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See detailCollective motion, sensor networks, and ocean sampling
Leonard, Naomi Ehrich; Paley, Derek; Lekien, François et al

in Proceedings of the IEEE (2007), 95(1), 48-74

This paper addresses the design of mobile sensor networks for optimal data collection. The development is strongly motivated by the application to adaptive ocean sampling for an autonomous ocean observing ... [more ▼]

This paper addresses the design of mobile sensor networks for optimal data collection. The development is strongly motivated by the application to adaptive ocean sampling for an autonomous ocean observing and prediction system. A performance metric, used to derive optimal paths for the network of mobile sensors, defines the optimal data set as one which minimizes error in a model estimate of the sampled field. Feedback control laws are presented that stably coordinate sensors on structured tracks that have been optimized over a minimal set of parameters. Optimal, closed-loop solutions are computed in a number of low-dimensional cases to illustrate the methodology. Robustness of the performance to the influence of a steady flow field on relatively slow-moving mobile sensors is also explored. [less ▲]

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See detailStudy of ventricular interaction during pulmonary embolism using clinical identification in a minimum cardiovascular system model.
Desaive, Thomas ULg; Ghuysen, Alexandre ULg; Lambermont, Bernard ULg et al

in Proceedings of the IEEE (2007)

Cardiovascular disturbances are difficult to diagnose and treat because of the large range of possible underlying dysfunctions combined with regulatory reflex mechanisms that can result in conflicting ... [more ▼]

Cardiovascular disturbances are difficult to diagnose and treat because of the large range of possible underlying dysfunctions combined with regulatory reflex mechanisms that can result in conflicting clinical data. Thus, medical professionals often rely on experience and intuition to optimize hemodynamics in the critically ill. This paper combines an existing minimal cardiovascular system model with an extended integral based parameter identification method to track the evolution of induced pulmonary embolism in porcine data. The model accounts for ventricular interaction dynamics and is shown to predict an increase in the right ventricle expansion index and a decrease in septum volume consistent with known physiological response to pulmonary embolism. The full range of hemodynamic responses was captured with mean prediction errors of 4.1% in the pressures and 3.1% in the volumes for 6 sets of clinical data. Pulmonary resistance increased significantly with the onset of embolism in all cases, as expected, with the percentage increase ranging from 89.98% to 261.44% of the initial state. These results are an important first step towards model-based cardiac diagnosis in the Intensive Care Unit. [less ▲]

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See detailVoltage Instability: Phenomena, Countermeasures, and Analysis Methods
Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg

in Proceedings of the IEEE (2000), 88(2), 208-227

A power system may be subject to (rotor) angle, frequency or voltage instability. Voltage instability takes on the form of a dramatic drop of transmission system voltages, which may lead to system ... [more ▼]

A power system may be subject to (rotor) angle, frequency or voltage instability. Voltage instability takes on the form of a dramatic drop of transmission system voltages, which may lead to system disruption. During the past two dàcades it has become a major threat for the operation of many systems and, in the prevailing open access erwironment, it is a factor leading to limit power transfers. The objective of this paper is to describe voltage instability phenomena, to enumerate preventive and curative countermeasures, and to present in a unified and coherent way various computer analysis methods used or proposed. [less ▲]

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See detailModel-Based Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) System for Forwardlooking Groundbased and Airborne Imaging Laser Radars (LADAR)
Verly, Jacques ULg; Delanoy, Richard L.

in Proceedings of the IEEE (1996), 84(2), 126-163

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