Automation and Control

Permanent Staff

· R.G.K.M. Aarts

· J. van Dijk

· D.M. Brouwer

Research Objective

D:\WA site\media_diversen\vibration_isolation.jpgResearch in this chair aims at designing, implementation and validation of (model based) controllers for High Performance Integrated Systems. For example, fabrication/production systems, using innovative design, actuating, sensing and control principles, and state-of-the-art computer technology. This is the field of mechatronic systems, consisting of mechanics, actuator(s), sensors and a digital control system. For maximum position-control performance, the mechanical constructions should be light weight and stiff; while for accuracy and repeatability of motion, it is essential that kinematic design principles are applied whenever possible. All these activities are backed up with modeling and experimental identification.