ACTC / NI Control Design Workshop
13th June 2008, University of Washington, USA

This meeting has since been held. (Register your interest for the next course here.)


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.

This one-day workshop focuses upon new developments in aerospace control techniques and prototyping technologies and it includes an international perspective from both the USA and Europe. There should be ample time for questions and discussion and the delegates will receive copies of all of the notes presented. There is no charge for members of the Applied Control Technology Consortium (ACTC). The speakers attending the event will be drawn from a wide variety of leading companies and organisations.

Additional Information
Event Venue & Travel Directions

The meeting is being held in The University of Washington, in the Husky Union Building (HUB), Room 310. (map and directions).

Parking is available in the visitor parking on campus. The three main parking lots are in the Plaza Parking Garage (K-9 on the map), the Padelford Parking Garage (P-8), and the main surface lot (R-8). Parking rates vary from $5 to $12 per day depending on the lot. Buses are also available from local Park and Ride lots.

Where to Stay and Eat

Click here for where to stay and eat.

09:30 Welcome and introduction
09:45 Next-Generation Modeling and Simulation tools for Control Design K. Chisamore & M. Bendame, Maplesoft
10:30 Hands-On: Model Development
12:00 Lunch
12:45 "Just Build a Satellite" - The Easiest Way to Educate the Best Engineers Prof. J. D. Nielsen, Aalborg University
13:30 Hands-On: Model-Based Control
15:00 Nonlinear Predictive Control for Helicopter and Aircraft Flight Control Applications Using NI Labview Tools for Design Prof. M. Grimble, ACTC
15:45 Close
Information for speakers

A computer projector and laptop with MS PowerPoint will be available for use. All presentations we receive electronically will be loaded onto this PC and checked for compatibility. Speakers can also use their own computers for the presentation if that is more convenient. If any additional audio visual equipment is required, then please contact us as soon as possible, so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

We would appreciate a copy of the material (slides/transparencies) that you are going to present one week prior to the meeting. We use these to provide the delegates with a bound set of pre-prints at the meeting. We can accept most formats electronically. A paper copy would be a useful backup. Many Thanks.