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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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Okur, Ö. (author), Voulis, N. (author), Heijnen, P.W. (author), Lukszo, Z. (author)
The high level of uncertainty of renewable energy sources generation creates differences between electricity supply and demand, endangering the reliable operation of the power system. Demand response has gained significant attention as a means to cope with uncertainty of renewable energy sources. Demand response of residential and service...
journal article 2019
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Valério, D.P.M.O. (author), Saikumar, N. (author), Ahmadi Dastjerdi, A. (author), Karbasizadeh Esfahani, N. (author), Hossein Nia Kani, S.H. (author)
A controller with the frequency response of a complex order derivative may have a gain that decreases with frequency, while the phase increases. This behaviour may be desirable to ensure simultaneous rejection of high-frequency noise and robustness to variations of the open-loop gain. Implementations of such complex order controllers found in...
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Cabrall, C.D.D. (author)
This PhD thesis document is a collection of several of my published (and submitted) peer review journal articles from underneath the Human Factors of Automated Driving (HF Auto, PITN-GA-2013-605817) seventh framework program (FP7) of the European Commission. The topics include: human factors, automotive road safety, autonomous/automated driving...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Wang, X. (author)
The swift growth of air traffic volume stresses the importance of flight safety enhancement. Statistical data shows that fly-by-wire technology with automatic flight control systems can effectively reduce the fatal accident rate of loss of control in-flight. Although the dynamics of an aircraft are nonlinear and time-varying, it is common...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Fu, W. (author)
At present, the rapid development of automation technologies allows robots remarkable precision and endurance, as well as the strength in accomplishing repetitive tasks. Despite this, manual control is still indispensable in many domains where robots and humans play complementary roles, as humans demonstrate superior competence in improvisation...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Lemus Perez, D.S. (author)
Over the past few decades, there has been an increasing trend in the development of wearable robotics for rehabilitation and human augmentation. Although most such devices have been envisioned and realized to extend human capabilities, they do not primarily target balance control. For a wide range of physiotherapy recipients, impaired balance,...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Khodadadian, F. (author)
Photocatalysis involves the absorption of photons by a semiconductor to enhance chemical reactions. Examples of important applications include the degradation of hazardous chemicals, reduction of carbon dioxide to valuable chemicals and (partial) oxidation of hydrocarbons. Despite many successful demonstrations of this technology at lab-scale,...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Lancelot, P.M.G.J. (author), De Breuker, R. (author)
In this paper, a methodology is presented to size an aircraft wing-box accounting for steady and dynamic loads combined with active control. Several aerodynamic corrections are used and benchmarked to ensure a consistent level of fidelity during the load analysis. Reduced order models (ROM) of the aircraft movables, gust loads and maneuvers...
conference paper 2019
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Xu, J. (author)
This PhD thesis considers the development of optimization and model-based control techniques for max-plus linear (MPL) and continuous piecewise affine (PWA) systems. The three main topics investigated in this thesis are as follows: 1. Optimistic optimization and planning for model-based control of MPL systems; 2. Optimistic optimization for MPC...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Kramer, F.C. (author)
Worldwide population growth, water scarcity, and climate change contribute to an urgent need for alternative water sources for irrigation water, industry water, and, in some countries even, drinking water. The implementation of municipal sewage reclamation is an upcoming trend in water treatment. The use of municipal sewage has the advantage of...
doctoral thesis 2019
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di Biase, M. (author), Bruntink, Magiel (author), van Deursen, A. (author), Bacchelli, A. (author)
Background: Code review is a cognitively demanding and time-consuming process. Previous qualitative studies hinted at how decomposing change sets into multiple yet internally coherent ones would improve the reviewing process. So far, literature provided no quantitative analysis of this hypothesis.
Aims: (1) Quantitatively measure the effects...
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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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The International Symposium on Aviation Psychology is convened for the purposes of: presenting the latest research on human performance problems and opportunities within aviation systems; envisioning design solutions that best utilize human capabilities for creating safe and efficient aviation systems; and bringing together scientists, research...
conference 2019
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Liao, Wenjun (author), Guan, Guanghua (author), Tian, X. (author)
In the open channel control algorithm, good feed-forward controllers will reduce the transition time of the canal and improve performance. Feedforward control algorithms based on active storage compensation are greatly affected by delay time. However, there is no literature comparing the three most commonly used algorithms, namely volume step...
journal article 2019
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Sánchez-Arriaga, Gonzalo (author), Pastor-Rodríguez, Alejandro (author), Sanjurjo-Rivo, Manuel (author), Schmehl, R. (author)
A parallelized flight simulator for the dynamic analysis of airborne wind energy (AWE) systems for ground- and fly-generation configurations is presented. The mechanical system comprises a kite or fixed-wing drone equipped with rotors and linked to the ground by a flexible tether. The time-dependent control vector of the simulator mimics real...
journal article 2019
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Stefani, D. (author)
This dissertation concerns transport measurements in single-molecule junctions using the mechanically controlled break junction (MCBJ) technique. It describes various aspects that play a role in charge transport through single molecules, in order to develop the necessary knowledge to ultimately develop electronic devices based on intrinsic...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Alavi, F. (author)
In this thesis, we design control algorithms for power scheduling of a fleet of fuel cell cars in a microgrid. Fuel cell cars are a relatively new type of vehicles. The driving force of these cars comes from an electrical motor and in order to generate the required electricity for the operation of the motor, the vehicle is equipped with a fuel...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Sunil, E. (author)
The current system of Air Traffic Control (ATC) relies on a centralized control architecture. At its core, this system is heavily dependent on manual intervention by human Air Traffic Controllers (ATCos) to ensure safe operations. The capacity of this system is, therefore, closely tied to the maximum workload that can be tolerated by ATCos....
doctoral thesis 2019
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Evans, Michael (author), Tindemans, S.H. (author), Angeli, David (author)
This paper considers the optimal dispatch of energy-constrained heterogeneous storage units to maximise securityof supply. A policy, requiring no knowledge of the future, ispresented and shown to minimise unserved energy during supply-shortfall events, regardless of the supply and demand profiles.It is accompanied by a graphical means to rapidly...
journal article 2019
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