Projects

Here are some projects from our group completed over the years with the help of industrial and academic partners around the globe.

Design of an Modular Nano Positioning System

Design of an Modular  Nano Positioning System
In manufacturing systems, modular design of axis controllers causes performance loss due to the coupled nature of the system although it increases systems maintainability and upgradability. This coupled nature of the system can be addressed by building controllers that consider the effects from the other degree of motion of the system. Modularity is adversely affected when...

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Design of a Modular Multi Axis Micro-Manufacturing System

Design of a Modular Multi Axis Micro-Manufacturing System
After the completion of the modular multi-axis nano-positioning system discussed above, a Multi-Axis Manufacturing System was built. The manufacturing system can rapidly transform between milling, rapid prototyping, and laser cutting configurations. The presence of these new configurations introduced constraints in the design with different disturbance characteristics. The robustness (micro-milling), repeatability (laser cutting) and smooth tracking...

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Design of a Modular Mechatronic Device (MECHACELL)

Design of a Modular Mechatronic Device (MECHACELL)
In recent years, there has been increased usage of sensors and actuators and devices with on-board monitoring and diagnostics that enables interesting controller design opportunities Mechatronic systems generally contain controller and monitoring sub-systems to ensure their operational performance during their life-cycle. These type of systems are called Smart Mechatronic Systems. LinkEmbedCopy and paste this HTML...

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Design of an Acoustic Vector Sensor

Design of an Acoustic Vector Sensor
An Acoustic Vector Sensor (AVS) is a device used to detect acoustic signals by converting mechanical energy of an incident wave to a detectable electrical energy using the acoustic particle principle from the literature.Its design is based on two parallel piezoelectric beams attached to a mechanical sensing tip using a rotary joint component. The sensor...

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Concurrent Design of Automotive Sub-System Controllers

Concurrent Design of Automotive Sub-System Controllers
Automotive companies always seek to find alternative ways of operating vehicles in more efficient ways in order to cope with the high performance standards driven by customers. Using hybrid powertrains, which combine two or more power sources, significant improvements in fuel efficiency and emissions are possible. However, the inclusion of the new power sources and...

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Control of Non-Orthogonal Multi-Axis Systems

Control of Non-Orthogonal Multi-Axis Systems
In this work design and development of a micromachining system which can perform on non-linear contoured surfaces is studied using a parallel manipulator system. Laser micromachining system is designed and assembled including a nanosecond Q-switched pulsed fiber laser, a 6-DOF hexapod manipulator, a granite table in order to absorb vibrations and an external cabin system...

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