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Atilla Dogan

Name

[Dogan, Atilla]
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Associate Professor-Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Professional Preparation

    • 2000 Ph.D. in Aerospace EngineeringThe University of Michigan
    • 1998 M.S. in Aerospace EngineeringThe University of Michigan
    • 1994 M.S. in Aeronautical EngineeringIstanbul Technical University, Turkey
    • 1991 B.S. in Aeronautical EngineeringIstanbul Technical University

Appointments

    • Jan 2009 to Present Assoc Prof
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 2002 to Jan 2009 Assist Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 2000 to Jan 2002 Product Development Engineer
      Ford Motor Company

Memberships

  • Membership
    • Jan 2013 to Present American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
    • Jan 2013 to Present Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)
    • Jan 2013 to Present Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE)

Awards and Honors

    • Mar  2011 Faculty Fellow sponsored by Air Force Research Lab (AFRL)
    • Mar  2010 Faculty Fellow sponsored by Air Force Research Lab (AFRL)
    • Mar  2009 Summer Faculty Research Fellow sponsored by Air Vehicles directorate, AFRL
    • Jun  2008 Co-advisor sponsored by Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)
    • May  2008 Research Excellence Award sponsored by
    • Mar  2008 Summer Faculty Research Fellow sponsored by
    • Mar  2007 Summer Faculty Research Fellow sponsored by
    • Mar  2007 Advisor sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • Mar  2007 Advisor sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jun  2006 Co-advisor sponsored by Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)
    • Mar  2006 Senior Membership sponsored by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • Mar  2006 Research Excellence Award sponsored by College of EngineeringOffice of the Provost and Vice President for Academic AffairsOffice of the PresidentUniversity of Texas at Arlington
    • Feb  2006 Senior Membership sponsored by
    • Feb  2006 Advisor sponsored by
    • Jul  2005 Co-advisor sponsored by
    • Aug  2004 Nomination for the best student paper sponsored by
    • Jan  1995 Fellowship sponsored by Higher Education Council of Turkey
    • Mar  1993 Fellowship sponsored by Undersecretariat for Defense Industries of Turkey
    • Mar  1993 Best paper award sponsored by
    • Jul  1991 Award sponsored by Istanbul Technical University

Research and Expertise

  • AREAS OF EXPERTISE
    Flight dynamics, control, modeling and simulation, nonlinear control, stochastic control, Monte Carlo simulation, robust control, fault detection and management, and automatic transmission modeling and control
  • Modeling of Aerodynamic Coupling Between Aircraft in Close Proximity such as in Formation Flight or in Aerial Refueling

    A method is developed for modeling the aerodynamic coupling between aircraft flying in close proximity. Velocities induced on a trailing aircraft by vortices from an aircraft upstream are written as a function of the relative separation and relative orientation between the two aircraft. The non-uniform vortex-induced wind and wind gradients acting on the trail aircraft are approximated as effective uniform wind and wind gradients. In a dynamic simulation, the effective wind can be used directly in the equations of motion while the wind gradient can be used in the standard buildup equations for the aerodynamic moments. This removes necessity to explicitly compute the induced forces and moments. Various vortex models for estimating induced velocities and averaging schemes for computing effective wind components and gradients are assessed. Results from the method are compared to wind tunnel data for a formation of two similar aircraft. A good match is obtained between experimental data and the predicted incremental force and moment coefficients induced on the trail aircraft. The effective wind components and gradients can be incorporated into equations of motion of aircraft flying in a vortex field.
    Relevant Publication:
    Dogan, A, Venkataramanan, S. and Blake, W.
    , Modeling of Aerodynamic Coupling Between Aircraft in Close Proximity, AIAA Journal of Aircraft, accepted for publication.
    Venkataramanan, S. and Dogan, A., Modeling of Aerodynamic Coupling Between Aircraft in Close Proximities, AIAA paper 2004-5172 , proceeding of AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, 16 - 19 Aug 2004.
    Venkataramanan, S., Dogan, A. and Blake, W., ``Vortex Effect Modeling in Aircraft Formation Flight``, AIAA paper 2003-5385, proceeding of AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Austin, TX, Aug 11-14, 2003.

  • Nonlinear Control for Reconfiguration of UAV Formation

    We have developed a nonlinear controller to reconfigure a formation of a group of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Reconfiguration of the formation might be needed to maintain the efficiency of the formation. Nonlinear 6-DOF, rigid body, equations of motion developed in the Virtual Leader(VL)'s frame are used to model the UAVs in the formation. The formulation of the formation flight in VL frame enables the formation-keeping and formation-reconfiguration to be treated in the same framework. The nonlinear equations of motion contain the wind effect terms and their time derivatives to represent the aerodynamic coupling involved in close formation flight. These wind terms are obtained using an averaging technique that computes the effective induced wind components and wind gradients in the UAV's body frame. Dynamics of the engine and the actuators are also included in the study. An algorithm that generates a safe and feasible trajectory, given the current position and the position to go to, has been developed. A combination of integral control, optimal LQR design and nonlinear state feedback linearization is used in the design of the position-tracking controller. Simulation results demonstrate that the controller is capable of producing a smooth reconfiguration without using the information of the vortex-induced wind effects on the follower UAV.
    Relevant Publication:
    Dogan, A and Venkataramanan, S.
    , ``Nonlinear Control for Reconfiguration of UAV Formation``, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, accepted for publication.
    Venkataramanan, S. and Dogan, A., ``Nonlinear Control for Reconfiguration of UAV Formation``, AIAA paper 2003-5725, proceeding of AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Austin, TX, Aug 11-14, 2003.

  • Multi-UAV Simulation for Formation Flight and Aerial Refueling

    We have developed and are currently improving a heterogeneous multi-UAV simulation of the nonlinear, 6-DOF, rigid body dynamics involved in close formation flight. Salient features of our simulation include (i) flexibility in adding/removing UAVs to the existing group, (ii) versatility to handle any formation geometry (V-type, echelon type, etc.), (iii) adaptability to dynamic mission planning, (iv) generic platform to test different control schemes, (v) ability to accomodate UAVs of different airframe configurations and (vi) simplicity in the design. This simulation has been developed primarily for the extensive design, testing and implementation of a nonlinear control law for the station-keeping and reconfiguration of a UAV formation. But the simulation can also be applied, with little modifications, to study the dynamics and control of aircraft in other types of close-proximate flight such as aerial refueling. The simulation has been built in MATLAB/Simulink environment, using a two-level architecture. The outer level contains the formation guidance in the frame of a Virtual Leader (VL) represented by a VL motion block and the individual UAV blocks along with their corresponding Reference trajectory and Controller blocks. The inner level comprises of each of the individual blocks. Each block is treated as a masked subsystem with the individual aircraft parameters and nominal conditions defined in its local workspace. Further, in our simulation structure, transfer of information between subsystems takes place through two separate channels - one for the signals that are needed in the individual UAV dynamics and vortex-effect computations and the other for inter-aircraft communication as a part of coordination and management of the multi-aircraft group. Preliminary simulation results demonstrate successful formation-keeping as well as reconfiguration of a group of six UAVs.
    Relevant Publication:
    Venkataramanan, S. and Dogan, A., A Multi-UAV Simulation for Formation Reconfiguration, AIAA paper 2004-4800, proceedings of AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference and Exhibit, Providence, Rhode Island, 16 - 19 Aug 2004.

