OPTIMAL CONTROL & OBSERVATION
Today’s technologies allow to access to more and more powerful computation systems.
This way it is now possible to economically implement controllers and observers able to perform complex sensor-fusion techniques and to calculate predictions and corrections in real-time in order to boost the efficiency of automation and measurement systems.
Microtecna has a vast experience in these mathematical approaches and can apply them in various application fields, including:
Navigation based on Extended Kalman Filtering
Model Predictive Control (MPC)
Reinforcement Learning (RL)
Microtecna Logistic Platform (MLP)
Technologies: WINDOWS, RDBMS, RTOS, SENSOR FUSION, POINT CLOUDS, KALMAN FILTERING, MOTION CONTROL, SAFETY, WIFI
Keywords: LOGISTICS, AGV, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, TRAFFIC CONTROL
A vast platform design and produced in order to manage complex AGV-based logistics processes.
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Technologies: WINDOWS, RTOS, SENSORS, COMPUTER VISION, MOTION CONTROL, SAFETY
Keywords: SORTING, TRACEABILITY
Hybrid frameworks capable to manage scientific-tailored algorithms to sort object classes and dispatch them in apposite containers at very high frequencies.
These solution are composed of a Windows based RTOS where sensors’ data are acquired at very high speed and RTC operations are performed. These system communicate (in hard-real-time) with hi-performance PLCs that manage the sorting operations through motion control technologies and hi-speed I/Os.
The PLCs are also provided with integrated and certified safety solutions.
Heli UAV Control and Navigation System
Technologies: POWER PC, RDBMS, LINUX, RTOS, SENSOR FUSION, KALMAN FILTERING, OPTIMAL CONTROL, WIFI
Keywords: UAV, NAVIGATION, OUTDOOR
An Optimal Control and Extended Kalman Filtering embedded solution for helicopter unmanned aerial vehicles.
Entirely based on power-pc architecture this system integrate sensor fusion technologies using IMU, GPS, sonar and 3D magnetometer in order to guarantee the maximum observational performances.
The system is able to communicate with ground-based control stations using long-range network devices.
Optimal Drill Control Application
Technologies: WINDOWS, PLC, MOTION CONTROL, SENSOR FUSION
Keywords: DRILLING, PROCESS OPTIMIZATION
An optimal control algorithm developed by Microtecna’s engineers to guarantee the best drilling results in terms of performances and/or durability of tools. This solution can be integrated in different types of drilling machines where the operator can choose (at runtime) what kind of optimization the system must apply (e.g. ECO/COMFORT/BOOST).
Industrial Cranes Control & Safety
Technologies: WINDOWS, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, MOTION CONTROL, ROBOT, FIELDBUS, SENSOR, ACTUATORS, SAFETY
Keywords: CRANE, GANTRY, MACHINE CONTROL, CONDITION MONITORING, MES INTEGRATION
A complete hardware/software solution tailored to control and manage safety of industrial cranes.
Given Microtecna’s expertise in optimal control & observation, this solution integrates custom-built algorithms to minimize load oscillations during crane’s movements.
Based on multiple technological layers (PLC/SAFE-PLC), this system manages all automation devices to guarantee the maximum performances and safety. The operators interact with the system using Wifi Joysticks and web-based GUIs. Different optical sensors and lidars recognize operators presence and automatically manages safety and manual operations (using SLS and STL technologies). The solution can be integrated with external MES to guarantee fully traceability of the production process and perform condition monitoring on the machine.