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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: Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

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, Autonomous Temperature-Based Orbit Estimation, Accepted for publication in Aerospace Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1016/j.ast.2019.01.056

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

3. 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

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

5. 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

6. 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

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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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. 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

2. 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

3. 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

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

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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

Graduate

  Orbit and Attitude Determination

  Nonlinear Filtering

  Advanced Mathematics I

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 
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

Contact 

Phone: (+98) 21 6616 4628

Email: kiani sharif.edu


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