Publications


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  1. Books and Book Chapters:

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    1. Valasek, John (Ed.), "Morphing Aerospace Vehicles and Structures," John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, UK, available April 2012.
      • Chapter: Valasek, John, Lampton, Amanda, and Kirkpatrick, Kenton, "Morphing Unmanned Air Vehicle Intelligent Shape and Flight Control"
      • Chapter: Kirkpatrick, Kenton, and Valasek, John, "Morphing Smart Material Actuator Control Using Reinforcement Learning"
    2. Valasek, John (Ed.), "Intelligent and Autonomous Aerospace Systems," AIAA Progress in Aeronautics & Astronautics Series, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA, to be published Spring 2012.
      • Chapter: Lampton, Amanda, and Valasek, John, "Multi-Resolution State-Space Discretization Method for Q-Learning for One or More Regions of Interest"
    3. Lewis, Frank L., and Liu, Derong (Eds.), "Reinforcement Learning and Approximate Dynamic Programming for Feedback Control," John Wiley and Sons, 2012.
      • Chapter: Kirkpatrick, Kenton, and Valasek, John, "Reinforcement Learning Control With Time Dependent Agent Dynamics"

Journal Publications:

  1. Marwaha, Monika, Valasek, John, and Singla, Puneet, "GLO-MAP Approach for Nonlinear System Identification of Aircraft Dynamics Using Flight Data," Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, (in review)
  2. Hart, Jeremy, and Valasek, John, "Methodology for Prototyping Increased Levels of Automation for Spacecraft Rendezvous Functions," Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, (in review).
  3. Kirkpatrick, Kenton, Valasek, John, and Haag, Chris, "Learning Hysteretic Dynamics Using Online Reinforcement Learning," Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, (in review).
  4. Lampton, Amanda, and Valasek, John, "Prediction of Icing Effects on the Lateral/Directional Stability and Control of Light Airplanes," Journal of Aerospace Science and Technology, In Press, August 2011
  5. Valasek, John, Akella, Maruthi R., Narang, Anshu, and Rollins, Elizabeth, "Adaptive Dynamic Inversion Control of Linear Plants with Control Position Constraints," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Volume 20, Number 4, July 2012.
  6. Kirkpatrick, Kenton, and Valasek, John, "Active Length Control of Shape Memory Alloy Wires via Reinforcement Learning," Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures , Volume 20, Number 4, July 2012.
  7. Lampton, Amanda, and Valasek, John, "Multiresolution State-Space Discretization for Q-Learning with Pseudo-Randomized Discretization," Journal of Control Theory and Applications, Volume 9, Number 3, 2011, pp. 431-439.
  8. Siddarth, Anshu, and Valasek, John, "Kinetic State Tracking for a Class of Singularly Perturbed Systems," Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Volume 34, Number 3, May-June 2011, pp. 734-749.
  9. Lampton, Amanda, Niksch, Adam, and Valasek, John, "Reinforcement Learning of a Morphing Airfoil-Policy and Discrete Learning Analysis," Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, Volume 7, Number 8, August 2010, pp. 241-260.
  10. Marwaha, Monika, and Valasek, John, "Fault Tolerant Control Allocation for Mars Entry Vehicle Using Adaptive Control," International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, Volume 25, Number 2, February 2011, pp. 95-113.
  11. Kirkpatrick, Kenton, and Valasek, John, "Reinforcement Learning for Characterization of Hysteresis Behavior in Shape Memory Alloys," Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, Volume 6, Number 3, March 2009, pp. 227-238.
  12. Lampton, Amanda, Niksch, Adam, and Valasek, John, "Reinforcement Learning of Morphing Airfoils with Aerodynamic and Structural Effects," Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, Volume 6, Number 1, January 2009, pp. 30-50.
  13. Restrepo, Carolina, and Valasek, John, "Structured Adaptive Model Inversion Controller for Mars Atmospheric Flight," Journal of Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Volume 31, Number 4, July-August 2008, pp. 937-953.
  14. Valasek, John, Doebbler, James, Tandale, Monish D., and Meade, Andrew J., "Improved Adaptive-Reinforcement Learning Control for Morphing Unmanned Air Vehicles," IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Part B, Volume 38, Number 4, August 2008, pp. 1014-1020.
  15. Lampton, Amanda, and Valasek, John, "Prediction of Icing Effects on the Coupled Dynamic Response of Light Airplanes," Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics Volume 30, Number 3, May-June 2008, pp. 722-732.
  16. Doebbler, James, Spaeth, Theresa, Valasek, John, Monda, Mark J., and Schaub, Hanspeter, "Boom and Receptacle Autonomous Air Refueling Using a Visual Pressure Snake Optical Sensor," Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Volume 30, Number 6, November-December 2007, pp. 1753-1769.
