Dr Anthony Jones

Director Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering

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  • E: a.h.jones@salford.ac.uk
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Office Times

“Please contact me via email for an appointment”

Biography

I graduated from the University of Salford obtaining a first class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1979 and my PhD in 1982. I then took up an appointment with the University of Salford in 1983 as a research assistant, and was appointed as a lecturer in 1984.

In 1988 I became a senior lecturer and was acting head of School in 2002. I am currently Director of Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering.

I have published widely in the field of Control Engineering with over 150 publications.

I have also been involved in Industrial collaboration with BAEs, BNFL, British Gas, British Steel, Airbus, MOD and Rolls Royce.

Teaching

Control Engineering

Flight Control

Automation

Robotics

C programming

Research Interests

Intelligent Control

Autonomous Control

Discrete Event Control

Embedded Systems

Qualifications and Memberships

BSc Mecanical Engineering, University of Salford, 1st Class Honours and top of the class.

PhD Electronics University of Salford, “Design of Multivariable Control Systems” 1983.

Publications

B Porter and A H Jones, "Frequency-domain identification of transmission-zero locations of linear multivariable plants", Electron Lett, Vol 19, pp 258-259, 1983.

 B Porter and A H Jones, "Design of tunable analogue set-point tracking and disturbance-rejection controllers for Lur'e plants with multiple non-linearities", Int J Systems Sci, Vol 15, pp 491-500, 1984.

B Porter and A H Jones, "Design of tunable digital analogue set-point tracking and disturbance-rejection controllers for Lur'e plants with multilple non-linearities", Int J Systems Sci, Vol 15, pp 501-511, 1984.

 B Porter and A H Jones, "Design of tunable digital set-point tracking controllers for linear multivariable plants using step-response matrices", Proc 3rd IASTED International Symposium on Modelling, Identification, and control, Innsbruck, 1984.

 B Porter and A H Jones, "Design of tunable digital set-point tracking controllers for multivariable plants with multiple time-scale reaction rates", Proc Institute of Measurement and Control Symposium on Multivariable System Techniques, Plymouth, 1984.

B Porter and A H Jones, "Time-domain identification of transmission-zero locations of inear multivariable plants", Proc 23rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, 1984.

A H Jones and B Porter, "Design of adaptive digital set-point tracking controllers incorporating recursive step-response matrix identifiers for multivariable plants", Proc 4th IASTED International Symposium on Modelling, Identification, and Control, Grindelwald, 1985.

B Porter and A H Jones, "Design of tunable digital set-point tracking PID controllers for linear multivariable plants using step-response matrices", Proc 13th IASTED International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Lugano, 1985.

B Porter and A H Jones, "Time-domain identification of non-minimum phase characteristics of linear multivariable plants", Proc 7th IFAC/IFORS Symposium on Identification and System Parameter Identification, York, 1985.

B Porter and A H Jones, "Recursive least-squares identification of structural controllability characteristics of linear multivariable plants", Proc IEE International Conference 'Control'85', Cambridge, 1985.

A H Jones, "CAD/CAT of digital PID controllers for multivariable plants", Proc IEE Colloquium on New Developments and Applications of CAD Packages to Control System Design", London, 1985.

A H Jones and B Porter, "Expert tuners for PID controllers", Proc IASTED Conference on Computer-Aided Design and Applications, Paris, 1985.

A H Jones and B Porter, "Design of adaptive digital set-point tracking PID controllers incorporating recursive step-response matrix identifiers for multivariable plants", Proc 24th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Fort Lauderdale, 1985.

B Porter and A H Jones, "Time-domain identification of transmission zero locations of linear multivariable plants", IEEE Trans Aut Con, ol AC-30, p 1050, 1985.

A H Jones and B Porter, "Computer-aided expert tuning of PID controllers", Proc Institute of Measurement and Control/SERC Workshop on Computer-Aided Control System Design, Salford 1986.

B Porter and A H Jones, "Design of tunable digital set-point tracking PI controllers using step-response matrices for gas turbines", Proc AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Williamsburg, 1986.

A H Jones and B Porter, "Design of adaptive digital set-point tracking PI controllers incorporating recursive step-response matrix identifiers for gas turbines", Proc AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Williamsburg, 1986.

A H Jones and S E Burge, "An expert system design using cause-effect representations and simulation for fault detection", Proc 1st European Workshop on Fault Diagnostics, Reliability, and Related Knowledge-Based Approaches, Rhodes, 1986.

S E Burge and A H Jones, "High integrity software for multivariable PID controllers", Proc 1st European Workshop on Fault Detection, Reliability, and Related Knowledge-Based Approaches, Rhodes, 1986.

A H Jones, A Chrysanthou, and B Porter, "Design of digital self-selecting multivariable controllers for gas turbines", Proc IEE Colloquium on Gas Turbines: Control Theory and Practice, London, 1986.

A Chrysanthou, A H Jones, and B Porter, "Identification of gas turbine dynamics", Proc IEE Colloquium on Gas Turbines: Control Theory and Practice, London, 1986.

