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

  • 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 ...
  • Introduccion a la diagnosis de fallos basada en modelos mediante aprendizaje basado en proyectos 

    Costa Castelló, Ramon; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Blesa Izquierdo, Joaquim (2016-04-01)
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    La diagnosis de fallos basada en modelos es hoy en día un campo maduro dentro de la ingeniería de control que empieza a formar parte de los planes de estudios de grado y postgrado. Sin embargo, la falta de buenos materiales ...
  • Robust fault detection of singular LPV systems with multiple time-varying delays 

    Hassanabadi, Amir Hossein; Shafiee, Masoud; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç (2016-03-01)
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    In this paper, the robust fault detection problem for LPV singular delayed systems in the presence of disturbances and actuator faults is considered. For both disturbance decoupling and actuator fault detection, an unknown ...

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