Peer-reviewed Journal Publications

  1. N. Gulati, E. J. Barth. “A Globally Stable, Load Independent Pressure Observer for the Servo Control of Pneumatic Actuators”. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 14, issue 3, pp.295 – 306, DOI 10.1109/TMECH.2008.2009222, June 2009.
  1. M. A. Adams, E. J. Barth. “Dynamic Modeling and Design of a Bulk-Loaded Liquid Monopropellant Powered Rifle”. ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, vol. 130, issue 6, pp.061001-1 – 061001-8, November 2008
  1. Y. Zhu, E. J. Barth. “An Energetic Control Methodology for Exploiting the Passive Dynamics of Pneumatically Actuated Hopping”. ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, vol. 130, issue 4, pp.041004-1 – 041004-11, July 2008
  1. Y. Zhu, E. J. Barth. “Passivity-based Impact and Force Control of a Pneumatic Actuator”. ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control,vol. 130, issue 2, pp.024501-1 – 024501-7, March 2008.
  1. N. Gulati, E. J. Barth. “Dynamic Modeling of a Monopropellant-Based Chemofluidic Actuation System”. ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, vol. 129, no. 4, pp.435-445, July 2007.
  1. J. Riofrio, E. J. Barth. “A Free Piston Compressor as a Pneumatic Mobile Robot Power Supply: Design, Characterization and Experimental Operation”. International Journal of Fluid Power, vol. 8, no. 1, pp.17-28, March, 2007.
  1. B. L. Shields, E. J. Barth, M. Goldfarb. “Predictive Control for Time-Delayed Switching Control Systems”. ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, vol. 128, no. 4, pp. 999-1004, December 2006.
  1. K. B. Fite, J. E. Mitchell, E. J. Barth, M. Goldfarb. “A Unified Force Controller for a Proportional-Injector Direct-Injection Monopropellant-Powered Actuator”. ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, vol. 128, no. 1, pp. 159-164, March 2006.
  1. X. Shen, J. Zhang, E. J. Barth, M. Goldfarb. “Nonlinear Model Based Control of Pulse Width Modulated Pneumatic Servo Systems”. ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, vol. 128, no. 3, pp. 663-669, September 2006.
  1. K. A. Al-Dakkan, E. J. Barth, M. Goldfarb. “Dynamic Constraint Based Energy Saving Control of Pneumatic Servo Systems”. ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, vol. 128, no. 3, pp. 655-662, September 2006.
  1. J. Wu, M. Goldfarb, E. J. Barth. “On the Observability of Pressure in a Pneumatic Servo Actuator”. ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, vol. 126, pp. 921-924, December 2004.
  1. M. H. Smith, E. J. Barth, N. Sadegh, G. J. Vachtsevanos. “The Horsepower Reserve Formulation of Driveability for a Vehicle Fitted with a Continuously Variable Transmission”. Vehicle System Dynamics, vol. 41, no. 3, pp.157 – 180, March 2004. (Awarded one of the ten most popular articles of volume 41. One of the ten most popular articles of volume 41.
  1. E. J. Barth, J. Zhang, M. Goldfarb. “Control Design for Relative Stability in a PWM-Controlled Pneumatic System”. ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, vol. 125, no. 3, pp. 504-508, September 2003.
  1. M. Goldfarb, E. J. Barth, M. A. Gogola, J. A. Wehrmeyer. “Design and Energetic Characterization of a Liquid-Propellant-Powered Actuator for Self-Powered Robots”. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 254-262, June 2003.
  1. E. J. Barth, N. Sadegh. “The Limited Coupling Approximation with Application to CMAC Networks”. Smart Engineering System Design, vol. 4, pp. 195-204, 2002.
  1. N. Sadegh, G. J. Vachtsevanos, E. J. Barth, D. K. Pirovolou, and M. H. Smith. “Modeling the glass forming process”. Glass Technology, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 216-218, December 1997.

Peer-reviewed Journal Publications (in Review)

  1. Y. Zhu, E. J. Barth, “Accurate Sub-millimeter Servo-Pneumatic Tracking using Model Reference Adaptive Control (MRAC)”. International Journal of Fluid Power, in review, July 2009.
  1. E. J. Barth. “Global Robotic Swarm Search and Navigation using Deployable Relay Markers”. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, in revision, August 2009.

