Fac/Staff profile

Samir
Rawashdeh
Ph.D

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rawashdeh
313-593-5466
2084 IAVS
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128

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Biography and Education

Prof. Rawashdeh is an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan - Dearborn. He received the BSEE from the University of Jordan in 2007 and the MSEE in 2010 and PhD in 2013 from the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Kentucky working with the Space Systems Laboratory. Before joining the University of Michigan, his prior appointments include lecturing in Embedded Systems at the University of Kentucky, post-doctoral research with the Space Systems Laboratory, and a visiting position with SSBV Space and Ground Systems in the United Kingdom. His research interests include unmanned vehicles, embedded systems, machine vision, and wearable technology.

Education

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky

M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky

B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, University of Jordan

Teaching and Research

Selected Publications

  • S. A. Rawashdeh, M. Aladem, “Toward Autonomous Stereo-Vision Control of Micro Aerial Vehicles”, Proceedings of the IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference, July 2016, Dayton, OH
  • S. A. Rawashdeh, M. Simonds, J. Lumpp, V. Zepps, “Solar Simulator for Spacecraft Photovoltaic Power System Hardware-­in­-the-Loop Testing”, Journal of Small Satellites, Vol. 05, No. 02, pp. 457–466, 2016
  • Rauschnabel, P. A., Hein, D. W., He, J., Ro, Y. K., Rawashdeh, S. A., Krulikowski, B., ” Fashion or Technology? A Fashnology Perspective on the Perception and Adoption of Augmented Reality Smart Glasses.” i-com: Journal of Interactive Media, accepted, Vol. 15, No. 2, Aug 2016.
  • S. A. Rawashdeh, D. A. Rafeldt, T. L. Uhl and J. E. Lumpp, “Wearable Motion Capture Unit for Shoulder Injury Prevention,” in Proceedings of the IEEE 12th International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN), Cambridge, MA, 2015.
  • S. A. Rawashdeh, J. E. Lumpp, “Image-Based Attitude Propagation for Small Satellites using RANSAC”, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 50, no. 3, pp. 1864-1875, 2014.
  • S. A. Rawashdeh, J. E. Lumpp, “Visual Approach for MEMS Gyroscope Drift Compensation”, Proceedings of IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2014, Big Sky, MT.
  • C. Mitchell, J. Rexroat, S. A. Rawashdeh, J. E. Lumpp, “Development of a Modular Command and Data Handling Architecture for CubeSats”, Proceedings of IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2014, Big Sky, MT.
  • S. A. Rawashdeh, J. E. Lumpp, “Aerodynamic Stability for CubeSats at ISS Orbit”, Journal of Small Satellites, vol. 2, no. 1 pp. 85-104, Jul 2013.
  • S. Z. Aljoaba, A. M. Cramer, S. A. Rawashdeh, B. L. Walcott, “Thermoelectrical Modeling of Wavelength Effects on Photovoltaic Module Performance—Part II: Parameterization”, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 3, no.3, pp. 1024-1037, 2013.
  • S. A. Rawashdeh, W. Danhauer, J. E. Lumpp, “Stellar Gyroscope: Visual Spacecraft Attitude Propagation from Apparent Motion of Stars”, IEEE Aerospace Conference, March 2012, Big Sky, MT.
  • S. A. Rawashdeh (presenter), J. E. Lumpp, “CubeSat Aerodynamic Stability at ISS Altitude and Inclination”, 26th Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, 2012, Logan, UT.
  • S. Redi, V. Capuano, S. A. Rawashdeh, A. Finch, M. Pastena, J. Barrington-Brown, “Highly Integrated, Low Volume and Mass ADCS Subsystem For Picosatellites”, International Astronautical Congress, October 2012, Naples, Italy.
  • S. A. Rawashdeh (presenter), J. E. Lumpp, James Barrington-Brown, Massimiliano Pastena, “A Stellar Gyroscope for Small Satellite Attitude Determination”, 26th Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, 2012, Logan, UT.
  • Z. Jacobs, S. A. Rawashdeh, J. E. Lumpp, “A SPA-1 Enabled Plug-and-Play CubeLab for ISS Payloads”, AIAA Infotech@Aerospace 2012, Garden Grove, CA.
  • D. Erb, S. A. Rawashdeh, J. E. Lumpp, “Evaluation of Solar Array Peak Power Tracking Technologies for CubeSats”, 25th Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, 2011, Logan, UT.
  • S. A. Rawashdeh (presenter), J. E. Lumpp, “Development of a Drift-Free Stellar Gyroscope”, 25th Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, 2011, Logan, UT.
  • S.  A. Rawashdeh, “Passive Attitude Stabilization for Small Satellites”, University of Kentucky Master’s Theses, 2010, Lexington, KY.
  • S. A. Rawashdeh (presenter), J. E. Lumpp, “Nano-Satellite Passive Attitude Stabilization Systems Design by Orbital Environment Modeling and Simulation”, AIAA Infotech@Aerospace 2010, Atlanta, GA.
  • J. E. Lumpp, Jr., A. K. Karam, D. M. Erb, J. R. Bratcher, S. A. Rawashdeh, T. Clements, N. Fite, J. Kruth, B. Malphrus, I. Bland, R. Munakata, R. Coelho, J. Puig-Suari, J. Reese, C. Brodell, S. Schaire, “SOCEM: Sub-Orbital CubeSat Experimental Mission”, IEEE Aerospace Conference, March 2010, Big Sky, MT.
  • S. A. Rawashdeh (presenter), D. Jones, D. Erb, A. Karam, J. E. Lumpp, “Aerodynamic Attitude Stabilization for a Ram-Facing Cubesat”,  AAS Guidance and Control Conference 2009, Breckenridge, CO.

