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Intelligent Freight Transportation

Intelligent Freight Transportation Author Petros A. Ioannou
ISBN-10 0849307740
Release 2008-03-24
Pages 344
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Increasing capacity at ports and goods movement in the supply chain in general, while also satisfying environmental, economic, political, labor union, and other constraints is, arguably, the greatest challenge of modern transportation. With space at a premium and costs through the roof, it is increasingly obvious that the traditional solutions are not feasible in the short- or even medium-term. However, advances in information technology, telecommunications, data management, and computation tools, coupled with recent research in systems optimization and control, may provide promising new approaches.



Lighter than Air Robots

Lighter than Air Robots Author Yasmina Bestaoui Sebbane
ISBN-10 9400726635
Release 2011-11-15
Pages 254
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An aerial robot is a system capable of sustained flight with no direct human control and able to perform a specific task. A lighter than air robot is an aerial robot that relies on the static lift to balance its own weight. It can also be defined as a lighter than air unmanned aerial vehicle or an unmanned airship with sufficient autonomy. Lighter than air systems are particularly appealing since the energy to keep them airborne is small. They are increasingly considered for various tasks such as monitoring, surveillance, advertising, freight carrier, transportation. This book familiarizes readers with a hierarchical decoupled planning and control strategy that has been proven efficient through research. It is made up of a hierarchy of modules with well defined functions operating at a variety of rates, linked together from top to bottom. The outer loop, closed periodically, consists of a discrete search that produces a set of waypoints leading to the goal while avoiding obstacles and weighed regions. The second level smoothes this set so that the generated paths are feasible given the vehicle's velocity and accelerations limits. The third level generates flyable, timed trajectories and the last one is the tracking controller that attempts to minimize the error between the robot measured trajectory and the reference trajectory. This hierarchy is reflected in the structure and content of the book. Topics treated are: Modelling, Flight Planning, Trajectory Design and Control. Finally, some actual projects are described in the appendix. This volume will prove useful for researchers and practitioners working in Robotics and Automation, Aerospace Technology, Control and Artificial Intelligence.



Intelligent Diagnosis and Prognosis of Industrial Networked Systems

Intelligent Diagnosis and Prognosis of Industrial Networked Systems Author Chee Khiang Pang
ISBN-10 9781351833493
Release 2017-07-28
Pages 332
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In an era of intense competition where plant operating efficiencies must be maximized, downtime due to machinery failure has become more costly. To cut operating costs and increase revenues, industries have an urgent need to predict fault progression and remaining lifespan of industrial machines, processes, and systems. An engineer who mounts an acoustic sensor onto a spindle motor wants to know when the ball bearings will wear out without having to halt the ongoing milling processes. A scientist working on sensor networks wants to know which sensors are redundant and can be pruned off to save operational and computational overheads. These scenarios illustrate a need for new and unified perspectives in system analysis and design for engineering applications. Intelligent Diagnosis and Prognosis of Industrial Networked Systems proposes linear mathematical tool sets that can be applied to realistic engineering systems. The book offers an overview of the fundamentals of vectors, matrices, and linear systems theory required for intelligent diagnosis and prognosis of industrial networked systems. Building on this theory, it then develops automated mathematical machineries and formal decision software tools for real-world applications. The book includes portable tool sets for many industrial applications, including: Forecasting machine tool wear in industrial cutting machines Reduction of sensors and features for industrial fault detection and isolation (FDI) Identification of critical resonant modes in mechatronic systems for system design of R&D Probabilistic small-signal stability in large-scale interconnected power systems Discrete event command and control for military applications The book also proposes future directions for intelligent diagnosis and prognosis in energy-efficient manufacturing, life cycle assessment, and systems of systems architecture. Written in a concise and accessible style, it presents tools that are mathematically rigorous but not involved. Bridging academia, research, and industry, this reference supplies the know-how for engineers and managers making decisions about equipment maintenance, as well as researchers and students in the field.



End to End Adaptive Congestion Control in TCP IP Networks

End to End Adaptive Congestion Control in TCP IP Networks Author Christos N. Houmkozlis
ISBN-10 9781439840580
Release 2012-04-24
Pages 332
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This book provides an adaptive control theory perspective on designing congestion controls for packet-switching networks. Relevant to a wide range of disciplines and industries, including the music industry, computers, image trading, and virtual groups, the text extensively discusses source-oriented, or end-to-end, congestion control algorithms. The book empowers readers with clear understanding of the characteristics of packet-switching networks and their effects on system stability and performance. It provides schemes capable of controlling congestion and fairness and presents real-world applications to demonstrate the modeling and control techniques.



Classical Feedback Control

Classical Feedback Control Author Boris Lurie
ISBN-10 9781439897461
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 564
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This second edition textbook describes the design and implementation of high-performance feedback controllers for engineering systems. It emphasizes the frequency-domain design and methods based on Bode integrals, loop shaping, and nonlinear dynamic compensation. The authors include many problems and offer practical applications, illustrations, and plots with MATLAB simulation and design examples. This text contains homework problems accompanied by actual solutions. Examples include case studies and real-world situations.



