S. Andrew Gadsden

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A multilayered neural network is a multi-input, multi-output nonlinear system in which network weights can be trained by using parameter estimation algorithms. In this paper, a novel training method is proposed. This method is based on the relatively new smooth variable structure filter (SVSF) and is formulated for feed-forward multilayer perceptron(More)
In this paper, a sliding mode control (SMC) strategy is applied to a pulse width modulation (PWM)-driven pneumatic muscle actuator system using high speed on/off solenoid valves. Servo-pneumatic systems with PWM-driven on/off valves can be used instead of expensive servo valves to decrease complexity, weight, and cost of servo-pneumatic systems. Due to the(More)
– In this paper, a new state and parameter estimation method is introduced based on the particle filter (PF) and the smooth variable structure filter (SVSF). The PF is a popular estimation method, which makes use of distributed point masses to form an approximation of the probability distribution function (PDF). The SVSF is a relatively new estimation(More)