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Optimal traffic control for a freeway corridor under incident conditions
(Virginia Tech, 1996)
A Study of Remote Area Internet Access with Embedded Power Generation
(Virginia Tech, 2004-12-13)
This study presents a methodology and the necessary analytical tools to evaluate the alternatives to provide Internet access with embedded power generation in remote areas. The objective is to provide a screening tool for ...
Optimization-Based Guidance for Satellite Relative Motion
(Virginia Tech, 2016-04-07)
Spacecraft relative motion modeling and control promises to enable or augment a wide range of missions for scientific research, military applications, and space situational awareness. This dissertation focuses on the ...
Characterization of Performance, Robustness, and Behavior Relationships in a Directly Connected Material Handling System
(Virginia Tech, 2006-02-13)
In the design of material handling systems with complex and unpredictable dynamics, conventional search and optimization approaches that are based only on performance measures offer little guarantee of robustness. Using ...
An investigation of perturbation-based balance training as a fall prevention intervention for older adults
(Virginia Tech, 2009-07-27)
Approximately one in three adults 65 years and older fall each year and these falls lead to a substantial number of serious injuries and deaths. Numerous interventions have been proposed for fall-prevention but the efficacy ...
MIMO Wireless Networks: Modeling and Optimization
(Virginia Tech, 2010-02-04)
A critical factor affecting the future prospects of wireless networks for wide-scale deployment is network capacity: the end users wish to have their communication experience over wireless networks to be comparable or ...
Optimization Strategies for the Synthesis / Design of Hihgly Coupled, Highly Dynamic Energy Systems
(Virginia Tech, 2000-09-29)
In this work several decomposition strategies for the synthesis / design optimization of highly coupled, highly dynamic energy systems are formally presented and their implementation illustrated. The methods are based on ...
Energy-efficient Wastewater Treatment by Microbial Fuel Cells: Scaling Up and Optimization
(Virginia Tech, 2015-11-06)
Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are potentially advantageous as an energy-efficient approach to wastewater treatment. For single-chamber tubular MFCs, anode effluent is used as catholyte instead of tap water or buffer solutions. ...
Optimization Models and Analysis of Routing, Location, Distribution, and Design Problems on Networks
(Virginia Tech, 1999-04-13)
A variety of practical network optimization problems arising in the context of public supply and commercial transportation, emergency response and risk management, engineering design, and industrial planning are addressed ...
Dynamic Trust Management for Mobile Networks and Its Applications
(Virginia Tech, 2013-06-05)
Trust management in mobile networks is challenging due to dynamically changing network environments and the lack of a centralized trusted authority. In this dissertation research, we design and validate a class of dynamic ...