Dr.ir. Coen de Visser
I am an assistant professor at the department of Control & Simulation at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of the Delft University of Technology (TU-Delft). I received my M.Sc. degree and my Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Delft University of Technology in 2007 and 2011 respectively. I am the principle investigator of the Aircraft System Identification and Control group within the Control and Simulation section. The research of my group is focused on the development and application of advanced modelling and control theory with the ultimate goal of making aircraft and spacecraft safer and more efficient. In November 2020 I received the NWO-Vidi grant (800.000 euros) for my research on safe envelope prediction and protection of autonomous robots, such as drones.
The central theme in our research is the mathematical system model which we construct based on first principles or identify from experimental data using system identification approaches. For this, we develop new theory, for example in multivariate spline theory, and we conduct wind tunnel and flight test experiments with our drones and laboratory aircraft. Using these models, control systems can be developed, real-time simulations performed, and state reachability predicted.
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