Ossama Abdelkhalik

Ossama Abdelkhalik

Contact

  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics
  • PhD, Texas A&M University
  • MS, Cairo University
  • BS, Cairo University

Biography

Dr. Abdelkhalik conducts research in the area of dynamics, control, and  global optimization with applications to spacecraft trajectory planning, wave energy converter control, data assimilation in oil reservoirs, systems design, and traffic engineering. In some applications, the design space has numerous local minima, with mixed variables (integer and real), and the number of optimization variables can be varied among different solutions to explore new regions in the design space. Global optimization methods can handle problems with mixed variables and numerous local minima, but variable-size design space optimization is yet to be explored. The research focus is on the study of global optimization methods that can handle variable-size design space problems. Other research efforts include the recursive implementation of evolutionary optimization algorithms for the sake of improving the computational efficiency in data assimilation problems.

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Space Mechanics
  • Ocean Wave Energy Conversion
  • Optimization
  • Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
  • Dynamics and Control

Research Interests

  • Space Trajectory Optimization
  • Ocean Wave Energy Conversion
  • Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
  • Global Optimization Methods
  • Variable-Size Design Space Optimization
  • Evolutionary Algorithms

Recent Publications

  • Shangyan Zou, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Rush Robinett, Giorgio Bacelli , David Wilson, Ryan Coe, and Umesh Korde, "Model Predictive Control of Parametric Excited Pitch-Surge Modes in Wave Energy Converters," Elsevier, International Journal of Marine Energy, Vol. 19, pages 32-46, 2017. Read More
  • Ossama Abdelkhalik, Shangyan Zou, Rush Robinett, Giorgio Bacelli , David Wilson, Ryan Coe, and Umesh Korde, "Multi Resonant Feedback Control of Three-Degree-of-Freedom Wave Energy Converters," IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, accepted April 2017.
  • Shangyan Zou, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Rush Robinett, Giorgio Bacelli , and David Wilson, "Optimal Control of Wave Energy Converters," Elsevier, Renewable Energy, Vol 103, pages 217--225, April 2017. Read More
  • Jiajun Song, Ossama Abdelkhalik , Rush Robinett , Giorgio Bacelli , David Wilson , and Umesh Korde, "Multi Resonant Feedback Control of Wave Energy Converters, Ocean Engineering," Elsevier, Vol. 127, pages 269--278, 2016. Read More
  • Ossama Abdelkhalik, Shangyan Zou, Rush Robinett, Giorgio Bacelli , and David Wilson, "Estimation of Excitation Forces For Wave Energy Converters Control Using Pressure Measurements," International Journal of Control, Taylor & Francis, 2016. Read More
  • O. Abdelkhalik , R. Robinett , S. Zou, G. Bacelli , R. Coe, D. Bull , D. Wilson , and U. Korde, "On The Control Design of Wave Energy Converters With Wave Prediction," Springer Journal of Ocean Engineering and Marine Energy, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp 473—483, 2016. Doi: 10.1007/s40722-016-0048-4 Read More
  • Ehsan Taheri, Ossama Abdelkhalik, "Initial Three-dimensional Low-thrust Trajectory Design," Advances in Space Research, Vol. 57, No. 3, pp.889-903, Feb 2016. doi:10.1016/j.asr.2015.11.034 Read More
  • E. Taheri, and O. Abdelkhalik, "Fast Initial Trajectory Design for Low-Thrust Restricted-Three Body Problems," Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, AIAA, Vol 38, No. 11, pp. 2146-2160, 2015. Read More

Recent Funding

  • Ossama Abdelkhalik (PI), “CPS: Breakthrough: Toward Revolutionary Algorithms for Cyber-Physical Systems Architecture Optimization”, National Science Foundation, January 2015 – January 2018.
  • Ossama Abdelkhalik (PI), “Trajectory Planning for NASA Asteroid Retrieval Mission”, ExoTerra Resource LLC, September - December 2014.
  • W. Weaver (PI), O. Abdelkhalik (Co-PI), “Advanced control and energy storage architectures for microgrids”, Sandia National Lab, May 1, 2014 – August 31, 2014
  • Ossama Abdelkhalik (PI), “Trajectory Optimization for Solar Electric Propulsion Satellites”, ExoTerra Resource LLC, September – November 2013

Patents

  • Ossama Abdelkhalik, Rush Robinett, Shangyan Zou, Giorgio Bacelli, and David Wilson. “Optimal Control of Wave Energy Converters.” US Application. No. 15/466,605, Filing Date: provisional: 12/09/2016, non-provisional March 22, 2017
  • David G. Wilson, Giorgio Bacelli, Rush D. Robinett III, Ossama Abdelkahalik and Jiajun Song. “PROPORTIONAL-DERIVATIVE COMPLEX CONJUGATE CONTROL OF A WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER.” US Application. No. 62/432,401, Filing Date 12/09/2016.
  • David G. Wilson, Giorgio Bacelli, Ryan G. Coe, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Shangyan Zou, Rush D. Robinett III, and Umesh A. Korde “MULTI-RESONANT FEEDBACK CONTROL OF MULTIPLE DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM WAVE ENERGY CONVERTERS.” US Application. No. 62/432,409, Filing Date 12/09/2016.
  • David G. Wilson, Giorgio Bacelli, Ryan G. Coe, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Shangyan Zou and Rush D. Robinett III “PSEUDO-SPECTRAL METHOD TO CONTROL THREE-DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM WAVE ENERGY CONVERTERS.” US Application. No. 62/432,427, Filing Date 12/09/2016.
  • David G. Wilson, Giorgio Bacelli, Ryan G. Coe, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Shangyan Zou, Rush D. Robinett III, and Umesh Korde “Model predictive control of parametric excited pitch-surge modes in wave energy converters.” US Application. No. 62/432,417, Filing Date 12/09/2016.

Teaching Experience

  • Dynamic Systems and Controls
  • Space Mechanics
  • Optimization
  • Intermediate Dynamics

Recent Research Projects

Collaborative Research: EAGER: On Making Wave Energy an Economical and Reliable Power Source for Ocean Measurement Applications

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ossama Abdelkhalik
Co-PI: Rush Robinett
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

Stratus: A CubeSat to Measure Cloud Structure and Winds

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lyon King
Co-PI: Ossama Abdelkhalik
Co-PI: Michael Roggemann
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Center for Leadership and Innovation for Transformation (LIFT)

CPS: Breakthrough: Toward Revolutionary Algorithms for Cyber-Physical Systems Architecture Optimization

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ossama Abdelkhalik
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)