Application for grant of research/development project under the grants-in-aid scheme of the aeronautics research & development board

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1. Title of Research/ : ARDB Centre of Excellence for Aerospace

Development Proposal Systems Design & Engineering (CASDE): Phase-II

2. Names of Investigators : Prof. A. Joshi, Principal Investigator

Prof. K. Sudhakar, Co-Principal Investigator

Prof. P.M. Mujumdar, Co-Principal Investigator
3. Name of the Institution : Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

and Address Powai, Mumbai – 400 076.

4. (i) Proposed duration : Five years

of the project

(ii) Proposed date of : April 01, 2004

start of project

5. Amount of grant proposed: (in Rs. Lakhs)

Head of Account

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(a) Staff Salaries for

(i) 1 Student Stipend@

(ii) 1 Research Scientist#

(iii) 4 Research Assistants&

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@ Rs. 8,000/- Per Month for a Full Two Year Term; # Rs. 16,000/- Per Month

& Rs. 8,000/- Per Month; * Rs. 6,000/- Per Month
5. Amount of grant proposed: (Continued)
Total sanction sought : Rs. 132.0 Lakhs

from the AR&DB for a

period of five years
6. Department of the : Centre for Aerospace Systems Design & Engineering

Institution where R&D Department of Aerospace Engineering

will be carried out

7. Brief review of the R&D : See Appendix-A

plan including pertinent

literature and specific aims

8. Importance of the : See Appendix-B


9. Methods & procedures : See Appendix-C

10. Facilities available for : See Appendix-D

carrying out the proposed

R&D work in the applicant’s


11. Previous work done in : See Appendix-E

this or related fields

12. Biographical sketch of : See Appendix-F


13. Research support for : AR&DB

other projects of the

applicants from various



1. Name of Institution : Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

submitting application

2. Address : Indian Institute of Technology, Powai,

Mumbai - 400 076.

3. Name, designation and : The Registrar,

full address of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

official to whom the Powai, Mumbai - 400 076.

cheques are to be mailed


  1. We agree to abide by the terms and conditions set forth for the grants-in-aid scheme of the Aeronautics R & D Board and certify that basic necessary facilities for the proposed work are available and the same can be extended to the investigators.

  1. We certify that in case the present investigators are not available for any reason to continue the work, alternate arrangements will be made to employ suitable person/persons.

  1. We certify that separate accounts will be kept for funds received from AR&DB and spent on the project and the same will be made available to the auditors of this Institution and on demand, if required, by an officer of the AR&DB secretariat.

Signatures of Investigators

(A. Joshi) (K. Sudhakar) (P.M. Mujumdar)

Principal Investigator Co-Principal Investigator Co-Principal Investigator

Date: Date: Date:

Signature of the Head Signature of the Executive

of the Department Authority of Institution
(Prof. N.K. Naik) ( Prof. Kartic C. Khilar)

Dean (R&D) for Director

Date: Date:


CASDE has carried out its various activities over the last 5 years through three key elements, called Centre Element, Project Elements and Awareness Creation Element.
Centre is a centralized infrastructure in the form of office equipment, communications facilities, library facilities, manpower etc. It has the ability to coordinate visitors for increased interaction and it also provides support to (1) creation of short-term courses and their deliveries, (2) brainstorming sessions, (3) workshops and conferences, etc. Centre Element has acted as a common platform and a binding agent to bring together CASDE core faculty, other associated faculty from other engineering departments from within IITB and wide ranging institutions outside of IITB.
Project Elements are the various CASDE activities that were configured through a well-conceived process. All activities are within the overall objectives of CASDE as spelt out in the proposal dated 1998. Process of starting a Project Element is initiated by a discussion between core & associate faculty of CASDE and also with Management Committee (MC) members. If substantial resources are required for the activity, a brainstorming session is organized with participation of major DRDO laboratories, ARDB representatives and SPC/JPC members. The activity is then reported to JPC/SPC meetings and after their approval an internal allocation is made for the activity.
Awareness Creation Element consists of Short term Courses, Workshops and Discussion Meetings that CASDE has been organizing on a regular basis. During Phase-I, CASDE organized more than 15 awareness creation events, for the benefit of DRDO and other agencies, which were well received. All these events were sponsored by CASDE, through funding received from ARDB.
The main aim of CASDE in Phase-II is to consolidate gains made from Phase-I. This task would involve taking current activities to their logical conclusion, initiating new research areas, increasing its reach within the country and achieving a reasonable global recognition. It is believed that all the above three key elements are considered essential also in Phase-II, for achieving these aims. However, while during Phase-I, all these elements were fully supported by the funding received from ARDB, during phase-II it is planned to also involve other external agencies e.g. DRDO Laboratories and user organizations, for partially supporting the above three key elements. Specifically, Phase-II aims to (1) offer revised Systems Design & Engineering (SDE) specialization, (2) build core competencies in the areas of systems design and systems engineering with ARDB funding, (3) participate in focused projects with other agencies to help them to incorporate new techniques to solve their future problems, (4) conduct regular brainstorming sessions to identify new and emerging areas and (5) create awareness about new technologies in SDE, through seminars, workshops, conferences, short term courses etc.


