Catharine McGhan

Catharine L McGhan

Assistant Professor

Rhodes Hall

724

CEAS - Aerospace Eng & Eng Mechanics - 0070

Education

Ph.D.: University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich., 2014 (Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering)

M.S.: University of Maryland, College Park College Park, Maryland, 2006 (Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering)

B.S.: University of Maryland, College Park College Park, Maryland, 2004 (Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering)

Positions and Work Experience

2016 -To Present Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, Dynamics and Controls group, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

2014 -2016 Postdoctoral Scholar, Part of the Resilient Space Systems group, working at Caltech on a joint project with NASA JPL, MIT, and WHOI, "Resilient Risk-Aware Autonomy for the Exploration of Uncertain and Extreme Environments", Caltech, Pasadena, Calif.

2013 -2013 Graduate Student Research Assistant, Graduate thesis work on the MichiganMan(ipulator)-arm project., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Research Support

Grant: #R25090 Investigators:McGhan, Catharine 05-01-2020 -04-30-2021 UC's URC Faculty Research Cost Support Awards Program Towards The Use of Virtual Reality for Safe Real-Time Human Robot Interaction Role:PI $7,416.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Grant: #RAPIDS Equipment Grant Investigators:Cahay, Marc; Emmert, John; Fuchs, Zachariah; Goodman, Christopher; Kim, Donghoon; Kim, J.; Kumar, Manish; Ma, Ou; McGhan, Catharine 04-01-2020 -06-30-2022 Ohio Department of Higher Education Post-Secondary Workforce Development for Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics in the Cyber Age Role:Collaborator $325,054.00 Awarded Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #NASA: OSGC ck#3059_WS12-3-19 72nd Investigators:McGhan, Catharine 01-01-2020 -06-15-2020 Ohio Space Grant Consortium UC Students for the Exploration and Development of Space Role:PI $5,000.00 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #N00014-18-1-2851 Investigators:Beck, Richard; Black, George; Liu, Hongxing; Ma, Ou; McGhan, Catharine 08-15-2018 -08-14-2020 Office of Naval Research HABsat-2 - Multi-resolution, radiation resistant, VNIR hyperspectral imaging 6U CubeSat Constellation for littoral ocean, Great Lakes and tributary inland water studies. Role:Collaborator $165,945.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #OSU 60064677 sub ODHE HABSat-1 Investigators:Beck, Richard; Black, George; Liu, Hongxing; Ma, Ou; McGhan, Catharine 04-04-2018 -06-30-2019 Ohio Department of Higher Education HABsat-1 (Harmful Algal Bloom Satellite-1) Role:PI $131,083.00 Active Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #OSGC SICHOP_Imhoff_check no. 1994 Investigators:McGhan, Catharine 03-01-2018 -02-28-2019 NASA Headquarters Low Earth Orbit Platform for Aerospace Research and Development (LEOPARD) Role:PI $5,000.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #OSGC SICHOP 2017 (CubeCats Heimholtz Cage) Investigators:Black, George; McGhan, Catharine 05-08-2017 -05-07-2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration UC CubeCats Helmholtz Cage (Jason Roll) Role:Collaborator $4,740.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #OSGC SICHOP 2017 (CubeCats CubSat Groundstation) Investigators:Black, George; McGhan, Catharine 05-08-2017 -05-07-2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration UC CubeCats CubSat Groundstation (Reeve Lambert) Role:Collaborator $1,530.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #WBSC 7255 SOI UC0001 / FA8650-12-3-7255 Investigators:McGhan, Catharine 05-01-2017 -08-31-2017 Air Force Research Laboratory Summer of Innovation ? Verifiable Autonomy Architecture Role:PI $46,609.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #Ck# 061615 Scholarship_Fellow - Conrad Kent Investigators:McGhan, Catharine 07-22-2021 -07-21-2022 Ohio Department of Higher Education An Affordable Way to Simulate and Test Space Robots in Virtual Reality Role:PI 3500.00 Awarded Level:Ohio, State of

