A model predictive approach for baggage handling systems


Reference:
Y. Zeinaly, B. De Schutter, and H. Hellendoorn, "A model predictive approach for baggage handling systems," Proceedings of the 16th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC 2013), The Hague, The Netherlands, pp. 687-693, Oct. 2013.

Abstract:
This paper proposes a new strategy for control of baggage handling systems. Three main control issues in baggage handling systems, namely, routing and scheduling problem, empty-cart management, and line balancing, are identified and a combined control approach based on model predictive control is proposed to tackle these issues in an optimal way. It is shown that the control approach can be formulated as a linear programming problem that can be solved efficiently, and hence can be extended to large-scale baggage handling systems. The applicability and performance of the proposed approach is illustrated by a case study.


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Bibtex entry:

@inproceedings{ZeiDeS:13-031,
        author={Y. Zeinaly and B. {D}e Schutter and H. Hellendoorn},
        title={A model predictive approach for baggage handling systems},
        booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC 2013)},
        address={The Hague, The Netherlands},
        pages={687--693},
        month=oct,
        year={2013}
        }



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