Donghoon Kim

Donghoon Kim

Assistant Professor

Rhodes Hall

731

CEAS - Aerospace Eng - 0070

Professional Summary

Intelligent Autonomous Systems Research Laboratory http://www.ase.uc.edu/~iasrl

Dr. Donghoon Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Cincinnati (UC). Before joining UC, he served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU) for two years. During his time at MSU, he chaired the Autonomy Research Group and established the Autonomous System Research Lab. Prior to that, he worked for the Robotics Division at LG Electronics in South Korea for two and a half years as a Senior Research Engineer, where he designed and developed various service robotic platforms. His research interests encompass autonomous system design and development, fault-tolerant control, health monitoring of autonomous systems, celestial mechanics, and applications of machine and deep learning. He is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Additionally, he serves on the Technical Committee of AIAA Astrodynamics and Space Automation and Robotics, as well as the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Optimal Control, Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles, and Robotics.

Positions and Work Experience

08-2019 -To Present Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

08-2017 -08-2019 Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

03-2017 -08-2017 Postdoctoral Researcher, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

09-2014 -03-2017 Senior Research Engineer, LG Electronics, Inc., Seoul, Republic of Korea

08-2013 -08-2014 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Research Support

Grant: #OSGC 20240102 FRIGP Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 01-01-2024 -12-31-2024 NASA Headquarters Enhancing Human Safety and Comfort for Air Mobility: Designing and Testing Supplemental Devices Role:PI $5,000.00

Grant: #FA9453-24-2-0002 Investigators:Cohen, Kelly; Kim, Donghoon; Ma, Ou; Sharma, Rajnikant 01-01-2024 -12-31-2028 Air Force Research Laboratory Space Robotics Technologies Enabling a Servicing Team to Service a Cooperative or Non-cooperative Client involving Contact Operations Role:PI $2,297,161.00

Grant: #TESG20233755 Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 01-2024 -01-2025 CincyTech, State of Ohio Gyro Motor (Phase 2) Role:PI $75,000.00

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 01-2024 -04-2024 Space Research Institute for Discovery and Exploration, UC Development of Testing Environment for Localization Algorithms in Remote Martian Landscapes using Gazebo (for Steven Kraine) Role:PI $5,000.00

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 09-2023 -12-2023 College of Engineering and Applied Science, UC Advancing Faculty Development with Global Collaboration and Research Achievement Role:PI $3,306.00

Grant: #OSGC/NASA 23/24 Scholar Gilger, ck 062531 Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 08-01-2023 -07-31-2024 NASA Headquarters Digital Twin Model Design and Development for a Spacecraft Simulator Role:PI $2,500.00

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 08-2023 -12-2023 Space Research Institute for Discovery and Exploration, UC Development of a Digital Twin for the Spacecraft Motion Aping Robotic Testbed using SIMSCAPE (for Yashvi Srivastava) Role:PI $5,000.00

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 07-2023 -07-2023 Office of Undergraduate Research, UC IntroSat: Bridging the Gap between Education and Real-world Applications of Space Control Systems (for Tri Nguyen) Role:PI $500.00

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 07-2023 -04-2024 Office of Undergraduate Research, UC IntroSat Control System Development (for Tri Nguyen) Role:PI $700.00

Grant: #TESG20233755 Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 05-2023 -05-2024 CincyTech, State of Ohio Gyro Motor (Phase 1) Role:PI $40,000.00

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 05-2023 -08-2023 Office of Undergraduate Research, UC Digital Twin Model Design and Development for IntroSat (for James Caleb Gilger) Role:PI $4,500.00

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 05-2023 -07-2023 Office of Undergraduate Research, UC IntroSat Design and Development (for Tri Nguyen) Role:PI $2,500.00

Grant: #TI-2318428 Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 04-01-2023 -09-30-2024 National Science Foundation Sustainable Torque Generator Role:PI $50,000.00

