Publications

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Journal Articles:

Copp, D. A., Nguyen, T. A., Byrne, R. H., Chalamala, B. R., Optimal sizing of distributed energy resources for planning 100% renewable electric power systems. Energy, 2021.

Tamrakar, U., Copp, D. A., Nguyen, T. A., Hansen, T. M., Tonkoski, R., Real-Time Estimation of Microgrid Inertia and Damping Constant. IEEE Access, 9:114523--114534, 2021.

Copp, D. A., Isaacs, J. T., and Hespanha, J. P., Programming, Robotics, and Control for High School Students. ASEE Advances in Engineering Education, 2021.

Tamrakar, U., Copp, D. A., Nguyen, T. A., Hansen, T. M., Tonkoski, R., Optimization-Based Fast-Frequency Estimation and Control of Low-Inertia Microgrids. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 2020.

Headley, A. J., Copp, D. A., Energy Storage Sizing for Grid Compatibility of Intermittent Renewable Resources: A California Case Study. Energy, 198:117310, 2020.

Rosewater, D. M., Copp, D. A., Nguyen, T. A., Byrne, R. H., Chalamala, B. R., and Santoso, S., Battery Energy Storage Models for Optimal Control. IEEE Access, 7:178357--178391, 2019.

Copp, D. A., Vamvoudakis, K. G., and Hespanha, J. P., Distributed Output-Feedback Model Predictive Control for Multi-Agent Consensus. Systems & Control Letters, 127:52--59, 2019.

Nguyen, T. A., Copp, D. A., Byrne, R. H., and Chalamala, B. R., Market Evaluation of Energy Storage Systems Incorporating Technology-Specific Nonlinear Models. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 34(5):3706--3715, 2019.

Arroyo-Currás, N., Ortega, G., Copp, D. A., Ploense, K. L., Plaxco, Z. A., Kippin, T. E., Hespanha, J. P., Plaxco, K. W., High-Precision Control of Plasma Drug Levels Using Feedback-Controlled Dosing. ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science, 1(2):110-118, 2018.

Byrne, R. H., Nguyen, T. A., Copp, D. A., Chalamala, B. R., and Gyuk, I., Energy Management and Optimization Methods for Grid Energy Storage Systems. IEEE Access, 6:13231-13260, 2018.

Copp, D. A., Gondhalekar, R., and Hespanha, J. P., Simultaneous Model Predictive Control and Moving Horizon Estimation for Blood Glucose Regulation in Type 1 Diabetes. Optimal Control Applications and Methods, 39(2):904-918, 2018.

Copp, D. A. and Hespanha, J. P., Simultaneous Nonlinear Model Predictive Control and State Estimation. Automatica, 77:143-154, 2017.

Copp, D. A. and Sanfelice, R. G., A Zero-crossing Detection Algorithm for Robust Simulation of Hybrid Systems Jumping on Surfaces. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 68:1-17, 2016.


Book Chapters:

Quintero, S. A. P., Copp, D. A., and Hespanha, J. P., Robust Coordination of Small UAVs for Vision-based Target Tracking using Output-Feedback MPC with MHE. Cooperative Control of Multi-agent Systems: Theory and Applications, 2017.

Copp, D. A. and Hespanha, J. P., Addressing adaptation and learning in the context of model predictive control and moving horizon estimation. Control of Complex Systems: Theory and Applications, 2016.


Peer-reviewed Conference Papers:

Copp, D. A., Headley, A. J., Test anxiety and its impact on diverse undergraduate engineering students during remote learning. Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, 2021. To appear.

Copp, D. A., Hormaza-Mejia, A., Walter, M., Buswell, N., Team formation and function decisions and student roles on diverse engineering design teams. Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, 2021. To appear.

Copp, D. A., Hormaza-Mejia, A., Walter, M., Buswell, N., Whom are we serving? An exploration of student demographics in a large engineering design projects ecosystem. Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, 2020.

Nguyen, T. A., Copp, D. A., and Byrne, R. H., Stacking Revenue from Energy Storage Providing Resilience, T&D Deferral and Arbitrage. Proceedings of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting, 2019.

