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Reference Number EP/G066477/1
Title Control For Energy and Sustainability
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Transport) 40%;
ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Residential and commercial) 5%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Wind Energy) 10%;
OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Electricity transmission and distribution) 35%;
NOT ENERGY RELATED 10%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor RB Vinter
No email address given
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Imperial College London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2009
End Date 31 March 2015
Duration 66 months
Total Grant Value £5,536,495
Industrial Sectors Energy; Transport Systems and Vehicles
Region London
Programme Energy : Engineering
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor RB Vinter , Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London (99.989%)
  Other Investigator Professor DJN (David ) Limebeer , Engineering Science, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Professor K Glover , Engineering, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
Professor MC Smith , Engineering, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
Professor J Maciejowski , Engineering, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
Dr G Vinnicombe , Engineering, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
Dr J Goncalves , Engineering, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
Professor G (Goran ) Strbac , Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr B Pal , Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor T Green , Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor D Mayne , Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor A Astolfi , Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
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Objectives
Abstract Control engineering is concerned with the design of control systems (controllers) that can improve the performance of all dynamic processes. Relevant examples include the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from internal combustion engines and power plant, the reduction of pollutants generated by chemical plants, and improvements in a power system's ability to respond to random load and/or supply variations. New technologies for clean electricity generation, fuel efficient transport, andenvironmentally friendly waste disposal will all depend on a new generation of special-purpose control systems. Current research trends in control engineering, which address complexity and uncertainty, have a great, and as yet unrealised potential to contribute to these technologies.The aim of this research programme is to develop new control engineering techniques which can be applied to a number of energy and sustainability related problems in order to achieve significantadvances in the exploitation of renewable energy and vehicle fuel efficiency. The clean energy aspect of the programme will address major challenges arising from distributed renewable generation, taking account of the integration of wind power into a network, transmission, local network control, and random intermittency of supply. In transport, our goals are to develop new technologies for a future generation of fuel efficient road vehicles (focusing attention on engine management, and aerodynamic and vehicle design optimisation) and to devise new air traffic management schemes to reduce fuel consumption of aircraft resulting from air traffic congestion
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