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Journal Articles

Hutchinson, M, Liu, C, Thomas, P, Chen, W-H (2020) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle-Based Hazardous Materials Response: Information-Theoretic Hazardous Source Search and Reconstruction, IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, 27(3), pp.108-119, ISSN: 1070-9932. DOI: 10.1109/mra.2019.2943006.

Yang, J, Liu, C, Coombes, M, Yan, Y, Chen, W-H (2020) Optimal path following for small fixed-wing UAVs under wind disturbances, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, ISSN: 1063-6536. DOI: 10.1109/TCST.2020.2980727.

Yan, Y, Yang, J, Liu, C, Coombes, M, Li, S, Chen, W (2020) On the Actuator Dynamics of Dynamic Control Allocation for a Small Fixed-wing UAV with Direct Lift Control, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, ISSN: 1063-6536. DOI: 10.1109/TCST.2019.2945909.

Su, J, Yi, D, Su, B, Mi, Z, Liu, C, Hu, X, Xu, X, Guo, L, Chen, W-H (2020) Aerial Visual Perception in Smart Farming: Field Study of Wheat Yellow Rust Monitoring, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, pp.1-1, ISSN: 1551-3203. DOI: 10.1109/tii.2020.2979237.

Yang, J, Li, T, Liu, C, Li, S, Chen, W-H (2020) Nonlinearity Estimator-Based Control of A Class of Uncertain Nonlinear Systems, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, pp.1-1, ISSN: 0018-9286. DOI: 10.1109/tac.2019.2940567.

Yi, D, Su, J, Hu, L, Liu, C, Quddus, M, Dianati, M, Chen, W-H (2019) Implicit personalization in driving assistance: State-of-the-art and open issues, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles, 5(3), pp.397-413, ISSN: 2379-8858. DOI: 10.1109/tiv.2019.2960935.

Coombes, M, Fletcher, T, Chen, W-H, Liu, C (2019) Decomposition-based mission planning for fixed-wing UAVs surveying in wind, Journal of Field Robotics, 37(3), pp.440-465, ISSN: 1556-4959. DOI: 10.1002/rob.21928.

Ren, J, Quan, Q, Liu, C, Cai, K-Y (2019) Docking control for probe-drogue refueling: An additive-state-decomposition-based output feedback iterative learning control method, Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, ISSN: 1000-9361. DOI: 10.1016/j.cja.2019.11.007.

Hutchinson, M, Liu, C, Chen, WH (2019) Information-Based Search for an Atmospheric Release Using a Mobile Robot: Algorithm and Experiments, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 27(6), pp.2388-2402, ISSN: 1063-6536. DOI: 10.1109/TCST.2018.2860548.

Zhang, T, Su, J, Liu, C, Chen, W-H (2019) Bayesian calibration of AquaCrop model for winter wheat by assimilating UAV multi-spectral images, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 167, 105052, ISSN: 0168-1699. DOI: 10.1016/j.compag.2019.105052.

Su, J, Liu, C, Hu, X, Xu, X, Guo, L, Chen, W-H (2019) Spatio-temporal monitoring of wheat yellow rust using UAV multispectral imagery, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 167, 105035, ISSN: 0168-1699. DOI: 10.1016/j.compag.2019.105035.

Su, J, Coombes, M, Liu, C, Zhu, Y, Song, X, Fang, S, Guo, L, Chen, W-H (2019) Machine learning-based crop drought mapping system by UAV remote sensing RGB imagery, Unmanned Systems, 8(1), pp.71-83, ISSN: 2301-3850. DOI: 10.1142/S2301385020500053.

Yi, D, Su, J, Liu, C, Quddus, M, Chen, WH (2019) A Machine Learning Based Personalized System for Driving State Recognition, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, ISSN: 0968-090X.

Hutchinson, M, Liu, C, Chen, W (2019) Source term estimation of a hazardous airborne release using an unmanned aerial vehicle, Journal of Field Robotics, 36(4), pp.797-817, ISSN: 1556-4959. DOI: 10.1002/rob.21844.

Yan, Y, Zhang, C, Liu, C, Yang, J, Li, S (2019) Disturbance rejection for nonlinear uncertain systems with output measurement errors: Application to a helicopter model, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 16(5), pp.3133-3144, ISSN: 1941-0050. DOI: 10.1109/TII.2019.2910841.

