Nonlinear Systems Laboratory

Founded in 2005, the Nonlinear Sytems Laboratory (NSL) provides a facility for research and instruction involving the dynamics and control of nonlinear systems, especially mechanical control systems. Research focus areas include motion planning, robust and nonlinear control, and model-based estimation for ocean and atmospheric vehicles with applications to defense, science, and commerce.

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Cornel Sultan
Mazen Farhood
Craig Woolsey

Research Topics

Dynamics and control of ocean and atmospheric vehicle; biomimetic robotics; unmanned aircraft control and applications; model identification and uncertainty quantification; cyberphysical security of unmanned vehicles; nonstationary linear parameter-varying systems; Lyapunov-based nonlinear control; geometric control and applications

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