Ingalalli, A., Luna, A., Durvasulu, V., Hansen, T. M., Tonkoski, R., Copp, D. A., and Nguyen, T. A., Energy Storage Systems in Emerging Electricity Markets: Frequency Regulation and Resiliency. Proceedings of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting, 2019.

Copp, D. A., Nguyen, T. A., and Byrne, R. H., Adaptive Model Predictive Control for Real-Time Dispatch of Energy Storage Systems. Proceedings of the American Control Conference (ACC), 2019.

Tamrakar, U., Copp, D. A., Hansen, T. M., and Tonkoski, R., Model Predictive Frequency Control of Low Inertia Microgrids. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), 2019.

Wilches-Bernal, F., Copp, D. A., Bacelli, G., and Byrne, R. H., Structuring the Optimal Output Feedback Control Gain: A Soft Constraint Approach. Proceedings of the Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2018.

Copp, D. A., Nguyen, T. A., and Byrne, R. H., Optimal Sizing of Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage with Stochastic Load and PV Generation for Islanded Operation. Proceedings of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting, 2018.

Wilches-Bernal, F., Copp, D. A., Gravagne, I., and Schoenwald, D. A., Stability Criteria for Power Systems with Damping Control and Asymmetric Feedback Delays. Proceedings of the 50th North American Power Symposium (NAPS), 2018.

Copp, D. A., Wilches-Bernal, F., Schoenwald, D. A., and Gyuk, I., Power System Damping Control via Power Injections from Distributed Energy Storage. Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion (SPEEDAM), 2018.

Byrne, R. H., Nguyen, T. A., Copp, D. A., Concepcion, R., Chalamala, B. R., and Gyuk, I., Opportunities for Energy Storage in CAISO: Day-Ahead and Real-Time Market Arbitrage. Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion (SPEEDAM), 2018.

Copp, D. A., Wilches-Bernal, F., Gravagne, I., and Schoenwald, D. A., Time-Domain Analysis of Power System Stability with Damping Control and Asymmetric Feedback Delays. Proceedings of the 49th North American Power Symposium (NAPS), 2017.

Copp, D. A. and Hespanha, J. P., Conditions for Saddle-Point Equilibria in Output-Feedback MPC with MHE. Proceedings of the American Control Conference (ACC), 13-19, 2016. [Best presentation in session award]

Quintero, S. A. P., Copp, D. A., and Hespanha, J. P., Robust UAV Coordination for Target Tracking using Output-Feedback Model Predictive Control with Moving Horizon Estimation. Proceedings of the American Control Conference (ACC), 3758–3764, 2015.

Copp, D. A. and Hespanha, J. P., Nonlinear Output-Feedback Model Predictive Control with Moving Horizon Estimation. Proceedings of the Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 3511–3517, 2014.

Sanfelice, R. G., Copp, D. A., Ñañez, P., A Toolbox for Simulation of Hybrid Systems in Matlab/Simulink: Hybrid Equations (HyEQ) Toolbox. Proceedings of Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control Conference (HSCC), 101–106, 2013.

Copp, D. A. and Sanfelice, R. G., On the Effect and Robustness of Zero-crossing Detection Algorithms in Simulation of Hybrid Systems Jumping on Surfaces. Proceedings of the American Control Conference (ACC), 2449–2454, 2012.


Technical Reports:

Pearson, J. P., Copp, D. A., and Hespanha, J. P., Preemption-resistant control on a non-real-time operating system. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2017.

Copp, D. A. and Hespanha, J. P., Nonlinear Output-Feedback Model Predictive Control with Moving Horizon Estimation: Illustrative Examples. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2015.

Copp, D. A. and Hespanha, J. P., Conditions for Saddle-Point Equilibria in Output-Feedback MPC with MHE: Technical Report. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2015.

Copp, D. A. and Hespanha, J. P., Nonlinear Output-Feedback Model Predictive Control with Moving Horizon Estimation (Technical Report). University of California, Santa Barbara, 2014.


PhD Thesis:

Copp, D. A., Simultaneous Nonlinear Model Predictive Control and State Estimation: Theory and Applications. PhD Thesis: University of California, Santa Barbara, 2016. [A recipient of UCSB's CCDC Best PhD Thesis award.]