The University of Sheffield
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Email: youngjoo.kim@sheffield.ac.uk
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My research interest/expertise is in data fusion, unmanned aircraft system (UAS, UAV),
terrain-referenced navigation, 
informative path planning, and Bayesian filtering techniques.



Education

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea
  Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, 2018, Thesis: "Ambiguous measurement update in terrain-referenced navigation with particle filtering"
  M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, 2013, Thesis: "Vision-based UAV navigation aided by terrain elevation map"
  B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, 2011
  B.S. in Computer Science, 2011


Research Experience

2018. 6. - Present
(Postdoctoral) Research Associate in Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, The University of Sheffield
  Efficient methods for dealing with big data and complex large scale systems

2018. 3. - 2018. 5.
(Postdoctoral) Research Associate in Aerospace Systems and Control Lab.Department of Aerospace Engineering, KAIST
  Map-based navigation algorithm for unmanned aircraft
  Coordination of hardware/software development for relative pose estimation of unmanned aircraft

2013. 9. - 2018. 2.
Ph.D. Candidate in Aerospace Systems and Control Lab.Department of Aerospace Engineering, KAIST
  Coordination of hardware/software development in the unmanned aircraft team
  Study of informative path planning and control of mobile sensors for target tracking
  Numerical analysis of measurement ambiguity and development of a particle filter algorithm to cope with the ambiguity problem
  Development of control, guidance, and navigation systems for guided gliding munitions
  Performance enhancement of terrain-referenced navigation with various sensors: camera, radar altimeter, or interferometric radar altimeter

2011. 3. - 2013. 8.
M.S. Candidate in Aerospace Systems and Control Lab.Department of Aerospace Engineering, KAIST
  Development and testing of vision-based odemetry using homography relationship
  Development of drivers and application interfaces for an image processing board
  Theoretical study of vision-based terrain-referenced navigation algorithm

Awards

Best Paper Award from Avionics Systems Symposium Korea 2018, "Tightly coupled integration of inertial navigation and terrain-referenced navigation using an interferometric radar altimeter", Jul 2018. (2nd author)

Excellence Award from Korea Aerospace Industries, LTD. The 1st Best Paper Award, "Real‐time path planning to dispatch a mobile sensor into an operational area", Nov 2017.

Best Paper Presentation Award from the 2016 Korean Society for Aeronautical & Space Sciences Fall Conference, "Modeling and analysis of error characteristics of interferometric radar altimeter", Apr 2017. (2nd author)

Publications  ResearchGate  Google Scholar

International Journal

Y. Kim, W. Jung, and H. Bang, "Real‐time path planning to dispatch a mobile sensor into an operational area", 
  Information Fusion, 45, 27-37, Jan 2019.

Y. Kim, J. Park, and H. Bang, "Terrain referenced navigation using an interferometric radar altimeter",
  NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, 65(2), 157-167, Jul 2018.

S. Mok, Y. Kim, and H. Bang, "Vision‐based terrain referenced navigation of aerial vehicles using an adaptive extended Kalman filter", 
  Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 232(8), 1584-1597, Jun 2018.

Y. Kim and H. Bang, "Vision‐based navigation for unmanned aircraft using ground feature points and terrain elevation data", 
  Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 232(7), 1334-1346, Jun 2018.

J. Hong, Y. Kim, and H. Bang, "Cooperative circular pattern target tracking using navigation function", 
  Aerospace Science and Technology, 76, 105-111, May 2018.

Y. Kim, K. Hong, and H. Bang, "Utilizing out‐of‐sequence measurement for ambiguous update in particle filtering",
  IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 54(1), 493‐501, Feb 2018.

T. Savitri, Y. Kim, S. Jo, and H. Bang, "Satellite constellation orbit design optimization with combined genetic algorithm and semi-analytical approach"
  
International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Volume 2017, Article ID 1235692, 17 pages, May 2017.

