PhD students

  • M. Mittal, 1987-1991, Thesis: Modeling and Control of a Twin-Lift Helicopter System.
  • J. Riaz, 1988-1992, Thesis: A Simulation Model of Atmospheric Turbulence for Rotorcraft Applications.
  • J. Leitner, 1991-1995, (Co-Advisor: Prof. A.J. Calise), Thesis: Helicopter Nonlinear Control using Adaptive Feedback Linearization
  • H.  Zhang, 1992-1996, thesis proposal on Finite State Inflow Models for lifting Rotors in Ground Effect for Forward and Hover Flight, thesis not defended
  • K. Liu, 1993-1996, thesis proposal on A Study of Dynamic Coupling between Engine and Helicopter Vehicle, thesis not defended
  • S-Y. Yi, 1993-1995, not completed
  • C. Rivera, 1993-1998, (Co-Advisor: L.N. Sankar), Thesis: Numerical Simulation of Dynamic Stall in Axial Flow Compressor Blade Rows
  • K. Krothapalli, 1993-1998, Thesis: Helicopter Rotor Dynamic Inflow Modeling for Maneuvering Flight
  • T. Jiang, 1993-1998, Thesis: Combined Model and Rule Based Controller Synthesis with Application to Helicopter Flight Control
  • J. Horn, 1996-1999, (Co-advisor: A.J. Calise), Thesis: Flight Envelope Limit Detection and Avoidance
  • H. Xin, 1996-1999, Thesis: Development of a Finite-State Dynamic Inflow Model for Simulation of a Helicopter Hovering in Ground Effect
  • A. Krischene, 1996-2001, Thesis: Active Identification and Control of Aerodynamic Instabilities in Axial and Centrifugal Compressors
  • I. Yavrucuk, 1998-2003, Thesis: Adaptive Limit Margin Detection and Limit Avoidance
  • J. Zhao, 2000-2005, Thesis: Dynamic Wake Distortion Model for Helicopter Maneuvering Flight
  • M. Dhingra, 2000-2006, Thesis: Compressor Stability management
  • S. Unnikrishnan, 2000-2006, Thesis: Adaptive Envelope protection Methods for Aircraft
  • G. Jeram, 2000-2004, Thesis: Open Platform for Limit Protection with Carefree Maneuver Applications
  • C. Chang, 2002-2006, Thesis: Development of a Simplified Inflow Model for a Helicopter Rotor in Descent Flight
  • J. Moon, 2003-2009, Thesis: Mission-Based Guidance System Design for Autonomous UAVs
  • J. Rigsby, 2004-2008, Thesis: Stability and Control Issues Associated with Lightly Loaded Rotors Auto-rotating at High Advance Ratios
  • L. Liu, 2004-2006, not completed
  • M. Acheson, 2007–, thesis proposal on Methodology for Analysis and Mitigation of Model Dynamics Effects on Wind Tunnel Data
  • Y. Liu, 2007-2009, not completed
  • F. Olcer, 2007-2011, Thesis: Linear Time Invariant Models for Integrated Flight and Rotor Control
  • K.R. Kang, 2007-2011, Thesis: Online Obstacle Avoidance for Rotary-wing Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • G.Y. Chung, 2007-2013, Thesis: An Analytical Approach to Real-Time Linearization of a Gas Turbine Engine Model
  • M. Zhou, 2008-2012, Thesis Title: Trajectory Optimization for Fuel Cell Powered UAVs
  • R. Kundu, 2009-2015, Thesis Title: Impact of Ice Ingestion on Compressor Flow Dynamic
  • M. Nowak, 2011-2014, not completed
  • M. Lopez, 2011–, thesis proposal on on the development of linear time invariant models for integrated flight and rotor control
  • J. Afman, 2013–2015, failed qualifying exam
  • Y-B. Kong, 2013–, Working on coaxial rotor inflow modeling
  • A. Misra, 2015–, Working on 1D Modeling of Unsteady Flow Dynamics of a Hybrid Compressor with Axial and Centrifugal Stages