Matthew Rhudy

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Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building, 220

Dr. Matthew Rhudy serves as an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State Berks His research experience has focused on the instrumentation, flight testing, control, and sensing using unmanned aircraft, and his expertise is in the area of sensor fusion, which is the study of how to combine diverse sensor information in order to achieve a desired unified result.

Previously, Dr. Rhudy's work used flight data from outdoor testing of unmanned aircraft in order to formulate and analyze various sensor fusion problems, including altitude estimation, wind estimation, and airspeed estimation of unmanned aircraft.

He endeavors to expand into new directions by utilizing multiple platforms, such as aircraft, robots, and humans to investigate cooperative sensing and perception, i.e., how different intelligent systems can work together to interpret their surroundings or to accomplish a joint task.  Dr. Rhudy is also interested in the mathematical modeling and control of nonlinear dynamic systems, including topics such as adaptive control, artificial neural networks, parameter estimation, and system identification.