Projects

Digital reconstruction of ancient Indian engineering via machine learning

Jointly with Bharath Shekar and Vivek Natarajan

  • Funding agency: DST

  • Duration: 2019-2022

Optimal control via discrete mechanics for reusable launch vehicles

Jointly with Ravi Banavar and U. P. Rajeev (at VSSC Trivandrum)

  • Funding agency: ISRO

  • Duration: 2018-2021

Spacecraft orientation manoeuvres under state-action constraints: Phase II

Jointly with Ravi Banavar and Harish Joglekar (at ISAC Bangalore)

  • Funding agency: ISRO

  • Duration: 2017-19

Objective

Development of algorithms for generation of optimal state-action trajectories for finite-time ballistic and servomechanism controllability problems under state-action-frequency constraints.

Selected publications

Spacecraft orientation manoeuvres under state-action constraints: Phase I

Jointly with Ravi Banavar and Harish Joglekar (at ISAC Bangalore)

  • Funding agency: ISRO

  • Duration: 2014-17

Objective

Development of algorithms for generation of optimal state-action trajectories for finite-time attitude maneouvres of spacecraft under state-action constraints.

Selected publications

Optimization based control over networks

  • Funding agency: IRCC, IIT Bombay

  • Duration: 2012-17

Objective

Fundamental study of performance and qualitative behaviour of optimal and optimization based control under uncertainties that are typical in networks, with special emphasis on random packet drops and denial of service.

Selected publications