ElisaCapello

/Research Associate

Elisa Capello is Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Flight Mechanics at Politecnico di Torino, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. She is research associate at CNR-IEIIT since 2012. She is a member of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Member (IEEE), Control Systems Society since 2014. Author of more than eighty articles published in international journals and conferences. She is the scientific coordinator of a PRIN 2017 project.

Elisa Capello is Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Flight Mechanics at Politecnico di Torino, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. She is research associate at the Istituto di Elettronica e di Ingegneria dell'Informazione e delle Telecomunicazioni (IEIIT) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), in the Systems Modeling and Control group (http://www.sct.ieiit.cnr.it) since 2012. She is a member of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Member (IEEE), Control Systems Society since 2014. She is a member of the IEEE Technical Committee in Aerospace Control since 2016. She is member of the SIDRA, Società Italiana Docenti e Ricercatori in Automatica, since 2017. She has the national qualification for Associate Professor (abilitazione nazionale professore II fascia) since April 2017.

Author of more than eighty articles published in international journals and conferences of the following sectors: aerospace engineering, control, automation and robotics. She is involved in research activities in the following fields: design of guidance, control and navigation systems for aircraft and spacecraft, control of wind turbine and wind farm, flight mechanics of fixed and rotary wing aircraft, testing of unmanned aerial systems, planning and mission control for autonomous systems. As part of her research activities, she collaborates with academic institutions, research centers, networks and companies, both in Italy and abroad. Elisa Capello was an International FAI Judge for Helicopter Championship from 2009 to 2015.

 

She is the scientific coordinator of the following projects: Cooperation and REliable Autonomous TEchnologies to Foster Operations Relying on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (CREATEFORUAS), Assessment and preliminary prototyping of a drag free control system for the L3 gravity wave observatory, Control System Design for Gust Load Alleviation in the Clean Sky Green Regional Aircraft (Airgreen 2) Low Noise Configuration (LNC) domain.

 

International Collaborations:

Naval Postgraduate School of Monterey, Spacecraft Robotics Laboratory, USA;

Osaka University, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology and Graduate School of Engineering, Japan;

University of Stuttgart, Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control;

University of Illinois, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering.

Selected Publications:

“Trade-off between Power Extraction Maximization and Fatigue Reduction in Wind Farms via Second Order Sliding Mode Control and Minimax Optimization”, E. Capello, T. Wada, E. Punta, Y. Fujisaki, IET CONTROL THEORY AND APPLICATION, in press.

“Stochastic Spacecraft Navigation and Control in Lie Group SE(3) around Small Irregular Bodies”, M. Wittal, G. Mangiacapra, A. Appakonam, M. Nazari, E. Capello, 2020 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference.

“Fault tolerant control based on continuous twisting algorithms of a 3-DoF helicopter prototype”, U. Perez-Ventura, L. Fridman, E. Capello, E. Punta, CONTROL ENGINEERING PRACTICE, pagine 1-14, ISSN: 0967-0661, 2020.

“Precise Attitude Control Techniques: Performance Analysis from Classical to Variable Structure Control”, E. Capello, M. Dentis, Advances in Spacecraft Attitude Control, ISBN: 978-1-78984-803-8, 2020.

“Tube-based Robust MPC Processor-In-the-Loop Validation for Fixed-Wing UAVs”, M. Mammarella, E. Capello, JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT & ROBOTIC SYSTEMS, pagine 1-18, ISSN: 0921-0296, 2020.

“Sliding Mode Control Techniques and Artificial Potential Field for Dynamic Collision Avoidance in Rendezvous Maneuvers”, M. Mancini, N. Bloise, E. Capello E. Punta, IEEE CONTROL SYSTEMS LETTERS, pp. 313-318, ISSN: 2475-1456, 2020.

“Attitude Control of a Small Spacecraft via Tube-Based Model Predictive Control”, M. Mammarella, D. Y. Lee, H. Park, E. Capello, M. Dentis, G. Guglieri, JOURNAL OF SPACECRAFT AND ROCKETS, pp. 1-18, ISSN: 0022-4650, 2019.

