Research groups of disc participate in many consortia and networks with academic, institutional and industrial partners. Here we only list those participations in which disc is involved as an institute.
A Centre of Excellence installed by the three technical universities (TUD, TUe and UT) to shape a joint strategic research program in Intelligent Mechatronic Systems. The Centre started in 2007 on the basis of a five-year grant from the Ministeries of Education and Economic Affairs.
Scientific Director of the 3TU Centre of Excellence is Prof. Maarten Steinbuch, TUe-ME.
In conjunction with the Royal Institution of Engineers in The Netherlands (KIVI NIRIA), disc has the status of national member organization (NMO) of IFAC, the international federation of automatic control.
The organizers have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the DISC Summer School on "Modeling and Control of Distributed Parameter Systems", which is scheduled to take place from June 17-20, 2013, at...
A nation-wide institute that links all academic research groups in systems and control theory and engineering in the Netherlands, ranging from the three universities of technology: TUDelft, TUEindhoven and UTwente, to research groups in Amsterdam, Groningen, Maastricht, Tilburg and Wageningen.
disc has a coordinated research programme and provides an international network environment for researchers and PhD students.
A central PhD program is provided for PhD students in systems and control. It consists of a course programme offered in Utrecht, international summer schools and a yearly three-day Benelux Meeting. Since its start in 1987 this PhD program has become a cornerstone of the cooperation among the dutch academic community in this field.
Controlling the positioning and motion of objects with high speed and ultra-high precision (up to nanometers) is crucial in storage equipment as dvd’s, hard disk drives, in IC manufacturing and in scientific imaging instruments as AFM’s. Without feedback control this technology would not exist.
Industrial production processes in (petro)chemical, food and energy industry are dependent on appropriate control technology for designing operations that are economically efficient, safe, with optimal usage of resources and minimal environmental load. Model-based control technology provides the tools for achieving this.
Future automotive systems will show vehicles where comfort and driving conditions are highly automated while they are intelligently supervised to keep optimal distance and to optimize route planning. In this development distributed sensing and control is a key technology.
Guidance and navigation of airplanes and spacecrafts highly depends on automatic control systems. This dependency is even more pronounced when steering unmanned vehicles, e.g. for inspection tasks, or controlling (micro) sattelite formations in space. Aerospace applications have been important drivers for developing advanced and robustly operating control systems.