAP s.pa., Indesit Company Group, email valerio.cascio@wraphome.com
S. Bernasconi , Home Services Specialist within Electricitè De France (EDF), email stephane.bernasconi@edf.fr
G. Sauba , Project Manager, Home Automation within Advantica., email ganesh.sauba@advantica.biz
J. Mendigutxia , Communications Area Manager within Ikerlan, email jmendigutxia@ikerlan.es
A. Kung , General Director of TRIALOG, email: antonio.kung@trialog.com
pp. 1-5

Modelling and design of the half-bridge resonant inverter for induction cooking application (PDF)

Alessio Beato , Università Politecnica delle Marche Ancona - Italy
Cesare Bocchiola , International Rectifier Borgaro Torinese (TO) - Italy
Stefano Frattesi , Indesit Company S.p.A. Fabriano (AN) - Italy
pp. 1-6

Swarm Formation Control with Potential Fields Formed by Bivariate Normal Functions (PDF)

Laura Barnes , Computer Science Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620 USA (e-mail: lbarnes3@csee.usf.edu).
Wendy Alvis , Electrical Engineering Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620 USA (e-mail: trietley@eng.usf.edu).
MaryAnne Fields , U. S. Army Research Lab, Aberdeen, MD 21005 USA (e-mail: mafld@arl.army.mil).
Kimon Valavanis , Computer Science Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620 USA (e-mail: kvalavan@csee.usf.edu).
Wilfrido Moreno , Electrical Engineering Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620 USA (e-mail: moreno@eng.usf.edu).
pp. 1-7

Distributed Control of Autonomous Swarms by Using Parallel Simulated Annealing Algorithm (PDF)

Wei Xi , Institute for Systems Research and the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA. wxi@isr.umd.edu
John S. Baras , Institute for Systems Research and the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA. baras@isr.umd.edu
pp. 1-6

Embedded Model Control Application to Drag-Free and Satellite-to-Satellite Tracking (PDF)

Luca Massotti , Ph.D. Research Fellow with the European Space Agency, ESA-ESTEC/EOP-SF, 2200 AG Noordwijk ZH, The Netherlands (phone: + 31(0) 71565 3803 fax: + 31(0) 71565 4696; e-mail: luca.massotti@esa.int).
Enrico Canuto , Politecnico di Torino, Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy (e-mail: enrico.canuto@polito.it).
Pierluigi Silvestrin , Head of Future Mission Division with ESA, ESTEC/EOP-SF, 2200 AG Noordwijk ZH, The Netherlands (e-mail: pierluigi.silvestrin@esa.int).
pp. 1-6

Autonomous Formation Flight: Hardware Development (PDF)

Yu Gu , Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, wv 26506-6106 USA (Phone: (304) 293-4111, ext 2462; Fax: (304) 293-6689; e-mail: Yu.Gu@mail.wvu.edu).
Brad Seanor , Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, wv 26506-6106 USA
Giampiero Campa , Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, wv 26506-6106 USA
Marcello R. Napolitano , Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, wv 26506-6106 USA
Srikanth Gururajan , Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, wv 26506-6106 USA
Larry Rowe , Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, wv 26506-6106 USA
pp. 1-6

3-Aircraft Formation Flight Experiment (PDF)

Brad Seanor , Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6106 USA (Phone: (304) 293-4111, ext 2366; Fax: (304) 293-6689; e-mail: Brad.Seanor@mail.wvu.edu)
Yu Gu , Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6106 USA
Marcello R. Napolitano , Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6106 USA
Giampiero Campa , Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6106 USA
Srikanth Gururajan , Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6106 USA
Larry Rowe , Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6106 USA
pp. 1-6

Formation Control Laws for Autonomous Flight Vehicles (PDF)

Martina Chiaramonti , Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Pisa, 56122 Pisa, Italy, martina.chiaramonti@ing.unipi.it
Fabrizio Giulietti , Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Bologna, 47100 Forli, Italy, fabrizio.giulietti@mail.ingfo.unibo.it
Giovanni Mengali , Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Pisa, 56122 Pisa, Italy, g.mengali@ing.unipi.it
pp. 1-5

Recurrent High Order Neural Networks for Identification of the EGFR Signaling Pathway (PDF)

Manolis A. Christodoulou , Technical University of Crete
Dia Zarkogianni , National Technical University of Athens
pp. 1-6

A Neural Network Solution for Fixed-Final Time Optimal Control of Nonlinear Systems (PDF)

Tao Cheng , Automation and Robotics Research Institute, The University of Texas at Arlington, TX 76118, USA. (Tel./fax: + 1 817 272 5938, E-mail: chengtao@arri.uta.edu)
Frank L. Lewis , Automation and Robotics Research Institute, The University of Texas at Arlington, TX 76118, USA
Murad Abu-Khalaf , Automation and Robotics Research Institute, The University of Texas at Arlington, TX 76118, USA
pp. 1-5

Design of Dynamic System Fault-Tolerant Control using IMM Estimation and RBF Neural Network (PDF)

Xudong Wang , Research engineer with Research Corporation of University of Hawaii, Email: xudongw@hawaii.edu
Vassilis L. Syrmos , College of Engineering, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822, Email: pmisra@cs.wright.edu
pp. 1-6

A Neural Network Based Sensor Validation Scheme for Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines (PDF)

Giampiero Campa , Research Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506/6106
Mohan Krishnamurty , Graduate Student, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506/6106
Mridul Gautam , Full Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506/6106
Marcello R. Napolitano , Full Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506/6106
Mario Perhinschi , Full Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506/6106
pp. 1-6

Stable Nonlinear Receding Horizon Regulator Using RBF Neural Network Models (PDF)

Zahir Ahmida , Skikda Electronics Research laboratory-LRES, University of Skikda, BP: 26, Skikda, Algeria, 21000. (00) 213 73 825909; fax: (00)213 38 705305; e-mail: zahirahmida@yahoo.fr
Abdelfatah Charef , Department of Electronics, Mentouri University, Constantine, 25000, Algeria. (e-mail: Afcharef@yahoo.fr).
Victor M. Becerra , Department of Cybernetics, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6AY, UK. (e-mail: v.m.becerra@reading.ac.uk).
pp. 1-5

