Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, Control of the ISAE

System Control design

last modified 2 October 2009

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Industrial, governmental and academic partnerships

  • ONERA,
  • TAS,
  • Astrium,
  • CNES,
  • ESA,
  • 6MOUV,
  • Paris VI/LIP6,
  • Eurocopter,

Permanent staff: D. Alazard, C. Bérard, J. Bordeneuve-Guibé, O. Cherrier, V. Pommier-Budinger

PhD students: Z. Amara, B. Atikd, N. Fezans, T. Marger, D. Poinsot, L. Ronceray, D. Saussié

Contact:, phone: 33 (0)5 61 33 80 94

Methodological research

The ADIS team focuses on the development of control law design methods (multivariable, robust, self-scheduled, non-linear) and their implementation within realistic applications (aircraft and space craft). This research responds to a need for new methods to handle increasingly complex models and specifications, as a direct consequence of the need to increase system performances and to reduce development costs.

Three PhD programs contribute to this research:

  • self-scheduled control law design: application to atmospheric re-entry vehicles (Nicolas Fezans),
  • real-time tuning of aircraft control laws during flight tests (Lilian Ronceray),
  • flight control design with robustness and handling qualities requirements (David Saussié),

and supported studies with ONERA/DCSD, CNES and ESA :

  • future flight control: LFT modeling of aircraft longitudinal flight,
  • application of LPV (Linear Parameter Variant) design techniques to spacecraft,
  • gyro-stellar filtering for attitude estimation of formation flying spacecraft,
  • sizing and modeling of composite and metallic structures with piezolectric devices for active vibration control and structural health monitoring applications.

Experimental research

Another important part of the research activity in the field of control design concerns the development of experimental testbeds and prototypes to validate and demonstrate the various proposed approaches.

This research is fed 5 PhD. programs:

  • stationary flight to cruise flight optimal transition for a fixed wing UAV, (Damien Poinsot),
  • articicial mechanical impedance control for aircraft flight control devices, (Baziz Atik),
  • non-linear control of a moving base flight simulator, taking into account transmission backlash and stiffness (Zied Amara),
  • low cost hydraulic distributor design based on modeling and planning of experiments (Thibaut Marger).
  • Olivier Cherrier Active control of turbofan acoustic impedance.
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