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Journal Publication (*Corresponding Author)

  1. X. Ru, X. Wan and C. Xu*, Monocular vision-inertial fusion approach for MAV state estimation, submitted (in Chinese). 【茹祥宇、万旭东、许超,单目视觉惯性融合方法在无人机位姿估计中的应用】
  2. T. Chen, S. Zhou, Z. Ren and C. Xu, Optimal boundary control for 2D colloid transport model in dead-end micro-channel via gradient-based dynamic optimization, submitted.
  3. W. Qiu, C. Xu*, Attitude maneuver planning of agile satellites for time delay integration imaging, submitted.
  4. Z. Ren, C. Xu, Z. Zhou, Z. Wu, Boundary stabilization of a class of reaction-advection-diffusion systems via a gradient-based optimization approach, submitted. 
  5. A. Castillo, R. Sanz, P. Garcia, W. Qiu, H. Wang and C. Xu, Robust attitude tracking control of quadrotors via the quaternion framework, submitted.
  6. Y. Wang, Z. Zhang, Y. Cheng, G. Lin and C. Xu, An ADMM-based sparse PC-EnKF for high-dimensional nonlinear inverse modeling, submitted.
  7. Z. Ren, Z. Zhou, T. Chen and C. Xu*, Computational optimal control of a 1D MHD flow with bilinear actuation, submitted.
  8. S. Guo, C. Xu, S. Cai and C. Yiu, Free-surface flow reconstruction from image sequences via stochastic optical flow equation, submitted.
  9. S. Guo, C. Xu*, R. Loxton and X. Tu, Parameter estimation for the Ginzburg-Landau equation via gradient-based dynamic optimization and implicit sampling, submitted.
  10. S. Zhou, C. Xu*, L. Luo, Receding horizon reduced-order modeling for flows past a cylinder via discrete observations, submitted.
  11.  B. Ye, S. Cai, C. Xu* and A. Wu, Visual global positioning solutions for IARC Mission 7, submitted to Engineering. (invited paper, a special issue related to the China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium)
  12. J. Zhu, S. Guo and C. Xu*, Hierarchical decision and control for continuous multi-agent systems: policy evaluation with action delay, submitted.
  13. T. Chen, C. Xu and Z. Ren, Computational optimal control of 1D colloid transport by solute gradients in dead-end micro-channels, to appear in Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization, 2018.
  14. Z. Ren, C. Xu, Z. Wu. Optimal tracking control of flow velocity in a one-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic flow, Engineering Optimization, 2018. Online
  15. S. Cai, E. Memin, P. Derian and C. Xu*, Motion estimation under location uncertainty for turbulent fluid flows, Experiments in Fluids, (2018) 59: 8. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00348-017-2458-z
  16. S. Cai, Y. Huang, B. Ye and C. Xu*, Dynamic illumination optical flow computing for sensing multiple mobile robots from a droneIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems. (DOI: 10.1109/TSMC.2017.2709404)
  17. J. Zhu, J. Zhu and C. Xu*, A simultaneous trajectory generation method for quadcopter intercepting ground mobile vehicleInternational Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems. Volume: 14, Issue: 4, July 7, 2017. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1729881417717702)
  18. K. Li, W. Xue, C. Xu and H. Mao, A multiple model approach for predictive control of indoor thermal environment with high resolution, Journal of Building Performance Simulation. DOI: 10.1080/19401493.2017.1317289 (Published online: 24 Apr 2017)
  19. J. Duan, Y. Ou, J. Hu, Z. Wang, S. Jin, C. Xu, Fast and stable learning of dynamical systems based on extreme learning machineIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems. (DOI: 10.1109/TSMC.2017.2705279)
  20. Y. Guo, C. Xu, J. Wu, Stability analysis of neutral stochastic delay differential equations by a generalisation of Banach's contraction principle, International Journal of Control, Vol. 90, No. 8, pp.1555 - 1560, 2017. DOI: 10.1080/00207179.2016.1213524.
  21. H. Luo, Z. Luo, C. Xu, W. Jiang, Optical plasma boundary reconstruction based on least square for EAST tokamak, to appear in Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering.