Mobile Robot Navigation Using Sonar and Range Measurements from Uncalibrated Cameras (PDF)

A. Tsalatsanis , Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620 USA, (e-mail: atsalats@eng.usf.edu).
K. Valavanis , Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620 USA, (email: kvalavan@cse.usf.edu).
N. Tsourveloudis , Department of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete, Chania 73100 Greece, (email: nikost@dpem.tuc.gr).
pp. 1-7

On Improving Endurance of Unmanned Ground Vehicles: The ATRV-Jr Case Study (PDF)

S. Ioannou , Clean Energy Research Center (CERC), Department of EE, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, ENB 118, Tampa, FL 33620; (E-mail: cerc@eng.usf.edu)
K. Dalamagkidis , Center for Robot Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR), Department of CSE, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, ENB 118, Tampa, FL 33620
K. P. Valavanis , Center for Robot Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR), Department of CSE, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, ENB 118, Tampa, FL 33620, (E-mail: kvalavan@cse. usf. edu).
E. K. Stefanakos , Clean Energy Research Center (CERC), Department of EE, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, ENB 118, Tampa, FL 33620
P. H. Wiley , Clean Energy Research Center (CERC), Department of EE, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, ENB 118, Tampa, FL 33620
pp. 1-6

SARA: a Flexible Framework for Rapid Prototyping of Mobile Robotics Applications (PDF)

Stefano Pagnottelli , Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettronica e dell¿Informazione, Università di Perugia, Via G. Duranti, 93 - 06125 Perugia - Italy, stefano.pagnottelli@diei.unipg.it
Paolo Valigi , Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettronica e dell¿Informazione, Università di Perugia, Via G. Duranti, 93 - 06125 Perugia - Italy, paolo.valigi@diei.unipg.it
pp. 1-5

Optimal motion planning for the rendezvous of nonholonomic vehicles under disturbances (PDF)

Jorge Estrela da Silva , Departamento de Engenharia Electrotécnica, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, R. Dr. António Bernardino Almeida 431, 4200 Porto, Portugal, jes@isep.ipp.pt
Joao Borges de Sousa , DEEC - Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465, Porto, Portugal, jtasso@fe.up.pt
pp. 1-6

A framework for simulations and tests of mobile robotics tasks (PDF)

Emanuele Frontoni , Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Gestionale e dell'Automazione (DIIGA), Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy, mail: frontoni@diiga.univpm.it fax: +39(0)712204474
Adriano Mancini , Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Gestionale e dell'Automazione (DIIGA), Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
Fabio Caponetti , Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Gestionale e dell'Automazione (DIIGA), Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
Primo Zingaretti , Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Gestionale e dell'Automazione (DIIGA), Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
pp. 1-6

A Sensor Based Homing Strategy for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (PDF)

P. Batista , Instituto Superior Técnico, Institute for Systems and Robotics, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1046-001 Lisboa, Portugal, pbatista@isr.ist.utl.pt
C. Silvestre , Instituto Superior Técnico, Institute for Systems and Robotics, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1046-001 Lisboa, Portugal, cjs@isr.ist.utl.pt
P. Oliveira , Instituto Superior Técnico, Institute for Systems and Robotics, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1046-001 Lisboa, Portugal, pjcro@isr.ist.utl.pt
pp. 1-6

The Control Problem: A Framework for A Holistic Design (PDF)

Pedro Balaguer , Department of Telecommunications and Systems Engineering, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, pedro.balaguer@uab.es
Ramon Vilanova , Department of Telecommunications and Systems Engineering, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Romualdo Moreno , Department of Telecommunications and Systems Engineering, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
pp. 1-6

Multisensory Human Postural Control: Neurological and Engineering Perspectives (PDF)

Karim A. Tahboub , College of Engineering and Technology, Palestine Polytechnic University, Hebron ¿ Palestine (phone: 00972-599-656665; fax: 00972-2-2217248; e-mail: tahboub@ppu.edu).
Thomas Mergner , Neurological University Clinic, Neurocenter, University of Freiburg, Breisacherstr. 64, 79106 Freiburg - Germany (e-mail: mergner@uni-freiburg.de).
Christoph Ament , Microsystems Engineering, University of Freiburg, Georges-Koehler-Alee 103, 79110 Freiburg - Germany (e-mail: ament@imtek.de).
pp. 1-6

Fuzzy Controller Design Based on the Phase Plane Isoclines (PDF)

Stjepan Bogdan , LARICS-Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Unska 3, 10000, Zagreb, CROATIAP, http://flrcg.rasip.fer.hr/
Zdenko Kovacic , LARICS-Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Unska 3, 10000, Zagreb, CROATIAP, http://flrcg.rasip.fer.hr/
pp. 1-6

Control for Triple Integrator with Constrained Input (PDF)

P. Tapak , Institute of Control and Industrial Informatics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and IT, Slovak University of Technology, Ilkovi¿ova 3, 812 19 Bratislava, Slovakia (phone: +421-2-60291-458; e-mail: Peter.Tapak@stuba.sk).
P. Bistak , Institute of Control and Industrial Informatics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and IT, Slovak University of Technology, Ilkovi¿ova 3, 812 19 Bratislava, Slovakia (e-mail: Pavol.Bistak@stuba.sk)
M. Huba , Institute of Control and Industrial Informatics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and IT, Slovak University of Technology, Ilkovi¿ova 3, 812 19 Bratislava, Slovakia (e-mail: Mikulas.Huba@stuba.sk)
pp. 1-6

Actuator failures compensation: a sliding mode control approach (PDF)

