Ahmad Bani Younes

Adjunct Faculty - Assistant Professor

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Office: PO Box 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Phone: 971 (02) 447.2442
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Research Interests

  • Optimization, Estimation and Control Applications in Dynamical Systems
  • Guidance, Navigation, and Astronautics
  • Space Robotics and Computational Vision
  • Trajectory Propagation and Uncertainty
  • Algorithms development and Applied Mathematics

 

Awards & Honors

  • ADEC Award for Research Excellence AARE, “Intelligent Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Inspecting Indoor Complex Aero-Structures,” 2016
  • Chief Expert Certificate for Drone: Build and Fly from EmiratesSkills National Competition, 2015
  • Graduate Teaching Academy (GTA) Travel Award, Texas A&M University, 15th Annual Wakonse South Conference on College Teaching, March 30-April 1, 2012
  • Graduate Teaching Academy (GTA) Fellow Certificate in 2011 and Senior Fellow Certificate in 2012, Texas A&M University
  • SIAM Student Travel Award, 2012

Education

  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2013
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2009
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics), Jordan University of Science and Technology, 2003

Selected Publications

Bani Younes A., and Mortrai, D., “Derivation of Exact Attitude Error Kinematics Equations,” Under Review in IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 2015.

Bani Younes A., Turner J., “Derivative Enhanced optimal Feedback Control using Computational Differentiation,” accepted in the International Journal of Applied & Experimental Mathematics, 2016.

Bani Younes A., Turner J., “Semi-Analytic Probability Density Function for System Uncertainty,” ASME Journal of Risk Uncertainty Part B, 2016, (doi:10.1115/1.4033886).

Junkins, J. L., Bani Younes, A., Woollands, R., and Bai, X., “Orthogonal Polynomial Approximation in Higher Dimensions: Application in Astrodynamics,” accepted to the Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, 2015.

Junkins, J. L., Bani Younes, A., Woollands, R., and Bai, X., “Picard Iteration, Chebyshev Polynomials and Chebyshev Picard Methods: Application in Astrodynamics,” Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 60, No. 3: pp. 623-653, December 2015.

Reed J., Bani Younes A., Macomber B., Junkins, J. L. and Turner J., “State Transition Matrix for Perturbed Orbital Motion using Modified Chebyshev Picard Iteration,” Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, 2015, (doi: 10.1007/s40295-015-0051-3).

Woollands, R., Bani Younes A. and Junkins, J. L., “New Solutions for Lambert’s Problem Utilizing Regularization and Picard Iteration,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics (AIAA), September, Vol. 38, No. 9 : pp. 1548-1562, 2015, (doi: 10.2514/1.G001028).

Bani Younes A., Mortrai, D., Turner J. D., and Junkins, J. L., “Attitude Error Kinematics,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics (AIAA), Vol. 37. No. 1, pp. 330-336, 2014, (doi: 10.2514/1.60928).

Bani Younes A., and Turner J. D., “Generalized Algorithms for Least Squares Optimization for Nonlinear Observation Models and Newton’s Method,” Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 60, No. 3: pp. 517-540, December 2015.

Hasan, Z., and Bani Younes, A., “Analyzing Nonlinear Flexible Structures using Perturbation Approach,” ASME Early Career Technical Journal, Vol. 9. No. 13, pp. 96-104, 2010.