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Harald Pfifer

Assistant Professor in System Dynamics and Control, Faculty of Engineering

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Biography

Harald Pfifer is an assistant professor in the department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Nottingham. He received his Ph.D. from the Technical University Munich, Germany in 2013. From 2008 till 2013, he has been a Research Associate with the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. Prior to joining the University of Nottingham in 2016, he has been a post-doctoral associate at the Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Department of the University of Minnesota. His main research interests include aeroservoelastic control, modeling of uncertain dynamical system and robust and linear parameter varying control.

Harald Pfifer is also a member of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Group.

Expertise Summary

  • Robust and linear parameter varying control
  • Uncertain systems
  • Flight dynamics and controls
  • Aeroservoelastic control

Recent Publications

  • H. PFIFER, R. VENKATARAMAN and P. SEILER, 2017. Quantifying Loss of Control Envelopes via Robust Tracking Journal of Guidance, Navigation and Control.
  • M. CANTONI and H. PFIFER, 2017. Gap metric computation for time-varying linear systems on finite horizons In: IFAC World Congress.
  • J. THEIS, D. OSSMANN and H. PFIFER, 2017. Robust Autopilot Design for Crosswind Landing In: IFAC World Congress.
  • A.-K. SCHUG, P. SEILER and H. PFIFER, 2017. Robustness Margins for Linear Parameter Varying Systems Aerospace Lab.
  • H. PFIFER, R. VENKATARAMAN and P. SEILER, 2017. Quantifying Loss of Control Envelopes via Robust Tracking Journal of Guidance, Navigation and Control.
  • M. CANTONI and H. PFIFER, 2017. Gap metric computation for time-varying linear systems on finite horizons In: IFAC World Congress.
  • J. THEIS, D. OSSMANN and H. PFIFER, 2017. Robust Autopilot Design for Crosswind Landing In: IFAC World Congress.
  • A.-K. SCHUG, P. SEILER and H. PFIFER, 2017. Robustness Margins for Linear Parameter Varying Systems Aerospace Lab.
  • B. DANOWSKY, D. SCHMIDT and H. PFIFER, 2017. Control-Oriented System and Parameter Identification of a Small Flexible Flying-Wing Aircraft In: AIAA Science and Technology Forum.
  • A. KOTIKALPUDI, H. PFIFER and P. SEILER, 2016. Sensitivity of Robust Flutter Boundary to Model Uncertainties in Aeroservoelastic Systems In: AIAA Science and Technology Forum.
  • H. PFIFER and B. DANOWSKY, 2016. System Identification of a Small Flexible Aircraft In: AIAA Science and Technology Forum.
  • S. WANG, H. PFIFER and P. SEILER, 2016. Robust Synthesis for Linear Parameter Varying Systems Using Integral Quadratic Constraints Automatica.
  • J. THEIS, H. PFIFER and P. SEILER, 2016. Robust Control in Flight: Active Flutter Suppression In: AIAA Science and Technology Forum.
  • H. PFIFER and T. PENI, 2016. Model Reduction for Linear Parameter Varying Systems Using Scaled Diagonal Dominance In: American Control Conference.
  • ABHINEET GUPTA, CLAUDIA MORENO, HARALD PFIFER, BRIAN TAYLOR and GARY BALAS, 2015. Updating a Finite Element Based Structural Model of a Small Flexible Aircraft In: AIAA Science and Technology Forum.
  • A. KNOBLACH, H. PFIFER and P. SEILER, 2015. Worst Case Analysis of a Saturated Gust Loads Alleviation System In: AIAA Science and Technology Forum. Paper No. AIAA 2015-0858
  • A. KOTIKALPUDI, H. PFIFER and G. BALAS, 2015. Unsteady Aerodynamics Analysis for a Flexible Unmanned Aerial Vehicle In: AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference.
  • MARTIN LEITNER, ANDREAS KNOBLACH, THIEMO KIER, CLAUDIA MORENO, ADITYA KOTIKALPUDI, HARALD PFIFER and GARY BALAS, 2015. Consistent Model Generation of a Body Freedom Flutter Vehicle for Multidisciplinary Analyses In: AIAA Science and Technology Forum.
  • C. MORENO, H. PFIFER and G. BALAS, 2015. Actuator and Sensor Selection for Robust Control of Aeroservoelastic Systems In: American Control Conference.
  • T. PENI and H. PFIFER, 2015. Analysis of Large Scale Parameter-Varying Systems by Using Scaled Diagonal Dominance In: European Control Conference.
  • H. PFIFER and P. SEILER, 2015. Robustness Analysis with Parameter-Varying Integral Quadratic Constraints In: American Control Conference. 138-143
  • H. PFIFER and P. SEILER, 2015. Less Conservative Robustness Analysis of Linear Parameter Varying Systems Using Integral Quadratic Constraints International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control.
