Panduranga Vittal K



Date of Joining at NITK: 

Thursday, July 5, 1990

Professional Experience: 

28 Years

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Academic Background
  • Ph. D. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, N.I.T.K. (formerly known as KREC, and was affiliated to Mangalore University), Mangalore, India, 1999.
  • M.E.(MS) in Applied Electronics, P.S.G. Tech., Coimbatore, (affiliated to Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India), 1989.
  • B.E. (BS) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, S.J.C.E. (affiliated to Mysore University, Mysore, India), 1985.
Areas of Interest
  • Power System Protection and Adaptive relaying
  • Transient behavioral modelling of power apparatus & FACT devices
  • Power apparatus Protection issues in Smart grid environment
  • Embedded system application to Energy systems
  • Development of digital instrumentation & controllers for energy management
Significant Projects
  • R&D Project Proposal submitted for approval under establishing center of excellence (CoE) in “Renewable Energy Source integrated Smart Grid Technologies (RENEST)” under Frontier Areas of Science and Technology (FAST), MHRD, GOI.       Co Investigator        Rs.400 Lakhs,          Proposal sanctioned on 4th Aug., 2014.                                           
  • GOI, MHRD, NME-ICT (The National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology) Project on Development of Virtual laboratories on following theme areas: a. Industrial Electric Drives b. Substation Automation. Project includes other lab areas of 3 more departments at Institute level having principal investigators of respective departments, namely, K V Gangadharan (Mech), Vidhya Shetty (Chemical) and Pruthviraj (Applied Mech)         Principal Investigator for Electrical vertical.  Rs.450 Lakhs (Dept. outlay is 1/4 Approx.) 2010-2014,(On going)       
  • G.O.I., M.H.R.D., D.O.Ed., R&D Project Title: "Development of hardware for electrical energy systems management" Principal Investigator         Rs.8 Lakhs.   2004 to 2007
  • G.O.I., M.H.R.D., D.O.Ed., R&D Project Title: "Development of Expert systems for Power System Protection".          Principal Investigator          Rs.8 Lakhs.    1992 to 1995
Supervision of Ph.D
  • Already degree awarded: 09
  • On-going: 04
Significant Publications
  1. A. M. Joshua and K. P. Vittal , "Protection schemes for a battery energy storage system based microgrid ," Electric Power Systems Research, Mar. 2022, doi: 204.107701.10.1016/j.epsr.2021.107701.
  2. A. M. Joshua and K. P. Vittal , "Incremental transient power-based protection scheme for a DC microgrid," Electrical Engineering, Jan. 2022, doi: 10.1007/s00202-021-01461-9
  3. P. Pawar, M. Tarunkumar, Vittal. K.P, “An IoT based Intelligent Smart Energy Management System with accurate forecasting and load strategy for renewable generation” in Journal of Measurement - Elsevier, vol. 152, pp. 107187, Feb. 2020.
  4. M. Mohan, and K. Panduranga Vittal “Performance Evaluation of Distance Relay in the Presence of Voltage Source Converters-Based HVDC Systems,” Journal of Electrical Engineering & Technology (JEET) - Springer, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 69-83, Jan. 2019.
  5. M. Mohan, and K. Panduranga Vittal “DC Fault Protection in Multi-terminal VSC-Based HVDC Transmission Systems with Current Limiting Reactors,” Journal of Electrical Engineering & Technology, (JEET) - Springer, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 1-12, Jan. 2019
  6. Ramesh and K. P. Vittal "Wireless sensor networks for situation awareness in coal mining environment" Journal of computational and theoretical Nanoscience, Vol.15, No. 6, pp.2242-2244, June 2018.
  7. Vinatha U, Vittal K.P,  “Power Control Strategy for Grid Connected Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator of a Distributed Generation Unit” International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, INDERSCIENCE publications, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2014, pp 272-297.
