The Technical Committee on Aerospace Controls is pleased to present a one-day workshop on "Aerospace Controls: Current Topics in Theory and Practice" at the 2019 American Control Conference in Philadelphia.  The workshop is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, July 9, 2019, but check the conference registration website for final details.  The workshop is organized and presented by the following members of the Technical Committee:

  • Dr. Richard A. Hull, Collins Aerospace
  • Dr. Kevin Wise, The Boeing Company
  • Prof. Naira Hovakimyan, University of Illinois
  • Dr. D. Brett Ridgely, Raytheon Missile Systems
  • Prof. Zhihua Qu, University of Central Florida
  • Prof. Ilya Kolmanovsky, The University of Michigan
  • Prof. Soon-Jo Chung, Caltech, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Prof. Andrea L’Afflitto, University of Oklahoma
  • Prof. Venanzio Cichella, University of Iowa

This one-day workshop will focus on current control system topics that are having an impact in the aerospace industry. The workshop will be presented by leading control systems experts from industry and academia that are involved in some of the most exciting research and development efforts in the field of Aerospace. This workshop is intended for students and professors in search of current applications in need of solutions as well as industry and government professionals interested in potential solutions from academia and adjacent branches of the aerospace industry. This workshop is sponsored and presented by members of the IEEE CSS Technical Committee on Aerospace Controls and their collaborators. The purpose of the technical committee is to help build an international scientific community and promote awareness of outstanding technical achievements in the field of Aerospace Controls.

This workshop will present a sample of current topics related to the control of manned and unmanned aircraft (UAV’s), guided missiles, spacecraft, roto-craft, multi-rotor UAV’s, precision-guided projectiles., and even flying cars. Our experts will present the theoretical background and methods leading to some of the most recent flight test results. Recent advances in adaptive and nonlinear robust control receive thorough coverage, as well as methods relating to co-operative control of spatially distributed systems and “swarms” of autonomous vehicles. The workshop will offer opportunities for questions and answers, and provide an open forum for discussion of applications for current theoretical advances and potential enabling technologies. The proceeds from this workshop will be donated by the organizers and presenters to help fund the annual IEEE Control System Society Award for Technical Excellence in Aerospace Control.