Publications

Journal Papers

  1. Bilton, A. M., and Kelley, L. C., “Design of Power Systems for Reverse Osmosis Desalination in Remote Communities,” Desalination and Water Treatment, 2014.
  2. Bilton, A.M., and Dubowsky, S., “A Computer Architecture for the Automatic Design of Modular Systems with Application to Photovoltaic Reverse Osmosis,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol 136, No. 10, 2014.
  3. Bilton, A.M., Lee, S.J., and Dubowsky, S., “The Kinematic Control of Hyper-Redundant Binary Actuated Compliant Systems with Application to Solar Mirrors with Experimental Validation,” submitted to the ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 2013.
  4. Siddiqui, M.U., Arif, A.F.M., Bilton, A.M., Dubowsky, S., and Elshafei, M. “An Improved Electric Circuit Model for Photovoltaic Modules based on Sensitivity Analysis,” Solar Energy, Vol. 90, pp. 29-42, April 2013.
  5. Bilton, A.M., and Dubowsky, S., “The Modular Design of Photovoltaic Reverse Osmosis Systems – Making Technology Accessible to Non-Experts,” Desalination and Water Treatment, Vol. 51, pp. 702-712, July 2012.
  6. Bilton, A. M., Wiesman, R., Arif, A. F. M., Zubair, S. M., and Dubowsky, S., “On the Feasibility of Community-Scale Photovoltaic Powered Reverse Osmosis Systems for Remote Locations.”Renewable Energy, Vol. 36, No. 12, pp. 3246-3256, December 2011.
  7. Bilton, A. M., Kelley, L. C., and Dubowsky, S., “Photovoltaic Reverse Osmosis – Feasibility and a Pathway to Develop Technology,” Desalination and Water Treatment, Vol. 31, pp. 24-36, July 2011.
  8. Bilton, A., Ishijima, Y., Lichter, L., and Dubowsky, S. “A Sensor Architecture for the Robotic Control of Large Flexible Space Structures.” The Journal of Field Robotics, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 287-310, April 2007.

Conference Papers

  1. Mahmoud, A., Quang, T.N., Pavlov, E., Bilton, A., “Development of a Solar Updraft Aeration System for Pond Aquaculture in Resource-Constrained Environments,” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference 2015, October 8-11, 2015, Seattle, WA, USA.
  2. Bilton, A. M., and Dubowsky, S., “Modular Design of Community-Scale Photovoltaic Reverse Osmosis Systems under Uncertainty,” ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences 2014, August 17-20, 2014, Buffalo, NY, USA.
  3. Bilton, A. M., and L. C. Kelley, “Design of Power Systems for Reverse Osmosis Desalination in Remote Communities,” Desalination for Energy and the Environment, May 11-15, 2014, Limassol, Cyprus.
  4. Latin, M., Nagar, Y., Aharonson, V. Bilton, A. M., Dubowsky, S., Dolittle, J., and Alon, Y. O. “Development and Evaluation of a Robotic System to Enhance Mobility of Patients with Parkinson’s Disease,” Proceedings of the Israeli Conference on Robotics, November 19-20, 2013, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  5. Reed, E. A., Bilton, A. M., and Dubowsky, S., “Controllable Energy Recovery for a Smart PVRO System,” Proceedings of the IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics 2013, July 9-12, 2013, Wollongong, Australia.
  6. Meng, L., Bilton, A. M., You, Z., and Dubowsky, S., “Adaptive Heliostat Solar Arrays using Shape-Optimized Compliant Mirrors,” Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2012, August 12-15, 2012, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  7. Bilton, A.M., and Dubowsky, S., “Inverse Kinematics for the Control of Hyper-Redundant Binary Mechanisms with Application to Solar Concentrator Mirrors,” Proceedings of the International Symposium on Advances in Robot Kinematics 2012, June 24-28, 2012, Innsbruck, Austria.
  8. Bilton, A.M., and Dubowsky, S., “The Modular Design of Photovoltaic Reverse Osmosis Systems – Making Technology Accessible to Non-Experts,” Proceedings of the Conference on Desalination and the Environment 2012, April 23-26, 2012, Barcelona, Spain.
  9. Kelley, L. C., Bilton, A. M., and Dubowsky, S., “Enhancing the Performance of Photovoltaic Powered Reverse Osmosis Desalination Systems by Active Thermal Management,” Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 11-17, 2011, Denver, Colorado, USA.
  10. Bilton, A. M., Kelley, L. C., and Mazzini, F., “Design Optimization of Sustainable Off-Grid Power Systems for the Developing World,” Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Energy Sustainability Conference, August 7-10, 2011, Washington, DC, USA.
  11. Bilton, A. M., Kelley, L. C., and Dubowsky, S., “Photovoltaic Reverse Osmosis – Feasibility and a Pathway to Develop Technology,” Proceedings of EuroMed 2010, Desalination for Clean Water and Energy, October 3-7, 2010, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  12. Lee, S. J., Bilton, A. M., and Dubowsky, S., “On the Kinematics of Solar Mirrors Using Massively Parallel Binary Actuation,” Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE, August 15-18, 2010, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Book Chapters

  1. Lienhard, J. H., Antar, M. A., Bilton, A. M., Blanco, J., Zaragoza, G., “Solar Desalination,” in Annual Review of Heat Transfer, Vol. 15, New York: Begell House Inc., 2012.

Patents

  1. Dubowsky, S., Bilton, A. M., and Lee, S. J., “System for Discretely Actuated Solar Mirrors,” US Patent Application Number 12/839479, July 20, 2010.
  2. Dubowsky, S., Bilton, A. M., and Kelley, L. C., “Photovoltaic Reverse Osmosis System with Thermal Management,” US Patent Application Number 13/032896, February 23, 2011.