IEEE Systems Journal

Issue 3 • Sept. 2010

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): C1
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  • IEEE Systems Journal publication information

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): C2
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 273
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  • Guest Editorial

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  • Simulation and Pricing Mechanism Analysis of a Solar-Powered Electrical Microgrid

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):275 - 284
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    A framework is proposed for an electrical power microgrid, such as for a colony or small township of homes that generate electrical power from solar energy and use it directly when possible, and via stored battery power at other times. The situation is described as a demand and supply problem in a multi-agent system with many consumers and suppliers and no explicit communication or coordination am... View full abstract»

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  • Efficient Utilization of Renewable Energy Sources by Gridable Vehicles in Cyber-Physical Energy Systems

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):285 - 294
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    The main sources of emission today are from the electric power and transportation sectors. One of the main goals of a cyber-physical energy system (CPES) is the integration of renewable energy sources and gridable vehicles (GVs) to maximize emission reduction. GVs can be used as loads, sources and energy storages in CPES. A large CPES is very complex considering all conventional and green distribu... View full abstract»

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  • A Framework for Portfolio Management of Renewable Hybrid Energy Sources

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):295 - 302
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    An energy systems modeling tool must address variability of ecological and socio-economic sensitivities in order to practically guide policy and budget related decisions. The aim of this effort is to produce an advisory and design tool geared toward aiding entities with robust planning of effective renewable energy solutions based on trusted models. A tool was developed that enables tradeoffs betw... View full abstract»

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  • Microturbine Control Modeling to Investigate the Effects of Distributed Generation in Electric Energy Networks

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):303 - 312
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    The great attention of research initiatives to sustainable energy systems calls for contributions in modeling new small size generation plants exploiting innovative technologies. In such a context, the paper presents detailed models of the components and controls forming the thermo-mechanical and electric subsystems of a microturbine power plantP. The modeled thermo-mechanical subsystem includes d... View full abstract»

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  • Short-Term Scheduling and Control of Active Distribution Systems With High Penetration of Renewable Resources

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):313 - 322
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    Among the innovative contributions to electric distribution systems, one of the most promising and qualified is the possibility to manage and control distributed generation. Therefore, the latest distribution management systems tend to incorporate optimization functions for the short-term scheduling of the various energy and control resources available in the network (e.g., embedded generators, re... View full abstract»

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  • A Dynamic Decision Model for the Real-Time Control of Hybrid Renewable Energy Production Systems

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):323 - 333
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    The use of renewable energy sources can reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and the dependence on fossil fuels. The main problem of the installations based on renewable energy is that electricity generation cannot be fully forecasted and may not follow the trend of the actual energy demand. Hybrid systems (including different subsystems such as renewable energy plants, energy storage systems based... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling of MEMS-Based Fuel Cells Using SUGAR and Reliability Calculations

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):334 - 345
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    Unified approach for modeling and simulation of microelectro mechanical systems (MEMs) and nano-enabled fuel cells has been proposed. A novel way to approach reliability of MEMS-enabled fuel cells is discussed incorporating recent developments and proposals. We know that reliability modeling and accurate prediction of properties in nano domains remains a major challenge where still theories are st... View full abstract»

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  • A STATCOM-Control Scheme for Grid Connected Wind Energy System for Power Quality Improvement

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):346 - 352
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    Injection of the wind power into an electric grid affects the power quality. The performance of the wind turbine and thereby power quality are determined on the basis of measurements and the norms followed according to the guideline specified in International Electro-technical Commission standard, IEC-61400. The influence of the wind turbine in the grid system concerning the power quality measurem... View full abstract»

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  • A Formal Framework for Multicast Communication

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):353 - 362
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    Multicasting is an important and challenging goal for heterogeneous wireless ad hoc networks, as it allows transmission and routing of packets to multiple destinations using fewer network resources. In mission-critical environments, the same information needs to reach multiple destinations with minimum delay and loss. This calls for formal and systematic techniques that can capture requirements ad... View full abstract»

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  • Roads or Radar: The Tradeoff Between Investments in Infrastructure and Forecasting When Facing Hurricane Risk

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):363 - 375
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    When faced with a significant risk, society must decide how much to invest in prediction and response. For example, in the face of hurricane risk how much should we invest in better forecasting versus increased evacuation speed? To address this need, we develop a Markov decision processes model to analyze the interaction between the emergency response system and the emergency forecasting system. T... View full abstract»

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  • Reuse in Systems Engineering

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):376 - 384
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    Reuse in systems engineering is a frequent but poorly understood phenomenon. Nevertheless, it has a significant impact on system development and on estimating the appropriate amount of systems engineering effort with models like the Constructive Systems Engineering Cost Model (COSYSMO). Practical experience showed that the initial version of COSYSMO, based on a “build from the scratchȁ... View full abstract»

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  • TCP Convergence Layer-Based Operation of DTN for Long-Delay Cislunar Communications

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):385 - 395
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    Delay/disruption tolerant networking (DTN) is a class of network techniques developed to accommodate long link delay and frequent link disruptions. Little work has been done in evaluating the effectiveness and performance of the DTN protocols when they are applied for an interplanetary Internet (IPN). In this paper, we present an experimental evaluation of Transmission Control Protocol Convergence... View full abstract»

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  • Mechanisms for Requirements Driven Component Selection and Design Automation

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):396 - 403
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    Component selection and design automation play a major role in reducing the system development cost and time due to the ability to accommodate rapid changes in technology advances and the time-to-market constraints imposed on product release. In this article we present our research on partially automating the process of architecture design starting from semantic representations for requirements an... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE International Systems Conference

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):404 - 405
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  • IEEE Systems Council Information

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): C3
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    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): C4
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The IEEE Systems Journal is created to provide a systems-level focused forum for application-oriented manuscripts that address complex systems and system-of-systems of national and global significance

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Professor Vincenzo Piuri
Università degli Studi di Milano