MotionGenesis: Senior Consultant Arun Banerjee, Ph.D.

Arun Banerjee was born in India in 1942 and emigrated to the United States in 1972. Arun received his bachelor's degree from Calcutta University, two Ph.D.s (Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology and Engineering Mechanics from University of Florida)

Dr. Banerjee worked for Northrop Services (4 years), Martin Marietta Aerospace (4 years), Ford Aerospace (1 year), and Lockheed-Martin Advanced Technology Research Center (28 years). Dr. Banerjee developed DYNACON, Lockheed-Martin's multi-flexible-body dynamics and control simulation tool, Arun developed algorithms for geometric stiffness effects in elastodynamics, Order-N dynamics, command shaping for vibration suppression, and tracking control of flexible robots.

Dr. Banerjee specializes in flexible body dynamics, has taught various spacecraft and dynamics courses at two local universities, has published 36 journal papers, presented papers at two international congresses in theoretical and applied mechanics, and delivered a Survey Lecture on efficient formulations in multi-flexible-body dynamics at the European Space Agency.

Dr. Banerjee was awarded 1990 AIAA Engineer of the Year Award in Astronautics, for his expertise on efficient Order-N flexible-body dynamics, was associate editor for the Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics and is associate fellow of AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics).

Dr. Banerjee joined   Motion Genesis   as a Senior Consultant in 2010 to bring flexible body dynamics and controls to symbolic manipulation. Dr. Banerjee specializes in modeling, dynamics, and control of flexible systems (tethers, beams, parachutes, satellites, solar panels, rockets, robots, etc.)

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Journal papers by Arun Banerjee

