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Departmental R&D Activities

The Department of Automation and Control Engineering

Research Areas

The scientific research and development and innovation activities of the Institute’s staff is mainly realised through the intermediary of projects resolved by the team´s workplace. The solution of contractual research projects plays an important role in their activities:

Professional Expertise Activity fields include:

Modern Automatic Control Methods

  • Delayed Systems
  • Robust Steering Systems
  • Auto-tuning (Controller Tuning)
  • Variable Parameter Systems

Decentralised Systems

  • (Embedded) Control Systems Design
  • Real-time Software Solutions for Technological Processes
  • Monitoring and Control Systems at the Technological Level
  • Supervisory Visualisation and Control Systems – (In Touch, Control Web, WizCon, etc.)
  • The Solution and Implementation of Dedicated Computer Controllers

Modelling and Simulation of Technological Processes

  • Tanning Industry Processes
  • Energy Processes with an Orientation on Centralised Heat Supply
  • Intelligent Building Technology Processes
  • Systems and Processes Optimisation to Minimise Production Costs
  • The Simulation of Proposed Models and Their Control Systems

Projects Undertaken

Research at the Department of Automation and Control Engineering

Research project of the MEYS no. MSM 26500014 New Technological and Ecological Trends in Natural Polymer Processing (researcher in charge: prof. Ing. Karel Kolomazník, DrSc., 1999-2004)

Research project MSM 7088352102 Modelling and Control of Natural and Synthetic Polymer Processing (leading researcher: prof. Ing. Vladimír Vašek, CSc., 2005-2011)

EU fifth framework programme no. G1RD-CT-2002-00772 RTD: Radial Environmentally Sustainable Tannery Operation by Resource Management – RESTORM (researcher in charge: prof. Ing. Karel Kolomazník, DrSc., 2001-2005)

GACR no. 104/98/0040 Research into Product Application of Hydrolysis of Tannery Waste (researcher in charge: prof. Ing. Karel Kolomazník, DrSc., 1998-2000)

GACR no. 102/99/0345 Higher Level Control Algorithms for the Control of Large-Scale CHP Systems (researcher in charge: prof. Ing. Jaroslav Balátě, DrSc., 2001-2003)

GACR no. 101/01/0345 Higher Level Control Algorithms for the Control of Large-Scale CHP Systems Aiming at Energy Cost Reduction and Environmental Improvements (researcher in charge: prof. Ing. Jaroslav Balátě, DrSc., 2001-2003)

GACR no. 102/02/D020 Application of New Algorithms to Technological Process Control by Means of Programmable Automatons (researcher in charge: Ing. Tomáš Sysala, Ph.D., 2002-2005)

MEYS – HEDF no. 01503 Support of Subject Teaching within “Automation and Process Control” Study Course (researcher in charge: doc. Ing. Vladimír Vašek, CSc., 2000)

MEYS – HEDF no. 01496 Computer Support of the CAAAC Automatic and Automatized Control (researcher in charge: prof. Ing. Jaroslav Balátě, DrSc., 2000)

MEYS – HEDF no. H/0022/2001 Innovation of the Laboratory for Technological Process Control (researcher in charge: Doc. Ing. Vladimír Vašek, CSc., 2001)

MEYS – HEDF no. G1/0056 Development of a Computer Program for the Prediction of the Heat Supply Daily Diagram (researcher in charge: Ing. Bronislav Chramcov, 2001)

MEYS – HEDF no. G1/0049 Control System for the Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Waste and Its Use in Teaching (researcher in charge: Ing. Pavel Pokorný, 2001)

MEYS – HEDF no. G1/0068 Development of a Computer Program for the Simulation of the Heat Network Operation (researcher in charge: Ing. Michal Princ, 2001)

MEYS – HEDF no. G1 33/2002 Library of Program Modules for Microcomputer Control (researcher in charge: doc. Ing. Vladimír Vašek, CSc., 2002)

MEYS – HEDF no. G1 34/2002 Robust Control Algorithms for Non-Linear Systems and Processes (researcher in charge: Ing. Marek Dlapa, 2002)

MEYS – HEDF no. G1/1400/2004 Software Converter for Motorola 8-bit Microcomputers (researcher in charge: Ing. Petr Dostálek, 2004)

MEYS – HEDF no. F1a/1395/2004 Innovation of “Engineering Informatics” Study Programme (researcher in charge: prof. Ing. Roman Prokop, CSc., 2004)

MEYS – HEDF no. F1d/1397/2004 Multimedia Didactic Texts for “Microcomputers and Their Applications” (researcher in charge: prof. Ing. Vladimír Vašek, CSc., 2004)

Support grant of the MEYS no. OK396 EUROPOLY – Application of Polynomial Methods to Control (researcher in charge: doc. Ing. Roman Prokop, CSc., 1998-2001)

Development project of the MEYS no. R/30/2001 Information Technologies for Teachers (researcher in charge: doc. Ing. Vladimír Vašek, CSc., 2002)

Development project of the MEYS no. 177 Engineering Informatics for People with Hearing and Other Disabilities (researcher in charge: doc. Ing. Vladimír Vašek, CSc., 2002)

Development project of the MEYS no. 147 Engineering Informatics (researcher in charge: doc. Ing. Vladimír Vašek, CSc., 2002)

Development project of the MEYS no. H/2568/2003 Development of “Laboratory for Technological Process Control” (researcher in charge: prof. Ing. Vladimír Vašek, CSc., 2003)

INCO COPERNICUS no. CP 97/7010 EUROPOLY – European Network for Industrial Application of Polynomial Design Methods (researcher in charge: doc. Ing. Roman Prokop, CSc., 1998-2001)

USA for international development no. 2002-015-UN Exchange Program for Sustainable Growth (researcher in charge: prof. Ing. Karel Kolomazník, DrSc., 2002)

USA – AEP no. USA – AEP 2096 Recycling and Utilization of Chromium-Titanium Waste Sludge Produced by NIKE (researcher in charge: prof. Ing. Karel Kolomazník, DrSc., 2003)

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