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Shin-Ichiro Higashino Last modified date:2024.03.26

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


Papers
1. Yota Iwatsuki, Yasutaka Kawamoto, and Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Generation of Optimized Trajectories for Congestion Mitigation in Fukuoka Approach Control Area Using Deep Reinforcement Learning, APISAT2023, 2023.10.
2. Yasutaka Kawamoto, Yota Iwatsuki, and Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Study on the Cause of Air Traffic Delay in Fukuoka Approach Control Area Using CARATS Open Data, APISAT2023, 2023.10.
3. Agus Budiyono and Shin-Ichiro Higashino, A Review of The Latest Innovations in UAV Technology, Journal of Instrumentation, Automation, and Systems, http://dx.doi.org/10.5281%2Fzenodo.8062292, 9, 1, 2023.07.
4. Masanao TOGUCHI,Iori MIMASAKA, and Shin-Ichiro HIGASHINO, The Development of a Flight Simulator for Automatic Vertical Landing of a UAV Using a Flat Spin, APISAT2022, 2022.11.
5. Shin-Ichiro Higashino; Kota Nakama; Yuki Sumitomo, Experimental Study on the Application of Flat Spin to Vertical Landing of a Fixed-Wing Small UAV, Transactions of the JSASS / Aerospace Technology Japan, 10.2322/tastj.20.1, 20, 1, 1-9, 2022.01.
6. Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Toru Teruya, and Kazuhiko Yamada, Position Identification Using Image Processing for UAV Flights in Martian Atmosphere, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, 33, 2, 2021.04.
7. Development of Balloon-Assisted Gliding Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System for Atmospheric Observation and Spatiotemporal Aerosol Variations in Summer Troposphere over Syowa Station.
8. Koji Fukami, Shin Ichiro Higashino, Experimental method for determination of virtual inertia matrix using multivariate regression analysis, Sensors and Materials, 10.18494/SAM.2019.2665, 31, 12, 4247-4257, 2019.01, We present the concept of an experimental method for the determination of the inertia matrix with an added mass effect. This experimental method can be applied to any size and type of object. In particular, it can be most effectively used for small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The model vehicle is suspended by two thin light weight low-stretch lines vertically attached to two hook points on the model and provided with a free rotational oscillation to estimate the moment of inertia around the vertical axis through the center of gravity. This procedure is repeated at different attitude angles so that the moments of inertia around different axes can be calculated and used in the estimation of all components of the moments and products of inertia in the form of an inertia matrix, using a multivariate regression equation..
9. UAV observation in Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE).
10. Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Kota Nakama, Vertical Landing of a Fixed-Wing UAV Using the Flat Spin, 31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 2018.09.
11. Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Yohei Maruyama, Flight demonstration of realtime path planning of an UAV using evolutionary computation and rule-based hybrid method, International Journal on Engineering Applications, 10.15866/irea.v6i5.16629, 6, 5, 156-162, 2018.09, A method for path planning of an UAV while avoiding obstacles using Evolutionary Computation and rule-based hybrid method is proposed, and its effectiveness is demonstrated successfully by flights using a small UAV. Evolutionary Computation is used for the optimization of the traveling order of the waypoints which are specified for a certain mission, and for the optimization of the number and positions of the additional waypoints inserted in order to avoid obstacles. The additional waypoints are inserted following the predetermined rule so that the efficiency of the obstacle avoidance improves..
12. Takahiro Moriyoshi, Kazuhiko Yamada, Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Hiroyuki Nishida, Flight test results of parafoil-type vehicle with inflatable structure for the martian exploration, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, 166, 3-7, ISSN 0065-3438, 2018.07.
13. Hiroki Omagari, Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Provisional-Ideal-Point-Based Multi-Objective Optimization Method for Drone Delivery Problem, International Journal of Aeronautical and Space Sciences, 10.1007/s42405-018-0021-7, 1-16, 2018.04.
