Mathematical Problems in Engineering

From Complexity to Simplicity in U-Model Enhanced Control System Design


Publishing date
01 Sep 2020
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
08 May 2020

Lead Editor

1University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

2Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming, China

3University of Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia

4University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China

5KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

6Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

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From Complexity to Simplicity in U-Model Enhanced Control System Design

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Description

Designing complex control systems with the least amount of information and simplest structure has been one of the main challenging research directions in both academia and potential research applications. It is not only a significant problem from a theoretical perspective but also has great impact on potential applications. This is attributed to the universality of proposed platforms and frameworks for providing more simplistic solutions to such complex problems. Compared with the two predominant control system design platforms—model-based and model-free/data driven—U-model-based control, a plant model independent design platform, is a recently developed control design methodology which aims to extend linear control system design approaches to nonlinear systems in a unified framework with guaranteed and predefined control response. This can be achieved by reformulating the original nonlinear system (in both polynomial and state space) into a U-model realization and then deriving the control law by solving the roots of the corresponding equations in terms of U-inverse. It should be noted that U-model-based control, U-control in short, is supplementary/an enhancement to both model-based and model-free control methodologies.

Owing to the salient features and simplicity of the U-model control design framework, it has attracted increasing research interest in the control community across the world, and various design and analysis methodologies have been proposed, such as modeling, parameter estimation, and control design. However, there are some open problems and challenges in the U-model-based control system designs, which deserve further investigation. For instance, the time-varying system identification, parameter estimation in the U-model formulations, U-model-based robust/adaptive control, continuous-time U-model formulation, and U-model control for nonlinear time-delay and uncertain systems, as well as industrial applications.

This Special Issue aims to provide an opportunity to review the state of the art of this emerging and cross-disciplinary field of U-control and collect the latest research results on relevant topics. Therefore, it promotes the awareness of the related research methodologies and applications by applying U-model approaches to complex systems, in terms of providing solutions from complexity to simplicity. Authors are invited to present new algorithms, frameworks, software architectures, experiments, and applications and bring new knowledge about relevant theory and techniques in designing U-model enhanced control systems. All original research articles, as well as reviews, are welcome in relation to the listed topics.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • U-model characterisation of polynomial and state space equations
  • Online/offline U-model iteration algorithms and online root solving algorithms
  • U-robust nonlinear dynamic control system design
  • U-model enhanced optimal control and observer design
  • U-model enhanced learning and adaptation
  • U-self tuning/adaptive control
  • U-robust and H-infinity control via adaptive and learning methods
  • U-model based sliding mode control
  • Robustness analysis of U-model control scheme
  • U-model identification and U-model based time-varying parameter estimation
  • Benchmark demonstrations and engineering applications of U-model based control

Articles

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Formation Tracking for Nonaffine Nonlinear Multiagent Systems Using Neural Network Adaptive Control

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Modeling and Optimization for Fault Diagnosis of Electromechanical Systems Based on Zero Crossing Algorithm

Qing Chen | Tao Liu | ... | Hua Li
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  • - Article ID 9196173
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Prediction of Suspect Activity Trajectory in Food Safety Area Based on Multiple U-Model Algorithm

Kang Wang | Kun Bu | ... | Xiaoli Li
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  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6285912
  • - Research Article

Finite Time Output Feedback Attitude Tracking Control for Rigid Body Based on Extended State Observer

Meng Duan | Yingmin Jia
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  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6954174
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Human Action Recognition Algorithm Based on Improved ResNet and Skeletal Keypoints in Single Image

Yixue Lin | Wanda Chi | ... | Di Fan
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  • - Article ID 3731848
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A Person Reidentification Algorithm Based on Improved Siamese Network and Hard Sample

Guangcai Wang | Shiqi Wang | ... | Di Fan
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  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9873651
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Linearization Method of Nonlinear Magnetic Levitation System

Dini Wang | Fanwei Meng | Shengya Meng
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  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 3507910
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U-Model-Based Active Disturbance Rejection Control for the Dissolved Oxygen in a Wastewater Treatment Process

Wei Wei | Nan Chen | ... | Min Zuo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6798492
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Design and Verification of Aeroengine Rotor Speed Controller Based on U-LADRC

Jiajie Chen | Jiqiang Wang | ... | Zhongzhi Hu
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  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 3943867
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Design and Control of a Novel Single Leg Structure of Electrically Driven Quadruped Robot

Mingfang Chen | Hao Chen | ... | YongXia Zhang
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