CASDE, since its inception in August 1998, has been at the forefront of all activities that promote systems thinking and Multi-disciplinary Design Optimization (MDO), which is an integral aspect of systems engineering practice in the development of large aerospace systems. Further, the infrastructure, created as a part of its overall objectives, is unique in the country and the education and training that is imparted by CASDE aims to propagate a systems engineering approach to design of large multidisciplinary aerospace systems. In addition, CASDE has worked out projects for the systems engineering students in such a manner that they are a part of a real-life project within or outside their parent organizations and the results of their investigations are directly usable by the agencies in their specific development process.
CASDE has taken upon itself to popularize the art of design at a level where it matters most; i.e. students. This has been achieved through many innovations such as design, build and fly, simulation, student innovation laboratory etc., wherein basic skills for conceptualizing aerospace vehicles and understanding the intricacies of the design process, are developed. In addition, CASDE has been emphasizing system integration as a major developmental challenge and has undertaken the development of autonomous Mini Aerial Vehicle (MAV). CASDE has also initiated activities that pertain to Multi-disciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) of Aerospace systems, brining together organizations e.g. ADE, ADA, VSSC, DRDL, G-FAST etc. into this important system design activity.
Also, CASDE has been creating awareness about various systems design and systems engineering practices, through a number of activities e.g. seminars, workshops, short terms course, CEPs, brainstorming sessions etc., which not only help in disseminating information to various organizations but also provide important national & international platforms as well as channels of communication among the various participating agencies. An important feature of these interactions has been the discussions of various case studies that have arisen in many organizations, during the development process, which have led to better understanding of complex issues relating to the design process for complex aerospace systems.
All in all CASDE, in Phase-I, has joined hands with all aerospace organizations to aim to change the way in which a large aerospace system design process is perceived and pursued. The proposed work of CASDE in Phase-II is the logical next step in the direction of making systems design and systems engineering practices, well accepted by the aerospace industry.


It was mentioned earlier that in Phase-I, CASDE has functioned through three key elements, called Centre Element, Project Elements and Awareness Creation Element. Each of these three elements has a well-defined role to play and following sub-sections describe them in detail; (1) what is proposed to be done under these elements and (2) how is it proposed to be achieved.
During Phase-II, CASDE plans to define the scope of Centre Element as follows.

  • Support to educational programme in Systems Design and Engineering (Students)

  • Support to preparation of various course modules (Projection Material, CDs)

  • Support for holding various meetings (SIG-MDO/Workshops/Reviews etc.)

  • Support for coordinating visitors to CASDE, seminars, invited talks etc.

  • Maintenance and upgrade of office infrastructure, including library (Procurement)

  • Procurement & maintenance of software tools for Systems Engineering teaching aids

SDE curriculum has been revised in July 2003 (see Annexure-I), with inclusion of two new courses on “Applied Mechatronics” and “Multi-disciplinary Design Optimization”.

During Phase-I, a large number of activities were taken up under the Project Element, which (1) had a generic content, leading to building core competence and (2) had an application oriented content, which was found to be of great interest to DRDO laboratories & aerospace industry. Therefore, during Phase-II, it is proposed to bifurcate the above two activities into two separate elements, in order to give a boost to building up of core competencies by CASDE. It is believed that focused studies should be tailored to the specific long-term needs of DRDO laboratories & other work centres/user agencies. The scope of Generic Activities in Phase-II, is defined as,

  • Surrogate Modelling

    • Response Surface Methods, Design of Experiments, Design and Analysis of Computer Experiments, Neural Network Surrogates etc.

  • CFD/FEM in optimization loop

    • Tackle basic computational/ software issues in optimization using CFD/FEM analysis

  • Sensitivity analysis, including ADIFOR

  • Methodology development for system design of a miniature aircraft

    • Mission Design, Requirements Capture, Trade-off Studies etc.

  • Algorithms for autonomous navigation for Mini Aerial Vehicles

    • Minimum Energy Paths, Minimum Time Paths, Robustness of Algorithms etc.

  • Algorithmic & computational issues related to problem formulation in MDO

  • New Methodologies

    • Robust Design, Design for Uncertainties etc.

The above list of generic activities is based on the current needs as well as existing expertise of CASDE core and associate faculty. The above list will be reviewed on a regular basis and updated as and when the current activities reach their logical conclusion and new/emerging research areas are identified through brainstorming sessions. With regard to the application oriented focused studies, CASDE will seek support from DRDO laboratories and other interested user agencies. CASDE will only provide the infrastructural support to these focused application oriented activities and will periodically report these to the Joint Policy Committee of CASDE for information.
During Phase-II, it is proposed to conduct only the brainstorming sessions as part of Awareness Creation Element. Short Term Courses and workshops will be self-supporting and will have the following format.

  • All events will be held at IIT Bombay during fixed slots.

  • Events will be announced on CASDE web page and also through announcements to various organizations.

  • Each event would cost from Rs. 0.6 to 0.75 Lakhs per day and cater to a maximum of 20 participants. (Cost would be same even for lesser number of participants)

  • Cost of an event would be recovered either from participants or from organizations sponsoring them.

