Focusing on aerospace applications, the symposium will cover all aspects of the dynamics, navigation, guidance and control in astronautics and aeronautics, spanning from theoretical studies to industrial applications. It will include navigation, guidance and control of aircrafts, helicopters, missiles, satellites and probes, ELV and RLV launchers. Autonomous, intelligent, unmanned and networked are key words for rapidly evolving fields of aerospace systems. Particularly, cooperative/distributed control for multiple air/space vehicles including formation flight and air traffic control is a hot topic. Space exploration and transportation to planets, satellites, comets, asteroids, etc., is a typical application field of automatic control. Miniaturization progress in electronic technologies, in particular in microprocessors and sensors provides the basis to realize small satellites and micro air vehicles. Here noise effects raise specific control challenges. Emphasis will also be placed on forthcoming trends, perspectives and future research projects are welcome, as well as lessons learned in current projects and technologies. This symposium also encourages students to present results of Aerospace control projects.
Space pioneers, Prof. Dr. Eveline Gottzein (formerly EADS/Astrium) and Wolfgang Wimmer (formerly ESOC) will report first hand from the exciting starting phase of european space activities and about the foundation of the IFAC TC on Aerospace.
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