  22. Z. Zhou, Z. Ren and C. Xu*, Stabilization of a general heat-ODE system coupling at intermediate point, International Journal of Robust & Nonlinear Control. DOI: 10.1002/rnc.3775. (First published: 22 February 2017)
  23. T. Chen, C. Xu*, Control-oriented modeling of colloid transport by solute gradients in dead-end channels, Vol. 12, pp.247 - 258, Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2017. DOI: 10.1002/apj.2068.
  24. Z. Ren, C. Xu* and Y. Ou, Dynamic optimization of trajectory for ramp-up current profile in tokamak plasmas, Vol. 11, pp. 918 - 929, Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2016. DOI: 10.1002/apj.2026. [arXiv Preprint]
  25. X. Yu, G. Zheng and C. Xu*, The C-regularized semigroup method for partial differential equations with delays, Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series A (DCDS-A), Vol. 36, pp.5163 - 5181, 2016.
  26. Z. Ren, C. Xu*, Q. Lin and R. Loxton, A gradient-based kernel optimization approach for parabolic distributed parameter control systems, Pacific Journal of Optimization, Vol. 12, pp.263 - 287, 2016. [arXiv Preprint]
  27. Y. Guo, C. Xu, Controllability of Stochastic Delay Systems with Impulse in a Separable Hilbert Space, Asian Journal of Control, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 779-783, March 2016.
  28. T. Chen, C. Xu*, Computational optimal control of the Saint-Venant PDE model using the time-scaling techniqueAsia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol. 11, pp.70 - 80, 2016.
  29. Z. Ren, C. Xu*, Q. Lin, R. Loxton and K. Teo, Dynamic optimization of open-loop input signals for ramp-up current profiles in tokamak plasmas, Communications in Nonlinear Science & Numerical Simulation, Vol. 32, pp.31 - 48, 2016.
  30. T. Chen, C. Xu*, Q. Lin, R. Loxton and K. Teo, Water hammer mitigation via PDE-constrained optimizationControl Engineering Practice, Vol. 45, pp.54 - 63, 2015.
  31. Q. Lin, R. Loxton, C. Xu* and K. Teo, Parameter estimation for nonlinear time-delay systems with noisy output measurementsAutomatica, Vol. 60, pp.48 - 56, 2015.
  32. Z. Zhou and C. Xu*, Stabilization of a second order ODE-heat system coupling at intermediate pointAutomatica, Vol. 60, pp.57 - 64, 2015.
  33. T. Chen, C. Xu*, Z. Ren and R. Loxton, Optimal boundary control for water hammer suppression in fluid transmission pipelinesComputers & Mathematics with Applications, Vol. 69, pp. 275 - 290, 2015. [arXiv Preprint]
  34. S. Guo, K. Xu, C. Xu*, Z. Ren and B. Xiao, Start-up phase plasma discharge design of a tokamak via control parameterization methodChinese Physics B, Vol. 24, Issue 3, pp. 035202, 2015.
  35. C. Xu, Y. Dong, Z. Ren, H. Jiang and X. Yu, Sensor deployment for pipeline leakage detection via optimal boundary control strategiesJournal of Industrial & Management Optimization, Vol. 11, pp. 199 - 216, 2015.
  36. X. Yu, C. Xu*, H. Jiang, J. Chu, Local exponential stabilization of Fisher's equation using the backstepping techniqueSystems & Control Letters, Vol. 74, pp.1 - 7, 2014.
  37. D. Huang, X. Li, J. Xu, C. Xu* and W. He, Iterative learning control for linear distributed parameter systems - frequency domain design and analysisSystems & Control Letters, Vol. 72, pp. 22 - 29, 2014.
  38. X. Yu, R. Cheng, H. Jiang, Q. Zhang and C. Xu*, The approximation for the boundary optimal control problem of Burgers-Fisher equation with constraintsApplied Mathematics & Computation, Vol. 243, pp. 889 - 898, 2014.
  39. X. Yu, C. Xu*, The approximation for the boundary optimal control problem of heat equation defined in a variable domainChinese Physics B, Vol. 23, pp.040201-1-7, 2014.
  40. B. Li, C. Xu*, K. Teo and J. Chu, Time optimal Zermelo's navigation problem with moving and fixed obstaclesApplied Mathematics & Computation, Vol. 224, pp.866 - 875, 2013.