  • Modeling Receiver Aircraft Dynamics in Aerial Refueling

    We are developing the dynamic modeling of a receiver aircraft undergoing an aerial refueling, including the effect of time-varying mass and inertia properties associated with the fuel transfer, the tanker's vortex induced wind effect and atmospheric turbulence. Three significant refueling effects due to the fuel transfer that have been studied in our model are (i) the continuous mass change (ii) the change in the location of the receiver's center of mass and (iii) the change in the inertia matrix. A new set of nonlinear, 6-DOF, rigid body equations of motion including the wind effect in addition to the above mentioned effects of fuel transfer, are derived for the receiver aircraft. The assumption of the existence of plane of symmetry is also relaxed for the receiver aircraft, to cater to situations of asymmetric fuel loading. The effect of the aerodynamic disturbances induced on the receiver, due to the tanker's vortices as well as turbulence, are modeled using an averaging technique that computes the effective wind components and gradients from the induced wind velocity distribution. Engine and actuator dynamics are also incorporated into our aircraft dynamic model. The receiver aircraft before fuel transfer is treated as a rigid body made up of n' particles. The dynamic effects due to fuel transfer are modeled by considering the mass change to be confined only to a finite number ('k') of lumped masses. These lumped masses would normally represent the fuel tanks on the receiver aircraft. Hence, once the refueling begins, the mass of the individual lumped masses and the location of the CM of the whole receiver aircraft are calculated using the design parameters such as the shape, size, location of the individual fuel tank and the rate of fuel flowing into it.
    Relevant Publication:
    Venkataramanan, S. and Dogan, A.
    , Dynamic Effects of Vortex with Turbulence and Time-Varying Inertia Properties in Aerial Refueling, AIAA paper 2004-4945, proceedings of AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, 16 - 19 Aug 2004.

  • Dynamic Target Following by UAVs in Probabilistic Threat Exposure Map

    We have developed a strategy to follow a moving target in an area whose probabilistic threat exposure map is assumed to be known based on a priori data. Probabilistic threat exposure map is defined to be the risk of exposure to multiple sources of threat as a function of position. During the pursuit, the heading and speed of the target and their time variations are not directly measured but estimated from the measurements of the target positions. In order for the commanded trajectory generated by the strategy to be realizable by the pursuer UAV, turning rate constraints and velocity constraints of the UAV are also taken into consideration. The UAV is considered to be following the target if its distance to the target remains smaller than a prespecified length during the pursuit. Since the pursuit takes place in an area with multiple sources of threat to the pursuer UAV, the other consideration of the strategy is to minimize the threat exposure based on the probabilistic map of the area. Thus the strategy generates a trajectory (i) that is feasible given the dynamic constraints of the UAV , (ii) that will keep the UAV close to the target by the specified distance, and (iii) that minimizes the probability of getting disabled by the threat sources in the area. Depending on the definition of the threat, a UAV is considered "disabled" (not able to continue on the pursuit) by a source of threat when it is detected, hit or shut down. During the pursuit, as long as the target stays in the sensor range of the UAV , the strategy is assumed to know the position, heading and velocity of the target. If, for any reason, the UAV's distance to the target gets larger than the specified value, the strategy no longer knows the current position of the target and it starts to use the predicted position, estimated heading and the velocity to guide the UAV towards the proximity of the target until the UAV detects the target again. If the UAV cannot detect the target in a specified time, then the UAV is considered to have failed to follow the target and it goes back to its starting position avoiding the threats.
    Relevant Publication:
    Zengin, U. and Dogan, A., Dynamic Target Pursuit by UAVs in Probabilistic Threat Exposure Maps, AIAA paper 2004-6580, proceedings of AIAA 3rd "Unmanned Unlimited" Technical Conference, Workshop and Exhibit, Chicago, Illinois, 20 - 23 Sep 2004. (click here to see the movie)

  • Probabilistic Trajectory Planning for UAVs in Dynamic Environment

    We introduce a probabilistic solution to the problem of trajectory planning for a UAV flying in a dynamic environment. By dynamic environment we mean that the probabilistic map is time-variant i.e the probability of becoming disabled at a given location might be changing over time. Probabilistic map is defined as the risk exposure to the sources of threat as a function of time and position. This might be the case when the likelihood of threat sources and/or obstacles changing their position is a priori known. The objective in the trajectory planning is to arrive at a given target position while maximizing the safety of the UAV in a feasible trajectory. By feasible we mean that the turning rate constraints and velocity constraints of the UAV are not violated along the trajectory. A locally minimizing strategy will be used in single as well as multiple-target implementations. The strategy uses the local information of the probabilistic map and the information about the location of the target. It is parameterized to change the weighting on finding a shorter path or finding a path with smaller probability of getting disabled. Since the probabilistic map is changing with time, the probability of getting disabled at a given location will be constantly changing. Thus, the paths generated by the strategy will be functions of time as well as position. This will tell the UAV not only what path to follow but also how to adjust its speed on the path while satisfying the given velocity constraints.
    Relevant Publication:
    Zengin, U. and Dogan, A., Probabilistic Trajectory Planning for UAVs in Dynamic Environments, AIAA paper 2004-6528, proceedings of AIAA 3rd "Unmanned Unlimited" Technical Conference, Workshop and Exhibit, Chicago, Illinois, 20 - 23 Sep 2004.
    Dogan, A., ``Probabilistic Approach in Path Planning for UAVs ``, proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, Houston, TX, Oct 5-8, 2003.
    Dogan, A., ``Probabilistic Path Planning for UAVs``, AIAA paper 2003-6552, proceeding of 2nd AIAA Unmanned Unlimited Systems, Technologies, and Operations - Aerospace, Land, and Sea Conference and Workshop & Exhibition, San Diego, CA, Sep 15-18, 2003.

Publications

      Conference Proceeding 2016
      • Daskiran, O. and Dogan, A., "Airship Control using Expert Demonstrations", AIAA 2016-3239, proceeding of AIAA Aviation, Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Washington, DC, 13-17 June 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2016-3239

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      2016
      • Erturk, S. A. and Dogan, A., "Propeller Torque Effect on Steady-State Turn Trim of Standard and Mass-Actuated Airplane", AIAA 2016-3389, proceeding of AIAA Aviation, Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Washington, DC, 13-17 June 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2016-3389

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      2016
      • Vengate, S. R., Erturk, S. A., and Dogan, A., "Development and Flight Test of Moving-mass Actuated Unmanned Aerial Vehicle", AIAA 2016-3713, proceeding of AIAA Aviation, Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Washington, DC, 13-17 June 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2016-3713

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      2016
      • Kniffin, C. A., Dogan, A., and Blake, W. B., "Formation Flight for Fuel Saving in Coronet Mission - Part B: Full Mission Analysis", AIAA 2016-3537, proceeding of AIAA Aviation, Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Washington, DC, 13-17 June 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2016-3537

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      2016
      • Kniffin, C. A., Dogan, A., and Blake, W. B., "Formation Flight for Fuel Saving in Coronet Mission - Part A: Sweet Spot Determination", AIAA 2016-3393, proceeding of AIAA Aviation, Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Washington, DC, 13-17 June 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2016-3393

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      Conference Proceeding 2015
      • Okolo, W., Dogan, A., and Blake, W., "Ride Quality Within Trail Aircraft In Formation Flight", AIAA 2015-3325, proceeding of AIAA Aviation, Atmospheric and Space Environments Conference, Dallas, Texas, 22-26 June 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2015-3325.

