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Dr. Maryam Kiani

Assistant Professor

PhD in Aerospace Engineering
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2009-2015

MSc in Aerospace Engineering
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2006-2008

BSc in Aerospace Engineering
Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2002-2006

Last updated: Saturday, July 16th, 2022

Research Interests and Activities

 

  Estimation of Dynamic Systems

  Fault Tolerant Control

  Stochastic Control

  Space Robotics

Publications

 
Journal Papers

1. Forough Nasihati, Maryam Kiani, Seid H. Pourtakdoust, Satellite Pose Estimation Using Earth Radiation Modeled by Artificial Neural Networks, Accepted for publication in Advances in Space Research, 2022

2. Maryam Kiani, Reza Ahmadvand, The Strong Tracking Innovation Filter, Accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 2022

3. Forough Nasihati, Maryam Kiani, Seid H. Pourtakdoust, On-Line Orbit and Albedo Estimation Using a Strong Tracking Algorithm via Satellite Surface Temperature Data, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 57 (3) (2021), DOI: 10.1109/TAES.2020.3043522

4. Maryam Kiani, Ghasem Heydari, S. Hossein Pourtakdost, Mohammad Sayanjali, Homotopy-based optimal trajectory design to transfer from Earth orbit to halo orbits, Journal of Space Science and Technology (in Persian), June 2020

5. Maryam Kiani, Marjan Moghanipoor, S. Hossein Pourtakdost, Amir Labibian, Investigation of the conduction effect on temperature-based attitude estimation, Journal of Space Science and Technology (in Persian), 12(4) (2020) 91-102

6. Maryam Kiani, Robust Integrated Orbit and Attitude Estimation Using Geophysical Data, Aerospace Science and Technology, 93 (2019), DOI: 10.1016/j.ast.2019.105307

7. Forough Nasihati, Maryam Kiani, Seid H. Pourtakdoust, Autonomous Temperature-Based Orbit Estimation, Aerospace Science and Technology, 86 (2019) 671-682, DOI: 10.1016/j.ast.2019.01.056

8. Amir Shakouri, Maryam Kiani, and Seid H. Pourtakdoust, Covariance-Based Multiple-Impulse Rendezvous Design , IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, DOI 10.1109/TAES.2018.2882939

9. Amir Shakouri, Maryam Kiani, and Seid H. Pourtakdoust, “A new shape-based multiple-impulse strategy for coplanar orbital maneuvers”, Acta Astronautica, 161 (2019) 200-208

10. Amir Shakouri, Maryam Kiani, and Seid H. Pourtakdoust, Mohammad Sayanjali, Optimal Multi-Impulsive Orbit Transfer Utilizing Pseudo-Newton Method,Journal of Space Science and Technology (in Persian), 11 (1) (2018) 49-57

11. M. Kiani, A. Barzegar, Seid H. Pourtakdoust, "Entropy-based Adaptive Attitude Estimation, Acta Astronautica, 144 (2018) 271-282

12. A. Labibian, Seid H. Pourtakdoust, M. Kiani, A. A. Sheikhy, A. Alikhani, “Experimental Validation of a Novel Radiation Based Model for Spacecraft Attitude Estimation”, Sensors and Actuators: A Physical, 2016

13. M. Kiani, Seid H. Pourtakdoust, “Adaptive Square-Root Cubature-Quadrature Kalman Particle Filter via KLD-Sampling for Orbit Determination”, Aerospace Science and Technology, 46 (2015) 159-167, 2015

14. M. Kiani, Seid H. Pourtakdoust, A. Sheikhy, “Consistent Calibration of Magnetometers for Nonlinear Attitude Determination”, Measurement, 73 (2015) 180-190, 2015

15. M. Kiani, Seid H. Pourtakdoust, “State Estimation of Nonlinear Dynamic Systems Using Weighted Variance-based Adaptive Particle Swarm Optimization”, Applied Soft Computing, 34 (2015) 1-17, 2015

