Special Issue on the Role of Emerging Technologies in Biomedical, Nonlinear Dynamics and Control Engineering
Power electronics such as switching power converters or biomedical equipment are probably the most commonly used electronic devices, as they can be found in applications ranging from simple domestic applications to military and space systems. The ever-increasing need for higher efficiency, smaller size, and lower cost make the analysis, understanding, and design of such converters extremely important, interesting, and even imperative.
One of the most neglected features in the study of such systems is the effect of the inherent nonlinearities on the stability of the converter. Due to these nonlinearities, these devices may exhibit undesirable and complex dynamics, which are the focus of many researchers. Even though a lot of research has taken place in this area during the last 20 years, it is still an active research topic to the mainstream power engineer. That research has demonstrated that switched mode power converters for conventional applications can become unstable with a direct result in increased losses, extra subharmonics, and even uncontrollability/unobservability.
Furthermore, the detailed study of these systems can help in the design of smaller, lighter, and less expensive converters that are particularly important in emerging areas of research like electric vehicles, smart grids, biomedical engineering, renewable energy sources, and others.
The aim of this Special Issue is to cover control and nonlinear aspects of instabilities in switching converters: theoretical, analysis modelling, and practical solutions for such emerging applications. In this Special Issue, we wish to solicit novel research work in the area of control and nonlinear dynamics on energy conversion systems which will be of highly interest to both academics and industrialists.
The objective of this special issue is to concentrate on all aspects and future research directions related to these specific areas. In this context, we invite researchers to contribute original research articles as well as highly review articles that will seek the continuing efforts to understand the role of emerging technologies in biomedical, nonlinear dynamics and control engineering.
- Biomedical engineering and biological systems
- Theories in dynamical systems
- Fuzzy logic control
- Time-delayed nonlinear dynamical systems
- Optimization, and control
- Parallel computations and software development
- Nonlinear vibrations and oscillations
- Fault diagnosis based on vibration signal analysis
- Chaotic systems and Circuits
- Reliability and fault tolerance, safety critical operation