Currently my major research activities are in the area of DC power management circuits including the design and testing of integrated circuits, early detection of coronary artery disease and the development of battery management systems for various applications.
In the area of DC power management circuits, our work involves the design and development of integrated circuits for transforming the DC power from one voltage level to another. The main challenge in this work is to operate silicon-based design at higher voltages like 48 Volts. Another project being carried out by our team is in the area of energy harvesting for IoT applications. We are also developing tools and techniques for detecting faults in analog and mixed signal circuits. Major industry collaborators are Texas Instruments, Synopsys and NXP Semiconductors.
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is an indicator for possible future heart attack of a person. If CAD can be detected at an early stage in a non-invasive manner, then further examinations can be carried out and proper management can be done. The research work at IIT Kharagpur involves the use of a model-based technique which is driven by sensor data in various forms to detect CAD. Some part of this work is being funded by Tata Consultancy Services.
Battery management systems (BMS) are needed for effective utilization and ensuring long life of rechargeable batteries. Our work involves the development of BMS hardware and software for hybrid electric vehicles and other applications. This requires models and algorithms for the estimation of the State of Charge and State of Health of Li-ion batteries. Based on these quantities the Remaining Useful Life of a battery is computed. The work is being done in collaboration with Tata Motors and the Defense Research and Development Organization. Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India is generously funding this activity.
A Hybrid Mode Operational Trans-conductance Amplifier for an Adaptively Biased Low Dropout Regulator by Maity A., Patra A. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 32 1245-1254 (2017)
Analysis, Design and Performance Evaluation of a Dynamically Slew Enhanced Adaptively Biased Capacitor-less Low Dropout Regulator by Maity A., Patra A. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 31 7016-7028 (2016)
A Single-Stage Low-Dropout Regulator With a Wide Dynamic Range for Generic Applications by A. Maity and A. Patra IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration 24 (6) 2117-2127 (2016)
Design and Analysis of an Adaptively Biased Low Drop-out Regulator Using Enhanced Current Mirror Buffer by A. Maity and A. Patra IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 31 (3) 2324-2336 (2016)
Saturation Generated Oscillations in Voltage Mode Digital Control of DC-DC Converters by A. Syed and A. Patra IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 31 (6) 4549-4564 (2016)
Trade-offs Aware Design Procedure for an Adaptively Biased Capacitor-less Low Drop-out Regulator Using Nested Miller Compensation by Maity A., Patra A. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 31 369-380 (2016)
A Cascade Point of Load DC-DC Converter with a Novel Phase Shifted Switched Capacitor Converter Output Stage by S. Reddy, D. Kastha and A. Patra IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 31 (1) 353-368 (2016)
Voltage-mode Digital Pulse Skipping Control of a DC-DC Converter with Stable Periodic Behavior and Improved Light-load Efficiency by Kapat S., Mandi B. , Patra A. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 31 3372-3379 (2016)
Reconfiguration of distribution networks with optimal placement of distributed generations in the presence of remote voltage controlled bus by Das S., Patra A. , Das D. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 772-781 (2017)
Research Monograph by S. Pandit, C. R. Mandal and A. Patra Nano-scale CMOS Analog Circuits: Models and CAD Techniques for High-Level Design - (2014)
Cardiac Modeling Using Non-Invasive Physiological Sensing for Cardiac Condition Screening Tata Consultancy Services
A Power Management Integrated Circuit for IOT Applications SEMICONDUCTOR RESEARCH CORPORATION (SRC), USA
Safety Assurance in Automotive Electronics Synopsys Inc.
Evaluation and Product Design in High Voltage BCD Processes for Power Management Solutions Texas Instruments Incorporated
GENERAL MOTORS ECS CRL FOR EDUCATION General Motors Technical Centre India Pvt. Ltd.
Templates & R-Extraction Tools - II National Semiconductor Corporation (NSC)
Sodium Ion Battery for Energy Storage: Novel Electrode Materials and Battery Management System Development for Integration to Photo-voltaic Modules IIT KHARAGPUR
Development of High Energy and High Power Density Lithium Ion Battery for Under Water Application (Project No. 5469) DRDO,New Delhi
Synopsys CAD Laboratory Project Phase II Synopsys Inc.
Generic Object Detection and Recognition Techniques for Embedded Vision System Synopsys Inc.
Opened & Intelligent Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Technologies for Smart Indian Cities MHRD
Area of Research: Power Management Modules, On-chip DC-DC Converters
Area of Research: Biomedical Engineering
Area of Research: System on Chip Design
Area of Research: Embedded Systems on Chip Design
Area of Research: Power Management for Energy Scavenging
Area of Research: DC Power Conversion
Area of Research: Formal Methods for Analog CAD
Area of Research: Diagnostics and Prognostics
Area of Research: Cardiovascular System Modeling and Diagnostics
Area of Research: Battery Pack Design and Development
Area of Research: Cardiovascular Systems Modeling and Signal Processing
Area of Research: Power IC Design
Area of Research: Power IC Design