Who am I?
I’m Robert Love. I am currently a graduate student at the University of Florida working at Dr. Rick Lind’s Flight Control Lab. My publication information is found in my C.V. below.
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- Love, R. D. and Lind, R. “Time-Frequency Analysis of Aeroelastic Deformations of Flapping Wings”, submitted to AIAA Journal.
- Aluru, R., Gale, W. F., Chitti, S.V., Sofyan, N.I., Love, R. D., and Fergus, J.W., “Transient Liquid Phase Bonding of Dissimilar Nickel-Base Superalloys – Wettability, Microstructure and Mechanical Properties”, Metall. Mater. Trans. A, 2006.
- Payton, L.N., Chitti, S.V., Taarea, D.R., Sofyan, N.I., Gale, W.F., Butts, D.A., Aluru, R. and Love, R.D., “Hot-Stage Light Microscopy Studies of the Wettability of Nickel-Base Superalloys During Transient Liquid Phase Bonding”, Materials Solutions ’03: Joining of Advanced and Specialty Materials VI; Pittsburgh, PA; USA; 13-15 Oct. 2003. pp. 67-70. 2004
- Love, R. and Lind, R. “Experimentally-Based Aeroservoelastic System Identification and Feedforward Control of Flexible Flapping Wings”, AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, 2010.
- Love, R., Arroyo, A. and Schwartz, E., “Solar Ray: An Autonomous Solar-Powered Biomimetic Flapping-Wing Underwater Vehicle”, Florida Conference for Recent Advances in Robotics, 2010.
- Love, R. and Lind, R., “Identiﬁcation of Aeroservoelastic Models from Experimental Flapping-Wing Deﬂections,” AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, 2009.
- Love, R., “Analysis of Aeroelastic Flapping-Wing Signals for Micro Air-Vehicles,” Masters’ Thesis, University of Florida, 2009.
- Wu, P., Ifju, P., Stanford, B., Sallstrom, E., Ukeiley, L., Love, R., and Lind, R., “An Experimental Study on Flapping Wing Aeroelasticity in Thrust Production,” Proceedings of the AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, 2009
- Love, R., Lind, R., Wu, P.,and Ifju, P.,“Time-Frequency Analysis of Aeroelastic Deformations of Flapping Wings,” Proceedings of the 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2009.
- Love, R., Lind, R., “Time-Frequency Analysis of Aeroelastic Deformations of Flapping Wings,” AIAA Student Conference, Melbourne, FL, 2008.
- Gale, W.F., Krishnardula, V.G., Love, R., Sofyan, N.I. and Aluru, R., “Final Report to Idaho National Laboratory (INL) on Transient Liquid Phase Bonding of Ferritic Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Alloys”, June 26, 2006.
- Love, R.D., “Pitch Divergence Suppression of a Subscale Wing in Ground Effect (WIG) Aircraft”, AIAA Student Conference, Gainesville, FL, 2005.
- Aluru, R., Chitti, S.V., Sofyan, N.I., Krishnardula,V.G., Love, R.D., and Gale, W.F., “Diffusion Brazing of Dissimilar Nickel-Base Superalloys: Microstructure, Wettability and Mechanical Properties”, 35th International Brazing and Soldering Conference,Dallas,TX, April 26–28, 2005.
Research and Career Highlights
University of Florida: Flight Control Lab (AFOSR MURI/UF Alumni Fellowship), Dr. Rick Lind
Identification of Aeroservoelastic Models for Flapping Wings
Wavelet Analysis with Pattern Recognition for Various Signals (Flapping Deformations, Deflections, Ground Vibration Tests, Stock Prices, Music, Matlab/Python/Java)
Wavelet Transfer Functions (Magnitude and Phase Relationships for Time-Variant Systems)
Digital Image Correlation of Flapping Wings: Static Air and Wind Tunnel (Mechanism by Pin Wu)
Laser Doppler Vibrometer Testing of Carbon Fiber/Membrane Wings
Onboard Video of Flapping Wing Ornithopter (Ifly Vamp with Larger Wings)
3D Modeling and Surface Reconstruction from a set of images with Voxel Coloring: Paper
Multiple Webcam-Based Image Capture System and Image Processing (Matlab/Java/Python): Matlab Code for Sequential Webcam Capture
Biomechanics Characterization (with Dr. Bryan Conrad at UF Sports Performance Center)
Auburn University: AIAA Design, Build, Fly Team, Dr. Gil Crouse
Aerospace Engineering Senior Design: Co-Led DBF Team Designing High Aspect Ratio Flying Wing, Design Report
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics: F-2 Program, Bradley Hatter
Production Line Support: Job Rotation throughout F-2 Program. Planning review of spar production: proposed process change capable of saving 6+ hours per composite front spar. Tested dimensions of problematic fasteners, made useful map of wing locations and learned about aerospace/defense industry.
Auburn University: Adaptive Aerostructures Lab, Dr. Ron Barrett
Auburn Unversity: Materials Engineering Lab, Dr. William F. Gale
Transient Liquid Phase Bonding of Sheet TiAl Alloys (NASA GRC): Image analysis of superalloy spreading on various substrates with ImagePro Analysis Software. Developed and implemented novel measurement techniques (manual and automated).
Materials Support for Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NASA Glenn/Boeing-Rocketdyne): Compilation of superalloy property database, sample preparation, and high-temperature bonding and oxidation studies.
Munitions Delivery by Integrated Groups of Biomimetic Underground Systems (AFRL): Background research comparing features of various fossorial organisms.
Materials Engineering Senior Design: the DECO System: Robot Capable of Operating in Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Environment (Budget<$500 for everything w/o VHP Sensor)
Episcopal High School
Botball 2002, KIPR Robotic Competition: novel ball capture approach helped propel our team to 1st place regionally and 4th place nationally: Video, Awards