The Impact of Control Technology — 2nd Edition

This report reviews a number of control technology accomplishments and presents prospects for future opportunities for the field. The material is in the form of 68 two-page full-color flyers, categorized in two sections:

  • Success stories of deployed products and solutions that have been enabled by advanced control. All of the developments featured in this category have gone beyond simulation or laboratory demonstration and have achieved “real-world” impact.
  • Research challenges that outline new opportunities for control technology toward future impact. The challenges are expressed in terms of societal and industry need, not control theory gaps, and point to the field’s promise and potential. /impact-control-technology

Individual flyers can be accessed in pdf form from the table of contents below and compilations for each section can also be downloaded. Two appendices contain e-mail addresses for corresponding authors, also by section.

Except where otherwise indicated, the report content is freely and publicly available for reuse with acknowledgement of the source. The report can be cited as: The Impact of Control Technology, 2nd edition, T. Samad and A.M. Annaswamy (eds.), IEEE Control Systems Society, 2014, available at www.ieeecss.org. Titles and authors of individual flyers should also be acknowledged as appropriate.

The first edition of this report, which includes additional flyers and other material, can be accessed here

The Impact of Control Technology is sponsored by the IEEE Control Systems Society and the American Automatic Control Council.

ISBN: 978-0-692-24262-9

Editors

Tariq Samad

President - 2009
Honeywell Labs

Anuradha Annaswamy

President-Elect 2019
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Contents

Introduction

The Impact of Control Technology (2nd Ed) - Intro (application/pdf)
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Part 1: Success Stories for Control

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Auto-tuners for PID Controllers (application/pdf)
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Control in Mobile Phones (application/pdf)
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Nonlinear Multivariable Flight Control (application/pdf)
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Advanced Control of Pharmaceutical Crystallization (application/pdf)
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Autopilot for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (application/pdf)
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Controlling Energy Capture from Wind (application/pdf)
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Mobile-Robot-Enabled Smart Warehouses (application/pdf)
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Trip Optimizer for Railroads (application/pdf)
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Control in Stroke Rehabilitation (application/pdf)
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Advanced Control for the Cement Industry (application/pdf)
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Dynamics and Control for Deep-Sea Marine Risers (application/pdf)
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Active Safety Control for Automobiles (application/pdf)
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Advanced Energy Solutions for Power Plants (application/pdf)
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Optimal Ship-Unloading Solutions (application/pdf)
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Automotive Engine-Based Traction Control (application/pdf)
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Automated Manual Transmissions (application/pdf)
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Ethylene Plantwide Control and Optimization (application/pdf)
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Digital Printing Control: Print Shop in a Box (application/pdf)
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Verification of Control System Software (application/pdf)
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Coordinated Ramp Metering for Freeways (application/pdf)
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Advanced Zinc Coating Control in Galvanizing Lines (application/pdf)
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Digital Fly-by-Wire Technology (application/pdf)
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H-infinity Control for European Telecommunication Satellites (application/pdf)
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Road Grade Estimation for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (application/pdf)
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Controller Performance Monitoring (application/pdf)
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Control for Formula One! (application/pdf)
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Advanced Control Design for Automotive Powertrains (application/pdf)
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Control of NASA's Space Launch System (application/pdf)
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Robust Adaptive Control for the Joint Direct Attack Munition (application/pdf)
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Improved Audio Reproduction with Control Theory (application/pdf)
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Part 2: Challenges for Control Research

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Avoiding Pilot-Induced Oscillations in Energy-Efficient Aircraft Designs (application/pdf)
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Resilient Cyberphysical Systems (application/pdf)
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Thermal Control of Manycore and Multicore Processors (application/pdf)
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Controlling Modern Radars (application/pdf)
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Discrete-Event Control Theory for Flexible Manufacturing (application/pdf)
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City Labs for Intelligent Road Transportation Systems (application/pdf)
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Control-Theoretic Approaches in Neuroscience and Brain Medicine (application/pdf)
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Distributed Control for Turbine Propulsion (application/pdf)
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Batch Control and Trajectory Optimization in Fuel Ethanol Production (application/pdf)
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Actuated Wingsuit for Controlled, Self-Propelled Flight (application/pdf)
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Control Engineering for Cancer Therapy (application/pdf)
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Control of Flapping-Wing Micro Air Vehicles (application/pdf)
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Biological Oscillators (application/pdf)
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Dynamics and Control for the Artificial Pancreas (application/pdf)
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Human Interactions With Complex Networks (application/pdf)
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Control for Floating Structures in Offshore Engineering (application/pdf)
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Vehicle-to-Vehicle/Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Control (application/pdf)
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Control Challenges in Mobile Telecommunications (application/pdf)
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Control of Powered Prosthetic Legs (application/pdf)
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Management of Complex Water Networks (application/pdf)
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Control for Grid Responsiveness (application/pdf)
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Addressing Automotive Industry Needs with Model Predictive Control (application/pdf)
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Design Science for Cyberphysical Systems (application/pdf)
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Control of Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Power Plants with CO2 Capture (application/pdf)
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Geoengineering the Earth’s Climate: The World’s Largest Control Problem (application/pdf)
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Process Manufacturing Networks (application/pdf)
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MEMS-Based Nanopositioning for On-Chip Atomic Force Microscopy (application/pdf)
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Toward Verifiably Correct Control Implementations (application/pdf)
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Preserving Privacy in Cyberphysical Systems (application/pdf)
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Opportunities for Control Theory in Stock Trading Research (application/pdf)
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Preview Control of Wind Turbines (application/pdf)
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Supply Chain as a Control Problem (application/pdf)
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Control for Energy-Efficient Buildings (application/pdf)
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Stair-Climbing Assistive Robots (application/pdf)
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Lithium-Ion Battery Management (application/pdf)
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Estimating Heavy-Tailed Distributions in Finance (application/pdf)
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Modeling Cancer Dynamics and Tumor Heterogeneity (application/pdf)
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Control of Tokamak Plasmas (application/pdf)
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Appendices

Corresponding Authors for Success Stories (application/pdf)
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Corresponding Authors for Research Challenges (application/pdf)
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