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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.   


Fast ADMM for distributed model predictive control of cooperative Waterborne AGVs


"This article proposes a distributed predictive path following controller with arrival time awareness for multiple waterborne AGVs applied to Inter Terminal Transport (ITT). The goal is to design an efficient cooperative distributed algorithm that solves local problems in parallel and minimizes an overall objective. We model the ITT problem using waterborne AGVs with independent dynamics and object..." [More...]

H. Zheng, R.R. Negenborn, G. Lodewijks. Fast ADMM for distributed model predictive control of cooperative Waterborne AGVs. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 1406-1413, July 2017.   


Centralization or decentralization: A comparative analysis of port regulation modes


"This paper studies the comparison of two kinds of port regulation modes - the centralization mode and the decentralization mode - using principal-agent theory and dynamic game theory. The optimal tariffs, port capacities and port efficiency levels under these two regulation modes are determined. The theoretical results are applied to the container terminals in Port of Shanghai in China. Sensitivit..." [More...]

S. Zheng, R.R. Negenborn. Centralization or decentralization: A comparative analysis of port regulation modes. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, vol. 69, pp. 21-40, September 2014.   


Design and control of hybrid power and propulsion systems for smart ships: A review of developments


"Power and propulsion of ships need to reduce fuel consumption and increase versatility. This paper classifies ship propulsion topologies into mechanical, electrical and hybrid propulsion, and power supply topologies into combustion, electrochemical, stored and hybrid power supply. We review opportunities and challenges of hybrid architectures and advanced control strategies that can reduce fuel c..." [More...]

R.D. Geertsma, R.R. Negenborn, K. Visser, J.J. Hopman. Design and control of hybrid power and propulsion systems for smart ships: A review of developments. Applied Energy, vol. 194, pp. 30-54, 2017. Open Access.   


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.   


Closed-loop coordination of inland vessels operations in large seaports using hybrid logic-based Benders decomposition


"This paper addresses two coordination problems that exist in the waterborne transport in large seaports, the long time of stay of inland vessels and insufficient terminal and quay crane planning with respect to their sailing schedules. A novel coordination model is proposed and tackled using logic-based Benders decomposition and Large Neighborhood Search. In addition, a closed-loop perspective is ..." [More...]

S. Li, R.R. Negenborn, G. Lodewijks. Closed-loop coordination of inland vessels operations in large seaports using hybrid logic-based Benders decomposition. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, vol. 97, pp. 1-21, January 2017.   


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