Category: Engineering Experimentation
- LASER APPLICATIONS LABORATORY
- The laboratory focuses on collaborative research and development activities with industrial partners.
The facility includes high-power industrial CO2 and Nd:YAG lasers, five-axis workstations, and diagnostic
systems for laser beam characterization, plasma analysis and process monitoring/control. Current collaborative
research with industry include drilling rocks for petroleum applications, heat treating and glazing
of steels, welding of metals and alloys, beam shaping and fiber optics and process monitoring. Other
R&D activities include laser surface modification, laser ignition of mixture of natural gas and
air and materials testing using laser thermal simulation.
Contact: Claude Reed
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- This program supports experimental and theoretical
work for improvements and applications of teleoperated robotic systems. Particular emphasis is on implementation of 'teleautonomy' and 'virtual fixture.'
In teleautonomy, the robot's autonomous behavior is blended with human instruction for efficient ‘cruise
controlled’ teleoperation. Virtual fixture is an artificially generated surface overlaid on human
perception - kinesthetic, visual, and auditory - to help precisely guide the robot motion in teleoperation.
Recently new R&D was directed for development of MEMS based haptic sensor skin that replicates
human sense of touch and its application to enhanced visuo-tactile feedback. The application fields
may include inspection, repair, material handling, and decommissioning of nuclear facilities, and other
recently emerging application in robotic surgery, emergency response, and service robots. Technical
basis existing in the Robotics Lab include dual-arm collaboration, machine vision and sensing, haptic
feedback, machine intelligence, and remote control. Examples of activities for participants include
programming, simulation, and hardware implementation and testing.
Contact: Young Soo Park
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- AEROSOL SCIENCES
- Participants' primary responsibility will be to contribute to experimental investigations and theoretical
modeling in the fields of basic and applied aerosol science. Opportunities also exist in the areas
of computerized data acquisition and data reduction. Research applications include aerosol generation,
transport, pollution control, sampling, and analysis for both nuclear and fossil power systems. Additional
research areas involve the development of novel devices to disperse or collect particles or to develop
instrumentation to measure aerosol parameters, pulsed corona applications, and spray generation and
characterization. Basic areas of research include electrostatic particle charging, particle formation,
transport, agglomeration, deposition, and adhesion mechanisms; radiative heat transfer in particle-laden
gages; particle filtration; material erosion by aerosol impaction; aerosol-vapor interactions; and
bioaerosol sampling and processing.
Contact: Rajesh K. Ahluwalia
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- LIQUID METAL EXPERIMENTS SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE RARE ISOTOPE ACCELERATOR
- A number of studies are under way involving various aspects of liquid metal technology, primarily
involving stripper films and targets. These may include studies of thin films, beam interactions with
a flowing fluid, materials compatibility, potential lithium vapor transport in a vacuum system, and
development of measurement techniques and data acquisition. These studies will closely coincide with
ongoing laboratory experimental programs studying liquid metal phenomena. The participants work with
staff who are developing the experimental demonstrations and measurement techniques, as well as the
assembly and operation of the experimental apparatus.
Contact: Claude Reed
| Fax: +1-630-252-5287
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