University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering
http://www.me.umn.edu/

Zongxuan Sun Publications

Book and Book Chapters

  1. Sun, Z., and Zhu, G., “Design and Control of Automotive Propulsion Systems”, CRC Press, January, 2015.
  2. Durfee, W. and Sun, Z., “Fluid Power System Dynamics”, Book Chapter, 2009.

 

Journal Publications:

  1. 1. Li, K., Zhang, C and Sun, Z., “Transient Motion Control for a Free Piston Engine”, in press, Proceedings of the IMechE, Part D, Journal of Automobile Engineering.
  2. Zhang, C. and Sun, Z., “Trajectory-based Combustion Control for Renewable Fuels in Free Piston Engines”, Applied Energy, Vol. 187, pp.72-83, 2017.
  3. Yoon, Y., Sun, Z., “Spectral Analysis of Electrohydraulic System”, ASME Transactions on Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 139, 021005, Feb. 2017.
  4. Mohd Zulkefli, A., Mukherjee, P., Shao, Y. and Sun, Z., “Evaluating Connected Vehicles and Their Applications”, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Magazine, Vol.4, No. 4, pp.12-17, Dec., 2016.
  5. Yoon, Y. and Sun, Z., “Robust Motion Control for Tracking Time-Varying Reference Signals and Its Application to a Camless Engine Valve Actuator”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 63, No. 9, pp.5724-5732, September, 2016.
  6. Wang, F., Mohd Zulkefli, A., Sun, Z. and Stelson, K., “Energy Management Strategy for a Power Split Hydraulic Hybrid Wheel Loader”, Proceedings of the IMechE, Part D, Journal of Automobile Engineering, 230(8), pp.1105-1120, 2016.
  7. Yang, M., Song, X. and Sun, Z., “Design and Experimental Investigation of Rotational Angle Based Tracking Control”, ASME Transactions on Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 138, 071005, July, 2016.
  8. Li, S., Wu, C. and Sun, Z., “Design and Implementation of Clutch Control for Automotive Transmissions Using Terminal Sliding Mode Control and Uncertainty Observer”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 65, No. 4, pp. 1890-1898, April, 2016.
  9. Hu, J., Shao, Y., Sun, Z., Wang, M. Bared, J. and Huang, P., “Integrated Optimal Eco-Driving On Rolling Terrain for Hybrid Electric Vehicle with Vehicle-Infrastructure Communication”, Transportation Research Part C, 68, pp.228-244, 2016.
  10. Zhang, C. and Sun, Z., “Using Variable Piston Trajectory to Reduce Engine-out Emissions”, Applied Energy, Vol. 170, pp.403-414, 2016.
  11. Song, X., Gillella, P. and Sun, Z., “Low Order Stabilizer Design for Discrete Linear Time-Varying Internal Model Based System”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 20, No. 6, pp.2666-2677, Dec., 2015.
  12. Wang, Y. and Sun, Z., “Dynamic Analysis and Multivariable Transient Control of the Power-Split Hybrid Powertrain”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 20, No. 6, pp.3085-3097, Dec., 2015.
  13. Sun, Z. and Dourra, H., “Model-Based Transmission Control”, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Magazine, Vol.3, No. 4, pp.15-18, Dec., 2015.
  14. Zhang, C., Li, K. and Sun, Z., “Modeling of Piston Trajectory-Based HCCI Combustion Enabled by a Free Piston Engine”, Applied Energy, Vol. 139, pp.313-326, 2015.
  15. Li, K., Zhang, C. and Sun, Z., “Precise Piston Trajectory Control for a Free Piston Engine”, Control Engineering Practice, Vol. 34, pp.30-38, 2015.
  16. Mohd Zulkefli, A., Zheng, J., Sun, Z. and Liu, H., “Hybrid Powertrain Optimization With Trajectory Prediction Based On Inter-Vehicle-Communication And Vehicle-Infrastructure-Integration”, Transportation Research Part C, 45, pp.41-63, 2014.
  17. Li, K., Sadighi, A. and Sun, Z., “Active Motion Control of a Hydraulic Free Piston Engine”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp.1148-1159, August, 2014.
  18. Gillella, P., Song, X. and Sun, Z., “Time-Varying Internal Model Based Control of a Camless Engine Valve Actuation System”, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp.1498-1510, July, 2014.