Poster Abstracts in Journal Supplements

  • Rafeldt D, Uhl TL, Rawashdeh SA, Lumpp J.  Functional Motion Identification with a Novel Inertial Measurement Unit. Journal of Athletic Training 50:6 (Supplement): S298, 2015
  • Vélez-Ortega AC, Belov O, Novak P, Rawashdeh SA, Sinha GP, Korchev YE, Frolenkov GI. High-Speed Hopping Probe Scanning Ion Conductance Microscopy. 2014. 58th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society. Abst. #4024-Pos. Biophysical Journal, 106 (2), Suppl:1, 797a-8a.

Workshop and Invited Talks

  • “Motion Capture and Processing for Autonomous Vehicles and Wearable Technology”, Meeting of the IEEE Southeast Michigan Chapter 1 (Signal Processing Society and Circuits & Systems Society), February 2015, Dearborn, MI.
  • “CubeSat Star Imaging and Visual Attitude Propagation”,  Michigan Space Grant Consortium Annual Conference, October 2014, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • “A Stellar Gyroscope for Small Satellite Attitude Determination”, 2012 Summer CubeSat Developers’ Workshop, August 2012, Logan, UT.
  •  “University Satellites and High Altitude Balloons”, Guest speaker at the German Jordanian University, August 2012, Amman, Jordan.
  • “Smart Nanosatellite Attitude Propagator (SNAP 2.0)”, 2012 Spring CubeSat Developers’ Workshop, San Lois Obispo, CA.
  • “Image-Based Stellar Gyroscope for Small Satellites”, 2011 Summer CubeSat Developers’ Workshop, August 2011, Logan, UT.
  • “University of Kentucky Space Systems Lab”, Versailles Amateur Radio Club Meeting, March 2011, Versailles, KY.
  • “CubeSat Orbital Environment Simulator”, 2010 Spring CubeSat Developers’ Workshop, April 2010, San Louis Obispo, CA.
  • “Kentucky Space Balloon-1 Near-Space Experiment”, Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting, November, 2008, Lexington, KY.
  • “Orbital Environment Simulator”, 2009 Summer CubeSat Developers’ Workshop, August 2009, Logan, UT.

Awards and Recognition

2016 2nd place in Navigation Challenge, 3rd place overall AUVSI Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC). (Adviser of ISC student club)

  • 2016 1nd and 4th place in ION Autonomous Snowplow Competition. (Adviser of ISC student club)
  • 2015 3rd place Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Compeititon. (Adviser of student group)
  • Member of Eta Kappa Nu, Phi Kappa Phi, and Golden Key International Honor Society.
  • 2012, Honorable Mention, Frank J. Redd Student Scholarship Competition, 26th Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites. Top 6 student paper of more than 30.
  • 2010/2011, Research Challenge Trust Fund Fellowship, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Kentucky.
  • 2011, Honorable Mention, Frank J. Redd Student Scholarship Competition, 25th Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites. Top 6 student paper of more than 30.
  • 2008, First Place Kentucky Academy of Sciences Graduate Research Competition – Engineering Category.
  • 2006, Honorable Mention Award, IEEE Computer Society International Design Competition (CSIDC). Top 10 team from 133.

History

Member for
2 years 8 months
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