Dr.A.Usha

PROFILE

Name of Teaching Staff

Dr. A. Usha

Designation

Associate  Professor

Department

Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Date of Joining the Institution

21-11-91

Qualification

PhD

Total Experience in Years

Teaching

Industry

Research

25Yrs

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06

Papers Published in Journals

National

International

01

05

Papers Presented in Conferences

National

International

06

14

PhD Guide? Give field & University

Field

University

Smart Sensors and Nanotechnology

VTU

PhDs / Projects Guided

PhDs

Projects at Masters level

01

21

Books Published / IPRs/ Patents

Patent filed on July 2012 and published on the web on June 2014 and applied for examination July 2015.

Professional Memberships

ISTE Life Member, IEI & ISSS Life Member, IEEE Member

Consultancy Activities

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Awards

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Grants fetched

AICTE, MODROBS-Rs. 9.6/- Lakhs (Financial year 2000-2001 and 2001-2002) and DSIR Funded research proposal: Under Progress in collaboration with Industry and CeNSE-IISc, Bangalore.

Interaction with Professional

Institutions

Research Activity with Materials Engineering Department, and Centre for Nano -Science and Engineering (CeNSE), IISc, Bangalore and continuous interaction with BMSIT and PESCE, Mandya.

Email ID usha.eee@bmsce.ac.in
 

 Achievements since date of joining

  • Established Computer lab for Instrumentation Technology Department.
  • Obtained AICTE, MODROBS and TAPTEC funds.
  • As chief coordinator for VTU exams(2 times)
  • Active involvement in TEQIP Phase I & II activities.
  • Assisted in Establishing R&D and PG Lab for Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department.
  • Served as B.M.S Educational Trust Ladies Hostel Warden from 2004-2005.
  • Community and social service for blind students at Vidya-Vikas Trust and Matruchaaya, B.S.K II Stage, Bangalore – 560070
  • As PG (Power-Electronics) Coordinator since 2006 till date.
  • Research activity tied up with Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE), IISc, Bangalore.
  • Research work results applied for PATENT during July 2012 and published on web June 2014 and applied for examination, July 2015.
  • Served as Head of Instrumentation Technology Dept. for the duration of 8 years(January 2000-December 2007).
  • As team lead to initiate PROPEL LAB V: Systems Design (PBL) Laboratory for UG Students.
  • Initiated MOU with CENTUM Electronic Ltd., Robert Bosch & Cranes (TI) to carry out UG/PG Projects, Internship, training programs, workshops, symposium, technical events, fest etc. and also collaborative research.
  • As BOE Member for Electrical board at P.E.S Mandya.
  • As Expert member for Research project funded by NRB-DRDO at BMSIT, Bangalore.
  • TPC (Technical Program Committee) member for International Conference on Modeling Signals and Bio-processing (ICMSB), July 2016.
  • TPC (Technical Program Committee) member for IEEE II International Conference on Emerging Research in Electrical, Electronics & Computer Technologies (ICERECT), December 2015.
  • Delivered an Extension lecture on “Micro and Nano Systems” at P.E.S. College of Engineering, Mandya on November 3, 2015.
  • Delivered an Extension Lecture on “Smart Sensors and Applications” at Vidya Vikas Trust, Bangalore on 10th January, 2016.
  • Obtained best paper award for a research paper, “Carbon Nanotube Based Surface Acoustic Wave Gas Sensor for Condition Monitoring of Gas Insulated Switchgear Systems” in the IEEE International Conference on Emerging Research in Electronics, Computer Science and Technology (ICERECT), held at PES College of Engineering, Mandya during 17-19, December 2015.

Projects Guided for P.G Power Electronics Students

2007-2008

1. CAN Enabled Intelligent Motor Drive (BLDC Motor).

2. Single Phase Inverter with wireless LCD Display.

3. PLC based coal handling plant for NTPC.

2008-2009

1.High Voltage Power Supply for TWT Modulator

2. Identification of common mode voltage in PWM inverter fed Induction motor drives.

2009-2010

1. Development of high frequency multiple output forward converter with MAG-AMP Regulator

2. Data Acquisition and design of signal conditioning circuit for low power signals.

3. Advanced Solar Array power simulator.

2010-2011

1. Design and Development of Low Power Signal Conditioning and Processing for Real Time Applications using LABVIEW

2. Multi-Output Fly back Converter with Current Mode Control.

2011-2012

1.Solar Power Inverter

2. Design and Implementation Of Universal Input Single Stage HPF Power Supply For HB-LEDs Based On Buck Fly-back Converter

2012-2013

1.  Design and Implementation of 350W Forward Converter with Current Mode Control at CENTUM Electronics Ltd.

2. Design and Development of Low Power Signal Conditioning Electronics Using MSP-430.

2013-2014

1. 150 WATT Single Output Forward Topology DC-DC Converter with Wide Input Range.

