Jon C. Ervin

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Common uses of fuzzy logic control today are found in relatively simple applications in products. These applications only scratch the surface of the potential of fuzzy logic control in complex mechatronic systems. In order to demonstrate the utility of fuzzy logic in complex device control, a fuzzy logic fly-by-wire system has been developed for a model(More)
A man-portable, autonomously controlled aerial surveillance platform has been developed. The ultimate goal is to provide a method for obtaining remote sensing data using an inexpensive, expendable device. The Autonomous Tactical Reconnaissance Platform (ATRP) consists of a standard parafoil that carries an instrumentation payload for autonomous flight and(More)
In this paper, we describe the optimization of membership functions in an application employing a hierarchical Fuzzy Logic Controller. The size of the rule base is made manageable by using a unique formulation, known as Combs method, to help control the problem of 'exponential rule expansion'. The optimization is performed using a steady state genetic(More)
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