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  • Detection of icing and actuator faults in the longitudinal dynamics of small UAVs using an LPV proportional integral unknown input observer 

    Rotondo, Damiano; Cristofaro, Andrea; Johansen, Tor Arne; Nejjari Akhi-Elarab, Fatiha; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç (2016)
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    This paper proposes a linear parameter varying proportional integral unknown input observer (PI-UIO) for the diagnosis of actuator faults and icing in unmanned aerial vehicles. It is shown that in presence of sensor noise, ...
  • Reliability computation within an MPC health-aware framework 

    Salazar Cortés, Jean Carlo; Sarrate Estruch, Ramon; Nejjari Akhi-Elarab, Fatiha; Weber, Philipe; Theilliol, Didier (Elsevier, 2017)
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    This paper presents a comparison between two different approaches for reliability consideration within a Health-Aware Control framework which takes into account system and component reliability by means of reliability ...
  • Optimal management of barcelona water distribution network using non-linear model predictive control 

    Wang, Ye; Cembrano Gennari, Gabriela; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Urrea, Maite; Romera Formiguera, Juli; Saporta, D.; Valero, J.G.; Quevedo Casín, Joseba Jokin (2017)
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    This paper presents a non-linear optimal control strategy for the operational management of water distribution networks (WDNs) including both flow and hydraulic head/pressure constraints. The optimal operation of WDNs ...
  • Robust optimization based energy dispatch in smart grids considering simultaneously multiple uncertainties: load demands and energy prices 

    Nassourou, M; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Blesa Izquierdo, Joaquim (2017)
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    Solving the problem of energy dispatch in a heterogeneous complex system is not a trivial task. The problem becomes even more complex considering uncertainties in demands and energy prices. This paper discusses the ...
  • Economic model predictive control for energy dispatch of a smart micro-grid system 

    Nassourou, M; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Blesa Izquierdo, Joaquim; Ocampo-Martínez, Carlos (2017)
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    The problem of energy dispatch in heterogeneous complex systems such as smart grids cannot be efficiently solved using classical control or ad-hoc methods. This paper proposes the application of Economic Model Predictive ...
  • Advanced monitoring of an industrial process integrating several sources of information through a data warehouse 

    Sanz, E; Matey, J.L.; Blesa Izquierdo, Joaquim; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç (2017)
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    This paper presents a methodology and architecture for the advanced monitoring of an industrial process integrating several sources of information using a data warehouse (DW) that include as metadata datamart to cross ...
  • Fault detection and isolation in flat navigation canals 

    Segovia, Pablo; Blesa Izquierdo, Joaquim; Horvath, K; Rajaoarisoa, Lala H.; Nejjari Akhi-Elarab, Fatiha; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Duviella, Eric (2017)
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    Inland navigation networks are composed of several artificial canals that are characterized by no slope. These canals are particularly subject to resonance phenomena, which can create waves such that the navigation condition ...
  • The response of an elastic membrane to an external flow as drag enhancement technique 

    Arias Montenegro, Francisco Javier; Heras Jiménez, Salvador Augusto de las (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 2017)
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    The response of an elastic membrane to an external flow and its significance with regard to aerodynamic drag enhancement technique is discussed. It is shown that because the response of an elastic membrane to an external ...
  • The flow over a high-viscosity fluid layer as a drag enhancement technique 

    Arias Montenegro, Francisco Javier; Heras Jiménez, Salvador Augusto de las (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 2017)
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    It is well known that hydrodynamic drag reduction can be obtained by locally surround-ing an immersed solid boundary with another low viscosity-fluid resulting in a lubricating effect. In aerodynamics propulsion, this ...
  • Health-aware control of an octorotor UAV system based on actuator reliability 

    Salazar Cortés, Jean Carlo; Sanjuan Gómez, Adrián; Nejjari Akhi-Elarab, Fatiha; Sarrate Estruch, Ramon (2017)
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    A major goal in modern flight control systems is the need of improving the reliability. This work presents a reliable control approach of an octorotor UAV that allows distributing the control effort among the actuators ...
  • Optimal sensor placement for classifier-based leak localization in drinking water networks 

    Soldevila Coma, Adrià; Tornil Sin, Sebastián; Fernández Canti, Rosa M.; Blesa Izquierdo, Joaquim; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç (2016)
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    This paper presents a sensor placement method for classifier-based leak localization in Water Distribution Networks. The proposed approach consists in applying a Genetic Algorithm to decide the sensors to be used by a ...
  • Reliability importance measures for a health-aware control of drinking water networks 

    Salazar Cortés, Jean Carlo; Nejjari Akhi-Elarab, Fatiha; Sarrate Estruch, Ramon; Weber, Philipe; Theilliol, Didier (IEEE Press, 2016)
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    This work focuses on a health-aware Model Predictive Control (MPC) scheme, which aims at enhancing the availability of the system. The objective is to extend the uptime of the system by delaying, as much as possible the ...

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