Peer-reviewed Conference Publications
(Full paper reviewed for acceptance)

  1. C. Yong, and E. J. Barth, “Modeling and Control of a High Pressure Combined Air/Fuel Injection System”. 2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference and Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power & Motion Control. Accepted for publication June 2009.
  1. M. E. Hofacker, J. Kong, E. J. Barth, “A Lumped-Parameter Dynamic Model of a Thermal Regenerator for Free-Piston Stirling Engines”. 2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference and Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power & Motion Control. Accepted for publication June 2009.
  1. J. A. Willhite and E. J. Barth, “Reducing Piston Mass in a Free Piston Engine Compressor by Exploiting the Inertance of a Liquid Piston”. 2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference and Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power & Motion Control. Accepted for publication June 2009.
  1. A. Pedchenko and E. J. Barth, “Design and Validation of a High-Energy Density Elastic Accumulator Using Polyurethane”. 2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference and Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power & Motion Control. Accepted for publication June 2009.
  1. J. A. Riofrio and E. J. Barth. “Experimental Assessment of a Free Elastic-Piston Engine Compressor with Separated Combustion Chamber,” Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control (FPMC 2008), pp. 233-244, September 10-12, 2008. Bath, U K. NOTE: Winner of the Best Paper Award for the entire Symposium.
  1. C. Yong, J. A. Riofrio and E. J. Barth. “Modeling and Control of a Free-Liquid-Piston Engine Compressor,” Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control (FPMC 2008), pp. 245-257, September 10-12, 2008. Bath, U K.
  1. J. A. Riofrio, K. Al-Dakkan, M. E. Hofacker, E. J. Barth. “Control-based Design of Free-Piston Stirling Engines,” Proceedings of the 2008 American Control Conference (ACC), pp. 1533-1538, June 11-13, 2008. Seattle, WA.
  1. J. A. Riofrio, E. J. Barth. “Design and Analysis of a Resonating Free Liquid-Piston Engine Compressor,” 2007 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), IMECE2007-42369, November 11-15, 2007, Seattle, WA.
  1. C. Yong, E. J. Barth. “Real-Time Dynamic Path Planning for Dubins’ Nonholonomic Robot,” 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Paper# ThA02.5, December 13-15, 2006, San Diego, CA.
  1. Y. Zhu, E. J. Barth. “Energy-Based Control of a Pneumatic Oscillator with Application to Energy Efficient Hopping Robots,” 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), IMECE2006-15015, November 5-10, 2006, Chicago, IL.
  1. E. J. Barth.A Cooperative Control Structure for UAV’s Executing a Cooperative Ground Moving Target Engagement (CGMTE) Scenario,” The 2006 American Control Conference (ACC), pp. 2183-2190, June 14-16, 2006. Minneapolis, MN. DOI 10.1109/ACC.2006.1656543.
  1. Y. Zhu, E. J. Barth. “Planar Peg-in-Hole Insertion Using a Stiffness Controllable Pneumatic Manipulator,” 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), IMECE2005-81667, November 5-9, 2005, Orlando, Fl.
  1. J. Riofrio, E. J. Barth. “Experimental Operation and Characterization of a Free Piston Compressor,” 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), IMECE2005-81743, November 5-9, 2005, Orlando, Fl.
  1. N. Gulati, E. J. Barth. “Non-Linear Pressure Observer Design for Pneumatic Actuators,” Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE/ASME, International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), pp. 783-788, Monterey, CA, 24-28 July, 2005.
  1. N. Gulati, E. J. Barth. “Pressure Observer Based Servo Control of Pneumatic Actuators,” Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE/ASME, International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), pp. 498-503, Monterey, CA, 24-28 July, 2005.
  1. J. Riofrio, E. J. Barth. “Design of a Free Piston Pneumatic Compressor as a Mobile Robot Power Supply,” Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 236-241, Barcelona, Spain, April 2005.
  1. Y. Zhu, E. J. Barth. “Impedance Control of a Pneumatic Actuator for Contact Tasks,” Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 999-1004, Barcelona, Spain, April 2005.
  1. E. J. Barth, J. Riofrio. “Dynamic Characteristics of a Free Piston Compressor”. 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), IMECE2004-59594, November 13-19, 2004, Anaheim, CA.
  1. M. A. Adams and E. J. Barth. “A Compressible Fluid Power Dynamic Model of a Liquid Propellant Powered Rifle”. 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), IMECE2004-59620, November 13-19, 2004, Anaheim, CA.
  1. K. Fite, J. Mitchell, E. J. Barth, M. Goldfarb. “Design and Characterization of a Rotary Actuated Hot Gas Servovalve”. 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), IMECE2004-59727, November 13-19, 2004, Anaheim, CA.
  1. B. Li, E. J. Barth, K. Fite, M. Goldfarb. “Design of a Hot Gas Vane Motor”. 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), IMECE2004-59581, November 13-19, 2004, Anaheim, CA.
  1. X. Shen, M. Goldfarb, E. J. Barth. “Nonlinear state-space averaging applied to the control of pulse width modulated (PWM) pneumatic systems”. Proceedings of the 2004 American Control Conference (ACC), FrA16.3, June 30 - July 2 2004, pp. 4444-4448.
  1. K. Fite, J. Mitchell, E. J. Barth, M. Goldfarb. “Sliding mode control of a direct-injection monopropellant-powered actuator”. Proceedings of the 2004 American Control Conference (ACC), FrA16.6, June 30 - July 2 2004, pp. 4461-4466.
  1. B. L. Shields, E. J. Barth, M. Goldfarb. “Predictive Pressure Control of a Monopropellant Powered Actuator”. 2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), IMECE2003-42743, November 15-21, 2003, Washington, DC.
  1. K. A. Al-Dakkan, E. J. Barth, M. Goldfarb. “A Multi-Objective Sliding Mode Approach for the Energy Saving Control of Pneumatic Servo Systems”. 2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), IMECE2003-42746, November 15-21, 2003, Washington, DC. Recipient of the ASME IMECE 2003 Fluid Power and Technology (FPST) Division’s best paper award.
  1. M. Goldfarb, E. J. Barth, M. A. Gogola , J. A. Wehrmeyer. “Development of a Hot Gas Actuator for Self-Powered Robots”. Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Taipei, Taiwan, Sept. 14-19, pp. 188-193.
  1. E. J. Barth, M. A. Gogola, M. Goldfarb. “Modeling and Control of a Monopropellant-Based Pneumatic Actuation System”. Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Taipei, Taiwan, Sept. 14-19, pp. 628-633.
  1. K. A. Al-Dakkan, M. Goldfarb, E. J. Barth. “Energy Saving Control for Pneumatic Servo Systems”. Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, 2003. Vol. 1, July 20-24, pp. 284-289.
  1. E. J. Barth. “A Dynamic Programming Approach to Robotic Swarm Navigation using Relay Markers”. Proceedings of the 2003 American Control Conference (ACC), Vol. 6, 4-6 June 2003, pp. 5264-5269.
  1. M. Goldfarb, J. Wu, E. J. Barth. “The Role of Pressure Sensors in the Servo Control of Pneumatic Actuators”. Proceedings of the 2003 American Control Conference (ACC), Vol. 2, 4-6 June 2003, pp. 1710-1714.
  1. E. J. Barth, M. A. Gogola, J. A. Wehrmeyer, M. Goldfarb. “The Design and Modeling of a Liquid-Propellant-Powered Actuator for Energetically Autonomous Robots”. 2002 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), IMECE2002-32080, November 17-22, 2002, New Orleans, LA.
  1. E. J. Barth, M. Goldfarb. “A Control Design Method for Switching Systems with Application to Pneumatic Systems”. 2002 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), IMECE2002-33424, November 17-22, 2002, New Orleans, LA.
  1. E. J. Barth, J. Zhang, M. Goldfarb. “Sliding Mode Approach to PWM-Controlled Pneumatic Systems”. Proceedings of the 2002 American Control Conference (ACC), 8-10 May 2002, pp. 2362-2367.
  1. M. Gogola, E. J. Barth, M. Goldfarb. “Monopropellant Powered Actuators for use in Autonomous Human-Scaled Robotics”. Proceedings of the 2002 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), vol. 3, pp. 2357-2362.
  1. D. C. Foley, N. Sadegh, E. J. Barth, G. J. Vachtsevanos. “Model Identification and Backstepping Control of a Continuously Variable Transmission”. Proceedings of the 2001 American Control Conference (ACC), 25-27 June 2001, vol. 6, pp. 4591-4596.
  1. E. J. Barth, J. Zhang, M. Goldfarb. “A Method for the Frequency Domain Design of PWM-Controlled Pneumatic Systems”. Proceedings of IMECE2001, Volume 2: 2001 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), IMECE2001/DSC-24567, 2001, November 11-16, 2001, New York, New York.
  1. E. J. Barth, N. Sadegh. “Reduction of Couplings in Multivariate Function Approximation with Application to CMAC Networks”. Intelligent Engineering Through Artificial Neural Networks: Smart Engineering System Design: Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Evolutionary Programming, Data Mining and Complex Systems, Vol. 10, Proceedings of the Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering Conference (ANNIE 2000). ASME Press, 5-8 November 2000, pp. 57-62. Nominated for Best Paper Award.

