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At IIT-B and IIT-K during 2008-2013

Dr. Hablani introduced a new component in aerospace education and research at IIT-B and IIT-K related with spacecraft dynamics; launch vehicles and missiles flight dynamics, guidance, navigation and control; and satellite-based air navigation. He provides world-class education to students, based on his years of diverse industrial experience as well as research at NASA Johnson Space Center and Purdue University.


Teaching and Research Activities (July 2008-December 2013)


Award: Excellence in Aerospace Education (2012), bestowed upon by the Aeronautical Society of India

Research at IIT Bombay

All research topics are inspired by the space, missile, and aeronautical programs in the country. Some Ph.D. topics of current research are:


Over the last five years, he has guided 15 MTech, Dual Degree and BTech students’ projects. Some of these research areas are:


Spacecraft dynamics and control


Launch vehicles or Reusable Launch Vehicles


Satellite-based air navigation


Missile Guidance and relative navigation

Motion compensation of synthetic aperture radar on a cruise flight

Courses taught:

Over the last five years, he has taught the following courses:


QIP and CEP Five-day open courses in summer:

Dr. Hablani has offered these courses every summer since the summer of 2010. Each course was attended by teachers from engineering colleges and practicing engineers/scientists. The following five-day courses have been presented thus far:



Student Nanosatellites: Helping the teams designing Attitude Determination and Control Algorithm for nanosatellites at IIT-B, IIT-K, and at different engineering colleges


Publications: National/International


Conference Papers:


2014

  1. Vinod Kumar, Hablani, H. B., and Pandiyan, R., “Relative Navigation of Satellites in Formation using Monocular Model-Based Vision,” to be presented at ACODS (Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamic Systems), IIT Kanpur, Feb. 2014


  1. Sharma, R., and Hablani, H., High-Accuracy Integrated GPS-INS Aircraft Navigation for Landing using Pseudolites and Double-Difference Carrier Phase measurements,” Presented at DISHA-2013, Airports Authority Officers Association Seminar, Delhi, India, Nov. 25-26, 2013; also at ACODS (Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamic Systems), IIT Kanpur, 2014


  1. Kadam, S., and Hablani, H.B.,”Trajectory Optimization and Control of Reentry Vehicles,” to be presented at ACODS (Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamic Systems), IIT Kanpur, Feb. 2014


  1. Saini, V., and Hablani, H., “Air-to-Air Tracking Performance with Inertial Navigation and Gimballed Radar: A Kinematic Scenario,” to be presented at ACODS (Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamic Systems), IIT Kanpur, 2014


  1. Kaliyari, D., et al., “Motion Compensation of Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar,” to be presented at ACODS (Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamic Systems), IIT Kanpur, 2014


  1. Chatterjee, S., “Satellite and Payload Motions: Effects of Multibody Dynamics on Image Stability,” to be presented at ACODS (Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamic Systems), IIT Kanpur, 2014


  1. Awale, V., Hablani, H., Navigation of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle with Multiple Sensor Aided Inertial System, to be presented at ACODS (Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamic Systems), IIT Kanpur, 2014



2013

  1. Vinod Kumar, Hablani, H. B. and Pandiyan R., “Smoothed Real-Time Navigation of Geostationary Satellites in Formation using Regional Navigation Satellites Differential Carrier Phase Measurements”, AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Boston, 19-22 August 2013

  2. Vinod Kumar, Hablani, H. B., and Pandiyan R., “Relative Kinematic Navigation of Geostationary Satellites Formation using IRNSS Differential Carrier Phase Measurements”, Astronautical Society of India-Satellite Based Navigation conference, paper no. 84 OP NAAP I1, 17-18 Apr 2013


2012

  1. Vinod Kumar, Hablani H.B., Pandiyan R., “Relative Motion Control of Geostationary Satellites in Formation”, IAA, American Astronautical Society (AAS), DyCoSS 12-04, Paper No: AAS 12-385, 2012

  2. Vinod Kumar, Hablani, H. B., and Pandiyan R., “Precise Absolute and Relative Kinematic Positioning of Geostationary Satellites in Formation Using IRNSS”, International Conference on Navigation and Communication NAVCOM 2012, Hyderabad Dec 2012.

  3. Mulay, S.S., et al., “Attitude Determination and Control of Pratham -- Indian Institute of Technology Bombay’s First Student Satellite,” Paper No. IAA-AAS-DyCoSS1-13-11, IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems, Porto, Portugal, March 19-21, 2012

  4. Unhelkar, V.V., and Hablani, H.B., “Satellite Attitude Determination with Earth and Sun Sensors and Gyros using Steady-state Kalman Filter,” Bar-Sym, Springer; Bar-Itzhack Memorial Symposium on Estimation, Navigation and Spacecraft Control, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, Paper TuA2 2, October 14-17, 2012; also in Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamical Systems, (ACODS), IISC, Bangalore, February 16-18, 2012

  1. Biswas, S, and Hablani, H.B., “Lunar Trajectories of Spacecraft for Navigation, with Application to Chandrayan-2,” Bar-Sym Springer; Bar-Itzhack Memorial Symposium on Estimation, Navigation and Spacecraft Control, Paper WeP1 .3, October 14-17, 2012; also in Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamical Systems, (ACODS), IISC, Bangalore, February 16-18, 2012


2011

  1. Agarwal, S., and Hablani, H.B., “Automatic Aircraft Landing over Parabolic Trajectory using Precise GPS Measurements,” International Journal of Computer Applications (IJCA) Proceedings on International Conference and workshop on Emerging Trends in Technology (ICWET) (7):38-45, 2011, published by Foundation of Computer Science

Invited Talks:

National Conference on Pure and Applied Mathematics – 2013, College of Engineering, Pune, Dec. 2013:

Trajectory Optimization of Reusable Launch Vehicle, Guidance, Navigation and Control of Flight Vehicles


Airports Authority of India, DISHA-2013 Communication, Navigation, and Surveillance Conference, Nov. 2013:

High-Accuracy Integrated GPS-INS Aircraft Navigation for Landing using Pseudolites and Double-Difference Carrier Phase measurements

ISRO Structured Training Program



COSPAR (Committee on Space Research)

GPS Navigation for Inertial motion, Formation Control, Rendezvous and Proximity Operations – A brief review of recent literature,” Panel Review on Space Situational Awareness, Space Weather and Space Debris Research, Panel Meeting, COSPAR-12 Associated Event, AFOSR-USA, July 19, 2012, Mysore, India

Keynote Lecture in Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamical Systems (ACODS)

Relative Navigation and Formation Control of Geostationary Satellites,”, IISC, Bangalore, February, 2012

Plenary Talk at Gyan Ganga, Institute of Technology and Sciences, Jabalpur

Flight Vehicles Guidance, Navigation, and Control Technology,” National Seminar on Advancement in Material Processing and Production Technology, at Department of Mechanical Engineering, February 24-25, 2012