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Wang, C. (author)
doctoral thesis 2017
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Shahbazi Aghbelagh, M. (author)
doctoral thesis 2016
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Verbert, K.A.J. (author)
For many systems, like medical devices, nuclear reactors, and transportation systems, an adequate maintenance optimization approach is essential to ensure high levels of reliability and safety while keeping operational costs low. A promising approach towards this goal is condition-based maintenance, which plans maintenance only when the system...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Najafi, E. (author)
Sequential composition is an effective supervisory control method for addressing control problems in nonlinear dynamical systems. It executes a set of controllers sequentially to achieve a control specification that cannot be realized by a single controller. Sequential composition focuses on the interaction between a collection of pre-designed...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Nageshrao, S.P. (author)
Over the last couple of decades the demand for high precision and enhanced performance of physical systems has been steadily increasing. This demand often results in miniaturization and complex design, thus increasing the need for complex nonlinear control methods. Some of the state of the art nonlinear methods are stymied by the requirement of...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Cong, Z. (author)
Due to the rapid growth of human population, and jobs being distributed unevenly in different locations, daily commuting is required more than ever, which in its turn is creating a huge socio-economic issue: traffic congestion. In order to prevent, or at least to alleviate this problem, trafficmanagement and control is urgently required. This...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Grondman, I. (author)
Classical control theory requires a model to be derived for a system, before any control design can take place. This can be a hard, time-consuming process if the system is complex. Moreover, there is no way of escaping modelling errors. As an alternative approach, there is the possibility of having the system learn a controller by itself while...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Stano, P.M. (author)
A Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) is a ship that excavates sediments from the sea bottom while sailing. In situ material is excavated with a special tool called the Drag-Head, then it is hydraulically transported through a pipe to the hopper where it is temporarily stored. After the dredging is completed the collected material is...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Schuitema, E. (author)
Service robots have the potential to be of great value in households, health care and other labor intensive environments. However, these environments are typically unique, not very structured and frequently changing, which makes it difficult to make service robots robust and versatile through manual programming. Having robots learn to solve...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Simonetto, A. (author)
Mobile robots that communicate and cooperate to achieve a common task have been the subject of an increasing research interest in recent years. These possibly heterogeneous groups of robots communicate locally via a communication network and therefore are usually referred to as robotic networks. Their potential applications are diverse and...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Van Ast, J.M. (author)
The very basis of this thesis is the collective behavior of ants in colonies. Ants are an excellent example of how rather simple behavior on a local level can lead to complex behavior on a global level that is beneficial for the individuals. The key in the self-organization of ants is communication through pheromones. When an ant forages for...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Van Schagen, K.M. (author)
The drinking water in the Netherlands is of high quality and the production cost is low. This is the result of extensive research in the past decades to innovate and optimise the treatment processes. The processes are monitored and operated by motivated and skilled operators and process technologists, which leads to an operator-dependent,...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Miradi, M. (author)
The main goal of the study was to discover knowledge from data about asphalt road pavement problems to achieve a better understanding of the behavior of them and via this understanding improve pavement quality and enhance its lifespan. Four pavement problems were chosen to be investigated; raveling of Porous Asphalt Concrete (PAC), cracking of...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Lendek, Z. (author)
Many problems in decision making, control, and monitoring require that all variables of interest, usually states and parameters of the system, are known at all times. However, in practical situations, not all variables are measurable or they are not measured due to technical or economical reasons. Therefore, these variables need to be estimated...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Braaksma, J. (author)
The modern trailing suction hopper dredgers are advanced ships that are equipped with many automation systems that can be controlled with integrated computer systems from the bridge. From the operators it is expected that they generate the right set-points for all these systems. The latest ships are designed such that one operator is responsible...
doctoral thesis 2008
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Oosterom, M.L.J. (author)
doctoral thesis 2005
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Mollov, S. (author)
doctoral thesis 2002
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Roubos, J.A. (author)
doctoral thesis 2002
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