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Dr Emmanuel Prempain

Associate Professor

School/Department: Engineering, School of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 223 1300

Email: ep26@leicester.ac.uk

Profile

My research interests are primarily in the areas of control and the application of convex optimisation for control system analysis and synthesis. I am interested in robust gain scheduling robust tracking fixed-order synthesis control within the Linear Matrix Inequality framework. I have a significant experience in the design of controllers for Aerospace Systems (helicopter control re-entry space vehicle control and autopilots) and more generally in the application of linear matrix optimisation techniques to complex systems.

Research

RESEARCH GRANTS AND CONTRACTS “At the limits of adaptive systems: constrained adaptive control” M.C. Turner (PI) and E. Prempain (CI) EPSRC Mar 2016 - Aug 2019 £291k “Robust Adaptive Control 2” ITP E. Prempain (PI) and M.C. Turner (CI) MBDA (UK/Fr) DGA/DSTL Aug 2013 - Nov 2017 £320k MBDA (UK/Fr) DGA/DSTL ITP Domain 1 “Dynamic Controllers” October 2008-Aug 2013 E. Prempain (PI) with M.C. Turner G. Sandou (Supelec) G. Duc (Supelec) D. Vorley (MBDA UK) R. Davies (MBDA UK) J.P. Harcaut (MBDA Fr) Oct 2008 £210k Principal Investigator (Leicester) Collaborating for Success in Systems Biology Discipline Hopping Awards in Systems Biology “Modelling Cochlear Gain Control” EPSRC EP/E057136/1 Dec 2007 - Nov 2009 £78k Co-investigator (Leicester) DEIMOS Space (Spain) and the Technical University of Delft (The Netherlands) ESA “Robust LPV Gain-Scheduling Techniques for Space Applications” Feb 2007-Oct 2009 300K Euros

Publications

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Turner, M.C., Sofrony, J., Prempain, E., Anti-windup for model-reference adaptive control schemes with rate-limits (2020), Systems and Control Letters, Vol 137, 104630.

Basak, H., Kemer, E., Prempain, E. A Passive Fault-Tolerant Switched Control Approach for Linear Multivariable Systems: Application to a Quadcopter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Model 2020, Jour. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control, Vol 142(3)

Prempain, E., Lecchini-Visintini, A. Dynamic Analysis of a Twin Rotor MIMO System and Control Design (2018) 2018 UKACC 12th International Conference on Control, CONTROL 2018, art. no. 8516727, pp. 87-92.

Norton, P., Prempain, E. Robust input-output linearisation for an LPV model of ADMIRE, (2013) Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference, pp. 685-690.

Ameho, Y., Prempain, E. Linear parameter varying controllers for the ADMIRE aircraft longitudinal dynamics, (2011) Proceedings of the American Control Conference, art. no. 5991349, pp. 1315-1320.

Prempain, E., Turner, M.C., Postlethwaite, I. Coprime factor based anti-windup synthesis for parameter-dependent systems (2009) Systems and Control Letters, 58 (12), pp. 810-817

Prempain, E., Postlethwaite, I. L2 and H2 performance analysis and gain-scheduling synthesis for parameter-dependent systems (2008) Automatica, 44 (8), pp. 2081-2089

Prempain, E., Postlethwaite, I. Static H loop shaping control of a fly-by-wire helicopter (2005) Automatica, 41 (9), pp. 1517-1528

He, S., Prempain, E., Wu, Q.H. An improved particle swarm optimizer for mechanical design optimization problems, (2004) Engineering Optimization, 36 (5), pp. 585-605

Prempain, E., Postlethwaite, I. Feedforward control: A full-information approach, (2001) Automatica, 37 (1), pp. 17-28.

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Supervision

H-infinity and Robust Control Methods Linear Matrix Inequalities (LMIs) Robust Gain Scheduling LPV/LFT Non-linear Control (sum-of-square analysis feedback linearisation) Switched Systems Adaptive Control Robust Model Predictive Control

Teaching

CURRENT TEACHING - EG2302: System Dynamics and Control 15 credits - EG3125/7060: Rigid Body & Structural Dynamics 15 credits - EG3421: Flight Dynamics Control and Avionics 15 credits - EG4321/7040: Nonlinear Control 15 credits

Press and media

I have a significant experience in the design of controllers for Aerospace Systems (helicopter control re-entry space vehicle control and autopilots)
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