Yang Yang

Dr Yang Yang

Grant-Funded Researcher (B)

School of Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


My research focuses on improving the accuracy and robustness of statistical orbit determination and providing reliable orbital information for space navigation and space situational awareness. 

I have gained strong expertise in astrodynamics, nonlinear/non-Gaussian filtering/estimation, uncertainty propagation/quantification, data association, measurement simulation, and many other techniques involved in space navigation and space situational awareness. 

Currently I am looking into data inference for behavioural quantification for resident space objects, particularly focussing on pattern of life analysis for satellites. I have comprehensive research capabilities and solid engineering skills into these fields. I am looking forward to connecting academia and industry more closely and pursuing a safer, securer and more sustainable space environment.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Lin, B., Zhong, L., Zhuge, S., Yang, X., Yang, Y., Wang, K., & Zhang, X. (2022). A New Pattern for Detection of Streak-Like Space Target from Single Optical Images. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 60, 13 pages.
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    2022 Yang, Y., Klein, E., He, C., Cai, H., & Zhang, Y. (2022). PHiFA—A tool for numerical propagation of high-fidelity astrodynamics. Astrodynamics, 6(2), 189-204.
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    2022 Wang, Z., Li, Z., Wang, L., Wang, N., Yang, Y., Li, R., . . . Hoque, M. (2022). Comparison of the real-time precise orbit determination for LEO between kinematic and reduced-dynamic modes. Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, 187, 110224.
    DOI Scopus1
    2022 Yang, Y., Maj, R., He, C., Norman, R., Kerr, E., Carter, B., . . . Gower, S. (2022). Comparison of Atmospheric Mass Density Models Using a New Data Source: COSMIC Satellite Ephemerides. IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, 37(2), 6-22.
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    2021 Qu, C., Zhang, Y., Yang, Y., & Wang, S. (2021). Discrete probabilistic detection model for a Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode array with crosstalk. OPTICS LETTERS, 46(6), 1442-1445.
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    2021 Yang, Q., Yang, X., Yang, Y., & Yang, Y. (2021). Distributed Cooperative Localization Based on Bearing-Only Sensors. IEEE Sensors Journal, 21(20), 23645-23657.
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    2021 Gong, B., Li, S., Shi, J., & Yang, Y. (2021). Rotation based analytic range-only initial relative orbit solution for natural periodic motion. Acta Astronautica, 178, 584-594.
    DOI Scopus3
    2020 Yang, Y., Klein, E., & Sagnières, L. (2020). Tumbling object deorbiting using spaceborne laser engagement – A CubeSat case study. Advances in Space Research, 65(7), 1742-1757.
    DOI Scopus2
    2020 Cai, H., Yang, Y., Gehly, S., He, C., & Jah, M. (2020). Sensor tasking for search and catalog maintenance of geosynchronous space objects. Acta Astronautica, 175, 234-248.
    DOI Scopus1
    2020 Qu, C., Zhang, Y., Zhang, X., & Yang, Y. (2020). Reinforcement learning-based data association for multiple target tracking in clutter. Sensors (Switzerland), 20(22), 1-28.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3 Europe PMC1
    2020 Cai, H., Gehly, S., Yang, Y., & Zhang, K. (2020). Modeling birth for the labeled multi-Bernoulli filter using a boundary-value approach. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 43(1), 162-169.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3
    2020 He, C., Yang, Y., Carter, B., Zhang, K., Hu, A., Li, W., . . . Wu, S. (2020). Impact of Thermospheric Mass Density on the Orbit Prediction of LEO Satellites. Space Weather, 18(1), 1-17.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4
    2019 Bu, Y., Yang, Y., Tang, W., Ding, C., & Yin, H. (2019). Constraints-based optical hybrid navigation for small-body close flybys. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 42(5), 1093-1104.
