Dr. Hoam Chung

Dr. Hoam Chung

Lecturer
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 133, 17 College Walk (Building 31), Clayton Campus.

Dr. Chung is currently a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Monash University . His research interests include model predictive control (MPC) theory and application, autonomous miniature flyers, semi-infinite optimization problems, real-time system design and software/hardware implementation autonomous unmanned systems (UAVs, UGVs, and UUVs), rotorcraft dynamics, and robotics. He worked worked in Berkeley AeRobot (BEAR) project from 2000 to 2009 as a PhD student and then a postdoctoral researcher.
In the last 10 years, Dr. Chung has participated in numerous projects assigned by US government agencies, and successfully delivered the research results in publications in top research journals and conferences. Under these projects, he has accumulated a large amount of knowledge about autonomous vision-based landing, autonomous formation flight, autonomous collision avoidance, swarming behaviour of autonomous agents, and micro flying robots. Dr. Chung is a regular reviewer of the journals IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Automatica, and IMechE Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, and a regular reviewer for conferences including American Control Conference, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and IFAC control conferences.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy,(Ph.D), Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley.

Professional Association

Member of IEEE and AIAA.

Research Projects

Not started projects

Integrated Greenhouse Gas Measurement System (IGMS) for monitoring agricultural emissions at field to regional scales.

Accurate measurements of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions are critical for evaluating mitigation strategies and measurement, reporting and verification of offset projects under the natioanal carbon farming Initiative. Currently, emission estimates are typically derived from bottom-up approaches that are short-term, episodic or small area.

Current projects

Hybrid Unmanned Aerial System for Railway Inspection

Rail Manufacturing CRC PhD Scholarship.

Control and navigation of micro UAV in small railway culverts and tunnels.

Rail Manufacturing CRC PhD Scholarship.

Developing technologies for the next generation high-payload commercial UAS.

This Monash Engineering Faculty Seed Funding – Industry Linkage with CI Chung represents an exciting opportunity for STFG and XM2. As one of world-leading high-payload multirotor UAS design and fabrication companies, XM2 and SFTG have been looking for an opportunity to develop more advanced technologies that enable us to remain as one of top UAS companies in the world after five years. Critically, our experience addresses the gap between safety functions of current commercial autopilots and actual safety requirements in civilian commercial operations of UASs. STFG Pty Ltd are pleased to work with
Monash Engineering in developing technologies for the next generation high-payload commercial UAS. We strongly believe that CI Chung’s 15-year experience in developing rotorcraft autopilots and other UAS technologies will be synergetic with our companys’ know-hows.
STFG will provide to the project the following cash and in-kind resources for this one-year grant:
• $5,000 cash contribution
• In-kind contribution
o STFG staff at 0.1 FTE at the value of $15,000.00 per year
o Small size gimbal and other UAS equipment at the value of $10,000
o As a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) certified UAS operator, STFG will provide
regulatory advice’s to the Monash team for legal operations of UAS whenever it is necessary Upon the successful progress of this project, STFG is willing to apply for ARC Linkage Grant starting 2017 with the Monash team. Long-term cash and in-kind contributions will also be planned.

Hybrid Unmanned Aerial System for Railway Inspection

Rail Manufacturing CRC PhD Scholarship.

Control and navigation of micro UAV in small railway culverts and tunnels

Rail Manufacturing CRC PhD Scholarship.

Developing technologies for the next generation high-payload commercial UAS

This Monash Engineering Faculty Seed Funding – Industry Linkage with CI Chung represents an exciting opportunity for STFG and XM2. As one of world-leading high-payload multirotor UAS design and fabrication companies, XM2 and SFTG have been looking for an opportunity to develop more advanced technologies that enable us to remain as one of top UAS companies in the world after five years. Critically, our experience addresses the gap between safety functions of current commercial autopilots and actual safety requirements in civilian commercial operations of UASs. STFG Pty Ltd are pleased to work with
Monash Engineering in developing technologies for the next generation high-payload commercial UAS. We strongly believe that CI Chung’s 15-year experience in developing rotorcraft autopilots and other UAS technologies will be synergetic with our companys’ know-hows.
STFG will provide to the project the following cash and in-kind resources for this one-year grant:
• $5,000 cash contribution
• In-kind contribution
o STFG staff at 0.1 FTE at the value of $15,000.00 per year
o Small size gimbal and other UAS equipment at the value of $10,000
o As a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) certified UAS operator, STFG will provide
regulatory advices to the Monash team for legal operations of UAS whenever it is necessary Upon the successful progress of this project, STFG is willing to apply for ARC Linkage Grant starting 2017 with the Monash team. Long-term cash and in-kind contributions will also be planned.

