Aerospace Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Aerospace Seminar on: Aircraft System Identification and Control

Speaker: Dr. Majeed Mohamed, NAL Bangalore
Date: Wednesday (10th February, 2015)
Time: 04:30 pm
Venue: NWFT Lecture Hall, Aerospace Engineering
Tea will be served at 4:15 pm.


In this talk, aircraft system identification and control will be presented. Aircraft system identification is the process of determining an adequate mathematical model of aircraft system, with unknown aerodynamic parameters which have to be determined from measured flight data. The accurate knowledge of aerodynamic parameters is very essential for controlling the aircraft system dynamics. In my presentation, the following parameter estimation problems related to aircraft systems will be discussed.

  • Calibration of aircraft flow angles in airdata system using sensor fusion approach.
  • Aircraft aerodynamic parameter estimation from noisy data using adaptive nonlinear filter.
  • Identification of aerodynamic derivatives and structural modes of a flexible aircraft.

Brief outline on my research contributions in the area of stability analysis will also be presented. Finally, the presentation will be concluded with glimpse of my future research plan and teaching interest.

Biographical Sketch of Speaker

Majeed Mohamed obtained his B. Tech. from Calicut University, Kerala in 1988, and M. Tech. and Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi on 2002 and 2012 respectively. He is currently working as Senior Scientist in CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore. His research interests include aircraft parameter estimation and system identification, flight dynamics and control, stochastic estimation and aircraft modeling, nonlinear control and adaptive state estimation for flight vehicles, and flight instrumentation and sensor fusion. He has been working in the area of aircraft parameter estimation from flight data for transport aircraft (SARAS) and light compact aircraft (TEJAS). He has also expertise in the field of micro-processor based instrumentation system design while working at CSIR-Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi.