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Visible to the public CPS: Synergy: Collaborative Research: Managing Uncertainty in the Design of Safety-Critical Aviation Systems

The objective of this research is to create tools to manage uncertainty in the design and certification process of safety-critical aviation systems. The research focuses on three innovative ideas to support this objective. First, probabilistic techniques will be introduced to specify system-level requirements and bound the performance of dynamical components. These will reduce the design costs associated with complex aviation systems consisting of tightly integrated components produced by many independent engineering organizations.

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Visible to the public Securing the Future of Transportation

Ulf Lindqvist manages R&D projects in infrastructure security and leads SRI's support for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cyber Security R&D Center. Dr. Lindqvist's expertise and interests are focused on the protection of critical infrastructure systems against electronic attacks, in particular analysis and detection of such attacks. He has more than twenty publications in the computer security area, many of which are bridging the gap between theoretical and applied research, and he holds one patent.

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Visible to the public Aerospace, Engineering, and Mechanics - Robustness Analysis of Safety-Critical Systems

Peter Seiler's research is in the area of control systems with applications to aerospace systems. Modern flight control systems are typically designed using a model of the aircraft dynamics. One aspect of Seiler's research is to develop tools to analyze the effect of model uncertainty and nonlinearities on system performance. He is currently applying modern control design and analysis tools to make wind energy more cost-effective. Advanced control algorithms can increase the power capture and reduced structural loads on large, industrial scale wind turbines.

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Visible to the public NSF 2014 Transportation CPS Workshop Session II: Aviation

Parimal Kopardekar (PK) serves as the Manager of the NASA's NextGen Concepts and Technology Development Project. He has published more than 40 articles. He enjoys initiating new concepts and technology ideas that increase airspace capacity and throughput, reduce delays, and reduce the total cost of air transportation. He is recipient of numerous NASA awards including Outstanding Leadership Medal and Engineer of the Year. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering and Bachelor's degree in Production Engineering.