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      2015
      • Okolo, W., Dogan, A., and Blake, W., "Benefits of Formation Flight of Extended Duration Considering Fuel Burn", AIAA 2015-2234, proceeding of AIAA Aviation, Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Dallas, Texas, 22-26 June 2015, http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/pdfplus/10.2514/6.2015-2234.

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      2015
      • Daskiran, O., Sevil, H. E., Dogan., A., and Huff, B., "UGV and UAV Cooperation for Constructing Probabilistic Threat Exposure Map", AIAA 2015-2740,  proceeding of AIAA Aviation, Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, Dallas, Texas, 22-26 June 2015, http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/pdfplus/10.2514/6.2015-2740.

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      2015
      • Erturk, S. A., and Dogan, A., "Propeller Torque Effect on Cruise Trim of Standard and Mass-Actuated Airplane", AIAA 2015-2551, proceeding of AIAA Aviation, Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Dallas, Texas, 22-26 June 2015, http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/pdfplus/10.2514/6.2015-2551.

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      2015
      • Kampoon, J., Okolo, W., Erturk, S., Daskiran, O., and Dogan, A., "Aircraft Input Prediction in the Presence of Spatially Varying Wind Field", AIAA 2015-0755, proceeding of AIAA SciTech,  Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Kissimmee, Florida, 5-9 January, 2015, doi: http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2015-0755.

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      2015
      • Kampoon, J., Okolo, W., Erturk, S., Daskiran, O., and Dogan, A., "Wind Field Estimation and Its Utilization in Trajectory Prediction", AIAA 2015-0756, proceeding of AIAA SciTech,  Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Kissimmee, Florida, 5-9 January, 2015, doi: http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2015-0756.

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      2015
      • Erturk, S. and Dogan, A., "Controllability Analysis of a Mass-Actuated Airplane", AIAA 2015-0020, proceeding of AIAA SciTech,  Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Kissimmee, Florida, 5-9 January, 2015, doi: http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2015-0020.

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      2015
      • Okolo, W., Dogan, A., and Blake, W., "Development of an Aerodynamic Model for a Delta-Wing Equivalent Model II (EQ-II) Aircraft", AIAA 2015-0902, proceeding of AIAA SciTech,  Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, Kissimmee, Florida, 5-9 January, 2015, doi:  http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2015-0902.

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      2015
      • Okolo, W., Dogan, A., and Blake, W., "Effect of Trail Aircraft Size on Sweet Spot Location for a Conventional Aircraft Pair in Formation", AIAA 2015-0011, proceeding of AIAA SciTech,  Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Kissimmee, Florida, 5-9 January, 2015, doi:  http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2015-0011.

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      Journal Article 2015
      • Sevil, H.E. and Dogan, A., " Fault Diagnosis in Airdata Sensors for Receiver Aircraft in Aerial Refueling ", AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, v. 38, no. 10, October 2015, pp.  1959-1975, doi: http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/pdfplus/10.2514/1.G000527.

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      2015
      • Okolo, W., Dogan, A. and Blake, W., "Alternate Trimming Methods for Trailing Aircraft in Formation Flight ", AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, v. 38, no. 10, October 2015, pp.  2018-2024, doi: http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/pdfplus/10.2514/1.G000574.

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      2015
      • Okolo, W., Dogan, A. and Blake, W., "Effect of Trail Aircraft Trim on Optimum Location in Formation Flight", AIAA Journal of Aircraft, v. 52, no. 4, July-August 2015, pp. 1201-1213, doi: http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/pdfplus/10.2514/1.C032865.

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      Journal Article 2014
      • Dogan, A. and Blake, W., "Maneuverability of Large Receiver of Different Size and Weight in Aerial Refueling", accepted for publication in AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics (2014).

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      2014

      Conference Paper 2014
      • Erturk, S. and Dogan, A., "Trimming Mass-Actuated Airplane in Turns with Zero Side Slip Angle", AIAA paper 2014-0192, proceeding of AIAA SciTech, Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, National Harbor, Maryland, Jan 13-17, 2014, doi: http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/pdfplus/10.2514/6.2014-0192.

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      2014
      • Okolo, W., Dogan, A. and Blake, W., "A Modified Analysis of Alternate Lateral Trimming Methods for Flying Wing Aircraft at Sweet Spot in Formation Flight", AIAA paper 2014-0543, proceeding of AIAA SciTech, Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, National Harbor, Maryland, Jan 13-17, 2014, doi: http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/pdfplus/10.2514/6.2014-0543.

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      2014
      • Okolo, W., Dogan, A. and Blake, W., "Modified Study of Train Aircraft Trim Effect on Sweet Spot in Formation Flight", AIAA paper 2014-0541, proceeding of AIAA SciTech, Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, National Harbor, Maryland, Jan 13-17, 2014, doi: http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/pdfplus/10.2514/6.2014-0541.

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      Journal Article 2013
      • Dogan, A., Blake, W. and Haag, C., "Bow Wave Effect in Aerial Refuling: Computational Analysis and Modeling", AIAA Journal of Aircraft, v. 50, no. 6, 2013, pp. 1856-1868, doi: http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/1.C032165

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      2013
      • Lee, J., Sevil, H. E., Dogan, A. and Hullender, D., "Estimation of Maneuvering Aircraft States and Time-varying Wind with Turbulence", Aerospace Science and Technology, v. 31, n. 1, December 2013, doi: 10.1016/j.ast.2013.09.009, http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S1270963813001703

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      Conference Paper 2013
      • Erturk, S. and Dogan, A., “Trim Analysis of a Moving-mass Actuated Airplane in Steady Turn”, AIAA paper 2013-0622,  proceeding of 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Grapevine (Dallas/Ft. Worth Region), Texas, Jan 7-10, 2013.

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      2013
      • Sevil, H. E. and Dogan, A., “Airdata Sensor Fault Detection and Isolation for Receiver Aircraft in Aerial Refueling”, AIAA paper 2013-0950,  proceeding of 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Grapevine (Dallas/Ft. Worth Region), Texas, Jan 7-10, 2013.

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      Conference Paper 2012
      • Okolo, W., Dogan, A. and Blake, W., “Application of Sweet Spot Determination to a Conventional Pair of Aircraft”, AIAA paper 2012-4402,  proceeding of AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Aug 13-16, 2012.

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      2012
      • Lee, J., Sevil, H., Dogan, A. and Hullender, D., “Estimation of Receiver Aircraft States and Wind Vector in Aerial Refueling”, AIAA paper 2012-4533,  proceeding of AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Aug 13-16, 2012.

