Publications

2021

  1. Amer Al-Radaideh and Liang Sun, “Self-Localization of Tethered Drones without a Cable Force Sensor in GPS-Denied Environments”, Drones, 5(135), 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/drones5040135
  2. Deepak Gala, Nathan Lindsay, and Liang Sun, “Multi-Sound-Source Localization Using Machine Learning for Small Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles with a Self-Rotating Bi-Microphone Array”, Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, 103 (52), 2021. DOI: 10.1007/s10846-021-01481-4.
  3. Leonardo Escamilla III, Yang Shi, Zhenbo Wang, Sijo Augustine, Olga Lavrova, Satishkuma Ranade, and Liang Sun, “Development of Distributed Model Predictive Control Tools for Power Generation Systems”, The 53rd North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA, November, 14-16, 2021.
  4. Leonardo Escamilla and Liang Sun, “Uncertainty-Aware Task Allocation for Distributed Autonomous Robots”, arXiv preprint arXiv: 2107.10350, 2021. PDF
  5. Hunter Stuckey, Amer Al-Radaideh, Leonardo Escamilla, Liang Sun, Luis Rodolfo Garcia Carrillo, and Wei Tang, “An Optical Spatial Localization System for Tracking Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Using a Single Dynamic Vision Sensor”, 2021 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), virtual, accepted.  
  6. Yuchou Chang and Liang Sun, “EEG-Based Emotion Recognition for Modulating Social-Aware Robot Navigation”, In Proc. of 2021 43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC), October 2021, virtual, accepted.
  7. Nathan Lindsay, Russell Buehling, and Liang Sun, “A Sequential Task Addition Distributed Assignment Algorithm for Multi-Robot Systems”, Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems (JINT), 102 (51), pp. 1-12. DOI: 10.1007/s10846-021-01394-2
  8. Jesus Rosales Rosales, Gabriel Alexis Guijarro Reyes, Liang Sun, Luis Rodolfo Garcia Carrillo, and Andress Gross, “Development of an Autonomous Soaring Algorithm for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems”, In Proc. of 2021 IEEE International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), Athens, Greece, May 2020, pp. 1123-1130, DOI: 10.1109/ICUAS51884.2021.9476798.
  9. Robert Selje II, Amer Al-Radaideh, and Liang Sun, “Efficient Three Dimensional Formation Control for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in GPS-Denied Environments”, In Proc. of 2021 American Control Conference (ACC), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, May 2021, pp. 3761-3766, DOI: 10.23919/ACC50511.2021.9483176.
  10. Carlos Estrada and Liang Sun, “Trajectory Tracking Control of a Drone-Guided Hose System for Fluid Delivery”, In Proc. of 2021 AIAA Science and Technology Forum (SciTech), January 2021, AIAA 2021-1003. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2021-1003
  11. Robert Selje II and Liang Sun, “Learning Global Network Topology Using Local Information for Multi-Agent Coordination”, In Proc. of 2021 AIAA Science and Technology Forum (SciTech), January 2021, AIAA 2021-1768. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2021-1768
  12. Zhenbo Wang,  Peng Wei, and Liang Sun, “Optimal Cruise, Descent, and Landing of eVTOL Vehicles for Urban Air Mobility using Convex Optimization”, In Proc. of 2021 AIAA Science and Technology Forum (SciTech), January 2021, AIAA 2021-0577. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2021-0577

2020

  1. Mahdi Haghshenas-Jaryani, Hakki Erhan Sevil, and Liang Sun, “Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance of Snake-Robot Guided by a Co-Robot UAV Visual Servoing”, In Proc. of 2020 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, Oct 2020. DSCC2020-3156, V001T05A001. DOI: 10.1115/DSCC2020-3156
  2. Nathan Lindsay and Liang Sun, “A Task-Oriented Distributed Assignment Algorithm for Collaborative Unmanned Aerial Systems”, In Proc. of 2020 IEEE International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), Athens, Greece, September 2020, pp. 405-411. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICUAS48674.2020.9213838 
  3. Zahedi, R., Ceh-Varela, E., Robert Selje II, Liang Sun, and Cao, H., “Neural Network Based Approaches to Mobile Target Localization and Tracking Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”, In Proc. of 2020 AIAA Science and Technology Forum (SciTech), Orlando, Florida, USA, January 2020. AIAA 2020-0392. DOI:10.2514/6.2020-0392
  4. Arezoo Samiei and Liang Sun“Distributed Recursive Hungarian-Based Approaches to Fast Task Allocation for Unmanned Aircraft Systems”, In Proc. of 2020 AIAA Science and Technology Forum (SciTech), Orlando, Florida, USA, January 2020. AIAA 2020-0658. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2020-0658 
  5. Amer Al-Radaideh, Selje II, R.,  and Liang Sun, “Relative Dynamics Modeling and Three-Dimensional Formation Control for Leader-Follower UAVs in the Presence of Wind”, In Proc. of 2020 AIAA Science and Technology Forum (SciTech), Orlando, Florida, USA, January 2020, AIAA 2020-0878. DOI: 10.2514/6.2020-0878

