Publications (by topic)

Topics:

This is a selected listing, and a few papers appear under more than one category.

System Identification

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Stochastic feedback

Photo: Stochastic feedback example plot (IEEE CSM cover)) 

Building control

Photo: building heating/cooling pipes and valves 

Energy hubs and systems

Photo: NEST energy hub testbed facility, Copyright: Wojzech Zawarski, Zooey Braun) 

Covert attacks on networked control systems

Model predictive control

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

Model validation

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, “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.

  • 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.

  • R.S. Smith, “Model Validation and Identification for Systems in H-infinity and l-1,” Proc. American Control Conf., pp. 2852–2856, June, 1992.

  • 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.

Robust control (\(H_{\infty}\), \(\mu\), and \(D\)-\(K\) iteration)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Distributed control

See also the section of Formation control for an application using the theory covered here.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Airborne wind energy (kites)

Photo: TwingTec/ETH kite tow-test facility) 
  • 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.

Optimisation and optimal control

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nonlinear systems

  • 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.

Swiss Free Electron Laser (SwissFEL)

Photo: SwissFEL machine (IEEE CSM cover)) 

Formation control (primarily spacecraft for deep-space synthetic imaging networks)

Photo: Starlight mission concept: JPL) 
  • 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.

  • 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, “Decentralized Estimation and Control in High Precision Spacecraft Formations: Comparison Studies,” IEEE Aerospace Conf., March, 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.

  • 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, “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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

Aerospace, spacecraft and rockets

Photo: Mars entry, descent, landing concept: JPL) 
  • 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.

  • 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.

Control of architectural cable net structures

Photo: 1/4 scale cable net prototype) 

Power systems

Magnetic bearings

Photo: Magnetic bearing) 
  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Automotive and engine control systems

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

Metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) systems

Photo: Experimental MOCVD facility at UCSB) 
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Control of flexible structures

Photo: Phase 0 flexible structure design JPL) 
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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 NASA/DoD Control/Structures Interaction Technology Conf., pp. 614–628, 1990.

Human perception and control

  • 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.

  • 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.

Modeling of PDEs

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Miscellaneous applications

  • 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.