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Dr. Kamesh Subbarao is Associate Professor and director of the Aerospace Systems Laboratory (ASL) in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). He received his PhD from the department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A & M University, College Station in 2001. After his PhD he worked as an Applications Developer at The MathWorks Inc. (2001-2003) in the Controls and Systems Identification and Estimation Toolboxes group. His research interests span flight mechanics, simulation and control, astrodynamics, nonlinear and adaptive control, linear and nonlinear filtering/estimation approaches, cooperation and coordination for multiple unmanned vehicles subject to measurement uncertainties and distributed time delays.

Dr. Subbarao's research has been funded by DARPA, NSF, AFRL, NASA, Lockheed Martin, Whirlpool Inc., Nextgen Aeronautics and Hypercomp Inc. He received the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Excellence in Teaching Award for 2016. Previously he received the AIAA Foundation Award for "Model Reference Adaptive Control" in 2001. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and the American Astronautics Society and an Associate Fellow of AIAA. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 journal and peer reviewed conference publications.


Educational Background

Professional Appointments

Research Click to open page in a new window)

  • Flight Mechanics & Control, Unmanned Systems
  • Astrodynamics & Celestial Mechanics
  • Modeling, Simulation, Estimation, & Control of Nonlinear, and Distributed-Parameter Systems
  • Cooperative Control, & Coordination for Multiple Unmanned Vehicle Systems

Research/Teaching Laboratories


  • Undergraduate courses in Flight Dynamics, Astronautics, Automatic Control, Engineering Analysis, and Unmanned Vehicle Systems.
  • Graduate courses in Optimal Estimation and Control, GNC of Aerospace Vehicles, Advanced Flight Dynamics, Advanced Astronautics and Unmanned Vehicle Systems.
  • Fall 2018
    • MAE 3304: Astronautics

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The University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. Kamesh Subbarao

Dr. Kamesh Subbarao

Contact Details:

Office: 500 W. First St, Box 19018, 211 Woolf Hall

Lab: 501 W. First St, 213 Engineering Lab. Building

Off: (817) 272 7467, Lab: (817) 272 1118, Fax: (817) 272 5010