Grant: #34889 Investigators:Kim, Donghoon; Nazzal, Munir; Sharma, Rajnikant 04-2023 -09-2025 Ohio Department of Transportation Shoulder Drop-off/Mounding Severity Determination (Phase 2) Role:Co-PI $519,935.85

Grant: #TA Topic #: Z5.07 Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 03-01-2023 -02-29-2024 NASA Headquarters TEAMING AGREEMENT FOR SIGNATURE Role:PI $0.00

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 03-2023 -02-2025 Office of Research, UC Gyro Engine - The Ultimate Torque Generator Changing Paradigm (Faculty Development Award) Role:PI $1,000.00

Grant: #FA9550-23-1-0056 Investigators:Kim, Donghoon; Ma, Ou 02-01-2023 -01-31-2025 Air Force Office of Scientific Research A 3D Test System for Studying Multi-Agent Proximity Operations for On-Orbit Servicing Non-Cooperative Objects Role:PI $376,050.00

Grant: #OSGC 062297 Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 01-06-2023 -01-05-2024 Ohio Space Grant Consortium IntroSat Design and Development Role:PI $5,000.00

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 01-2023 -05-2023 Space Research Institute for Discovery and Exploration, UC Development of an IntroSat for Control System Education in Aerospace (for Tri Nguyen) Role:PI $5,000.00

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 01-2023 -09-2023 CincyTech, State of Ohio Control Moment Gyros-driven Flight Simulator Development (Phase 3) Role:PI $46,099.87

Grant: #OSGC 062210 Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 10-01-2022 -09-30-2023 NASA Headquarters Estimation of Dynamic Properties of Spacecraft Equipped with a Robotic Manipulator in Mission Role:PI $5,000.00

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 10-2022 -12-2023 University of Akron Research Foundation, National Science Foundation Energy Efficient Torque Device Role:PI $1,000.00

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 10-2022 -03-2023 Venture Lab, State of Ohio GyroEngine Role:PI $5,000.00

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 08-2022 -04-2023 Institute for Research in Sensing, UC Graduate Research Fellows Program (for Daegyun Choi) Role:PI $4,750.00

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 07-2022 -12-2022 CincyTech, State of Ohio Control Moment Gyros-driven Flight Simulator Development (Phase 2) Role:PI $26,574.91

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 03-2022 -07-2022 CincyTech, State of Ohio Control Moment Gyros-driven Flight Simulator Development (Phase 1) Role:PI $20,442.24

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 03-2022 -02-2023 Graduate Student Government, UC Design and Development of an Explainable AI-based Robust Control Law for a 12-DOF Spacecraft Simulator Platform (for Anirudh Chhabra) Role:PI $1,700.00

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 01-2022 -12-2022 Space Research Institute for Discovery and Exploration, UC Decentralized Multi-Robot Control for Massive Structure/Devices Transportation in Unstructured Space Environment (for Daegyun Choi) Role:PI $24,000.00

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 01-2022 -12-2022 Space Research Institute for Discovery and Exploration, UC Development of an Explainable AI-driven Ground Simulator for Emulating Space Exploration Mission (for Anirudh Chhabra) Role:PI $24,000.00

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 12-2021 -05-2022 College of Engineering and Applied Science, UC Faculty Career Development Strategy via Extra-disciplinary Activities Role:PI $3,573.00

Grant: #Null Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 09-01-2021 -09-30-2021 Gimbal Innovations LLC CMG-driven Flight Simulator Control System Test and Analysis Role:PI $2,006.00

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 08-2021 -04-2022 Institute for Research in Sensing, UC Graduate Research Fellows Program (for Anirudh Chhabra) Role:PI $6,000.00

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon; Nazzal, Munir 08-2021 -04-2022 Institute for Research in Sensing, UC Graduate Research Fellows Program (for Dmitry Mohannad Manasreh) Role:Co-PI $6,000.00

