Networked Control Systems Laboratory

Faculty:


PhD Students:
  • Manavaalan Gunasekaran
  • Arun Kant Singh

Facilities:
  • Yokogawa DSO with CAN analyzer software
  • ezDSP kits (F2808 and F2812)
  • 8051 microcontrollers, dsPIC microcontrollers
  • USB-CAN converters
  • Lonworks' miniEVK
  • EZDSK91C111 Ethernet network daughter boards for ezDSP kits

Research:
  • Practical applications of control system theory that will have significant positive impact on India and mankind.
  • Control system of Moon Rover for ISRO.

Publications:
  • Potluri, Ramprasad; Singh, Arun Kant, "Path-Tracking Control of an Autonomous 4WS4WD Electric Vehicle Using its Natural Feedback Loops," 2013 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control (MSC 2013), Hyderabad, India. 28 - 30 August 2013.
  • Saurav, Kumar; Potluri, Ramprasad, "Sensorless speed control of a permanent magnet DC motor by compensating the plant nonlinearities," 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), pp.1 - 4. Taipei, Taiwan. 28-31 May 2013.
  • Manavaalan Gunasekaran and Ramprasad Potluri. "Kinematics Modeling and Design of Motion Controller for a Moon Rover," 11th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control (AVEC'12). Sept. 9 - 12, 2012, Seoul, Korea.
  • Ramprasad Potluri and Arun Kant Singh. "Path-tracking control of an autonomous 4WS4WD electric vehicle using driving motors' dynamics," 7th IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS), 2012, pp.1-6, 6-9 Aug. 2012, IIT Madras, Chennai, India.
  • Manavaalan Gunasekaran and Ramprasad Potluri "Low-Cost Undergraduate Control Systems Experiments Using Microcontroller-Based Control of a DC Motor." IEEE Transactions on Education. Accepted, 2012.
  • Ramprasad Potluri. Comments on “Chattering Free Robust Control for Nonlinear Systems.” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 562 -- 562, March 2012
  • Ramprasad Potluri. Comments on “Optimal Fault-Tolerant Path-Tracking Control for 4WS4WD Electric Vehicles”. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Volume: 12, Issue: 2, 2011, Page(s): 622 - 623.
  • Manavaalan Gunasekaran and Ramprasad Potluri. Cooperative control of a dual-motor ball and beam system. INDICON 2008. IEEE, 2008.
  • Ramprasad Potluri, et al. Networked Control Systems and a Mixed Open-Loop/Closed-Loop Control. Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamical Systems (ACODS), IISc, Bangalore, India, February 2007

Reports:
Projects:
  • Developed a digital automatic voltage regulator for BHEL Bhopal, jointly with Dr. P. Sensarma of the EE department, IITK. (2007-2010)
  • Developing control strategies for coordination of the 10 motors that drive and steer ISRO's Moon Rover.(Mar 2009-present)
  • Developed a new Control systems Laboratory for EE department IIT Kanpur

Contact Person:
Ramprasad Potluri
Telephone: +91-512-2597735
Email: potluri@iitk.ac.in
Location: Western Labs 217 B

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