The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

Imon Chakraborty

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Imon Chakraborty (Ee-mon Chalk-row-boar-tea) is a Research Engineer at the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory. Prior to this, he worked at the ASDL for his doctoral studies, and received his PhD in December 2015. He received his Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering (MSAE) from Georgia Tech in Summer 2011, and his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, India, in 2009.

Imon hails from the city of Kolkata, India. He has had an interest in aeronautics from a very early age, and earned his Private Pilot License (ASEL) through Georgia Tech's Yellow Jacket Flying Club in March 2013. He is also checked out in the Diamond DA20-C1 "Katana" and the Piper Cherokee. His next target is the aerobatic ACA Super Decathlon.

He is also an avid Formula One fan, and is very interested in the transfer of technology and concepts between aeronautics and high-performance motorsport.

Office: Weber SST building
Email: imonchakraborty "at" gatech.edu

Recent Work and Research Interests

  • Impact of aircraft system architectures on performance
  • Detailed modeling of Environmental Control System and Ice Protection System
  • Safety analysis/enhancement for General Aviation (GA) and pilot-friendliness for Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) concepts

Past Projects

  • Dynamic Modeling Issues for the More Electric Aircraft - Modeling, simulation, and optimization of electric control surface actuators for the F-16 and A-10 aircraft (2011-2012 AIAA/AFRL Grand Challenge Project)
  • Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research (SUGAR) - Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) analysis of high aspect ratio truss-braced wing (TBW) aircraft concept (2011-2012). Analysis of hybrid electric propulsion concepts (2013).

Education and Work Experience

  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, 2015, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA, USA
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2011, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA, USA
  • B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, 2009, National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Internships - Pace GmbH, Berlin, Germany (2013); DLR Institute of Flight Systems, Braunschweig, Germany (2008); Intelligent Systems Lab, IIT-Kharagpur, India (2007)

Awards

  • 2016 20 Twenties, Penton's Aviation Week Network & American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • 2015 William T. Piper, Sr. General Aviation Systems Graduate Award (AIAA Foundation) - Chakraborty, I., "Facilitating the Development of Pilot-Friendly General Aviation Aircraft"
  • 2015 AIAA Best Paper (AIAA Aircraft Design Technical Committee) - Chakraborty et al., "A Requirements-driven Methodology for Integrating Subsystem Architecture Sizing and Analysis into the Conceptual Aircraft Design Phase," AIAA-2014-3012

Publications

Journal

  1. Chakraborty, I. and Mavris, D.N., "Assessing Impact of Epistemic and Technological Uncertainty on Aircraft Subsystem Architectures," AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Dec 29, 2016, http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/pdf/10.2514/1.C034007
  2. Chakraborty, I. and Mavris, D.N., “Integrated Assessment of Aircraft and Novel Subsystem Architectures in Early Design,” AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Dec 20, 2016, http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/pdf/10.2514/1.C033976
  3. Chakraborty, I., Mavris, D.N., Emeneth, M., and Schneegans, A., “An Integrated Approach to Vehicle and Subsystem Sizing and Analysis for Novel Subsystem Architectures,” Proc IMechE Part G: J Aerospace Engineering, 2016, Vol. 230(3), pp. 496–514, http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0954410015594399
  4. Chakraborty, I., Mavris, D.N., Emeneth, M., and Schneegans, A., "A Methodology for Vehicle and Mission Level Comparison of More Electric Aircraft Subsystem Solutions - Application to the Flight Control Actuation System," Proc IMechE Part G: J Aerospace Engineering, 2015, Vol. 229(6), pp. 1088–1102, http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0954410014544303
  5. Chakraborty, I., Nam, T., Gross, J.R., Mavris, D.N., Schetz, J.A., and Kapania, R.K., “A Comparative Assessment of Strut-Braced and Truss-Braced Wing Configurations using Multidisciplinary Design Optimization,” AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 52, No. 6, pp. 2009-2020, Nov-Dec 2015, http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/pdf/10.2514/1.C033120
  6. Cai, Y., Gao, Z., Chakraborty, I., Briceno, S., and Mavris, D.N., “Parametric Approach to Assessing Performance of High-Lift Device Active Flow Control Architectures,” Aerospace 2017, 4(1), 6 (ISSN 2226-4310), Special Issue: Aircraft Design, http://www.mdpi.com/2226-4310/4/1/6/
  7. Mavris, D.N., Chakraborty, I., Garcia, E., Perullo, C.A., and Trawick, D.R., “On-board Energy Management,” Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, DOI: 10.1002/9780470686652.eae1029, Dec 19, 2015
  8. Garmendia, D.C., Chakraborty, I., and Mavris, D.N., “Method for Evaluating Electrically Actuated Hybrid Wing–Body Control Surface Layouts,” AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 52, No. 6, pp. 1780-1790, Nov-Dec 2015, http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/pdf/10.2514/1.C033061
  9. Garmendia, D.C., Chakraborty, I., and Mavris, D.N., “A Multidisciplinary Approach to Assessing Actuation Power of a Hybrid Wing Body,” AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 53, No. 4, July-August 2016, pp.900-913, http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/pdf/10.2514/1.C033390
  10. Cai, Y., Gao, Z., Chakraborty, I., Briceno, S., and Mavris, D.N., "System-Level Assessment of Active Flow Control for Commercial Aircraft High-Lift Devices," AIAA Journal of Aircraft (accepted for publication Oct 10, 2017)