  8. Vinatha U, Vittal K.PDivya J, “Isolated Operation of Variable Speed PMSG with Battery Storage System for WECS,” Journal of Electrical and Control Engineering(JECE)- American V-King Scientific Publishing, Vol. 3, No 4, pp. 47-51, 2013
  9. Sham M.V, K.P..Vittal, “Hardware in the Loop Testing of DSP Based Relay for STATCOM Connected Transmission Line”, International Journal of Distributed Energy Resources, Technology and Science Publishers, Germany, Vol.9, No.1, January-March 2013, ISSN1614-7138, PP.115-132
  10. B.L. Rajalakshmi SamagaK.P.Vittal, “Comprehensive Study of Mixed Eccentricity Fault Diagnosis in Induction Motors Using Signature Analysis”, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems (IJPES) 35 (2012), ELSEVIER, VOL. 35, ISSUE 1, February, 2012, pp. 180-185.
  11. K. Manjunatha SHARMA K.Panduranga VITTAL, “Performance Enhancement of Electrical Distribution Systems with Multiple Distributed Generation Sources”, International Journal of Electrical Engineering, (JEE), University "POLITEHNICA", Timisoara, Romania Vol.10, No.2, 2010, Article no.10.2.23, pp172-179.
  1. Ramesh B and Vittal K P, ''Wireless monitoring and control of deep mining environment using ThingSpeak and Xbee", ICIDCA, Springer Conference. IEEE XPLORE COMPLIANT ISBN- 978-0-7381-4627-0, IEEE DVD ISBN - 978-0-7381-4626-3, 2020.
  2. A. M. Joshua, K. P. Vittal, "Transient behavioral modeling of Battery Energy Storage System supporting Microgrid", 2020 IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (PESGRE2020), Cochin, India, 2-4 January 2020 2020, pp. 1-6.
Books published
  1. Prakash Pawar and K Panduranga Vittal, “Design and development of advanced smart energy management system integrated with IoT framework in smart grid environment”, Journal of Energy Storage, Vol. 25, pp. 1- 13, Oct. 2019., Yes
  2. Prakash Pawar, Mudige Tarun Kumar and K Panduranga Vittal, “An IoT based Intelligent Smart Energy Management System with accurate forecasting and load strategy for renewable generation,” Measurement, pp. 1-17, Oct. 2019., Yes
  3. M. Mohan and K Panduranga Vittal, “Design and Transient Studies on Muti-terminal VSC-HVDC Systems Interconnecting Offshore Wind farms,” The ECTI Transactions on Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communications(EEC), Vol. 17, pp.181-192, Aug.2019., Yes.
  4. M. Mohan and K Panduranga Vittal, “ Design and Simulation of Quadrilateral Relays in AC Transmission Lines with VSC Based HVDC Systems Under Phase to Ground Fault conditions,” University POLYTECHNICA of Burchares Scientific Bulletin Series C: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vol. 81, pp. 153-168, 2019.
  5. M. Mohan, K. Panduranga Vittal “Modeling and Simulation of PMSG-Based Wind power Generation System” IEEE International Conference on Recent Trends in Electronics, Information and Communication Technology held in Sri Venkateshwara College of Eng., Bengaluru during 18th to 19th May, 2018
  6. P. Pawar, S. Sampath, T. Ghosh and K. P. Vittal "Load Scheduling Algorithm Design for Smart Home Energy Management System," 2018 IEEE 7th International Conference on Power and Energy (PECon), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018, pp. 304-309.
  7. M. Mohan, and K. Panduranga Vittal, “Modeling and Simulation of PMSG-Based Wind Power Generation System” Proc. of 3rd IEEE International Conference on Recent Trends in Electronics, Information & Communication Technology (RTEICT 2018), Bangalore, India, 18 -19, May 2018.
  • Senior Member, I.E.E.E.(U.S.A). [M 1989, SM 2012]
  • Fellow Institution of Engineers, India, [FIE(I), 2014], [MIE, 1990] and Chairman, Mangalore Local Chapter.
  • Member, Power and Energy Society, IEEE [M 2010]
  • Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) [MIET, 13]
  • Life member, Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE),[MISTE, 1987].
  • Organizing Chairman, SSI National Conference, NSC – 2010.
  • Technical Programme Chair, IEEE International Conference, ICIIS-2010.
  • Executive Committee member, IEEE PES India Council Chapter, 2011-2013, 2018-2019,2020-2021.
  • Publication Committee member, IEEE ISGT ASIA - 2013.

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