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Book Chapters:

B1. Y. Zu and R. Dai, “Distributed Estimation for Spatial Rigid Motion based on Dual Quaternion,” book chapter in Multisensor Attitude Estimation: Fundamental Concepts and Applications, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, 2016.

B2. C. Sun and R. Dai, “Topology Design and Identification for Dynamic Networks”, book chapter in “Cooperative Control of Multi-agent Systems: Theory and Applications”, John Wiley & Sons, 2017.

Journal Articles:

J15. N. Kingry, A. Kaplan, L. Towers, N. Steffensmeier and R. Dai, “Autonomous Mission Planning for Persistent Traveling Solar-Powered Unmanned Ground Vehicles”, Journal of Field Robotics, Under Review.

J14. C. Sun and R. Dai, “An Iterative Method for Nonconvex Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programs”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Under Review.

J13. Y. Zu, C. Liu, R. Dai, A. Sharma and J. Dong, “Real-Time Energy-Efficient Traffic Control via Convex Optimization”, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Under Review.

J12. C. Sun, Y. Liu, R. Dai, and D. Grymin, “Two Approaches for Path Planning of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with Avoidance Zones”, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Published Online.

J11. Y. Zu and R. Dai, “Distributed Path Planning for Building Evacuation Guidance”, Cyber-Physical Systems, Published Online.

J10. C. Sun and R. Dai, “Rank-Constrained Optimization and its Applications”, Automatica, Vol 82, 2017, pp. 128–136. download

J9. A. Kaplan, N. Kingry, P. Uhing, and R. Dai, “Time-Optimal Path Planning with Power Schedules for a Solar-Powered Ground Robot”, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Vol 14, No. 2, 2017, pp. 1235 - 1244. download

J8. R. Dai, and C. Sun, “Path Planning of Spatial Rigid Motion with Constrained Attitude”, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 38, No. 8, 2015, pp. 1356-1365. download.

J7. R. Dai, J. Maximoff and M. Mesbahi, “Optimal Path Planning for Establishing Connectivity in Proximity Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 49, no. 3, July 2013. download

J6. R. Dai and M. Mesbahi, "Optimal power generation and load management for off-grid hybrid power systems with renewable sources via mixed-integer programming," Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 73, pp. 234–244, 2013. download

J5. D. Zelazo, R. Dai and M. Mesbahi, "An Energy Management System for Off-Grid Power Systems," Energy Systems, No. 3, pp. 153-179, 2012.

J4. H. Liu, Y. Chen, F. Strickland, R. Dai and B. Qi, “System Development and Application of Taylor Kriging Metamodeling”, International journal for computer-aided engineering and software, Vol. 28, No. 3, 2011, pp.220 – 241.

J3. R. Dai and J. E. Cochran, “Path Planning and State Estimation for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Hostile Environments,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 33, No. 2, March-April, 2010, pp. 595-601. download

J2. R. Dai and J. E. Cochran, “A Wavelet Collocation Method for Optimal Control Problems,” Journal of Optimization Theory and Application, Vol. 143, No. 2, 2009, pp. 265-278. download

J1. R. Dai and J. E. Cochran, “Three-Dimensional Trajectory Optimization in Constrained Aerospace,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 42, No. 2, 2009, pp. 627-634. download

Conference Articles:

C30. C. Sun and R. Dai, "A Customized ADMM for Rank-Constrained Optimization Problems with Approximate Formulations," 2017 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Accepted.

C29. N. Kingry, Y. Liu, B. Simon, Y. Bang, and R. Dai, "Mission Planning for A Multi-robot Team with A Solar-Powered Charging Station," 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Accepted.

C28. C. Sun and R. Dai, "A Decomposition Method for Nonconvex Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programs," 2017 American Control Conference, Seattle, WA.

C27. Y. Zu, R. Dai, and J. Dong "Convex Optimization for Energy-Efficient Traffic Control," 2016 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, NV.

C26. A. Kaplan, N. Kingery, J. Ven Den Top, K. Patel, R. Dai and D. Grymin, "Motion Planning for Persistent Traveling Solar-Powered Unmanned Ground Vehicles," 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2016 Daejeon, Korea. download

C25. C. Sun, R. Dai, and P. Lu, "Solving Polynomial Optimal Control Problems via Iterative Convex Optimization," 2016 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, January 2016, San Diego.