  • On-site conduct of these events would be possible, subject to availability of course faculty and additional allocation towards TA/DA for the faculty.

At this time, following short Term Courses have been finalized, though more would be added later.

  • CEP-1: “Optimization in Engineering Design”, 2-day course. Next delivery of course planned during August-September 2004. (Course Cost: Rs. 1.0 to 1.5 Lakhs). An extra day of tutorial session on need basis.

  • CEP-2: “Multi-disciplinary Design Optimization”, 2-Day Course. Next delivery of course planned during April 2004. (Course Cost: Rs. 1.0 to 1.5 Lakhs). An extra day for case studies from within IITB and from open literature, on need basis.

  • CEP-3: “Integrated Product & Process Development”, 5-day course. Next delivery of course planned during October 2004. (Course Cost: Rs. 2.5 to 3 Lakhs)

  • CEP-4: “Applied Mechatronics”, 3-day course, including laboratory sessions. Next delivery of course planned during November-December 2004. (Course Cost: Rs. 1.5 to 2 Lakhs)

  • CEP-5: “Modelling & Simulation in Engg. Systems”, 3-day course. Next delivery of course planned during April-May 2004. (Course Cost: Rs. 1.5 to 2 Lakhs)

Finally, the biennial events International Conference on Modelling Simulation and Optimization for Design of Multidisciplinary Engineering Systems (MSO-DMES) and National Conference in MSO-DMES are the events of Aeronautical Society of India and CASDE would play a supporting role in organizing these events, without any financial commitment from CASDE.


CASDE: Phase-I has established a Centre, within the Academic and Administrative Framework of IIT Bombay, and put in place, the following infrastructure/facilities.

  • Integrated Modelling and Simulation Lab. (IMSL) with software and hardware tools for carrying out research and developmental work for supporting the theory and laboratory courses and projects of the students of the Systems Design & Engineering specialization.

  • A collection of sensors, actuators, data loggers and micro-controllers, data acquisition cards, to facilitate system integration studies.

  • Support infrastructure for the Mini Aerial Vehicle (MAV) programme of CASDE e.g. A wind tunnel facility for aerodynamic & propeller characterization of miniature aircraft, Hardware-in-loop simulator etc.

  • Software tools for mission analysis, requirements capture, aerodynamic and propulsion performance prediction, structural analysis.

  • Desktops & Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) software tools e.g. WingOpt

  • In-house MDO framework version 2.0 to provide help in setting up the MDO problem in a formal and systematic way.

  • Aerospace Systems Engineering Information Laboratory (AeSEIL) with documents, reports, magazines, books and CD-ROMs etc., for the use of staff, faculty and students.

  • An office space, with technical office staff and equipment (e.g. PCs, Printers, Scanners, CD Writers, Notebook, Data Projector, Audio/Video conferencing, Xerox Machine, Fax Machine, Seminar Hall, Meeting Room, Visiting Faculty Room, Research Staff/Student Area etc.), for (1) supporting day-to-day functions of the various faculty, students and research staff of the CASDE, (2) coordinating visitors to CASDE, (3) supporting creation of lecture material for CEPs and invited lectures and (4) organizing seminars, conferences, workshops and brainstorming sessions.

In addition to the above, CASDE has access to the various other facilities/infrastructure of the Department of Aerospace Engineering e.g. wind tunnels, force measurement rigs and geometry & CFD modelling and analysis tools. The other facilities of the Institute, which are available to CASDE, are; Information Databases, Rapid Prototyping Machine, Electronics Design Lab. and Institute LAN, which have direct relevance to the various activities of the CASDE.



The Centre for Aerospace Systems Design & Engineering (CASDE) was setup within the Department of Aerospace Engineering at IIT Bombay in the year 1998. The Centre was fully funded by ARDB and was aimed at creating a centre for excellence in Systems Design & Engineering. It should be noted that CASDE came into existence at a time when Design as a discipline in universities was at its lowest ebb. Design content in curriculum of most aerospace educational institutions had substantially reduced by 1990s. No educational institution had faculty engaged in research in design methodologies. IIT Bombay knew that the task of setting up a centre like CASDE was complex. But substantial hand holding by DRDO laboratories and careful nurturing by all has turned this experiment into a notable success. Broad objectives of CASDE in Phase-I were; (a) To initiate educational programme in Systems Design & Engineering, (b) To set up Integrated Modelling & Simulation Laboratory & (c) To carry out specific system level studies. Table 1 below shows a summary of the various activities taken up by CASDE during the past 5 years.


Activities Completed

Educational Programme

  1. Initiating M. Tech. specialization in Aerospace Systems Design & Engineering (9 past & 4 current students).

Integrated Modelling &

Simulation Laboratory

  1. Setting up multi-faceted Integrated Modeling & Simulation Laboratory (IMSL), consisting of (a) Software based modelling & simulation tools, (b) Hardware-in-Loop Realtime simulators, (c) Educational laboratory setups and (d) A vast collection of sensors, actuators, controllers etc.

