Go, Tiauw

Associate Professor
Mechanical Aerospace Engineering

Personal Overview

Tiauw Hiong "Yongki"  Go obtained his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), both in Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1994 and 1999, respectively. After finishing his doctoral program, he worked at MIT’s Man-Vehicle Laboratory and Center for Transportation and Logistics as a Postdoctoral Associate and later on as a Research Engineer. His work at MIT includes dynamics and control of aircraft wing rock, spacecraft attitude control using geomagnetic field, simulator motion effects on airline pilot training, and environmental impact of aviation. In December 2005, he joined the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore as an Assistant Professor. During his tenure there until 2012, he has successfully guided students in various projects involving unmanned  aerial vehicles (UAV), which led to excellence in various international UAV competitions, and secured significant research fund in the area of UAV dynamics and control. Since January 2013, Dr. Go has been an Associate Professor with Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering department, Florida Institute of Technology. His research interest includes unconventional flight dynamics and control, UAV systems, and multiple flight coordination.

Educational Background

B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Bandung, Indonesia, 1990

S.M. in Aeronautics & Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, 1994

Sc.D. in Aeronautics & Astronautics,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, 1999

Recognition & Awards

August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professor @ TU Munich, Germany, July-August 2015

Current Courses

MAE 3241 Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics

MAE 4014 Control Systems

MAE 4242 Aircraft Stability and Control

MAE 4263 Space Flight Mechanics

MAE 5590 Selected Topics in Controls and Guidance

MAE 5802 Multivariable Feedback Control Systems

MAE 5803 Nonlinear Control Systems

Professional Experience

Postdoctoral Associate, Man-Vehicle Lab/Volpe Tranportation Research Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 1999-2002

Research Engineer, Center for Transportation and Logistics, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 2002-2005

Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2005-2012

Selected Publications

  1. Feroskhan, M. and Go, T. H., Dynamics of Sideslip Perching Maneuver Under Dynamic Stall Influence, Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 50, doi: 10.1016/j.ast.2016.01.005, 2016.
  2. Ruscoe, J. T., Aircraft Swarm Intelligence: An Approach to Coordinated Swarming with Artificial Potential Functions & Gradient Descent, The Journal of Instrumentation, Automation and Systems, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2015.
  3. Go, T. H. and Maqsood, A., Effect of Aspect Ratio on Wing Rock at Low Reynolds Number, Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 42, doi: 10.1016/j.ast.2015.01.009, 2015.
  4. Rao, D. M. K. K. V. and Go, T. H., Optimization, Stability Analysis, and Trajectory Tracking of Perching Maneuvers, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 37, No. 3, doi: 10.2514/1.60787, 2014.
  5. Zhao, W. and Go, T. H., Quadcopter Formation Flight Control Combining MPC and Robust Feedback Linearization, Journal of the Franklin Institute, Vol. 351, Issue 3, doi: 10.1016/j.jfranklin.2013.10.021, 2014.
  6. Chiew, S. H., Zhao, W., and Go, T. H., Swarming Coordination with Robust Control Lyapunov Function Approach, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems (accepted Oct. 2013), doi: 10.1007/s10846-013-9998-0.
  7. Rao, D. M. K. K. V. and Go, T. H., Automatic Landing System Using Sliding Mode Control, Aerospace Science and Technology (accepted Oct. 2013), doi: 10.1016/j.ast.2013.10.001.
  8. Rao, D. M. K. K. V. and Go, T. H., Perching Trajectory Optimization Using Aerodynamic and Thrust Vectoring, Aerospace Science and Technology (accepted Sep. 2013), doi: 10.1016/j.ast.2013.08.020.
  9. Alikhan, M., Peyada, N. K. and Go, T. H., Flight Dynamics and Optimization of Three-Dimensional Perching Maneuver, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, doi: 10.2514/1.58894, 2013.
  10. Lie, F. A. P. and Go. T. H., Reconfiguration Control with Collision Avoidance Framework for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in 3-D, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 26, Issue 3, 2013.
  11. Maqsood, A. and Go, T. H., Aerodynamic Estimation of Annular Wings Based on
    Leading-Edge Suction Analogy, AIAA Journal, Vol. 51, No. 2, 2013.
  12. Maqsood, A. and Go, T. H., Multiple Time Scales Analysis of Aircraft Longitudinal Dynamics with Aerodynamic Vectoring, Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol. 69, No. 3, doi: 10.1007/s11071-011-0300-3, 2012.
  13. Maqsood, A. and Go, T. H.,  Optimization of Transition Maneuvers through Aerodynamic Vectoring, Aerospace Science & Technology, doi: 10.1016/j.ast.2011.09.004,  2011.
  14. Ariff, O. and Go, T. H., Waypoint Navigation of Small Scale UAV Incorporating Dynamic Soaring, The Journal of Navigation, Vol. 64, No. 1, 2011.
  15. Go, T. H., Lateral-Directional Aircraft Dynamics under Static Moment Nonlinearity, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2009.
  16. Go, T. H. and Lie, F. A. P., Analysis of Wing Rock due to Rolling Moment Hysteresis, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 31, No. 4, 2008.