Einladung zum Vortrag im Kolloquium
Pushing motion control systems to their limits
using numerical optimization techniques
Prof. Dr. Jan Swevers
Production Engineering, Machine Design and Automation (PMA) Section
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Tuesday, 6. December 2011, 4:00 p.m.
IST-Seminar-Room 3.243 - Pfaffenwaldring 9 - Campus Stuttgart-Vaihingen
Recent advances in mathematical optimization provide new opportunities to improve the performance of motion systems and to push them to their limits. This however requires a unique combination of expertise in numerical optimization and motion control design and implementation, a combination which is present at our Optimization in Engineering Center (OPTEC). This lecture discusses some of OPTECís realizations in the field of motion control where this unique combination of expertise has led to the formulation of control design problems (i) as convex programs that can be solved efficiently to a global optimum, allowing to trade-off conflicting design objectives in a systematic way, and (ii) as dynamic embedded optimization problems that are solved in real-time using reliable and fast numerical solution methods. Experimental validations of these design methods on mechatronic systems are presented.
Jan Swevers received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven), Belgium, in 1986 and 1992, respectively. He is full professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Division Production Engineering, Machine Design and Automation (PMA), of K.U.Leuven. His research focuses on motion control and optimization: robust and iterative learning control design methodologies for (non-)linear multi-variable systems, identification and control of robot manipulators, modeling and compensation of friction in mechatronic systems, dynamic and embedded optimization for motion control systems.