Subodh Bhandari

Subodh Bhandari

Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering

Research Grants

External/Internal Funding

External Grants

  1. PI, Research Experience for Undergraduates in UAV Technologies (Renewal), National Science Foundation/Department of Defense, June 2020-May 2023, $468,369.
  2. PI, Assessment of Strawberry Responses to Nitrogen and Water Deficiencies using Remote Sensing and Machine Learning Techniques, CSU Agricultural Research Institute, Dec. 2019-Nov. 2020, $75,000.
  3. PI, Support for Research and Education on Unmanned Aerial Systems, Lockheed Martin Corporation STEM Contributions, 2019-2022, $150,000. 
  4. PI, Optimization of Water and Nitrogen for Lettuce Production using Remote Sensing Data, CSU Agricultural Research Institute, Dec. 2018-Nov. 2020, $100,000.
  5. PI, Investigations into Operations with Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles , Aid to Higher Education, Northrop Grumman Corporation, November 2015-May 2020, $195,000.00
  6. PI, Development of Flight Control Curriculum, NASA Academic Mission Services (NAMS)/University Space Research Association (USRA), June 2018-May 2020, $65,000.
  7. PI, Precision Agriculture using UAV-based Remote Sensing Technology and Machine Learning, CSU Agricultural Research Institute, Dec. 2017-Nov. 2019, $75,000.
  8. PI, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Precision Agriculture using Multispectral Images and Machine Learning, CSU Agricultural Research Institute, December 2016-November 2018, $102,642.00
  9. PI, Research Experience for Undergraduates in UAV Technologies, National Science Foundation, August 2016-July 2019, $380,001.
  10. PI, Prandtl-M (Mars Glider) Research Program, NASA Armstrong/Aerospace Education Research and Operations (AERO) Institute, June 2015 - March 2018, $130,000.00
  11. PI, Investigations into Operations with Unmanned Vehicles (Collaboration between Unmanned Aerial and Ground Vehicles), Northrop Grumman Corporation, September 2014-July 2015, $40,000.00
  12. PI, JPL Methane Sniffer Field Test, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, May-October 2014, $20,000.00
  13. PI, Investigations into Operations with Unmanned Vehicles (Collaboration between Unmanned Aerial and Ground Vehicles), Northrop Grumman Corporation, November 2013-July 2014, $35,000.00
  14. PI, Collaboration between Unmanned Aerial and Ground Vehicles, Northrop Grumman Corporation, September 2012-June 2013, $30,000.00
  15. PI, Environmental Gas Monitoring using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), August 2012-June 2013, $15,000.00
  16. PI, Collaboration between Unmanned Aerial and Ground Vehicles, Northrop Grumman Corporation, December 2011-June 2012, $30,000.00
  17. PI, Robust Nonlinear Adaptive Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles using Neural Networks, National Science Foundation (RUI), August 2011-July 2016, $360,000.00
  18. Co-PI, Development of a Robust Unmanned Aerial System for the Autonomous Operation of a Helicopter, Defense University Research Instrumentation Progrma, July 2009-June 2011, $149,729.

Internal Grants

  1. CSU STEM-NET Faculty Fellow, 2020-2021.
  2. Co-PI, Cross-Scale Estimation of Agricultural Suitability of Specialty Crops in California using UAV and Satellite Remote Sensing Observations, Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Grant (SIRG), Cal Poly Pomona, 2020-2021, $15,000. 
  3. Co-PI, Weed Identification and Removal using Machine Learning Techniques and UGVs , Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Grant (SIRG), Cal Poly Pomona, 2020-2021, $15,000.
  4. Co-PI, CSU STEM-NET Mini Grant, 2019-20, $25,000. 
  5. PI, CSU Water Reserouces and Policy Initiatives Incentive Award, 2019-20, $20,180.
  6. PI, Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Grant (SIRG), Cal Poly Pomona, 2019-20, $15,000.
  7. Teacher-Scholar Support, Cal Poly Pomona, 2016-2017, 2017-18, 2018-2019, 2019-2020.
  8. PI, Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Grant (SIRG), Cal Poly Pomona, 2018-19, $15,000.
  9. Co-PI, Smart Charging-Discharging Management for Electric Vehicles via Power Distribution Substations, Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Grant (SIRG), Cal Poly Pomona, 2018-2019, $15,000.
  10. PI, Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities Award, Cal Poly Pomona, 2015-2016, $9,972.
  11. Teacher-Scholar Support, Cal Poly Pomona, 2015-16, $9,808.
  12. Teacher-Scholar Support, Cal Poly Pomona, 2014-15, $9,648.
  13. PI, Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Grant (SIRG), Cal Poly Pomona, Summer 2014, $25,000.
  14. Teacher-Scholar Support, Cal Poly Pomona, 2013-14, $4,824.00
  15. PI, Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Grant (SIRG), Cal Poly Pomona, Summer 2012, $16,000.
  16. PI, Career Development Award, Cal Poly Pomona ADVANCE Program, Summer 2011, $10,000.
  17. PI, Upgrading Piccolo Autopilot for Use on a UAV Helicopter, Cal Poly Pomona, December 2007, $5,000.
  18. PI, Teacher-Scholar Award, 2008-2009, $11,000.
  19. PI, Cal Poly Pomona Faculty Development Center Mini-Grant, 2007 and 2008, $2,500.