M. L. Corradini , Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Università di Camerino, via Madonna delle Carceri, 62032 Camerino (MC), Italy, Fax: + 39 0737 402568, letizia.corradini@unicam.it
G. Orlando , Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Gestionale e dell¿Automazione, Universitàa Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy, giuseppe.orlando@univpm.it
G. Parlangeli , Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell¿Innovazione, Università di Lecce, via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy, gianfranco.parlangeli@unile.it
pp. 1-6

Efficient Sampling for Keeping Track of an Ornstein-Uhlenbeck Process (PDF)

Maben Rabi , Institute for Systems Research and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College PArk, MD 20742. USA.
John S. Baras , Institute for Systems Research and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College PArk, MD 20742. USA.
George V. Moustakides , Department of Computer Enginering and Informatics, University of Patras, Patras, Greece.
pp. 1-6

A Fuzzy Cognitive Network Based Control Scheme for An Anaerobic Digestion Process (PDF)

T. Kottas , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Hellas (Greece) Email: tkottas@gee.duth.gr
Y. Boutalis , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Hellas (Greece) Email: ybout@ee.duth.
V. Diamantis , Department of Environmental Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, 67100, Hellas(Greece) Email: bdiamant@env.duth.gr
O. Kosmidou , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Hellas (Greece)
A. Aivasidis , Department of Environmental Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, 67100, Hellas(Greece)
pp. 1-7

Optimal monitoring and management of a water storage with pollution constraints (PDF)

Ilya Joslovich , Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion ¿ Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel. agrilya@tx.technion.ac.il
Per-Olof Gutman , Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion ¿ Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel; Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università del Sannio, Benevento, Italia. peo@tx.technion.ac.il
pp. 1-6

Performance Indices and Tuning in Process Control (PDF)

Alberto Landi , Department of Electric Systems and Automation, Via Diotisalvi, 2 56123 Pisa. ITALY (phone: + 39-050-2217304; fax: +39-050-2217333; e-mail: landi@ieee. org)
pp. 1-6

Reduced Order Controller for The Alstom Gasifier Plant (PDF)

Amirhossein Yousefi , Institute of Automation and Control, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Boris Lohmann , Institute of Automation and Control, Technical University of Munich, Germany. email: Lohmann@tum.de
pp. 1-6

Control of a Continuous-time Stirred Tank Reactor via Robust Static Output Feedback (PDF)

Monika Bakosova , Slovak University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical and Food technology, Institute of Information Engineering, Automation and Mathematics, Department of Information Engineering and Process Control, Radlinskho 9, Bratislava, Slovakia, monika.bakosova@stuba.sk
Dalibor Puna , Slovak University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical and Food technology, Institute of Information Engineering, Automation and Mathematics, Department of Information Engineering and Process Control, Radlinskho 9, Bratislava, Slovakia
Alojz Meszaros , Slovak University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical and Food technology, Institute of Information Engineering, Automation and Mathematics, Department of Information Engineering and Process Control, Radlinskho 9, Bratislava, Slovakia
pp. 1-6

Comparing regressors selection methods for the Soft Sensor design of a Sulfur Recovery Unit (PDF)

L. Fortuna , Università degli Studi di Catania, DIEES, Viale A. Doria 6 95125, Catania ITALY
S. Graziani , Università degli Studi di Catania, DIEES, Viale A. Doria 6 95125, Catania ITALY - tel:+ 390957382327 - email: sgraziani@diees. unict.it
M. G. Xibilia , Università degli Studi di Messina, DRP, Contrada di Dio-Panoramica dello Stretto 98166, Messina, ITALY - tel: + 390903977328 - mxibilia@ingegneria. unime.it
G. Napoli , Università degli Studi di Messina, Dipartimento di Matematica, Salita Sperone 31 98166, Messina, ITALY ¿ giuseppe.napoli@ingegneria.unime.it
pp. 1-6

Systems Biology of Group Decision Making (PDF)

Kevin M. Passino , Dept. of Electrical and Computer Eng. The Ohio State University, 2015 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43210, passino@ece.osu.edu, http://www.ece.osu.edu/passino/
pp. 1

Adaptive Control Using Neural Network Augmentation for a Modified F-15 Aircraft (PDF)

John J. Burken , National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA 93523 USA, (phone: 661-276-3726; fax: 661-276-2586; e-mail: john.burken@mail.dfrc.nasa.gov).
Peggy Williams-Hayes , NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA 93523 USA (e-mail: peggy.williams@mail.dfrc.nasa.gov).
John T. Kaneshige , NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035 USA (e-mail: j.kaneshige@mail.arc.nasa.gov).
Susan J. Stachowiak , NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058 USA (e-mail: susan.j.stachowiak@mail.jsc.nasa.gov).
pp. 1-6

Nonlinear Integral Minimum Variance-Like Control with Application to an Aircraft System (PDF)

Dimitrios G. Dimogianopoulos , Stochastic Mechanical Systems and Automation (SMSA) Group, Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering, University of Patras, GR 265 00 Patras, Greece, Tel/Fax: (++ 30) 2610 997 405, 2610 997 130, E-mail: dimogian@mech.upatras.gr, Internet: http://www.mech.upatras.gr/~sms
John D. Hios , Stochastic Mechanical Systems and Automation (SMSA) Group, Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering, University of Patras, GR 265 00 Patras, Greece, Tel/Fax: (++ 30) 2610 997 405, 2610 997 130, E-mail: hiosj@mech.upatras.gr, Internet: http://www.mech.upatras.gr/~sms
Spilios D. Fassois , Stochastic Mechanical Systems and Automation (SMSA) Group, Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering, University of Patras, GR 265 00 Patras, Greece, Tel/Fax: (++ 30) 2610 997 405, 2610 997 130, E-mail: fassois@mech.upatras.gr, Internet: http://www.mech.upatras.gr/~sms
pp. 1-6

Feature Matching Algorithms for Machine Vision Based Autonomous Aerial Refueling (PDF)

