In the Control engineering laboratory of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Precision Engineering, Information Technology (efi), application-oriented research and development projects associated with control engineering methods are carried out in addition to teaching (laboratory sessions on control and automation engineering as part of the efi bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes).

Research focus

The working group’s research focuses on “Drive Control”. Areas of work covered to date:

  • Modelling and control of electric drive systems, mainly in the field of electric mobility
  • Cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology (IISB) in Erlangen in the field of electric mobility
  • Iterative learning controls (e.g. application for plastic injection moulding machines)

 Research areas

  • Energy
  • Traffic, logistics, and mobility

Current contract research projects from the industrial world

Several projects are currently being pursued in cooperation with industry, in particular in the field of electromobility, in the following areas

  • Control of externally excited synchronous machines
  • Control hardware and software for permanently excited synchronous motors
  • Extremely high-performance control board platform based on a System-on-Chip module (SoC)

Completed research projects

  • MaTE - magnet-free traction motors in electromobility. Funded by Bayern Innovativ
  • RoFreSy - Rotor condition estimation for externally excited synchronous machines, funded by the Staedtler Stiftung
  • FORELMO - Bavarian Research Association for Electromobility, “Synchronous motors with inductive power transfer” sub-project. Funded by the Bavarian Research Foundation
  • Control software for various demonstrators (vehicles) in the field of electromobility. In cooperation with/on behalf of the Fraunhofer IISB
  • ILONA - Iterative Learning Optimization Algorithms in New Applications. Funded by the BMBF via project executing organization AiF
  • Demonstrator for modern measurement and control concepts in robotics. Funded by the PAUL und HELENE METZ Stiftung
  • Various projects in direct cooperation with industry

Laboratory management

Prof. Bernhard Wagner

Laboratory staff

Research associates

Geiger Andreas, M.Sc.