Publications (reverse chronological order)

The links for the titles on this page direct you the the ETH Research Collection entry for the paper where an open access version is available.

The link labelled <code> will take to you supplemental code (usually Matlab) that reproduces the calculations and figures in the paper.

The IfA publications page contains a list of all my ETH publications plus some from earlier times.

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

  • R.H. Luchsinger, D. Aregger, F. Bezard, D. Costa, C. Galliot, F. Gohl, J. Heilmann, H. Hesse, C. Houle, T.A. Wood, and R.S. Smith, “Pumping Cycle Kite Power with Twings,” in Airborne Wind Energy, R. Schmehl (Ed.), pp. 603–621, Springer 2018.

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

  • A.S. Ghersin, R.S. Smith and R.S. Sánchez-Peña, “LPV control of a magnetic bearing experiment,” J. Latin Amer. Appl. Research, Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 303–310, 2010

2009

  • M.V. Subbotin and R.S. Smith, “Design of Distributed Decentralized Estimators for Formations with Fixed and Stochastic Topologies,” Automatica, Vol. 45, No. 11, pp. 2491–2501, 2009.

2008

  • M.V. Subbotin and R.S. Smith, “Elimination of Fixed Modes of a Decentralized Distributed Estimator with Inter-Agent Communication,” Proc. Control & Decision Conf., pp. 2545–2550, December, 2008.

2007

  • A.S. Ghersin, R.S. Smith, R.S. Sánchez Peña, “Classical, Robust and LPV control of a Magnetic Bearing Experiment,” in Identification and Control: The Gap between Theory and Practice, R.S. Sánchez Peña, J.Q. Casin & V.P. Cayuelo (Eds.), Springer-Verlag, London, pp. 275–322, 2007.

  • R.S. Smith and F.Y. Hadaegh, “Distributed Estimation, Communication and Control for Deep Space Formations,” IET Control Theory & Appl., Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 445–451, 2007.

  • K.L. Macuga, A.C. Beall, J.W. Kelly, R.S. Smith and J.M. Loomis, “Changing lanes: inertial cues and explicit path information facilitate steering performance when visual feedback is removed,” Expt. Brain Research, Vol. 178, No. 2, pp. 141–150, April, 2007.

  • R.S. Smith and F.Y. Hadaegh, “Closed-loop Dynamics of Cooperative Vehicle Formations with Parallel Estimators and Communication,” IEEE Trans. Auto. Control, Vol. 52, No. 8, pp. 1404–1414, August, 2007.

  • R.S. Smith, M.V. Subbotin and F.Y. Hadaegh, “The Design of Decentralized Estimation and Communication Architectures for Precision Formation Control,” Trans. Soc. Instrument & Control Engineers (SICE), Vol. 46, No. 11, pp. 860–869, November, 2007.

  • R.S. Smith, M.V. Subbotin and F.Y. Hadaegh, “Decentralized Estimation and Control in High Precision Spacecraft Formations: Comparison Studies,” IEEE Aerospace Conf., March, 2007.

  • M.V. Subbotin and R.S. Smith, “Design of a Distributed Decentralized Estimator for a Formation with Fixed Communication Topology,” Proc. American Control Conf., pp. 5025–5030, July, 2007.

  • M.V. Subbotin and R.S. Smith, “Distributed Estimator Design for a Formation with Markovian Communication Topology,” Proc. American Control Conf., pp. 5046–5051, July, 2007.

2006

  • J.W. Kelly, J.M. Loomis, A.C. Beall, Roy S. Smith and Kristen L. Macuga, “Simultaneous measurement of steering performance and perceived heading on a curving path,” Assoc. Computing Mach., Trans. on Applied Perception, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 83–94, April, 2006.

  • J.M. Loomis, A.C. Beall, K.L. Macuga, Jonathan W. Kelly and Roy Smith, “Visual control of action without retinal optic flow,” Psych. Science, Vol. 17, No. 5, pp. 214–221, 2006.

