The Specific Research Center (CER) “Monitoring, Safety and Automatic Control” (CS2AC-UPC) is a multidisciplinary group of professors from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) -Barcelona Tech- and researchers of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) dedicated to the wider world of automatic control and monitoring systems.
The primary goal of CER CS2AC-UPC is to contribute to the competitiveness of our companies and scientific and technical knowledge by developing advanced control systems and design of optimal systems, fault-tolerant control of complex systems. In this domain, CER CS2AC-UPC researchers describe dynamical systems using mathematical models, dynamically analyze their behavior in time and frequency domain, optimally located sensors, design advanced control systems (predictive controllers, intelligent controllers, ..) and develop monitoring systems that optimize performance criteria under various restrictions with the capability of predicting, detecting and diagnosing faults and with ability to create fault-tolerant mechanisms in real time of complex systems.
These themes are used by members of the CER to address different scientific and technological challenges:
- Projects of national and international research and collaboration agreements for the development of R+D+i with national and international companies.
- A important training activity at undergraduate and graduate levels integrated with the research conducted at the CER. This training activity includes participation in a doctoral program with quality mention, in 2 official masters and 6 degrees.
- Research laboratories and offices spaces in the building GAIA Terrassa Campus of the UPC necessary to conduct innovative research in advanced control systems.
The group has several sources of funding, both in competitive at European level, Spanish and Catalan public calls, and through agreements with companies, enterprises and public projects with technology transfer and innovation.
Lerma, E.; Costa-Castelló, R.; Griño, R.; Sanchis, C. IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation p. 798-803 DOI: 10.1109/ETFA.2019.8869451 Presentation's date: 2019-09-12 Presentation of work at congresses
Montanaro, U.; Costa-Castelló, R.; Olm, Josep M.; Larco, C. Journal of the Franklin Institute Vol. 356, num. 12, p. 5881-5897 DOI: 10.1016/j.jfranklin.2019.03.012 Date of publication: 2019-08-01 Journal article
Lerma, E.; Costa-Castelló, R.; Griño, R.; Sanchis, C. IFAC Symposium on Advances on Control Education p. 103-108 DOI: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2019.08.132 Presentation's date: 2019-07-07 Presentation of work at congresses
Busqué, R.; Torres, R.; Grau, J.; Roda, V.; Husar, A. International journal of hydrogen energy Vol. 43, num. 35, p. 16929-16940 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.12.172 Date of publication: 2018-01-01 Journal article
Carignano, M.; Costa-Castelló, R.; Roda, V.; Nigro, N.; Junco, S.; Feroldi, D. Journal of power sources Vol. 360, p. 419-433 DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2017.06.016 Date of publication: 2017-08-31 Journal article
Busqué , R.; Torres, R.; Grau, J.; Roda, V.; Husar, A. International journal of hydrogen energy Vol. 42, num. 30, p. 19114-19125 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.06.125 Date of publication: 2017-07-27 Journal article
Larco, C.; Olm, Josep M.; Costa-Castelló, R. IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation p. 1-6 DOI: 10.1109/ETFA.2016.7733577 Presentation's date: 2016-09-08 Presentation of work at congresses
Luna, J.; Usai, E.; Husar, A.; Serra, M. Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society p. 5483-5488 DOI: 10.1109/IECON.2016.7793321 Presentation's date: 2016 Presentation of work at congresses
Bezmalinovic, D.; Strahl, S.; Roda, V.; Husar, A. International journal of hydrogen energy Vol. 39, num. 20, p. 10627-10640 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.04.186 Date of publication: 2014 Journal article