14. Hiroki Omagari, Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Route Generation for Drone Delivery Service Using an Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization Method, TRANSACTIONS OF THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES, AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY JAPAN, 10.2322/tastj.18.123, 18, 4, 123-132, 2017.11, The purpose of our research is to formulate a drone delivery problem (DDP) as a constrained multi-objective optimization problem and evaluate the cost-reduction effect of a drone delivery service using the provisional-ideal-point (PIP) method proposed in this paper. The original PIP method is a genetic algorithm-based (GA-based) optimization method that can efficiently generate a preferred solution for a decision-maker. However, there are two problems occur when this method is applied to the DDP. The first problem is that there exist some cases wherein the evaluation function becomes infinite in the search process, making it impossible to sort the generated solutions. The second problem is that a long time is needed for the solution search to converge. Accordingly, the process had to be aborted at the halfway point. We present an improved PIP method to overcome these two problems. The proposed method is a solution search comprising a GA combined with tabu search. It converts the DDP into a single-objective optimization problem of a delivery cost using conversion factors. This paper presents several things understood regarding the cost-reduction effect on drone delivery services using our newly proposed method..
15. Masahiko Hayashi, Naohiko Hirasawa, Koki Nakata, Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Aerosol Measurements in Antarctica Using “Kite Plane” in January 2017, 5th Conference of International Society for Atmospheric Research Using Remotely-Piloted Aircraft 2017, 2017.05.
16. Hiroki Omagari, Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Aspiration-Point-Based Multi-Objective Path Planning Method for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, TRANSACTIONS OF THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES, AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY JAPAN, 10.2322/tastj.15.a99, 15, APISAT-2016, a99-a108, 2017.03, This research presents a new multi-objective path planning method for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) using evolutionary computation. The proposed method searches for a desirable Pareto-optimal solution using an “aspiration point” and an “ideal point.” The aspiration point refers to the preference information for a decision maker (DM), and the ideal point represents a virtual solution that optimizes all objective functions simultaneously. All of the solutions generated in using evolutionary computation evolve toward the aspiration region, which is determined by the aspiration point. If a solution that is closer to the ideal point than the aspiration point is generated in the search process, the aspiration point is moved to the position of the solution point. This process is repeated until specific termination conditions are satisfied. Some results of the benchmark test problems show that the proposed method can efficiently generate the Pareto-optimal solution for the DM and a high probability compared to the existing method called the “weighted-sum method.” The usefulness of the proposed method is also shown by applying it to a multi-objective path planning problem that assumes an aerial photo-shoot mission using a UAV..
17. Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Masahiko Hayashi, Shuji Nagasaki, Takuya Okada, Keiichi Ozuka, Aerosol Observation and Sample-Return Using a Balloon-Assisted UAV and Results in Antarctica, 4th Conference of International Society for Atmospheric Research Using Remotely-Piloted Aircraft 2017, 2016.05.
18. Path Planning for Disaster Monitoring by a Small Rotorcraft UAV.
19. 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.
20. Scientific Observation Using UAVs in Polar Regions.
21. Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Masahiko Hayashi, Shuji Nagasaki, Shiina Umemoto, Motoki Nishimura, A Balloon-Assisted Gliding UAV for Aerosol Observation in Antarctica, Transactions of Japan Society for Aeronautical and Astronautics, Aerospace Technology Japan, 10.2322/tastj.12.a35, 12, APISAT-2013, a35-a41, 2014.10.
