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Chimmalgi, S. (author)
Due to the ever increasing global connectivity, the demand on the fiber-optic communication infrastructure is projected to keep increasing rapidly. A major factor currently limiting transmission capacity is the fiber nonlinearity. Some researchers have suggested the application of nonlinear Fourier transforms to exploit the fiber nonlinearity...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Prins, Peter J. (author)
<b>Research question</b><br/>The topic of this dissertation is the numerical computation of the forward and inverse Non-linear Fourier Transform (NFT) for the Korteweg–de Vries equation (KdV), for sampled signals that decay sufficiently fast on both sides. With NFTs certain non-linear Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) can be solved in a way...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Piscaer, P.J. (author)
Phase aberrations in optical systems,which occur in various applications such as astronomy, microscopy and ophthalmology, degrade the quality of obtained images. The exact cause and nature of the aberrations depends on the application. In astronomy, turbulence within the Earth’s atmosphere creates fluctuations of the refractive index, leading to...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Frederik, J.A. (author)
The dissertation discusses different wind turbine control strategies that use pitch actuation to decrease the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) of wind farms. This is achieved by either mitigating the loads experienced by individual turbines, or by enhancing wake mixing in turbines located within a wind farm. The latter strategy exploits the fact...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Kazasidis, O. (author)
Fast adaptive optics and comparatively slower active optics are cornerstones of modern-day astronomy. Such systems are installed on most current large ground-based observatories in the visible or infrared and are included in the design of all future observatories. Their role is twofold; first, to compensate for astronomical seeing, and second,...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Doekemeijer, B.M. (author)
Open-loop wake steering inconsistently improves the energy yield of wind farms in field experiments in the literature. This thesis matures wind farm control technologies for power maximization in a model-based closed-loop framework towards real-world practical applicability. Firstly, open-loop wake steering is evaluated on a commercial onshore...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Mulders, S.P. (author)
In the last decades, tremendous efforts have been put in advancements of wind turbine technology by scientific research and industrial developments. One of the focal areas has been the upscaling of turbines to increase power capacity. However, by enlarging turbine sizes, the square-cube law dictates rising costs per unit of power capacity. To...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Agbana, T.E. (author)
Malaria remains an important cause of high morbidity and mortality worldwide. According to World Health Organisation (WHO) malaria report for 2017, malaria accounted for the death of 435,000 people. It is the leading cause of death among pregnant women and little children. 11% of maternal and 20% of under–five deaths are attributed to malaria...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Gong, H. (author)
This dissertation has mainly aimed at developing novel techniques, methodologies for measuring the optical field, specifically both the amplitude and phase distribution. Furthermore, we have attempted to extend their applications in the scope of optical imaging, including lensless/holographic imaging, quantitative phase imaging and the...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Doelman, R. (author)
Aberrations in optical systems, such as telescopes and microscopes, degrade the quality of the images that can be produced by these systems. For example, an object that is positioned out of focus produces a blurred image on a camera sensor and the turbulent air in the earth’s atmosphere reduces the imaging performance of telescopes. In this...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Bliek, L. (author)
Beamforming is a signal processing technique used in highly directional antennas. An array of antenna elements transmits the same signal, but with a different time delay for each element. By providing the right time delays for each antenna element, the whole array transmits a high-powered signal in one desired direction. This technique can be...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Sinquin, B. (author)
The extremely large telescopes that should see first light in coming years demand so-called adaptive optics systems to overcome the devastating effect of the atmospheric turbulence on the image quality. A sensor measures the incoming distortion of the light and is used for reshaping the latter using a deformable mirror. Processing the large...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Boersma, S. (author)
Electricity consumption is increasing on a global level. In 2017, non-renewable energy sources such as crude oil, natural gas and coal provided 76% of the required energy, while 24% came from renewable sources such as hydro, wind and solar. Non-renewable sources are finite because they do not replenish rapidly enough relative to the rate at...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Brunner, A.E. (author)
In the coming decade, a new generation of extremely large-scale ground-based astronomical telescopes will see first light. It is well known that increasing the size of the telescope aperture is only beneficial if the adaptive optics (AO) system, which compensates for turbulence-induced wavefront aberrations, scales accordingly. For the extreme...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Bijl, H.J. (author)
Wind turbines are growing bigger to becomemore cost-efficient. This does increase the severity of the vibrations that are present in the turbine blades, both due to predictable effects like wind shear and tower shadow, and due to less predictable effects like turbulence and flutter. If wind turbines are to become bigger and more cost-efficient,...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Wilding, D. (author)
The goal of this thesis, called Physical and Computational Approaches to Aberration Correction In Fluorescence Microscopy, concerns itself with the development of new techniques to control adaptive fluorescence microscopes, so that they can adapt and image with increased resolution, contrast and speed inside complex three-dimensional biological...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Gunes, Bilal (author)
doctoral thesis 2018
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Ferranti, L. (author)
In fields such as aerospace or automotive, the use of classical control methods such as PID is still significant. The presence of constraints, however, impacts on the performance of these controllers that are usually designed to avoid constraint saturation. MPC techniques are the obvious alternative to handle constraint saturation and fully...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Joosten, D.A. (author)
Current jet fighters and modern airliners are hugely complex pieces of machinery. The drawback of this complexity lies in the number of systems and subsystems that may fail for one reason or another. Given the systems complexity of aircraft it is no longer easily possible for the crew to establish what exactly has happened when these fail. This...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Verstraete, H.R.G.W. (author)
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a technique for non-invasive imaging based on low coherence interferometry. Its main application is found in ophthalmology, where it is used for 3D in vivo imaging of the cornea and the retina. OCT has evolved over the past decade as one of the most important ancillary tests in ophthalmic practice, providing...
doctoral thesis 2017
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