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The Institute of Automatic Control, headed by Prof. Dirk Abel, is located in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University. The institute focuses on modelling, simulation and model-based predictive control of complex dynamic systems. The control engineering methods are transferred to practical systems from different areas (railway, car, ship, etc.). Since 2010, the Institute of Automatic Control is engaged intensively in the field of satellite-based navigation. Two test areas for satellite navigation have been established under the direction of the institute: railGATE for rail-based traffic systems and automotiveGATE for road-based traffic systems. As a result, during different research projects extensive work was carried out on systems that require highly accurate and reliable position information. Accordingly, projects in the rail sector as well as in the maritime have been and are being worked on in the context of satellite observation aided sensor fusion using both, the GPS and Galileo system. At the moment, the institute’s expertise of GNSS-aided sensor fusion is expanded by integrity investigations; a topic, which is highly relevant for autonomous driving and challenging concerning the integrity determination of a whole navigation filter consisting of GNSS, inertial measurement, odometry, and other onboard sensors.

Point of Contact
R.Zweigel@irt.rwth-aachen.de

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