Methods & Expertise
One research focus at the Chair of Automatic Control is on the development and application of nonlinear and (model) predictive control schemes for nonlinear systems. An important aspect in this regard is the applicability of these methods and the corresponding development of real-time feasible algorithms especially for highly dynamical systems and embedded hardware implementations.
The research group FGDES develops methods for the analysis and sythnesis of discrete-event systems with a particular focus on modular and/or hierarchical control architectures. Here, discrete-event systems are dynamical systems with a finite-range state variable. Prototypical application domains are so called “men made systems”, e.g., for automated manufacturing or logistics, which by construction can be adequately represented by discrete-event models.