Gavin Strunk is a summer research aide working in the MCS Division. He is
pursuing a Ph.D from the University of Kansas Mechanical Engineering Department
with a emphasis in intelligent control systems. Gavin’s background involves
the application of artificial intelligence and embedded controls to complex
hardware systems. His current research focuses on developing an intelligent
optimal controller and research grade data acquisition system for an
ultracapacitor bank as part of a mobile hybrid power source.
-Developed conceptual hardware to cloud architecture
–Boot instructions for Angstrom and Ubuntu for the BeagleBone Black
–Examples and libraries that show how to use functions on the BeagleBone Black and reduce future development time.
-Integrated camera and IR camera
-Implemented a variety of sensors
-Hacked a gigapan
-Ran the hyperspectral camera during data collection