Dr. Frank Goforth
Dr. Frank Goforth
Office: Blg 255 Rm 1307
Phone: (912) 478-7583
D. Eng. in Electrical Engineering, Cleveland State University
MS in Industrial Engineering, Cleveland State University
BS in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY Cleveland, OH
Managing Director of the Center for Advanced Control Technologies 4 years
CLEVELAND MOTION CONTROLS, Inc. Cleveland, OH
Vice President of Engineering 2years
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL, Allen-Bradley Co., Inc. Cleveland, OH
Director, Technology, Control & Information Group 10 years
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, INC., Industrial Systems Div., Johnson City, TN
Product Development Branch Manager, Industrial Systems 11 years
U.S. AIR FORCE and Massachusetts Air National Guard TX, OK, FL, MA
Pilot, F106 4 years
Areas of Expertise:
Product development and R&D project management, specifically in the design and production of microprocessor based industrial computers, machine tool Computer Numeric Controls and Programmable Logic Controllers.
Classroom and lab instruction of digital electronics and computer hardware and embedded software design, industrial electronics including sensors, actuators, power switching devices and PLCs. Have classroom and lab experience in linear systems and control theory.
Research specializing in control of alternative fuel internal combustion engines and hybrid electric and hybrid hydraulic propulsion systems. General research interests and expertise in: Control Systems, Hysteretic Systems, Linear Systems, Nonlinear Systems.
Recent Publications and Patents related to Research Interests:
“A novel practical control approach for rate independent hysteretic systems,” Frank J. Goforth, Qing Zheng and Zhiqiang Gao, ISA Transactions, Volume 51, Issue 3, Page(s) 477-484, May 2012.
“An Active Disturbance Rejection Based Control Approach for Hysteretic Systems,” Qing Zheng and Frank J. Goforth, 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Session ThIB04.6, December 15-17, 2010.
“A Simplified Approach of Wordlength Estimation for Digital Controllers in State-Space Representation,” Marvin H.M. Cheng, Frank Goforth, and Ezzat G. Bakhoum, ICIC Express Letters, Volume 4, Number 4, Page(s): 1-6, August 2010
6,308,231 “Industrial control systems having input/output circuits with programmable input/output characteristics” Inventors: Galecki, Steven M. & Hopsecger, Edward C. & Goforth, Frank J.