Dr Yang Yang
Lecturer

Dr Yang Yang

Engineering
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Dr Yang Yang is an expert in astrodynamics, space navigation and space situational awareness. He is passionate about emerging space technologies and how they are reflected on our daily life, and endeavours to preserve a safer, more secure, and more sustainable space environment for humankind. He completed his PhD in Space Engineering in 2015. Since then, he has been working for universities across Australia and China, such as RMIT University, Sun Yat-sen University and The University of Sydney, where he has developed solid skills in Space Engineering teaching and research. Now he is working as a Space Engineering Lecturer with UNSW MECH and continuing his momentum in solving for real-world Space Engineering problems.

Location
208H, Level 2, Building J17
  • Book Chapters | 2015
    Yang Y; Yue X; Tang G; Cui H; Song B, 2015, 'Orbit determination using combined GPS + Beidou observations for low earth cubesats: Software validation in ground testbed', in , pp. 321 - 334, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-46632-2_27
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Lin B; Zhong L; Zhuge S; Yang X; Yang Y; Wang K; Zhang X, 2022, 'A New Pattern for Detection of Streak-Like Space Target from Single Optical Images', IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2021.3135652
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wang Z; Li Z; Wang L; Wang N; Yang Y; Li R; Zhang Y; Liu A; Yuan H; Hoque M, 2022, 'Comparison of the real-time precise orbit determination for LEO between kinematic and reduced-dynamic modes', Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, vol. 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.measurement.2021.110224
    Journal articles | 2022
    Yang Y; Klein E; He C; Cai H; Zhang Y, 2022, 'PHiFA—A tool for numerical propagation of high-fidelity astrodynamics', Astrodynamics, vol. 6, pp. 189 - 204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s42064-021-0113-1
    Journal articles | 2022
    Yang Y; Maj R; He C; Norman R; Kerr E; Carter B; Currie J; Gower S, 2022, 'Comparison of Atmospheric Mass Density Models Using a New Data Source: COSMIC Satellite Ephemerides', IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, vol. 37, pp. 6 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MAES.2021.3125101
    Journal articles | 2021
    Gong B; Li S; Shi J; Yang Y, 2021, 'Rotation based analytic range-only initial relative orbit solution for natural periodic motion', Acta Astronautica, vol. 178, pp. 584 - 594, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2020.09.050
    Journal articles | 2021
    Qu C; Zhang Y; Yang Y; Wang S, 2021, 'Discrete probabilistic detection model for a Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode array with crosstalk', OPTICS LETTERS, vol. 46, pp. 1442 - 1445, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.419204
    Journal articles | 2021
    Yang Q; Yang X; Yang Y; Yang Y, 2021, 'Distributed Cooperative Localization Based on Bearing-Only Sensors', IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 21, pp. 23645 - 23657, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2021.3105541
    Journal articles | 2020
    Cai H; Gehly S; Yang Y; Zhang K, 2020, 'Modeling birth for the labeled multi-Bernoulli filter using a boundary-value approach', Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 43, pp. 162 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.G004112
    Journal articles | 2020
    Cai H; Yang Y; Gehly S; He C; Jah M, 2020, 'Sensor tasking for search and catalog maintenance of geosynchronous space objects', Acta Astronautica, vol. 175, pp. 234 - 248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2020.05.063
    Journal articles | 2020
    He C; Yang Y; Carter B; Zhang K; Hu A; Li W; Deleflie F; Norman R; Wu S, 2020, 'Impact of Thermospheric Mass Density on the Orbit Prediction of LEO Satellites', Space Weather, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2019SW002336
    Journal articles | 2020
    Qu C; Zhang Y; Zhang X; Yang Y, 2020, 'Reinforcement learning-based data association for multiple target tracking in clutter', Sensors (Switzerland), vol. 20, pp. 1 - 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s20226595
    Journal articles | 2020
    Yang Y; Klein E; Sagnières L, 2020, 'Tumbling object deorbiting using spaceborne laser engagement – A CubeSat case study', Advances in Space Research, vol. 65, pp. 1742 - 1757, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2020.01.002
    Journal articles | 2019
    Bu Y; Yang Y; Tang W; Ding C; Yin H, 2019, 'Constraints-based optical hybrid navigation for small-body close flybys', Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 42, pp. 1093 - 1104, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.G001847
    Journal articles | 2019
    Cai H; Gehly S; Yang Y; Hoseinnezhad R; Norman R; Zhang K, 2019, 'Multisensor tasking using analytical Rényi divergence in labeled multi-Bernoulli filtering', Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 42, pp. 2078 - 2085, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.G004232
