Samira Soltani

Work place: Research and Development Department, Institute of Advance Science and Technology-IRAN SSP, Shiraz, Iran



Research Interests: Computer systems and computational processes, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Computer Architecture and Organization, Process Control System, Data Structures and Algorithms


Samira Soltani is currently working as assistant researcher in Control and Robotic Lab, institute of advance science and technology, IRAN SSP research and development Center. In 2009 she is jointed the Control and Robotic Lab, institute of advance science and technology, IRAN SSP, Shiraz, IRAN. In addition to do some projects, Samira Soltani is the main author of more than 8 scientific papers in refereed journals. Her current research interests are in the area of nonlinear control, artificial control system, robotics and spherical motor.

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Design Modified Sliding Mode Controller with Parallel Fuzzy Inference System Compensator to Control of Spherical Motor

By Alireza Siahbazi Ali Barzegar Mahmood Vosoogh Abdol Majid Mirshekaran Samira Soltani

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Feb. 2014

The increasing demand for multi-degree-of-freedom (DOF) actuators in a number of industries has motivated a flurry of research in the development of non-conventional actuators, spherical motor. This motor is capable of providing smooth and isotropic three-dimensional motion in a single joint. Not only can the spherical motor combine 3-DOF motion in a single joint, it has a large range of motion with no singularities in its workspace. The spherical motor, however, exhibits coupled, nonlinear and very complex dynamics that make the design and implementation of feedback controllers very challenging. The orientation-varying torque generated by the spherical motor also contributes to the challenges in controller design. This paper contributes to the on-going research effort by exploring alternate methods for nonlinear and robust controlling the motor. The robust sliding mode controller proposed in this paper is used to further demonstrate the appealing features exhibited by the spherical motor. In opposition, sliding mode controller is used in many applications especially to control of highly uncertain systems; it has two significant drawbacks namely; chattering phenomenon and nonlinear equivalent dynamic formulation in uncertain dynamic parameter. The nonlinear equivalent dynamic formulation problem and chattering phenomenon in uncertain system (e.g., spherical motor) can be solved by using artificial intelligence theorem and applied a modified linear controller to switching part of sliding mode controller. Using Lyapunov-type stability arguments, a robust modified linear fuzzy sliding mode controller is designed to achieve this objective. The controller developed in this paper is designed in a robust stabilizing torque is designed for the nominal spherical motor dynamics derived using the constrained Lagrangian formulation. The eventual stability of the controller depends on the torque generating capabilities of the spherical motor.

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Design a New Fuzzy Optimize Robust Sliding Surface Gain in Nonlinear Controller

By Mohammad shamsodini Rouholla Manei Ali Bekter Babak Ranjbar Samira Soltani

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Nov. 2013

Control of robotic manipulator is very important in field of robotic, because robotic manipulators are multi-input multi-output (MIMO), nonlinear and most of dynamic parameters are uncertainty. Today, robot manipulators used in unknown and unstructured environment which caused to provides sophisticated systems, therefore strong mathematical tools used in new control methodologies to design adaptive nonlinear robust controller with acceptable performance (e.g., minimum error, good trajectory, disturbance rejection). One of the best nonlinear robust controller which can be used in uncertainty nonlinear systems, are sliding mode controller but pure sliding mode controller has some disadvantages therefore this research focuses on the design fuzzy sliding mode controller. One of the most important challenging in pure sliding mode controller and sliding mode fuzzy controller is sliding surface slope. This paper focuses on adjusting the sliding surface slope in sliding mode fuzzy controller to have the best performance and reduce the limitation.

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Evaluation Performance of IC Engine: Linear Tunable Gain Computed Torque Controller vs. Sliding Mode Controller

By Shahnaz Tayebi Haghighi Samira Soltani Farzin Piltan Marzieh kamgari Saeed Zare

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 May 2013

Design a nonlinear controller for second order nonlinear uncertain dynamical systems (e.g., internal combustion engine) is one of the most important challenging works. This paper focuses on the comparative study between two important nonlinear controllers namely; computed torque controller (CTC) and sliding mode controller (SMC) and applied to internal combustion (IC) engine in presence of uncertainties. In order to provide high performance nonlinear methodology, sliding mode controller and computed torque controller are selected. Pure SMC and CTC can be used to control of partly known nonlinear dynamic parameters of IC engine. Pure sliding mode controller and computed torque controller have difficulty in handling unstructured model uncertainties. To solve this problem applied linear error-based tuning method to sliding mode controller and computed torque controller for adjusting the sliding surface gain (λ ) and linear inner loop gain (K). Since the sliding surface gain (λ) and linear inner loop gain (K) are adjusted by linear error-based tuning method. In this research new λ and new K are obtained by the previous λ and K multiple gains updating factor(α). The results demonstrate that the error-based linear SMC and CTC are model-based controllers which works well in certain and uncertain system. These controllers have acceptable performance in presence of uncertainty.

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A Design High Impact Lyapunov Fuzzy PD-Plus-Gravity Controller with Application to Rigid Manipulator

By Farzin Piltan Mohammad Javad Rafaati Fatima Khazaeni Ali Hosainpour Samira Soltani

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 May 2013

The control problem for manipulators is to determine the joint inputs required to case the end-effector execute the commanded motion. The nonminimum phase characteristic of a rigid manipulator makes the design of stable controller that ensure stringent tracking requirements a highly nontrivial and challenging problem. A useful controller in the computed torque family is the PD-plus-gravity controller. Methodology. To compensate the dynamic parameters, fuzzy logic methodology is used and applied parallel to this method. when the arm is at rest, the only nonzero terms in the dynamic is the gravity. Proposed method can cancels the effects of the terms of gravity. In this case inorder to decrease the error and satteling time, higher gain controller is design and applied to nonlinear system.

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