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University of Alabama

University of Alabama

Critical infrastructure monitoring and control using real-time hybrid simulation.

Success Stories

Hardware-in-the-Loop

Computer Vision

Computer Vision

Rapidly build, run, and test video acquisition and control applications with a Speedgoat real-time target machine. There is a wide range of applications from the design of phone cameras to autonomous vehicle systems.

Rapid Control Prototyping

Hardware-in-the-Loop

Industry Use Cases

Audio

Audio

Highly controlled manipulations are required e.g. for hearing aids, noise cancelling headphones, or car acoustics. Speedgoat real-time systems provide high performance, high-resolution analog and digital I/O, together with MATLAB & Simulink.

Rapid Control Prototyping

Hardware-in-the-Loop

Industry Use Cases

Embedded

Embedded

Leverage real-time target machines for use as embedded controllers.

Rapid Control Prototyping

Industry Use Cases

Sound-Quality Evaluation of Adaptive Feedback Cancellation Algorithms

Sound-Quality Evaluation of Adaptive Feedback Cancellation Algorithms

This paper presents a subjective and objective perceptual sound-quality evaluation of different algorithms for adaptive feedback cancellation (AFC) with both speech and music signals. Three different algorithms are compared. The subjective evaluation results are then compared with the results obtained by several objective measurements.

Publication on ieeexplore.ieee.org

Published Papers

Validation of a Servo-Hydraulic Model Coupled with a Nonlinear System

Validation of a Servo-Hydraulic Model Coupled with a Nonlinear System

In the study, a controllable canonical physics-based model of a servo-hydraulic actuator coupled with a nonlinear physical system form is validated for position tracking control purposes. This is done by designing and fabricating a nonlinear device to exhibit various nonlinear force-displacement profiles depending on the initial condition and the type of materials used as replaceable coupons.

Publication on sciencedirect.com

Published Papers

Robust switching control in the Feedback for Tokamak Plasma Shape

Robust switching control in the Feedback for Tokamak Plasma Shape

A hierarchical robust switching control method with state vector matching is proposed. The plasma shape is controlled via a magnetic field at X-point and poloidal fluxes on the plasma separatrix. Using a combination of advanced reconstruction code with isoflux control leads to high performance.

Publication on sciencedirect.com

Published Papers

A Self-Tuning Robust Control System for Nonlinear Simulation

A Self-Tuning Robust Control System for Nonlinear Simulation

A transfer system is used to enforce the interface interaction between computational and physical substructures in a real-time hybrid simulation. A model-based, multilayer nonlinear control system is developed to accommodate extensive performance variations and uncertainties in a physical substructure. This work aims to extend the application of real-time simulation to investigating failure, nonlinearity, and nonstationary behavior. 

Publication on wiley.com

Published Papers

Verification of a Geographically Distributed Real-Time Hybrid Simulation Platform

Verification of a Geographically Distributed Real-Time Hybrid Simulation Platform

This study presents a distributed real-time hybrid simulation (dRTHS) platform that enables the integration of geographically distributed physical and numerical components across the Internet. A series of numerical and experimental studies is evaluated, and it is demonstrated that dRTHS is feasible for coupling laboratory capabilities and is a viable alternative to traditional testing techniques.

Publication on wiley.com

Published Papers

Real-Time Force Control for a Servo-Hydraulic Actuator Systems

Real-Time Force Control for a Servo-Hydraulic Actuator Systems

Servo-hydraulic actuators have been widely used but existing control algorithms face some issues. This paper introduces a new real-time force control method utilizing the adaptive time series (ATS) compensator and compliance springs. Unlike existing approaches, the proposed force control methods do not require the structural modeling of a test structure, making it easy to be implemented primarily for nonlinear systems.

Publication on wiley.com

Published Papers

Rapid Control Prototyping Tool for the Sirius High-Dynamic DCM Control System

Rapid Control Prototyping Tool for the Sirius High-Dynamic DCM Control System

The monochromator is known to be one of the most critical optical elements of a synchrotron beamline. A Simulink implementation running on a Speedgoat Performance real-time target machine identifies and ensures controlling the dynamic behavior of all subcomponents in the prototype. In addition, this approach enables rapid prototyping by allowing a shared environment for system modeling and testing.

Publication on inspirehep.net

Published Papers

Rapid Control Prototyping

Hands-On in Signal Processing Education at Technische Universität Darmstadt

Hands-On in Signal Processing Education at Technische Universität Darmstadt

This paper shares the experiences gained by conducting hands-on learning in signal processing as part of the engineering program at Technische Universität Darmstadt. It describes the variety of laboratories, projects, lectures, and seminars offered to expose students to state-of-the-art research and advanced equipment.

Publication on ieeexplore.ieee.org

Published Papers

Active Magnetic Bearing for Ultra-Precision Flexible Electronics Production System

Active Magnetic Bearing for Ultra-Precision Flexible Electronics Production System

Roll-to-roll printing of flexible electronics on continuous plastic films could enable the production of flexible electronics at high speed and low cost. However, rolling element bearings cannot be deployed because of the precision requirements. Instead, active magnetic bearings (AMB) with optical positioning encoder feedback are used.

Publication on lib.cranfield.ac.uk

Published Papers

CERN

CERN

Reaching unprecedented energy from particle colliders with nanometer precision control.

Success Stories

Rapid Control Prototyping

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich

Efficiently harnessing wind power high above the ground using autonomous kites.

Success Stories

Rapid Control Prototyping

GreenTeam

GreenTeam

Formula Student racing success achieved through powertrain innovation.

Success Stories

Rapid Control Prototyping

HuMoTech

HuMoTech

Increasing mobility for people with below-knee amputation using a robotic ankle-foot prosthesis.

Success Stories

Rapid Control Prototyping

Stanford University

Stanford University

Reducing emissions with low-carbon fuels.

Success Stories

Rapid Control Prototyping

University of Agder

University of Agder

Innovation in the classroom: practical training in the Control Theory course for next generation mechatronic engineers in Norway.

Success Stories

Rapid Control Prototyping

Villanova University

Villanova University

Students compete at international level with a state-of-the-art autonomous robotic boat.

Success Stories

Rapid Control Prototyping

University of Michigan

University of Michigan

Developing controls for bipedal robots with model-based design.

Success Stories

Rapid Control Prototyping