C24. C. Sun, R. Dai, "An Iterative Approach to Rank Minimization Problems," 2015 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control Conference, 2015, Osaka, Japan. download

C23. R. Dai, J. Dong, and A. Sharma, "Distributed Traffic Control for Reduced Fuel Consumption and Travel Time in Transportation Networks", 2015 European Control Conference, July, 2015, Linz, Austria. download

C22. A. Kaplan, P. Uhing, N. Kingry and R. Dai, "Integrated Path Planning and Power Management for Solar-Powered Unmanned Ground Vehicles," 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May, 2015, Seattle, WA (Finalists of Best Automation Paper)download

C21. C. Sun, R. Dai, "Identification of Network Topology via Quadratic Optimization," 2015 American Control Conference, July, 2015, Chicago, IL. download

C20. C. Sun, R. Dai, "Spacecraft Attitude Control under Constrained Zones via Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programming," 2015 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA Science and Technology Forum. download

C19. Y. Zu, C. Sun, R. Dai, "Distributed Estimation for Spatial Rigid Motion Based on Dual Quaternions," 2014 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control Conference, Los Angeles, CA.download

C18. Y. Zu, U. Lee, R. Dai, "Distributed Motion Estimation of Space Objects Using Dual Quaternions," 2014 AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition: AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, San Diego, CA.

C17. R. Dai, "Three-Dimensional Aircraft Path Planning based on Nonconvex Quadratic Optimization," 2014 American Control Conference, June 2014, Portland, OR. download

C16. S. Hosseini, R. Dai and M. Mesbahi, "An Online Dual-Averaging Mixed-Integer Programming Approach for Power Management," 2014 American Control Conference, June 2014, Portland, OR (Best Presentation in Section Award). download

C15. R. Dai, “Optimal Collision Avoidance Maneuver for Fractionated Spacecraft within Networked System,” AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, August 2013, Hilton Head, SC.

C14. R. Dai, “Path Planning of Solar-Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicles at Low Altitude,” IEEE 56th Intl Midwest Symposium on Circuits & Systems, August 2013, Columbus, OH (Invited Paper).

C13. S. Hosseini, R. Dai and M. Mesbahi, “Optimal Path Planning and Power Allocation for a Long Endurance Solar-Powered UAV”, 2013 American Control Conference, June 2013, Washington, D.C.

C12. P. Panyakeow, R. Dai and M. Mesbahi, “Optimal Trajectory for Network Establishment of Remote UAVs”, 2013 American Control Conference, June 2013, Washington, D.C.

C11. R. Dai, U. Lee, S. Hosseini and M. Mesbahi, “Optimal Path Planning for Solar-Powered UAVs based on Unit Quaternions,” 51th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control Conference, December 2012, Maui, HI.

C10. R. Dai, J. Maximoff and M. Mesbahi, “Formation of Connected Network for Fractionated Spacecraft”, 2012 AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Minneapolis, MN. download

C9. R. Dai, J. Maximoff and M. Mesbahi, “Establishment of Proximity Networks”, 2012 American Control Conference, Montreal, Canada. download

C8. R. Dai and M. Mesbahi, “Optimal Topology Design for Dynamic Networks,” 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Orlando, Florida, December 2011. download

C7. A. Chapman, R. Dai and M. Mesbahi, “Network Topology Design for UAV Flocking with Wind Gusts”, 2010 AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Portland, Oregon, August 2011.

C6. R. Dai, Unsik Lee and M. Mesbahi, “Distributed Orbit Determination via Estimation Consensus”, 2011 AAS/AIAA Flight Mechanics Conference, New Orleans, February 2011. download

C5. R. Dai “B-Splines Based Optimal Control Solution,” 2010 AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Toronto, Canada, August 2010. download

C4. H. Liu and R. Dai, “Statistical Orbit Determination by Global Evolutionary Optimization and Batch Filter,” 2010 AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Toronto, Canada, August 2010. download

C3. R. Dai and J. E. Cochran, “Path Planning for Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles by Parameterized Cornu-Spirals,” Proceedings of the 2009 American Control Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, June 2009. download

C2. R. Dai, “Three-Dimensional Minimum-Time Interception Trajectory Planning Using Nonlinear Programming and Collocation,” AIAA-2007-6787, Proceeding of AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, Hilton Head, South Carolina, Aug 2007. (Finalist of Best Graduate Student Paper)

C1. R. Dai and J. E. Cochran, “Three-Dimensional Minimum-Time-to-Climb Trajectories in Constrained Airspace,” AIAA-2007-1055, 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, Jan 2007.