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Member of:
Robotics Modeling and Simulation Group

Rudranarayan M Mukherjee, Ph.D.
Group Leader, Research Technologist
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Biography (more>>)
Dr. Rudranarayan Mukherjee is a Research Technologist in the Robotics Modeling and Simulation group at the Robotics and Mobility Systems section at JPL. He is a Principal Investigator of number of JPL efforts for DARPA, ARL, ONR either as lead or in collaboration with other entities as well as Co-Investigator of a number of internal JPL efforts. His primary role at JPL is to develop and apply new technologies, particularly in computational modeling of emergent behaviors in complex systems. He is an elected member of the ASME International Technical Committee on Multibody Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics (TC-MSND).

Education (more>>)

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2007)
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2002)
B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering
University of Pune, India (2000)

Professional Experience (more>>)
Current Experience:
  • Principal Investigator, JPL effort for DARPA C2M2L program 2012-13
  • Principal Investigator, JPL effort for DARPA AVM program 2012-15
  • Principal Investigator, JPL and Stanford University effort for ARL MAST program, 2013-15
  • Principal Investigator, JPL effort led by Neya Inc. for RTC / ONR, 2012-14
  • Principal Investigator, JPL CIF funded workshop, 2013
  • Co-Investigator, JPL internal RTD effort on sampling 2013

Research Interests (more>>)
  • Modeling emergent physical phenomena using first principles approaches and High Performance Computing
  • High fidelity modeling of wheeled mobility on natural terrain
  • High fidelity modeling of legged mobility on heterogeneous terrain
  • High fidelity modeling of sample acquisition from extra-terrestrial terrains
  • Adaptive fidelity modeling of vehicle dynamics for onboard motion planning
  • Model based design (not MBSE) of complex electromechanical systems

Selected Publications (more>>)

R.M. Mukherjee, K.D. Bhalerao, K.S. Anderson, "A divide-and-conquer direct differentiation approach for multibody system sensitivity analysis," Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Vol. 35, No. 5., May 2008, 413-429.

Rudranarayan M. Mukherjee1 and Kurt S. Anderson, "Efficient methodology for multibody simulations with discontinuous changes in system definition," Multibody System Dynamics, Volume 18-2, September 2007, 145-168.

Rudranarayan M. Mukherjee and Kurt S. Anderson, "Orthogonal Complement Based Divide-and-Conquer Algorithm for constrained multibody systems," Nonlinear Dynamics, vol. 48 no.1-2, April 2007, 199-215.

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