We provide independent, high quality control engineering R&D services to the automotive industry.
In addition, we participate both technically and as programme managers in government and EU funded research projects, including:
From time to time ISC is asked to undertake reviews of technologies related to automation and control. We use our first-hand knowledge of the needs of industry to provide an impartial assessment of a technology, either for a potential end-user or for a vendor looking for technical endorsement.
We also support research projects through our Applied Control Technology Consortium and its links with academia and in particular with the Industrial Control Centre (ICC) at the University of Strathclyde.
This study commissioned by Fieldbus Foundation was to quantify the control loop performance benefits of using Control-in-the-Field where control blocks reside within field devices, over traditional schemes where control is executed in the DCS. Careful consideration was given to ensure a fair comparison, and results have been published within an ARC white paper.
A bespoke algorithm was developed and analysed for the online compensation of sensor nonlinearities.
As well as accuracy and computational burden, data diversity issues were paramount in this safety critical application.
ISC has undertaken a rolling programme of research for a major automotive company. This has investigated the use of modelling, estimation and control techniques to enhance engine control systems while meeting the increasingly tight emission regulations.
Several of the developed schemes have been tested on real engine drive cycles.