M.L. Fravolini , Department of Electronic and Information Engineering Perugia University, 06100 Perugia, Italy. (phone: +39-075-5853682, fax: +39-075-5853654, email: fravolin@diei.unipg.it)
V. Brunori , Department of Electronic and Information Engineering Perugia University, 06100 Perugia, Italy
A. Ficola , Department of Electronic and Information Engineering Perugia University, 06100 Perugia, Italy
M. la Cava , Department of Electronic and Information Engineering Perugia University, 06100 Perugia, Italy
G. Campa , Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506/6106,USA
pp. 1-8

Comparison of Different Neural Augmentations for the Fault Tolerant Control Laws of the WVU YF-22 Model Aircraft (PDF)

Mario G. Perhinschi , West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 26508 USA (phone: 304-293-4111 ext 2469; e-mail: Mario.Perhinschi@mail.wvu.edu).
John Burken , NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA, 93523 USA (e-mail: John.burken@dfrc.nasa.gov).
Giampiero Campa , West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 26508 USA (e-mail: Giampiero.Campa@mail.wvu.edu).
pp. 1-6

Vision-Based Autonomous Probe and Drogue Aerial Refueling (PDF)

Roberto Mati , Department of Electrical Systems and Automation, via Diotisalvi 2, 56126, Pisa, (PI), Italy. Email: mati@dsea.unipi.it
Lorenzo Pollini , Department of Electrical Systems and Automation, via Diotisalvi 2, 56126, Pisa, (PI), Italy. Email: lpollini@dsea.unipi.it
Alessio Lunghi , Department of Electrical Systems and Automation, via Diotisalvi 2, 56126, Pisa, (PI), Italy.
Mario Innocenti , Department of Electrical Systems and Automation, via Diotisalvi 2, 56126, Pisa, (PI), Italy. Email: minnoce@dsea.unipi.it
Giampiero Campa , Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6106. Email: Giampiero.Campa@mail.wvu.edu
pp. 1-6

A Finite Time Unknown Input Observer For Linear Systems (PDF)

Tobias Raff , Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control (IST), University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 9, 70550 Stuttgart, Germany, raff@ist.uni-stuttgart.de
Florian Lachner , Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control (IST), University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 9, 70550 Stuttgart, Germany, florian.lachner@ist.uni-stuttgart.de
Frank Allgower , Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control (IST), University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 9, 70550 Stuttgart, Germany, allgower@ist.uni-stuttgart.de
pp. 1-5

An Unknown Input Observer for Singular Time-Delay Systems (PDF)

A.M. Perdon , DIIGA, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy, perdon@univpm.it
M. Anderlucci , DIIGA, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy, anderlucci@diiga.univpm.it
pp. 1-6

Particle Filtering within a Set-Membership Approach to State Estimation (PDF)

A. Balestrino , DSEA - Dept. Electrical Systems and Au-tomation, University of Pisa, via Diotisalvi 2, 56100 Pisa, Italy; e-mail: aldo.balestrino@ing.unipi.it
A. Caiti , DSEA - Dept. Electrical Systems and Au-tomation, University of Pisa, via Diotisalvi 2, 56100 Pisa, Italy; e-mail: andrea.caiti@dsea.unipi.it
E. Crisostomi , DSEA - Dept. Electrical Systems and Au-tomation, University of Pisa, via Diotisalvi 2, 56100 Pisa, Italy; e-mail: emanuele.crisostomi@gmail.com
pp. 1-6

A new global localization algorithm based on feature extraction and particle filter (PDF)

Daniele Caltabiano , Universita' degli Studi di Catania, D.I.E.E.S. Catania, ITALY 95125, Email: dcaltabiano@diees.unict.it
Giovanni Muscato , Universita' degli Studi di Catania, D.I.E.E.S. Catania, ITALY 95125, Email: gmuscato@diees.unict.it
Salvatore Sessa , Universita' degli Studi di Catania, D.I.E.E.S. Catania, ITALY 95125, Email: ssessa@diees.unict.it
pp. 1-6

Impulsive noise in railway automated monitoring: A recursive filtering approach (PDF)

M. Cavallo , Mermec Spa, 70043 Monopoli (Ba), Italy
D. Naso , Dipartimento di Elettrotecnica ed Elettronica, Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy, (e-mail: naso@poliba.it).
A. Scalera , Mermec Spa, 70043 Monopoli (Ba), Italy (e-mail: scalera@tele2.it).
B. Turchiano , Dipartimento di Elettrotecnica ed Elettronica, Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy
G. Aurisicchio , Mermec Spa, 70043 Monopoli (Ba), Italy
pp. 1-5

Boundary Controllability and Inverse Problem for the Wave Equation on Graphs (PDF)

S. Avdonin , Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK 99775, USA, ffsaa@uaf.edu
K. Nurtazina , Department of Mathematical Analysis, Euroasian National University named after Gumilev, Astana 473021, Kazakhstan, knurt@mail.ru
T. Sheronova , Department of Mathematics, St. Petersburg State Sea Technical University, St. Petersburg 190008, Russia, sherontl@mail.ru
pp. 1-5

A quadratic regulator problem related to identification problems and singular systems (PDF)

A. Favini , Department of Mathematics, Università di Bologna, Italy, Email: favini@dm.unibo.it
L. Pandolfi , Department of Mathematics, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino, Italy, Email: luciano.pandolfi@polito.it
pp. 1-3

On strong regular stabilizability for linear neutral type systems (PDF)

Rabah Rabah , IRCCyN, ?cole des Mines de Nantes, 4 rue Alfred Kastler, BP 20722, 44307 Nantes Cedex 3, France. rabah@emn.fr
Grigory M. Sklyar , Institute of Mathematics, University of Szczecin, 70-451 Szczecin, Wielkopolska 15, Poland. sklar@univ.szczecin.pl
Aleksandr V. Rezounenko , Department of Mechanics and Mathematics, Kharkov University, 4 Svobody sqr., Kharkov, 61077, Ukraine. rezounenko@univer.kharkov.ua
pp. 1-4

