Faculty Department

Dr. Om Prakash Professor

Dr. Om Prakash

Professor

B.Engg., Aeronautical Engineering, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh; 2000

M.Tech (Flight Mechanics), Aerospace Engineering; IIT Kanpur; January 2002

Ph.D (Dynamics and Control), Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay; 2006

Area of Specialization:

Airplane, Rocket and Missile, Parachute/Parafoil, Hybrid Airship Hypersonic Vehicle 

Career Graph:

  • Professor (April 2018 onwards) ; Associate Professor  cum  Head (2013-17);  Assistant Professor(SG) cum Associate Head(Sept,2008-13),  Aerospace Engg Dptt., UPES
  • Faculty and Head , Aeronautical  Engg, BBD(Univ.), Lucknow (2008 Project)
  • Leader, Zeus Numerix Pvt. Ltd. , IIT Bombay Campus;   2006-07
  • Project Assistant (with Dr. N. Ananthkrishnan), Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay;   2004-05
  • Project Assistant (with Dr.  A.K. Ghosh), Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kanpur;   2002-03

Research & Publications:

Journal Papers:

  • Vindhya Devalla, Amit Kumar Mondal, A J Arun Jeya Prakash, Manish Prateek, Om Prakash,” Guidance, navigation and control of a powered parafoil aerial vehicle”, CURRENT SCIENCE, ISSN 0011-3891 Sep 2016  Vol, 111,  No. 6, pp: 1045-1054 ISSN 0011-3891, 
  • Vindhya Devalla and Dr. Om, Prakash, “Developments in Unmanned Powered Parachute Aerial Vehicle: A Review” IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Systems Transections, ISSN: 0885-8985, November 2014, vol:29, No:11, p:6-20 [Google scholar] (cites 5)
  • A. K. Ghosh and Om Prakash, “Neural Models for Predicting Trajectory Performance of an Artillery Rocket,” Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication (1542-9423), 2004, Vol. 1, No. 2 [Google Scholar] (cites 6)
  • A. K. Ghosh, A. Jha, A. Singhal, and O. Prakash, “Trajectory Modeling of an Artillery Shell using Feed Forward Neural Networks,” Technical Journal of Aerospace Engineering,2004,  Vol. 84, 110305. [Google scholar] (cites 2)
  • A. K. Ghosh, I. V. S. Sridhar, A. Singhal, and O. Prakash, “Estimation of Drag Co-efficient from Radar Tracked Trajectory Data of an Artillery Shell,” Journal of Aerospace Sciences and Technologies, Feb 2004.

Recent Publications:

