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Le quang, Thuan (author), Baldi, S. (author)

This paper establishes a novel online fault detection and identification strategy for a class of continuous piecewise affine (PWA) systems, namely, bimodal and trimodal PWA systems. The main contributions with respect to the state-of-the-art are the recursive nature of the proposed scheme and the consideration of parametric uncertainties in...

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Proskurnikov, A.V. (author), Tempo, Roberto (author)

Recent years have witnessed a significant trend towards filling the gap between Social Network Analysis (SNA) and control theory. This trend was enabled by the introduction of new mathematical models describing dynamics of social groups, the development of algorithms and software for data analysis and the tremendous progress in understanding...

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Da Fonte Lameiras, F. (author)
Filamentous fungi, especially from the genus Aspergillus, are well known for the
production of organic acids in fermentation industry. Nonetheless, in present time the competing chemical conversion routes are still more profitable, leaving space for further investigations and improvement on the biological routes.
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Anusuya Ponnusami, S. (author)
Research in the field of self-healing materials gained significant attention in the last decade owing to its promise of enhanced durability of the material components in engineering applications. Though the research has led to several successful demonstrations, extensive experimental tests will be required for a successful demonstration. Further...
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Zhang, K. (author)
Self-assembly of amphiphilic block copolymers in aqueous solution provides a versatile tool to create complex and functional micelles with various nanostructures, such as spherical, cylindrical and bilayer structures. As an important class in these structures, nanofibrillar micelles have attracted growing interest due to their unique properties...
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Zaminpardaz, S. (author), Teunissen, P.J.G. (author)

In this contribution, we present and analyze datasnooping in the context of the DIA method. As the DIA method for the detection, identification and adaptation of mismodelling errors is concerned with estimation and testing, it is the combination of both that needs to be considered. This combination is rigorously captured by the DIA estimator....

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Iychettira, K.K. (author)
The current regulatory framework under which the support schemes for Renewable energy sources specifically for electricity (RES-E) operate, is provided for by the Directive 2009/28/EC. It sets a 20% target for energy consumption, while relying on legally binding, national targets until 2020. The goal to promote RES-E, in the European context,...
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Gehrmann, T. (author)
Fungi are microorganisms whose astounding variety can be found in every conceivable ecosystem on the planet. Fungi are nutrient recyclers, playing an irreplaceable role in the carbon cycle. They grow on land and in the sea, on plants and animals and in the soil. They feed us as mushrooms, and drive our economy as bioreactors. They leaven our...
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Musa, Z.N. (author)
Accelerated sea level rise (SLR) is the most important climate change impact for coastal areas. However many coastal deltas lack necessary data for evaluation of the vulnerabilities. The Niger delta is one of the coastal areas with little data for coastal planning and management.
Use of satellite data helps bridge the data gap by providing...
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Baumgarten, K. (author), Tighe, B.P. (author)

When elastic solids are sheared, a nonlinear effect named after Poynting gives rise to normal stresses or changes in volume. We provide a novel relation between the Poynting effect and the microscopic Grüneisen parameter, which quantifies how stretching shifts vibrational modes. By applying this relation to random spring networks, a minimal...

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Kalb, N. (author)
Quantum networks promise to be the future architecture for secure communication and distributed quantum computation. This thesis describes experiments on nitrogenvacancy (NV) centres that lead towards a versatile multi-node quantum network consisting ofmulti-qubit nodes.
The NV centre in diamond is a spinful optically-active crystal defect....
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Wang, J. (author)
The expansion of microwave imaging applications in various fields proposes increasingly higher requirements (including spatial resolution, dynamic range, and signal-to-noise ratio) for microwave imaging systems. To achieve high-quality imaging, microwave imaging systems generally exploit spatial-, frequency- and polarization-diversities to probe...
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Leclercq, E.M. (author)
From the 1960s to the 1970s, a large number of Western inner cities went through a phase of severe deprivation due to both a relocation of manufacturing jobs that in turn led to a depopulation, a lack of investment and high unemployment and to suburbanisation made possible by the car. From the 1990’s, urban regeneration strategies were...
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Wilfert, P.K. (author)
The scope of this thesis was to lay the basis for a phosphate recovery technology that can be applied on sewage sludge containing iron phosphate. Such a technology should come with minimal changes to the existing sludge treatment configuration while keeping the use of chemicals or energy as small as possible. The research focused on...
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Heerema, S.J. (author)
The information that can be extracted from DNA base sequences, is important for our understanding of biology, for insights in disease, and the way we practice medicine. The technology that one uses to determine DNA-base sequences is called ‘DNA sequencing’. A portable device that enables fast and accurate sequencing, can potentially greatly...
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Florentie, L. (author)
Vortex generators (VGs) are awidespread means of passive flowcontrol, capable of yielding significant performance improvements to lift-generating surfaces (e.g. wind-turbine blades and airplane wings), by delaying boundary-layer separation. These small vanetype structures, which are typically arranged in arrays, trigger the formation of small...
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Yu, W. (author)
Blade Element Momentum (BEM) is the most important aerodynamic analysis method for wind turbines. BEM is derived assuming stationary conditions, which limits its ability to model the unsteady aerodynamic effects. This becomes increasingly relevant for the flexible blades of current large-scale turbines, and the employment of passive and active...
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Chen, C. (author)
This thesis describes the analysis, design and evaluation of front-end application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) for 3-D medical ultrasound imaging, with the focus on the receive electronics. They are specifically designed for next-generation miniature 3-D ultrasound devices, such as transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), intracardiac...
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Nadarajah, Nandakumaran (author), Khodabandeh, Amir (author), Wang, Kan (author), Choudhury, Mazher (author), Teunissen, P.J.G. (author)

Precise point positioning (PPP) and its integer ambiguity resolution-enabled variant, PPP-RTK (real-time kinematic), can benefit enormously from the integration of multiple global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). In such a multi-GNSS landscape, the positioning convergence time is expected to be reduced considerably as compared to the one...

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Onencan, A.M. (author), Enserink, B. (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
In early 2016, we designed Nzoia WeShareIt game to support joint decision-making, in a complex river basin, through policy practice in the form of water allocation trade-offs between food, energy, and nature. Nzoia WeShareIt game is a multi-player hybrid cooperation game.

This concept report is a detailed description of the Nzoia...
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