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Predictive path following with arrival time awareness for waterborne AGVs


"Large ports are seeking innovative logistical ways to improve their competitiveness worldwide. This article proposes waterborne AGVs, inspired by conventional AGVs and Autonomous Surface Vessels, for transport over water. A predictive path following with arrival time awareness controller is proposed for such waterborne AGVs. The controller is able to achieve smooth tracking and energy efficiency w..." [More...]

H. Zheng, R.R. Negenborn, G. Lodewijks. Predictive path following with arrival time awareness for waterborne AGVs. Transportation Research Part C, vol. 70, pp. 214-237, September 2016.   


Supervisory nonlinear MPC for emergency voltage control using pattern search


"The design of a higher-layer controller using model predictive control (MPC) is considered. The higher-layer controller uses MPC to determine set-points for controllers in a lower control layer. In this paper the use of an object-oriented model of the system for making predictions is proposed. When employing such an object-oriented prediction model the MPC problem is a nonlinear, non-smooth optimi..." [More...]

R.R. Negenborn, S. Leirens, B. De Schutter, J. Hellendoorn. Supervisory nonlinear MPC for emergency voltage control using pattern search. Control Engineering Practice, vol. 17, no. 7, pp. 841-848, July 2009.   


Autonomous surface vessels in ports: Applications, technology and port infrastructures


"Autonomous Surface Vessels (ASVs) have various applications in the marine sector. However, considerable challenges need to be met before in-tegrating the applications in the current environment. Moreover, infrastructures in ports and waterways need to be upgraded to satisfy the requirements for ASV applications. To have an insight into the potential of ASVs in ports, we analyze the applications of..." [More...]

A. Devaraju, L. Chen, R.R. Negenborn. Autonomous surface vessels in ports: Applications, technology and port infrastructures. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computational Logistics (ICCL 2018), Vietri sul Mare, Italy, pp. 85-105, October 2018.   


Robust distributed predictive control of waterborne AGVs - a cooperative and cost-effective approach


"Waterborne Autonomous Guided Vessels (waterborne AGVs) moving over open waters experience environmental uncertainties. This paper proposes a novel cost-effective robust distributed control approach for waterborne AGVs. The overall system is uncertain and has independent subsystem dynamics but coupling objectives and state constraints. Waterborne AGVs determine their actions in a parallel way, whil..." [More...]

H. Zheng, R.R. Negenborn, G. Lodewijks. Robust distributed predictive control of waterborne AGVs - a cooperative and cost-effective approach. IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, vol. 48, no. 8, pp. 2449-2461, August 2018.   


Efficient multi-scenario model predictive control for water resources management with ensemble streamflow forecasts


"Model Predictive Control (MPC) is one of the most advanced real-time control techniques that has been widely applied to water resources management (WRM). MPC can manage the water system in a holistic manner and has a flexible structure to incorporate specific elements, such as setpoints and constraints. Therefore, MPC has shown its versatile performance in many branches of WRM. Nonetheless, with t..." [More...]

X. Tian, R.R. Negenborn, P.J. van Overloop, J.M. Maestre, A. Sadowska, N. van de Giesen. Efficient multi-scenario model predictive control for water resources management with ensemble streamflow forecasts. Advances in Water Resources, vol. 109, pp. 58-68, 2017.   


Towards quality-aware control of perishable goods in synchromodal transport networks


"Innovative technological developments are leading to smart ways for producing food more efficiently and of higher quality. Nevertheless, lots of perishable goods are wasted because of inefficiencies during the subsequent transport process. The amount of wastage could be reduced via better planning and control of transport activities. Perishable goods logistics can be better supported by real-time ..." [More...]

X. Lin, R.R. Negenborn, G. Lodewijks. Towards quality-aware control of perishable goods in synchromodal transport networks. In Proceedings of the 5th IFAC Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation for Agriculture (IFAC AgriControl 2016), Seattle, Washington, pp. 132-137, August 2016.   


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