Qualification: 
M.E
m_nithya@blr.amrita.edu

M. Nithya currently serves as Assistant Professor(Sr.Gr) at the department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru campus. She is currently pursuing her PhD in the area of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in ASE, Bangalore.

Education

YEAR DEGREE/PROGRAM INSTITUTION
2004 ME College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University
2000 BE Manonmanium Sundaranar University

Publications

Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2016

Conference Paper

P. R. Jayasree, Sathyan, J., MK, S., and M. Nithya, “Sliding Mode Control of Coupled Inductor Buck Converter”, in International Conference on Circuit, Power and Computing Technologies [ICCPCT] , 2016.[Abstract]


In this paper, a DC-DC coupled inductor buck converter is controlled by a more advantageous sliding mode control. The converter is modelled by deriving its dynamic model. The robust performance of the designed sliding mode controller for the coupled inductor buck converter is analyzed.The simulation of the coupled inductor buck converter with the designed controller is done by using MATLAB and the various results are presented. More »»

2016

Conference Paper

R. Aniketh, Manohar, E. B., Yazwa, G. R. S. P. R., M. Nithya, and Dr. Rashmi M. R., “A decentralized fault-tolerant weights based algorithm for coordination of swarm robots for a disaster scenario”, in 2016 IEEE Annual India Conference, INDICON 2016, 2016.[Abstract]


Multi-robot systems are reliable and faster at searching and retrieving targets in times of crises as compared to single-robot systems. They are also better compared to manned missions as they are more resistant to hazardous conditions. In this work a method to deploy a swarm of robots to scan and retrieve the targets stuck in a disaster situation is deliberated. The multi-robot system developed is fault tolerant and follows a complete decentralized approach. In the proposed work, the basic elements in a real time search and rescue mission such as exploration of disaster area, target and obstacle detection, path-planning to reach the target in a coordinated way and tolerance for a few possible faults are accomplished using the 'weights based algorithm' and the prototype testing done mimics the real time scenario. Communication among the robots in the swarm is implemented by using X-bee modules. The robots search the arena till either all the targets are found or the entire arena is explored and update a common map which renders the approach a decentralized behavior.

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2015

Conference Paper

V. S. Venkates Rao, M. Nithya, N Krishna, P., and Abhilash, G., “Improved Position Controlled Solar Photovoltaic System for a Single Phase RL Load”, in 9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Control (ISCO), Coimbatore, 2015.

2014

Conference Paper

A. Anand, M. Nithya, and Sudarshan, T. S. B., “Coordination of Mobile Robots with Master-slave Architecture for a Service Application”, in Contemporary Computing and Informatics (IC3I), 2014 International Conference on, 2014.[Abstract]


Swarm robotics is based on the characteristics displayed by the insects and their colony and is applied to solve real world problems utilizing multi-robot systems. Research in this field has demonstrated the ability of such robot systems to assemble, inspect, disperse, aggregate and follow trails. A set of mobile and self-sufficient robots which has very restricted capabilities can form intricate patterns in the environment they inhabit

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2011

Conference Paper

Ka Manickavasagam, M. Nithya, Priya, Ka, Shruthi, Ja, Krishnan, Sa, Misra, Sa, and Manikandan, Sb, “Control of distributed generator and smart grid using multi-agent system”, in 2011 1st International Conference on Electrical Energy Systems, ICEES 2011, Chennai, Tamilnadu, 2011, pp. 212-217.[Abstract]


The electric power system is an enabling infrastructure that supports the operation of other critical infrastructures and thus the economic well being of the nation. It is therefore very important to design a smart grid for resiliency and autonomous re-configurability in the electric power grid. For the operation of any power system, its control architecture consisting of hardware and software protocols is very essential for exchanging system status and control signals. This is accomplished by Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. Current trends to control and monitor the operation of electric power systems are however moving towards the use of an automated agent technology using a multi-agent system which replaces SCADA system. The objective of this paper is to design and model a multiagent system which consists of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) agent, Data Base agent, Control agent and User agent. DER agent is modeled using MATLAB/SIMULINK. The simulation results presented in this paper show the seamless transition from grid connected to an island mode when upstream outages are detected. This denotes the capability of a multi-agent system as a technology for managing the microgrid operation.

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2007

Conference Paper

M. Nithya, “Modeling and Simulation of Single Phase Induction Motor Drive”, in Third National conference on Power Electronics and Drives (NAPCED-07), Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, 2007.

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