Positioning – On-board Energies and Systems
The division groups cross-disciplinary mechatronics skills applied to the transport domain through system approaches with excellent control of components (technological objects) and their use. The aim is to develop innovative solutions for means of transport that are electrified, cleaner, respectful of humans and the environment, more intelligent, safer and better adapted to the requirements of new forms of mobility. In this context, the division is developing new and complementary research themes.
1. Energy and Intelligent Mechatronic Systems
A/ ENERGY AND THE DESIGN OF MECHATRONIC SYSTEMS
Objective: develop optimal design methodologies for on-board mechatronic actuation chains under multi-physical constraints (such as dimensions, on-board weight, cost, yield, thermal aspects, electromagnetic compatibility and reliability). In this design approach, a significant effort is devoted to improving the performance of the system for storage and optimised management of on-board energy.
B/ SYSTEMS DIAGNOSTIC AND CONTROL
Objective: optimise the dynamic performance of systems, predict the appearance of faults and ensure service continuity in case of major malfunctions through the development of advanced strategies for supervision, diagnostics and control, particularly by improving the approach to the design of mechatronic actuation chains and the optimised management of on-board energy.
Applications: Applications: electrification of vehicles, electric/hybrid vehicles, delegation of driving, aircraft with more electrical aspects, environmentally-friendly travel.
2. On-board systems and connected mobility
Objective: contribute developing the intelligence of vehicles and their integration within new forms of mobility.This concerns exploring and optimising the software architecture of real-time on-board systems.
This is based on modelling and estimation of performance (temporal, energy, reliability and cost) and the integration and management of V2X information (vehicle-vehicle, vehicle-infrastructure,…) to design reconfigurable on-board systems that function reliably (standard Autosard, ISO 26262, DO 178).
The complementarity of these two themes has the aim of considering the management of on-board energy during the design of software architecture such as driving-aid systems for communicating vehicles with delegated driving. It also aims to strengthen the coupling of design methodologies for mechatronic actuation chains, with the design and optimisation of on-board software. The idea is to assess the impact of constraints specific to each part on the overall design, ensure that the command strategies developed can be used on board and couple the fault-tolerance aspect from a command/control and software design point of view.