报告题目：New Developments on Fault-Tolerant Control (FTC) and Fault-Tolerant Cooperative Control (FTCC) of Manned and Unmanned Aircraft and Spacecraft and Their Applications
报告人：Prof. Youmin Zhang / 张友民 教授
Unmanned systems including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/Systems (UAVs or UASs), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) and Autonomous/Driverless Cars, as well asUnmanned Surface/Underwater Vehicles (USVs/UUVs) are gaining more and more attention during the last a few years due to their important contributions and cost-effective applications in several tasks such as surveillance, sense, search, rescue, agriculture, forest and environment, pipelines and powerlines, military and security applications. On the other hand, health management and Fault-Tolerant Control (FTC) of manned aircraft have a long history since the initial research on self-repairing flight control systems in US Air Force and NASA begun in mid-1980s. However, due to safety concern of manned aerial vehicles to the pilot, experimental test and further practical research and development have been limited. Benefited from the recent and significant advances and developments of UAVs, development and application ofautonomous,fault-tolerant, andcooperativecontrol techniques have been emerged and developed quickly in recent years, since UAVs provide a cheap and operative experimental testbed for development, implementation, testing and validation of the newly developedautonomous,fault-tolerant,cooperativeand even the latestFault-TolerantCooperativeControl(FTCC) techniques.
In this talk, brief review on the development of autonomous unmanned aircraft systems and challenges on autonomy and fault tolerance of unmanned systems will be given first, then the latest development and current research work on FTCC with applications to autonomous quadrotor helicopter UAVs, wheeled mobile robots/ground vehicles testbeds and unmanned surface vehicles developed in collaboration with industry at Concordia University, as well as applications to wind turbines/farm in the renewable energy field, will be introduced.
Youmin Zhangreceived the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China, in 1983, 1986, and 1995, respectively. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering and the Concordia Institute of Aerospace Design and Innovation, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
His current research interests include condition monitoring, health management, Fault Detection and Diagnosis (FDD), and Fault-Tolerant Control Systems (FTCS), cooperative Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) and remote sensing of single and multiple unmanned aerial/space/ground/surface vehicles and their applications to forest fires, powerlines, search and rescue monitoring, detection and services, dynamic systems modeling, estimation, identification, advanced control techniques and advanced signal processing techniques for diagnosis, prognosis, and health management of safety-critical systems, renewable energy systems and smart grids, and manufacturing processes. He has authored 4 books, over 450 journal and conference papers, and book chapters.
He is a Fellow of Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering (CSME), a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a member of the Technical Committee (TC) for several scientific societies, including the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) and Chinese Technical Committee on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety for Technical Processes, the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Program Committee on Unmanned Systems, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society TC on Aerial Robotics and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, the ASME/IEEE TC on Mechatronics and Embedded Systems and Applications, and the International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS) Association Executive Committee. He has been invited to deliver plenary and tutorial talks at international conferences/workshops and research seminars worldwide for over 90 times. He is a founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Instrumentation, Automation and Systems, an Editor-at-Large of the Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, and an Editorial Board Member/Associate Editor of several other international journals (including three newly launched journals on Unmanned Systems). He has served as General Chair, Program Chair, Program Vice Chair, and IPC Member of many international conferences, including the General Chair of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems (ICIUS) in 2014, Montreal, Canada, Program Chair of the International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS) in 2014, Orlando, FL, USA, one of General Chairs of the ICUAS in 2015, Denver, USA, a Co-General Chair of the ICIUS 2016 to be held at Xian, China, Program Chair of the ICUAS 2017 held at Miami, USA, and General Chair of the ICUAS 2018 to held at Dallas, USA in June 12-15, 2018.