Special Issue "Combining Sensors and Multibody Models for Applications in Vehicles, Machines, Robots and Humans"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: multibody system dynamics and applications to automotive, biomechanics, and machinery sectors
Interests: multibody system dynamics, vehicle dynamics, and applications to the automotive sector
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The combination of physical sensors and computational models to provide additional information about system states, inputs, and/or parameters, in what is known as virtual sensoring, is becoming more and more popular in many sectors, such as the automotive, aeronautics, aerospatial, railway, machinery, robotics, and human biomechanics sectors. While, in many cases, control-oriented models, which are generally simple, are the best choice, multibody models, which can be much more detailed, may have application, for example during the design stage of a new product.
This Special Issue seeks works dealing with the many challenges that must be overcome when developing multibody-based virtual sensors. These challenges include the selection of the fusion algorithm and its parameters, the coupling or independence between the fusion algorithm and the multibody formulation, magnitudes to be estimated, the stability and accuracy of the adopted solution, optimization of the computational cost, real-time issues, and implementation on embedded hardware. We also welcome studies on the application of multibody-based virtual sensors to, for example, vehicles, heavy machinery, mobile or humanoid robots, assistive orthotic and prosthetic devices, or the measurement and analysis of human movement.
Prof. Dr. Javier Cuadrado
Prof. Dr. Miguel Ángel Naya Villaverde
Manuscript Submission Information
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- multibody dynamics
- virtual sensors
- fusion algorithms
- nonlinear filtering
- kalman filtering
- estimation/observation of states, inputs, and/or parameters
- real-time applications
- embedded hardware
- heterogeneous computing