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Aerospace Systems

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William L. Garrard

Professor and Director of the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium
Ph.D., Engineering Mech., University of Texas-Austin

Research Areas:

-Dynamics and control of aerospace vehicles
-Stability and control of nonlinear systems
-Control of gas turbines
-Parachute dynamics


Peter J. Seiler

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkley

Research Areas:

-Aerospace flight control systems
-Fault detection and isolation for safety critical systems including UAVs
-Modeling, control, and fault detection for wind turbines
-Nonlinear analysis


Demoz Gebre-Egziabher

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University

Research Areas:

-Sensor fusion
-Design of multi-sensor systems for navigation, guidance and control of aerospace vehicles
-Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
-Inertial navigation
-Small Satellite Technology
-Human/Humanoid Robot Navigation


Maziar S. Hemati

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles

Research Areas:

-Design techniques for low-order modeling, dynamical analysis and control of large-scale systems
-Constructing low-dimensional data-driven models of aggressive aeroelastic aircraft flight maneuvers
-Formulating strategies for real-time control of uncertain large-scale nonlinear systems


Yohannes Ketema

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Research Areas:

-Optimal trajectory generation for unmanned aerial vehicles
-Orbital mechanics
-Mechanics of human walking
-Dynamics and stability of formations


Richard Linares

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Research Areas:

-State and parameter estimation,
-Uncertainty quantification
-Space situational awareness
-Vehicle attitude estimation
-Small satellite systems

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Related Interests in Controls and Dynamical Systems: MnDRIVE Seminar Series in Control and Robotics

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