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MBSE Colloquium: Tariq Samad, "Systems Engineering, Control, and Automotive Powertrains"
Monday, October 28, 2013
11:00 a.m.
1146 A.V. Williams Building
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Kimberly Edwards

Model-Based Systems Engineering Colloquium
Systems Engineering and Innovation in Control--An Industry Perspective and an Application to Automotive Powertrains

Tariq Samad
Corporate Fellow
Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions

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John Baras

Successful technology transfer of research in advanced control requires awareness of how products and solutions are developed in the targeted industry sector and of customer and end-user (the two are often different) requirements. The industry value chain, control development processes, automation system platforms, and work roles, among other topics, must be understoodand these are generally specific to industry sector (or subsector). This talk will elaborate on these issues and exemplify them with a recently productized application: Honeywells OnRamp Design Suite for automotive powertrain controlp. OnRamp incorporates algorithms and tools for dynamic modeling and identification, control design with explicit model-predictive control, and intuitive controller tuning. Using OnRamp, the clean-sheet development time to achieve transient control is reduced in most cases from several months to a few weeks. Lessons learnt during the OnRamp development will be discussed.

Tariq Samad is a Corporate Fellow with Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions, based in Minneapolis, U.S.A. His career with Honeywell has spanned 27 years, during which time he has contributed to and led automation and control technology developments for applications in electric power systems, the process industries, building management, automotive engines, unmanned aircraft, and clean energy. His research interests relate broadly to automation, intelligence, and autonomy for complex engineering systems. Dr. Samad served as the President of IEEE Control Systems Society in 2009 and he is the President Elect for the American Automatic Control Council. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the recipient of a few awards including the 2008 IEEE CSS Control Systems Technology Award, a Distinguished Member Award from IEEE CSS, and an IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He was editor-in-chief of IEEE Control Systems Magazine from 1998 to 2003. He was the General Chair for the 2012 American Control Conference (Montral). He has also chaired/co-chaired several workshops, most recently the International Workshop on Smart City (Hangzhou, China, Sept. 2013). Dr. Samad holds 18 patents and has authored or coauthored over 100 publications. He has authored one book and edited three volumes. Other publications include the online report, The Impact of Control Technology (, second edition in preparation) and the Encyclopedia of Systems and Control (co-editor, to be published by Springer in 2014). He currently serves on the editorial board of IEEE Press. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel and chairs the boards Executive Committee. Dr. Samad holds a B.S. degree in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

This Event is For: Graduate • Undergraduate • Faculty • Post-Docs • Alumni • Corporate

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