Jichul Kim, Ph.D.

Jichul Kim

Assistant Research Professor

Office: 311A Walker Engineering Building

Dr. Kim received his Ph.D. in 2017 from Korea Aerospace University. He worked as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Mississippi State University from 2017 to 2020.


  • Ph.D., Korea Aerospace University, 2017.

Research Areas

  • Motor application systems
  • Control of robotics vehicles (Unmanned Aerial/Ground Vehicle, Satellite, etc.)

Teaching Areas

  • Dynamics
  • Space Attitude Dynamics
  • Spacecraft Design

Taught Courses

Undergraduate Courses
  • EM 2433 Dynamics
  • ASE 3823 Space Attitude Dynamics
  • ASE 4533 Spacecraft Design I
  • ASE 4543 Spacecraft Design II
Split Level Courses
  • ASE 4990/6990 UAS Intergration Lab

Select Journal Publications

  • J. Kim and D. Kim, “Path Planning Strategy for UAVs in Sparse Wireless Sensor Networks,” The 59th Conference on Decision and Control, Jeju, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8-11, 2020.
  • J. Kim, M. Zanetti, B. Robinson, K. A. Miller, B. Lee , B. De Leon Santiago, E. Hayward, B. Steiner, T. Cordova, J. Jetton, J. Reeves, J. Walters, and S. Kim, “Real-time Navigation and Mapping Algorithms for NASA KNaCK LiDAR System,” The International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS 2020), Pasadena, CA, Oct. 18-21, 2020
  • Kim, D. Choi, D. Kim, and H.-S. Oh, Accurate Modeling of a Control Moment Gyro and Disturbance Analysis, In: John Junkins Dynamical Systems Symposium, College Station, TX, May 20-21, 2018.
  • J.-H. Lee, D. Kim, J. Kim, and H.-S. Oh, "Shorter Path Design and Control for an Under-Actuated Satellite," International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 2017, pp. 1-9, Dec. 2017.
  • J. Kim, J. Yoon, J. Lee and H.-S. Oh, “Performance Analysis of Reaction Wheel according to Bearing Preload and Oil Quantity,” Journal of Aerospace System Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 35-42, Dec. 2016.
  • J. Kim, H. Lee, J. Yoo and H.-S. Oh, “Experimental Study on Effects of Speed Error Disturbance on Reaction Wheel Control,” Journal of Aerospace System Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 92-102, Dec. 2016.
  • J. Kim, Y. Choi, S. Lee and H.-S. Oh, “Development and On Orbit Data Analysis about Reaction Wheel of Small Satellite,” Journal of the Korean Society for Aviation and Aeronautics, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 140-145, Dec. 2015.
  • J. Kim, E. Jang, D. Cheon, H.-S. Oh, “Balancing of NARO Reaction Wheel SRF-361,” International Journal of Aerospace System Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 543-548, Dec. 2014.

Professional Memberships

  • IJAT