Conference

  1. Chakraborty, I. and Mavris, D.N., "Assessing Impact of Epistemic and Technological Uncertainty on Aircraft Subsystem Architectures," AIAA Aviation 2016 Conference, Washington D.C., June 13-17, 2016, AIAA-2016-3145
  2. Chakraborty, I. and Mavris, D.N., "Heuristic Definition, Evaluation, and Impact Decomposition of Aircraft Subsystem Architectures," AIAA Aviation 2016 Conference, Washington D.C., June 13-17, 2016, AIAA-2016-3144
  3. Chakraborty, I. and Mavris, D.N., “Integrated Assessment of Aircraft and Novel Subsystem Architectures in Early Design,” AIAA SciTech 2016 Conference, San Diego, CA, January 4-8, 2016, AIAA-2016-0215
  4. Chakraborty, I., Ozcan, M.F., and Mavris, D.N., “Effect of Power Off-takes for Major Aircraft Subsystems on Aircraft Performance in More Electric Aircraft Architectures,” AIAA Aviation 2015 Conference, Dallas, TX, June 22-26, 2015, AIAA-2015-3287
  5. Chakraborty, I., LeVine, M.J., Hassan, M., and Mavris, D.N., “Assessing Taxiing Trade Spaces from Aircraft, Airport, and Airline Perspectives,” AIAA Aviation 2015 Conference, Dallas, TX, June 22-26, 2015, AIAA-2015-2386
  6. Chakraborty, I., Lozano, B.G., and Mavris, D.N., “Pilot-Friendliness Considerations for Personal Air Vehicle Flight Control Systems,” AIAA Aviation 2015 Conference, Dallas, TX, June 22-26, 2015, AIAA-2015-2852
  7. Chakraborty, I., Trawick, D., Mavris, D.N., Emeneth, M., and Schneegans, A., "A Requirements-driven Methodology for Integrating Subsystem Architecture Sizing and Analysis into the Conceptual Aircraft Design Phase", AIAA Aviation 2014 Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 16-20, 2014, AIAA-2014-3012
  8. Chakraborty, I., Lozano, B.G., Nam, T., and Mavris, D.N., "A Preliminary Study of High-Lift System Design and Actuation for a Personal Air Vehicle Concept", AIAA Aviation 2014 Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 16-20, 2014, AIAA-2014-2855
  9. Chakraborty, I., Mavris, D.N., Emeneth, M., and Schneegans, A., "A System and Mission Level Analysis of Electrically Actuated Flight Control Surfaces using Pacelab SysArc", AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech) 2014, National Harbor, Maryland, Jan 13-17, 2014, AIAA-2014-0381
  10. Chakraborty, I., Gross, J.R., Nam, T., Perullo, C., and Mavris, D.N., "Analysis of the Effect of Cruise Speed on Fuel Efficiency and Cost for a Truss-Braced Wing Concept", AIAA Aviation 2014 Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 16-20, 2014, AIAA-2014-2424
  11. Chakraborty, I., Jackson, D., Trawick, D., and Mavris, D.N., "Development of a Sizing and Analysis Tool for Electrohydrostatic and Electromechanical Actuators for the More Electric Aircraft", AIAA Aviation 2013 Conference, Los Angeles, California, August 12-14, 2013, AIAA-2013-4282
  12. Chakraborty, I., Trawick, D., Jackson, D., and Mavris, D.N., "Electric Control Surface Actuator Design Optimization and Allocation for the More Electric Aircraft", AIAA Aviation 2013 Conference, Los Angeles, California, August 12-14, 2013, AIAA-2013-4283
  13. Chakraborty, I., Trawick, D., Hegde, C., Choi, H., Mendez-Ramos, E., and Mavris, D.N., “Development of a Modeling and Simulation Environment for Real-time Performance Analysis of Electric Actuators for Maneuvering Flight”, 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including The New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Grapevine, TX, January 7-10, 2013, AIAA-2013-0471
  14. Hegde, C., Chakraborty, I., Trawick, D., Choi, H., Mendez-Ramos, E., and Mavris, D.N., “A Surrogate Model Based Constrained Optimization Architecture for the Optimal Design of Electrohydrostatic Actuators for Aircraft Flight Control Surfaces”, 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including The New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Grapevine, TX, January 7-10, 2013, AIAA-2013-0470
