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Our research interests include control and optimization for autonomous operations of unmanned assets, particularly UAV, including; 

  • Energy efficient path planning using system control and optimization methods 

  • SOC, SOH, and SOP state estimation algorithm development of small Li-Ion battery pack system for miniature UAV 

  • Configurable model based SW platform development for miniature UAV



Research 1

Development of Hybrid Power Source based Long-Endurance VTOL UAV and Automated Hydrogen Refueling System

  • Development of a hybrid power source-based long-term vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial system (UAS) and an image-based automatic hydrogen charging system for unmanned, continuous, and safe optical surveillance mission


Research 2

Developing the Marine Environment Monitoring UAS for the Reduction of Fish Farm Damage

  • Marine environment observation UAV is being developed to instantly capture various marine phenomena occurring on the coast by carrying two sets of multi-Spectral imaging cameras

  • The remote reflectance of seawater is the most basic optical property to estimate color components in seawater and we could remotely estimate the chlorophyll concentration, and etc.

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Research 3

Development and Verification of Diagnostic Technology for Deterioration Factors of Used Battery Pack

  • Develop advanced analysis model for secondary battery based on single deterioration cell parameter

  • Develop reusable battery performance and life durability prediction technology according to deterioration factors

  • Development of universal BMS based on waste battery diagnosis model and verification of Jindal technology


Research 4

UAV based on Small Rocket Propulsion

  • Expansion of the mission range of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) (long-range, real-time, long-term flight)

  • Increase of initial speed/altitude through rocket propulsion during take-off

  • Supply more than 50% of the required energy to the rocket during the flight phase

  • Supersonic flight with low propulsion load (2~3G)

  • Comparatively simple additional system (rocket propulsion device attached to the foldable UAV)

  • Suitable to meet the demand for micro-miniature UAV

  • Low-cost, real-time, high-resolution data collection compared to artificial satellites

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