Navigation, Guidance and Control

By Wed, 25 Dec 2013 GMT

This sub-discipline aims at studies on design of autonomous inertia integratednavigation system, transfer and treatment of multi-scale and multi-rate data, application of intelligent actuator in mobile control system for mobile integrated navigation, intelligent control and network control on the basic of inertial technology, data fusion technology, and design theory of inertial integrated navigation.

This sub-discipline is featured with the area ofinertial componentsmade by new principle and high-dynamic inertial navigation system, in accordance with theNational Plan for Science and Technology Development, engineering requirements and the specialties of the subject at the University. It always keeps a national leading position in similar subjects. Some relevant technologies have won successively the second prize of National Progress Awards in Science and Technology and the National Invention Awards, Technology Achievement Award of State Commission of Science and Technology for National Defense Industry, and Technology Innovation Award of Zhongguancun Science and Technology Park. In recent years, this sub-discipline has obtained 8 patents, 34 copyrights in computer software. It has undertaken a series of projects including Key Project of National Natural Science Foundation, General Program, State 973 Project, National Defence Pre-research Projectand tasks for engineering, Beijing Academic Innovative Talents Project, Special Funded Projects for Talents in Beijing and Transverse Research Project, etc.

Four pathways are available for this programme:

Pathway A: Autonomous Navigation and Control

This pathway focuses on theory and application of autonomous navigation, attitude control and positioning control of moving body, i.e. robot, civil unmanned vehicle and unmanned aerial vehicle, without outer information under the guidance of control theory, intelligent science and technique. It also offers studies on inertial navigation theory and method, application of machine-learning in navigation and control, precision guidance and control engineering, integration of survey and design of GNC, intelligent servo technology, new concept aircraft, hardware-in-the-loop simulation control system of moving body.

Pathway B: Inertial Instrument and Inertial Integrated System

This pathway covers inertial instrument made by new principle, robot with new structure and new function, multi-mode inertial integrated system, theory and applied basis of position and attitude measurement of moving body in complicated surroundings, engineering model and product development, and technical management in accordance with inertial technology, sensing technology, modern data fusion and estimation theory, multi-mode integrated navigation technology. It involves gyroscope based on new principle, inertial integrated system technology, tight INS/SPS integration theory and method, robot autonomous perception and movement mechanism, simultaneous localization and mapping technology, autonomous initial alignment, intelligent information processing and network control, embedded navigation guidance control computer system and its reliability technology.

Pathway C: Micro-/Nano-Mechanical Sensor

This pathway focuses on Surface Acoustic Wave sensor, micro/nano-mechanical sensor, design of surface wave device,high-frequency signal processing, and micro-machining process and its materials with new technology and new principle, SAW inertial sensor (Accelerometer and Gyroscope) is a new-style inertial device with bright application foreground due to its simple structure, manufacture, impact resistance, stable reliable performance, high sensitivity and accurate digital output.

Pathway D: Multivariate Electric Servo Location Technology

The traditional way to achieve Multi-Degree-Of-Freedom is by using several single DOF drive elements and complicated transmission mechanism. It inevitably results in bulky volume and poor dynamic performance, and transmission errors may directly affect positioning accuracy and system stability. The invention of Multi-DOF motor gives a new method to solve these problems. This pathway offers research on dynamic modeling and position control of multi-DOF permanent magnet spherical stepper motor. It aims to realize precision positioning in the field of aerospace, medical device, stereo vision, and high sensitivity robot joint, etc., with effective controlling model-based and data-driven model-free learning adaptive control method.

This sub-discipline emphasizes on the solid theoretical foundation knowledge, and lays stress on innovation ability and engineering ability of the students. It aims at nurturing innovative research talents who work on autonomous navigation and control of moving body like robots and unmanned platform; theory study, analysis, design, experiment and technology development of inertial device, and inertial integrated system in the field of orienteering, location, attitude control of moving body.