  41. D. Huang, J. Xu, X. Li, C. Xu, M. Yu, D-type anticipatory iterative learning control for a class of inhomogeneous heat equationsAutomatica, Vol. 49, pp.2397 - 2408, 2013 (Regular Paper).
  42. C. Xu and E. Schuster, Low dimensional modeling of linear heat transfer systems using the incremental proper orthogonal decomposition methodAsia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol. 8, pp.473 - 482, 2013.
  43. C. Xu, Y. Ou, E. Schuster, X. Yu, Computing open-loop optimal control of the q-profile in ramp-up tokamak plasmas using the minimal-surface theoryPlasma Science & Technology, Vol. 15, pp.403 - 410, 2013.
  44. J. Barton, Y. Ou, C. Xu, E. Schuster and M. Walker, Simserver simulation of a model-based current profile controller in the DIII-D plasma control systemFusion Engineering & Design, Vol. 86, pp.1116 - 1119, 2011.
  45. C. Xu, Y. Ou and E. Schuster, Sequential linear quadratic control of bilinear parabolic PDEs based on POD model reductionAutomatica, Vol. 47, pp.418 - 426, 2011.
  46. Y. Ou, C. Xu, E. Schuster, T.C. Luce, J.R. Ferron, M.L. Walker and D.A. Humphreys, Receding horizon optimal control of current profile evolution during the ramp-up phase at tokamaksControl Engineering Practice, Vol. 19, pp.22 - 31, 2011.
  47. Y. Ou, C. Xu, E. Schuster and ET. al., Optimal tracking control of current profile in tokamaksIEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 19, pp.432 - 441, 2011.
  48. Y. Ou, C. Xu, E. Schuster, Robust control design for the poloidal magnetic flux profile evolution in the presence of model uncertaintiesIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 38, pp.375 - 382, 2010.
  49. C. Xu, Y. Ou and E. Schuster, Transport parameter estimations of current density dynamics using the extended Kalman filterIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 38, pp.359 - 364, 2010.
  50. C. Xu, Y. Ou, J.N. Dalessio, E. Schuster, T.C. Luce, J.R. Ferron, M.L. Walker, D.A. Humphreys, Ramp-up-phase current profile control of tokamak plasmas via nonlinear programmingIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 38, pp.163 - 173, 2010.
  51. Y. Ou, C. Xu, E. Schuster, T.C. Luce, J.R. Ferron and M.L. Walker, Design and simulation of extremum-seeking open-loop optimal control of current profile in the DIII-D tokamakPlasma Physics & Controlled Fusion, Vol. 50, p.115001 (24pp), 2008.
  52. E. Schuster, C. Xu, N. Torres, E. Morinaga, C. K. Allen, and M. Krstic, Beam matching adaptive control via extremum seekingNuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research A, Vol. 581, pp.799 - 815, 2007.
  53. C. Xu, E. Schuster, R. Vazquez and M. Krstic, Stabilization of linearized 2D magnetohydrodynamic channel flow by backstepping boundary controlSystems & Control Letters, Vol. 57, pp.805 - 812, 2008.
  54. Y. Ou, T.C. Luce, E. Schuster, J.R. Ferron, M.L. Walker, C. Xu, and D.A. Humphreys, Towards model-based current profile control at DIII-DFusion Engineering & Design, Vol. 82, pp.1153 - 1160, 2007. pdf
  55. C. Xu and X. Yu, Mathematical modeling of elastic inverted pendulum control systemJournal of Control Theory & Applications, Vol. 2, Issue 3, pp.281 - 282, 2004.

Selected Peer Reviewed Conference Papers

  1. J. Zhu, J. Zhu, X. Wan, and C. Xu, Downside hemisphere object detection and positioning of MAV by fisheye camera, submitted.
  2. B. Shi, C. Xu and R. Wu, Time scaling transformation in quantum optimal control computation, submitted to the Chinese Control Conference, Wuhan, Hubei, China, July 25 - 27, 2018.
  3. X. Ru, Y. Weng, X. Wan and C. Xu, Ground vehicle detection and tracking for IARC mission 7, submitted to the IEEE/CSAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Xiamen, Fujian, China, August 10 - 12, 2018.
  4. S. Cai, E. Memin, Y. Yang, and C. Xu and others, Fluid motion estimation from image sequences via ensemble-based variational data assimilation, the American Control Conference, Milwaukee, WI, USA, June 27 - 29, 2018.
