Dr Patrick Harkness

  • Lecturer in Space Systems Engineering (Systems Power and Energy)

telephone: 0141 330 3233
email: Patrick.Harkness@glasgow.ac.uk

School of Engineering
James Watt Building South
Glasgow G12 8QQ


Biography

Patrick Harkness is from Stewartstown, in Northern Ireland. Patrick obtained a MEng degree in Aeronautical Engineering from The Queen’s University of Belfast in 2003 and a PhD in space debris mitigation from Cranfield University in 2007. He then worked with Lockheed Martin on the subject of magnetohydrodynamic flow control before taking up a postdoctoral role at the University of Glasgow, focusing on ultrasonics, in 2008. Most recently, in 2012, he became a lecturer in Space Systems Engineering.

Research Interests

Patrick's main research interest is in space deployable structures, which can include gossamer devices such as aerobrakes, solar sails and antennae, and planetary surface exploration tools such as drills, soil probes and rock-polishing equipment. Patrick also works to support the space activity at the University of Glasgow through the Space Glasgow Research Cluster, and the community in general as co-chair of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland.

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2014

Harkness, P., McRobb, M., Lützkendorf, P., Milligan, R., Feeney, A., and Clark, C. (2014) Development status of AEOLDOS - a deorbit module for small satellites. Advances in Space Research, 54 (1). pp. 82-91. ISSN 0273-1177 (doi:10.1016/j.asr.2014.03.022)

Ceriotti, M., Harkness, P., and McRobb, M. (2014) Synchronized orbits and oscillations for free altitude control. Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics . ISSN 0731-5090 (doi:10.2514/1.G000253) (Early Online Publication)

Ceriotti, M., Harkness, P., and McRobb, M. (2014) Variable-geometry solar sailing: the possibilities of the quasi-rhombic pyramid. In: Macdonald, M. (ed.) Advances in Solar Sailing. Series: Springer Praxis Books: Astronautical Engineering . Springer in association with Praxis Publishing, pp. 899-919. ISBN 9783642349065

2013

Al-Budairi, H., Lucas, M., and Harkness, P. (2013) A design approach for longitudinal–torsional ultrasonic transducers. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 198 . pp. 99-106. ISSN 0924-4247 (doi:10.1016/j.sna.2013.04.024)

Angling, M., Harkness, P., McRobb, M., Vasile, M., and Sinn, T. (2013) The wideband ionospheric sounder cubesat experiment. In: The International Beacon Satellite Symposium, 8-12 Jul 2012, London, UK.

2012

Harkness, P., and Lucas, M. (2012) A brief overview of space applications for ultrasonics. Ultrasonics, 52 (8). pp. 975-979. ISSN 0041-624X (doi:10.1016/j.ultras.2012.09.004)

Harkness, P., Lucas, M., and Cardoni, A. (2012) Coupling and degenerating modes in longitudinal–torsional step horns. Ultrasonics, 52 (8). pp. 980-988. ISSN 0041-624X (doi:10.1016/j.ultras.2012.05.002)

2011

Harkness, P., Lucas, M., and Cardoni, A. (2011) Architectures for ultrasonic planetary sample retrieval tools. Ultrasonics, 51 (8). pp. 1026-1035. ISSN 0041-624X (doi:10.1016/j.ultras.2011.06.001)

Harkness, P., Lucas, M., and Cardoni, A. (2011) Maximization of the effective impulse delivered by a high-frequency/low-frequency planetary drill tool. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, 58 (11). pp. 2387-2396. ISSN 0885-3010 (doi:10.1109/TUFFC.2011.2096)

Al-Budairi, H., Harkness, P., and Lucas, M. (2011) A strategy for delivering high torsionality in longitudinal-torsional ultrasonic devices. In: Burguete, R.L., Lucas, M., Patterson, E.A. and Quinn, S. (eds.) Advances in Experimental Mechanics VIII. Series: Applied mechanics and materials (70). Trans Tech Publications, Durnten, Switzerland, pp. 339-344. ISBN 9783037852026

Harkness, P., Mathieson, A., Murray, C., and Lucas, M. (2011) Optimization of ultrosonic horns for momentum transfer and survivability in high-frequency/low-frequency planetary drill tools. In: AIAA Space 2011 Conference, 27-29 Sep 2011 , California, CA, USA.

