RESEARCH INTERESTS

Smart Structures

Switching Power Supplies for Smart Actuators

Journal Papers

Ref_SS-SPS-J1:Zvonar, G. A. and D. K. Lindner, "Power Flow Analysis of Electrostrictive Actuators Driven by Switchmode Amplifiers," Journal on Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, special issue on the 3rd Annual ARO Workshop on Smart Structures, Vol. 9, No 3, March, 1998, pp. 210 - 222.

Conference Papers

Ref_SS-SPS-C5:Lockyer, A.J., C.A. Martin, D. K. Lindner, and P. S. Walia, “Power Systems And Requirements For Integration Of Smart Structures Into Aircraft,” SPIE's 2002 North American Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials: Smart Electronics, MEMS, and Nanotechnology, Vol.: 4700, Vijay K. Varadan, Ed., San Diego, CA, March 18-21, 2002, pp. 234-245.

Ref_SS-SPS-C4:Lindner, D. K., H. Zhu, C. Song, W. Huang, D. Cheng, “Low Input Voltage Switching Amplifiers for Piezoelectric Actuators,” Proceedings of SPIE's 2002 North American Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures TechnologiesVol.: 4698, Anne-Marie McGowen, Ed., San Diego, CA, March 18-21, 2002, pp. 282-292.

Ref_SS-SPS-C3:Lindner, D.K., M. Zhu, N. Vujic, and D. Leo, "Comparison of Linear and Switching Drive Amplifiers for Piezoelectric Actuators," Proceedings of the AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC 43th Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Denver, CO, April, 2002, paper number AIAA 2002-1352.

Ref_SS-SPS-C2:Zvonar, G. A. and D. K. Lindner, “Nonlinear Electronic Control of an Electrostrictive Actuator,” Proceeding of SPIE's 1997 North American Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies, Janet M. Sater; Ed., Vol. 3044, San Diego, CA, March, 1997, pp. 448-458.

Ref_SS-SPS-C1:Zvonar, G. A., J. Luan, F. C. Lee, D. K. Lindner, S. Kelly, D. Sable, and T. Schelling, “High-Frequency Switching Amplifiers For Electrostrictive Actuators,” Proceedings of SPIE's 1996 North American Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies, C. Robert Crowe; Ed., Vol. 2721, San Diego, CA, February, 1996, pp. 465-475.

Smart Actuators: Optimization

Journal Papers

Ref_SS-O-J1:Chandrasekaran, S., D. K. Lindner, and R. Smith, "Optimized Design of Switching Amplifiers for Piezoelectric Actuators," Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 11, No. 11, November 2000, pp. 887 – 901.

Conference Papers

Ref_SS-O-C3:Song, C., M. M. Abdalla, D. K. Lindner, and Z. Gürdal, “Combined Optimization of Active Structural Systems and Drive Circuits,” Proceedings of SPIE's 2002 North American Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials: Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control,Vol. 4693, Vital S. Rao, Ed., San Diego, CA, March 18-21, 2002, pp. 136-147.

Ref_SS-O-C2:D. K. Lindner, G. A. Zvonar, G. C. Kirby III, and G. M. Emery, “Genetic Algorithm Optimization of Feedback Control Systems,” Proceedings of SPIE's 1996 North American Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures, Vasundara V. Varadan; Jagdish Chandra; Eds., Vol. 2715, San Diego, CA, February, 1996, pp. 543-554.

Ref_SS-O-C1:Lindner, D. K., G. A. Zvonar, G. C. Kirby III, and P. Matic, “Optimal Actuator Strategies for Acoustic Suppression,” Proceedings of SPIE's 1996 North American Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies, C. Robert Crowe; Ed., Vol. 2721, San Diego, CA, February, 1996, pp. 455-464.

Smart Structures: Energy Harvesting

Journal Papers

Ref_SS-EH-J3:Chandrasekaran, S., D. K. Lindner and D. Leo, "Effect Of Feedback Control On The Power Consumption Of Induced-Strain Actuators," accepted for the Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, May, 2001.