  17. Wagner, Thomas, and Valasek, John, "Digital Autoland Control Laws Using Direct Digital Design and Quantitative Feedback Theory," Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Volume 30, Number 5, September-October 2007, pp. 1399-1413.
  18. Tandale, Monish D., and Valasek, John, "Solutions for Handling Control Position Bounds in Adaptive Dynamic Inversion Controlled Satellites," Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Volume 55, Issue #2, April-June 2007.
  19. Lampton, Amanda, and Valasek, John, "Prediction of Icing Effects on the Stability and Control of Light Airplanes, Longitudinal Case," Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Volume 30, Number 3, May-June 2007, pp. 722-732.
  20. Ding, Yuanyaun, and Valasek, John, "Feasibility Analysis of Aircraft Landing Scheduling for Non-Controlled Airports," Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Volume 30, Number 1, January-February 2007, pp. 252-255.
  21. Helbing, Kyle, Spaeth, Theresa, and Valasek, John, "Improving Aircraft Sequencing and Separation at a Small Aircraft Transportation System Airport," Journal of Aircraft, Volume 43, Number 6, November-December 2006, pp. 1636-1642.
  22. Tandale, Monish D., Bowers, Roshawn, and Valasek, John, "Robust Trajectory Tracking Controller for Vision Based Autonomous Aerial Refueling of Unmanned Aircraft," Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Voume 29, Number 4, July-August, 2006, pp. 846-857.
  23. Tandale, Monish D., and Valasek, John,"Fault Tolerant Structured Adaptive Model Inversion Control," Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Volume 29, Number 3, May-June, 2006, pp. 635-642.
  24. Tandale, Monish D., and Valasek, John, "Adaptive Dynamic Inversion Control with Actuator Saturation Constraints Applied to Tracking Spacecraft Maneuvers," Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Volume 52, Number 4, October-December 2005, pp. 517-530.
  25. Valasek, John, Hughes, Declan, Kimmett, Jennifer, Gunnam, Kiran, and Junkins, John L., "Vision Based Sensor and Navigation System for Autonomous Aerial Refueling," Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Volume 28, Number 5, pp. 979-989, September-October 2005.
  26. Valasek, John, Tandale, Monish D., and Rong, Jie, "A Reinforcement Learning - Adaptive Control Architecture for Morphing," Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, Volume 2, Number 5, pp. 174-195, April 2005.
  27. Georgie, Jennifer, and Valasek, John "Evaluation of Longitudinal Desired Dynamics for Dynamic Inversion Controlled Generic Re-Entry Vehicles," Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Volume 26, Number 5, pp. 811-819, September-October 2003.
  28. Valasek, John, and Chen, Wei, "Observer/Kalman Filter Identification for Online System Identification of Aircraft," Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Volume 26, Number 2, pp. 347-353, March-April 2003.
  29. Valasek, John, and Smith, David M., "Comparison of Agility Metrics to Beck Agility Metrics Using Linear Error Theory," Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Volume 26, Number 1, pp. 19-26, January-February 2003.
  30. Smith, David M., and Valasek, John, "Agility Metric Robustness Using Linear Error Theory," Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Volume 24, Number 2, pp. 340-351, March-April 2001.
  31. Eggold, David P., Valasek, John, and Downing, David R., "The Measurement and Improvement of the Lateral Agility of the F-18," Journal of Aircraft, Volume 30, Number 6, pp. 803-804, November-December 1993.
  32. Liefer, Randall K., Valasek, John, Eggold, David P., and Downing, David R., "Fighter Agility Metrics, Research, and Test," Journal of Aircraft, Volume 29, Number 3, pp. 452-457, May-June 1992.

Conference Publications:

  1. Henrickson, James, Kirkpatrick, Kenton, and Valasek, John, "Characterization of Shape Memory Alloys Using Artificial Neural Networks," Proceedings of the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Grapevine, TX, 7 January 2013.
  2. Atkinson, Grant, Kirkpatrick, Kenton, Hartl, Darren, and Valasek, John, "Application of SMA Actuators to Spacesuit Glove Mobility," SMASIS2012-8068, Proceedings of the 14th ASME 2012 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, Stone Mountain, GA, 19-21 September 2012.
  3. Valasek, John, Kirkpatrick, Kenton, May, James, and Beckett, Andrew, "Flight Testing of Intelligent Motion Video Algorithm for UAS Ground Target Surveillance," Proceedings of the 2011 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 14 August 2012.
