Embedded Control Systems Lab

  • Address

    Flux, Groene Loper 19

    5612 AP Eindhoven

    Netherlands

  • Postal address

    Department of Electrical Engineering, P.O. Box 513

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Netherlands

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Introduction / mission

The ECS Lab focusses on co-design and optimization methods for control systems implemented on resource-constraint embedded platforms. 

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What we do

Organisational profile

Most modern control systems (e.g. automotive control systems, high-precision motion systems) are realized on embedded platforms. Embedded platforms are constrained by one or more resources, e.g. computation, communication, memory, energy/power. Platform architecture, control software and scheduling play a key role to achieve functional correctness (e.g. stability and performance) of the embedded controllers. The ECS Lab focusses on implementation-aware analysis and co-design of feedback control systems.

One specific focus has been on design and analysis of image-based control loop, e.g. advanced driver assistant systems, imaged-based high-precision carrier systems. Due to compute-heavy nature of image-processing, processing architecture, choice of algorithm, implementation and accuracy are important design aspects. We further look at efficient design flow facilitating code-generation, testing, debugging and tooling using hardware/software/model-in-the-loop (HIL/SIL/MIL) experiments.

Other focus on cooperative autonomous driving (using V2X and in-vehicle communication for example) complying with standards such IEEE 802.11p, FlexRay, TT Ethernet for an improved deployability of such technologies. We develop realistic simulation environment both in SIL and HIL (multi-layer toolchain for control, communication and network).

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

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