Contributions to Control Systems in the winter semester 2017/2018


In order to support the professional exchange in control and automation technology far beyond the borders of our university, some years ago a colloquium series with the name “Contributions to Control Systems” was brought into being at the Institute of Automatic Control. Speakers from industry and research talk about their work in relevant developments and applications in the field of automatic control.



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Conference room of the IRT,Campus-Boulevard 30, 52074 Aachen
1.OG, Room 052.G


Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 4:00pm


Self-regulation of grinding machines using data mining

Christian Büscher

Saint-Gobain Sekurit Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, Herzogenrath



One of the objectives of digitalization and Industry 4.0 is the optimization of production processes. Besides the widely discussed topics of Internet of Things and Big Data, one can already benefit from the new technologies without the need of enhanced connectivity on the shop-floor. We will present an example where we improved one single production process namely the grinding of automotive glasses using a few product, machine and process data and deployed data-driven control loops. Starting with the business and data understanding, the major steps within the data mining process are the data preparation and the evaluation of models where a close exchange between the different stakeholders is highly recommended. We will present best practices for such procedure models, the IT infrastructure and data processing and analysis.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 4:00pm


Formationen von Kleinst-Satelliten: Herausforderungen in der Regelung verteilter, vernetzter, kooperierender Systeme

Professor Klaus Schilling

Lehrstuhl für Informatik VII: Robotik und Telematik
der Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg



Traditionell wurden in der Raumfahrt die Satelliten immer größer, um die Leistungsfähigkeit zu steigern. Heute eröffnen alternative "New Space"-Ansätze mit verteilten vernetzten Kleinst-Satelliten spannende Anwendungen in der Telekomunikation und Erdbeobachtung, aber auch bei der wissenschaftlichen Erkundung des Weltraums. Dies stellt anspruchsvolle Aufgaben in der Regelungstechnik und bei der Relativ-Navigation, um solche kooperierende Kleinst-Satelliten zu realisieren. Der Vortrag geht auf die zu lösenden technischen Herausforderungen für diese Sensornetze im Weltraum, aktuelle Arbeiten in Würzburg zum Formationsflug und kommerzielle Perspektiven ein.


Monday, March 05, 2018, 9:00am


Attention! - Modified Venue: 2. Floor in the seminar room vom Kemicro


Production of Biohybrid Implant Systems - Challenges for Automatic Control

Professor Stefan Jockenhövel

Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Medizintechnik
Helmholtz-Institut der RWTH Aachen