  • M Raja, Om Prakash, “Design of high pointing accuracy NPSAT-1 satellite attitude systems of armature controlled DC motor with utilization for PD controller”. INCAS Bulletin, Vol. 12, 2020, pp 145-156 (Scopus Indexed)
  • R, Jaiswal, O. Prakash, S.K. Chaturvedi.,A preliminary study of parameter estimation for fixed wing aircraft and high endurability parafoil aerial vehicle, INCAS Bulletin, Vol. 12, 2020, pp 95-109 (Scopus Indexed)
  • K. Sundarraj, U. Guven,  P.S. Kulkarni, Om. Prakash, and R. Ganesh Pawar, “ Hypersonic flows over multi-ramp configurations”. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering,”  Vol. 8, Year 2019, pp 7986-7997 (Scopus Indexed)
  • Karthik Sundarraj, Ugur  Guven, ; P. S , Kulkarni; Om Prakash; and R. Ganesh Pawar, , International Journal of Recent Technology  and Engineering, Vol. 8, 2019, pp 8127-8138 (Scopus Indexed)
  • M Raja, Monish Mathur, Ugur Guven, Om Prakash, “Communication and Optimization for Satellite Attitudes Using Proportional-Integral-Derivative Controller”  International Journal of Scientific Research in Network Security and Communication,  Volume 7, Year 2019, Pages 1-6
  • Vindhya Devalla, Amit Kumar Mondal, A J Arun Jeya Prakash, Manish Prateek, Om Prakash, “Guidance, navigation and control of a powered parafoil aerial vehicle”, CURRENT SCIENCE, ISSN 0011-3891 Sep 2016  Vol, 111,  No. 6, pp: 1045-1054 ISSN 0011-3891, [Google scholar] (cites 26); (Scopus Indexed)
  • Vindhya Devalla and Dr. Om, Prakash, “Developments in Unmanned Powered Parachute Aerial Vehicle: A Review” IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Systems Transections, ISSN: 0885-8985, November 2014, vol:29, No:11, p:6-20 [Google scholar] (cites 26); (Scopus Indexed)
  • K. Ghosh and Om Prakash, “Neural Models for Predicting Trajectory Performance of an Artillery Rocket,” Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication (1542-9423), 2004, Vol. 1, No. 2 [Google Scholar] (cites 9); (Scopus Indexed)
  • K. Ghosh, A. Jha, A. Singhal, and O. Prakash, “Trajectory Modeling of an Artillery Shell using Feed Forward Neural Networks,” Technical Journal of Aerospace Engineering,2004,  Vol. 84, 110305. [Google scholar] (cites 2)
  • K. Ghosh, I. V. S. Sridhar, A. Singhal, and O. Prakash, “Estimation of Drag Co-efficient from Radar Tracked Trajectory Data of an Artillery Shell,” Journal of Aerospace Sciences and Technologies, Feb 2004.
  • Om Prakash, Ritesh Sigh, Sudhir Joshi, “Flight Dynamics Analysis using High Altitude & Mach Number for Generic Air-Breathing Hypersonic Vehicle”, AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2021 Forum (eISBN: 978-1-62410-611-8)
  • Om Prakash, Ananthkrishnan, “ NDI based generic heading tracking control law for parafoil/payload system, AIAA AVIATION 2020 FORUM (eISBN: 978-1-62410-598-2) (Scopus Indexed)
  • Om Prakash, Shikhar Purohit,” Multibody dynamics of winged hybrid airship payload delivery system” AIAA AVIATION 2020 FORUM (eISBN: 978-1-62410-598-2) (Scopus Indexed)
  • Pragya Uadhyay, Kumari Nidhi, Shikhar Purohit, Akash Kumar, and Om Prakash,” Lighter than air wind turbine platform. AIAA Aviation 2019 Forum (eISBN: 978-1-62410-589-0) (Scopus Indexed)
  • Om Prakash, Vindhya Devalla, Roli Jaiswal, AmitMondal and Cris Thomas "Estimation of Lateral Directional Aerodynamic Derivatives from Flight Data of Unmanned Powered Parafoil Aerial Vehicles", AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, AIAA AVIATION 2018 Forum  (eISBN: 978-1-62410-557-9) (Scopus Indexed)
  • Yogesh Kumar, Aviral Sharma, Shadaab ., Somya Shalvi, Pratham Srivastava, Om Prakash, and Vindhya Devalla. "Validation of Canopy and Payload Relative Motion Estimation for Parafoil Aerial Vehicle using Computer Vision", AIAA AVIATION 2017 Forum  (eISBN: 978-1-62410-493-0) (Scopus Indexed)
  • Vindhya Devalla, Om Prakash,” Longitudinal and Directional Control Modeling for a Small Powered Parafoil Aerial Vehicle,” AIAA  AVIATION  2016 FORUM, (eISBN: 978-1-62410-430-5) (Scopus Indexed)
  • O. Prakash and N. Ananthkrishnan, “Modeling and Simulation of 9-DOF Parafoil-Payload System Flight Dynamics,” Collection of Technical Papers - 2006 Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference. [Google Scholar] (cites 50) (Scopus Indexed)

Conference Papers (Presented Abroad):

  • Vindhya Devalla, Om Prakash,” Longitudinal and Directional Control Modeling for a Small Powered Parafoil Aerial Vehicle,” AIAA 2016-3544, AIAA, Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Washington , USA
  • V. Devalla, A. K. Mondal and O. Prakash, “ Performance Analysis of a powered Parafoil unmanned vehicle using open-loop flight test results and analytical results,” 2015 workshop on Research, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial System (RED-UAS), November 23-25, 2015, Cancun, Mexico.
  • S. Roy, A. Sandilya, O. Prakash and A.K. Ghosh, “GUI Based Simulation and Integration of Flight Mechanic Models of Artillery Projectiles (SIM-MAP)”, AIAA Australian Asian Student Conference, Sydney Australia, 24-27 Sept 2007.
  • O. Prakash and N. Ananthkrishnan, “Modeling and Simulation of 9-DOF Parafoil-Payload System Flight Dynamics,” AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference and Exhibit, Keystone, Colorado USA, Aug. 2006. [Google Scholar] (cites 18)
  • O. Prakash, A. Daftary, and N. Ananthkrishnan, “Bifurcation Analysis of Parafoil-Payload System Flight Dynamics,” AIAA-2005-5806, AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference and Exhibit, San Francisco, California USA, Aug. 15-18, 2005. [Google Scholar] (cites 2)
  • O. Prakash, A. Daftary, and N. Ananthkrishnan, “Trim and Stability Analysis of Parafoil/Payload System Using Bifurcation Methods,” AIAA-2005-1666, 18th AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference and Seminar, Munich, Germany, May 23-26, 2005. [Google Scholar] (cites 4)
  •  A. K. Ghosh, and O. Prakash, “Neural Models for Predicting Trajectory Performance of an Artillery Rocket,” AIAA-2003-5471, AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference and Exhibit, Austin, Texas USA, Aug. 11-14, 2003. [Google Scholar] (cites 6)

