CTC is a non-profit foundation whose main objective is to bring value to companies through research and development projects, contributing to the enhancement of their competitiveness and sustainability, and becoming their technology partner, by being the meeting point between their needs and research activities.
CTC’s activity is organized in three different activity fields:
- Industry and Energy
- Navigation and Robotics
- Advanced Materials and Nanomaterials
The Navigation and Robotics unit of CTC focuses its research activity on two complementary fields: the design and development of control systems for critical applications, involving integration of control devices, sensors and actuators, and the design and development of navigation systems.
Regarding robotics area, the most significant products are inertial stabilized platforms for a wide variety of purposes such as satellite communications on the move or optronic payloads. In this area, CTC focuses its activity in the design and development of the control systems, including GNSS+INS data fusion and actuators control. The unit has developed different solutions for different kind of vehicles and environments.
In the navigation area, the unit has extensive experience dealing with MEMS-based inertial sensors and GNSS data fusion, with capabilities for low-cost inertial sensors characterization, calibration and error compensation. Besides, the unit has carried out several projects dealing with GNSS precise positioning and attitude determination systems, developing ad-hoc algorithms as well as adapting existing ones for fast attitude determination.
GNSS-sensors and algorithms for marine applications.
Materials degradation for Offshore applications.
CTC has a strong experience in the development of GNSS applications. CTC’s laboratories are equipped with a test bed with two axis rotary table inside. This facility allows testing navigation systems, and it is specially designed for GNSS based navigation systems.