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Research Group

Main organisation:DESIGN & OPTIMISATION
Lifecycle:9 May 2014 →  Today
Organisation profile:

The Flanders Make AnSyMo/CoSys core lab has three researchpriorities:

1.    Design andTesting for Cyber-Physical Systems: ensure that autonomously operating machines adhere to the appropriatesafety standards, focused on methods and tools for a cost-effective designprocess (profs. De Meulenaere, Denil, De Meyer, Vangheluwe)

2.    Adaptive,Optimal Embedded Control: boost controlefficiency by integrating the use of available system models into the controldesign process (and sometimes) resulting controllers; (profs. Denil, Steckel,De Meulenaere)

3.    Industrialsensing, signal processing and actuation; monitor moving machines to enable autonomous navigation (prof. Steckel)

There are a lot of touchpoints between thepriorities 1 and 2, and priorities 2 and 3.

Expertise in Design and Testing includes thedevelopment of methods and tools for:

·        Modelling andSimulation

·        EmbeddedSystems Design

·        Software andembedded systems testing

·        Co-simulation

Expertise in Adaptive, Optimal Embedded Controlincludes the development of methods and  tools for

·        Long termautonomy

·        Run-timeadaptivity

·        Embeddedcontrol architectures

·        Embeddedplatform (co-)simulation

·        Model-lessautonomous vehicle control, in driving and flying vehicles

Expertise in industrial sensing and signalprocessing includes

·        Longwavelength based environment perception (Sonar, Radar)

·        Sensor fusion

·        Autonomousvehicle control

AcousticCondition monitoring
Keywords:Digital Twins, Efficient Sensitivity Analysis techniques, Fault injection, Co-simulation techniques, Frames, Contract Based Design, Ontologies, Partial Models, Language engineering, Test execution optimisation, Incremental verification, Test generation, Adaptive systems, Long term autonomy, In-air 3D sonar, Radar, UWB localisation, Simultaneaous Mapping and Localization (SLAM), Sensing arrays
Disciplines:Coding tools and techniques, testing and debugging, Language design, constructs and features, Language processors , Software engineering , Modelling and simulation, Intelligent vehicles, Wireless communication and positioning systems, Automation and control systems, Robotics and automatic control, Digital integrated circuits, Electronic circuit and system reliability, Embedded systems, Signal processing, Audio and speech processing, Smart sensors, Computer aided engineering, simulation and design , Control engineering, Acoustics, noise and vibration engineering, Field and service robotics, Mobile and distributed robotics, Motion planning and control, Physical system modelling, Robotic systems architectures and programming, Sensing, estimation and actuating, Signals and systems, Software and data acquisition, Computer architecture and organisation, Electronic design, Input, output and data devices, Performance evaluation, testing and simulation of reliability, Automation, feedback control and robotics , Systems theory, modelling and identification , Analogue and digital signal processing, Motion capturing, Sound