National Conference Papers:

  • Vindhya Devalle and Dr. Om, Prakash “Angle of Attack, Pitch Angle and Glide Angle Modeling at Various Thrust Inputs for a Powered Parachute Aerial Vehicle”, AEDSS 2014, IIT Kanpur [Google scholar] (cites 1)
  • Misra, A. Apparao, S. Roy, A. Vishwakarma, O. Prakash, A. Singhal, and A.K. Ghosh, “Longitudinal Aerodynamic Characterization of an Aircraft bomb with Ringtail Configuration Using Wind Tunnel”, 3rd Symposium on Applied Aerodynamics and Design of Aerospace Vehicles, Thiruvananthapuram 22 -23 Nov 2007.
  • S. Roy, A. Sandilya, O. Prakash and A.K. Ghosh, “GUI Based Simulation and Integration of Flight Mechanic Models of Artillery Projectiles”, International Conference and Exhibition on “Emerging Challenges in Design and Manufacturing Technologies”, Chennai, 28-30 November 2007. (awarded best paper in Aerospace group)
  • O. Prakash, R. Goel, A. Daftary, N. Ananthkrishnan, S. Gupta, V. V. R. Subbarao, and C. D. Deori, “A Multibody Dynamics Code For Modeling And Simulation Of 9-DOF Parafoil-Payload System Flight Dynamics”, 20th National Convention of Aerospace Engineers, Trivandrum, India, Oct 29-30 2006.
  • M. Harshavardhan, O. Prakash and N. Ananthkrishnan, “Flight Dynamic Simulation of a Multi-body Configuration Using an Integrated Euler Solver”, 2nd International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation (ICCMS 2006), in Guwahati at December 2006. 

Conference Convenor:

  • 24th National conference on IC engines and combustion on “Combustion for energy security and sustainability”  under the auspices of the Combustion Institute (Indian Section), 30th Oct to 1st Nov  2015
  • 27 th National convention of Aerospace Engineers on “Technological and Engineering Challenges in Indian Aerospace Industry”  under the auspices of The Institution of Engineers(India), 8-9 Nov 2013

Contribution

  • Project Investigator (UPES): DST/SERB Sponsored project: Pipeline Surveillance using Parachute Ariel Vehicle (SERB/F/5383/2013-2014) dated: 19/11/2013
  • Patent Filed (UPES): A System for Monitoring and Maintaining Air Pressure in Vehicles (#1205/DEL/2014
  • Project Assistant (with Dr. A. K. Ghosh, IIT Kanpur): Trajectory modeling and simulation of Artillery Shells (DRDL/DRDO Hyderabad Sponsored project, 2002)
  • Project Assistant (with Dr. N. Ananthkrishnan, IIT Bombay): Nine Degree of freedom modeling and simulation of Parafoil/Payoad System (ADRDGE/DRDO Agra Sponsored project, 2003)

Interest

  • Nonlinear Flight Dynamics  and Control (Bifurcation Methods, NDI Control)
  • Modeling and Simulation of Dynamics System (MATLAB/ SIMULINK)
  • Flight Stability and Control (Airplane, Rocket and Missile, Parachute/Parafoil, Hybrid Airship Hypersonic Vehicle)

Academic Administration Experience:

  • B. Tech Aerospace Engineering (2008- Present), B.Tech Aerospace Engineering with specialization in Avionics (2010- Present), B.Tech Avionics(2008-2010), M.Tech CFD (2011- Present), M.Tech UAV(2015- Present)

Teaching and Research Experience:

  • Faculty and Head,  Aerospace Engg, UPES (Sep 2008- Present ); Faculty and Head, Aeronautical  Engg, BBD(Univ.) Lucknow (2008 );  Project Leader, Zeusnumerix, IIT Bombay Campus ( 2006-07); Project Assistant, IIT Kanpur(2002-03)

Projects or Ph.D.’s guided:

  • Dr. Karthik Sundarraj , “Computational and Experimental Analysis of Multi-cone Geometry utilization during reentry at Hypersonic Speeds”, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, UPES, 2021
  • Dr. M. Raja, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering Dptt.(Thesis topic Design & Computational Analysis for Satellite Attitude Control Systems and Perturbation Correction Analysis for Nanosatellites in Low Earth Orbit with Utilization of Kalman Filters)
  • Dr. Vindhya Devalla(Thesis topic: Development of GPS based guidance and navigation for Parachute Aerial Vehicle, 2016)

Professional Memberships/Fellowship:

  • Institution of Engineers (INDIA);
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics(AIAA), USA;
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA;

Honours and Achievements:

  • Fellow Member, Institution of Engineers (INDIA);
  • Senior Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics(AIAA), USA;
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA;