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Model-based control of mechatronics systems

Mechatronics control systems have emerged as key technical areas in various industries. Advances in micro-electronics, particularly in the field of embedded controls, nowadays allow for transforming traditional mechanical systems into mechatronics systems; thus, enable the deployment of sophisticated and advanced control strategies. In this context, model-based controller design has gained a high amount of attention. The talk will exemplify advantages of the model-based design approach by presenting applications of recent results in control theory within the context of two controller design tasks. The systems under consideration significantly differ in nature. The first one is a spool valve actuator; the second a fuel cell air delivery system. After presenting basic modeling results, it will be shown how the control challenges can be mastered within the model-based framework. This leads to powerful yet manageable controller designs. Conclusions will be drawn in a sense that the fundamental achievements in controls theory allow the treatment of a variety of systems within a common and well-understood framework.

Type of Seminar:
Public Seminar
Dr.-Ing. Johannes Reuter
EATON Corporation
Apr 08, 2005   11:00

ETH Zentrum, Gloriastrasse 35, Building ETZ, Room F76
Contact Person:

Prof. M. Morari
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Biographical Sketch:
J.Reuter started studying Mathematics and Physics at University Bielefeld (Germany) and Electrical Engineering. He obtained a Dipl.-Ing. (FH) degree in 1990 from University of Applied Science, Bielefeld and a Dipl.-Ing. (TU) degree from Technische Universitaet Berlin in 1995, both in EE. He obtained a doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) from Technische Universitaet Berlin in 2000, with a dissertation about Multi-Hypothesis Target Tracking for mobile robots applications. From 2000 - 2001 he was with IAV GmbH in Berlin and from 2001 - 2004 with IAV Automotive Engineering Inc. in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he headed the Department for Software and Embedded Controls Systems. Since 2004 he is with the Corporate Research Center of EATON Corporation in Southfield, Michigan.