  1. Banerjee, A. K., "The Influence of Kinetic Friction on the Critical Velocity of Stick Slip Motion", Wear (International Journal of Friction, Lubrication, and Wear), vol. 12, 1968, pp. 107-116.
  2. Banerjee, A. K., "Forced Oscillations in a Stick-Slip System", Revue Roumain des Sciences Techniques, Serie de Mechanique Appliquee, Romania, vol. 16, no. 1, 1971, pp. 219-228.
  3. Banerjee, A. K. and Malvern, L.E., "Plastic Waves of Combined Stress from Longitudinal Impact of Pre-Torqued Tubes: Analysis by Rate-Dependent Theories", Journal of Applied Mechanics, Sept. 1974, pp.615-618.
  4. Banerjee, A. K. and Malvern, L. E., "Computation of Incremental Torsional Plastic Waves with Rate-Dependent Models", International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 11, 1975, pp. 346-355.
  5. Banerjee, A. K. and Coppey, J. M., "Post-Ejection Impact of the Space Shuttle Booster Nose Cap", Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, vol. 12, Oct. 1975, pp.632-633.
  6. Banerjee, A. K. and Kane, T. R., "Tether Deployment Dynamics", Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, vol. 30, no. 4, 1982, pp.347-366.
  7. Banerjee, A. K. and Kane, T. R., "Tethered Satellite Retrieval with Thruster Augmented Control", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 7, Jan-Feb 1984, pp. 45-50.
  8. Kane, T. R. and Banerjee, A. K.," A Conservation Theorem for Simple Nonholonomic Systems", Journal of Applied Mechanics, September, 1983.
  9. Wie, B., Furumoto, N., Banerjee, A. K., and Barba, P. M., "Modeling and Simulation of Spacecraft Solar Array Deployment", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 9, no. 5, 1986, pp. 593-598.
  10. Kane, T. R., Ryan, R. R., and Banerjee, A. K., "Dynamics of a Cantilever Beam Attached to a Moving Base", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 12, Mar-Apr 1987,pp. 139-151.
  11. Kane, T. R., Ryan, R. R., and Banerjee, A. K., "Reply by Authors to Comment on Dynamics of a Cantilever Beam Attached to a Moving Base", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 12, no.2, pp.286-287, 1989
  12. Banerjee, A. K. and Kane, T. R., "Dynamics of a Plate in Large Overall Motion", Journal of Applied Mechanics, December 1989, pp. 887-892.
  13. Banerjee, A. K., "Comment on 'Relationship Between the Gibbs-Appell Equation and Kane's Equations'", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, January 1988.
  14. Banerjee, A. K. and Kane, T. R., "Extrusion of a Beam from a Rotating Base", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, March 1989, pp. 140-146.
  15. Banerjee, A. K., "Dynamics of Tethered Payloads with Deployment Rate Control", Presented at the 2nd International Conference on Tethers in Space, Venice, Italy, Oct. 1-4, 1987; also Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, July 1990.
  16. Davis, W. R. and Banerjee, A. K., "Yo-Yo Rate Control of a Tethered Satellite Using Angle Measurement", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 13, no. 2, March-April 1990, pp. 370-374.
  17. Banerjee, A. K. and Dickens, J. M., "Dynamics of Flexible Bodies in Large Rotation and Translation with Small Vibration", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol 13, no. 2, March-April, 1990, pp. 221-227.
  18. Banerjee, A. K. and Lemak, M. E., "Multi-Flexible-Body Dynamics Capturing Motion-Induced Stiffness", Journal of Applied Mechanics, Sept. 1991.
  19. Banerjee, A. K., "Optimal Feedback Gains for Three-Dimensional Large Angle Slewing of Spacecraft", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, December 1991.
  20. Banerjee, A. K., "Order-n Formulation of Extrusion of a Beam with Large Bending and Rotation", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Jan.-Feb., 1992.
  21. Banerjee, A. K. and Kane, T. R., "Pointing Control, with Tethers as Actuators, of a Space-Station-Supported Platform", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, March-April, 1993, pp. 396-399.
  22. Banerjee, A. K.,"Dynamics and Control of the Shuttle-Based WISP Antennae", Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, January-March, 1993, pp. 73-90.
  23. Kline-Schoder, R. J. and Banerjee, A. K., "Attitude Control of a Tethered Gyrostat", Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Oct-Dec., 1994, pp. 439-449.
  24. Banerjee, A. K., "Block-Diagonal Equations for Flexible Multibody Dynamics with Geometric Stiffness and Constraints", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 16, no. 6, Nov. - Dec., 1993, pp. 1092-1100.
  25. Banerjee, A. K. and Do, Van N., "Deployment Control of a Cable Connecting a Ship to an Underwater Vehicle",Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Nov-Dec. 1994, pp. 1327-1332.
  26. Banerjee, A. K. and Kane, T. R., "Modeling and Simulation of Rotor Bearing Friction", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 17, no. 5, 1994, pp. 1137-1139.
  27. Mitiguy, P.C., and Banerjee, A.K., "Determination of Spring Constants for Modeling Flexible Beams", Working Model Technical Paper, June 1996.
  28. Singhose, W., Banerjee, A.K, and Seering, W. E., "Slewing Flexible Spacecraft with Deflection Limiting Input Shaping", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 1997, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 291-298.
  29. Banerjee, A. K. and Nagarajan, S., "Efficient Simulation of Large Overall Motion of Beams Undergoing Large Deflection", Multibody System Dynamics, vol. 1, 1997, pp. 113-126.
  30. Banerjee, A.K. and Singhose, W., "Command Shaping in Tracking Control of a Two-Link Flexible Robot", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Nov-Dec. 1998, pp. 1012-1015.
  31. Mitiguy, P.C. and Banerjee, A. K., "Efficient Simulation of Motions Involving Coulomb Friction", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Jan-Feb, 1999, pp. 78-86.
  32. Banerjee, A.K., "Dynamics of a Variable-Mass Flexible-Body System", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, May-June, 2000.
  33. Banerjee, A.K., Pedreiro, N., and Singhose, W., "Vibration Reduction for Flexible Spacecraft Following Momentum Dumping with / without Slewing", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, May-June, 2001, pp. 417-428.
  34. Banerjee, A. K., "On Reducing Minimum Time for Small Angle Slewing of a Flexible Body", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Sept.-Oct., 2001, pp. 1040-1043.
  35. Mitiguy, P.C., and Banerjee A.K., "Constraint Force Algorithm for Formulating Equations of Motion", Proceedings of the First Asian Conference on Multibody Dynamics, Sept. 2002, pp. 606-608.
  36. Banerjee, A.K, "Contributions of Multibody Dynamics to Space Flight: A Brief Review", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, May-June, 2003, pp. 385-394
  37. Banerjee, A. K., and Diedrich, B., "Spacecraft Vibration Reduction Following Thruster Firing for Orbit Adjustment", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, July-August, 2003, pp. 659-662.
  38. Banerjee, A.K., and Lemak, M. E., "Recursive Algorithm with Efficiecient Variables for Flexible Multibody Dynamics with Multiloop Constraints", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, May-June 2007, pp. 780-790.
  39. Bryson, A. E. and Banerjee, A. K., "Stabilization of a Spinning Spacecraft with Fuel Slosh", Presented at the AIAA/AAS Guidance, Control, and Navigation Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia, August 1986.
  40. Banerjee, A. K. and Menon, P. K. A., "Nonlinear Control of a Free-Flying, Flexible Robot", AIAA Guidance, Navigation, & Control Conf, New Orleans, August 1991 (awarded best paper presentation)
  41. Banerjee A. K., Schaechter, D. B., and Dougherty, H., "Dead-Beat Control with Pulse Modulation for the WISP Shuttle-Antennae System", presented at the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, & Control Conference, 1992.
  42. Banerjee, A. K., "An Integral of Motion for Nonconservative, Constrained Systems", presented at the Astrodynamics Conference, Victoria, Canada, August 1993.
  43. Lemak, M. E. and Banerjee, A. K.,"Comparison of Simulation with Test of Deployment of a Wrapped-Rib Antenna", presented at the AIAA Guidance, Navigation & Control Conf., 1994.
  44. Banerjee, A.K., and Mitiguy, P.C., "Unified Computation of Stick-Slide Friction: Application to Rattlebacks, Tops, and Journal Bearings", Proceedings of AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Conference, Paper 95-3350, Aug 7-10 1995, pp. 1616-1622, Baltimore MD.
  45. Banerjee, A. K. and Singhose, W., "Minimum Time Slewing Control of Nonlinearly Elastic Spacecraft with Transient Vibration Amplitude Constraint", AAS Astrodynamics Conf., Halifax, Canada, August 1995.
  46. Banerjee, A. K. and Mitiguy, P. C., "Kane's Checking Function: Modifications and Use in the Integration of Dynamical Equations", AIAA Guidance, Control, & Navigation Conference, New Orleans, August, 1997.
  47. Banerjee, A.K, Gonzalez, M., Saeed, S., and Pedreiro, N., "Spacecraft Slew-Stare-Slew with Vibration Suppression: Simulation and Ground Experiment", AAS Astrodynamics Conference, Providence, R.I., August 2004.
  48. Banerjee, A.K and Lemak, M.E., "Efficient Generalized Speeds in a Recursive Formulation of Flexible Multibody Dynamics", Proceedings of the International Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, August 2004, Warsaw.
  49. Banerjee, A.K and Lemak, M.E., "Dynamics of a Flexible Body with Rapid Mass Loss", Proceedings of the International Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, August 2008, Adelaide.