An abbreviated list of publications sorted by topic

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  Control, estimation, networks of agents

  Search and Survey

  Marine robots: design, navigation, control, and field trials

 

Control, estimation, networks of agents

Lutz, C. C., Stilwell, D. J., 2016, Stability and disturbance attenuation for Markov jump linear systems with time-varying transition probabilities, in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 61(5): 1413-1418 (E-print manuscript , link to IEEE Xplore).

Bays, M. J., Shende, A., 2016, Multi-agent motion planning using Bayes risk, in Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 86: 1-12 ( link to ScienceDirect).

Spinello, D., Stilwell, D. J., 2014, Distributed full-state observers with limited communication and application to cooperative target localization, in Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 136(3): 031022 (E-print manuscript , ASME Digital Library, 2015 Rudolf Kalman Best Paper Award, ASME Dynamics Systems and Control Division).

Xu, B, Stilwell, D. J., Kurdila, A. J., 2013, Fast Path Re-planning Based on Fast Marching and Level Sets, Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, 71(3): 303-317 (manuscript , SpringerLink).

Lutz, C. C., Stilwell, D. J., 2013, D. J., Energy-aware control: l2 gain for closed-loop systems implemented with stochastic schedulers, in Proc. American Control Conference, Washington, DC (manuscript , link to IEEE Xplore).

Shende, A., Bays, M. J., Stilwell, D. J., 2012, D. J., Stochastic target interception in non-convex domain using MILP, in Proc. American Control Conference, Montreal, Canada (manuscript , link to IEEE Xplore).

Bays, M. J., Shende, A., Stilwell, D. J., 2012, An approach to multi-agent area protection using bayes risk, in Proc. IEEE Int'l. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, St. Paul, MN (manuscript , link to IEEE Xplore).

Shende, A., Bays, M. J., Stilwell, D. J., 2011, Toward coordinated sensor motion for classification: An example of intrusion detection using Bayes risk, in Proc. IEEE Int'l. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Shanghai, China (manuscript , link to IEEE Xplore).

Shende, A., Bays, M. J., Stilwell, D. J., 2011, Multiple agent coordination for stochastic target interception using MILP, in Proc. IEEE/RSJ Int'l. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, San Francisco, CA (manuscript , link to IEEE Xplore).

Spinello, D., Stilwell, D. J., 2010, Nonlinear estimation with state-dependent Gaussian observation noise, in IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control, 55(6):1358-1366.(manuscript , link to IEEE Xplore).

Spinello, D. J., Stilwell, D. J., 2011, Formation control of a platoon of mobile sensors with intermittent communications, in Proc. ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Arlington, VA link to ASME DL).

Roberson, D. G., Stilwell, D. J., 2009, L2 gain of periodic linear switched systems: fast switching behavior, in IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control, 54(7): 1632-1637 (manuscript , link to IEEE Xplore).

Porfiri, M., Roberson, D. G., Stilwell, D. J., 2008, Fast switching analysis of linear switched systems using exponential splitting, in SIAM Journal of Control and Optimization, 47(5): 2582-2597 (manuscript).

Porfiri, M., Stilwell, D.J., Bollt, E.M., 2008, Synchronization in random weighted directed networks, in IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems I, 55(10): 3170 - 3177 (manuscript , link to IEEE Xplore).

Porfiri, M., Stilwell, D. J., 2007, Consensus seeking over random weighted directed graphs, in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 52(9): 1767 - 1773 (manuscript , link to IEEE Xplore).

Porfiri, M., Roberson, D. G., 2007, Stilwell, D. J., Tracking and formation control of multiple autonomous agents: a two-level consensus approach, in Automatica, 43: 1318 - 1328 (manuscript, link to ScienceDirect).

Porfiri, M., Stilwell, D. J., Bollt, E. M., Skufca, J. D., 2006, Random talk: Random walk and synchronizability in a moving neighborhood network, in Physica D, 224: 102-113 (link to ScienceDirect).

Stilwell, D. J., Bollt, E. M., Roberson, D. G., 2006, Sufficient conditions for fast switching synchronization in time-varying network topologies, in SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems, 5(1):140-156 (manuscript , link to SIAM ).

Roberson, D. G., Stilwell, D. J., 2006, Decentralized control and estimation for a platoon of autonomous vehicles with a circulant communication Network, in Proc. of the American Control Conference, Minneapolis, MN. (link to IEEE Xplore)

Porfiri, M., Roberson, D. G., Stilwell, D. J., 2006, Environmental tracking and formation control of a platoon of autonomous vehicles subject to limited communication, Proc. of the IEEE Int'l. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Orlando, FL.

