Professor Robert Sutton
Profiles

Professor Robert Sutton

Emeritus Professor

Faculty of Science & Engineering (NC)

Role

Professor of Control Systems Engineering

Qualifications

BEng(Tech), MEng, PhD

Robert Sutton holds the degrees of BEng(Tech) in Engineering Production, and MEng and PhD in Control Engineering from the University of Wales. Prior to joining the Royal Navy as a Commissioned Officer in 1976, he served general engineering and student apprenticeships with Firth Cleveland Fastenings Limited, Pontypridd, UK, followed by a period as a research student in the Industrial Engineering Unit, UWIST, Cardiff. On completion of his service in 1992 in the rank of Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy, he took up an appointment at the University of Plymouth.Currently, he is the Head of the  School of Engineering and of the MIDAS Research Group.

Professional membership

CEng, FIMechE, FIET

Roles on external bodies

EXTERNAL COMMITTEES

 

 

1.         International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Technical Committee on Marine Systems, Member 

2.                   Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) Underwater Robotics Group Committee. Member 

3.                   Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College.

Staff serving as external examiners

EXTERNAL EXAMINER

 

2000 to 2003 :   External Examiner for the BSc Combined Studies (Integrated Technologies) course offered by the University of Sheffield under the aegis of its Collegiate Studies Scheme.

2002 to 2004:    External Examiner for the BEng in Mechanical Engineering course offered by the Department of Mechanical and Design Engineering, University of Portsmouth.

2005 todate       External Examiner for the BEng and MEng in Marine Technology courses offered by the School of Marine Science and Technology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

    

2006 to             External Examiner for the MSc in Offshore and Ocean Technology course offered by Cranfield University.

Research interests

Professor Sutton's main research activities lie in the application of advanced control engineering and artificial intelligence techniques to control problems. Ongoing research is concerned with the use of fuzzy logic, neurofuzzy algorithms, artificial neural networks and adaptive search algorithms in the design of novel control systems for industrial and marine plant. Of particular interest is the design and development of uninhabited marine vehicles for both surface and underwater operations.

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

PhD and MPhil PROGRAMMES

 

Completion

  1. BATE J. Performance Analysis and Prediction of High Speed Planing Craft. PhD. 1991-1994. Full-time study (Director of Studies).

  2. WITT N A J. Artificial Intelligence Techniques Applied to Automatic Ship Guidance. PhD. 1991-1995. Full-time study (Supervisor).

  3. SHARIF M T. Control Techniques Applied to Integrated Ship Motion Control. PhD. 1992-1995. Full-time study (Supervisor).

  4. JOHNSON C. Depth and Yaw Control of an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle using Neural Networks. MPhil. 1992-1995. 2 years full-time and 1 year part-time study (Director of Studies).

  5. TAYLOR S D H. The Design and Tuning of Fuzzy Autopilots using Artificial Neural Networks. MPhil. 1993-1995. Part-time study (Supervisor).

  6. WALDOCK M I..Artificial Neural Networks for Control Modelling of an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle. MPhil. 1993-1996.Part-time study (Supervisor).

  7. CRAVEN P J. Intelligent Control Strategies for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. PhD. 1995-1999. Full-time study (Director of Studies) (Awarded the Fugro-Geos Ltd prize for best thesis in Applied Marine Science and Technology by the Society for Underwater Technology).

  8. ZIRILLI A. Intelligent Autopilots for Ships. PhD University of Wales. 1997-2000 Full-time study (Supervisor).

  9. BONHAM C R. Evolutionary Decomposition of Complex Design Spaces. PhD.1997-2000. Full-time study (Supervisor).

  10. CVETKOVIC D. Evolutionary Multi-Objective Decision Support Systems for Conceptual Design. PhD. 1997-2000. Full-time study (Supervisor).

  11. WANG W-H. Modelling Machine Induced Noise and Vibration in a Ship Structure. PhD. 1994-2000. Part-time study (Director of Studies).

  12. PEARSON A R. Intelligent Fault Tolerant Control Schemes for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. PhD. 1998-2002. Full-time study (Director of Studies).

  13. KNIGHT M J. Precision Control of a Sensorless Brushless Direct Current Motor System. PhD. 1999-2002. Full-time study (Director of Studies).

