Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC) coordinates the education and research activities in systems and control at the Delft University of Technology, in the Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE).
DCSC has been established in 2003 by merging the systems and control groups of Electrical Engineering (EWI), Mechanical Engineering (3mE), and Applied Physics (TNW).
Bart de Schutter in various mediaTechAcute: Autonomous Robot SeaClear Cleans the Ocean Floor [Video] (Dutch) Klamm: „SeaClear“ sammelt Müll auf dem Meeregrund ein: Test im Hamburger Hafen, „Ernstfall“ in Dubrovnik (German) Engineers Online: Autonoom robotsysteem raapt afval van oceaanbodem (video) (Dutch) KIJK Magazine: Delftse onderwaterrobots rapen afval van zeebodem (Dutch)
World Ocean Day: Autonomous robot system picks up litter from ocean floorTU Delft is working with seven other partners on an autonomous system for cleaning the ocean floor. This system consists of a surface vehicle with two underwater robots, which are going to identify and collect litter from the ocean floor. Now that the crucial gripper component of the system has been completed, the SeaClear system is almost ready for field testing.
TU Delft and Volvo collaborating on Prognostics for new generation of trucksNow it is time for trucks to join the transition to zero emission, and uptime is key to make this a success. In a new research project with the Volvo Group, Riccardo Ferrari of the Delft Centre for Systems and Control is looking to improve service life through predictive analytics.
TU Delft starts ‘Wind Farm Flow Control Project’Together with CrossWindHKN Siemens Gamesa Eneco GROW offshore wind a group of researchers led by professor Jan-Willem Van Wingerden TU Delft have started the work on the "Dynamic Wind Farm Flow Control" project. This project focuses on reducing the wake effect by using real-time data that will contribute to a more constant electricity production.
ERC Advanced Grant for smarter control of energy and transportation networksIn the future, we will see an increasing number of smart transportation and energy networks. However, online control of these large and complex networks is still far from optimal. Researcher Bart De Schutter has received a EUR 2.5 million ERC Advanced Grant from the European Union to tackle this problem over the next five years.
SeaClear project develops the first autonomous robots for underwater litter collectionToday's oceans contain 26-66 million tons of waste, with approximately 94% located on the seafloor. So far, collection efforts have focused mostly on surface waste, with only a few local efforts to gather underwater waste, always using human divers. No solution exists that exploits autonomous robots for underwater litter collection; the SeaClear project will develop the first. Check this animation to explore how are we planning to achieve this ambitious goal!
Our mission is to provide education and to perform research in systems and control, at an internationally recognized high level, from within a TUD-wide center that has a solid foundation in the faculty 3mE.
In research we aim at contributing to fundamental aspects of dynamical systems and control as well as at advancing innovative and high-tech applications, in combination with relevant industrial and academic partners. In teaching we aim at creating a scientific climate where students can flourish to become independent and highly-skilled engineers and scientists.