Ref_SS-EH-J2:Chandrasekaran, S. and D. K. Lindner, "Power Flow Through Controlled Piezoelectric Actuators," Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 11, No. 6, June 2000, pp. 469 - 481.

Ref_SS-EH-J1:Zvonar, G. A. and D. K. Lindner, "Power Flow Analysis of Electrostrictive Actuators Driven by Switchmode Amplifiers," Journal on Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, special issue on the 3rd Annual ARO Workshop on Smart Structures, Vol. 9, No 3, March, 1998, pp. 210 - 222.

Conference Papers

Ref_SS-EH-C2:Vujic, N., D. J. Leo, D. K. Lindner and S. F. Griffin, “Power Flow Analysis for Amplifier Design and Energy Harvesting,” Proceedings of SPIE's 2002 North American Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials: Damping and IsolationVol. 4697,Gregory S. Agnes, Ed., San Diego, CA, March 18-21, 2002, pp. 109-120.

Ref_SS-EH-C1:Scruggs, J. and D. K. Lindner, "Active Energy Control For Civil Structures," SPIE's 1999 North American Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials: Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways, Vol.: 3671, S. C. Liu, Ed., Los Angles, CA, March 1-5, 1999, pp. 194-205

Smart Structures: Applications

Conference Papers

Ref_SS-A-C1:Lindner, D.K., J. Zhu, D. Brei, J. Vendlinski,, C. LaVigna, “Intertially Stabilized Rifle Using Recurve Actuators,” to appear in the Proceedings of IMECE’02, 2002 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, New Orleans, LA, November 17-22, 2002.

Smart Structures: General

Journal Papers

Ref_SS-G-4:DeGiorgi, V. G., D. K. Lindner, S. H. McDermott, “Combining Modeling Methodologies for Improved Understanding of Smart Material Characteristics,” Journal on Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 9, No. 7, July, 1998, pp. 509 - 521.

Ref_SS-G-3:Lindner, D. K., G. A. Zvonar, W. T. Baumann, and P. Delos, "Nonlinear Effects of a Modal Domain Optical Fiber Sensor in a Vibration Suppression Control Loop for a Flexible Structure," ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Vol. 115, 1992, pp. 120 - 128.

Ref_SS-G-2:Cox, D. E. and D. K. Lindner, "Active Control for Vibration Suppression in a Flexible Beam Using a Modal Domain Optical Fiber Sensor," ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Vol. 113, 1991, pp. 369-382.

Ref_SS-G-1:Barsky, M. F., D. K. Lindner, and R. O. Claus, "Robot Gripper Control System Using PVDF Piezoelectric Sensors," IEEE Trans. on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, Vol. 36, 1989, pp. 129-133.

Conference Papers

Ref_SS-G-C5:DeGiorgi, V. G., G. A. Zvonar, and D. K. Lindner, "Integrated Model Prediction of Composite Smart Material Characteristics," Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, Boston, MA, October, 1998, pp. 339 - 348.

Ref_SS-G-C4:Kirby, G. C., A. B. Bosse, S. Fisher, and D. K. Lindner, “Damage Assessment of a Precision Truss Using Identified Modal Parameters,” Proceedings of the Tenth VPI & SU Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Large Structures, Blacksburg, VA, May 1995, pp. 379 - 390.

Ref_SS-G-C3:Kirby, G., D. K. Lindner, M. A. Davis, and A. D. Kersey, "Optimal Sensor Layout For Shape Estimation From Strain Sensors," Proceedings of SPIE's 1995 North American Conference on Smart Structures and Materials:, Smart Sensing, Processing, and Instrumentation, William B. Spillman; Ed., Vol. 2444, San Diego, CA, February, 1995, pp. 367-376.

