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Alex Ellery

Full Professor (Canada Research Professor)

    Email:alex.ellery@carleton.ca
    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

    Biography

    Research Interests:

    • Space Robotics
    • Design of Serviceable Satellites
    • On-orbit Satellite Servicing
    • 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

    Research

    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

    Application

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