  14. LEAVEY C M. Development of an Intelligent Decision Support System for Application to Orthofunctional Design. MPhil 1997-2002. Part-time study (Supervisor).

  15. NAEEM W. Guidance and Control of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. PhD 2001-2004, Full-time study (Director of Studies).

  16. LOEBIS D. An Intelligent Navigation System for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. PhD 2001-2004. Full-time study (Director of Studies).

  17. TAN CS. A Collision Avoidance System for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. PhD 2002-2005. Full-time study (Director of Studies).

  18. XU T, An Intelligent Navigation System for an Unmanned Surface Vehicle. PhD 2004-2007. Full-time study (Director of Studies).

      ALSO SUPERVISED NUMEROUS SUCCESSFUL MSC DISSERTATIONS

PhD and MPhil EXAMINATIONS

PhD Examinations

External       

  1. McGURN J T. Application of Heat Transfer Models to Boiler Fouling Monitoring. Queen's University of Belfast, June 1994.
  2. MacCONNELL PFA. Heating Control using a Knowledge-Based Approach. University of Exeter, March 1996.
  3. HU JQ. Adaptive Fuzzy Predictive Control using a Neurofuzzy Model with Application to Sintering. University of Sheffield, April 1997.
  4. LEA R K. Simulation and Experimental Comparison of Control Strategies for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. University of Southampton, August 1998.
  5. CREASER P. Application of Evolutionary Computation Techniques to Missile Guidance. Cranfield University, March 1999.
  6. STEPHENS RI. Adaptive Control for Dynamic Positioning of Ships. Coventry University, May 1999.
  7. SHARMA SK Soft Computing for Dynamic Modelling and Control with Application to Flexible Manipulators. University of Sheffield,October 2000.
  8. PRINCE MP.Stabilising Ships for Helicopter Operations. University of Southampton, December 2000.
  9. CREERY NJ. Inlet Manifold Fuel Film Study. Queen's University of Belfast, January 2001.
  10. PLATTS JT. A Self-Organising Fuzzy Logic Supervisor. Loughborough University,March 2001.
  11. RIDAO P. A Hybrid Control Architecture for an AUV: Implementation on a Real-Time Operative System. University of Girona, Spain, June 2001.
  12. YANG D-M. Development of Novel Intelligent Condition Monitoring Procedures for Rolling Element Bearings. University of Aberdeen, December 2001.
  13. HICKMAN DM. The Simulation of Spark Ignition Engine Behaviour Under Drive Cycle and Off-Cycle Operating Conditions. University of Nottingham, February 2002.
  14. MOODY L. Sensors, Sensor Measurement Fusion and Missile Trajectory Optimisation. Cranfield University, September 2003.
  15. CARRERAS M. A Proposal of a Behavior-Based Control Architecture with Reinforcement Learning for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. University of Girona, Spain, September 2003.
  16. KONGEZOS V. An Investigation into Industrial DCS using Wireless Communications. University of Newcastle upon Tyne, March 2004.
  17. SANCHEZ A. Data-Driven Control Design of Wastewater Treatment Systems. University of Strathclyde. June 2004.
  18. AL-TOWAIM T. Practical Implementation of Norm-Optimal and Predictive Iterative Learning Control on a Chain Conveyor System. University of Southampton, July 2004.
  19. ANASTASAKIS L. Application of Time Series Prediction in Business Processes. University of Sheffield, November 2004.
  20. GOVINDHASAMY JJ. Learning Systems for Process Identification and Control. Queen’s University Belfast, December 2004.
  21. SUGDEN C. Intelligent Sensor Fusion Techniques for Road Car Positioning. University of Tasmania, Australia, July 2005.
  22. HOME G. A Hybrid Intelligent Architecture for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Navigation. University of Sunderland, July 2006.
  23. NOLAN GA. Modelling and Optimisation of a Heaving Buoy Wave Energy Converter for Potable WaterProduction. National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland, September 2006
  24. MOALEJI R. Adaptive Control for Ship Roll Stabilization using Anti-Roll Tanks. University College London, February 2007 
Internal                

