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Professor Ron Patton

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Ron Patton

Professor of Control and Intelligent Systems Engineering


Wind turbine asymmetrical load reduction with pitch sensor fault compensation (2020)
Journal Article
Liu, Y., Patton, R. J., & Shi, S. (2020). Wind turbine asymmetrical load reduction with pitch sensor fault compensation. Wind energy, https://doi.org/10.1002/we.2496

Offshore wind turbines suffer from asymmetrical loading (blades, tower, etc), leading to enhanced structural fatigue. As well as asymmetrical loading different faults (pitch system faults etc.) can occur simultaneously, causing degradation of load mi... Read More about Wind turbine asymmetrical load reduction with pitch sensor fault compensation.

Observer-Based Unknown Input Estimator of Wave Excitation Force for a Wave Energy Converter (2019)
Journal Article
Abdelrahman, M., & Patton, R. (in press). Observer-Based Unknown Input Estimator of Wave Excitation Force for a Wave Energy Converter. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1109/tcst.2019.2944329

Several energy maximization control approaches for point-absorber wave-energy converter (PAWEC) systems require knowledge of the wave excitation force (WEF) that is not measurable during the PAWEC operation. Many WEF estimators have been proposed bas... Read More about Observer-Based Unknown Input Estimator of Wave Excitation Force for a Wave Energy Converter.

Integrated Fault-Tolerant Control for Close Formation Flight (2019)
Journal Article
Liu, C., Jiang, B., Patton, R. J., & Zhang, K. (2020). Integrated Fault-Tolerant Control for Close Formation Flight. IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 56(2), 839-852. https://doi.org/10.1109/taes.2019.2920221

This study investigates the position-tracking and attitude-tracking control problem of close formation flight with vortex effects under simultaneous actuator and sensor faults. On the basis of the estimated state and fault information from unknown in... Read More about Integrated Fault-Tolerant Control for Close Formation Flight.

Hierarchical-Structure-Based Fault Estimation and Fault-Tolerant Control for Multiagent Systems (2018)
Journal Article
Liu, C., Jiang, B., Patton, R. J., & Zhang, K. (2019). Hierarchical-Structure-Based Fault Estimation and Fault-Tolerant Control for Multiagent Systems. IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, 6(2), 586-597. https://doi.org/10.1109/tcns.2018.2860460

This paper proposes a hierarchical-structure-based fault estimation and fault-tolerant control design with bidirectional interactions for nonlinear multiagent systems with actuator faults. The hierarchical structure consists of distributed multiagent... Read More about Hierarchical-Structure-Based Fault Estimation and Fault-Tolerant Control for Multiagent Systems.

Viscosity effect on a point absorber wave energy converter hydrodynamics validated by simulation and experiment (2018)
Journal Article
Siya, J., Patton, R., & Guo, B. (2018). Viscosity effect on a point absorber wave energy converter hydrodynamics validated by simulation and experiment. Renewable energy, 129(A), 500-512. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.06.006

To achieve optimal power in a wave energy conversion (WEC) system it is necessary to understand the device hydrodynamics. To maximize conversion efficiency the goal is to tune the WEC performance into resonance. The main challenge then to be overcome... Read More about Viscosity effect on a point absorber wave energy converter hydrodynamics validated by simulation and experiment.

Numerical and experimental studies of excitation force approximation for wave energy conversion (2018)
Journal Article
Guo, B., Patton, R. J., Jin, S., & Lan, J. (2018). Numerical and experimental studies of excitation force approximation for wave energy conversion. Renewable energy, 125, 877-889. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.03.007

Past or/and future information of the excitation force is useful for real-time power maximisation control of Wave Energy Converter (WEC) systems. Current WEC modelling approaches assume that the wave excitation force is accessible and known. However,... Read More about Numerical and experimental studies of excitation force approximation for wave energy conversion.

A decoupling approach to integrated fault-tolerant control for linear systems with unmatched non-differentiable faults (2017)
Journal Article
Lan, J., & Patton, R. J. (2018). A decoupling approach to integrated fault-tolerant control for linear systems with unmatched non-differentiable faults. Automatica : the journal of IFAC, the International Federation of Automatic Control, 89, 290-299. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.automatica.2017.12.011

This paper proposes a decoupling approach to the integrated design of fault estimation (FE) and fault-tolerant control (FTC) for linear systems in the presence of unknown bounded actuator faults and perturbations. An adaptive sliding mode augmented s... Read More about A decoupling approach to integrated fault-tolerant control for linear systems with unmatched non-differentiable faults.

A decoupling approach to integrated fault-tolerant control for linear systems with unmatched non-differentiable faults (2017)
Journal Article
Lan, J., & Patton, R. J. (2018). A decoupling approach to integrated fault-tolerant control for linear systems with unmatched non-differentiable faults. Automatica : the journal of IFAC, the International Federation of Automatic Control, 89, 290-299. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.automatica.2017.12.011

This paper proposes a decoupling approach to the integrated design of fault estimation (FE) and fault-tolerant control (FTC) for linear systems in the presence of unknown bounded actuator faults and perturbations. An adaptive sliding mode augmented s... Read More about A decoupling approach to integrated fault-tolerant control for linear systems with unmatched non-differentiable faults.

Nonlinear Modeling and Verification of a Heaving Point Absorber for Wave Energy Conversion (2017)
Journal Article
Guo, B., Patton, R., Jin, S., Gilbert, J., & Parsons, D. (2017). Nonlinear Modeling and Verification of a Heaving Point Absorber for Wave Energy Conversion. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 9(1), 453-461. https://doi.org/10.1109/tste.2017.2741341

Although the heaving Point Absorber (PA) concept is well known in wave energy conversion research, few studies focus on appropriate modelling of non-linear fluid viscous and mechanical friction dynamics. Even though these concepts are known to have n... Read More about Nonlinear Modeling and Verification of a Heaving Point Absorber for Wave Energy Conversion.

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