Simon A. Pope

MEng, PhD

Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

Lecturer

ACSE's Simon Pope
s.a.pope@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 5186

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Simon A. Pope
Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
Amy Johnson Building
Portobello Street
Sheffield
S1 4DW
Profile

Dr Simon Pope has now been with the department since 2000, first as an undergraduate student on the MEng in Mechanical Systems Engineering. He then undertook a PhD in the Space Systems Group studying methods for the detection and correction of magnetic noise in measurements made by magnetic field experiments onboard spacecraft. The results of his work were featured in an article in Nature and led to Dr Pope being made a full co-investigator on the Venus Express mission.

Since his PhD, Dr Pope has been a researcher in the BAE Systems Centre for Research in Active Control (CRAC) that was based in the department. During this work he uncovered some previously unknown dynamic properties of large machinery rafts that are commonly used in Naval applications.

In his role as a lecturer, he continues to support various BAE Systems programmes. In particular next generation machinery vibration isolation control systems. Although this work targets problems within the marine systems sector, the research will also be applicable in automotive, rail and aerospace applications. Another area of interest is the development of novel control methods and smart materials (such as active metamaterials) to freely control the propagation of sound.

Research interests
  • Active and passive acoustic/elastic metamaterials (negative valued and tuneable density and/or modulus materials)
  • Active control of sound and vibration (algorithms, control of vibration in remote structures, energy redistribution in actively controlled structures)
  • Integration of next and future generation active materials into sound, vibration and fluid flow control
  • Active and passive control of electromagnetic signals (includes metamaterials)
  • Detection and removal of magnetic noise in space based scientific measurements
  • Nonlinear structures in space and planetary plasmas
Publications

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Rossiter J, Pope S, Jones B & Hedengren JD (2019) Evaluation and demonstration of take home laboratory kit. IFAC-PapersOnLine, Vol. 52(9) (pp 56-61), 7 July 2019 - 9 July 2019. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Uchenna D, Simon P & Lang Z-Q (2017) Analysis and design of a nonlinear vibration-based energy harvester - a frequency based approach. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), 3 July 2017 - 7 July 2017. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pope SA (2017) Effective parameter identification and controller design for active mechanical metamaterials. 24th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, ICSV 2017 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pope SA (2015) Active Elastic metamaterials with tuneable negative effective parameters (meta-mechanical-systems). 22nd International Congress on Sound and Vibration, ICSV 2015 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pope SA, Laalej H & Kadirkamanathan V (2014) An experimental analysis of an active elastic metamaterial. IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), Vol. 3(PART 1) (pp 959-965) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Daley S, Ubaid U & Pope SA (2013) Design of remotely located and multi-loop vibration controllers using a sequential loop closing approach. 20th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2013, ICSV 2013, Vol. 1 (pp 261-268) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pelegrinis MT, Pope SA, Zazas I & Daley S (2013) Noise suppression using local acceleration feedback control of an active absorber. 20th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2013, ICSV 2013, Vol. 1 (pp 253-260) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Reynolds M, Daley S, Gao Y, Humphrey V & Pope SA (2012) Controller architectures for optimum performance in practical active acoustic metamaterials. Acoustics2012 Conference. Nantes, France, 23 April 2012 - 27 April 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pelegrinis MT, Pope SA & Daley S (2012) Acoustic impedance matching using Loop Shaping PID controller design. IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), Vol. 2(PART 1) (pp 323-328) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ubaid U, Daley S, Pope S & Zazas I (2012) Experimental validation of a geometric method for the design of stable and broadband vibration controllers using a propeller blade test rig. Proceedings of the 2012 UKACC International Conference on Control, CONTROL 2012 (pp 369-374) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pope SA, Laalej H, Daley S & Reynolds M (2012) Active elastic metamaterials with applications in vibration and acoustics. 41st International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2012, INTER-NOISE 2012, Vol. 2 (pp 1563-1574) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pope SA, Laalej H & Daley S (2012) Active elastic metamaterials with applications in vibration and acoustics. Acoustics2012 Conference. Nantes, France, 23 April 2012 - 27 April 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ubaid U, Daley S & Pope S (2011) Design of Remotely Located Stable Vibration Controllers for Non-minimum Phase Systems. DYNAMICS FOR SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING, 2011, VOL 4 (pp 1809-1818) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ubaid U, Daley S & Pope S (2011) Broadband design of remotely located vibration control systems: A stable solution for non-minimum phase dynamics. 40th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2011, INTER-NOISE 2011, Vol. 3 (pp 2487-2492) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pope SA, Pelegrinis M & Daley S (2011) A consideration of impedance matching issues with metamaterials. 40th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2011, INTER-NOISE 2011, Vol. 3 (pp 2013-2021) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pope SA & Daley S (2010) Viscoelastic metamaterials with controllable properties. 39th International Congress on Noise Control Engineering 2010, INTER-NOISE 2010, Vol. 6 (pp 4849-4858) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zazas I, Daley S & Pope S (2010) Marine diesel vibration isolation using an rls based harmonic control algorithm with frequency tracking. 39th International Congress on Noise Control Engineering 2010, INTER-NOISE 2010, Vol. 6 (pp 4806-4815) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pope SA & Daley S (2009) Re-distribution of the energy in a system under discrete frequency active vibration control. 16th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2009, ICSV 2009, Vol. 8 (pp 4677-4684) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kuponu OS, Kadirkamanathan V, Bhattacharya B & Pope SA () Integrated Sensing, Monitoring and Healing of Composite Systems. Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 101 (pp 62-68) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pope SA & Daley S () Redistribution of the energy in a vibration isolation system under the action of discrete frequency active control. Proceedings of Active 2009. Ottawa, 20 August 2009 - 22 August 2009. RIS download Bibtex download
Grants
  • STFC ‘Sheffield Cluster postlaunch extension’ £210,003 (App No. 131318) 01/01/2011 - 31/12/2012
  • Vestas Wind Systems ‘Wind Turbine Monitoring and Control’ £120,000 (App No. 131542) 03/01/2012 – 30/04/2013
  • British Council ‘Integrated Sensing, Monitoring and Healing for Complex Autonomous Systems’ £20,400 (App No. 133148) 01/03/2012 – 28/02/2014
Teaching activities
  • ACS335: Embedded Control Systems
  • ACS330: Group Project
  • ACS6110: Embedded Systems and Rapid Control Prototyping
  • ACS6109: Advanced Industrial Control