This book gathers selected research papers presented at the International Conference on Power, Control and Communication Infrastructure 2019 (ICPCCI 2019), organized by the Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management (IITRAM), Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, on July 4–5, 2019. It presents the latest advances, trends and challenges in control system technologies and infrastructures. The book addresses a range of solutions to the problems faced by engineers and researchers to design and develop controllers for emerging areas like smart grid, integration of renewable energy, automated highway systems, haptics, unmanned aerial vehicles, sensor networks, robotics, formation control and many more. The solutions discussed in this book encourage and inspire researchers, industry professionals and policymakers to put these methods into practice.
Axaykumar Mehta received his Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (1996), M.Tech. (2002) and Ph.D. (2009) degrees from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Institute of Infrastructure Technology Research and Management (IITRAM), Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. He has more than 20 years of teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels at various premier institutions. He has published more than 75 research papers, book chapters in national/international conference proceedings, books and journals. He has authored three books with Springer Nature Singapore and also published five patents at the Indian Patent Office, Mumbai. His research interests include sliding mode controls, networked control systems, multi-agent systems and control of smart grids/microgrids. Dr. Mehta received the Pedagogical Innovation Award from Gujarat Technological University (GTU) in 2014, Dewang Mehta National Education Award (Regional) for Best Professor in Electrical Engineering in 2018. He is a senior member of the IEEE, member of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) and Control System Society (CSS) and life member of the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Institute of Engineers India (IEI), Systems Society of India (SSI) and Society of Power Engineers (SPE).
Abhishek Rawat received his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication Engineering (2001), from Rajiv Gandhi Technological University, Bhopal. He received his Master of Technology (2006) and Ph.D. (2012) from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Infrastructure Technology Research and Management (IITRAM), Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. He has 16 years of research, academic and professional experience in the different premier institutions. Dr. Rawat is also a senior member IEEE and published more than 50 articles in international journals, book chapters and national and international conference proceedings. He received the Young Scientist Award from MPCOST, Bhopal, in 2007, involved in the field trials of the IRNSS receiver and published four Indian patents. His research interests include Navigation systems, Satellite Communication and Peripheral security.Priyesh J Chauhan is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research & Management, Ahmedabad, India. He completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Power Electronics & Electric Drives) at IIT Delhi, New Delhi, in 2014. With 17 years of research, academic and professional experience, he has published 4 papers in refereed international journals and 18 papers in international conferences. He has filed 1 Indian patent application. He has also contributed to the preparation of 5 successful project proposals with total approved grants of SGD 5 million. His research interests are renewable energy source-based off-grid and microgrid-interactive distributed generation, ship power systems architectures and optimization, and energy storage integration, transitions and power management system.
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