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  • Christopher Rahn, 2017, "Optimal temperature trajectory for maximum lithium ion battery charge acceptance"
  • Christopher Rahn, 2017, "Experimental Validation of Multi-Mode Tailboom Passive Vibration Control Using Fluidic Flexible Matrix Composite Tubes"
  • Christopher Rahn, 2016, "Efficient Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters Utilizing (001) Textured Bimorph PZT Films on Flexible Metal Foils", Advanced Functional Materials
  • Christopher Rahn, 2016, "Dynamic data-driven and model-based recursive analysis for estimation of battery state-of-charge"
  • Christopher Rahn, 2016, "Modeling and Design of a Tailboom Vibration Absorber Using Fluidic Flexible Matrix Composite Tubes", Journal of the American Helicopter Society
  • Christopher Rahn, 2016, "Multifunctional Structural Lithium Ion Battery for Electric Vehicles", Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures
  • Christopher Rahn, 2016, "How Does Model Reduction Affect Lithium-ion Battery State of Charge Estimation Errors?", Journal of the Electrochemical Society
  • Christopher Rahn, 2016, "An Intelligent Nail Design for Lithium Ion Battery Penetration Test,"
  • Christopher Rahn, 2016, "Optimal Battery-Structure Composites for Electric Vehicles"
  • Christopher Rahn, 2016, "Finite Element Modeling of Fluidic Flexible Matrix Composite (F2MC) Treatments for Bending and Torsional Vibration Control"
  • Christopher Rahn, 2016, "A Dynamic Model of Electrostrictive Unimorph Actuators for Haptic Devices"
  • Christopher Rahn, 2016, "Piezoelectric Compliant Mechanism Energy Harvesters Excited Under Large Base Accelerations"
  • Christopher Rahn, 2016, "Pitch-Flap Stability of an Articulated Rotor with Fluidic Pitch Links"
  • Matthew Krott, Kentaro Miura, Christopher Rahn and Edward Smith, 2016, "Finite element modeling of fluidic flexible matrix composite (F2MC) treatments for bending and torsional vibration control", 57th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, pp. 1479
  • Xiaokun Ma, Andrew Wilson, Christopher Rahn and Susan E Trolier-McKinstry, 2016, "Efficient energy harvesting using piezoelectric compliant mechanisms: Theory and experiment", Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 138, (2), pp. 021005
  • Christopher Rahn and Bin Zhu, 2015, "Fluidic flexible matrix composite vibration absorber for a cantilever beam", ASME J. Vibration and Acoustics, 137, (2), pp. 11
  • Xiaokun Ma and Christopher Rahn, 2015, "Efficient aeroelastic energy harvesting from HVAC ducts", ASME 2015 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, pp. V002T22A003–V002T22A003
  • Tanvir R Tanim, Christopher Rahn and Niklas Legnedahl, 2015, "Elevated temperatures can extend the life of lithium iron phosphate cells in hybrid electric vehicles", ASME 2015 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, pp. V002T26A003–V002T26A003
  • Kentaro Miura, Bin Zhu, Christopher Rahn, Edward Smith and Charles E Bakis, 2015, "Vibration isolation of a cantilever beam using fluidic flexible matrix composite tubes", ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, pp. V008T13A048–V008T13A048
  • Tanvir R Tanim, Christopher Rahn and Chao-Yang Wang, 2015, "A temperature dependent, single particle, lithium ion cell model including electrolyte diffusion", Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 137, (1), pp. 011005
  • Tanvir R Tanim and Christopher Rahn, 2015, "Aging formula for lithium ion batteries with solid electrolyte interphase layer growth", Journal of Power Sources, 294, pp. 239–247
  • Abhendra K Singh, Lei Cao, Jun Ma, Jiho Seo, Charles E Bakis, Yancheng Zhang, Michael A Hickner and Christopher Rahn, 2015, "Design, manufacture and test of a novel structural battery based on sandwich construction", Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, 17, (6), pp. 666–690
  • Bin Zhu, Christopher Rahn and Charles E Bakis, 2015, "Fluidic flexible matrix composite vibration absorber for a cantilever beam", Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 137, (2), pp. 021005
  • Yue Li, Pritthi Chattopadhyay, Asok Ray and Christopher Rahn, 2015, "Identification of the battery state-of-health parameter from input–output pairs of time series data", Journal of Power Sources, 285, pp. 235–246
  • S g Lu, Xiaodong Chen, T Levard, P J Diglio, L J Gorny, Christopher Rahn and Q M Zhang, 2015, "Large displacement in relaxor ferroelectric terpolymer blend derived actuators using Al electrode for Braille displays", Scientific reports, 5
  • Guangsheng Zhang, Lei Cao, Shanhai Ge, Chao-Yang Wang, Christian E Shaffer and Christopher Rahn, 2015, "Reaction temperature sensing (RTS)-based control for Li-ion battery safety", Scientific Reports, 5
  • Tanvir R Tanim, Christopher Rahn and Chao-Yang Wang, 2015, "State of charge estimation of a lithium ion cell based on a temperature dependent and electrolyte enhanced single particle model", Energy, 80, pp. 731–739
  • Hong Goo Yeo, Charles Yeager, Xiaokun Ma, J Israel Ramirez, Kaige G Sun, Christopher Rahn, Thomas N Jackson and Susan E Trolier-McKinstry, 2014, "Piezoelectric MEMS Energy Harvesters", pp. V002T02A019–V002T02A019
