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Mohammad A. Ayoubi

 

Title: Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
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Office: EC 225
Phone: 408-554-5205
Fax: 408-554-5474
Email: maayoubi@scu.edu
Website: N/A
Education: Ph.D., Aeronautics & Astronautics, Purdue University, 2007
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 1998
B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 1991 

Biography

Professor Ayoubi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Santa Clara University. He graduated from the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University in 2007, after which he worked as a postdoctoral Research Associate with the Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). In 2008, he joined Santa Clara University. His general research interests are dynamics, control, and optimization.

Current Research Interests

  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Optimal and Intelligent Control (including Fuzzy Control and Artificial Neural Networks)
  • Dynamics and Control of Aerospace Vehicles
  • Optimization

Recent Publications

  • Ting, E. and Ayoubi, M. A. “Optimized Fuzzy Proportional/ Integral/ Derivative Controller for Aircraft Pitch Control,” Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, Vol. 10, No. 8, 2013, pp. 414—429.
  • Ayoubi, M. A., Goodarzi, F. A., and Banerjee, A., “Attitude Motion of a Spinning Spacecraft With Fuel Sloshing and Nutation Damping,” Journal of Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 58, No. 4, October–December 2011, pp. 551–568.
  • Ayoubi, M. A. and Tai, L.C. , "Intelligent Control of a Large-Scale Variable Speed Wind Turbine," ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Vol. 134, No. 1, 2012.

  • Ayoubi, M. A. and Longuski, J. M., “Asymptotic Theory for Thrusting, Spinning-Up Spacecraft Maneuvers,” Acta Astronautica, Vol. 64, Issue 7, 2009, pp. 810-831.

  • Ayoubi, M. A. and Longuski, J. M., “Asymptotic Theory of Spinning Rigid Bodies Subject to Constant Forces.” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 31, No. 5, 2007, pp. 1511-1516.

  • Ayoubi, M. A. and Longuski, J. M., “Analytical Solutions for Translational Motion of Spinning-Up Rigid Bodies Subject to Constant Body-Fixed Moments and Forces,” ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 75, No.1, 2008.

  • Ayoubi, M. A. and Longuski, J. M., “Axial Velocity Solutions for Spinning-Up Rigid Body Subject To Constant Forces,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 30, No. 6, 2007, pp. 1610-1619.

  • Longuski, J. M., Gick, R. A., Ayoubi, M. A., and Randall, L. “Analytical Solutions for Thrusting, Spinning Spacecraft Subject to Constant Forces,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol.28, No. 6, 2005, pp. 1301-1309.

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS:

  • Sendi, C. and Ayoubi, M. A.,"Robust Fuzzy-Logic Based Control of Flexible Spacecraft  with H_infinity  Performance Criteria," presented at the AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, San Diego California, August 4-7, 2014.

  • Mazmanyan, L. andAyoubi, M. A.,"Takagi-Sugeno Fuzzy Model-Based Attitude Control of Spacecraft with Partially-Filled Fuel Tanks," presented at the AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, San Diego California, August 4-7, 2014. 

  • Ayoubi, M. A., Swei, S., and Nguyen, N. "Fuzzy Model-Based Stabilization and Vibration Suppression of Flexible Aircraft," presented at the American Control Conference, Portland, OR, June 4-6, 2014.