B Porter and A H Jones, "Design of tunable digital set-point tracking PID controllers for linear multivariable plants using step-response matrices", Proc 25th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Athens, 1986.

B Porter, A H Jones, and C B McKeown, "Real-time expert tuners for PI controllers", IEE Proc D, Control Theory and Appl, Vol 134, pp 260-263, 1987.

B Porter, A H Jones, and C B McKeown, "Real-time expert controllers for plants with actuator non-linearities", Proc IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, Philadelphia, 1987.

A H Jones and B Porter, "Design of adaptive digital set-point tracking PID controller for multivariable plants", Trans IEEE, Vol AC-32, pp 459-462, 1987.

A H Jones, B Porter, and A Chrysanthou, "Design of digital self-selecting multivariable controllers", Proc 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, Virginia, 1988.

A H Jones and M H Shennasa, "Real-time expert tuners for PI controllers incorporating closed-loop step-response identifiers", Proc 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, Virginia, 1988.

A H Jones, B Porter, and R N Fripp, "Qualitative and quantitative approaches to the diagnosis of plant faults", Proc 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, Virginia, 1988.

A H Jones, "Design of adaptive digital set-point tracking PI controllers incorporating expert tuners for multivariable plants", Proc IFAC Symposium on Adaptive Systems in Control and Signal Processing, pp 579-586, Glasgow, 1989.

A H Jones, R N Fripp, and B Porter, "Real-time non-recursive identification and self-learning control of multivariable plants", IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Motion Control, Istanbul, 1990.

A H Jones, B Porter, and R N Fripp, "Real-time expert systems for diagnostics and closed-loop control", Proc 5th IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, Philadelphia, 1990.

A H Jones, R N Fripp, and B Porter, "Intelligent knowledge-based control of multivariable plants", Proc 5th IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, Philadelphia, 1990.

A H Jones, B Porter, and A Chrysanthou, "Design of digital self-selecting controllers for jet engines", Proc 26th AIAA/SAE/ASME/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Florida, 1990.

A Chrysanthou, A H Jones, and B Porter, "Identification of multivariable models of jet engines", Proc 26th AIAA/SAE/ASME/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Florida, 1990.

H Wang and A H Jones, "Rule based identifiers for unknown systems", IEE Proc D, Control Theory and Appl, vol 138, pp 550-556, 1991.

B Porter and A H Jones, "Genetic tuning of digital PID controllers", Electronics Letters, Vol 28, pp 843-844. April 1992.

B Porter, A H Jones, and H Yamane, "Design of adaptive self-selecting multivariable controllers", Proc IFAC Symposium on Adaptive Systems in Control and Signal Processing, Grenoble, 1992.

A H Jones and B Porter, "Genetic identification of dynamical systems", Proc International Conference on Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms, Innsbruck, 1993.

A H Jones and B Porter, "On-line genetic algorithms for tuning PID controllers", Proc International Conference on Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms, Innsbruck, 1993.

B Porter, A H Jones, and S S Mohamed, "Genetic model-reference adaptive control systems incorporating PID controllers", Proc International Conference on Neural Networks, San Francisco, 1993.

B Porter, A H Jones, and S S Mohamed, "Genetic tuning of digital PID controllers for linear multivariable plants", Proc ECC'93, Groningen, 1993.

N Ajlouni, A H Jones, “ Genetic design of Gain scheduled controller for a non-linear concentration control system”, Proc IEEE Int. Symposium on Intelligent Control, Dearborn, USA, 1996.

A H Jones, P. B. de Moura Olivera, “ Genetic design of robust PID controllers to deal with prescribed plant uncertainties through a process of co-evolution”, Proc IEEE Int. Symposium on Intelligent Control, Dearborn, USA, 1996.

Jones, A.H.; Uzam, M.: Design of Sequential Control Systems in Statement Lists Using TPL: Part I - Token Passing Statement List. 1996.

Jones, A.H.; Uzam, M.: Towards a Unified Approach to the Design of Knowledge Based Agile Manufacturing Systems: Part I - Methodology. 1996.

Jones, A.H.; Uzam, M.; Ajlouni, N.: Design of Discrete Event Control Systems for Programmable Logic Controllers Using T-timed Petri Nets. 1996.

Jones, A.H.; Uzam, M.; de M. Oliveira, P.B.: Design of Knowledge Based Sequential Control Systems for Manufacturing Systems. 1996.

Jones, A.H.; Uzam, M.; Karimzadgan, D.: Design of Knowledge Based Sequential Control Systems. 1996.

Uzam, M.; Jones, A.H.: Conversion of Petri Net Controllers for Manufacturing Systems Into Ladder Logic Diagrams. 1996.

Uzam, M.; Jones, A.H.: Design of a Discrete Event Control System for a Manufacturing System Using Token Passing Ladder Logic. 1996.

Uzam, M.; Jones, A.H.: Design of Ladder Logic for an Agile Manufacturing System Using Token Passing Ladder Logic. 1996.

Uzam, M.; Jones, A.H.: Design of Sequential Control Systems in Statement Lists Using TPL: Part II - An Application. 1996.