  • Guangsheng Zhang, Lei Cao, Shanhai Ge, Chao-Yang Wang, Christian E Shaffer and Christopher Rahn, 2014, "In situ measurement of temperature distribution in cylindrical Li-ion cells", 226th ECS Meeting, Cancun, Mexico
  • Yue Li, Zheng Shen, Asok Ray and Christopher Rahn, 2014, "Real-time estimation of lead-acid battery parameters: A dynamic data-driven approach", Journal of Power Sources, 268, pp. 758–764
  • Tanvir R Tanim, Christopher Rahn and Chao-Yang Wang, 2014, "A reduced order electrolyte enhanced single particle lithium ion cell model for hybrid vehicle applications", American Control Conference (ACC), pp. 141–146
  • Bin Zhu, Matthew J Krott, Christopher Rahn and Charles E Bakis, 2014, "Experimental characterization of a cantilever beam with a fluidic flexible matrix composite vibration treatment", ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, pp. V008T11A009–V008T11A009
  • T Xue, Xiaoliang Ma, Christopher Rahn and S Roundy, 2014, "Analysis of Upper Bound Power Output for a Wrist-Worn Rotational Energy Harvester from Real-World Measured Inputs", Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 557, (1), pp. 012090
  • Guangsheng Zhang, Lei Cao, Shanhai Ge, Chao-Yang Wang, Christian E Shaffer and Christopher Rahn, 2014, "In situ measurement of radial temperature distributions in cylindrical Li-ion cells", Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 161, (10), pp. A1499–A1507
  • Deepak Trivedi and Christopher Rahn, 2014, "Model-based shape estimation for soft robotic manipulators: The planar case", Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 6, (2), pp. 021005
  • Kentaro Miura, Christopher Rahn and Edward Smith, 2014, "Passive tailboom vibration control using fluidic flexible matrix composite (F2MC) tubes", Proceedings of the 55th AIAA/AS-ME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
  • Githin K Prasad and Christopher Rahn, 2014, "Reduced order impedance models of lithium ion batteries", Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 136, (4), pp. 041012
  • Donald J Docimo, Mohammad Ghanaatpishe, Michael J Rothenberger, Christopher Rahn and Hosam Kadry Fathy, 2014, "The lithium-ion battery modeling challenge: A dynamic systems and control perspective", Mechanical Engineering, 136, (6), pp. S7
  • Y. Shi and Christopher Rahn, 2013, "A control-oriented model for lead-acid batteries including degradation", 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
  • A. Vashisth, B. Zhu, B. Wimmer, C. Bakis and Christopher Rahn, 2013, "Evaluation of millimeter-size fluidic flexible matrix composite tubes", SMASIS2013
  • B. Zhu, Christopher Rahn and C. Bakis, 2013, "Design of a fluidic flexible matrix composite damping treatment for a cantilever beam", American Society for Composites 28th Technical Conference
  • B. Zhu, Christopher Rahn and C. Bakis, 2013, "Tunable vibration absorption of a cantilever beam utilizing fluidic flexible matrix composites", 2013 ASME IDETC
  • Z. Shen and Christopher Rahn, 2013, "Physics-based model of a valve-regulated lead-acid battery and an equivalent circuit", ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 135, pp. 041011-1 - 041011-7
  • A. Lotfi-Gaskarimahalle, L. Scarborough, Christopher Rahn and E. Smith, 2013, "Tunable fluidic composite mounts for vibration absorption", Journal of Vibration and Control
  • K. Mateti, R. Byrne-Dugan, Christopher Rahn and S. Tadigadapa, 2013, "Monolithic SUEX flapping wing mechanisms for pico air vehicle applications", IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 22, (3), pp. 527-535
  • G. Prasad and Christopher Rahn, 2013, "Model based identification of aging parameters in lithium ion batteries", Journal of Power Sources, 232, pp. 79-85
  • B. Zhu, Christopher Rahn and C. Bakis, 2013, "Vibration damping of a cantilever beam utilizing fluidic flexible matrix composites", SPIE Smart Structures and Materials Conference, San Diego, CA
  • D. Han, Christopher Rahn and E. Smith, 2013, "Higher harmonic pitch link loads reduction using fluidlastic isolators", Proceedings of IMechE Part G: J Aerospace Engineering
  • K. Mateti, Z. Zhang, Christopher Rahn and S. Tadigadapa, 2013, "Fabrication and characterization of micromachined piezoelectric T-beam actuators", IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 22, (1), pp. 163-169
  • G. Zhang, C. Shaffer, C.-Y. Wang and Christopher Rahn, 2013, "Effects of non-uniform current distribution on energy density of Li-ion cells", Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 160, (11), pp. A2299-A2305
  • Christopher Rahn and C.-Y. Wang, 2013, Battery systems engineering, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
  • Y. Shi, C. Ferone and Christopher Rahn, 2013, "Identification and remediation of sulfation in lead-acid batteries using cell voltage and pressure sensing", Journal of Power Sources, 221, pp. 177-185
  • K. Mateti, R. Byrne-Dugan, S. Tadigadapa and Christopher Rahn, 2013, "Wing rotation and lift in SUEX flapping wing mechanisms", Smart Materials and Structures, 22, (1), pp. 11