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      2012
      • Lee, J., Sevil, H., Dogan, A. and Hullender, D., “Estimation of Maneuvering Aircraft States and Time-Varying Wind with Turbulence”, AIAA paper 2012-4543,  proceeding of AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Aug 13-16, 2012.

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      2012
      • Erturk, S., Daskiran, O. and Dogan, A., “Trim Analysis of a Moving-mass Actuated Airplane”, AIAA paper 2012-4647,  proceeding of AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Aug 13-16, 2012.

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      2012
      • Nakpiam, J., Daskiran, O., Elliott, C. and Dogan, A., “Airship Waypoint Navigation in the Presence of Wind”, AIAA paper 2012-4954,  proceeding of AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Aug 13-16, 2012.

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      2012
      • Sevil, H.E., Desai, P., Dogan, A., Huff, B., “Modeling of an Unmanned Ground Vehicle for Autonomous Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance Simulations”, DSCC2012-8867, proceeding of 2012 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 17-19 October 2012, pp. 972-977.

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      2012
      • Sevil, H.E., Desai, P., Dogan, A., Huff, B., “Real-Time Obstacle Avoidance and Waypoint Navigation of an Unmanned Ground Vehicle”, DSCC2012-8843, proceeding of 2012 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 17-19 October 2012, pp. 1948-1956.

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      Conference Paper 2011
      • Sevil, H. and Dogan, A., “False Fault Detection in Airdata Sensor due to Nonuniform Wind in Aerial Refueling”, AIAA paper 2011-6446,  proceeding of AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Portland, Oregon, Aug 8-11, 2011.
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      2011
      • Okolo, W., Dogan, A. and Blake, W., “Aircraft Lateral Trim Using Internal Fuel Transfer and Differential Thrust in Formation Flight”, AIAA paper 2011-6613,  proceeding of AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Portland, Oregon, Aug 8-11, 2011.
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      2011
      • Desai, P., Sevil, H. E., Dogan, A. and Huff, B., “Construction of an Obstacle Map and its Realtime Implementation on an Unmanned Ground Vehicle”, proceeding of 2011 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications (TePRA 2011), Woburn, Massachusetts, Apr 11-12, 2011.
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      2011
      • Okolo, W., Dogan, A. and Blake, W., “Determination of Sweet Spot for Trailing Aircraft in Formation Flight”, AIAA paper 2011-6302,  proceeding of AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Portland, Oregon, Aug 8-11, 2011.
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      2011
      • Lee, J., Dogan, A. and Hullender, D., “Estimation of Aircraft States and Wind Exposure”, AIAA paper 2011-6318,  proceeding of AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Portland, Oregon, Aug 8-11, 2011.
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      Journal Article 2011
      • Zengin, U. and Dogan, A., “Target Pursuit by Multiple UAVs in an Adversarial Environment”, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, v. 59, n. 12, 2011, pp. 1049-1059.

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      Conference Proceeding 2010
      • Dogan, A. and Blake, W., “Modeling of Bow Wave Effect in Aerial Refueling”, AIAA paper 2010-7926, proceeding of AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Aug 2 – 5, 2010.
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      2010
      • Elliott, C. and Dogan, A., “Investigating Nonlinear Control Architecture Options for Aerial Refueling”, AIAA paper 2010-7927,  proceeding of AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Aug 2 – 5, 2010.
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      2010
      • Kampoon, J. and Dogan, A., “Guidance of Receiver Aircraft to Rendezvous with Tanker in the Presence of Wind”, AIAA paper 2010-8326,  proceeding of AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Aug 2 – 5, 2010.
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      2010
      • Waishek, J., Dogan, A. and Bestaoui, Y, “Comprehensive Characterization of Airship Response to Wind and Time Varying Mass”, AIAA paper 2010-7626,  proceeding of AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Aug 2 – 5, 2010.
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      Conference Paper 2009
      • Parikh, K., Dogan, A., Subbarao, K., Reyes, A. and Huff, B., “CAE Tools for Modeling Inertia and Aerodynamic Properties of an R/C Airplane”, AIAA paper 2009-6043,  proceeding of AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Chicago, Illinois, Aug 10 – 13, 2009.
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      2009
      • Dogan, A., Elliott, C., Riley, F. and Blake, W., “Effects of Mass and Size on Control of Large Receiver in Aerial Refueling”, AIAA paper 2009-5927,  proceeding of AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Chicago, Illinois, Aug 10 – 13, 2009.
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      2009
      • Elliott, C. and Dogan, A., “Improving Receiver Station-Keeping in Aerial Refueling by Formulating Tanker Motion as Disturbance”, AIAA paper 2009-5602,  proceeding of AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Chicago, Illinois, Aug 10 – 13, 2009.
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      2009
      • Waishek, J., Dogan, A., Kumar, V. and Bestaoui, Y., “Investigation into the Time Varying Mass Effect on Airship Controller Performance”, AIAA paper 2009-6150,  proceeding of AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Chicago, Illinois, Aug 10 – 13, 2009.
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      2009
      • Waishek, J., Dogan, A. and Bestaoui, Y., “Investigation into the Time Varying Mass Effect on Airship Dynamics Response”, AIAA paper 2009-735,  proceeding of 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Orlando, Florida, Jan 5 – 8, 2009.
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      Book Chapter 2009
      • Zengin, U. and Dogan, A., ”Autonomous Guidance of UAVs for Real-Time Target Tracking in Adversarial Environment”, Chapter 34 in Aerial Vehicles, edited by Thanh Mung Lam, In-tech Education and Publishing, Vienna, Austria, 2009.
        {Book Chapter }