  • M.V. Subbotin, D.B. Dacic and R.S. Smith, “Preview Based Path-Following in the Presence of Input Constraints,” Proc. American Control Conf., pp. 4540–4545, June, 2006.

  • R.S. Smith and F.Y. Hadaegh, “A Distributed Parallel Estimation Architecture for Cooperative Vehicle Formation Control,” Proc. American Control Conf., pp. 4219–4224, June, 2006.

2005

  • R.S. Smith and F.Y. Hadaegh, “Control of Deep Space Formation Flying Spacecraft: Relative Sensing and Switched Information,” AIAA, J. Guidance, Control, & Dynamics, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 106–114, 2005.

2004

  • T. Namerikawa, M. Fujita, R.S. Smith and K. Uchida, “On the \(H_{\infty}\) Control System Design Attenuating Initial State Uncertainties,” Trans. Soc. Instrument & Control Engineers (SICE), Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 307–314, March 2004.

  • A. Stefanopoulou, O. Storset and R. Smith, “Pressure and Temperature based Adaptive Observer of Air Charge for Turbocharged Diesel Engines,” Int. J. Robust & Nonlinear Control, Vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 543–560, April, 2004.

  • O. Storset, A. Stefanopoulou and R. Smith, “Adaptive Air Charge Estimation for Turbocharged Diesel Engines,” ASME J. Dynamic Systems, Meas. & Control, Vol. 126, No. 3, pp. 633–643, June, 2004.

  • R.S. Smith and F.Y. Hadaegh, “Reconfigurable topologies for decentralized control of spacecraft formations in deep space,” Proc. American Astronautical Society Guidance & Control Conf., Vol. 118 of Advances in the Astronomical Sciences, pp. 3–19, paper no: AAS 04-001, Feb. 2004.

  • R. Smith, “Robust Model Predictive Control of Constrained Linear Systems,” Proc. American Control Conf., Vol. 1, pp. 245–250, June 2004.

2003

  • J. Burnsed, S. DenBaars and R. Smith, “Limitations of using normal-incidence, in-situ, optical growth rate monitor for controlling Nitride semiconductor deposition by Metalorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition,” Proc. IEEE Conf. Control Applications, Vol. 2, pp. 849–855, June, 2003.

2002

  • G. Dullerud and R. Smith, “A Nonlinear Functional Approach to LFT Model Validation,” Systems & Ctrl letters Vol. 47, No. 1, pp. 1–11, 16 Sept. 2002.

  • N. Morse Thibeault and R. Smith, “Magnetic Bearing Measurement Configurations and Associated Robustness and Performance Limitations,” ASME J. Dyn. Syst. Meas. & Ctrl., Vol. 124, No. 4, pp. 589–598, Dec., 2002.

  • R. Smith and F.Y. Hadaegh, “Control Topologies for Deep Space Formation Flying Spacecraft,” Proc. American Control Conf., pp. 2836–2841, May 2002.

  • T. Namerikawa, M. Fujita, R. Smith and U. Kenko, “A Generalized \(H_{\infty}\) Control System Design Attenuating Initial State Uncertainties,” Proc. American Control Conf., pp. 2204–2209, May 2002.

  • T. Namerikawa, M. Fujita, and R. Smith, “\(H_{\infty}\) Control Attenuating Initial State Uncertainties and its Application to the Magnetic Suspension System,” Proc. Eight Int. Symp. Magnetic Bearings, pp. 459–464, August 2002.

  • R. Smith and F. Hadaegh, “Distributed Control Topologies for Deep Space Formation Flying Spacecraft,” First Int. Symp. Formation Flying, Toulouse, France, Oct., 2002.

2001

  • N. Morse Thibeault and R. Smith, “Fundamental Limits in Robustness and Performance for Unstable, Underactuated Systems,” IEEE Trans. Auto. Control Vol. 46, No. 8, pp. 1265–1268, 2001.

