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Project title: *Stabilisation of an ambulance bed system (ABS) using
novel modelling and control system design techniques.*

Workplace: Plymouth University, Plymouth, United Kingdom

Director of studies: Dr Sanjay Sharma
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.plymouth.ac.uk_staff_sanjay-2Dsharma&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=SVlE26agndcIU9OY770GdjPQqp_2oiU1Doa-qZqSTTI&s=C-9z6WRdtHP7HIsIEsMDpCBrgkJ1df7ZITypsoXgG-g&e= >

Second supervisor: Dr Jian Wan <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.plymouth.ac.uk_staff_jian-2Dwan&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=SVlE26agndcIU9OY770GdjPQqp_2oiU1Doa-qZqSTTI&s=1XhsmyP-MrOZEKPys06pUdDYCQpU0Y9OuLN2fOW6kjE&e= >

Third supervisor: Professor Robert Sutton
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.plymouth.ac.uk_staff_robert-2Dsutton&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=SVlE26agndcIU9OY770GdjPQqp_2oiU1Doa-qZqSTTI&s=0mioFJ94fLqJ84qF-eOTutg7M6IFSvh0PesJ4_cuvlU&e= >

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD studentship. The
studentship will start on October 1 2017.

*Project description*

The aim of this Plymouth University funded PhD studentship is to develop
an active control technique to stabilise an ABS in order to improve ride
quality. The vibration of the patient compartment in an ambulance can
cause secondary harm to a patient and can handicap emergency responders
in performing onboard care. The proposal will investigate a novel scheme
based on a local model network to control an ambulance bed rolling and
pitching thereby providing a vibration free ride. A local model (LM)
based on a mathematical representation of the ABS dynamics will be
created at different operating regions to represent the ABS as closely
as possible to real operating conditions. Genetic algorithms (GAs) will
be used to define the optimised operating regions and the structure of
the optimal local models. Innovative multi-sensor-data-fusion techniques
will also be established to combine data from a number of sensors to
provide robust and reliable information on acceleration modes. Finally,
a local controller network control scheme will be developed to achieve a
vibration free ride and stability analysis of the controllers will be
conducted to ascertain their robustness.

The student will be a member of Autonomous Marine Systems (AMS) Research
Group <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.plymouth.ac.uk_research_autonomous-2Dmarine-2Dsystems&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=SVlE26agndcIU9OY770GdjPQqp_2oiU1Doa-qZqSTTI&s=qaJTRTfx6nGiBXeexRYmn8FCDfdPxPwmo5pB11U2tkw&e= >.
The research group comprises of academic staff and researchers having
international reputation in artificial intelligence (AI), optimisation
techniques, advanced control systems engineering theory and industrial
dynamics, and multi-sensor data fusion techniques.


    *Eligibility*

Applicants should have (or expect to obtain) a 1st class, or high 2:1,
honours degree (and preferably a masters degree) in robotics,
engineering, computer science, mathematics or a closely related
discipline. A knowledge of AI techniques and programming experience in
languages such as Matlab/C++ is required.

The studentship is supported for 3 years and includes full Home/EU
tuition fees plus a stipend of £14,296 per annum. The studentship will
only fully fund those applicants who are eligible for Home/EU fees with
relevant qualifications. Applicants normally required to cover overseas
fees will have to cover the difference between the Home/EU and the
overseas tuition fee rates (approximately £11,040 per annum).

If you wish to discuss this project further informally, please contact
Dr Sanjay Sharma <mailto:[hidden email]>. However,
applications must be made in accordance with the details shown below.

General information about applying for a research degree at Plymouth
University is available at:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.plymouth.ac.uk_student-2Dlife_your-2Dstudies_the-2Dgraduate-2Dschool_applicants-2Dand-2Denquirers&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=SVlE26agndcIU9OY770GdjPQqp_2oiU1Doa-qZqSTTI&s=hYpZuQPglSPm1DntihJsqf22XiQNMNGi72lZ92KX4Ho&e= .

