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Madhur Tiwari

Assistant Professor | Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences

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Personal Overview

Professor Tiwari's research focuses on developing autonomous technologies in space and aerial systems, optimal navigation and control, path planning, learning based control and planning, data-driven system ID and aerospace robotics, deep learning and spacecraft swarm. He is the lab director of the Autonomy Lab

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityAugust 2021 

Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityAug 2014

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityDec 2011

Current Courses

- Space Mission Engineering 

- Multivariable Feedback Control 

- Space Flight Mechanics 

 

Selected Publications

 

  • A Novel Direct Adaptive-Model Predictive Control Technique with Application to Spacecraft Trajectory Tracking. MDPI Aerospace, 2022.
  • Zuehlke D., Tiwari, M., and Henderson, T. Autonomous Template Generation and Matching for Satellite Constellation Tracking. In AIAA Scitech 2022 Forum.
  •  Chris Hays, Tiwari, M., and Henderson, T. A Geometric Mechanics Approach to Direct Adaptive Model Predictive Control. In AIAA Scitech 2022 Forum.
  • Under Review: Tiwari, M., Prazenica, R. J., and Henderson, T. Spacecraft Direct Adaptive Control in Asteroid Vicinity with Coupled Orbit-Attitude Dynamics. Acta Astronautica, 2022
  • Zuehlke D., Tiwari, M., and Henderson, T. Autonomous Satellite Detection and Tracking using Optical Flow. In AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist 2021 Forum.
  • Tiwari, M., Prazenica, R. J., and Henderson, T. Autonomous Spacecraft Obstacle Avoidance and Trajectory Tracking in a Dense Debris Field. In AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist 2021 Forum.
  • Tiwari, M., Prazenica, R. J., and Henderson, T. Spacecraft Body-Frame Hovering Over an Asteroid Using a Direct Adaptive Control Strategy. In AAS Astrodynamics Specialist 2020 Forum.
  • Jacob J. K, Daniel Posada, Francisco J. Franquiz, Madhur Tiwari, and Troy Henderson “Modeling of An On-Orbit Maintenance Robotic Arm Test-Bed”. In AAS GNC 2020.
  • Tiwari, M., Prazenica, R. J., and Henderson, T. Tracking Reference Orbits Around Asteroids with Unknown Gravitational Parameters Using a Nonlinear Adaptive Controller. In AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
  • Tiwari, M., Zuehlke, D., and Henderson, T. “Identifying Spacecraft Configuration Using Deep Neural Networks for Precise Orbit Estimation.” AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, Ka’, 2019.
  • Prabhakar, N., Tiwari, M., Henderson, T., and Prazenica, R. J. Application of Direct Adaptive Control to Autonomous Satellite Docking. In AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
  • Vergara, P., Tiwari, M., Prazenica, R. J., and Henderson, T. Multiresolution-Based 3-D Terrain Estimation Algorithms for Complex Urban Environments. In AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
  • Henderson and Tiwari, “3D Reconstruction, Representation, and Registration of Satellite Imagery for Improved Space Situational Awareness,” 1st IAA Conference on Space Situational Awareness, Orlando, FL, Nov 2017.

 

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