Dr. Hari Bhagwan Hablani

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology - Gandhinagar


Areas of Interest:

Space Flight Vehicles Guidance, Navigation and Control; Satellites-Based Navigation of Flight Vehicles; Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control; Multi-body Flexible Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control; Satellites Payload Control, Pointing Accuracy and Image Stability; Spacecraft Rendezvous Dynamics, Guidance, Navigation and Control; Missile Guidance, Navigation and Control; Airplane Navigation; Kalman Filtering and Estimation for Navigation and Tracking; Launch Vehicles and Reentry Vehicles GNC;

Specialization:

Space Flight Vehicles Guidance, Navigation and Control; Satellites-Based Navigation of Flight Vehicles; Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control; Multi-body Flexible Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control; Satellites Payload Control, Pointing Accuracy and Image Stability; Spacecraft Rendezvous Dynamics, Guidance, Navigation and Control; Missile Guidance, Navigation and Control; Airplane Navigation; Kalman Filtering and Estimation for Navigation and Tracking; Launch Vehicles and Reentry Vehicles GNC;

Consultancy Areas:

 

 

Sector Associated With:

Academia

Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Consultancy Firms, Private Agencies, Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

I have been teaching, researching, and designing in my specialization areas:
Satellite-based navigation of GEO and LEO satellites, launch vehicles, missiles; aided inertial navigation of flight vehicles, underwater vehicles; multi-body flexible spacecraft attitude dynamics and control; spacecraft payload control; momentum biased satellites control; precision pointing and jitter control; interplanetary spacecraft control; spacecraft attitude determination; spacecraft rendezvous guidance, relative navigation, and control; strategic interceptor guidance, relative navigation, and control.

A large number of publications.

Professional Experience:

  • Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay (2009-2014), IIT Kanpur (2008-2009).
  • Technical Fellow, Space Systems Division, The Boeing Company (Rockwell International Heritage; 1982-2008).
  • NRC Research Associate, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX (1980-1982).
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronautics and Aeronautics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (1978-’80).
  • Associate Editor, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics (1999-2012).
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. on Aerospace and Electronics Systems (2009-2011).

Keywords:

spaceflight vehicles dynamics, spaceflight mechanics, satellite orbits, satellite attitude determination, spacecraft control, spaceflight guidance and navigation, space-based navigation, IRNSS-based navigation, GPS-based navigation, launch vehicle navigation, reentry guidance and control, dynamic optimization, autonomous navigation of geostationary satellites, GEO satellites formation navigation and station-keeping, underwater vehicle navigation

 

Contact Information

Office

IIT Gandhinagar, VGEC Campus, Chandkheda, Ahmedabad - 382424, India; Phone: 99789 92576 (M)

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Education

  • B. Tech. (Mech., 1972) National Institute of Technology, Raipur, CG, India.
  • M. Tech. (Aero, 1974) Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
  • PhD (Aero, 1978) Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.

 

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Excellence in Aerospace Education (2012), the Aeronautical Society of India.
  • AIAA Associate Fellow.
  • (Former) Boeing Technical Fellow, USA.
  • Engineer of the Year Leonardo de Vinci Award, Rockwell International, USA.
  • Distinguished Alumnus of Department of Aerospace Engineering, IISc, Bengaluru.
  • Gold Medal for PhD Thesis, Department of Aerospace Engg, IISc, Bengaluru.

Link to Website


INAE Section Affiliated To: Section VII: Aerospace Engineering


Year of Election to Fellowship: 2016


Year of Birth: 1950