Flight Dynamics & Control/ Hybrid Systems Lab

Welcome to FD&C/HS Lab!

Intelligent & High Assurance Autonomy for CPS

The research in the FD&C/HS Lab (Lab Director: Professor Inseok Hwang) focuses on two directions: fundamental research on Intelligent and High Assurance autonomy for the Cyber-Physical System (CPS), which is a complex (networked) system with interacting physical and logical components, using hybrid systems theory, and its applications to safety-critical aerospace systems such as aircraft, spacecraft, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), and Air Traffic Control (ATC), and multiple-vehicle systems (e.g., swarm of UAS). Note that aerospace systems are good examples of the CPS. For example, a UAS (similarly, aircraft and spacecraft) is composed of an autopilot which is a logical element and a vehicle that is a physical element, thus it is a CPS. (learn more)

July 21, 2020

Shreyansh Shethia received 2nd place in the MathWorks Minidrone Competition at IFAC 2020

Shreyansh Shethia (with teammates from other universities) has secured 2nd position in the MathWorks Minidrone Completition held at the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Conference, Berlin, 2020.

Congratulations Shreyansh! (learn more)

April 14, 2020

Professor Hwang awarded with the NASA ULI Project Grant

Prof. Hwang has been awarded with the NASA University Leadership Initiative project grant (with North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University) to develop a novel integration of secure and safe autonomous systems used on unmanned Advanced Air Mobility aircraft with the goal of advancing their technical readiness level and be ready for industry to consider using these technologies.

Congratulations Prof. Hwang! (learn more)

March, 2020

Chiyu Zhang graduated with Doctorate in AAE

Chiyu Zhang has graduated with PhD. in AAE for successful defense of her thesis titled "Multi-target Tracking and Identity Management using Multiple Mobile Sensors". Congratulations, Dr. Chiyu on a successful defense!

March, 2020

Raj Deshmukh graduated with Doctorate in AAE

Raj Deshmukh has graduated with PhD. in AAE for successful defense of her thesis titled "Data-driven Anomaly and Precursor Detection for Metroplex Airspace Operations". Congratulations, Dr. Raj on a successful defense!

November 19, 2019

Dohyeung Kim graduated with Doctorate in AAE

Dohyeung Kim has graduated with PhD. in AAE for successful defense of her thesis titled "Multi-Target Tracking Algorithms for Cluttered Environments". Congratulations, Dr. Dohyeung on a successful defense!

September 16, 2019

Professor Hwang awarded with the NSF CPS Grant

Prof. Hwang has been awarded with the NSF CPS Grant to further research into Cyber-physical systems and to seek constructive methods to answer the question: How can we design cyber-physical systems to be responsive and personalized, yet also provide high-confidence assurances of reliability? Congratulations, Prof. Hwang! (learn more)

August, 2019

Jooyoung Lee graduated with Doctorate in AAE

Jooyoung Lee has graduated with PhD. in AAE for successful defense of her thesis titled "Stochastic Hybrid Systems Modeling and Estimation with Applications to Air Traffic Control". Congratulations, Dr. Jooyoung on a successful defense! (learn more)

August, 2019

Sooyoung Byeon awarded with Ross Fellowship

Ross Fellowship is awarded to recruit outstanding, PhD. track students to graduate programs at Purdue University. Congratulations, Sooyoung!

June 21, 2019

Raj Deshmukh & Dawei Sun win Best Paper Award at ATM Seminar

Air Traffic Management (ATM) Seminar is held every two years, alternating between the USA and Europe, and aims to develop solutions that are globally relevant, encompassing SESAR, NextGen and other international programs. Congratulations Raj & Dawei for winning the best paper award! (learn more)

April 30, 2019

Shanelle Clark awarded the AIAA Diversity Scholarship

AIAA Diversity Fellowship aims to provide opportunities for underrepresented university students pursuing a degree in aerospace to attend an AIAA forum. Congratulations, Shanelle! (learn more)

April 2, 2019

Professor Hwang awarded with the C.T. Sun Award

Professor Inseok Hwang has been awarded the C.T. Sun Award for the development of modelling, analysis, and control methodologies and theory for Cyber-Physical Systems. C.T. Sun Award is an annually awarded to an individual or a team of faculty members in AAE to recognise high quality contributions in science and engineering. (learn more)

December, 2018

James Goppert graduated with Doctorate in AAE

James Goppert has graduated with PhD. in AAE for successful defense of her thesis titled "Security and Verification of Unmanned Vehicles". Congratulations, Dr. James on a successful defense! (learn more)

November 1, 2018

Jooyoung awarded 2018 AAE Quarter Time Teaching Assistant Award

Jooyoung Lee (Ph.D. Student) has been selected as the 2018 AAE Quarter Time Teaching Assistant Award recipient. This award honors AAE quarter time Teaching Assistants for their dedication to students and their outstanding teaching contributions.