Signal processing, GPS, 3D dynamics, control systems, electronics, embedded software, mechanism design.
Techniques Aaron Hammond Uses:
Understand the problem in it's most basic form.
Remove all explicit and explicit assumptions.
Try to invert the problem, finding a different problem that is simpler, or has been solved previously.
Use techniques from different fields in novel applications.
Aaron Hammond's Problem Solving Skills:
First Principles Modelling
Aaron Hammond's Problem Solving Experience:
Designed a system for eliminating bias from MEMS gyroscopes, by utilising signal processing techniques in mechanical field.
Enhanced positioning performance of inertial measurement systems by generalising system to a pure mathematical model which enabled existing techniques from different fields to be applied.
Solved measurement and calibration issues by eliminating the components entirely, using a modified system architecture that would not require the issues to be solved.
Created a system for determining vehicle heading, using a single GPS antenna, on platforms with arbitrary motion.
Created a ultra-low-cost GNSS compass that used only low-quality signal measurements, with a novel processing algorithm that gave extremely precise results.