Staff Profile

Dr PENG, Kemao, Senior Research Scientist, email: tslpkm@nus.edu.sg

Background
Born in 20 March in 1964. Attended the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA), China and graduated with:-

Bachelor of Engineering in Aircraft Control Systems 1986.
Master of Engineering in Guidance, Control and Simulation in 1989.
Ph.D in Navigation, Guidance and Control in 1998.

R&D engineer focusing at development of PBXs from 1989 to 1995 in Yantai Computer Company, Shandong Province, China. Post-doctoral research fellow focusing at integrated flight control system technologies from 1998 to 2000 in Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China. Research fellow focusing at hard disk drive servo system control technologies and UAV flight control system technologies from 2000 to 2006 in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the National University of Singapore. Joined Temasek Laboratories as in 2006.

Research Activities
Development of new methods for design of hard disk drive servo system control laws and implementation.

Development of new methods for identification of UAV helicopters with in-flight data and design of UAV helicopter flight control systems as well as flight tests.

Development of nonlinear system methods for design of UAV flight control systems.


Research Interests
Robust control, adaptive control and nonlinear control;
UAV flight control system technologies and applications;
Servo system control technologies and application.

Awards
The Best Industrial Control Application Prize on 5th Asia Control Conference, July 20-23, 2004, Melbourne, Australia.

Peng, K, B M Chen, G Cheng and T H Lee, Friction and nonlinearity compensation in hard disk drive servo systems using robust composite nonlinear feedback control. Proceedings of the 5th Asian Control Conference, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 58-63, 20-23 July 2004. Also published in

Australian Journal of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 81-90, January 2005.

Selected Publications
Chen, B M, T H Lee, K Peng and V Venkataramanan, Hard Disk Drive Servo Systems, 2nd Edition, Springer, New York, February 2006 (Advances in Industrial Control Series).

Peng, K, B M Chen, G Cheng and T H Lee, Modeling and compensation of nonlinearities and friction in a micro hard disk drive servo system with nonlinear feedback control, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 13, No. 5, pp.708-721, September 2005.

Peng, K, B M Chen, T H Lee and V Venkataramanan, Design and implementation of a dual-stage actuated HDD servo system via composite nonlinear control approach. Mechatronics, Vol. 14, No. 9, pp. 965-988, September 2004.

Other Publications
Cheng, G, K Peng, B M Chen and T H Lee, A microdrive track following controller design using robust and perfect tracking control with nonlinear compensation, Mechatronics, Vol. 15, No. 8, pp. 933-948, October 2005.
Chen, B M, T H Lee, K Peng and V Venkataramanan, Composite nonlinear feedback control for linear systems with input saturation: Theory and an application. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 48, No. 3, pp. 427-439, March 2003.

Venkataramanan, V, K Peng, B M Chen and T H Lee, Discrete-time composite nonlinear feedback control with an application in design of a hard disk drive servo system. IEEE Transactions Control System Technology, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 16-23 January 2003.

Peng, K, C Zhao, G Shen and C Wen, Robust method to design the integrated flight/ propulsion control system, Flight Dynamics (Chinese), Vol. 19, No. 2, June. 2001.

Peng, K, G Shen and C Wen, Modeling of integrated flight/ fire/ propulsion control system, Chinese Journal of Simulation, Vol. 11, No. 4, August 1999.