“An integrated control architecture for a cloud-based unmanned aerial vehicle system with lossy networks”, W. Gu, C. Perez-Montenegro, E. Capello, A. Rizzo, 18th European Control Conference (ECC 2019), June 25-28, 2019, pp. 3538-3543.

"An Offline-Sampling SMPC Framework with Application to Autonomous Space Maneuvers", M. Mammarella, M. Lorenzen, E. Capello, H. Park, F. Dabbene, G. Guglieri, M. Romano, F Allgöwer, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, 10.1109/TCST.2018.2879938, pp. 1-15, 2018.

“Sample-based SMPC for tracking control of fixed-wing UAV”, M. Mammarella, E. Capello, F. Dabbene, G. Guglieri, IEEE CONTROL SYSTEMS LETTERS, vol. 2 (4), pp. 611-616, ISSN 2475-1456, 2018, 10.1109/LCSYS.2018.2845546.

“Tube-based robust model predictive control for spacecraft proximity operations in the presence of persistent disturbance”, M. Mammarella, E. Capello, H. Park, G. Guglieri, M. Romano, Aerospace Science and Technology, Elsevier, vol. 77, pp. 585-594, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ast.2018.04.009.

“”Flyable" Guidance and Control Algorithms for Orbital Rendezvous Maneuver”, E. Capello, F. Dabbene, G. Guglieri, E. Punta, SICE JOURNAL OF CONTROL, MEASUREMENT, AND SYSTEM INTEGRATION, vol. 11 n. 1, pp. 14-24. - ISSN 1882-4889, 2018, https://doi.org/10.9746/jcmsi.11.14.

“Robust Model Predictive Control for Automated Rendezvous Maneuvers in Near-Earth and Moon Proximity”, M. Mammarella, E. Capello, G. Guglieri, 2018 AIAA Space, Orlando, USA, September 17-19, 2018.

“Minimax Optimization of Fatigue Loads in a Wind Farm and Its Realization via Sliding Mode Controller of Wind Turbines”, E. Capello, T. Wada, E. Punta, Y. Fujisaki, 2nd IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 21-24, 2018.

“Artificial Potential Field and Sliding Mode Strategies for Rendezvous Maneuver and Obstacle Avoidance”, N. Bloise, E. Capello, E. Punta, 2018 SICE International Symposium on Control Systems, Tokyo, Japan, March 9-11, 2018.

“Wind Turbine Sliding Mode Control and Wind Farm Energy Optimization with Fatigue Constraints”, E. Capello, T. Wada, E. Punta, Y. Fujisaki, SICE International Symposium on Control Systems 2018, Tokyo, Japan, March 9-11, 2018.

“Simplex Sliding Mode Control Strategies for Spacecraft Rendezvous Maneuvers”, E. Capello, E. Punta, G. Bartolini, IFAC-PapersOnLine, vol. 50 (1), pp. 8496-8501, 2017.

“Obstacle Avoidance with Potential Field Applied to a Rendezvous Maneuver”, N. Bloise, E. Capello, M. Dentis, E. Punta, APPLIED SCIENCES. - ISSN 2076-3417, 2017, https://doi.org/10.3390/app7101042.

“Sliding-mode control strategies for rendezvous and docking maneuvers”, E. Capello, E. Punta, F. Dabbene, G. Guglieri , R. Tempo, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 40(6), pp. 1481-1488, 2017, https://doi.org/10.2514/1.G001882.

“A general sampling-based SMPC approach to spacecraft proximity operations”, M. Mammarella, E. Capello, M. Lorenzen, F. Dabbene, F Allgöwer, 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Melbourne, Australia, December 12-15, 2017, 10.1109/CDC.2017.8264326.

“Quasi-flyable Predictive Guidance Algorithms for orbital RVD missions”, E. Capello, M. Dentis, 12th AIRTEC International Congress, Munich, Germany, October 24-26, 2017.

