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Biography

Dr Donaire received his degree in Electronic Engineering in 2003 and his PhD in 2009, both from the Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina. His work was supported by the Argentine National Council of Scientific and Technical Research, CONICET.

In 2009, he joined the Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control, The University of Newcastle, Australia. Since 2011, he has held the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship of the University of Newcastle, Australia. His research interests include nonlinear and energy-based control theory with application to electrical drives, multi-agent systems, robotics, smart micro-grids networks, marine and aerospace mechatronics, and power systems.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Universidad Nacional de Rosario-Santa Fe-Argentina, 03/04/2009
  • Graduate Certificate, Universidad Nacional de Rosario-Santa Fe-Argentina, 25/03/2003

Research

Research keywords

  • Control theory
  • Nonlinear systems
  • Passivity-based control
  • Port-Hamiltonian systems

Research expertise

Dr Donaire's research has focused on modelling, analysis, and design of nonlinear control systems. He has particular interest on passivity-based control methods for nonlinear physical systems. His research aims to develop theory for control design in the framework of port-Hamiltonian systems, Euler-Lagrange systems, and Brayton-Moser equations, with application to electrical machines, multi-agent systems, robotics, smart grids, marine and aerospace mechatronics, and power systems.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
010203Calculus Of Variations, Systems Theory And Control Theory40
090602Control Systems, Robotics And Automation40
090600Electrical And Electronic Engineering20

Collaboration

Dr Donaire have collaborated with national and international researchers. He believes that teamwork, collaboration, and dedication greatly increase the quality and productivity of the research. His previous and on-going collaborations include

  • Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes, L2S, CNRS-Supelec-UPS, France.
  • Laboratory of Control, School of Electronic Engineering, National University of Rosario, Argentina.
  • Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), Melbourne, Australia.
  • Laboratoire d'Automatique, Gènie Informatique & Signal (LAGIS), Lille, France.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Control system design
  • Dynamic systems
  • Electrical drives
  • Mechatronics
  • Port-Hamitonian systems

Teaching expertise

Dr Donaire has teaching experience in the following topics and courses

  • Control system design
  • Mechatronic systems
  • Dynamics and control of electrical drives
  • Physical system dynamics
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Publications

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Chapter (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Perez T, Donaire AG, Renton CP, 'Port-Hamiltonian control of fully-actuated underwater vehicles', Further Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), London, UK 129-147 (2012) [B1]
2011Junco S, Donaire AG, 'Bond graph modeling and simulation of electrical machines and drives', Bond Graph Modelling of Engineering Systems - Theory, Application and Software Support, Springer, New York 269-321 (2011) [B1]

Journal article (8 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Romero JG, Donaire A, Ortega R, 'Robust energy shaping control of mechanical systems', SYSTEMS & CONTROL LETTERS, 62 770-780 (2013) [C1]
2012Donaire AG, Perez T, 'Dynamic positioning of marine craft using a port-Hamiltonian framework', Automatica, 48 851-856 (2012) [C1]
2009Perez T, Donaire AG, 'Constrained control design for dynamic positioning of marine vehicles with control allocation', Modeling Identification and Control, 30 57-70 (2009) [C1]
2009Donaire A, Junco S, 'Energy shaping, interconnection and damping assignment, and integral control in the bond graph domain', SIMULATION MODELLING PRACTICE AND THEORY, 17 152-174 (2009) [C1]
2009Donaire A, Junco S, 'On the addition of integral action to port-controlled Hamiltonian systems', AUTOMATICA, 45 1910-1916 (2009) [C1]
2009Donaire A, Junco S, 'Derivation of Input-State-Output Port-Hamiltonian Systems from bond graphs', SIMULATION MODELLING PRACTICE AND THEORY, 17 137-151 (2009) [C1]
2005Junco S, Donaire A, Achir A, Sueur C, Dauphin-Tanguy G, 'Non-linear control of a series direct current motor via flatness and decomposition in the bond graph domain', PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART I-JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS AND CONTROL ENGINEERING, 219 215-230 (2005) [E1]
2005Donaire A, Junco SJ, 'Deriving Port-Controlled Hamiltonian Models with dissipation from Bond Graphs', International Conference on Integrated Modeling and Analysis in Applied Control and Automation, IMAACA 2005, Held at the International Mediterranean Modeling Multiconference, I3M 2005, 117-126 (2005)
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Conference (24 outputs)