      Journal Article 2009
      • Waishek, J., Dogan, A. and Blake, W., ”Derivation of the Dynamics Equations of Receiver Aircraft in Aerial Refueling”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, v. 32, n. 2, 2009, pp. 585-597. 
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 2008
      • Dogan, A., Lewis, T. and Blake, W., “Wake-Vortex Induced Wind with Turbulence in Aerial Refueling – Part B: Model and Simulation Validation”, AIAA paper 2008-6697, proceeding of AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Honolulu, HI, Aug 18-21, 2008.
        {Conference Paper }
      2008
      • Dogan, A., Lewis, T. and Blake, W., “Wake-Vortex Induced Wind with Turbulence in Aerial Refueling – Part A: Flight Data Analysis”, AIAA paper 2008-6696, proceeding of AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Honolulu, HI, Aug 18-21, 2008.
        {Conference Paper }
      2008
      • Samanuhut, P. and Dogan, A., “Dynamics Equations of Planetary Gear Sets for Shift Quality by Lagrange Method”, proceeding of ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, Oct 20-22, 2008.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 2008
      • Dogan, A., Lewis, T. and Blake, W., “Flight Data Analysis and Simulation of Wind Effects During Aerial Refueling”, AIAA Journal of Aircraft, v. 45, n. 6, 2008, pp. 2036-2048.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 2007
      • Tucker, J., Dogan, A., and Blake, W., “Derivation of the Dynamics Equations of Receiver Aircraft in Aerial Refueling”, AIAA paper 2007-251,  proceeding of 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, Jan 8 – 11, 2007.
        {Conference Paper }
      2007
      • Lewis, T., Dogan, A., Tucker, J. and Liu, Y., “Target Interception by UAVs in a Sensor Network”, AIAA paper 2007-1205,  proceeding of 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, Jan 8 – 11, 2007.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 2007
      • Kim, E., Dogan, A., and Blake, W., "Control of a Receiver Aircraft Relative to the Tanker in Racetrack Maneuver," AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 30, No. 5, 2007, 1551-1557.
        {Journal Article }
      2007
      • Zengin, U. and Dogan, A., "Real-Time Target Tracking for Autonomous UAVs in Adversarial Environment: A Gradient Search Algorithm," IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2007, 294-307.
        {Journal Article }
      2007
      • Dogan, A. and Kaewchay, K., "Design of a Probabilistic Human Pilot: Application to Microburst Escape Maneuver," AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2007, 357-369.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 2006
      • Zengin, U. and Dogan, A., “Real-Time Target Tracking for Autonomous UAVs in Adversarial Environments: A Gradient Search Algorithm”, proceeding of 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego, CA, Dec 13-15, 2006.
        {Conference Paper }
      2006
      • Zengin, U. and Dogan, A., “Cooperative Target Tracking for Autonomous UAVs in an Adversarial Environment”, AIAA paper 2006-6461, proceeding of AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Keystone, CO, Aug 21-24, 2006.
        {Conference Paper }
      2006
      • Kim, E., Dogan, A. and Blake, W., “Control of a Receiver Aircraft Relative to the Tanker in Racetrack Maneuver”, AIAA paper 2006-6710, proceeding of AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Keystone, CO, Aug 21-24, 2006.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 2006
      • Dogan, A. and Zengin, U., “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Dynamic-Target Pursuit by Using Probabilistic Threat Exposure Map”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, v. 29, n. 4, 2006, pp. 944-954.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2005
      • Dogan, A., Venkataramanan, S. and Blake, W., “Modeling of Aerodynamic Coupling between Aircraft in Close Proximity”, AIAA Journal of Aircraft, v. 42, n. 4, 2005, pp. 941-955.
        {Journal Article }
      2005
      • Dogan, A. and Venkataramanan, S., ”Nonlinear Control for Reconfiguration of UAV Formation”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, v. 28, n. 4, 2005, pp. 667-678.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 2005
      • Kaewchay, K. and Dogan, A., “Design of a Probabilistic Human Pilot: Application to Microburst Escape Maneuver” AIAA paper 2005-6031, proceeding of AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, San Francisco, CA, Aug 15-18, 2005.
        {Conference Paper }
      2005
      • Dogan, A., Sato, S. and Blake, W., “Flight Control and Simulation for Aerial Refueling” AIAA paper 2005-6264, proceeding of AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, San Francisco, CA, Aug 15-18, 2005.
        {Conference Paper }
      2005
      • Cederbond, W. and Dogan, A., “Gear-up Landing Prevention System” AIAA paper 2005-6439, proceeding of AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, San Francisco, CA, Aug 15-18, 2005.
        {Conference Paper }
      2005
      • Zengin, U. and Dogan, A., “Multi-UAV Rendezvous in Hostile Environment” AIAC-2005-043, proceeding of Ankara International Aerospace Conference, METU Ankara, TURKEY, Aug 22-25, 2005.
        {Conference Paper }
      2005
      • Zengin, U. and Dogan, A., “Target Tracking by UAVs under Communication Constraints in an Adversarial Environment” AIAA paper 2005-5839, proceeding of AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, San Francisco, CA, Aug 15-18, 2005.
        {Conference Paper }

      Conference Paper 2004
      • Venkataramanan, S. and Dogan, A., Modeling of Aerodynamic Coupling Between Aircraft in Close Proximities, AIAA paper 2004-5172 , proceeding of AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, 16 - 19 Aug 2004.
        {Conference Paper }
      2004
      • Venkataramanan, S. and Dogan, A., Dynamic Effects of Vortex with Turbulence and Time-Varying Inertia Properties in Aerial Refueling, AIAA paper 2004-4945, proceedings of AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, 16 - 19 Au
        {Conference Paper }
      2004
      • Venkataramanan, S. and Dogan, A., “A Multi-UAV Simulation for Formation Reconfiguration”, AIAA paper 2004-4800, proceedings of AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference and Exhibit, Providence, Rhode Island, 16 - 19 Aug 2004.
        {Conference Paper }
      2004
      • Zengin, U. and Dogan, A., Probabilistic Trajectory Planning for UAVs in Dynamic Environments, AIAA paper 2004-6528, proceeding of AIAA 3rd "Unmanned Unlimited" Technical Conference, Workshop and Exhibit, Chicago, Illinois, 20 - 23 Sep 2004.
        {Conference Paper }
      2004
      • Zengin, U. and Dogan, A., Dynamic Target Pursuit by UAVs in Probabilistic Threat Exposure Maps, AIAA paper 2004-6580, proceeding of AIAA 3rd "Unmanned Unlimited" Technical Conference, Workshop and Exhibit, Chicago, Illinois, 20 - 23 Sep 2004.
        {Conference Paper }
      2004
      • Subbarao, K. and Dogan, A.,
        {Conference Paper }

      Conference Paper 2003
      • Venkataramanan, S., Dogan, A. and Blake, W., ``Vortex Effect Modeling in Aircraft Formation Flight``, AIAA paper 2003-5385, proceeding of AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Austin, TX, Aug 11-14, 2003. 
        {Conference Paper }
      2003
      • Venkataramanan, S. and Dogan, A., ``Nonlinear Control for Reconfiguration of UAV Formation``, AIAA paper 2003-5725, proceeding of AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Austin, TX, Aug 11-14, 2003.
        {Conference Paper }
      2003
      • Arthur A. Reyes, Aarathi P. Narayanasamy, Atilla Dogan, "Simulation-Based Development of Real-Time, Embedded Software for Swarmed, Autonomous Aerial Vehicles", presented in 22nd Digital Avionics Systems Conference: Dawn of the 2nd Century / Racing to Transform the Legacy, The Crowne Plaza, Indianapolis, Indiana, 12-16 October 2003.
        {Conference Paper }
      2003
      • Dogan, A., ``Probabilistic Approach in Path Planning for UAVs``, proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, Houston, TX, Oct 5-8, 2003. 
        {Conference Paper }
      2003
      • Reyes, A. and Dogan, A., ``Autonomous Vehicle Lab Initiative at UTA``, AIAA paper 2003-6582, proceeding of 2nd AIAA Unmanned Unlimited Systems, Technologies, and Operations - Aerospace, Land, and Sea Conference and Workshop & Exhibition, San Diego, CA, Sep 15-18, 2003.
        {Conference Paper }
      2003
      • Dogan, A., ``Probabilistic Path Planning for UAVs``, AIAA paper 2003-6552, proceeding of 2nd AIAA Unmanned Unlimited Systems, Technologies, and Operations - Aerospace, Land, and Sea Conference and Workshop & Exhibition, San Diego, CA, Sep 15-18, 2003. 
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 2002
      • Dogan, A. and Kabamba, P.T., ``Modified Guidance Laws to Escape Microbursts with Turbulence'', Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol. 8, 2002, pp. 43-67.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 2000
      • Dogan, A. and Kabamba, P.T., ``Escaping a Microburst with Turbulence'', presented in 2000 American Control Conference, Chicago, Illinois, Jun. 28-30, 2000.
        {Conference Paper }
      2000
      • Dogan, A. and Kabamba, P.T., ``Modified Guidance Laws for Escaping a Microburst with Turbulence'', presented in AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Denver, Colorado, Aug. 14-17, 2000.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 2000
      • Dogan, A. and Kabamba, P.T., ``Escaping a microburst with turbulence: Altitude, dive and pitch guidance strategies'', AIAA Journal of Aircraft, v. 37, n. 3, 2000, pp. 417-426.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 1999
      • Dogan, A., Arik, M., and Yigit, K. S., ‘’Design of Air Cooled Oil Cooler for a Turbo-prop Aircraft’’, presented in 1999 Asia-Pacific Conference on The Built Environment, Taipei, Taiwan, Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, 1999.
        {Conference Paper }