Liu, C, Li, B, Chen, W-H (2019) Particle filtering with soft state constraints for target tracking, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 55(6), pp.3492-3504, ISSN: 0018-9251. DOI: 10.1109/TAES.2019.2908292.

Zhang, TX, Su, JY, Liu, CJ, Chen, WH (2019) Potential Bands of Sentinel-2A Satellite for Classification Problems in Precision Agriculture, International Journal of Automation and Computing, 16(1), pp.16-26, ISSN: 1476-8186. DOI: 10.1007/s11633-018-1143-x.

Yi, D, Su, J, Liu, C, Chen, WH (2019) Personalized driver workload inference by learning from vehicle related measurements, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, 49(1), pp.159-168, ISSN: 2168-2216. DOI: 10.1109/TSMC.2017.2764263.

Yi, D, Su, J, Liu, C, Chen, WH (2019) New driver workload prediction using clustering-aided approaches, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, 49(1), pp.64-70, ISSN: 2168-2216. DOI: 10.1109/TSMC.2018.2871416.

Yi, D, Su, J, Liu, C, Chen, W-H (2018) Trajectory clustering aided personalized driver intention prediction for intelligent vehicles, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, pp.1-1, ISSN: 1551-3203. DOI: 10.1109/tii.2018.2890141.

Su, J, Liu, C, Coombes, M, Hu, X, Wang, C, Xu, X, Li, Q, Guo, L, Chen, WH (2018) Wheat yellow rust monitoring by learning from multispectral UAV aerial imagery, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 155, pp.157-166, ISSN: 0168-1699. DOI: 10.1016/j.compag.2018.10.017.

Li, Z, Zhang, L, Liu, H, Zuo, Z, Liu, C (2018) Nonlinear robust control of tail-sitter aircrafts in flight mode transitions, Aerospace Science and Technology, 81, pp.348-361, ISSN: 1270-9638. DOI: 10.1016/j.ast.2018.08.021.

Coombes, M, Fletcher, T, Chen, W-H, Liu, C (2018) Optimal polygon decomposition for UAV survey coverage path planning in wind, Sensors, 18(7), pp.2132-2132, DOI: 10.3390/s18072132.

Zhao, Z, Yang, J, Liu, C, Chen, WH (2018) Nonlinear composite bilateral control framework for n-DOF teleoperation systems with disturbances, Science China Information Sciences, 61(7), ISSN: 1674-733X. DOI: 10.1007/s11432-017-9341-y.

Smith, J, Su, J, Liu, C, Chen, WH (2017) Disturbance Observer Based Control with Anti-Windup Applied to a Small Fixed Wing UAV for Disturbance Rejection, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems: Theory and Applications, 88(2-4), pp.329-346, ISSN: 0921-0296. DOI: 10.1007/s10846-017-0534-5.

Su, J, Yi, D, Liu, C, Guo, L, Chen, WH (2017) Dimension reduction aided hyperspectral image classification with a small-sized training dataset: Experimental comparisons, Sensors (Switzerland), 17(12), ISSN: 1424-8220. DOI: 10.3390/s17122726.

Li, B, Liu, C, Chen, WH (2017) An Auxiliary Particle Filtering Algorithm with Inequality Constraints, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 62(9), pp.4639-4646, ISSN: 0018-9286. DOI: 10.1109/TAC.2016.2624698.

Lu, H, Liu, C, Coombes, M, Guo, L, Chen, W-H (2017) Online optimisation-based backstepping control design with application to quadrotor, IET Control Theory & Applications, ISSN: 1751-8644. DOI: 10.1049/iet-cta.2015.0976.

Liu, C and Chen, W-H (2016) Disturbance rejection flight control for small fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, ISSN: 1533-3884. DOI: 10.2514/1.G001958.

Chen, J, Li, Q, Liu, C, Li, P, Ren, Z (2016) Integrated guidance and control design based on a reference model, International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems, 14(5), pp.1299-1308, ISSN: 1598-6446. DOI: 10.1007/s12555-015-0048-5.