  19. Yoon, Y., Sun, Z., Zhang, S. and Zhu, G., “A Control-oriented Two-Zone Charge Mixing Model for HCCI Engines with Experimental Validation Using an Optical Engine”, ASME Transactions on Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 136, 041015, July, 2014.
  20. Song, X., Wang, Y. and Sun, Z., “Robust Stabilizer Design for Linear Time-Varying Internal Model Based Output Regulation and Its Application to an Electrohydraulic System”, Automatica, Vol.50, Issue 4, pp.1128-1134, April, 2014.
  21. Zhang, S., Zhu, G. and Sun, Z., “A Control-Oriented Charge Mixing and Two-Zone HCCI Combustion Model”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol.63, No.3, pp.1079-1090, March, 2014.
  22. Wang, Y., Zhang, H. and Sun, Z., “Optimal Control of the Transient Emissions and the Fuel Efficiency of a Diesel Hybrid Electric Vehicle”, Proceedings of the IMechE, Part D, Journal of Automobile Engineering, 227 (11), pp.1546-1561, 2013.
  23. Gillella, P. and Sun, Z., “Analysis and Synthesis of Spool Valves with Arbitrary Metering Area Variation”, ASME Transactions on Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 135, 054503, September, 2013.
  24. Taghvaeeyan, S., Rajamani, R. and Sun, Z., “Non-Intrusive Piston Position Measurement System Using Magnetic Field Measurements”, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 13, No. 8, pp. 3106-3114, August, 2013.
  25. Li, K. and Sun, Z., “Hydraulic Free Piston Engine Enabled by Active Motion Control”, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Magazine, Vol.1, No. 2, pp.7-9, June, 2013.
  26. Song, X., Wu, C. and Sun, Z., “Design, Modeling and Control of a Novel Automotive Transmission Clutch Actuation System”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp.582-587, June, 2012.
  27. Song, X. and Sun, Z., “Pressure Based Clutch Control for Automotive Transmissions Using a Sliding Mode Controller”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp.534-546, June, 2012.
  28. Heinzen, A., Gillella, P. and Sun, Z., “Iterative Learning Control of a Fully Flexible Valve Actuation System for Non-Throttled Engine Load Control”, Control Engineering Practice, Vol. 19, pp.1490-1505, 2011.
  29. Wang, Y., Sun, Z. and Stelson, K., “Modeling, Control and Experimental Validation of a Transient Hydrostatic Dynamometer”, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 19, No. 6, pp.1578-1586, 2011.
  30. Song, X., Mohd Zulkefli, A., Sun, Z. and Miao, H., “Automotive Transmission Clutch Fill Control Using a Customized Dynamic Programming Method”, ASME Transactions on Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 133, 054503, September, 2011.
  31. Gupta, V., Zhang, Z. and Sun, Z., “Modeling and Control of a Novel Pressure Regulation Mechanism for Common Rail Fuel Injection Systems”, Applied Mathematical Modeling, Vol. 35, pp.3473-3483, 2011.
  32. Gillella, P. and Sun, Z., “Design, Modeling and Control of a Camless Valve Actuation System with Internal Feedback”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 16, No.3, pp.527-539, June, 2011.
  33. Sun, Z. and Kuo, T., “Transient Control of Electro-Hydraulic Fully Flexible Engine Valve Actuation System”, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp.613-621, May, 2010.
  34. Song, X., Zulkefli, A., Sun, Z. and Miao, H., “Modeling, Analysis, and Optimal Design of the Automotive Transmission Ball Capsule System”, ASME Transactions on Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 132, 021003, March, 2010.
  35. Song, X., Sun, Z., Yang, X. and Zhu, G., “Modeling, Control, and Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation of an Automated Manual Transmission”, Proceedings of the IMechE, Part D, Journal of Automobile Engineering, Vol. 224, No. 2, pp.143-160, 2010.
  36. Zhang Z. and Sun, Z., “A Novel Internal Model-Based Tracking Control for a Class of Linear Time-Varying Plants”, ASME Transactions on Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 132, 011004, January, 2010.
