Publications

Journal Publications

  • C. Walton, P. Lambrianides, I. Kaminer, J. O. Royset, and Q. Gong, Optimal motion planning in rapid-fire combat situations with attacker uncertainty, Naval Research Logistics, Vol. 65, No. 2, pp. 101-119, 2018.

  • I. M. Ross, Q. Gong, M. Karpenko and R. J. Proulx, Scaling and balancing for high-performance computation of optimal control, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 41, No. 10, pp. 2086-2097, 2018.
  • H. Marsh, M. Karpenko and Q. Gong,  Relationships between maneuver time and energy for reaction wheel attitude control, to appear in AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 335-348, 2018
  • F. Qiu, J. Wang, Q. Gong and M. Song, Thermal-aware energy management of HPC data center via two-time-scale control,  IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Vol. 13, No.5, pp. 2260-2269, 2017.

  • M. Song, Y. Wen, B. Duan, J. Wang and Q. Gong,  Micro-siting optimization of a wind farm built in multiple phases, Energy, Vol 137, No. 10, pp. 95-103, 2017.

  • S. Chesi, M. Romano and Q. Gong,  Aerodynamic three-axis attitude stabilization of a spacecraft by center-of-mass shifting, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 40, No. 7, pp. 1613-1626,  2017.

  • F. Qiu, J. Wang and Q. Gong, QoS-driven Power Management of Data Centers via Model Predictive Control, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 1557-1566, 2016.
  • R. Boucher, W. Kang and Q. Gong, Galerkin Optimal Control, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Vol. 169, No. 3, pp. 825-847, 2016.

  • Q. Gong, I. M. Ross and F. Fahroo, Spectral and pseudospectral optimal control over arbitrary grids, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Vol. 169, No. 3, pp. 759-783, 2016.

  • C. Phelps, J. O. Royset and Q. Gong, Optimal control of uncertain systems using sample average approximations, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Vol. 54, No. 1, pp. 1-29, 2016.

  • I. M. Ross, R. Proulx, M. Karpenko and Q. Gong, Riemann-Stieltjes optimal control problems for uncertain dynamical systems, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 38, No. 7, pp. 1251-1263, 2015.

  • H. Gu, J. Wang, Q. Lin and Q. Gong, Automatic contour-based road network design for optimized wind farm micro-siting, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 281-289, 2015.

  • C. Phelps, Q. Gong, J. O. Royset, C. Walton and I. Kaminer, Consistent approximation of a nonlinear optimal control problem with uncertain parameters, Automatica, Vol. 50, No. 12, pp. 2987-2997, 2014.

  • S. Chesi, Q. Gong, V. Pellegrini, R. Cristi and M. Romano, Automatic mass balancing of a spacecraft three-axes simulator: analysis and experimentation, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 197-206, 2014.

  • C. Qian and Q. Gong, Global output feedback stabilization of a class of nonlinear systems with multiple output, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 135, No. 7, 2013.

  • H. Yan and Q. Gong, Feedback control for formation flying maintenance using state transition matrix, The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 59, Nos. 1&2, pp.181-196, 2012.

  • H. Yan, Q. Gong, C. D. Park, I. M. Ross and C. N. D'Souza, High-Accuracy trajectory optimization for a trans-Earth Lunar mission, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 1219-1227, 2011.

  • Q. Gong, I. M. Ross and F. Fahroo, Costate computational by a Chebyshev pseudospectral method, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 623-628, 2010.

  • Q. Gong, L. R. Lewis and I. M. Ross, Pseudospectral motion planning for autonomous vehicles, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 1039-1045, 2009. 

  • W. Kang, I. M. Ross, K. Pham and Q. Gong, Autonomous observability of networked multisatellite systems, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 32, No. 3., pp. 869-877, 2009.

  • Q. Gong, I. M. Ross, W. Kang and F. Fahroo, Connections between the covector mapping theorem and convergence of pseudospectral methods for optimal control, Computational Optimization and Applications, 41, pp. 307-335, 2008.

  • Q. Gong, F. Fahroo and I. M. Ross, A spectral algorithm for pseudospectral methods in optimal control, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 460-471, 2008.

  • I. M. Ross, P. Sekhavaty, A. Fleming and Q. Gong, Pseudospectral feedback control: foundations, examples and experimental results, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 307-321, 2008.

  • Q. Gong, W. Kang and I. M. Ross, A pseudospectral observer design method for nonlinear systems, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series B, Vol 8, No 3, pp. 589-611, 2007. 

  • W. Kang, Q. Gong, I. M. Ross and F. Fahroo, On the convergence of nonlinear optimal control using pseudospectral methods for feedback linearizable control systems, International Journal on Robust and Nonlinear Control, Vol. 17, Issue 14, pp. 1251-1277, 2007.

  • I. M. Ross, Q. Gong and P. Sekhavat, Low-thrust high-accuracy trajectory optimization, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 921-933, 2007.

