Carnegie Mellon University

Abe Ishihara

Abe Ishihara

Senior Scientist, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Address
Carnegie Mellon University
Silicon Valley
Building 23 (MS-202-3)
Moffett Field, CA 94035

Bio

Abraham K. Ishihara received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University.

Education

  • Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University
  • M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Minor: Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Research

Ishihara's work is focused on modeling and analysis of photovoltaic systems, certification of adaptive control for manned and unmanned aircraft, stochastic methods for neural network control, asymptotic approximation methods for controller design and stability analysis.

Projects

Current Projects

  • Intelligent Resilient Aircraft Control (NASA)
  • Intelligent Diagnostics for Revenue Critical Photovoltaic Arrays: A Data-Driven Approach

Past Projects

Publications

A.K. Ishihara and Ben-Menahem. Asymptotic analysis of the two-diode photovoltaic model. IASTED Power and Energy Systems and Applications, 2011.

D. Liddell, Y. Yeh, R. Getsla, K. Young, C. Yeh, J. Dolan, D. Nguyen, Ben-Menahem S., S. Yang, and, A. Ishihara. A testing and evaluation framework for photovoltaic arrays under degradation. IASTED Power and Energy Systems and Applications, 2011.

D. Nguyen, J. Dolan, A.K. Ishihara, and S. Ben-Menahem. A finite element method formulation for non-uniform heating of photovoltaic modules with associated validation metrics. IASTED Power and Energy Systems and Applications, 2011.

Ben-Menahem and A.K. Ishihara. Photovoltaic hot-spot automated diagnostics from partial noisy sensor data: A physics based approach using splines and stochastics. IASTED Power and Energy Systems and Applications, 2011.

J. Dolan, S. Ben-Menahem, and A.K. Ishihara. Lumped-parameter least squares estimation of thermal constants for partially-shaded photovoltaic (pv) modules. IASTED Power and Energy Systems and Applications, 2011.

J.A. Dolan, R. Lee, Yoo-Hsiu Yeh, Chiping Yeh, D.Y. Nguyen, S. Ben-Menahem, and A.K. Ishihara. Neural network estimation of photovoltaic IV curves under partially shaded conditions. In Neural Networks (IJCNN), The 2011 International Joint Conference on, pages 1358 –1365, 31 2011-aug. 5 2011.