  4. Siddarth, Anshu, and Valasek, John, "Tracking Control for a Non-Minimum Phase Autonomous Helicopter", Proceedings of the 2011 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 13 August 2012.
  5. Dunn, Caroline, Kirkpatrick, Kenton, and Valasek, John, "Unmanned Air System Search and Localization Guidance Using Reinforcement Learning," Proceedings of the 2012 AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, Garden Grove, CA 21 June 2012.
  6. Valasek, John, Kirkpatrick, Kenton, and May, James, "Intelligent Motion Video Guidance for Unmanned Air System Ground Target Surveillance," Proceedings of the 2012 AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, Garden Grove, CA 21 June 2012.
  7. Siddarth, Anshu, and Valasek, John, "Tracking Control Design for Non-Standard Nonlinear Singularly Perturbed Systems," WeA06.6, Proceedings of the 2012 IFAC American Control Conference, Montreal, Canada, 27 June 2012.
  8. Siddarth, Anshu, and Valasek, John, "Output Tracking of Non-Minimum Phase Aircraft Dynamics," Proceedings of the 2011 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Portland, OR, 8 August 2011.
  9. Siddarth, Anshu, and Valasek, John, "Global Tracking Control Structures for Nonlinear Singularly Perturbed Aircraft Systems," Proceedings of the 1st CEAS Specialist Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control (Euro GNC 2011), M\FCnchen, Germany, 13 April 2011.
  10. Siddarth, Anshu, and Valasek, John, "Kinetic State Tracking for a Class of Singularly Perturbed Systems," AIAA-2010-8159, Proceedings of the 2010 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Toronto, Canada, 4 August 2010.
  11. May, James, and Valasek, John, "Extensible Software Architecture for a Distributed Engineering Simulation Facility," AIAA-2010-8102, Proceedings of the 2010 AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, Toronto, Canada, 2 August 2010.
  12. Weisman, Ryan, and Valasek, John, "System Identification of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle with Hingeless Control Effectors," AIAA-2010-7645, Proceedings of the 2010 AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Toronto, Canada, 2 August 2010.
  13. Harris, Matthew, and Valasek, John, "The Implicit Function Theorem with Applications in Dynamics and Control," AIAA-2010-174, Proceedings of the 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Orlando, FL, 4 January 2010.
  14. Lampton, Amanda, and Valasek, John, "Multiresolution State-Space Discretization Method for Q-Learning with Function Approximation and Policy Iteration," 00944, Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, San Antonio, TX, 11 October 2009.
  15. Kirkpatrick, Kenton, and Valasek, John, "Dimensionality Effects on the Markov Property in Shape Memory Alloy Hysteretic Environment," 00914, Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, San Antonio, TX, 11 October 2009.
  16. Kirkpatrick, Kenton, Valasek, John, and Lagoudas, Dimitris C., "Active Length Control of Shape Memory Alloy Wires via Reinforcement Learning," SMASIS2009-1430, Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, Oxnard, CA, 21 September 2009.
  17. Marwaha, Monika, Valasek, John, and Singla, Puneet, "Nonlinear System Identification of Discrete Systems Using GLO-MAP," AIAA-2009-5881, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Chicago, IL, 11 August 2009.
  18. Niksch, Adam, Valasek, John, Strganac, Thomas, and Carlson, Leland, "Six Degree-of-Freedom Dynamical Model of a Morphing Aircraft, "AIAA-2009-5849, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Chicago, IL, 11 August 2009.
  19. Marwaha, Monika, Singh, Baljeet, Valasek, John, and Bhattacharya, Raktim, "Integrated Guidance and Fault Tolerant Adaptive Control for Mars Entry Vehicle," AIAA-2009-5668, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Chicago, IL, 10 August 2009.
  20. Lampton, Amanda, and Valasek, John, "Multiresolution State-Space Discretization Method for Q-Learning," Proceedings of the 2009 American Control Conference, St. Louis, MO, 9-12 June 2009.
  21. Marwaha, Monika, Valasek, John, and Narang, Anshu, "Fault Tolerant SAMI for Vision-Based Probe and Drogue Autonomous Aerial Refueling," AIAA-2009-1887, Proceedings of the Infotech@Aerospace 2009 Conference and Exhibit, 7 April 2009.
  22. Kumar, Mrinal, Chakravorty, Suman, and Valasek, John, "A Hierarchical Control Approach to Morphing Dynamics," AIAA-2009-1830, Proceedings of the Infotech@Aerospace 2009 Conference and Exhibit, 7 April 2009.
  23. Valasek, John, Lampton, Amanda, and Marwaha, Monika, "Morphing Unmanned Air Vehicle Intelligent Shape and Flight Control," AIAA-2009-1827, Proceedings of the Infotech@Aerospace 2009 Conference and Exhibit, 7 April 2009.