2010

Cardoni, A., Harkness, P., and Lucas, M. (2010) Ultrasonic rock sampling using longitudinal-torsional vibrations. Physics Procedia, 3 (1). pp. 125-134. ISSN 1875-3892 (doi:10.1016/j.phpro.2010.01.018)

Cardoni, A., Harkness, P., and Lucas, M. (2010) Ultrasonic rock sampling using longitudinal–torsional vibrations. Ultrasonics, 50 (4-5). pp. 447-452. ISSN 0041-624X (doi:10.1016/j.ultras.2009.09.036)

Harkness, P., Cardoni, A., Russell, J., and Lucas, M. (2010) Designing a hollow bolted Langevin transducer for ultrasonic coring. In: International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics, 7-9 Sep 2010, Liverpool, UK.

Harkness, P., Lucas, M., Cardoni, A., and Waugh, L. (2010) Optimization of the horn, free-mass and support architecture of an ultrasonic rock-boring system. In: AIAA Space 2010 Conference, 30 Aug - 2 Sep 2010, Anaheim, LA, USA.

2009

Harkness, P., Cardoni, A., Lucas, M., and Waugh, I. (2009) A simple, lightweight and low-reaction deployable architecture for subsurface sample retrieval. In: AIAA Space 2009 Conference and Exposition, 14-17 Sep 2009, Pasedena, USA.

Mathieson, A., Cardoni, A., Harkness, P., and Lucas, M. (2009) Characterisation of nonlinear behavour of power ultrasonic drilling horns. In: IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 20-23 Sep 2009, Rome, Italy.

Harkness, P., Cardoni, A., and Lucas, M. (2009) Ultrasonic rock drilling devices using longitudinal-torsional compound vibrations. In: IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 20-23 Sep 2009, Rome, Italy.

Harkness, P., Cardoni, A., and Lucas, M. (2009) An ultrasonic corer for planetary rock sample retrieval. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 181 (1). Art. 012048. ISSN 1742-6588 (doi:10.1088/1742-6596/181/1/012048)

Lucas, M., Cardoni, A., and Harkness, P. (2009) Ultrasonic drilling for planetary exploration. In: 8th Annual Symposium of the Ultrasonic Industry Association, 23-25 Mar 2009, Vancouver, Canada.

2008

Harkness, P., Cardoni, A., and Lucas, M. (2008) Vibration considerations in the design of an ultrasonic driller/corer for planetary rock sampling. In: Sas, P. and Bergen, B. (eds.) Proceedings Of ISMA 2008: International Conference On Noise And Vibration Engineering. ISMA, Leuven, Belgium, pp. 3477-3486. ISBN 9789073802865

2007

Roberts, P.C.E., and Harkness, P.G. (2007) Drag sail for end-of-life disposal from low earth orbit. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 44 (6). pp. 1195-1203. ISSN 0022-4650 (doi:10.2514/1.28626)

2006

Harkness, P., and Roberts, P.C.E. (2006) Optimisation of a deployable drag sail for the rapid disposal of small spacecraft from low earth orbit. In: 7th Cranfield Conference on Dynamics and Control of Systems and Structures in Space, 16-20 July 2006, Greenwich, London, UK.

Harkness, P., and Roberts, P.C.E. (2006) A drag sail for safe rapid disposal of spacecraft from LEO. In: 25th International Symposium of Space Technology and Science, 4-11 June 2006, Kanazawa, Japan.

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Number of items: 24.

Article

Harkness, P., McRobb, M., Lützkendorf, P., Milligan, R., Feeney, A., and Clark, C. (2014) Development status of AEOLDOS - a deorbit module for small satellites. Advances in Space Research, 54 (1). pp. 82-91. ISSN 0273-1177 (doi:10.1016/j.asr.2014.03.022)

Ceriotti, M., Harkness, P., and McRobb, M. (2014) Synchronized orbits and oscillations for free altitude control. Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics . ISSN 0731-5090 (doi:10.2514/1.G000253) (Early Online Publication)

Al-Budairi, H., Lucas, M., and Harkness, P. (2013) A design approach for longitudinal–torsional ultrasonic transducers. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 198 . pp. 99-106. ISSN 0924-4247 (doi:10.1016/j.sna.2013.04.024)