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    2019 Cai, H., Gehly, S., Yang, Y., Hoseinnezhad, R., Norman, R., & Zhang, K. (2019). Multisensor tasking using analytical Rényi divergence in labeled multi-Bernoulli filtering. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 42(9), 2078-2085.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4
    2019 Gong, B., Li, S., Yang, Y., Shi, J., & Li, W. (2019). Maneuver-free approach to range-only initial relative orbit determination for spacecraft proximity operations. Acta Astronautica, 163, 87-95.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS8
    2018 He, C., Yang, Y., Carter, B., Kerr, E., Wu, S., Deleflie, F., . . . Norman, R. (2018). Review and comparison of empirical thermospheric mass density models. Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 103, 31-51.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS7
    2018 Li, W., Yue, J., Yang, Y., He, C., Hu, A., & Zhang, K. (2018). Ionospheric and Thermospheric Responses to the Recent Strong Solar Flares on 6 September 2017. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 123(10), 8865-8883.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS14
    2018 Cai, H., Yang, Y., Gehly, S., Wu, S., & Zhang, K. (2018). Improved tracklet association for space objects using short-arc optical measurements. Acta Astronautica, 151, 836-847.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS7
    2018 Li, W., Yue, J., Wu, S., Yang, Y., Li, Z., Bi, J., & Zhang, K. (2018). Ionospheric responses to typhoons in Australia during 2005–2014 using GNSS and FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC measurements. GPS Solutions, 22(3), 1-11.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS17
    2018 Li, W., Yue, J., Guo, J., Yang, Y., Zou, B., Shen, Y., & Zhang, K. (2018). Statistical seismo-ionospheric precursors of M7.0+ earthquakes in Circum-Pacific seismic belt by GPS TEC measurements. Advances in Space Research, 61(5), 1206-1219.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS16
    2017 Li, W., Yue, J., Yang, Y., Li, Z., Guo, J., Pan, Y., & Zhang, K. (2017). Analysis of ionospheric disturbances associated with powerful cyclones in East Asia and North America. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 161, 43-54.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS19
    2016 Li, W., Guo, J., Yue, J., Yang, Y., Li, Z., & Lu, D. (2016). Contrastive research of ionospheric precursor anomalies between Calbuco volcanic eruption on April 23 and Nepal earthquake on April 25, 2015. Advances in Space Research, 57(10), 2141-2153.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS18
    2016 Li, W., Guo, J., Yue, J., Shen, Y., & Yang, Y. (2016). Total electron content anomalies associated with global VEI4 + volcanic eruptions during 2002–2015. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 325, 98-109.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS8
    2016 Yang, Y., Yue, X., & Dempster, A. G. (2016). GPS-based onboard real-time orbit determination for LEO satellites using consider Kalman filter. IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 52(2), 769-777.
    DOI Scopus25 WoS22
    2016 Cai, H., Zhang, J. R., Yang, Y., Gehly, S., Wu, S. Q., He, C. Y., . . . Zhang, K. F. (2016). Improved tracklet association method for initial orbit determination of space debris. Journal of Beijing Institute of Technology (English Edition), 25, 143-148.
    DOI Scopus1
    2016 Bu, Y., Tang, W., Fa, W., Ding, C., Tang, G., Yang, Y., . . . Yin, H. (2016). Relative Trajectory Estimation During Chang'e-2 Probe's Flyby of Asteroid Toutatis Using Dynamics, Optical, and Radio Constraints. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, 54(8), 4680-4693.
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    2015 Yang, Y., Yue, X., & Yuan, J. (2015). GPS Based Reduced-Dynamic Orbit Determination for Low Earth Orbiters with Ambiguity Fixing. International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 2015, 11 pages.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS2
    2014 Yang, Y., Yue, X., Yuan, J., & Rizos, C. (2014). Enhancing the kinematic precise orbit determination of low earth orbiters using GPS receiver clock modelling. Advances in Space Research, 54(9), 1901-1912.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS9