  37. Sun, Z., Zhang, Z. and Tsao, T.-C., “Trajectory Tracking and Disturbance Rejection for Linear Time-Varying Systems: Input/Output Representation”, Systems and Control Letters, 58, pp.452-460, 2009.
  38. Sun, Z., “Electro-Hydraulic Fully Flexible Valve Actuation System with Internal Feedback”, ASME Transactions on Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 131, 024502, 2009.
  39. He, X., Durret, R. and Sun, Z., “Late Intake Valve Closing as an Emission Control Strategy at Tie 2 Bin 5 Engine-Out NOx Level”, SAE International Journal of Engines, 1(1), pp.427-443, 2008.
  40. Tsao, T.-C., Sun, Z., Hanson, R.D. and Babinski, A., "Design, Modeling and Motion Control of the Non-Circular Turning Process for Camshaft Machining", ASME Transactions on Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 130, 031005, 2008.
  41. Sun, Z. and Tsao, T.-C., “Process Feedback Control of the Non-Circular Turning Process for Camshaft Machining”, ASME Transactions on Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 130, 031006, 2008.
  42. Reddy, R. G., DeVor, R. E., Kapoor, S. G. and Sun, Z., “A Mechanistic Model-Based Force-Feedback Scheme for Voice-Coil Actuated Radial Contour Turning”, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, Vol.41, pp.1131-1147, 2001.
  43. Sun, Z. and Tsao, T.-C., “Adaptive Control with Asymptotic Tracking Performance and Its Application to an Electrohydraulic Servo System”, ASME Transactions on Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol.122, pp. 188-195, 2000.

 

Conference Publications:

  1. Zhang, C. and Sun, Z., “Optimization of Trajectory-Based HCCI Combustion”, Proceedings of the 2016 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Minneapolis, MN, DSCC2016-9726, Oct., 2016.
  2. Mohd Zulkefli, A. and Sun, Z., “Real-Time Powertrain Optimization Strategy For Connected Hybrid Electrical Vehicle”, Proceedings of the 2016 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Minneapolis, MN, DSCC2016-9727, Oct., 2016.
  3. Tripathi, A. and Sun, Z., “Nonlinear Feedforward Control For Electrohydraulic Actuators With Asymmetric Piston Areas”, Proceedings of the 2016 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Minneapolis, MN, DSCC2016-9721, Oct., 2016.
  4. Liu, K., Chen Zhang, C. and Sun, Z., “Free Piston Engine Based Mobile Fluid Power Source”, Proceedings of the 2016 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Minneapolis, MN, DSCC2016-9724, Oct., 2016.
  5. Tripathi, A., Zhang, C., Li, K. and Sun, Z., “Modeling and Control of Controlled Trajectory Rapid Compression Expansion Machine”, Proceedings of the 2016 American Control Conference, Boston, MA, pp.3304-3309, July, 2016.
  6. Zhang, C. and Sun, Z., “A New Approach To Reduce Engine-Out Emissions Enabled By Trajectory-Based Combustion Control”, Proceedings of the 2015 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Columbus, OH, DSCC2015-9838, Oct., 2015.
  7. Wang, Y. and Sun, Z., “Optimal Slip Control of a Torque Converter Clutch”, Proceedings of the 2015 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Columbus, OH, DSCC2015-9840, Oct., 2015.
  8. Zhang, C., Li, K. and Sun, Z., “A Control-Oriented Model for Trajectory-Based HCCI Combustion”, Proceedings of the 2015 American Control Conference, Chicago, IL, pp.4747-4752, July, 2015.
  9. Zhu, G., Wang, J., Sun, Z. and Chen, X., “Tutorial of Model-Based Powertrain and Aftertreatment System Control Design and Implementation”, Proceedings of the 2015 American Control Conference, Chicago, IL, pp.2093-2110, July, 2015.
  10. Yoon, Y., Yang, M. and Sun, Z., “Robust Position Tracking Control of a Camless Engine Valve Actuator with Time-varying Reference Frequency”, Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Decision and Control, Los Angeles, CA, pp.3292-3297, Dec., 2014.
  11. Yang, M. and Sun, Z., “Variable Interval Sampling Based Time Varying Tracking Control with Application to Camless Engine”, Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, San Antonio, TX, DSCC2014-6235, Oct., 2014.
