Publications


Journal Papers

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M. Carvalho, C. Soares, P. Lourenço, R. Ventura, COSMIC: fast closed-form identification from large-scale data for LTV systems, (2021). http://arxiv.org/abs/2112.04355.
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P. Lourenço, Localização e mapeamento simultâneos globalmente convergentes, Robótica. (2020) 4–7.
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P. Lourenço, B.J. Guerreiro, P. Batista, P. Oliveira, C. Silvestre, Earth-fixed trajectory and map online estimation: Building on GES sensor-based SLAM filters, Robotics and Autonomous Systems. 130 (2020) 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2020.103552.
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P. Lourenço, P. Batista, P. Oliveira, C. Silvestre, Strategies for Uncertainty Optimization through Motion Planning in GES sensor-based SLAM, Robotics and Autonomous Systems. 113 (2019) 38–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2018.12.005.
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P. Lourenço, P. Batista, P. Oliveira, C. Silvestre, A Globally Exponentially Stable filter for Bearing-Only Simultaneous Localization and Mapping with Monocular vision, Robotics and Autonomous Systems. 100 (2018) 61–77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2017.11.001.
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P. Lourenço, B.J. Guerreiro, P. Batista, P. Oliveira, C. Silvestre, Uncertainty Characterization of the Orthogonal Procrustes Problem with Arbitrary Covariance Matrices, Pattern Recognition. 61 (2017) 210–220. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.patcog.2016.07.037.
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P. Lourenço, B.J. Guerreiro, P. Batista, P. Oliveira, C. Silvestre, Simultaneous Localization and Mapping for Aerial Vehicles: a 3-D sensor-based GAS filter, Autonomous Robots. 40 (2016) 881–902. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10514-015-9499-z.
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P. Lourenço, P. Batista, P. Oliveira, C. Silvestre, C.L.P. Chen, Sensor-based Globally Exponentially Stable Range-Only Simultaneous Localization and Mapping, Robotics and Autonomous Systems. 68 (2015) 72–85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2015.01.010.

Conference Papers

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P. Pereira, B.J. Guerreiro, P. Lourenço, Cooperative Platooning and Servicing for Spacecraft Formation Flying using Model Predictive Control, in: Proceedings of the 2022 CEAS EuroGNC - Conference on Guidance, Navigation and Control, CEAS, Berlin, Germany, 2022.
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M. Relvas, P. Lourenço, P. Batista, Nonlinear MPC for Attitude Guidance & Control of Autonomous Spacecraft, in: L. Brito Palma, R. Neves-Silva, L. Gomes (Eds.), Proceedings of CONTROLO’2022: 15th APCA International Conference on Automatic Control and Soft Computing, Springer International Publishing, Caparica, Portugal, 2022: pp. 15–25. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-10047-5_2.
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J. Branco, P. Colmenarejo, P. Serra, P. Lourenço, T.V. Peters, M. Mammarella, Critical GNC Aspects for ADR missions, in: Proceedings of the 11th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control Systems, ESA, Sopot, Poland (Virtual), 2021. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6410288.
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T.V. Peters, J.F. Briz Valero, P. Serra, P. Lourenço, F. Cometto, M. Berga, J.Á. Pérez Gonzalez, A. Cuffolo, A. Cropp, Design and testing of the GNC for the HERACLES Lunar Ascent Element, in: Proceedings of the 11th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control Systems, ESA, Sopot, Poland (Virtual), 2021.
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P. Lourenço, J. Franco, T. Milhano, J. Branco, Model Predictive Control for On-Board-Optimized Attitude Guidance for Cometary Fly-By - Problem Statement, Solutions and V&V Process, in: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Astrodynamics Tools and Techniques (ICATT), ESA, Sopot, Poland (Virtual), 2021. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6411680.
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P. Serra, P. Lourenço, J. Branco, J.F. Briz Valero, M. Mammarella, T.V. Peters, S. Manara, D. Bernardini, A. Bemporad, P. Manzillo, J. Witteveen, A. Cropp, Computational Guidance & Navigation for Bearings-Only Rendezvous – methods and outcomes of GUIBEAR, in: Proceedings of the 11th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control Systems, ESA, Sopot, Poland (Virtual), 2021. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6471464.
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P. Lourenço, P. Batista, P. Oliveira, C. Silvestre, Towards Uncertainty Optimization in Active SLAM, in: Proc. of the 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Osaka, Japan, 2015: pp. 3242–3247. https://doi.org/10.1109/CDC.2015.7402706.
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P. Lourenço, P. Batista, P. Oliveira, C. Silvestre, A Globally Exponentially Stable filter for Bearing-Only Simultaneous Localization and Mapping in 3-D, in: Proc. of the 2015 European Control Conference, Linz, Austria, 2015: pp. 2817–2822. https://doi.org/10.1109/ECC.2015.7330964.
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P. Lourenço, P. Batista, P. Oliveira, C. Silvestre, Simultaneous Localization and Mapping in Sensor Networks: a GES sensor-based filter with moving object tracking, in: Proc. of the 2015 European Control Conference, Linz, Austria, 2015: pp. 2359–2364. https://doi.org/10.1109/ECC.2015.7330890.
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P. Lourenço, P. Batista, P. Oliveira, C. Silvestre, C.L.P. Chen, Sensor-based Globally Asymptotically Stable Range-Only Simultaneous Localization and Mapping, in: Proc. of the 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Florence, Italy, 2013: pp. 5692–5697. https://doi.org/10.1109/CDC.2013.6760786.
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P. Lourenço, B.J. Guerreiro, P. Batista, P. Oliveira, C. Silvestre, 3-D Inertial Trajectory and Map Online Estimation: Building on a GAS Sensor-based SLAM filter, in: Proc. of the 2013 European Control Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, 2013: pp. 4214–4219. https://doi.org/10.23919/ECC.2013.6669679.
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P. Lourenço, P. Batista, P. Oliveira, C. Silvestre, C.L.P. Chen, A Received Signal Strength Indication-Based Localization System, in: Proc. of the 21st Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Crete, Greece, 2013: pp. 1242–1247. https://doi.org/10.1109/MED.2013.6608878.
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P. Lourenço, B.J. Guerreiro, P. Batista, P. Oliveira, C. Silvestre, Preliminary Results on Globally Asymptotically Stable Simultaneous Localization and Mapping in 3-D, in: Proc. of the 2013 American Control Conference, Washington D.C., USA, 2013: pp. 3093–3098. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACC.2013.6580305.

