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Dr. Haiyang Chao

Post-Doctoral Fellow & Research Engineer
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department

Research Interests

- Vision aided navigation
- sensor fusion
- wind and gusts estimation
- flight avionics.


Haiyang Chao received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering in 2001, the M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 2005, both from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Utah State University in 2010. Since 2011, he has been working as a Post-Doctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. His research interests include estimation and control of unmanned aerial vehicles, remote sensing, cooperative and distributed control.

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

AggieAir: Towards Low-cost Cooperative Multispectral Remote Sensing Using Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Haiyang Chao, Austin Jensen, Yiding Han, YangQuan Chen, and Mac McKee, Advances in Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Gary Jedlovec, Ed. Vukovar, Croatia: IN-TECH, pp. 463-490, 2009.

Journal Papers

Roll-Channel Fractional Order Controller Design for a Small Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Haiyang Chao, Ying Luo, Long Di, and YangQuan Chen, Control Engineering Practice (CEP), vol.18, 7:761-772, 2010.

Experimental Validation of Consensus Algorithms for Multi-vehicle Cooperative Control, Wei Ren, Haiyang Chao, William Bourgeous, Nate Sorensen, and YangQuan Chen, IEEE Trans. Control Systems Technology (TCST), vol.16, 4:745-752, 2008.

Cooperative Sensing and Distributed Control of a Diffusion Process using Centroidal Voronoi Tessellations, Haiyang Chao, and YangQuan Chen, Numerical Mathematics: Theory, Methods and Applications (NMTMA), vol.3, 2:162-177, 2010.

Autopilots for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: A Survey, Int. J. Control, Automation and Systems (IJCAS), Haiyang Chao, Yongcan Cao, and YangQuan Chen, vol.8, 1:36-44, 2010

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