Luke McCourt: Two Photon Near Field Lithography

Date & Venue Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 3:00pm EF122 Abstract The next generation of integrated circuits will be mass produced using extreme ultra violet lithography (EUV). The short wavelength light sources and optical masks required are prohibitively expensive with commercial systems costing upwards of $1M. Furthermore, the optical masks are unique to each IC design. [...]

Rudolf Seethaler: High Speed Motion Control Applications in the Automotive Industry

Date & VenueFriday, 08 March 2019, 02:00pmEF122 Abstract Motion control has been used in automation applications such as numerically controlled machine tools for many years.  With the advent of low cost microelectronics, motion control has spread into new products that often require extremely high performance position control.  Examples of this are hard drives head positioning, [...]

Special Session on Micro and Nano Precision Mechatronics at the 2019 MARSS Conference, Helsinki, Finland, 1-5 July 2019

Join us at a special session at the 2019 International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS) conference, with the goal of bringing together researchers and engineers to advance the state-of-the-art in design and control of micro and nano precision mechatronic systems. The sessions will focus on novel mechanical designs, dynamic analysis [...]

Arnfinn Eielsen: Dithering Techniques: New Results and Applications

Date & VenueMonday, 21 January 2019, 01:00pmEF122 Abstract   In non-linear systems where some form of averaging is present (inertia) or can be introduced (low-pass filter), it can sometimes be beneficial to purposefully introduce an additional noise or disturbance signal. This signal is known as dither, and the combination of a dither signal and averaging [...]

Mark Balenzuela: Accurate Gaussian Mixture Model Smoothing using a Two-Filter Approach

Date & Venue Tuesday, 04 December 2018, 11:00am EF122 Abstract Gaussian Mixtures (GMs) can be used as a universal density approximator. As such, they can capture multimodal, skewed, and heavy-tailed characteristics of densities describing dynamic behaviour, which appear throughout finance, robotics, and fault detection. In this seminar, we consider smoothing for a class of state-space [...]

Jarrad Courts – Larger Scale Nonlinear State space System Identification

Date & Venue Thursday, 01 November 2018, 02:00PM EF122 Abstract System identification for large scale continuous time nonlinear state space models, as common in mechatronics applications, remains a challenging task. Existing system identification methods can be deficient for complex nonlinear problems and computationally do not scale well on large problems, the focus of this work [...]

David Harcombe – Nanoscale Demodulation and Sensing

Date & Venue Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 02:00PM EF122 Abstract Conventional high-speed amplitude demodulation techniques are compared and shown to be incompatible with multifrequency atomic force microscopy (MF-AFM), due to a lack of sensitivity to multiple frequency components. Novel model-based methods including a Kalman and Lyapunov filter are proposed, which alleviate this issue while maintaining very high bandwidths. Additionally, mass-sensing [...]

Nathan Bartlett – Multi-Extended Target Tracking

Date & Venue Thursday, 04 October 2018, 02:00PM EF122 Abstract Extended targets are targets which potentially generate more than one measurement per time step. They are encountered in numerous applications, spanning from vehicle tracking with automotive radar, pedestrian tracking using laser range sensors, and surface vessel tracking with marine X-band radar. The generation of multiple [...]

Ben Routley – Optics for Engineers

Date & Venue Thursday, 20 September 2018, 02:00PM EF122 Abstract In this talk, the basic principles of optical design will be explained. Measurement techniques typically used by engineers will be covered. The talk focuses on the practical aspects and will skip most of the maths. A brief overview of the usage of CAD software packages [...]

Invited Sessions on Precision Mechatronics at ACC 2019, Philadelphia,  Milwaukee, July 10-12, 2019

Join us in Philadelphia at ACC 2019 to collaborate with other researchers and engineers on the design and control of precision mechatronic systems including nanopositioning, microscopy, motion control, and lithography. The contributed papers will include advances from both academic and industrial researchers. In previous years, industrial involvement included companies such as: ASML, Agilent, IBM, NT-MDT, [...]

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