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2010 American Control Conference -- ACC2010
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
June 30 - July 2, 2010

Industrial sponsorship

Cost : $ 5000

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Exhibits will be open Wednesday morning through Friday 1pm in Grand Ballroom Foyer. Confirmed conference exhibitors and sponsors include United Technologies Research Center, Boeing, National Instruments, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory, Quanser, Springer, MathWorks, GE Global Research, SIAM, Taylor and Francis, Wiley-Blackwell, and dSPACE.

United Technologies
United Technologies United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) is an internationally recognized corporate research organization of United Technologies Corporation (UTC) that conducts research and development across a range of technology areas to drive its mission of "growth through innovation." UTRC partners with UTC business units and renowned external research organizations to impact organic growth of the Corporation through new product and process innovations. The operating units of UTC include: Pratt & Whitney (aircraft engines), Sikorsky (helicopters), Otis (elevators and escalators), Carrier (HVAC systems), Hamilton Sundstrand (aerospace systems), UTC Power (including UTC Fuel Cells and Combined Heat & Power products), and UTC Fire & Security (products & services). Our products require increasingly sophisticated dynamic modeling and control to achieve the levels of performance demanded by our customers. The most challenging control problems are highly multidisciplinary and require a collaborative, concurrent engineering approach. UTRC has a history of meeting these challenges by assembling integrated teams drawing talent from our business units, UTRC, and academic partners who come together to deliver innovative modeling and control solutions and technologies with both business and academic impact.


National Instruments
National Instruments National Instruments is committed to enhancing engineering and science education worldwide by providing educators and students with powerful graphical system design software and modular hardware to connect the curriculum with the real world. Professors and students benefit from industry-leading, professional tools such as NI LabVIEW graphical development software, which helps students visualize and implement engineering concepts. The integration of LabVIEW in the classroom creates an effective, dynamic learning environment - from primary schools to research laboratories in universities. NI also offers resources to universities to support laboratories, research and student programs and competitions. For more information about NI academic products, curriculum resources, and discounts, visit


Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory (MERL Cambridge MA)
Mistubishi Electric Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory (MERL) is the North American R&D organization for Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO), a $35B global manufacturer of electrical products including building systems, energy systems, space systems, factory automation equipment, automotive electronics and visual information systems. Researchers at MERL collaborate with MELCO's corporate R&D laboratories, MELCO business units in Japan and academic partners around the world to extend the performance envelope of these systems. As an open corporate lab, researchers at MERL publish their results and measure their performance by the impact they have on MELCO and the field.


Quanser Quanser specializes in developing research and educational mechatronic systems that bring theory to life. Founded in 1990 by Dr. Jacob Apkarian, Quanser is dedicated to facilitating greater insight into control concepts to help researchers accelerate the pace of discovery and innovation. Quanser offers a variety of platforms to enable research in areas such as Autonomous System, Robotics, and Haptics for the Bio-medical field. From idea to completion, Quanser's controls engineers can assist with all aspects of a research project. Whether assistance is needed with funding applications, defining system requirements, choosing hardware and software components, or training and support is required, Quanser helps researchers succeed. Moving from theory to practice is simplified by Quanser since their systems consist of open-architecture controls software and hardware components which provide rapid controls development frameworks tailored to support specific research areas. In addition their systems are fully integrated with MATLAB/Simulink® and LabVIEW™ and are compatible with Maple™ and MapleSim™ products. Quanser welcomes inquiries from research intuitions, government departments and industries to explore partially or fully customized system project proposals. To learn more about Quanser visit or contact them to discuss your needs at [email protected].


Springer Knowledge, information and quality - these are the three things that shape Springer Science+Business Media's business activities. We develop, manage and disseminate knowledge - through books, journals and the Internet. We work with the world's best academics and authors in long-standing loyal partnerships based on mutual trust and we are always open to new input. We aim to offer excellence - more than 150 Nobel Prize winners have published with Springer to the present date. Many of our publications are considered authoritative works in their field, read by academics and students, used by libraries and universities, academic professionals and practitioners in various branches of industry.


Mathworks Over 1,000,000 of the world's leading engineers and scientists, in over 100 countries, use MATLAB® and Simulink® to develop vehicle electronics, control systems, and embedded software. These technical people work at the most innovative technology companies and at more than 3,500 universities, exploring ideas, modeling and simulating systems, prototyping concepts, and then deploying embedded software to production hardware. At the 2010 ACC, MathWorks is hosting an information session on Wednesday, June 30 at noon (lunch provided) entitled, "Teaching Control Systems with Industry in Mind: New Interactive Educational Content". Visit our exhibit to find out about programs and available support for the academic community to better prepare tomorrow's engineers for successful careers in Industry.


GE Global Research
General Electric GE Global Research is one of the world's most diversified industrial research labs, providing innovative technology for all of GE's businesses. Global Research has been the cornerstone of GE technology for more than 100 years, developing breakthrough innovations in areas such as medical imaging, energy generation technology, jet engines and lighting. GE Global Research is headquartered in Niskayuna, New York and has three other multidisciplinary facilities in Bangalore, India, Shanghai, China and Munich, Germany. We employ 2,800 researchers all searching to uncover the next technological breakthroughs that will change the landscape for the GE businesses. Our diverse set of technology expertise ranges from electronics to chemistry, biosciences to computing, metallurgy to fluid mechanics, materials to imaging - and everything in between.


