Week 2 Yellow Jersey Winner, Columbus AFSB

I am pleased to announce the week 2 Yellow Jersey Winner for the current AFSB class in Columbus.  Yaswanth Kantamneni was selected as last week’s winner due to his enthusiasm in learning the concepts of the PI controller and the implementation of the controller on an electronic throttle body.  During the distributed control system project, he discovered the faults using CANKing.   His thorough analysis to determine the root causes of the faults proves his problem-solving capabilities.

Yaswanth Kantamneni earned a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering  from Wright State University, and he is the first one in his family to be college educated . As an only child, he looked to the guidance of his cousin and decided to choose “Electronics and Communication” as his field of study during his undergrad. With an interest in sensors and how they work and communicate to make a difference in modern-day life, Yaswanth chose control systems as his focus of study during his Master’s.

In addition to the LHPU projects he is completing, he has worked on various academic projects that involve design and implementation of different control strategies for Quadcopters, inverted pendulum systems etc. He has hands-on experience using MATLAB, Simulink, and RSLogix 5000 (PLC programming).

Yaswanth loves reading novels, trekking, and racquet ball. He was a member of NSS (National Service Scheme), where he was involved in various service activities in India. He was also the head of the infrastructure and multimedia maintenance team for several events organized during his college days.  At LHPU, Yaswanth is bridging the gap between his academic studies and today’s industrial standards in functional safety.