2019

  1. Douglas Brown and Liang Sun, “Dynamic Exhaustive Mobile Target Search Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 55, no. 6, 2019, pp. 3413-3423. DOI: 10.1109/TAES.2019.2907391
  2. Deepak Gala and Liang Sun, “Moving Sound Source Localization And Tracking Using A Self Rotating Bi-Microphone Array”, In Proc. of 2019 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC), Park City, Utah, USA, Oct 2019. DSCC2019-9024, V001T09A002. DOI: 10.1115/DSCC2019-9024.
  3. Arezoo Samiei, Sarah Ismail, and Liang Sun“Cluster-Based Hungarian Approach to Task Allocation for Collaborative Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”, In Proc. of 2019 IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference (NAECON), Dayton, OH, USA, 2019, pp. 148-154. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/NAECON46414.2019.9057847.
  4. Amer Al-Radaideh and Liang Sun, “Observability Analysis and Bayesian Filtering for Self-Localization of a Tethered Multicopter in GPS-Denied Environments”, In Proc. of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), Atlanta, Georgia, USA, June 2019, pp. 1041-1047. DOI: 10.1109/ICUAS.2019.8797913.
  5. Deepak Gala, Nathan Lindsay, and Liang Sun, “Realtime Active Sound Source Localization for Unmanned Ground Robots Using a Self-Rotational Bi-Microphone Array”, Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, vol. 95, pp. 935-954, 2019 DOI: 10.1007/s10846-018-0908-3.

2018

  1. Dutta, R., Liang Sun, and Pack, D., “A Decentralized Formation and Network Connectivity Tracking Controller for Multiple Unmanned Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 26, no. 6, 2018, pp. 2206 – 2213. DOI: 10.1109/TCST.2017.2740837
  2. Robert Selje II and Liang Sun, “A Survey of Hardware Advances and Techniques for Vision-Based Object Detection, Classification, and Tracking”, In Proc. of 2018 International Conference of Control, Dynamic Systems, and Robotics, Niagara Falls, Canada, June 2018.
  3. Deepak Gala, Nathan Lindsay, and Liang Sun, “Three-Dimensional Sound Source Localization for Unmanned Ground Vehicles with a Self-Rotational Two-Microphone Array”, In Proc. of 2018 International Conference of Control, Dynamic Systems, and Robotics, Niagara Falls, Canada, June 2018.
  4. Arezoo Samiei, Bin Hu, Shiyu Zhao, and Liang Sun, “A Decision-Making Framework for Robust Multi-Agent Systems in Risky Communication Scenarios”, In Proc. of 2018 AIAA Science and Technology Forum (SciTech), Kissimmee, Florida, USA, January 2018.

2017

  1. Farmani, N., Liang Sun, and Pack, D., “A Scalable Multi-Target Tracking System For Cooperative Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 53, no. 4, 2017, pp. 1947 – 1961. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/TAES.2017.2677746
  2. Amer Al-Radaideh and Liang Sun, “Self Localization of a Tethered Quadcopter Using Onboard Sensors in a GPS-Denied Environment”, IEEE International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Miami, Florida, USA, June 2017, pp. 271-277. DOI: 10.1109/ICUAS.2017.7991436.
  3. Douglas Brown and Liang Sun, “Exhaustive Mobile Target Search and Non-intrusive Reconnaissance Using Cooperative Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”, IEEE International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Miami, Florida, USA, June 2017, pp. 1425-1431. DOI: 10.1109/ICUAS.2017.7991466
  4. Sarah Ismail and Liang Sun, “Decentralized Hungarian-Based Approach for Fast and Scalable Task Allocation”, IEEE International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Miami, Florida, USA, June 2017,  pp. 23-28. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICUAS.2017.7991447
  5. Liang Sun, Bin Hu, and Shiyu Zhao, “An Event-Triggering-Based Approach for Three-Dimensional Local-Level Frame Formation Control of Leader-Follower UAVs”, IEEE International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Miami, Florida, USA, June 2017, pp. 472-479. DOI: 10.1109/ICUAS.2017.7991341.

