Brian Gaudet

 Email: briangaudet@mac.com

Educational Background

B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Arizona, 1992.

Current Projects

  • Working with Roberto Furfaro on applying machine learning algorithms to problems in space exploration.
  •  Looking at new approaches to learning representations using recursive neural networks, and implementing machine learning algorithms in hardware.

Project History

1992-1997:   Mixed Signal Design Engineer at National Semiconductor  
1998-1999:   ASIC design engineer at Lucent Technologies
1999-2005:   ASIC design engineer at Juniper Networks

Patents

  • 7,630,309 “Systems and methods for limiting the rates of data to/from a buffer” 
  • 7,583,663 “Systems and methods for converting a P packet/cycle data path to a Q packet/cycle data path" 
  • 7,167,476 "Systems and methods for routing data in a network device" 
  • 7,106,696 "Systems and methods for limiting the rates of data to/from a buffer" 
  • 7,103,038 "Systems and methods for converting a P packet/cycle data path to a Q packet/cycle data path" 
  • 6,970,956 "Scalable gap insertion on a data link" 
  • 6,952,738 "Systems and methods for removing intrapacket gaps from streams of different bandwidths" 
  • 6,529,571 "System and Apparatus for equalizing propagation delays" 6,480,498 "High speed network switch bus clock" 
  • 6,421,348 "High speed network switch bus" 
  • 6,285,726 "10/100Mb Clock recovery architecture" 
  • 6,229,469 "Adaptive differential ADC architecture" 
  • 6,154,083 "Ground Bounce Control using DLL to optimize output stage di/dt using output driver replica 
  • 6,121,808 "DLL calibrated phase multiplexer and interpolator" 
  • 6,094,082 "DLL calibrated switched current delay interpolator" 
  • 6,088,415 "Apparatus and method to adaptively equalize duty cycle distortion 
  • 6,037,812 "Delay locked loop based clock synthesis" 
  • 6,035,409 "1000Mb phase picker clock recovery architecture using interleaved phase detectors 
  • 6,002,717 "Method and apparatus for adaptive equalization using feedback indicative of under compensation. 
  • 5,633,606 "Scan Flop That Holds State During Shifting"

Conference Papers

  • B. Gaudet, R. Furfaro, “Adaptive Pinpoint and Fuel Efficient Mars Landing using Reinforcement Learning,” AAS 12-191, 22nd Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, January 2012, Volume 143 
  • B. Gaudet, R. Furfaro, “Robust Spacecraft Hovering Near Small Bodies in Environments with Unknown Dynamics using Reinforcement Learning”, AIAA-2012-5072, AIAA GNC/AFM/MST/ASC 2012
  • B. Gaudet, R. Furfaro, “Missile Homing-Phase Guidance Law Design using Reinforcement Learning”, AIAA-2012-4470, AIAA GNC/AFM/MST/ASC 2012
  • B. Gaudet, R. Furfaro, “ZEM/ZEV Guidance Approach for Asteroid touch-and-go sample collectionmaneuvers”, AAS 13-262, 23rd AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting
  • B. Gaudet, R. Furfaro, “Estimation of Asteroid Model Parameters using Particle Filter”, AAS 13-264, 23rdAAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting
  • B. Gaudet, R. Furfaro, “Using a Bayesian Network for Osiris Landing Site Selection”, (to be submitted)
  • R. Furfaro, B. Gaudet, D. Wibben, J. Simo, “Multiple Sliding Surface Guidance for Planetary Landing:Tuning and Optimization via Reinforcement Learning”, AAS 13-328 23rd AAS/AIAA Spaceflight MechanicsMeeting, 2-10-2013
  • B. Gaudet, R. Furfaro, “Real-Time State Estimation for Asteroid Close-Proximity Operations via LIDARAltimetry and a Particle Filter”, AAS 13-819, 2013 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
  • B. Gaudet, R. Furfaro, “A Navigation Scheme for Pinpoint Mars Landing using Radar Altimetry, a DigitalTerrain Model, and a Particle Filter”, AAS 13-874, 2013 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
  • R. Furfaro, J. Simo, B. Gaudet, D. Wibben, “Neural-based Trajectory Shaping Approach for TerminalPlanetary Pinpoint Guidance”, AAS 13-875, 2013 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conferenc

University of Arizona College of Engineering