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Multi-Domain CPS System Analysis

Primary Investigators:
Theodore Bapty
Jason Scott
 
Brief Description of Project:

Cyberphysical Systems (CPS) must be designed to operate efficiently and correctly across a range of physical domains.  Determining how a design will perform (e.g. will the UAV fly, how fast will a vehicle go, how much battery capacity will it use?), will it stay within the limits of its parts (e.g. will the motor overheat, will the system use too much current?) is critical to assessing a design.  Engineering tools are available to do these evaluations, but "speak" their own languages. This research looks at how to map a design to these analysis tools to automate this process.

The systems of interest include UAV's, UUV's, and Robotic Systems. Domains include 3D geometry, fluids, thermal, electrical, 6DOF simulations and others.

Desired Qualifications:
Engineering (EE/ME/...) or CS background, familiarity with one or more programming languages (e.g. Python, Java, C++, Matlab) a plus.
 
Nature of Supervision:
The intern will work with a graduate student and coordinate with research staff/faculty.
 
A Brief Research Plan (period is for 10 weeks):
Week 1: Familiarization with project tools
Week 2-4: Experimentation with tools and existing system models to gain familiarity (UAV/UUV's)
Week 5-9: Development of new models and analysis workflows.
Week 10: Reporting and presentation of results
 
Number of Open Slots: 1
 
Contact Information:
Name: Theodore A Bapty
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: Theodore.a.bapty@vanderbilt.edu