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Postdoctoral Studies and Education


College, University, and Postdoctoral Centers

Degree

Date

NASA–National Research Council Associate, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

 

1980–82

Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

 

1978–80

Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Ph.D. (Aero) (Gold Medalist)

1975–78

Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

M.E. (Aero) (distinction)

1972–74

Government College of Engineering and Technology, Raipur, CG. India

B.E. (Mech.) (distinction)

1967–72


Affiliations, Boards, Associations and Organizations
 

Associate Fellow, AIAA; membership since 1978
Member of GN&C Technical Committee (2005-2007); 


Services to AIAA, IEEE, and other professional societies:

Office / Position

Organization

Dates

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronics Systems

IEEE

July 2009-11

Associate Editor, AIAA J. Guidance, Control and Dynamics

AIAA

1999-2011

Technical reviewer for AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics

AIAA

Since 1979

International Advisor

AIAA JGCD

Since 2011

Technical reviewer

Astronautica Acta, and several others



National / International Honors

Sponsored by

DATE

RECOGNITION

Honors



  1. Aeronautical Society of India

March 16, 2013

Excellence in Aerospace Education - 2012

  1. Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

December 2003

Distinguished Alumnus Award

  1. The Boeing Company

July 2000

Technical Fellow

  1. The Boeing Company

December 1998

Associate Technical Fellow

  1. AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics)

September 1994

Associate Fellow

  1. Rockwell Corporation, Space Systems Division, Downey, CA

February 1992

Engineer of the Year 1991, Leonardo da Vinci (the Spirit of the Renaissance Medal)

  1. Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

January 1980

P. S. Narayana Gold Medal for Best Ph.D. thesis (1978-‘79), the Division of Mechanical Sciences


National / International Awards


DATE

RECOGNITION

The Boeing Company

October 2006

Patent Issuance Award: Laser Range Finder Closed-Loop Pointing Technology


September 2003

Patent Filing Award: Laser Range Finder Closed-Loop Pointing Technology


September 2002

Special Incentive Award


September 2003

Patent Filing Award: Laser Range Finder Closed-Loop Pointing Technology


July 2000

Patent Meritorious Award for “Determination of Guidance Parameters of Exoatmospheric Interceptors via Miss Distance Error Analysis Avoiding Expensive Monte Carlo Simulation”

Rockwell Corporation, Space Systems Division, Lakewood Blvd., Downey, CA

November 1996

Meritorious award for “Attitude Determination and Control of Bias Momentum Spacecraft in Elliptic Orbits Using Magnets, Horizon Sensors, Sun Sensors and Digital Filters”


November 1996

Patent Recommendation Award for “Minimization of Electromagnets and Wheels Size for Magnetic Momentum Removal of Earth-Pointing Spacecraft”


April 1995

Patent Issuance Award and Plaque Presentation: Tracking System for Tracking Targets with a Spacecraft


February 1994

Patent Application Filing Award on A Tracking System for Tracking Targets with a Spacecraft


December 1993

Patent Issuance Award: Zero-Residual-Energy Minimum-Time Slew of a Flexible Space Structure


May 1992

Innovation Award on Precision Pointing Reaction Jet Controller


November 1992

Instant Compensation Award for High Performance and Achievement


October 1991

Meritorious Award


Patents

  1. Tracking Systems for Tracking Targets with Spacecraft, Patent No. 5 400 033, March 1995

  2. Zero Residual Energy Minimum-Time Slew of a Flexible Space Structure with Damping, Patent No 5 257 802, Nov. 1993

  3. Laser Range Finder Closed-Loop Pointing Technology of Relative Navigation, Attitude Determination, Pointing and Tracking for Spacecraft Rendezvous, Patent No. 7,142,981, Nov. 2006


Publications

Dr. Hablani has published 34 refereed journal papers and twenty conference papers. Some of his significant papers are listed below:

Journal Papers:

  1. Imaging Sensors Pointing and Tracking Controller Insensitive to Inertial Sensors Misalignments,” J. of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 31, No. 4, July-August 2008, pp. 980-990


  1. Autonomous Inertial Relative Navigation with Sightline Stabilized Integrated Sensor for Spacecraft Rendezvous,” J. of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 32, No. 1, January-February 2009, pp. 172-183


  1. Guidance Algorithms for Autonomous Rendezvous of Spacecraft in Circular Orbits,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 25, No. 3, May-June 2002


  1. Predictive and Pulsed Proportional Navigation Endgame Guidance Laws for Strategic Interceptors with Sensors and Process Delays,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, January-February 2006


  1. Miss Distance Error Analysis of Exo-Atmospheric Interceptors”, J. of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 27, No. 2, March-April 2004, pp. 283-289;


  1. Attitude Commands Avoiding Bright Objects and Maintaining Communication with Ground Station,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 22, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 1999, pp. 759-767



  1. Interplanetary Spacecraft Controllers Using Thrusters,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 21, No. 3, July-August 1998, pp. 542-550


  1. Pole Placement Technique for Magnetic Momentum Removal of Earth-Pointing Spacecraft,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 20, No. 2, March-April 1997, pp. 268-275


  1. Magnetic Precession and Product-of-Inertia Nutation Damping of Bias Momentum Satellites,” Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 18, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 1995, pp. 1321-1328


  1. Modeling of Roll/Pitch Determination with Horizon Sensors for Oblate Earth,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 18, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 1995, pp. 1355-1364


  1. Comparative Stability Analyses and Performance of Magnetic Controllers for Bias Momentum Earth-Observing Spacecraft,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 18, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 1995, pp. 1313-1320


  1. Target Acquisition, Tracking, Spacecraft Attitude Control, and Vibration Suppression with IPFM Reaction Jet Controllers,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 17, No. 4, 1994, pp. 831-839


  1. Momentum Accumulation Due to Solar Radiation Torque, and Reaction Wheel Sizing, with Configuration Optimization,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 17, No. 4, 1994, pp. 805-814



  1. Design of a Payload Pointing Control System for Tracking Moving Object,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 12, No. 3, May–June 1989, pp. 365-374


  1. Constrained and Unconstrained Modes: Some Modeling Aspects of Flexible Spacecraft,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 5, No. 2, March–April 1982, pp. 164-173


  1. Order Reduction for Models of Space Structures Using Modal Most Analysis,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 5 No. 4, July–August 1982, pp. 351-357


Purdue University Post-Doctoral Report (September 1978-August ’80)

Dynamics and Control of a Large Two-Dimensional Flexible Spacecraft, prepared for Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, August 1980.