Dr. Calise was a Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech for 23 years. He retired in 2010. Previously he was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Drexel University for 8 years. He also worked for 10 years in industry for the Raytheon Missile Systems Division and Dynamics Research Corporation, where he was involved with analysis and design of inertial navigation systems, optimal missile guidance and aircraft flight path optimization. He presently provides consulting to a variety of aerospace companies. He is the author of over 250 technical papers and reports. He was the recipient of the USAF Systems Command Technical Achievement Award, the AIAA Mechanics and Control of Flight Award (1992) for contributions to Singular Perturbation theory and its application to real-time, approximate, optimal guidance of aerospace vehicles, and the AIAA Aerospace Guidance, Navigation, and Control Award (2010) for seminal innovations and novel contributions in the theoretical development and application of biologically inspired adaptive control systems for aerospace vehicles and systems. He is a Fellow of the AIAA and former Associate Editor for the Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics and for the IEEE Control Systems Magazine. The subject areas in which Dr. Calise has published include: Optimal Control Theory, Aircraft Flight Control, Optimal Guidance of Aerospace Vehicles, Adaptive Control, Adaptive Control of Flexible Structures and Inertial Navigation. In the area of adaptive control, Dr. Calise has developed weight adaptation laws, and a unique approach for ensuring stability margins in adaptive control systems based on loop transfer recovery. Applications include flight control of fighter aircraft, helicopters, missile and guided munition autopilot design, and adaptive guidance and flight control of autonomously guided parafoils.
In 2000 he received the Aviation Week and Space Technology Laurels Award for his development of an adaptive flight control design that was flight tested on the X-36 aircraft. He later developed an adaptive autopilot design in collaboration with Boeing Phantom Works (Dr. Kevin Wise and Dr. Eugene Lavretsky) that has been transitioned and fielded into the JDAM guided munition. The original design was performed in his laboratory at Georgia Tech, and subsequently HIL tested at Boeing and flight tested at Eglin AFB.
Systems and methods for parameter dependent riccati equation approaches to adaptive control | Patent number: 9058028 | Issued: June 16, 2015 | Inventors: Kilsoo Kim, Tansel Yucelen, Anthony J. Calise
Systems and methods for derivative-free output feedback adaptive control | Patent number: 20120265367 | Issued: October 18, 2012 | Inventors: Tansel Yucelen, Kilsoo Kim, Anthony J. Calise
Adaptive control system having direct output feedback and related apparatuses and methods | Patent number: 7418432 | Issued: August 26, 2008 | Inventors: Anthony J. Calise, Naira Hovakimyan, Moshe Idan
Adaptive control system having hedge unit and related apparatus and methods | Patent number: 7218973 | Issued: May 15, 2007 | Inventors: Eric N. Johnson, Anthony J. Calise
Dr. Calise has over 100 journal publications and over 300 refereed conference publications. A sample of some of his publications appears below:
Yucelen, T., Calise, A.J., “Robustness of a Derivative-Free Adaptive Control Law,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 37, No. 5, September-October 2014, pp 1583-1594.
Calise, A.J., Yucelen, T., “Adaptive Loop Transfer Recovery,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 35, No. 3, May-June 2012, pp. 807-815.
Yucelen, T., Calise, A.J., “Kalman Filter Modification in Adaptive Control,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 33, No. 2, March-April 2010, pp. 426-439.
Calise, A.J., Preston, D., “Swarming/Flocking and Collision Avoidance for Mass Airdrop of Autonomous Guided Parafoils,” AIAA J. of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 31. No. 4, July-August 2008, pp 1123-1132.
Shin, Y., Calise, A.J., Johnson, M.D., “Adaptive Control of Advanced Fighter Aircraft in Nonlinear Flight Regimes,” AIAA J. of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 31. No. 5, September-October 2008, pp 1464-1477.
Yang, B-J, Calise, A. J., “Adaptive Control of a Class of Nonaffine Systems Using Neural Networks,” IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks, Vol. 18, No. 4, July 2007, pp. 1149-1159.
B.S. Kim, A.J. Calise and R.J. Sattigeri, “Adaptive Integrated Guidance and Control Design for Line-of-Sight based Formation Flight”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 30, No. 5, pp. 1386-1399, Sept-Oct 2007
Calise, A.J., Lee, S., and Sharma, M., “Development of a Reconfigurable Flight Control Law for Tailless Aircraft,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 24, No. 5, September-October 2001.