  • G. Zhang, C. Shaffer, C.-Y. Wang and Christopher Rahn, 2013, "In-situ measurement of current distribution in a Li-ion cell", Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 160, (4), pp. A610-A615
  • Z. Shen, L. Cao, Christopher Rahn and C.-Y. Wang, 2013, "Least squares galvanostatic intermittent titration technique (LS-GITT) for accurate solid phase diffusivity measurement", Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 160, (10), pp. A1842-A1846
  • G. Zhang, L. Cao, S. Ge, C.-Y. Wang, C. Shaffer and Christopher Rahn, 2013, "In situ measurement of Li-ion battery internal temperature", The Electrochemical Society, 10, pp. 538-538
  • Y. Shi, Christopher Rahn and C. Ferone, 2012, "Capacity recovery of a sulfated lead-acid battery using pressure feedback charging control", Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
  • G. Prasad and Christopher Rahn, 2012, "Development of a first principles equivalent circuit model for a lithium ion battery", Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
  • Z. Shen and Christopher Rahn, 2012, "Model-based state-of-charge estimation for a valve-regulated lead-acid battery", Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
  • K. Mateti, R. Byrne-Dugan, S. Tadigadapa and Christopher Rahn, 2012, "SUEX flapping wing mechanisms for pico air vehicles"
  • K. Mateti, R. Byrne-Dugan, S. Tadigadapa and Christopher Rahn, 2012, "Wing rotation and lift modeling and measurement in SUEX flapping wing mechanisms"
  • N. Kurczewski, L. Scarborough, Christopher Rahn and E. Smith, 2012, "Coupled fluidic vibration isolators for rotorcraft pitch link loads reduction", 2012 ASME IDETC, DETC2012-70174
  • L. Scarborough, Christopher Rahn, E. Smith and K. Koudela, 2012, "Coupled pitch links for multi-harmonic isolation using fluidic circuits", 2012 ASME IDETC, DETC2012-70334
  • Y. Shi, C. Ferone, C. Rao and Christopher Rahn, 2012, "Nondestructive forensic pathology of lead-acid batteries", American Control Conference
  • A. Lotfi-Gaskarimahalle, L. Scarborough, Christopher Rahn and E. Smith, 2012, "Passive and switched stiffness vibration controllers using fluidic flexible matrix composites", ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 134, (2), pp. 8
  • B. Wimmer, B. Zhu, C. Bakis and Christopher Rahn, 2012, "Actuation behavior of multi-layer flexible matrix composite tubes with internal pressurization", International SAMPE Technical Conference
  • L. Scarborough, Christopher Rahn and E. Smith, 2012, "Fluidic composite tunable vibration isolators", ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 134, pp. 7
  • T. Levard, P. Diglio, S.-G. Liu, Christopher Rahn and Q. Zhang, 2012, "Core-free rolled actuators for Braille displays using P(VDF-TrFE-CFE)", Smart Materials and Structures, 21, pp. 7
  • B. Zhu, Christopher Rahn and C. Bakis, 2012, "Actuation of fluidic flexible matrix composites in structural media", Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 23, (3), pp. 269-278
  • B. Zhu, Christopher Rahn and C. Bakis, 2011, "Tailored fluidic composites for stiffness or volume change", pp. SMASIS2011-4962
  • S. Gottimukkula and Christopher Rahn, 2011, "Design of circularly towed cable body systems", 2011 ASME IDETC, DETC2011-47465
  • Y. Shi, G. Prasad, Y. Shen and Christopher Rahn, 2011, "Discretization methods for battery systems modeling", 2011 American Control Conference, pp. 356-361
  • H. Kommepalli, K. Mateti, Christopher Rahn and S. Tadigadapa, 2011, "Piezoelectric T-beam actuators", ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 33, (6), pp. 9
  • D. Han, Christopher Rahn and E. Smith, 2011, "Pitch link loads analysis of a variable speed rotor", 67th Annual Forum Proceedings - AHS International, pp. Paper 348
  • Christopher Rahn, and , , 2011, "Loads reduction using coupled fluidic pitch links", 52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
  • T. Levard, P. Diglio, L. Gorny, Christopher Rahn, Q. Zhang and M. Lin, 2011, "PVDF actuators for Braille displays: Design, fabrication process, and testing", SPIE Smart Structures and Materials Conference, pp. Paper 7976-36
  • H. Zhao and Christopher Rahn, 2011, "Repetitive control of a flexible whisker in tip contact with an unknown surface", Journal of Vibration and Control, 17, (2), pp. 197-203
  • Z. Shen, J. Gou, Christopher Rahn and C.-Y. Wang, 2011, "Ritz model of a lead-acid battery with application to electric locomotives", Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
  • H. Zhao and Christopher Rahn, 2010, "Repetitive control of an electrostatic microbridge actuator: Theory and simulation", Smart Materials and Structures, 19, (12), pp. 125006
  • L. Scarborough, Christopher Rahn and C. Rahn, 2010, "Fluidic composite tunable vibration isolators"
  • K. Mateti, Z. Zhang, S. Tadigadapa and Christopher Rahn, 2010, "Thrust modeling and measurement for clapping wing nano air vehicles actuated by piezoelectric T-beams"
  • H. Kommepalli, K. Mateti, Christopher Rahn and S. Tadigadapa, 2010, "Displacement and blocking force performance of T-beam actuators", 2010 ASME IDETC, DETC2010-28370
