IIEST, Shibpur

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

(Formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur)

Empowering the nation since 1856

Recent Research Topics include:

  • Identification of Physiological Processes and Analysis, Synthesis and Design of Controllers for Drug Delivery System.
  • Robust Control applications in aerospace and ballistic problems
  • Efficient staple yarn characterization unit with multi- sensor fusion
  • Discrete wavelet transform-based repetitive controller
  • Design of Adaptive Controllers for Implantable Drug Delivery Systems
  • Discrete event dynamical system
  • Robust Stabilsation  of  Time Delay Systems
  • Robust and Nonlinear Control
  • Real Time Control of Laboratory Prototype Systems
    • Observer based LSVF Control of Magnetic Levitation System
    • Sliding Mode Control of a Two Tank system
    • Hybrid PID Control of a Two Tank System
  • Design and Development of Robust Controller for Inverted Pendulum Drive using Embedded System

Research facilities: Smart Control Laboratory

Smart Instrumentation Laboratory

Smart Instrumentation Laboratory

Entrance of Smart Instrumentation Lab

Entrance of Smart Instrumentation Lab

Students working in the lab on PCs

Students working in the lab on PCs

Students working in the lab on PCs

Students working in the lab on PCs

Coupled Tank System

Coupled Tank System

PLC unit

PLC unit

FPGA Board and NI cRIO system

FPGA Board and NI cRIO system

Assorted Sensor kits and amplifiers

Assorted Sensor kits and amplifiers

Inverted Pendulum with real time control

Inverted Pendulum with real time control

DSP-based Hardware-in-loop (HIL) system dSPACE

DSP-based Hardware-in-loop (HIL) system dSPACE

Real Time Linear Quadratic versus Sliding Mode Control of a Coupled Tank System using LabVIEW:

In Smart Control Laboratory, funded by UGC sponsored SAP project, Real-time SMC of CTS using LabVIEW

Objective: To maintain liquid level in Tank 2 equal to 8 cm using Linear Quadratic and Sliding Mode Control by controlling the pump input voltage via LabVIEW software.

CTS Lab Trainer Setup

CTS Lab Trainer Setup

SISO Model of CTS

SISO Model of CTS

Reference is set to 8cm, Real Time Tracking Response

Reference is set to 8cm, Real Time Tracking Response

Design and Development of Robust Controller for Inverted Pendulum Drive using Embedded:

In Smart Instrumentationl Laboratory, funded by UGC sponsored SAP project, Robust Control of a cart-inverted pendulum

Objective: Stabilisation of a Cart-Inverted Pendulum using Linear Quadratic and real time implementation on a GLIP 2001, Googol Tech (HK) setup.

Linear 1-stage Inverted Pendulum

Linear 1-stage Inverted Pendulum

LQG Regulator

LQG Regulator

MATLAB Simulink model

MATLAB Simulink model

Setup of the GLIP 2001

Setup of the GLIP 2001

Linear Response

Linear Response

Angular Response

Angular Response

Instruments Developed under Collaborative DST Projects by IIEST, Shibpur and NIRJAFT, ICAR, Kolkata

A Yarn Characterisation Unit: The staple yarn characterisation unit measures the diameter and mass irregularity of cotton/jute yarns along with the yarn faults, hairiness indices, hair counts, U%, CV% in a single run by dual sensing options like image processing and optical sensing. These measurements are useful to predict the final appearance and feel of fabrics in general and export oriented quality checking in particular.

Yarn Characterization Unit

Yarn Characterization Unit

Flexural Rigidity Tester

Flexural Rigidity Tester

Fabric Insulation Tester

Fabric Insulation Tester

The fabric bending stiffness tester : The complete behaviour of fabric bending stiffness can be determined dynamically in a simpler, mechanized and computerized way. This tester is suitable for all types of textile fabrics ranging from thin apparel to thick laminated nonwoven including semi- rigid coated fabrics. The dynamic bending stiffness will express the idea of drapability and creasing behaviour simultaneously.

The fabric electrical insulation tester: It can measure fabric electrical insulation property. This tester is suitable for almost all types of textile fabrics. The measurement of electrical insulation will help to design technical textiles used for flooring of high voltage instrument room, jackets used by technicians handling high voltage devices, gloves etc.

Multi Institutional Research Projects:

1. Industry-Institute (Multi Institute, IIEST, Shibpur and NIRJAFT, ICAR, Kolkata) Collaborative project entitled “Development of an efficient staple yarn characterization unit with multi-sensor fusion and field programmable gate array (FPGA) based data reduction card” funded by DST,GOI and Tech(Style), India. Project Code IDP/IND/25/2010 dated 17th August, 2011. Completed(on 30th April, 2015)

2 Industry-Institute(Multi Institute, IIEST, Shibpur and NIRJAFT, ICAR, Kolkata) Collaborative project entitled “Design and development of computerized instrument for testing bending behavior of semi-rigid fabric with special reference to technical textiles” funded by DST,GOI and Tech(Style), India. Project Code IDP/IND/19/2010 dated 30th January, 2012. Ongoing (From Jan 2012-Sept, 2015)