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Characterization of Rotating and Spinning Bodies with Quaternions.

Sponsored by the Aerospace and Electronics Systems (AES) and the Signal Processing / Broadcast Technology / Consumer Electronics (SP/BT/CE) Societies



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  • Date: 21 Feb 2017
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • Sheraton University City
  • 3549 Chestnut St.
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • United States 19104

  • Co-sponsored by Michael Mayor, P.E.
  • Starts 25 January 2017 12:00 AM
  • Ends 21 February 2017 12:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
  • Admission fee (optional) ?


  Speakers

James K. Beard

Topic:

Characterization of Rotating and Spinning Bodies with Quaternions

All of rotating bodies must have simple models of their motion and orientation internally in their guidance software. Conventional modeling techniques use six degree-of freedom modeling of orientation, then use vehicle orientation in three-dimensional motion modeling.


The talk will show how we model target motion, including position, velocity, and orientation, and how the use of quaternions solves practical problems and makes software simpler and more reliable.

Biography:

James K Beard, Ph.D., is a retired aerospace engineer who consults on various matters from iPhone apps to megawatt controlled power supplies. His background and experience includes areas from systems mission and requirements definition to sensor requirements flow-down to design and includes integration and test of large sensors. Many accomplishments are related to problem solving when a program risk management program has an unexpected pop-up problem, a schedule driver in integration and test, or a failed Plan B. Others arise from weekend projects, such as his work in Costas arrays. Some of the results of this work are available by browsing his web site:

http://www.jameskbeard.com  

Dr. Beard holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a Life Senior Member of the IEEE.

James K. Beard

Topic:

Characterization of Rotating and Spinning Bodies with Quaternions

Biography:

James K. Beard

Topic:

Characterization of Rotating and Spinning Bodies with Quaternions

Biography:





Agenda

Dinner at 6:00 pm

Speaker at 7:00 pm



Note: In the event of bad weather please call the Sheraton after 1:00 PM the day of the meeting: 215-387-8000. Ask the front desk if the meeting has been canceled.