  • Q. Gong and C. Qian, Global practical tracking of a class of nonlinear systems by output feedback, Automatica, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 184-189, 2007.

  • Q. Gong, W. Kang and I. M. Ross, A pseudospectral method for the optimal control of constrained feedback linearizable systems, IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, Vol. 51, No. 7, pp. 1115-1129, 2006.

  • Q. Gong and W. Lin, A note on global output regulation of nonlinear systems in the output feedback form,  IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, Vol. 48, No. 6, pp. 1049-1054, 2003.

  • W. Lin and Q. Gong, A remark on partial state feedback stabilization of cascade systems by small-gain theorem, IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, Vol. 48, No. 3, pp. 497-500, 2003.

  • Q. Gong and Y. Tian, A constructive design method for nonlinear cross-strict feedback systems, Acta Automatic Sinica, No. 4, Vol. 26, pp. 447-453, 2000.

Conference Publications

  • H. Marsh, M. Karpenko and Q Gong. Energy constrained shortest-time maneuvers for reaction wheel satellites, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AIAA 2016-5579, Long Beach, CA, September, 2016

  • Q. Fang, J. Wang and Q. Gong, Thermal-aware server provisioning with switched MPC for HPC data centers, 10th IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems, (NOLCOS), Monterey, CA, August, 2016.

  • C. Walton, C. Phelps, Q. Gong and I. Kaminer, Numerical algorithm for optimal control of systems with parameter uncertainty, 10th IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems, (NOLCOS), Monterey, CA, August, 2016.

  • R. Shaffer, M. Karpenko and Q. Gong, Unscented guidance for waypoint navigation of a fixed-wing UAV, Proc. of American Control Conference, Boston, MA, July, 2016.

  • Q. Gong and I. M. Ross, An accelerated trajectory optimization technique based on pseudospectral methods,  AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AAS 13-876, Napa Valley, CA, March, 2016.

  • R. Boucher, W. Kang and Q. Gong, Feasibility of the Galerkin optimal control method, Proc. of the 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Los Angeles, CA, December, 2014.

  • C. L. Walton, Q. Gong, I. Kaminer and J. O. Royset, Optimal motion planning for searching for uncertain targets, the 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Cape Town, South Africa, August, 2014.

  • Q. Fang, J. Wang, H. Zhu and Q. Gong, Using model predictive control in data centers for dynamic server provisioning, the 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Cape Town, South Africa, August, 2014.

  • R. Boucher, W. Kang and Q. Gong, Galerkin optimal control for constrained nonlinear problems, Proc. of American Control Conference, Portland, OR, June, 2014.

  • R. Boucher, W. Kang and Q. Gong, Discontinuous Galerkin optimal control for constrained nonlinear problems, Proc. of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, Taichung, Taiwan, June, 2014.

  • C. Phelps, J. O. Royset and Q. Gong, Sample average approximations in optimal control of uncertain systems, Proc. of the 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Florence, Italy, December, 2013.

  • S. Chesi, Q. Gong and M. Romano, Satellite attitude control by center-of-mass shifting, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AAS 13-876, South Carolina, August, 2013.

  • C. Phelps, Q. Gong, J. O. Royset and I. Kaminer, Consistent approximation of an optimal search problem, Proc. of  the 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Maui, HI, December, 2012.

  • S. Chesi, V. Pellegrini, Q. Gong, R. Cristi and M. Romano, Automatic mass balancing for small three-axis spacecraft simulator using sliding mass only, AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AAS 11-565, Girdwood, Alaska, August, 2011.

  • C. D. Park, I. M. Ross, Q. Gong, and H. Yan, Necessary conditions for singular arcs for general restricted multi-body problem, Proc. of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, GA, December, 2010.

  • H. Yan, Q. Gong, C. D. Park, I. M. Ross and C. N. D'Souza, High-Accuracy Moon to Earth trajectory optimization, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 2010.

  • H. Yan and Q. Gong, Feedback control for formation flying maintenance using state transition matrix, AAS Kyle T. Alfriend Astrodynamics Symposium, AAS 10-312, May, 2010.

  • C. D. Park, H. Yan, I. M. Ross and Q. Gong, Numerical verification of singular arcs on optimal Moon-Earth transfer, AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, San Diego, CA, AAS 10-104, February, 2010.

  • Q. Gong, I. M. Ross and F. Fahroo, A Chebyshev pseudospectral method for nonlinear constrained optimal control problems, Proc. of the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Shanghai, China, pp. 5057-5062, December, 2009.

  • J. Cascio, M. Karpenko, Q. Gong, P. Sekhavat, and I. M. Ross, Smooth proximity computation for
    collision-free optimal control of multiple robotic manipulators, Proc. of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, St. Louis, Missouri, pp. 2452-2457, October, 2009.

  • Q. Gong, I. M. Ross and F. Fahroo, Pseudospectral optimal control on arbitrary grids, AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AAS 09-405, August, 2009.