  • M. Gaffney Flynn, R. Smith, P. Abraham and S. DenBaars, “Control of a III-V MOCVD Process using Ultraviolet Absorption and Ultrasonic Concentration Monitoring,” IEEE Trans. Ctrl. Syst. Tech. Vol. 9, No. 5, pp. 728–740, 2001.

  • Y. Wang, A. Stefanopoulou and R. Smith, “Inherent Limitations and Control Design for a Camless Engine Idle Speed Dynamics,” Int. J. Robust & Nonlinear Control Vol. 11, No. 11, pp. 1023–1042, Sept. 2001.

  • T. Namerikawa, M. Fujita and R.S. Smith, “\(H_{\infty}\) Control System Design Attenuating Initial State Uncertainties: Evaluation by a Magnetic Suspension System,” Proc. Control & Decision Conf., pp. 87–92, Dec. 2001.

2000

  • R.S. Smith, K.D. Mease, D.S. Bayard and D.L. Farless, “Aeromaneuvering in the Martian Atmosphere: Simulation-Based Analyses,” AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 139-142, 2000.

  • A. Stefanopoulou and R. Smith, “Maneuverability and Smoke Emission Constraints in Marine Diesel Propulsion,” Control Engr. Practice, Vol. 8, No. 9, pp. 1023–1031, 2000.

  • S. Miller and R. Smith, “An Inexact Spectral Bundle Method for Solving Large Structured LMI Problems,” Proc. American Control Conf., pp. 1405–1409, June 2000.

  • O. Storset, A. Stefanopoulou, R. Smith, “Air-charge Estimation for Turbo Charged Diesel Engines,” Proc. American Control Conf., pp. 39–44, June 2000.

  • N. Morse Thibeault and R. Smith, “Robustness Comparison of a Magnetic Bearing System in Various Measurement Configurations,” Proc. American Control Conf., pp. 3002–3003, June 2000.

  • R. Smith and A. Ahmed, “Robust Parametrically Varying Attitude Controller Designs for the X-33 Vehicle,” AIAA Guidance Navigation & Control Conf. AIAA paper: 00–37073, Aug. 2000.

  • C. Beck, R. Smith, H-H. Lin, and M. Bloom, “On the Application of System Identification and Model Validation Methods for Reconstructing Multivariable Anaesthesia Response Models,” Proc. Conf. Control Appl., pp. 784–790, Sept., 2000.

  • R. Smith, G. Dullerud and S. Miller, “Model validation for nonlinear feedback systems,” Proc. Control & Decision Conf., pp. 1232–1236, Dec. 2000.

  • S.A. Miller and R.S. Smith, “Solving large structured semidefinite programs using an inexact spectral bundle method,” Proc. Control & Decision Conf., pp. 5027–5032, Dec. 2000.

1999

  • G. Dullerud and R. Smith, “The Validation of Model Sets on the Basis of Closed-loop Feedback System Generated Data”, Proc. IEEE Int. Symposium on Computer Aided Control System Design. pp. 28–33, Aug. 1999.

  • N. Morse Thibeault, R. Smith, B. Paden and J. Antaki, “Achievable Robustness Comparison of Position Sensed and Self-Sensing Magnetic Bearing Systems,” Proc. 5th Int. Symp. Magnetic Bearings, pp. 761-766,Dec., Santa Barbara, CA, 1999.

  • R. Smith, A. Banaszuk and G. Dullerud, “Model Validation Approaches for Nonlinear Feedback Systems using Frequency Response Measurements,” Proc. Control & Decision Conf., pp. 1500–1504, Dec. 1999.

1998

  • R.S. Smith, “Closed-loop Identification of Flexible Structures: An Experimental Example,” AIAA J. Guidance, Control & Dynamics, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 435–440, 1998.

  • M. Newlin and R.S. Smith, “A Generalization of the Structured Singular Value and its Application to Model Validation,” IEEE Trans. Auto. Control, Vol. 43, No. 7, pp. 901–907, 1998.

