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Rapp, S. (author)
Airborne wind energy (AWE) is a novel technology that aims at accessing wind resources at higher altitudes which cannot be reached with conventional wind turbines. This technological challenge is accomplished using tethered aircraft or kites in combination with either onboard or ground-based generators. In the former case, the kinetic energy of...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Wu, L. (author)
As STT-MRAM mass production and deployment in industry is around the corner, high-quality yet cost-efficient manufacturing test solutions are crucial to ensure the required quality of products being shipped to end customers. This dissertation focuses on STT-MRAM testing, covering three abstraction levels: manufacturing defects, fault models, and...
doctoral thesis 2021
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He, Z. (author), Navneet, Kumar (author), van Dam, Wirdmer (author), Van Mieghem, P.F.A. (author)
Multimodal freight transport allows switching among different modes of transport to utilize transport facilities more efficiently. This paper proposes an approach on network modeling and robustness assessment for multimodal freight transport networks, where the nodes represent junctions, terminals and crossings, and the links represent...
journal article 2021
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Roy, S. (author), Lee, Jinoh (author), Baldi, S. (author)
This brief proposes a new adaptive-robust formulation for time-delay control (TDC) under a less-restrictive stability condition. TDC relies on estimating the unknown system dynamics via the artificial introduction of a time delay, often referred to as time-delay estimation (TDE). In conventional TDC, the estimation error, called TDE error, is...
journal article 2021
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Sun, P. (author), He, Z. (author), Kooij, R.E. (author), Van Mieghem, P.F.A. (author)
Optical networks are vulnerable to failures due to targeted attacks or large-scale disasters. The recoverability of optical networks refers to the ability of an optical network to return to a desired performance level after suffering topological perturbations such as link failures. This paper proposes a general topological approach and...
journal article 2021
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Ouyang, B. (author)
Ultrasound sensors based on integrated photonics devices provide a new solution to meet the miniaturization demand for the detection functionality of transducers. An important example is the silicon ring-resonator (RR) ultrasound sensor developed in our department. This sensor combines a small footprint with high sensitivity and a low detection...
doctoral thesis 2020
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He, Z. (author)
Network performance is determined by the interplay of underlying structures and overlying dynamic processes on networks. This thesis mainly considers two types of collective dynamics on networks, spread and transport, which are ubiquitous in our daily lives, ranging from information propagation, disease spreading, to molecular motors on...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Pan, K. (author)
The digital transformation of power systems has introduced a new challenge for robustness: cyber security threats. Motivated by the feasibility of a potent attack (e.g., the Stuxnet worm attack and the one in the hacker-caused Ukraine blackout) that it can be equipped with extensive system knowledge, vast attack resources to manipulate multiple...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Coppola, M. (author), McGuire, K.N. (author), de Wagter, C. (author), de Croon, G.C.H.E. (author)
This work presents a review and discussion of the challenges that must be solved in order to successfully develop swarms of Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) for real world operations. From the discussion, we extract constraints and links that relate the local level MAV capabilities to the global operations of the swarm. These should be taken into...
review 2020
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Marquez Calvo, O.O. (author)
The exercise of solving engineering problems that require optimisation procedures can be seriously affected by uncertain variables, resulting in potential underperforming solutions. Although this is a well-known problem, important knowledge gaps are still to be addressed. For example, concepts of robustness largely differ from study to study,...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Ghotge, R. (author), Snow, Yitzi (author), Safaei Farahani, S. (author), Lukszo, Z. (author), van Wijk, A.J.M. (author)
Scheduled charging offers the potential for electric vehicles (EVs) to use renewable energy more efficiently, lowering costs and improving the stability of the electricity grid. Many studies related to EV charge scheduling found in the literature assume perfect or highly accurate knowledge of energy demand for EVs expected to arrive after the...
journal article 2020
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Verwer, S.E. (author), Nadeem, A. (author), Hammerschmidt, C.A. (author), Bliek, L. (author), Al-Dujaili, Abdullah (author), O’Reilly, Una-May (author)
Training classifiers that are robust against adversarially modified examples is becoming increasingly important in practice. In the field of malware detection, adversaries modify malicious binary files to seem benign while preserving their malicious behavior. We report on the results of a recently held robust malware detection challenge. There...
conference paper 2020
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Roy, S. (author), Baldi, S. (author)
Available control methods for underactuated Euler–Lagrange (EL) systems rely on structure-specific constraints that may be appropriate for some systems, but restrictive for others. A generalized (structure-independent) control framework is to a large extent missing, especially in the presence of uncertainty. This paper introduces an adaptive...
journal article 2020
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Cats, O. (author), Krishnakumari, P.K. (author)
In large-scale urban agglomerations, heavy rail in the form of metro and commuter train serves as the backbone of the metropolitan public transport network. The objective of this paper is to investigate whether networks with strikingly different structure and development pattern exhibit different robustness properties in the event of random...
journal article 2020
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Bartholomew, Erin (author), Kwakkel, J.H. (author)
In recent years, a family of approaches has emerged for supporting decision-making on complex environmental problems characterized by deep uncertainties and competing priorities. Many-Objective Robust Decision Making (MORDM), Multi-scenario MORDM and. Many-Objective Robust Optimization (MORO) differ with respect to the degree to which...
journal article 2020
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Ramaswamy, K. R. (author), Fonseca, R. M. (author), Leeuwenburgh, O. (author), Siraj, M.M. (author), Van den Hof, P.M.J. (author)
We are concerned with the efficiency of stochastic gradient estimation methods for large-scale nonlinear optimization in the presence of uncertainty. These methods aim to estimate an approximate gradient from a limited number of random input vector samples and corresponding objective function values. Ensemble methods usually employ Gaussian...
journal article 2020
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Beysens, Jona (author), Wang, Q. (author), Pollin, Sofie (author)
Visible Light Communication (VLC) has attracted significant attention over the past decade. Although numerous research studies have been performed to improve the data rate of VLC links, an important fact has been largely neglected: human bodies that host VLC receivers could block their Line-of-Sight (LOS) downlinks, and thus, degrade the system...
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Caunhye, Aakil M. (author), Aydin, N.Y. (author), Duzgun, H. Sebnem (author)
Route restoration is considered to be a task of foremost priority in disaster relief. In this paper, we propose a robust optimization approach for post-disaster route restoration under uncertain restoration times. We present a novel decision rule based on restoration time ordering that yields optimal restoration sequencing and propose...
journal article 2020
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Roy, S. (author), Kosmatopoulos, Elias B. (author), Baldi, S. (author)
In the presence of unmodelled dynamics and uncertainties with no a priori constant bounds, conventional robust adaptation strategies for switched systems cannot allow the control gains of inactive subsystems to remain constant during inactive intervals: vanishing gains are typically required in order to prove bounded stability. As a...
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Moallemi, Enayat A. (author), Kwakkel, J.H. (author), de Haan, Fjalar J. (author), Bryan, Brett A. (author)
Modeling is a crucial approach for understanding the past and exploring the future of coupled human-natural systems. However, uncertainty in various forms challenges inferences from modeling results. Model-based support for decision-making has increasingly adopted an emerging exploratory approach. This approach addresses uncertainty...
journal article 2020
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