2016

  1. Zhong, X., Sun, L., and Yost, W., “Active Binaural Localization of Multiple Sound Sources”, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 85, 2016, pp. 83-92. DOI:10.1016/j.robot.2016.07.008.
  2. Zhao, H., Jin, T., Wang, S., and Sun, L., “A Real-Time Selective Harmonic Elimination Based on A Transient-free, Inner Closed-Loop Control for Cascaded Multilevel Inverters”, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 31(2), 2016, pp. 1000-1014. DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2015.2413898.
  3. Lwowski, J., Sun, L., and Pack, D., “Heterogeneous Bi-Directional Cooperative Unmanned Vehicles for Obstacle Avoidance”, ASME 2016 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, October 2016. DOI: 10.1115/DSCC2016-9645
  4. Sun, L. and Hu, B., “Event-Triggering in Three-Dimensional Leader-Follower Formation Control for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”, ASME 2016 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, October 2016. DOI: 10.1115/DSCC2016-9783.   
  5. Dutta, R., Sun, L., and Pack, D., “Multi-agent Formation Control with Maintaining and Controlling Network Connectivity”, IEEE American Control Conference, Boston, MA, USA, July 2016, 1036 – 1041.  DOI: 10.1109/ACC.2016.7525051.
  6. Sun, L. and Pack, D., “Guidance Law Design for Tracking Mobile Ground Targets Using An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle with A Fixed Camera”,  IEEE International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Arlington, VA, USA, June 2016, 235-241. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICUAS.2016.7502611
  7. Sun, L. and Pack, D., “A Novel Estimation Technique Based on Curve Fitting and Sigma-Point Kalman Filtering with Time-delayed Measurements”,  IEEE International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Arlington, VA, USA, June 2016, 580-588. DOI: 10.1109/ICUAS.2016.7502610.

2015

  1. Zhong, X., Yost, W., and Sun, L.,”Dynamic Binaural Sound Source Localization with ITD Cues: Human Listeners”, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 137(4), 2015, pp. 2376-2376. DOI:10.1121/1.4920636.
  2. Sun, L., Zhong, X., and Yost, W., “Dynamic Binaural Sound Source Localization with Interaural Time Difference Cues: Artificial Listeners”, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 137(4), 2015, pp. 2226-2226. DOI:10.1121/1.4920636.
  3. Sun, L., Castagno, J., Hedengren, J. D., and Beard, R. W., “Parameter Estimation for Towed Cable Systems Using Moving Horizon Estimation”, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 51(2), 2015, pp. 1432-1446. DOI: 10.1109/TAES.2014.130642
  4. Sun, L. and Pack, D., “Controlling Unmanned Aerial Vehicles With A Pre-Existing Autopilot System In The Loop”, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Osaka, Japan, December 2015, pp. 476-481. DOI: 10.1109/CDC.2015.7402245.  
  5. Farmani, N., Sun, L., and Pack, D., “Tracking Multiple Mobile Targets Using Cooperative Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”, IEEE International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Denver, Colorado, USA, June 2015, pp. 395-400. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICUAS.2015.7152315
  6. Sun, L. and Pack, D., “Mobile Target Tracking Using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle with a Non-Gimbaled Video Sensor”, AIAA Science and Technology Forum: AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Kissimmee, Florida, USA, January 2015. DOI: 10.2514/6.2015-1077.  