  • Li Chen and R. Smith, “Closed-Loop Model Validation; Application to an Unstable Experimental System,”, Proc. American Control Conf., pp. 618–622, 1998.

  • R. Smith and G.E. Dullerud, “Modeling and Validation of Uncertain Nonlinear Systems,” Proc. Math. Theory of Networks & Systems Conf., A. Beghi, L. Finesso, G. Picci (Eds), pp. 875–878, 1998.

  • Li Chen, R. Smith, and G. Dullerud, “A Linear Perturbation Model for a Nonlinear System Linearized at an Equilibrium Neighborhood,” Proc. Control & Decision Conf., pp. 4105–4106, Dec. 1998.

  • N. Morse, R. Smith, B. Paden and J. Antaki, “Magnetic Bearing Output Configurations and Associated Robustness and Performance Limitations,” Proc. Control & Decision Conf., pp. 2599–2604, Dec. 1998.

1997

  • R.S. Smith, G. Dullerud, S. Rangan and K. Poolla, “Model Validation for Dynamically Uncertain Systems,” Math. Modelling of Systems, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 43–58, January, 1997.

  • R.S. Smith, “On the Gap between the Structured Singular Value and its Convex Upper Bound,” IEEE Trans. Auto. Control, Vol. 42, No. 8, pp. 1176–1179, August 1997.

  • G. Dullerud and R. Smith, “Invalidation Techniques for Assessing Linear Perturbation Models of Nonlinear Systems,” Proc. American Control Conf., Vol. 3 pp. 2078–2082, 1997.

  • Li Chen and R. Smith, “Closed-Loop Model Validation for an Inverted Pendulum Experiment via a Linear Matrix Inequality Approach,” Proc. Control & Decision Conf., pp. 2565–2566, 1997.

1996

  • R.S. Smith and A.K. Packard, “Optimal Control of Perturbed Static Systems,” IEEE Trans. Auto. Control, Vol. 41, No. 4, pp. 579–584, 1996.

  • G. Dullerud and R. Smith, “A Continuous Time Extension Condition,” IEEE Trans. Auto. Control, Vol. 41, No. 5, pp. 738–742, 1996.

  • R.S. Smith and G. Dullerud, “Continuous-Time Control Model Validation using Finite Experimental Data,” IEEE Trans. Auto. Control, Vol. 41, No. 8, pp. 1094–1105, Aug., 1996.

  • G. Dullerud and R.S. Smith, “Sampled-Data Model Validation: an Algorithm and Experimental Application,” Int. J. Robust & Nonlinear Control, Vol. 6, No. 9/10, pp. 1065–1078, 1996.

  • M.S. Gaffney, C.M. Reaves, A.L. Holmes, Jr., R.S. Smith and S.P. DenBaars, “Real-time Composition and Thickness Control Techniques in a Metalorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition Process,” Materials Reas. Soc. Symp. Proc., Vol. 406; Diagnostic Techniques for Semiconductor Materials Processing, pp. 133–138, Mar. 18, 1996.

  • B. Paden, N. Morse and R. Smith, “Magnetic Bearing Experiment for Integrated Teaching and Research Laboratories,” Proc. Conf. Control Appl., pp. 421–425, 1996.

1995

  • R. Smith and K. Poolla, “Recent Results on Model Validation,” Soc. Instr. and Control Eng. (Japan), Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 176–181, March, 1995.

  • R.S. Smith, “Eigenvalue Perturbation Models for Robust Control,” IEEE Trans. Auto. Control, Vol. 40, No. 6, pp. 1063–1066, 1995.

  • P. Blixt, J.E. Bowers, E. Bodtker, O. Sahlen and R. Smith, “Optical Data Synchronization using Tunable Transmitters and Non-Zero Dispersion Links,” IEEE Microwave Theory & Techniques, Vol. 43, No. 9, pp. 2214–2221, Sept., 1995.

  • M.A. Erickson, R.S. Smith and A.J. Laub, “Power Methods for Calculating Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors of Spectral Operators on Hilbert Spaces,” Int. J. Control, Vol. 62, No. 5, pp. 1117–1128, 1995.

