Netherlands Institute for Space Research



Netherlands Institute for Space Research

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dr.  R. (Robert)  Huisman

Instrument scientist B
Instrument science group

Contact information

T +31 (0)88 777 36648
F +31 (0)88 777 5678
E R.Huisman@sron.nl
W http://www.sron.nl/Robert_Huisman

Visiting address

    room 299B
    Landleven 12
    9747 AD Groningen
    The Netherlands


Since 2001, after completing my studies in both mechanical engineering and astronomy, I started working as instrument scientist at SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, leading the development of the mechanisms for the HIFI instrument on board the Herschel space telescope. I received the Ph.D. degree in mechatronics and control theory from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands in 2016. Currently I am leading the development of a novel deformable mirror concept and I am involved in the SAFARI, PLATO and Sentinel missions. My research interests are space mechanisms, optics and nano positioning.

Featured publications

Huisman, R. High performance motion control for cryogenic nanopositioning mechanisms Ph. D. Thesis, University of Groningen, promotor B. Jayawardhana, promotor J.M.A. Scherpen, 2016

Huisman, R., Jayawardhana, B. On the design of hybrid output regulation for the METIS cold chopper In Proceedings of the 7th IFAC Symposium onRobust Control Design, Aalborg, 2012

Huisman, R., Aalders, J.W.G., Eggens, M.J., Evers, J., H.M. Jacobs, et al., including, van Leeuwwn, B.J. Nieuwenhuizen, A.C.T., Wildeman, K.J. Wildeman Cryogenic Mechatronic Design of the HIFI Focal Plane Chopper Journal on Mechatronics, Volume 21, Issue 8, 2011

Link to all publications of R. Huisman