Visiting Scholars

Jin Kai

Education

PhD Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China

2016

Aerospace Engineering

Jin Kai is a visiting postdoctoral scholar from Xi'an, China.  He applies convex optimization techniques, particularly the second-order cone problem, to the task of generating a landing footprint for reentry vehicles in the atmospheres of Earth and Mars; that is, he studies how to predict where a spacecraft will land after atmospheric reentry.

Awards

2016-2018

State Scholarship Fund of China

Publications and Presentations

"Double-Loop Coordinated Decoupling and Control for Gliding Hypersonic Vehicles."  Journal of Northwestern Polytechnical University 32:6, 2014.

"Generation of Landing Footprint with Robustness."  
AAS Space Flight Mechanics Meeting.  Williamsburg VA, January 2015.

"Rapid Generation of Landing Footprint."  International Space Conference of Pacific-Basin Societies, Xi'an China, May 2014.

2014

MS Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China

BS Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China

2012