  12. Zhang, C. Li, K. and Sun, Z., “Modeling of Piston Trajectory-Based HCCI Combustion”, Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, San Antonio, TX, DSCC2014-6256, Oct., 2014.
  13. Yoon, Y. and Sun, Z., “Nonlinear Identification and Robust Tracking Control of a Camless Engine Valve Actuator Based on a Volterra Series Representation”, Proceedings of the 2014 American Control Conference, Portland, OR, pp.1535-1540, June, 2014.
  14. Mohd Zulkefli, A., Zheng, J., Sun, Z. and Liu, H., “Hybrid Powertrain Optimization With Real-Time Traffic Information”, Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Palo Alto, CA, DSCC2013-3919, Oct., 2013.
  15. Wang, F., Mohd Zulkefli, A., Sun, Z. and Stelson, K., “Investigation on the Energy Management Strategy For Hydraulic Hybrid Wheel Loaders”, Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Palo Alto, CA, DSCC2013-3949, Oct., 2013.
  16. Mallela, V. and Sun, Z., “Design, Modeling And Control Of A Novel Architecture For Automatic Transmissions”, Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Palo Alto, CA, DSCC2013-3985, Oct., 2013.
  17. Li, K., Zhang, C. and Sun, Z., “Transient Control of a Hydraulic Free Piston Engine”, Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Palo Alto, CA, DSCC2013-3991, Oct., 2013.
  18. Wu, C. and Sun, Z., “Design and Control of a Direct Fuel Injector with Rate Shaping Capability”, Proceedings of the 2013 American Control Conference, Washington, DC, pp.3643-4648, June, 2013.
  19. Song, X., Gillella, P. and Sun, Z., “A New Stabilizer for LTV Internal Model Based System And Its Application To Camless Engine Valve Actuation”, Proceedings of the 2013 American Control Conference, Washington, DC, pp.5284-5289, June, 2013.
  20. Taghvaeeyan, S., Rajamani, R. and Sun, Z., “Non-Intrusive Piston Position Sensor Using Novel Magnetic Field Measurements”, Proceedings of the 2013 American Control Conference, Washington, DC, pp.3637-3642, June, 2013.
  21. Yoon, Y., Sun, Z., Zhang, S. and Zhu, G., “Development of Control-oriented Charge Mixing Model and Experimental Validation Using Graphical Analysis”, Proceedings of the 2013 American Control Conference, Washington, DC, pp.4447-4452, June, 2013.
  22. Gillella, P., Song, X. and Sun, Z., “Investigation of Time-Varying Internal Model Based Control for Camless Engine Valve Actuation”, Proceedings of the Conference for Decision and Control, Maui, HI, pp.3741-3746, December, 2012.
  23. Zhang, S., Zhu, G., Yoon, Y. and Sun, Z., “A Control Oriented Charge Mixing And HCCI Combustion Model For Internal Combustion Engines”, Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL, DSCC2012-MOVIC2012-8670, Oct., 2012.
  24. Song, X., Pradeep, G. and Sun, Z., “Robust Stabilization Of Discrete Linear Time Varying Internal Model Based System”, Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL, DSCC2012-MOVIC2012-8745, Oct., 2012.
  25. Zhang, Z., Lu, C., Sun, Z. and Ye, P., “A Robust Stabilizer For A Time-Varying Internal Model-Based Design”, Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL, DSCC2012-MOVIC2012-8840, Oct., 2012.
  26. Wang, Y., Zhang, H. and Sun, Z., “Transient Emission and Fuel Efficiency Optimal Control of a Diesel Hybrid Electric Vehicle”, International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Technologies and Integration, Changchun, China, July, 2012.
  27. Li, K., Sadighi, A. and Sun, Z., “Motion Control of a Hydraulic Free-Piston Engine”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Montreal, Canada, pp.2878-2883, June 2012.
  28. Wang, Y. and Sun, Z., “SDP-based Extremum Seeking Energy Management Strategy for a Power-Split Hybrid Electric Vehicle”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Montreal, Canada, pp.553-558, June 2012.
  29. Song, X., Wang, Y. and Sun, Z., “Robust Stabilizer Design for Linear Time Varying Internal Model Based Control”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Montreal, Canada, pp.6727-6732, June 2012.