22. Real Time in-situ Wind Measurement by an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.
23. Minoru Funaki, Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Shinya Sakanaka, Naoyoshi Iwata, Norihiro Nakamura, Naohiko Hirasawa, Noriaki Obara, Mikio Kuwabara, Small unmanned aerial vehicles for aeromagnetic surveys and their flights in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, Polar Science, 10.1016/j.polar.2014.07.001, 8, 4, 342-356, 2014.01, We developed small computer-controlled unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, Ant-Plane) using parts and technology designed for model airplanes. These UAVs have a maximum flight range of 300-500km. We planned aeromagnetic and aerial photographic surveys using the UAVs around Bransfield Basin, Antarctica, beginning from King George Island. However, we were unable to complete these flights due to unsuitable weather conditions and flight restrictions. Successful flights were subsequently conducted from Livingston Island to Deception Island in December 2011. This flight covered 302.4km in 3:07:08, providing aeromagnetic and aerial photographic data from an altitude of 780m over an area of 9×18km around the northern region of Deception Island. The resulting magnetic anomaly map of Deception Island displayed higher resolution than the marine anomaly maps published already. The flight to South Bay in Livingston Island successfully captured aerial photographs that could be used for assessment of glacial and sea-ice conditions. It is unclear whether the cost-effectiveness of the airborne survey by UAV is superior to that of manned flight. Nonetheless, Ant-Plane 6-3 proved to be highly cost-effective for the Deception Island flight, considering the long downtime of the airplane in the Antarctic storm zone..
24. Use of UAVs and Issues for Scientific Missions in Antarctica(Paradigm of UAV).
25. 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.
26. Kazuhiko Yamada, Kojiro Suzuki, Takashi Abe, Daisuke Akita, Osamu Imamura, Yasunori Nagata, Yusuke Takahashi, Koju Hiraki, Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Innovative Aerodynamic Techniques using Inflatable Structure for Future Martian EDL Mission, Proceedings of the 2013 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, 2013.11.
27. 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.
28. Minoru Funaki, Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Shinya Sakanaka, Naoyoshi Iwata, Norihiro Nakamura, Naohiko Hirasawa, Noriaki Obara, Mikio Kuwabara, Aeromagnetic and aerial photographic survey in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, conducted by a small unmanned aerial vehicle (Ant-Plane), Antarctic Record, 57, 2, 209-241, 2013.07, Two small unmanned aerial vehicles, Ant-Plane 6 and Ant-Plane 3, were assembled using parts and technologies developed for model airplanes. The aerial vehicles were scheduled to conduct aero magnetic and photographic surveys of the Bransfield Basin, from a takeoff runway at Marsh Airfield on the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, during January 2011. However, the scheduled surveys were not conducted on account of poor weather. Research was later conducted on a glacier, using a takeoff runway at St. Kliment Ohridski Base, Livingston Island, during December 2011. A flight from St. Kliment Ohridski Base to Deception Island yielded satisfactory results; the total distance of 302.4 km was traversed in 3 h 7 min (3;07). On this flight, aeromagnetic and aerial photographic data were obtained from an altitude of 780 m for a 9 ×18 km area on the northern half of Deception Island. Aerial photographs of Deception Island and South Bay showed the distributions of glaciers and their crevasses. The Ant-Plane flew over the Antarctic horizon and surveyed above Deception Island. That was the successful venture of this kind, demonstrating that airborne surveys by Ant-Planes are useful for Antarctic research investigations. Airborne surveys provide a safe and economical approach to data acquisition as compared with manned aerial operations..
29. Aeromagnetic and aerial photographic survey in the South Shetland Islands,Antarctica, conducted by a small unmanned aerial vehicle (Ant-Plane).
30. Katsushi Mitsutake, Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Evaluation of an A*-EC Hybrid Path Planning Method for UAVs Using Real-time Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation, International Review of Aerospace Engineering, 6, 1, 40-47, 2013.02.
31. Shin-Ichiro Higashino, M. Funaki, N. Hirasawa, M. Hayashi, Shuji Nagasaki, Development and Operational Experiences of UAVs for Scientific Research in Antarctica, Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation Science and Engineering, 10.1007/978-4-431-54276-6_11, 159-173, 2013.01, Several models of UAVs have been developed for scientific missions such as aerial geomagnetic survey, meteorological observation, and ground observation instead of manned airplanes especially in Antarctica. The UAV fleet is divided into three groups, i.e., a small UAV for low altitude, relatively large UAVs for mid-altitude, and a small glider UAV for high altitude. Several results, operational experiences of the UAVs, lessons learned including the operations in Antarctica, and several problems to be solved are reported in this chapter..
32. Annop Ruangwiset, Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Development of an UAV for Water Surface Area Survey Using Video Images, 2012 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, 2012.11.
