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When it is carried out any movement of a gate or another mechanism of control of a canal in free surface flow, an answer of the flow can take a lot of time in being noticed in the place of the canal takes place in which it was generated the necessity to increase or to reduce the irrigation [...]

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Guaranteeing simplicity and safety is a real challenge of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), being these aspects necessary for the development of decision and control stages in highly automated vehicles. Considering that a human-centered design is generally pursued, exploring [...]

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Under the necessities of reducing emissions and air pollution, and also for increasing fuel economy, automotive companies have been developing electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Since these vehicles are parked when the batteries are being charged, it is possible to use [...]

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This paper presents a model predictive current control applied to a slow electric vehicle (EV) battery charger. Taking into account the similarities between the power converters inside the EV, it is possible to combine the battery charger and the motor driver in a single integrated [...]

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Dissertação de mestrado integrado em Engenharia Eletrónica Industrial e Computadores Nowadays, Electric Vehicles are emerging as the most sustainable alternative to support the expected rise in the number of vehicles in circulation around the world, and to reduce the impact of [...]

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This work regards the design of optimization techniques for the purposes of state estimation and control in the framework of inland waterways, often characterized by negligible bottom slopes and large time delays. The derived control-oriented model allows these issues to be handled [...]

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Navigation canals are used for transport purposes. In order to allow safe navigation the water level should be kept in a certain range around the Normal Navigation Level (NNL). The water level is disturbed by known and unknown inputs, like tributaries, municipal water flows, rain, [...]

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The operation of heavy-duty vehicles at small inter-vehicular distances, known as platoons, lowers the aerodynamic drag and, therefore, reduces fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Tests conducted on flat roads have shown the potential of platooning to reduce the fuel consumption [...]

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This thesis deals with a model predictive control framework for control design of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, where car-following tasks are under control. The framework is applied to design several autonomous and cooperative controllers and to examine the controller properties [...]