20160819_Raj_0016Rajnikant Sharma received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India, in 2003, the M.E. degree in aerospace engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, in 2005, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 2011 from the Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. Since August 2013, he has been with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Utah State University, Logan, UT, where he is currently an assistant professor. In 2011-2013 he was a postdoctoral fellow at Academy Center for UAS Research, US Air Force Academy, Colorado. In 2005-2007 he was a scientist B at the Center for Airborne Systems, Defense Research and Development Organization, Ministry of Defense, Bangalore, India.

His primary research interest are guidance, navigation, and control of unmanned aerial vehicles and multiple vehicle coordination, control, and localization. He is a member of the IEEE and of AIAA.

Office: EL 152

Voice: 435-797-7912

Email: rajnikant.sharma@usu.edu

AssociationsRISC Lab, SATS Group


  1. Dr. Sharma chairs a session in IEEE/ION PLANS 2016

  2. IEEE/ION PLANS 2016 Paper

  3. Grant from Munitions Directorate, AFRL
  4. Idaho Transportation Department Phase 1 Contract

  5. Two papers presented in 2016 AIAA SciTech Conference held in San Diego

  6. The Ford Focus arrives

  7. Dr. Sharma receives NSF Award from the NSF-IIS Robust Intelligence Program

  8. Two papers accepted at 2015 ICUAS

  9. Paper accepted in ACC 2015

  10. Paper accepted in ACM AsiaCCS’15

  11. New Course: Small Unmmaned Aircraft Systems

  12. IROS 2014 Paper

  13. Secure and Resilient Vehicle Platooning (NSF Funded Project) in news

  14. NSF Award: Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)

  15. ECE Graduate Seminar USU Fall 2103

  16. AIAA GNC 2013 Paper

  17. ICUAS 2014 Paper

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