Sergio Llorente

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In this paper several research topics pertaining to the design and modeling of domestic induction appliances are reviewed. Each topic is summarized, stressing its most significant advances and pointing to its future tendencies. A bibliographic review showing some of the published papers during the last years is included. The emphases and relative(More)
In this paper we present a new method for hand gesture recognition based on an RGB-D sensor. The proposed approach takes advantage of depth information to cope with the most common problems of traditional video-based hand segmentation methods: cluttered backgrounds and occlusions. The algorithm also uses colour and semantic information to accurately(More)
The goal of this paper is twofold. First, we aim at investigating the potentials of reset observers (ReOs) applied to process control. Second, we aim to overcome the existing performance limitations of the temperature control in domestic cookers. To this end, we present an adaptive simmering control for induction cookers, whose parameters are updated(More)
This paper presents a robust simmering control for induction hobs. This kind of process is almost impossible to carry out in a domestic cooker where the pot temperature is unknown. We exploit an analytical model of the cooking process to design a QFT-based controller. The resultant controller satisfies all user requirements such as a quick heating up, an(More)
In this paper, a method to improve efficiency in half-bridge series resonant inverter applied to domestic induction heating is presented. Low and medium output powers required for this application implies the use of higher switching frequencies, which leads to an efficiency decrease. Asymmetrical duty cycle (ADC) modulation scheme is proposed to improve(More)
An induction heating appliance designed to uniformly heat up metallic plates is studied in this paper. It consists of one planar inductor with two concentric coils attached to a mechanism, which allows moving the inductor under the plate while heating. This system is a possible solution for the growing concept of flexible induction cooking hobs, improving(More)
This paper proposes a novel kind of estimator called reset adaptive observer (ReO). A ReO is an adaptive observer consisting of an integrator and a reset law that resets the output of the integrator depending on a predefined condition. The main contribution of this paper is the generalization of the reset element theory to the nonlinear adaptive observer(More)
In this paper, a pan temperature control of induction hobs is described. The aim is that the user may select the cooking temperature instead of the power for the cooker. Pan temperature has to be estimated from a thermal sensor placed under the ceramic glass. Heat transmission from the induction coil to the pan and from the pan to the thermal sensor is(More)
Modeling and identification of thermal systems is a problem frequently treated in theoretical and application domains. Most of these systems have been modeled using black-box structures whose parameters are identified using temperature measurements. Although black-box models have achieved good results in terms of temperature evolution, they cannot model(More)