I am Robert Love. I am currently working as an Airframe Design Engineer at General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems Inc.
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- Love, R. D. and Lind, R. “Time-Frequency Analysis of Aeroelastic Deformations of Flapping Wings”, submitted to International Journal of Micro Aerial Vehicles
- 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”, Materials Science and Technology, vol. 24, pp. 517-528, 2008
- Love, R. and Lind, R. “Experimentally-Based Aeroservoelastic System Identification and Feedforward Control of Flexible Flapping Wings”, Invited Paper, 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,” Invited Paper, 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,” 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,” AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2009
- Love, R. and Lind, R., “Time-Frequency Analysis of Aeroelastic Deformations of Flapping Wings,” AIAA Graduate Student Conference, Melbourne, FL, 2008
- 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, 2005
- 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”, Joining of Advanced and Specialty Materials VI, p. 67-70, 2004
Research and Career Highlights
University of Florida: Flight Control Lab (AFOSR MURI/UF Alumni Fellowship), Dr. Rick Lind
Onboard Video of Flapping Wing Ornithopter (Ifly Vamp with Larger Wings)
Piezoelectrically-Actuated Composite Membrane Wing with Brad LaCroix, Peter Ifju (University of Florida) and Kevin Shortelle (System Dynamics International Inc.)
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
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 Low 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