The DISCO group successfully co-organized a five-day summer camp “Perfect Storm: Innovating and Energizing Disaster Response” for high-school students at the Science Spectrum during July 23-27, 2018. Teams of students were thrust into a disaster scenario, where they need to restore power using renewable energy and microgrids.
Jiguo's paper "UDE-based Backstepping Control for Nonlinear Systems with Mismatched Uncertainties and Disturbances" is accepted by ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control.
Our research "Bringing Renewable Energy Seamlessly to the Electric Grid" has been featured by TTU Discoveries. Read more >>
Jiguo's paper "UDE-based Robust Boundary Control for an Unstable Parabolic PDE with Unknown Input Disturbance" is accepted by Automatica.
Our microgrid diorama receives a lot of attention and positive comments at the "Dream Big" Engineering Fair in the Science Spectrum, Lubbock, Texas.
Two papers are accepted by "ACC 2018".
Welcome our new group member, Chaeeun Kim.
Dr. Ren has been appointed as an Associate Editor for the journal, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, from January 2018.
Qi's paper "Shipboard Landing Control of a UAV Based on Uncertainty and Disturbance Estimator" is accepted by Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics.
Dr. Ren receives a Mechanical Engineering Award for Outstanding Research and Dedication to Academic Achievement in Fall 2017.
Dr. Ren is featured by Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors, Volume 19, Number 2, September 2017, pp. 565-566(2).
Dr. Ren is invited as a panelist for "Addressing Emerging Cyber-physical Security Challenges and the Microgrid" at the 2017 GridNext conference, Georgetown, Texas.
Dr. Ren receives a $50,000 Spark Fund for our proposal "Sustainable, Portable, and Efficient Electricity Delivery (SPEED)".
Yiting's paper "UDE-based Variable Impedance Control of Uncertain Robot Systems" is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems.
Qi's paper "Robust Trajectory Tracking Control for a Quadrotor in GPS-denied Environment" is accepted by ASME, the Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control.
Welcome our new group member, Yafeng Wang.
Yeqin's paper "Fault Ride-Through Enhancement for Grid-tied PV Systems with Robust Control" is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.
Dr. Ren receives an NSF award "Using Feedback Mechanism to Control Phase Transition of Vanadium Dioxide to Exploit its Full Operating Range". Read more >>
Qi receives the third place for his work "Robust Tracking Control of a UAV in GPS-denied Uncertain Environments" at the 2017 Texas UAS Summit Poster Competition!
Yeqin and Sanka receive the third place for the poster "Autonomous Control of Microgrids" at the GLEAMM Innovation Showcase!
Our microgrid technology "Robust Droop Control for Parallel Operated Inverters" receives the 2017 TechConnect National Innovation Award! Read more >>
Dr. Ren receives a $150,000 TTU Seed Grant as a Co-PI for Interdisciplinary Research "Assessing the Livability and Technological Compatibility of an Independent, Interactive, and Sustainable Water and Power Home Utility System".
The DISCO group receives the donation of equipments from Texas Instruments again. Thanks to Texas Instruments!
Two papers are accepted by "IFAC 2017".
Yeqin's paper is accepted by "ACC 2017".
Yeqin's paper "UDE-Based Robust Droop Control of Inverters In Parallel Operation" is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.
The DISCO group receives the donation of equipments from National Instruments. Thanks to National Instruments!
Our UAV research has been highlighted in the Texas Tech Today. Read more >>
Jiguo's paper "Asymptotic Reference Tracking and Disturbance Rejection of UDE-Based Robust Control" is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.
Yeqin's research is featured by Texas Instruments Blog. Read more >>
Welcome our new group member, Yiting Dong.
Qi's paper is accepted by "DSCC 2016".
Yeqin's paper "Robust Power Flow Control of Grid-Connected Inverters" is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.
Yeqin's paper is accepted by "ECCE 2016".
Three papers are accepted by "ACC 2016".
Jinhao's paper "UDE-based Trajectory Tracking Control of Piezoelectric Stages" is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.
Yeqin's paper "UDE-based Control of Variable-speed Wind Turbine Systems" is accepted by International Journal of Control.
Jiguo receives the "J.T. and Margaret Talkington Graduate Fellowship". Congratulations!
Jiguo's paper is accepted by "DSCC 2015". Congratulations!
Dr. Ren receives an industrial grant from Windar Photonics "Windar-TTU Collaboration Proposal".
Dr. Ren receives an NSF award "SFS: Cyber Security of Industrial Control Systems". Read more >>
The DISCO group receives the donation of equipments from Texas Instruments.