Researcher

Fields of Research (FoR)

Astrodynamics and space situational awareness, Satellite-based positioning, Navigation and position fixing, Astronomical and Space Instrumentation, Astronomical and Space Sciences, Satellite, Space Vehicle and Missile Design

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Biography

Dr Yang Yang is an expert in astrodynamics, space navigation and space situational awareness. He is passionate about emerging space technologies and how they are reflected on our daily life, and endeavours to preserve a safer, more secure, and more sustainable space environment for humankind. He completed his PhD in Space Engineering in 2015. Since then, he has been working for universities across Australia and China, such as RMIT University,...view more

Dr Yang Yang is an expert in astrodynamics, space navigation and space situational awareness. He is passionate about emerging space technologies and how they are reflected on our daily life, and endeavours to preserve a safer, more secure, and more sustainable space environment for humankind. He completed his PhD in Space Engineering in 2015. Since then, he has been working for universities across Australia and China, such as RMIT University, Sun Yat-sen University and The University of Sydney, where he has developed solid skills in Space Engineering teaching and research. Now he is working as a Space Engineering Lecturer with UNSW MECH and continuing his momentum in solving for real-world Space Engineering problems.


My Grants

Lead CI: “Passage Prediction for Mega-Constellation Satellites”, NSW Space Research Network Pilot Project, UNSW Sydney/Macquarie University, 2022-2023, AUD 146,439


My Research Activities

My research interests include understanding and predicting RSO (Resident Space Object) behaviours by inferring various types of tracking data for Space Navigation (SN) and Space Situational Awareness (SSA).
I have gained strong expertise in astrodynamics, nonlinear/non-Gaussian filtering/estimation, data association, GNSS measurement processing, precise orbit determination, measurement simulation, and many other techniques involved in SN and SSA.
Currently I am looking into data inference for RSO behavioural quantification, particularly focusing on pattern of life analysis for satellites and improving the accuracy and robustness of statistical orbit determination. I am looking forward to connecting academia and industry more closely and pursuing a safer, securer and more sustainable space environment.


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Astrodynamics, Space Navigation, Space Situational Awareness, Estimation/Filtering

Any candidates who are interested in aforementioned research areas and other related topics in broader Space Engineering, please feel free to contact me via yang.yang16@unsw.edu.au with your CV and Academic Transcript.


My Teaching

2022 T3: Satellite Systems Architectures and Orbits

2023 T1: The Space Segment 

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Location

208H, Level 2, Building J17