Gerard Smit

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  • Hasan Sözer, Ir A J Mouthaan, M Ak¸sit, B Tekinerdo, J Broenink, Ir A Van Gemund +7 others
" The more you know, the more you realize you know nothing. "-Socrates Acknowledgements When I was a M.Sc. student at Bilkent University, I have met with Bedir Tekin-erdo˘ gan. He was a visiting assistant professor there at that time. Towards the end of my M.Sc. studies, he has notified me about the vacancy for a Ph.D. position at the University of Twente.(More)
—This paper presents the Adaptive Wireless Networking (AWGN) project. The project aims to develop methods and technologies that can be used to design efficient adaptable and reconfigurable mobile terminals for future wireless communication systems. An overview of the activities in the project is given. Furthermore our vision on adaptivity in wireless(More)
— In this paper an overview of the EU-FP6 " Smart Chips for Smart Surroundings " (4S) [7] project is given. The overall mission of the 4S project is to define and develop efficient (ultra low-power), flexible, reconfigurable core building blocks, including the supporting tools, for future ambient systems. Dynamic reconfiguration offers the flexibility and(More)
Biologically-inspired packet switched network on chip (NoC) based hardware spiking neural network (SNN) architectures have been proposed as an embedded computing platform for classification, estimation and control applications. Storage of large synaptic connectivity (SNN topology) information in SNNs require large distributed on-chip memory, which poses(More)
— The design for a new type of non-volatile mass storage memory is discussed. This new design, based on scanning probe techniques, combines the low volume and power consumption of the FlashRAM, with the high capacity of the hard disk. The small form factor of the device makes it an excellent candidate for mass storage in handheld embedded systems. Its(More)
Active Network Management (ANM) enables a microgrid to optimally dispatch the active/reactive power of its Renewable Distributed Generation (RDG) and Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) units in real time. Thus, a microgrid with high penetration of RDGs can handle their uncertainties and variabilities to achieve the stable operation using ANM. However, the(More)
—As embedded systems are becoming increasingly complex, the design process and verification have become very time-consuming. Additionally, specifying hardware manually in a low-level hardware description language like VHDL is usually an error-prone task. In our group, a tool (the CλaSH compiler) was developed to generate fully synthesisable VHDL code from a(More)
This paper presents real time information based energy management algorithms to reduce electricity cost and peak to average ratio (PAR) while preserving user comfort in a smart home. We categorize household appliances into thermostatically controlled (tc), user aware (ua), elastic (el), inelastic (iel) and regular (r) appliances/loads. An optimization(More)
The proposed framework enables innovative power management in smart campuses, integrating local renewable energy sources, battery banks and controllable loads and supporting Demand Response interactions with the electricity grid operators. The paper describes each system component: the Energy Management System responsible for power usage scheduling, the(More)
Local electricity generation and sharing has been given considerable attention recently for its disaster resilience and other reasons. However, the process of designing local sharing communities (or local grids) is still unclear. Thus, this study empirically compares algorithms for electricity sharing community clustering in terms of self-sufficiency,(More)