B.E : L D College of Engineering Ahmedabad (1996)
M.Tech. : Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Ph.D. : Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Post Doctoral Research : University of Cagliary, Italy
Research Area: : Sliding Mode Control and its application to Electrical Engineering, Networked Control System, Control and Diagnosis of Multi-Agent Dynamical Systems, Microgrid, Smart Grid
Contact info: : Mail: draxaymehta@gmail.com; axaymehta@iitram.ac.in; Phone (O) : 079 6777 5423

Past Expereince

  • Professor and Director; Gujarat Power Engineering and Research Institute, Mehsana, Gujarat

  • Associate Faculty, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

  • Professor and Head Electrical Engineering Dept., G H Patel College of Engineering and Technology, Vallabh Vidhyanagar, Gujarat

  • Assistant Professor; Shri Sad Vidhya Mandal Institute of Technology, Bharuch, Gujarat

Students

Research Scholar

  • Keyur Patel (2016)

    Thesis Topic: Higher Order Sliding Mode Control

Post Graduate

  • Himani Modi (2017)

    Thesis Topic: Distributed Sliding Mode Control for Microgrid

Research

Patent Published

  • Axaykumar Mehta, Dipesh Shah, Hema Mehta and Rashmi Joshi, "Discrete-Time Sliding Mode Controller for Networked Control System with Random Fraction Delay and Packet Loss, Indian Patent Application No: 201721015486A, Date of filing Application: 02/05/2017, Date of Publication: 12/05/2017

    The invention relates to Discrete-Time Sliding Mode Controller for Networked Control System with Random Fractional Delay and Packet Loss. The invention mainly used in communication network medium to exchange of information among sensors , controllers and actuators take place through some medium of communication is called a Networked Control System. The present invention is used in various application such as robotics, haptic surgery, power system, smart grid as well as automobile sectors where network delays are random in nature.
  • Axaykumar Mehta, Ankit P Shah, Hema Mehta, "Direct Power Control of Grid-Connected DFIG Using Variable Gain Super-Twisting Sliding Mode Controller for Wind Energy Optimization", Indian Patent Application No: 201721015487A, Date of filing application: 02/05/2017, Date of Publication: 12/05/2017

    The invention relates to Direct Power Control of Grid-Connected DFIG Using Variable Gain Super-Twisting Sliding Mode Controller for Wind Energy Optimization. The invention mainly used to regulate stator active and reactive power directly in stationary reference frame by controlling the speed of DFIG for power maximization below the rated wind speed. The present invention is for wind power generation control technology, and more particularly to a DFIG system control method based on second order sliding mode.

Book/Monograph/Proceeding

  • Dipesh Shah and Axaykumar Mehta, "Discrete-Time Sliding Mode Control for Networked Control System", accepted for publication by Springer under book series “Studies in Systems, Decision and Control” [http://www.springer.com/series/13304] , 2017

  • Axaykumar Mehta, Bijnan Bandyopadhyay, "Frequency Shaped and Observer Based Discrete-time Sliding Mode Control", Springer Briefs in Applied Sciences and Technology, Springer, 2015, ISBN: 978-81-322-2237-8 (Print) 978-81-322-2238-5 (Online), DOI 10.1007/

  • Axaykumar Mehta, Proc. on Recent Trends in Electrical Engineering, GCET, Vallabh Vidhyanagar, Gujarat, January 2010, ISBN:978-81-909376-3-4.

Journal Papers

  • B.B. Naik and A.J. Mehta, "Sliding mode controller with modified sliding function for DC-DC Buck Converter", ISA Transactions, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.isatra.2017.05.009

  • D.H. Shah and A.J. Mehta, "Discrete- Time Sliding Mode Controller Subject to Real-Time Fractional Delays and Packet Losses for Networked Control System", International Journal of Control Automation and Systems, 2017.

  • D.H. Shah and A.J. Mehta, "Fractional Delay Compensated Discrete-Time SMC for Networked Control System", Journal of Digital Communications and Networks (DCN), Elsevier, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 112-117, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.dcan.2016.09.006

  • A.J. Mehta and B. Bandyopadhyay, Multi-rate Output Feedback based Stochastic Sliding Mode Control, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement and Control, ol. 138, No. 12, pp. 124503-1-6, 2016. doi:10.1115/1.4033947.

  • A.J. Mehta, B. Bandyopadhyay and A. Inoue, “Reduced Order Observer Design for Servo System Using Duality to Sliding Surface Design”, IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics (Impact factor: 6.5), Vol. 57, No. 11, pp. 3793-3800, 2010. DOI:10.1109/TIE

  • A.J. Mehta and B. Bandyopadhyay, “Frequency Shaped Sliding Mode Control Using Output Sampled Measurement”, IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics (Impact factor: 6.5), Vol. 56, No. 1, pp. 28-35, 2009. DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2008.2006946.

