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Associate Professor Jose De Dona

Associate Professor

School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Career Summary

Biography

J.A. De Dona completed a PhD in August 2000, in the area of Control Systems, in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Newcastle. The title of his PhD Thesis was Input Constrained Control. The most significant contribution to the research field of control systems from his PhD Thesis was the realisation, and rigorous proof, that constrained Model Predictive Control can be solved analytically by using dynamic programming techniques. This has revealed a number of interesting connections between optimality based constrained control and other control techniques that, before, were thought to be totally unrelated; as for example Anti-windup control, a technique traditionally regarded as ad-hoc. The results obtained in J.A. De Dona's Thesis were seminal to a considerable amount of subsequent research output produced by a team from the University of Newcastle, including Professor Graham Goodwin and Dr. Maria Seron and collaborators. One of the results from this research team, towards which J.A. De Dona's contribution was essential, was to unravel a duality relationship between constrained control and estimation problems. The team Goodwin-Seron-De Dona has recently published a book, Constrained Control and Estimation. An Optimisation Approach, Springer-Verlag, 2005, which according to a recent review by Frank L. Lewis in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 51 (2006), pp. 176-177, "provides a seminal foundation for unifying constrained control and constrained estimation within the framework of nonlinear programming." Recently, J.A. De Dona, together with a PhD student under his supervision, J.B. Mare, have further extended the analytical solution of receding horizon constrained control by dynamic programming to more general cases, and have also solved analytically the moving horizon constrained state estimation problem. These analytical solutions have revealed an interesting symmetry between both problems, namely, constrained estimation and constrained control, that could not be exposed before. These results complement the duality results mentioned above, in establishing a solid connection between control and estimation in the presence of constraints.

Research Expertise

Expertise in Constrained Control and Estimation (PhD Thesis, one book co-authored, journal papers, several conference papers). Expertise in Nonlinear Control Systems (journal and conference papers). Expertise in Multisensor Systems and Fault Tolerant Systems (journal and conference papers).

Teaching Expertise
Extensive experience in teaching medium to large undergraduate classes of multidisciplinary students (Elec.Computer, Mech., Mechatronics, Chem., Telecoms. Enginnering). Nominated once by students for 'Excellence in Teaching Award' (2002). Main expertise in two main subject areas: Automatic Control and Electrical Circuits. Experience in teaching postgraduate courses internationally (Argentina, Australia, France). Five years experience in Final Year Project supervision.

Administrative Expertise
Member of FEBE Faculty Research Committe for 4 years. 


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Engineering, National University of Comahue, Argentina

Keywords

  • Automatic Control
  • Constrained Control and Estimation
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Fault Tolerant Systems
  • Model Predictive Control
  • Multisensor systems
  • Nonlinear Control

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • Spanish (Fluent)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
010299Applied Mathematics not elsewhere classified10
090699Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified85

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/07/2014 - Associate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/05/2001 - 1/03/2002Research AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Australia
1/03/2000 - 1/03/2001Postdoctoral PositionUniversity of Ghent
Department Systems
Belgium

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - Member - FEBE Faculty Research CommitteeFEBE Faculty Research Committee
Australia
1/01/2015 - Member - IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic EngineersIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Australia

Invitations

Participant

YearTitle / Rationale
2006Seminar at SUPELEC, France
Organisation: SUPELEC Description: In 2006 Dr. De Dona was invited to deliver a seminar at SUPELEC. The topic of the seminar was: "Symmetry and Analytical Solutions in Constrained Tracking and Estimation."
2006Seminar at Ecole des Mines de Paris
Organisation: Ecole des Mines de Paris Description: In 2006 Dr. De Dona was invited to deliver a seminar at Ecole des Mines de Paris. The topic of the seminar was: "Symmetry and Analytical Solutions in Constrained Tracking and Estimation."
2006Seminar at Nanyang Tech. University Singapore
Organisation: Nanyang Tech. University Description: In 2006 Dr. De Dona was invited to deliver a seminar at Nanyang Tech. University, Singapore. The topic of the seminar was: "Symmetry and Analytical Solutions in Constrained Tracking and Estimation."
2005Minicourse on Constrained Control and Estimation
Organisation: Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Neuquen Description: In 2005 Dr. Jose De Dona was invited to deliver a Minicourse on Constrained Control and Estimation in Neuquen Argentina. It was attended by 12 postgraduate students from the most important research centres in different cities in Argentina.
2004International Summer School Grenoble (France) 2004
Organisation: Laboratoire d'Automatique de Grenoble Description: In 2004 Dr. De Dona (together with Prof. Graham Goodwin and Dr. Maria Seron) was invited to present a 1 week Summer School on Constrained Control and Estimation. This course was a great success, with almost 100 participants from different parts of the world (Europe, South Africa, Japan, South America).
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2005Goodwin GC, Seron MM, De Dona JA, Constrained Control and Estimation: An Optimisation Approach, Springer, Berlin, 411 (2005) [A1]
Co-authorsGraham Goodwin, Maria Seron

Chapter (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009De Dona JA, Suryawan F, Seron MM, Levine J, 'A flatness-based iterative method for reference trajectory generation in constrained NMPC', Nonlinear Model Predictive Control: Towards New Challenging Applications, Springer, Berlin 325-333 (2009) [B1]
DOI10.1007/978-3-642-01094-1
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsMaria Seron

Journal article (52 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Seron MM, De Doná JA, 'Robust fault estimation and compensation for LPV systems under actuator and sensor faults', Automatica, 52 294-301 (2015)

We propose a fault tolerant control scheme that compensates for actuator and sensor faults in linear parameter varying (LPV) systems by adjusting controller and observer gains bas... [more]

We propose a fault tolerant control scheme that compensates for actuator and sensor faults in linear parameter varying (LPV) systems by adjusting controller and observer gains based on estimates of the fault magnitude. The scheme consists of a plant in closed loop with an observer-based feedback tracking controller, which is adapted to the fault situation diagnosed by a fault detection and isolation (FDI) algorithm. Assuming the presence of unknown but bounded process and measurement disturbances, invariant sets are derived for the relevant system variables, and these sets are used to obtain error bounds in the fault estimate. Using these bounds, we provide conditions that ensure correct FDI and robust stability of the compensated closed-loop system even under errors in the fault magnitude estimation.

DOI10.1016/j.automatica.2014.12.003
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2015Konnik MV, De Dona J, 'Feasibility of constrained receding horizon control implementation in adaptive optics', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 23 274-289 (2015)

Adaptive optics (AO) provide real-time compensation for atmospheric turbulence to improve the resolution of images acquired by ground-based optical telescopes. The actuators in de... [more]

Adaptive optics (AO) provide real-time compensation for atmospheric turbulence to improve the resolution of images acquired by ground-based optical telescopes. The actuators in deformable mirrors, which are used as correctors, are constrained by a maximal allowable movement. The control techniques used in current AO systems do not account for these constraints, leading to inferior performance and a risk of damage of the deformable mirror's surface. This paper presents a feasibility study for receding horizon control (RHC) with online constrained quadratic programming (QP). The results of numerical simulations provided in this paper are based on realistic models obtained from an optical test-bench. We compare QP algorithms that represent three main methods for convex optimization: 1) interior point; 2) active set (AS); and 3) gradient-based algorithms. It is shown that constrained RHC is computationally feasible for moderate-size AO systems using hot-started structure-exploiting AS QP solvers with bound constraints. An evaluation of performance indicates that RHC is advantageous in terms of atmospheric turbulence rejection in the case of active constraints.

