Personal Information
Full Name: Prof. Shashi Ranjan Kumar
Building: Dynamics and Control Lab, Aero Annex Bldg.
Phone: 25767108
Email: srk[at]aero.iitb.ac.in


Specialization: Dynamics and Control

Background

    Professional Experience​:

    • Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India (2017 - Present)
    • Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel (2015 - 2017)
    • IISc Junior Research Associate, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (June 2015 - October 2015) 

    Education:

    • Ph.D. [Aerospace Engineering]: Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India (2015)
    • M.E. [Aerospace Engineering]: Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India (2010)
    • B.Sc (Engg.) [Electronics and Communication Engineering]: B.R.A. Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, India (2008)

    Professional Affiliations and Service :

    • Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
    • Reviewer
    • Journals
      • ​ IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
      • Automatica (Elsevier)
      • AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
      • IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
      • IET Control Theory and Applications
      • International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control (Wiley)
      • Aerospace Science and Technology (Elsevier)
      • Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology (Emerald)
      • Proceedings of Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering (SAGE)
      • Advances in Space Research (Elsevier)
      • Journal of the Franklin Institute (Elsevier)
      • Asian Journal of Control (Wiley)
      • Nonlinear Dynamics (Springer)
      • International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems (Springer)
      • Mathematical Problems in Engineering (Hindawi)
    • Conferences   
      • American Control Conference (ACC)
      • European Control Conference (ECC)
      • IEEE Workshop on Variable Structure Systems (VSS)
      • Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamical Systems (ACODS)   

Awards & Fellowships

    • Two of the papers listed in “Highly Cited Articles” in Web of Science.
    • Two of the papers appeared in “5 Most Read Articles” and one in “6 Most Read Articles” of the AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics.
    • Two of the papers among “Highly Cited Articles (3rd and 6th ranking)” in Google Scholar Metrics in last five years appearing in AIAA-Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. 
    • Young Faculty Award, IIT Bombay (2017).
    • ACC Student Travel Award (2013, 2014).
    • DST International Travel Support, Science and Engineering Research Board (2013).
R&D
Publications: 

Journal Publications

  1. S.R. Kumar, M. Weiss, and T. Shima: “Minimum Effort Intercept Angle Guidance with Multiple Obstacle Avoidance", AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 2017, (Accepted for Publication).
  2. S.R. Kumar and D. Ghose: “Sliding Mode Guidance for Impact Time and Angle Constraints”, Proceedings of Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 2017, pp. 1-17, doi: 10.1177/0954410017719304.
  3. S.R. Kumar, R. Tsalik, and T. Shima: “Nonlinear Robust Inscribed Angle Guidance for Stationary Targets”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 2017, Vol. 40, No. 7, 2017, pp. 1815-1823, doi: 10.2514/1.G002461.  
  4. S.R. Kumar and D. Ghose: “Three-Dimensional Impact Angle Guidance with Coupled Engagement Dynamics”, Proceedings of Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 231, No. 4, 2017, pp. 621-641, doi: 10.1177/0954410016641442.
  5. S.R. Kumar and T. Shima: “Cooperative Nonlinear Guidance Strategies for Aircraft Defense”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2017, pp. 124-138, doi: 10.2514/1.G000659.
  6. S.R. Kumar and D. Ghose: “Impact Time Guidance for Large Heading Errors using Sliding Mode Control”, IEEE Transaction on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 51, No. 4, 2015, pp. 3123-3128, doi: 10.1109/TAES.2015.140137.
  7. S.R. Kumar, S. Rao, and D. Ghose: “Nonsingular Terminal Sliding Mode Guidance with Impact Angle Constraints”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 37, No. 4, 2014, pp. 1114-1130, doi: 10.2514/1.62737.
  8. S.R. Kumar, S. Rao, and D. Ghose: “Sliding-Mode Guidance and Control for All-Aspect Interceptors with Terminal Angle Constraints”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 35, No. 4, 2012, pp. 1230-1246, doi: 10.2514/1.55242. 

Book Chapter

  1. S.R. Kumar, A. Ratnoo, and D. Ghose: “Sliding Mode Control for Path Planning Guidance of Marine Vehicles”, Navigation and Control of Autonomous  Marine Vehicles, Edited by S. Sharma and B. Subudhi, IET Publisher, (Accepted, To appear in 2017). 

Conference Publications

  1. S.R. Kumar, R. Tsalik, and T. Shima: “Nonlinear Robust Inscribed Angle Guidance for Stationary Targets”, Proceedings of AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Grapevine, Texas, USA, January 9-13, 2017, AIAA 2017 1510, doi: 10.2514/6.2017-1510.
  2. S.R. Kumar and D. Ghose: “Impact Time and Angle Control Guidance”, Proceedings of AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Florida, USA, January 5-9, 2015, pp. 1-22, AIAA 2015-0616, doi: 10.2514/6.2015-0616.
  3. S.R. Kumar and D. Ghose: “Three Dimensional Impact Angle Constrained Guidance Law using Sliding Mode Control”, Proceedings of American Control Conference, Portland, USA, June 4-6, 2014, pp. 2474-2479, doi: 10.1109/ACC.2014.6858936.
  4. S.R. Kumar and D. Ghose: “Cooperative Rendezvous Guidance Law using Sliding Mode Control for Interception of Stationary Targets”, Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamical Systems, Kanpur, India, March 13-15, 2014, pp. 477-483, doi: 10.3182/20140313-3-IN-3024.00154.
  5. S.R. Kumar and D. Ghose: “Sliding Mode Control Based Guidance Law with Impact Time Constraints”, Proceedings of American Control Conference, Washington DC, USA, June 17-19, 2013, pp. 5760-5765, doi: 10.1109/ACC.2013.6580740.
  6. S.R. Kumar, S. Rao, and D. Ghose: “Non-singular Terminal Sliding Mode Guidance and Control with Terminal Angle Constraints for Non-maneuvering Targets”, Proceedings of the 12th IEEE Workshop on Variable Structure Systems VSS’12, Mumbai, India, January 10-12, 2012, pp. 291-296, doi: 10.1109/VSS.2012.6163517. 
R&D Areas/Projects: 

    My reseach area includes 

    • Guidance and Control of Aerospace Vehicles
    • Cooperative Aircraft Defense
    • Missile Guidance
    • Nonlinear and Sliding Mode Control
    • Obstacle Avoidance
    • Path Planning
    • Finite-Time Consensus of Multi-Agent Systems 
    • Engine Modeling and Control
    • Aerospace Engine Surge Recovery Control