Publications

(* represents supervised students)

Journals

  1. G. Jing*, C. Wan*, and R. Dai, “Angle-Based Sensor Network Localization”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, published online, 2021. DOI: 10.1109/TAC.2021.3061980  
  2. C. Sun*, N. Kingry*, and R. Dai, "A Unified Formulation and Nonconvex Optimization Method for Mixed-Type Decision-Making of Robotic Systems", IEEE Transactions on Robotics, published online, 2020. DOI: 10.1109/TRO.2020.3036619
  3. S. You*, C. Wan*, R. Dai and J. Rea, "Learning-based Onboard Guidance for Fuel-Optimal Powered Descent", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, published online, 2020. DOI: 10.2514/1.G004928
  4. C. Sun* and R. Dai, "An Iterative Rank Penalty Method for Nonconvex Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programs", SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Vol. 57, No. 6, pp. 3749–3766, 2019, DOI: 10.1137/17M1147214
  5. C. Wan*, G. Jing*, S. You*, and R. Dai, "Sensor Network Localization via Alternating Rank Minimization Algorithms", IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, Vol.7, No. 2, pp. 1040-1051, 2019, DOI: 10.1109/TCNS.2019.2926775
  6. C. Wan*, R. Dai, and P. Lu, "An Alternating Minimization Algorithm for Polynomial Optimal Control Problems", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. 723-736, 2019, DOI: 10.2514/1.G003766
  7. Y. Zu*, C. Liu, R. Dai, "Distributed Traffic Speed Control for Improved Vehicle Throughput", IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, Special Issue on Emerging Mobility Systems, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 56 - 68, 2019, DOI: 10.1109/MITS.2019.2919621
  8. C. Sun*, R. Dai, and M. Mesbahi, "Weighted Network Design with Cardinality Constraints via Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers", IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 2073 – 2084, 2018, DOI: 10.1109/TCNS.2018.2789726
  9. Y. Zu*, C. Liu, R. Dai, A. Sharma, and J. Dong, "Real-Time Energy-Efficient Traffic Control via Convex Optimization," Transportation Research, Part C, Emerging Technologies 92, pp. 119-136, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.trc.2018.04.017
  10. Y. Zu*, U. Lee, and R. Dai, "Distributed Estimation for Spatial Rigid Motion Based on Dual Quaternions," Optimal Control, Applications and Methods, Vol 39, No. 4, pp. 1371-1392, 2018, DOI: 10.1002/oca.2416
  11. C. Sun*, Y. Liu*, R. Dai, and D. Grymin, "Two Approaches for Path Planning of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with Avoidance Zones", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 40, No. 8, 2017, pp. 2076-2083. DOI: 10.2514/1.G002314
  12. Y. Zu* and R. Dai, "Distributed Path Planning for Building Evacuation Guidance", Cyber-Physical Systems, Vol 3, Issue 1-4, 2017, pp. 1-21. DOI: 10.1080/23335777.2017.1326983
  13. C. Sun* and R. Dai, "Rank Constrained Optimization and Its Applications", Automatica, Vol 82, 2017, pp. 128–136. DOI: 10.1016/j.automatica.2017.04.039
  14. A. Kaplan*, N. Kingry*, P. Uhing*, and R. Dai, "Time-Optimal Path Planning with Power Schedules for a Solar-Powered Ground Robot", IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Vol. 14, No.4, pp. 1235-1244, 2017. DOI: 10.1109/TASE.2016.2533418
  15. R. Dai, and C. Sun*, "Path Planning of Spatial Rigid Motion with Constrained Attitude", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 38, No. 8, pp. 1356-1365, 2015. DOI: 10.2514/1.G000705
  16. R. Dai, J. Maximoff and M. Mesbahi, "Optimal Trajectory Generation for Establishing Connectivity in Proximity Networks", IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 1968–1981, 2013. DOI: 10.1109/TAES.2013.6558031
  17. R. Dai and M. Mesbahi, "Optimal power generation and load management for off-grid hybrid power systems with renewable sources via mixed-integer programming," Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 73, pp. 234–244, 2013. DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2013.04.039
  18. D. Zelazo, R. Dai and M. Mesbahi, "An Energy Management System for Off-Grid Power Systems," Energy Systems, No. 3, pp. 153-179, 2012. DOI: 10.1007/s12667-012-0050-4
  19. H. Liu, Y. Chen, F. Strickland, R. Dai and B. Qi, "System Development and Application of Taylor Kriging Metamodeling", International journal for computer-aided engineering and software, Vol. 28, No, 3, pp.220 – 241, 2011. DOI: 10.1108/02644401111118123
  20. R. Dai and J. E. Cochran, "Path Planning and State Estimation for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Hostile Environments," Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 33, No. 2, March-April, pp. 595-601, 2010. DOI: 10.2514/1.46323
  21. R. Dai and J. E. Cochran, "Three-Dimensional Trajectory Optimization in Constrained Aerospace," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 627-634, 2009. DOI: 10.2514/1.39327
  22. R. Dai and J. E. Cochran, "A Wavelet Collocation Method for Optimal Control Problems," Journal of Optimization Theory and Application, Vol. 143, No. 2, pp. 265-278, 2009. DOI: 10.1007/s10957-009-9565-9

