New results in disturbance decoupled fault reconstruction in linear uncertain systems using two sliding mode observers in cascade
Regular Papers Control Theory First Online: 05 June 2010 Received: 07 June 2008 Revised: 26 July 2009 Accepted: 04 December 2009
Recommended by Editorial Board member Duk-Sun Shim under the direction of Editor Jae Weon Choi.
Kok Yew Ng received his B.Eng (Hons) and Ph.D. in Control System from Monash University in 2005 and 2009, respectively. He was then subsequently appointed as Lecturer at the School of Engineering, Monash University Sunway Campus (Malaysia). His research interests include disturbance decoupling, fault reconstruction and fault tolerant. Chee Pin Tan received his B.Eng. (1st class honours) in 1998, and a Ph.D. in 2002 from Leicester University, U.K. He was then appointed as Lecturer in 2002 at the School of Engineering, Monash University Sunway campus (Malaysia) and subsequently promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2008. His main research interests include robust fault reconstruction and sliding mode observers. He has published over 50 internationally peer-reviewed research articles. In addition, he received the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (PVC) Award for Distinguished Teaching 2006 and the PVC Award for Excellence by Early Career Researchers 2007. Zhihong Man received his B.Eng degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, in 1982, an M.Sc degree from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1987, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia, in 1994, respectively. From 1994 to 1996, he was the Lecturer in the Department of Computer and Communication Engineering, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia. From 1996 to 2001, he was the Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering, The University of Tasmania, Australia. In 2001, he was the Visiting Senior Fellow in the School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. From 2002 to 2007, he was the Associate Professor of Computer Engineering at NTU. From 2007 to 2008, he was with Monash University Sunway Campus (Malaysia) and served as the Professor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, the Chair of the Research Committee of the School of Engineering, and the Chair of the Campus Research Committee. Since 2009, he has been with the Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, where he is the Professor of Engineering and the Head of Robotics and Mechatronics. Professor Man’s research interests are in nonlinear control, signal processing, robotics, neural networks, fuzzy systems, engineering optimization and wireless communication. He has published more than 150 papers in refereed international journals and refereed international conferences proceedings in these areas. Since 1994, Professor Man has been involved in more than 30 international conferences in control, robotics, signal processing, neural networks and industrial electronics as Program Committee Chair, Track Chair, Session Chair, and the International Advisory Committee and Technical Committees member, including the Chair of the Program Committee of the third IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA 2008) and the co-Chair of the Program Committee of the Fourth IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA 2009). In addition, Professor Man received the NTU Best Teacher Award in 2004, and the Most Popular Lecturer in the School of Computer Engineering at NTU from 2002 to 2007. Rini Akmeliawati was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 1975. She obtained the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Australia in 1997, and her Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 2002. She is currently an Associate Professor of the Department of Mechatronics Engineering at the International Islamic University Malaysia. Previously, she was a lecturer at RMIT University (1997–2001) and Monash University Sunway Campus (2001–2004). Her main research interests include nonlinear control systems theory and applications, intelligent systems and image processing. Rini Akmeliawati is a Senior Member of IEEE. She is the Chair of IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society — Malaysia Chapter 2007–2009.