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ANIMESH CHAKRAVARTHY

Animesh Chakravarthy

 

Animesh Chakravarthy

Education:

Ph.D in Aeronautics & Astronautics Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007.

M.E in Aerospace Engineering,                               Indian Institute of Science.

B.E. in Mechanical Engineering,                       Bangalore University, India. 

 

 

Funded Research Projects:

(PI) CAREER: Generalizations in Obstacle Avoidance Theory (2014-19), Funded by NSF CAREER

(PI) Active Wing Shaping Control of Morphing Aircraft (2015-18), Funded by NASA.

(PI at WSU, Co-PI in overall grant) Learning Algorithms for Preserving Safe Flight Envelope under Adverse Aircraft Conditions (2015-18), Funded by NASA.

(Co-PI) CPS Synergy: Collaborative Research: Towards Effective and Efficient Sensing Motion Co-Design of Swarming Cyberphysical Systems (2015-17), Funded by NSF

(PI) Active Wing Shaping Control of Morphing Aircraft (2013-14), Funded by NASA EPSCoR

(PI) Time-Varying Dynamics of Morphing Aircraft (2013), Funded by NASA EPSCoR

(PI) Fly-by-Wire and Fly-by-Light Control Systems for Rotorcraft (2012), Funded by FAA.

(PI) Dynamics Problems for Agile Micro-Autonomous Aerial Systems (2010-2011), Funded by US Department of Air Force.    

(PI) Control Problems for Agile Micro-Autonomous Aerial Systems (2009), Funded by US Department of Air Force.

(Co-PI) Mechanics and Control Models of Aeroelastic wings for Biologically Inspired Nano and Micro Air Vehicles (2009), Funded by US Department of Air Force.

(Co-PI) Experimental Flight Dynamics of Insects and Biologically Inspired Vehicles (2008), Funded by US Department of Air Force.

Distinctions:

NSF CAREER Awardee, 2014

Dwane and Velma Wallace Excellence in Research Award, 2015

WSU Excellence in Research Award, 2015

WSU Young Faculty Scholar Award, 2016

WSU Excellence in Teaching Award, 2015

Dwane and Velma Wallace Excellence in Teaching Award, 2014

AFRL Summer Faculty Fellow, 2014

Excellent Reviewer of the Year, 2016, Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics

Graduate Students:

Meysam Ghanavati (Ph.D student in EECS)

Vishwamithra Sunkara (Ph.D student in EECS)

Alok Menon (Ph.D student in AE)

Wilfred Nobleheart (Ph.D in AE, Graduated in Summer 2015, working at Nobleheart Products LLC)

Kyle Tholen (M.S in AE, Graduated in Spring 2014, working at Textron Aviation)

Peng Wang (M.S in AE, Graduated in Fall 2016, working at KASA Companies Inc)

Dipendra Khatiwada (M.S in EECS, Graduated in Spring 2016, working at LS Industries)

Zhuo Yan (M.S in AE, Graduated in Spring 2016)

Gayanath Aponso (M.S in AE, Graduated in Summer 2013, working at Bombardier)

Vishwamithra Sunkara (M.S in EECS, Graduated in Summer 2013, worked at AT&T for a while and then returned as a Ph.D student)

Gangadhar Vuppuluri (M.S in EECS, Graduated in Fall 2014, working at Rockwell Automation)

Journal Publications:

J1) A. Chakravarthy, K.Y. Song, and E. Feron, “Preventing automotive pile-up crashes in mixed communication environments”, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 10, Issue 2, June 2009, pp. 211-225.

J2) A. Chakravarthy, G. Deodhare, V. Patel and A. Saraf, “Design of Notch Filters for Structural Responses with Multi-Axis Coupling”, Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 22, No. 2, March 1999, pp. 349-357.

J3) A. Chakravarthy, D. Ghose, “Obstacle Avoidance in a Dynamic Environment: A Collision Cone Approach”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man. and Cybernetics, Vol. 28, Issue 5, Sept. 1998, pp. 562-574.

J4) A. Chakravarthy, D. Ghose, “Capturability of Realistic Generalized True Proportional Navigation”, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 32, Issue 1, Jan. 1996, pp. 407-418.