  1. CHUDLEY J. An Adaptable Mathematical Model for Integrated Navigation Systems. University of Plymouth, April 1994.
  1. WILLIAMS  E. A Neural Network Based Fault Detection System for Industrial Processes. University of Plymouth, March 1995.
  2. ROY  R. Adaptive Search and the Preliminary Design of Gas Turbine Blade Cooling Systems. University of Plymouth,April1997.
  3. FINDLAY  M. Factors Affecting Collision and Grounding Losses in the UK Fishing Fleet. University of Plymouth, January 1998.
  4. WATSON AH. An Investigation of Evolutionary Computing in Systems Identification for Preliminary Design. University of Plymouth January 1999.
  5. RADIX C-A L. Human Control of Robotic Mechanisms : Modelling and Assessment of Assistive Devices. University of Plymouth, November 1999.
  6. QURASHI Z A. A Generic Approach Employing Information Systems for Introducing Systems in SMEs University ofPlymouth, February 2000.
  7. RICHTER R. A Predictive Fuzzy-Neural Autopilot for the Guidance of Small Motorised Marine Craft.University of Plymouth, August 2000.
  8. DONG C. Closed Loop Controlled Total Intravenous Anesthesia. University of Plymouth, July 2003.
  9. GOMEZ DA. A New Type of Linear Extension Sensor for Use in Compliant Robotic Actuators. University of Plymouth, February 2005.
  10. SOLIMAN E M. Delay Hierarchy Propagation Model. University of Plymouth, August 2005.

 External

 

       1.    BRIDGES L W. On-Line Quality Control for Wire-Coating Process. University of Sheffield, February 1999.
       2.    MANDALOJU N. Hardware Approaches to Model Identification and Control. University of Southampton, July 2007.

 

Internal

        1.   Kirby-Chambers H M. 
              A Thermodynamic and Mechanical Engineering Investigation of a Reciprocating Joule Cycle Engine, September 
              2001

 

Grants & contracts

 

RESEARCH INCOME

 

EPSRC and Other Sources

 

            

1991     £18 K (over 3 years), Research studentship, SERC.

 

1992     £50 K (over 3 years), MOD (Navy) for Integrated Ship Motion Control with GN Roberts (Royal Naval Engineering College).

 

1992     £200 K (over 3 years), SERC/Kelvin Hughes Ltd for Technological Refinements in Integrated Bridge Design with M J Dove and M M A Pourzanjani (Southampton Institute), K M Miller (University of Plymouth) and P Smeaton (Liverpool John Moores University).

 

1995     £18 K (over 3 years), Research studentship, EPSRC.

 

1996     £  4 K Collaborative research with the University of Exeter.

 

1998     £25 K (over 3 years) Research studentship, EPSRC.

 

1999     £34.5 K (over 3 years) Industrial CASE studentship, EPSRC with R Burns.

 

1999     £50 K (over 2 years) DERA Bincleaves for a feasibility study into Remote Technologies Research with J Chudley, S Grove, D Pilgrim and P Robinson.

( £ 25 K subject to approval for year 3).

 

2000     £596.2 K (over 3 years) EPSRC / Seaeye Marine Ltd for IMPROVES research project with R Allen (University of Southampton) and G N Roberts (University of Wales College Newport).

 

2000     £17.98 K (over 6 months) CRAFT Exploratory Award / Industry for Wine Fermentation In-Process Quality Monitoring System with Polmassick Vineyard, Cave Chaurienne and the University of Pavia.

 

2001     £ 428.48 K (over 3 years) EPSRC / Industry for An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle with Adaptive Tracking and Navigation Capabilities Research Project with J Chudley, RS Burns, S Tetlow (Cranfield University) and RL Allwood (Cranfield University).

 

2004     £ 250.75 K (over 3 years) EPSRC / Industry for An Unmanned Surface Vehicle with  Pollutant  Tracking and Surveying Capabilities Research with J Chudley

 

2004     €267.28 K Euros (over 2 years) EC CRAFT Award for Wine Fermentation In- Process Monitoring System. Total grant  904 K Euros.

 

Teaching Company Programmes


1997     £65 K (over 2 years), Teaching Company Directorate / EPSRC / DTI / G and S Smirthwaite Ltd for an Inelligent  Design System for Bespoke Product Development  with J Pearce and M Polkinghorne.