Non-Peer-reviewed Conference Publications

  1. E. J. Barth and M. E. Hofacker, “Dynamic Modeling of a Regenerator for the Control-Based Design of Free-Piston Stirling Engines”. NSF CMMI Grantees Conference, June 22-25, 2009, Honolulu, HI. Research director.

Patents

  1. E. J. Barth, Joel A. Willhite, “High Inertance Liquid Piston”. U.S. Provisional patent application: 61/167,059, filed April 6, 2009.
  1. E. J. Barth, Alexander Pedchenko, Karl Brandt, Oliver Tan, “High Energy Storage Density Elastomeric Accumulator”. U.S. Provisional patent application: 61/167,073, filed April 6, 2009.
  1. M. Goldfarb, E. J. Barth, K. Fite, J. Mitchell, “Method and Apparatus for High Bandwidth Rotary Servo Valves”. U.S. Patent #7,322,375, January 29, 2008.
  1. M. Goldfarb, J. Wehrmeyer, A. Strauss, E. J. Barth, “Monopropellant/Hypergolic Powered Proportional Actuator”. International Patent Application No. PCT/US02/30778, U.S. Patent #6,935,109, August 3, 2005.

Book Chapters

  1. M. Goldfarb, A. Strauss, E. J. Barth, “An Introduction to Micro- and Nanotechnology”. The Mechatronics Handbook, Ed. Robert Bishop, CRC Press LLC, 2002.