Y. Kim, W. Jung, and H. Bang, "Visual target tracking and relative navigation for unmanned aerial vehicles in a GPS‐denied environment", 
  International Journal of Aeronautical and Space Sciences, 15(3), 112‐121, Sep 2014.

D. Lee, Y. Kim, and H. Bang, "Vision‐aided terrain referenced navigation for unmanned aerial vehicles using ground features", 
  Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Aerospace Engineering, 228(13), 2399‐2413, Jan 2014.

D. Lee, Y. Kim, and H. Bang, "Vision‐based terrain referenced navigation for unmanned aerial vehicles using homography relationship", 
  Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 69, 489‐497, Aug 2013.

S. Lim, Y. Kim, D. Lee, and H. Bang, "Standoff target tracking using a vector field for multiple unmanned aircrafts",
  Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 69, 347‐360, Jan 2013.

International Conference

​J. Park, Y. Kim, and H. Bang, "Integrated navigation of interferometric radar altimter-aided terrain referenced navigation and inertial navigation",
  International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems, Aug 2018.

Y. Kim and H. Bang, "Monte-Carlo calculation of Cramer-Rao bound for non-Gaussian recursive filtering",
  Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, Oct 2017.

Y. Kim and H. Bang, "Multivariate mutual information of interferometric radar altimeter for an application to terrain-referenced navigation",
  International Conference on Signals and Systems
, May 2017.

T. Kim, Y. Kim, and H. Bang, "Improvement of the attitude determination accuracy for nanosatellites using a camera sensor",
  European Navigation Conference, May 2017.

K. Kim, Y. Kim, and H. Bang, "Robust navigation filter using crater matching algorithm in planetary landing",
  European Navigation Conference, May 2017.

J. Park, Y. Kim, and H. Bang, "A new measurement model of interferometric radar altimeter for terrain referenced navigation using particle filter",
  European Navigation Conference, May 2017.

K. Hong, Y. Kim, and H. Bang, "Comparison of solutions for measurement ambiguity in terrain referenced navigation",
  European Navigation Conference, May 2017.

T. Shim, Y. Kim, and H. Bang, "Operation scenarios of unmanned aircraft systems integrated into the Korean national airspace system",
  Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, Sep 2016.

T. Shim, Y. Kim, and H. Bang, "Hybrid fuzzy-PID control and modeling of coaxial rotor helicopter",
  International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Jun 2016.

W. Jung, Y. Kim, and H. Bang, "Target state estimation for vision-based landing on a moving ground target",
  International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Jun 2016.

Y. Kim and H. Bang, "Decentralized control of multiple unmanned aircraft for target tracking and obstacle avoidance",
  International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Jun 2016.

Y. Kim, W. Jung, C. Kim, S. Lee, K. Tahk, and H. Bang, "Development of multiple unmanned aircraft system and flight experiment",
  International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Jun 2015.

Y. Kim and H. Bang, "Airborne multisensor management for multitarget tracking",
  International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Jun 2015.

Y. Kim and H. Bang, "Utilization of terrain elevation map in SLAM for unmanned aircraft",
  International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications, Feb 2015.

Y. Kim and H. Bang, "Ad-hoc inter-vehicle communication of multiple UAVs",
  International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, Oct 2014.

Y. Kim, S. Lim, and H. Bang, "Attitude estimation for unmanned aircraft using a multiplicative extended Kalman filter",
  Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, Nov 2013.

Y. Kim, D. Lee, and H. Bang, "Vision-only terrain referenced navigation and uncertainty analysis for unmanned aircraft",
  AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Aug 2013.

Y. Kim and H. Yeum, "Business of artificial meteoric shower event",
  International Astronautical Congress, Oct 2012.

Y. Kim, D. Lee, and H. Bang, "Vision-only navigation aided by terrain elevation map", 
  International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, Jan 2012.