Yu, M, Liu, C, Li, B, Chen, W-H (2016) An Enhanced Particle Filtering Method for GMTI Radar Tracking, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AEROSPACE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, 52(3), pp.1408-1420, ISSN: 0018-9251. DOI: 10.1109/TAES.2016.140561.

Liu, C, Coombes, M, Li, B, Chen, W-H (2016) Enhanced situational awareness for unmanned aerial vehicle operating in terminal areas with circuit flight rules, Proceedings of the IMechE, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, ISSN: 0954-4100. DOI: 10.1177/0954410016636156.

Lu, H, Liu, C, Guo, L, Chen, W-H (2016) Constrained anti-disturbance control for a quadrotor based on differential flatness, International Journal of Systems Science, ISSN: 0020-7721. DOI: 10.1080/00207721.2016.1244307.

Lu, H, Liu, C, Guo, L, Chen, W-H (2015) Flight control design for small-scale helicopter using disturbance observer based backstepping, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics (AIAA), ISSN: 0731-5090. DOI: 10.2514/1.G001196.

Zhao, D, Liu, C, Stobart, R, Deng, J, Winward, E, Dong, G (2014) An explicit model predictive control framework for turbocharged diesel engines, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 61(7), pp.3540-3552, ISSN: 0278-0046. DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2013.2279353.

Liu, C, McAree, O, Chen, WH (2013) Path-following control for small fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles under wind disturbances, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 23(15), pp.1682-1698, ISSN: 1049-8923. DOI: 10.1002/rnc.2938.

Liu, C, Chen, WH, Andrews, J (2012) Explicit non-linear model predictive control for autonomous helicopters, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 226(9), pp.1171-1182, ISSN: 0954-4100. DOI: 10.1177/0954410011418585.

Liu, C, Chen, WH, Andrews, J (2012) Tracking control of small-scale helicopters using explicit nonlinear MPC augmented with disturbance observers, Control Engineering Practice, 20(3), pp.258-268, ISSN: 0967-0661. DOI: 10.1016/j.conengprac.2011.10.015.

Srikanthakumar, S, Liu, C, Chen, WH (2012) Optimization-based safety analysis of obstacle avoidance systems for unmanned aerial vehicles, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems: Theory and Applications, 65(1-4), pp.219-231, ISSN: 0921-0296. DOI: 10.1007/s10846-011-9586-0.

Liu, C, Chen, WH, Andrews, J (2011) Piecewise constant model predictive control for autonomous helicopters, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 59(7-8), pp.571-579, ISSN: 0921-8890. DOI: 10.1016/j.robot.2011.04.004.

Liu, C, Clarke, J, Chen, WH, Andrews, J (2011) Rapid prototyping flight test environment for autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles, International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, 12(3), pp.200-209, ISSN: 1746-6172. DOI: 10.1504/IJMIC.2011.039699.

Liu, C, Chen, WH, Andrews, J (2010) Experimental Tests of Autonomous Ground Vehicles with Preview, International Journal of Automation and Computing, 7(3), pp.342-348, ISSN: 1476-8186. DOI: 10.1007/s11633-010-0513-9.



Conferences

Coombes, M, Chen, W-H, Liu, C (2019) Flight testing Boustrophedon coverage path planning for fixed wing UAVs in wind. In 2019 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Montreal, Canada, pp.711-717, ISBN: 9781538660270. DOI: 10.1109/ICRA.2019.8793943.

Hutchinson, M, Ladosz, P, Liu, C, Chen, WH (2019) Experimental assessment of plume mapping using point measurements from unmanned vehicles. In 2019 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Montreal, QC, Canada, pp.7720-7726, ISBN: 9781538660263. DOI: 10.1109/ICRA.2019.8793848.

Zhang, T, Su, J, Liu, C, Chen, W-H (2019) Integration of calibration and forcing methods for predicting timely crop states by using AquaCrop-OS model. In 2nd UK-RAS Robotics and Autonomous Systems Conference, Loughborough, 2019; UK-RAS19 Conference Proceedings "Embedded Inteligence: Enabling & Supporting RAS Technologies", Loughborough, UK, pp.108-111, DOI: 10.31256/ukras19.29.

