The Advanced Control Technology Club 
Real Time Control/Automotive Special Interest Group

Held at National Instruments, Newbury. 27th March 2003

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The next Automotive Special Interest Group event is kindly being hosted by National Instruments at their UK headquarters in Newbury. The meeting has a broad technical theme of "Rapid Prototyping & Advanced Control" and will involve a combination of technical presentations, future visions and a round table discussion. The technical presentations will cover the following subjects:

  • hardware in the loop testing to aid the design process

  • modelling and simulation in automotive systems
  • novel chassis sensor technology
  • robust and nonlinear powertrain control
  • The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    9.45       Welcome, Andy Scarisbrick, Ford
    9.50       ACT Club & Automotive Activities, David Anderson, ACT Club [1,134KB]
    10.15     Measurements in the Design Flow, Robert Morton, National Instruments [277KB]
    10.50     TEA/COFFEE
    11.10     Hardware in the Loop Test Benches for Virtual Test Driving, Charles Glide, IPG [16.8MB]
    11.45     Designing and Evaluating an Electronic Boost Control System in Simulation using Advisor, Sunoj George, Adam Webb & David Pearce, Visteon
    12.20     LUNCH
    1.15       The Tyre: A Sensor for the Advanced Vehicle Dynamics Control Systems of the Future, Peter Jones, University of Warwick [734KB]
    1.50       Challenges in Automotive Control Implementation, Peter Scotson, TRW Conekt
    2.25       Inverse NARMA in Automotive Powertrains, Tom Shenton, University of Liverpool [4,852KB]
    3.00       TEA/COFFEE
    3.15       Automotive SIG Future Activities Discussion
                       - Response to Questionnaire
                       - 1st IFAC Sumposium on Automotive Control
                       - Where do we go from here?
    4.00       CLOSE

    On-line registration is closed for this event.

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