  30. Li, K. and Sun, Z., “Stability Analysis of a Hydraulic Free Piston Engine with HCCI Combustion”, Proceedings of the 2011 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Arlington, VA, DSCC2011-5983, Nov., 2011.
  31. Sadighi, A., Li, K. and Sun, Z., “A Comparative Study of Permanent Magnet Linear Alternator and Hydraulic Free Piston Engines”, Proceedings of the 2011 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Arlington, VA, DSCC2011-6041, Nov., 2011.
  32. McCuen, M., Sun, Z. and Zhu, G., “A Novel Method for CFD Analysis of a Two-Zone Mixing Model for HCCI Engines”, Proceedings of the 2011 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Arlington, VA, DSCC2011-6036, Nov., 2011.
  33. Gillella, P. and Sun, Z., “Spool Valve with Arbitrary Area-Schedule and Application to a Camless Engine Valve Actuator”, Proceedings of the 2011 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Arlington, VA, DSCC2011-5972, Nov., 2011.
  34. Heinzen, A., Gillella, P. and Sun, Z., “Iterative Learning Control of a Camless Valve Actuation System with Internal Feedback”, Proceedings of the 2011 American Control Conference, San Francisco, CA, pp.408-413, June, 2011.
  35. Wang, Y., Song, Y. and Sun, Z., “Hybrid Powertrain Control with a Rapid Prototyping Research Platform”, Proceedings of the 2011 American Control Conference, San Francisco, CA, pp.997-1002, June, 2011.
  36. Li, K. and Sun, Z., “Modeling and Control of a Hydraulic Free Piston Engine with HCCI Combustion”, Proceedings of the 52nd National Conference on Fluid Power, Las Vegas, NV, pp.567-576, March, 2011.
  37. Song, X., Gillella, P. and Sun, Z., “Tracking Control of Periodic Signals with Varying Magnitude and Its Application to Hybrid Powertrain”, Proceedings of the 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Boston, MA, DSCC2010-4189, September, 2010.
  38. Gillella, P. and Sun, Z., “Transient Control of a Camless Valve Actuation System Using a Time-Varying Repetitive Controller”, Proceedings of the 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Boston, MA, DSCC2010-4149, September, 2010.
  39. Wang, Y., Sun, Z. and Stelson, K., “Nonlinear Tracking Control of a Transient Hydrostatic Dynamometer for Hybrid Powertrain Research”, Proceedings of the 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Boston, MA, DSCC2010-4171, September, 2010.
  40. Li, K., Santiago, W. and Sun, Z., “Modeling of a Two-Stroke Free-Piston Engine with HCCI Combustion”, Proceedings of the 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Boston, MA, DSCC2010-4267, September, 2010.
  41. McCuen, M., Sun, Z. and Zhu, G., “Chemical Composition Modeling of a Two-Zone Control-Oriented Mixing Model for Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition Engines”, Proceedings of the 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Boston, MA, DSCC2010-4143, September, 2010.
  42. Zhang, Z., Sun, Z. and Ye, P., “An Internal Model-Based Tracking Control for a Class of Uncertain Linear Time-Varying Systems”, Proceedings of the 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Boston, MA, DSCC2010-4271, September, 2010.
  43. Yang, X., Zhu, G. and Sun, Z., “A Control Oriented SI and HCCI Hybrid Combustion Model for Internal Combustion Engines”, Proceedings of the 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Boston, MA, DSCC2010-4042, September, 2010.
  44. Wang, Y. and Sun, Z, “A Hydrostatic Dynamometer Based Hybrid Powertrain Research Platform”, Proceedings of the 2010 International Symposium on Flexible Automation, Tokyo, Japan, UPS-2739, July 2010.
  45. McCuen, M., Sun, Z. and Zhu, G., “Control-Oriented Mixing Model for Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition Engines”, Proceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference, Baltimore, MD, pp.3809-3816, June, 2010.
  46. Song, X., Mohd Zulkefli, A., and Sun, Z., “Automotive Transmission Clutch Fill Optimal Control: An Experimental Investigation”, Proceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference, Baltimore, MD, pp.2748-2753, June, 2010.
  47. Gupta, V., Zhang, Z. and Sun, Z., “A Novel Pressure Control Mechanism for Common Rail Fuel Injection Systems”, Proceedings of the 2009 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Hollywood, CA, DSCC2009-2174, Oct. 2009.
