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Robust control for mechatronic vehicle dynamics systems

This seminar is on method design and applications on „drive-by-wire“ and vehicle dynamics systems. It collects some results from the PhD work: „Robust control methods with applications to steer-by-wire systems“ and gives an overview to some control topics in mechatronic vehicle dynamics systems. First, some items from the design of robust fixed-order controllers in parameter space with special emphasis on PID control - as the most prominent of this art - will be presented. Some synthesis and analysis aspects of „steer-by-wire“ systems at the actuation and operational level are discussed. Here robustness refers primarily to parameteric uncertainties in the vehicle dynamics and driver arm bio-impedance. While several algorithms have been tested, the results with a novel two-degree of freedom control structure are highlighted. Finally, recent experiences and emerging control tasks from „global chassis control“ are shortly adressed.

Type of Seminar:
Public Seminar
Dr. Naim Bajcinca
Jun 12, 2007   17:15

ETH Zentrum, ETL K 25
Contact Person:

Prof. John Lygeros
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Biographical Sketch:
Dr. Naim Bajcinca has been working as a researcher at German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen since 1998. He was with Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of University of Prishtina from 1995-1997, and worked as a visiting researcher at Technische Universität Berlin in 1997. He has graduated studies on Physics (1994) and Electrical Engineering (1995) at the University of Prishtina, and got his PhD from Technische Universität Berlin (2005). Dr. Bajcinca received several grants and prizes including „The Best Student Award“, „DAAD-Fellowship“, and „IROS Finalist for the Best Conference Paper Award“. He published about 50 papers, holds two patents and is author of two software toolboxes. His main interests include methods of robust control with application to vehicle mechatronic systems and robotics.