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keynote sessions



Mr. Pradeep Kumar Keloth

Principal Advisor,

Emerging Technology Topics at

L&T EduTech

Topic: "System Engineering Approach to Electric Vehicle Design"

Date: 18-04-2024

System engineering provides a structured approach to address the intricate challenges associated with EV design. It recognizes that an electric vehicle is not merely the sum of its individual components, but a complex system comprising interconnected subsystems.
System engineering plays a pivotal role in integrating various elements of EV design, such as power train, battery management, thermal management, and charging infrastructure. It enables engineers to consider the impact of design decisions on the overall system performance, ensuring a seamless and efficient operation of the vehicle.
Furthermore, system engineering helps in managing trade-offs between competing design objectives. For instance, optimizing the range of an electric vehicle may require a balance between battery capacity, weight, and cost. System engineering methodologies enable engineers to analyze and optimize these trade-offs by considering the system as a whole, leading to more informed design decisions. In addition to performance optimization, system engineering enhances safety and reliability. Electric vehicles involve high-voltage systems, complex software integration, and intricate control systems.


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Mr. Kapil Kumar Sharma, Scientist/Engineer SF, VSSC

Topic : "Attitude Control of Launch Vehicle"

Date: 19-04-2024

In this keynote address, we delve into the critical aspects of attitude control for launch vehicles, emphasizing the pivotal role of navigation guidance and control systems in ensuring successful missions. The introduction of Navigation Guidance & Control of launch vehicles sets the foundation for precise maneuvering and trajectory management, crucial for achieving mission objectives. We explore the complexities involved in modeling attitude dynamics, acknowledging the dynamic interplay between environmental factors, vehicle characteristics, and control inputs. Furthermore, we highlight the significance of a robust control design strategy, encompassing innovative methodologies such as optimal control and adaptive algorithms, to enhance stability and performance. Equally essential is the design and validation methodology, integrating simulation-based testing and real-world validation campaigns, to ensure the reliability and efficacy of the control system across diverse operating conditions. Through collaborative efforts and advancements in these key areas, we pave the way for safer, more efficient, and ultimately, more successful launches, driving forward the frontier of space exploration.



Dr. Kumaravel S., Associate Professor, NITC 

Topic: "Advancements and Challenges in DC-DC Converter Technologies: Powering the Future"

Date: 20-04-2024

DC-DC converters play a pivotal role in modern power electronics, enabling efficient power conversion across a wide range of applications, including renewable energy systems, electric vehicles, telecommunications, and more. Proposed as an alternative to linear regulators, modern DC-DC converters offer higher efficiency, smaller size, and lighter weight. Over the past few decades, numerous techniques have been developed worldwide to enhance the performance of DC-DC converters. In this keynote address, we will investigate both the current state of the art and the future directions of DC-DC converters. Strategies for improving efficiency and minimizing losses will be discussed, along with examining the impact of high-frequency switching techniques on converter performance. Addressing the challenges and opportunities involved in achieving high power density and miniaturization will be a key focus, emphasizing the need for innovative solutions. Additionally, we will explore the role of DC-DC converters in emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G networks, and electric mobility, addressing the unique requirements of specific applications through tailored converter designs.

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