Assistant Professor of Space Systems
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Sharan Asundi

NORFOLK, 23529

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Asundi, S. "IRAD: Development and Fabrication of Custom Designed Systems of ODU/USCGAOdu/Uscga" $15,000. Local. May 16, 2022 - December 31, 2022
Asundi, S. and Popescu, D. C. "Design and Development of Flight Software for the Mission SeaLion – A 3U CubeSat Mission for On-orbit Validation of Multiple Payloads from ODU, USCGA, and AFIT" $10,000. State. April 1, 2022 - December 1, 2022
Asundi, S. "Magnetic Field Mapping of Pico/Nano/Micro-Satellites to Facilitate Refinement of their Guidance/Navigation Systems and Magnetic Cleanliness" $201,637. Federal. September 3, 2019 - August 31, 2022
Asundi, S. "IRAD: Development of a Novel Remote Sensing Receiver" $10,000. Local. April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022
Asundi, S. and Popescu, D. C. "Development of a Novel Remote Sensing Receiver (DiBAR), an Impedance Probe, and a Visual+NIR Sensor for a 3U CubeSat Technology Demonstration of In-Situ Space Measurement and Earth Remote Sensing" $10,000. State. March 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Popescu, D. C., Asundi, S. and Popescu, O. "STEM Outreach Activities Using the ODU Satellite Ground Station" $6,900. State. March 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021


Taraila, W. McGee. and Asundi, S. (2022). Model‐based systems engineering for a small‐lift launch facility. Systems Engineering - The Journal of The International Council on Systems Engineering , pp. 1-14.
Asundi, S., Fitz-Coy, N. and Latchman, H. (2021). Evaluation of Murrell’s EKF-Based Attitude Estimation Algorithm for Exploiting Multiple Attitude Sensor Configurations. Sensors 2021 21 (19:6450).

Conference Proceeding

Asundi and Kotinis, M. (2021). An Assessment of an Online Flipped-style Classroom Instruction for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Students 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access.
Asundi, S., Dews, J., Little, C., Royster, L. and Ash, R. L. (2021). TLE-based Orbit Analysis of the Virginia CubeSat Constellation CubeSats to Establish Identity, Communicate and Validate Mission AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum.
Williams, A., Asundi, S., Yamrick, K., Wriggers, W. R. and Liu, Z. (2020). An Experimental Approach to Mapping of Magnetic Fields of CubeSat Attitude Actuator Representations 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference.
Asundi , S. (2020). An Archival-based Flipped Classroom Implementation for Enhancing the Performance of Academically Struggling Students 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access.
Asundi, S., Bernard, G. C. and Collier , W. E. (2019). An interdisciplinary Research-based Education Program for Engaging Plant/Agriculture Sciences, Chemical Sciences & Engineering Students at Minority Institutions Tampa, Florida: 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.
  • 2022: 2 Virginia Institute of Spaceflight and Autonomy Awards ($10,000 & $15,000) as PI, Virginia Institute of Spaceflight and Autonomy
  • 2022: 3 Innovative Project Competition Awards ($10,000 each) as PI and co-PI, Virginia Space Grant Consortium
  • 2021: ODU’s Office of Research’s Summer Research Fellowship Program 2021 Award, ODU’s Office of Research
  • 2019: Capacity Building Grant Award as Co- Principal Investigator and Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • 2018: India Innovation Growth Programme 2.0 University Challenge Awards (Faculty Mentor) for 2017 and 2018, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, Lockheed Martin and Tata Trusts
  • 2016: Research Initiation Award as Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation
  • 2015: DURIP Award as Principal Investigator, U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research
  • 2014: Higher Education Grant Award, Rockwell Collins