  • D. Trivedi, D. Lesutis and Christopher Rahn, 2010, "Dexterity and workspace analysis of two soft robotic manipulator designs", 2010 ASME IDETC, DETC2010-28719
  • Z. Zhang, K. Mateti, S. Tadigadapa and Christopher Rahn, 2010, "Micromachined multifunctional piezoelectric T-beam transducers"
  • K. Smith, Christopher Rahn and C.-Y. Wang, 2010, "Model-based electrochemical estimation and constraint management for pulse operation of lithium ion batteries", IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 18, (3), pp. 654-663
  • D. Han, E. Smith and Christopher Rahn, 2010, "Pitch link loads reduction using fluidlastic isolators"
  • A. Lotfi and Christopher Rahn, 2009, "Semi-active vibration control of a harmonically excited variable stiffness structure"
  • K. Mateti, H. Kommepalli, S. Tadigadapa and Christopher Rahn, 2009, "Clapping wing nano air vehicle using piezoelectric T-beam actuators"
  • A. Lotfi and Christopher Rahn, 2009, "Switched stiffness vibration controllers for fluidic flexible matrix composites", 2009 ASME IDETC, DETC2009-111
  • D. Trivedi and Christopher Rahn, 2009, "Shape sensing for soft robotic manipulators", 2009 ASME IDETC, DETC2009-87598
  • H. Kommepalli and Christopher Rahn, 2009, "Optimization of piezoelectric uniflex microactuators", 2009 ASME IDETC, DETC2009-87594
  • H. Kommepalli, H. Yu, C. Muhlstein, S. Trolier-McKinstry, Christopher Rahn and S. Tadigadapa, 2009, "Design, fabrication, and performance of a piezoelectric uniflex microactuator", IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 18, (3), pp. 616-625
  • A. Uraoka and Christopher Rahn, 2009, "Simulation of a sheet handling machine", Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 14, (4), pp. 1617-1626
  • Y. Shan, M. Philen, A. Lotfi, S. Li, C. Bakis, Christopher Rahn and K.-W. Wang, 2009, "Variable stiffness structures utilizing fluidic flexible matrix composites", Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 20, (4), pp. 443-456
  • P. Montanye, E. Smith, Christopher Rahn and S. Conlon, 2009, "Shipboard helicopter gust response alleviation using active trailing edge flaps", 2, pp. 1604-1616
  • A. Lotfi, Y. Shan, S. Li, Christopher Rahn, C. Bakis and K.-W. Wang, 2008, "Stiffness shaping for zero vibration fluidic flexible matrix composites", ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS08-501
  • K. Smith, Christopher Rahn and C.-Y. Wang, 2008, "Model-based electrochemical estimation of lithium ion batteries", IEEE International Conference on Control Applications (CCA2008), pp. 714-719
  • H. Zhao and Christopher Rahn, 2008, "Iterative learning velocity and tension control for axially moving materials", ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 130, (5), pp. 051003
  • D. Trivedi and Christopher Rahn, 2008, "Optimal, model-based design of soft robotic manipulators", ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 130, (9), pp. 091402
  • D. Trivedi, Christopher Rahn, W. Kier and I. Walker, 2008, "Soft robotics: Biological inspiration, state of the art, and future research", Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, 5, (3), pp. 99-117
  • D. Trivedi, A. Lotfi and Christopher Rahn, 2008, "Geometrically exact models for soft robotic manipulators", IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 24, (4), pp. 773-780
  • H. Kommepalli, H. Yu, S. Tadigadapa, Christopher Rahn, S. Trolier-McKinstry and C. Muhlstein, 2008, "Displacement and blocking force modeling for piezoelectric uniflex microactuators", 2008 ASME IDETC, DETC2008-49897
  • H. Kommepalli, A. Hirsch, Christopher Rahn and S. Tadigadapa, 2008, "Piezoelectric T-beam microactuators", 2008 ASME IDETC, DETC2008-49886
  • A. Lotfi and Christopher Rahn, 2008, "Control of slender structures"
  • A. Lotfi-Gaskarimahalle and Christopher Rahn, 2008, "Two-dimensional input shaping for one-dimensional continua", ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 130, (2), pp. 021004
  • S. Li, A. Lotfi, Y. Shan, K.-W. Wang, Christopher Rahn and C. Bakis, 2008, "A variable transverse stiffness sandwich structure using fluidic flexible matrix composite (F2MC)", SPIE Smart Structures and Materials Conference Proceedings, 6928
  • A. Rajami, M. Grissom, Christopher Rahn and Q. Zhang, 2008, "Wound roll dielectric elastomer actuators: Fabrication, analysis and experiments", IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 13, (1), pp. 117-124
  • K. Smith, Christopher Rahn and C.-Y. Wang, 2008, "Model order reduction of 1-D diffusion systems via residue grouping", ASME J. Dynamic Systems, Measurement, & Control, 130, (1), pp. 011012
  • H. Zhao and Christopher Rahn, 2007, "Repetitive contact imaging", 21st Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, DETC2007-35586
  • D. Trivedi, D. Dienno and Christopher Rahn, 2007, "Optimal, model-based design of soft robotic manipulators", 21st Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, DETC2007-35612
  • M. Philen, U. Shan, K. Wang, C. Bakis and Christopher Rahn, 2007, "Fluidic flexible matrix composites for the tailoring of variable stiffness adaptive structures", 48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, AIAA-2007-1703
