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


Specialization: Dynamics and Control

Background

    Professional Experience​:

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

     

    Education:

    • 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

    • Founder and Chairman, IEEE Control Systems Society Chapter, IEEE Bombay Section2020-present
    • SecretaryAutomatic Control and Dynamic Optimization Society (ACDOS), National Member Organization (NMO) of International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), India, 2020-present
    • Joint Secretary, Automatic Control and Dynamic Optimization Society (ACDOS), National Member Organization (NMO) of IFAC, India, 2018-2020
    • Member - Editorial Boards / Technical Committees:
      • Technology Conferences Editorial Board, IEEE Control Systems Society, 2022 -
      • IEEE Technical Committee on Aerospace Controls, 2019-present   
      • IFAC Technical Committee on Aerospace, 2019-present
      • IFAC Technical Committee on Optimal Control, 2020-present
      • IFAC Technical Committee on Adaptive and Learning Systems, 2021-present
      • IFAC Technical Committee on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles, 2021-present
    • Program ChairIFAC International Conference on Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamical Systems (ACODS), 2020, IIT Madras, Chennai, India
    • Technical Chair, International Symposium of Asian Control Association on Intelligent Robotics and Industrial Automation (IRIA), 2021, Goa, India
    • Publication ChairIFAC International Conference on Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamical Systems (ACODS), 2022, NIT Silchar, Assam, India
    • Track Chair - Electronic Surveillance, IEEE Bombay Section Signature Conference (IBSSC), 2020, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India
    • Executive Committee Member and Team Lead, Technology Innovation Hub on Technologies for IoT and IoE at IIT Bombay, National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, 2020-present
    • Erasmus Mundus Fellowship, European Commission
    • DAAD Research Assistantship, Germany
R&D
Publications: 

Journals:

