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Ryan Caverly
Assistant Professor

ryan caverly

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Office: 126 Akerman Hall
Phone: (612) 625-2540
E-mail: rcaverly@umn.edu

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Professor Caverly's research interests include the dynamic modeling and control of aerospace, mechanical, and robotic systems. In particular, he is interested in theoretical developments related to input-output stability, as well as optimal and robust control of linear and nonlinear systems. His applied research focuses on accurate, yet computationally-efficient, dynamic modeling of systems with structural flexibility, such as flexible aircraft, spacecraft, and robotic manipulators, as well as the use of new and existing theory to control these systems.

Degrees

Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 2018
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 2015
B.E., Honours Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, 2013

Experience

Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, 2018
Graduate Student Research Assistant, University of Michigan, 2014- 2018
Mechatronics Engineering Intern, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, 2017
Research Assistant, McGill University, 2011 - 2013

Five Recent Publications

  • R. J. Caverly and J. R. Forbes “Flexible Planar Cable-Driven Parallel Manipulator Control: Maintaining Positive Cable Tensions,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, to appear, TCST- 2017-0346.
  • R. J. Caverly and J. R. Forbes “Dynamic Modeling, Trajectory Optimization, and
    Control of a Flexible Kiteplane,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 1297–1306, 2017.
  • R. J. Caverly and J. R. Forbes “Estimator Design for a Single Degree of Freedom Cable-Actuated System,” Journal of the Franklin Institute, Vol. 353, No. 18, pp. 4845–4869, 2016.
  • R. J. Caverly, C. Li, E. J. Chae, J. R. Forbes and Y. L. Young “Modeling and Control of Flow-Induced Vibrations of a Flexible Hydrofoil in Viscous Flow,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 25, No. 6, 065007–065020, 2016.
  • R. J. Caverly, D. E. Zlotnik and J. R. Forbes “Saturated Control of Flexible-Joint Manipulators Using a Hammerstein Strictly Positive Real Compensator,” Robotica, Vol. 34, No. 6, pp. 1367–1382, 2016.

Awards and Honors

  • Rackham Conference Travel Award, University of Michigan, 2018
  • 2017 American Control Conference Student Travel Award, 2017
  • Rackham Conference Travel Award, University of Michigan, 2017
  • 2016 Best Presentation in session (out of 6 presentations) at 2016 American Control Conference, 2016
  • 2016 American Control Conference Student Travel Award, 2016
  • Rackham Conference Travel Award, University of Michigan, 2016
  • NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship - Doctoral, 2015

Scientific and Professional Societies

AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Student Member, 2012 - present
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Student Member, 2013 - present
IEEE Control Systems Society Member, 2014 - present
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Member, 2015 - present

Subjects and Courses Taught

Undergraduate
AEM 2012 -- Dynamics
AEM 4305 -- Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control

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