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Professor Jeremy Smith

Professor of Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering and Electronics

    Research

    Research Interest 1

    Interests lie in the following areas:
    1. Development of vision based sensors and control systems to be used in advanced robotic systems for automated welding and other manufacturing processes.
    2. Development of advanced digital systems based upon SOPC devices and parallel processing systems:
    3. Development of neural network and fuzzy logic techniques to allow the fusion of data from a number of sensors to provide control information.
    4. Other areas of research include, the development of a networking system based upon the CAN bus, the development of robotic manipulator controllers and the development of an advanced remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) requiring the integration of vision and manipulator systems along with sophisticated navigation techniques.

    Research Grants

    IMI-fusion welding process monitoring and control.

    ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

    July 1999 - June 2002

    Sensor Systems for Visualisation of High Pressure Welding Arcs and their Workpieces.

    ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

    June 1999 - May 2001

    Sensors for Control and Automation of Welding Processes - Control and Integration (SCAWP).

    ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

    October 2001 - September 2004

    European Network on control of joining technologies (AUTOJOIN).

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    February 1999 - January 2003

    An EM wave technique for reservoir characterisation and monitoring.

    ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

    June 2000 - May 2001

    The Control of Flaws in Fusion Welds by use of a Top Face Sensor System.

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    October 1998 - May 2001

    Offshore validation of SWIMMER system.

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    October 1998 - November 2001

    Corporate research for the development of a reliable tyre pressure monitoring system.

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    March 1999 - February 2001