On smoothness of end states in the problem of controllability of a rotating beam (PDF)

Jaroslaw Wozniak , Institute of Mathematics, University of Szczecin, Wielkopolska 15, 70¿ 451 Szczecin, Poland; e-mail: wozniak@univ.szczecin.pl
pp. 1-2

A Neuro-Adaptive Controller for the Force/Position Tracking of a Robot Manipulator under Model Uncertainties in Compliance and Friction (PDF)

Yiannis Karayiannidis , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Thessaloniki, 54124 Greece
George Rovithakis , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Thessaloniki, 54124 Greece
Zoe Doulgeri , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Thessaloniki, 54124 Greece. email: doulgeri@eng.auth.gr
pp. 1-6

Using the Function Block Model for Robotic Arm Motion Control (PDF)

George S. Doukas , Software Engineering Group, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Patras, 26500 Patras, Greece (e-mail: gdoukas@ee.upatras.gr).
Kleanthis C. Thramboulidis , Software Engineering Group, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Patras, 26500 Patras, Greece (phone: + 30 2610 996436; fax: +30 2610 996820; e-mail: thrambo@ee.upatras.gr).
Yannis C. Koveos , Laboratory of Automation and Robotics, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Patras, 26500 Patras, Greece, (e-mail: ykoveos@upatras.gr).
pp. 1-6

A Luenberger-style Observer for Robot Manipulators with Position Measurements (PDF)

Fabio Celani , Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica ¿Antonio Ruberti¿, Università degli Studi di Roma ¿La Sapienza¿, 00184 Roma, Italy. celani@dis.uniroma1.it
pp. 1-6

Development of a Nanohandling Robot Station for Nanocharacterization by an AFM Probe (PDF)

Sergej Fatikow , Division Microrobotics and Control Engineering, University of Oldenburg, D26111 Oldenburg, Germany, fatikow@uni-oldenburg.de
Stefan Kray , Division Microrobotics and Control Engineering, University of Oldenburg, D26111 Oldenburg, Germany
Volkmar Eichhorn , Division Microrobotics and Control Engineering, University of Oldenburg, D26111 Oldenburg, Germany
Saskia Tautz , Division Microrobotics and Control Engineering, University of Oldenburg, D26111 Oldenburg, Germany
pp. 1-6

Static and dynamic modeling of thermal microgripper (PDF)

M. Mayyas , Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Automation & Robotics Research Institute, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019, USA
P. S. Shiakolas , Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Automation & Robotics Research Institute, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019, USA, shiakolas@uta.edu, (817) 272-5715
Woo Ho Lee , Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Automation & Robotics Research Institute, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019, USA
Dan Popa , Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Automation & Robotics Research Institute, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019, USA
Harry Stephanou , Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Automation & Robotics Research Institute, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019, USA
pp. 1-6

Adaptive Predictive Control of an Electromagnetic Suspension System with LOLIMOT Identifier (PDF)

Iman Mohammadzaman , Electrical Engineering Department, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (phone: +98-21-22841438; e-mail: iman.mohammadzaman@gmail.com).
Atiye Sarabi Jamab , Electrical Engineering Department, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, (e-mail: atiye.sarabi@gmail.com)
pp. 1-6

Constrained optimal control: an application to semiactive suspension systems (PDF)

Tina Paschedag , Istitute of Automation Technology, Otto-von Guericke University Magdeburg, Tina.Paschedag@web.de.
Alessandro Giua , Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Cagliari, giua@diee.unica.it.
Carla Seatzu , Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Cagliari, seatzu@diee.unica.it.
pp. 1-8

Robust Model Reference Adaptive Control of Active Suspension System (PDF)

Narges Maleki , Electrical Faculty, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, n_maleki_4557@yahoo.com
Ali Khaki Sedigh , Electrical Faculty, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, sedigh@toosi.ac.ir
Batool Labibi , Electrical Faculty, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, blabibi@yahoo.com
pp. 1-6

Complexity and Size Analysis of Hybrid System Modeling with Mixed Logical Dynamical Approach (PDF)

Hamid Mahboubi , School of ECE, University of Tehran, and member of Young Researchers Club of Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, Tehran, IRAN, h.mahboubi@ece.ut.ac.ir
Jalal Habibi , School of ECE, University of Tehran, Tehran, IRAN, j.habibi@ece.ut.ac.ir
Behzad Moshiri , Professor of Control System Engineering with the Control and Intelligent Processing Center of Excellence, School of ECE, University of Tehran, Tehran, IRAN, moshiri@ut.ac.ir
Ali Khaki-Sedigh , Professor of Control System Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering, KNT University of Technology, Tehran, IRAN, sedigh@kntu.ac.ir
pp. 1-6

Switching Solution for Multiple-Models Control Systems (PDF)

Ciprian Lupu , Politehnica University of Bucharest, Department of Automatic Control and Computers Science, 313, Splaiul Independentei, Bucharest, Romania, cip@router.indinf.pub.ro
Dumitru Popescu , Politehnica University of Bucharest, Department of Automatic Control and Computers Science, 313, Splaiul Independentei, Bucharest, Romania
Bogdan Ciubotaru , Politehnica University of Bucharest, Department of Automatic Control and Computers Science, 313, Splaiul Independentei, Bucharest, Romania
Catalin Petrescu , Politehnica University of Bucharest, Department of Automatic Control and Computers Science, 313, Splaiul Independentei, Bucharest, Romania
Gabriel Florea , Politehnica University of Bucharest, Department of Automatic Control and Computers Science, 313, Splaiul Independentei, Bucharest, Romania
pp. 1-6

Fuzzy Model Based Nonlinear Systems Stabilisation using Switching Control (PDF)

Mohamed Boumehraz , Computer Science Department, INSA-Rennes, 20,, Avenue des Buttes de Coesmes CS 14315, 35043, Rennes Cedex, France, medboumehraz@netcourrier.com
Khier Benmahammed , Department of Electronics, Faculty of Engineering, University of Setif, Setif 19000, Algeria, khierben@ieee.org
pp. 1-6