2. ARM Based Remote Control Car Unit for Search Missions.

3. Simulation & Implementation of Reconfigurable Solar Converter.

2014-2015

1. Z-Source Inverter Fed Induction Motor Drive for Renewable Energy Applications.

2.8.1 W Flyback DC-DC Converter with Post Regulators and Delayed Outputs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshops/Training Programs/Winter School/Summer School/Faculty Development Program (FDP) Organized since 2008 till date

1. Two-Day Faculty Training Programme on “Embedded Control System Design using LabVIEW” during March (18-19), 2011 under IEEE / IET BMSCE Chapter. 

2. Organized two week training program on “Humanity & Social Sciences” during 12-26 July 2011.

3. Organized two day Symposium on “MEMS, OPTICAL MEMS & NANO ELECTRONICS”  during 14 – 15 October 2011 in association with IISC MEMS & Nano-Centre (CeNSE).

4. Organized two day “Sir.M.Vishweshwaraiah Extension Lecture series” during 22 -  23 February 2012.

5. Organized Nine day “Value added course on  Advanced C Programming” during 2-11 July 2012.

6. Organized Four day “Training Program on MATLAB Simulation and Applications” during 27-30 September 2012.

7. Organized One day Workshop on “Practical Approach to Programming Techniques”during4th November 2012.

8. Organized Nine day “Refresher courseon Applied Mathematics” during 01-08March 2013 at B.M.S.C.E, Bangalore.

9. Organized TEQIP – II Sponsored One week Training Program on “LabVIEW and Applications” during 16-22, January 2014.

10. Organized TEQIP – II Sponsored One week Workshopon “Real Time Signal Processing” during 10-15 February 2014.

11. Organized TEQIP – II Sponsored One week Workshopon “Industrial Automation and Control”from 26thJune to 02nd July 2014.

12. Organized one month “Value added course on Project Based Learning (PBL) using UTLP Kits” during 01-30 June 2015.

13. Organized Two Day Workshop on “FPGA Design Flow using Xilinx” during 10-11September 2013.

14. Organized the Inaugural Function for “PROPEL LAB – V on Systems Design” in association with WIPRO-Mission 10X Technologies Learning Centre at B.M.S.C.E, Bangalore on 2nd March 2015.

15. Volunteered the International Conference on “Transformation in Engineering Education” organized jointly by B.M.S.C.E, Bangalore and IUCEE during 06-08 January 2015.

16. Organized TEQIP – II Sponsored One week Faculty Development Program on “Design,   Analysis and Implementation of Power Electronic Circuits” from 20thJuly to 24thJuly 2015 at B.M.S College of Engineering, Bangalore.

17. Convened One Day “South Zone Regional Level Project Contest; State Level UTLP based Project Competition”, in association with WIPRO Technologies, Bangalore and jointly organized by EEE Dept. & TCE Dept. under IIIC Cell, TEQIP PHASE II, at B.M.S.C.E, Bangalore on 18th January 2016.

18. Convened Two week “Value Added Course on UTLP Kits through PBL” as a PROPEL Lab V Initiative and jointly organized by EEE Dept. & TCE Dept. under TEQIP PHASE II, at B.M.S.C.E, Bangalore from 26th May to 09th June 2016.

19. Convened TEQIP II Sponsored One Week Workshop on “Advances in Power Electronics & Drives” organized by Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering at B.M.S.C.E, Bangalore from 25th to 29th July 2016.

Research Guidance

Guiding one research student (Smt. Suma Umesh: Assistant Prof., BMSIT, Bangalore) in the area of Smart Sensors & Nanotechnology affiliated to VTU - Belgaum.

Research Projects

1. AICTE-MODROBS: Rs 5.0/- Lakhs during 2000-2001 to set up Microcontrollers Laboratory for Instrumentation Technology Dept.

2. AICTE-MODROBS: Rs 4.6/- Lakhs during 2001-2002 to set up  DSP Laboratory for Instrumentation Technology Dept.

3. Research proposal in the area of “Smart Sensors using Nanocomposites” in collaboration with Industry and CeNSE – IISc Professors to be submitted to the DSIR-New Delhi under progress.

Patent Filed

Patent filed on July 2012 bearing Application Number: 2859, and published on June 2014 and applied for examination July 2015.

Title of the Invention: “Smart sensor based on conducting polymers (PANI) and nano particulates for biological real time Applications”.

Publications

  • National/International Journals

1.   “Design of Biosensor for Leukocyte counts for Real Time Applications using  Conducting  Polymers  and   Nano-composites.”, NAROSA Publications Journal, ISBN: 978-81-8487-160-9, pp (108-111), January 2011.

2.   “Optimized Design of Biosensor using Conducting Polymers and NANO-Composites”, IJEST (International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology) Journal: ISSN: 0975-5462: pp (3392-3403) Vol. 3 No. 4, May 2011.

3.  “Design and Development of Bio-Signal Conditioning and Processing Electronic System using Mixed Signal Processor”, International Journal of Bio-Sensor & Bio-Electronics: ISSS: Vol.1 No.3, 2011.

4.  “Design and Development of Bio-Signal Conditioning and Processing Electronic System by Employing AD-549 and LabVIEW”, Springer LNEE (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engg.), Online ISBN 978-81-322-1157-0; pp (789-799) Vol. 248; series ISSN 1876-1100, January 2014.