Uzam, M.; Jones, A.H.: Towards a Unified Approach to the Design of Knowledge Based Agile Manufacturing Systems: Part II - An Application. 1996.

Uzam, M.; Jones, A.H.: Towards a Unified Methodology for Converting Coloured Petri Net Controllers into Ladder Logic Using TPLL: Part I - Methodology. 1996.

Uzam, M.; Jones, A.H.: Towards a Unified Methodology for Converting Coloured Petri Net Controllers into Ladder Logic Using TPLL: Part II - An Application. 1996.

Jones, A.H.; Uzam, M.; Khan, A.H.; Karimzadgan, D.; Kenway, S.B.:
A General Methodology for Converting Petri Nets Into Ladder Logic: The TPLL Methodology. 1996

Uzam, M.; Jones, A.H.: Real-Time Implementation of Automation Petri Net Controllers Using Programmable Logic Controllers. 1997.

Uzam, M.; Jones, A.H.: Real-Time Implementation of Automation Petri Net Controllers Using Programmable Logic Controllers. 1997.

A H Jones, Y-C Lin, “ Design of digital two step Internal model controller with simplified internal model”, IEE ,Control 98,Swansea, UK,1998.

A H Jones, Y-C Lin, “ MIMO robustness analysis of digital control systems using Genetic Algorithms”, IEE ,Control 98,Swansea, UK,1998.

Jones, A.H.; Uzam, M.: A Formal Technique for the Synthesis of Petri Net Supervisors for Discrete Event Systems. 1998.  IEE ,Control 98,Swansea, UK,1998

Uzam, M.; Jones, A.H.: Discrete Event Control System Design Using Automation Petri Nets and Their Ladder Diagram Implementation. 1998.

Uzam, M.; Jones, A.H.: A Methodology for the Synthesis of Petri-Net-Based Supervisory Controllers for Manufacturing Systems: Part I - The Synthesis Procedure. 1998.

Uzam, M.; Jones, A.H.: A Methodology for the Synthesis of Petri-Net-Based Supervisory Controllers for Manufacturing Systems: Part II - An Application. 1998.

Jones, A.H.; Uzam, M.: A Formal Technique for the Synthesis of Petri Net Supervisors for Discrete Event Systems. 1998.

Uzam, M.; Jones, A.H.: Discrete Event Control System Design Using Automation Petri Nets and Their Ladder Diagram Implementation. 1998.

Uzam, M.; Jones, A.H.: A Methodology for the Synthesis of Petri-Net-Based Supervisory Controllers for Manufacturing Systems: Part I - The Synthesis Procedure. 1998.

Uzam, M.; Jones, A.H.: A Methodology for the Synthesis of Petri-Net-Based Supervisory Controllers for Manufacturing Systems: Part II - An Application. 1998.

M. Uzam, A.H. Jones  Discrete event control system design using automation Petri nets and their ladder diagram implementation  INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY 14 (10): 716-728 1998

M. Uzam, A.H. Jones and I. Yücel, “A Rule Based Methodology for Supervisory Control of Discrete Event Systems Modelled as Automation Petri Nets,” The International Journal of Intelligent Control and Systems, 1999, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 297

M. Uzam, A.H. Jones, I. Yucel, Using a Petri-net-based approach for the real-time supervisory control of an experimental manufacturing system
International Journal Of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 16 (7): 498-515 2000

A H. Jones, A.M. Segayer, “ Robust design of Smith predictor controllers under pre-prescribed constraints using Genetic algorithms”, IFAC, CASCD 2000, Salford, UK 2000.

A H Jones, Y M Li, “ Computer aided design of supervisory controllers for disctete event systems”, IFAC, CASCD 2000, Salford, UK 2000.

Li, Y.M.Wang, M.Z., Jones, A.H. An approach for the design of supervisory controller of discrete event systems,  Proceedings of the 3rd World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation. China, 2000.

A.H. Jones, Y.M. Li and S.B. Kenway, Edict Supervisory Control of Discrete Event Systems, UKACC International Conference on Control 2000, Cambridge, UK, 2000.

G Cansever, M.Uzam, A.H.Jones, " Petri Net Design of Discrete Event Control Systems for Programmable Logic Controller" 4 th International PLCopen Conference on Industrial Control Programming, ICP 2000 Conference, October 10 and 11, 2000, Utrecht, TheNetherlands.

G. Cansever, Y .M.Li, I. G. Cansever, Y. M. Li, I. B. B. Küçükdemiral, AHJones; “ Petri Nets Based Supervisor Design for Programmable Logic Controller ”, IMS'2001 (Intelligent Manufacturing Systems 2001), 2001, Sakarya, Turkey.

G. Cansever, Y. M. Li, I. B. Kucukdemiral, and A. H. Jones, Petri Nets based supervisor design for programmable logic controller," in Proc. Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS), 2004

Karlik, B.; Uzam, M.; Cinsdikici, M.; Jones, A. H.:  Neurovision-based logic control of an experimental manufacturing plant using neural nets and automation Petri nets. 2005.