Jorge Rivera

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This study evaluates whether the education, environmental expertise, and nationality of firms' chief executive officers (CEOs) are associated with greater participation and environmental performance in a voluntary environmental program implemented in a developing nation. Specifically, we collected data from the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST)(More)
—In this paper, a controller for induction motors is proposed. A continuous feedback is first applied to obtain a discrete-time model in closed form. Then, on the basis of these exact sampled dynamics, a discrete-time controller ensuring speed and flux modulus reference tracking is determined, making use of the sliding mode technique. The resulting(More)
This work deals with a sliding mode control scheme for discrete time nonlinear systems. The control law synthesis problem is subdivided into a finite number of subproblems of lower complexity, which can be solved independently. The sliding mode controller is designed to force the system to track a desired reference and to eliminate unwanted disturbances,(More)
  • Juan Carlos Vieira, Philip J Cooper, Raquel Lovato, Tamara Mancero, Jorge Rivera, Roberto Proaño +3 others
  • 2007
BACKGROUND Onchocerciasis is a leading cause of blindness worldwide, hence elimination of the infection is an important health priority. Community-based treatment programs with ivermectin form the basis of control programs for the disease in Latin America. The long-term administration of ivermectin could eliminate Onchocerca volvulus infection from endemic(More)
— This paper deals with the control of an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) assisted with an active suspension. The main objective is to track the slip rate of a car and ensure a shorter distance in the braking process. For the ABS subsystem an integral nested sliding mode controller based on the block control principle is designed. On the other hand, for the(More)
—A novel nonlinear affine model for an induction motor with core loss is developed in the well-known (α, β) stationary reference frame, where the core is represented with a resistance in parallel with a magnetization inductance. Then, an optimal rotor flux modulus is calculated such that the power loss due to stator, rotor, and core resistances is(More)