Louis Giokas

Louis Giokas started out in the aerospace business holding positions in development and management.  At General Electric Aerospace (now part of Lockheed Martin) he held positions of software engineer, systems engineer and staff engineer. While there he worked on spacecraft and military systems. Prior to that he worked for companies such as Sperry UNIVAC and Link Simulation Systems, also working or spacecraft and military systems. Over the past two decades he has worked in the database management software area for Oracle and IBM and various start-ups. Over the past several years he has worked on development projects and has consulted in a number of different areas, including embedded systems.  He is currently the CTO of a start-up, Iron Layer Security, which specializes in advanced encryption technologies and applications. He is a long standing member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  He has a degree in Computer Science from Villanova University and is pursuing a MS in Applied Statistics from DePaul University.

December 12 – Day 4 – Sensor Fusion

In this class, we pull together the lessons learned in the previous sessions to come up with a general approach to the problem. We will demonstrate how systems can be developed and discuss some of the tools that will prove useful. This includes frameworks that can be applied to multiple problems.
December 12, 2019 - 2:00pm EST

December 11 – Day 3 – Sensor Types

Understanding the types of sensors involved is critical. Each type of sensor contains different information and covers a different spatial range. By layering sensors in an intelligent way, we can develop the picture required for the task at hand.
December 11, 2019 - 2:00pm EST

December 10 – Day 2 – Algorithms

Many types of algorithms can be used in multi-sensor data fusion. Many are statistical, but not all. In this class, we will discuss the types of algorithms available.
December 10, 2019 - 2:00pm EST

July 26 – Day 5 – Connectivity and Trends

One benefit of a microprocessor-based industrial controller is the increased capability for connectivity. This may include connectivity between controllers, as well as between controllers and higher-level control systems. It may also include HMI devices both local and remote. Finally, we will look...
July 26, 2019 - 2:00pm EDT

July 24 – Day 3 – Controller Examples – 1

It is important to understand actual applications in the field of Microprocessor-Based Industrial controllers. By studying these we can get a good grasp of the issues involved and the engineering process. In this first lecture on the topic, we will review various types of motor control. Control of...
July 24, 2019 - 2:00pm EDT

July 22 – Day 1 – Concepts and History

In this lecture, we review the history and detail the concepts common to industrial controllers. We lay out the types of algorithms that are used and the conceptual basis for controller design.
July 22, 2019 - 2:00pm EDT


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