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    Netherlands

Organization profile

Introduction / mission

The mission of the CST group is to develop new methods and tools in the area of Systems Theory, Control Engineering and Mechatronics. The research focuses on understanding the fundamental system properties that determine the performance of mechanical engineering systems, and exploiting this knowledge for the design of the high-tech systems of the future.

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We want an internationally leading role in research, combined with inspiring education, valorisation through spin-off companies, and direct co-operation with industry.

Organisational profile

Our overall research strategy is focused on performance-driven design and control. The performance of a controlled system is defined as the extent to which the actual behaviour of the system matches the intended behaviour, while being subject to disturbances acting on the system and variations in system dynamics. Performance requirements can be related, for instance, to the accurate tracking of a set-point (motion) or to the energy utilisation (hybrid vehicles). Fundamental properties that determine and possibly limit performance can be found in both external sources (disturbances acting on the system) and internal sources (system properties, controller properties, quality of sensors and actuators etc.). Only by an integrated design of both the mechatronic (hardware) system and the (software) controller the highest performance requirements can be achieved. 

The engineering question underlying the design problem of high-performance systems is how to find the best combination of controller and system realisation such that the performance requirements are achieved for all prescribed situations (disturbances and system variations).  

The scientific question is how to exploit (model-based) insights into the fundamental properties of the system for systematic analysis and design, leading to a significant increase in the achievable performance. It is clear that the engineering question has a strong interrelationship with the scientific question, in which the former has the role of validation and inspiration for new directions of research.

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Profiles

Photo of Rick Baade

Rick Baade

Person: Prom. : doctoral candidate (PhD)

20122016
Photo of Hadi Balaghiinaloo
20172020

Projects 2010 2013

KSERA: Knowledgable SErvice Robots for Aging (KSERA)

Cuijpers, R., Cuijpers, R., van Hout, J., Dohmen, R., Dohmen, R. & Torta, E.

1/02/1031/01/13

Project: Research direct

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Research Output 1966 2020

Consistent event-triggered control for discrete-time linear systems with partial state information

Antunes, D. J. & Balaghi I, M. H., 2020, In : IEEE Control Systems Letters. 4, 1, p. 181-186 6 p., 8734856

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Discrete-time Linear Systems
Linear systems
Partial
Scheduler
Control Strategy

Solution for the continuous-time infinite-horizon linear quadratic regulator subject to scalar state constraints

van Keulen, T., 1 Jan 2020, In : IEEE Control Systems Letters. 4, 1, p. 133-138 6 p., 8734848

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

State Constraints
Infinite Horizon
Regulator
Continuous Time
Scalar

(R)evolutionary improvements in the design of interventional X-ray systems

van Pinxteren, J., Vermeulen, H. & Van Loon, R., 1 Jan 2019, European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, Conference Proceedings - 19th International Conference and Exhibition, EUSPEN 2019. Nisbet, C., Leach, R. K., Billington, D. & Phillips, D. (eds.). European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, p. 534-537 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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X rays
Operating rooms
Imaging techniques
x rays
Mechatronics

Equipment

actuators
microscopes
stiffness
interferometers
heat

Robotics Laboratory

H.C.T. van de Loo (Manager)

Control Systems Technology

Facility/equipment: Research lab

Prizes

3E-Royal SMIT- De Kuyper Award

Elena Mocanu (Recipient), 2016

Recognition: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

ASML-award for the best fundamental Ph.D. thesis @ TU/e

Maurice Heemels (Recipient), 2000

Recognition: TU/eOtherScientific

Automatica Outstanding Service Award (IFAC)

Maurice Heemels (Recipient), 2014

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Activities 1992 2019

Model-based control development: lessons learned from powertrain applications

Frank P.T. Willems (Speaker)
11 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

Integrated Emission Management for robust and optimal on-road performance

Frank P.T. Willems (Speaker)
7 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

International workshop on Timing Performance engineering for Safety critical systems

Michel A. Reniers (Invited speaker)
31 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

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Press / Media

Some hypes and missed opportunities in robotics

Herman Bruyninckx

17/06/19

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

The mystery of touch and how we feel about it

Astrid Kappers

29/03/19

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Introducing the 2019 Class of IEEE Fellows

Maarten Steinbuch & Lucien Breems

13/03/19

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Research areas

Automotive powertrains

Thomas Hafkamp (Content manager), Sjoerd C.M. Knippenberg (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Control of fusion plasmas

Thomas Hafkamp (Content manager), Sjoerd C.M. Knippenberg (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Cyber-Physical Systems and Systems Engineering

Thomas Hafkamp (Content manager), Sjoerd C.M. Knippenberg (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Student theses

A control-oriented model for breakdown and burn-through in TCV and its application

Author: Ravensbergen, T., 26 Jan 2017

Supervisor: Felici, F. (Supervisor 1), Reimerdes, H. (External person) (External coach), Sinha, J. (External person) (External coach) & de Baar, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

A generalized model for the simulation of tomato crop yield

Author: Kuijpers, W., 29 Jun 2016

Supervisor: van de Molengraft, M. (Supervisor 1) & Mourik, van, S. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

A mechatronic force feedback device

Author: Weel, N., Aug 2007

Supervisor: Steinbuch, M. (Supervisor 1), Serrarens, A. (External coach) & Damen, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master