1997     £154 K (over 2 years), Teaching Company Directoratr / EPSRC / DTI / Spinnaker Ltd for an Intelligent Navigation System for Security Products with  R Burns and  S Furnell.

 

1999     £122 K (over 3 years) Teaching Company Directorate / EPSRC / DTI / Hovercam Ltd for the Design of an Autonomous Control and Navigation System for a Miniature Helicopter with R Burns and J Pearce.

 

1999     £77 K (over 2 years) Teaching Company Directorate / EPSRC / DTI / Morris Automation for the Development of a Design Methodology for Process Automation Equipment with R Burns and J Pearce.

 

1999     £88.7 K (over 2 years) Teaching Company Directorate / EPSRC / DTI / Plastech Thermoset Tectonics for Control and Monitoring of a Manufacturing Process for the Aerospace Industry with S Grove.

 

2000     £75 K (over 2 years) Teaching Company Directorate / EPSRC / DTI / Centrax Ltd for Application of Automation to the Gas Turbine Manufacturing Process with R Burns.

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS SINCE THE PREVIOUS RAE

 

 

BOOK

 

 

1.             ROBERTS GN and SUTTON R (Eds). Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles. IEE Control Series,IEE Press, ISBN 0-86341-450-8, 2006.

 

CHAPTER IN BOOK

 

1.             LOEBIS D, NAEEM W, SUTTON R, CHUDLEY J and TIANO A.  Navigation, guidance and control of the Hammerhead autonomous vehicle. ROBERTS GN and SUTTON R (Eds). Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles. IEE Control Series, IEE Press, ISBN 0-86341-450-8, 2006.

 

