Personal Information
Full Name: Prof. Arnab Maity
Room No: Dynamics & Control Lab, Aero Annex
Phone: 25767136
Email: arnab[at]

Specialization: Dynamics and Control


    Professional Experience​:

    • Assistant Professor: Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India (2015-present)
    • Postdoctoral Researcher: Institute of Flight System Dynamics, Technical University of Munich, Germany (2013-2015)



    • Ph.D. [Aerospace Engineering]: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2013)
    • M.Tech. [Control System Engineering]: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India (2006)
    • B.Tech. [Electrical Engineering]: University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India (2004)

Awards & Fellowships

    • Erasmus Mundus fellowship, European Commission
    • DAAD research assistantship, Germany

Selected Publications:

  1. Arnab Maity, Leonhard Höcht, Christian Heise, and Florian Holzapfel: “Adaptive optimal control using frequency selective information of the system uncertainty with application to unmanned aircraft”, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 2016 (In press).
  2. Arnab Maity and Radhakant Padhi: “Robust control design of an air-breathing engine for a supersonic vehicle using backstepping and UKF”, Asian Journal of Control, 2016 (In press).
  3. Arnab Maity, Radhakant Padhi, Sanjeev Mallaram, G. Mallikarjuna Rao, and M. Manickavasagam: “A robust and high precision optimal explicit guidance scheme for solid motor propelled launch vehicles with thrust and drag uncertainty”, International Journal of Systems Science (Taylor & Francis), Vol. 47, No. 13, 2016, pp. 3078-3097.
  4. Leonhard Höcht, Arnab Maity, and Florian Holzapfel: “Frequency selective learning model reference adaptive control”, IET Control Theory & Applications, Vol. 9, Iss. 15, 2015, pp. 2257-2265.
  5. Arnab Maity, Jagannath Rajasekaran, and Radhakant Padhi: “Nonlinear control of an air-breathing engine including its validation with vehicle guidance”, Aerospace Science and Technology (Elsevier), Vol. 45, September 2015, pp. 242-253.
  6. Arnab Maity, Harshal Oza, and Radhakant Padhi: “Generalized model predictive static programming and angle-constrained guidance of air-to-ground missiles”, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics (AIAA), Vol. 37, No. 6, November-December 2014, pp. 1897-1913.


R&D Areas/Projects: 

    My current research interests include:

    • Guidance, navigation and control of aerospace vehicles 
    • Optimal control for online trajectory optimization and nonlinear systems 
    • Adaptive control of of uncertain systems
    • Aerospace engine control
    • Formation flying and swarm of aerial vehicles
    • Nonlinear and robust flight guidance and control
    • State and parameter estimation
Courses Taught: 
  • State Space Methods for Flight Vehicles: Autumn 2016
  • Navigation and Guidance: Spring 2017