Harkness, P., and Lucas, M. (2012) A brief overview of space applications for ultrasonics. Ultrasonics, 52 (8). pp. 975-979. ISSN 0041-624X (doi:10.1016/j.ultras.2012.09.004)

Harkness, P., Lucas, M., and Cardoni, A. (2012) Coupling and degenerating modes in longitudinal–torsional step horns. Ultrasonics, 52 (8). pp. 980-988. ISSN 0041-624X (doi:10.1016/j.ultras.2012.05.002)

Harkness, P., Lucas, M., and Cardoni, A. (2011) Architectures for ultrasonic planetary sample retrieval tools. Ultrasonics, 51 (8). pp. 1026-1035. ISSN 0041-624X (doi:10.1016/j.ultras.2011.06.001)

Harkness, P., Lucas, M., and Cardoni, A. (2011) Maximization of the effective impulse delivered by a high-frequency/low-frequency planetary drill tool. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, 58 (11). pp. 2387-2396. ISSN 0885-3010 (doi:10.1109/TUFFC.2011.2096)

Cardoni, A., Harkness, P., and Lucas, M. (2010) Ultrasonic rock sampling using longitudinal-torsional vibrations. Physics Procedia, 3 (1). pp. 125-134. ISSN 1875-3892 (doi:10.1016/j.phpro.2010.01.018)

Cardoni, A., Harkness, P., and Lucas, M. (2010) Ultrasonic rock sampling using longitudinal–torsional vibrations. Ultrasonics, 50 (4-5). pp. 447-452. ISSN 0041-624X (doi:10.1016/j.ultras.2009.09.036)

Harkness, P., Cardoni, A., and Lucas, M. (2009) An ultrasonic corer for planetary rock sample retrieval. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 181 (1). Art. 012048. ISSN 1742-6588 (doi:10.1088/1742-6596/181/1/012048)

Roberts, P.C.E., and Harkness, P.G. (2007) Drag sail for end-of-life disposal from low earth orbit. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 44 (6). pp. 1195-1203. ISSN 0022-4650 (doi:10.2514/1.28626)

Book Section

Ceriotti, M., Harkness, P., and McRobb, M. (2014) Variable-geometry solar sailing: the possibilities of the quasi-rhombic pyramid. In: Macdonald, M. (ed.) Advances in Solar Sailing. Series: Springer Praxis Books: Astronautical Engineering . Springer in association with Praxis Publishing, pp. 899-919. ISBN 9783642349065

Al-Budairi, H., Harkness, P., and Lucas, M. (2011) A strategy for delivering high torsionality in longitudinal-torsional ultrasonic devices. In: Burguete, R.L., Lucas, M., Patterson, E.A. and Quinn, S. (eds.) Advances in Experimental Mechanics VIII. Series: Applied mechanics and materials (70). Trans Tech Publications, Durnten, Switzerland, pp. 339-344. ISBN 9783037852026

Harkness, P., Cardoni, A., and Lucas, M. (2008) Vibration considerations in the design of an ultrasonic driller/corer for planetary rock sampling. In: Sas, P. and Bergen, B. (eds.) Proceedings Of ISMA 2008: International Conference On Noise And Vibration Engineering. ISMA, Leuven, Belgium, pp. 3477-3486. ISBN 9789073802865

Conference Proceedings

Angling, M., Harkness, P., McRobb, M., Vasile, M., and Sinn, T. (2013) The wideband ionospheric sounder cubesat experiment. In: The International Beacon Satellite Symposium, 8-12 Jul 2012, London, UK.

Harkness, P., Mathieson, A., Murray, C., and Lucas, M. (2011) Optimization of ultrosonic horns for momentum transfer and survivability in high-frequency/low-frequency planetary drill tools. In: AIAA Space 2011 Conference, 27-29 Sep 2011 , California, CA, USA.

Harkness, P., Cardoni, A., Russell, J., and Lucas, M. (2010) Designing a hollow bolted Langevin transducer for ultrasonic coring. In: International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics, 7-9 Sep 2010, Liverpool, UK.

Harkness, P., Lucas, M., Cardoni, A., and Waugh, L. (2010) Optimization of the horn, free-mass and support architecture of an ultrasonic rock-boring system. In: AIAA Space 2010 Conference, 30 Aug - 2 Sep 2010, Anaheim, LA, USA.

