At the TU/e High Tech Systems Center (HTSC), the group performs fundamental research and design around new concepts and prototypes, with a focus on understanding the needs of the industry.
At the TU/e High Tech Systems Center (HTSC), the group performs fundamental research and design around new concepts and prototypes, with a focus on understanding the needs of the industry. Using systems design paradigms, such as the V-model and resource budgeting, forms a central part of the program and challenges within HTSC.
High-tech and mechatronic systems need to meet fast-developing requirements in functionalities and performance requirements. With this in mind, High Tech Systems works according to a model-based multi-physics systems approach (incorporating forces, flows, temperatures, acoustics, optics) with accompanying sensing technologies and actuator designs. These, in turn, need to be integrated with distributed on-line model-based control and optimization tools. Systems need to be adaptive, auto-tuned, implemented in optimized hardware and software architectures, and use effective (wireless) communication.
Next-generation systems will require further integration of different modules, making modeling and control of all physics, including material properties, essential. Systems engineering as a systematic tool for the conception, design and performance prediction of complex equipment also requires further development.