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2013Teo YR, Donaire A, Perez T, 'Regulation and Integral Control of an Underactuated Robotic System Using IDA-PBC with Dynamic Extension', 2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference On Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM). Mechatronics For Human Wellbeing, Wollongong, Australia (2013) [E1]
2013Knorn S, Donaire A, Aguero JC, Middleton RH, 'Energy-based control of bidirectional vehicle strings', 2013 3rd Australian Control Conference (AUCC), Perth, Australia (2013) [E1]
2013Donaire A, Perez T, 'Energy-Based Nonlinear Control of Ship Roll Gyro-Stabiliser with Precession Angle Constraints', Control Applications in Marine Systems, Osaka, Japan (2013) [E1]
2013Valentinis F, Donaire A, Perez T, 'Control of an underactuated-slender-hull unmanned underwater vehicle using Port-Hamiltonian Theory', 2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference On Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics: Mechatronics For Human Wellbeing, Wollongong, Australia (2013) [E1]
2013Perez T, Donaire A, Renton C, Valentinis F, 'Energy-Based Motion Control of Marine Vehicles Using Interconnection and Damping Assignment Passivity-Based Control - a Survey', Control Applications in Marine Systems, Osaka, Japan (2013) [E2]
2012Romero JG, Donaire AG, Ortega R, 'Simplifying robust energy shaping controllers for mechanical systems via coordinate changes', Proceedings of the 4th IFAC Workshop on Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Methods for Non Linear Control, Bertinoro, Italy (2012) [E1]
2012Donaire AG, Perez T, Teo YR, 'Robust speed tracking control of synchronous motors using immersion and invariance', 2012 7th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA), Singapore (2012) [E1]
2012Romero JG, Donaire AG, Ortega R, 'Robustifying energy shaping control of mechanical systems', Proceedings of the 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Maui, Hawaii (2012) [E1]
2012Renton CP, Teo YR, Donaire AG, Perez T, 'Active control of car suspension systems using IDA-PBC', Australian Control Conference 2012, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]
2011Donaire AG, Perez T, Renton CP, 'Manoeuvring control of fully-actuated marine vehicles. A Port-Hamiltonian system approach to tracking', Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Control Conference, AUCC 2011, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E1]
2011De Lamberterie P-EM, Perez T, Donaire AG, 'A low-complexity flight controller for unmanned aircraft systems with constrained control allocation', Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Control Conference, AUCC 2011, Melbourne, Vic (2011) [E1]
2011Perez T, Donaire AG, De Lamberterie P-EM, Williams B, 'A framework for testing robust autonomy of UAS during design and certification', AIAA Infotech@Aerospace 2011 Online Proceeding, St Louis, Missouri (2011) [E2]
2011Perez T, Donaire AG, De Lamberterie P-EM, Williams B, 'Joint motion control and control allocation design for UAS flight control systems', AIAA Infotech@Aerospace 2011 Online Proceeding, St Louis, Missouri (2011) [E2]
2010Perez T, De Lamberterie P-EM, Donaire AG, Revestido-Herrero E, 'Parameter estimation of thrust models of uninhabited vehicles and systems', 7th IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles, Lecce, Italy (2010) [E1]
2010Perez T, Donaire A, Willams BP, 'On evaluation of robust autonomy for uninhabited vehicles and systems', IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline) (2010) [E1]
2010Perez T, Donaire A, 'Control design for positioning of underwater vehicles with control allocation', International Maritime Conference 2010 Program and Abstract Book: Maritime Industry - Challenges, Opportunities and Imperatives, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E2]
2010Donaire AG, Perez T, 'Port Hamiltonian Theory of motion control for marine craft', 8th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems, Rostock, Germany (2010)
2008Junco S, Donaire A, Rahmani A, Hihi H, 'ON THE STABILITY OF A CLASS OF SWITCHED BOND GRAPHS', 22ND EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION, PROCEEDINGS, Univ Cyprus, Nicosia, CYPRUS (2008) [E1]
2008Nacusse MA, Junco SJ, Donaire AG, 'AUTOMATIZANDO EL MODELADO Y SIMULACION CON BOND GRAPHS DE SISTEMAS FISICOS CONMUTADOS', Mecanica Computacional, San Luis, Argentina (2008) [E1]
2008Junco S, Rahmani A, Hihi H, Donaire AG, 'On the stability of a class of switches bond graphs', Proceedings 22nd European Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Nicosia, Cyprus (2008) [E1]
2006Donaire A, Junco S, 'Energy shaping and interconnection and damping assignment control in the bond graph domain', 20th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation ECMS 2006, Bonn Rhein Sige Univ Appl Sci, Bonn, GERMANY (2006) [E1]
2006Achir A, Junco S, Donaire AG, Sueur C, 'A Bond-Graph Method for Flatness-Based Dynamic Feedback Linearization Controller Synthesis: Application to a Current-Fed Induction Motor', Proceedings 20th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Sankt Augustin, Alemania (2006) [E1]
2006Achir A, Junco S, Donaire A, Sueur C, 'A bond-graph method for flatness-based dynamic feedback linearization controller synthesis: Application to a current-fed induction motor', 20th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation ECMS 2006, Bonn Rhein Sige Univ Appl Sci, Bonn, GERMANY (2006)
2002Junco S, Donaire A, Garnero G, 'Speed control of series DC motor: A bond graph based backstepping design', Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (2002)
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Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Perez T, Donaire AG, '[Commercial in confidence]', CFW-Hamilton Jet & Co Ltd, New Zealand, 9 (2009) [R2]
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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants4
Total funding$522,796

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2012 (1 grants)

Nonlinear State Estimation and Control of Multiple UUV’s in Close Proximity$40,000
Funding Body: Defence Science and Technology Organisation

Project Team
Doctor Alejandro Donaire, Associate Professor Tristan Perez
SchemeRole
Research ScholarshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$40,00020122014
GNo:G1200327

2011 (3 grants)

2010 Research Fellowship - PRCCDSC$457,796
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Alejandro Donaire
SchemeRole
Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$457,79620112015
GNo:G1100065

Energy-Based Control of Constrained Port-Hamiltonian Systems (PHS)$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Alejandro Donaire, Associate Professor Tristan Perez
SchemeRole
Fellowship GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020112011
GNo:G1100066

Energy-based Control of Underwater Vehicles$10,000
Funding Body: Defence Science and Technology Organisation

Project Team
Doctor Alejandro Donaire, Associate Professor Tristan Perez
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020112012
GNo:G1100466
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

No Supervisions.

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Dr Alejandro Donaire

Work Phone(02) 4921 7459
Email
PositionUniversity of Newcastle Research Fellow
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
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Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/alejandro-donaire