“Randomized methods for gust load alleviation in presence of uncertainties”, E. Capello, F. Dabbene, 7th EASN International Conference on “Innovation in European Aeronautics Research”, Warsaw, Poland, September 26-29, 2017.

“Spacecraft Proximity Operations via Tube-Based Robust Model Predictive Control with Additive Disturbances”, M. Mammarella, E. Capello, H. Park, G. Guglieri, M. Romano, 68th International Astronautical Congress, Adelaide, Australia, September 25-29, 2017.

“Simplex Sliding Mode Control Strategies for Spacecraft Rendezvous Maneuvers”, E. Capello, E. Punta, G. Bartolini, 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Toulouse, France, July 9-14, 2017.

“A Novel Concept for Guidance and Control of Spacecraft Orbital Maneuvers”, M. Dentis, E. Capello, G. Guglieri, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING, vol. 2016, - ISSN 1687-5966, 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/7695257.

“Modeling and Experimental Parameter Identification of a Multicopter via a Compound Pendulum Test Rig”, E. Capello, H. Park, B. Tavora, G. Guglieri, M. Romano, 3rd RED-UAS 2015 - Workshop on Research, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial Systems, Cancun, Mexico, November 23-25, 2015, pp. 1-10, 10.1109/RED-UAS.2015.7441021.

“Mixed Newtonian-Lagrangian Approach for the Analysis of Flexible Aircraft Dynamics”, G. Avanzini, E. Capello, I. Piacenza, JOURNAL OF AIRCRAFT, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, vol. 51 n. 5, pp. 1410-1421. - ISSN 0021-8669, 2014, https://doi.org/10.2514/1.C032235.

“Randomized Approaches for Control of QuadRotor UAVs”, E. Capello, F. Quagliotti, R. Tempo, JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT & ROBOTIC SYSTEMS, Springer, vol. 73, pp. 157-173. - ISSN 0921-0296, 2014,  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10846-013-9966-8.

“Design and validation of an L1 adaptive controller for Mini-UAV autopilot”, E. Capello, G. Guglieri, F. Quagliotti, D. Sartori, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems: Theory and Applications, Springer, vol. 69 (1-4), pp. 109-118, 2013, 10.1007/s10846-012-9717-2.

“A Randomized Approach for Robust Control of Uncertain UAVs”, E. Capello, R. Tempo, 2nd IFAC Workshop on Research, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial Systems, Compiegne, France, November 20-22, 2013, https://doi.org/10.3182/20131120-3-FR-4045.00046.

“Performance evaluation of an L1 adaptive controller for wing-body rock suppression”, E. Capello, G. Guglieri, D. Sartori, JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE CONTROL AND DYNAMICS, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, vol. 35 n. 6, pp. 1702-1708. - ISSN 0731-5090, 2012, https://doi.org/10.2514/1.57595.

“Preliminary Assessment of Flying and Handling Qualities for mini-UAVs”, E. Capello, G. Guglieri, P. Marguerettaz, F. Quagliotti, JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT & ROBOTIC SYSTEMS, Springer, vol. 65 n. 1-4, pp. 43-61. - ISSN 0921-0296, 2012, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10846-011-9565-5.

“Robust assessment for the design of multi-loop proportional integrative derivative autopilot”, E. Capello, D. Sartori, G. Guglieri, F. Quagliotti, IET CONTROL THEORY & APPLICATIONS, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, vol. 6 n. 11, pp. 1-10. - ISSN 1751-8644, 2012, 10.1049/iet-cta.2011.0275.

“Robust and Adaptive Control Laws for a mini Quad Rotor UAV”, E. Capello, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. ISBN 3838353064, 2012.

“A simulation-based approach for control design of uncertain UAVs”, E. Capello, R. Tempo, 51st Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Maui, USA, December 10-13, 2012, pp. 3086-3091, 10.1109/CDC.2012.6426895.