The rapid progress in the fields of microprocessors, sensors and software technology makes it possible to implement intelligent and efficient control functions in mechatronic systems. The Institute of System Dynamics and Control works on the enhancement and application of advanced control methods, in view of improving performance, energy efficiency, safety and comfort in complex controlled systems.
The primary objectives of the institute are innovative solutions for space robots and space flight systems, aircraft, road and rail vehicles as well as technology transfer to industrial robots and wind power plants. The institute works closely together with industry and research partners as well as with numerous DLR institutes. The solutions are based on the holistic design as well as optimal and robust control of the underlying dynamic systems.
For the physical modelling and simulation of the system performance, the institute leads the development and establishment of international modelling standards such as Modelica and the Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) and develops model libraries for various fields of application.
The institute demonstrates its expertise in the complete development chain from computer aided design down to hardware tests with its test benches and research vehicles such as the DLR Robotic Motion Simulator and the DLR ROboMObil.