Control Systems

From aircraft autopilots, spacecraft attitude control, laser beam control, robotic motion control, or inertially stabilized gimbals, Adsys Controls provides state of the art solutions for the most challenging problems with emphasis on system modeling and real-time simulation.

Electronics & Software

Our electronics portfolio includes image processing modules, aircraft flight computers, and turn-key test systems.

Electro-Optical Systems

We develop advanced electro-optical systems for military remote sensing, directed energy weapons, biomedical imaging, scientific measurements, and industrial inspection.

Automated Test Systems

Adsys Controls develops automated test systems for commercial and military vehicle and component testing. Our machine vision inspection systems can perform high speed inspection with specialized optics in the visible, IR, UV, or X-ray for detecting minute defects.

Core Capabilities

Adsys Controls has experience and expertise in the following areas:

Line-of-Sight Stabilization & Beam Control

  • Jitter Control
  • Turret Control
  • Adaptive Optics
  • Inertial Stabilization

Optics & Vision Systems

  • Optics Design & Modeling
  • Radiometric Analysis
  • Scene Generation
  • Image Acquisition
  • Image Processing
  • Image Stabilization


  • Custom electronics
  • Image processing platforms
  • High speed communications
  • Aircraft avionics


  • Real-time Embedded Software
  • C/C++, VHDL, LabVIEW, TestStand
  • VxWorks, GreenHills Integrity, Real-time Linux
  • Automated code generation

Mechanical Design

  • Vibration Isolation Systems
  • Gimbal Mechanisms
  • Opto-mechanical Systems
  • FEA
  • Thermal Analysis

Systems Engineering

  • Requirements definition and management
  • ICD/Spec Development

Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC)

  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, & Robotics
  • Requirements development
  • Controller Design (Classical and Modern Control Theory)
  • Non-linear and Linear Analysis
  • Stability Assessment
  • Estimator Design
  • Fault analysis and design
  • Matlab/Simulink & MatrixX experience

Signal Processing

  • State Estimation / Kalman Filtering
  • Signal filtering
  • Adaptive filters (LMS, LQR, RLS, etc.)
  • Phase computation
  • Multi-dimensional FFTs

Modeling and Simulation

  • Dynamic System Modeling / 6DOF Simulation
  • Component Modeling
  • Algorithm Modeling
  • Failure scenarios to support fault detection and recovery design
  • Matlab/Simulink, MatrixX, and VeriStand experience

Integration, Test & Validation

  • Integration support
  • Flight test support & analysis
  • Automated test systems
  • Unit & Life cycle testing
  • V&V Testing