Yang, J, Liu, C, Zuo, Z, Chen, WH (2018) A Simple Optimal Planer Path Following Algorithm for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. In European Control Conference 2018, 2018 European Control Conference, ECC 2018, Limassol Cyprus, pp.1809-1814, ISBN: 9783952426982. DOI: 10.23919/ECC.2018.8550125.

Zhang, T, Su, J, Liu, C, Chen, W-H (2018) Bayesian calibration of AquaCrop model. In 2018 37th Chinese Control Conference (CCC); 2018 37th Chinese Control Conference (CCC), Wuhan, China, pp.10334-10339, ISBN: 9789881563958. DOI: 10.23919/chicc.2018.8482859.

Smith, J, Yang, J, Liu, C, Chen, W-H (2018) Actuator dynamics augmented DOBC for a small fixed wing UAV. In IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, Lyon, France. DOI: 10.1109/ICIT.2018.8352149.

Hutchinson, M, Liu, C, Chen, W-H (2018) Information based mobile sensor planning for source term estimation of a non-continuous atmospheric release. In International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Australia,ISBN: 9781538630815. DOI: 10.1109/ICRA.2018.8460686.

Hu, LCS, Su, J, Hutchinson, M, Liu, C, Chen, W-H (2018) Bayesian estimation of a periodically-releasing biochemical source using sensor networks. In UKACC, Sheffield. DOI: 10.1109/CONTROL.2018.8516751.

Su, J, Coombes, M, Liu, C, Guo, L, Chen, W-H (2018) Wheat drought assessment by remote sensing imagery using unmanned aerial vehicle. In , Wuhan, China,ISBN: 9789881563958. DOI: 10.23919/chicc.2018.8484005.

Coombes, M, Chen, W-H, Liu, C (2018) Fixed wing UAV survey coverage path planning in wind for improving existing ground control station software. In , Wuhan, China, pp.9820-9825, ISBN: 9789881563958. DOI: 10.23919/ChiCC.2018.8482722.

Zhang, T, Su, J, Liu, C, Chen, W-H, Liu, H, Liu, G (2017) Band selection in Sentinel-2 satellite for agriculture applications. In 23rd International Conference on Automation & Computing, Huddersfield,ISBN: 9780701702601. DOI: 10.23919/IConAC.2017.8081990.

Coombes, M, Chen, W-H, Liu, C (2017) Boustrophedon coverage path planning for UAV aerial surveys in wind. In , Miami, FL, USA, pp.1563-1571, ISBN: 9781509044948. DOI: 10.1109/ICUAS.2017.7991469.

Wang, X, Zuo, Z, Liu, C (2016) Three dimensional path-following control of an under-actuated airship. In 35th Chinese Control Conference, Chinese Control Conference, CCC, Chendu, China, pp.4627-4632, ISBN: 9789881563910. DOI: 10.1109/ChiCC.2016.7554070.

Meng, F, Su, J, Liu, C, Chen, W-H (2016) Dynamic decision making in lane change: game theory with receding horizon. In 11th UKACC International Conference on Control, Belfast,ISBN: 9781467398916. DOI: 10.1109/CONTROL.2016.7737643.

Coombes, M, Liu, C, Chen, W-H (2016) Situation awareness for UAV operating in terminal areas using bearing-only observations and circuit flight rules. In The 2016 American Control Conference, Boston, MA, USA,ISBN: 9781467386821. DOI: 10.1109/ACC.2016.7524960.

Yi, D, Su, J, Liu, C, Chen, W-H (2016) Data-driven situation awareness algorithm for vehicle lane change. In 19th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Rio,ISBN: 9781509018895. DOI: 10.1109/ITSC.2016.7795677.

Smith, J, Liu, C, Chen, W-H (2016) Disturbance observer based control for gust alleviation of a small fixed-wing UAS. In International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Key Bridge Marriott, Arlington, 22209, United States,ISBN: 9781467393348. DOI: 10.1109/ICUAS.2016.7502575.

Oh, H, Liu, C, Kim, S, Shin, H-S, Chen, W-H (2015) Coordinated standoff tracking of in- and out-of-surveillance targets using constrained particle filter for UAVs. In IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Seoul, South Korea,ISBN: 9781467372671. DOI: 10.1109/IVS.2015.7225734.

