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Dr Peter Hubbard MEng DIS

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Lecturer in Control Systems

Peter is a Lecturer in Control Systems Engineering and an academic member of the Control Systems Research Group in the School of Electronic Electrical and Systems Engineering. His research focuses on the implementation of control theory, fault tolerant control and condition monitoring, with applications in the rail sector and aerospace.

Peter’s background in Systems Engineering and industrial experience with BAE Systems leads to a practical emphasis on his work with a strong drive to align research and teaching with current industrial needs.

Born in Sheffield, Peter came to Loughborough to study on the Systems Engineering MEng course from which he graduated in 2005. Since then, Peter has been involved in research in academia through various industrially sponsored projects and in industry during his employment with BAE Systems at the Systems Engineering Innovation Centre at Loughborough.

Peter came to the School of Electronic Electrical and Systems Engineering in 2012 when he was appointed as a Research Associate in the Control Systems Research Group. The main project in during this time was the development of a method for the on-board, real-time estimation of adhesion in the wheel/rail interface for railway vehicles.

In August 2013, Peter was appointed as a Lecturer in Control Systems Engineering. His research areas revolve around the practical implementation of fault tolerant control and condition monitoring.

Peter is an academic member of the Control Systems Research Group witihin the School of Electronic Electrical and Systems Engineering. His research focuses on the implementation of control theory, fault tolerant control and condition monitoring, with applications in the rail sector and aerospace.

Current/Recent Research Projects

  • Low Adhesion Detection – developing a Kalman Filter based technique to estimate adhesion in the wheel/rail interface of rail vehicles
  • Highly Redundant Actuation – investigating methods of using multiple actuators to perform a single actuation movement
  • Environmental Control Systems – investigating the thermal management of Avionic components on-board aircraft throughout changing environmental conditions
  • Integrated Modular Avionics – researching the use of a flexible avionic arrangement to maintain service in the presence of faults and failures.

Peter is involved in teaching the following modules:

ELC041 - Advanced Topics in Control