  • A. Uraoka and Christopher Rahn, 2007, "Behavior of a curved sheet handled in a feeding machine"
  • D. Trivedi, A. Lotfi and Christopher Rahn, 2007, "Geometrically exact dynamic models for soft robotic manipulators", Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 1497-1502
  • M. Philen, Y. Shan, P. Prakash, K. Wang, Christopher Rahn, A. Zydney and C. Bakis, 2007, "Fibrillar network adaptive structure with ion transport actuation", Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 18, (4), pp. 323-334
  • K. Smith, Christopher Rahn and C.-Y. Wang, 2007, "Control-oriented 1D electrochemical model of a lithium ion battery", Energy Conversion and Management, 48, (9), pp. 2565-2578
  • H. Zhao and Christopher Rahn, 2007, "Stability of damped membranes and plates with distributed inputs", Journal of Sound and Vibration, 302, (3), pp. 564-576
  • A. Lotfi-Gaskarimahalle and Christopher Rahn, 2006, "Two dimensional input shaping for one dimensional continua", ASME IMECHE, ASME IMECHE2006-14611
  • K. Smith, C.-Y. Wang and Christopher Rahn, 2006, "1-D electrochemical lithium ion battery model for real-time application"
  • M. Philen, Y. Shan, C. Bakis, K.-W. Wang and Christopher Rahn, 2006, "Variable stiffness adaptive structures utilizing hydraulically pressurized flexible matrix composites with valve control", 14th AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference, AIAA-2006-2134
  • W. McMahan, M. Pritts, V. Chitrakara, D. Dienno, B. Jones, M. Grissom, M. Csencsits, V. Iyengar, I. Walker, Christopher Rahn and D. Dawson, 2006, "Field trials and testing of the OctArm continuum manipulator", 2006 ICRA, pp. 2336-2341
  • W. McMahan, M. Pritts, V. Chitrakara, D. Dienno, B. Jones, M. Grissom, M. Csencsits, V. Iyengar, I. Walker, Christopher Rahn and D. Dawson, 2006, "Design and experimental testing of the OctArm soft robot manipulator"
  • K. Stanney and Christopher Rahn, 2006, "Response of a tethered aerostat to simulated turbulence", Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 11, (6), pp. 759-776
  • H. Zhao and Christopher Rahn, 2006, "On the control of axially moving material systems", ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 128, (4), pp. 527-531
  • H. Zhao and Christopher Rahn, 2006, "On the boundedness of damped strings and beams with boundary and distributed inputs", Journal of Vibration and Control, 12, (6), pp. 619-633
  • Y. Shan, M. Philen, C. Bakis, K. Wang and Christopher Rahn, 2006, "Nonlinear-elastic finite axisymmetric deformation of flexible matrix composite membranes under internal pressure and axial force", Composites Science and Technology, 66, pp. 3053-3063
  • T. Clements and Christopher Rahn, 2006, "Three-dimensional contact imaging with an actuated whisker", IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 22, (4), pp. 844-848
  • P. Prakhash, M. Grissom, Christopher Rahn and A. Zydney, 2006, "Development of an electroosmotic pump for high performance actuation", Journal of Membrane Science, 286, (1-2), pp. 153-160
  • H. Zhao, Christopher Rahn and H. Canbolat, 2005, "Repetitive control for an electrostatic microbridge", 2005 ASME IMECE, ASME IMECE2005-80019
  • H. Zhao and Christopher Rahn, 2005, "Iterative learning velocity and tension control for axially moving materials", ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, ASME DETC2005-84700
  • J. Cheong, S. Tadigadapa and Christopher Rahn, 2005, "Dynamic response of a piezoelectric flextensional microactuator", ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, ASME DETC2005-84701
  • A. Rajamani, M. Grissom, Christopher Rahn, Y. Ma and Q. Zhang, 2005, "Wound roll dielectric elastomer actuators: Fabrication, analysis and experiments", 2005 IROS, pp. 2587-2592
  • T. Clements and Christopher Rahn, 2005, "Three-dimensional contact imaging with an actuated whisker", 2005 IROS, pp. 1640-1645
  • H. Zhao and Christopher Rahn, 2005, "Stability of damped membranes and plates with distributed inputs", 2005 American Control Conference, WeB07.2
  • I. Walker, D. Dawson, T. Flash, F. Grasso, R. Hanlon, B. Hochner, W. Kier, C. Pagano, Christopher Rahn and Q. Zhang, 2005, "Continuum robot arms inspired by cephalopods"
  • J. Clark, B. Fraser, Christopher Rahn and A. Rajamani, 2005, "Limit-cycle oscillations of a heavy whirling cable subject to aerodynamic drag", Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A - Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • J. Cheong, S. Tadigadapa and Christopher Rahn, 2005, "Fabrication and performance of a flextensional microactuator", Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 15, pp. 1-9
  • H. Zhao and Christopher Rahn, 2004, "On the boundedness of damped strings and beams with boundary and distributed inputs", CDC 2004, FrC01.4
  • K. Stanney and Christopher Rahn, 2004, "Response of a tethered aerostat to simulated turbulence", ASME IMECE 2004-59166
  • A. Docimo and Christopher Rahn, 2004, "Nonlinear dynamic simulation and stress prediction for a tethered aerostat", ASME IMECE 2004-59167