REFEREED JOURNALS  

  1. TIANO A, SUTTON R, LOZOWIKI A and NAEEM W. Observer Kalman Filter Identification of an Autonomous Underwater  Vehicle. Control Engineeering Practice, 15(6), 2007,pp727-739 (Invited paper).
  2. TAN CS, SUTTON R and CHUDLEY J. An Integrated Collision Avoidance System for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. International Journal of Control, Vol 80, Issue 7,July 2007, pp1027-1049 (Invited paper).
  3. NAEEM W, SUTTON R and CHUDLEY J. Chemical Plume Tracing and Odour Source Localisation by Autonomous Vehicles. The Journal of Navigation, 60, May 2007, pp173-190.
  4. LOEBIS D, NAEEM, SUTTON R, CHUDLEY J and TETLOW S. Soft Computing Techniques in the Design of a Navigation, Guidance and Control System for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, Vol 21, Issue 2-3 , March-April 2007, pp205-236 (Invited paper).
  5.  KIENCKE U, NIELSEN L, SUTTON R, SCHILLING K, PAPAGEORGIOU M and ASAMA H. The Impact of Automatic Control on Recent Developments in Transportation and Vehicle Systems. Annual Reviews in Control, 30, 2006, pp81-89.
  6.  NAEEM W, SUTTON R, CHUDLEY J, DALGLEISH F R and TETLOW S. An Online Genetic Algorithm Based Model Predictive Control Autopilot Design with Experimental Verification. International Journal of Control, Vol 78, No 14/20, September, 2005, pp1076-1090.
  7. WANG M and SUTTON R. Closed Loop Identification of a Remotely Operated Flight Vehicle. Underwater Technology, Vol 26, No 2, 2005, pp 57-63.
  8.  WANG M and SUTTON R. System Identification of a Remotely Operated Flight Vehicle. Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology, A6, 2005, pp 17-22.
  9. TAN C S, SUTTON R and CHUDLEY J. Collision Avoidance Systems for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Part A: A Review of Obstacle Detection. Journal of Marine Science and Environment, Part C, No C2, 2004, pp39-50.
    TAN C S, SUTTON R and CHUDLEY J. Collision Avoidance Systems for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Part B: A Review of Obstacle Avoidance. Journal of Marine Science and Environment, Part C, No C2, 2004, pp51-62.
  10. NAEEM W, SUTTON R, CHUDLEY J, DALGLEISH F R and TETLOW S. A GA Based Model Predictive Control Autopilot Design and Its Implementation in an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. Proc Instn Mech Engrs Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, Vol 218,(M3), 2004, pp 175-188.
  11. KNIGHT M K and SUTTON R. Fuzzy Model Based Sliding-Mode Control of a DC Servomechanism. Proc Instn Mech Engrs Part I Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, Vol 218, 2004, pp 211-225.
  12. LOEBIS D, SUTTON R and CHUDLEY J. A Fuzzy Kalman Filter Optimized using a Multiobjective Algorithm for an Enhanced Navigation System for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. Proc Instn Mech Engrs Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, Vol 218, 2004, pp 53-69.
  13. LOEBIS D, SUTTON R, CHUDLEY J and NAEEM W. Adaptive Tuning of a Kalman Filter via Fuzzy Logic for an Intelligent AUV Navigation System. Control Engineering Practice, 12(12), 2004, pp 1531-1539 (Invited paper).
  14. NAEEM W, SUTTON R and AHMAD S M. Pure Pursuit Guidance and Model Predictive Control of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Cable/Pipeline Tracking. Journal of Marine Science and Environment, C1, 2004, pp 25-35.
  15. AHMAD,S M, SUTTON R and BURNS R S . Retrieval of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle: An Interception Approach. Journal of the Society for Underwater Technology, Vol 25, No.4, 2003, pp.185-197.
  16.  ROBERTS G N, SUTTON R, ZIRRILI A and TIANO A. Intelligent Ship Autopilots: A Historical Perspective. Mechatronics, 13, 2003, pp 1091-1103 (Invited paper).
  17. LEAVEY C M, JAMES M N, SUMMERSCALES J and SUTTON R. An Introduction to Wavelet Transforms:A Tutorial Approach. Insight, Vol 45, No 5, May 2003, pp344-353.
  18. KNIGHT MJ, SUTTON R and BURNS R S. Fuzzy Model Based Integral Action Sliding Mode Control. Soft Computing, Vol 7, 4, 2003, pp244-251 (Invited paper).
  19. NAEEM W, SUTTON R, AHMAD S and BURNS R S. A Review of Guidance Laws Applicable to Unmanned Underwater Vehicles. Journal of Navigation, Vol 51, No 1, 2003, pp15-29.
  20. SUTTON R and CRAVEN P J. An On-Line Intelligent Multi-Input-Multi-Output Autopilot Design Study. Proc Instn Mech Engrs Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, Vol 216, No M2, 2002, pp117-131.
  21. LOEBIS D, SUTTON R and CHUDLEY J. A Review of Multi-Sensor Data Fusion Techniques and Their Application to Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Navigation. Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology, No A1, 2002, pp3-14 (This was given the Stanley Gray Award for the most worthy Offshore Technology paper to appear in the journal during 2001/2002).
  22. SUTTON R and CRAVEN P J. A Fuzzy Autopilot Design Approach that Utilizes Non-Linear Consequent Terms. Journal of Marine Science and Technology, Vol 9, No 2, 2001, pp 65-74.
  23.  KNIGHT M J, SUTTON R, BURNS R S and JENKINS D F L. Sensor Bandwidth Reduction for Data Capture. Measurement Science and Technology,12, 2001, pp. N35-N38. 

                    REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPER    

  1. XU T, CHUDLEY J and SUTTON R. Soft Computing Design of a Multi-Sensor Navigation System for an Unmanned Surface Vehicle. Proc of 7th IFAC Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2006, CD-ROM. 

