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Nanzan University
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Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2015
Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Nanzan University
May 1996
Mar 2015
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University


Graduate School, Division of Engineering, Nagoya University

Committee Memberships

Apr 2008
 IFAC Technical Commitee on Optimal Control,Member

Awards & Honors

Aug 2008
SICE Best Paper Prize (Takeda Prize)
Sep 2011
SICE Best Paper Prize (Takeda Prize)
SICE Best Paper Prize
SICE Best Paper Prize
Kimura Prize, SICE

Published Papers

Horibe T, Sakamoto N.
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology      Sep 2018   [Refereed]
Tran A.T, Sakamoto N, Mori K.
Aerospace Science and Technology   80 301-308   2018   [Refereed]
Horibe T, Sakamoto N.
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology   26(2) 708-715   2018   [Refereed]
Nishida G, Sakamoto N.
IFAC-PapersOnLine   51(3) 101-106   2018   [Refereed]
Tran A.T, Sakamoto N, Sato M, Muraoka K.
IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems   53(1) 357-369   2017   [Refereed]
Tran A.T, Sakamoto N, Kikuchi Y, Mori K.
Aerospace Science and Technology   68 278-286   2017   [Refereed]
Oishi Y, Sakamoto N.
IFAC-PapersOnLine   50(1) 5103-5108   2017   [Refereed]
Nishida G, Sakamoto N.
2017 56th Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2017   2017-November 236-239   2017   [Refereed]
Anh Tuan Tran, Noboru Sakamoto
2016 IEEE 55th Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2016   4886-4893   Dec 2016
© 2016 IEEE.In this paper, we propose a general framework for constrained optimal control based on stable manifold method. We design a nonlinear optimal controller via stable manifold approach introducing Lagrange multiplier to take into account v...
Keisuke Nagata, Noboru Sakamoto, Yuuta Habaguchi
Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control   2016-February 1769-1774   Feb 2016
© 2015 IEEE.In this paper, we propose the use of center manifold theory to compute periodic orbits in the restricted three body problem such as halo, quasi-halo, horizontal and vertical Lyapunov orbits that attract much attention to conduct space ...
Gou Nishida, Noboru Sakamoto
IFAC-PapersOnLine   49 284-289   Jan 2016
© 2016This paper proposes an optimal way of allocating collocated input-output pairs for stabilizing distributed parameter systems. We first introduce a finite-dimensional reduced model from sampled initial responses of the systems via the POD (Pr...
Takamasa Horibe, Noboru Sakamoto
IFAC-PapersOnLine   49 374-379   Jan 2016
© 2016This paper considers the problem of swing up and stabilization for the Acrobot. It is shown that stable manifold method which has been proposed for computing nonlinear optimal control is capable of designing feedback controllers for this pro...
Volodymyr Lynnyk, Noboru Sakamoto, Sergej Čelikovský
IFAC-PapersOnLine   28 257-261   Nov 2015
© 2015, IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) Hosting by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.An approach to generate the pseudo random number sequences from a single generalized Lorenz system (GLS) is proposed in this paper. New algor...
Yuuta Habaguchi, Noboru Sakamoto, Keisuke Nagata
IFAC-PapersOnLine   28 215-220   Nov 2015
© 2015, IFAG (International Federation of Automatic Control) Hosting by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.The framework for the optimal stabilization of unstable periodic orbits in nonlinear systems is proposed. First, the stable manifold method f...
Kenichi Hamaguchi, Gou Nishida, Noboru Sakamoto, Yutaka Yamamoto
IFAC-PapersOnLine   28 250-255   Oct 2015
© 2015, IFAC.This paper proposes an optimal feedback control design for the nonlinear partial differential equation of a catalytic rod in a reactor via stable manifold method. Stable manifold method provides numerical stabilizing solutions of Hami...
Toyonori Kobayakawa, Hiroshi Kawato, Kazunori Mochizuki, Noboru Sakamoto, Yuuta Habaguchi
Acta Astronautica   116 148-153   Jul 2015
© 2015 IAA. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.This paper summarizes the abort recovery strategy for future vertical landing spacecraft in case of single engine failure, by applying state-of-art non-linear control law. The abort recove...
Yoshio Umemura, Noboru Sakamoto
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology   23 1587-1593   Jul 2015
© 2014 IEEE.It is well known that slip control of lock-up clutch in automatic transmission systems is a crucial technology for improving fuel economy and driving comfort. However, plant parameters rapidly vary according to turbine speed, making th...
Masayasu Suzuki, Noboru Sakamoto
Kybernetika   54 4-19   Jan 2015
In this report, a control method for the stabilization of periodic orbits for a class of one- and two-dimensional discrete-time systems that are topologically conjugate to symbolic dynamical systems is proposed and applied to a population model in...
Yoshiki Abe, Gou Nishida, Noboru Sakamoto, Yutaka Yamamoto
Mathematical Problems in Engineering   2015    Jan 2015
© 2015 Yoshiki Abe et al.This paper proposes a systematic numerical method for designing robust nonlinear H ∞ controllers without a priori lower-dimensional approximation with respect to solutions of the Hamilton-Jacobi equations. The method ensur...
Kobayakawa T, Kawato H, Mochizuki K, Sakamoto N, Habaguchi Y.
Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC   10 7459-7464   Jan 2014   [Refereed]
Copyright © 2014 by the International Astronautical Federation.This paper summarizes the abort recovery strategy for future vertical landing spacecraft in case of single engine failure, by applying state-of-art non-linear control law. The abort re...


Noboru Sakamoto
Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences   461 221-235   Jan 2015
© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.The role of invariant manifold in nonlinear control theory is reviewed. First, stable, center-stable and center manifold algorithms to compute flows on these manifolds are presented. Next, appli...
A method for solving the Hamilton-Jacobi equation via approximation of stable manifolds
Noboru Sakamoto
Journal of the Japan Society for Simulation Technology   27(4) 221-225   Dec 2008
Synchronizing ideal turbulence and an application to communications
M. Suzuki and N. Sakamoto
IEICE Trans. on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   J92-A(11) to appear   2009
Nonlinear optimal control design for practical use - Based on invariant manifold computation
Y. Umemura and N. Sakamoto
Journal of ISCIE   57(7) 264-269   Apr 2013
Analysis and control for systems of first oder partial differential equations
M. Suzuki and N. Sakamoto
Journal of ISCIE   57(6) 248-253   Apr 2013
Representation and control of systems on the rotation group
N. Sakamoto and H. Suzuki
J. Sice   42(10) 847-852   2003
Nonlinear control -- from elimination to making use of nonlinearity
N. Sakamoto, K. Fujimoto and M. Ishikawa
42(4) 291-296   2003
A Relation between H-infinity problem and Passivity Problem
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control   31(6) 728-735   1995


Stable Manifold Method for Nonlinear Optimal Control, SICE Annual Conference 2014, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, September 12, 2014 (Plenary Lecture).
SAKAMOTO, Noboru   The Others   2014
Semi-Plenary lecture(Approximate solution method for the Hamilton-Jacobi equation based on stable manifold theory with applications), IFAC Symposium NOLCOS 2010, Italy
Sep 2010

Research Grants & Projects

Study on the Hamilton-Jacobi Equation in Nonlinear Control Theony
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Control of chaotic systems and its application
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Design theory of servo systems for nonlinear systems
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Invariant manifold theory and its application to control system desings
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Differential Geometric Nonlinear Control Theory