  24. Kirkpatrick, Kenton, and Valasek, John, "Reinforcement Learning for Determining Temperature/Strain Behavior of Shape Memory Alloys," AIAA-2009-204, Proceedings of the 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including The New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Orlando, FL, 5 January 2009.
  25. Bhattacharya, Raktim, Valasek, John, Singh, Baljeet, Johnson, Shalom, Jackson, Justin, and Marwaha, Monika, "On Modeling and Robust Control of ARES," AIAA-2008-7454, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Honolulu, HI, 21 August 2008.
  26. Marwaha, Monika, and Valasek, John, "Fault Tolerant Control Allocation for Mars Entry Vehicle using Adaptive Control," AIAA-2008-7351, Proceedings of the AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Honolulu, HI, 21 August 2008.
  27. Doebbler, James, Davis, Jeremy J., Valasek, John, and Junkins, John L., "Characterization and Implementation of a Vision- Based 6- DOF Localization System," AIAA-2008-7321, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Honolulu, HI, 21 August 2008.
  28. Lampton, Amanda, Niksch, Adam, and Valasek, John, "Morphing Airfoil with Reinforcement Learning of Four Shape Changing Parameters," AIAA-2008-7282, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Honolulu, HI, 21 August 2008.
  29. Lampton, Amanda, Niksch, Adam, and Valasek, John, "Reinforcement Learning of a Morphing Airfoil-Policy and Discrete Learning Analysis," AIAA-2008-7281, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Honolulu, HI, 21 August 2008.
  30. Kirkpatrick, Kenton, and Valasek, John, "Reinforcement Learning for Active Length Control of Shape Memory Alloys," AIAA-2008-7280, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Honolulu, HI, 21 August 2008.
  31. Marwaha, Monika, Valasek, John, and Singla, Puneet, "GLOMAP Approach for Nonlinear System Identification of Aircraft Dynamics Using Flight Data," AIAA-2008-6895, Proceedings of the AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Honolulu, HI, 20 August 2008.
  32. Niksch, Adam, Valasek, John, Strganac, Thomas, and Carlson, Leland, "Morphing Aircraft Dynamical Model: Longitudinal Shape Changes," AIAA-2008-6567, Proceedings of the AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Honolulu, HI, 19 August 2008.
  33. Davis, Jeremy J., Doebbler, James, Junkins, John L., and Valasek, John, "Mobile Robotic System for Ground- Testing of Multi- Spacecraft Proximity Operations," AIAA-2008-6548, Proceedings of the AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, Honolulu, HI, 18 August 2008.
  34. May, James, Doebbler, James, and Valasek, John, "Simulation Architecture Development of a Distributed Multi-Pilot Engineering Flight Simulation Facility," AIAA-2008-6348, Proceedings of the AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, Honolulu, HI, 18 August 2008.
  35. Davis, Jeremy, Doebbler, James, Junkins, J.L., and Valasek, John, "Odometry and Calibration Methods for Multi-Castor Vehicles," Procedings of the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Pasadena, CA, 19-23 May 2008.
  36. Restrepo, Carolina, and Valasek, John, "Structured Adaptive Model Inversion Controller for Mars Atmospheric Flight," AIAA-2007-6850, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Hilton Head, SC, 20-23 August 2007.
  37. Shekhawat, A., Kalmar-Nagy, Tamas, Valasek, John, and Turi, Janos, "Near Optimal Trajectory Generation for Omnidirectional Vehicles by Constrained Dynamic Inversion," AIAA-2007-6605, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Hilton Head, SC, 20-23 August 2007.
  38. Lampton, Amanda, and Valasek, John, "Prediction of Icing Effects on the Coupled Dynamic Response of Light Airplanes," AIAA-2007-6484, Proceedings of the AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Hilton Head, SC, 20-23 August 2007.
  39. Davis, Jeremy J., Doebbler, James, Daugherty, Kevin J., Junkins, John L., and Valasek, John, "Aerospace Vehicle Motion Emulation Using Omnidirectional Mobile Platform," AIAA-2007-6325, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Hilton Head, SC, 20-23 August 2007.
  40. Kirkpatrick, Kenton, and Valasek, John, "Reinforcement Learning for Characterization of Hysteresis Behavior in Shape Memory Alloys," AIAA-2007-2932, Proceedings of the Infotech@Aerospace 2007 Conference and Exhibit, 7 May 2007.
