Dynamics & Control
The Dynamics and Control group is involved in fundamental research and the development of algorithms and experiments for the modelling, simulation and control of aerospace systems. Example applications include aircraft, spacecraft and UASs (unmanned aerospace systems), especially networks of these systems. Other applications include control of multi-agent networks, air traffic and transportation, and cyberphysical systems. The research combines expertise in control theory, robotics, optimization, nonlinear systems, hybrid systems, stochastic systems, and system of systems.
Flight Dynamics & Control/Hybrid Systems Lab
The research in the FD&C;/HS Lab focuses on modeling and control of the Cyber-Physical System (CPS), which is a complex (networked) system with interacting physical and logical components, and its applications to safety-critical aerospace systems such as aircraft, spacecraft, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Air Traffic Control (ATC), and multiple-vehicle systems (e.g., swarm of UAS).
Rapid Design of Systems Laboratory (RDSL)
The world-class research in the RDSL identifies new mission architectures and concepts to support human and robotic exploration as well as strategic systems to support national defense.
Research at AutoMous Lab mainly focuses on distributed control of multi-agent networks, including coordination of heterogeneous robots (unmanned/manned, aerial/ground vehicles), control through connectivity of V2V (vehicles to vehicles) and V2I (vehicles to infrastructure), distributed algorithms for computing and cybersecurity, and new design of unmanned aerial vehicles.