Multiple Model Control Using Neural Networks for a Remotely Operated Vehicle (PDF)

M. Cavalletti , Università Politecnica delle Marche, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Gestionale e dell¿Automazione, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy. Email: cavalletti@diiga.univpm.it
G. Ippoliti , Università Politecnica delle Marche, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Gestionale e dell¿Automazione, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy. Email: gianluca.ippoliti@univpm.it
S. Longhi , Università Politecnica delle Marche, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Gestionale e dell¿Automazione, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy. Email: sauro.longhi@univpm.it
pp. 1-6

Stability Monitoring and Analysis of Learning in Adaptive Systems (PDF)

Sampath Yerramalla , Departments of Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506
Bojan Cukic , Departments of Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506
Giampiero Campa , Departments of Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506
Marcello Napolitano , Departments of Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506
Edgar Fuller , Departments of Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506
pp. 1-7

Stability of One-Dimensional Spatially Invariant Arrays Perturbed by White Noise (PDF)

Hui Fang , Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556. E-mail: hfang@nd.edu
Panos J. Antsakls , Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556. E-mail: antsaklis.l@nd.edu
pp. 1-5

An eigenvalue perturbation result for stability bound with respect to biased structured perturbations (PDF)

L. Jetto , Università Politecnica delle Marche, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Gestionale e dell¿Automazione, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy. Tel.: +39 071 220 4849, Fax: +39 071 220 4474, Email: l.jetto@univpm.it
V. Orsini , Università Politecnica delle Marche, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Gestionale e dell¿Automazione, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy. Tel.: +39 071 220 4849, Fax: +39 071 220 4474, Email: vorsini@univpm.it
pp. 1-6

Adaptive Multimodel Estimation for Synthesis of a Robust Stabilizer Under Imperfect Knowledge of the Plant Delay (PDF)

S. Alonso-Quesada , Department of Electricity and Electronics, University of Basque Country, Leioa-48940, Spain (phone: +34-94-6015311; fax: +34-94-6013071; e-mail: santi@we.lc.ehu.es).
M. de la Sen , Department of Electricity and Electronics, University of Basque Country, Leioa-48940, Spain
A. Ibeas , System Engineering and Automatic Control Group, ETSE. Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra-08193, Spain.
pp. 1-6

Further results on stability of a rigid robot with model uncertainty and time-delay in feedback (PDF)

Amit Ailon , Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel. Email: amit@ee.bgu.ac.il.
Byung Ha Ahn , Dept. of Mechatronics, Gwangju Instiute of Science and Technology, Gwangju 500-712, Korea.
pp. 1-6

Planning Optimal Motions for a DELTA Parallel Robot (PDF)

M. Afroun , E.M.P., B.E.B., BP 17, 16111, Algiers, Algeria (phone: 00 213 74 24 61 50; fax: 00 213 21 86 32 04; e-mail: moafroun@yahoo.fr).
T. Chettibi , E.M.P., B.E.B., BP 17, 16111, Algiers, Algeria. (e-mail: tahachettibi@yahoo.fr).
S. Hanchi , E.M.P., B.E.B., BP 17, 16111, Algiers, Algeria (e-mail: Samir_hanchi@yahoo.fr).
pp. 1-6

H control of a SCARA robot using polytopic LPV approach (PDF)

H. Souley Ali , Centre de Recherche en Automatique de Nancy (CRAN - UMR 7039), Nancy - Université - CNRS, IUT de Longwy, 186 rue de Lorraine 54400 Cosnes et Romain, FRANCE, souley@iut-longwy.uhp-nancy.fr
L. Boutat-Baddas , Centre de Recherche en Automatique de Nancy (CRAN - UMR 7039), Nancy - Université - CNRS, IUT de Longwy, 186 rue de Lorraine 54400 Cosnes et Romain, FRANCE, baddas@iut-longwy.uhp-nancy.fr
Y. Becis-Aubry , Centre de Recherche en Automatique de Nancy (CRAN - UMR 7039), Nancy - Université - CNRS, IUT de Longwy, 186 rue de Lorraine 54400 Cosnes et Romain, FRANCE
M. Darouach , Centre de Recherche en Automatique de Nancy (CRAN - UMR 7039), Nancy - Université - CNRS, IUT de Longwy, 186 rue de Lorraine 54400 Cosnes et Romain, FRANCE
pp. 1-5

Dynamic Localization of Air-Ground Wireless Sensor Networks (PDF)

Pritpal Dang , Automation & Robotics Research Institute, The University of Texas at Arlington, Fort Worth, TX 76118, USA. (E-mail: pdang@arri.uta.edu)
Frank L. Lewis , Automation & Robotics Research Institute, The University of Texas at Arlington, Fort Worth, TX 76118, USA. (E-mail: lewis@uta.edu)
Dan O. Popa , Automation & Robotics Research Institute, The University of Texas at Arlington, Fort Worth, TX 76118, USA. (E-mail: popa@arri.uta.edu)
pp. 1-7

Automated Process for Unmanned Aerial Systems Controller Implementation Using MATLAB (PDF)

Daniel Ernst , Department Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa FL 33620, deernst@csee.usf.edu
Kimon Valavanis , Department Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa FL 33620, phone: 813-974-6564; fax: 813-974-5456, kvalavan@cse.usf.edu
Jeff Craighead , Electrical Engineering Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620 USA (e-mail: craighea@eng.usf.edu).
pp. 1-7

Target Tracking with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: From Single to Swarm Vehicle Autonomy and Intelligence (PDF)

Ben Ludington , School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30345 USA, ben.ludington@gatech.edu
Johan Reimann , School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30345 USA, johan.reimann@gatech.edu
George Vachtsevanos , School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30345 USA, gjv@ece.gatech.edu
Irtaza Barlas , Impact Technologies, LLC, Atlanta Division, 75 Fifth Street NW, Suite 312, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA, irtaza.barlas@impact-tek.com
pp. 1-6