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 07-2021 -08-2021 Venture Lab, State of ohio Control Moment Gyros-driven Flight Simulator Control System Development Role:PI $5,000.00

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 05-2021 -12-2022 Office of Undergraduate Research, UC Cost-efficient Indoor Positioning System Development Role:PI $700.00

Grant: #34889 Investigators:Kim, Donghoon; Nazzal, Munir; Sharma, Rajnikant 09-08-2020 -09-08-2022 Federal Highway Administration Shoulder Drop-off/Mounding Severity Determination Role:Co-PI $298,351.44

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 07-01-2020 -06-30-2021 Office of Research, UC Research Launch Awards Role:PI $2,500.00

Grant: #R40224 Investigators:Ghim, Yong-Gyun; Kim, Donghoon 07-01-2020 -12-31-2021 Office of the Vice President for Research, UC Intelligent Shopping Assistant System Design and Development Role:PI $20,000.00

Grant: #RAPIDS Equipment Grant Investigators:Cahay, Marc; Emmert, John; Fuchs, Zachariah; Goodman, Christopher; Kim, Donghoon; Kim, J.; Kumar, Manish; Ma, Ou; McGhan, Catharine 04-01-2020 -06-30-2022 Ohio Department of Higher Education Post-Secondary Workforce Development for Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics in the Cyber Age Role:Co-PI $325,054.00

Grant: #2020 KAU MOU Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 04-01-2020 -03-31-2021 Korea Aerospace University MOU for Review Role:PI $0.00

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 12-13-2019 -08-31-2020 College of Engineering and Applied Science, UC Activities for Improving Faculty Research Effectiveness Role:PI $5,000.00

Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 10-2019 -09-2020 Office of Research, UC Virtual Scavenger Hunt Award Role:PI $1,000.00

Investigators:Kupferle, Margaret; Kim, Donghoon 09-2017 -08-2021 National Science Foundation RET Site: Engineering Design Challenges and Research Experiences for Secondary and Community College Teachers - Robust Positioning System Development and Its Applications (Jun. 2021 – Jul. 2021) Role:Collaborator $598,705.00

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

M. Kim, H. Leeghim, and D. Kim (07-2024. ) Maneuverability Analysis-based Attitude Control of Spacecraft .Transactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, ,

S. K. Sampathkumar, D. Choi, and D. Kim (01-2024. ) Fuzzy Inference System-assisted Human-aware Navigation Framework based on Enhanced Potential Field.Complex Engineering Systems, , 4 (1 ) , More Information

D. Choi, D. Kim, and J. Turner (11-2023. ) Optimization of Weight Matrices for Optimal Feedback Control Using Algebraic Closed-Form Solutions.Electronics, , 12 (21 ) , More Information

S. Rauniyar and D. Kim (09-2023. ) Genetic Fuzzy Inference System-based Three-dimensional Resolution Algorithm for Collision Avoidance of Fixed-wing UAVs.Electronics, , 12 (8 ) , More Information

S. Rauniyar*, S. Bhalla*, D. Choi*, and D. Kim (02-2023. ) EKF-SLAM for a Quadcopter using Differential Flatness-based LQR Control.Electronics, , 12 (5 ) , More Information

Y. Yang, H. Leeghim, and D. Kim (07-2022. ) Dubins Path-oriented Rapidly-exploring Random Tree* for Three-dimensional Path Planning of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.Electronics, , 11 (15 ) ,1-21 More Information

A. Chhabra and D. Kim (07-2022. ) Ground Robotic Platform for Simulation of On-Orbit Servicing Missions.Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, , 19 (7 ) ,480-493 More Information

D. Manasreh, M. Nazzal, S. Talha, E. Khanapuri, R. Sharma, and D. Kim (06-2022. ) Application of Autonomous Vehicles for Automated Roadside Safety Assessment.Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, , More Information

