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Robotic Actuation and Sensing Group

Chuck Bergh
Group Supervisor
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Chuck Bergh is a Senior Engineer in JPLs Robotic Hardware Systems Group. His work focuses on the end-to-end design of integrated sensor systems and embedded processing for autonomous guidance and control. His background includes mechanical design, digital control theory, and real-time software design.

Master of Science Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999.
Mechatronics and Adaptive Control System Design.
Thesis: "Development of an Interferometric System for Process Monitoring"

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
Auburn University, 1994.


Current Projects:
M2020 Vision Compute Element - Test Lead
RoboSimian - Integration Lead, Electrical Lead
Autonomous Descent and Ascent Powered-flight Testbed (ADAPT) - Hardware Cognizant Engineer
MSL Rover Actuator EGSE (AEGSE) - Cognizant Engineer

Previous Projects:
Autonomy for USSV - Project Manager, Technical Lead
SWIFT Swarm Satellites - Systems Engineer
Search and Rescue Anthropomorphic Humanoid (SARAH)- Co-Investigator
TPF Formation Flight Control Testbed - Avionics Lead
MSL Terminal Descent Sensor Testbed - Test-Article Lead
Mars Subsonic Parachute/Pin Point Landing - Hardware Lead (Down Looking Camera)
Aerobot Autonomy - Avionics/Systems Lead
Planetary Autonomous Amphibious Rover (PAARV)- Task Manager
Autonomous Helicopter Testbed for Safe and Precise Landing - Hardware Lead
Camera Gantry Testbed - Hardware Lead
Perception for Off-Road Navigation (PerceptOR)
Tactical Mobile Robot (TMR)

SECRET - Active (2000-2010)

Mechanical Design: Solidworks, Nastran, ADAMS
Electrical Design: Eagle, OrCAD, Altium DXP
Analysis/Modeling: Matlab, Simulink, TimingDesigner
Embedded Design: Ti CCStudio, Xilinx (ISE, EDK), ModelSim, NI Labview
Languages: ANSI C, C/C++, Verilog, Java, Python, PERL, assembly (various)

Target OS: VxWorks, Linux, Ti DSP/BIOS, Xilinx MicroBlaze

Target Platforms: DSP (Ti C6x, MP430), FPGA (Xilinx Spartan, Virtex), Microcontrollers (68K, PIC, CPLD)

Flight Project and Research Task Involvement

Flight Projects:
2020 - Mars 2020 Rover
2011 - Mars Science Laboratory
2003 - Mars Exploration Rover

Research Tasks:
COTS Terminal Descent Sensor Flight Test

NASA Group Achievement Award :
2015 - Autonomous Descent/Ascent Powered-Flight Testbed (ADAPT): Field Test Team
2015 - Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD): Electrical Team
2015 - ADAPT + Fuel Optimal and Accurate Landing System (FOALS): Project Team
2014 - Perception System for Autonomous Helicopters (PSAH w/ Sikorsky)
2014 - MSL Sample Acquisition, Processing, and Handling (SA/SPAH): Dirty Testing Team
2014 - RoboSimian: Development Team, Operations Team
2013 - MSL Project Operations Team
2013 - MSL Mechanical Team
2013 - MSL Guidance, Navigation and Control System Team
2011 - Intelligent Autonomy for Unmanned Vehicles Team
2009 - Titan Aerobot Testbed Team

NASA Technology Development Award:
2005 - Planetary Autonomous Amphibious Robotic Vehicle (PAARV)

JPL Merit Award (Individual):
2015 - Voyager (ADAPT)
2009 - Mariner (MSL AEGSE)
2008 - Mariner (MSL AEGSE)
2007 - Merit 2

JPL Spot Award (management nominated):
2006 - Formation Flight Control Testbed
2004 - Pin Point Landing

JPL Spot Award (peer nominated):
2006 - Formation Flight Control Testbed
2004 - Subsonic Parachute Development

JPL Technical Excellence Award (Team):
2015 - DARPA Robotics Challenge Team
2015 - ONR Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV): Mission Autonomy Team
2014 - Landing Vision System (LVS): Field Test Team
2013 - DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC): Track A Team
2012 - MSL Sampling Qualification Model Dirty Testing (QMDT): Rework Team
2012 - MSL Sampling Challenge Material Testbed (CMTB): Development Team
2011 - SWARMS: GNC Development Team
2010 - Trident Warrior 2010 Fleet Exercise: JPL USSV Team
2008 - Formation Flight Control Testbed Team
2005 - Formation Flight Control Testbed Team
2000 - Tactical Mobile Robotics Team

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