PhD Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China
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.
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.
MS Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China
BS Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China