System Level

Studies (Design, Development, Integration)

  1. Facility development for MAV related activities and specific MAV studies (Hardware-in-Loop Simulator, MAV Wind Tunnel, System Integration Studies)

  2. Design and development of an autonomous MAV (Instrumented Flying Platform, Videography Platform).

  3. Initiating research in the area of design methodologies, especially MDO (MDO Framework, WingOPt, 3-D Duct, Surrogate Modelling).

Awareness Creation

  1. Conducting workshops and professional development courses in specialized topics of interest to Design Methodologies (7 Workshops and CEPs in MDO, IMSL & MAV).

  2. Setting up of a Special Interest Group (SIG) for aerospace designers and offering national and international platforms to meet and exchange of ideas (4 Brainstorming Sessions in SE Education, MDO and IMSL).

  3. Promoting design among educational institutions through a variety of measures (9 Deliveries of Courses on Design, Modelling & Simulation and Design, Build & Fly).


  1. 6 B. Tech. projects, 17 M. Tech. dissertations, 5 Ph. D. seminars, 9 papers in National conferences and 9 papers in international conferences.

Table 1 Objectives & Accomplishments of CASDE in Phase-I

Following sub-sections provide details of each of the above five objectives of CASDE in Phase-I.

Educational Programme An M. Tech. specialization in Systems Engineering was started at Aerospace Engineering Department in 2001 and two batches of students from aerospace industry have already gone through it. The programme was revised to Systems Design & Engineering, with suitable changes to its syllabus as well as course contents and has been implemented from July 2003. The new curriculum has introduced two new courses on MDO and Applied Mechatronics, providing important background and training in system synthesis and hardware integration. The projects that past students have undertaken have resulted in following activities.

Figure 1 Hardware-Software Integration Project Figure 2 Mechatronics Course Project

Integrated Modelling & Simulation Laboratory As part of setting up Integrated Modelling and Simulation Laboratory, a number of facilities for software based, hardware based and hybrid modelling and simulation tools have been acquired/developed. Following figures provide a glimpse of the kind of infrastructure that has been created as part of IMSL of CASDE (see Figures below).

Figure 3 Software Simulator RSMITH for Handling Quality Evaluation

Figure 4 Wing-Rock Hardware Simulation Set Up Figure 5 Gyro Simulation Setup

Figure 6 Launch Vehicle Hardware-in-Loop Simulation Facility

In addition, IMSL has a large collection of a variety of sensors, actuators, micro-controllers, data loggers & data acquisition cards etc., to provide students an opportunity to experiment with different system integration issues. Figure below provide an overview of these.

Figure 7 INS-GPS Integration Study Figure 8 Single-axis Accelerometers

Figure 9 MEMS Based Pressure Sensor Figure 10 Magnetic Heading Sensor

Figure 11 68832 Microcontroller Figure 12 PWM Actuator

Test Facilities CASDE has also created a set of test facilities that aid the faculty and students in carrying out high quality developmental work in the area of systems design and integration, for Mini Aerial Vehicle (MAV) related activities undertaken by CASDE. Some of these facilities are shown in figures below.

Figure 13 Tunnel for Testing Miniature Propellers Figure 14 Small Capacity Balance

Figure 15 Hardware-in-Loop Simulator Figure 16 A Sample 3-D Trajectory

System Level Studies CASDE, in its first phase, has undertaken a number of system level studies, addressing the issues of design, optimization and concept evaluation. Specifically, an activity termed Design, Build & Fly, has been initiated as a means of developing newer flight vehicle concepts, advanced missions, system integration methodologies etc. Following figures highlight some of the studies carried out in this category.

Figure 17 Instrumentation Package Figure 18 CASDE Flying Platform

Figure 19 Solar Powered Mini Aircraft Figure 20 Miniature Videography Platform

In addition, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) was identified as an important core activity of CASDE in Phase I, in the broad area of system design, with main objectives as; (i) to act as a repository of information on MDO and create/increase awareness about MDO amongst the industry; (ii) be a work centre for optimization and software aspects of MDO and (iii) study issues of integrating conceptual design with some aspects of preliminary design by bringing in higher levels of analysis fidelity along with formal optimization at the early design phase. In tune with these aims, MDO literature has been collected; a special interest group in MDO has been created and a number of workshops have been organized; a library of software tools for optimization has been established and a number of design optimization studies of aerospace interest have been carried out through student projects, along with development of a software framework for MDO. Some typical examples are as given below.

Figure 21 Analysis Block of Wing Design Software WingOpt

Figure 22 Sequential RSM Study

Figure 25 3-D Duct Geometry Optimization using CFD Analysis

Awareness Creation & Publications In view of the fact that awareness creation was an important aspect of CASDE functioning during Phase-I, a large number of workshops/ seminars/ Short-term courses etc. have been conducted. In addition, CASDE has organized a large number of brainstorming sessions, with active participation from scientists and researchers interested in the topic, in order to (1) sharpen focus on what needs to be done and (2) work out methodologies for achieving the objections. These brainstorming sessions have proved fairly effective in designing focused activities of CASDE. Many publications have also come out of the various activities, which have been presented at various fora, highlighting the activities described above. Lastly, CASDE has also attracted a large number of distinguished visitors and in the same light CASDE faculty and staff have been invited to give special lectures in various organizations. A consolidated list of all these activities is given in Annexure-I.
(For more details on the various activities of CASDE during Phase-I, kindly visit the website ).



