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Shin-Ichiro Higashino Last modified date:2018.04.26

Associate Professor / Flight Dynamics Lab.
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Faculty of Engineering


Graduate School
Undergraduate School


E-Mail
Homepage
http://www.aero.kyushu-u.ac.jp/fdl/index-j.html
Flight Dynamics Lab. .
Phone
092-802-3043
Fax
092-802-3043
Academic Degree
Dr. of Engineering
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
No
Field of Specialization
Flight Dynamics
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
01years00months
Research
Research Interests
  • Research and Development on Balloon Assisted High Altitude Gliding UAVs for the Observation of Aerosol in Antarctica
    keyword : UAV, Balloon, Aerosol
    2011.04~2018.03.
  • R&D on UAVs for Scientific Observations in Antarctica
    keyword : Antarctica, UAV
    2004.04~2016.03.
  • Research and Development of a Rotary-Wing UAV
    keyword : UAV, rotary wing helicopter
    2007.05.
  • Development of a mathmatical model of PPG(Powered ParaGlider) and its UAV system
    keyword : PPG, UAV, dynamics, paraglider
    2007.04.
  • Research on Autonomous Path Planning of a Single and Multiple UAVs
    keyword : Path Planning, Obstacle Avoidance, UAV, Multiple UAVs
    2004.04~2019.03.
  • Research and Development of an Fixed-Wing UAV and Its Basic Technologies
    keyword : UAV, UAS
    2002.09.
  • Estimation of Aerodynamics Characteristics of an airplane Using Flight Test Data
    keyword : System Identification, Flight Testing
    1992.04.
Academic Activities
Books
1. Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Minuru Funaki, Naohiko Hirasawa, Masahiko Hayashi, Shuji Nagasaki, Autonomous Control Systems and Vehicles - International Series on Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation:Science and Engineering, Springer, 2013.01.
Papers
1. Path Planning for Disaster Monitoring by a Small Rotorcraft UAV.
2. Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Masahiko Hayashi, Shuji Nagasaki, Takuya Okada, Keiichi Ozuka, A Balloon-Assisted Gliding UAV for Stratospheric Aerosol Observation Using Two-Stage Separation Method in Antarctica
, 7th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, 2015.11, The authors have developed a new aerosol observation and sample-return system using a balloon-assisted UAV for easy recovery of the observation apparatuses and samples. Although the balloon-assisted small UAV has reached and returned from the altitude of 10km in January 2013 in Antarctica, it is necessary to raise the observation altitude up to 30km from the standpoint of aerosol observation. However, it is difficult to estimate aerodynamic characteristics of such a small UAV in such region. In order to solve the problem, the authors devised the method named “two-stage separation method” in which we can choose the start altitude for gliding and estimating aerodynamic characteristics step by step by parachuting down the UAV until it reaches the start altitude for gliding after separated from the balloon. This paper shows the details of the method and the result of the flight performed in 2015 in Antarctica.
3. Minoru Funaki, Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Shinya Sakanaka, Naoyoshi Iwata, Tohoku Univseresity, Naohiko Hirasawa, Noriaki Obara, Mikio Kuwabara, Small unmanned aerial vehicles for aeromagnetic surveys and their flights in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, Polar Science, 8, 4, 342-356, 2014.12, 約500km連続飛行可能な長距離用固定翼無人機を開発し,南極リビングストン島を発進・帰還地点として,ブランスフィールド海峡約30km沖南に浮かぶデセプション島上空の空中磁場探査を行い,飛行人約3時間,飛行距離300kmにわたる連続飛行によって,これまで磁場データが取得されてことがなかったデセプション島の北半分の磁場データを取得することに成功した..
4. Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Masahiko Hayashi, Shuji Nagasaki, Shiina Umemoto, Motoki Nishimura, A Balloon-Assisted Gliding UAV for Aerosol Observation in Antarctica, Transactions of JSASS Aerospace Technology Japan, 12, APISAT-2013, a35-a41, 2014.10, 自由気球と固定翼無人機(ドローン)を組み合わせ,自由気球の上昇中にエアロゾル数密度観測とサンプリングを行った後,気球から固定翼無人機を分離・滑空・帰還させるこにより,これまでの気球観測では使い捨てとなっていた高価な観測装置と,回収がとても困難であったエアロゾルサンプルを固定翼無人機の機体とともに放球点で回収できる画期的なシステムを開発し,第54次日本南極地域観測隊の夏活動において高度10kmまでの観測と,機体・観測機器ならびにエアロゾルサンプルの帰還・回収に成功した..
5. Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Minoru Funaki, Naohiko Hirasawa, Masahiko Hayashi, Shuji Nagasaki, Development and Operational Experiences of UAVs for Scientific Research in Antarctica, Autonomous Control Systems and Vehicles - International Series on Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation:Science and Engineering, 2013.02.
6. Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Masahiko Hayashi, Shuji Nagasaki, Shiina Umemoto, Motoki Nishimura, A balloon Assisted Gliding UAV for Aerosol Observation in Antarctica, Proceedings of the 2013 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, 2013.11.
7. Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Minoru Funaki, Development and Flights of Ant-Plane UAVs for Aerial Filming and Geomagnetic Survey in Antarctica, Journal of Unmanned System Technologies, 1, 2, 37-42, 2013.09.
8. Higashino, S. and Takebayashi, T. , A Method for Real-Time Task Assignment and Path Planning for Multiple UAVs Considering Obstacle Avoidance, International Review of Aerospace Engineering, Vol.2, No.4, pp.175-184, 2009, 2009.09.
9. Higashino, S. and Maruyama, Y. , Flight Demonstration of Realtime Path Planning of an UAV using Evolutionary Computation and Rule-Based Hybrid Method, International Review of Aerospace Engineering, Vol.1, No.6, pp.529-353, December 2008, 2008.12.
10. Funaki, M., Hirasawa, N., Imura, S., Moriwaki, K., Nogi, Y., Ishizawa, K., Higashino, S., Murase, H., Sakanaka, S. and Sakai, H., Outline of a Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle(Ant-Plane) Designed for Antarctic Research
, Polar Science, Vol.2, Issue.2, pp129-142, 2008, 2008.05.
11. Mitsutake, K. and Higashino. S., An A*-EC Hybrid Path Planning Method for Waypoints Traveling Problem Considering Terrain, AIAA Paper 2008-7133, AIAA-2008-7133, 2008.08.
12. Shin-Ichiro Higasiho, Minoru Funaki, Naohiko Hirasawa, Development of Ant-Plane UAVs for Observation and Science Missions in Antarctica, AIAA paper 2007-2761, 2007.05.
Works, Software and Database
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Presentations
1. Hiroki Omagari, Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Aspiration-Point-Based Multiple Objective Path Planning Method for and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, The 2016 Asian-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, 2016.10.
2. Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Masahiko Hayashi, Takuya Okada, Keiichi Ozuka, A Balloon-Assisted Gliding UAV for Stratospheric Aerosol Observation Using Two-Stage Separation Method in Antarctica, Asian-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology(APISAT2015), 2015.11, The authors have developed a new aerosol observation and sample-return system using a balloon-assisted UAV for easy recovery of the observation apparatuses and samples. Although the balloon-assisted small UAV has reached and returned from the altitude of 10km in January 2013 in Antarctica, it is necessary to raise the observation altitude up to 30km from the standpoint of aerosol observation. However, it is difficult to estimate aerodynamic characteristics of such a small UAV in such region. In order to solve the problem, the authors devised the method named “two-stage separation method” in which we can choose the start altitude for gliding and estimating aerodynamic characteristics step by step by parachuting down the UAV until it reaches the start altitude for gliding after separated from the balloon. This paper shows the details of the method and the result of the flight in which aerosol sample at 23km in altitude was successfully retruned by the UAV in Antarctica..
Membership in Academic Society
  • Association for the Study of Failure
  • Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
  • The Japan Society of Microgravity Association
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Educational
Educational Activities
Flight Dynamics I, II