Book Chapters

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P. Lourenço, B.J. Guerreiro, P. Batista, P. Oliveira, C. Silvestre, New Design Techniques for Globally Convergent Simultaneous Localization and Mapping: Analysis and Implementation, in: T.I. Fossen, K.Y. Pettersen, H. Nijmeijer (Eds.), Sensing and Control for Autonomous Vehicles: Applications to Land, Water and Air Vehicles, Springer, 2017. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-55372-6_6.

Public Oral Presentations

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P. Lourenço, “Designing Control Systems for Space Applications,” presented at the Semana Aeroespacial 22, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa Portugal, Mar. 2022.
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P. Lourenço, “Rendezvous with the future Lunar space station when taking off from the Moon,” presented at the Semana Aeroespacial 20, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa Portugal, Mar. 2020.
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P. Lourenço, "SLAM in the quest for autonomy: from theory to practice," presented at the LARSyS Annual Meeting, Pavilhão da Ciência, Lisboa, Portugal, Jun. 2018. [Online]. Available:
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P. Lourenço, "New Design Techniques for Globally Convergent Simultaneous Localization and Mapping: Analysis and Implementation," presented at the Workshop on Sensing and Control for Autonomous Vehicles: Applications to Land, Water and Air Vehicles, Ålesund, Norway, Jun. 2017. [Online]. Available:

Poster Presentations

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P. Lourenço, B. J. Guerreiro, P. Batista, P. Oliveira, and C. Silvestre, "Earth-fixed Trajectory and Map online estimation: building on GES sensor-based SLAM filters," presented at the Ciência 2017 - Portuguese Science and Technology Meeting, Lisboa, Portugal, Jul. 2017. [Online]. Available:
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P. Lourenço, P. Batista, P. Oliveira, and C. Silvestre, "New design techniques for globally convergent simultaneous localization and mapping: analysis and implementation," presented at the Ciência 2016 - Portuguese Science and Technology Meeting, Lisboa, Portugal, Jul. 2016. [Online]. Available:
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P. Lourenço, "New design techniques for globally convergent simultaneous localization and mapping: analysis and implementation," presented at the IST PhD Open Days, Lisboa, Portugal, May 2016. [Online]. Available:
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P. Lourenço, P. Batista, P. Oliveira, and C. Silvestre, "A Globally Exponentially Stable filter for Bearing-Only Simultaneous Localization and Mapping in 3-D," presented at the LARSyS Annual Conference 2015, Lisboa, Portugal, Jul. 2015. [Online]. Available:
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P. Lourenço, P. Batista, P. Oliveira, and C. Silvestre, "Sensor-based Globally Exponentially Stable Range-Only Simultaneous Localization and Mapping," presented at the LARSyS Annual Meeting 2014, Lisboa, Portugal, Jul. 2014. [Online]. Available:
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P. Lourenço, B. J. Guerreiro, P. Batista, P. Oliveira, and C. Silvestre, "Simultaneous Localization and Mapping for Aerial Vehicles," presented at the LARSyS Annual Meeting 2013, Lisboa, Portugal, Jul. 2013. [Online]. Available:

Thesis

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P. Lourenço, Globally Convergent Simultaneous Localization and Mapping: Design Techniques, Analysis, and Implementation, PhD Dissertation, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 2019.
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P. Lourenço, Analysis, Design, and Implementation of an Integrated Simultaneous Localization and Mapping Algorithm, Master's thesis, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, 2012.

Academic Service

Peer-reviewed more than 20 papers for the international journals

* Automatica
* Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems
* IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cibernetics
* Applied Soft Computing
and for the international conferences
* American Control Conference
* Conference on Decision and Control
* European Control Conference
* IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
* IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications
* IFAC World Congress
* IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace
* IFAC Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles Symposium
* Iberian Robotics Conference
* Mediterranean Conference
on Control and Automation