16. M. Kiani, Seid H. Pourtakdoust, “Orbit Determination via Adaptive Gaussian Swarm Optimization”, Advances in Space Research, 55 (2015) 1028-1037, doi: 10.1016/j.asr.2014.11.015

17. M. Kiani, Seid H. Pourtakdoust, “Adaptive Square-Root Cubature-Quadrature Kalman Particle Filter for Satellite Attitude Determination Using Vector Observations”, Acta Astronautica, 105 (2014) 109-116, doi: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2014.08.021

18. M. Kiani, Seid H. Pourtakdoust , “Spacecraft Attitude and System Identification via Marginal Reduced UKF utilizing the Sun and Calibrated TAM Sensors”, Scientia Iranica, 21 (4) (2014) 1451-1460

19. M. Kiani, Seid H. Pourtakdoust, “Concurrent Orbit and Attitude Estimation of LEO Satellites Using Minimum Sigma Points UKF”, Proc. IMechE Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 228(6) (2013)801-819, doi: 10.1177/0954410013479072

20. Seid H. Pourtakdoust, M. Kiani, A. Hassanpour, “Optimal Trajectory Planning for Flight through Microburst Wind Shears”, Aerospace Science and Technology, 15(2011) 567-576, doi: 10.1016/j.ast.2010.11.002

Books

1. Howard D. Curtis, Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students, Translated by Seid H. Pourtakdoust, M. Kiani, N. Assadian, Third Edition, Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier, 2014- The translation has been published by Naghoos Publication (http://www.naghoospress.ir/bookview.aspx?bookid=1486764).

Book Chapters

1. Seid H. Pourtakdoust, M. Kiani, in “Recent Advances on Multisensor Attitude Estimation: Fundamental Concepts and Applications”, CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), 2016.

2. Seid H. Pourtakdoust, M. Kiani, in “Novel Concepts in Unmanned Aircraft Aerodynamics, Flight Stability, and Control”, John Wiley & Sons, 2016.

Conference Papers

1. Mahshid Soleymani, Maryam Kiani, Trajectory Tracking of a Continuum Robot in the Presence of Uncertainty based on Virtual Solid Robot Control, 30th Annual International Conference of Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME2022), 2022

2. Maryam Kiani, Reza Ahmadvand, Optimal Control of the Satellite Rendezvous based on Sliding Innovation Filter, 30th Annual International Conference of Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME2022), 2022

3. Maryam Kiani, Reza Ahmadvand, Robust Estimation of Roto-translational Dynamics of a Mars Lander, 19th Annual International Conference of Iranian Society of Aerospace Engineers, Iran (In Persian), 2021

4. Maryam Kiani, Robust Attitude Estimation Utilizing Variable Structure and Strong Tracking Filters, 29th Annual International Conference of Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME2021), 2021

5. Maryam Kiani, Reza Ahmadvand, Simultaneous Estimation and Control of a Planet Lander, 3rd conference of Technology development in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ،Tehran, Dec 2020

6. Seyed M. Hassan Alavi Arjas, Orbit Determination Using Pattern Recognition of Temperature on a Cubic Satellite, 6th national conference of electronic, mechanics, and mechatronics engineering, Tehran, Oct. 2020

7. Forough Nasihati, Maryam Kiani, Seid H. Pourtakdoust, Assessment of Earth Albedo Effect on Temperature-based Orbit Estimation, 27th Annual International Conference of Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME2019), 2019

8. Aylin Barzegar, M. Kiani, Seid H. Pourtakdoust, Adaptive Attitude Estimation based on Confidence Level, 26th Annual International conference of Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineering (ISME 2018), Semnan, 2018

9. M. Kiani, Seid H. Pourtakdoust, “Real Time Calibration of Strap down Three-Axis-Magnetometer for Attitude Estimation”, 1st National Navigation Conference, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, 2015

10. A. Sheikhy, Seid H. Pourtakdoust , M. Kiani, “Experimental Calibration of MEMS Inertial Sensors”, 1st National Navigation Conference, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran (In Persian), 2015