Conference Proceedings

  1. S. You*, R. Dai, and J. Rea, “Learning-based Optimal Control for End-to-End Human-Mars Entry, Powered-Descent, and Landing Mission”, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, Virtual, 2021.
  2. C. Wan*, C. Pei*, G. Jing*, R. Dai, and J. Rea, “Six-Dimensional Atmosphere Entry Guidance based on Dual Quaternion”, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, Virtual, 2021.
  3. M. Jung*, Q. Zhe, K. Tan, C. Pei, R. Dai, and R. Zhao, “Enhanced Power Generation of AirborneWind Energy System by Foldable Aircraft”, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, Virtual, 2021.
  4. S. You* and R. Dai, " Local Optimization of Nonconvex Mixed-Integer Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programming Problems”, 2020 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Virtual.
  5. K. Tan*, M. Jung*, Isaac Shyu*, C. Wan*, and R. Dai, "Motion Planning and Task Allocation for a Jumping Rover Team", 2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Paris, France.
  6. S. You*, C. Wan*, R. Dai, P. Lu, and J. Rea, "Learning-based Optimal Control for Planetary Entry, Powered Descent and Landing Guidance", AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, 2020, Orlando, FL, DOI: 10.2514/6.2020-1472
  7. C. Wan*, G. Jing*, R. Dai, and J. Rea, "Fuel-Optimal Guidance for End-to-End Human-Mars Entry, Powered-Descent, and Landing Mission", AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, 2019, Orlando, FL, DOI: 10.2514/6.2020-1472
  8. G. Jing*, C. Wan* and R. Dai, "Angle Fixability and Angle-Based Sensor Network Localization", 2019 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Nice, France.
  9. S. You*, C. Wan* and R. Dai, "Iterative Learning Optimization for UAV Path Planning with Avoidance Zones", 2019 American Control Conference, Philadelphia, PA. DOI: 10.23919/ACC.2019.8815094
  10.  C. Wan*, S. You*, G. Jing* and R. Dai, "A Distributed Algorithm for Sensor Network Localization with Limited Measurements of Relative Distance", 2019 American Control Conference, Philadelphia, PA. DOI: 10.23919/ACC.2019.8814418
  11. C. Sun*, R. Dai and P. Lu, "Multi-Phase Spacecraft Mission Optimization by Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programming," 2019 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, 2019, San Diego, CA. DOI: 10.2514/6.2019-1667
  12. C. Wan*, S. You*, and R. Dai, "An Alternating Projection Approach for Non-Convex Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programs," 2019 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, 2019, San Diego, CA. DOI: 10.2514/6.2019-0654
  13.  S. You*, C. Wan* and R. Dai, "A Complementary Cutting Plane Approach for Nonconvex Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programs," 2018 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Miami, FL. DOI: 10.1109/CDC.2018.8619462
  14.  C. Sun* and R. Dai, "Distributed Optimization for Convex Mixed-Integer Programs based on Projected Subgradient Algorithm," 2018 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Miami, FL. DOI: 10.1109/CDC.2018.8618670
  15. N. Kingry*, M. Jung*, E. Derse* and R. Dai, "Vision-Based Terrain Classification and Solar Irradiance Mapping for Solar-Powered Robotics," 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Madrid, Spain. DOI: 10.1109/IROS.2018.8593635
  16. N. Kingry*, L. Towers*, Y. Liu*, Y. Zu*, Y. Wang*, B. Staheli*, Y. Katagiri*, S. Cook*, and R. Dai, "Design, Modeling and Control of a Solar-Powered Quadcopter", 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Brisbane, Australia. DOI: 10.1109/ICRA.2018.8462896
  17. Y. Zu*, C. Liu, R. Dai, A. Sharma, "Hybrid Optimal Control for Time-Efficient Highway Traffic Management", 2018 American Control Conference, Milwaukee, WI. DOI: 10.23919/ACC.2018.8431704