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Johansen R.;Beck R.;Stumpf R.;Lekki J.;Tokars R.;Tolbert C.;McGhan C.;Black T.;Ma O.;Xu M.;Liu H.;Reif M.;Emery E. (04-03-2019. ) HABSat-1: assessing the feasibility of using CubeSats for the detection of cyanobacterial harmful al.Lake and Reservoir Management, , 35 (2 ) ,193-207 More Information

Verbryke M.;McGhan C. (01-01-2018. ) Dual-arm manipulation with a humanoid robot using a modular control architecture.2018 AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum and Exposition, , More Information

Shi Z.;McGhan C. (01-01-2018. ) An affordable approach for space robotics simulation and testing using virtual reality.2018 AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum and Exposition, , More Information

Medhi J.;McGhan C. (01-01-2018. ) Towards a modular architecture for intelligent aerial manipulator systems.AIAA Information Systems-AIAA Infotech at Aerospace, 2018, , (209989 ) , More Information

Farahani S.S.;Papusha I.;McGhan C.;Murray R.M. (12-27-2016. ) Constrained autonomous satellite docking via differential flatness and model predictive control.2016 IEEE 55th Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2016, , 3306-3311 More Information

Colledanchise M.; McGhan C.; Murray R.; Ögren P.; Vaquero T.; Wang Y.; Williams B. (01-01-2016. ) Towards architecture-wide analysis, verification, and validation for total system stability during g .AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition, SPACE 2016, ,

McGhan C.; Murray R.; Santana P.; Timmonsz E.; Toledo C.; Vaqueroy T.; Williams B. (01-01-2016. ) Risk-aware planning in hybrid domains: An application to autonomous planetary rovers .AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition, SPACE 2016, ,

Arslan O.; Elaasar M.; Estlin T.; Ingham M.; Lanka R.; McGhan C.; Murrayy R.; Ono M.; Vaquero T.; Williams B. (01-01-2016. ) The resilient spacecraft executive: An architecture for risk-aware operations in uncertain environme .AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition, SPACE 2016, ,

McGhan C.; Murray R. (01-01-2015. ) Application of correct-by-construction principles for a resilient risk-aware architecture .AIAA SPACE 2015 Conference and Exposition, ,

McGhan C.L.R.;Nasir A.;Atkins E.M. (01-01-2015. ) Human intent prediction using Markov decision processes.Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, , 12 (5 ) ,393-397 More Information

McGhan C.L.R.;Murray R.M.;Serra R.;Ingham M.D.;Ono M.;Estlin T.;Williams B.C. (01-01-2015. ) A risk-aware architecture for resilient spacecraft operations.IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings, , 2015-June , More Information

McGhan C.;Atkins E. (01-01-2014. ) Human productivity in a workspace shared with a safe robotic manipulator.Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, , 11 (1 ) ,1-18 More Information

Atkins E.; McGhan C. (12-01-2012. ) Towards guaranteeing safe and efficient human-robot collaboration using human intent prediction .AIAA SPACE Conference and Exposition 2012, ,

Atkins E.; McGhan C.; Nasir A. (12-01-2012. ) Human intent prediction using Markov decision processes .AIAA Infotech at Aerospace Conference and Exhibit 2012, ,

McGhan C.L.R.;Atkins E.M. (12-16-2010. ) A low-cost manipulator for space research and undergraduate engineering education .AIAA Infotech at Aerospace 2010, ,

McGhan C.L.R.;Atkins E.M. (12-01-2009. ) Physically-proximal human-robot collaboration: Enhancing safety and efficiency through intent predic .AIAA Infotech at Aerospace Conference and Exhibit and AIAA Unmanned...Unlimited Conference, ,

McGhan C.;Atkins E. (11-05-2007. ) A virtual rover interface for collaborative human-robot exploration teams .Collection of Technical Papers - 2007 AIAA InfoTech at Aerospace Conference, , 3 ,2564-2578

McGhan C.L.R.;Besser R.L.;Sanner R.M.;Atkins E.M. (12-01-2006. ) Semi-autonomous inspection with a neutral buoyancy free-flyer .Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2006, , 8 ,5483-5493