  • A.J. Mehta and T C Manjunath, “A Multi-layer Artificial Neural Network Architecture Design for Load Forecasting in Power System”,International Journal of Mathematics and Computer Sciences (Impact factor:1.008), Vol.10, No.4, pp.227-240, 2007.

  • A.J. Mehta, G D Ray and S K Das, “An Application of Fuzzy Logic Controller to Twin Rotor MIMO System: Experimental Results”, Journal of Systems Science and Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 5, pp. 1-6, 2007.

International Conference Papers

  • Keyur Patel and A. J. Mehta, "Second Order Sliding Mode Control of Active Suspension System with Super-twisting Algorithm and Disturbance Observer", Accepted for presentation at 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2017) to be held in Beijing, China, Oct. 2017

  • Ankit Shah and A J Mehta, "Direct Power Control of Grid-Connected DFIG Using Variable Gain Super-Twisting Sliding Mode Controller for Wind Energy Optimization", To be presented at 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2017) to be held in Beijing, China, Oct. 2017.

  • D H Shah and A J Mehta, "Discrete-Time Sliding Mode Control Using Thiran's Delay Approximation for Networked Control System", To be presented at 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2017) to be held in Beijing, China, Oct. 2017.

  • D H Shah and A J Mehta, "Multirate Output Feedback Based Discrete-Time Sliding Mode Control For Fractional Delay Compensation in NCSs", 8th Annual International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT2017), Toronto, Canada, pp.848-853, April 22-26, 2017 DOI: 10.1109/ICIT.2017.7915470

  • A J Mehta and Ankit Shah, "Direct Power Control of DFIG using Super-Twisting Algorithm based on Second-Order Sliding Mode Control", 14th International Workshop on Variable Structure Systems (VSS 2016), At Nanjing, China, 1-4 June 2016. DOI: 10.1109/VSS.2016.7506905

  • DH Shah, AJ Mehta, "Output feedback discrete-time networked sliding mode control", Proc. of 2015 International Workshop on Recent Advances in Sliding Modes (RASM), Istambul, Turkey, pp 1-7, April 2015. DOI: 10.1109/RASM.2015.7154635

  • Brijesh Naik, A.J. Mehta , “Adaptive Sliding Mode Controller with Modified Sliding Function for Boost Converter”, Proc. 2014 IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (IEEE PEDES2014), Mumbai, India, December 16-19

  • Dipesh Shah, and A.J. Mehta , “Robust Controller Design for Networked Control System”, Proc. of IEEE 3rd International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communication and Informatics (IEEE I4CT), TBA Langkawi, Malaysia, pp.385-390, September 24-27,

  • Brijesh Naik, A.J. Mehta , “Sliding Mode Controller with Modified Sliding Function for Buck Type Converters”, Proc. of 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE2013), Taipei, Taiwan, pp.105, May 28-31, 2013. DOI:10.1109/ISIE.20

  • V.H. Tuteja, J.B. Patel and A.J. Mehta , “Design and Implementation of Robust Multirate Output Feedback based Sliding Mode Controller for Induction Motors using FPGA.”, Proc. of 2012 IEEE Fifth India International Conference on Power Electronics (IICP

  • A. J. Mehta, H A Mehta, “Robust Decentralized Power System Stabilizer for Multi-machine Power System Using Reduced Order Observer designed by the Duality to Sliding Surface Design”, Proc. of IEEE 12th International Workshop on Variable Structure Syste

  • V.H. Tuteja, J.B. Patel and A.J. Mehta , “Performance Study of Sliding Mode Controller based Induction Motor Drive”, Proc. of 2nd International Conference on Current Trends in Technology (NUiCONE2011), Ahmedabad, India,8-10 Dec. 2011. DOI:10.1109/NUiC

  • A. J. Mehta, B. Bandyopadhyay and B. Naik, “Trajectory Tracking of UAV with Robust Discrete-Time Sliding Mode Control”, Proc. 34th National Systems Conference 2010 (NSC2010) National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, Karnataka, December 2010.

  • A.J. Mehta and B. Bandyopadhyay, “The design and Implementation of output feedback based frequency shaped sliding mode controller for the smart structure”,Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE2010), Bari, Italy, pp.353--358, 4-7th Jul. 2010. DOI: 10.1109/ISIE.2010.5637696

  • A.J. Mehta and B. Bandyopadhyay, “Multi-rate Output Feedback based Stochastic Sliding Mode Control”, Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Avionics Systems (ICAS2008), Hyderabad, India, pp.80-85, 22-23rd Feb. 2008.