  2. NAEEM W, TAN CS, SUTTON R and CHUDLEY J. Manoeuvre-Automation Based on Motion Planning and Trajectory Tracking of an Autonomous Marine Vehicle. Proc of 7th IFAC Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2006, CD-ROM.
  3. NAEEM W, SUTTON R and CHUDLEY J. Modelling and Control of an Unmanned Surface Vehicle for Environmental Monitoring. Proc of UKACC International Control Conference, Glasgow, UK, August/September 2006, CD-ROM
  4. XU T, CHUDLEY J and SUTTON R. A Fuzzy Logic Based Multi-Sensor Navigation System for an Unmanned Surface Vehicle. Proc of UKACC International Control Conference, Glasgow, UK, August/September 2006, CD-ROM
  5. XU T, CHUDLEY J and SUTTON R. A Fault Tolerant Multi-Sensor Navigation System for an Unmanned Surface Vehicle. Proc of IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes, Beijing, China, August 2006, CD-ROM. 
  6. 6. NAEEM W, SUTTON R and CHUDLEY. Soft Computing Design of a Linear Quadratic Gaussian Controller for an Unmanned Surface Vehicle. Proc of 14th Mediterranean Conference on Control Automation, Ancona, Italy, June 2006
  7. NAEEM W, XU T, CHUDLEY J and SUTTON R. Design of an Unmanned Surface Vehicle for Environmental Monitoring. Proc of World Maritime Technology Conference, London, UK, March 2006,CD-ROM.
  8. TAN CS, SUTTON R and CHUDLEY J. A Quasi-Random Manoeuvre-Based Motion Planning Algorithm for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. Proc of 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, July 2005, pp483-488.
  9. WANG M, SUTTON R and CHUDLEY J. Closed Loop Identification of a Remotely Operated Flight Vehicle. Proc 3rd of IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, Sydney, Australia, September 2004, pp169-174.
  10. DALGLEISH FR, NAEEM W, TETLOW S, ALLWOOD R and SUTTON R. Adaptive AUV Control for Optimized Swathe Laser Stripe Imaging. Proc 3rd of IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, Sydney, Australia, September 2004, pp175-180.
  11. LOEBIS D, SUTTON R, CHUDLEY J, NAEEM W, DALGLEISH FR and TETLOW S. The Application of Soft Computing Techniques to an Integrated Navigation System for an AUV. Proc of IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles (IAV 04), MA-3-2 (CD-ROM Preprints), Lisbon, Portugal, July 5-7, 2004.
  12. LOEBIS D, SUTTON R and CHUDLEY J. A Soft Computing Method for an AUV Navigation System with Pseudo-Real-Time Applicability. Proc of IFAC Control Applications in Marine Systems Conference (CAMS 04), Ancona, Italy, July 2004, pp 421-426.
  13. NAEEM W, SUTTON R and CHUDLEY J. Model Predictive Control of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle with a Fuzzy Objective Function Optimized using a GA. Proc of IFAC Control Applications in Marine Systems Conference (CAMS 04), Ancona, Italy, July 2004, pp 433-438.
  14. TAN CS, SUTTON R and CHUDLEY J. An Incremental Stochastic Motion Planning Technique for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. Proc of IFAC Control Applications in Marine Systems Conference (CAMS 04), Ancona, Italy, July 2004, pp 483-488.
  15. TIANO A, SUTTON R, LOZOWICKI A and NAEEM W. Observer Kalman Identification of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. Proc of IFAC Control Applications in Marine Systems Conference (CAMS 04), Ancona, Italy, July 2004, pp 269-272.
  16. WANG M and SUTTON R. Model Predictive Control of a Remotely Operated Flight Vehicle. Proc of IFAC Control Applications in Marine Systems Conference (CAMS 04), Ancona, Italy, July 2004, pp 327-332.
  17. WANG M, SUTTON R and Chudley J. The Application of Closed Loop Identification Methods to a Remotely Operated Flight Vehicle. Proc of International Conference on Advances in Technology for Underwater Vehicles (ATUV), London, UK, 2004, pp 70-81.
  18. NAEEM W, SUTTON R and AHMAD SM. Pure Pursuit Guidance and Model Predictive Control of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Cable/Pipeline Tracking. Proc of World Maritime Technology Conference, Paper B1, October 2003, San Francisco, USA, (Invited paper).
  19. LOEBIS D, CHUDLEY J and SUTTON R. A Fuzzy Kalman Filter Optimized using a Genetic Algorithm for Accurate Navigation of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. Proc 6th of IFAC Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft, Girona, Spain, September 2003, 19-24.