DOI10.1109/TCST.2014.2324179
2015Seron MM, De Doná JA, 'On invariant sets and closed-loop boundedness of Lure-type nonlinear systems by LPV-embedding', International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, (2015)

We address the problem of achieving trajectory boundedness and computing ultimate bounds and invariant sets for Lure-type nonlinear systems with a sector-bounded nonlinearity. Our... [more]

We address the problem of achieving trajectory boundedness and computing ultimate bounds and invariant sets for Lure-type nonlinear systems with a sector-bounded nonlinearity. Our first contribution is to compare two systematic methods to compute invariant sets for Lure systems. In the first method, a linear-like bound is considered for the nonlinearity, and this bound is used to compute an invariant set by regarding the nonlinear system as a linear system with a nonlinear perturbation. In the second method, the sector-bounded nonlinearity is treated as a time-varying parameterised linear function with bounded parameter variations, and then invariant sets are computed by embedding the nonlinear system into a convex polytopic linear parameter varying (LPV) system. We show that under some conditions on the system matrices, these approaches give identical invariant sets, the LPV-embedding method being less conservative in the general case. The second contribution of the paper is to characterise a class of Lure systems, for which an appropriately designed linear state feedback achieves bounded trajectories of the closed-loop nonlinear system and allows for the computation of an invariant set via a simple, closed-form expression. The third contribution is to show that, for disturbances that are 'aligned' with the control input, arbitrarily small ultimate bounds on the system states can be achieved by assigning the eigenvalues of the linear part of the system with 'large enough' negative real part. We illustrate the results via examples of a pendulum system, a Josephson junction circuit and the well-known Chua circuit.

DOI10.1002/rnc.3354
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2015Seron MM, De Doná JA, 'On robust stability and set invariance of switched linear parameter varying systems', International Journal of Control, (2015)

In this paper, we address the problem of robust stability and set invariance of switched linear parameter varying (LPV) systems affected by bounded disturbances. A switched LPV sy... [more]

In this paper, we address the problem of robust stability and set invariance of switched linear parameter varying (LPV) systems affected by bounded disturbances. A switched LPV system is a collection of single LPV subsystems with a switching rule that decides which subsystem is active at each time. This framework is useful for LPV systems with large parameter variation range for which it may be difficult to assess or guarantee stability over the whole parameter range. Our first contribution is to derive a result for a single LPV system that extends and generalises previous work for switched systems. Our second, and main, contribution is to apply this seed result in the derivation of dwell-time-type conditions on the switched-LPV switching rule, which ensure robust closed-loop stability and set invariance of the trajectories of the switched-LPV system across the whole parameter range. As an application of the results, we consider the problem of reference tracking for LPV systems using switched LPV state feedback and feedforward from an LPV reference system. Two examples are presented to illustrate the results: a two-mass-spring system with a varying spring characteristic and the nonlinear model of a coupled-tank system which is embedded into a switched LPV system description.

DOI10.1080/00207179.2015.1051116
2014Seron MM, De Doná JA, Richter JH, 'Invariant-set-based fault diagnosis in Lure systems', International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 24 2405-2422 (2014) [C1]

In this paper, we present an invariant-set-based method for actuator and sensor fault detection and isolation in Lure systems. The Lure plant is controlled by an observer-based fe... [more]

In this paper, we present an invariant-set-based method for actuator and sensor fault detection and isolation in Lure systems. The Lure plant is controlled by an observer-based feedback tracking controller, designed for the nominal (fault-free) system. Suitable residual signals are constructed from measurable system outputs and estimates associated with the nominal observer. Faults are diagnosed by online contrasting the residual signal trajectories against sets of values that the residuals are shown to attain under healthy or faulty operation. These values are obtained via set-invariance analysis of the system closed-loop trajectories.

DOI10.1002/rnc.2998
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2014Stoican F, Olaru S, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'A discussion on sensor recovery techniques for fault tolerant multisensor schemes', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS SCIENCE, 45 1708-1722 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1080/00207721.2012.748947Author URL
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2014Seron MM, De Doná JA, 'Robust actuator fault compensation accounting for uncertainty in the fault estimation', International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, 28 1440-1453 (2014)
DOI10.1002/acs.2453
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2014Stoican F, Olaru S, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'A fault tolerant control scheme based on sensor-actuation channel switching and dwell time', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROBUST AND NONLINEAR CONTROL, 24 775-792 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1002/rnc.2907Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2014Seron MM, De Doná JA, Richter JH, 'Invariant-set-based fault diagnosis in Lure systems', International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 24 2405-2422 (2014)
DOI10.1002/rnc.2998
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2014Seron MM, De Doná JA, 'Robust actuator fault compensation accounting for uncertainty in the fault estimation', International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, 28 1440-1453 (2014) [C1]

We propose a fault tolerant control scheme that compensates for actuator faults by adjusting the controller gain based on an estimate of the fault magnitude. The scheme consists o... [more]

We propose a fault tolerant control scheme that compensates for actuator faults by adjusting the controller gain based on an estimate of the fault magnitude. The scheme consists of a plant in closed loop with an observer-based feedback tracking controller, which is adapted to the fault situation diagnosed by a fault detection and isolation algorithm. We give conditions for correct fault detection and isolation and for robust closed-loop stability accounting for possible errors in the fault estimation.

DOI10.1002/acs.2453
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2014Nazari R, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Fault-tolerant control of systems with convex polytopic linear parameter varying model uncertainty using virtual-sensor-based controller reconfiguration (vol 37, pg 146, 2013)', ANNUAL REVIEWS IN CONTROL, 38 271-271 (2014)
DOI10.1016/j.arcontrol.2014.09.009Author URL
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2013Seron MM, De Doná JA, Richter JH, 'Integrated sensor and actuator fault-tolerant control', International Journal of Control, 86 689-708 (2013) [C1]

We propose a fault-tolerant control scheme that deals with sensor and actuator faults through the use of a virtual actuator (VA) and a bank of virtual sensors (VSs). A novel featu... [more]

We propose a fault-tolerant control scheme that deals with sensor and actuator faults through the use of a virtual actuator (VA) and a bank of virtual sensors (VSs). A novel feature of the scheme is that the VSs implicitly integrate both fault detection and isolation (FDI) and - in conjunction with the VA - controller reconfiguration tasks. The VA and the bank of VSs operate in closed-loop with an observer-based tracking controller designed for a nominal (fault free) model of the plant. A switching rule that reconfigures the VA and engages the suitable VS from the bank is based on sets defined for measurable residual signals constructed directly from the VS signals. Our method handles abrupt actuator and sensor faults of arbitrary magnitude including complete outage. The overall scheme is shown to guarantee closed-loop boundedness and setpoint tracking under all considered fault situations. Enhancements of the scheme to deal with errors in the fault detection and isolation are also proposed. Applications of the scheme to a winding machine and an interconnected tank system are presented. © 2013 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