  • A.J. Mehta, B. Bandyopadhyay, “Design of Discrete-Time Reduced Order Observer Using the Duality to the Discrete-Time Sliding Surface Design: An Application To Power System Stabilizer”, Proc. of 33rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2007), Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 908 - 914, 5-8th Nov. 2007. DOI: 10.1109/IECON.2007.4460059

  • A.J. Mehta and B. Bandyopadhyay, “Multi-rate Output Feedback based Frequency Shaped Sliding Mode Control”, Proc. of 2006 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT2006), Mumbai, India, pp.2658-2662,15-17th Dec.2006. DOI: 10.1109/ICIT.2006.372725

  • B. Bandyopadhyay and A. J. Mehta, “Vibration Control of Smart Structure Using Second Order Sliding Mode Control”, Proc. 2005 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications (CCA2005), Toronto, Canada, pp.1691 -1696, Aug.2005. DOI:10.1109/CCA.2005

  • A. J. Mehta, G. D. Ray and S. K. Das, \Trajectory Tracking for Twin Rotor System using Fuzzy Logic Sliding Mode Control\", Proc.26th National Systems Conference 2002 (NSC2002), Indian National Center for Oceanic Information services, Hyderabad, Nov.2002.

Sponsored Projects/Cunsultancy/Research Grant

  • Research Grant on 'Control and Diagnosis of Multi-agent Systems' from University of Cagliari, Italy 2015-16.

  • Research Grant on 'Development of Robust Sliding Mode Control Algorithms for Networked Control System (NCSs)', Sponsored by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST, Govt. of India, 2015 "

  • Theoretical and Experimental Evolution of Output Feedback Based Discrete-time Sliding Mode Control Algorithms for Electric Drives using FPGA’, sponsored by Gujarat Council of Science and Technology (GUJCOST), Gandhinagar, India, 2010.

  • Grant for presenting paper at IEEE ISIE 2010, Italy under the International Travel Support Scheme (ITS) for young scientists by the DST, Govt. of India.

Reviewer for International/National Journal

  • IETE Journal of Research, IETE Online.

  • IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.

  • ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control

  • Asian Journal of Control, Wiley Online Library.

  • Journal of Franklin Institute

  • IET Control Theory and Application, IET Digital Library.

  • Journal of Automation and Computing, Springer Verlag Journal.

  • Journal of Systems and Control Engineering.

Professional Membership

  • Member, Industrial Electronics Society (MIES), IEEE

  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE)

  • Member, IEEE Control System Society (MCSS), IEEE

  • Life Member, Institute of Engineers India (LMIEI)

  • Life Member, Society of Power Engineers (SPE) - Vallabh Vidhyanagar Chapter

  • Life Member, Indian Society for Technical Education (LMISTE)

  • Life Member, Systems Society of India (LMSSI)

Professional Activities

Professional Assignment

  • Founding Chairman of the Society of Power Engineers (SPE) - Vallabh Vidhyanagar Chapter under SPE (I), Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP), Govt. of India undertaking, New Delhi, 2010.

  • Member of Technical Committee on Variable structure and sliding mode control by IEEE Control System Society for 2017.

Academic Affiliation

  • Member of the Board of Studies for Electrical Engineering subject in the Faculty of Engineering including Technology, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat, Gujarat, 2003 - 06.

  • Member of Senate and Academic Council, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat, Gujarat, 2005 - 07.

  • Member and Vice Dean of Faculty of Engineering including Technology, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat, Gujarat, 2006-07.

  • Chairman of the Board of Studies for Electrical Engineering subject in the Faculty of Engineering including Technology, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat, Gujarat, 2006-07.

  • Member of Board of Studies in Electrical Engineering, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidhyanagar, Gujarat, 2007-09-11.

  • Member of UG/PG Committee of Electrical Engineering, Gujarat Technological University, Ahmadabad, Gujarat, since 2009.

  • Member of Board of Studies in Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Ganpat University, Mehsana, Gujarat, since 2012.

  • Member-Secretary, Board of Governors, Gujarat Power Engineering and Research Institute, Mevad, Mehsana, 2012-14.

  • Member of UG/PG Committee of Electrical Engineering and School Research Committee, Gujarat Technological University, Ahmadabad, Gujarat, since 2009.

  • Member of Board of Studies in Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Technology,Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat,2007-09-12-16.

Awards And Recognition

  • IEEE Senior Member grade by IEEE, June 2014.

  • Pedagogical Innovation Award 2014 by Gujarat Technological University, Feb 2014.

  • The Research Papers presented at IEEE IECON 2007, Taipei, Taiwan, Nov. 2007 and IEEE ICIT-2006, Mumbai, India. Dec. 2006 selected among top 5 perc. best quality papers of the conference.

  • Award for Best Research paper at 26th National System Conference (NSC 2002) held at Indian National Center for Oceanic Information services, Hyderabad, India.