  • Vinod Kumar Saini and Arnab Maity: "Adaptive Decentralized Kalman Filters with Non-Common States for Nonlinear Systems", European Journal of Control, 2021, Early Access.
  • Promod Pashupathy, Arnab Maity, Haichao Hong, and Florian Holzapfel: "Unspecified Final-time Nonlinear Suboptimal Guidance of Aerobatic Aircraft in Air-Race", Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 116, 2021, pp. 106817.
  • Rohit V. Nanavati, Shashi Ranjan Kumar, and Arnab Maity: "Three-dimensional Suboptimal Nonlinear Impact Time Guidance against Non-Maneuvering Target", Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 115, 2021, pp. 106831.
  • Rohit V. Nanavati, Shashi Ranjan Kumar, and Arnab Maity: "Spatial Nonlinear Guidance Strategies for Target Interception at Pre-specified Orientation", Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 114, 2021, pp. 106735.
  • Rohit V. Nanavati, Shashi Ranjan Kumar, and Arnab Maity: "Cooperative Target Capture using Relative Separation for Three-Dimensional Engagement", IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 57, No. 5, 2021, pp. 3357-3367.
  • Haichao Hong, Arnab Maity, and Florian Holzapfel: "Free Final-Time Constrained Sequential Quadratic Programming-Based Flight Vehicle Guidance", AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 44, No.1, 2021, pp. 181-189.
  • Rohit V. Nanavati, Shashi Ranjan Kumar, and Arnab Maity: "Lead Angle based Three-Dimensional Guidance for Angle Constrained Interception", AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 44, No.1, 2021, pp. 190-199.
  • Rohit V. Nanavati, Shashi Ranjan Kumar, and Arnab Maity: "Suboptimal Closed-Form Feedback Control of Input-Affine Nonlinear Systems", IET Control Theory & Applications, Vol. 14, No. 15, 2020, pp. 2064-2075.
  • Shashi Ranjan Kumar and Arnab Maity: “Finite Time Suboptimal Integral Sliding Mode based Impact Angle Guidance”, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 56, No. 3, 2020, pp. 1955-1965.
  • Bhaskar Biswas, Arnab Maity, and Shashi Ranjan Kumar: "Finite-Time Convergent Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Intercept Angle Guidance", AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2020, pp. 146-153.
  • Rohit V. Nanavati, Shashi Ranjan Kumar, and Arnab Maity:  "Nonlinear Simultaneous Interception Guidance Strategies for Stationary Targets", AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2020, pp. 154-161.
  • Haichao Hong, Arnab Maity, Florian Holzapfel, and Shengjing Tang: “Adaptive Trajectory Generation Based on Real-time Estimated Parameters for Impaired Aircraft Landing”, International Journal of Systems Science, Vol. 50, Iss. 15, 2019, pp. 2733-2751.
  • Vinod Saini, Aditya A. Paranjape, and Arnab Maity: “Decentralized Information Filter with Non-Common States”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 42, No. 9, 2019, pp. 2042-2054.
  • Arnab Maity, Leonhard Höcht, and Florian Holzapfel: “Time-Varying Parameter Model Reference Adaptive Control and Its Application to Aircraft”, European Journal of Control, Vol. 50, November 2019, pp. 161-175.
  • Haichao Hong, Arnab Maity, Florian Holzapfel, Shengjing Tang, and Mengmeng Wang: “Smooth Interpolation-based Fixed Final-time Command Generation”, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 55, No. 6, 2019, pp. 3039-3049.
  • Haichao Hong, Arnab Maity, Florian Holzapfel, and Shengjing Tang: “Model Predictive Convex Programming for Constrained Vehicle Guidance”, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 55, No. 5, 2019, pp. 2487-2500.
  • 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, Vol. 48, Iss. 1, January 2018, pp. 165-177.
  • 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, Vol. 19, Iss. 5, September 2017, pp. 1710-1721.
  • 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, Vol. 47, No. 13, 2016, pp. 3078-3097.
  • 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.
  • Arnab Maity, Leonhard Höcht, and Florian Holzapfel: “Higher-Order Direct Model Reference Adaptive Control with Generic Uniform Ultimate Boundedness”, International Journal of Control, Vol. 88, No. 10, 2015, pp. 2126-2142.
  • Arnab Maity, Jagannath Rajasekaran, and Radhakant Padhi: “Nonlinear Control of an Airbreathing Engine Including its Validation with Vehicle Guidance”, Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 45, September 2015, pp. 242-253.
  • Arnab Maity, Harshal Oza, and Radhakant Padhi: “Generalized Model Predictive Static Programming and Angle-Constrained Guidance of Air-to-Ground Missiles”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 37, No. 6, November-December 2014, pp. 1897-1913.

Book Chapters:

  • Richa Singh, P. S. V. Nataraj, and Arnab Maity: "Digital-twin of a Laboratory Gas Turbine Engine using Deep Learning Framework", Chapter 6, Industry 4.0 in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs): Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions, CRC Press, 2021 (Accepted).
  • Laxman Rathalavath, Arnab Maity, G. Mallikarjuna Rao, and R. Kranthikumar: “Optimal Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion based Control System Design for an Aerospace Vehicle”, Advances in Small Satellite Technologies, Springer, Singapore, 2020, pp. 65-86.

Conferences:

  • Richa Singh, P. S. V. Nataraj, and Arnab Maity: "Nonlinear Control of a  Gas Turbine Engine with Reinforcement Learning", Future Technologies Conference (FTC), Vancouver, USA, October 28-29, 2021 (Accepted).
  • Maharshi Pathak, Abhinit Kumar Gaur, Arnab Maity, Kaushik Das: "Three-Dimensional Dynamic Path Planning for Drone Delivery System using Enhanced Interfered Fluid Dynamical System Analogy", Proceedings of American Control Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, May 26-28, 2021.
  • Rohit V. Nanavati, Shashi Ranjan Kumar, and Arnab Maity: "Range-Error based Three-Dimensional Salvo Guidance against Stationary Targets", Proceedings of AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference (AIAA SciTech Forum), Nashville, Tennessee, USA, January 11-15, 2021. 
  • Rohit V. Nanavati, Shashi Ranjan Kumar, and Arnab Maity: "Lead Angle based Three-Dimensional Guidance for Angle Constrained Interception", Proceedings of AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference (AIAA SciTech Forum), Nashville, Tennessee, USA, January 11-15, 2021. 
  • Raunak Srivastava, Arnab Maity, Rolif Lima, and Kaushik Das: “Range Estimation and Visual Servoing of a Dynamic Target Using a Monocular Camera”, International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Athens, Greece, September 1-4, 2020.
  • Nithya Sridhar, Abhinay N S, Chaithanya Krishna Bodduluri, Kaushik Das, and Arnab Maity: “A Systematic Modelling Framework for Commercial Unmanned Hexacopter Considering Fractional Order System Theory”, International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Athens, Greece, September 1-4, 2020.
  • Surve Prajakta Shankar, Arnab Maity, and Shashi Ranjan Kumar: "Quaternion based Three-Dimensional Impact Angle Constrained Guidance", Proceedings of IFAC World Congress, Berlin, Germany, July 11-117, 2020.
  • Rohit V. Nanavati, Shashi Ranjan Kumar, and Arnab Maity: "Three-Dimensional Finite-time Suboptimal Nonlinear Impact Angle Guidance", Proceedings of IFAC International Conference on Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamical Systems, Chennai, India, 2020. 
  • Vinod K. Saini and Arnab Maity: “Weighted Adaptive Decentralized Kalman Filters for Fault Tolerance”, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, Orlando, Florida, USA, January 6-10, 2020.
  • Vijith Mukundan, Arnab Maity, Shashi Ranjan Kumar, and U. P. Rajeev: “Ascent Trajectory Planning of Launch Vehicles with Air-Breathing Propulsion”, 21st IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace, Cranfield, UK, August 27-30, 2019.
  • Richa Singh, Arnab Maity, and P. S. V. Nataraj: “Nonlinear Shaft Speed Control of Laboratory Gas Turbine Engine”, 21st IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace, Cranfield, UK, August 27-30, 2019. 
  • Promod Pashupathy, Arnab Maity, Haichao Hong, Matthias Bittner, and Florian Holzapfel: “Aerobatic Aircraft Guidance Design for Air-Race Scenario”, IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications, Hong Kong, China, August 19-21, 2019.
  • Vijith Mukundan, Arnab Maity, Shashi Ranjan Kumar, and U. P. Rajeev: “Ascent Trajectory Optimization and Guidance of Solid Motor Propelled Launch Vehicles”, Proceedings of American Control Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, July 10-12, 2019.
  • Atul Saurav, Shashi Ranjan Kumar, and Arnab Maity: “Three-Dimensional Intercept Angle Guidance for Active Aircraft Protection”, Proceedings of American Control Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, July 10-12, 2019.
  • Ramesh Duvvuru, Arnab Maity, A. K. Sarkar, and J. Umakant: “Fixed Final Time Field of View and Impact Angle Constrained Guidance”, Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation, Akko, Israel, July 1-4, 2019.
  • Rohit Nanavati, Shashi Ranjan Kumar, and Arnab Maity: “Simultaneous Interception Guidance Strategy in Nonlinear Framework”, Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation, Akko, Israel, July 1-4, 2019.