DOI10.1080/00207179.2012.757653
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2013De Doná JA, Lévine J, 'On Barriers in State and Input Constrained Nonlinear Systems', SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 51 3208-3234 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1137/130908786
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2013Seron MM, De Doná JA, Richter JH, 'Invariant-set-based fault diagnosis in Lure systems', International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, (2013) [C1]

In this paper, we present an invariant-set-based method for actuator and sensor fault detection and isolation in Lure systems. The Lure plant is controlled by an observer-based fe... [more]

In this paper, we present an invariant-set-based method for actuator and sensor fault detection and isolation in Lure systems. The Lure plant is controlled by an observer-based feedback tracking controller, designed for the nominal (fault-free) system. Suitable residual signals are constructed from measurable system outputs and estimates associated with the nominal observer. Faults are diagnosed by online contrasting the residual signal trajectories against sets of values that the residuals are shown to attain under healthy or faulty operation. These values are obtained via set-invariance analysis of the system closed-loop trajectories. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

DOI10.1002/rnc.2998
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2013Yetendje A, Seron MM, De Doná JA, 'Robust multiactuator fault-tolerant MPC design for constrained systems', International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 23 1828-1845 (2013) [C1]

SUMMARY In this paper, we present a robust actuator fault-tolerant control strategy for constrained linear systems in the presence of bounded state and input disturbances. The sch... [more]

SUMMARY In this paper, we present a robust actuator fault-tolerant control strategy for constrained linear systems in the presence of bounded state and input disturbances. The scheme is based on a bank of state estimators that match different fault situations that can occur in the system. A fault detection and isolation unit verifies that suitable residual variables lie inside pre-computed sets and selects the estimate that matches the current plant behaviour. A bank of robustly stabilizing tube-based model predictive control laws is designed, each associated to a fault scenario, and the appropriate controller is selected among them by using the information provided by the fault detection and isolation module. By means of 'tubes' of trajectories, we ensure robust closed-loop exponential stability of the constrained system and good performance in the fault-free case and under the occurrence of abrupt actuator faults, including actuator outage and loss of effectiveness by an unknown amount. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

DOI10.1002/rnc.2854
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2013Nazari R, Seron MM, De Doná JA, 'Fault-tolerant control of systems with convex polytopic linear parameter varying model uncertainty using virtual-sensor-based controller reconfiguration', Annual Reviews in Control, 37 146-153 (2013) [C1]

In this paper, a novel robust sensor fault tolerant control strategy for systems with linear parameter varying (LPV) uncertainty model description is proposed. The strategy combin... [more]

In this paper, a novel robust sensor fault tolerant control strategy for systems with linear parameter varying (LPV) uncertainty model description is proposed. The strategy combines a robust fault detection and identification (FDI) unit based on an invariant-set approach with controller reconfiguration based on the use of a virtual sensor. The robust FDI unit employs a bank of observers that can detect faulty and healthy situations based on the separation of relevant sets, whose computation takes into account system disturbances and model uncertainty. The closed-loop system is reconfigured by means of a virtual sensor which is adapted to the fault situation detected by the FDI unit. The FDI and virtual sensor modules are designed using polytopic LPV techniques and bilinear matrix inequalities. The resulting robust fault tolerant control scheme is guaranteed to preserve boundedness of the closed-loop system trajectories under a wide range of sensor fault scenarios. The performance of the proposed scheme is illustrated by a simulation example. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI10.1016/j.arcontrol.2013.04.004
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2012Kofman E, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Probabilistic set invariance and ultimate boundedness', Automatica, 48 2670-2676 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2012Seron MM, De Dona JA, Olaru S, 'Fault tolerant control allowing sensor healthy-to-faulty and faulty-to-healthy transitions', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 57 1657-1669 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2012Suryawan F, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Splines and polynomial tools for flatness-based constrained motion planning', International Journal of Systems Science, 43 1396-1411 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2012Stoican F, Olaru S, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Reference governor design for tracking problems with fault detection guarantees', Journal of Process Control, 22 829-836 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2012Yetendje Lemegni AB, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Robust multisensor fault tolerant model-following MPC design for constrained systems', International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, 22 211-223 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2011Yetendje Lemegni AB, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Multisensor fusion fault tolerant control', Automatica, 47 1461-1466 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2011Suryawan F, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Minimum-time trajectory generation for constrained linear systems using flatness and B-splines', International Journal of Control, 84 1565-1585 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1080/00207179.2011.618514
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2011Seron MM, De Dona JA, Richter J, 'Fault tolerant control using virtual actuators and set-separation detection principles', International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 22 709-742 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1002/rnc.1719
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2010Romero ME, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Sensor fault-tolerant vector control of induction motors', IET Control Theory and Applications, 4 1707-1724 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1049/iet-cta.2009.0464
CitationsScopus - 23Web of Science - 15
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2010Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Actuator fault tolerant multi-controller scheme using set separation based diagnosis', International Journal of Control, 83 2328-2339 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1080/00207179.2010.520032
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2010Olaru S, De Dona JA, Seron MM, Stoican F, 'Positive invariant sets for fault tolerant multisensor control schemes', International Journal of Control, 83 2622-2640 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1080/00207179.2010.535215
CitationsScopus - 35Web of Science - 19
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2010Milocco RH, De Dona JA, 'Robust deconvolution for ARMAX models with Gaussian uncertainties', Signal Processing, 90 3110-3121 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.sigpro.2010.05.014
CitationsScopus - 3
2010Ocampo-Martinez C, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Actuator fault-tolerant control based on set separation', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADAPTIVE CONTROL AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, 24 1070-1090 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1002/acs.1181Author URL
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 8
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2010Yetendje Lemegni AB, Seron MM, De Dona JA, Martinez JJ, 'Sensor fault-tolerant control of a magnetic levitation system', International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 20 2108-2121 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1002/rnc.1572
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2009Mare JB, De Dona JA, 'Symmetry between constrained reference tracking and constrained state estimation', Automatica, 45 207-211 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.automatica.2008.06.020
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 1
2009Mare JB, De Dona JA, Seron MM, Haimovich H, Ramagge J, 'When does QP yield the exact solution to constrained NMPC?', International Journal of Control, 82 812-821 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1080/00207170802320285
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2008Seron MM, Zhuo XW, De Dona JA, Martinez JJ, 'Multisensor switching control strategy with fault tolerance guarantees', Automatica, 44 88-97 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.automatica.2007.05.024
CitationsScopus - 67Web of Science - 44
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2007Mare J, Lazar M, De Doná J, 'Input to state stabilising nonlinear model predictive control based on QP', IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), 7 222-227 (2007)

This paper proposes a framework for dealing with certain classes of nonlinear model predictive control (MPC) problems by solving a quadratic programming (QP) optimisation at each ... [more]

This paper proposes a framework for dealing with certain classes of nonlinear model predictive control (MPC) problems by solving a quadratic programming (QP) optimisation at each sampling time. This feature broadens the applicability of nonlinear MPC since many efficient tools for solving QP problems (both numerical algorithms and explicit solutions) are available. A key concept that enables this formulation, the input-state linear horizon (ISLH), is introduced. The ISLH characterises the length of the linear window in the relationship between the input and the state variables of a nonlinear system. In addition, the issue of input to state stability with respect to disturbance inputs is handled by incorporating a set of extra linear inequality constraints into the QP. Thus, the proposed scheme has two very attractive properties; namely, simplicity of the solution and guaranteed stability and robustness. Copyright © 2007 IFAC.

