Realitzar recerca aplicada en les àrees de:
- Modelització, identificació i simulació de processos industrials continus i discontinus
- Control avan?at de sistemes dinàmics
- Eines d'optimització i satisfacció de restriccions
- Supervisió i diagnòstic de fallades en processos industrials
- Control tolerant a fallades
- ....
amb l'objectiu final d'integrar aquestes tècniques en sistemes software que permetin incrementar l'autonomia dels processos controlats.

http://futur.upc.edu/SAC

The group?s aim is to carry out applied research in the following areas: the modelling, identification and simulation of continuous and discontinuous industrial processes; the advanced control of dynamic systems; tools for optimisation and constraint satisfaction; the supervision and fault diagnosis of industrial processes and systems; fault-tolerant control; and related subjects.
The aim is to devise software applications that increase the reliability and performance of processes and systems on the basis of this research.

http://futur.upc.edu/SAC

Recent Submissions

  • Fault tolerant control of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell using Takagi-Sugeno virtual actuators 

    Rotondo, Damiano; Nejjari Akhi-Elarab, Fatiha; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç (2016-09-01)
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    In this paper, a fault tolerant control (FTC) strategy for proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells based on the use of virtual actuators and the Takagi- Sugeno (TS) approach is proposed. The overall solution relies on ...
  • Comparison of two non-linear model-based control strategies for autonomous vehicles 

    Alcalá, Eugenio; Sellart, Laura; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Quevedo Casín, Joseba Jokin; Saludes Closa, Jordi; Vázquez, David; López, Antonio (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016)
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    This paper presents the comparison of two nonlinear model-based control strategies for autonomous cars. A control oriented model of vehicle based on a bicycle model is used. The two control strategies use a model reference ...
  • Stock management in hospital pharmacy using chance-constrained model predictive control 

    Jurado, Isabel; Maestre Torreblanca, José María; Velarde, Pablo; Ocampo-Martínez, Carlos; Fernandez, Isabel; Isla Tejera, Beatriz; del Prado, José Ramón (Elsevier, 2016-05-01)
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    One of the most important problems in the pharmacy department of a hospital is stock management. The clinical needs of drugs must be satisfied with limited work labor while minimizing the use of economical resources. The ...
  • Stochastic model predictive control based on Gaussian processes applied to drinking water networks 

    Wang, Ye; Ocampo-Martínez, Carlos; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç (2016-05-16)
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    This study focuses on developing a stochastic model predictive control (MPC) strategy based on Gaussian processes (GPs) for propagating system disturbances in a receding horizon way. Using a probabilistic system representation, ...
  • Robust unknown input observer for state and fault estimation in discrete-time Takagi-Sugeno systems 

    Rotondo, Damiano; Witczak, Marcin; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Nejjari Akhi-Elarab, Fatiha; Pazera, Marcin (2016-01-01)
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    In this paper, a robust unknown input observer (UIO) for the joint state and fault estimation in discrete-time Takagi-Sugeno (TS) systems is presented. The proposed robust UIO, by applying the H-infinity framework, leads ...
  • Model-based optimal sensor placement approaches to fuel cell stack system fault diagnosis 

    Sarrate Estruch, Ramon; Nejjari Akhi-Elarab, Fatiha; Rosich Oliva, Albert (2012)
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    The problem of optimal sensor placement for FDI consists in d etermining the set of sensors that minimizes a pre-defined cost function satisfying at the same time a pre-established set of FDI specifications ...
  • Sensor placement for fault diagnosis performance maximization under budgetary constraints 

    Sarrate Estruch, Ramon; Nejjari Akhi-Elarab, Fatiha; Rosich Oliva, Albert (2012)
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    The success of any diagnosis strategy critically depends on the sensors measuring process variables. This paper presents a strategy based on diagnosability maximization for optimally locating sensors in distribution networks. ...
  • Quasi-LPV modelling and non-linear identification of a twin rotor system 

    Nejjari Akhi-Elarab, Fatiha; Rotondo, Damiano; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Innocenti, Mario (2012)
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    This paper describes the experimental identifi- cation of the parameters of the Twin Rotor MIMO System (TRMS) non-linear model using data collected from the real lab set-up. From this non-linear model, ...
  • Fault estimation and virtual sensor FTC approach for LPV systems 

    Montes de Oca, Saúl; Rotondo, Damiano; Nejjari Akhi-Elarab, Fatiha; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2011)
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    In this paper, a Fault Tolerant Control (FTC) strategy using a virtual sensor for Linear Parameter Varying (LPV) systems is proposed. The main idea of this FTC method is to reconfigure the control loop such that the nominal ...
  • Methodology for leakage isolation using pressure sensitivity analysis in water distribution networks 

    Pérez Magrané, Ramon; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Pascual Pañach, Josep; Quevedo Casín, Joseba Jokin; Landeros, E.; Peralta, Antoni (2011-07)
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    This letter proposes a phase-shifted pulse-width modulation (PS-PWM) technique for the flying capacitor (FC) multilevel converter that improves the quality of the line-to-line voltages. In traditional PS-PWM, the line-to-line ...

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