  5. S. Cai, E. Memin, P. Derian, C. Xu, Location Uncertainty Principle: Toward the Definition of Parameter-free Motion Estimators, International Conference on Energy Minimization Methods in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Venice, Italy, October, 2017. (Springer, LNCS, pp.1-15, 2017, EMMCVPR 2017)
  6. J. Zhu, B. Ye and C. Xu, A comprehensive simulation testbed for aerial robot in dynamic scenario using Gazebo-ROS, the Chinese Automation Congress, Jinan, Shandong, China, Oct. 20 - 22, 2017.
  7. Y. Huang, J. Liang, C. Xu, Stability of flapping-wing vehicle near hovering under active control by varying flapping frequency, the Chinese Automation Congress, Jinan, Shandong, China, Oct. 20 - 22, 2017.
  8. Z. Ren, X. Liu, C. Xu, T. Chen, Z. Wu, Optimal Control for Realizing Target Flow Velocity in 1D MHD Flow, the 36th Chinese Control Conference, Dalian, Liaoning, China, July 26 - 28, 2017.
  9. T. Chen, C. Xu, Z. Ren, Optimal boundary control of colloid transport by solute gradients indead-end channels, the 36th Chinese Control Conference, Dalian, Liaoning, China, July 26 - 28, 2017.
  10. J. Zhu and C. Xu, Air-to-ground Shepherd Problem: an Action-Delay Reinforcement Learning Approach, the American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, USA, May 24 - 26, 2017.
  11. J. Zhu (Undergraduate Student), J. Zhu and C. Xu, A testbed for aerial robots formation flightthe IEEE International Conference on Information & Automation, Ningbo, Zhejiang, China, July 31 - August 4, 2016. [Media]
  12. H. Wang, Y. Huang, C. Xu, ADRC methodology for a quadrotor UAV transporting hanged payloadthe IEEE International Conference on Information & Automation, Ningbo, Zhejiang, China, July 31 - August 4, 2016.
  13. S. Guo, C. Xu and X. Tu, Parameter Estimation for Ginzburg-Landau Equation via Implicit Samplingthe American Control Conference, July 6-8, 2016, Boston, USA.
  14. T. Han, C. Ye, C. Xu and X. Wang, LS-SLAM: SLAM with Lebesgue Samplingthe American Control Conference, Boston, USA, 2016.
  15. J. Zhu, E. Liu, S. Guo, C. Xu, A Gradient Optimization based PID Tuning Approach on Quadrotorthe 27th Chinese Control & Decision Conference, Qingdao, Shangdong, China, 2015.
  16. C. Ye, Z. Wang and C. Xu, 基于AR.Drone四旋翼移动目标跟踪与触碰the 34th Chinese Control Conference, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, 2015.
  17. T. Han, C. Xu, R. Loxton, L. Xie, Bi-objective Optimization for Robust RGB-D Visual Odometrythe 27th Chinese Control & Decision Conference, Qingdao, Shangdong, China, 2015.
  18. X. Li, D. Huang, J. Xu and C. Xu, Iterative Learning Control of Linear Distributed Parameter Systems–Frequency Domain Design and Analysisthe 13th International Conference on Control, Automation & Systems, Gwangju, Korea, 2013. (Outstanding Paper Award)
  19. Y. An (Undergraduate Student), J. Zhu, C. Xu* and L. Xie, Nonlinear programming methods for the motion planning problems of quad-rotor systems in the 3D space (in Chinese), the Chinese Control Conference, July 26-28, 2013, Xi'An, China.
  20. Y. An (Undergraduate Student), C. Xu, Q. Lin and R. Loxton, Optimal path planning for Dubins' micro-robotics using switching controlthe 10th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation, Hangzhou, China, 2013. Also available at IEEExplore.
  21. R. Schreurs, T. Han, Q. Zhang, Y. Zhu, C. Xu, S. Weiland, Open loop system identification for a quadrotor helicopter systemthe 10th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation, Hangzhou, China, 2013.
  22. H. Chen (Undergraduate Student), C. Xu, Towards using feedback mechanisms for numerical integration of Hamiltonian systems: a spring-mass benchmarkthe 31th Chinese Control Conference, July 25-27, 2012, Hefei, China.
