IMSS 2016

The first International Mechatronics Sumer School took place between the 22nd and 27th August 2016 in Brno. We used the premises of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and especially our Mechatronics Laboratory which offers the ideal inspirative environment to learn abou Mechatronics.

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The summer school participants were not only attending to several theoretical lectures, but we also provided them with the possibility to try the newly acquired knowledge in practice with real software and hardware tools.

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IMSS 2016 Schedule

Day 1: Modelling of mechatronics systems – current trends and new adventures

  • Overview of the course, introduction to modelling and simulation using Matlab and Simulink

Day 2: Rapid Control Prototyping (RCP) = How to Effectively Design a Controller on a Real System

  • Developing a controller using a real-time PC I/O board, deployment to embedded HW

Day 3: Model-based control – how to design advanced controllers

  • Control, modelling and identification of nonlinear systems, individual projects witch various laboratory models or real systems (e.g. a nonlinear automotive actuator)

Day 4: Social event – trip to CESKY KRUMLOV
Day 5: Modern Real-Time Hardware for measurement and control – FPGAs

  • Theoretical and practical lectures on FPGAs

Day 6: Hardware-In-the-Loop technique (HIL) – modern way to develop and test a mechatronic product

  • Team projects with dSPACE real-time combuter boards, designing an ECU HIL simulation

Reactions from the participants

  • ”I appreciate the high level of skills and readiness of all lecturers, possibility to adapt the program to participant, professional and friendly approach.”
  • ”A great opportunity to enhance your practical skills in the field of Mechatronics.”
  • ”If you’re thinking about joining the IMSS, don’t think so much. Just make your registration to the school and enjoy all training. After the training, you will have a lot of experience and information about mechatronics and control. I think this is also very special experience. PS: If you ever visit the Czech Republic, you can taste a really special beer. ”
  • ”This course gives a really nice overview of the techniques that are used, with a lot of hands-on practice.”