Engineering college hosts gyroscope expert
By Kris Rodriguez
Public Affairs Specialist
(March 9, 2006)--Asad Madni, an expert on aerospace and defense gyroscope technology will lecture at UTSA on "Full Circle Commercialization of a Dual-Use Micromachined Quartz Rate Sensor (QRS) Technology" at 10 a.m., Monday, March 20 in the Biosciences Building Loeffler Room (3.03.02) on the 1604 Campus.
As part of the Distinguished Seminar Series sponsored by the UTSA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Autonomous Control Engineering Center, the lecture is free and open to the public.
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QRS gyroscope technology has been widely accepted by the aerospace industry and is used in avianic platform stabilization, unmanned air and land vehicles, and autonomous robotics. Additionally, the automotive industry has distributed more than 25 million sensors to control vehicle stability, rollover detection, navigation and suspension control. QRS technology also is found in computing devices, game controllers and camcorders.
Madni, president and chief operating officer of BEI Technologies, is an internationally recognized authority with more than 30 years experience in intelligent system design and signal processing. Madni has 65 issued or pending patents and more than 300 refereed publications, journal articles and conference presentations to his credit.
He received his doctoral degree in electrical engineering from California Coast University and his master's and bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. Additionally, he graduated from the certificate program in engineering management at the California Institute of Technology, the Executive Institute at Stanford University and the Program for Senior Executives at MIT Sloan School of Management.