The Future of Automated Freight Transport

The Future of Automated Freight Transport Author J. W. Konings
ISBN-10 1781956650
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 324
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This book explores the many challenges faced by the development and implementation of automated freight transport systems. It offers a unique overview of current applications, developments and future perspectives. The subject of automation is not covered extensively in the existing literature on freight transport and this book aims to fill the gap.



Mechatronics Series I Intelligent Transportation Vehicles

Mechatronics Series I   Intelligent Transportation Vehicles Author Max Suell Dutra
ISBN-10 9781608050819
Release 2011-09-09
Pages 184
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Intelligent transportation vehicles brings the latest advances and developments in intelligent vehicles to readers on the basis of their significance and quality. Wider dissemination of research developments will stimulate more exchanges and collaborations among the research community and contribute to further advancement of this rapidly growing field. This Ebook series includes key contributions presented by different researchers. These contributions represent a wide coverage of the state-of-the-art and the emerging research directions in intelligent transportation vehicles. (A cura dell'editore).



Clean Mobility and Intelligent Transport Systems

Clean Mobility and Intelligent Transport Systems Author Michele Fiorini
ISBN-10 9781849198950
Release 2015-06
Pages 464
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This book provides an important overview of current topics in intelligent transport systems and clean mobility. Edited by two experts in the field, this book covers the full spectrum of transport from land to sea and aircraft, and includes some research from the economic and human sciences. Clean Mobility and Intelligent Transport Systems covers topics including ICT for intelligent public transport systems; ITS and freight transport; steel and the green cars initiative; cooperative collision warning for vehicles; electronic toll collection systems; multi-sensor maritime surveillance; and aeronautical air-ground communications.



Soft Computing in Advanced Robotics

Soft Computing in Advanced Robotics Author Yong-Tae Kim
ISBN-10 9783319055732
Release 2014-07-08
Pages 115
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Intelligent system and robotics are inevitably bound up; intelligent robots makes embodiment of system integration by using the intelligent systems. We can figure out that intelligent systems are to cell units, while intelligent robots are to body components. The two technologies have been synchronized in progress. Making leverage of the robotics and intelligent systems, applications cover boundlessly the range from our daily life to space station; manufacturing, healthcare, environment, energy, education, personal assistance, logistics. This book aims at presenting the research results in relevance with intelligent robotics technology. We propose to researchers and practitioners some methods to advance the intelligent systems and apply them to advanced robotics technology. This book consists of 10 contributions that feature mobile robots, robot emotion, electric power steering, multi-agent, fuzzy visual navigation, adaptive network-based fuzzy inference system, swarm EKF localization and inspection robot. This edition is published in original, peer reviewed contributions covering from initial design to final prototypes and authorization.



Linear Synchronous Motors

Linear Synchronous Motors Author Jacek F. Gieras
ISBN-10 9781351833448
Release 2018-04-20
Pages 520
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Considered to be the first book devoted to the subject, Linear Synchronous Motors: Transportation and Automation Systems, Second Edition evaluates the state of the art, demonstrating the technological innovations that are improving the design, construction, and performance of modern control systems. This new edition not only illustrates the development of linear synchronous motor drives, but it also discusses useful techniques for selecting a motor that will meet the specific requirements of linear electrical drives. New Features for the Second Edition: Several updated and expanded sections, as well as two new chapters on FEM Even more numerical examples, calculations, and mathematical models Broadened target audience that includes researchers, scientists, students, and more Evaluating trends and practical techniques for achieving optimal system performance, the authors showcase ready-to-implement solutions for common roadblocks in this process. The book presents fundamental equations and calculations used to determine and evaluate system operation, efficiency, and reliability, with an exploration of modern computer-aided design of linear synchronous motors, including the finite element approach. It covers topics such as linear sensors and stepping motors, magnetic levitation systems, elevators, and factory automation systems. It also features case studies on flat PM, tubular PM, air-cored, and hybrid linear synchronous motors, as well as 3D finite element method analysis of tubular linear reluctance motors, and linear oscillatory actuators. With such an exceptional presentation of practical tools and conceptual illustrations, this volume is an especially powerful resource. It will benefit readers from all walks by providing numerical examples, models, guidelines, and diagrams to help develop a clear understanding of linear synchronous motor operations, characteristics, and much more.



ICCTP 2011

ICCTP 2011 Author Yafeng Yin
ISBN-10 9780784411865
Release 2011-06-23
Pages 3038
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Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference of Chinese Transportation Professionals, held in Nanjing, China, August 14?17, 2011. Organized by Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA); Southeast University. Sponsored by the Transportation & Development Institute of ASCE; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). This collection contains 434 peer-reviewed papers discussing critical transportation issues, sharing experience in transportation research and development, and exchanging ideas for future transportation studies. Topics include: transportation policy and economics; transportation planning and modeling; traffic operations, management, and control; intelligent transportation systems (ITS); traffic safety and emergency response; transportation and sustainability; transit and rail systems; transportation infrastructure design and construction; pavement and materials engineering, and highway maintenance; logistics and freight transportation; vehicle technologies; and water transportation and aviation. These papers are a valuable source of the-state-of-art research in transportation science and engineering and will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, and students of transportation engineering.



