Original Research Paper Power
1. Voltage Control and Load Sharing in a DC Islanded Microgrid Based on Disturbance Observer

H. Amiri; G. Arab Markadeh; N. Mahdian

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 1-10

Abstract
  Increasing DC loads along with DC nature of distributed energy resources (DERs) raises interest to DC microgrids. Conventional droop/non-droop power-sharing in microgrids suffers from load dependent voltage deviation, slow transient response, and requires the parameters of the loads, system and DERs ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Power
2. A Comprehensive Mathematical Model for Analysis of WR-Resolvers under Stator Short Circuit Fault

H. Lasjerdi; Z. Nasiri-Gheidari; F. Tootoonchian

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 11-18

Abstract
  Wound-Rotor (WR) resolvers are the most widely used position sensors in applications with harsh environmental conditions. However, their performance is exposed to failure due to the high risk of short circuit (SC) fault. Although the output current of the resolver is negligible, its thin copper wires ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Electronics
3. Low Computational Complexity and High Computational Speed in Leading DCD ERLS Algorithm

F. Abdi; P. Amiri; M.H. Refan

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 19-26

Abstract
  Adaptive algorithm adjusts the system coefficients based on the measured data. This paper presents a dichotomous coordinate descent method to reduce the computational complexity and to improve the tracking ability based on the variable forgetting factor. Vedic mathematics is used to implement the multiplier ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Electronics
4. Improvement of Tunnel Field Effect Transistor Performance Using Auxiliary Gate and Retrograde Doping in the Channel

M. Karbalaei; D. Dideban; N. Moezi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 27-34

Abstract
  In this work, a dual workfunction gate-source pocket-retrograde doping-tunnel field effect transistor (DWG SP RD-TFET) is proposed and investigated. DWG SP RD-TFET is a Silicon-channel TFET with two isolated metal gates (main gate and auxiliary gate) and a source pocket in the channel close to the source-channel ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Power
5. Proposed New Conceptual and Economic-Based Flexibility Index in Real-Time Operation Incorporating Wind Farms

H. Berahmandpour; Shahram Montaser kouhsari; H. Rastegar

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 35-44

Abstract
  Uncertainty and variability are two main specifications of wind generation and the ability of the power system to overcome these challenges is called flexibility. The flexibility index is a measure to evaluate the flexibility level of the power system. This index should show a good view of the ability ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Power
6. Hemispherical Vibratory Gyroscope Performance Evaluation and Sensitivity Analysis with Capacitive Excitation

R. Sedaghati; M. Mahmoudian

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 45-56

Abstract
  Coriolis vibratory gyroscope is one of the most modern types of gyroscopes that has been substituted for the common gyroscopes with some differences in the test mass design and elastic suspension. According to the important features observed in the capacitive excitation of the actuators regarding the ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Control
7. Experimental Performance of Adaptive Fast Terminal Sliding Mode Control on a Suspended Cable Robot

M. I. Hosseini; M.R. Jafari Harandi; S. A. Khalilpour Seyedi; H. Taghirad

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 57-66

Abstract
  Fast-tracking of reference trajectory and performance improvement in the presence of dynamic and kinematic uncertainties is of paramount importance in all robotic applications. This matter is even more important in the case of cable-driven parallel robots due to the flexibility of the cables. Furthermore, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Artificial Intelligence
8. WOA-based Interval Type II Fuzzy Fractional-order Controller Design for a Two-Link Robot Arm

F. Jamshidi; M. Vaghefi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 67-80

Abstract
  The robot arm is a multi-input, multi-output and non-linear system that has many industrial applications. The parameter uncertainties and external disturbances attenuate the performance of this system and controller design is necessary to overcome them. In this paper, the interval Type II fuzzy fractional-order ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Control
9. A PFC-based Hybrid Approach for Control of Industrial Heating Furnace

H. Nasiri Soloklo; N. Bigdeli

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 81-92

Abstract
  In this paper, a predictive functional control based on Laguerre functions is designed for control of an industrial heating furnace. The fractional order model (FOM) of the heating furnace is assumed as the plant model. For designing the predictive functional controller (PFC), a reduced integer order ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Computational Intelligence
10. A Framework for High-Level Synthesis of VLSI Circuits Using a Modified Moth-Flame Optimization Algorithm

M.R. Esmaeili; S.H. Zahiri; S.M. Razavi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 93-110

Abstract
  The most important very large scale integration (VLSI) circuits are digital filters and transformers, which are widely used in audio and video processing, medical signal processing, and telecommunication systems. High-level synthesis (HLS) is one of the substantial steps in designing VLSI digital circuits. ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Software
11. Faster Convergence of Modified Policy Iteration for Quantitative Verification of Markov Decision Processes

M.S. Mohagheghi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 111-120

Abstract
  Probabilistic model checking is a formal approach for verifying qualitative and quantitative properties of probabilistic and stochastic systems. Discrete-time Markov chains and Markov decision processes (MDPs) are used to modeling this class of systems. Reachability probabilities and expected costs are ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Modelling, simulation and verification
12. Parameter Identification Method for Opinion Dynamics Models: Tested via Real Experiments

S.M. Nematollahzadeh; S. Ozgoli; M. Sayad Haghighi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 121-131

Abstract
  One of the interesting topics in the field of social networks engineering is opinion change dynamics in a discussion group and how to use real experimental data in order to identify an interaction pattern among individuals. In this paper, we propose a method that utilizes experimental data in order to ...  Read More