Harkness, P., Cardoni, A., Lucas, M., and Waugh, I. (2009) A simple, lightweight and low-reaction deployable architecture for subsurface sample retrieval. In: AIAA Space 2009 Conference and Exposition, 14-17 Sep 2009, Pasedena, USA.

Mathieson, A., Cardoni, A., Harkness, P., and Lucas, M. (2009) Characterisation of nonlinear behavour of power ultrasonic drilling horns. In: IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 20-23 Sep 2009, Rome, Italy.

Harkness, P., Cardoni, A., and Lucas, M. (2009) Ultrasonic rock drilling devices using longitudinal-torsional compound vibrations. In: IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 20-23 Sep 2009, Rome, Italy.

Lucas, M., Cardoni, A., and Harkness, P. (2009) Ultrasonic drilling for planetary exploration. In: 8th Annual Symposium of the Ultrasonic Industry Association, 23-25 Mar 2009, Vancouver, Canada.

Harkness, P., and Roberts, P.C.E. (2006) Optimisation of a deployable drag sail for the rapid disposal of small spacecraft from low earth orbit. In: 7th Cranfield Conference on Dynamics and Control of Systems and Structures in Space, 16-20 July 2006, Greenwich, London, UK.

Harkness, P., and Roberts, P.C.E. (2006) A drag sail for safe rapid disposal of spacecraft from LEO. In: 25th International Symposium of Space Technology and Science, 4-11 June 2006, Kanazawa, Japan.

This list was generated on Tue Sep 30 21:17:49 2014 BST.

First Step Award – Deployable Drag Sail (PI)
University of Glasgow, Clyde Space Ltd., Sept. 2010, £5k


Knowledge Transfer Award – Ultrasonic Tools for Deep Planetary Exploration (CoI)
University of Glasgow, Magna Parva Ltd., Feb. 2011, £70k


Feasibility Study for Innovation in Space – Low-Cost ... Deorbit System for Small Spacecraft (PI)
Technology Strategy Board, Feb. 2011, £24k (University of Glasgow component £12k)


Research Contract – Use of Ultrasonics in Metal Forming (CoI)
Magna Parva Ltd., Crown Industries, Feb. 2011, £10k


SPARK Award – Titanium Composite Core Drill Cutting Face (PI)
University of Glasgow, Tisics Ltd., Aug. 2011, £5k


Summer Science Exhibition – Mars’ Mission to Earth (CoI)
Royal Society, Science and Technology Facilities Council, March 2012, £7k


Outreach Grant – The Solar System Rocks (CoI)
Science and Technology Facilities Council, March 2012, £3k


NSTP Design Study  –  Wideband Ionospheric Sounder CubeSat Experiment (PI)
UK Space Agency, March 2012, £25k (University of Glasgow component £8k)


EPSRC ISG – Advanced Deorbit Technology Demonstrator (PI)
University of Glasgow, March 2012, £50k


Knowledge Transfer Award – Advanced Deorbit Technology Demonstrator (PI)
University of Glasgow, July 2012, £5k


Industrial Secondment Scheme – AEOLDOS/Clyde Space (PI)
Royal Academy of Engineering, November 2012, £16k (paused)


NSTP Design Study follow-on  –  Wideband Ionospheric Sounder CubeSat Experiment II (PI)
DSTL/UK Space Agency, November 2012, £30k


Industry Exchange for Early Career Researchers – AEOLDOS/Clyde Space (PI)
GRPE, February 2013, £23k


Aurora – Atmosphere-crust coupling and carbon sequestration on the young Mars (CoI)
UK Space Agency, July 2013, £115k


FP7 Space  – Ultrasonic Planetary Core Drill (PI)
European Commission, December 2013, £1.83m (University of Glasgow component £740k)
 

Mr David Firstbrook

Subsurface Burrowing Tools for Planetary Exploration

 

Ms Adrienne Macartney (Co-supervisor)

Atmosphere-crust coupling and carbon sequestration on the young Mars

Dynamics 3

Patrick's material on this course examines the behaviour of free and forced vibrating systems, considering the effects of friction, damping and resonance.

 

Vibration 4

Patrick's work on this course focusses on the practicalities of vibration analysis, especially hardware and signal processing.

 

Space Systems 2

This course provides an introduction to key spacecraft subsystems, as well as the space environment and space law.