DISCO - 2016
Overall Objectives
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Overall Objectives
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry

Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

FP7 & H2020 Projects

  • Program: ITN

  • Project acronym: TEMPO

  • Project title: Training in Embedded Predictive Control and Optimization

  • Duration: January 2014 - January 2018

  • Coordinator: Tor Arne Johanson; with Sorin Olaru (as French PI)

  • Other partners: U. Frieburg, Oxford, Imperial College; NTNU Trondheim; STUBA Bratislava; EPFL Lausanne; KU Leuven, Renault, ABB, Ampyx Power

  • Abstract: TEMPO is an international PhD program for highly motivated young scientists, where state-of-the-art research is combined with a comprehensive training program. The network is funded by the European Community’s Seventh Framework program. The European Commission wants to make research careers more attractive to young people and therefore offers early-stage researchers (ESRs) a PhD program the opportunity to improve their research skills, join established research teams and enhance their career prospects via the Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN) in the area of Embedded Predictive Control and Optimization.

  • Program: IEF

  • Project acronym: FUTURISM

  • Project title: Multiple sensor FaUlt ToleRant control for management of Interconnected nonlinear SysteMs

  • Duration: May 2014 - April 2016

  • Coordinator: Sorin Olaru

  • Abstract: The primary research objective of this project is the design and analysis of novel methods for diagnosing multiple sensor faults and compensating their effects on multi-sensory schemes used for controlling interconnected, nonlinear systems. The second main objective of this project is the application of these methods to complex systems.

Collaborations in European Programs, Except FP7 & H2020

  • Program: PHC STEFANIK 2016 (Slovakia)

  • Project acronym: AIMPC

  • Project title: Advanced techniques for practical implementation of model predictive control strategies

  • Duration: January 2016 - December 2017

  • Coordinator:Cristina Stoica (France), Martin Gulan (Slovakia)

  • Abstract: The proposed project is dedicated to the model predictive control with a particular emphasis on its practical implementations. The main objective is to explore new techniques allowing for an efficient deployment of control algorithms on embedded, preferably low-cost microcontrollerbased computing platforms. The inherent hardware memory/speed issues that become particularly challenging for fast real-time applications are to be addressed by appropriate acceleration and complexity reduction techniques targeting either the implicit or the explicit control laws while preserving the optimality of associated solutions. The run-time performance of the proposed control policies will be experimentally verified and monitored in chosen existing applications.

  • Program: PHC BOSPHORE 2016 (Turkey)

  • Project title: Robust Control of Time Delayed Linear Parameter Varying Systems via Switched Controllers.

  • Duration: January 2016 - December 2017

  • Coordinator: Frédéric Mazenc (France), Hitay Özbay (Turkey).

  • Abstract: The main goal of this project is to develop computational algorithms for robust controller design for different classes of time delay systems appearing in various engineering applications such as chemical processes, transportation systems and communications networks. The participants will consider control problems of significant practical implications in this area: (i) developing new computational techniques for simple (low order) reliable and scalable decentralized controllers for control of (and control over) networks; and (ii) reducing conservatism in recently developed dwell-time based stability results for the analysis of switched time delay systems. Moreover, design of scalable low order controllers for reducing the effect of time delays is an important problem investigated in this project. One of the objectives of this collaboration is to generalize the design techniques already developed by the French and Turkish teams to larger classes of time delay systems, in particular multi-input-multi-output (MIMO) systems with time varying delays.

  • Program: COST Action

  • Project acronym: FRACTAL

  • Project title: Fractional-order systems; analysis, synthesis and their importance for future design

  • Duration: November 2016 - October 2020

  • Coordinator: Jaroslav Koton Czech Republic

  • Abstract: Fractional-order systems have lately been attracting significant attention and gaining more acceptance as generalization to classical integer-order systems. Mathematical basics of fractional-order calculus were laid nearly 300 years ago and since that it has gained deeply rooted mathematical concepts. Today, it is known that many real dynamic systems cannot be described by a system of simple differential equation or of integer-order system. In practice we can encounter such systems in electronics, signal processing, thermodynamics, biology, medicine, control theory, etc. The Action will favour scientific advancement in above mentioned areas by coordinating activities of academic research groups towards an efficient deployment of fractal theory to industry applications.