I. Biographical sketch of the Principal Investigator

Name & Designation : Ashok Joshi, Professor

Aero. Engg. Deptt., IIT Bombay.
Educational Qualification : B. Tech. (Aero.), IIT Bombay, 1978

M. Tech. (Aero.), IIT Bombay, 1980

Ph. D. (Aero.) , IIT Bombay, 1984
Areas of Interest : Structural Dynamics and Aeroelasticity

Dynamics and Control of Flexible Structures

Flight Dynamic Modelling and Simulation
Professional Experience : 6 Years as a Scientist in Structures Division, NAL

13 Years as a Faculty in Aero. Deptt. IIT Bombay

Salient Research Activities : Aeroelastic Testing of Launch Vehicle Models

Aeroelastic Analysis of Aircraft & Missiles

Design/Testing of Dish Antenna for GMRT

Aeroservoelastic Software for Aircraft Design

Characterization of Flexible Flight Vehicles

Smart/Other Vibration Control Actuator Concepts

Simulation of Flight Vehicle Dynamics
Publications : 19 National/International Journal Papers

20 National/International Conference Papers

25 Technical Reports

APPENDIX-F (Continued)

II. Biographical sketch of First Co- Principal Investigator

Name & Designation : K. Sudhakar, Professor

Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay
Educational Qualifications : B. Tech. (Aero.), IIT Madras, 1971

M. Tech. (Aero.), IIT Madras, 1973

Ph.D. (Aero.), IIT Bombay, 1989
Areas of Interest : Aircraft Design


Flight Dynamics
Professional Experience : 12 years as Engineer at HAL Design Bureau

19 years as Faculty at Aero. Engg. Deptt. IIT Bombay

Research Activities : Development design tools

3D-Panel Code for Aircraft

3D-Panel Code for Internal Flows

Bifurcation Methods for Non-linear Flight Dynamics

Design Optimization


Wind Energy

Publications : Invited Lectures - 11

Journals - 15

Conference Proceedings - 12

APPENDIX-F (Continued)

III. Biographical sketch of Second Co- Principal Investigator

Name & Designation : P.M. Mujumdar, Professor

Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay
Educational Qualifications : B. Tech. (Aero.), IIT Bombay, 1981

M. Tech. (Aero.), IIT Bombay, 1983

Ph.D. (Aero.), IIT Bombay, 1988
Areas of Interest : Vibration and Structural Dynamics

Structural Stability, Aeroelasticity, Aeroservoelasticity

Composite Structures, Experimental Techniques
Professional Experience : 17 years as Faculty at Aero. Engg. Deptt. IIT Bombay
Research Activities : Aerospace Systems Design

Multi-disciplinary Design Optimization

Aeroelastic and Aeroservoelastic Optimization

MDO Software Development

MAV/UAV Development

Publications : Invited Lectures - 20

Journals - 8

Conference Proceedings – 22

Technical Reports - 36




  • Micro-controllers, GPS Receivers, Gyros, RC Servos, Accelerometers, Data Acquisition Cards, Single Board Computers etc. for Ground Based Simulators.

  • PCs, Projector, Notebook, Fax/Xerox Machine, Communication Equipment.

  • PCs as Desktops.

  • Hardware Based Real-Time Simulators for Training and Mini/Main Projects

  • High End Computing Power for CFD based Optimization Studies


  • Software for Real-time Simulation of Flight Missions

  • Large Disciplinary Software for Structural/Aerodynamic/Propulsion/Control System Modelling for MDO Studies

  • Mission and Aircraft Design Related Software Tools

  • Software Tools for MDO Framework & IPPD/SE Practices.