J5) A. Chakravarthy and D. Ghose, “Collision cones for Quadric Surfaces”, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol. 27, Issue 6, Dec. 2011, pp. 1159-1166.

J6) A. Chakravarthy, D. T. Grant and R. Lind, “Time-Varying Dynamics of a Micro Air Vehicle with Variable Sweep Morphing”, Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 35, No. 3, May-June 2012.

J7) A. Chakravarthy and D. Ghose, “Generalization of the Collision Cone Approach to Motion Safety in 3-D Environments”, Journal of Autonomous Robots, Special Issue on “Guarantees on Motion Safety for Robots”, Vol. 32, No. 3, April 2012, pp. 243-266.

J8) A. Paranjape, S.J. Chung, H. H. Hilton and A. Chakravarthy, “Dynamics and Performance of a Tailless MAV with Flexible Articulated Wings”, AIAA Journal, Vol. 50, No. 5, May 2012, pp. 1177-1188.

J9) V. Sunkara, W. Nobleheart and A. Chakravarthy, "Performance Metrics for Tiltrotor Flight Dynamics during the Transition Regime", Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 37, No. 6, November-December 2014, pp. 2039-2044.

J10) A. Chakravarthy, K.A. Evans, L.M. Kuhn and J.B. Walters, "Frequency and Time Domain Analysis of an Aeroelastic Wing Multiple Component Structure", Journal of Numerical Functional Analysis and Optimization, Vol. 36, No. 9, September 2015, pp. 1122-1152.

J11) A. Chakravarthy and D. Ghose, "Guidance for Precision 3-Dimensional Maneuvers through Orifices using Safe-Passage Cones", Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 39, No. 6, June 2016, pp. 1325-1341.

J12) A. Menon, M. Rafi, G. Schirmer, T. Tran, J. Whitford, N. Yodo, Y. Kostogorova-Beller, J. Steck, A. Chakravarthy, K. Raju, “Measurement of Wing Deflections in Flexible Aircraft using the SansEC Smart Sensor”, accepted in the IEEE Aerospace and Electronics System Magazine, to appear.

J13) M. Ghanavati and A. Chakravarthy, "Demand-side Energy Management by use of a Design-then-Approximate Controller for Aggregated Thermostatic Loads", IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 2017, early access available on IEEE Xplore.

J14) M. Ghanavati, A. Chakravarthy, P.M. Menon, "Analysis of Automotive Cyber-Attacks on Highways using Partial Differential Equations", accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems.

Refereed Book Chapters:

BC1) A. Chakravarthy, K.Y. Song, J. Peraire and E. Feron, “Study of mobile mixed sensing networks in an automotive context”, book chapter in “Sensors: Theory, Algorithms and Applications”, Springer Optimization and its Applications 61, edited by V. Boginski, C. Commander, P. Pardalos, Y. Ye, Springer, 2011. 


BC2) D.T. Grant, S. Sorley, A. Chakravarthy and R. Lind, “Flight Dynamics of Morphing Aircraft”, book chapter in “Morphing Vehicles and Structures Aerospace and Structures”, edited by J. Valasek, John Wiley & Sons, 2012.  This book was also published as Vol. 240, Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics Series, AIAA. 

 

Refereed Conference Proceedings:

C1) A. Chakravarthy, K.Y. Song and E. Feron, “A GPS-based slowdown warning system for automotive safety”, Proceedings of the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Parma, Italy, June 14-17, 2004, pp. 489-494. 

C2) A. Chakravarthy, K.Y. Song, and E. Feron, “A slowdown warning system for automobiles”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems Man and Cybernetics, October 10-13, 2004, The Hague, Netherlands, pp. 3962-3969. 

C3) A. Chakravarthy, K.Y. Song, and E. Feron, “Influence of a slowdown warning system on a multi-vehicle stream”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, June 8-10, 2005, Portland, OR, pp. 2134-2140.

C4) A. Chakravarthy, J. Peraire and E. Feron, “Effects of a slowdown warning system in mixed communication environments: A macroscopic study”, Proceedings of the European Control Conference, July 2007, Kos, Greece.

C5) A. Chakravarthy, G. Deodhare, V. Patel and A. Saraf, “A Systematic Method to Design Notch Filters for Structural Responses with Multi-Axis Coupling”, Proceedings of AIAA Conference on Guidance and Control, August 11-13, 1997, New Orleans, LA, Paper No. 97-3781.

