Support of the President of the Russian Federation–to young researchers of ETU “LETI”

Support of the President of the Russian Federation–to young researchers of ETU “LETI”

Alexander Kukaev, assistant professor of the Laser Measurement Technology Department at ETU “LETI” is the winner of the Russian Presidential Grant.

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The project submitted to the competition by Alexander S. Kukaev and the team of the Laser Measurement Technology Department was titled as “Design and research of surface acoustic wave sensors fabricated using laser ablation method”.

Alexander S. Kukaev, assistant professor of the Laser Measurement Technology Department at ETU “LETI”, candidate of engineering sciences, is the winner of the 2018 Presidential Grant for Young Researchers (Engineering and Technology). Unique sensors are being developed by Alexander to measure angular velocity on surface acoustic waves. Such sensors have high vibrational and shock resistence, are small in size and inexpensive in production.

“These are the first angular velocity sensors based on surface acoustic waves. Due to the absence of elastic suspensions, we managed to achieve high shock resistance. Our proposal was to use the laser ablation method to remove material from the surface of the chip which could cut the cost of producing small series of product and shorten the production time of sensors themselves.”

Alexander S. Kukaev, assistant professor of the Laser Measurement Technology Department

The sensors can be used within navigation and orientation systems for civil and military mobile objects such as unmanned aerial and swimming devices, various robots and so on. The research group is planning to develop new topologies and types of packaging for the sensors, implement wireless and passive operation modes to transmit data over a radio channel without using batteries.  стоячихповерхностных

The prize of 1,2 million rubles will be spent on research, conference participation, publication activity and salaries. The research papers on the topic are published in SPIE Photonics Europe (Strasbourg, France).

Accelerometers, gyroscopes and sensors based on surface acoustic waves have been researched at the Laser Measurement Technology Department for more than ten years. The research was first conducted in 2013 under the supervision of Dmitry P. Lukyanov, distinguished professor of ETU “LETI”.

Alexander M. Boronahin, Dean of the Information Measurement and Biotechnical Systems School won the presidential grant intended to support major research groups in Russia (“Creation of a theoretical and methodological basis of high-precision measurement and control systems for technical system diagnostics”).