2007Yetendje A, Seron M, De Doná J, 'Diagnosis and actuator fault tolerant control in vehicle active suspension', Proceedings of the 2007 3rd International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability, ICIAFS, 153-158 (2007)

This paper presents an application of a diagnosis and a fault tolerant control method for an active suspension system. This method detects and identifies an actuator fault and rec... [more]

This paper presents an application of a diagnosis and a fault tolerant control method for an active suspension system. This method detects and identifies an actuator fault and reconfigures the controller in order to maintain the ride comfort and vehicle performance in the presence of road disturbances. The proposed scheme consists of a diagnosis module and a controller reconfiguration module. The diagnosis module is based on the Unknown Input Observer approach to detect and identify actuator faults. A bank of observers is designed to generate residual signals such that each of them matches the system in a defined actuator fault mode. The controller reconfiguration module consists of a bank of controllers, each corresponding to a fault mode of the system. The module then changes the control law after the detection and the identification of an actuator fault. Simulation results show the effectiveness of the scheme applied to the active suspension system, which keeps its properties under the occurrence of severe faults. © 2007 IEEE.

DOI10.1109/ICIAFS.2007.4544795
CitationsScopus - 4
2007Quevedo DE, Goodwin GC, De Dona JA, 'Multistep detector for linear ISI-channels incorporating degrees of belief in past estimates', IEEE Transactions on Communications, 55 2092-2103 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1109/tcomm.2007.908518
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 9
Co-authorsDaniel Quevedo, Graham Goodwin
2007Mare JB, De Dona JA, 'Solution of the input-constrained LQR problem using dynamic programming', Systems & Control Letters, 56 342-348 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.sysconle.2006.10.018
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 8
2006Mueller CM, Zhuo XW, De Dona JA, 'Duality and symmetry in constrained estimation and control problems', Automatica, 42 2183-2188 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.automatica.2006.07.005
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2005Goodwin GC, De Dona JA, Seron MM, Zhuo XW, 'Lagrangian duality between constrained estimation and control', Automatica, 41 935-944 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.automatica.2004.12.014
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 9
Co-authorsGraham Goodwin, Maria Seron
2005Yuz-Eissmann JI, Goodwin GC, Feuer A, De Dona JA, 'Control of constrained linear systems using fast sampling rates', Systems & Control Letters, 54 981-990 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.sysconle.2005.02.010
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsGraham Goodwin
2005Mare JB, De Doná JA, 'Dynamic programming solution of state estimation problems with constrained disturbances', IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), 16 1299-1304 (2005)

This paper is concerned with maximum a posteriori state estimation of linear systems in the presence of constrained scalar process noise. The goal of this work is to investigate c... [more]

This paper is concerned with maximum a posteriori state estimation of linear systems in the presence of constrained scalar process noise. The goal of this work is to investigate closed form solutions aimed at reducing the online computations required by the estimation problem. Dynamic programming is used to derive a closed form solution that can be precomputed offline. The optimal solution is given by a piece-wise affine function of the data (the mean value of the initial state and the sequence of measurement data). The data space is partitioned into a number of polyhedral regions, inside each of which a unique affine function is applied. Copyright © 2005 IFAC.

2004Quevedo DE, Goodwin GC, De Dona JA, 'Finite constraint set receding horizon quadratic control', International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 355-377 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1002/rnc.887
CitationsScopus - 70Web of Science - 58
Co-authorsGraham Goodwin, Daniel Quevedo
2004Mare JB, De Doná JA, 'Use of dynamic programming for the analytical solution of input-constrained LQR problems', 2004 5th Asian Control Conference, 1 442-448 (2004)

This paper addresses the input-constrained LQR problem, i.e., the problem of finding the optimal control law for a linear system such that a quadratic cost functional over a horiz... [more]

This paper addresses the input-constrained LQR problem, i.e., the problem of finding the optimal control law for a linear system such that a quadratic cost functional over a horizon of length N is minimised subject to the satisfaction of input constraints. A global solution (i.e., valid in the entire state space) for this problem, and for arbitrary horizon N, is derived analytically by using dynamic programming. The scalar input case is considered in this paper. Solutions to this problem (and to more general problems: state constraints, multiple inputs) have been reported recently in the literature; for example, approaches that use the geometric structure of the underlying quadratic programming problem and approaches that use multi-parametric quadratic programming properties. The solution by dynamic programming proposed in the present paper coincides with the ones obtained by the aforementioned approaches. However, being derived using a different approach that exploites the dynamic nature of the optimal control problem to obtain an analytical solution, the present result complements the previous methods and reveals additional insights into the intrinsic structure of the optimal solution.

CitationsScopus - 1
2003Seron MM, Goodwin GC, De Dona JA, 'Characterisation of Receding Horizon Control for Constrained Linear Systems', Asian Journal of Control, 5 271-286 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1934-6093.2003.tb00118.x
CitationsScopus - 72Web of Science - 51
Co-authorsMaria Seron, Graham Goodwin
2002Goodwin GC, Rojas Norman OJ, De Dona JA, Perrier M, 'An Engineering Introduction to Nonlinear Control', The Transactions of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers, 93 46 (2002) [C1]
Co-authorsGraham Goodwin
2002De Dona JA, Seron MM, Mayne DQ, Goodwin GC, 'Enlarged terminal sets guaranteeing stability of receding horizon control', Systems & Control Letters, 47 57-63 (2002) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 30Web of Science - 16
Co-authorsMaria Seron, Graham Goodwin
2002De Dona JA, Goodwin GC, Moheimani SO, 'Combining switching, over-saturation and scaling to optimise control performance in the presence of model uncertainty and input saturation', Automatica, 38 1153-1162 (2002) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 18Web of Science - 13
Co-authorsReza Moheimani, Graham Goodwin
2000De Dona JA, Goodwin GC, Middleton RH, Raeburn I, 'Convergence of Eigenvalues in State-Discretization of Linear Stochastic Systems', SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, 21, No 4 1102-1111 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsGraham Goodwin, Richard Middleton
2000Mulder EF, Kothare MV, Zaccarian L, Teel AR, De Dona JA, Goodwin GC, Seron MM, 'Discussion on: 'Anti-windup and model predictive control: Reflections and connections' by J. A. De Dona, G. C. Goodwin and M. M. Seron', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CONTROL, 6 478-480 (2000)
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Co-authorsGraham Goodwin, Maria Seron
2000De Dona JA, Goodwin GC, Seron M, 'Anti-wind up and model predictive control: Reflections and connections', European Journal of Control, 6 no. 5 467-477 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 28Web of Science - 15
Co-authorsGraham Goodwin, Maria Seron
1999De Dona JA, Moheimani SO, Goodwin GC, Feuer A, 'Robust Hybrid Control Incorporating Over-Saturation', Systems & Control Letters, 38 179-185 (1999) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 12
Co-authorsReza Moheimani, Graham Goodwin
1999De Dona JA, Goodwin GC, 'Disturbance Sensitivity Issues in Predictive Control', International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, 13, No. 6 507-519 (1999) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsGraham Goodwin
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2015Seron MM, Zhuo XW, De Dona JA, Martinez JJ, 'Fault tolerant multisensor switching control strategy', 2007 European Control Conference, ECC 2007 (2015)

