Speaker: Prof. Khashayar Khorasani
Host: Prof. YingqingGuo
Time: 9:30am-11:30am, July5 2019
Place: Conference room 225, School of Power and Energy
Topic:Cooperative Control and Fault Recovery of a Network of Unmanned Multi-Agent Systems
There has been a growing interest towards development of networked unmanned autonomous systems that can operate without an extensive involvement of humans. The motivations for this focus may be traced to emergence of applications where direct human intervention is not possible due to either environmental hazards, extraordinary complexity of the tasks, or other restrictions. These networks may be potentially made up of a large number of dynamical systems (agents), such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), or Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs). Any of these systems can commonly consist of a number of sensors, actuators and decision makers, and therefore the network of these systems is a network of large number of sensors and actuators or as is known in the literature, a system of systems (SoS).
In this talk, we provide an overview of controlling these networks, their applications, as well as the solutions proposed. Specifically, this talk provides an overview on recent results and progresses made on multi-agent consensus, by focusing on cooperative control and consensus (formation) control in presence of communication, control implementation, and saturation constraints. Moreover, we provide a summary of the research outcomes and accomplishments that we have recently achieved and developed in the fault diagnosis and control recovery of both linear and nonlinear network of unmanned systems.
K. Khorasani received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1981, 1982 and 1985, respectively. From 1985 to 1988 he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan at Dearborn and since 1988, he has been at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, where he is currently a Professor and University Tier I Research Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Concordia Institute for Aerospace Design and Innovation (CIADI). His main areas of research are in nonlinear and adaptive control, intelligent and autonomous control of networked unmanned systems, fault diagnosis, isolation and recovery (FDIR), diagnosis, prognosis, and health management (DPHM), cyber-physical systems (CPS) and cybersecurity, satellites, UAVs, UUVs, neural networks, and adaptive structure machine learning. He has authored/co-authored over 450 publications in these areas. He has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems. Over the past 34 years, he has graduated more than 125 Master of Applied Science (Thesis), Ph.D., and PDFs and has authored and co-authored over 450 refereed conference and journal publications. His Google Scholar citation index is over 10,000 (Since 1988) and his Google Scholar h-index is 52 and i10-index is 220 (Since 1988).