Emmanuele Serra

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SUMMARY This paper describes a new industrial case on automation, for large-scale systems with high environmental impact: the mining ventilation control systems. Ventilation control is essential for the operation of a mine in terms of safety (CO and NO x regulation) and energy optimization. We first discuss a novel regulation architecture, highlighting the(More)
A Multi-hop Control Network (MCN) consists of a plant where the communication between sensor, actuator and computational unit is supported by a wireless multi-hop communication network, and data flow is performed using scheduling and routing of sensing and actuation data. We address the problem of characterizing controllability and observability of a MCN,(More)
A major problem in control over wireless networks is conceiving a joint control and communication system design to optimize a given cost function. To solve this problem we have recently proposed a theoretical framework based on the Platform Based Design (PBD). The first step consists in mapping control specifications onto communication network(More)
We address a wireless networked control problem for a mine ventilation system. Ventilation control is essential for the control of the operation of a mine for safety and energy optimization. The main control objective is to guarantee safety of the closed loop system. This test-case is simple enough to be computationally tractable, and yet it exposes the(More)
PEV (Plug-in Electric Vehicle) charging control is important due to the fact that the unregulated charging can have a great impact on current power grid system. This paper concerns the PEV charging control for a case study of a shopping center parking lot. A queuing model is used to predict the temporal evolution of the number of PEVs in the parking lot.(More)
This work should concentrate on developing a tool able to detect runaway conditions in a batch reactor and act on the reactor to recover a safer condition. Parallel Kalman filters are implemented, corresponding to some possible models that potentially can describe the system (i.e. parallel or consecutive reactions). Acting over each one of the filters, the(More)
— A Multi-hop Control Network (MCN) consists of a plant where the communication between sensors, actuators and computational unit is supported by a wireless multi-hop communication network, and data flow is performed using scheduling and routing of sensing and actuation data. We characterize the problem of detecting the failure of links of the radio(More)
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