Erick L. Oberstar

P.E., Associate Faculty Associate, Mechatronics Lab Manager/Engineer

2151 Mechanical Engineering
1513 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 262-6446
Fax: (608) 265-2316
oberstar@engr.wisc.edu

Primary Affiliation:
Mechanical Engineering

Additional Affiliations:
Mechatronics Laboratory, Wisconsin Center for Space Automation and Robotics


Profile Summary

PLEASE NOTE: for those looking for a graduate school faculty advisor - I DO NOT supervise, sponsor, or formally advise graduate students

Education

  • BSEE, U.W. - Platteville, 1996
  • MSECE, U.W. - Madison, 2004

Research Interests

Integration of Electrical, Mechanical, Software, & Control Engineering disciplines

Embedded Systems, Real-Time Controls, Instrumentation, Automation, Robotics, Control Algorithms, Signal Processing, Image Processing, Medical Physics, Computed Tomography, X-Ray Fluoroscopy, Night Vision, Algorithm Speedup

Awards, Honors and Societies

Awards:

Harvey Spangler Award for Technology Enhanced Instruction 2006 (Award Bio)

Patents:

US Application: US20110069175, C. Mistretta, J. Mistretta, E. Oberstar, E Brodsky,

Night Vision System, Device and Method for Enhanced Signal-to-Noise Ratio

 

Circuit Cellar 2001 Design Logic Judge

Publications

4D-DSA and 4D fluoroscopy: preliminary implementation (Proceedings Paper)(Link)
Medical Imaging 2010: Physics of Medical Imaging. Edited by Samei, Ehsan; Pelc, Norbert J. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 7622, pp. 762227-762227-8 (2010). March 22, 2010

DSP Based Motor Control Instructional System, M.S.E.C.E. Masters Project Paper, 2004

Fixed Point Representation and Fractional Math Revision 1.2 (Link), SuperKits.Net, 2004, 2007

Design of a Crop Harvesting End Effector for the Robotic System used in the NASA JSC Biomass Production Chamber (Link), 33rd International Conference on Environmental Systems, SAE Paper Series: 03ICES-414 July 2003

Optimization of a Narrow Band Filter - Implementation On A Low Cost Microcontroller: Issues and Performance, Oberstar, E. L., 2002, (Link)

DC Motor With Inertia Disk Model Development, Proportional Controller, and State Feedback Controller with Full State Estimator, Oberstar, E. L., 2002-2005,  (Link)

Narrow Band Filter Implementation on a Low Cost Microcontroller: Issues & Performance,Oberstar, E. L., Bauch, M. J., 2001 (Link)

 

Links

Courses Taught

  • ME 314: Introduction to Competitive Manufacturing
  • ME 446: Automatic Controls
  • ME 447: Computer Control of Machines and Processes
  • ME 601: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering - Mechatronics in Control & Product Realization

Courses

Fall 2014-2015

  • ME 699 - Advanced Independent Study

  • ME 492 - Mechanical Engineering Projects II
  • ME 491 - Mechanical Engineering Projects I
  • ME 699 - Advanced Independent Study
  • ME 601 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 491 - Mechanical Engineering Projects I
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    PLEASE NOTE: for those looking for a graduate school faculty advisor - I DO NOT supervise, sponsor, or formally advise graduate students


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