  20. NAEEM W, SUTTON R and CHUDLEY J. System Identification, Modelling and Control of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. Proc 6th of IFAC Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft, Girona, Spain, September 2003,37-42
  21. LOEBIS D, DALGLEISH FR, SUTTON R, TETLOW S, CHUDLEY J and ALLWOOD RL. An Integrated Approach in the Design of a Navigation System for an AUV. Proc 6th of IFAC Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft, Girona, Spain, September 2003, 319-324.
  22. LEAVEY D, JAMES MN, SUMMERSCALES J and SUTTON R. Damage Detection in CFRP using Wavelet Scale Correlation. Proc 5th of International Conference on Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis, Glasgow, UK, September 2003, pp211-218.
  23. NAEEM W, SUTTON R and AHMAD SM. LQG/LTR Control of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle using a Hybrid Guidance Law. Proc 1st of IFAC Workshop on Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles, Newport, UK, April 2003, pp 35-40.
  24. AHMAD SM and SUTTON R. Dynamic Modelling of a Remotely Operated Vehicle. Proc 1 st IFAC Workshop on Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles, Newport, UK, April 2003, pp 47-52.
  25. TAN CS, SUTTON R, AHMAD SM and CHUDLEY J. Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Retrieval Manoeuvre using Artificial Intelligent Strategy. Proc 1 st of IFAC Workshop on Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles, Newport, UK, April 2003, pp 143-148.
  26. LOEBIS D, SUTTON and CHUDLEY J. A Fuzzy Kalman Filter for Accurate Navigation of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. Proc 1 st of IFAC Workshop on Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles, Newport, UK, April 2003, pp 161-166.
  27. BOND LH, BLAND R, GROVE S and SUTTON R. Development of the Latest Resin Transfer Moulding Injection Equipment. Proc of the Eighteenth National Conference on Manufacturing Research, Leeds, UK, September 2002, pp337-342.
  28. LOZOWICKI A, SUTTON R and TIANO A. State Feedback Robust Controller for Ship Track-Keeping. Proc 15th IFAC World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, July 2002,CD Rom. 
  29. Zirilli A, TIANO A, ROBERTS GN and SUTTON R. Fuzzy Course-Keeping Autopilot. Proc 15 th IFAC World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, July 2002, CD Rom.
  30. KNIGHT MJ, SUTTON R and JENKINS DFL. Fuzzy Model Based Sliding Mode Control of a Precision Motion Control System. Proc of the International Conference in Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT 2001), Leicester, UK, September 2001, pp164-167.
  31. SUTTON R, PEARSON A and TIANO A. A Fuzzy Fault Tolerant Control Scheme for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. Proc IEEE International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics, Miedzyzdroje, Poland, August 2001, pp595-600 (Invited paper).
  32. KWIESIELEWICZ M, PIOTROWSKI W and SUTTON R. Predictive versus Fuzzy Control of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. Proc IEEE International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics, Miedzyzdroje, Poland, August 2001, pp609-612 (Invited paper).
  33. KNIGHT MJ, SUTTON R, BURNS RS and JENKINS DFL. A Comparison of Nonlinear Identification Techniques. Proc IEEE International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics, Miedzyzdroje, Poland, August 2001, pp953-958.
  34. TIANO A, ZIRILLI A, SUTTON R and KNIGHT MJ. Nonlinear Identification of a Brushless Motor. Proc IEEE International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics, Miedzyzdroje, Poland, August 2001, pp977-980.
  35. ZIRILLI A, TIANO A, ROBERTS GN and SUTTON R. Autopilot Designed with Fuzzy Set Theory. Proc of IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems, Glasgow, UK, July 2001, CD Rom.
  36. SMIERZCHALSKI R, KWIESIELEWICZ M, SZYMANSKI M and SUTTON R. Predictive Control and Dynamic Path Planning of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. Proc of IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems, Glasgow, UK, July 2001, CD Rom (Invited paper).
  37. PEARSON A, SUTTON R, BURNS RS and ROBINSON P. A Fuzzy Fault Tolerant Control Scheme for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. Proc of IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems, Glasgow, UK, July 2001, CD Rom.
  38. KNIGHT MJ, SUTTON R and JENKINS DFL. Fuzzy Model Based Sliding Mode Control. Proc of the Conference on Computational Intelligence: Methods and Applications (CIMA 2001), Bangor, UK, June 2001, pp788-794. 