  41. Lampton, Amanda, Niksch, Adam, and Valasek, John, "Reinforcement Learning of Morphing Airfoils with Aerodynamic and Structural Effects," AIAA-2007-2805, Proceedings of the Infotech@Aerospace 2007 Conference and Exhibit, 7 May 2007.
  42. Hart, Jeremy, and Valasek, John, "Prototyping Levels of Automation for Crew Exploration Vehicle Rendezvous Tasks," AIAA-2007-2797, Proceedings of the Infotech@Aerospace 2007 Conference and Exhibit, 7 May 2007.
  43. Wagner, Thomas, and Valasek, John, "Digital Autoland Control Laws Using Direct Digital Design and Quantitative Feedback Theory," AIAA-2006-6599, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Keystone, CO, 21-24 August 2006.
  44. Doebbler, James, Monda, Mark, Valasek, John, and Schaub, Hanspeter, "Boom and Receptacle Autonomous Air Refueling Using a Visual Pressure Snake Optical Sensor," AIAA-2006-6504, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Keystone, CO, 21-24 August 2006.
  45. Lampton, Amanda, and Valasek, John, "Prediction of Icing Effects on the Lateral/Directional Stability and Control of Light Airplanes," AIAA-2006-6487, Proceedings of the AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Keystone, CO, 21-24 August 2006.
  46. Restrepo,Carolina, and Valasek, John, "Preliminary Study Using Forward Reaction Control System Jets During Space Shuttle Entry," AIAA-2006-6073, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Keystone, CO, 21-24 August 2006.
  47. Kelly, Wallace, Valasek, John, Wilt, Dennis, Deaton, James, Alter, Keith, and Davis Randall, "The Design and Evaluation of a Traffic Situation Display for a SATS Self Controlled Area", Proceedings of the 24th Digital Avionics Systems Conference, Washington, DC, 2005.
  48. Helbing, Kyle, Spaeth, Theresa, and Valasek, John, "Improving Aircraft Sequencing and Separation at a Small Aircraft Transportation System Airport," AIAA-2005-7462, Proceedings of the AIAA 5th ATIO and 16th Lighter-than-Air and Balloon Systems Conferences, Arlington, VA, 26-28 September 2005.
  49. Rong, Jie, Spaeth, Theresa, and Valasek, John, "Small Aircraft Pilot Assistant: Onboard Decision Support System for SATS Aircraft," AIAA-2005-7382, Proceedings of the AIAA 5th ATIO and 16th Lighter-than-Air and Balloon Systems Conferences, Arlington, VA, 26-28 September 2005.
  50. Haag, Chris, Tandale, Monish D., and Valasek, John, "Characterization of Shape Memory Alloy Behavior and Position Control Using Reinforcement Learning," AIAA-2005-7160, Proceedings of the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, Arlington, VA, 26-29 September 2005.
  51. Tandale, Monish D., Valasek, John, Doebbler, James, and Meade, Andrew J., "Improved Adaptive-Reinforcement Learning Control for Morphing Unmanned Air Vehicles," AIAA-2005-7159, Proceedings of the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, Arlington, VA, 26-29 September 2005.
  52. Lampton, Amanda, and Valasek, John, "Prediction of Icing Effects on the Stability and Control of Light Airplanes," AIAA-2005-6219, Proceedings of the AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, San Francisco, CA, 15-18 August 2005.
  53. Doebbler, James, Rong, Jie, Ding, Yuanyuan, Spaeth, Theresa, and Valasek, John, "Design and Implementation of a Distributed Multi-Pilot Engineering Flight Simulation Facility," AIAA-2005-6210, Proceedings of the AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, San Francisco, CA, 15-18 August 2005.
  54. Tandale, Monish D., Bowers, Roshawn, and Valasek, John, "Robust Trajectory Tracking Controller for Vision Based Probe and Drogue Autonomous Aerial Refueling," AIAA-2005-5868, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, San Francisco, CA, 15-18 August 2005.
  55. Doebbler, James, Gesting, Paul, and Valasek, John, "Real-Time Path Planning and Terrain Obstacle Avoidance for Aircraft,"AIAA-2005-5825, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, San Francisco, CA, 15-18 August 2005.
  56. Tandale, Monish D., and Valasek, John, "Adaptive Dynamic Inversion Control of a Linear Scalar Plant with Constrained Control Inputs," Proceedings of the 2005 American Control Conference, Portland, OR, 8-10 June 2005.
  57. Rong, Jie, and Valasek, John, "Onboard Pilot Decision Aid for High Volume Operation (HVO) in Self-Controlled Airspace (SCA)," Proceedings of the 23rd Digital Avionics and Systems Engineering Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 24-18 October 2004.