C6) A. Chakravarthy and D. Ghose, “Automated collision-free aircraft guidance using the collision cone approach”, Proceedings of 2nd Asian Control Conference, Seoul, Korea, July 22-25, 1997, pp. III-35:III-38.

C7) A. Chakravarthy, R.Albertani, N. Gans and J. Evers, “Experimental Kinematics and Dynamics of Butterflies in Natural Flight”, Proceedings of 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meetings, January 5-8, 2009, Orlando, FL, Paper No. AIAA 2009-873.

C8) A. Chakravarthy, D.T. Grant and R. Lind, “Time-Varying Dynamics of a Micro Air Vehicle with Variable Sweep Morphing”, Proceedings of AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, August 10-13, 2009, Chicago, Paper No. AIAA 2009-6304.

C9) D.T. Grant, A. Chakravarthy and R. Lind, “Modal interpretation of Time-Varying Eigenvectors for a Morphing Aircraft”, Proceedings of AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, August 10-13, 2009, Chicago, Paper No. AIAA 2009-5848.

C10) S. Sorley, A. Chakravarthy and R. Lind, “Data based Identification of Time-Varying Poles”, Proceedings of AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, August 10-13, 2009, Chicago, Paper No. AIAA 2009-5877.

C11) A. Chakravarthy, R. Albertani and J. Evers, “In-Flight Dynamically Adaptive
Configurations: Lessons from Live Lepidoptera”, Proceedings of 51st AIAA/ASME/AHS/ASC Structures, Dynamics and Structural Dynamics Conference, April 12-15, 2010, Orlando, FL, Paper No. AIAA 2010-2828.

C12) A. Chakravarthy, K.A Evans and J. Evers, “Sensitivities and Functional Gains for a Flexible Aircraft-Inspired Model”, invited paper in special session on Control of Distributed Parameter Systems, American Control Conference, July 2010. 

C13) A. Chakravarthy, A. Paranjape and S.J. Chung, “Control law design for Perching an Agile MAV with Articulated Wings”, invited paper in special session on Bio-Inspired Flight Mechanics and Control, AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, August 2010.

C14) A. Paranjape, A. Chakravarthy and S.J. Chung, “Performance and Stability of an Agile Tail-less MAV with Flexible Articulated Wings”, invited paper in special session on Bio-Inspired Flight Mechanics and Control, AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, August 2010.

C15) A. Chakravarthy, K.A Evans, J. Evers and L. Kuhn, “Target Tracking Strategies for a Nonlinear, Flexible Aircraft-Inspired Model”, invited paper in special session on Control of Distributed Parameter Systems,American Control Conference, July 2011.

C16) A. Chakravarthy, K.A Evans, J. Evers and L. Kuhn, “Nonlinear Controllers for Wing Morphing Trajectories of a Heave Dynamics Model”, invited paper in special session on Control of Distributed Parameter Systems, Control and Decision Conference, December 2011.

C17) W. Nobleheart, Geethalakshmi S.L, A. Chakravarthy and J. Steck, “Single Network Adaptive Critic (SNAC) Design for a Morphing Aircraft”, Proceedings of AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Minneapolis, August 2012.

C18) V. Sunkara, W. Nobleheart, A. Chakravarthy, “Time-Varying Dynamics of a Tiltrotor during Transition Phase”, Proceedings of the American Helicopter Society, Phoenix, May 2013.

C19) W. Nobleheart, Geethalakshmi S.L, A. Chakravarthy and J. Steck, “Single Network Adaptive Critic (SNAC) Design for Optimal Tracking Control of a Morphing Aircraft during a Pull-up Maneuver”, Proceedings of AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Boston, August 2013.

C20) W. Nobleheart, A. Chakravarthy and N. Nguyen, “Optimal Control Design of an Elastically Shaped Aircraft”, invited paper in special session on Adaptive, Aeroelastic Wing Shaping Control, Proceedings of AIAA SciTech, January 2014.

C21) W. Nobleheart, A. Chakravarthy and N. Nguyen, “Active Wing Shaping Control of an Elastic Aircraft”, Proceedings of American Control Conference, Portland OR, June 2014.