  • Ayoubi, M. A., Sendi, C., "Fuzzy-Logic Attitude Control of Spacecraft With Retargeting Flexible Antenna," AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, August 1922, 2013; doi:10.2514/6.2013-4861.
  • Mazmanyan, L., Ayoubi, M. A., "Attitude Motion of a Spinning Spacecraft With Fuel Sloshing in High-G Maneuvers," AAS 13-060, presented at the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Hilton Head, South Carolina, August 11–15, 2013.
  • Ayoubi, M. A. and Sendi, C., "Lyapunov-Based Attitude Tracking Control of a Quadrotor UAV," Proceedings of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Vol. 4, parts A and B, pp. 213-221, 2012;doi: 10.1115/IMECE2012-89517.
  •  Ayoubi, M. A. and Gazorpak, M., "Time-Optimal Attitude Control of a Quadrotor UAV," Proceedings of ASME 2012 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference Joint with the JSME 2012 11th Motion and Vibration Conference, DSCC 2012-MOVIC 2012, Vol. 3, pp. 73-79, 2012.
  • Ayoubi, M. A., Martin, K. M., Longuski, J. M. "Analytical Solution of the Motion of Spinning Thrusting Spacecraft with Transverse Ramp-Up Torques," AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota,August 1316, 2012; doi:10.2514/6.2012-5015.
  • Ting, E.and Ayoubi, M. A., "An Optimal Fuzzy-PID Controller for Aircraft Pitch Control," AIAA Infotech @ Aerospace Conference, Garden Grove, California, June 1921, 2012; doi: 10.2514/6.2012-2580.
  • Ayoubi, M. A., Landau, D., and Longuski, J. M., "Solution of Spacecraft Attitude Via Angular Momentum in Body and Inertial Frames," Advances in the Astronautical Sciences: Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Vol. 142, pp. 2611-2628, 2012.
  • Ayoubi, M. A.,Goodarzi, F. A., and Banerjee, A., "Attitude Motion of a Spinning Spacecraft with Fuel Sloshing and Nutation Damping," Advances in the Astronautical Sciences: Proceedings of the 21st AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Vol. 140, pp. 97-109, 2011.
  • Ayoubi, M. A. and Tai, L. C., "Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Control of a Wind Turbine Operating in Region 3," Proceedings of ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Vol. 8: Dynamic Systems and Control, Parts A and B, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November 12–18, 2010; doi: 10.1115/IMECE2010-40970.
  • Ayoubi, M. A.and Longuski, J. M., "Axial Velocity Solution for a Spinning-Up Rigid Body Subject to Constant Body-Fixed Forces and Moments," Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Vol. 2, pp. 1468-1479, 2006.
  • Medlock, K. Gates, Ayoubi, M. A., and Longuski, J. M., "Analytic Solutions for Aerocapture, Descent, and Landing Trajectories for Dual-Use Ballute Systems," Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Vol. 1, pp. 147-171, 2006.
  • Ayoubi, M. A. and Longuski, J. M., "Transverse Velocity Solution for a Spinning-Up Rigid Body Subject To Constant Body-Fixed Moments and Forces," Advances in the Astronautical Sciences - Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Conference, Vol. 123 I, pp. 183-197, 2006.
  • Krozel, J., Andrisani II, D., Ayoubi, M. A., and Hoshizaki, T., "ADS-B Data Integrity Check," Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA 4th Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Forum, ATIO, Vol. 1, pp. 231-241, 2004.
  • Malaek, M.B. and Ayoubi, M. A., Optimal Control of Commercial Airplane Landing Distance, proceedings of the ISME (Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers) Conference, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, Vol. 1, 2000, pp. 391398.
  • Nakhaie, G.R. and Ayoubi, M. A., Satellite Orbit Perturbation Due to Oblate Earth Gravitational Field, proceedings of the ISME Conference, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, Vol. 2, 1994, pp. 168176

Awards

  1. NASA Faculty Fellow, Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, Summer 2014.
  2. NASA Faculty Fellow, Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, Summer 2013.
  3. Researcher of the Year, School of Engineering, 2012-2013.
  4. Purdue Research Foundation Fellowship, Summer 2006.
  5. Excellence in Teaching Award, Graduate School, Purdue University, 2005-2006.
  6. Magoon Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, School of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Purdue University, 2005-2006.
  7. Magoon Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Freshman Engineering,Purdue University, 2004-2005.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate:

MECH 140 Dynamics
MECH 141 Mechanical Vibrations

Graduate:

MECH 200 Advanced Engineering Mathematics I
MECH 201 Advanced Engineering Mathematics II
MECH 214 Advanced Dynamics I
MECH 215 Advanced Dynamics II
MECH 323 Modern Control Systems I
MECH 324 Modern Control Systems II
MECH 423 Nonlinear Systems and Controls I
MECH 424 Nonlinear Systems and Controls II

Special Topics in Dynamics and Control:

Dynamics and Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)