Reaching for ever-increasing levels of safety, efficiency and capacity of aerospace will require developing more capable automatic control systems in terms of adaptability and autonomy, and more advanced human-machine systems to interact with them. The section Control and Simulation (C&S) aims to advance the development of such systems, building on a solid theoretical basis and physical insights while exploiting theoretical progress in adjacent fields, and to validate these systems experimentally in world-class facilities, closing the loop between theory and practice.
C&S aims to be a leading research group in the integration, development and testing of new theories on control, autonomous and cognitive systems (with and without human elements), while addressing industrial and societal needs. We tackle those problems in our domain that best fit our mission and objectives while at the same time are the most challenging from a scientific point of view. We set high standards for our team, our experimental facilities and the academic and industrial networks in which we cooperate.