5. “Design & Development of Low Power Signal Conditioning & Processing Electronic System using TI-OPA4131 and MSP430”, International Journal of Innovative Research in Advanced Engineering (IJIRAE) ISSN:2349-2163, pp(196-204), November 2014.

6.  “Design and Development of ARM Based Remote Control Car Unit for Search Missions”, International Journal of Advance Research and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp (398-401) ISSN 2347 – 3258, June 2015.

  • National/International Conferences

1.“Design of BIO-SENSOR for Leukocyte counts for Real Time Applications Using Non-Invasive Technique”at 1st National Conference, TACT-09  N.I.T,  Himachel-Pradesh, H.P, March, 2009.

2.“Design of Bio-Sensor for Leukocyte counts for Real Time Applications Using Conducting Polymers and   Nano-composites.” IEEE Sponsored International Conference on Electronic Design & Signal Processing, ICEDSP– 09, M.I.T, Manipal, 10-12 December, 2009. 

3.“Synthesis and Characterization of Sensor for Biological Real Time Applications UsingConducting Polymers, Nano-composites and Signal Processing Technique” at 4th International Conference, on Computer Applications in Electrical Engineering and Recent Advances, CERA-2009, I.I.T, Roorkee, 19-21, February 2010.

4.“Design of Smart Sensor for Biological Real Time Applications Using Conducting Polymers, Nano-composites and Digital Signal Processing Technique.” at 16th International   Workshop/Conference, on Physics of Semiconductor Devices (IWPSD-2011), at I.I.T, KANPUR, 19-23, December 2011.

5.“Design and Development of  Bio-Signal Conditioning and Processing Electronic System by Employing AD-549 and LabVIEW”,at 1st  International Conference, on Emerging Research in Electronics, Computer Science and Technology (ICERECT- 2012), at P.E.S.C.E, MANDYA, 21-22, December 2012.

6. “Brushless DC Motor Control using DSPIC & CAN”, 2nd National Conference on WOC December 2008 at PEC, Chandigarh.

7. “Design and development of PLC based coal handling plant for industrial applications”      Advances &Research in Electrical System Technology(AREST-11) 23rd-24th April 2011, NIT Jaipur.

8. “Bio –Signal conditioning & processing for real time applications using digital signal processor”, National Conference on  Energy Systems and Energy Issues,  18th-19th Feb 2011, BMSCE, Bangalore.

9. “Design, analysis and simulation of portable solar power inverter”, Oral presentation at TI India Educators International Conference on April 4-5, 2013 at NIMHANS convention center, Bangalore.

10. “Design and Development of Advanced Solar Array Power simulator for Space Craft Applications”, Oral presentation at National Conference on 20-21, May 2013 at UBDT, Davangere.

11. “Design and Development of Miniaturized 80 Watt Resonant Reset Forward Converter for Military Applications”, 2nd International Conference on Advances in Energy Conversion Technologies (ICAECT 2014) on 23-25, January 2014, at M.I.T Manipal. 

12. “Design and Development of high frequency 360 watt RCD clamp forward converter for radar application”, International conference on advances in electronics computers and communication (ICAECC-2014) during October  2014 at Reva institute of technology , Bangalore.

13. “A feed forward voltage mode controlled ZVS based phase shifted 300W full bridge DC-DC converter for military application”, IEEE International Conference on Power and Advanced Control Engineering 2015 (ICPACE 2015), August 2015 at BNMIT, Bangalore.

14.  “Active Power Factor Correction Technique for Single Phase Full Bridge Rectifier”, 2nd International Conference on Advances in Energy Conversion Technologies (ICAECT 2014) on 23-25, January 2014, at M.I.T Manipal.

15. “A Novel MEMS Sensor for OnlineHealth Monitoring of Gas Insulated Switchgear Systems”, IEEEInternational Conference on Power and Advanced Control Engineering 2015 (ICPACE 2015), August 2015 at BNMIT, Bangalore.

16. “Carbon Nanotube Based Surface Acoustic Wave Gas Sensor for Condition Monitoring of Gas Insulated Switchgear System”,  IEEE International Conference on Emerging Research in Electronics and Computer Technologies (ICERECT 2015)  at PESCE,  Mandya from 17th to 19st  December 2015 and also obtained best paper award.

17. “Design & Development of Configurable Solar Converter System”, 3rd IEEE International Conference on Electrical Energy Systems (ICEES-2016), 17-19 March 2016 at  SSN College of Engineering, Chennai.

18. “Design & Implementation of Quad Output Fly-back Converter for Space Applications” 3rd IEEE International Conference on Electrical Energy Systems (ICEES-2016), 17-19 March 2016 at  SSN College of Engineering, Chennai.

19. “ Design and Development of Configurable Solar Converter System” in IEEE 3rd International Conference on Electrical Energy System on March 17, 2016. 

20. “Design & Simulation of Bridgeless PFC Buck Boost Converter Fed BLDC Motor Drive”, IEEE International Conference on Innovations in Power and Advanced Computing Technologies, IPACT – 2017 ON April 2017 at VIT University, Tamilnadu State, India.