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 result 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 vehicle, fractional filter designs, modeling Super-capacitors and batteries, and some efficient techniques to handle of fractional-order integro-differential operators using operational matrices.

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 quadrotor or twin-rotor systems
  • Realization of fractional-order filters
  • Mechatronics Applications

Selected research works from this group:

Interested in joining the FraCAL Lab?

FraCAL Contact information:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
School of Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics (STEMP)
The University of the South Pacific (USP)
Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji
E: utkal.mehta@usp.ac.fj
P: +679-3232337