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Control Systems, Power Systems and Fuzzy Logic

Dr. M. Sami Fadali

Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering

Publications

Selected publications

For a complete list of publications, please download my CV.

  • M. Majidi, M. Etezadi-Amoli, M. S. Fadali, "A Sparse-Data Driven Approach for Fault Location in Transmission Networks," IEEE Trans. Smart Grid, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=7328743
  • M. Majidi, M. Etezadi-Amoli, M. S. Fadali, "A Novel Method for Single and Simultaneous Faults Location in Distribution Networks," IEEE Trans. Power Systems, Vol. 30. No. 6, pp. 3368-3376, 2015.
  • M. S. Fadali and S. Jafarzadeh, "TSK Observers for Type-1 and Type-2 Fuzzy Systems," IEEE Trans. Fuzzy Systems, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 451-458, April 2014.
  • M. S. Fadali and S. Jafarzadeh, "Stability Analysis of Positive Interval Type-2 TSK Systems with Application to Energy Markets," IEEE Trans. Fuzzy Systems, Vol. 22, No., 4, pp. 1031-1038, Aug 2014.
  • M. Ghofrani, S. Arabli, M. Etezadi-Amoli, M. S. Fadali, "Energy Storage Application for Performance Enhancement of Wind Integration," IEEE Trans. Power Systems, Vol. 28, No., 4, pp. 4803-4811, Nov 2013.
  • S. Jafarzadeh, M. S. Fadali, C. Y. Evrenosoglu, "Solar power prediction using interval type-2 TSK modeling," IEEE Trans. Sustainable Energy, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 333-339, April 2013.
  • S. Jafarzadeh and M. S. Fadali, "On the Stability and Control of Continuous-Time TSK Fuzzy Systems," IEEE Trans. Cybernetics, Vol. 43, No. 3, pp.1073-1087, March 2013.
  • M. Ghofrani, A. Arabli, M. Etezadi-Amoli, M. S. Fadali, "A Framework for Optimal Placement of Energy Storage Units within a Power System with High Wind Penetration," IEEE Trans. Sustainable Energy, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp.434-442, April 2013.
  • A. Arabli, M. Ghofrani, M. Etezadi-Amoli, M. S. Fadali, and Y Baghzouz, "Genetic -Algorithm-Based Optimization Approach for Energy Management," IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 162-170, Jan 2013.
  • A. Sonbol, M. S. Fadali, S. Jafarzadeh, "TSK Fuzzy Function Approximators: Design and Accuracy Analysis," IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man & Cybernetics-B, Vol. 42, Issue 3, pp. 702-712, June 2012.

Teaching

EE370EE471EE472EE782EE776EE791P

EE 370 Control Systems

Catalog data: Credit 3. Analysis and modeling of engineering systems including input-output and state-space descriptions. Root locus and frequency domain methods. Introduction to classical control design. Prerequisite: EE 221.

Textbook: N. S. Nise, Control Systems Engineering, J. Wiley, NY, NY, 2011.

References:

  • J. J. DiStefano, A. R. Stubberud, I. J. Williams, Feedback and Control Systems, Schaum's Series, McGraw Hill, NY, 1990.
  • K. Ogata, Modern Control Engineering, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1997.
  • B. C. Kuo, Automatic Control Systems, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1995.

Instructor: Sami Fadali, Professor, EE (Office SEM 325 T, Th 10-11, W 4-5)

Goals: To introduce electrical engineering juniors to control system modeling, analysis & design.

Prerequisites by Topic: Mechanics, Circuits, Laplace Transform, Differential Equations.

EE 370 Course Materials Online

EE 471/671 Control Systems II

Catalog data: Credit 3. State-space models, controllability, observability, classical design using frequency response and root locus, state feedback, observer design. Prerequisite: EE 370 or ME 410.

Textbook: M. Sami Fadali and A. Visioli, Digital Control Engineering, Academic Press, Burlington, MA, 2013.

References:

  • N. S. Nise, Control Systems Engineering, J. Wiley, N.Y., 2011.
  • P. Belanger, Control Engineering: A Modern Approach, Saunders, Fort Worth, TX, 1995.
  • R. L Williams II and D. A. Lawrence, Linear State-Space Control Systems, J. Wiley, N.Y., 2007.
  • J. J. D'Azzo, C. H. Houpis, Linear Control System Analysis and Design, Prentice Hall, Englewwod Cliffs, N. J., 1995.
  • J. J. DiStefano, A.R. Stubberud, I. J. Williams, Feedback and Control Systems, Schaum's Series, McGraw Hill, N.Y., 1990.
  • J. Van De Vegte, Feedback Control Systems, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N. J., 1990.
  • B. C. Kuo, Automatic Control Systems, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N. J., 1991.

Instructor: Sami Fadali, Professor, EE

Grading:

  • EE471 Participation 5%, Homework 15%, Tests 50%, Final 30%
  • EE671 Homework 10%, Tests 35%, Final 35%, Project 25% (Required)

Prerequisites: EE 370 Control Systems I

EE 471 Course Materials Online

EE EE 472/672 Digital Control Engineering (Technical Elective)

Catalog data: Credit 3. Difference equations and the z-transform, digital control system modeling, digital controller design, introduction to state-space methods. Prerequisite: EE 370.

Textbook: M. Sami Fadali and A. Visioli, Digital Control Engineering, Academic Press, Burlington, MA, 2013.