  48. Mohd Zulkefli, M., Song, X., Sun, Z. and Miao, H., “A Novel Automotive Transmission Clutch Control Mechanism”, Proceedings of the 2009 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Hollywood, CA, DSCC2009-2173, Oct. 2009.
  49. Zhang, Z. and Sun, Z., “Rotational Angle Based Control of Common Rail Fuel Injection Systems for Internal Combustion Engines”, Proceedings of the 2009 American Control Conference, St. Louis, MO, pp. 2690-2695, June, 2009.
  50. Gillella, P. and Sun, Z., “Modeling and Control Design for a Camless Valve Actuation System”, Proceedings of the 2009 American Control Conference, St. Louis, MO, pp. 2696-2701, June, 2009.
  51. Song, X., Mohd Zulkefli, A., Sun, Z. and Miao, H., “Modeling, Analysis, and Design of the Transmission Ball Capsule System”, Proceedings of the 2009 American Control Conference, St. Louis, MO, pp. 1379-1384, June, 2009.
  52. Wang, Y., Sun, Z. and Stelson, K., “Modeling and Tracking Control of a Hydrostatic Dynamometer”, Proceedings of the 2009 American Control Conference, St. Louis, MO, pp. 1391-1396, June, 2009.
  53. Zhang, Z. and Sun, Z., “A Novel Internal Model-Based Tracking Control for a Class of Linear Time-Varying Plants”, Proceedings of the 2009 American Control Conference, St. Louis, MO, pp. 5339-5344, June, 2009.
  54. Miao, H., Sun, Z., Fair, J., Lehrmann, J. and Harbin, S., “Modeling and Analysis of the Hydraulic System for Oil Budget in an Automotive Transmission”, Proceedings of the 2008 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, DSCC2008-2165, Oct., 2008.
  55. Song, X., Mohd Zulkefli, A., Sun, Z. and Miao, H., “Transmission Clutch Fill Control Using an Improved Dynamic Programming Method”, Proceedings of the 2008 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, DSCC2008-2166, Oct., 2008.
  56. He, X., Durret, R. and Sun, Z., “Late Intake Valve Closing as an Emission Control Strategy at Tie 2 Bin 5 Engine-Out NOx Level”, 2008 SAE World Congress, Detroit, MI, SAE Technical Paper 2008-01-0637, April, 2008.
  57. Sun, Z. and He, X., “Development and Control of Electro-Hydraulic Fully Flexible Valve Actuation System for Diesel Combustion Research”, Proceedings of the SAE 2007 Powertrain and Fluid Systems Conference, Chicago, IL, SAE Technical Paper 2007-01-4021, Oct., 2007.
  58. Miao, H. and Sun, Z., “Active Electro-Hydraulic Limited Slip Differential”, Proceedings of the 2007 CTI Symposium and Expo Automatic Transmission North America, Detroit, MI, June, 2007.
  59. Sun, Z. and Kuo, T., “Electro-Hydraulic Fully Flexible Valve Actuation System for Advanced Combustion Development”, Proceedings of the 2006 FISITA World Congress, Yokohama, Japan, F2006P287, Oct., 2006.
  60. Sun, Z. and Miao, H., “Hydraulic Assist Power System”, Proceedings of the 2006 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Chicago, IL, IMECE2006-13704, Nov., 2006.
  61. Ulicny, J., Klingenberg, D, Smith, A. and Sun, Z., “Lumped Parameter Model of a Magnetorheological Fluid Clutch”, Proceedings of the 2006 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Chicago, IL, IMECE2006-13225, Nov., 2006.
  62. Sun, Z. and Hebbale, K., “Challenges and Opportunities in Automotive Transmission Control”, Proceedings of the 2005 American Control Conference, Portland, OR, pp.3284-3289, June, 2005.
  63. Sun, Z., “Tracking or Rejecting Rotational-Angle Dependent Signals Using Time Varying Repetitive Control”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Boston, MA, pp.144-149, June, 2004.
  64. Browne, A. L., Bucknor, N. K., Cheng, Y. T., Johnson, N. L., Lin, W. C., Namuduri, C. S., Sun, Z. and Usoro, P. B., “Mechamatronics: An Automotive Perspective”, SPIE Smart Structure/NDE 2004 Conference, San Diego, CA, Paper No. 5388-54, March, 2004.
