Funding

Current Funding and Support

  1. Office of Naval Research
    • Title: Finite-Horizon Robustness: Moving Beyond Traditional Stability Analysis
    • Funding: $400,000 (UMN) and $814,000 (UCB) (6/2/2018 – 5/31/2022)
    • Joint with: : A. Packard and M. Arcak at University of California, Berkeley
  2. NASA SBIR Phase 1 and 2
    • Title: Developing a certifiable UAS reliability assessment approach through algorithmic redundancy
    • Phase 2 Funding: $200,000 (4/1/2018-3/31/2020)
    • Phase 1 Funding: $25,000 (6/9/2017-12/8/2017)
    • Subcontract to Systems Technology, Inc.
  3. NASA SBIR Phase 2
    • Title: Defining Handling Qualities of Unmanned Aerial Systems
    • Funding: $200,000 (6/1/2017-5/31/2019)
    • Subcontract to Systems Technology, Inc.
  4. Institute on the Environment Renewable Development Fund
    • Title: Simulation, Measurement, Modeling, and Control of Wind Plant Power
    • Funding: $717,360 (5/30/2016 – 5/29/2019)
    • Joint With: L. Shen, M. Guala, J. Hong, J. Marr, and J. Nichols
  5. National Science Foundation: National Robotics Initiative (Collaborative Proposal)
    • Title: Autonomous Quadrotors for 3D Modeling and Inspection of Outdoor Infrastructure
    • Funding:$1,015,280 (UMN) and $355,496 (Stevens Inst. of Tech.) (9/1/2016 – 8/31/2019)
    • Joint with: S.I. Roumeliotis (UMN) and P. Mordohai (Stevens Inst. Of Tech.)
  6. Xcel Energy Renewable Development Fund
    • Title: Virtual Wind Simulator with Advanced Control & Aeroelastic Model for Improving the Operation of Wind Farms
    • Funding: $1,391,684 (6/2/2015 – 6/1/2020)
    • Team: Saint Anthony Falls (University of Minnesota), Barr Engineering, Mikhil Energy.
  7. NASA: Flight Demonstration & Capabilities (FDC) and Advanced Air Transport Technology (AATT)
    • Title: Lightweight Adaptive Aeroelastic Wing for Enhanced Performance Across the Flight Envelope
    • Funding: $4,620,000 (9/1/2014 – 8/31/2019)
    • Team: University of Minnesota, Virginia Tech, STI, CMSoft, Aurora Flight Sciences, Schmidt and Associates.
  8. Seagate Technologies
    • Title: Uncertainty Modeling and Robust Control for Disk Drives
    • Funding: $50,000 (9/2018 – 8/2019)
    • Funding: $50,000 (9/2017 – 8/2018)
    • Funding: $63,527 (9/2016 – 8/2017)
    • Funding: $69,250 (9/2014 – 8/2015)
    • Funding: $57,504 (9/2013 – 8/2014)
    • Funding: $58,000 (9/2012 – 8/2013)
  9. National Science Foundation: CAREER Program
    • Title: CAREER: Probabilistic Tools for High Reliability Monitoring and Control of Wind Farms
    • Funding: $400,000 (3/1/2013 – 2/28/2018)
  10. Minnesota Supercomputing Institute
    • Title: Wind Farm Modeling and Control
    • Support: Advanced computing resources (2012-Present)

Past Funding and Support

  1. NASA SBIR
    • Title: Development and Flight Testing of RAIDER: an Autonomous Upset Recovery System
    • Funding: $90,000 (6/1/2016-8/31/2017)
    • Subcontract to Barron Associates
  2. NASA STTR
    • Title: Distributed, Passivity-Based, Aeroservoelastic Control (DPASC) of Structurally Efficient Aircraft in the Presence of Gusts
    • Funding: $190,000 (5/6/2015-5/5/2017)
    • Subcontract to Tao Systems
  3. National Science Foundation: Cyber-Physical Systems Program
    • Title: CPS:Synergy:Collaborative:Managing Uncertainty in the Design of Safety-Critical Aviation Systems
    • Funding: $473,560 (UMN) and $316,000 (Tufts) (9/1/2013 – 8/31/2016)
    • Joint with: D. Gebre-Egziabher (UMN), J. Rife (Tufts), and S. Guyer (Tufts)
  4. MnDRIVE Transdisciplinary Research Program
    • Title: Sustainable Energy Systems: Control Systems and Sensors to Link Rural Renewables and Demand for Sustainable Industrial Energy in Food Processing Systems
    • Funding: $500,000 (7/1/2014 – 6/30/2016)
    • Joint with: E. Wilson (PI), S. Dhople, and T. Smith
  5. MnDRIVE Transdisciplinary Research Program
    • Title: Precision Agriculture: Robotics and Sensor Development for Revolutionary Improvements in the Global Food Supply and Reduced Environmental Impact in the Agriculture Industry
    • Funding: $500,000 (7/1/2014 – 6/30/2016)
    • Joint with: G. Balas (PI), D. Gebre-Egziabher, B. Taylor, J. Weyrauch, T. Hurley, R. Koch, I. McRae, and M. Malvick
  6. University of Minnesota Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment
    • Title: Innovating for sustainable electricity systems: Integrating renewables, reallocating transmission and driving demand
    • Funding: $750,000 (1/1/2013 – 12/31/2015)
    • Joint with: E. Wilson (PI), B. Wollenberg, S. Dhople, J. Marshall, A. Klass, T. Smith, and H. Osofsky
  7. NASA: Vehicle Systems Safety Technologies Topic 1-9
    • Title: Analytical Validation Tools for Safety Critical Systems Under Loss-of-Control Conditions
    • Funding: $1,059,842 (9/1/2012 – 8/31/2015)
    • Joint with: G. Balas (PI) and A. Packard
  8. Air Force Office of Scientific Research
    • Title: A Merged IQC/SOS Theory for Analysis of Nonlinear Control Systems
    • Funding: $465,000 (7/1/2012 – 6/30/2015)
    • Joint with: G. Balas and A. Packard
  9. University of Minnesota Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment
    • Title: Design Tools for Multivariable Control of Large Wind Turbines
    • Funding: $278,600 (7/1/2011 – 6/30/2015)
    • Joint with: G. Balas (PI)
  10. University of Minnesota Digital Technology Seed Grant Initiative
    • Title: Convex Optimization Methods for Robust Stability Analysis a nd Safety Assessment of Cyber-Physical Power Systems
    • Funding: $60,000 (7/1/2013 – 6/30/2014)
    • Joint with: S. Dhople (PI)
  11. Institute on the Environment Fellowship
    • Funding: $10,000 (9/2012 – 8/2013)