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Dr Prathyush P Menon

Senior Lecturer

Email:

Telephone: 01392 726498

Extension: (Streatham) 6498

Contact me for PhD studentship in the following areas:

1. Optimal in-situ ocean sampling

2. Probabilistic worst case analysis for space applications

3. Novel Algorithms for Collective Robotics (Applications: Complex civil and Military applications)

Externally Funded Projects:

1. Emergency Flood Planning and Management Using Unmanned Aerial Systems

2. In-orbit Assembly GNC

2. Adaptive Autonomous Ocean Sampling Network (NERC & DSTL with NOC, Southampton), 2015 - 

3. Probabilistic Worst Case Analysis Tools, 2014 -  

4. Modern Attitude Control of Earth Observation Satellites With Large Flexible Elements, 2014-2015, Supported by European Space Agency (Collaboration with Astrium Ltd. UK.)

5. Generic Rover Dynamics Model Framework for Autonomous Capability Development, 2013-2014, Supported by UKSA-CREST2 (Collaboration with Astrium Ltd. UK.)

6. Contamination Monitoring using Mobile Sensor Networks, 2012-2014, Supported by UKIERI (Collaboration with IISc Bangalore, India)

7. Integrated Guidance Navigation and Control for Mars Sample Return (AIR-GNC), 2013-2014, Supported by European Space Agency, (Collaboration with GMV, Spain) (Investigator with Prof. Bates during 2011 - March 2013)

7. Robust Flight Control System Design Verification and Validation Framework (SAFE-V), 2011-2013, Supported by European Space Agency, (Collaboration with Astrium Space Transportation-France). 

Research Interests:

Collective Robotics, Autonomy, Verification, Validation and Certification, Distributed Control and Estimation, Formation/Cooperative Control, Optimisation, Performance Recovery In Presence of Amplitude and Rate Saturation.

Software:

Worst Case Analysis Tools (WCAT-II) supported by European Space Agency, Contract Manager: Samir Bennani, ESTEC. ESA.

Current PhD Students:

1. Chiara Mellucci (started in 2015)

2. Anusha Mujumdhar: Simulation and Entropy Based Worst Case Analysis for Space Systems 

3. Siyi Dong: Efficient Monte Carlo Methods for Verification of Launch Vehicle Performance

4. Nathan Owen: Gaussian Process and Polynomial Chaos Methods

Past PhD Students:

1. Atul Kamath: Surrogate Assisted Optimisation-Based Worst-Case and Safety Margin Analysis Submitted 2014. Research Fellow at University of Exeter on GRDM Project. Presently R&D engineer at GE Global Research, Bangalore, India

2. Paresh Deshpande: Performance based coordination control of multi agent systems subject to time delays; Post-Doc at University of Oxford (2012) Presently at ASML Holding N.V., Netherlands.

3. Anup Das: Co-supervision (50%) Graduated in 2012; Presently Post-Doc at University of Warwick.

4. Wenfei Wang: Co-supervision (50%) Graduated in 2012; Presently Post-Doc at University of Warwick.

Academic Collaborators:

1. Debasish Ghose - IISc, Bangalore, India. 

2. Animesh Chakravarthy - University of Witchita, USA. 

3. Abhay A Pashilkar - National Aerospace Lab, Bangalore, India. 

4. Antonella Ferrara - University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy. 

3. Alexandre Seuret - LAAS, CNRS, France. 

4. Matthew Turner - University of Leicester, Leicester, UK. 

5. Samir Bennani - ESTEC, ESA, The Netherlands 

6. Yuri Shtessel - University of Alabama, Alabama, USA. 

7. Christopher Edwards - University of Exeter, Exeter, UK. 

 

Courses Taught:

1. Nonlinear Systems and Control (ECM 3711)

2. Systems, Series and Transformation (ECM 2707)

3. Control Engineering (ECM 2105)

Course/Workshop:  

A COURSE IN MARINE ROBOTICS: THEORY AND PRACTICE (27-31 Jan 2015)

UK-INDIA EDUCATION AND RESEARCH INITIATIVE (UKIERI) WORKSHOP ON FORMATION, CONTROL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING. EXETER, 8-9 APRIL, 2014. 

Visiting Researchers:

1. Chiara Mellucci (University of Pavia): Robust Nonlinear Observers for Fault Detection in Differential Algebraic Dynamical Systems (March 2014 - September 2014)

2. Anoop Jain (IISc, Bangalore): Formation Control for Environmental Mapping (August 2013 - October 2013)

3. Dwaipayan Mukharjee (IISc, Bangalore): Cyclic Pursuit (August 2013 - October 2013)

 
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