Before 2015

  1. Sun, L., Baek, S., and Pack, D., “Distributed Probabilistic Search and Tracking of Agile Mobile Ground Targets Using a Network of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”, Human Behavior Understanding in Networked Sensing, Springer International Publishing, 2014. ISBN: 978-3-319-10806-3. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-10807-0_14.
  2. Lwowski, J., Sun, L., Mexquitic, R., Sharma, R., and Pack, D., “A Reactive Bearing Angle Only Obstacle Avoidance Technique for Unmanned Ground Vehicles”, Journal of Automation and Control Research, Vol. 1(1), 2014, pp. 31-37. DOI: 10.11159/jacr.2014.004
  3. Nichols, J. W., Sun, L., Beard, R. W., and McLain, T. W. “Aerial Rendezvous of Small Unmanned Aircraft Using a Passive Towed Cable System”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 37(4), 2014, pp. 1131-1142. DOI: arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/1.62220
  4. Sun, L., Hedengren, J. D., and Beard, R. W., “Optimal Trajectory Generation using Model Predictive Control for Aerially Towed Cable Systems”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 37(2), 2014, pp. 525-539. DOI: arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/1.60820
  5. Farmani, N., Sun, L., and Pack, D., “Optimal UAV Sensor Management and Path Planning for Tracking Multiple Mobile Targets”, ASME 2014 Dynamic System and Control Conferences, San Antonio, Texas, USA, October 2014. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1115/DSCC2014-6232
  6. Zhao, H., Jin, T., Wang, S., Wu, D., and Sun, L., “A Real-Time Selective Harmonic Elimination Based on A Transient-free Inner Closed-Loop for Cascaded Multilevel Inverters”, IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Pittsburgh, PA, USA, September 2014, pp. 3679-3686. DOI: 10.1109/ECCE.2014.6953901
  7. Dutta, R., Sun, L., Kothari, M., Sharma, R., and Pack, D., “A Cooperative Formation Control Strategy Maintaining Connectivity of A Multi-agent System”, International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Chicago, Illinois, USA, September 2014, pp. 1189-1194. DOI: 10.1109/IROS.2014.6942708
  8. Farmani, N., Sun, L., and Pack, D., “An Optimal Sensor Management Technique for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Tracking Multiple Mobile Ground Targets”, International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Orlando, FL, USA, May 2014, pp. 570-576. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICUAS.2014.6842299
  9. Lwowski, J., Sun, L., Mexquitic, R., Sharma, R., and Pack, D., “A Reactive Bearing Angle Only Obstacle Avoidance Technique for Unmanned Ground Vehicles”, International Conference of Control, Dynamic Systems, and Robotics, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 2014. Online version.  
  10. Sun, L., Beard, R., and Pack, D., “Trajectory-Tracking Control Law Design for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with an Autopilot in the Loop”, American Control Conference, Portland, OR, USA, June 2014, pp. 1390-1395. DOI: 10.1109/ACC.2014.6859132.
  11. Nichols, J. and Sun, L., “Autonomous Aerial Rendezvous of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems using A Towed Cable System”, 43rd Annual Society of Flight Test Engineers Symposium, Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA, October 2012.
  12. Colton, M. B., Sun, L., Carlson, D. C., and Beard, R. W., “Multi-vehicle Dynamics and Control for Aerial Recovery of Micro Air Vehicles”,. Int. J. Vehicle Autonomous Systems, Vol. 9, 2011, pp. 78-107.   DOI: 10.0.5.224/IJVAS.2011.038181. 
  13. Sun, L. and Beard, R. W., “Towed-body Trajectory Tracking in Aerial Recovery of Micro Air Vehicle in the presence of Wind”, IEEE American Control Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA, June 2011, pp. 3209-.3214. DOI: 10.1109/ACC.2011.5990967.
  14. Sun, L., Beard, R. W., and Colton, M. B., “Motion Planning and Control for Mothership-cable-drogue Systems in Aerial Recovery of Micro Air Vehicles”, IEEE American Control Conference, Baltimore, MD, USA, June 2010, pp. 2101-2106. DOI: 10.1109/ACC.2010.5531313
  15. Sun, L. and Beard, R. W., “Towed Body Altitude Stabilization and States Estimation in Aerial Recovery of Micro Air Vehicles”, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 2010. DOI: 10.2514/6.2010-8414
  16. Sun, L., Beard, R. W., and Colton, M. B., McLain, T. W., “Dynamics and Control of Cable-drogue System in Aerial Recovery of Micro Air Vehicles Based on Gauss’s Principle”, IEEE American Control Conference, St. Louis, MO, USA, June 2009, pp. 4729–4734. DOI: 10.1109/ACC.2009.5160527.