With the developments of electronic systems and computer technology, the importance of system applications to aerospace engineering was felt in 1970s. This led to the starting of control and guidance group in the department. This group in the initial years devoted to studies in radar systems, missile guidance and other related problems and lead to significant contribution both in terms of academic research as well as applications to aerospace industries. In 1980s onwards the computing power has increased and led to development of control and guidance algorithms for various applications.
Currently, the faculties of this group are very active and are working in various core and branch areas such as navigation & guidance of aerospace and autonomous vehicles, optimal and robust control system design (both linear and nonlinear), system identification, collision avoidance, trajectory optimization, remote sensing, evolutionary computing etc.
Faculties of this group are closely associated with organizations such as Defense R&D Organisation (DRDO), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Dept. of Science and Technology (DST) and other agencies in research projects and developmental studies and contribute significantly to various projects of national importance. They also have close research collaborations with eminent researchers from countries such as USA, UK, France, Germany, South Korea, Australia etc.