  • R.S. Smith, “Model Validation for Robust Control: An Experimental Process Control Application,” Automatica, Vol. 31, No. 11, pp. 1637–1647. 1995.

  • R.S. Smith and G. Dullerud, “Validation of Continuous-time Control Models by Finite Experimental Data,” Proc. American Control Conf., pp. 2549–2553, June, 1995.

  • M.S. Gaffney, R.S. Smith, A.L. Holmes Jr., C.M. Reaves, and S.P. DenBaars, “Improved Composition and Thickness Control of III-V Epitaxy in a Metalorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition Process,” Proc. Control & Decision Conf., pp. 2490–2495, Dec. 1995.

  • G. Dullerud and R. Smith, “The Experimental Validation of Robust Control Models for a Heat Experiment: A Linear Matrix Inequality Approach,” Proc. Control & Decision Conf., pp. 3486–3491, Dec. 1995.

1994

  • R. Smith and M. Dahleh, Editors, The Modeling of Uncertainty in Control Systems: Proceedings of the 1992 Santa Barbara Workshop, 391 pgs., Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1994.

  • R.S. Smith, “An Informal Review of Model Validation” in The Modeling of Uncertainty in Control Systems; Proceedings of the 1992 Santa Barbara Workshop, R.S. Smith and M. Dahleh (Eds), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 51–59, 1994.

  • J.C. Doyle, K. Glover and R. Smith, Xmu Manual, 302 pgs., Integrated Systems Inc., CA, 1994.

  • R.S. Smith, C-C. Chu and J.L. Fanson, “The Design of \(H_{\infty}\) Controllers for an Experimental Non-collocated Flexible Structure Problem,” IEEE Trans. Ctrl. Syst. Tech., Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 101–109, June, 1994.

  • M.A. Erickson, R.S. Smith and A.J. Laub, “Finite-Dimensional Approximation and Error Bounds for Spectral Systems with Partially known Eigenstructure,” IEEE Trans. Auto. Control, Vol. 39, No. 9, pp. 1904–1909, Sept. 1994.

  • C. Kenney and R.S. Smith, “Review of ‘Uncertain Models for Robust Control’,” SIAM Review, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 127–128, 1994.

  • R.S. Smith, “An Alternative Characterization of the Structured Singular Value,” Proc. Control & Decision Conf., pp. 2149–2150, Dec., 1994.

1993

  • R. Smith, “Matlab in an Introductory Feedback Control Course,” in Using Matlab in the Classroom, pp. 27–40, Prentice Hall, NJ. 1993.

  • G.J. Balas, J.C. Doyle, K. Glover, A. Packard and R. Smith, Mu-Analysis and Synthesis Toolbox, 434 pgs., The Mathworks, Inc., MA. 1993.

  • R.S. Smith, “Model Validation for Robust Control: An Experimental Process Control Application,” Proc. IFAC Control World Congress, Vol. 9, pp. 61–64, Sydney, Australia, July, 1993.

  • R.S. Smith and J.C. Doyle, “Closed Loop Relay Estimation of Uncertainty Bounds for Robust Control Models,” Proc. IFAC Control World Congress, Vol. 9, pp. 57–60, Sydney, Australia, July, 1993.

  • M.A. Erickson, R.S. Smith and A.J. Laub, “Finite-Dimensional Approximation and Error Bounds for Spectral Systems,” Proc. Control & Decision Conf., pp. 1848–1853, Dec., 1993.

1992

  • R.S. Smith, “Model Validation and Identification for Systems in \(H_{\infty}\) and \(l_1\),” Proc. American Control Conf., pp. 2852–2856, June, 1992.

  • M. Erickson, R.S. Smith and A.J. Laub, “Calculating Finite-Dimensional Approximations to Infinite-Dimensional Linear Systems,” Proc. American Control Conf., pp. 157–161, June, 1992.

