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Ming Hou

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Force–length relation of skeletal muscles: from sarcomeres to myofibril (2018)
Journal Article
Hou, M. (2018). Force–length relation of skeletal muscles: from sarcomeres to myofibril. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 17(6), 1797-1810. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10237-018-1057-0

Sarcomeres are building blocks of skeletal muscles. Given force–length relations of sarcomeres serially connected in a myofibril, the myofibril force–length relation can be uniquely determined. Necessary and sufficient conditions are derived for capa... Read More

Optimization of active muscle force-length models using least squares curve fitting (2015)
Journal Article
Hou, M., & Mohammed, G. A. (2015). Optimization of active muscle force-length models using least squares curve fitting. IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering / Bio-medical Engineering Group, 63(3), 630-635. https://doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2015.2467169

The objective of this paper is to propose an asymmetric Gaussian function as an alternative to the existing active force-length models, and to optimize this model along with several other existing models by using the least squares curve fitting metho... Read More

On natural frequencies and eigenmodes of a linear vibration system (2007)
Journal Article
Müller, P. C., & Hou, M. (2007). On natural frequencies and eigenmodes of a linear vibration system. ZAMM, 87(5), 348-351. doi:10.1002/zamm.200610319

For conservative linear chain-structured mass-spring vibration systems with n degrees of freedom, the conjecture of Mikota [1] on the natural frequencies is verified. In addition, the eigenvalue/eigenvector problem of a related square root matrix is... Read More

Estimation of sinusoidal frequencies and amplitudes using adaptive identifier and observer (2007)
Journal Article
Hou, M. (2007). Estimation of sinusoidal frequencies and amplitudes using adaptive identifier and observer. IEEE transactions on automatic control, 52(3), 493-499. doi:10.1109/TAC.2006.890389

A simple method is proposed for estimation of amplitudes of multiple sinusoids. The estimation is based on the existing adaptive identifier which offers the globally convergent estimate of sinusoidal frequencies. To deal with possible singularities o... Read More

Neural observer by coordinate transformation (2005)
Journal Article
Delgado, A., Hou, M., & Kambhampati, C. (2005). Neural observer by coordinate transformation. IEE Proceedings Control Theory and Applications, 152(6), 698-706. https://doi.org/10.1049/ip-cta%3A20045069

Nonlinear control affine systems with maximum relative degree and a class of nonlinear differential equations can be transformed into a state representation known as the normal form. Based on the normal form an observer is designed using neural netwo... Read More

Amplitude and frequency estimator of a sinusoid (2005)
Journal Article
Hou, M. (2005). Amplitude and frequency estimator of a sinusoid. IEEE transactions on automatic control, 50(6), 855-858. doi:10.1109/TAC.2005.849244

A dynamic estimator with global convergence property is proposed to simultaneously reconstruct the unknown values of the amplitude, frequency, and offset of a sinusoidal signal which is measured. Several versions of the estimator along with illustrat... Read More

Observing a three-tank system (2005)
Journal Article
Hou, M., Xiong, Y., & Patton, R. (2005). Observing a three-tank system. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 13(3), 478-484. doi:10.1109/TCST.2004.839578

Observability analysis and observer synthesis are studied for a three-tank water process. Observability of the process is considered under various assumptions on measurements. The observer design takes into account singularity of nonlinear observers.... Read More

Controllability and elimination of impulsive modes in descriptor systems (2004)
Journal Article
Hou, M. (2004). Controllability and elimination of impulsive modes in descriptor systems. IEEE transactions on automatic control, 49(10), 1723-1729. doi:10.1109/TAC.2004.835392

As a refined notion, impulsive-mode controllability is suggested for the general class of linear continuous descriptor systems. This notion reveals rich properties of the general descriptor systems in terms of admissibility of initial conditions, adm... Read More

A correspondence about FDI observers (2003)
Journal Article
Hou, M., & Müller, P. C. (2003). A correspondence about FDI observers. International journal of control, 76(3), 295-298. doi:10.1080/0020717031000073027

An explicit existence condition for linear FDI observers is provided. This amends an earlier result of the authors and clarifies some surrounding points.