THE ESTACA LAB RESEARCH CENTRE SIGNS A PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH THE LIST, CEA TECH INSTITUTE, on “MODELLING OF TRANSPORT SYSTEMS”
ESTACA and the CEA List* have announced the creation of a Common Research Team (ERC) in Engineering, directed by the Models for Transport Systems (MOST). This team’s research looks at evaluating, designing, analysing and optimising the hardware/software architectures of transport systems. For example, some of the research looks at the development of new analyses based on the models, including extra-functional properties such as energy consumption and reliability. This work will find applications in a variety of transport systems (automobile, rail, aeronautics and space). Examples are driver-assistance and self-driving systems, automatic rail or aeronautic piloting systems, and drones.
The new team is comprised of four scientists from the CEA List and four from ESTACA LAB, and will be sharing their resources: experiment platforms and modelling, analysis and simulation tools. The CEA List will be providing expertise in complex model engineering and ESTACA will be contributing its expertise in transport and the optimisation of onboard systems.
This partnership meets strong industrial demand for expertise, which is lacking today, in transport system modelling. It will also cultivate scientific excellence through jointly-managed theses and contributions to French and international calls for projects.
Finally, the team is also looking to develop an “initial training” section on CEA List model-based engineering tools (Papyrus and its specialisations), either by including it for 5th-year students as an Onboard Systems option, or by jointly managing student projects across several years.
Based on the Paris-Saclay campus, close to the leading digital organisations in the region, this team will help ESTACA to make its mark in the region.
*About the CEA LIST: Based in Saclay, the List is an institute in CEA Tech, the technological research department of the CEA. It conducts technological research into intelligent digital systems. Labelled “Institut Carnot Technologies numériques@Université Paris-Saclay (TN@UPSaclay)”, it contributes to the development of corporate competitiveness. In the Paris region, the List brings together almost 800 scientists, engineers and technicians on issues of considerable economic and social importance.