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Hasmawati Antong

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PhD Research Student

Hasmawati Antong is currently a PhD student in the School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering under the Control Systems Research Group. She started her PhD programme in April 2013. Her supervisors are Dr. Roger Dixon and Dr. Christopher Ward.

She is currently doing research in the area of fault tolerant actuation system particularly in the modelling, designing and testing of a high redundancy actuator (HRA) based on electromechanical actuation technology. Her work will also cover the design and implementation of a passive and active fault tolerant control method to control the HRA as well as the design of health monitoring algorithm for maintenance purposes.

Prior to moving to Loughborough University, Hasma received her Master Degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan in Mechano-micro Engineering, focusing on the design, fabrication and testing of a multi-layer electromagnetic actuator. She is also a lecturer in International Islamic University Malaysia, Department of Mechatronics Engineering since 2006.

Hasma is originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She graduated for a BEng degree in Mechatronics Engineering in International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), graduating in June 2006. Upon graduation, she took a position as a service engineer at Hyundai-Sime Darby Motor.

She returned to the Department of Mechatronics Engineering, IIUM in November 2006 to take a role as assistant lecturer. In April 2007, she went to Tokyo Institute of Technology (TiTech) to pursue a Master Degree in Mechano-micro Engineering under the Japanese Government Scholarship (MONBUSHO). Her work in TiTech involved the design, fabrication and testing of a multi-layer electromagnetic actuator in nano-scale. The aim of the research is to realize a multi-layer electromagnetic actuator without using a permanent magnet. She graduated from TiTech in April 2010 and returned to IIUM to work as a lecturer teaching Mechatronics Workshop, Instrumentation and Measurement and, Instrumentation and Control.

In March 2013, she came to Loughborough University and started her PhD in School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering. Her work covers the area of fault tolerant actuation system, focusing on the modelling, design and testing of a high redundancy actuator using electromechanical actuation elements with fault tolerant control and health monitoring algorithm.

Modelling, simulation and testing of high redundancy actuator for fault tolerant: This project aim is to demonstrate the concept of high redundancy actuator for fault tolerant using 12 actuation elements arranged in 3-by-4 series-in-parallel configuration. The combination of series and parallel configuration improves the capability of the actuation system in terms of force and travel. Fault tolerant control is designed to control the high redundancy actuator and condition/health monitoring algorithm is designed for maintenance purpose.