Dr Simon A Pope
Dr Simon A. Pope MEng, PhD
Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
University of Sheffield
Sheffield, S1 3JD
Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 5186
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 5683
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.
- 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
- 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
- ACS335: Embedded Control Systems
- ACS330: Group Project
- ACS6110: Embedded Systems and Rapid Control Prototyping
- ACS6109: Advanced Industrial Control
- Chong GS, Pope SA, Zhang T, Collinson GA, Walker SN & Balikhin MA (2017) A study of ionopause perturbation and associated boundary wave formation at Venus. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 122(4), 4284-4298. View this article in WRRO
- Gonzalez FA, Badilita A-M, Baker A, Cho Y-H, Dhot N, Fedun V, Hare C, He T, Hobbs M, Javed M , Livesey H et al (2017) Project SunbYte: solar astronomy on a budget. Astronomy and Geophysics, 58(2), 2.24-2.25. View this article in WRRO
- Kuponu OS, Kadirkamanathan , Bhattacharya B & Pope SA (2016) Using feedback control to actively regulate the healing rate of a self-healing process subjected to low cycle dynamic stress. Smart Materials and Structures, 25(5). View this article in WRRO
- Pope SA & Laalej H (2014) A multi-layer active elastic metamaterial with tuneable and simultaneously negative mass and stiffness. Smart Materials and Structures, 23(7). View this article in WRRO
- Pope SA (2013) Double negative elastic metamaterial design through electrical-mechanical circuit analogies. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 60(7), 1467-1474.
- Pope SA, Laalej H & Daley S (2012) Performance and stability analysis of active elastic metamaterials with a tunable double negative response. Smart Materials and Structures, 21(12).
- Walker SN, Balikhin MA, Zhang TL, Gedalin ME, Pope SA, Dimmock AP & Fedorov AO (2011) Unusual nonlinear waves in the Venusian magnetosheath. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 116(1).
- Pope SA, Zhang TL, Balikhin MA, Delva M, Hvizdos L, Kudela K & Dimmock AP (2011) Exploring planetary magnetic environments using magnetically unclean spacecraft: A systems approach to VEX MAG data analysis. Annales Geophysicae, 29(4), 639-647.
- Pope SA & Daley S (2010) Viscoelastic locally resonant double negative metamaterials with controllable effective density and elasticity. Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics, 374(41), 4250-4255.
- Pope SA, Balikhin MA, Zhang TL, Fedorov AO, Gedalin M & Barabash S (2009) Giant vortices lead to ion escape from Venus and re-distribution of plasma in the ionosphere. Geophysical Research Letters, 36(7).
- Zhang TL, Pope S, Balikhin M, Russell CT, Jian LK, Volwerk M, Delva M, Baumjohann W, Wang C, Cao JB , Gedalin M et al (2008) Venus Express observations of an atypically distant bow shock during the passage of an interplanetary coronal mass ejection. Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets, 113(9).
- Delva M, Zhang TL, Volwerk M, Vörös Z & Pope SA (2008) Proton cyclotron waves in the solar wind at Venus. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113(E9).
- Zhang TL, Delva M, Baumjohann W, Volwerk M, Russell CT, Barabash S, Balikhin M, Pope S, Glassmeier KH, Kudela K , Wang C et al (2008) Initial Venus Express magnetic field observations of the Venus bow shock location at solar minimum. Planetary and Space Science, 56(6), 785-789.
- Zhang TL, Delva M, Baumjohann W, Volwerk M, Russell CT, Barabash S, Balikhin M, Pope S, Glassmeier KH, Wang C & Kudela K (2008) Initial Venus Express magnetic field observations of the magnetic barrier at solar minimum. Planetary and Space Science, 56(6), 790-795.
- Balikhin MA, Zhang TL, Gedalin M, Ganushkina NY & Pope SA (2008) Venus express observes a new type of shock with pure kinematic relaxation. Geophysical Research Letters, 35(1).
- Zhang TL, Delva M, Baumjohann W, Auster HU, Carr C, Russell CT, Barabash S, Balikhin M, Kudela K, Berghofer G , Biernat HK et al (2007) Little or no solar wind enters Venus' atmosphere at solar minimum. Nature, 450(7170), 654-656.