Ryan Caverly

Ryan Caverly

Ryan Caverly

Assistant Professor,
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

Contact

Akerman Hall
Rm 126
110 Union Street SE

Minneapolis,

MN

55455

Education

Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 2018

M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 2015

B.E., Honours Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, 2013

Professional Background

Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, 2018-Present

Graduate Student Research Assistant, University of Michigan, 2014-2018

Mechatronics Engineering Intern, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, 2017

Research Assistant, McGill University, 2011-2013

Scientific & Professional Societies
AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Student Member, 2012- present
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Student Member, 2013- present
IEEE Control Systems Society Member, 2014- present
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Member, 2015- present
Research Interests

Professor Caverly's research interests include the dynamic modeling and control of aerospace, mechanical, and robotics systems. In particular, he is interested in theoretical developments related to input-output stability, as well as optimal and robust control of linear and nonlinear systems. His applied research focuses on accurate, yet computationally-efficient, dynamic modeling of systems with structural flexibility, such as flexible aircraft, spacecraft, ,and robotic manipulators, as well as the use of new and existing theory to control these systems. 

Honors and Awards

Rackham Conference Travel Award, University of Michigan, 2018

2017 American Control Conference Student Travel Award, 2017

Rackham Conference Travel Award, University of Michigan, 2017

2016 Best Presentation in session (out of 6 presentations) at 2016 American Control Conference, 2016

2016 American Control Conference Student Travel Award, 2016

Rackham Conference Travel Award, University of Michigan, 2016

NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship- Doctoral, 2015

Selected Publications

R. J. Caverly and J. R. Forbes "Flexible Planar Cable-Driven Parallel Manipulator Control: Maintaining Positive Cable Tensions," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, to appear, TCST-2017-0346.

R. J. Caverly and J. R. Forbes "Dynamic Modeling, Trajectory Optimization and Control of a Flexible Kiteplane," IEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 1297-1306, 2017

R. J Caverly and J.R. Forbes "Estimator Design for a Single Degree of Freedom Cable-Actuated System," Journal of the Franklin Institute, Vol. 353, No. 18, pp. 4845-4869, 2016.

R. J. Caverly, C. Li, E. J. Chae, J. R. Forbes and Y. L. Young "Modeling and Control of Flow-Induced Vibrations of a Flexible Hydrofoil in Viscous Flow," Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 25, No. 6, 065007-065020, 2016.

R. J. Canverly, D. E Zlotnik and J. R. Forbes "Saturated Control of Flexible-Joint Manipulators Using a Hammerstein Strictly Positive Real Compensator," Robotica, Vol. 34, No. 6, pp. 1367-1382, 2016.