  • M. Pritts and Christopher Rahn, 2004, "Design of an artificial muscle continuum robot", ICRA, pp. 4742-4746
  • G. Scholz and Christopher Rahn, 2004, "Profile sensing with an actuated whisker", IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, 20, (1), pp. 124-127
  • J. Cheong, S. Tadigadapa and Christopher Rahn, 2004, "Solder bonding based on indium and indium-tin alloys for MEMS fabrication", Proceedings of SPIE, 5343, pp. 5343-15
  • J. Cheong, S. Tadigadapa and Christopher Rahn, 2004, "Piezoelectric micro flextensional actuator", Proceedings of SPIE, 5344, pp. 5344-14
  • G. Jiao and Christopher Rahn, 2004, "Field weakening for radial force reduction in brushless permanent-magnet DC motors", IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 40, (5), pp. 3286-3292
  • M. Philen, Y. Shan, P. Prakash, K.-W. Wang, Christopher Rahn, A. Zydney and C. Bakis, 2004, "Fibrillar network adaptive structure with ion transport actuation", International Conference on Adaptive Structure Technology
  • W. Liu and Christopher Rahn, 2003, "Fiber reinforced membrane models of McKibben actuators", ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, 70, (6), pp. 853-859
  • I. Gravagne, Christopher Rahn and I. Walker, 2003, "Large deflection dynamics and control for planar continuum robots", IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 8, (2), pp. 299-307
  • G. Scholz and Christopher Rahn, 2002, "Profile sensing with an actuated whisker", IMECE2002-33988
  • W. Reutzel and Christopher Rahn, 2002, "Adaptive backstepping control of an artificial muscle actuator driving and inertial load", IMECE2002-33540
  • G. Jiao and Christopher Rahn, 2002, "Current waveform optimization for low noise permanent magnet motors", IMECE2002-33058
  • C. Li and Christopher Rahn, 2002, "Design of continuous backbone, cable-driven robots", ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 124, (2), pp. 265-271
  • S. Nagarkatti, F. Zhang, B. Costic, D. Dawson and Christopher Rahn, 2002, "Speed tracking and transverse vibration control of an axially accelerating web", Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 16, (2/3), pp. 337-356
  • M. de Queiroz and Christopher Rahn, 2002, "Boundary control of vibration and noise in distributed parameter systems: An overview", Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 16, (1), pp. 19-38
  • Y. Li, D. Aron and Christopher Rahn, 2002, "Adaptive vibration isolation for axially moving strings: Theory and experiment", Automatica, 38, (ER3), pp. 379-390
  • S. Nagarkatti, Christopher Rahn, D. Dawson and E. Zereroglu, 2001, "Observer-based modal control of flexible systems using distributed sensing", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 4268-4273
  • I. Gravagne, Christopher Rahn and I. Walker, 2001, "Large deflection dynamics and control for planar continuum robots", ASME 2001 Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2001/VIB-21530
  • I. Gravagne, Christopher Rahn and I. Walker, 2001, "Good vibrations: A vibration damping setpoint controller for continuum robots", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 3877-3884
  • R. Fan, S. Singh and Christopher Rahn, 2001, "Modal analysis of ballooning strings with small curvature", ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, 68, pp. 332-338
  • Christopher Rahn, 2001, Mechatronic control of distributed noise and vibration: A Lyapunov approach, Springer, Berlin, Germany
  • Y. Li and Christopher Rahn, 2000, "Adaptive vibration isolation for axially moving beams", IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 5, (4)
  • C. Kopp, Christopher Rahn and F. Paul, 2000, "Measuring deformations of limp fabrics for material handling", Textile Research Journal, 70, (10), pp. 920-932
  • S. Nagarkatti, F. Zhang, Christopher Rahn and D. Dawson, 2000, "Tension and speed set-point regulation for axially moving materials", ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 122, (3), pp. 445-453
  • S. Nagarkatti, Christopher Rahn, D. Dawson and S. Singh, 2000, "Adaptive boundary control for noise reduction in finite ducts", 7th Mechatronics Forum International Congress
  • Y. Li, A. Malatpure and Christopher Rahn, 2000, "Adaptive noise isolation in finite ducts", ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 107, pp. 11-21
  • Christopher Rahn, 2000, "Modal control of flexible systems using distributed sensing", ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 61, pp. 101-108
  • F. Zhu and Christopher Rahn, 2000, "Limit cycle prediction for ballooning strings", International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, 35, (3), pp. 373-383
  • R. Wu, J. Yu, Christopher Rahn and B. Goswami, 2000, "Measurement of yarn/package friction during over-end unwinding", Textile Research Journal, 70, (4), pp. 321-327
  • C. Li and Christopher Rahn, 2000, "Nonlinear kinematics of a continuous backbone, cable-driven robot", 20th Southeastern Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (SECTAM XX)
  • F. Zhang, D. Dawson, Christopher Rahn and S. Nagarkatti, 2000, "Boundary control for a general class of nonlinear string-actuator systems", Journal of Sound and Vibration, 229, (1), pp. 113-132
