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Avijit Banerjee
Avijit Banerjee

Avijit Banerjee

Luleå University of Technology
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
Signals and Systems
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher with Robotics and AI Team at Luleå Technical University (LTU). I have received PhD in Aerospace engineering from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. My areas of interest include space robotics, multi-sensor fusion, autonomous guidance navigation and control strategies for various space missions, applied optimal and nonlinear control theory. 

Research Projects Participated

  • OPTACOM - Optimized and Autonomous Constellation Orbit Management, Funded by European Space Agency (ESA), Status: Ongoing
  • NRFP - Small Body Navigation, Funded by OHB Sweden, Status: Completed
  • Lunar Soft-Landing - Integrated guidance and control of a lunar module for optimal soft-landing, Space technology cell, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO/STC), Status: Completed
  • Autonomous Aerospace Vehicles - Guidance of Autonomous Aerospace Vehicles for Vertical Soft Landing using Nonlinear Control Theory, Air Force Research Laboratory,  AFRL/AFOSR/IOA(AOARD), Status: Completed

Masters Theses Supervision

  • Dharshana Athauda, Current Master Student pursuing, Learning based collision avoidance for satellite constellation, Primary Supervisor, 2022
  • Vignesh Kottayam Viswanathan, Cooperative Navigation in Space in-proximity of Small Bodies, Co-Supervisor, 2021


  • R7030R: Spacecraft Guidance, Navigation and Control, Instructor, LTU, Sweden
  • R0006E:  Robotics for all, Instructor, LTU, Sweden
  • AE 372: Applied Optimal Control and Estimation, Teaching Assistant, IISc Bangalore, India 

Fellowships & Accolades

  • MHRD Fellowship of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, as a PhD research scholar in Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2013 - 2019
  • MHRD Fellowship of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, as a ME student in Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 2011-2013
  • GARP Travel Grant for attending Guidance, Navigation, and Control and Co-located Conferences, AIAA SciTech Forum and Exposition, Florida, USA, 2018
  • Young investigator best paper & presentation award in International conference on Electrical, Electronics Engineering, Bhopal October 2012
  • All India Rank - 121, in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2012
  • Conference Session Chair Reglermöte 2022, Optimal control Session, at Luleå University of Technology, June 7-9 2022
  • Reviewer IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, Applied Soft Computing, Advances in Space research, IEEE Control system society Conferences (ACC, ECC, CDC, MED) and many more


Article in journal

A decentralized sensor fusion scheme for multi sensorial fault resilient pose estimation (2021)

Mukherjee. M, Banerjee. A, Papadimitriou. A, Mansouri. S, Nikolakopoulos. G
Sensors, Vol. 21, nr. 24
Article in journal

On the Design, Modeling and Experimental Verification of a Floating Satellite Platform (2022)

Banerjee. A, Satpute. S, Kanellakis. C, Tevetzidis. I, Haluska. J, Bodin. P, et al.
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, Vol. 7, nr. 2, s. 1364-1371
Conference paper

A Resilient to Faults Auto-Encoder Enabled Kalman based Multi-Sensorial Fusion (2022)

Mukherjee. M, Banerjee. A, Nikolakopoulos. G
Part of: 2022 30th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), s. 662-669, IEEE, 2022
Conference paper

An Auto-Encoder enabled Fault Detection and Isolation Scheme for enabling a Multi-Sensorial Distributed Pose Estimation (2022)

Mukherjee. M, Banerjee. A, Nikolakopoulos. G
Part of: 2022 IEEE 31st International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), s. 281-288, IEEE, 2022
Conference paper

Design and Model Predictive Control of a Mars Coaxial Quadrotor (2022)

Patel. A, Banerjee. A, Lindqvist. B, Kanellakis. C, Nikolakopoulos. G
Part of: 2022 IEEE Aerospace Conference (AERO), IEEE, 2022