Distributed Optimal Control for Cyber-Physical Systems Applications

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The aim of this project is the development, analysis, and demonstration in case studies of controller design for networked CPS based on optimal control (OC). The task on dyamic programminng based OC problems derives Hamilton-Jacobi type conditions for systems with fast and slow dynamics and sampled control systems. The task on algorithms on distributed OC

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Computer Vision for the Operation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Maritime and WildfIre Scenarios

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This project will develop novel methods for target detection and tracking in airborne and seaborne image sequences. The availability of low-cost visual sensors (visible and IR) and the recent developments on convolutional neural-networks and correlation filters are promising cost-effective and energy-efficient solutions for detection and tracking of targets capable of running onboard on air or

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Fleet of dRones for radIological inspEction, commuNication anD reScue

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FRIENDS (Fleet of dRones for radIological inspEction, commuNication anD reScue) is a project of research and development that addresses the quick characterization of the geographic extent of radiological contamination by a fleet of drones equipped with advanced technologies of sensors. This project is supported by the FCT, Compete 2020 and Lisboa 2020 under the PORTUGAL

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Controlo e Estimação Descentralizados Avançados com Aplicação à Navegação de Veículos Autónomos e Gestão de Redes de Tráfegos

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Large-scale systems are ubiquitous in many pressing technologies, thus motivating important challenges in automatic control theory. Centralized control solutions do not offer robustness to failure of a central node, which is essential in critical applications, and they are seldom adequate due to computational and communication limitations. Hence, decentralized control paradigms must be pursued to successfully

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Satélite para aplicações marítimas e comunicações a partir de constelações

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INFANTE is an R&D project that proposes the development and the in-orbit demonstration of a small satellite, as the first component of a constellation for maritime surveillance, Earth observation and communications between satellites and ground stations.The project’s Space segment includes a low-cost and modular micro-satellite, equipped with a communications system based on software-defined radio (functions include networking, ranging, and aerial and nautical

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Study of Vertical Structures with Robotized Aircrafts

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The inspections and assessments of the structural integrity of large infrastructures (eg. dams, bridges and high voltage cables) are inadequate because they are not performed in a systematic manner and they greatly depend on the personal criteria of the inspection engineers. Additionally, certain areas of these structures or difficult to reach by conventional means and

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Collaborative vehicles and operation management systems for deep sea exploration

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The project’s promoters intend to break the actual paradigm based on the necessity from economic agents to access information – obtained in-situ in the oceans -, and aim to streamline decision making processes associated to their areas of expertise, taking together one common mission: the development, test and validation of a pioneer and unique solution

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