  • F. Zhang, S. Nagarkatti, B. Costic, D. Dawson and Christopher Rahn, 1999, "Velocity tracking control of an axially accelerating string and actuator system", Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 4325-4330
  • D. Ertur, Y. Li and Christopher Rahn, 1999, "Adaptive vibration isolation for flexible structures", ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 121, (4), pp. 440-445
  • Christopher Rahn, F. Zhang, S. Joshi and D. Dawson, 1999, "Asymptotically stabilizing angle feedback for a flexible cable gantry crane", ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 121, (3), pp. 563-566
  • Y. Li and Christopher Rahn, 1999, "Vibration isolation control for an axially moving beam", ASME 17th Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise
  • R. Fan, S. Singh and Christopher Rahn, 1999, "Modal analysis of ballooning strings with small sag", ASME 17th Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise
  • S. Nagarkatti, F. Zhang, Christopher Rahn and D. Dawson, 1999, "Tension and speed setpoint regulation for axially moving materials", ASME 17th Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise
  • S. Nagarkatti, F. Zhang, Christopher Rahn and D. Dawson, 1999, "Backstepping boundary control for noise reduction in finite ducts", IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, pp. 836-841
  • Y. Li, D. Aron and Christopher Rahn, 1999, "Vibration isolation control for axially moving strings", American Control Conference, pp. 2708-2712
  • C. Baicu, Christopher Rahn and D. Dawson, 1999, "Exponentially stabilizing boundary control of string-mass systems", Journal of Vibration and Control, 5, (3), pp. 491-502
  • X. Kong, Christopher Rahn and B. Goswami, 1999, "Steady state unwinding of yarn from cylindrical packages", Textile Research Journal, 69, (4), pp. 292-306
  • S. Shenoy and Christopher Rahn, 1999, "Neural adaptive control for positioning fabric on a frictional surface", ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 121, pp. 127-133
  • M. de Queiroz, D. Dawson, Christopher Rahn and F. Zhang, 1999, "Adaptive vibration control of an axially moving string", ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 121, pp. 41-49
  • H. Canbolat, D. Dawson, Christopher Rahn and S. Nagarkatti, 1998, "Adaptive boundary control of out-of-plane cable vibration", ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, 65, (4), pp. 963-969
  • F. Zhu and Christopher Rahn, 1998, "Limit cycle prediction for ballooning strings", 1998 ASME International Congress, 98, pp. 181-188
  • D. Ertur, Y. Li and Christopher Rahn, 1998, "Adaptive vibration control for flexible structures", 1998 ASME International Congress, 97, pp. 49-55
  • S. Shenoy and Christopher Rahn, 1998, "Neural adaptive control for positioning fabric on a frictional surface", 1998 ASME International Congress
  • F. Zhu and Christopher Rahn, 1998, "Stability analysis of a circularly towed cable-body system", Journal of Sound and Vibration, 217, (3), pp. 435-452
  • B. McDow and Christopher Rahn, 1998, "Adaptive web tension control using dancer arms", TAPPI Journal, 81, (10), pp. 197-205
  • J. Clark, W. Fraser, R. Sharma and Christopher Rahn, 1998, "The dynamic response of a ballooning yarn: Theory and experiment", Royal Society of London Series A: Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences, 454, (1978), pp. 2767-2789
  • S. Mast, Christopher Rahn and F. Paul, 1998, "Iterative techniques for fabric position control during folding", 35th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES)
  • C. Baicu, Christopher Rahn and D. Dawson, 1998, "Backstepping boundary control of flexible link electrically driven gantry robots", IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 3, (1), pp. 60-66
  • F. Zhu, K. Hall and Christopher Rahn, 1998, "Steady state response and stability of ballooning strings in air", International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, 33, (1), pp. 33-46
  • A. Renshaw, Christopher Rahn, J. Wickert and C. Mote Jr., 1998, "Energy and conserved functionals for axially moving materials", ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 120, (2), pp. 634-636
  • H. Canbolat, D. Dawson, Christopher Rahn and P. Vedagarbha, 1998, "Boundary control of a cantilevered flexible beam with point-mass dynamics at the free end", Mechatronics, 8, (3), pp. 163-186
  • R. Sharma and Christopher Rahn, 1998, "An experimental study of ballooning yarn with a control ring", Journal of the Textile Institute. Part 1: Fibre Science and Textile Technology, 89, (4), pp. 621-634
  • Christopher Rahn and S. Joshi, 1998, "Modeling and control of an electrorheological beam", ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 120, (1), pp. 221-227
  • F. Zhu and Christopher Rahn, 1997, "Stability analysis of a circularly towed cable-body system", 25th Midwestern Mechanics Conference
  • F. Zhu, R. Sharma and Christopher Rahn, 1997, "Vibrations of ballooning elastic strings", Proceedings of the 1997 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