    Journal articles | 2019
    Gong B; Li S; Yang Y; Shi J; Li W, 2019, 'Maneuver-free approach to range-only initial relative orbit determination for spacecraft proximity operations', Acta Astronautica, vol. 163, pp. 87 - 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2018.11.010
    Journal articles | 2018
    Cai H; Yang Y; Gehly S; Wu S; Zhang K, 2018, 'Improved tracklet association for space objects using short-arc optical measurements', Acta Astronautica, vol. 151, pp. 836 - 847, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2018.07.024
    Journal articles | 2018
    He C; Yang Y; Carter B; Kerr E; Wu S; Deleflie F; Cai H; Zhang K; Sagnières L; Norman R, 2018, 'Review and comparison of empirical thermospheric mass density models', Progress in Aerospace Sciences, vol. 103, pp. 31 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paerosci.2018.10.003
    Journal articles | 2018
    Li W; Yue J; Guo J; Yang Y; Zou B; Shen Y; Zhang K, 2018, 'Statistical seismo-ionospheric precursors of M7.0+ earthquakes in Circum-Pacific seismic belt by GPS TEC measurements', Advances in Space Research, vol. 61, pp. 1206 - 1219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2017.12.013
    Journal articles | 2018
    Li W; Yue J; Wu S; Yang Y; Li Z; Bi J; Zhang K, 2018, 'Ionospheric responses to typhoons in Australia during 2005–2014 using GNSS and FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC measurements', GPS Solutions, vol. 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10291-018-0722-1
    Journal articles | 2018
    Li W; Yue J; Yang Y; He C; Hu A; Zhang K, 2018, 'Ionospheric and Thermospheric Responses to the Recent Strong Solar Flares on 6 September 2017', Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, vol. 123, pp. 8865 - 8883, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2018JA025700
    Journal articles | 2017
    Li W; Yue J; Yang Y; Li Z; Guo J; Pan Y; Zhang K, 2017, 'Analysis of ionospheric disturbances associated with powerful cyclones in East Asia and North America', Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, vol. 161, pp. 43 - 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jastp.2017.06.012
    Journal articles | 2016
    Bu Y; Tang W; Fa W; Ding C; Tang G; Yang Y; Cao J; Chen H; Yin H, 2016, 'Relative Trajectory Estimation During Chang'e-2 Probe's Flyby of Asteroid Toutatis Using Dynamics, Optical, and Radio Constraints', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, vol. 54, pp. 4680 - 4693, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2016.2548713
    Journal articles | 2016
    Cai H; Zhang JR; Yang Y; Gehly S; Wu SQ; He CY; Hu AD; Zhang KF, 2016, 'Improved tracklet association method for initial orbit determination of space debris', Journal of Beijing Institute of Technology (English Edition), vol. 25, pp. 143 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.15918/j.jbit1004-0579.201625.S229
    Journal articles | 2016
    Li W; Guo J; Yue J; Shen Y; Yang Y, 2016, 'Total electron content anomalies associated with global VEI4 + volcanic eruptions during 2002–2015', Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, vol. 325, pp. 98 - 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2016.06.017
    Journal articles | 2016
    Li W; Guo J; Yue J; Yang Y; Li Z; Lu D, 2016, 'Contrastive research of ionospheric precursor anomalies between Calbuco volcanic eruption on April 23 and Nepal earthquake on April 25, 2015', Advances in Space Research, vol. 57, pp. 2141 - 2153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2016.02.014
    Journal articles | 2016
    Yang Y; Yue X; Dempster AG, 2016, 'GPS-based onboard real-time orbit determination for leo satellites using consider Kalman filter', IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 52, pp. 769 - 777, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TAES.2015.140758
    Journal articles | 2015
    Yang Y; Yue X; Yuan J, 2015, 'GPS Based Reduced-Dynamic Orbit Determination for Low Earth Orbiters with Ambiguity Fixing', International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, vol. 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/723414
    Journal articles | 2014
    Yang Y; Li Y; Rizos C; Dempster AG; Yue X, 2014, 'Inter-satellite ranging augmented GPS relative navigation for satellite formation flying', Journal of Navigation, vol. 67, pp. 437 - 449, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0373463313000763
    Journal articles | 2014
    Yang Y; Yue X; Yuan J; Rizos C, 2014, 'Enhancing the kinematic precise orbit determination of low earth orbiters using GPS receiver clock modelling', Advances in Space Research, vol. 54, pp. 1901 - 1912, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2014.07.016
  • Conference Papers | 2021