A. Chhabra, J. Venepally, and D. Kim (12-2021. ) Measurement Noise Covariance-Adapting Kalman Filters for Varying Sensor Noise Situations.Sensors, , 21 (24 ) ,1-22 More Information

D. Choi, D. Kim, and K. Lee (11-2021. ) Enhanced Potential Field-Based Collision Avoidance in Cluttered Three-Dimensional Urban Environments.Applied Sciences, , 11 (22 ) ,1-16 More Information

H. Leeghim and D. Kim (10-2021. ) Singularity-Robust CMG Allocation Strategy for Spacecraft Attitude Control in the Presence of Disturbances.Aerospace Science and Technology, , 119 ,1-12 More Information

D. Choi, A. Chhabra, and D. Kim (09-2021. ) Intelligent Cooperative Collision Avoidance Via Fuzzy Potential Fields.Robotica, , 40 (6 ) ,1919-1938 More Information

D. Kim (09-2021. ) Efficient Navigation for Unmanned Agents in Sparse Wireless Sensor Networks.Transactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, , 64 (5 ) ,283-287 More Information

D. Choi and D. Kim (06-2021. ) Intelligent Multi-Robot System for Collaborative Object Transportation Tasks in Rough Terrain.Electronics, , 10 (12 ) ,1-20 More Information

D. Choi, H. Leeghim, and D. Kim (04-2021. ) Effective Boundary Value Problem Solver via Bézier Functions.Symmetry, , 13 (5 ) ,1-20 More Information

D. Choi, W. Bell, D. Kim, and J. Kim (04-2021. ) UAV-Driven Structural Crack Detection and Location Determination Using Convolutional Neural Networks.Sensors, , 21 (8 ) ,1-20 More Information

K. Lee, D. Choi, and D. Kim (03-2021. ) Incorporation of Potential Fields and Motion Primitives for the Collision Avoidance of Unmanned Aircraft.Applied Sciences, , 11 (7 ) ,1-19 More Information

D. Kim and S. Yang (04-2020. ) Center-of-gravity-variation Driven Spherical UAV System and Its Control Law.International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, , 2020 ,1-14 More Information

H. Leeghim, , C.-Y. Lee, J. Jin, and D. Kim (01-2020. ) A Singularity-free Steering Law of Roof Array of Control Moment Gyros for Agile Spacecraft Maneuver.International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, , 18 (7 ) ,1679-1690 More Information

D. Kim and J. Turner (11-2019. ) Closed-form Solutions for Underactuated Asymmetric Spacecraft Maneuvers Minimizing Torque Input.Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, , 42 (11 ) ,2493-2500 More Information

D. Kim and H. Leeghim (05-2019. ) Near-minimum-fuel Strategy for Continuous Single-axis Maneuvers of A Rigid Body.Transactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, , 62 (3 ) ,169-172 More Information

S. Oghim, H. Leeghim, and D. Kim (01-2019. ) Real-time Spacecraft Intercept Strategy on J2-perturbed Orbits.Advances in Space Research, , 63 (2 ) ,1007-1016 More Information

Honors and Awards

05-2022 Neil Wandmacher Teaching Award Recognition of excellent teaching in class and academic advising College of Engineering & Applied Science, UC

04-2022 Gold Star Lab Award Recognition of the research safety and productivity College of Engineering & Applied Science, UC

Professional Affiliation

11-2021 -To Present: Technical Committee of Space Automation and Robotics at American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics,

05-2018 -To Present: Technical Committee of Astrodynamics at American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics,

Courses Taught

Optimal Control Level:Graduate

Spacecraft Dynamics Level:Both

Probabilistic and Economic Engineering Level:Undergraduate

Special Topics: Estimation of Dynamical System Level:Both

Modeling and Simulation of Dynamical Systems Level:Undergraduate

Estimation of Dynamical System Level:Graduate

Contact Information

731 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513.556.5365
Donghoon.Kim@uc.edu