  • Conceptual Design Software Tools for System Level Design Studies


Revised Curriculum for Systems Design & Engineering from July 2003
1st Semester

Code Name L T P C

AE 705 Introduction to Flight 2.0 1.0 0.0 6.0

AE 755 Optimization for Engineering Design 2.0 1.0 0.0 6.0

AE 773 Applied Mechatronics 2.0 0.0 2.0 6.0

AE 759 Systems Engineering Principles 2.0 0.0 0.0 4.0

AE 752 Application of Optimization Laboratory 0.0 0.0 4.0 4.0

AES601 Seminar 0.0 0.0 4.0 4.0

Elective I 2/3 0.0 0.0 4/6

Elective II 2/3 0.0 0.0 4/6


12/14 2.0 10.0 38/42


Contact Hours: 23/25(6 courses, 1 Seminar, 1 Laboratory) Credits: 38/42

2nd Semester

Code Name L T P C

AE 769 System Modelling, Control and Simulation 2.0 1.0 0.0 6.0

AE 779 Optimization of Multidisciplinary Systems 2.0 1.0 0.0 6.0

AE 699 Communication skills 0.0 0.0 4.0 4.0

AE 754 Modelling and Simulation laboratory 0.0 0.0 4.0 4.0

Elective III 2/3 0.0 0.0 4/6

Institute Elective 3.0 0.0 0.0 6.0

AE 696 M. Tech. Project I Stage 16.0


9/10 2.0 8.0 46/48


Contact Hours: 19/20 (5 courses, 1 Laboratory) Credits: 46/48

3rd Semester

Code Name L T P C

AE 697 M. Tech. Project II Stage 32.0
4th Semester

Code Name L T P C

AE 698 M. Tech. Project III Stage 42.0

List of Specialization Electives

AE 753 Aerospace Vehicle Mission Analysis 2 0 0 4

AE 765 Introduction to Concurrent Engineering 2 0 0 4

AE 763 Introduction to Avionics 2 0 0 4

AE 695 State Space Methods for Flight Vehicles 3 0 0 6

MA 603 Statistical Methods of Analysis & Design 3 0 0 6

AE 725 Air Transportation 3 0 0 6

RE 608 Reliability in Engineering Design 3 0 0 6

MG 634 Project Management 2 0 0 4

AE 717 Aircraft Flight Mechanics 3 0 0 6

AE 712 Flight Dynamics and Control 3 0 0 6

IT 602 Software Engineering 3 0 0 6

AE 690 Control System Design Techniques 3 0 0 6



CASDE has organized a series of workshops/Discussion Meetings covering various aspects of its activities, including special lectures on specific topics. The following is a complete chronological list of Workshops, Seminars/Conferences, Short Term Courses, Invited Lectures by CASDE Faculty, Lectures by Visitors to CASDE, Review Meetings, Brainstorming Sessions and Publications.

December 2, 1998, 1-Day Workshop on Systems Engineering Education at Lonavala.

April 13, 2002, One Day Workshop on MAV, with participants from NAL, ADA, ADE, IISc, VSSC, DRDO, ARDB, IIT Bombay etc.

June 4-6, 2002, Workshop on Optimization Based Design & MDO organized by CASDE and held at ADA Bangalore.

December 8, 2002, A special session on “Engineering Systems”, organized as a part of the International Conference and Instructional Workshop on Industrial Mathematics, IIT Bombay.

March 24, 2003, Seminar on Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT) programme of HAL by Mr. Yogesh Kumar, GM (ARDC) HAL.

September 23-26, 2003, International Conference on Modelling, Simulation and Optimization for Design of Multidisciplinary Engineering Systems (MSO-DMES), Hotel Cidade de Goa, Goa.

October 9-11, 1999, 3-Day CEP on Case Studies on Modeling & Simulation of Aerospace Systems; IIT Bombay

January 5-8, 2001, Multi-disciplinary Design Optimization in Aerospace Systems, Short Professional Course, ADA.

November 29-30, 2001, A Short Course on "Miniature Aircraft - Design, Build and Fly" delivered at Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology, Kochi.

February 08-09, 2002, A Short Course on "Miniature Aircraft - Design, Build and Fly" delivered at Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai.

February 20-21, 2002, A Short Course on "Miniature Aircraft - Design, Build and Fly" delivered at Parks College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore.

January 3-5, 2003, A 3 day CEP course on “Applied Mechatronics” Organized at ARDE Pune for select organizations e.g. ARDE, ADRDE, DRDL and NAL.


1998 An Invited Lecture on "ARDB Centre for Aerospace Systems Design & Engineering", National Systems Conference, Regional Engineering College, Calicut, Kerala.

March 1999 An Invited Lecture on "Problems, Solutions and Problem Solving", Continuing Education Programme on Advanced Topics in Optimization in Aerospace Design”, Aeronautical Development Establishment, Bangalore.

November 17-18, 2000 An Invited Lecture on "Simulation Models for Aerospace Education", National Workshop on Aerospace Flight Simulation”, VSSC, Trivandrum

August 16, 2001 An Invited Lecture on "Design, Build, Fly Experience Through Radio Control Models for Specified Roles", Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology, Cochin.

July 05, 2002, Presentation on the MAV Programme of CASDE at the MAV Meeting Chaired by Dr. Prasada Rao, CC(Tech.) at ADA Bangalore.

December 6, 2002, Invited Lecture by Prof. P.M. Mujumdar on “Multi-disciplinary Design Optimization. A paradigm shift in the Design of Complex Engineering Systems”, Delivered at Second Winter School on System Operational Effectiveness, National Institute for Advanced Studies, IISc Campus, Bangalore

December 10, 2002, Invited Lecture by Prof. K. Sudhakar on "MDO - A Design Process Recommended by Systems Engineering", Delivered at CEP on Applications of Systems Engineering Methodology to Product Development, Aeronautical Development Establishment, Bangalore

February 5-8, 2003, Invited Lecture by Prof. K. Sudhakar on "Multi-disciplinary Design Optimization Activities at CASDE, IIT Bombay", Delivered at International Seminar Aero India 2003, Bangalore

February 8, 2003, Invited Presentation on the Activities of CASDE at the Round Table on Systems Engineering Organized by National Institute of Advanced Studies, IISc Campus, Bangalore.