    2014 Yang, Y., Li, Y., Rizos, C., Dempster, A. G., & Yue, X. (2014). Inter-satellite ranging augmented GPS relative navigation for satellite formation flying. Journal of Navigation, 67(3), 437-449.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS8
    Yang, Y., Maj, R., He, C., Norman, R., Kerr, E., Carter, B. A., . . . Gower, S. (n.d.). Comparison of atmospheric mass density models using a new data source: COSMIC satellite ephemerides.
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2021 Chen, J., Zhang, Y., Yang, Y., & Qu, C. (2021). Multi-target Track-to-Track Association Based on Relative Coordinate Assignment Matrix. In Proceedings of the 33rd Chinese Control and Decision Conference, CCDC 2021 (pp. 1255-1260). online: IEEE.
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    2020 Yang, Y. (2020). A Sequential L<inf>p</inf>-norm filter for robust estimation. In 2020 23rd International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION) (pp. 1228-1232). Rustenburg, South Africa: IEEE.
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    2019 Yang, Y., Cai, H., Gong, B., & Norman, R. (2019). Schmidt-Kalman Filter with Polynomial Chaos Expansion for State Estimation. In FUSION 2019 - 22nd International Conference on Information Fusion (pp. 8 pages). Ottawa, ON, Canada: IEEE.
    Scopus1
    2018 Cai, H., Yang, Y., Gehly, S., & Zhang, K. (2018). SPACE-BASED MULTI-SENSOR MULTI-TARGET TRACKING FOR GEOSYNCHRONOUS SPACE OBJECTS. In Y. Z. Luo, J. S. Chern, X. Q. Chen, & L. Chen (Eds.), FOURTH IAA CONFERENCE ON DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF SPACE SYSTEMS 2018 Vol. 165 (pp. 1477-1500). Natl Univ Defense Technol, Changsha, PEOPLES R CHINA: UNIVELT INC.
    2018 Gong, B., Shi, J., Li, W., & Yang, Y. (2018). RANGE-ONLY RELATIVE NAVIGATION FOR PERIODIC MOTION DURING CLOSE-IN PROXIMITY OPERATIONS. In Y. Z. Luo, J. S. Chern, X. Q. Chen, & L. Chen (Eds.), FOURTH IAA CONFERENCE ON DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF SPACE SYSTEMS 2018 Vol. 165 (pp. 509-519). Changsha, PEOPLES R CHINA: UNIVELT INC.
    2017 Yang, Y., & Cai, H. (2017). Analysis of adaptive Gaussian mixture unscented kalman filter using sparse optical observations for initial orbit determination. In Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC Vol. 6 (pp. 3997-4004). France: International Astronautical Federation.
    Scopus1
    2017 Cai, H., Yang, Y., Gehly, S., Wu, S., & Zhang, K. (2017). Improved tracklet association for space debris using short-arc optical measurements. In Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC Vol. 17 (pp. 11526-11538). Paris, France: International Astronautical Federation (IAF).
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    2016 Cai, H., Yang, Y., Gehly, S., Wu, S., Afful, M., & Zhang, K. (2016). Relative state estimation of space debris based on the stereo-vision measurement system. In AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2016 (pp. 1-18). Reston, VA, United States: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
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    2015 Yang, Y., Yue, X., Tang, G., Cui, H., & Song, B. (2015). Orbit determination using combined GPS + Beidou observations for low earth cubesats: Software validation in ground testbed. In J. Sun, J. Liu, S. Fan, & X. Lu (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering Vol. 342 (pp. 321-334). Xian, PEOPLES R CHINA: SPRINGER.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS1
    2014 Yang, Y., Yue, X., Li, Y., Rizos, C., & Dempster, A. G. (2014). GPS receiver clock modelling for kinematic-based precise orbit determination of low earth orbiters. In J. Sun, W. Jiao, H. Wu, & M. Lu (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering Vol. 305 LNEE (pp. 133-142). Nanjing, PEOPLES R CHINA: SPRINGER.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2
    2013 Li, P., Yue, X., Yang, Y., Chi, X., & Luo, G. (2013). A novel nonlinear guidance scheme for power-limited autonomous rendezvous with fixed docking direction and collision avoidance constranits. In Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC Vol. 7 (pp. 5215-5223).
  • Position: Grant-Funded Researcher (B)
  • Phone: 83133035
  • Email: yang.yang02@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor Level Seven
  • Room: 7.38
  • Org Unit: School of Mathematical Sciences

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