You can apply via the online application form which can be found at:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.plymouth.ac.uk_study_postgraduate&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=SVlE26agndcIU9OY770GdjPQqp_2oiU1Doa-qZqSTTI&s=Cpm_4wwyveeaLTMKzTQqBGxUnQr5JXF3ijmHK5-MGN4&e=  and click ‘Apply’.

Please mark it FAO Miss Aimee McNeillie and clearly state that you are
applying for a PhD studentship within the School of Engineering.

For more information on the admissions process contact Aimee McNeillie
<mailto:[hidden email]>.

*The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 15 May 2017.*
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview. We regret that we
may not be able to respond to all applications. Applicants who have not
received an offer of a place by 30 June 2017 should consider their
application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Plymouth University is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting
diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community
and is a Stonewall diversity champion.

The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises
commitment to advancing women’s career in STEMM academia.

See here for more details:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.plymouth.ac.uk_student-2Dlife_your-2Dstudies_the-2Dgraduate-2Dschool_postgraduate-2Dresearch-2Dstudentships_stabilisation-2Dof-2Dan-2Dambulance-2Dbed-2Dsystem-2Dabs-2Dusing-2Dnovel-2Dmodelling-2Dand-2Dcontrol-2Dsystem-2Ddesign-2Dtechniques&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=SVlE26agndcIU9OY770GdjPQqp_2oiU1Doa-qZqSTTI&s=f9Tc7ySVjBVRXfUebCr86ZjY41RZDRuneZLjKE8HsoQ&e= 

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Kind regards,

Riccardo Polvara
- Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering | Autonomous Marine Systems (AMS) Group | Plymouth University
- MEng and BEng in Computer Engineeing | Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e BioIngegneria (DEIB) | Politecnico di Milano
- Visiting student at Mobile Robotic & Olfaction Lab, Orebro Universitet, Sweden

Ph: (+44/0)7492050558(UK) / (+39)3453503252 (ITA) / (+46/0)767063174 (SWE)

Email:[hidden email]

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Project title: *Stabilisation of an ambulance bed system (ABS) using
novel modelling and control system design techniques.*

Workplace: Plymouth University, Plymouth, United Kingdom

Director of studies: Dr Sanjay Sharma
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.plymouth.ac.uk_staff_sanjay-2Dsharma&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=iY5po_P5rfMHEW5b-Bsi6Ojfv3dkRivD-JgccHs8mMM&s=4PBmmWx0KW5FxxNTVFKgb3dFP0QFzK9xpLH2pKiBBWQ&e= >

Second supervisor: Dr Jian Wan <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.plymouth.ac.uk_staff_jian-2Dwan&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=iY5po_P5rfMHEW5b-Bsi6Ojfv3dkRivD-JgccHs8mMM&s=GSUq0p4O_yMoUgtxNzwwlkZkCSPtVRX0JzwdIeJc5M0&e= >

Third supervisor: Professor Robert Sutton
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.plymouth.ac.uk_staff_robert-2Dsutton&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=iY5po_P5rfMHEW5b-Bsi6Ojfv3dkRivD-JgccHs8mMM&s=eXydceKN6iPRCvjMO1yZdNPuW73sybN-18NyAQhzoCA&e= >

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD studentship. The
studentship will start on October 1 2017.

*Project description*

The aim of this Plymouth University funded PhD studentship is to develop
an active control technique to stabilise an ABS in order to improve ride
quality. The vibration of the patient compartment in an ambulance can
cause secondary harm to a patient and can handicap emergency responders
in performing onboard care. The proposal will investigate a novel scheme
based on a local model network to control an ambulance bed rolling and
pitching thereby providing a vibration free ride. A local model (LM)
based on a mathematical representation of the ABS dynamics will be
created at different operating regions to represent the ABS as closely
as possible to real operating conditions. Genetic algorithms (GAs) will
be used to define the optimised operating regions and the structure of
the optimal local models. Innovative multi-sensor-data-fusion techniques
will also be established to combine data from a number of sensors to
provide robust and reliable information on acceleration modes. Finally,
a local controller network control scheme will be developed to achieve a
vibration free ride and stability analysis of the controllers will be
conducted to ascertain their robustness.