  • Raunak Srivastava, Rolif Lima, Kaushik Das, and Arnab Maity: “Least Square Policy Iteration for IBVS Based Dynamic Target Tracking”, International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, June 11-14, 2019.
  • Laxman Rathalavath, Arnab Maity, G. Mallikarjuna Rao, and R. Kranthikumar: “Optimal Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion based Control System Design for an Aerospace Vehicle”, International Conference on Small Satellites, Hyderabad, India, February 7-9, 2019.
  • Ankur Patley, Ashish Bhatt, Arnab Maity, Kaushik Das, and Shashi Ranjan Kumar: “Modified Particle Swarm Optimization based Path Planning for Multi-UAV Formation”, Proceedings of AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, San Diego, California, USA, January 7-11, 2019.
  • Atul Saurav, Shashi Ranjan Kumar, and Arnab Maity: “Cooperative Guidance Strategies for Aircraft Defense with Impact Angle Constraints”, Proceedings of AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, San Diego, California, USA, January 7-11, 2019.
  • Ashish Bhatt, Arnab Maity, and Kaushik Das: “Path Planning for UAV using Sniff-Dog Algorithm”, International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Dallas, TX, USA, June 12-15, 2018.
  • Richa Singh, Arnab Maity, and P. S. V. Nataraj: “Modelling, Simulation and Validation of Mini SR-30 Gas Turbine Engine”, Third IFAC International Conference on Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamical Systems, Hyderabad, India, February 18-22, 2018.
  • Bhaskar Biswas, Shashi Ranjan Kumar, and Arnab Maity: “Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Impact Angle Guidance for Maneuvering Targets”, Third IFAC International Conference on Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamical Systems, Hyderabad, India, February 18-22, 2018.
  • Vinod K. Saini, Aditya A. Paranjape, and Arnab Maity: “Decentralized Information Filter with Non-Common States, and Application to Sensor Bias Estimation”, AIAA Information Systems-AIAA Infotech @ Aerospace, Kissimmee, Florida, USA, January 8-12, 2018.
  • Abhisha Chauhan, Pranjal Vyas, Leena Vachhani, and Arnab Maity: “Optimal Path Planning for a Non-Holonomic Robot using Interval Analysis”, Indian Control Conference, IIT Kanpur, UP, India, January 4-6, 2018.
  • Girish Joshi, Arnab Maity, and Radhakant Padhi: “Formation Flying of Satellites with G-MPSP Guidance”, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, August 19-22, 2013, paper no. AIAA-2013-5242.
  • Arnab Maity, Harshal B. Oza, and Radhakant Padhi: “Generalized Model Predictive Static Programming and its Application to 3D Impact  angle Constrained Guidance of Air-to-Surface Missiles”, Proceedings of IEEE American Control Conference, Washington, DC, USA, June 17-19, 2013, pp. 4999-5004.
  • Arnab Maity, Sanjeev Mallaram, Radhakant Padhi, and M. Manickavasagam: “MPSP Guidance of a Solid Motor Propelled Launch Vehicle for a Hypersonic Mission”, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, August 13-16, 2012, paper no. AIAA-2012-4474.
  • Arnab Maity and Radhakant Padhi: “A Suboptimal Guidance Design using Continuous-time MPSP with Input Inequality Constraint in a Hypersonic Mission”, Proceedings of the 18th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace, Nara-ken Shinkokaido, Japan, September 6-10, 2010, Vol. 18, Part 1, pp. 160-165.
  • Arnab Maity, Jagannath Rajasekaran, and Radhakant Padhi: “Nonlinear Control of an Airbreathing Engine: A Practical Approach using Dynamic Inversion and EKF”, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit, Toronto, Canada, August 2-5, 2010, paper no. AIAA-2010-7744.
  • Arnab Maity and Radhakant Padhi: “Nonlinear Sliding Mode Control Design for an Air-breathing Engine with State Estimation”, Proceedings of IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control, Saint Petersburg, Russia, July 8-10, 2009, pp. 1116-1121.
  • Jagannath Rajasekaran, Arnab Maity, Amit Lal, and Radhakant Padhi: “Nonlinear Control Design for an Airbreathing Engine with State Estimation”, Proceedings of IEEE American Control Conference, St. Louis, USA, June 10-12, 2009, pp. 913-918.

