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Ravi Banavar

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Ravi Banavar

Guest Professor, Mechanical Engineering,

  • BTech: IIT Madras, 1986
  • MS: Clemson University, Clemson, 1988
  • PhD: University of Texas, Austin, 1992

Email: ravi.banavar -AT- iitgn.ac.in



  • Work Experience

    • Faculty, currently Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (Jan 1993 to present)
    • Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (Dec 2016 to Apr 2017)
    • Pratt and Whitney Visiting Chair Professor, Indian Institute of Science (July 2015 to Dec 2015)
    • Visiting Faculty Member, Laboratory for Signals and Systems (LSS), France (May 2005 to Jun 2005)
    • Visiting Faculty Member, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (May 2004)
    • Visiting Faculty Member, University of California, Los Angeles (Jun 1999 to Jun 2000)
    • Lecturer, University of California, Los Angeles (Dec 1991 - July 1992)

  • Selected Publications

    1. Sneha Gajbhiye and R. N. Banavar Geometric Modeling and Local Controllability of a Spherical Robot Actuated by a Pendulum, DOI:10.1002/RNC, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control (2015).
    2. K. S. Phogat, D. Chatterjee and R. N. Banavar Multiple Shooting Technique for Optimal Attitude Control of a Spacecraft with Momentum and Actuator Constraints, submitted to the International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control.
    3. S. R. Sahoo and R. N. Banavar Attitude synchronization of satellites with internal actuation, European Journal of Control (20), 2014 152-161. (Elsevier).
    4. R. Bayadi and R. N. Banavar Almost global attitude stabilization of a rigid body for both internal and external actuation schemes, European Journal of Control (20), 2014 45-54. (Elsevier).
    5. R. Bayadi, R. N. Banavar and D. E. Chang Characterizing the Reachable Sets of a Spacecraft with Two Rotors, Systems and Control Letters (62) 2013, 453-460.