In this paper we investigate the fault tolerance properties of a multisensor switching strategy previously proposed by the authors. We show that closed-loop stability of the resul... [more]

In this paper we investigate the fault tolerance properties of a multisensor switching strategy previously proposed by the authors. We show that closed-loop stability of the resulting switching scheme is guaranteed in the presence of faulty sensors if a set of conditions on the system parameters (such as bounds on the sensor noises, maximum and minimum values of the reference signal, etc.) is satisfied. This constitutes an important step in enhancing and broadening the applicability of the proposed multisensor scheme since it provides guaranteed properties such as fault tolerance and robust closed-loop stability under sensor failure. The results are applied to the problem of automotive longitudinal control.

Co-authorsMaria Seron
2015McCloy RJ, Seron MM, De Doná JA, 'A sensor fusion approach to the fault tolerant control of linear parameter varying systems', Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (2015)

In this contribution we propose a fault tolerant control (FTC) scheme to compensate for sensor faults in multisensor fusion-based control of linear parameter varying systems. The ... [more]

In this contribution we propose a fault tolerant control (FTC) scheme to compensate for sensor faults in multisensor fusion-based control of linear parameter varying systems. The scheme consists of a closedloop system with an estimator-based feedback tracking controller that combines healthy sensor-estimator pairings via a fusion algorithm. Faulty sensors are detected and discarded based on a set separation criterion, which considers both model uncertainty and system disturbances. We ensure the preservation of closed-loop system boundedness for a wide range of sensor fault situations and for the whole domain of plant model uncertainty. To illustrate the performance of the proposed FTC strategy, a flexible joint robotic arm example is presented.

Co-authorsMaria Seron
2015McCloy RJ, De Doná JA, Seron MM, 'On the estimation of convergence times to invariant sets in convex polytopic uncertain systems', Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (2015)

In this paper, we first provide a mathematical description and proof for the robust stability of systems with convex polytopic uncertainty through the construction of attractive i... [more]

In this paper, we first provide a mathematical description and proof for the robust stability of systems with convex polytopic uncertainty through the construction of attractive invariant sets. Then, we present the problem of estimating the convergence time to arbitrarily tight over-approximations of an invariant set, from both a known initial condition and for initial conditions belonging to a convex polytopic set. We then propose various analytical and numerical methods for computing the aforementioned convergence time. Finally, a number of numerical examples, including a flexible link robotic manipulator, are given to illustrate the results.

Co-authorsMaria Seron
2015De Dona JA, Goodwin GC, Seron MM, 'Connections between model predictive control and anti-windup strategies for dealing with saturating actuators', European Control Conference, ECC 1999 - Conference Proceedings (2015)

Model predictive control is a well established strategy for dealing with saturating actuator problems. The essential feature of the method is a receding horizon quadratic optimal ... [more]

Model predictive control is a well established strategy for dealing with saturating actuator problems. The essential feature of the method is a receding horizon quadratic optimal control problem which is solved subject to input constraints. On the other hand, anti-windup methods are ad-hoc procedures which achieve input saturation in an instantaneous fashion. Both methods are known to perform well in practice and each has its strong advocates. In this paper, we explore connections between the methods. In particular, we show that there are cases in which anti-windup schemes are identical to MPC schemes. In other cases, we show that anti-windup has performance which is close to that of MPC strategies.

Co-authorsGraham Goodwin
2014Kofman E, De Dona JA, Seron MM, Pizzi N, 'Computation of Continuous-Time Probabilistic Invariant Sets and Ultimate Bounds', Proceedings of the 19th IFAC World Congress, 2014, Cape Town, South Africa (2014) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20140824-6-ZA-1003.01996
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2014Nazari R, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Set-Based Fault-Tolerant Control of Convex Polytopic LPV Systems Using a Bank of Virtual Actuators', Proceedings of the 19th IFAC World Congress, 2014, Cape Town, South Africa (2014) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20140824-6-ZA-1003.02080
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2014De Doná J, Müller C, McCloy R, 'Error bounds in the discretisation of the input-constrained LQR problem', IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline) (2014) [E1]

This paper studies the discrete-time sampled-data approximation of the input-constrained finite-horizon linear quadratic regulator problem. Explicit estimates for the error in the... [more]

This paper studies the discrete-time sampled-data approximation of the input-constrained finite-horizon linear quadratic regulator problem. Explicit estimates for the error in the performance index rendered by the solution of a discrete-time approximation are provided. This result can be used to evaluate the level of sub-optimality of the sampled-data solution corresponding to a given discretisation interval, or to compute a discretisation interval length that guarantees a given approximation error. In addition, the (in general) unknown structure of the solution of the continuous-time constrained linear quadratic regulator problem can be investigated via this discrete-time approximation result. Examples of such a study are provided.

2014Konnik MV, De Dona J, 'Preliminary evaluation and comparison of atmospheric turbulence rejection performance for infinite and receding horizon control in adaptive optics systems', Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (2014) [E1]

Model-based optimal control such as Linear Quadratic Gaussian (LQG) control has been attracting considerable attention for adaptive optics systems. The ability of LQG to handle th... [more]

Model-based optimal control such as Linear Quadratic Gaussian (LQG) control has been attracting considerable attention for adaptive optics systems. The ability of LQG to handle the complex dynamics of deformable mirrors and its relatively simple implementation makes LQG attractive for large adaptive optics systems. However, LQG has its own share of drawbacks, such as suboptimal handling of constraints on actuators movements and possible numerical problems in case of fast sampling rate discretization of the corresponding matrices. Unlike LQG, the Receding Horizon Control (RHC) technique provides control signals for a deformable mirror that are optimal within the prescribed constraints. This is achieved by reformulating the control problem as an online optimization problem that is solved at each sampling instance. In the unconstrained case, RHC produces the same control signals as LQG. However, when the control signals reach the constraints of actuator's allowable movement in a deformable mirror, RHC finds the control signals that are optimal within those constraints, rather than just clipping the unconstrained optimum as commonly done in LQG control. The article discusses the consequences of high-gain LQG control operation in the case when the constraints on the actuator's movement are reached. It is shown that clipping / saturating the control signals is not only suboptimal, but may be hazardous for the surface of a deformable mirror. The results of numerical simulations indicate that high-gain LQG control can lead to abrupt changes and spikes in the control signal when saturation occurs. The article further discusses a possible link between high-gain LQG and the waffle mode in the closed-loop operation of astronomical adaptive optics systems. Performance evaluation of Receding Horizon Control in terms of atmospheric disturbance rejection and a comparison with Linear Quadratic Gaussian control are performed. The results of the numerical simulations suggest that the disturbance rejection performance in the unconstrained case is the same for LQG and RHC, while RHC clearly outperforms the saturated LQG control in terms of atmospheric turbulence rejection. More importantly, RHC can be used in high-gain mode, unlike LQG, providing better atmospheric disturbance rejection in the constrained case.

DOI10.1117/12.2055370
2013Seron MM, De Dona JA, Godoy BI, 'Fault tolerant sensor switching scheme for systems with convex polytopic linear parameter varying model uncertainty', RPIC, Bariloche, Argentina (2013) [E1]
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2013De Dona JA, Levine J, 'On constrained continuous-time nonlinear control systems', 2013 3rd Australian Control Conference (AUCC), Perth, Australia (2013) [E1]
DOI10.1109/AUCC.2013.6697247Author URL
2013Konnik M, De Dona J, 'Waffle mode mitigation in adaptive optics systems: A constrained Receding Horizon Control approach', Proceedings of the American Control Conference 2013, Washington, DC (2013) [E1]
2012Konnik MV, De Dona JA, Welsh JS, 'On application of constrained receding horizon control in astronomical adaptive optics', Proceedings of SPIE. Adaptive Optics Systems III, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2012) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsJames Welsh
2012Nazari R, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Fault tolerant control of systems with polytopic uncertainties based on virtual sensor reconfiguration', 2012 Australian Control Conference, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2012Konnik MV, De Dona JA, Welsh JS, 'Constrained control of low order adaptive optics systems using a fast suboptimal solution based on 'feedback from coupling'', Australian Control Conference Proceedings 2012, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsJames Welsh
2012Richter JH, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Virtual actuator for Lure systems with Lipschitz-continuous nonlinearity', 8th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes, Mexico City, Mexico (2012) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 4
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2012Seron MM, De Dona JA, Richter JH, 'Set-based actuator fault diagnosis in Lure systems', 8th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes, Mexico City, Mexico (2012) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2012Nazari R, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Fault-tolerant control of convex polytopic linear parameter varying systems using virtual-sensor-based reconfiguration', 8th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes, Mexico City, Mexico (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2011Suryawan F, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Constrained minimum-time trajectory generation for a laboratory-scale magnetic-levitation system', Proceedings of the 1st Australian Control Conference, Melbourne, Vic (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2011Kofman E, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Probabilistic ultimate bounds and invariant sets for LTI systems with Gaussian disturbances', Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Control Conference, AUCC 2011, Melbourne, Vic (2011) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 2
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2011Suryawan F, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Integrated minimum-time trajectory generation, fault detection, and reconfiguration for a double-tank system using flatness and B-splines', Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Control Conference, AUCC 2011, Melbourne, Vic (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2011Suryawan F, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Flatness-based minimum-time trajectory generation for constrained linear systems using B-splines', Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, 2011, Milano, Italy (2011) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20110828-6-it-1002.03427
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2011Yetendje Lemegni AB, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Robust MPC multicontroller design for actuator fault tolerance of constrained systems', Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, 2011, Milano, Italy (2011) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20110828-6-it-1002.01863
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2011Seron MM, De Dona JA, Richter JH, 'Bank of virtual actuators for fault tolerant control', Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, 2011, Milano, Italy (2011) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20110828-6-it-1002.02699
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2011Stoican F, Olaru S, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Zonotopic ultimate bounds for linear systems with bounded disturbances', Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, 2011, Milano, Italy (2011) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20110828-6-it-1002.03247
CitationsScopus - 4
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2010Stoican F, Olaru S, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Improvements in the sensor recovery mechanism for a multisensor control scheme', Proceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010, Baltimore, MD (2010) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2010Stoican F, Olaru S, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'A fault tolerant control scheme based on sensor-actuation channel switching and dwell time', Proceedings of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, GA (2010) [E1]
DOI10.1109/CDC.2010.5718146
CitationsScopus - 3
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2010Yetendje A, Seron MM, De Doná JA, 'Multisensor fusion fault-tolerant control of a magnetic levitation system', 18th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED'10 - Conference Proceedings, Marrakech, MOROCCO (2010) [E1]
DOI10.1109/MED.2010.5547654
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2010Suryawan F, De Doná J, Seron M, 'Methods for trajectory generation in a magnetic-levitation system under constraints', 18th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED'10 - Conference Proceedings, Marrakech, MOROCCO (2010) [E1]
DOI10.1109/MED.2010.5547748
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 1
2010Suryawan F, De Doná J, Seron M, 'On splines and polynomial tools for constrained motion planning', 18th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED'10 - Conference Proceedings, Marrakech, MOROCCO (2010) [E1]
DOI10.1109/MED.2010.5547747
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 1
2010Stoican F, Olaru S, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Reference governor for tracking with fault detection capabilities', 2010 Conference on Control and Fault Tolerant Systems (SysTol), Nice, France (2010) [E1]
DOI10.1109/SYSTOL.2010.5675962
CitationsScopus - 2
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2010Suryawan F, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Fault detection, isolation, and recovery using spline tools and differential flatness with application to a magnetic levitation system', 2010 Conference on Control and Fault Tolerant Systems (SysTol), Nice, France (2010) [E1]
DOI10.1109/SYSTOL.2010.5675959
CitationsScopus - 4
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2010Yetendje Lemegni AB, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Robust MPC design for fault tolerance of constrained multisensor linear systems', 2010 Conference on Control and Fault Tolerant Systems (SysTol), Nice, France (2010) [E1]
DOI10.1109/SYSTOL.2010.5675963
CitationsScopus - 2
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2010De Dona JA, Zhuo XW, Seron MM, Olaru S, 'A fault tolerant multisensor switching scheme for state estimation fault detection, supervision and safety of technical processes', Proceedings of the 7th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes, Barcelona, Spain (2010) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20090630-4-ES-2003.00117
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2010Yetendje Lemegni AB, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Fault-tolerant switching control of a magnetic levitation system', Proceedings of the 7th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes, Barcelona, Spain (2010) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20090630-4-ES-2003.00117
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2010Seron MM, De Dona JA, Martinez-Molina JJ, 'Invariant set approach to actuator fault tolerant control', Proceedings of the 7th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes, Barcelona, Spain (2010) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20090630-4-ES-2003.00117
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2010Olaru S, Stoican F, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Necessary and sufficient conditions for sensor recovery in a multisensor control scheme', Proceedings of the 7th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes, Barcelona, Spain (2010) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20090630-4-ES-2003.00117
CitationsScopus - 8
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2010Romero M, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Sensor fault tolerant direct torque and flux control of induction motors', Proceedings of the 7th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes, Barcelona, Spain (2010) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20090630-4-ES-2003.00117
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2009Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Fault tolerant control using virtual actuators and invariant-set based fault detection and identification', Proceedings of the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2009 held jointly with the 2009 28th Chinese Control Conference, CDC/CCC 2009, Shanghai, China (2009) [E1]
DOI10.1109/cdc.2009.5399909
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2009Seron MM, De Dona JA, Martinez JJ, 'Improved multisensor switching scheme for fault tolerant control', Proceedings of the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2009 held jointly with the 2009 28th Chinese Control Conference, CDC/CCC 2009, Shanghai, China (2009) [E1]
DOI10.1109/cdc.2009.5400078
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2009De Dona JA, Seron MM, Yetendje Lemegni AB, 'Multisensor fusion fault-tolerant control with diagnosis via a set separation principle', Proceedings of the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2009 held jointly with the 2009 28th Chinese Control Conference, CDC/CCC 2009, Shanghai, China (2009) [E1]
DOI10.1109/cdc.2009.5400286
CitationsScopus - 4
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2009De Doná JA, Zhuo XW, Seron MM, Olaru S, 'A fault tolerant multisensor switching scheme for state estimation', IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), Barcelona, Spain (2009) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20090630-4-ES-2003.0192
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2009Martinez JJ, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Multi-sensor longitudinal control with fault tolerant guarantees', ECC'09: European Control Conference 2009 Proceedings, Budapest, Hungary (2009) [E1]
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2008Martinez JJ, Seron MM, De Dona JA, 'Fault-tolerant switching scheme with multiple sensor-controller pairs', Proceedings of the 17th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Seoul, Korea (2008) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20080706-5-kr-1001.2597
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2008Olaru S, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Positive invariant sets for fault tolerant multisensor control schemes', Proceedings of the 17th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Seoul, Korea (2008) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20080706-5-kr-1001.3682Author URL
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2008Seron MM, Romero M, De Dona JA, 'Sensor fault tolerant control of induction motors', Proceedings of the 17th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Seoul, Korea (2008) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20080706-5-kr-1001.2278
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2008Ocampo-Martinez CA, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Actuator fault-tolerant control based on invariant set separation', Proceedings of the 17th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Seoul, Korea (2008) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20080706-5-kr-1001.3957
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2008Alasha'Ary HA, Moghtaderi B, De Dona JA, Page AW, 'Application of a neuro-fuzzy model to evaluate the thermal performance of typical Australian residential masonry buildings', Proceedings of the 14th International Brick & Block Masonry Conference, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E1]
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi, Adrian Page
2007Yetendje A, Seron M, De Dona J, 'Diagnosis and actuator fault tolerant control in vehicle active suspension', 2007 THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION AND AUTOMATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA (2007)
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2006Mare JB, De Dona JA, 'A case study in explicit solutions to constrained nonlinear MPC', NMPC_FS'06 Conference Proceedings Nonlinear Model Predictive Control for Fast Systems 2006, Grenoble, France (2006) [E1]
2006Mare JB, De Dona JA, 'Analytical Solution of Constrained State Estimation Problems by Dynamic Programming', Proceedings of 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, Czech Republic (2006) [E1]
2006Zhuo XW, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Explicit Solution To Constrained Linear Estimation', Proceedings of 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, Czech Republic (2006) [E1]
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2006Mare JB, De Dona JA, 'Moving Horizon Estimation of Constrained Nonlinear Systems by Carleman Approximations', Proceedings of the 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego, CA, USA (2006) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1
2006Martinez JJ, Zhuo XW, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Multi-sensor switching strategy for automotive longitudinal control', Proceedings of the 2006 American Control Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (2006) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2006Zhuo XW, De Dona JA, Seron MM, 'Explicit Output-Feedback Receding-Horizon Control with Constraints', Proceedings of the 2006 American Control Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (2006) [E1]
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2005Mare JB, De Dona JA, 'Analytical Solution of Input Constrained Reference Tracking Problems by Dynamic Programming', Proceedings of The 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Seville, Spain (2005) [E1]
2005Zhuo XW, De Doná JA, Seron MM, 'Explicit solution to constrained linear estimation', IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline) (2005)

