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Zalman J. Palmor

Zalman J. Palmor
Professor Emeritus
Phone:
+972-77-8872086
Fax:
+972-77-8875710
Office: 305, DK

Joseph and Sadie Danciger Chair in Engineering

Education

  • 1966 - B.Sc., in Mechanical Engineering, Technion - I.I.T.
  • 1972 - M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Technion - I.I.T.
  • 1976 - Ph.D., in Chemical Engineering, City University of New York, USA

Research Interests

  • Control of systems with dead times and uncertainties.
  • Robust control via Liapunov Techniques.
  • Optimal singular measurement control.
  • Application of control theory to process control.
  • Auto-tuning and self-tuning controllers.
  • Multirate sampled - Data control systems.
  • Application of control to mechanical systems.

Guest Appointments

  • Visiting Professor, U. of Rochester, Rochester, NY (1985)
  • Visiting Special Combustion Engineering - Taylor Rochester, NY (1984-1985)
  • Consultant to Taylor Instruments, Combustion Engineering, ABB Kent - Taylor Instruments, ABB Industrial Auto. Inc., ABB Simcon Inc, Israel Electric Company

Public Professional Activities

  • President IAAC (Israel Association for Automatic Control) (1990-1993)
  • Vice Dean for Undergraduate studies (1991-1992)
  • Chairman of the Professional Committee in Mech. Eng., The Israel Acad. of Sciences and Humanities (1992-93)
  • Member of IFAC's Technical Committee on Chemical Process Control (1988 - )
  • Chairman, Organizing Committee of the 21st Israeli Conference on Mech. Eng. (1987)

Membership in Professional Societies

  • IEEE (senior member)
  • IAAC

Honors and Awards

  • Stanley Katz Award in Chemical Eng., City College, NYC (1977)
  • Hebrew Technical Institute Scholarship (1972-1973)

  • Z.J. Palmor and Y. Halevi, "Robustness properties of sampled-data systems with dead-time compensators", Automatica, 26, 3, 637-640, (1990).
  • E. Cheres, Z.J. Palmor and S. Gutman, "Design of input matrices of stabilizing controllers for uncertain systems", Int. J. Systems Sci., 22, 4, 735-742, (1991).
  • Z.J. Palmor, Y. Halevi and T. Efrati, "Limit cycles in decentralized relay systems", Int. J. of Control, 56, 4, 755-765, (1992).
  • Z.J. Palmor, Y. Halevi and T. Efrati, "Determination of limit cycles in decentralized relay systems via the Z-transform", In Fundamentals of Discrete-Time Systems, H. Jamshidi, M. Mansour, B.D.O. Anderson and N.K. Bose (Ed.), TSI Press, New Mexico, USA, pp. 383-391, (1993).
  • Z.J. Palmor and M. Blau, "An auto-tuner for Smith dead-time compensator", Int. J. of Control, 60, 1, 117-135, (1994).
  • J. Tuch, A. Feuer and Z.J. Palmor, "Time delay estimation in continuous linear time invariant systems", IEEE Transactions on AC, 39, 4, 823-827, (1994).
  • Z.J. Palmor, Y. Halevi and Z. Rom, "Multirate output control for SISO non-minimum phase systems", Industrial and Engineering Chemistry-Research, 33, 3196-3201 , (1994).
  • Z.J. Palmor, Y. Halevi and T. Efrati, "A general and exact method for determining limit cycles in decentralized relay systems", Automatica, 31, 9, 1333-1339, (1995).
  • Z.J. Palmor, Y. Halevi and N. Krasney, "Automatic tuning of decentralized PID controllers for TITO processes", Automatica, 31, 7, 1001-1010, (1995).
  • N. Sharav - Schapiro, Z.J. Palmor and A. Steinberg, "Robust OUTPUT Stabilizing Control for Discrete Uncertain SISO Systems", IEEE Transactions on AC, 41, 9, 1377-1381, (1996).
  • Z.J. Palmor, "Time-Delay Compensation", Invited Chapter, The Control Handbook, Editor S. Levine, CRC Press and IEEE Press, 224-237, (1996).
  • N. Sharav - Schapiro, Z.J. Palmor and A. Steinberg, "Discrete Positive Realness of the Min-Max Control Law", Journal Of Dynamics and Control, 7, 133-142, (1997).
  • Y. Halevi, Z.J. Palmor and T. Efrati, "Automatic Tuning of Decentralized PID Controllers for MIMO Processes", J. Process Control, 7, 2, 119-128, (1997).
  • N. Sharav - Schapiro, Z.J. Palmor and A. Steinberg, "Solvability Criterion for the Constrained Discrete Lyapunov and Riccati Equations", Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 92, 1, 149-160, (1997).
  • L. Mirkin and Z.J. Palmor, "Mixed Discrete/Continuous Specifications in Sampled - Data H2 Optimal Control", Automatica, 33, 11, 1997-2014, (1997).
  • N. Sharav - Schapiro, Z.J. Palmor and A. Steinberg, "Output Stabilizing Robust Control for Discrete Uncertain Systems", Automatica, 34, 6, 731-739, (1998).
  • L. Mirkin and Z.J. Palmor, "A New Representation of the Parameters of Lifted Systems", IEEE Transactions on AC, 44, no. 4, pp. 833-840 (1999).
  • L. Mirkin, H. Rotstein and Z.J. Palmor, "H2 and H Design of Sampled - Data Systems Using Lifting. Part I: General Framework and Solutions", SIAM Journal of Control and Optimization, 38, no. 1, pp. 175-196 (1999).
  • L. Mirkin, H. Rotstein and Z.J. Palmor, "H2 and H Design of Sampled - Data Systems Using Lifting. Part II: Properties of Systems in the Lifted Domain". SIAM Journal of Control and Optimization, 38, no. 1, pp. 197-218 (1999)
  • L. Mirkin and Z.J. Palmor, "On the Sampled - Data H Filtering Problem", Automatica, 35, no. 5, pp. 895--905 (1999)