Nobutaka WADA
Name: Nobutaka WADA, Doctor of Engineering
Affiliation: Control Engineering Laboratory, Division of Mechanical Systems and Applied Mechanics, Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University
Address: 1-4-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, 739-8527 JAPAN
Tel/Fax:  +81-82-424-7584

Nobutaka Wada was born in 1971. He received the B.E., M.E. and Ph.D degrees from Hiroshima University in 1994, 1996 and 2000, respectively. From 1996 to 1998, he worked for the Div. of Advanced Machines and Systems, Mitsui Eng. and Ship Bldg. Co., Ltd. From 2001 to 2009, he was an Assistant Professor at Hiroshima University. From 2009 to 2011, he was an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Tottori University. From 2011 to 2018, he has been an Associate Professor at Hiroshima University. Since 2018, he has been a Professor at Hiroshima University.

The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)
The Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers (ISCIE)
The Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ)
The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME)
The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ)
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

  • Mechanical System Control
  • Advanced Nonlinear Control
  • Experiment in Mechanical Engineering

    Research Interests:
  • Model predictive control
  • Analysis and control of constrained systems (anti-windup, reference governor, gain-scheduled feedback)
  • Fault-tolerant control
  • Control application to mechanical systems

    Robust AFS under Friction Force Constraints (avi 9.68MB)

      Application of a reference governor and a gain-scheduled feedback to a twin-rotor helicopter system (mpg 2.98MB)

        Visual feedback considering the measuremet delay (avi 32.7MB)

          Driving simulator

            Position control of a piezo electric device

              Journal Papers (selected):

              1. N. Wada, and S. Tsurushima: Constrained MPC to track time-varying reference signals: Online optimization of virtual reference signals and controller states,
                IEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering, to appear
              2. N. Wada: Model Predictive Tracking Control for Constrained Linear Systems Using Integrator Resets,
                IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 60, No. 11, pp. 3113-3118, DOI: 10.1109/TAC.2015.2411915 (2015)
              3. N. Wada, K. Satoh and M. Saeki: An LMI Based Controller Design Method for a Discrete-time Linear System with Time-varying State Delays,
                IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information, doi: 10.1093/imamci/dnv052 (2015)
              4. N. Wada, M. Saeki and I. Masubuchi: A Constrained Tracking Control Algorithm for Linear Systems Based on a Spline-type Parameter-dependent Lyapunov Function,
                International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Vol. 25, No. 12, pp. 1877-1896, DOI: 10.1002/rnc.3183 (2015)
              5. N. Wada, K. Fujii and M. Saeki: Reconfigurable Fault-tolerant Controller Synthesis for a Steer-by-wire Vehicle Using Independently Driven Wheels,
                Vehicle System Dynamics, Vol.51, No.9, pp.1438-1465 (2013)
              6. N. Wada, H. Tomosugi and M. Saeki: Model predictive tracking control for a linear system under time-varying input constraints
                International Journal of Robust & Nonlinear Control, Vol.23, No.9, pp.945-964 (2013)

              Expository Articles:

              1. N.Wada and M.Saeki: Anti-windup Control of Systems with Input Saturation,
                Systems, Control and Information , Vol.46, No.2, pp.84-90 (2002)
              2. N.Wada: On Optimization of Anti-windup Performance,
                Systems, Control and Information , Vol.46, No.2, pp.84-90 (2003)