33. Higashino, S. and Funaki, M, Development and Flights of Ant-Plane UAVs for Aerial Filming and Geomagnetic Survey in Antarctica, Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems 2012, 2012.10.
34. Minoru Funaki, Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Shinya Sakanaka, The aeromagnetic survey of Deception Island, South Shetland Island by autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle, Ant-Plane 6-3, SCAR Open Science Conference 2012, 2012.07.
35. Koju Hiraki, Yasutomo Hidaka, Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Takashi Abe, Kazuhiko Yamada, Aerodynamic Advantages of Compulsively-Inflated Paraglider for Mas Exploration, Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Flow Dynamics, 2011.11.
36. Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Minoru Funaki, Naohiko Hirasawa, Masahiko Hayashi, and Shuji Nagasaki , Development and Operational Experiences of UAVs for Scientific Research in Antarctica
, The Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems 2011, 2011.11.
37. Improvement of a Real Time 3D-Path Planning Method Considering Obstacle Avoidance.
38. Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Shotaro Kozai, Automatic Microgravity Flight System and Flight Testing Using a Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, JASMA, 27, 1, 3-10, 2010.01.
39. 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.
40. 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.
41. Katsushi Mitsutake, Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Real Time Simulation for Obstacle Avoidance Using A*-EC Hybrid Path Planning Method, Proceedings of KSAS-JSASS Joint International Symposium on Aerospace Engineering, 2008.11.
42. Toshihiro Takebayashi, Makiko Ishii, Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Real-time Path Planning Method for Multiple UASs, Proceedings of KSAS-JSASS Joint International Symposium on Aerospace Engineering, 2008.11.
43. 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.
44. 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.
45. 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.
46. Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Development of an UAV Flight Control Module for the Operation in Antarctica, The 5th Asian-Pacific Conference on Aerospace Technology and Science, 2006.10.
47. Shuji Nagasaki, SHin-Ichiro Higashino, Automatic Design of UAVs Using Evolutionary Algorithm, The 5th Asian-Pacific Conference on Aerospace Technology and Science, 2006.10.
48. Minoru Funaki, Naohiko Hirasawa, Satoshi Imura, Kiichi Moriwaki, Yoshifumi Nogi, Kenji Ishizawa, Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Hiroto Murase, Hideo Sakai, Development of small drones "Ant-Plane" for Antarctic research - Its possibility and difficulty, Antarctic Record, 50, 2, 212-230, 2006.07, Four kinds of small drones (autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles UAV, so called Ant-Plane) are developed under the Ant-Plane project for scientific research and logistics in the coast region of Antarctica in austral summer. The Ant-Plane 2 cruised within 30 m of the planned course during calm weather at Sakurajima Volcano on Kyushu. During strong wind, 22 m/s, at Chokai Volcano, northern Honshu, the drone remained on course during straight flight but deviated when turning leeward. An onboard magnetoresistant magnetometer (400 g) recorded the variation of magnetic field with accuracy of 10 nT in calm wind, but strong magnetic noise was observed in strong wind, especially a head wind. The Ant-Plane 4 achieved a continuous flight of 500 km and the highest flight altitude of 5700 m. The Ant-Plane UAV can be used for various kinds of Antarctic, requires further development of techniques for easy takeoff and landing and easy start of engines..
49. Shuji Nagasaki, Shin-Ichiro Higashino, and Akira Sakurai, Automatic Generation of UAV Configuration by Using Evolutionary Algorithm, AIAA Paper 2005-7080, 2005.09.
50. Koji Fukami, Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Akira Sakurai, Dynamic Wind Tunnel Testing for the Small-Sized Aerial Vehicles, Proceedings of KSAS-JSASS Joint International Symposium on Aerospace Engineering, 2004.11.
51. John-Ho Kim, Norifumi Ikeda, Daisuke Morita, Tomohiro Narumi, Shin-Ichiro Higashino, and Akira Sakurai, Development of a Distributed Onboard System for an UAV, AIAA Paper 2004-6539, 2004.09.
