The FraCAL Research Group

Welcome to Fractional Calculus Applications (FraCAL@USP) Group!

This group is working on applied fractional calculus theory for identification and control. As recent studies show that FraCal is being applied to build new mathematical models and presented outstanding results to counter a classical calculus. The latest trends on this subject can offer novel and practical solutions in multidisciplinary areas such as computer science, control engineering, electronics engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, and bioengineering research. Last few years, this group has published some remarkable solutions, in particular, new identification and modeling methods for linear and nonlinear processes, control structures for unstable and integrating systems such as quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicles, fractional filter designs, modeling Super-capacitors and batteries, and some efficient techniques to handle of fractional-order integrodifferential operators using operational matrices.

Currently, the group is working on Wireless Energy System and Fractional Neural Network.


Areas of Research and Topics

This multi-disciplinary group researches a broad range of topics including:

  • Modeling and Control of linear and nonlinear processes
  • Modeling Energy Storage devices
  • Fractional control on unstable and integrating plants such as coupled tank, quadrotor, or twin-rotor systems
  • Realization of fractional-order filters and controllers
  • Mechatronics Applications


Journals published from FraCAL Lab:


 Experimental setups

Interested in joining the FraCAL Lab?

Interested in joining the FraCAL Lab?

FraCAL Contact information:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

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The University of the South Pacific (USP)
Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji
P: +679-3232337

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