  58. Valasek, John, Tandale, Monish D., and Rong, Jie, "A Reinforcement Learning - Adaptive Control Architecture for Morphing," AIAA-2004-6220, Proceedings of the AIAA 1st Intelligent Systems Technical Conference, Chicago, IL, 20-22 September 2004.
  59. Tandale, Monish D., Rong, Jie, and Valasek, John, "Preliminary Results of Adaptive-Reinforcement Learning Control for Morphing Aircraft," AIAA-2004-5358, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Providence, RI, 16-19 August 2004.
  60. Ding, Yuanyuan, Rong, Jie, and Valasek, John, "Feasibility Analysis of Aircraft Landing Scheduling for Non-Controlled Airports," AIAA-2004-5241, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Providence, RI, 16-19 August 2004.
  61. Wollkind, Steve, Valasek, John, and Ioerger, Thomas R., "Automated Conflict Resolution for Air Traffic Management Using Cooperative Multiagent Negotiation," AIAA-2004-4992, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Providence, RI, 16-19 August 2004.
  62. Tandale, Monish D., and Valasek, John, "Adaptive Dynamic Inversion Control with Actuator Saturation Constraints Applied to Tracking Spacecraft Maneuvers," Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Dynamics and Control of Systems and Structures in Space 2004, Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italy, 18 - 22 July 2004.
  63. Tandale, Monish D., Subbarao, Kamesh, Valasek, John, and Akella, Maruthi Ram, "Structured Adaptive Model Inversion Control with Actuator Saturation Constraints Applied to Tracking Spacecraft Maneuvers," Proceedings of the 2004 American Control Conference, Boston, MA 2 July 2004.
  64. Caicedo, Rafael E., Valasek, John, and Junkins, John L., "Preliminary Results of One-Dimensional Vehicle Formation Control Using a Structural Analogy," AIAA-2004-0295, Proceedings of the 42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, NV, 5-8 Jan 2004.
  65. Rong, Jie, Ding, Yuanyuan, Valasek, John, and Painter, John H., "Intelligent System Design with Fixed-Base Simulation Validation for General Aviation," TM02-3, Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, Houston, TX, October 5-8 2003.
  66. Rong, Jie, Ding, Yuanyuan, and Valasek, John, "Cockpit System Design for General Aviation Free Flight Using a Cognitive Engineering Approach," AIAA-2003-5774, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Austin, TX, 11-14 August 2003.
  67. Ding, Yuanyuan, Rong, Jie, and Valasek, John, "Automation Capabilities Analysis for Non-Controlled Airports," AIAA-2003-5601, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, Austin, TX, 11-14 August 2003.
  68. Hur, Gi-Bong, and Valasek, John, "System Identification of Powered Parafoil-Vehicle from Flight Test Data," AIAA-2003-5539, AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Austin, TX, 11-14 August 2003.
  69. Wood, Brian, Ding, Yuanyuan, and Valasek, John, "Simulator Control via Wireless Data Glove," AIAA-2003-5523, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, Austin, TX, 11-14 August 2003.
  70. Tandale, Monish D., and Valasek, John, " Structured Adaptive Model Inversion Control to Simultaneously Handle Actuator Failure and Actuator Saturation," AIAA-2003-5325, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Austin, TX, 11-14 August 2003.
  71. Rong, Jie, Geng, Shijian, Valasek, John, and Ioerger, Thomas, "Air Traffic Conflict Negotiation and Resolution Using An Onboard Multi-Agent System," DASC-345, 21st Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) on Air Traffic Management for Commercial and Military Systems, Irvine, CA 22 October 2002.
  72. Kimmett, Jennifer, Valasek, John, and Junkins, John L., "Vision Based Controller for Autonomous Aerial Refueling," CCA02-CCAREG-1126, Proceedings of the IEEE Control Systems Society Conference on Control Applications, Glasgow, Scotland, 18-20 September 2002.
  73. Rong, Jie, Bokadia, Sangeeta, Shandy, Surya, and Valasek, John, "Hierarchical Agent Based System For General Aviation CD&R Under Free Flight," AIAA-2002-4553, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Monterey, CA 5-8 August 2002.
  74. Kimmett, Jennifer, Valasek, John, and Junkins, John L.,"Autonomous Aerial Refueling Utilizing A Vision Based Navigation System," AIAA-2002-4469, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Monterey, CA 5-8 August 2002.
  75. Tandale, Monish, and Valasek, John, "Fault Tolerant Structured Adaptive Model Inversion Control," AIAA-2002-4437, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Monterey, CA 5-8 August 2002.