Modeling and Control System Design for a UAV Helicopter (PDF)

Guowei Cai , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering The National University of Singapore, Singapore 117576. Email address: g0301341@nus.edu.sg
Ben M. Chen , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering The National University of Singapore, Singapore 117576. Email address: bmchen@nus.edu.sg
Kemao Peng , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering The National University of Singapore, Singapore 117576. Email address: elepkm@nus.edu.sg
Miaobo Dong , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering The National University of Singapore, Singapore 117576. Email address: eledm@nus.edu.sg
Tong H. Lee , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering The National University of Singapore, Singapore 117576. Email address: eleleeth@nus.edu.sg
pp. 1-6

Adaptive Neural Network Control and Wireless Sensor Network-based Localization for UAV Formation (PDF)

H. Wu , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla
S. Jagannathan , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla. Email: sarangap@umr.edu
pp. 1-6

Decentralized Formation Tracking of Multi-vehicle Systems with Nonlinear Dynamics (PDF)

Lei Fang , Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Univ. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556. E-mail: lfang@nd.edu.
Panos J. Antsaklis , Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Univ. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556. antsaklis.l@nd.edu
pp. 1-6

Combining MPC and LD Analysis in Supply Chain Inventory Control Problem (PDF)

Paris Pennesi , Dipartimento di Ingegneria Information Gestionale e dell' Automazione, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, Ancona 60100, ITALY, e-mail: p.pennesi@diiga.univpm.it
Giuseppe Conte , Dipartimento di Ingegneria Information Gestionale e dell' Automazione, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, Ancona 60100, ITALY, e-mail: gconte@univpm.it
Ioannis Ch. Paschalidis , Center for Information and Systems Engineering, Boston University, 15 St. Mary's St., Brookline, MA 02215, e-mail: yannis@bu.edu, url: http://ionia.bu.edu/
pp. 1-6

Robust Model Predictive Control for Controlling Fast Vehicle Dynamics (PDF)

T. Peni , Systems and Control Laboratory, Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H-1518 Budapest P.O. Box 63, Hungary, fax : + 361 466 7503. E-mail: pt@scl.sztaki.hu
J. Bokor , Systems and Control Laboratory, Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H-1518 Budapest P.O. Box 63, Hungary
pp. 1-5

A New Decision Making Method Based on fuzzificated Dempster Shafer Theory, A Sample Application in Medicine (PDF)

Caro Lucas , Center of Excellence for Control and Intelligent Processing, University of Tehran, Iran and School of Cognition Sciences, IPM, Tehran, Iran (e-mail: lucas@ipm.ir).
Mostafa Asheghan , Center of Excellence for Control and Intelligent Processing, University of Tehran, Iran (e-mail: m.asheghan@ece.ut.ac.ir).
Pezhman Kharazm , Resident of surgery, Shohada-e-Tajrish, Tehran, Iran (e-mail: Pezhmankh@yahoo.com).
pp. 1-6

Automated Sequential Search for Weak Radiation Sources (PDF)

A. Kumar , Department of Mechanical Engineering, MSC01 1150, the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM 87131, USA.
H.G. Tanner , Department of Mechanical Engineering, MSC01 1150, the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM 87131, USA.
A.V. Klimenko , Los Alamos National Laboratory, Nonproliferation and International Security Division, Los Alamos NM 87545, USA.
K. Borozdin , Los Alamos National Laboratory, Nonproliferation and International Security Division, Los Alamos NM 87545, USA.
W.C. Priedhorsky , Los Alamos National Laboratory, Nonproliferation and International Security Division, Los Alamos NM 87545, USA.
pp. 1-6

A state-space approach to adaptive rejection of harmonic sensor disturbances in discrete-time systems (PDF)

Lisa Fiorentini , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, 205 Dreese Labs, Columbus, OH 43210 - USA. Email: fiorentl@ece.osu.edu
Andrea Serrani , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, 205 Dreese Labs, Columbus, OH 43210 - USA.
Sauro Longhi , Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Gestionale e dell' Automazione, Università Politecnica delle Marche, via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona-Italy.
pp. 1-6

Systems with Multiplicative Noise: Stationary output-feedback Tracking with preview (PDF)

E. Gershon , Department of Electrical Engineering, Holon Institute of Technology (HIT), Holon, Israel, gershon@eng.tau.ac.il
U. Shaked , Faculty of Electrical Engineering,Department of Electrical Engineering-Systems, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv 69978, Israel shaked@eng.tau.ac.il
pp. 1-8

Experiments of Formation Control with Collisions Avoidance using the Null-Space-Based Behavioral Control (PDF)

Gianluca Antonelli , Dipartimento di Automazione, Elettromagnetismo, Ingegneria dell¿Informazione e Matematica Industriale, Università degli Studi di Cassino, via G. Di Biasio 43, 03043 Cassino (FR), Italy. antonelli@unicas.it
Filippo Arrichiello , Dipartimento di Automazione, Elettromagnetismo, Ingegneria dell¿Informazione e Matematica Industriale, Università degli Studi di Cassino, via G. Di Biasio 43, 03043 Cassino (FR), Italy. f.arrichiello@unicas.it
Stefano Chiaverini , Dipartimento di Automazione, Elettromagnetismo, Ingegneria dell¿Informazione e Matematica Industriale, Università degli Studi di Cassino, via G. Di Biasio 43, 03043 Cassino (FR), Italy. chiaverini@unicas.it
pp. 1-6

Cooperative On-Line Planning For Adaptive Map Building In Environmental Applications (PDF)

