Experimental-based feedforward control for a DoD inkjet printhead, from TU Eindhoven, in Control Engineering Practice July 2013.
seven reasons why journals reject papers, a blog post by Pat Thomson. These principles also apply to engineering and science. I recognize that I have made some of the mistakes mentioned there. It is a hard lesson to learn.
Self-compensation to build reconfigurable measurement systems, in IEEE Instrumentation & measurement Magazine April 2013.
Papers from TU Eindhoven and ASML in IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology May 2013:
- Time Delay Compensation in Bilateral Teleoperations Using IMPACT, by Alper Denasi, et al. with TU Eindhoven.
- Switching Control in Vibration Isolation Systems, by Marcel Heertjes, et al. with TU Eindhoven and ASML.
- Adaptive Feedforward for a Wafer Stage in a Lithographic Tool, by Hans Butler with ASML.
Active disturbance rejection control: a paradigm shift in feedback control system design, in American Control Conference 2006. This is a big-picture paper, advocating the active disturbance rejection control. This paper makes a great attempt to overhaul the progress of feedback control research. Whether you agree with the author or not, this paper is thought-provoking. It cites an earlier editorial titled “Is it application or is it experimental science?” in IEEE TAC 1982, which is along the same lines and also interesting to read.
From PID to Active Disturbance Rejection Control, in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics March 2009. This paper was originally written in Chinese by Jingqing Han (韩京清), who passed away in 2008. In the end of this paper, the editor-in-chief makes a tribute to Han, who “categorically rejected the basic premise of mathematization of the world and the pure deductive reasoning in research”. Han’s attitude is exemplified in his paper titled “Is it a Control Theory or Is it a Model Theory?” (written in Chinese with the title “控制理论 模型论还是控制论”, PDF). The Center for Advanced Control Technologies (CACT) keeps a record of publications of Prof. Jingqing Han.
Cache-aware Roofline model: Upgrading the loft, to appear in Computer Architecture Letters.
Darwin’s Daily Routine and Charles Darwin’s List of the Pros and Cons of Marriage, two interesting blog posts in Brain Pickings. If Darwin is still alive today, he must be busy writing emails, blogs, and tweets.
Hybrid Dataflow/Von-Neumann Architectures, to appear in IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems.
Implementation of EKF for Vehicle Velocities Estimation on FPGA, in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics Sept. 2013.
50 Years of Object Recognition: Directions Forward, in Computer Vision and Image Understanding May 2013. It is a 100-page survey.
Two interesting papers in Precision Engineering July 2013:
- A six-degree-of-freedom surface encoder for precision positioning of a planar motion stage
- Spatial positioning measurements up to 150 m using temporal coherence of optical frequency comb
Interpreting Statistical Evidence, a blog post by Alex Tabarrok.