Mathematical Problems in Engineering

Advanced Observer-Based Control for Benchmark Control Problems: From Mathematical Modeling to Control Design


Publishing date
01 Dec 2018
Status
Published
Submission deadline
03 Aug 2018

Lead Editor

1University of Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia

2University of Craiova, Craiova, Romania

3NIT Silchar, Assam, India

4Platforma Solar de Almerla, Almeria, Spain


Advanced Observer-Based Control for Benchmark Control Problems: From Mathematical Modeling to Control Design

Description

In the field of control theory, several benchmark systems of high interest exist in the literature and are frequently used as fundamental systems for testing emerging control algorithms. In spite of their simple structure, such systems have richest dynamics and still refer to challenging control problems.

In the other hand, despite being a relatively old subject in control theory, observer-based control design has regained much interest in the last few years due to its significant potential to solve many engineering problems. The nonexact knowledge of systems dynamics, lack of state measurements, and presence of uncertainties and perturbations could justify such attention. The separation principle of the controller-observer design is at the heart of this challenging problem in relation to rather conflicting requirements such as stability, performance, and robustness.

The first objective of this special issue is to bring the attention of the scientific community to the importance of mathematical modeling in the field of control systems. Our purpose is also to draw a state of the art of available benchmarks in this field by focusing on the wealth of their mathematical models able to solve many complex control problems. These benchmarks include the following engineering applications: industrial applications: rotary drilling system, stirring reactor with heat exchanger, distillation column, chemical reactor, three-tank process, four-tank process, and so on; mechanical applications: mass-spring-damper system, bouncing ball, TORA system, hard-disk drive system, magnetic levitation system, and so on; robotic applications: cart inverted pendulum, Furuta pendulum, reaction wheel pendulum, beam-and-ball, two-link flexible manipulator, and so on; automotive applications: vehicle dynamics system, diesel engine system, battery model, and so on; flight dynamics applications: VTOL aircraft, HL-20 vehicle, 747 Jet Aircraft, and so on.

The second objective of this special issue is to propose advanced observer-based control mathematical methods in relation to the last engineering problems.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Observers based Lyapunov stabilization approaches
  • Unknown input observers based robust controllers
  • Super-twisting observers based uncertainties and disturbances
  • PID, predictive, and robust control design based observers

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2161456
  • - Editorial

Advanced Observer-Based Control for Benchmark Control Problems: From Mathematical Modeling to Control Design

Olfa Boubaker | Mihai Lungu | ... | Luis J. Yebra
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7641862
  • - Research Article

Speed Control for a Marine Diesel Engine Based on the Combined Linear-Nonlinear Active Disturbance Rejection Control

Runzhi Wang | Xuemin Li | ... | Xiuzhen Ma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4940360
  • - Research Article

Discontinuous High-Gain Observer in a Robust Control UAV Quadrotor: Real-Time Application for Watershed Monitoring

A. E. Rodríguez-Mata | G. Flores | ... | L. E. Amabilis-Sosa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1745734
  • - Research Article

Full and Reduced-Order Unknown Input Observer Design for Linear Time-Delay Systems with Multiple Delays

Seifeddine Ben Warrad | Olfa Boubaker | ... | Saleh Mobayen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8048567
  • - Research Article

An Optimal Identification of the Input-Output Disturbances in Linear Dynamic Systems by the Use of the Exact Observation of the State

Jędrzej Byrski | Witold Byrski
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3029514
  • - Research Article

Sensorless Control for Joint Drive Unit of Lower Extremity Exoskeleton with Cascade Feedback Observer

Pei Pei | Zhongcai Pei | ... | Yang Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9215459
  • - Research Article

A New Direct Speed Estimation and Control of the Induction Machine Benchmark: Design and Experimental Validation

Ali Hmidet | Rachid Dhifaoui | Othman Hasnaoui
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1307308
  • - Research Article

A Finite-Time Disturbance Observer Based Full-Order Terminal Sliding-Mode Controller for Manned Submersible with Disturbances

Xing Fang | Fei Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4397548
  • - Research Article

Attitude Controller Design with State Constraints for Kinetic Kill Vehicle Based on Barrier Lyapunov Function

Tao Zhang | Jiong Li | ... | Wanqi Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1382914
  • - Research Article

Unknown Inputs Nonlinear Observer for an Activated Sludge Process

Feten Smida | Taoufik Ladhari | ... | Faouzi M’sahli
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