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High-performance control for nano-precision systems

Project nummer 
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Projectleider J.P.M. Voeten
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Type project 
4 april 2014
31 oktober 2018
Robust design of cyber-physical systems (CPS)

A major exponent of the Dutch knowledge economy is formed by the Dutch high-tech industries. Example high-tech systems include ASML's wafer scanners, Océ's office printers, Philips' medical imaging equipment, and FEI's electron microscopes. These companies face a tremendous challenge in meeting the increasing demands with respect to system throughput and system accuracy, leading to an explosion of the system complexity. To cope with complexity, current design methods divide systems in manageable parts that are designed and verified in isolation by different engineering disciplines. This separation-of-concerns however, is now slowing down the pace to keep up with performance roadmaps. The challenge is therefore to conceive new engineering methodologies that can go beyond the traditional boundaries of mechatronics, electronics, and software. The goal of this project is to develop such a methodology, which allows the different engineering disciplines to design and analyze the control algorithms, the execution platforms, and the embedded software in tandem in a model-based fashion.

Update April 2018: tutorial at prestigious conference

Professor Jeroen Voeten (Eindhoven University of Technology, TNO) co-presented the results of the project ‘High-performance control for nano-precision systems’ in a half day tutorial as part of the international conference Cyber-Physical System Week in Portugal (18-21 April 2018). Next generation of extreme high-throughput – high-precision cyber-physical systems pose tremendous design challenges for the embedded intelligence of these systems. The tutorial presents state-of-the-art methods and results in these directions and illustrates how they glue together to guarantee the desired system-level behaviours.

Read more about the tutorial co-presented by Jeroen Voeten.

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Read the article 'Te complex om te programmeren?' (in Dutch only).