We use mathematics to control real-world systems better

The research focus of the laboratory is on optimization and control with a current application focus on mechatronic and renewable energy systems. The core area of expertise are embedded optimization algorithms, i.e. methods for real-time optimization on embedded platforms, with a focus on nonlinear systems. The work of the group spans from dynamic system modelling and optimal control problem formulations. The group’s interdisciplinary work is located between numerical mathematics, computer science, and control engineering.

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Local television reports on airborne wind energy research in Freiburg (02.01.2017)

On December 14th, 2016, the Südwestrundfunk (SWR) came to the Systems, Control and Optimization Laboratory in Freiburg to learn about the group’s research on airborne wind energy. The SWR crew spent the day at the campus, filming in the offices, and making recordings of control experiments on the flight carousel. This carousel serves as a hardware set-up for research on a rotational start-up of airborne wind energy systems, as well as for the experimental validation of control technologies. In the interview, Prof.


Radio interview with Moritz Diehl and Thorbjörn Jörger on airborne wind energy research in Freiburg (15.12.2016)

On December 14th, 2016, the Südwestrundfunk (SWR) came to the Systems, Control and Optimization Laboratory in Freiburg to learn about the group’s research on airborne wind energy. The SWR Info radio reporter Timo Conraths spent the day at the campus, recording the control experiments on the flight carousel and interviewing the researchers. This carousel serves as a hardware set-up for research on a rotational start-up of airborne wind energy systems, as well as for the experimental validation of control technologies. In the interview, Prof.