This paper investigates the structure present in constrained linear state estimation problems formulated as a quadratic optimization program subject to linear inequality constrain... [more]

This paper investigates the structure present in constrained linear state estimation problems formulated as a quadratic optimization program subject to linear inequality constraints. Polyhedral constraints on the system disturbance, the measurement noise, and the initial state are considered. The result interprets the measurement data and prior estimate as parameters and the parameter space is partitioned into multiple regions. Within each region the state estimate can be calculated as a piece-wise affine function of the measurement data and prior estimate. The parameterized regions and coefficients of the piece-wise affine function can be precomputed offline allowing a simplified approach in implementing a moving horizon estimation scheme. Copyright © 2005 IFAC.

Co-authorsMaria Seron
2004Mare JB, De Dona JA, 'Use of dynamic programming for the analytical solutions of input-constrained lqr problems', CD ROM, Melbourne (2004) [E1]
2004Goodwin GC, De Dona JA, Seron MM, Zhuo XW, 'On the duality of constrained estimation and control', CD ROM, Boston (2004) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsMaria Seron, Graham Goodwin
2003Yuz-Eissmann JI, Goodwin GC, Feuer A, De Dona JA, 'Singular Structure Convergence for Linear Quadratic Problems', Proceedings for ECC 2003, Cambridge, England (2003) [E1]
Co-authorsGraham Goodwin
2003Goodwin GC, Quevedo DE, De Dona JA, 'An Application of Receding Horizon Control to Estimation with Quantized Coefficients', Proceedings of the 2003 ACC (CD ROM), The Adams Mark Hotel, Denver, Colorado (2003) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsDaniel Quevedo, Graham Goodwin
2003Goodwin GC, Perez T, De Dona JA, 'An introduction to constrained control', MODELING, CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS, CAMBRIDGE, MA (2003)
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Co-authorsGraham Goodwin
2002Quevedo DE, De Dona JA, Goodwin GC, 'Receding Horizon Linear Quadratic Control with Finite Input Constraint Sets', 15th Triennial World Congress, Barcelona, Spain (2002) [E1]
Co-authorsDaniel Quevedo, Graham Goodwin
2002De Dona JA, Goodwin GC, Jutan A, 'A Rolling Horizon State Estimator with Constraint Horison One', 15th Triennial World Congress, Barcelona, Spain (2002) [E1]
Co-authorsGraham Goodwin
2002Seron MM, Goodwin GC, De Dona JA, 'Finitely Parameterised Implementation of Receding Horizon Control for Constrained Linear Systems', Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Anchorage, Alaska (2002) [E1]
CitationsWeb of Science - 2
Co-authorsMaria Seron, Graham Goodwin
2002Quevedo DE, De Dona JA, Goodwin GC, 'On the Dynamics of Receding Horizon Linear Quadratic Finite Alphabet Control Loops', Proceedings of the 41st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (2002) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsDaniel Quevedo, Graham Goodwin
2000Seron MM, De Dona JA, Goodwin GC, 'Global Analytical Model Predictive Control with Input Constraints', CDC Downunder, Sydney, Australia (2000) [E1]
Co-authorsGraham Goodwin
2000Mayne DQ, De Dona JA, Goodwin GC, 'Improved stabilising conditions for model predictive control', CDC Downunder, Sydney, Australia (2000) [E1]
Co-authorsGraham Goodwin
2000De Dona JA, Moheimani SO, Goodwin GC, 'Robust combined PLC/LHG controller with allowed over-saturation of the input signal', Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA (2000) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 9
Co-authorsGraham Goodwin, Reza Moheimani
2000De Dona JA, Goodwin GC, 'A general scheme that combines piecewise-linear control, low-high-gain control and over-saturation to achieve high performance in the presence of input saturation', Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA (2000) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsGraham Goodwin
2000De Dona JA, Goodwin GC, 'Elucidation of the state-space regions wherein model predictive control and anti-windup strategies achieve identical control policies', Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA (2000) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsGraham Goodwin
2000Seron MM, De Dona JA, Goodwin GC, 'Global analytical model predictive control with input constraints', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 39TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-5, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (2000) [C1]
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CitationsWeb of Science - 27
Co-authorsMaria Seron
2000Mayne DQ, De Dona JA, Goodwin GC, 'Improved stabilising conditions for model predictive control', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 39TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-5, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (2000)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 1
1999De Dona JA, Goodwin GC, Seron MM, 'Connections between Model Predictive Control and Anti-Windup strategies for Dealing with Saturating Actuators', European Control Conference ECC'99 - Conference Proceedings, Karlsruhe, Germany (1999) [E1]
Co-authorsGraham Goodwin, Maria Seron
1999De Dona JA, Moheimani SO, Goodwin GC, Feuer A, 'Allowing for Over-Saturation in Robust Switching Control of a Class of Uncertain Systems', Proceedings of the 38th Conference on Decision and Control, Phoenix, Arizona USA (1999) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 2
Co-authorsGraham Goodwin, Reza Moheimani
1998De Dona JA, Feuer A, Goodwin GC, Mayne DQ, 'A new multi-switch anti-windup scheme for linear systems with saturating actuators', Proceedings of the 37th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control., Tampa, Florida, USA. (1998) [E1]
Co-authorsGraham Goodwin
1997De Dona JA, Goodwin GC, Middleton RH, 'Consistent state-discretization of linear systems', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 36TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-5, SAN DIEGO, CA (1997)
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Co-authorsGraham Goodwin, Richard Middleton
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants13
Total funding$14,879,298

