Bhattacharyya publishes research monograph on linear systems

Bhattacharyya, Shankar P.bhatt book

Dr. S.P.Bhattacharyya, the Robert M. Kennedy '26 Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was co-author for a book describing a new approach to the analysis, synthesis and design of linear systems.

Bhattacharyya, along with his graduate student D.N.Mohsenizade, and colleague L.H.Keel, wrote the monograph, “Linear Systems: A Measurement Based Approach." The monograph, published by Springer Verlag, describes a new approach to the analysis, synthesis and design of linear systems based on measurements rather than models.

In their book the researchers show that a few measurements made on the system can be processed strategically to extract design variables without knowing or reconstructing a model of the system. The results are based on a generalization and extension of Thevenin's Theorem (1883) of classical circuit theory and are applicable to arbitrary and general linear systems. In addition to the fundamental theory the book discusses applications to electrical, mechanical, civil and hydraulic engineering, as well as future research problems.

Bhattacharyya received the B.Tech degree in electrical engineering from IIT Bombay in 1967, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Rice University in 1969 and 1971 respectively. He is an IEEE fellow and an IFAC fellow and a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. He has been co-author of seven books, more than 100 journal publications and 250 conference publications in the field of control theory. He also is an accomplished concert artist and plays Indian classical music on the sarode internationally.