The Advanced Control Technology Club 
Applications of Advanced Control

To be held at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, 17th November 1999

This meeting is free of charge and open to employees from all ACT Club members. Registration is required.


Prof. Keith Glover and Dr. Jan Maciejowski at Cambridge University have kindly agreed to host this meeting at the University of Cambridge. This is one of the leading research groups in Europe and this meeting will provide an excellent opportunity to get an overview of their current activities and contributions from other leading practitioners.

The agenda for the day is as follows:

9.30-10.00 Coffee And Registration
10.00-10.30 ACT Club Progress Report, Prof. Mike Grimble, ACT Club
10.30-11.00 Welcome and Introduction to Using Predictive Control to Obtain Fault-Tolerance, Dr. Jan Maciejowski, Cambridge University
11.00-11.15 Tea/Coffee
11.15-11.45 Fault-Tolerant Ship Control: The COSY Benchmark Problem, Mr. Eric Kerrigan, Cambridge University
11.45-12.15 General Introduction to H-inf Robust Control, Prof. Keith Glover, Cambridge University
12.15-12.45 The Emissions Control Problem in Spark Ignition Engines, Mr. Richard Ford, Cambridge University
12.45-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.00 Tour of Control Laboratories at Cambridge University
14.00-14.30 Application of Robust Control to Flight Control, Dr. G. Papageorgiou, Cambridge University
14.30-15.00 Modern Approaches to Actuator Saturation, Integrator Wind-up, etc. and Connection to the Nu-gap Stability Margin, Dr. Glenn Vinnicombe, Cambridge University
15.00-15.15 Tea/Coffee
15.15-15.45 Control of Automotive Suspensions, Dr. M. Smith, Cambridge University
15.45-16.15 H-inf/MVC Applied to Power Systems, Rick Hyde, Cambridge Control Ltd.
16.15 CLOSE

Additional Information:

The meeting will be held in the Nihon Room of Pembroke College. Registration and Lunches will be in the Old Library.

Travelling to Pembroke College, University of Cambridge:

Car parking in Cambridge is in very short supply. There are good train services from London and an extensive "park-and-ride" scheme. The most convenient airport is London Stansted. For more information please see the "How to get Here" WWW page for Pembroke College. Two maps of Cambridge and the University can be found here and here.

Nearby Hotels:

Cambridge Garden House, Moat House, Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RT, Tel: 01223 259988
B&B 140

Holiday Inn Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3DT, Tel: 01223 464466
Room only 122

Royal Cambridge Hotel, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PY, Tel: 01223 351631
B&B 92.00

Best Western Gonville Hotel, Gonville Place, Cambridge, CB1 1LY, Tel: 01223 366611
Room only 86.00

University Arms Hotel, Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AD, Tel: 01223 351241
Room only 85.00

Lensfield Hotel, 53 Lensfield Road, Cambridge, CB2 1EN, Tel: 01223 355017
B&B 65.00

Regent Hotel, 41 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AB, Tel: 01223 351470
B&B 65.00

Regency Guest House, 7 Regent Terrace, Cambridge, CB2 1AA, Tel: 01223 329626
B&B 35.00

The Cricketers Public House, 18 Melbourne Place, Cambridge, CB1 1EQ, Tel: 01223 508255/516701
B&B 25.00

All of the above hotels and guest houses are within 500m of Pembroke College. The prices given are an indication only. Cambridge Tourist Office (tel. 01223 457581) may be able to assist in booking with some of the above hotels/guest houses.