  23. C. Xu, A Quick Survey of Nuclear Fusion and Plasma Controlthe 30th Chinese Control Conference, July 22-24, 2011, Yantai, Shandong, China
  24. C. Xu and E. Schuster, Rank-1 Incremental Proper Orthogonal Decomposition based Model Order for High Dimensional Linear Systemsthe 2011 American Control Conference, June 29-July 1, 2011, San Francisco, California, USA.
  25. C. Xu, L. Luo and E. Schuster, On the Recursive Proper Orthogonal Decomposition Method and Applications to Distributed Sensing in Cyber-Physical Systemsthe 2010 American Control Conference, June 30-July 2, 2010, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  26. C. Xu and E. Schuster, Control of Ramp-Up Current Profile Dynamics in Tokamak Plasmas via the Minimal-Surface Theory, the 48th Conference on Decision and Control and the 28th Chinese Control Conference, December 16-18, 2009, Shanghai, China.
  27. C. Xu, R. Arastoo and E. Schuster, On Iterative Learning Control of Parabolic Distributed Parameter Systems, the 17th Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2009.
  28. C. Xu and E. Schuster, Observer-based Stabilization of an Unstable Parabolic PDE Using the Pseudospectral Method and Sturm-Liouville Theorythe 17th Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation, June 24-26, 2009, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  29. C. Xu, J.N. Dalessio and E. Schuster, Optimal Control of a Parabolic PDE system arising in Plasma Transport via Diffusivity-Interior-Boundary Actuationthe 47th Conference on Decision and Control, December 9-11, 2008, Cancun, Mexico.
  30. Y. Ou, C. Xu and E. Schuster, Closed-Loop Tracking Control of Poloidal Magnetic Flux Profile in Tokamaksthe American Control Conference, Seattle, Washington, USA, 2008. (Best Student Paper Finalist)
  31. E. Schuster, C. Xu and N. Torres, Extremum Seeking Adaptive Control of Beam Envelope in Particle Acceleratorsthe IEEE Conference on Control Applications, October 4-6, 2006, Munich, Germany.


  1. 一种敏捷卫星零偏流角成像的最优姿态机动规划方法,中国,发明专利,已提交审查
  2. 借助虚拟现实的无人机机械臂空中作业系统及其控制方法,中国,发明专利,已提交审查
  3. 许超、叶昊阳. 一种用于多旋翼飞行器的微波雷达测速距系统及方法,中国,发明专利,已提交审查
  4. 许超、叶波. 一种基于定位传感装置的飞行器定位方法,中国,发明专利,通过初步审查
  5. 许超、茹祥宇、叶长春. 一种多旋翼飞行器闭源飞控的控制器,2017-4-5授权,中国,发明专利,ZL201610058626.7
  6. 谢磊、张泉泉、许超. 用于四旋翼飞行器模型高精度辨识的实验平台及方法,2015-07-15授权,中国,发明专利,CN104777829A
  7. 许超、陈特欢、刘恩东、谢磊、徐巍华. 用于海底石油管道泄漏检测与定位的装置, 2014年12月授权,中国,发明专利,CN103090193A

Technical Reports

  1. 邱炜,任意目标轨迹TDICCD 推扫成像姿态机动规划方案,浙江大学智能系统与控制研究所,浙江大学, 2016年10月

Thesis & Dissertations

  1. Robustness improvement of state estimation algorithm in mobile robotics, Tao Han, Master Thesis, 2015
  2. Experiment platform design and system identification research of quadrotor, Quanquan Zhang, Master Thesis, 2015
  3. Computational optimal control methods of several spatial-temporal processes in fusion plasmas, Zhigang Ren, PhD Thesis, 2016
  4. On locolization and object tracking for IARC mission 7, Changchun Ye, Master Thesis, 2016
  5. Homing trajectory optimization and 3D simultion of parafoil system, Haiyan Liang, Master Thesis, 2016
  6. Computational optimal control of pipeline flows, Tehuan Chen, PhD Thesis, 2016
  7. Monocular visual inertial 0dometry for quadrotor systems, Bo Ye, Master Thesis, 2017
  8. Path tracking control of operational quadrotor platform, Hongda Wang, Master Thesis, 2017