 

R&D Areas/Projects: 

    My current research interests include:

    • Guidance and control of aerospace vehicles
    • Drone based Delivery system, Swarm, Public safety, Disaster management, Surveillance, and Counter drone (Net drone)  
    • Unmanned aerial system traffic management, Geopencing, Arispace seperation, Drone corridor 
    • Optimal control of nonlinear systems 
    • Adaptive control of of uncertain systems
    • Control and estimation of distributed and cyber physical systems
    • Fault tolerant control and estimation, fault detection and diagnosis
    • Internet of Things (IoT) based navigation
    • Aerospace engine modeling and control
    • State and parameter estimation
PhD TA Topics: 

    Current PhD Students:

    1. Promod P: Nonlinear Optimal Control with Flight Guidance
    2. Richa Singh: Modeling, Simulation and Control of Gas Turbine Engine
    3. Surve Prajakta Shankar: Guidance and Control of Aerospace Vehicles with In-Flight Constraints
    4. Rohit Kumar Maurya: Fault Tolerant Control, Fault Detection and Diagnosis
    5. Manish Patel: Nonlinear Adaptive Control
    6. Tirthankar Chakraborty: Control and Estimation of Distributed Systems
    7. Viswanathan S [Presently working in NAL, Bengaluru]: Nonlinear Adaptive Control of Autonomous Vehicles
    8. Ramesh Duvvuru [Presently working in DRDL, DRDO, Hyderabad]: Cooperative Field-of-View and Impact Angle Constrained Guidance
    9. Vijith Mukundan [Presently working in VSSC, ISRO, Thiruvananthapuram]: Mission Planning and Trajectory Optimization of Launch Vehicle with Air-Breathing Propulsion
    10. Srijan Tripathi [Presently working in DRDL, DRDO, Hyderabad]: Seeker based Guidance Design for Tactical Interceptors
    11. Uttam Kumar Sahu [Presently working in DRDL, DRDO, Hyderabad]:  Guidance and Control of Spinning Vehicles
    12. Elias Eliot [Presently working in Boeing, Bengaluru]:  Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management for Urban Airspace

     

    Graduated / Thesis Submitted / Pre-Synopsis Completed:

    1. Vinod Kumar Saini - "Estimation, Stability and Fault Tolerance in Decentralized Network" (Graduated) : Qualcomm, Bengaluru
    2. Sreena P V - "Suboptimal Nonlinear Guidance of a Reentry Vehicle with NavIC-aided INS Navigation for Precise Interception" (Graduated) : ASL, DRDO, Hyderabad
    3. Rohit V. Nanavati - "Suboptimal Terminal Constrained Nonlinear Guidance for Aerospace Vehicles" (Thesis submitted)

     

    Master's Students (MTech / Dual Degree):

    • Completed: 19
    • Ongoing: 4

     

    Undergraduate Students (BTech):

    • Completed: 5
    • Ongoing2

     

    I am looking for Ph.D. students and Postdocs. Interested candidates may contact me by an email with their CV.

     

Teaching
Courses Taught: 
  • Control Theory [AE 308]: Autumn 2020-21, 2021-22
  • System Modelling, Dynamics and Control [AE 775]: Autumn 2020-21, 2021-22
  • Adaptive and Learning Control Systems [AE 666]: Spring 2019-20, Spring 2020-21
  • State Space Methods for Flight Vehicles [AE 695]: Autumn 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2021-22
  • Applied Optimal Control [AE 662]: Spring 2018-19
  • Navigation and Guidance [AE 410]: Spring 2016-17, 2017-18
  • Introduction to Navigation and Guidance [AE 641]: Spring 2017-18
  • Control Systems Laboratory [AE 410, AE 699]: Autumn 2017-18, Spring 2017-18, Spring 2018-19, Spring 2019-20, Spring 2020-21, Autumn 2021-22