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20121 grants / $320,000

Fault tolerant control based on set-theoretic methods: Robustness, nonlinear effects and probabilistic developments$320,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor Jose De Dona, Doctor Maria Seron
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1100215
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20111 grants / $1,500

18th IFAC World Congress, Milano, Itlay, 28/8/2011 - 2/9/2011$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamAssociate Professor Jose De Dona
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100818
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20093 grants / $1,056,000

Power Control and Scheduling for Cellular Communications$666,000

Funding body: Ericsson AB

Funding bodyEricsson AB
Project TeamEmeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Doctor Katrina Lau, Doctor Juan Carlos Aguero, Associate Professor Jose De Dona, Doctor Maria Seron, Dr Linda Brus, Dr Torbjorn Wigren, Dr Stephen Craig
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189678
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Power Control and Scheduling for Cellular Communications$370,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Doctor Juan Carlos Aguero, Associate Professor Jose De Dona, Doctor Maria Seron, Dr Linda Brus, Dr Torbjorn Wigren, Dr Stephen Craig
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189161
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Fault Detection in Electricity Networks$20,000

Funding body: Ausgrid

Funding bodyAusgrid
Project TeamDoctor Steve Mitchell, Doctor James Welsh, Associate Professor Jose De Dona
SchemeSponsorship Agreement
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0900082
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20083 grants / $5,858,084

Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control$5,400,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Professor Minyue Fu, Professor Reza Moheimani, Doctor Julio Braslavsky, Doctor Gregory Adams, Associate Professor Jose De Dona, Doctor Maria Seron, Doctor James Welsh, Doctor Andrew Fleming, Associate Professor Tristan Perez, Doctor Damian Marelli, Associate Professor Brailey Sims, Conjoint Professor Kerrie Mengersen, Professor A Pettitt, Dr R Reeves, Professor Ian Turner, Dr Salvatore Crisafulli, Dr M Downey, Mr J Lee, Mr P Stone, Conjoint Professor John Rayner
SchemeARC Centres of Excellence
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188623
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control$323,084

Funding body: NSW Department of State and Regional Development

Funding bodyNSW Department of State and Regional Development
Project TeamEmeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Professor Minyue Fu, Professor Reza Moheimani, Doctor Julio Braslavsky, Doctor Gregory Adams, Associate Professor Jose De Dona, Doctor Maria Seron, Doctor James Welsh, Doctor Andrew Fleming, Doctor Damian Marelli, Associate Professor Brailey Sims, Conjoint Professor Kerrie Mengersen, Professor A Pettitt, Dr R Reeves, Professor Ian Turner, Dr Salvatore Crisafulli, Dr M Downey, Mr J Lee, Mr P Stone
SchemeCentres of Excellence (Partner)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189187
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

Fault tolerant multisensor feedback control$135,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor Jose De Dona, Doctor Maria Seron
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0187438
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20072 grants / $37,000

Fault tolerant multisensor strategies in feedback control systems$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Jose De Dona, Doctor Maria Seron
SchemeNear Miss Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187179
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

The implications of differential algebraic concepts for the structure of nonlinear control systems$17,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Jose De Dona, Dr Jacqueline Ramagge, Doctor Maria Seron
SchemePilot Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0186681
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20061 grants / $549,282

20032 grants / $7,057,432

Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control.$6,929,432

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Rick Middleton, Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Professor Minyue Fu, Conjoint Professor Kerrie Mengersen, Professor Iain Raeburn, Professor Reza Moheimani, Dr William Heath, Doctor Julio Braslavsky, Associate Professor Jose De Dona, Doctor Richard Gerlach, Doctor Maria Seron, Associate Professor Brailey Sims
SchemeARC Centres of Excellence
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182216
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Towards a unified theory of constrained control and estimation.$128,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Associate Professor Jose De Dona
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182106
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013Robust Stability of Discrete Time Switching Systems
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2013Fault Tolerant Control of Nonlinear Systems
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2013Development of Closed-Loop Stability, Constraint Handling and Fault Tolerant Methodologies with an Application to Model Predictive Control Design and Implementation
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2011Fault Tolerant Control of Uncertain Systems
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013Online Constrained Receding Horizon Control for Astronomical Adaptive Optics
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2012Constrained Trajectory Generation and Fault Tolerant Control Based on Differential Flatness and B-splines
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2011Fault Tolerant Control for Linear and Constrained Systems Subject to Sensor and Actuator Faults
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2010Neuro-Fuzzy Modelling of the Thermal Performance of Typical Australian Residential Buildings
Engineering & Related Technolo, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2009Estimation and Control: Multisensors, Explicit Solutions and Duality
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2007Constrained Tracking and Estimation: Analytical Solutions, Symmetry and NonLinear Insights
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
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Associate Professor Jose De Dona

Position

Associate Professor
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Details

Emailjose.dedona@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 6088
Fax(02) 4921 6993

Office

RoomEAG12
BuildingEngineering A
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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