      Conference Paper 1998
      • Dogan, A. and Kabamba, P., T., ``Microburst Escape Using Altitude Guidance'', Proceedings of the 37th IEEE Conference on Decision & Control, Tampa, FL, Dec. 1998, pp.4228-4233.
        {Conference Paper }

      Conference Paper 1994
      • Ozcan, O., Unal, M.F., Bozkurt, Y., Dogan, A., ``Aerodynamic Characteristics of an External Store Carriage: Part B'', AIAA Paper 94-0289, 32nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting & Exhibit, Reno, NV, Jan. 10-13, 1994.
        {Conference Paper }

Courses

      • MAE 4378-001 INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEMS

        Introduction to UVS (Unmanned Vehicle Systems) such as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), UGS (Unmanned Ground System) and UMS (Unmanned Maritime System), their history, missions, capabilities, types, configurations, subsystems, and the disciplines needed for UVS development and operation. UVS missions could include student competitions sponsored by various technical organizations. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Prerequisite: Admission to a professional engineering or science program.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5378-001 INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEMS

        Introduction to UVS (Unmanned Vehicle Systems) such as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), UGS (Unmanned Ground System) and UMS (Unmanned Maritime System), their history, missions, capabilities, types, configurations, subsystems, and the disciplines needed for UVS development and operation. UVS missions could include student competitions sponsored by various technical organizations. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Prerequisite: Admission to a professional engineering or science program.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5378-001 INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEMS

        Introduction to UVS (Unmanned Vehicle Systems) such as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), UGS (Unmanned Ground System) and UMS (Unmanned Maritime System), their history, missions, capabilities, types, configurations, subsystems, and the disciplines needed for UVS development and operation. UVS missions could include student competitions sponsored by various technical organizations. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Prerequisite: Admission to a professional engineering or science program.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • EE 4378-001 INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEMS

        Introduction to UVS (Unmanned Vehicle Systems) such as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), UGS (Unmanned Ground System) and UMS (Unmanned Maritime System), their history, missions, capabilities, types, configurations, subsystems, and the disciplines needed for UVS development and operation. UVS missions could include student competitions sponsored by various technical organizations. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Prerequisite: Admission to a professional engineering or science program.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • CSE 4378-001 INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEMS

        Introduction to UVS (Unmanned Vehicle Systems) such as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), UGS (Unmanned Ground System) and UMS (Unmanned Maritime System), their history, missions, capabilities, types, configurations, subsystems, and the disciplines needed for UVS development and operation. UVS missions could include student competitions sponsored by various technical organizations. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Prerequisite: Admission to a professional engineering or science program.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • CSE 5383-001 INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEMS

        Introduction to UVS (Unmanned Vehicle Systems) such as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), UGS (Unmanned Ground System) and UMS (Unmanned Maritime System), their history, missions, capabilities, types, configurations, subsystems, and the disciplines needed for UVS development and operation. UVS missions could include student competitions sponsored by various technical organizations. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Prerequisite: Admission to a professional engineering or science program.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • IE 4378-001 INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEMS

        Introduction to UVS (Unmanned Vehicle Systems) such as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), UGS (Unmanned Ground System) and UMS (Unmanned Maritime System), their history, missions, capabilities, types, configurations, subsystems, and the disciplines needed for UVS development and operation. UVS missions could include student competitions sponsored by various technical organizations. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Prerequisite: Admission to a professional engineering or science program.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • IE 5378-001 INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEMS

        Introduction to UVS (Unmanned Vehicle Systems) such as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), UGS (Unmanned Ground System) and UMS (Unmanned Maritime System), their history, missions, capabilities, types, configurations, subsystems, and the disciplines needed for UVS development and operation. UVS missions could include student competitions sponsored by various technical organizations. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Prerequisite: Admission to a professional engineering or science program.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • EE 6321-001 INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEMS

        Introduction to UVS (Unmanned Vehicle Systems) such as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), UGS (Unmanned Ground System) and UMS (Unmanned Maritime System), their history, missions, capabilities, types, configurations, subsystems, and the disciplines needed for UVS development and operation. UVS missions could include student competitions sponsored by various technical organizations. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Prerequisite: Admission to a professional engineering or science program.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5302-001 ADVANCED FLIGHT MECHANICS

        Rigid body motion. Kinematics and dynamics of aerospace vehicles. Linear and nonlinear control of aircraft and spacecraft. Advanced aircraft and spacecraft modeling and control issues.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4379-001 UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

        Introduction to the technologies needed to create an UVS (Unmanned Vehicle System). Integration of these technologies (embodied as a set of sensors, actuators, computing and mobility platform sub-systems) into a functioning UVS through team work. UVS could be designed to compete in a student competition sponsored by various technical organizations or to support a specific mission or function defined by the instructors. Prerequisite: B or better in the Introduction to Unmanned Vehicle Systems course and admission to the UVS certificate program.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5379-001 UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

        Introduction to the technologies needed to create an UVS (Unmanned Vehicle System). Integration of these technologies (embodied as a set of sensors, actuators, computing and mobility platform sub-systems) into a functioning UVS through team work. UVS could be designed to compete in a student competition sponsored by various technical organizations or to support a specific mission or function defined by the instructors. Prerequisite: B or better in the Introduction to Unmanned Vehicle Systems course and admission to the UVS certificate program.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5379-001 UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

        Introduction to the technologies needed to create an UVS (Unmanned Vehicle System). Integration of these technologies (embodied as a set of sensors, actuators, computing and mobility platform sub-systems) into a functioning UVS through team work. UVS could be designed to compete in a student competition sponsored by various technical organizations or to support a specific mission or function defined by the instructors. Prerequisite: B or better in the Introduction to Unmanned Vehicle Systems course and admission to the UVS certificate program.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • EE 4379-001 UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

        Introduction to the technologies needed to create an UVS (Unmanned Vehicle System). Integration of these technologies (embodied as a set of sensors, actuators, computing and mobility platform sub-systems) into a functioning UVS through team work. UVS could be designed to compete in a student competition sponsored by various technical organizations or to support a specific mission or function defined by the instructors. Prerequisite: B or better in the Introduction to Unmanned Vehicle Systems course and admission to the UVS certificate program.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • CSE 4379-001 UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

