Fractional-order Systems and Controls details the use of fractional calculus in the description and modeling of systems, and in a range of control design and practical applications. It is largely self-contained, covering the fundamentals of fractional calculus together with some analytical and numerical techniques and providing MATLAB (R) codes for the simulation of fractional-order control (FOC) systems. Many different FOC schemes are presented for control and dynamic systems problems. Practical material relating to a wide variety of applications is also provided. All the control schemes and applications are presented in the mograph with either system simulation results or real experimental results, or both. Fractional-order Systems and Controls provides readers with a basic understanding of FOC concepts and methods, so they can extend their use of FOC in other industrial system applications, thereby expanding their range of disciplines by exploiting this versatile new set of control techniques.
Doctor Concepcion A. Monje has been working on fractional derivatives and their applications for over seven years being author and co-author of over 40 technical papers mostly related to fractional-order controllers. Her research area focuses on the tuning and auto-tuning of fractional-order controllers for the control of industrial processes, including servomechanisms, pneumatic and liquid level systems. She has collaborated with the CRONE (Commande Robuste Ordre Non Entier) team from the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Electronique, Informatique et Radiocommunications of Bordeaux, publishing several works related to the tuning of fractional-order controllers and co-organizing the 2nd IFAC Workshop on Fractional Differentiation and its Applications (FDA'06). She has also worked on the application of fractional-order controllers to the control of flexible manipulators, in collaboration with the Electrical, Electronic, Control and Communications Engineering Department of the Technic High School of Industrial Engineers of the University of Castilla La-Mancha, Spain. Her collaborations in this field also extend to the Center for Self-Organizing and Intelligent System of the Utah State University, in USA, where she was invited to deliver a research lecture on design of fractional-order controllers to Ph.D. students and a joint public lecture on this topic to members of the IEEE Control Systems Society San Diego Section. She has co-chaired international conferences and she has been a member of international program committees. She has been involved in several international and national research and industrial projects, and she has reviewed articles for several international journals and conferences of relevance. Doctor YangQuan Chen has authored over 200 academic papers plus numerous technical reports. He co-authored two textbooks: System Simulation Techniques with MATLAB (R)/Simulink (with Dingyu Xue . Tsinghua University Press, April 2002, ISBN 7-302-05341-3/TP3137, in Chinese) and Solving Advanced Applied Mathematical Problems Using Matlab (with Dingyu Xue. Tsinghua University Press. August 2004. 419 pages in Chinese, ISBN 7-302-09311-3/O.392); and four research monographs: Plastic Belt for Projectiles (with Y. Shi. Shaanxi Science and Technology Press, Jan. 1995, ISBN 7-5369-2277-9/TJ.1, in Chinese), Iterative Learning Control (with C. Wen . Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, Springer-Verlag, Nov. 1999, ISBN: 1-85233-190-9 ), Iterative Learning Control (with Hyo-Sung Ahn and Kevin L. Moore. Springer, July 2007, ISBN: 978-1-84628-846-3), and Optimal Observation for Cyber-physical Systems (with Zhen Song, Chellury Sastry and Nazif Tas. Springer, July 2009, ISBN: 978-1-84882-655-7). His current research interests include autonomous navigation and intelligent control of a team of unmanned ground vehicles, machine vision for control and automation, distributed control systems (MAS-net : mobile actuator-sensor networks), fractional-order control, interval computation, and iterative/repetitive/adaptive learning control. Currently, he serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Control Systems Society, Conference Editorial Board (CSSCEB ). He was also an Associate Editor of ISA Review Board for AACC 's American Control Conference ( ACC2005 ). He has been the Co-Organizer and Instructor of the Tutorial Workshop on Fractional-order Calculus in Control and Robotics at IEEE 2002 Conference on Decision and Control (CDC'02), and a founding member of the ASME subcommittee on Fractional Dynamics . Doctor Blas M. Vinagre has been working on the area of Fractional Calculus Applications for over 12 years, and he has published over 60 technical papers on this subject. He co-organized the ever first whole day Tutorial Workshop (IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, December 2002) and the Symposium on Applied Fractional Calculus (Badajoz, October 2007). He has been teacher for tutorial seminars and lecturer for t
Blas M. Vinagre, Concepcion A. Monje, Dingyu Xue, Vicente Feliu-Batlle, YangQuan Chen