Mr Jinya Su, a PhD student & research associate in Control and Reliability Group (LUCAS) of AAE department, won the annual ICI Prize awarded by the Institute of Measurement and Control for the journal paper “Continuous finite-time anti-disturbance control for a class of uncertain nonlinear systems” published in Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control. The prize is awarded annually for the best paper in this Journal. See more information at: http://www.instmc.org/about-the-institute
Jinya was invited to attend the annual awards evening to receive the prestigious prize on 27th October at the Wellcome Collection in Euston Road, London. Then a free public lecture is also available titled “mobile autonomy a pervasive technology: from self driving cars to mars, why robotics matters” delivered by Prof. Paul Newman from University of Oxford.
In the aforementioned paper, Disturbance OBserver (DOB) is augmented to Terminal Sliding Mode Control (TSMC) such that the chattering phenomena of SMC can be substantially attenuated. This is achieved by estimating the disturbances and uncertainties by using DOB and rejecting its effect through feeding the disturbance estimation information into feedback control. Interested audiences are suggested to refer to the recent survey paper by our group leader Prof. Wen-Hua Chen, i.e., Disturbance-Observer-Based Control and Related Methods—An Overview, which can be freely accessed at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=7265050