  15. Chakraborty, I., Tsiotras, P., and Sanz Diaz, R., “Time-Optimal Vehicle Posture Control to Mitigate Unavoidable Collisions Using Conventional Control Inputs”, 2013 American Controls Conference, June 17 – 19, 2013, Washington D.C., pp. 2165-2170
  16. Chakraborty, I., Tsiotras, P., and Lu, J., “Vehicle Posture Control through Aggressive Maneuvering for Mitigation of T-bone Collisions”, 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference (CDC-ECC), December 12-15, 2011, Orlando, FL, CDC.2011.6161241, pp.3264-3269
  17. Rajaram, D., Cai, Y., Puranik, T., Chakraborty, I., and Mavris, D.N., "Integrated Sizing and Multi-objective Optimization of Aircraft and Subsystem Architectures in Early Design," AIAA AVIATION 2017 Conference, Denver, CO, June 5-9, 2017 (AIAA-2017-3067)
  18. Goron, G., Duca, R., Sarojini, D., Shah, S., Chakraborty, I., Briceno, S., and Mavris, D.N., "A Simulation-based Framework for Structural Loads Assessment during Dynamic Maneuvers," AIAA AVIATION 2017 Conference, Denver, CO, June 5-9, 2017 (AIAA-2017-3767)
  19. Ozcan, M.F., Chakraborty, I., Tai, J.C., and Mavris, D.N., "Gas Turbine Transient Response to Subsystem Architecture Secondary Power Off-takes," AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2016, Salt Lake City, UT, July 25-27, 2016, AIAA-2016-4639
  20. Ozcan, M.F., Chakraborty, I., and Mavris, D.N., "Impact of Subsystem Secondary Power Requirements on Gas Turbine Sizing and Performance," AIAA Aviation 2016 Conference, Washington D.C., June 13-17, 2016, AIAA-2016-3146
  21. Cai, Y., Gao, Z., Chakraborty, I., Briceno, S., and Mavris, D.N., “Integrated Assessment of Active Flow Control Architectures for Commercial Aircraft,” AIAA SciTech 2017 Conference, Grapevine TX, Jan 9-13, 2017, AIAA-2017-1627
  22. Hiller, B., Cai, Y., Karagoz, E., Wilhelms, C., Chakraborty, I., Briceno, S., Collins, K., and Mavris, D.N., "Framework for Assessing Impact of Active Flow Control Technologies for Commercial Aircraft," AIAA Aviation 2016 Conference, Washington D.C., June 13-17, 2016, AIAA-2016-3283
  23. Garmendia, D., Chakraborty, I., and Mavris, D. N., "Uncertainty Quantification for the Actuation Power Requirements of a Hybrid Wing Body Configuration with Electrically Actuated Flight Control Surfaces," AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech) 2015, Kissimmee, FL, Jan 5-9, 2015, AIAA 2015-1683
  24. Craisse, J., Kruger, S., Kim, Y.J., Chakraborty, I., Briceno, S.I., Li, Y., Garcia, E., and Mavris, D.N., "Creation of a Decision-Support Methodology for Selecting More-Electric Aircraft Subsystem Technologies," 10th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference (IEEE SysCon 2016), Orlando, FL, 2016
  25. Ingram, C., Dendinger, T., Inclan, E., Charront, Y., Handschuh, K., Chakraborty, I., Garcia, E., and Mavris, D.N., "Integrating Subsystem Sizing into the More Electric Aircraft Conceptual Design Phase," AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech) 2015, Kissimmee, FL, Jan 5-9, 2015, AIAA 2015-1682
  26. Garmendia, D., Chakraborty, I., Trawick, D., and Mavris, D. N., "Assessment of Electrically Actuated Redundant Control Surface Layouts for a Hybrid Wing Body Concept," AIAA Aviation 2014 Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 16-20, 2014, AIAA-2014-2428
  27. Nam, T., Chakraborty, I., Gross, J.R., Mavris, D.N., Schetz, J.A., and Kapania, R.K., "Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of a Truss Braced Wing Concept", AIAA Aviation 2014 Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 16-20, 2014, AIAA-2014-2423

Memberships and Service

  • AIAA - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • YJFC - Yellow Jacket Flying Club
  • AOPA - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association