Alexander C. Woods

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), commonly known as drones, have many potential uses in real world applications. Drones require advanced planning and navigation algorithms to enable them to safely move through and interact with the world around them. This paper presents an extended potential field controller (ePFC) which enables an aerial robot, or drone, to(More)
In this work, we present time-resolved measurements of atomic and diatomic spectra following laser-induced optical breakdown. A typical LIBS arrangement is used. Here we operate a Nd:YAG laser at a frequency of 10 Hz at the fundamental wavelength of 1,064 nm. The 14 nsec pulses with anenergy of 190 mJ/pulse are focused to a 50 µm spot size to generate a(More)
The temperature in an aluminized propellant is determined as a function of height and plume depth from diatomic AlO and thermal emission spectra. Higher in the plume, 305 and 508 mm from the burning surface, measured AlO emission spectra show an average temperature with 1σ errors of 2980 ± 80 K. Lower in the plume, 152 mm from the burning surface, an(More)
This paper presents the design, fabrication, modeling, and demonstration of a micro spherical rolling and flying robot, with a total mass and payload of 35 g and 10 g, respectively. The micro aerial terrestrial robot (ATR) has the ability to fly through the air or roll on the ground, for applications that include search and rescue, mapping, and(More)
We present results including measurement and analysis of titanium monoxide. Pulsed, nanosecond Nd:YAG laser radiation is used in a typical laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy arrangement to record the spectra. This scheme provides experiments analogous to pulsed laser deposition tactics and allows for time-resolved spectroscopic analysis. The computed(More)
Measurement and analysis of titanium monoxide spectra in laser-induced plasma " , Normal and diseased personal eye modeling using age-appropriate lens parameters " " Investigation of atypical molten pool dynamics in tungsten carbide-cobalt during laser deposition using in-situ thermal imaging " , Appl. Crystallization studies on rare-earth co-doped(More)
We present analysis of superposition spectra following laser-induced breakdown (LIB) of methane. Both hydrogen-beta and hydrogen-gamma lines contain discernible contributions from diatomic carbon emissions for time delays of 1 to 2 μs from pulsed, 8 ns, infrared Nd:YAG laser radiation LIB. Analysis of the atomic lines and molecular C(2) spectra reveal(More)
—Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), commonly known as drones, have many potential uses in real world applications. Drones require advanced planning and navigation algorithms to enable them to safely move through and interact with the world around them. This paper presents an extended potential field controller (ePFC) which enables an aerial robot, or drone, to(More)