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Brij N Agrawal

Distinguished Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-3338
Other Experience
  • 1987 - 1989 Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland
  • 1986 - 1987 Adjunct Professor, George Washington University
  • 1979 - 1989 International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
  • 1975 - 1977 Communications Satellite Corporation (COMSAT)
  • 1969 - 1979 Communications Satellite Corporation (COMSAT) Spacecraft R&D Laboratory
Research Interests
Acquisition, tracking and pointing of flexible spacecraft with optical payloads
High Energy Laser beam control
Active vibration control, isolation and suppression
Adaptive optics and optical beam jitter control
Advanced control and wavefront sensor techniques
Teaching Interests
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing of Military Spacecraft, Spacecraft Design, Smart Structures, Spacecraft Attitude Control, Spacecraft Design and Testing

Awards

  • 2012 - Navy Superior Service Award
  • 2009 - Fellow, AIAA
  • 2007 - Richard W. Hamming Award for Interdisciplinary Achievements, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2002 - Distinguished Professor Award, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2000 - NPS Outstanding Teaching Award, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1997 - NPS Outstanding Research Award, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1994 - NPS Outstanding Teaching Award, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1994 - The Lockheed Graduate Team Space design Competition Award, AIAA
  • 1993 - The Lockheed Graduate Team Space design Competition Award, AIAA
  • 1993 - NPS Outstanding Teaching Award, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1992 - NPS Outstanding Research Award, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1990 - NPS top performance Award, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1990 - INTELSAT award for Inventiveness and Technological Contribution

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • Member, IAF Technical Committee
  • Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Associate Editor, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
Licensures and Certifications
  • 1978 Registered Professional Engineer, State of Maryland