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Sustainability of industrial implementations of advanced process control (APC)
Guest Editors: Paweł D. Domański, Andrzej Ordys and Atique Malik
Manuscript submissions must be made by 31 August 2022.
For more information, click here.

 

Advanced Control and Automation Technologies for Intelligent Mechatronic Systems
Guest Editors: Zhenling Liu and M. Affan Badar
Manuscript submissions must be made by 31 December 2022.
For more information, click here.

 


Advanced Control for Applications is keen to promote special issues relating to the different industrial or application areas of interest. Proposals for special issues can be sent to the Managing Editor at m.j.grimble@strath.ac.uk. The proposal should include a working title and one or two paragraphs describing the main theme for the special issue and explaining why it is novel and timely. It should also include a list of potential contributions from invited authors, including the working titles of their papers. If the special issue is approved it is also possible to have a call for papers. 

The guest editors for the special issue and the proposal must be approved by the board of the journal. It helps if the proposers therefore involve an existing editor or a leading international researcher in the topic of interest. The board is much more likely to accept a special issue proposal if the researchers previous work is well known to the board. Guidelines for the development of special issues are available from the Managing Editor and a sample proposal for a typical special issue can be provided.  Note that guest editors must ensure all papers for a special issue are reviewed in the usual way through the Wiley web service. Further guidance on the submission procedure or the ways the special issue will be administered can be obtained from the journal's publishing manager Annabelle Lacey (alacey@wiley.com).

 


A quote about engineers by the editor, Mike Grimble

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              - Mike J. Grimble, Managing Editor                


Announcement 

During the first year of published output, Advanced Control for Applications will be awarding three top paper prizes. The winners will be chosen by the Senior Editors and the Managing Editor and announced in July 2020, in parallel with the ACC Conference. The categories are:

  • Best paper from Early Career Researcher
  • Most significant contribution to Advanced Control in Applications.
  • Best paper on the Design of Advanced Control Systems

Winners will receive a VideoByte of their research to enhance the visibility and impact of their article. To find out more, please contact ACA's publishing manager Annabelle Lacey (alacey@wiley.com).


Articles

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
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Innovating aircraft control systems with the use of artificial intelligence and electronics

  •  6 June 2022

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Altitude versus time graph. The primary focus of this article was on this portion as there was a need of improving the attitude control of the aircraft using deep learning. It depicts the vertical trajectory of the aircraft in clear and stormy weather conditions with respect to time.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
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Shaping transient response of nonlinear systems to satisfy a class of integral constraints

  •  23 May 2022

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This paper addresses the problem of shaping the transient step response of nonlinear systems to satisfy integral constraints, without reliance on accurate knowledge of plant model. The proposed approach achieves this through a combination of feedforward and integral feedback actions that introduce a regulated amount of overshoot in the step response. Applications are in hybrid energy systems consisting of power sources and energy storage elements.

PERSPECTIVE
Open access

Towards integrated wind farm control: Interfacing farm flow and power plant controls

  •  9 May 2022

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Wind power plant control (WPPC) and wind farm flow control (WFFC) aretwo distinct concepts to control wind farms. Traditionally, WPPC is concernedwith the connection to the power system, compliance with grid codes, andprovision of power system services. WFFC considers aerodynamic turbineinteractions like wake effects. This article discusses the interaction of theseconcepts, leading to an identification of challenges whose solutions willcontribute to a successful integration of electrical system and aerodynamicaspects of wind farm control.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Open access

Bearing-based autonomous communication relay positioning under field-of-view constraints

  •  20 March 2022

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In this work the development, analysis and validation of techniques to tackle the autonomous communication relay positioning problem are presented. In particular, a bearing-based guidance law for a relay vehicle is devised and yielded in exact closed form to keep a multi-agent system deployed on a planar environment under its field-of-view. Moreover, a collision avoidance strategy is also included in the control of the relay vehicle to prevent physical impacts from occurring.

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The following is a list of the most cited articles based on citations published in the last three years, according to CrossRef.

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Control Co-Design: An engineering game changer

  •  3 September 2019

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This paper discusses a Control Co-Design (CCD) methodology.Following a concurrent engineering strategy that considers multidisciplinary sub-system dynamic interactions from the beginning of the design process, CCD applies control concepts to design the entire system and reach optimal solutions that are not achievable otherwise. This approach is a game changer for the control engineer, who will be not only the designer of advanced control algorithms, but also the natural leader of the design of new products and systems.

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Obstacle avoidance and model-free tracking control for home automation using bio-inspired approach

  •  29 December 2020

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We proposed ZNNBAS, a continuous-time model-free controller for a redundant-manipulator. It does not rely on the inversekinematics model or pseudo-inverse of the Jacobian matrix. It simultaneously solves both problems, i.e., tracking control and obstacle avoidance. For testing the algorithm, we used a well-known robotic model KUKA LBR IIWA-14 provided by MATLAB, and successfully track the reference trajectories while avoiding the obstacles in between.

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Event-triggered coordinated attitude control for satellite formation under switching topology

  •  21 April 2020

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  1. An event-triggered coordinated attitude control algorithm is proposed for satellite formation under directed switching topology.
  2. Reduce the execution frequency of control task, meanwhile ensure the similar control performance with the traditional one.
  3. Convergence time of formation system and execution frequency of control action are influenced by switching topology.

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Rapid uncertainty propagation and chance-constrained path planning for small unmanned aerial vehicles

  •  29 November 2019

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There is growing interest in a traffic management system capable of handling the demands of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) in the national airspace, including trajectory validation and path planning. In this work, we use linear covariance propagation in combination with quadratic programming-based collision detection to rapidly validate declared flight plans. Additionally, these algorithms are combined with a Dynamic, Informed RRT algorithm, resulting in a computationally efficient algorithm for chance-constrained path planning of both fixed-wing and quadrotor sUAS models.

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