June 30-July 03 & July 13-15, 2003, Invited Lectures on “Integrated Product Development” & “Modelling & Simulation” at the Orientation Course for DRDO Officers Organized by National Institute of Advanced Studies, IISc at Institute of Armament Technology, Pune

October 30, 2003, Invited Lecture on “Aerospace Education and Research in Design”, at the Diamond Jubilee of Aerospace Engineering Department, IISc Bangalore

August 2002, Three-Week Visit and Lectures Series by Dr. P.B. Nair of Cranfield, UK on Surrogate Modelling

October 2002, Two-Week Visit and Lecture Series by A. Utturwar on MDO who did his master’s at ASDL, Georgia Tech., USA.

November 22-24, 2002, Visit of Dr. V. Sanghi, Scientist GTRE, in Connection with Lectures on Propulsion System Modelling and “Engine” Software Module.

May 1999. 1st Meeting of the Joint Policy Committee (JPC) and Scientific Programmes Committee (SPC) of CASDE at IIT Bombay

May 2000, 2nd Meeting of the Joint Policy Committee (JPC) and Scientific Programmes Committee (SPC) of CASDE at IIT Bombay

October 12, 2001, Aircraft Systems Panel (ARDB) Meeting at CASDE IIT Bombay

June 10, 2002, 3rd Meeting of Joint Policy Committee (JPC) and Scientific Programmes Committee (SPC) of CASDE

June 25, 2002, Review of CASDE activities at the AR&DB Review Meeting at New Delhi.

August 20, 2002, In-house Review Meetings with Dr. Kota Harinarayana, Co-Chairman, JPC, CASDE at IIT Bombay

November 23, 2002, In-house Review Meetings with Dr. Kota Harinarayana, Co-Chairman, JPC, CASDE IIT Bombay

August 14-15, 1999, 2-Day Discussion Meeting-Cum-Workshop on Modeling & Simulation ; Organized at Silent Valley Corporate Resort, Kalasa, Chickmagalur Dist.

December 6, 1999, An in-house 1-Day Meet on Multi-Disciplinary Optimization, held at Anand Resort, Virar.

August 13-14, 2000, First Meeting of Special Interest Group on MDO, ADA, Bangalore

February 21-22, 2003, 3rd meeting of SIG-MDO in Kuttanad, Alleppy, Kerala.

International Conferences

  • A. Joshi and P.G. Jayan, “Modelling and Simulation of Aircraft Hydraulic System”’, Proceedings of the AIAA Modelling & Simulation Technology Conference held at Monterey, California USA, 5-8 August 2002.

  • A. Joshi and P.G. Pramodh, “Modelling and Simulation of Launch Vehicle Digital Auto Pilot”’, Proceedings of the AIAA Modelling & Simulation Technology Conference held at Monterey, California USA, 5-8 August 2002.

  • M.R. Sankar, A. Isaacs, P.M. Mujumdar and K. Sudhakar, “MDO Framework Development – A Case Study with an Elementary Model of Airborne Early Warning System Optimization”, Proceedings of the 9th AIAA/ISSMO Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization held at Atlanta, Georgia USA, 4-6 September 2002.

  • J. Umakant, S. Panneerselvam, K. Sudhakar, P.M. Mujumdar, “Configuration Design of Air-Breathing Hypersonic Vehicle”, International Conference on Modeling, Simulation, Optimization of Multi-disciplinary Engineering Systems, September 24-26, 2003, Goa

  • M. Bhatia, H.C. Ajmera, S.N. Abhyankar, P.M. Mujumdar, K. Sudhakar, “WingOpt:­ An MDO Tool for Concurrent Aerodynamic Shape and Structural Sizing Optimization of Flexible Aircraft Wings”, International Conference on Modeling, Simulation, Optimization of Multi-disciplinary Engineering Systems, September 24-26, 2003, Goa.

  • A. Isaacs, K Sudhakar, P M Mujumdar, “Design and Development of MDO Framework”, International Conference on Modeling, Simulation, Optimization of Multi-disciplinary Engineering Systems, September 24-26, 2003, Goa.

  • P. Tagade, V. Sanghi, S K Sane, “Optimum Propulsion System Sizing for transport aircraft using Response Surface Surrogates”, International Conference on Modeling, Simulation, Optimization of Multi-disciplinary Engineering Systems, September 24-26, 2003, Goa.

  • K. Sivan, A. Joshi and B.N. Suresh, “Reentry Trajectory Modelling and Simulation: Application to Reusable Launch Vehicle Mission, International Conference on Modeling, Simulation, Optimization of Multi-disciplinary Engineering Systems, September 24-26, 2003, Goa.

  • V.V. Gupta, P.S. Gandhi, H. Arya, K. Sudhakar and A. Isaacs, “Hardware-In-Loop Simulator for Autonomous Navigation of Mini Aerial Vehicle”, Accepted for presentation at CIRAS 2003 during 15-18 December 2003, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

National Conferences

  • R. Shivakumar, “Design of an Airborne Video Telemetry Platform”, SIG-MDO Workshop, ADA Bangalore, 13-14 August 2000.