  • Q. Gong, I. M. Ross and K. T. Alfriend, Triangle formation design in eccentric orbits using pseudospectral optimal control, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AIAA-2008-7360, August, 2008.

  • I. M. Ross and Q. Gong, Guess-free trajectory optimization, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AIAA-2008-6273, August, 2008.

  • I. M. Ross, Q. Gong and P. Sekhavat, The Bellman pseudospectral method, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AIAA-2008-6448, August, 2008.

  • C. Park, Q. Gong, I. M. Ross and P. Sekhavat, Fuel-optimal design of Moon-Earth trajectories using a Legendre pseudospectral method, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AIAA-2008-7074, August, 2008.

  • Q. Gong, W. Kang, N. Bedrossian, F. Fahroo, P. Sekhavat and K. Bollino, Pseudospectral optimal control for military and industrial applications, Proc. of the 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans, LA, pp. 4128-4142, December, 2007.

  • L. R. Lewis, I. M. Ross and Q. Gong, Pseudospectral motion planning techniques for autonomous obstacle avoidance, Proc. of the 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans, LA, pp. 5997-6002, December, 2007.

  • W. Kang, I. M. Ross, K. Pham and Q. Gong, Observability of multi-satellite systems, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AAS 07-400, Mackinac Island, Michigan, August, 2007.

  • Q. Gong, I. M. Ross and W. Kang, A unified pseudospectral framework for nonlinear controller and observer design, Proc. of American Control Conference, New York City, NY, pp. 1943-1949, July, 2007.

  • P. Sekhavat, Q. Gong and I. M. Ross, NPSAT1 parameter estimation using unscented Kalman filtering, Proc. of American Control Conference, New York City, NY, pp. 4445-4491, July, 2007.

  • Q. Gong, I. M. Ross, W. Kang and F. Fahroo, On the pseudospectral covector mapping theorem for nonlinear optimal control, Proc. of the 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diago, CA, pp. 2679-2686, December, 2006.

  • P. Sekhavat, Q. Gong and I. M. Ross, Unscented Kalman filtering: NPSAT1 ground test results, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA-2006-6352, Keystone, Colorado, August, 2006.

  • I. M. Ross, P. Sekhavat, A. Fleming and Q. Gong, Pseudospectral feedback control: foundations, examples and experimental results, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA-2006-6354, Keystone, Colorado, August, 2006.

  • I. M. Ross, Q. Gong, F. Fahroo and W. Kang, Practical stabilization through real-time optimal control, Proc. of American Control Conference, pp. 304-309, Minneapolis, MN, June, 2006.

  • Q. Gong and I. M. Ross, Autonomous pseudospectral knotting methods, 16th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference, AAS 06-151, Tampa, Florida, January, 2006.

  • I. M. Ross, Q. Gong and P. Sekhavat, A simple technique for low-thrust high-accuracy trajectory optimization, 16th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference, AAS 06-150, Tampa, Florida, January, 2006.

  • Q. Gong and C. Qian, Global practical output regulation of a class of nonlinear systems by output feedback,  Proc. of the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference (CDC-ECC'05), Seville, Spain, pp. 7278 - 7283, December, 2005.

  • W. Kang, Q. Gong, and I. M. Ross, Convergence of pseudospectral methods for a class of discontinuous optimal control, Proc. of the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference (CDC-ECC'05), Seville, Spain, pp. 2799-2804, December, 2005.

  • Q. Gong, I. M. Ross, W. Kang and F. Fahroo, Dual convergence of the Legendre pseudospectral method for solving nonlinear constrained optimal control problems, Proc. of The 7th IASTED International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Control, Boston, MA, pp. 209--214, October, 2005.

  • Q. Gong, W. Kang and I. M. Ross, A pseudospectral method for the optimal control of constrained feedback linearizable systems, IEEE Conference on Control Applications, Toronto, Canada, pp. 1033-1038, August, 2005.

  • Q. Gong, W. Kang and I. M. Ross, A pseudospectral observer design method for nonlinear systems, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA-2005-5845, San Francisco, CA, August, 2005.

  • Q. Gong and W. Kang, Computational methods in nonlinear control systems, Proc. of The 24th Chinese Control Conference, Guangzhou, China, July, 2005.

  • Q. Gong, I. M. Ross, W. Kang and F. Fahroo, Convergence of pseudospectral methods for constrained nonlinear optimal control problems, Proc. of the 6th IASTED International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Control, Honolulu, Hawaii, pp. 209--214, August, 2004.

  • I. M. Ross, F. Fahroo and Q. Gong, A spectral algorithm for pseudospectral methods in optimal control, Proc. of the 10th International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications (CITSA), Orlando, Florida, pp. 104--109, July, 2004.

  • Q. Gong and W. Lin, Global output regulation of cascade systems by time-varying partial state feedback, Proc. of American Control Conference, Denver, pp. 1548-1553, June, 2003.