  76. Valasek, John, Kimmett, Jennifer, Hughes, Declan, Gunnam, Kiran, and Junkins, John L., "Vision Based Sensor and Navigation System for Autonomous Aerial Refueling," AIAA-2002-3441, 1st AIAA Unmanned Aerospace Vehicles, Systems, Technologies, and Operations Conference, Portsmouth, VA, 20-22 May 2002.
  77. Georgie, Jennifer, and Valasek, John, "Selection of Longitudinal Desired Dynamics for Dynamic Inversion Controlled Re-Enty Vehicles," AIAA-2001-4382, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Montreal, Canada, 6-9 August 2001.
  78. Ito, Daigoro, Ward, Donald T., and Valasek, John, "Robust Dynamic Inversion Controller Design and Analysis for the X-38," AIAA-2001-4380, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Montreal, Canada, 6-9 August 2001.
  79. Shandy, Surya, and Valasek, John, "Intelligent Agent for Aircraft Collision Avoidance," AIAA-2001-4055, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Montreal, Canada, 6-9 August 2001.
  80. Bokadia, Sangeeta, and Valasek, John, "Severe Weather Avoidance Using Informed Heuristic Search," AIAA-2001-4232, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Montreal, Canada, 6-9 August 2001.
  81. Painter, John H., Valasek, John, and Ward, Donald T., "Integrating the Evolving Modern Cockpit," AIAA-2001-4175, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Montreal, Canada, 6-9 August 2001.
  82. Valasek, John, and Dorsett, Kenneth M., "A Modern Approach to Graduate Flight Mechanics, Stability and Control Courses," AIAA-2001-4312, AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Montreal, Canada, 6-9 August 2001.
  83. Smith, David M., and Valasek, John, "Comparison of Traditional Agility Metrics to Beck Maneuver Performance and Agility Metrics Using Linear Error Theory," AIAA-2000-4313-CP, Proceedings of the AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Denver, CO, 11-13 August 2000.
  84. Chen, Wei, and Valasek, John, "Observer/Kalman Filter Identification for On-Line System Identification of Aircraft," AIAA-99-4173-CP, Proceedings of the AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Portland, OR, 9-11 August 1999.
  85. Joshi, Praveen, and Valasek, John, "Direct Comparison of Neural Network, Fuzzy Logic, and Model Predictive Variable Structure Vortex Flow Controllers," AIAA-99-4279-CP, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Portland, OR, 9-11 August 1999.
  86. Ito, Dai, and Valasek, John, "Model Predictive Variable Structure Control with Model Following for Forebody Vortex Flow Control," AIAA-99-4216-CP, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Portland, OR, 9-11 August 1999.
  87. Smith, David M., and Valasek, John, "Agility Metric Robustness Using Linear Error Theory," AIAA-99-4093-CP, Proceedings of the AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Portland, OR, 9-11 August 1999.
  88. Suzuki, Jin, and Valasek, John, "Reduction of Sensors for Forebody VFC Using Fuzzy Logic Based Control," AIAA-98-4199-CP, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Boston, MA, 10-12 August, 1998.
  89. Valasek, John and Walchli, Lawrence A., "High Speed, Low Angle-of-Attack Pneumatic Vortex Control," AIAA-98-4449-CP, Proceedings of the AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Boston, MA, 10-12 August 1998.
  90. Valasek, John, "Considerations for Graduate Courses in Flight Dynamics, Stability, and Control," AIAA-97-3569-CP, Proceedings of the AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, New Orleans, LA, 11 August 1997.
  91. Suzuki, Jin, and Valasek, John, "Fuzzy Logic Based Forebody Vortex Flow Control," AIAA-97-3627-CP, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, New Orleans, LA, 12 August 1997.
  92. Valasek, John, "A Safe, Responsible, and Accountable Approach to Teaching Airplane Design, ASEE-2502, Proceedings of the 1997 ASEE National Conference, June 1997.
  93. Valasek, John, "Optimal Setpoint Controller for a Generic X-29A Aircraft with Forebody Vortex Nozzles," CCA96-131, Proceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications, Dearborn, MI, September 15, 1996, pp. 1-6.
  94. Valasek, John, "A Robust Variable Structure Controller for Mixed Continuous/Band-Bang Systems," CCA96-045, Proceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications, Dearborn, MI, September 15, 1996, pp. 679-684.
  95. Valasek, John, "An Eclectic Approach to Undergraduate Flight Dynamics, Stability, and Control Education," AIAA Paper 96-3373-CP, Proceedings of the AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, San Diego, CA, July 29, 1996, pp. 97-107.
  96. Valasek, John and Downing, D.R., "A Closed-Loop Forebody Vortex Flow Controller for a Generic X-29A Aircraft," AIAA Paper 95-3248-CP, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Baltimore, MD, August 7, 1995, pp. 183-194.
