Control Engineering & Advanced Control
Autopilots in planes, motor management in cars, cooling or heating systems... controlled systems are omnipresent in both everyday life and industrial environments. Wherever something needs to automatically react to certain measurements, the solution involves a controlled system of some kind.
The quality of a mechatronic system typically depends on an optimal interaction between its components (mechanics, actors, sensors and control units). The focus of the IMS' control engineering research area therefore is on the detailed mathematical mapping of systems, as well as on the elaboration of adequate algorithms for industrial applications. The staff's wealth of experience as well as a wide range of highly developed tools provide the necessary basis for both continuous optimization of existing systems and the early mapping and improvement of new solutions.
Focus of the research area
- Control engineering
- Simulation of mechatronic systems
- Experimental analysis of mechatronic systems
- Mechanical / electrical and coupled FE modelling
- Modelling and simulation
Of course, modern information technology has long been used on construction sites. In this EU project, the already widespread BIM technology (Building Information Modeling) is to be extended by a dynamic component, namely the digital twin:
In cooperation with European partners the IMS is developing a soft-exoskeleton for people with movement impairments. The material used should be adaptive and stiffening depending on the type of movement. More information
The DIWA - Drone Interaction with Animals project is within the field of wildlife management. This feasibility study, supported by the CTI is being used to assess the extent to which example groups such as hunting administrators, wildlife biologists and hunters can be supported in their work. More information
The IMS and Burckhardt Compression AG cooperated to develop the first actively controlled valve for piston compressors. More information
In close cooperation with the companies Oehri Electronic AG and ThyssenKrupp Presta, the IMS is developing a modular, highly integrated test rig for pitman arm shafts and steering columns. More information