Liu, C, Lu, H, Chen, W-H (2015) An explicit MPC for quadrotor trajectory tracking. In The 34th Chinese Control Conference, Hangzhou, China. DOI: 10.1109/ChiCC.2015.7260264.

Chen, J, Li, Q, Liu, C, Ren, Z, Bai, C (2014) Guaranteed cost control of uncertain impulsive switched systems with nonlinear disturbances. In 2014 UKACC International Conference on Control (CONTROL). DOI: 10.1109/control.2014.6915131.

Yu, M, Liu, C, Chen, W-H, Chambers, J (2014) A Bayesian framework with an auxiliary particle filter for GMTI-based ground vehicle tracking aided by domain knowledge. In SPIE Defense + Security, Signal Processing, Sensor/Information Fusion, and Target Recognition XXIII. DOI: 10.1117/12.2050160.

Liu, C and Chen, WH (2013) Hierarchical path planning and flight control of small autonomous helicopters using MPC techniques. In , IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Proceedings, pp.417-422, ISBN: 9781467327558. DOI: 10.1109/IVS.2013.6629504.

Zhao, D, Liu, C, Stobart, R, Deng, J, Winward, E (2013) Explicit model predictive control on the air path of turbocharged diesel engines. In , Proceedings of the American Control Conference, pp.5213-5218, ISBN: 9781479901777.

Liu, C, Li, B, Chen, W-H (2013) Road network based vehicle navigation using an improved IMM particle filter*. In , IFAC Proceedings Volumes, pp.193-198, DOI: 10.3182/20130626-3-au-2035.00056.

Liu, C, McAree, O, Chen, WH (2012) Path following for small UAVs in the presence of wind disturbance. In , Proceedings of the 2012 UKACC International Conference on Control, CONTROL 2012, pp.613-618, ISBN: 9781467315609. DOI: 10.1109/CONTROL.2012.6334700.

Deng, J, Stobart, R, Liu, C, Winward, E (2012) Explicit model predictive control of the diesel engine fuel path. In , SAE Technical Papers. DOI: 10.4271/2012-01-0893.

Liu, C, Chen, W, Andrews, JD (2011) Trajectory tracking of small helicopters using explicit nonlinear MPC and DOBC. In The 18th IFAC World Congress, Proceedings of 18th IFAC World Congress, Milano, Italy.

Liu, C, Chen, W, Andrews, JD (2011) Model predictive control for autonomous helicopters with computational delay in consideration. In UKACC International Conference on CONTROL, Proceedings of UKACC International Conference on CONTROL, Coventry, UK, pp.656-661.

Liu, C, Chen, WH, Andrews, J (2010) Optimisation based control framework for autonomous vehicles: Algorithm and experiment. In , 2010 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2010, pp.1030-1035, ISBN: 9781424451418. DOI: 10.1109/ICMA.2010.5588100.

Zhang, Y, Liu, C, Whalley, D (2010) The effect of droplet ejection frequency on inkjet-etched micro via holes. In ,ISBN: 9781424485604. DOI: 10.1109/EPTC.2010.5702639.



Chapters

Liu, C and Chen, W-H (2017) Dynamics Modelling and System Identification of Small Unmanned Helicopters. In Advanced UAV Aerodynamics, Flight Stability and Control, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, pp.255-282, ISBN: 9781118928684. DOI: 10.1002/9781118928691.ch7.

Oh, H, Kim, S, Liu, C, Tsourdos, A (2015) Airborne Monitoring of Ground Traffic Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. In Engineering & Technology Reference, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, pp.1-11.



Software

Liu, C, Li, B, Chen, W-H (Accepted for publication) Particle Filtering with Soft State Constraints (Matlab code).



Datasets

Yang, J, Liu, C, Coombes, M, Yan, Y, Chen, W-H (Accepted for publication) Optimal Path Following for Small Fixed-Wing UAVs Under Wind Disturbances. DOI: 10.17028/rd.lboro.12124131.



Figures

Coombes, M, Fletcher, T, Chen, W-H, Liu, C (Accepted for publication) Supplementary Information Files for 'Decomposition Based Mission Planning for Fixed-Wing UAVs Surveying in Wind'.



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