  • H. PFIFER, C. MORENO, J. THEIS, A. KOTIKALPUDI, A. GUPTA, B. TAKARICS and P. SEILER, 2015. Linear Parameter Varying Techniques Applied to Aeroservoelastic Aircraft: In Memory of Gary Balas In: 1st IFAC Workshop on Linear Parameter Varying Systems.
  • HARALD PFIFER and PETER SEILER, 2015. An Overview of Integral Quadratic Constraints for Delayed Nonlinear and Parameter-Varying Systems
  • JULIAN THEIS, BELA TAKARICS, HARALD PFIFER, GARY BALAS and HERBERT WERNER, 2015. Modal Matching for LPV Model Reduction of Aeroservoelastic Vehicles In: AIAA Science and Technology Forum.
  • J. THEIS, H. PFIFER, G. BALAS and H. WERNER, 2015. Integrated Flight Control Design for a Large Flexible Aircraft In: American Control Conference.
  • H. PFIFER and P. SEILER, 2015. Robustness Analysis of Linear Parameter Varying Systems Using Integral Quadratic Constraints International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control.
  • ADITYA KOTIKALPUDI, CLAUDIA MORENO, BRIAN TAYLOR, HARALD PFIFER and GARY BALAS, 2014. Low Cost Development of a Nonlinear Simulation for a Flexible Uninhabited Air Vehicle In: American Control Conference. 2029-2034
  • CLAUDIA MORENO, ABHINEET GUPTA, HARALD PFIFER, BRIAN TAYLOR and GARY BALAS, 2014. Structural Model Identification of a Small Flexible Aircraft In: American Control Conference. 4379-4384
  • H. PFIFER and P. SEILER, 2014. Robustness Analysis of Linear Parameter Varying Systems Using Integral Quadratic Constraints In: American Control Conference.
  • S. WANG, H. PFIFER and P. SEILER, 2014. Robust Synthesis for Linear Parameter Varying Systems Using Integral Quadratic Constraints In: IEEE Conference on Decision and Control.
  • HECKER, S and PFIFER, H, 2014. Affine LPV-modeling for the ADDSAFE benchmark Control Engineering Practice. 31, 126-134
  • KNOBLACH, ANDREAS, ASSANIMOGHADDAM, MEHRAN, PFIFER, HARALD and SAUPE, FLORIAN, 2013. Robust performance analysis: a review of techniques for dealing with infinite dimensional LMIs In: IEEE International Conference on Control Applications. 972-977
  • TEKIN, RAZIYE and PFIFER, HARALD, 2013. Linear parameter varying control of an agile missile model based on the induced l 2-norm framework. In: Advances in Aerospace Guidance, Navigation and Control Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 3-14,
  • PFIFER, HARALD and HECKER, SIMON, 2013. LFT model generation via l1-regularized least squares. In: Advances in Aerospace Guidance, Navigation and Control Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 85-98,
  • HECKER, SIMON and PFIFER, HARALD, 2012. Generation of LPV Models and LFRs for a Nonlinear Aircraft Model. In: Optimization Based Clearance of Flight Control Laws Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 39-57,
  • SAUPE, FLORIAN and PFIFER, HARALD, 2012. An observer based state feedback LFT LPV controller for an industrial manipulator IFAC Proceedings. 45(13), 337-342
  • PFIFER, HARALD, 2012. Quasi-lpv model of a ndi-controlled missile based on function substitution In: AIAA Guidance and Control Conference.
  • JOOS, HANS-DIETER and PFIFER, HARALD, 2012. Robust flight control system design verification and validation by multiobjective worst-case search In: AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference.
  • PFIFER, HARALD and HECKER, SIMON, 2011. Generation of optimal linear parametric models for LFT-based robust stability analysis and control design IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. 19(1), 118-131
  • PFIFER, HARALD and HECKER, SIMON, 2011. Mixed parametric/unstructured LFT modelling for robust controller design In: American Control Conference. 727-732
  • SAUPE, FLORIAN and PFIFER, HARALD, 2011. Applied LPV control exploiting the separation principle for the single axis positioning of an industrial manipulator In: IEEE International Conference on Control Applications. 1476-1481
  • PFIFER, HARALD and HECKER, SIMON, 2010. LPV controller synthesis for a generic missile model In: IEEE International Conference on Control Applications. 1838-1843
  • HECKER, SIMON and PFIFER, HARALD, 2010. Generation of LFRs for the COFCLUO nonlinear aircraft model In: 2nd workshop on clearance of flight control laws.
  • PFIFER, HARALD, HECKER, SIMON and MICHALKA, GUNTHER, 2009. Lft-based stability analysis of generic guided missile In: AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference.

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