Indira is working on an interdisciplinary "Mode Sensing Hypothesis" project and is developing a mathematical model for a deforming flapping wing insect dynamics, in state space representation. She is working on different insect species with differing flight capabilities e.g. Eristalis, Calliphora and Drosophila to identify the inherent control range space from the kinematic data. She is working on the problems related to stabilisation and controllability analysis of unstable system dynamics with the aim to develop a robust control algorithm necessary to stabilise a low Reynolds flapping wing system.
She is interested in numerical analysis applied to optimisation and singular value problems, along with multivariable and nonlinear control theory. She has 10 years of experience in the area of Control Theory (sliding mode control, multivariable control, system identification, fault diagnosis). She is specifically interested in robust nonlinear control theory and its application to Guidance & Control for aerospace, wind turbines, robotics and automotive domain.
Research Interests in Aerospace, Automotive, Robotics and Wind Turbines
Nonlinear/Multivariable/Robust control theory
Optimisation for guidance and control
Sliding mode fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control