Research Interests

  • Rocketry
  • Space Engineering
  • Remote Controlled Quad Copters
  • Near-Space Payloads
  • Lunar Mining Robots
  • High-Altitude Ballooning
  • Autonomous Mobile Robots and Rotorcraft

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

ECE 3612

Processor Systems

Undergraduate

ECE 3613

Processor Systems Laboratory

Undergraduate

ECE 3914

Honors Microprocessor Systems

Undergraduate

ECE 3915

Honors Microprocessor Systems Lab

Undergraduate

ECE 4110

Special Topics: PCB Design

Undergraduate

Selected Publications

  • Tehrani, R., Helferty, J.J., Kiani, M.F., Suh, W.H., & Bellas, E. (2017). A project based approach to introduction to engineering. 2017 FYEE Conference.

  • Ofoegbu, U., Iyer, A., Helferty, J., & Fischgrund, J. (2007). Engineering: Beyond ears in pre-college years. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Narula, K., Jakubowski, A., & Helferty, J.J. (1995). Experimentation in system identification and adaptive controller design using the ASTREX. Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, 4, pp. 2328-2338.

  • Wiegand, J.R. & Helferty, J.J. (1994). Distributed fuzzy control of a flexible structure. Proceedings of SPIE - the International Society for Optical Engineering, 2192, pp. 488-499. doi: 10.1117/12.174211

  • Jakubowski, A.M., Helferty, J.J., & Bayard, D.S. (1994). Development of a recursive ZAP controller with specific applications in flexible space structures. Proceedings of SPIE - the International Society for Optical Engineering, 2192, pp. 176-187. doi: 10.1117/12.174210

  • Jakubowski, A.M. & Helferty, J.J. (1994). Comments on “Block Multirate Input-Output Model for Sampled-Data Control Systems”. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 39(5), pp. 1145-1147. doi: 10.1109/9.284912

  • Gates, R., Choi, M., Biswas, S.K., & Helferty, J.J. (1993). Stabilization of flexible structures using artificial neural networks. Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 2, pp. 1817-1820.

  • Helferty, J.J. & Biswas, S. (1991). Neuromorphic control of robotic manipulators. Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 3, pp. 2436-2441.

  • Helferty, J.J., Biswas, S., & Maund, M. (1990). Experiments in adaptive control using artificial neural networks., pp. 339-342.

  • Helferty, J.J. & Biswas, S. (1990). Neuromorphic control as a self-tuning regulator., pp. 506-511.

  • Helferty, J.J., Kam, M., & Collins, J.B. (1990). Adaptive control of a legged robot using a multi-layer connectionist network. Proceedings of SPIE - the International Society for Optical Engineering, 1195, pp. 180-191. doi: 10.1117/12.969881

  • Helferty, J.P., Stover, J.A., & Helferty, J.J. (1990). A neural network for L1 norm linear regression. Proceedings of SPIE - the International Society for Optical Engineering, 1196, pp. 178-189. doi: 10.1117/12.969918

  • Reed, K.A. & Helferty, J.J. (1989). Translation/rotation invariant neural network trained via conjugate gradient optimization., pp. 161-164.

  • Helferty, J.J., Collins, J.B., & Kam, M. (1989). Neural network learning strategy for the control of a one-legged hopping machine., pp. 1604-1609.

  • Helferty, J.J., Collins, J.B., Wong, L.C., & Kam, M. (1989). Learning strategy for the control of a one-legged hopping robot., pp. 896-901.

  • Helferty, J.J., Collins, J.B., & Kam, M. (1989). Neuromorphic learning strategy for the control of a one-legged hopping machine. IJCNN Int Jt Conf Neural Network, p. 621.

  • Fishcl, R., Jurand, T., & Helferty, J.J. (1989). On-line parameter identification algorithm for distributed parameter plug flow systems., pp. 2194-2199.

  • Biswas, S.K. & Helferty, J.J. (1989). Neuromorphic solution of nonlinear two point boundary value problems., pp. 1795-1799. doi: 10.23919/acc.1989.4790485

  • Helferty, J.J., Collins, J.B., & Kam, M. (1989). Adaptive control of a legged robot using an artificial neural network., pp. 165-168. doi: 10.1109/icsyse.1989.48645

  • Collins, J.B. & Helferty, J.J. (1988). Adaptive control of a one-legged hopping machine. Neural Networks, 1(1 SUPPL), p. 330. doi: 10.1016/0893-6080(88)90358-9

  • Helferty, J.J., Jurand, T., Fischl, R., & Herczfeld, P. (1988). ON-LINE PARAMETER IDENTIFICATION AND MODEL VALIDATION FOR DISTRIBUTED PARAMETER MODELS WITH APPLICATIONS TO SOLAR THERMAL SYSTEMS. Proceedings of the Annual Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, pp. 135-140.

  • Helferty, J.J., Fischl, R., Herczfeld, P.R., Sugisaka, M., Adnot, J., & Anand, D.K. (1987). ON THE OBSERVABILITY OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS. Proceedings of the American Control Conference, pp. 1093-1098.

  • Helferty, J.J., Fischl, R., Herczfeld, P.R., & Brisbane, T.E. (1987). SOLAR COLLECTOR LOOP MODELING AND EXPERIMENTAL VALIDATION FOR DISTRIBUTED PARAMETER MODELS FROM EXPERIMENTAL DATA. IFAC Proceedings Series(3), pp. 193-198.

  • Anand, D.K., Fischl, R., Herczfeld, P., Helferty, J., & Brisbane, T. (1987). DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE OF ABSORPTION SYSTEMS FOR CONTROL SIMULATION. Solar Engineering, 2, pp. 926-932.

  • Helferty, J.J., Fischl, R., Herczfeld, P.R., Anand, D.K., Brisbane, T.E., & Sugisaka, M. (1987). ON THE SELECTION OF DISTRIBUTED PARAMETER MODELS FOR CONTROL STUDIES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS. Solar Engineering, 2, pp. 976-984.

  • Fischl, R., Halpin, T.F., Helferty, J.J., Gershman, V., & Mercede, F. (1986). An Algorithm for Automatically Tuning the Weights of Performance Indices for Monitoring Power System Loading or Security. IEEE Power Engineering Review, PER-6(8), pp. 47-48. doi: 10.1109/MPER.1986.5527799

  • Fischl, R., Halpin, T.F., Helferty, J.J., Gershman, V., & Mercede, F. (1986). An Algorithm for Automatically Tuning the Weights of Performance Indices for Monitoring Power System Loading Or Security. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 1(3), pp. 207-213. doi: 10.1109/TPWRS.1986.4334983

  • Fischl, R., Halpin, T.F., Helferty, J.J., Gershman, V., & Mercede, F. (1985). ALGORITHM FOR AUTOMATICALLY TUNING THE WEIGHTS OF PERFORMANCE INDICES FOR MONITORING POWER SYSTEM LOADING OR SECURITY., pp. 345-351.

  • Helferty, J.J., Pillapakkam, S.B., & Chen, S.J. Hovercraft - A Project Based Approach To
    Introduction to Engineering.
    5 thFirst Year Engineering Experience (FYEE) Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. Retrieved from http://fyee.asee.org/