Research Interests: Controls
MEMS inertial sensorJob Interests: post-doc, Academic, industry R&D
Parsa Taheri received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2010. He also received a MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from San Jose State University in 2012. He joined UCD MEMS Lab in 2012 under the supervision of Prof. Horsley. He is currently pursuing his PhD at UC Davis.
Rate Integrating Gyroscope (RIG) [BPN779]
The goal of the project is to implement a rate-integrating gyroscope. Rate integrating gyroscope
(RIG) measures the change in angle directly unlike rate gyroscope (RG) in which angular rate is
measured. The benefit of measuring angle directly is elimination of integrating the angular rate
output to obtain angle. Gyroscope resonators have at least two resonant modes that can be coupled
by Coriolis force. Difference in damping coefficients and stiffness of the resonant modes of the
MEMS resonator known as anisodamping and anisoelasticity are main sources of error in RIG.
Control algorithms should be developed to eliminate these errors.