Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Department
Prescott College of Engineering
Prescott campus

Areas of Expertise

System theory, Robot dynamics and control, Application of unit-quaternions to problems in kinematics, dynamics, and control.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, University of North Carolina System : Charlotte

  • AE 325: Experimental Space Sys Engr
  • AE 326: Experimental Space Sys Eng Lab
  • EGR 101: Intro to Engineering
  • ME 302: Introduction to Robotics I

AE325 - Experimental Space System Engineering

AE326 - Experimental Space Systems Engineering Laboratory

CEC222 - Digital Circuit Laboratory

ECGR3111 - Signals and Systems (UNCC)

EE328 - Feedback Control Systems (USA)

EE372 - Introduction to Communication Systems (USA)

EE526 - Introduction to Robotics (USA)

EGR101 - Introduction to Engineering

ME302 - Introduction to Robotics I

ME404 - Mechatronics

ME404L - Mechatronics Laboratory

ME406 - Robotics II

ME407 - Preliminary Design of Robotic Systems

ME420 - Detailed Design of Robotic Systems

ME495 - Identification and Control of Sampled Data Systems

UNIV101 - College Success



D.R. Isenberg, J.K, Weisshaupt, B.M. Rookaird, J.M. Smith, B.H. Winterling, “Identifying the Thermal
Parameters and Controlling the Temperature of High-Altitude Balloon Payloads”, Proceedings: 3rd Annual
Academic High-Altitude Conference
, Nashville, TN, 2012, pp. 1-14

D.R. Isenberg, “On the Error-Quaternion,Quaternion-Difference, and Control Effort of Quaternion Based
Attitude Control Laws”, Proceedings: 22nd International Conference on Systems Engineering, Coventry,
England, 2012, pp. 100-105

D.R. Isenberg, J. Crabtree, “Analysis of Post-Balloon Burst Gondola Collisions”, Proceedings: AIAA Balloon
Systems Technology Conference
, Dayton Beach, FL, 2013

J. Meduvsky, M. Howeth, C. Katan, D.R. Isenberg, “Validation Results of Pressure Independent First-Order
Thermal Models of High-Altitude Balloon Gondolas”, Proceedings: 4th Annual Academic High-Altitude
Conference
, Upland, IN., 2013

Y.H. Amengonu, Y.P. Kakad, D.R. Isenberg, “The Control Moment Gyroscope Inverted Pendulum”, Advances
in Systems Science
, Vol. 240, 2014, pp. 109-118

A. Jain, D.R. Isenberg, “A Low-Cost Attitude Determination System using Multiple Sensors for High-Altitude
Balloon Flights”, Proceedings: 5th Annual Academic High-Altitude Conference, Grand Forks, ND, 2014

D.R. Isenberg, “Sensorless Force Estimation for a Two-LinkManipulator Based Upon Linear Dynamics ”,
Progress in Systems Engineering: Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Systems Engineering,
Las Vegas, NV, 2015, pp. 315-322

D.R. Isenberg, “Target Rendezvous with a Space Robot using Relative Position and Attitude Measurements”,
Proceedings: IEEE SoutheastCon, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2015

N. Muraleedharan, D.R. Isenberg, I. Gentilini, “Recreating Planar Free-Floating Environment on Earth via
Force-Feedback Control”, Proceedings: IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, 2016

D.R. Isenberg, “Control of Systems with Pfaffian Constraints: Motivation for Kane's Formulation”,
Proceedings: IEEE SoutheastCon, Norfolk, VA, 2016

N. Muraleedharan, D. Cohen, D.R. Isenberg, “Omnidirectional Locomotion Control of a Pendulum Driven
Spherical Robot”, Proceedings: IEEE SoutheastCon, Norfolk, VA, 2016

D.R. Isenberg, “A Potential Field Inspired Approach to Attitude Motion Planning with Unit-Quaternions”,
Proceedings: IEEE SoutheastCon, Charlotte, NC, 2017

D.R. Isenberg, “A Task Space Control Law for Free-Floating Space Robots”, Proceedings: International
Conference on Systems Engineering
, Las Vegas, NV, 2017


Instrumentation and Controls Engineer I, Areva NP, Charlotte, NC, 2006

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2010-2011

Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2011-2016

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of South Alabama, 2016-2017

 Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2017-present


IEEE - Member