Microscale Sensors and Systems

Robert White, Mech. Eng.









Ongoing Research

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Teaching

Curriculum Vitae

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Interests:

Micro- and Nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS) sensors and actuators, microfabrication processes and materials, and computational modeling of micro-electromechanical systems. These interests are directed towards device development and engineering science in micro- and nano-technology, with an emphasis on acoustic sensing, wind tunnel instrumentation, dynamic systems, and robotic systems.


News:

Max Hill submitted a paper to the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2015):

L. M. Hill and R. D White, "Structural Vibration for Robotic Communication and Sensing on One-Dimensional Substrates", submitted to the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Seattle, Washington, May 2015.

Two papers accepted to the Acoustical Society of America Meeting (October 2014):

Dominic Guri and Robert D. White, "Signal Processing for Velocity and Range Measurement using a Micromachined Ultrasound Transducer" at the 168th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Undergraduate Research Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 28, 2014.

Devyn P. Curley, Zachary A. Hanan, Dan Luo, Christopher W. Penny, Christopher F. Rodriguez, Paul D Lehrman, Chris B. Rogers, Robert D. White, "Experimental Investigation of Crash Cymbal Acoustic Quality", 168th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 30, 2014.


Research Videos:

MEMS microphone array-on-a-chip for measuring small scale turbulent pressure fluctuations in wind tunnel testing. January 2013.

MEMS floating element shear stress sensor for direct dynamic skin friction measurement at high spatial resolution in wind tunnel testing. January 2013.

MEMS ultrasonic velocity sensing technology for mobile navigation systems using high frequency in-air ultrasonics. January 2013.


Teaching Videos:

Three Dimensional Passive Dynamic Walker for Soft Robotics IGERT Bootcamp August 2014. Credit to Russ Tedrake, et al, ICRA 2004 for the idea.

Model rocket launch with data acquisition and modeling for ME37: Dynamics & Vibrations, Fall 2012.

Four bar linkage dynamics design/test for ME37: Dynamics & Vibrations, Fall 2012.

Lego "Segway" balancing robot using the NXT with a Kalman filter and full state feedback. For ME80: System Dynamics and Controls, Spring 2012

Finite state machine example using Arduino, lego, and Matlab for ME80: System Dynamics and Controls, Spring 2012