Stilwell, D. J., Bishop, B. E, Sylvester, C. A., 2005, Redundant manipulator techniques for partially decentralized path planning and control of a platoon of autonomous vehicles, in IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B, 35(4):842 - 848.

Stilwell, D. J., Lawrence, D. A., 2002, On sampled-data implementation of continuous-time gain scheduled controllers, Special issue on gain scheduled control in the International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Guest editor, J. S. Shamma, 12:855-868,

Stilwell, D. J., 2001, State-space interpolation for a gain scheduled autopilot, in AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 24(3):460-465.

Stilwell, D. J., Rugh, W. J., 2000, Stability preserving interpolation methods for the synthesis of gain scheduled controllers, in Automatica, 36(5):665-671.

Stilwell, D. J., 2000, On the use of slow-variation arguments in gain scheduled control, in Proc. of the Conference on Information Systems and Sciences, Princeton, NJ.

Stilwell, D. J., Rugh, W. J., 1999, Interpolation of observer state feedback controllers for gain scheduling, in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 44(6):1225-1229.

Stilwell, D. J., 1999, J-Q Interpolation for gain scheduled controllers, in Proc. of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Phoenix, AZ.

Search and Survey

Yetkin, H., Lutz, C. C. , Stilwell, D. J., 2015, Utility-based adaptive path planning for subsea search, in Proc. MTS/IEEE OCEANS, Washington, DC. (manuscript , link to IEEE Xplore).

Gilanui, S. U., Shende, A., Nguyen, B., Stilwell, D. J., 2015, Optimal relative view angles for an object viewed multiple times, in Proc. SPIE 9454, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XX, Baltimore, MD. (manuscript , link to ScienceDirect ).

Shende, A., Bays, M. J., Stilwell, D. J., 2012, Toward a mission value for subsea search with bottom-type variability, in Proc. MTS/IEEE Oceans, Hampton Roads, VA (manuscript).

Bays, M.J., Shende, A., Stilwell, D. J., Redfield, S. A., 2011, A solution to the multiple aspect coverage problem, in Proc. IEEE Int'l. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Shanghai, China (link to IEEE Xplore).

Nguyen, B., Bays,M. J., Shende, A., Stilwell, D. J., 2011, An approach to subsea survey for safe Naval transit, in Proc. IEEE/MTS OCEANS, Kona, Hawai'i (link to IEEE Xplore).

Marine robots: design, navigation, control, and field trials

Gibson, S. B. and Stilwell, D. J., 2016, An H_infinity loop-shaping design procedure for attitude control of an AUV, in Proc. MTS/IEEE OCEANS, Monterey, CA. (manuscript).

Yetkin,H. and Stilwell, D. J., 2016, Acquiring environmental information yields better anticipated search performance, in Proc. MTS/IEEE OCEANS, Monterey, CA. (manuscript).

Jabari, R. S. and Stilwell, D. J., 2016, Range-based AUV navigation expressed in geodetic coordinates, in Proc. MTS/IEEE OCEANS, Monterey, CA. (manuscript).

Gibson, S. B., McCarter, B. R., Neu, W. L., Stilwell, D. J., 2015, A comparison of hydrodynamic damping models using least-squares and adaptive identifier methods for autonomous underwater vehicles, in Proc. MTS/IEEE OCEANS, Washington, DC. (manuscript , link to IEEE Xplore).

McCarter, B. R., Portner, S., Neu., W. L., Stilwell, D. J., Malley, D., Mims, J., 2014, Design elements of a small AUV for bathymetric surveys, in Proc. IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV), Oxford, MS, (manuscript , link to IEEE Xplore).

Gadre, A. S., Du, S., Stilwell, D. J., 2012, A topological map based approach to long range operation of an unmanned surface vehicle, in Proc. American Control Conference, Montreal, Canada (manuscript , link to IEEE Xplore).

Gadre, A. S., Sonnenburg, C., Du., S., Stilwell, D. J., Woolsey, C. A., 2012, Guidance and control of an unmanned surface vehicle exhibiting sternward motion, in Proc. MTS/IEEE Oceans, Hampton Roads, VA (manuscript ).

Petrich, J. Stilwell, D. J., 2011, Robust control for an autonomous underwater vehicle that suppresses pitch and yaw coupling, Ocean Engineering, 38:197-204 (manuscript , link to ScienceDirect).

McCarter, B., Riggs, R. , Portner, S., Stilwell, D. J., Neu, W. L., Coe, R., Duelley, R., Malley, D., Mims, J., 2012, Design and testing of a self-mooring AUV, in Proc. MTS/IEEE Oceans, Hampton Roads, VA (manuscript).

