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Signals and Systems Department, University of Belgrade (Serbia)

Signals and Systems Department, University of Belgrade (Serbia)
Organisation: School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade
Country: Serbia
Contact person(s): prof. Zeljko Đurović
Position: Head of the department
Phone: +381-11-3370-150
Who we are: 

The Signals and Systems Department took a part in many international and nation scientific projects devoted to fault detection and isolation algorithms, predictive maintenance, control and maintenance of different thermal-power plants subsystems.

Expertise areas:  Smart grids ,  Smart buildings ,  Energy efficiency ,  Road traffic management ,  Real time systems ,  Monitoring and Control Networks ,  Feedback linearization ,  Multi-layer control ,  Distributed control ,  KF ,  EKF ,  System identification ,  Parameter estimation ,  Genetic Algorithms ,  Optimal control ,  Statistical performance and process monitoring
Main achievements:


  • Control algorithms for boiler subsystems in thermal power plants
  • Novel algorithms for decentralized estimation and distributed change detection based on consensus approach
  • A new approach to control of dual actuators in power plants
  • A solution for fault detection and isolation in water/steam separators in thermal power plants
International experience:


  • FP7 project PRODI (Power Systems Robustification Based on Fault Detection and Isolation Algorithms, 2008-2011)
  • Eureka project NEUROTEMP (A new approach to control of temperature processes based on soft computing techniques, 2009-2012)
  • The group took a part in few TEMPUS projects related to higher education, knowledge transfer from academia to industry, and tele-medicine technology
Collaboration interest:


  • R&D Projects under FP7-ICT
  • Joint R&D in the field of Monitoring and Control
  • PhD Student exchanges
Scientific publications:


  • Ž. Đurović, B. Kovačević, (2008), 'A Sequential LQG Approach to Nonlinear Tracking Problem', Internation Journal of Systems Science, Vol. 39, pp. 371-382.
  • P. Stepanić, I.Latinović, Ž. Đurović, (2009),’A new approach to detection of defects in rolling element bearings based on statistical pattern recognition’, Int.Journal of Adv. Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 45, No.1-2/Nov, pp. 91-100.
  • S. Stankovic, M. Stankovic, D. Stipanovic, Consensus based overlapping decentralized estimator, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 54, pp. 410-415, 2009
  • Ž. Đurović, B. Kovačević, G. Dikić, (2009),’Target tracking with two passive infrared non-imaging sensors’, IET Signal Processing, Vol. 3, Issue 3, pp. 177-188.
  • S. Mitrović, Ž. Đurović, (2010),’Fuzzy logic controller for bidirectional garaging of a differential drive mobile robot’, Advanced Robotics, Vol. 24, No. 8-9, pp. 1291-1311.
  • S. Stankovic, M. Stankovic, D. Stipanovic, Decentralized parameter estimation by consensus based stochastic approximation, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 56, pp. 531-543, 2011
  • G. Kvaščev, Ž. Đurović, B. Kovačević, (2011), 'Adaptive Recursive M-Robust System Parameter Identification Using the QQ-Plot Approach' ,  IET Control Theory & Applications, 2011, Vol. 5 (4), pp. 579:593
  • S. Stankovic, N. Ilic, M. Stankovic, Distributed Change Detection Based on a Consensus Algorithm, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 59, pp. 5686-5697, 2011
Additional information:

Number of researchers: 20