Mathematical Problems in Engineering

Emerging Trends in Integrated Engineering, Computing, and Mathematical Methods for Unmanned Vehicles


Publishing date
01 Feb 2022
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
17 Sep 2021

Lead Editor

1Nanjing University of Aeronautics, Nanjing, China

2Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai, China

3Sir Syed University of Engineering, Karach, Pakistan

4Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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Emerging Trends in Integrated Engineering, Computing, and Mathematical Methods for Unmanned Vehicles

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Description

The recent trend of amalgamating different technologies has undoubtedly changed the dynamics of the modern world. Researchers have been developing hybrid algorithms, integrating and evaluating mathematics, and measuring the efficiency and computational cost of several physical systems. This type of emerging trend is very common when optimizing various real-world applications, for example, in the field of unmanned vehicles (UVs), including unmanned ground, aerial, underwater, and surface vehicles. These approaches have been introduced to ensure efficiency and their utilization in dull, dirty, difficult, and dangerous environments.

These systems are currently researched in both academia and industry for several high-tech operations, such as high-quality computer vision-based surveillance of specific areas, package manipulation from one place to another with a variable payload, and photography, among others. Most of these unmanned autonomous vehicles have been modeled, controlled, and stabilized in different ways to acquire the best and most robust performance and can be used in terrestrial, underwater, and aerial environments. However, there are many challenges facing the use of these vehicles at present, such as the effect of unmodeled dynamic factors and external disturbances on trajectory tracking, non-holonomic and chattering-like issues, instability due to bounded conditions, the sluggish convergence rate of UVs, nonlinear dynamics and singularity issues, and fault tolerance issues.

This Special issue aims to investigate the recent trends of integrated engineering, computing, and mathematical methods proposed for improving the performance of unmanned autonomous ground, aerial, underwater, and surface vehicles. We invite research based on real-time measurement and experimentation along with the integration and hybridization of different computing techniques. We welcome both original research and review articles.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Nonlinear hybrid control and observer design for unmanned autonomous vehicles
  • Estimation techniques for unmanned autonomous vehicles
  • Emerging global linearization-based control methods
  • Multiple local models-based control designs
  • Lyapunov theory-based control algorithms and approaches
  • Effect of unmodeled dynamic factors on unmanned autonomous vehicles
  • Integrated algorithms to address issues such as the Zeno effect, under-actuation, and noise
  • Bio-inspired based formation control and tracking for UVs
  • Mathematical and less computational algorithms for system identification

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 8791620
  • - Research Article

Performance Evaluation of Different Control Methods for an Underactuated Quadrotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (QUAV) with Position Estimator and Disturbance Observer

Ghulam E. Mustafa Abro | Zain Anwar Ali | ... | Vijanth Sagayan Asirvadam
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 4186036
  • - Research Article

Surface Waves Analysis of Efficient Underwater Radio-Based Wireless Link

Muhammad Rauf | Atif Jamil | ... | Abdul Sami
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 4355253
  • - Research Article

Guidance, Navigation, and Control for Fixed-Wing UAV

Amber Israr | Eman H. Alkhammash | Myriam Hadjouni
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 4618030
  • - Research Article

Statistical Inference for Piecewise Affine System Identification

Hong Jianwang | Ricardo A. Ramirez-Mendoza | Xiang Yan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 3981287
  • - Research Article

Mathematical Modeling of THD Mitigation Using HAPF for UPS System with Experimental Analysis via Hybrid Interface of Optical USB and Power Quality Meter

Mahender Kumar | M. A. Uqaili | ... | Bhagwan Das
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 2932788
  • - Research Article

Leader-Follower Multimotor Speed Coordination via Adaptive Fuzzy Multiagent Consensus Scheme

Suhaib Masroor | Chen Peng | Eman H. Alkhammash
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 1548546
  • - Research Article

Investigating the Relationship between Capability and Motivation of Crowd Worker to Get Better Performance: A Mathematical Approach

Shakir Karim | Zaheeruddin Asif
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 1465493
  • - Research Article

Direct Data-Driven Control for Cascade Control System

Hong Jianwang | Ricardo A. Ramirez-Mendoza | Tang Xiaojun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 4734023
  • - Research Article

Dynamic Routing and Coordination of Cluster for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Swarms

Ali Abbas | Bhawani Shankar Chowdhry | ... | Vishal Dattana
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 4827900
  • - Research Article

Iterative Data-Driven Control for Closed Loop with Two Unknown Controllers

Hong Jianwang | Ricardo A. Ramirez-Mendoza | Ruben Morales-Menendez
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