Bruce Walker

Bruce Walker

Professor Emeritus, Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanic

Email: bruce.walker@uc.edu

Website

Recipient of the 2014/2015 CEAS Master Educator Award

Education

  • 1977, S.M. in Aeronatics and Astronautics - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1980, Sc.D. in Aeronatics and Astronautics - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1974, B.S.A.A.E. (with Distinction) - Purdue University

Interests

  • Fault Detection
  • Fault-tolerant Control Systems
  • Parameter Estimation
  • Adaptive Control
  • Failure Modes Analysis
  • Applications of such topics to Fight Control, Jet and Rocket Engine Control, Automotive Engine Control, and Diagnostic Systems

Publications

  • A.R. Gerlach, D. Kingston, and B.K. Walker, “UAV Navigation Using Predictive Vector Field Control,” accepted for presentation at 2014 American Control Conf. (Portland, OR), June 2014.
  • A.R. Gerlach and B.K. Walker, “Trajectory Tracking by Approximate Inverse Dynamics: An Introduction to the IDRBF Algorithm,” 2013 AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conf. (Boston), AIAA paper 2013-4572, August 2013.
  • A.R. Gerlach and B.K. Walker, “Trajectory Tracking by Approximate Inverse Dynamics: IDRBF Computational Considerations,” 2013 AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conf. (Boston), AIAA paper 2013-4573, August 2013.
  • A.R. Gerlach and B.K. Walker, “Directly Controlling the Sparsity of an Interpolation Matrix Formed by Compactly Supported RBFNs,” 2013 AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conf. (Boston), AIAA paper 2013-5061, August 2013.
  • A.R. Gerlach and B.K. Walker, “Accelerating Robust 3D Pose Estimation Using c*-Images,” 2012 AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting (Nashville), AIAA paper 2012-0602, January 2012.
  • M. Aull and B. Walker, “Development of a Fuzzy System for Jet Engine Diagnostics and Comparison with a Bayesian Diagnostic System,” AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conf. (St. Louis), AIAA paper 2011-1452, April 2011.
  • J.-W. Lee, B. Walker, and K. Cohen, “Path Planning of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in a Dynamic Environment,” AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conf. (St. Louis), AIAA paper 2011-1654, April 2011.
  • A.R. Gerlach and B.K. Walker, “Accelerating Robust 3D Pose Estimation Utilizing a Graphics Processing Unit,” 2011 IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging Conf., San Francisco, Jan 2011.
  • T. Yi, B.K. Walker, and E. Gutmark, “Stability and Control of Lean Blowout in Chemical Kinetics - Controlled Combustion Systems,” Combustion Science and Technology, vol. 181, no. 2, pp. 226-244, 2009.
  • B.K. Walker, A.P. Saraf, and A.A. Godbole, “Robust Flight Control for Coordinated Turns,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conf. (Austin), AIAA paper 5553, August 2003*.
  • H.-Y. Zhang, H.-G. Zhang, J. Chen, R.J. Patton, and B.K. Walker, “A Study on Fault-Tolerant Integrated Navigation Systems,” Chapter 15 of Issues of Fault Diagnosis for Dynamic Systems,  (Editors: R.J. Patton, P.M. Frank, and R.N. Clark), pp. 435-460, Springer-Verlag, London, 2000.
  • B.K. Walker, S.M. Jeng, P.D. Orkwis, G.L. Slater, P.K. Khosla and G.J. Simitses, "Redesigning an Aerospace Engineering Curriculum for the Twenty-First Century: Results of a Survey," J. Engineering Education, vol. 87, no. 4, pp. 481-487, October 1998.
  • K.T. Moore, B.A. Naylor, B.K. Walker, A. Nayfeh and P.K. Khosla, "A Simple Model for and Object-Oriented Simulation of Interacting Fluid and Structural Dynamics of Feedline Systems with Weakened or Cracked Elements," accepted by Computer Modeling and Simulation in Engineering, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 111-122, May 1998.
  • P.D. Orkwis, B.K. Walker, S.M. Jeng, P.K. Khosla, G.L. Slater and G.J. Simitses, "Horizontal and Vertical Integration of Design: An Approach to Curriculum Revision," Intl. J. Engineering Education, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 220-226, 1997.
  • J. Garcia-Velo and B.K. Walker, "Aerodyamic Parameter Estimation for High Performance Aircraft Using Extended Kalman Filter," J. Guidance, Control and Dynamics, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 1257-1260, Sept.-Oct. 1997.
  • B.K. Walker, "Fault Tolerant Control System Reliability and Performance Prediction Using Semi-Markov Models," in Patton and Chen (eds.), Preprints of SAFEPROCESS'97 (Hull, UK), IFAC, pp. 1056-1067, August 1997.
  • B.K. Walker, J.E. Wade, P.D. Orkwis, S.-M. Jeng, P.K. Khosla and G.L. Slater, "Development of a Proposed Aerospace Engineering Curriculum for the Twenty-First Century," 35th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting (Reno), AIAA paper 97-0737, January 1997.
  • B.K. Walker and K.-Y. Huang, "Fault Detection and Isolation by Extended Kalman Filter Parameter Estimation for the Industrial Actuator Benchmark," Control Engineering Practice, vol. 3, no. 12, pp. 1769-1774, December 1995.
  • B.K. Walker, L. Wang, X. Wang and C. Li, "A Review of Advanced Propulsion Health Management Technology in Aerospace," Proc. of IFAC International Conf. on Intelligent and Autonomous Control in Aerospace (IACA '95), Beijing, CHINA, August 1995.
  • J. Garcia-Velo and B.K. Walker, "Aerodynamic Parameter Estimation for High Performance Aircraft Using Extended Kalman Filtering," Proc. of AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conf. (Baltimore), AIAA paper # 95-3500, August 1995.
  • P.D. Orkwis, S.M. Jeng, B.K. Walker, G.L. Slater, P.K. Khosla and G.J. Simitses, "Designing a New Aerospace Curriculum: The Process," 1995 ASEE Annual Conf. Proc. (Anaheim), vol. 1, pp. 76-83, June 1995.
  • B.K. Walker, S.M. Jeng, P.D. Orkwis, G.L. Slater, P.K. Khosla and G.J. Simitses, "Educating Aerospace Engineers for the Twenty-First Century: Results of a Survey," 1995 ASEE Annual Conf. Proc. (Anaheim), vol. 1, pp. 66-75, June 1995.
  • J. Garcia-Velo and B.K. Walker, "Application of Filtering Methods to Parameter Identification of High Performance Aircraft," 14th IASTED Conf. on Modeling, Identification and Control (Innsbruck, AUSTRIA), Paper # 226-187, IASTED, February 1995.
  • B.K. Walker and K.-Y. Huang, "FDI by Extended Kalman Filter Parameter Estimation for the Industrial Actuator Benchmark," in: T. Ruokonen (ed.), IFAC Symp. on Fault Detection, Supervision, and Safety for Technical Processes - SAFEPROCESS '94 (Espoo, Finland), pp. 507-513, Intl. Fed. of Auto. Control Publications, Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK, June 1994.