Ref_SS-G-C2:Lindner, D. K. and K. M. Reichard, "Spatial Filters for Shape Control," Proceedings of the SPIE/AIAA Conference on Guidance and Control/Controls for Optical Systems, Orlando, FL, April, 1992. pp. 253-264.

Ref_SS-G-C1:Reichard, K. M. and D. K. Lindner, "The Effects of Weighting Function Errors on Spatial Filters for Structural Control," The Proceedings of the AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC 33rd Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Dallas, TX, April, 1992, pp. 1558 - 1567.

Power Electronic Systems

Optimization of Power Electronic Systems

Journal Papers

Ref_PE-O-J3:S. Busquets-Monge, G. Soremekun, E. Hertz, C. Crebier, S. Ragon, J. Zhang, D. Boroyevich, Z. Gürdal, D. K. Lindner, and M. Arpilliere, "Design Optimization of Power Electronics Circuits using Genetic Algorithms - A Boost PFC Converter Example," submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, February, 2002.

Ref_PE-O-J2:Busquets-Monge, S., C. Crebier, S. Ragon, E. Hertz, D. Borojevich, Z. Gürdal, M. Arpilliere, and D. K. Lindner, "Design of a Boost Power Factor Correction Converter Using Optimization Techniques," submitted IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, August, 2001.

Ref_PE-O-J1:Chandrasekaran, S., S. A. Ragon, D. K. Lindner, Z. Gurdal, and D. Boroyevich, "Optimization of an Aircraft Power Distribution Subsystem," accepted for the AIAA Journal of Aircraft, August, 2002.

Nonlinear Analysis

Conference Papers

Ref_PE-NA-C4:Chandrasekaran, S., D. K. Lindner, K. Louganski, and D. Boroyevich, "Subsystem Interaction Analysis in Power Distribution Systems of Next Generation Airlifters," 8th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, Lausanne, Switzerland, Sept. 7 - 9, 1999; CD, paper Number 340.

Ref_PE-NA-C3:Chandrasekaran, S., D. Borojevic, and D. K. Lindner, "Input Filter Interaction In Three Phase AC-DC Converters," Proceedings of the 30th Power Electronics Specialists Conference, Charleston, SC, June 1999, pp. 987 - 992.

Ref_PE-NA-C2:Chandrasekaran, S., D. K. Lindner, and D. Borojevic, "Analysis of Subsystem Integration in Aircraft Power Distribution Systems," Proceedings of the 1999 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Orlando, FL, May 1999, Vol. 5, pp. 82 - 85.

Ref_PE-NA-C1:Lindner, D. K. and S. Chandrasekaran, "Power System Design Issues for Smart Materials," Proceedings of SPIE's 1999 North American Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, Norman W. Wereley, Ed., Los Angles, CA, March 1-5, 1999, pp. 805 - 813.

Nonlinear Control of Proof Mass Actuators

Journal Papers

Ref_PMA-J3:Lindner, D. K., G. A. Zvonar, and, D. Borojevic, "Nonlinear Control Of Proof-Mass Actuator," AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 20, No. 3, May-June, 1997, pp. 464 ? 470.

Ref_PMA-J2:Lindner, D. K., G. A. Zvonar, and, D. Borojevic, "Performance and Control Of Proof-Mass Actuators Accounting For Stroke Saturation," AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 17, No. 5, September - October, 1994, pp. 1103 - 1108.

Ref_PMA-J1:Lindner, D. K., T. Celano, and E. Ide, "Vibration Suppression Using a Proofmass Actuator Operating in Force/Stroke Saturation," ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Vol. 113, No. 4, 1991, pp. 423-433.

Conference Papers

Ref_PMA-C2:Scruggs, J. and D. K. Lindner, "Optimal Sizing of a Proof-Mass Actuator," Proceedings of the AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC 40th Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, St. Louis, CA, April 12 - 15, 1999, pp. 876 - 886.