  18. C. Sun* and R. Dai, "An Efficient Module Detection Algorithm for Large Scale Complex Networks", 2018 American Control Conference, Milwaukee, WI. DOI: 10.23919/ACC.2018.8431643
  19. C. Wan*, N. Kingry*, and R. Dai, "Design and Autonomous Control of a Solar-Power Blimp",  2018 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, January 2018, Orlando, FL. DOI: 10.2514/6.2018-1588
  20. C. Sun* and R. Dai, "A Customized ADMM for Rank-Constrained Optimization Problems with Approximate Formulations," 2017 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Melboune, Australia. DOI: 10.1109/CDC.2017.8264213
  21.  N. Kingry*, Y. Liu*, M. Martinez*, B. Simon*, Y. Bang*, and R. Dai, "Mission planning for multi-robot team with a solar-powered charging station", 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vancouver, CA, September, 2017. DOI: 10.1109/IROS.2017.8206413
  22. C. Sun* and R. Dai, "A Decomposition Method for Nonconvex Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programs," 2017 American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, May 2017. DOI: 10.23919/ACC.2017.7963670
  23. Y. Zu*, R. Dai, and J. Dong "Convex Optimization for Energy-Efficient Traffic Control," IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, NV, Dec. 2016. DOI: 10.1109/CDC.2016.7799310
  24. A. Kaplan*, N. Kingery*, J. Ven Den Top*, K. Patel*, R. Dai and D. Grymin, "Motion Planning for Persistent Traveling Solar-Powered Unmanned Ground Vehicles", IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Daejeon, Korea, Oct. 2016. DOI: 10.1109/IROS.2016.7759496
  25. C. Sun*, R. Dai, and P. Lu, "Solving Polynomial Optimal Control Problems via Iterative Convex Optimization," 2016 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA Science and Technology Forum, January 2016. DOI: 10.2514/6.2016-0371
  26. C. Sun* and R. Dai, "An Iterative Approach to Rank Minimization Problems", 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control Conference, Osaka, Japan, December, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/CDC.2015.7402718
  27. R. Dai, J. Dong, and S. Anuj, "Distributed Traffic Control for Reduced Fuel Consumption and Travel Time in Transportation Networks", 2015 European Control Conference, July, 2015, Linz, Austria. DOI: 10.1109/ECC.2015.7330939
  28. C. Sun* and R. Dai, "Identification of Network Topology via Quadratic Optimization," 2015 American Control Conference, July, 2015, Chicago, IL. DOI: 10.1109/ACC.2015.7172240
  29. A. Kaplan*, P. Uhing*, N. Kingry* and R. Dai, "Integrated Path Planning and Power Management for Solar-Powered Unmanned Ground Vehicles," 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May, 2015, Seattle, WA (Best Automation Paper Finalist). DOI: 10.1109/ICRA.2015.7139296
  30. C. Sun* and R. Dai, "Spacecraft Attitude Control under Constrained Zones via Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programming," 2015 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA Science and Technology Forum, January 2015, Orlando, FL. DOI: 10.2514/6.2015-2010
  31. Y. Zu*, C. Sun*, R. Dai, "Distributed Estimation for Spatial Rigid Motion Based on Dual Quaternions," 2014 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control Conference, December, 2014. DOI: 10.1109/CDC.2014.7039403
  32. Y. Zu*, U. Lee, and R. Dai, "Distributed Motion Estimation of Space Objects Using Dual Quaternions," 2014 AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition, August, 2014, San Diego, CA. DOI: 10.2514/6.2014-4296
  33. R. Dai, "Three-Dimensional Aircraft Path Planning based on Nonconvex Quadratic Optimization," 2014 American Control Conference, June, 2014, Portland, OR. DOI: 10.1109/ACC.2014.6859054
