Vijay Muralidharan is a Postdoctoral fellow in the group Onboard Space Systems, LTU, Kiruna. His current research focus is on dynamics modelling and concurrent control of space manipulators (spacecraft or satellite equipped with robot manipulators). The space manipulators are modeled as ordinary differential equations (ODE), possibly with a degree of underactuation. Asymptotically stable control laws are designed for the base spacecraft and the robot manipulator (concurrent controllers), for applications such as space debris elimination, target capture, refueling, servicing and docking.
Vijay Muralidharan obtained his PhD in 2014 from Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), India. His PhD research focused on nonlinear control of nonholonomic wheeled or spherical mobile robots. His PhD research was conferred the best interdisciplinary PhD Thesis award. In 2014-15, he was involved in the development of nonholonomic robot formation control at IITM. Website: https://sites.google.com/site/vijay4robots/home