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Ankur Mehta, Ph.D. 2012

Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science
Advisor: Prof. Pister

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Research Interests: Minirocketry, Control systems, Micro air vehicles, Wireless communication, Wireless sensor networks
Job Interests: MEMS design System design Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Engineering consulting

BIOGRAPHY
Prof. Ankur Mehta is an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering department of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA. Pushing towards his visions of a future filled with robots, his research interests involve printable robotics, rapid design and fabrication, control systems, and wireless sensor networks. His research has also included autonomous vehicle control, small autonomous aerial robots and rockets, and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS).
Prof. Mehta has received best paper awards in the 2015 IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine and the 2014 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, and was named a UCLA Samueli Fellow in 2015.

Micro Autonomous Air Vehicles [BPN388]
This project considers the design and implementation of a guidance and control system for
small scale autonomous air vehicles, in particular helicopters. A two gram inertial navigation unit
has been designed and built for this purpose, using a three axis angular rate sensor and three axis
accelerometer for trajectory measurements, along with a microprocessor and 2.4 GHz 802.15.4 radio. A
smart IR camera is used to determine localization information. This extremely low mass wireless
enabled sensor mote can be used as a platform for two-fist sized autonomous vehicles, and this system
has been used as a controller for a small off-the-shelf model helicopter with the goal of developing
an autonomous micro air vehicle (MAV).


 

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