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EPSRC Reference: EP/G066477/1
Title: Control For Energy and Sustainability
Principal Investigator: Vinter, Professor RB
Other Investigators:
Strbac, Professor G Mayne, Professor D Maciejowski, Professor J
Pal, Professor B Vinnicombe, Dr G Green, Prof. T
Astolfi, Professor A Glover, Professor K Smith, Professor M
Limebeer, Professor D Goncalves, Dr J
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Department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Organisation: Imperial College London
Scheme: Programme Grants
Starts: 01 October 2009 Ends: 31 March 2015 Value (£): 5,536,495
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Control Engineering Energy Efficiency
Sustainable Energy Networks
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Transport Systems and Vehicles Energy
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
23 Apr 2009 Engineering Programme Grants Interview Panel Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
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, and environmentally 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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