  65. Sun, Z. and Cleary, D., “Dynamics and Control of an Electro-Hydraulic Fully Flexible Valve Actuation System”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Denver, CO, pp. 3119-3124, June, 2003.
  66. Sun, Z. and Tsao, T.-C., “Repetitive Control for Linear Time Varying Systems”, Proceedings of the 2002 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, New Orleans, LA, Vol. 2, IMECE2002-33414, Nov. 2002.
  67. Sun, Z. and Tsao, T.-C., “Disturbance Rejection for Nonlinear Systems”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Anchorage, AK, pp.3484-3489, May, 2002.
  68. Sun, Z. and Tsao, T.-C., “Control of Linear Systems with Nonlinear Disturbance Dynamics”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Arlington, VA, pp.3049-3054, June, 2001.
  69. Sun, Z. and Tsao, T.-C., “A Multiresolution Tracking Control Design for Non-minimum Phase Systems”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Chicago, IL, pp.477-481, June, 2000.
  70. Sun, Z. and Tsao, T.-C., “Adaptive Tracking Control by System Inversion”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, San Diego, CA, pp.29 – 33, June, 1999.
  71. Sun, Z. and Tsao, T.-C., “Rejection of Disturbance with Nonlinear Dynamics”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, San Diego, CA, pp.2573 – 2577, June, 1999
  72. Sun, Z. and Tsao, T.-C., “Process Feedback Control of Non-circular Turning for Camshaft Machining”, Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Nashville, TN, DSC-Vol. 67, pp.949-956, Nov., 1999.
  73. Tsao, T.C., Hanson, R.D, Sun, Z. and Babinski, A., "Motion Control of Non-circular Turning Process for Camshaft Machining", Proceedings of The Japan-U.S.A. Symposium on Flexible Automation, Otsu, Japan, Vol. 2, pp.485-489, July, 1998.
  74. Sun, Z. and Tsao, T.-C., "Adaptive Repetitive Control Design with Its applications to an Electrohydraulic Servo", Proceedings of The ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Dallas, TX, FPST-Vol.4, pp.39-53, Nov., 1997.
  75. Sun, Z. and Tsao, T.-C., "Discrete Time Adaptive Control Design with Asymptotic Performance", Proceedings of the Chinese Control Conference, Lushan, China, pp.745-748, Aug., 1997.

 

Patents:

  1. Sun, Z. and Li, K., “Systems and Methods for Transient Control of a Free Piston Engine”, Provisional Patent filed, 2013.
  2. Sun, Z. and Wu, C., “Direct Fuel Injectors with Variable Injection Flow Rate”, Provisional Patent filed, 2013.
  3. Sun, Z., Li, K., and Sadighi, A., “Methods and Systems For Free Piston Engine Control”, US Patent filed, 2013.
  4. Sun, Z., “Method for Valve Seating Control for an Electro-Hydraulic Engine Valve”, US patent 7,866,286, 2011.
  5. Sun, Z., “A Drive Piston Assembly for A Valve Actuator Assembly”, US patent 7,665,431, 2010.
  6. Marriott, C. and Sun, Z., “Valve Actuator Assembly Having a Center Biased Spool Valve with Detent Feature”, US patent 7,644,688, 2010.
  7. Kuo, T., Sun, Z., Kang, J., Eng, J., Chang, C., Brown, B., Najt P. and Chang, M., “Method for Transition Between Control Auto-Ignition and Spark Ignition Mode in Direct Fuel Injection Engines”, US patent 7,370,616, 2008.
  8. Chang, C., Sun, Z., Kang, J., Kuo, T., Eng, J., Brown, B., Najt, P. and Chang, M., “Speed Transient Control Methods for Direct-Injection Engines with Controlled Auto-Ignition Combustion”, US patent 7,367,313, 2008.
  9. Kang, J., Chang, C., Sun, Z., Kuo, T., Eng, J., Brown, B., Najt, P. and Chang, M., “Load Transient Control Methods for Direct-Injection Engines with Controlled Auto-Ignition Combustion”, US patent 7,370,633, 2008.
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