Ryan CaverlyAssistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 2018
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 2015
B.E., Honours Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, 2013
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
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.
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
R. J. Caverly "Optimal Linear Combination of Sensors and Actuators to Enforce an Interior Conic Open-Loop System," International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Vol. 28, No. 17, pp. 6288-6310, 2019.
R. J. Caverly, R. Pates, L. J. Bridgeman and J. R. Forbes "MIMO Nyquist Interpretation of the Large Gain Theorem," International Journal of Control, 2019, in press.
R. J. Caverly and J. R. Forbes "H-Infinity-Optimal Parallel Feedforward Controller Design using Minimum Gain and the Large Fain Theorem," IEEE Control Systems Letters, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 677-682, 2018.
R. J. Caverly and J. R. Forbes "Flexible Planar Cable-Driven Parallel Manipulator Control: Maintaining Positive Cable Tensions," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 26, No. 5, pp. 1874--1883, 2018.
R. J. Caverly and J. R. Forbes "Dynamic Modeling, Trajectory Optimization and Control of a Flexible Kiteplane," IEEE 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," Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 25, No. 6, pp. 065007-065020, 2016.
R. J. Caverly, 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.
R. J. Caverly, J. R. Forbes and D. Mohammadshahi "Dynamic Modeling and Passivity-Based Control of a Single Degree of Freedom Cable-Actuated System," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 898-909, 2015.
R. J. Caverly and J. R. Forbes "Dynamic Modeling and Noncollocated Control of a Flexible Planar Cable-Driven Manipulator," IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol. 30, No. 6, pp. 1386-1397, 2014.
R. J. Caverly, D. E. Zlotnik, L. J. Bridgeman and J. R. Forbes "Saturated Proportional Derivative Control of a Single-Link Flexible-Joint Manipulator," Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 30, No. 6, pp. 658-666, 2014.