52. Shin-Ichiro Higashino, John-Ho Kim, Satoshi Kuroyanagi, and Akira Sakurai, Hierarchical Flight Management and Control of Autonomous UAVs based on Evolutionary Computation and Total Energy Concept, AIAA Paper 2004-6531, 2004.09.
53. Koji Fukami, Shin-Ichiro Higashino, and Akira Sakurai, Dynamic Wind Tunnel Testing Using Captive Flight Method, AIAA Paper 2004-5176, 2004.08.
54. Captive Flight Testing in a Wind Tunnel for Identification of Dynamic Characteristics of a Small-Sized UAV.
55. Shin-Ichiro Higashino and Akira Sakurai, A UAV Flight –Experiment System for The Estimation of Aerodynamic Characteristics, AIAA Paper 2003-6584, 2003.09.
56. Uy-Loi Ly and Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Development of A UAV Flight-Test Vehicle at The University of Washington, AIAA Paper 2003-6583SanDiego, CA, September 15-18, 2003, 2003.09.
57. Higashino,S. , Matsubara, M. Yokoo, T. and Sakurai, A.., The Flying Sting Balance : A Novel Method of Flight Testing, TThird Asian-Pacific Conference on Aerospace Technology and Science 2000, pp.217-222., 2000.10.
58. An Attitude Estimation Method for RPRVs Using Angular Rate Sensors with Drifts.
59. Shin'ichiro Higashino, Masayoshi Okuda, Shuji Nagasaki and Akira Sakurai, Estimation of the Aerodynamic Characteristics of an RPRV by Flight Tests Using an Additional Tail Surface, The Asian-Pacific Conference on AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE 1997, pp.212-217., 1997.10.
60. Estimation of Moments of Inertia of an RPRV by Direct Fitting of the Equations of Motion.
61. Toshiyuki Itoko, Shin-ichiro Higashino, Yoshio Yamagami, and Tetsuro Ikebuchi, The Development of an Automatic Ctonrol System for a Submerged Hull and Foil Hybrid Super-High-Speed Liner, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Fast Sea Transpotation, pp.997-1012., 1991.06.
62. Akira Sakurai, Shin-Ichiro Higashino, The Analysis of the Aerodynamic Characteristics Using an RPRV Flight Experiment Data, Proceedings of the Asian-Pacific Conference on AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE 1994, 1994.11.
63. Satoru Watanabe, Masafumi Tanaka, Yoshiro Wada, Dai Yanagihara, Naoya Tsujimoto, Hideki Suzuki, Noriyo Kawai, Masamichi Yamashita, Shunji Nagaoka, Takatoshi Shoji, Shin-Ichiro Higashino, Hideo Sudoh, Telescience testbed for biomedical experiments in space morphological and physiological experiments of rat musculoskeletal system, Advances in Space Research, 10.1016/0273-1177(92)90289-A, 12, 1, 243-247, 1992.01, As the second telescience testbed experiment we were examined sophisticated processes of biomedical experiment, such as an implantation of a transmitter into the hmster's abdominal cavity, non-stressful blood sampling, large amountof blood collection, muscle extirpation and biopsy from the hamsters on Feburay 6-8, 1990. To make clear the differences between successful results obtained by an experienced hand and by a non-experienced one, three operators wereselected for three successive experimental days; an engineer who had never experienced any biological experiment, a non-biology student, who experienced on biological experiments, and a veterinary surgeon. Surgical procedures need much experiences on maneuvering and understanding of theory to shorten the elapse time. Especially for a non-experienced hand, graphic instructions were much helpful to understand and to maneuver the procedures. Continuous recordings of ECG from a operator and PIs were of an advantage to grasp an extent of the mental strain, which was compared with their reports requested after end of each experimental day. The mental strain was not related to degrees of scientific achievement, but showed faithfully difficulty of each experimental procedure. Training effects on PIs in successive experimental days were found in their instructions for the operator to let understand the procedures..
64. A Study on the Maneuver Design for the Estimation of the Aerodynamic Characteristics Using RPRV's.
65. An RPRV Flight Experiment System for the Estimation of the Airplane Aerodynamic Characteristics.