Selected Rotorcraft Publications
Wasikowski, M.E., Calise, A.J. and Schrage, D.P., "Helicopter Individual Blade Control through Optimal Output Feedback," AHS National Specialists Meeting on Rotorcraft Dynamics, Dallas, TX, Nov. 1989.
Leitner, J., Prasad, J.V.R., and Calise, A.J., "Nonlinear Control of Rotorcraft Using Approximate Feedback Linearization and On-line Neural Networks," AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA-94-3693, Scottsdale, AZ, August 1994.
Calise, A.J., Leitner, J., and Prasad, J.V.R., "Helicopter Adaptive Flight Control Using Neural Networks," 33rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Lake Buena Vista, FL, Dec. 1994.
Jiang, T., Prasad, J.V.R., Calise, A.J., “Adaptive Fuzzy Logic Flight Controller for Rotorcraft,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, San Diego, CA, July 29-31, 1996.
Leitner, J., Calise, A.J., and Prasad, JVR, “Analysis of Adaptive Neural Networks for Helicopter Flight Control,” AIAA J. of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 20, No. 5, Sept.-Oct., 1997, pp. 972-979.
Corban, J.E., Calise, A.J. and Prasad, J.V.R., "Implementation of Adaptive Nonlinear control for Flight Test on an Unmanned Helicopter," IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Tampa, FL, December 1998.
Horn, J., Calise, A.J., and Prasad, J.V.R., “Development of Envelope Protection Systems for Rotorcraft,” Proceedings of the 55th Annual Forum of the AHS, Montreal, May 14-17, 1999.
Horn, J., Calise, A.J., and Prasad, J.V.R., “Flight Envelope Detection and Avoidance,’ 25th European Rotorcraft Forum, Rome, Italy, September 14-16, 1999, paper No. H3.
Calise, A.J., Prasad, J.V.R., and Corban, J.E., “Flight Evaluation of an Adaptive Neural Network Flight Controller of an Uninhabited Helicopter,” 25th European Rotorcraft Forum, Rome, Italy, September 14-16, 1999, paper No. P6.
Corban, J.E., Calise, A.J. and Prasad, J.V.R., “Flight Test of an Adaptive Control System for Unmanned Helicopter Trajectory Following,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Denver, CO, August 2000.
Horn, J.F., Calise, A.J. and Prasad, J.V.R., “Flight Envelope Cueing on a Tilt-Rotor Aircraft Using Neural Network Limit Prediction,” Journal of the American Helicopter Society, Vol. 46, No. 1, January 2001.
Hovakimyan, N., Kim, N., Calise, A.J., Prasad, J.V.R. and Corban E., “Adaptive Output Feedback for High-Bandwidth Control of an Unmanned Helicopter,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Montreal, Canada, August 6-9, 2001.
Kutay, A., Calise, A., Idan, M., and Hovakimyan, N., “Experimental Results on Adaptive Output Feedback Control Using a Laboratory Model Helicopter,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Monterey, CA, August 2002.
Corban, J.E., Calise, A.J., Prasad, J.V.R., Hur, J., and Kim, N., “Flight Evaluation of Adaptive High-Bandwidth Control Method for Unmanned Helicopters,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Monterey, CA, August 2002.
Kim, Nakwan, Calise, A.J., “Adaptive Output Feedback for Altitude Control of an Unmanned Helicopter Using Rotor RPM,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, August 2004.
Kutay, A.T., Calise, A.J., Idan, M. and Hovakimyan, N., “Experimental Results on Adaptive Output Feedback Control Using a Laboratory Model Helicopter,” IEEE Trans. Control Systems Technology, Vol. 13, No. 2, March-April 2005.
Moon, J., Sattigeri, R., Prasad, J. V. R. and Calise, A.J. “Adaptive Guidance and Control for Autonomous Formation Flight”, 63rd Annual Forum of the American Helicopter Society, VA, pp.4009-4014, May 2007.
Prasad, J.V.R., Calise, A.J., Johnson, E.N., Sattigeri, R. and Moon, J., "Flight Demonstration of an Adaptive Guidance Controller for Autonomous Formation Flight", 64th Annual Forum of the American Helicopter Society, VA, May 2008.