About McTAO team

McTAO (Mathematics for Control, Transport and their ApplicatiOns) is an Inria Team, common with Université Côte d’Azur & CNRS (Laboratoire J.-A. Dieudonné) and in an agreement with Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté & CNRS (Institut de Mathématiques de Bourgogne).  Members are located in Sophia Antipolis, Nice and Dijon.

Overall Objectives

The core endeavor of this team is to develop methods in control theory for finite-dimensional nonlinear systems, as well as in optimal transport, and to be involved in real applications of these techniques. Some mathematical fields like dynamical systems and optimal transport may benefit from control theory techniques. Our primary domain of industrial applications will be space engineering, namely designing trajectories in space mechanics using optimal control and stabilization techniques: Transfer of a satellite between two Keplerian orbits, rendez-vous problem, transfer of a satellite from the Earth to the Moon or more complicated space missions. A second field of applications is quantum control with applications to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and medical image processing. A third and more recent one is the control of micro-swimmers, i.e. swimming robots where the fluid-structure coupling has a very low Reynolds number.

Soutenance de thèse de Sébastien Fueyo le 30 octobre 2020

Équipes FACTAS et McTAO Vendredi 30 octobre 2020 à 13h30 Amphitéatre Morgenstern, Bâtiment Kahn (sauf contrordre) Virtual PhD defence. Streaming link:  https://youtu.be/jPLKczpegb0.     Directeurs de thèse Laurent Baratchart, INRIA Sophia Antipolis , équipe-projet FACTAS Jean-Baptiste Pomet, INRIA Sophia Antipolis , équipe-projet MCTAO Rapporteurs Yacine Chitour, Professeur, Université Paris-Saclay Jonathan R. Partington, Professeur, University of …

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ct (control toolbox)

Project ct (control toolbox ) has available online code as a result of an ongoing effort with Inria Sophia SED. Check out the project gallery and run online the code on binder, directly from your favorite web browser. More on the project and related softwares here.

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Soutenance de thèse de Clément Moreau le 17 juin 2020

Vendredi 17 juin 2020 à 15h — totalement en virtuel —     Directeur, encadrante et encadrant de thèse Laetitia Giraldi, Chargée de Recherches, INRIA Sophia Antipolis , équipe-projet FACTAS (CALISTO depuis 2020) Pierre Lissy, Maitre de Conférences, Université Paris-Dauphine Jean-Baptiste Pomet, Directeur de Recherches INRIA Sophia Antipolis , équipe-projet MCTAO Rapporteurs Eamonn Gaffney, Professeur, …

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Séminaire: Nicola Baresi (Univ. Surrey, UK), “Quasi-periodic orbits for space mission design and exploration”. 28/01/2020.

Quasi-periodic orbits for space mission design and exploration Nicola Baresi (University of Surrey, UK) January 28th at 11:00. Inria Sophia, Coriolis room (Galois building). PDF summary here: The exploitation of Dynamical Systems Theory to the study of the motion of objects in space has lead to innovative mission designs and substantial propellant savings. After several …

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