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Faculty and Staff / Alex Ellery

Alex Ellery

Full Professor (Canada Research Professor)
    Phone:613-520-2600, ext. 1027
    Building:Mackenzie, Room 3134
    Department:Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Degrees:B.Sc, Ulster, UK M.Sc. Sussex, UK Ph.D. Cranfield, UK


    Research Interests:

    • Space Robotics
    • Space Mining
    • 3D Printing
    • Design of Serviceable Satellites
    • On-orbit Satellite Servicing
    • In-situ resource utilisation
    • Design & Analysis of Planetary Rovers
    • Design of Entry, Descent and Landing Systems for Planetary Exploration
    • Robotic Drills & Instrumentation for Astrobiological Surveys
    • Biomimetic Design for Space Applications


    Muscle-like behaviours for robotic manipulators

    • Forward model augmentation to feedback control of manipulators
    • Micro-penetrator development
    • Micro-rover development
    • Optic flow and potential field-based navigation


    • Space-based manipulators
    • Planetary rovers
    • Lunar base infrastructure development