Yang Cheng Ph.D.

Cheng_Yang_3RH8064Yang Cheng Ph.D.
Associate Professor

324A Walker Engineering Building
501 Hardy Road
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Phone: 662-325-4236
Fax: 662-325-7730
Email: cheng@ae.msstate.edu

2003 Aerospace Engineering, Ph.D.
Yang Cheng received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology (China) in 2003 and joined the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering in 2009.

 

Teaching Areas
  • Astronautics
  • Estimation
  • Control

Taught Courses
Undergraduate Courses
  • ASE 3813 Introduction Orbital Mechanics
  • ASE 3823 Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics
  • ASE 4123 Aerospace Controls
Split Level Courses
  • ASE 4813/6813 Advanced Orbital Mechanics
Graduate Courses
  • ASE 8853 Statistical Orbit Determination
  • ASE 8990 Special Topic In ASE

Research Areas
  • Navigation, Estimation, Autonomy, and Tracking

Funding Agencies
  • National Science Foundation, 2013-2017.
  • Mississippi State University Raspet Flight Research Laboratory, 2011-2012, 2013-2014.
  • Mississippi State University Office of Research and Economic Development, 2010.

Select Journal Publications
  • Cheng, Y., Banas, W. D., and Crassidis, J. L., “Quaternion Data Fusion,” Itzhack Y. Bar-Itzhack Memorial Symposium Springer Verlag Edited Bound Volume (accepted for publication).
  • Crassidis, J. L. and Cheng, Y., “Error-Covariance Analysis of the Total Least Squares Problem,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics (accepted for publication).
  • DeMars, K. J., Cheng, Y., and Jah, M. K., “Collision Probability with Gaussian-Mixture Orbit Uncertainty,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics (accepted for publication).
  • Cheng, Y. and Shuster, M. D., “Improvement to the Implementation of the QUEST Algorithm,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics (accepted for publication).
  • Jia, B., Xin, M., and Cheng, Y., “High-Degree Cubature Kalman Filter,” Automatica, Vol. 49, No. 2, 2013, pp. 510-518.
  • Jia, B., Xin, M., and Cheng, Y., “Anisotropic Sparse Gauss-Hermite Quadrature Filter,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 35, No. 3, May-July, 2012, pp. 1014-1023.
  • Nebelecky, C. K., Crassidis, J. L., Fosbury, A. M., and Cheng, Y., “Efficient Covariance Intersection of Attitude Estimates Using a Local Error Representation,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, , Vol. 35, No. 2, March–April, 2012, pp. 692-696.
  • Jia, B., Xin, M., and Cheng, Y., “Sparse-Grid Quadrature Nonlinear Filtering,” Automatica, Vol. 48, No. 2, 2012, pp. 327-341.
  • Alsuwaidan, B. N., Crassidis, J. L., and Cheng, Y., “Generalized Multiple-Model Adaptive Estimation Using an Autocorrelation Approach,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 47, No. 3, July 2011, pp. 2138-2152.
  • Linares, R., Crassidis, J. L., and Cheng, Y., “Constrained Relative Attitude Determination for Two Vehicle Formations,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 34, No. 2, March-April 2011, pp. 543-553.
  • Jia, B., Xin, M., and Cheng, Y., “Sparse Gauss-Hermite Quadrature Filter with an Application to Spacecraft Attitude Estimation,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 34, No. 2, March-April 2011, pp. 367-379.
  • Cheng, Y., Reddy, K. V. U., Singh, T., and Scott, P., “Bayesian Estimation for CBRN Sensors with Non-Gaussian Likelihood,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 47, No. 1, January 2011, pp. 684-701.
  • Cheng, Y. and Crassidis, J. L., “Particle Filtering for Attitude Estimation Using a Minimal Local-Error Representation,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 33, No. 4, July-August 2010, pp. 1305–1310.
  • Crassidis, J. L., Cheng, Y., Nebelecky, C. K., and Fosbury, A. M., “Decentralized Attitude Estimation Using a Quaternion Covariance Intersection Approach,” The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 57, Nos. 1 & 2, January–June 2009, pp. 113–128.
  • Andrle, M. S., Crassidis, J. L., Linares, R., Cheng, Y., and Hyun, B., “Deterministic Relative Attitude Determination of Three-Vehicle Formations,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 32, No. 4, July–August 2009, pp. 1077–1088.
  • Cheng, Y. and Singh, T., “Efficient Particle Filter for Road-Constrained Target Tracking,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 43, No. 4, October–December, 2007, pp. 1454–1469.
  • Freesland, D. C., Cheng, Y., and Shuster, M. D., “The Maximum-Error Test,” The Journal of Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 55, No. 2, April–June, 2007, pp. 259–270.
  • Markley, F. L., Cheng, Y., Crassidis, J. L., and Oshman, Y., “Averaging Quaternions,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 30, No. 4., July–August 2007, pp. 1193–1196.
  • Kim, S.-G., Crassidis, J. L., Cheng, Y., Fosbury, A. M., and Junkins, J. L., “Kalman Filtering for Relative Spacecraft Attitude and Position Estimation,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 30, No. 1, January–February 2007, pp. 133–143.
  • Crassidis, J. L., Markley, F. L., and Cheng, Y., “Survey of Nonlinear Attitude Estimation Methods,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 30, No. 1, January–February 2007, pp. 12–28.
  • Cheng, Y., Crassidis, J. L., and Markley, F. L., “Attitude Estimation for Large Field-of-View Sensors,” The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 56, Nos. 3–4, July–December 2006, pp. 433–448.
  • Cheng, Y. and Shuster, M. D., “QUEST and the Anti-QUEST: Good and Evil Attitude Estimation,” The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 53, No. 2, July–September 2005, pp. 337–351.

Professional Memberships
  • Associate Fellow, AIAA
  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • Senior Member, AAS
  • Member, ASEE
  • Member, AIAA Guidance, Navigation & Control Technical Committee
  • Associate Editor, The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences