Aravind Hanumanthaiah currently serves as a Research Associate at the Amrita Center for Wireless Networks & Applications (Amrita WNA), Amritapuri. He has over 5 years of experience in design, development and testing of electrical and control systems. 

Experience : Around 4 yrs of Industrial experience in Embedded Hardware , Software and Product development - Analog and Digital circuit design, Microcontrollers , FPGA, PSOC, PCB design .

Research Area : IOT , Smart Home , Automation, Wireless communication.


  • December 2010​: Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
    University of Bridgeport , Bridgeport , CT
    Major: VLSI  and Digital Electronics
  • July 2008: Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, 
    Visvesvaraya Technological University [VTU],
    Amrita Institute of Technology ,  Bangalore, India

Professional Experience

Year Affiliation
September 2015 - Present Research Associate, Amrita WNA, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, Kollam, Kerala, India
November 2011 - August 2015 Electrical Engineer, Branson Ultrasonics Corp [Emerson Industrial Automation] , Danbury, CT
February 2011 - November 2011 Electrical Intern, Branson Ultrasonics Corp [Emerson Industrial Automation] , Danbury, CT


Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Title


R. Murugesh, Aravind Hanumanthaiah, Ramanadhan, U., and Vasudevan, N., “Designing a Wireless Solar Power Monitor for Wireless Sensor Network Applications”, in 2018 IEEE 8th International Advance Computing Conference (IACC), Greater Noida, India, India, 2018.[Abstract]

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are often deployed remotely; hence, typical disposable chemical batteries with limited lifetimes may not be suitable for powering the network. In such cases, photovoltaic (PV) systems that generate electricity from sunlight can serve as a better alternative energy source. The intensity of sunlight varies over time, and thus the rates at which the batteries in the PV system get charged also vary. Monitoring the charging and discharging currents and voltages of the batteries enables us to modify the operation of the system in order to improve its overall efficiency. Moreover, it enables us to detect any fault in the solar panel, battery, or network node. We have designed an independent, low cost, ultra-low power microcontroller-based wireless solar power monitor that can be plugged easily into a PV system. The monitor measures the currents and voltages across the panels, batteries, and the load, and periodically transmits these values through an independent wireless interface to a control center for observation and analysis. We have performed a power analysis of the monitor and learnt about the power consumption in its various states. The use of this power monitor should extend the overall life of the PV system and also minimize power failures in the WSN nodes powered by the PV system. This paper reports about the design of the power monitor as well as the results of our analyses.

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Sai Shibu N. B., Aravind Hanumanthaiah, Rohith, S., Ch, Y., and Pavan, J. V. S., “Development of IoT Enabled Smart Energy Meter with Remote Load Management”, in IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computing Research (ICCIC), At Madurai, 2018.[Abstract]

A smart energy meter provides real time power consumption data. This helps the consumer to manage their power requirement efficiently and economically. In a developing country like India, there is a rapid growth in the power sector. This paper explains the development of an IoT enabled smart energy meter capable of real time load management. The real time energy monitoring is visualized using a mobile application. The application also serves as a smart home controller where the user is capable of controlling the electrical appliances remotely or controlled based on events set by the user.

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