  34. S. Hosseini, R. Dai and M. Mesbahi, "Power management of cooling systems with dynamic pricing," 2014 American Control Conference, Portland, OR, June, 2014. (Best Presentation of the Session Award) DOI: 10.1109/ACC.2014.6859512
  35. P. Panyakeow, R. Dai and M. Mesbahi, "Optimal Trajectory for Network Establishment of Remote UAVs", American Control Conference, June 2013, Washington, D.C. DOI: 10.1109/ACC.2013.6580552
  36. S. Hosseini, R. Dai and M. Mesbahi, "Optimal Path Planning and Power Allocation for a Long Endurance Solar-Powered UAV", 2013 American Control Conference, June 2013, Washington, D.C. DOI: 10.1109/ACC.2013.6580224
  37. R. Dai, "Path Planning of Solar-Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicles at Low Altitude," IEEE 56th Midwest Symposium on Circuits & Systems, August 2013, Columbus, OH (Invited Paper). DOI: 10.1109/MWSCAS.2013.6674743
  38. R. Dai, "Optimal Collision Avoidance Maneuver for Fractionated Spacecraft within Networked System," AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, August 2013, Hilton Head, SC. AAS 13-920.
  39. R. Dai, U. Lee, S. Hosseini and M. Mesbahi, "Optimal Path Planning for Solar-Powered UAVs based on Unit Quaternions," 51th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control Conference, December 2012, Maui, HI. DOI: 10.1109/CDC.2012.6425972
  40. R. Dai, J. Maximoff and M. Mesbahi, "Formation of Connected Network for Fractionated Spacecraft", 2012 AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Minneapolis, MN. DOI: 10.2514/6.2012-5047
  41. R. Dai, J. Maximoff and M. Mesbahi, "Establishment of Proximity Networks", 2012 American Control Conference, Montreal, Canada. DOI: 10.1109/ACC.2012.6315299
  42. R. Dai and M. Mesbahi, "Optimal Topology Design for Dynamic Networks", 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Orlando, Florida, 2011. DOI: 10.1109/CDC.2011.6161026
  43. A. Chapman, R. Dai and M. Mesbahi, "Network Topology Design for UAV Flocking with Wind Gusts", 2011 AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Portland, Oregon, 2011. DOI: 10.2514/6.2011-6477
  44. R. Dai, Unsik Lee and M. Mesbahi, "Distributed Orbit Determination via Estimation Consensus", 2011 AAS/AIAA Flight Mechanics Conference, New Orleans, February 2011. DOI: 10.1.1.707.1429
  45. R. Dai "B-Splines Based Optimal Control Solution," 2010 AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Toronto, Canada, August 2010. DOI: 10.2514/6.2010-7888
  46. H. Liu and R. Dai, "Statistical Orbit Determination by Global Evolutionary Optimization and Batch Filter," 2010 AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Toronto, Canada, August 2010. DOI: 10.2514/6.2010-8351
  47. R. Dai and J. E. Cochran, "Path Planning for Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles by Parameterized Cornu-Spirals," Proceedings of the 2009 American Control Conference, St. Louis, MO, June 2009. DOI: 10.1109/ACC.2009.5159914
  48. R. Dai, "Three-Dimensional Minimum-Time Interception Trajectory Planning Using Nonlinear Programming and Collocation," AIAA-2007-6787, Proceeding of AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, Hilton Head, SC, Aug 2007. (Best Graduate Student Paper Finalist) DOI: 10.2514/6.2007-6787
  49. R. Dai and J. E. Cochran, "Three-Dimensional Minimum-Time-to-Climb Trajectories in Constrained Airspace," AIAA-2007-1055, 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, Jan 2007. DOI: 10.2514/6.2007-1055

 

Book chapters

  1. Y. Zu* and R. Dai, "Distributed Estimation for Spatial Rigid Motion Based on Dual Quaternion," book chapter in "Multisensor Attitude Estimation: Fundamental Concepts and Applications", Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, 2016.
  2. C. Sun* and R. Dai, "Topology Design and Identiļ¬cation for Dynamic Networks", book chapter in "Cooperative Control of Multi-agent Systems: Theory and Applications", Wiley, 2017