C22) J. B. Walters, K.A. Evans, A. Chakravarthy and L. M. Kuhn, "A Comparison of Morphing Control Strategies for a Flexible Wing Micro AIr Vehicle Model Incorporating Spatial Hysterisis Damping", invited paper in special session on Control of Distributed Parameter Systems, Control and Decision Conference, Los Angeles CA, December 2014.

C23) M. Ghanavati and A. Chakravarthy, "Demand-Side Energy Management using an Adaptive Control Strategy for Aggregate Thermostatic Loads", Proceedings of the AIAA SciTech, Orlando FL, January 2015.

C24) M. Ghanavati and A. Chakravarthy, "Demand-Side Energy Management by use of a Design-then-Approximate Controller to Aggregated Thermostatic Loads", Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Chicago, IL, 2015.

C25) V. Sunkara and A. Chakravarthy, “Collision Avoidance Laws for Objects with Arbitrary Shapes”, Proceedings of the IEEE Controls and Decision Conference, Las Vegas, NV, December 2016..

C26) V. Sunkara, Z. Ye, A. Chakravarthy and Z. Chen, “Collision Avoidance by IPMC Actuated Robotic Fish using the Collision Cone Approach", Proceedings of the IEEE Simulation Modeling and Programming of Autonomous Robots (SIMPAR), San Francisco, CA, December 2016.

C27) A. Menon, A. Chakravarthy, J. Steck, and N. Nguyen, “Decentralized Optimal Adaptive Control Architectures for the VCCTEF Aircraft”, invited paper in Special Session on Adaptive, Aeroelastic Wing Shaping, AIAA SciTech, Grapevine, TX, January 2017.

C28) A. Menon, J. Whitford, Y. Kostogorova-Beller, J. Steck, and A. Chakravarthy, “Flexible Deflection Measurements using the SansEC Smart Sensor”, invited paper in Special Session on Adaptive, Aeroelastic Wing Shaping, AIAA SciTech, Grapevine, TX, January 2017.

C29) K. Rajaram, M. Rafi, J. Steck, and A. Chakravarthy, “Laplace-Based Predictive Estimation of Loss of Control Boundaries on a Transport Aircraft”, AIAA SciTech, Grapevine, TX, January 2017.

C30) M. Rafi, J. Steck, A. Chakravarthy, and T. Yucelen, “Approaches to Real-time Estimation and Prediction of Loss of Control Events and Boundaries on a Transport Aircraft”, invited paper in Special Session on Aircraft Loss of Control, AIAA SciTech, Grapevine, TX, January 2017.

C31) B. Gruenwald, E. Arabi, T. Yucelen, A. Chakravarthy, D. McNeely, and S. Balakrishnan, “Decentralized Adaptive Stabilization of Large-Scale Active-Passive Modular Systems”, AIAA SciTech, Grapevine, TX, January 2016.

C32) M. Ghanavati, A. Chakravarthy, and P. Menon, “PDE-Based Analysis of Automotive Cyber-Attacks on Highways”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, May 2017.

C33) B. Gruenwald, E. Arabi, T. Yucelen, A. Chakravarthy, D. McNeely, “A Decentralized Adaptive Control Architecture for Large-Scale Active-Passive Modular Systems”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, May 2017.

C34) V. Sunkara and A.Chakravarthy, "Cooperative Collision Avoidance and Formation Control for Objects with Heterogeneous Shapes", Proceedings of the IFAC World Congress, Toulouse, France, July 2017.

C35) L. Tony, D. Ghose, and A. Chakravarthy, "Avoidance Maps: A new concept in UAV Collision Avoidance", Proceedings of the International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Miami, FL, June 2017.

 

Professional Service:

• Reviewer for Journal of Guidance Control & Dynamics, Journal of Aircraft, IEEE Transactions on Automation Sciences and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Acta Astronautica, Autonomous Robots, American Control Conference, Controls and Decision Conference, AIAA Guidance Navigation and Control Conference

• Reviewer on NSF Panel

• National President, Sigma Gamma Tau

• Senior Member, AIAA

• Member, AIAA GNC Technical Committee

• Member, IEEE

• Associate Editor, American Control Conference

• Associate Editor, AIAA Guidance Navigation and Control Conference