Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering


Dr Yunda Yan

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Research Associate in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for Crop Protection

Yunda Yan, (Member, IEEE) received the B.Sc. degree in automation and the Ph.D. degree in control theory and control engineering from the School of Automation in Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 2013 and 2019, respectively. He was a Visiting Student with the Department of Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, in 2017. He was a Visiting Student with the Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, U.K., in 2018, where he is currently a Research Associate. 

Outline of main research interests:

  • Predictive control methods
  • Control allocation methods
  • Disturbance modelling and estimation approaches
  • Motion and flight control systems 

Recent publications:

1] Yan, Y., Yang, J., Liu, C., Coombes, M., Li, S., & Chen, W. H. (2020). On the actuator dynamics of dynamic control allocation for a small fixed-wing UAV with direct lift control. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology28(3), 984-991.

[2]Yan, Y., Zhang, C., Liu, C., Yang, J., & Li, S. (2019). Disturbance rejection for nonlinear uncertain systems with output measurement errors: Application to a helicopter model. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics16(5), 3133-3144.

[3] Yan, Y., Yang, J., Sun, Z., Zhang, C., Li, S., & Yu, H. (2018). Robust speed regulation for PMSM servo system with multiple sources of disturbances via an augmented disturbance observer. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics23(2), 769-780.

[4] Yan, Y., Zhang, C., Narayan, A., Yang, J., Li, S., & Yu, H. (2018). Generalized dynamic predictive control for nonparametric uncertain systems with application to series elastic actuators. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics14(11), 4829-4840.

[5] Yang, J., Chen, W. H., Li, S., Guo, L., & Yan, Y. (2016). Disturbance/uncertainty estimation and attenuation techniques in PMSM drives—A survey. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics64(4), 3273-3285.