Publications

Shim, Hoam Chung, H. J. Kim, S. Sastry, “Autonomous Exploration in Unknown Urban Environments for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,” AIAA GN&C Conference, San Francisco, California, August 2005.

H. Shim, H. J. Kim, Hoam Chung, S. Sastry, “Multi-functional Autopilot Design and Experiments for Rotorcraft-based Unmanned Aerial Vehicles “, 20th Digital Avionics Systems Conference, Florida, 2001.

Jong H. Park and Hoam Chung, “ZMP Compensation by On-Line Trajectory Generation for Biped Robots,” Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC’99), pp. 960-965 (IV), Tokyo, Japan, October 1999.

Jong H. Park and Hoam Chung, “Impedance Control and Modulation for Stable Footing in Locomotion of Biped Robots,” Proceedings of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS’99), pp. 1786-1791, Kyungju, Korea, October 1999.

Jong H. Park and Hoam Chung, “Hybrid Control for Biped Robots Using Impedance Control and Computed-Torque Control,” Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’99), pp. 1365-1370, Detroit, USA, May 1999.

C. Robinson, E. Doherty, S. Tsai and H. Chung, “Design and System Identification of a Micro Coaxial Helicopter Testbed,” IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, July 2013.

Wesly Au, Chao Chen, and Hoam Chung, “Path Planning of Planar Parallel Mechanisms using Global Workspace Road Maps,” ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC), DETC2012-70770, August 2012.

Jean Walrand, Elijah Polak, and Hoam Chung, “Harbor Attack: A Pursuit-Evasion Game,” invited paper, 49th Allerton Conference on Communicaiton, Control, and Computing, September 2011.

Chung, E. Polak, J. O. Royset, and S. S. Sastry, “Optimal Periodic Patrolling Trajectories of UUVs Guarding a Channel,” American Control Conference, 2011, to appear.

Hoam Chung and Soo Jeon, “Collision-Free Optimal Tracking of Robotic Manipulators with Hard Constraints Using External Active-Set Strategy,” American Control Conference, 2011, to appear

Hoam Chung, Elijah Polak, and Shankar Sastry, “An Accelerator for Packages Solving Discrete-Time Optimal Control Problems,” Proceedings of the 17th World Congress, IFAC, p.14925 – 14300, 2008.

Hoam Chung, Elijah Polak, and Shankar Sastry, “Enhancements for Contractive Receding Horizon Control ,” Proceedings of the 17th World Congress, IFAC, p.2637 – 2642, 2008.

Jessica J. Pannequin, Alexandre M. Bayen, Ian M. Mitchell, Hoam Chung, and Shankar Sastry, “Multiple Aircraft Deconflicted Path Planning with Weather Avoidance Constraints,” AIAA GN&C Conference, 2007.

Hoam Chung and S. Sastry, “Autonomous Helicopter Formation using Model Predictive Control”, AIAA GN&C Conference, Keystone, Colorado, 2006.

Hoam Chung, Songhwai Oh, David H. Shim, and S. Sastry, “Toward Robotic Sensor Webs: Algorithms, Systems, and Experiments,” Proceedings of the IEEE, Special Issue on Swarming in Natural and Engineered Systems, 99(9):1562-1586, 2011.

Hoam Chung, E. Polak, J. O. Royset, and S. Sastry, “On the Optimal Detection of an Underwater Intruder in a Channel using Unmanned Underwater Vehicles, ” submitted to Naval Research Logistics.

Hoam Chung, Elijah Polak, and S. Shankar Sastry, “On the Use of Outer Approximations as an External Active Set Strategy,” Journal of Optimization Theory and Application, 146(1):51-75, 2010.

Hoam Chung, Elijah Polak, and S. Shankar Sastry, “An External Active-Set Strategy for Solving Optimal Control Problems,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 54(5):1129-1133, 2009.

D.H. Shim, Hoam Chung and S. Sastry, “Conflict-free navigation in unknown urban environments,” IEEE Robotics & Automation Society Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 3, Sept. 2006, Page(s):27 – 33

Jong H. Park and Hoam Chung, “Hybrid Control of Biped Robots to Increase Stability in Locomotion,” Journal of Robotic Systems, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 187-197, 2000.

Shaw, Hoam Chung, S. Sastry, and Karl Hedrick, “Unmanned Helicopter Formation Flight Experiment for the Study of Mesh Stability,” Cooperative Systems: Control and Optimization, D. Grundel, R. Murphey, P. Pardalos and O. Prokopyev (Editors), Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems, Vol. 588, Springer, 2007.

Au, H. Chung, and C. Chen, “Path Planning of the 3-RPR using Global Workspace Roadmap,” IFToMM International Symposium on Robotics and Mechatronics, October 2013, accepted.

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching Commitments

  • MEC4418 - Control systems
  • TRC3000 - Mechatronics project 2
Last modified: 18/07/2018