  • M.A. Erickson, A.J. Laub and R.S. Smith, “Calculating Eigenvalues and Eigenfunctions of Hyperbolic Systems,” Proc. Control & Decision Conf., pp. 145–146, Dec., 1992.

1991

  • J.L. Fanson, C-C. Chu, B.J. Lurie, and R.S. Smith. “Damping and Structural Control of the JPL Phase 0 Testbed Structure”. J. Intell. Material Syst. & Structures, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 281–300, 1991.

  • J.L. Fanson, B.J. Lurie, J.F. O’Brien, C-C. Chu, and R.S. Smith. “System Identification and Control of the JPL Active Structure”, Proc.32nd SDM Conf., paper No. AIAA 91-1231, 1991.

  • G.J. Balas, A.K. Packard, J.C. Doyle, K. Glover, and R.S. Smith, “Development of Advanced Control Design Software for Researchers and Engineers,” Proc. American Control Conf., pp. 996–1001, 1991.

  • C-C. Chu, J.L. Fanson, and R.S. Smith, “Recent Results on Structural Control of an Active Precision Structure,” Proc. AIAA GNC Conf., paper No. AIAA 91-2693, 1991.

  • R.S. Smith, “Modeling Real Parameter Variations in Flexible Structures with Complex Valued Perturbations”. Proc. Control & Decision Conf., pp. 1638–1639, December, 1991.

  • R.S. Smith, C-C. Chu, and J.L. Fanson, “An Experimental Evaluation of Uncertainty Models for a Flexible Structure Control Problem”. Proc. Control & Decision Conf., pp. 1658–1659, December, 1991.

  • M. Newlin and R.S. Smith, “Model Validation and Generalized \(\mu\)”. Proc. Control & Decision Conf., pp. 1257–1258, December, 1991.

1990

  • J.L. Fanson, C-C. Chu, R.S. Smith, and E.H. Anderson. “Active Member Control of a Precision Structure with an \(H_{\infty}\) Performance Objective”. Proc. AIAA Dynamics Specialists Conf., pp. 322–333. paper no. AIAA 90–1224–CP, 1990.

  • R.S. Smith and J. Doyle. “Towards a Methodology for Robust Parameter Identification”. Proc. American Control Conf., Vol. 3, pp. 2394–2399, 1990.

  • C-C. Chu, R.S. Smith, and J.L. Fanson. “Robust Control of an Active Truss Structure”. Proc. American Control Conf., Vol. 3, pp. 2490–2495, 1990.

  • J.L. Fanson, H.C. Briggs, C-C. Chu, B.J. Lurie, R.S. Smith, D.B. Eldred, and D. Liu, “JPL CSI Phase-0 Experiment Results and Real Time Control Computer,” Proc. 4th NASADoD ControlStructures Interaction Technology Conf., pp. 614–628, 1990.

1989

  • R.S. Smith and J. Doyle. “Model Invalidation: A Connection between Robust Control and Identification”. Proc. American Control Conf., Vol. 2, pp. 1435–1440, 1989.

1988

1987

  • J.C. Doyle, R.S. Smith, and D.F. Enns, “Control of Plants with Input Saturation Nonlinearities”, Proc. American Control Conf., pp. 1034–1039, 1987.

  • R.S. Smith, J.C. Doyle, M. Morari, and A. Skjellum. “A Case Study using \(\mu\): Laboratory Process Control Problem”. Proc. IFAC Control World Congress, Vol. 8, pp. 403–415, 1987.

1982

  • R. Smith, H. Anderson, and J.E. Morris. “Data Acquisition and Analysis in a Vehicle with a Commodore PET”. J. Phys. E: Sci. Instrum., Vol. 15, pp. 1114–1118, 1982.

  • J.E. Morris, H. Anderson, and R. Smith. “Retrofit Feedback Control of A/F Ratio and Ignition Timing for Fuel Economy”, Trans. Soc. Auto. Eng., SAE paper No. 820389, 1982.