Advanced Fuzzy Logic Technologies in Industrial Applications addresses the problem by introducing a dynamic, on-line fuzzy inference system. In this system membership functions and control rules are not determined until the system is applied and each output of its lookup table is calculated based on current inputs.
The tuning process is a major focus in this volume because it is the most difficult stage in fuzzy control application. Using new methods such as -law technique, histogram equalization and the Bezier-based method, all detailed here, the tuning process can be significantly simplified and control performance improved.
The other great strength of this book lies in the range and contemporaneity of its applications and examples which include: laser tracking and control; robot calibration; image processing and pattern recognition; medical engineering; audio systems; autonomous underwater vehicles and data mining.
Advanced Fuzzy Logic Technologies in Industrial Applications is written to be easily understood by readers not having specialized knowledge of fuzzy logic and intelligent control. Design and application engineers and project managers working in control, as well as researchers and graduate students in the discipline will find much to interest them in this work.
Conventional, Intelligent and Fuzzy Logic Control.- Fundamentals of Fuzzy Logic Control.- Static, Dynamic and Real-time Fuzzy Logic Control and Implementation.- Knowledge-based Tuning I: -Law Tuning of a Fuzzy Lookup Table.- Knowledge-based Tuning II: Design and Tuning of Fuzzy Control Surfaces with Bezier Functions.- Fuzzy Logic Control Applied in a Laser Tracking System.- Fuzzy Logic for Robot Calibrations.- Fuzzy Logic for Image Processing and Pattern Recognition.- Fuzzy Logic For Medical Engineering.- Fuzzy Logic for Transportation Guidance.- Fuzzy Logic Control for Automobiles I: Knowledge-base Gear-position Decision for Automatic Vehicles.- Fuzzy Logic Control for Automobiles II: Car Navigation and Collision Avoidance System with Fuzzy Logic.- Fuzzy Logic for Autonomous Mobile Robots.- Fuzzy Logic Control for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles.- Fuzzy Logic for Flight Control.- Fuzzy Logic for Audio Systems.- Fuzzy Logic in Data Mining.- Fuzzy Logic Control for Power Networks.- Fuzzy Logic for Servo Control Systems.- Fuzzy Control of Manufacturing Welding Systems.- Fuzzy Predictive Control of a Solar Power Plant.
Doctor Ying Bai has been working in the field of fuzzy logic control since 1995. He has published three textbooks and about 20 research papers in international conferences and journals, and most of them are related to the fuzzy logic control on DC/AC motors, laser tracking systems and modeless robots calibrations. He is currently teaching at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Johnson C. Smith University. Dr. Zhuang is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Robotics and International Journal of Computer Applications. He has received a number of awards and grants, including a NSF Young Investigator Award. He has published one research monograph and 50 refereed journal papers on the subjects of robotics, computer vision and fuzzy logic control. His recent research activities include conducting a project with DOD/DISA on secure telecommunication using fuzzy logic and biometrics. Dr. Dali Wang is an Assistant Professor at Christopher Newport University. He has over 20 refereed research papers in the areas of digital signal processing, soft computing and robotics. Since 1995, he has been extensively involved in work on the applications of soft computing techniques, including neural networks and fuzzy logic, in many industrial areas: digital signal processing, telecommunications, control and robotics. He gained practical perspective from his five years' industrial experience in the semiconductor, wireless and network communication industry. Much of his research work is involved in combining theoretical aspects and practical implementation.
From the reviews: "The book is organized as follows. The first four chapters `introduce' fuzzy controllers ... . The remainder of the text covers applications, including noise suppression in laser tracking, medical engineering, flight control, and data mining. ... For a reader desiring a collection on advanced industrial FST applications, this text is adequate. The examples are fresh and fairly broad. Few readers outside this group will find this book useful. ... the reader is encouraged to investigate fuzzy methodology." (J. Douglas Barrett, Technometrics, Vol. 49 (4), 2007) "This volume provides a systematic review of recent fuzzy-logic control applications. ... the volume has a healthy proportion of chapters with results from practical implementations of fuzzy-logic control. ... will be of considerable interest to all those involved in the development and application of the fuzzy-logic controller field. Industrial engineers and academic researchers should find the volume a useful indicator of the maturity of the fuzzy-logic controller paradigm and a valuable resource for exploring the potential of these controllers for industrial applications." (George S. Stavrakakis, Vol. 1135 (13), 2008)