Stilwell, D. J., Gadre, A. S., Kurdila, A. J, 2011, A receding horizon approach to generating dynamically feasible plans for vehicles that operate over large areas, in Proc. IEEE/RSJ Int'l. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, San Francisco, CA ( manuscript , link to IEEE Xplore).

Xu, B., Stilwell, D. J., Kurdila, A. J., 2010, A receding horizon controller for motion planning in the presence of moving obstacles, in Proc. IEEE Int'l. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Anchorage, AK (manuscript , link to IEEE Xplore).

Petrich, J., Stilwell, D. J., 2010, Model simplification for AUV pitch-axis control design, Ocean Engineering, 37:638-652 (manuscript , link to ScienceDirect).

Briggs, R. B., McCarter, B. J., Neu, W. L., Stilwell, D. J., 2010, Design elements of a prototype self-mooring AUV, in Proc. MTS/IEEE OCEANS, Seattle, WA (manuscript , link to IEEE Xplore).

Sonnenburg, C., Gadre, A., Horner, D., Kragelund, S., Stilwell, D. J., Woolsey, C. A., 2010, Control-oriented planar motion modeling of unmanned surface vehicles, in Proc. IEEE/MTS OCEANS, Seattle, WA (manuscript , link to IEEE Xplore).

Xu, B., Stilwell, D. J., Kurdila, A. J., 2009, Efficient computation of level sets for path planning, in Proc. IEEE/RSJ Int'l Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, St. Louis, MO.

Xu, B., Kurdila, A. J., Stilwell, D. J., 2009, A hybrid receding horizon control path planner for partially known environments, in Proc. IEEE/RSJ Int'l Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, St. Louis, MO.

Stilwell, D. J., Gadre, A. S., Maczka, D. K., Spinello, D. Neu, W. L., 2009, Coordinated tracking of an acoustic signal by a team of autonomous underwater vehicles, in Proc. AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America, Washington, DC (manuscript).

Petrich, J., Woolsey, C. A., Stilwell, D. J., 2009, Planar flow model identification for improved navigation of small AUVs, Ocean Engineering, 36(1): 119-131 (link to ScienceDirect).

Gadre, A. S., Maczka, D. K., Spinello, D. McCarter, B. R., Stilwell, D. J., Neu, W. L., Roan, M. J., Hennage, J. B., 2008, Cooperative localization of an acoustic source using towed hydrophone arrays, in Proc. IEEE Workshop on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, Woods Hole, MA (manuscript , link to IEEE Xplore).

Subramanian, A., Gong, X., Wyatt, C. L., Stilwell, D. J., 2006, Shoreline detection in images for autonomous boat navigation, in Proc. Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA.

Subramanian, A., Gong, X., Riggins, J. N., Stilwell, D. J., Wyatt, C. L., 2006, Shoreline mapping using an omni-directional camera for autonomous surface vehicle applications, in Proc. IEEE/MTS OCEANS, Boston, MA.

Arafat, H. Stilwell, D. J, Neu, W. L., 2006, Dynamic model development of a small high-speed autonomous underwater vehicle, in Proc. IEEE/MTS OCEANS, Boston, MA (manuscript , link to IEEE Xplore).

Cannell, C. J., Stilwell, D. J., 2006, Boundary tracking and rapid mapping of a thermal plume using an autonomous vehicle, in Proc. IEEE/MTS OCEANS, Boston, MA .

Gadre, A. S., Stilwell, D. J., 2005, A complete solution to underwater navigation in the presence of unknown currents based on range measurements from a single location, in Proc. of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Edmonton AB, Canada (manuscript, link to IEEE Xplore; a complete description of the solution presented in this work appears in Dr. Gadre's disseration).

Gadre, A. S., Stilwell, D. J., 2005, Underwater navigation in the presence of unknown currents based on range measurements from a single source, in Proc. of the American Control Conference, Portland, OR.

Gadre, A. S., Stilwell, D. J., 2004, Toward underwater navigation based on range measurements from a single location, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, New Orleans, LA.

Gadre, A. S., Stilwell, D. J., Davis, B., 2005, An information-theoretic approach to underwater magnetic dipole localization, in Proc. MTS/IEEE OCEANS, Washington, DC.

Nickell, C. L., Woolsey, C. A., Stilwell, D. J., 2005, A Low-speed control module for a streamlined AUV, in Proc. MTS/IEEE OCEANS, Washington, DC.

Stilwell, D. J., Bishop, B., E., 2001, Platoons of underwater vehicles: communication feedback, and decentralized control, IEEE Control Systems, 20(6):45-52.