SIAM Visit the SIAM booth. Be sure to check out the newest books in our Advances in Design and Control series: Primer on Optimal Control Theory by Speyer and Jacobson; Practical Methods for Optimal Control and Estimation Using Nonlinear Programming, Second Edition by Betts; UAV Cooperative Decisions and Control: Challenges and Practical Approaches by Shima and Rasmussen; and Stochastic Processes, Estimation, and Control by Speyer and Chung. Many more books for applied mathematicians, engineers, and computational scientists are available at the SIAM booth, and you can pick up sample copies of SIAM journals and SIAM News.


Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis Group Taylor & Francis, founded in the City of London in 1798, is the oldest commercial journals publisher in the world, and one of the leading global academic publishers. The Taylor & Francis Group publishes more than 1000 journals and around 1,800 new books each year.


Wiley-Blackwell Wiley-Blackwell is the international scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons. Key journal publications relevant to this conference include the Asian Journal of Control, Optimal Control Applications and Methods, the International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, and the International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing. All delegates receive 20% discount off books on display. For more information, please visit or



dSPACE dSPACE develops and distributes tools for the development of electronic control units (ECUs) and mechatronic systems worldwide. dSPACE offers an integrated tool environment for: system architecture / control design; rapid prototyping; ECU autocoding; hardware-in-the-loop ECU testing; and, ECU calibration. Full engineering support and training are also available. Using dSPACE systems, manufacturers of controllers and ECUs are able to dramatically reduce their development times and costs, and systematically increase their productivity. Whether the objective is an electronically controlled diesel injection, fuel cell vehicles or hybrid electrical car, virtually all car manufacturers and many of their suppliers rely on dSPACE hardware and software in their current development projects. dSPACE tools are also used in aerospace, commercial / off-highway, drives technology, medical technology, industrial automation, and other fields. The company also provides comprehensive services from on-site user training to customer-specific system engineering such as turn-key HIL test systems. dSPACE has more than 800 employees worldwide at its headquarters in Paderborn, Germany, its Project Centers at Munich and Stuttgart, and its subsidiaries in France, the UK, Japan, the USA (Wixom, MI) and China. In addition, numerous distributors provide customer support in other countries. Visit or phone 248-295-4700 for more information.


Raytheon Raytheon Company, with 2009 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 88 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 75,000 people worldwide.


Visual Solutions
Visual Solutions Visual Solutions is the creator of VisSim, world-class software for modeling and simulation of complex dynamic systems and Model-Based Embedded Design.

VisSim is a visual environment for developing dynamic system models and control systems. Its unparalleled power, ease of use, reliability and cost effectiveness has made it an essential tool on thousands of engineering projects spanning a diverse range of industries and disciplines, including medical, automotive, HVAC, aerospace, process and embedded controls development.

Since its founding in 1989, Visual Solutions has maintained a strong connection with the academic community. VisSim is used in classrooms and research laboratories at thousands of universities and colleges worldwide. Students and teachers report enhanced learning, faster progression through the course material and better retention. VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer lets you rapidly create low-cost embedded controllers for Texas Instruments DSPs and microprocessors. VisSim/ECD provides support of on-chip peripherals like PWM, quadrature encoder, event capture, CAN, I2C, Serial, SPI, ADC and GPIO, allowing a faster and deeper coverage of commercial actuators, sensors and communication buses. VisSim HotLink technology lets students interactively change controller gains on the target from VisSim, and observe on-target signals like phase currents and internal controller terms in VisSim digital scopes.


Adaptics Adaptics, Inc, was founded in 1990 by Dr. Wallace Larimore for the automated modeling of complex dynamical systems from measured data. The ADAPTx software has been used for nearly two decades by major corporations, universities and government facilities to model high state order multivariable systems using empirical data. Recent extensions include the use of additional operating point dependent information that may involve highly time-varying and nonlinear systems. This permits the determination of near optimal modeling of complex high order systems including linear state space models, linear parameter- and/or time- varying models, bilinear and more general nonlinear state space model forms. Such models have been used for the design of controllers with globally guaranteed stability and performance across a range of operating conditions that introduce nonlinear and/or time varying model effects. Numerous applications include global modeling and control of aircraft wing flutter, modeling of combustion engines across a wide range of operating conditions, turbine engines, wind turbines, and identification, monitoring and control of various chemical processes. ADAPTx is available running under Matlab , and as a C++ library for stand alone and embedded applications. Adaptics has consulted and collaborated on a wide variety of applications.


Industrial Sponsors

The 2010 ACC Organizing Committee would like to thank our industrial sponsors, listed below, for their support:

Boeing   National Instruments   United Technologies  

GE   Mathworks   Mitsubishi Electric  


Other Supporting Organizations

Professional Engineering Publishing     PendCon     Elsevier