Ossama Abdelkhalik

Ossama Abdelkhalik

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Assistant 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, 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.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Space Mechanics
  • Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
  • Optimization

Research Interests

  • Space Trajectory Optimization
  • Optimal Orbit Design
  • Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
  • Global Optimization Methods
  • Variable-Size Design Space Optimization
  • Evolutionary Algorithms

Recent Publications

  • Ossama Abdelkhalik, Ehsan Taheri, "Approximate On-Off Low-Thrust Space Trajectories using Fourier Series," AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 49, No. 5, pp. 962-965, 2013-09-16 Read More
  • Ossama Abdelkhalik, Ahmed Gad, Ehsan Taheri, "Solution to the GTOC5 using Hidden Genes Genetic Algorithms," International Review of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 218-227, 2013-09-16
  • Ossama Abdelkhalik, "Hidden Genes Genetic Optimization for Variable-Size Design Space Problems," Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Vol. 156, No. 2, pp. 450-468, 2013-08-22 Read More
  • Ossama Abdelkhalik, Shu Ting Goh,Seyed A. (Reza) Zekavat, "A Weighted Measurement Fusion Kalman Filter Implementation for UAV Navigation," Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 315-323, 2013-07-00 Read More
  • Ossama Abdelkhalik, Nicholas Mastricola, "Comparison of Relativistic Perturbations on Spacecraft Earth Orbits," IIUM Engineering Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1, 14 pages, 2013-00-00 Read More
  • Ossama Abdelkhalik, Ehsan Taheri, "Shape Based Approximation of Constrained Low-Thrust Space Trajectories using Fourier Series," AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 535-546, 2012-09-16 Read More
  • Ossama Abdelkhalik, Ahmed Gad, "Dynamic-Size Multi-Population Genetic Optimization for Multi-Gravity-Assist Trajectories," AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 520-529, 2012-04-16 Read More
  • Ossama Abdelkhalik, Shu Ting Goh,Seyed A. (Reza) Zekavat, "Implementation of a Differential Geometric Filter for Spacecraft Formation Orbit Estimation," Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 2011, Article ID 910496 13 pages, 2011-10-11 Read More
  • Ossama Abdelkhalik, Shu Ting Goh, Seyed A. (Reza) Zekavat, "Spacecraft Formation Orbit Estimation using WLPS-Based Localization," International Journal of Navigation and Observation, Vol. 2011, Article ID 654057, 12 pages, 2011-07-22 Read More
  • Ossama Abdelkhalik, Ahmed Gad, "Optimization of Space Orbits Design for Earth Orbiting Missions," Volume 68, Issues 7-8, April-May 2011, Pages 1307-1317 , 2011-04-00 Read More
  • Ossama Abdelkhalik, Ahmed Gad, "Hidden Genes Genetic Algorithm for Multi-Gravity-Assist Trajectories Optimization," AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 48, No. 4, pp. 629-641, 2011-00-00 Read More
  • Ossama Abdelkhalik, Shu Ting Goh,Seyed A. (Reza) Zekavat, "Constraint Estimation of Spacecraft Formations Orbits using Relative Positions Measurements," AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 387-397, 2011-00-00
  • O. Abdelkhalik and A. Gad, Dynamic-Size Multi-Population Genetic Optimization for Multi-Gravity-Assist Trajectories, AIAA Journal of guidance, control, and dynamics. Accepted, July 2011.
  • Shu Ting Goh, Ossama Abdelkhalik and Seyed A.(Reza) Zekavat, Spacecraft Formation Orbit Estimation using WLPS-based Localization, International Journal of Navigation and Observation, Hindawi, Accepted, July 2011.
  • O. Abdelkhalik. Initial Orbit Design from Ground Track Points, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, AIAA, Vol. 47, No 1, Jan.-Feb. 2010.
  • A. Gad, and O. Abdelkhalik. Repeated Shadow Track Orbits for Space-SunSetter Missions. International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 561495, doi:10.1155/2009/561495. Read More

Recent Research Projects

Advanced Control and Energy Storage Architectures for Microgrids

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Wayne Weaver
Co-PI: Ossama Abdelkhalik
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering