David Kastelan

Research assistant

M.Sc. David Kastelan
Saarland University
Chair of Systems Theory and Control Engineering
Campus A5 1, Room 2.10
66123 Saarbrücken

Tel.: +49 681 302-64724

Office hours:
Wednesdays, 14:00-15:00
and by appointment



  • since 2010: research assistant at LSR
  • 2004-2009: Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada (degree M.Sc.)
  • 2000-2004: Engineering Physics, University of Alberta, Canada (degree B.Sc.)

Research Topics

RISE Projects

Research Internships in Science and Engineering (Link)


M. Konz, D. Kastelan, J. Rudolph, Tracking Control for a Fully-Actuated UAV, in: XT. Yan, D. Bradley, D. Russell, P. Moore (EDS.), Reinventing Mechatronics, Springer, pp. 127-144, 2020. DOI

M. Konz, D. Kastelan, D. Gerbet, J. Rudolph, Practical Challenges of Fully-Actuated Tricopter Control, in: Proc. Mechatronics 2018, Glasgow, UK, September 19-21, 2018.

D. Kastelan, J. Rudolph, and A. Gensior, Stator-Flux-Linkage-Referenced Control and Online Optimization of a Doubly-Fed Induction Generator, in: 7th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG 2016), Vancouver, Canada, June 27-30, 2016. DOI

D. Kastelan, M. Konz, and J. Rudolph, Fully actuated tricopter with pilot-supporting control, in: Workshop on Advanced Control and Navigation for Autonomous Aerospace Vehicles, Sevilla, Spain, June 10-12, 2015. IFAC-PapersOnLine, Volume 48, Issue 9, 2015, Pages 79-84. DOI

M. Barczyk, M. Jost, D.R. Kastelan, A.F. Lynch, and K.D. Listmann, An experimental validation of magnetometer integration into a GPS-aided helicopter UAV navigation system, in: Proc. "American Control Conference 2010", pp. 4439-4444, june 2010.