Discrete-Time Neural Observers: Analysis and Applications presents recent advances in the theory of neural state estimation for discrete-time unknown nonlinear systems with multiple inputs and outputs. The book includes rigorous mathematical analyses, based on the Lyapunov approach, that guarantee their properties. In addition, for each chapter, simulation results are included to verify the successful performance of the corresponding proposed schemes.
In order to complete the treatment of these schemes, the authors also present simulation and experimental results related to their application in meaningful areas, such as electric three phase induction motors and anaerobic process, which show the applicability of such designs. The proposed schemes can be employed for different applications beyond those presented.
The book presents solutions for the state estimation problem of unknown nonlinear systems based on two schemes. For the first one, a full state estimation problem is considered; the second one considers the reduced order case with, and without, the presence of unknown delays. Both schemes are developed in discrete-time using recurrent high order neural networks in order to design the neural observers, and the online training of the respective neural networks is performed by Kalman Filtering.
In 1971, 1972, 1975 and 1976, he worked for different electrical engineering consulting companies in Bogota, Colombia. In 1974 he was a professor in the Electrical Engineering Department of UIS, Colombia. From January 1981 to November 1990, he worked as a researcher at the Electrical Research Institute, Cuernavaca, Mexico. He was a professor of the graduate program in electrical engineering at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL), Monterrey, Mexico, from December 1990 to December 1996. Since January 1997, he has been with CINVESTAV-IPN (Guadalajara Campus, Mexico) as a Professor of Electrical Engineering in their graduate programs. His research interests are in neural networks and fuzzy logic as applied to automatic control systems. He has been the advisor of 21 Ph. D. theses and 40 M. Sc theses.
He was granted a USA National Research Council Award as a research associate at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, USA (January 1985 to March 1987). He is also a member of the Mexican National Research System (promoted to highest rank, III, in 2005), the Mexican Academy of Science and the Mexican Academy of Engineering. He has published four books, more than 150 technical papers in international journals and conferences, and has served as a reviewer for different international journals and conferences. He has also been a member of many international conferences, both IEEE and IFAC.