CICTP 2012

CICTP 2012 Author Fang "Clara" Fang, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 0784412448
Release 2012-07-30
Pages 3665
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Autonomous Driving

Autonomous Driving Author Markus Maurer
ISBN-10 9783662488478
Release 2016-05-21
Pages 706
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This book takes a look at fully automated, autonomous vehicles and discusses many open questions: How can autonomous vehicles be integrated into the current transportation system with diverse users and human drivers? Where do automated vehicles fall under current legal frameworks? What risks are associated with automation and how will society respond to these risks? How will the marketplace react to automated vehicles and what changes may be necessary for companies? Experts from Germany and the United States define key societal, engineering, and mobility issues related to the automation of vehicles. They discuss the decisions programmers of automated vehicles must make to enable vehicles to perceive their environment, interact with other road users, and choose actions that may have ethical consequences. The authors further identify expectations and concerns that will form the basis for individual and societal acceptance of autonomous driving. While the safety benefits of such vehicles are tremendous, the authors demonstrate that these benefits will only be achieved if vehicles have an appropriate safety concept at the heart of their design. Realizing the potential of automated vehicles to reorganize traffic and transform mobility of people and goods requires similar care in the design of vehicles and networks. By covering all of these topics, the book aims to provide a current, comprehensive, and scientifically sound treatment of the emerging field of “autonomous driving".



Transport and Distribution

Transport and Distribution Author Don Benson
ISBN-10 9781483141008
Release 2013-10-22
Pages 286
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Transport and Distribution: Made Simple introduces the whole field of transport and physical distribution practiced in the 1970s. This book discusses the transport in the framework of production, components of a transport system, characteristics of different ways, and effect of traffic characteristics on terminals. The principles in the design of units of carriage, motive power at sea, and outline of the distribution process are also elaborated. This compilation likewise covers the documents for road haulage operations, development of the common transport policy, and control of rail transport. This text provides a wide range of examination syllabuses at an intermediate and higher level, covering the introductory syllabuses of the Chartered Institute of Transport and the Institute of Traffic Administration. This publication is ideal for H.N.C., H.N.D., and CNAA degree students majoring in transport option, as well as sociology students considering the impact of transport on the environment.



New Trends in Distribution Logistics

New Trends in Distribution Logistics Author M. Grazia Speranza
ISBN-10 9783642585685
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 319
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The globalization of markets has reinforced the interest in logistics. A constantly raising level of competition among companies stresses the need for improved logistic processes, in terms of cost reduction and increased service level. The book covers the main problems of distribution logistics: network design and location problems, tactical and operational planning of transport, internal logistics, and inventory management. The book contains a rigorous methodological approach with an emphasis on practical problems. Two survey papers provide references and open problems.



Computational Logistics

Computational Logistics Author Francesco Corman
ISBN-10 9783319242644
Release 2015-09-18
Pages 752
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computational Logistics, ICCL 2015, held in Delft, The Netherlands, in September 2015. The 50 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book. They are organized in topical sections entitled: transport over ground, transport over water, international coordination within a system, external coordination among systems.



Transport Infrastructure and Systems

Transport Infrastructure and Systems Author Gianluca Dell'Acqua
ISBN-10 9781315281889
Release 2017-03-16
Pages 1154
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Transport Infrastructure Asset management in transport infrastructure, financial viability of transport engineering projects/ Life cycle Cost Analysis, Life-Cycle Assessment and Sustainability Assessment of transport infrastructure/ Infrastructures financing and pricing with equity appraisal, operation optimization and energy management/ Low-Volume roads: planning, maintenance, operations, environmental and social issues/ Public-Private Partnership (PPP) experience in transport infrastructure in different countries and economic conditions/ Airport Pavement Management Systems, runway design and maintenance/ Port maintenance and development issues, technology relating to cargo handling, landside access, cruise operations/ Infrastructure Building Information Modelling (I-BIM) / Pavement design and innovative bituminous materials/ Recycling and re-use in road pavements, environmentally sustainable technologies/ Stone pavements, ancient roads and historic railways/ Cementitious stabilization of materials used in the rehabilitation of transportation infrastructure. Transport Systems Sustainable transport and the environment protection including green vehicles/ Urban transport, land use development, spatial and transport planning/ Bicycling, bike, bike-sharing systems, cycling mobility/ Human factor in transport systems/ Intelligent Mobility: emerging technologies to enable the smarter movement of people and goods/Airport landside: access roads, parking facilities, terminal facilities, aircraft apron and the azdjacent taxiway/ Transportation policy, planning and design, modelling and decision making/ Transport economics, finance and pricing issues, optimization problems, equity appraisal/ Road safety impact assessments, road safety audits, the management of road network safety and safety inspections/ Tunnels and underground structures: preventing incidents-accidents mitigating their effects for both people and goods/ Traffic flow characteristics, traffic control devices, work zone traffic control, highway capacity and quality of service/ Track-vehicle interactions in railway systems, capacity analysis of railway networks/ Risk assessment and safety in air and railway transport, reliability aspects/ Maritime transport and inland waterways transport research/ Intermodal freight transport: terminals and logistics.