  • M. de Queiroz, D. Dawson, Christopher Rahn and F. Zhang, 1997, "Vibration control of a distributed axially moving string using two actuators", Proceedings of the 1997 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
  • F. Zhu, R. Sharma and Christopher Rahn, 1997, "Vibrations of ballooning elastic strings", ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, 64, (3), pp. 676-683
  • H. Canbolat, D. Dawson, Christopher Rahn and S. Nagarkatti, 1997, "Boundary control of a flexible cable with actuator dynamics", American Control Conference, pp. 3547-3551
  • H. Canbolat, D. Dawson and Christopher Rahn, 1997, "Boundary control of a cantilevered flexible beam with point-mass dynamics at the free end", 38th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, pp. 1589-1598
  • F. Zhu, K. Hall and Christopher Rahn, 1997, "Steady state response and stability of ballooning strings", Pan-American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM) V, pp. 449-452
  • Christopher Rahn, 1996, "Stabilizability conditions for strictly bilinear systems with purely imaginary spectra", IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 41, (9), pp. 1346-1347
  • Christopher Rahn and C. Mote Jr., 1996, "Parametric control of conservative mechanical systems", ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 118, (2), pp. 309-314
  • Christopher Rahn and C. Mote Jr., 1996, "Axial force stabilization of transverse vibration in pinned and clamped beams", ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 118, (2), pp. 379-380
  • T. Burg, D. Dawson, Christopher Rahn and W. Rhodes, 1996, "Nonlinear control of an overhead crane via the saturating control approach of Teel", IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation, 4, pp. 3155-3160
  • C. Baicu, Christopher Rahn and D. Dawson, 1996, "Boundary control of a flexible link electrically driven gantry robot", 1996 ASME International Conference, Active Control of Vibration and Noise, pp. 109-115
  • J. Malsam, Christopher Rahn, P. Vedagarbha and D. Dawson, 1996, "Adaptive backstepping tension control of a ballooning yarn", 1996 ASME International Conference, Textile Engineering Division, pp. 25-31
  • C. Baicu and Christopher Rahn, 1996, "Active boundary control of a flexible single link gantry robot", 1996 IFAC Conference, pp. 103-108
  • C. Baicu, Christopher Rahn and B. Nibali, 1996, "Active boundary control of elastic cables: Theory and experiment", Journal of Sound and Vibration, 198, (1), pp. 17-26
  • Christopher Rahn, D. Dawson and F. Paul, 1995, "Development of a cross-disciplinary mechatronics course", Proceedings of the 1995 Frontiers in Education Conference, pp. 4a1.10-4a1.13
  • C. Baicu and Christopher Rahn, 1995, "Active boundary control of an elastic cable", ASME 1995 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, pp. 143-147
  • K. Hall, F. Zhu and Christopher Rahn, 1995, "Three dimensional vibration of a ballooning string", ASME 1995 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, pp. 1411-1418
  • C. Baicu, Christopher Rahn and D. Dawson, 1995, "Robust and adaptive tracking control of a rigid link in a cross flow", American Control Conference, pp. 2985-2989
  • S. Joshi and Christopher Rahn, 1995, "Position control of a flexible cable gantry crane: Theory and experiment", American Control Conference, pp. 2820-2824
  • Christopher Rahn, 1995, "Approximate nonlinear control for a two degree of freedom overhead crane: Theory and experimentation", American Control Conference, pp. 301-305
  • Christopher Rahn and S. Joshi, 1994, "Modeling and control of an electrorheological beam", Active Control of Vibration and Noise, ASME Design Engineering Division, 75
  • Christopher Rahn and C. Mote Jr., 1994, "Parametric control of flexible systems", ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 116, (3), pp. 379-385
  • Christopher Rahn and C. Mote Jr., 1993, "Axial force stabilization of transverse beam vibration", Vibration and Control of Mechanical Systems, ASME Design Engineering Division, 61
  • Christopher Rahn and C. Mote Jr., 1993, "On the stability of the damped Hill's equation with arbitrary, bounded parametric excitation", ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, 60, (2), pp. 366-370
  • Christopher Rahn and C. Mote Jr., 1992, "Parametric control of conservative mechanical systems", Symposium on Active Control of Noise and Vibration, ASME Winter Annual Meeting
  • Christopher Rahn, 1992, "Asymptotic disturbance rejection for momentum bias spacecraft", AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 15, (5), pp. 1294-1296
  • Christopher Rahn and P. Barba, 1991, "Reorientation maneuver for spinning spacecraft", AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 14, (4), pp. 724-728
  • Christopher Rahn and P. Barba, 1989, "Reorientation maneuver for spinning spacecraft", Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
  • Christopher Rahn and B. Gretz, 1989, "Environmental disturbance torque rejection for momentum bias stabilized spacecraft", Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
 

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