Automotive Control SIG Meeting
23rd April 2008, MIRA Ltd, Nuneaton, Warwickshire

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This workshop is jointly organised by National Instruments and the Applied Control Technology Consortium (ACTC) which is an international training and technology transfer body that includes a number of the leading automotive, aerospace, and embedded control tools suppliers.

The aim of the meeting is to present new methods and tools for automotive control for an industrial audience, and will involve talks about practical applications and relevant research work from universities to show what future developments might bring. As with all ACTC events discussions will be encouraged to provide all delegates with an appreciation of obstacles and benefits of the technologies and the latest thinking in this field.

09.00 Arrival & Registration
09:15 Keynote: Technology and Trends in RCP/HIL Applications Dr Ben Black, National Instruments
10.00 Case Study - HIL Application Mr Orazio Ragonesi, Micronova
10.45 Tea/Coffee
11.00 HIL Simulations with dSpace Prof. Andrzej Ordys, Kingston University, Dipl.-Ing. Peter Kock, MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG
11.45 Using COTS Based Approach for RCP/HIL Applications Mr Robert Morton, National Instruments
12.30 Lunch
13.15 Development and Testing of Complex Automotive Control Systems using Hardware-in-the-Loop Platform Dr Alexandros Mouzakitis, Jaguar
14.00 Modern HIL Simulation Methods for Vehicle Dynamic Control Mr Charles Glide, IPG Automotive GmbH
14.45 Tea/Coffee
15.00 Hardware in the loop for Electronic Throttle System Identification Dr Arek Dutka, ACTC
15.45 Reconfigurable Hardware-in-the-Loop Platforms for Validation of Automotive Electronic Systems Dr Suguna Thanagasundram, University of Warwick
16.40 Close