Andrea Caiti , ISME ¿ Interuniversity Ctr. Integrated Systems for the Marine Environment, c/o DSEA ¿ University of Pisa ¿ via Diotisalvi 2 ¿ 56100 Pisa, Italy, E-mail: caiti@dsea.unipi.it
Andrea Munafo , ISME ¿ Interuniversity Ctr. Integrated Systems for the Marine Environment, c/o DSEA ¿ University of Pisa ¿ via Diotisalvi 2 ¿ 56100 Pisa, Italy, E-mail: munafò@dsea.unipi.it
Riccardo Viviani , ISME ¿ Interuniversity Ctr. Integrated Systems for the Marine Environment, c/o DSEA ¿ University of Pisa ¿ via Diotisalvi 2 ¿ 56100 Pisa, Italy, E-mail: viviani@dsea.unipi.it
pp. 1-4

Pose recovery for a mobile manipulator using a particle filter (PDF)

Andrea Gasparri , Dip. di Informatica e Automazione, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Via della Vasca Navale 79, 00146, Roma, Italy, gasparri@dia.uniroma3.it
Stefano Panzieri , Dip. di Informatica e Automazione, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Via della Vasca Navale 79, 00146, Roma, Italy, panzieri@uniroma3.it
Federica Pascucci , Dip. di Informatica e Automazione, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Via della Vasca Navale 79, 00146, Roma, Italy, pascucci@dia.uniroma3.it
Giovanni Ulivi , Dip. di Informatica e Automazione, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Via della Vasca Navale 79, 00146, Roma, Italy, ulivi@uniroma3.it
pp. 1-6

A Direction Dependent Parametric Model for the Vacuum Adhesion System of the Alicia II Robot (PDF)

Silvia de Francisci , Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica Elettronica e dei Sistemi, Università degli Studi di Catania, viale A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania Italy
Domenico Longo , Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica Elettronica e dei Sistemi, Università degli Studi di Catania, viale A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania Italy, e-mail: dlongo@diees.unict.it
Giovanni Muscato , Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica Elettronica e dei Sistemi, Università degli Studi di Catania, viale A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania Italy
pp. 1-6

Acoustic Mapping and Localization of an ROV (PDF)

D. Scaradozzi , Dipt. di Ingegneria Informatica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona
L. Gambella , Dipt. di Ingegneria Informatica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona
S.M. Zanoli , Dipt. di Ingegneria Informatica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona
G. Conte , Dipt. di Ingegneria Informatica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona
D. Scaradozzi , Dipt. di Ingegneria Informatica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona
L. Gambella , Dipt. di Ingegneria Informatica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona
S.M. Zanoli , Dipt. di Ingegneria Informatica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona
G. Conte , Dipt. di Ingegneria Informatica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona
pp. 1-6

Algebraic Methods for Function Reconstruction: Application to System Identification (PDF)

Theodore E. Djaferis , Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, 01003, phone: 413-545-3561; fax: 413-545-0724; e-mail: djaferis@ecs.umass.edu.
pp. 1-6

Delay system identification applied to the longitudinal flight of an aircraft through a vertical gust (PDF)

Francois Veysset , Département Commande des Systèmes et Dynamique du vol, ONERA-Centre de Lille, 59045 Lille, France, francois.veysset@onera.fr
Lotfi Belkoura , University of Lille and Ecole Centrale de Lille, LAGIS, CNRS UMR 8146, Bat. P2, BP 48-F, 59650 Villeneuve d¿Ascq, France, lotfi.belkoura@univ-lille1.fr
Patricia Coton , Département Commande des Systèmes et Dynamique du vol, ONERA-Centre de Lille, 59045 Lille, France, patricia.coton@onera.fr
Jean-Pierre Richard , University of Lille and Ecole Centrale de Lille, LAGIS, CNRS UMR 8146, Bat. P2, BP 48-F, 59650 Villeneuve d¿Ascq, France, jean-pierre.richard@ec-lille.fr
pp. 1-6

Verification of the identifiability property for nonlinear control systems with computer algebra system Mathematica (PDF)

Janek Tabun , Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology, Akadeemia tee 21, 12 618, Tallinn, Estonia janek@cc.ioc.ee
Sven Nomm , Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology, Akadeemia tee 21, 12 618, Tallinn, Estonia sven@cc.ioc.ee
Ulle Kotta , Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology, Akadeemia tee 21, 12 618, Tallinn, Estonia kotta@cc.ioc.ee
Claude H. Moog , Institut de Recherche en Communications et en Cybernétique de Nantes, UMR 6597 du CNRS, 1 rue de la Noë BP 92 101 - 44321, Nantes, CEDEX 03, France Claude.Moog@irccyn.ec-nantes.fr
pp. 1-6

Identification of Stochastic Systems Under Multiple Operating Conditions: The Vector Dependent FP-ARX Parametrization (PDF)

Fotis P. Kopsaftopoulos , Stochastic Mechanical Systems & Automation (SMSA) Group, Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering, University of Patras, GR 26500, Patras, Greece. Tel/fax: +30 2610 997 405. E-mail: fkopsaf@mech.upatras.gr, Internet: http://www.mech.upatras.gr/~sms
Spilios D. Fassois , Stochastic Mechanical Systems & Automation (SMSA) Group, Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering, University of Patras, GR 26500, Patras, Greece. Tel/fax: +30 2610 997 405. E-mail: fassois@mech.upatras.gr, Internet: http://www.mech.upatras.gr/~sms
pp. 1-6

Integrated uncertainty model identification and robust control synthesis for linear time-invariant systems (PDF)

Gabor Rodonyi , Systems and Control Laboratory, Computer and Automation Research Institute of Hungarian Academy of Sciences. H-1518 Budapest P.O. Box 63, Hungary, rodonyi@sztaki.hu
Jozsef Bokor , Systems and Control Laboratory, Computer and Automation Research Institute of Hungarian Academy of Sciences. H-1518 Budapest P.O. Box 63, Hungary
pp. 1-6

Aerospace Controls: The Way Forward (PDF)

Siva S. Banda , Director, Control Science Center of Excellence, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
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