11. M. Kiani, Seid H. Pourtakdoust, “Adaptive Diversity Guided Modified Unscented Particle Filter for Autonomous Orbit Determination”, 65th International Astronautical Congress, Toronto, Canada, 2014

12. M. Kiani, Seid H. Pourtakdoust, “Orbit Determination Using Hybrid Estimation Algorithms”, 13th Annual Iranian Conference, Tehran, Iran (In Persian), 2014

13. A. Sheikhy, Seid H. Pourtakdoust , M. Kiani, “Experimental Identification of Stochastic Behavior of MEMS Inertial Sensors”, 13th Annual Iranian Conference, Tehran, Iran (In Persian), 2014

14. M. Kiani, Seid H. Pourtakdoust, “Spacecraft Attitude and System Identification Using Marginal Reduced UKF utilizing the Sun and Calibrated TAM Sensors”, AeroTech IV, Quala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2012

15. M. Kiani, Seid H. Pourtakdoust, M. Mirzaie “Application of Nonlinear Filters in Attitude Determination Using Magnetometer and Sun Sensor”, 11th Annual Iranian Conference, Tehran, Iran (In Persian), 2012

16. M. Kiani, D. Firoozi, “Mixed Attitude Control of a Satellite Utilizing Fuzzy Self-Tuning PID, 10th Annual Iranian Conference, Tehran, Iran (In Persian), 2011

17. M. Kiani, M. Mortazavi, “Autopilot Design for Take-off and Landing Phases Based on GPS measurements”, 8th Annual Iranian Conference, Shahinshahr, Iran (In Persian), 2009

18. A. Dastanpour, R. Pasande, M. Kiani, S. M. Mohammadi, V. Valijani, “Analysis of Flight Dynamics of WAF Rockets Using 6 DOF Simulation in Polar Coordinates”, 8th Annual Iranian Conference, Shahinshahr, Iran (In Persian), 2009

19. M. Kiani, Seid H. Pourtakdoust, “Assessment of Available Microburst Models to Precise Estimation of Hazard Index”, 8th Annual Iranian Conference, Shahinshahr, Iran (In Persian), 2009

Patents

1. Seid H. Pourtakdoust, M. Kiani, A. A. Sheikhy, A. Labibian, “Implementation Process of Space Systems Attitude Determination Using Temperature Sensors”, Patent No. 90141, H04N series, 2016

Courses Taught

 
Undergraduate

  Orbital Mechanics

  Fundamentals of Space Engineering

  Statistics and Probability for Engineering Students

Graduate

  Orbit and Attitude Determination

  Nonlinear Filtering

  Advanced Mathematics I

  Advanced Orbital Mechanics

Academic Experiences

 

  Postdoctoral Fellow

  Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2015-2016

Honors and Awards

 

  Winner of the best thesis in the 15th international conference of Iranian Aerospace Society (March 2016)

  Honored alumnus of aerospace engineering department- Sharif University of Technology (2014-2015)

Supervised Students

 
Ph.D. Students

  Forough Nasihati Gourabi ( Co-Supervised with Dr. Pourtakdoust)

Master's Students

  Aylin Barzegar, thesis title: Adaptive Estimation of Satellite Attitude via an Entropy Approach, 1395

  Amir Shakouri, thesis title:Optimal Trajectory Shaping of Orbital Maneuvers in Presence of Uncertainties, 1396

  Marjan Moghanipour, Modeling and Identification of Satellite Thermal Radiation Model for Attitude Estimation Using Temperature Sensors

  Ghasem Heydari, Optimal Transfer Trajectory Design to Halo Orbit Using Homotopy Approach,

  Reza Ahmadvand, Robust Estimation and Control of a Planet Lander

  Behdad Baradaran, Utilizing Gaussian Processes to Learn Dynamics of Unknown Torques acting on a Spacecraft

Contact

 

Phone: (+98) 21 6616 4628

Email: kiani sharif.edu

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=Wlj_siMAAAAJ


Sharif University of Technlogy
Department of Aerospace Engineering
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