  • R. Shivakumar, H. Arya and K. Sudhakar, “Integration of Instrumentation payload on a Remotely Piloted Aerial Vehicle”, 24th National Systems Conf., ISRO Satellite Centre Bangalore, 7-9 December 2000.

  • C. Patel, H. Arya and K. Sudhakar, “Design, Build & Fly a Solar Powered Aircraft”, Presented at Aero. Soc. AGM, Jan. 18-19, 2002, Goa.

  • A. Isaacs, P.M. Mujumdar, K. Sudhakar, R. Jolly, T.G. Pai, "Low Fidelity Analysis Based Design of 3D-Ducts", Indian Aviation – Challenges & Perspective”, 54th Annual General Meeting of The Aeronautical Society of India, January 21-22, 2003. Kolkata, India.

  • A. Isaacs, P.M. Mujumdar, K. Sudhakar, R. Jolly and T.G. Pai, "Low Fidelity Analysis Based Optimization of 3D-Duct using MDO-Framework", International Conference & Instructional Workshop on Industrial Mathematics, December 7-9, 2002, IIT Bombay.

  • N. Nigam, P.M. Mujumdar and K. Sudhakar, "Aerodynamic Design Optimization of an Aircraft Wing using Multi-point Response Surface approximation", International Conference & Instructional Workshop on Industrial Mathematics, December 7-9, 2002, IIT Bombay.

  • P.P. Menon, A.A. Pashilkar, and K. Sudhakar, "Identification of Aircraft Departures using Genetic Algorithm" International Conference & Instructional Workshop on Industrial Mathematics, December 7-9, 2002, IIT Bombay.

  • S.B. Smitha and K. Sudhakar, "Modeling and Simulation of Aircraft Brake System", Conference on Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation, Indian Society for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation, November 14-15, 2002. Bangalore.

  • K. Sudhakar, "Engineering Education: Dynamics of Change", The Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. XV, No. 4 & Vol. XVI No.1, April 2002 & July 2002, Engineering Education Foundation, Pune. India.

Ph.D. Seminars

  • J. Umakanth, ‘Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Architecture‘, IIT Bombay, November 2001.

  • K. Sivan, ‘Entry Missions of Space Vehicles‘, IIT Bombay, November 2001.

  • S. Mohan, ‘Robust Design‘, IIT Bombay, November 2002.

  • G. Krishnan, ‘Parameter Optimization Approach to Launch Vehicle Optimal Trajectory Problem‘, IIT Bombay, November 2002.

M. Tech. Dissertations

  • S. Murugan, ‘Thrust Vectoring‘, 2000

  • Vinay Kumar, ‘Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of Transport Aircraft Wing‘, 2001

  • K. Zende, ‘Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of Transport Aircraft Wing with Detailed Structural Analysis and Weight Estimation‘, 2001.

  • R. Shivakumar, ‘Integration of Instrumentation and Video telemetry payloads on Remotely Piloted Aerial Vehicles‘, 2001

  • N.C. Shrikhande, ’Flight Simulator for Research and Education‘, 2001

  • M. R. Sankar, ‘Multidisciplinary Design Optimization for Airborne Warning and Control System‘, 2002

  • D. Henry, ‘Manoeuvre Load Control for Delta Wing Aircraft‘, 2002

  • V.E. Jayakrishnan, ‘Model for Aircraft Life Cycle Cost Estimation‘, 2002

  • V.C. Bhaskar, ‘Design and Development of a 2-DOF Motion Simulator‘, 2002

  • P.G. Pramodh, ‘Modelling and Simulation of Launch Vehicle Digital Autopilot and Control System‘, 2002

  • P.G. Jayan, ‘Modelling and Simulation of Aircraft Hydraulic System‘, 2002

  • S.N. Abhyankar, ‘Simultaneous Aerodynamic and Structural Optimization of Aircraft Wing Based on Finite Element Analysis’, Deptt. of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay, January 2003.

  • P.P. Menon, “Identification of Aircraft Departures”, Department of Aerospace Engineering IIT Bombay, January 2003.

  • S.B. Smitha, “Modelling and Simulation of Aircraft Brake System”, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay, January 2003.

  • D.K. Mohan, “Thermal Modelling of Fighter Aircraft Fuel System“, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay, January 2003.

  • V. V. Gupta, “NGC Design and Verification for OBC-In-The-Loop Simulation for MAV”, 2003

  • H. Ajmera, “Coupled Aerodynamic And Structural Optimization Of Flexible Aircraft Wing With Different MDO Architectures”, 2003.

B. Tech. Projects

  • Application of Response Surface Methodology to Aerospace Design Problems‘, 2001

  • Study to Support Autonomous Flight for Model Aircraft‘, 2001

  • The Design and Fabrication of a Solar Powered Aircraft‘, 2002

  • Roll Control of an Aircraft using an Adaptive Wing‘, 2002

  • Path Planning and Tracking for an Autonomous Aircraft‘, 2002

  • Wing aerodynamic design using variable complexity multi-point response surface method", 2003.

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