  97. Valasek, John and Downing, David R., "A Unified Controller Design Methodology for Systems with Continuous and Bang-Bang Control Effectors," ACC95-AIAA-060, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, June 19, 1995, pp. 321-323.
  98. Valasek, John, "Axial Agility and Pitch Agility of Fighter Aircraft Revisited, "Proceedings of the AIAA Wichita Section Technologyfest XIX, National Institute for Aviation Research Report NIAR-93-1, January 1993.
  99. Valasek, John, Fernand, J.M., Mouch, T.N., and Downing, D.R., "Results of a Parameter Identification Flight Test Program for General Aviation Aircraft," DOT/FAA/CT-92/17, Proceedings of the Second AIAA /FAA Joint Symposium on General Aviation Systems, Wichita, KS, June, 1992, pp. 293-322.
  100. Mouch, T.N., Fernand, J.M., Valasek, John, and Downing, D.R., "Aircraft Flight Test in an Academic Environment," DOT/FAA/CT-92/17, Proceedings of the Second AIAA/FAA Joint Symposium on General Aviation Systems, Wichita, KS, June 1992, pp. 281-290.
    • Paper
    • Presentation
  101. Valasek, John, Eggold, D.P., and Downing, D.R., "A Study of a Modified Torsional Agility Metric Using Simulation Methods," AIAA Paper 91-2883, Proceedings of the AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, New Orleans, LA, August 13, 1991.
  102. Eggold, David P., Valasek, John, and Downing, D.R., "The Measurement and Improvement of the Lateral Agility of the F-18," AIAA Paper 91-2880, Proceedings of the AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, New Orleans, LA, August 13, 1991.
  103. Liefer, Randall K., Valasek, John, Eggold, D.P., and Downing D.R., "Assessment of Proposed Fighter Agility Metrics ", AIAA Paper 90-2807, Proceedings of the AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Portland, OR, August 18, 1990.
  104. Valasek, John, "Fighter Agility Metrics Research at The University of Kansas," Proceedings of the AIAA Wichita Section Technologyfest, Wichita, KS, November, 1989.

Contractor Reports:

  1. Valasek, John, "Autonomous Intelligent Agents and Displays for Automation and Real-Time Simulation of Non-Controlled Airports," Final Technical Report, Research Triangle International, January 2005.
  2. Valasek, John, "High Fidelity Flight Simulation of Autonomous Air Refueling Using a Vision Based Sensor," Final Technical Report, StarVision Technologies Incorporated, December 2004.
  3. Valasek, John, Junkins, John, Lund, David W., and Ward, Donald T., "Autonomous Aerial Refueling Demonstration: Phase 0," Final Technical Report, 32525-20270 AE, 30 June 2004.
  4. Lund, David W., Pollock, Thomas L., Valasek, John, Ward. Donald T., Hur, Gi-Bong, and Wilkey, John, "Flight Tests of an Unmanned Powered Parachute: A Validation Tool for GN&C Algorithms - Stage II," Final Report, NASA Johnson Space Center, November 2003.
  5. Ito, Daigoro, Georgie, Jennifer, Valasek, John, and Ward, Donald T., "Re-entry Vehicle Flight Control Design Guidelines: Dynamic Inversion," Final Technical Report, NASA TP-2002-210771, NASA Johnson Space Center, March 2002.
  6. Junkins, J. L., Ward, D. T., and Valasek, John, "Vision-Based Navigation and Adaptive Control of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems," Progress Report for July 1997-September 1998, ONR Research Contract N00014-97-0938, October, 1998.
  7. Ward, Donald T., Valasek, John, Krishnamurthy, Karthik, and Ziegler, Greg, "ONR UCAV Preliminary Vehicle Models," Six-Month Progress Report, ONR Research Contract N00014-97-0938, January, 1998.
  8. Valasek, John, "Two Axis Pneumatic Vortex Control at High Speed and Low Angle-of-Attack," 1997 AFOSR Summer Faculty Research Program Final Report, September, 1997, pp. 69-1 to 69-20.
  9. Valasek, John, and Downing, David R., "An Investigation of Fighter Aircraft Agility, Phases I-V Final Report, "NASA-CR-1954608, November, 1993.

Laboratory Reports:

  1. Valasek, John, "SIM-II F-18 Flight Simulation Program Documentation," University of Kansas Flight Research Laboratory Technical Report KU-FRL-831-1, June 1990.
  2. Valasek, John, "A Survey of Methods for Determining Hypersonic Stability and Control Derivatives," University of Kansas Flight Research Laboratory Technical Report KU-FRL-831-0, December, 1989.

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