Loyd Hook - Faculty & Adjuncts

Loyd Hook, PhD

Loyd Hook, PhD
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Electrical and Computer Engineering
918-631-3272 Rayzor Hall Room 1130

Education

PhD – University of Oklahoma MS – University of Oklahoma BS – University of Arkansas

Bio

For the past 15 years I have dedicated myself to advance a vision for safer, more available, and more capable aircraft through increased autonomy. My experience in the field began at NASA Dryden working with the US Air Force (USAF) on the first full version of the F-16 Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto GCAS), currently the highest level of autonomy on any production aircraft. Auto GCAS went on to win multiple awards, including the prestigious Collier Trophy, and save many lives and USAF F-16's. The development of Auto GCAS continued as we transitioned the technology to a diverse range of aircraft, including small unmanned and general aviation. From there, I expanded into autonomous recovery controllers for emergency landing, geo-fencing, and aircraft navigation. More recently, I have focused on higher level aspects of advancing autonomy, with major emphasis on regulation, acceptance, and the run-time assurance approach. Aircraft autonomy is my passion and I believe these systems hold the key to a revolution in personal transportation as the skies are opened up to the masses.

Research Interests

Autonomous Vehicle Systems
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Run-Time Assurance Architectures
Vision-based Position and Control Systems
Nanoelectronics

Teaching Interests

Embedded Systems
Robotics
Autonomous Aircraft Control Systems
Aircraft Modeling and Simulation
Electric Circuits

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Miraglia , G., and L. Hook. Geometric Verification of Vector Fields for Autonomous Aircraft Navigation. 2021.
  • Miraglia , G., and L. Hook. Discrete Vector Fields for 2-D Navigation under Minimum Turning Radius Constraints. 2020.
  • Hook, Loyd, and Samuel Lee. “19 LINA-QCA.” Nanoelectronic Device Applications Handbook (2013): 255. Print.

  • Hook, Loyd. “Theory, Design, and Simulation of LINA: A Path Forward for QCA-Type Nanoelectronics.” (2012): n. pag. Print.

  • Hook, Loyd, and Samuel Lee. “Design and Simulation of 2-D 2-Dot Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata Logic.” Nanotechnology, IEEE Transactions on 10.5 (2011): 996–1003. Print.

  • Hook , L. Design and Simulation of 2-D 2-Dot Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata Logic. 2011.
  • Hook , L., and S. Lee. A New QCA Architecture for the Future of Nano-Scale Computing. Vol. 2, Proc. Nanotech. 2010 Conf. Electron. Devices, Fabrications, MEMS, Fluidics, Computational, 2010, pp. 79–83.
  • Lee , S., and L. Hook. Logic and Computer Design in Nanospace. Vol. 57, Computers, IEEE Transactions on, 2008, pp. 965–977.
  • Hook , L. Logic and Computer Design in Nanospace. 2008.
  • Hook , L., and S. Lee. A New Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata Construct for the Future of Nano-Scale Computing.
  • Lee , S., and L. Hook. An Architecture for Designing Noise-Tolerant QCA Nanocircuits.

Conference Proceedings

  • Lee, Samuel, Loyd Hook, and Fadhil Aula. “Logic Design of Word-Level 3D, 2-Dot QCA NanoICs.” SPIE Smart Structures and Materials+ Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring. 2013. 86910F–86910F. Print.

  • Hook, Loyd, and Samuel Lee. “Lattice-Based Integrated-Signal Nanocellular Automata (LINA) for the Future of QCA-Based Nanoelectronics.” Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO), 2011 11th IEEE Conference On. 2011. 1301–1306. Print.

  • Hook, Loyd, and Samuel Lee. “Thermodynamic Comparison of Collinear Two-Dot QCA Wires with Traditional Four-Dot Designs.” SPIE Smart Structures and Materials+ Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring. 2011. 798007–798007. Print.

  • Hook , L., and S. Lee. “Quantum State Transition Diagram: A Bridge from Classical Computing to Quantum Computing”. SPIE Smart Structures and Materials+ Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, 2010, p. 76460R–76460R.
  • Lee , S., and L. Hook. “Logic Design of Nano Sequential Machines”. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2006. CCECE’06. Canadian Conference on, 2006, pp. 1682–1684.
  • Hook , L., and S. Lee. “The M-Hypercube”. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2006. CCECE’06. Canadian Conference on, 2006, pp. 70–73.
  • Lee , S., and L. Hook. “Towards the Design of a Nanocomputer”. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2006. CCECE’06. Canadian Conference on, 2006, pp. 74–77.

Book Chapters

  • Hook , L. LINA-QCA Theory, Design, and Viable Implementation Strategies. 2017.

Research Reports

  • Idicula , J., and L. Hook. Where to Land: A Reachability Based Forced Landing Algorithm for Aircraft Engine Out Scenarios. 2015.
  • Hook , L. Initial Designs for an Forced Landing Location Determination System for Air Vehicles. 2014.

Other

  • Hook , L. Sequential Logic Design in Nanospace. University of Oklahoma, 2006.

Courses Taught

  • Robotics
  • Research & Thesis
  • Research and Dissertation
  • Independent Study
  • Research and Thesis
  • Aircraft Systems, Simulation and Control