The student will be a member of Autonomous Marine Systems (AMS) Research
Group <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.plymouth.ac.uk_research_autonomous-2Dmarine-2Dsystems&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=iY5po_P5rfMHEW5b-Bsi6Ojfv3dkRivD-JgccHs8mMM&s=Lev1wxKe2gEya42H-6yEu8OrAWtNgwwHAi3sI5E2E2s&e= >.
The research group comprises of academic staff and researchers having
international reputation in artificial intelligence (AI), optimisation
techniques, advanced control systems engineering theory and industrial
dynamics, and multi-sensor data fusion techniques.


    *Eligibility*

Applicants should have (or expect to obtain) a 1st class, or high 2:1,
honours degree (and preferably a masters degree) in robotics,
engineering, computer science, mathematics or a closely related
discipline. A knowledge of AI techniques and programming experience in
languages such as Matlab/C++ is required.

The studentship is supported for 3 years and includes full Home/EU
tuition fees plus a stipend of £14,296 per annum. The studentship will
only fully fund those applicants who are eligible for Home/EU fees with
relevant qualifications. Applicants normally required to cover overseas
fees will have to cover the difference between the Home/EU and the
overseas tuition fee rates (approximately £11,040 per annum).

If you wish to discuss this project further informally, please contact
Dr Sanjay Sharma <mailto:[hidden email]>. However,
applications must be made in accordance with the details shown below.

General information about applying for a research degree at Plymouth
University is available at:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.plymouth.ac.uk_student-2Dlife_your-2Dstudies_the-2Dgraduate-2Dschool_applicants-2Dand-2Denquirers&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=iY5po_P5rfMHEW5b-Bsi6Ojfv3dkRivD-JgccHs8mMM&s=aLbFXQDDniwikmlR1aJtt1Cay144fZYRgCS7jWvye9I&e= .

You can apply via the online application form which can be found at:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.plymouth.ac.uk_study_postgraduate&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=iY5po_P5rfMHEW5b-Bsi6Ojfv3dkRivD-JgccHs8mMM&s=0Uhd84mxEgT-BAoLRHaOeYbnh41u9XYQPweo40hpnf0&e=  and click ‘Apply’.

Please mark it FAO Miss Aimee McNeillie and clearly state that you are
applying for a PhD studentship within the School of Engineering.

For more information on the admissions process contact Aimee McNeillie
<mailto:[hidden email]>.

*The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 15 May 2017.*
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview. We regret that we
may not be able to respond to all applications. Applicants who have not
received an offer of a place by 30 June 2017 should consider their
application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Plymouth University is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting
diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community
and is a Stonewall diversity champion.

The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises
commitment to advancing women’s career in STEMM academia.

See here for more details:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.plymouth.ac.uk_student-2Dlife_your-2Dstudies_the-2Dgraduate-2Dschool_postgraduate-2Dresearch-2Dstudentships_stabilisation-2Dof-2Dan-2Dambulance-2Dbed-2Dsystem-2Dabs-2Dusing-2Dnovel-2Dmodelling-2Dand-2Dcontrol-2Dsystem-2Ddesign-2Dtechniques&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=iY5po_P5rfMHEW5b-Bsi6Ojfv3dkRivD-JgccHs8mMM&s=-iIkd6OIor4yT4ZBjhPph2Oevmc-CRlM2zKzoFx-GFg&e= 

--
Kind regards,

Riccardo Polvara
- Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering | Autonomous Marine Systems (AMS) Group | Plymouth University
- MEng and BEng in Computer Engineeing | Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e BioIngegneria (DEIB) | Politecnico di Milano
- Visiting student at Mobile Robotic & Olfaction Lab, Orebro Universitet, Sweden

Ph: (+44/0)7492050558(UK) / (+39)3453503252 (ITA) / (+46/0)767063174 (SWE)

Email:[hidden email]

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