        Introduction to the technologies needed to create an UVS (Unmanned Vehicle System). Integration of these technologies (embodied as a set of sensors, actuators, computing and mobility platform sub-systems) into a functioning UVS through team work. UVS could be designed to compete in a student competition sponsored by various technical organizations or to support a specific mission or function defined by the instructors. Prerequisite: B or better in the Introduction to Unmanned Vehicle Systems course and admission to the UVS certificate program.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • CSE 5384-001 UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

        Introduction to the technologies needed to create an UVS (Unmanned Vehicle System). Integration of these technologies (embodied as a set of sensors, actuators, computing and mobility platform sub-systems) into a functioning UVS through team work. UVS could be designed to compete in a student competition sponsored by various technical organizations or to support a specific mission or function defined by the instructors. Prerequisite: B or better in the Introduction to Unmanned Vehicle Systems course and admission to the UVS certificate program.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • EE 6322-001 UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

        Introduction to the technologies needed to create an UVS (Unmanned Vehicle System). Integration of these technologies (embodied as a set of sensors, actuators, computing and mobility platform sub-systems) into a functioning UVS through team work. UVS could be designed to compete in a student competition sponsored by various technical organizations or to support a specific mission or function defined by the instructors. Prerequisite: B or better in the Introduction to Unmanned Vehicle Systems course and admission to the UVS certificate program.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • IE 4379-001 UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

        Introduction to the technologies needed to create an UVS (Unmanned Vehicle System). Integration of these technologies (embodied as a set of sensors, actuators, computing and mobility platform sub-systems) into a functioning UVS through team work. UVS could be designed to compete in a student competition sponsored by various technical organizations or to support a specific mission or function defined by the instructors. Prerequisite: B or better in the Introduction to Unmanned Vehicle Systems course and admission to the UVS certificate program.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • IE 5379-001 UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

        Introduction to the technologies needed to create an UVS (Unmanned Vehicle System). Integration of these technologies (embodied as a set of sensors, actuators, computing and mobility platform sub-systems) into a functioning UVS through team work. UVS could be designed to compete in a student competition sponsored by various technical organizations or to support a specific mission or function defined by the instructors. Prerequisite: B or better in the Introduction to Unmanned Vehicle Systems course and admission to the UVS certificate program.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5302-001 Advanced Flight Mechanics

        Rigid body motion. Kinematics and dynamics of aerospace vehicles. Linear and nonlinear control of aircraft and spacecraft. Advanced aircraft and spacecraft modeling and control issues. Prerequisite: MAE 3405 and MAE 4310.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4378-001 INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEMS

        Introduction to UVS (Unmanned Vehicle Systems) such as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), UGS (Unmanned Ground System) and UMS (Unmanned Maritime System), their history, missions, capabilities, types, configurations, subsystems, and the disciplines needed for UVS development and operation. UVS missions could include student competitions sponsored by various technical organizations. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Also offered as AE 5378 and ME 5378. Prerequisite: Admission to a professional engineering or science program.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4310-001 Introduction to Automatic Control

        Block diagram algebra, transfer functions, and stability criteria. The use of transient response, frequency response, and root locus techniques in the performance analysis, evaluation, and design of dynamic systems. Prerequisite: C or better in each of the following, MAE 3319 (or MAE 3405), and EE 2320.

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4379-001 Unmanned Vehicle System Development

        Introduction to the technologies needed to create an UVS (Unmanned Vehicle System). Integration of these technologies (embodied as a set of sensors, actuators, computing and mobility platform sub-systems) into a functioning UVS through team work. UVS could be designed to compete in a student competition sponsored by various technical organizations or to support a specific mission or function defined by the instructors. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Also offered as AE 5379 and ME 5379. Prerequisite: B or better in MAE 4378 and admission to the UVS certificate program.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5302-001 Advanced Flight Mechanics

        Rigid body motion. Kinematics and dynamics of aerospace vehicles. Linear and nonlinear control of aircraft and spacecraft. Advanced aircraft and spacecraft modeling and control issues. Prerequisite: MAE 3405 and MAE 4310.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4378-001 INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEMS

        Introduction to UVS (Unmanned Vehicle Systems) such as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), UGS (Unmanned Ground System) and UMS (Unmanned Maritime System), their history, missions, capabilities, types, configurations, subsystems, and the disciplines needed for UVS development and operation. UVS missions could include student competitions sponsored by various technical organizations. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Also offered as AE 5378 and ME 5378. Prerequisite: Admission to a professional engineering or science program.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4379-001 Unmanned Vehicle System Development

        Introduction to the technologies needed to create an UVS (Unmanned Vehicle System). Integration of these technologies (embodied as a set of sensors, actuators, computing and mobility platform sub-systems) into a functioning UVS through team work. UVS could be designed to compete in a student competition sponsored by various technical organizations or to support a specific mission or function defined by the instructors. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Also offered as MAE 4379 and ME 5379. Prerequisite: B or better in MAE 4378 or AE 5378 or ME 5378 and admission to the UVS certificate program.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4378-001 INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEMS

        Introduction to UVS (Unmanned Vehicle Systems) such as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), UGS (Unmanned Ground System) and UMS (Unmanned Maritime System), their history, missions, capabilities, types, configurations, subsystems, and the disciplines needed for UVS development and operation. UVS missions could include student competitions sponsored by various technical organizations. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Prerequisite: Admission to a professional engineering or science program.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5378-001 INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEMS

        Introduction to UVS (Unmanned Vehicle Systems) such as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), UGS (Unmanned Ground System) and UMS (Unmanned Maritime System), their history, missions, capabilities, types, configurations, subsystems, and the disciplines needed for UVS development and operation. UVS missions could include student competitions sponsored by various technical organizations. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Prerequisite: Admission to a professional engineering or science program.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5378-001 INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEMS

        Introduction to UVS (Unmanned Vehicle Systems) such as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), UGS (Unmanned Ground System) and UMS (Unmanned Maritime System), their history, missions, capabilities, types, configurations, subsystems, and the disciplines needed for UVS development and operation. UVS missions could include student competitions sponsored by various technical organizations. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Prerequisite: Admission to a professional engineering or science program.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • EE 4378-001 INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEMS

        Introduction to UVS (Unmanned Vehicle Systems) such as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), UGS (Unmanned Ground System) and UMS (Unmanned Maritime System), their history, missions, capabilities, types, configurations, subsystems, and the disciplines needed for UVS development and operation. UVS missions could include student competitions sponsored by various technical organizations. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Prerequisite: Admission to a professional engineering or science program.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • CSE 4378-001 INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEMS

        Introduction to UVS (Unmanned Vehicle Systems) such as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), UGS (Unmanned Ground System) and UMS (Unmanned Maritime System), their history, missions, capabilities, types, configurations, subsystems, and the disciplines needed for UVS development and operation. UVS missions could include student competitions sponsored by various technical organizations. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Prerequisite: Admission to a professional engineering or science program.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • CSE 5383-001 INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEMS

        Introduction to UVS (Unmanned Vehicle Systems) such as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), UGS (Unmanned Ground System) and UMS (Unmanned Maritime System), their history, missions, capabilities, types, configurations, subsystems, and the disciplines needed for UVS development and operation. UVS missions could include student competitions sponsored by various technical organizations. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Prerequisite: Admission to a professional engineering or science program.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • IE 4378-001 INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEMS

        Introduction to UVS (Unmanned Vehicle Systems) such as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), UGS (Unmanned Ground System) and UMS (Unmanned Maritime System), their history, missions, capabilities, types, configurations, subsystems, and the disciplines needed for UVS development and operation. UVS missions could include student competitions sponsored by various technical organizations. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Prerequisite: Admission to a professional engineering or science program.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • IE 5378-001 INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEMS

        Introduction to UVS (Unmanned Vehicle Systems) such as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), UGS (Unmanned Ground System) and UMS (Unmanned Maritime System), their history, missions, capabilities, types, configurations, subsystems, and the disciplines needed for UVS development and operation. UVS missions could include student competitions sponsored by various technical organizations. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Prerequisite: Admission to a professional engineering or science program.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • EE 6321-001 INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEMS

        Introduction to UVS (Unmanned Vehicle Systems) such as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), UGS (Unmanned Ground System) and UMS (Unmanned Maritime System), their history, missions, capabilities, types, configurations, subsystems, and the disciplines needed for UVS development and operation. UVS missions could include student competitions sponsored by various technical organizations. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Prerequisite: Admission to a professional engineering or science program.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5302-001 Advanced Flight Mechanics

        Rigid body motion. Kinematics and dynamics of aerospace vehicles. Linear and nonlinear control of aircraft and spacecraft. Advanced aircraft and spacecraft modeling and control issues.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5380-001 Design of Digital Control Systems

        Difference equations, z and w-transforms, discrete TF (Transfer Function). Discrete equivalence (DE) to continuous TF. Aliasing & Nyquist sampling theorem. Design by DE, root locus in z-plane & Youla parameterization. Discrete state-space model, minimality after sampling, pole placement, Moore-Kimura method, linear quadratic regulator, asymptotic observer.  Computer simulation and/or lab implementation.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5302-001 Ae 5302-001

        Rigid body motion. Kinematics and dynamics of aerospace vehicles. Linear and nonlinear control of aircraft and spacecraft. Advanced aircraft and spacecraft modeling and control issues

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3405-001 Flight Dynamics

        Derivation of equations of motion (EOM) of a flight vehicle. Trimmed flight condition analysis based on the nonlinear EOM. Linearization of EOM for a given trimmed flight condition. State-space and transfer-function representations of the linear EOM. Aircraft stability and dynamic performance analysis based on the linear EOM.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5301-001 Linear System Theory

        Development of state-variable approach to linear continuous-time time-invariant and time-varying systems. Mathematical descriptions of systems. Review of linear algebra pertaining to linear system representation and analysis. Solution of state-space equations. Input-Output and Internal Stability. Controllability and observability. Minimal realizations and coprime fractions.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5302-001 Advanced Flight Mechanics

        Develop conceptual understanding and technical insight into flight dynamics and flight control systems; introduction to advanced flight control concepts.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4310-001 Introduction to Automatic Control

        Block diagram algebra, transfer functions, and stability criteria. The use of transient response, frequency response, and root locus techniques in the performance analysis, evaluation, and design of dynamic systems.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5380-001 Design of Digital Control Systems

        Sampling and data reconstruction. Z-transforms and state variable descriptions of discrete-time systems. Linear quadratic optimal control and state estimation. Quantization and other nonlinearities. Computer simulations and/or laboratory implementation of real-time control systems. Construction of discrete-time mathematical model system. Analysis of system behavior using discrete-time model and evaluation of the system performance. Discrete controller design techniques such as root locus, frequency response, and state space techniques. Evaluate and test the system performance using digital simulations. Also offered as ME 5380. Credit will be granted only once. Prerequisite: Undergraduate Level Introduction to Automatic Control Course.

        Cross listed as ME 5380 and EE 5324.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 2323-002 Dynamics

        The relation between forces acting on particles, systems of particles and rigid bodies, and the changes in motion produced. Review of kinematics and vector analysis, Newton's Laws, energy methods, methods of momentum, inertia tensor and Euler's equations of motion.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5302-001 Advanced Flight Mechanics

        Rigid body motion. Kinematics and dynamics of aerospace vehicles. Linear and nonlinear control of aircraft and spacecraft. Advanced aircraft and spacecraft modeling and control issues

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 2323-001 DYNAMICS

        The relation between forces acting on particles, systems of particles and rigid bodies, and the changes in motion produced. Review of kinematics and vector analysis, Newton's Laws, energy methods, methods of momentum, inertia tensor and Euler's equations of motion.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3405-001 FLIGHT DYNAMICS

        Derivation of equations of motion (EOM) of a flight vehicle. Trimmed flight condition analysis based on the nonlinear EOM. Linearization of EOM for a given trimmed flight condition. State-space and transfer-function representations of the linear EOM. Aircraft stability and dynamic performance analysis based on the linear EOM.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5302-001 ADVANCED FLIGHT MECHANICS

        Basic dynamics of aerospace vehicles, flight path analysis and design, aircraft stability design and analysis.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009Contact info & Office Hours1 Document
      • MAE 4310-001 INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMATIC CONTROL

        Block diagram algebra, transfer functions, and stability criteria. The use of transient response, frequency response, and root locus techniques in the performance analysis, evaluation, and design of dynamic systems.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGR 4191-001 Autonomous Vehicle Systems Development–I

        AVSD1 is the first course in a two-semester introduction to autonomous vehicle systems (AVS). AVSD1 is broad, conceptual, & theoretical. AVSD2 (worth 2 credits) is focused, practical, & applied.

        Cross-Listed As AE 5191 - ADVANCED STUDIES IN AEROSPACE ENGINEERING CSE 5191- INDIVIDUAL STUDY IN COMPUTER SCIENCE IE 5191 - ADVANCED STUDIES IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING ME 5191 - ADVANCED STUDIES IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2009Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGR 4291-001 Autonomous Vehicle Systems Development – II

        AVSD2 is the second course in a two-semester introduction to autonomous vehicle systems (AVS). AVSD1 is broad, conceptual, & theoretical. AVSD2 (worth 2 credits) is focused, practical & applied.

        Cross-Listed As AE5291 - Advanced Studies in Aerospace Engineering (Dogan, Subbarao) CSE5291 - Individual Study in Computer Science (Reyes) IE5291 - Advanced Studies in Industrial Engineering (Huff) ME5291 - Advanced Studies in Mechanical Engineering (Dogan, Subbarao)

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2009Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3405-001 FLIGHT DYNAMICS

        Derivation of equations of motion (EOM) of a flight vehicle. Trimmed flight condition analysis based on the nonlinear EOM. Linearization of EOM for a given trimmed flight condition. State-space and transfer-function
        representations of the linear EOM. Aircraft stability and dynamic performance analysis based on the linear EOM.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2009Contact info & Office Hours