Building System Autonomy
work to reduce the effect of uncertainty in both components and
environments of engineering systems. We have achieved this through more
measurements, direct measurements that reduce the length of
of inference, and estimation and control algorithms that exploit
signals and constraints of opportunity. I teach advanced courses
at Purdue which bring in vast industrial experience, including current
work in my company.
results include a terrestrial sun sensor that has progressed through
two prototypes, and yields orientation and geolocation with an accuracy
dependent upon its sensing components, and indoor geolocation for cell
phone users to an accuracy of 20cm using magnetic mapping.
My prior work includes deriving the conditions under which the smart grid
integrating renewables can be expected to remain stable and a framework
for quantifying and improving facility security dynamically.