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ME1406: Control of Intelligent Transport Infrastructures
Responsible Instructor: dr. R.R. Negenborn
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x: 0/0/0/2
Education Period: 4
Start Education: 4
Exam Period: Exam by appointment
Course Language: English
Course Contents: In this course students will get familiar with automatic control techniques and their benefits and applications for control of different kinds of large-scale transport infrastructures. Theoretical concepts will be discussed on the one hand, while finding out how these concepts could be applied in practice on the other. Example applications will come from the domain of large-scale transport infrastructures (road networks, water networks, electricity networks, intermodal transport networks).
Study Goals: * To list the main components of 4 large-scale transport infrastructures and trends in society that affect the operation of these infrastructures.
* To explain how automatic control could be used to improve the operation of large-scale infrastructures.
* To explain the system and control cycle.
* To discuss the differences between centralized and distributed control.
* To discuss the differences between single-level and multi-level control.
* To design a control structure for a large-scale transport infrastructure and motivate the design choices made for this structure.
Education Method: During lectures study material will be discussed and new concepts will be explained and familiarized with. In an integrating project small groups will develop deeper understanding of the introduced concepts.
Course Relations: Prior knoweldge of quantitative method in logistics (optimization) and simulation is recommended.
Literature and Study Materials: We will discuss chapters from the book "Intelligent Infrastructures", Negenborn et al., Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2010. ISBN: 978-90-481-3597-4.
Additional handouts and references to relevant media and literature will also be provided.
Assessment: Assessment will take place based on the outcomes and defense of the group project.
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