Patents

H. Bang, Y. Kim, Y. Lee, and J. Oh, "Devices for correcting perspective distortion and method of correcting perspective distortion", Registration Number 10-1784315, Korea, Oct 2017.

H. Bang and Y. Kim, "A sensor guiding method for target tracking, and sensor guiding system and an air vehicle using the same", Registration Number 10-1745506, Korea, Jun 2017.

H. Bang and Y. Kim, "Vision-based navigation solution estimation system and method in terrain referenced navigation", Registration Number 10-1737950, Korea, May 2017.

Under Review: H. Bang, K. Hong, and Y. Kim, "Particle resampling method for particle filter", Application Number 10-2018-xxxxxxx, Korea, May 2018.

Under Review: H. Bang and Y. Kim, "Multi-sensor management system and method for multi-target tracking", Application Number 10-2015-xxxxxxx, Korea, Dec 2015.

Projects

2018. 6. - 2019. 1.
  SETA: An open, sustainable, ubiquitous data and service ecosystem for efficient, effective, resilient mobility in metropolitan area
  Funded by the European Commission as part of the Horizon 2020 programme
  Partners: University of Sheffield (Lead), Delft University (NL), University of Cantabria (Spain), Sheffield Hallam University (UK), Knowledge now Limited (UK), The FLOOW Limited (UK), TSS-TRANSPORT SIMULATION SYSTEMS SL (Spain), Software Mind SA (Poland), AIZOON CONSULTING SRL (Italy), AYUNTAMIENTO DE SANTANDER (Spain), Citta di Torino (Italy), Birmingham City Council, Scyfer B.V. (NL).
  Role: efficient methods for dealing with big data and large scale systems

2017. 12. - 2018. 5.
  Map-based navigation using low cost sensors
  Funded by Poongsan-KAIST Research Center
  Role: map-based navigation algorithm for unmanned aircraft

2017. 1. - 2018. 5.
  Vision based relative navigation for autonomous air refueling
  Funded by Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
  Partners: Chosun University, Zerom Inc.
  Role: Relative pose estimation algorithm

2016. 8. - 2017. 12.
  Performance enhancement for high-altitude terrain-referenced navigation
  Funded by Agency for Defense Development
  Partners: Seoul National University
  Role: Terrain-referenced navigation using an interferometric radar altimeter

2015. 6. - 2016. 11.
  Flight control system development for guided gliding munitions
  Funded by Agency for Defense Development
  Partners: Poongsan Inc.
  Role: Attitude estimation filter, GNC of gliding munitions, 6DOF simulation

2014. 6. - 2016. 5.
  Land-based surveillance UAV autopilot for 3D geosystem building
  Funded by Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
  Partners: DusiTech Inc.
  Role: On-board autopilot software, on-board path planning software

2013. 12. - 2015. 12.
  Policy research on infrastructure for civil unmanned aircraft integrated into national airspace
  Funded by Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs
  Partners: Korea Institute of Aviation Safety Technology, Korea Aerospace Research Institute, 
                 Korean Air, Korea Aerospace Industries LTD., Inha University, 6 labs in KAIST
  Role: Case study and suggestions for ground-based sense and avoid system

2012. 10. - 2014. 12.
  Heterogeneous unmanned aircraft system for cooperation
  Funded by Agency for Defense Development
  Partners: 6 labs in KAIST
  Role: Multi-sensor data fusion, multi-agent path planning, flight test coordination

2011. 8. - 2013. 1.
  Target geolocation and path planning for small unmanned aircraft
  Funded by Hanhwa R&D Center
  Role: Target tracking filter, path planning algorithm


Teaching

2010, 2014-2016
  Teaching Assistant in KAIST
  Spacecraft Systems (2016 Spring)
  
Compressed Aerodynamics (2015 Fall)
  Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control (2015 Spring)
  
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Seminar (2014 Fall)
  Introduction to Programming (2010 Spring, Fall)


Reviewer Activities  Publon

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering
International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks
IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation
Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Sensors
International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems