Ossama Abdelkhalik

Ossama Abdelkhalik

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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

  • 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
  • Kafafy, Raed and Abdelkhalik, Ossama, 2013, “Space Mechanics for Engineers,” 2nd edition, Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia Cataloguing-in-Publication Data, ISBN 978-983-2599-98-2.
  • Abdelkhalik, Ossama O., 2013, “Autonomous Planning of Multi gravity-Assist Trajectories with Deep Space Maneuvers Using a Differential Evolution Approach,” International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 2013, Article No. 145369, 11 pages, DOI:10.1155/2013/145369. Read More
  • Abdelkhalik, Ossama, Taheri, Ehsan, 2013, "Approximate On-Off Low-Thrust Space Trajectories using Fourier Series," AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 49, No. 5, pp. 962-965. Read More
  • Abdelkhalik, Ossama O., 2013, "Hidden Genes Genetic Optimization for Variable-Size Design Space Problems," Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Vol. 156, No. 2, pp. 450-468. Read More
  • Goh, Shu Ting, Abdelkhalik, Ossama O., Zekavat, Seyed A. (Reza), 2013, "A Weighted Measurement Fusion Kalman Filter Implementation for UAV Navigation," Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 315-323. Read More
  • Abdelkhalik, Ossama O., Mastricola, Nicholas, 2013, "Comparison of Relativistic Perturbations on Spacecraft Earth Orbits," IIUM Engineering Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1, 14 pages. Read More
  • Abdelkhalik, Ossama O., Taheri, Ehsan, 2012, "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. 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

Teaching Experience

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

Recent Research Projects

Advanced Controls in Wave Energy Conversion

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

Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

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)

Auris: A CubeSat to Characterize and Locate Geostationary Communication Emitters

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)

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)

On Integrating New Capability into Coastal Energy Conversion Systems

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)

Making Small Wave Energy Converters Cost-Effective for Underwater Microgrids though a 10-Fold Improvement in Year-Round Productivity

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

Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

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)