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Owen, C.C. (author)
The imminence of anthropogenic climate change has motivated a global energy transition towards sustainable power generation. Offshore wind—an important contributor to the energy transition—is expanding, not only in turbine size and number of installations, but also into regions with harsher environmental conditions. One of those conditions in...
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Dawe, Alon (author)
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Dundulis, Tomas (author)
The concept of Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP) aircraft holds great promise in achieving the goals outlined in Flightpath 2050. This involves utilizing electricity to power propellers and enhancing overall flight performance through interactions between the wings and propellers. This thesis investigates the stability and control aspects of...
master thesis 2024
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Scheepstra, Karel (author)
Multi-agent path finding (MAPF) is the task of finding non-conflicting paths for multiple agents that operate in a environment with shared resources. <br/>Finding an optimal solution quickly becomes intractable for many applications and consequently suboptimal methods are also explored extensively in literature. <br/>This work presents the...
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Broertjes, Thomas (author)
In response to the urgent need for renewable energy amidst the escalating impacts of global warming, this study delves into the forefront of wind energy research, particularly focusing on the innovative Multi-Rotor System (MRS). The MRS concept offers a promising departure from the prevailing trend of scaling up traditional turbines, instead...
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Jansen, Hidde (author)
Reinforcement Learning applied to flight control has shown to have several benefits over classical, linear flight controllers, as it eliminates the need for gain scheduling and it could provide fault-tolerance. The application to civil aviation in practice, however, is non-existent as there are multiple safety concerns. This research...
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Brouwer, Annemieke (author)
Responding rapidly to epidemic outbreaks presents significant challenges, due to resource, capacity and time limitations. Anticipatory Action (AA) is a newly emerging strategy in the field of humanitarian aid, designed to preemptively address potential crises. By taking impact-reducing actions before a disaster strikes, AA seeks to minimize...
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ten Voorde, Maarten (author)
The use of machine learning (ML), especially neural networks, in modeling control systems has shown promise, particularly for systems with complex physics. However, applying these models in safety-critical areas requires reliable verification and control synthesis methods due to their inherent complexity. Formal methods, using stochastic finite...
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Lagerwij, Sam (author)
In response to the growing demand for air travel, major airports are approaching critical thresholds in their infrastructure capacity. As the transportation sector continues to expand, it is increasingly important to address environmental concerns that arise from aspects, such as noise annoyance and fuel consumption. This paper aims to enhance...
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Brandetti, L. (author)
In urban areas, vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWTs) show promise due to their omnidirectional design, addressing challenges faced by traditional horizontal-axis turbines (HAWTs). Despite significant progress in urban VAWTs, extensive multidisciplinary research is needed to optimise their efficiency and use in such environments. <br/><br/>This...
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de Wolde, Jelmer (author)
Mobile manipulators, which combine a mobile platform with a robotic arm, are versatile robots that can be used for a variety of tasks like logistic pick-and-placing, manufacturing or assembly. Compliant control for mobile manipulators could improve the safety of the users sharing their workspace with these robots. The two general methods of...
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Ministeru, Alexandra (author)
Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWTs) pave the way to accessing deep water regions with abundant wind resources that are unreachable to bottom-fixed turbines. This technology is not widely deployed due to the increased cost of producing energy. A suitable control strategy can improve the power quality and extend the lifespan of the FOWT,...
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Bink, Kiki (author)
Facing the critical challenge of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the maritime industry, this thesis explores the potential of smart control systems using Reinforcement Learning (RL) for autonomous sailing. Traditional controls for sailing fall short in navigating the complex, dynamic conditions of maritime environments. RL has shown...
master thesis 2024
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Burgers, Piene (author)
Given the building sector's significant impact on energy consumption and CO2 emissions, there is a clear need for a sustainable solution. Here, smart building technologies are emerging as a promising response, as they offer the potential to improve operational efficiency while reducing environmental impact. However, the development of smart...
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Hazelaar, Sander (author)
New insights into the landing behavior of bumblebees show an adaptive strategy where the optical flow expansion of the landing target is step-wise regulated. In this article, the potential benefits of this approach are studied by replicating the landing experiment with a quadrotor. To this end, an open-loop switching method is developed,...
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Panichi, Edoardo (author)
In this thesis, we introduce a novel approach aimed at enhancing the jumping and landing capabilities of quadruped robots. Our method integrates both model-based and model-free strategies and features a behavioral cloning framework designed to reduce computational delays often encountered in trajectory optimization.<br/><br/>Initially, we build...
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Mckenzie, Max (author)
Haptic shared controllers (HSCs) are a promising solution to prevent human over-reliance on automation during tasks such as car driving. However, research has shown that if the HSC is tuned incorrectly, then there is a risk of haptic conflicts between the human and HSC. To address this challenge, this paper presents the design and implementation...
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Berjaoui Tahmaz, Amin (author)
This paper presents a hierarchical reinforcement learning framework for efficient robotic manipulation in sequential contact tasks. We leverage this hierarchical structure to sequentially execute behavior primitives with variable stiffness control capabilities for contact tasks. Our proposed approach relies on three key components: an action...
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Kaushal, Janki (author)
This research evaluates various linear quadratic control techniques, with a particular focus on loop transfer recovery methods, to enhance the safety and robustness of flight control systems. It aims to address the limitations of classical control strategies in managing complex, multivariable systems by implementing advanced recovery mechanisms....
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Snijders, Daan (author)
With its 500.000 flights per year, Schiphol Airport is one of the busiest airports in Europe. Efficient runway use is vital for a smooth day-to-day operation. This paper investigates the new runway scheduler at Schiphol Airport, also referred to as the Departure Manager (DMAN). The new DMAN is built for a better utilisation of the outbound...
master thesis 2024
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