Ref_PMA-C1: Lindner, D. K., G. A. Zvonar, and D. Borojevic, "Limit Cycle Analysis of a Nonlinear Controller for a Proof-Mass Actuator," The Proceedings of the AIAA Dynamics Specialists Conference, Dallas, TX, April, 1992, pp. 585 - 594.

Control Theory

Journal Papers

Ref_CT-J8:Lindner, D. K., "Near Aggregation and the Dual GHR," International Journal of Control, Vol. 48, 1988, pp. 705-727.

Ref_CT-J7:Lindner, D. K., W. R. Perkins, and J. Medanic, "Chained Aggregation and Three-Control Component Design:A Geometric Analysis," International Journal Of Control, Vol. 35, 1982, pp. 621-633.

Ref_CT-J6:Lindner, D. K. and W. R. Perkins, "The Generalized Hessenberg Representation and Near Aggregation," Automatica, Vol. 24, 1988, pp. 267-270.

Ref_CT-J5:Lindner, D. K., "On the Decentralized Control of Interconnected Systems," Systems & Control Letters, Vol. 6, 1985, pp. 109-112.

Ref_CT-J4:Lindner, D. K., K. M. Reichard, and, L. Tarkenton, "Zeros of Modal Models of Flexible Structures" IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 38, 1993, pp. 1384 - 1388.

Ref_CT-J3:Lindner, D. K., J. Babendreier, and A. M. A. Hamdan, "Measures of Controllability and Observability and Residues," IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, Vol. AC-34, 1989, pp. 648-650.

Ref_CT-J2:Lindner, D. K. and J. Babendreier, "A Trajectory Analysis of Near Aggregation," IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, Vol. AC-33, 1988, pp. 474-6.

Ref_CT-J1:Lindner, D. K., J. Babendreier, and A. M. A. Hamdan, "The Dual GHR, Zeros, and Residues," Systems & Control Letters, Vol. 10, 1988, pp. 245-250.

Recent Funded Research Projects

"Control Design for Nonlinear Smart Actuators," NSF, $219,541, May 16, 2001 to May 15, 2004, with Ralph Smith (North Carolina State).

"Optimization of Electronically Integrated Smart Actuators," AFOSR, $425,553, Feb 2001 to Dec 2003, with Z. Gurdal and M. Frecker (Penn State)

"Efficient Power Electronics for Mechanical Diode Resonant Rectifying Actuator," Penn State (as subcontract for a DARPA proposal), $115,000, July 2000 to December 2001.

"Electronics for Recurve Actuator," University of Michigan (as subcontract for a DARPA proposal), $130,000, July 2000 to December, 2001.

"Single-Phase PFC for General Purpose AC Drives," Scheider Electric, $189,158, January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2000, with F. C. Lee and D. Borojevich, and Z. Gurdal.

"Global/Local Design Optimization of a Power Distribution System," AFOSR, $50,000, January 1, 1999 to September 30, 2000, with Z. Gürdal, and S. Ragon.

“Control and Optimization of Regenerative Power Flow in 21st Century Airlifters,” AFOSR, $395,000, April 1, 1999 to Nov 30, 2001, with D. Borojevic.

“Subsystem Integration for Efficient Power Flow in 21st Century Air Lifters,” AFOSR, April 1, 1997 to March 31, 1999, $273,400, with D. Borojevic.

“Power Supplies for Piezoelectric Actuators,” Virginia Power Technologies, Inc., March 1, 1995 to October 30, 1997, $89,500, with F. C. Lee.(Originated at DARPA with Lockheed-Martin as Prime Contractor)

“CIT- Power Supplies for Piezoelectric Actuators,” Center for Innovative Technology, March 1, 1995 to October 29, 1997, $40,000, with F. C. Lee.

"Optical Fiber Sensors and Signal Processing for Intelligent Structures," NASA Langley Research Center, July 1, 1988 to August 15, 1990, $80,000.