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Juan R. Pimentel

Research Interests

Autonomous Vehicle Safety Critical Systems

Autonomous Vehicle Perception and Architectures

Autonomous Vehicle Control Systems

Intelligent Transportation Systems

V2X communications

Self-Driving Vehicles

Automotive Cyber-physical systems

Internet of Things (IoT)

 

Education

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Lima-Peru.

M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia.

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia.

 

Experience

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute), Flint, Michigan, July 1991 – Present.

Visiting Professor, Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia (UTEC), Departamento de Automatizacion, Lima – Peru, Summer & Fall 2013.

Invited Research Professor, TRIO group, INRIA-LORIA, Nancy, France.

Visiting Professor, Department of Automation and Informatics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, Spring 2005.

Summer Intern Professor, Summer of 2004 and 2005, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, DaimelerChrysler, Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, June – October 2001.

Visiting Research Professor, Division of Systems Engineering and Automatic Controls of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, Sept. 1991-August 1993 (On leave from GMI).

Guest Professor, Fraunhofer Institute fuer Informations und Datenverarbeitung, Karlsruhe, Germany, October 1987 – September 1988.  (On sabbatical from GMI.)

 

Research Activities

Driverless vehicles, Team member, AutoDrive competition.

Autonomous Vehicle Perception System, Autonomous Vehicle Research Group, ECE Department, Kettering University.

Evaluation of V2X communications for Intelligent Transportation Systems, Autonomous Vehicle Research Group, ECE Department, Kettering University.

Wireless Sensor Networks for Telemetry Systems in Remote areas, Joint project with IPEN (Peruvian Institute for Nuclear Energy), Lima, Peru.

Minimization of energy of wireless sensor networks, Joint project with IPEN (Peruvian Institute for Nuclear Energy), Lima, Peru.

 

Selected Publications

Pimentel, J. R. “Energy Optimization of an Experimental Wireless Sensor Network for Remote Areas,” Submitted for publication, Feb. 2017.

Pimentel, J. R, “Layers of Protection for Autonomous Vehicle Safety Risk Reduction,” In preparation.

Pimentel, J. R., “Uploading In-Vehicle Data to the Cloud ,”Automotive Testing Expo North America 2015, Novi, Michigan, October, 2015.

Pimentel, J. R., “Context Aware Systems for Unstructured Environments Based on WSNs”, Wold Congress on Industrial Automation, San Francisco, CA, July 2015.

Pimentel, J.R., and Rojas A., “Industrial Internet Education: Issues and Opportunities,” IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2014, Istambul, Turkey, June 2014.

Pimentel, J.R., “A New and Effective IoT Architecture,” IEEE International Workshop on Factory Communication Systems, WFCS 2014, Toulouse, France, May 2014..

Pimentel, J.R., “Task and Message Scheduling for a FlexCAN-based Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Drivetrain Functional Unit”, SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars – Electron. Electr.. Syst.. 1(1): 194-201, 2008.

Pimentel, J.R , Buja, G , and.Bertoluzzo, M., “Design of a Safety-Critical Drive-by-Wire System Using FlexCAN,” SAE Transactions, March 2007.

Buja, G., Zuccollo, A. , and Pimentel, J.R., A Bus Guardian for the FlexCAN Architecture, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Aug. 2007.

Pimentel, J.R., and Rojas A., “VHDL-AMS Modeling and Simulation Support for SoC Design and Implementation of AC Motor Drives”, International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, 2008. SPEEDAM 2008, pp. 638-643, June 2008.

Pimentel, J.R., and Kanchi, S., “An Online Bandwidth Scheduling Algorithm for Distributed Control Systems with Multirate Control Loops,” International Conference on Informatics in Control (ICINCO 2008), May 2008, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.

Pimentel, J.R , ,Task and Message Scheduling for a FlexCAN-based Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Drivetrain Functional Unit, Paper No. 2008-01-0480, SAE Congress 2008, Detroit, Michigan, April 2008.

Pimentel, J.R, and Paskvan, J., “Experimental Jitter Analysis in a FlexCAN Based Drive-by-Wire Automotive Application,” 44th Design and Automation (DAC) Conference, San Diego, CA, June 2007.

J.Pimentel, J.Proenza, L.Almeida, G.Rodríguez-Navas, M.Barranco,  and J.Ferreira, Dependable Automotive CAN Networks, a chapter in the CRC Handbook, Automotive Embedded Systems, 2007.

Pimentel, J.R, “An Incremental Approach to Task and Message Scheduling for AUTOSAR Based Distributed Automotive Applications,” 4th Workshop on Software Architectures for Automotive Systems, part of the Int. Conf. on Software Engineering, Minneapolis, MN, May 2007.

Pimentel, J.R., “Designing and Implementing Real-Time and Dependable Embedded Control Applications Using FlexCAN,” IECON 2006, Paris, France, Nov. 2006.

Pimentel, J.R , “Verification and Validation of a Safety-Critical Sterr-by-Wire System Using DO-178B,” Paper No. , SAE Congress 2006, Detroit, Michigan, April 2006.

Pimentel, J.R , Buja, G , and.Bertoluzzo, M., “Design of a Safety-Critical Drive-by-Wire System Using FlexCAN,” Paper No. 2006-01-1026, SAE Congress 2006, Detroit, Michigan, April 2006..

Buja, G., Zuccollo, A. , and Pimentel, J.R., “Overcoming Babbling-Idiot Failures in the FlexCAN Architecture: A Simple Bus-Guardian,” IEEE Int. conf. On Emerging Technologies for Factory Automation (ETFA2005) 2005, Sept. 2005, Catania, Italy.

Pimentel, J.R., and Fonseca J., “FlexCAN: A Flexible Architecture for Highly Dependable Embedded Applications,” Real-Time Networkd (RTN) 2004, July 2004, Catania, Italy.

Pimentel, J.R., and Kaniarz, J., “A CAN-Based Application Level Error Detection and Fault Containment Protocol,” INCOM’04, April 2004, Brazil.

Pimentel, J.R., An Architecture for a Safety-Critical Steer-by-Wire System, SAE Congress, March, 2004 Congress, Detroit, Michigan.

Pimentel, J.R., Performance of a Fault Management Protocol for a CAN-based Safety-Critical Steer-by-Wire Controller, CAN Newsletter, September 2003 Issue, CAN in Automation, Erlangen, Germany.

Pimentel, J.R., Designing Safety-Critical Systems: A Convergence of Technologies,  IEEE International Workshop on Dependable Embedded Systems, October, 2003, Florence, Italy.

Pimentel, J.R., Modeling the Response of an Event-based Architecture : A Case Study, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Congress, paper No. 03AE-185, March 2003, Detroit, Michigan.

Pimentel, J.R., and Salazar, M., “Dependability of Distributed Control System Fault Tolerant Units,” Proc. IECON’02, IEEE, pp. 3164-3169, IEEE Catalog Number: 02CH37363, Seville, Spain, Dec. 2002.

Pimentel, J.R., and Sacristan, T., A Fault Management Protocol for TTP/C,” Proc. IECON’01, IEEE, pp. 1800-1805, Denver, CO, Dec. 2001.

 

Contact Information

Email: jpimente@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7990

Office:  2703U-AB