 

TECHNICAL PAPER REFEREE AND BOOK REVIEWER

 

Technical paper referee for Automatica, the IMechE Proceedings Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, the IMechE Proceedings Part G: Journal of Areospace Engineering, the IMeche Proceedings Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment , the Transactions of Inst MC, ASME Transactions: Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Intelligent Systems Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, IEE Proceedings Part D: Control Theory and Applications , International Journal of Systems Engineering, Information Sciences, Control Engineering Practice , International Journal of Systems Science, International Journal of Control, IEEE Trans: Journal of Oceanic Engineering, and Neural Computing and Applications. Three technical books reviewed for the IMechE and one for the IMarE.

 

 

EDITORSHIP

 

  • Member of the International Editorial Board for the Croatian technical journal Nase More.  
  • Invited Guest Editor for a special issue of the Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control on Marine Control Systems. 
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Society for Underwater Technology’s lead journal Underwater Technology. 
  • Member of the Publications Committee for the Society for Underwater Technology. 
  • Invited Guest Editor for a special issue of Underwater Technology on AUV Technology. 
  • Invited Guest Editor for a special issue of the International Journal of Systems Science on Unmanned Underwater Vehicles. 
  • Invited Guest Editor for a special issue of the Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control on Engine Control Systems.
  •  Member of the Editorial Board of the IMechE Proceedings Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment. 
  • Invited Guest Editor for a special issue of the International Journal of Control on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Uninhabited Underwater Vehicles.  
  • Invited Guest Editor for a special issue of the IMechE Proceedings Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment on Marine Systems.

Reports & invited lectures

INVITED SEMINARS

Invited seminars given at the following venues:

1. Industrial Research Group, GlosCAT, Cheltenham, October 1988.

2. Working Group on Automation and Artificial Intelligence, INRIA, Paris, October 1989.

3. MSc course in Artificial Intelligence with Engineering Applications, University of Wales College of Cardiff, November 1990, November 1991, November 1993, December 1994.

4. IEEE Control Systems Chapter, University of Exeter, December 1990.

5. Hirst Research Laboratories, GEC Ltd, Wembley, November 1991.

6. Advanced Systems Research Group, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Southampton, February 1992.

7. Lucas Technology Update Symposium, Advanced Engineering Centre, Lucas Automotive Ltd, Solihull, June 1992.

8. Control and Instrument Systems Centre, University of Warwick, November 1993.

9. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada, April 1994.

10. UK/Japan Second Workshop on Fuzzy Systems, University of Southampton, October 1994.

11. Control and Systems Engineering Group, University of Exeter, October 1994.

12. Marine Technology Division, Southampton Institute, May 1995.

13. Third Workshop on Fuzzy Systems, University of Oxford, December 1995.

14. Faculty of Technology, Gwent College of Higher Education, February 1996.

15. Dipartimento Di Informatica E Sistemistica, University of Pavia, Italy, March 1996.

16. Division of Automation and Information Engineering, Korean Maritime University, Korea, July 1997.

17. Institute of Maritime Technology, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan, July 1997.

18. Marine Special Interest Group, Lloyd's Register of Shipping, London July 1998.

19. Centre for Intelligent Systems, National University of Singapore, July 1999.

20. Joint Seminar Programme of Warwick and Coventry Universities on Systems and Control, November 2000.

21. Centre for Systems and Control, Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Glasgow, January 2002.

22. System Identification and Control Research Unit, School of Electronics, University of Glamorgan, February 2006.

Additional information

AWARDS AND PRIZES

1966 The Oxford Award for best attainment in the craft practice for a first year apprentice, Firth Cleveland Fastenings Ltd, Pontypridd.

1968 Winner of the de Ridder Apprentice Cup, Firth Cleveland Fastenings Ltd, Pontypridd.

1972 Vicrem Engineering Production Prize for best final year student project, UWIST, Cardiff.

1985 J Langham Thompson Premium for the most outstanding paper in the IERE journal during 1985.

1991 Donald Julius Groen Prize for most outstanding paper in Proceedings Part I of IMechE during 1991.

1995 Outstanding Paper Award for the best paper in the Journal of SNAME, ROC, during 1995

2002 Stanley Gray Award for the most worthy Offshore Technology paper in the Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology Part A1 during 2001/2002