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Carignan, Craig

Carignan, Craig

Associate Research Scientist
Aerospace Engineering
1127 Manufacturing Building
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EDUCATION

  • Sc.D. Aeronautics & Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987
  • M.S. Aeronautics & Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982
  • B.S. Aeronautics & Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981
  • B.S. (candidate) Chemical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 1976-78

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • NASA Exceptional Achievement for Engineering Team, 2013
  • U.M. Interfraternity Council Faculty Advisor of the Year, 2000 & 2001
  • Best Paper Award, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, 1999
  • James Means Memorial Prize in Aerospace Engineering, 1981

​PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Senior Member

  • Robot Kinematics and Dynamics
  • Compliance Control
  • Robotic Exoskeletons
  • Rehabilitation Robotics
  • Haptic Devices
  • Software Engineering

  • ENAE 692:  Introduction to Space Robotics, University of Maryland

  • ENAE 788W:  Anthropomorphic Robotics, University of Maryland

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • J. Brannan, Scott N, Carignan C.  “Robot Servicer Interacting with a Satellite During Capture.”  Proc. Int. Symp. on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS),Madrid, June 2018
  • Brannan J, Carignan C.  “Interaction of a Robotic Servicing Vehicle with Satellite Flexible Modes during Capture.” Proc. AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference,Grapevine, Texas, Jan. 2017
  • James T, Carignan C.  “Exoskeleton Wrist Design using Composite Visualization Methods.”  Proc. ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Phoenix, Nov. 2016
  • Chambers J, Carignan C, Wereley N. “Powering a Lower Limb Exoskeleton using Pneumatic Artificial Muscles.” Proc. ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Phoenix, Nov. 2016
  • Carignan C, Scott N, Roderick S.  “Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation of Satellite Capture on a Ground-Based Robotic Testbed.” Proc. Int. Symp. on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS),Montreal, June 2014
  • Brannan J, Carignan C.  “Modeling Flexible-Body Dynamics in Real-Time Robotic Systems used in Satellite Servicing Simulations.”  Proc. AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference,Boston, Mass., Aug. 2013
  • Carignan C, Tang J, Roderick S. “Development of an Exoskeleton Haptic Interface for Virtual Task Training.”Proc. IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems,3697-3702, St. Louis, Oct. 2009
  • Carignan C, Naylor M, Roderick S. “Controlling Shoulder Impedance in a Rehabilitation Arm Exoskeleton.”Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation,2453-8, Pasadena, May 2008.
  • Carignan C, Tang J. “A Haptic Control Interface for a Motorized Exercise Machine.”Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation,2055-60, Pasadena, May 2008.
  • Scott N, Carignan C. “A Line-Based Obstacle Avoidance Technique for Dexterous Manipulator Operations.”Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation,3353-8, Pasadena, May 2008
  • Roderick S, Carignan  C.  “Designing Safety-Critical Rehabilitation Robots, In: Rehabilitation Robotics.” S. Kommu (Ed.), pp. 43-64, I-Tech Education and Publishing, Vienna, 2007
  • Carignan C, Roderick S, Naylor M.  “Distributed Control and Safety System for a Rehabilitation Arm Exoskeleton.”  Proc. ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE),Seattle, Nov. 2007
  • Carignan C, Tang J, Roderick S, Naylor M.  “A Configuration-Space Approach to Controlling a Rehabilitation Arm Exoskeleton.”  Proc. Int. Conf. on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR),Noordwijk, Netherlands, 179-187, June 2007