References:

  • R. G. Jacquot, Modern Digital Control Systems, Marcel Dekker, NY, 1994.
  • K. Ogata, Digital Control Engineering, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1995.
  • G. F. Franklin, J. D. Powell, M.L. Workman, Digital Control of Dynamic Systems, Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 1998.

Instructor: Sami Fadali, Professor, EE (Office SEM 325 T, Th 10-11, W 4-5)

Goals: To introduce electrical engineering seniors to digital control system modeling, analysis & design.

Prerequisites by Topic: Root locus, Frequency Response, Linear Algebra.

Student Learning Outcomes ( ABET a, b, c, d, e, g, k): Upon completing the course the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  2. Demonstrate an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to interpret data.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. Demonstrate an ability to function in a multi-disciplinary team
  5. Demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate and solve electrical engineering problems
  6. Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively (written and oral)
  7. Demonstrate an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Topics (1 class = 75 min.):

  • Introduction to Digital Control. (1/2 class, e)
  • The z-transform. (2 classes, a)
  • Impulse Response and z-Transformation. (2 classes, a)
  • Frequency Response of Discrete-Time Systems. (2 class, a)
  • Modeling Digital Control Systems. (2 classes, a,e, i)
  • Steady-State Error Computation for Digital Control Systems (1.5 classes, a, e, i)
  • Stability of Digital Control Systems (2 classes, a, e, i)
  • Classical Control Design. (3 classes, a, c, d, e, i, k)
  • z-Domain Design. (6 classes, a, c, d, e, i, k)
  • State-Space Models of Discrete-Time Systems. (6 classes, a,e,i)

Computer Usage: Students are expected to use the CAD package MATLAB extensively throughout the course as part of their weekly homework assignments.

Laboratory Projects: (3 classes) Position control system design. A written report is required for the project (b, g).

Graduate students registered in EE672 must complete a Digital Control research project.

EE 472 Course Materials Online

EE 782 Random Signal Analysis and Estimation Theory (3 Cr. Hrs.)

Catalog data: Credit 3. Random variables and random signals, auto-correlation and cross-correlation functions. Power spectral density functions, minimum mean-squared estimation, maximum likelihood estimation, linear and extended Kalman filtering.

Textbook: R. G. Brown and P. Y. C. Hwang, Introduction to Random Signals and Applied Kalman Filtering, 4th, J. Wiley, NY, 2012.

References:

  • A. Papoulis, Probability, Random Variables, and Stochastic Processes, 3rd Ed., McGraw Hill, NY, 1991.
  • P. Z. Peebles, Jr., Probability, Random Variables, and Random Signal Processing, 3rd Ed., McGraw Hill, NY, 1993.
  • J. M. Mendel, Lessons in Estimation Theory for Signal Processing, Communications, and Control, Prentice Hall PTR, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1995.

Instructor: Dr. M. S. Fadali, SEM 325

Journals:IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, IEEE Trans. Acoustics Speech Signal Processing, IEEE Trans. Automatic control, Automatica, International J. Control.

Prerequisites: EE 362 Signals and Systems

EE 782 Course Materials Online

EE 776 Nonlinear Control

Catalog data: Credit 3. Nonlinear state equations, phase plane analysis, describing function, Liapunov stability, circle criterion, introduction to nonlinear control systems design.

Textbook: H. J. Marquez, , Nonlinear Control Systems: Analysis and Design, J. Wiley, Hoboken, N.J. 2003.

References:

  • J.-J. Slotine, W. Li, Applied Nonlinear Control, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 1991.
  • H.K. Khalil, Nonlinear Systems, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2002.
  • M. Vidyasagar, Nonlinear Systems Analysis, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1993.
  • R.R. Mohler, Nonlinear Systems, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1991.
  • TP.A. Cook, Nonlinear Dynamical Systems, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1986.

Instructor: Sami Fadali, Professor, EE

Journals: IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Circuits & Systems, International J. of Control, Automatica.

Grading: 40% Assignments 25% Project, 35 % Exams. Each student must complete a project on nonlinear control, including simulation or experimental results as part of the course. Each student must submit a monthly progress report and a final report and must give a fifteen minute oral presentation as part of the project.

EE 776 Course Materials Online

EE 791P Topics in Signal Processing: Signal Detection

Prerequisites: EE 381 Signals and Systems, Math 352 Probability and Statistics

Textbook: R. D. Hippenstiel, Detection Theory: Applications and Digital Signal Processing, CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2001.

References:

  • R. N. McDonough & A. D. Whalen, Detection of Signals in Noise, Academic Press, San Diego, 1995.
  • H. L. Van Trees,Detection, Estimation, and Modulation Theory, Part III, J. Wiley, NY, 1971.
  • A. Papoulis, Probability, Random Variables, and Stochastic Processes, 4th Ed., McGraw Hill, NY, 2002.

Instructor: Sami Fadali, Professor, EE

Journals: IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, IEEE Trans. Communication, IEEE Trans. Acoustics Speech Signal Processing, IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, Automatica, International J. Control.

Prerequisites by Topic: Probability and statistics, matrix algebra, state-space equations (basics)

EE 791P Course Materials Online

Contact

Dr. Sami Fadali
Scrugham Engineering and Mines 325
Mail Stop 0260
1664 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557
Phone
775-784-6951