    Chen J; Zhang Y; Yang Y; Qu C, 2021, 'Multi-target Track-to-Track Association Based on Relative Coordinate Assignment Matrix', in Proceedings of the 33rd Chinese Control and Decision Conference, CCDC 2021, pp. 1255 - 1260, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CCDC52312.2021.9602673
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Yang Y, 2020, 'A Sequential L-p-norm Filter for Robust Estimation', in PROCEEDINGS OF 2020 23RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION FUSION (FUSION 2020), IEEE, ELECTR NETWORK, pp. 1228 - 1232, presented at 23rd International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION), ELECTR NETWORK, 06 July 2020 - 09 July 2020, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000659928700164&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Yang Y, 2020, 'A Sequential Lp-norm filter for robust estimation', in Proceedings of 2020 23rd International Conference on Information Fusion, FUSION 2020, IEEE, presented at 2020 IEEE 23rd International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION), 06 July 2020 - 09 July 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.23919/FUSION45008.2020.9190602
    Preprints | 2020
    Yang Y; Maj R; He C; Norman R; Kerr E; Carter BA; Currie JL; Gower S, 2020, Comparison of atmospheric mass density models using a new data source: COSMIC satellite ephemerides, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10502170.1
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Yang Y; Cai H; Gong B; Norman R, 2019, 'Schmidt-Kalman Filter with Polynomial Chaos Expansion for State Estimation', in FUSION 2019 - 22nd International Conference on Information Fusion
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Cai H; Yang Y; Gehly S; Zhang K, 2018, 'SPACE-BASED MULTI-SENSOR MULTI-TARGET TRACKING FOR GEOSYNCHRONOUS SPACE OBJECTS', in Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Changsha, China, pp. 1477 - 1500, presented at 4th IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems (DYCOSS), Changsha, China, 21 May 2018 - 23 May 2018
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Gong B; Shi J; Li W; Yang Y, 2018, 'Range-only relative navigation for periodic motion during close-in proximity operations', in Luo YZ; Chern JS; Chen XQ; Chen L (eds.), Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, UNIVELT INC, Natl Univ Defense Technol, Changsha, PEOPLES R CHINA, pp. 509 - 519, presented at 4th International-Academy-of-Astronautics Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems (DyCoSS '2018), Natl Univ Defense Technol, Changsha, PEOPLES R CHINA, 21 May 2018 - 23 May 2018, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000482843500039&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Cai H; Yang Y; Gehly S; Wu S; Zhang K, 2017, 'Improved tracklet association for space debris using short-arc optical measurements', in Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC, pp. 11526 - 11538
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Yang Y; Cai H, 2017, 'Analysis of adaptive Gaussian mixture unscented kalman filter using sparse optical observations for initial orbit determination', in Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC, pp. 3997 - 4004
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Cai H; Yang Y; Gehly S; Wu S; Afful M; Zhang K, 2016, 'Relative state estimation of space debris based on the stereo-vision measurement system', in AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2016
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Yang Y; Yue X; Li Y; Rizos C; Demspter AG, 2014, 'GPS Receiver Clock Modelling for Kinematic-Based Precise Orbit Determination of Low Earth Orbiters', in Sun J (ed.), China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC) 2014 Proceedings: Volume III, Springer, Nanjing, China, pp. 133 - 142, presented at China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC) 2014, Nanjing, China, 21 May 2014 - 23 May 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-54740-9_12
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Li P; Yue X; Yang Y; Chi X; Luo G, 2013, 'A novel nonlinear guidance scheme for power-limited autonomous rendezvous with fixed docking direction and collision avoidance constranits', in Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC, pp. 5215 - 5223

My research interests include understanding and predicting RSO (Resident Space Object) behaviours by inferring various types of tracking data for Space Navigation (SN) and Space Situational Awareness (SSA).
I have gained strong expertise in astrodynamics, nonlinear/non-Gaussian filtering/estimation, data association, GNSS measurement processing, precise orbit determination, measurement simulation, and many other techniques involved in SN and SSA.
Currently I am looking into data inference for RSO behavioural quantification, particularly focusing on pattern of life analysis for satellites and improving the accuracy and robustness of statistical orbit determination. I am looking forward to connecting academia and industry more closely and pursuing a safer, securer and more sustainable space environment.

My Teaching

2022 T3: Satellite Systems Architectures and Orbits