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Hongru Chen Last modified date:2021.08.31

Assistant Professor / Space Systems Enginnering
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Faculty of Engineering


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Academic Degree
Doctor of Engineering, Bachelors of Engineering
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Yes Bachelor
Field of Specialization
Aerospace Engineering
ORCID(Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
0000-0001-9453-6962
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
04years09months
Outline Activities
Astrodynamics; Mission analysis and trajectory design; NanoSat engineering; Upper Atmosphere Modeling
Research
Research Interests
  • Planetary NanoSat mission and system design
    keyword : Planetary exploration, spacecraft engineering
    2015.12~2021.06.
  • Small-body mission design
    keyword : planetary mission, astrodynamics, N-body problem, trajectory design and optimization
    2018.01~2021.06.
Current and Past Project
  • Martian Moons eXploration Mission: JAXA's flagship mission to travel to Mars and survey the red planet’s two moons; Phobos and Deimos. The spacecraft will explore both moons and collect a sample from one of the moons to bring back to Earth. I studied the dynamics and control of quasi-satellite orbits under the contract with CNES.
  • DESTINY (Demonstration and Experiment of Space Technology for INterplanetary voYage), JAXA's low-cost planetary mission, to demonstrate interplanetary orbit transfer techniques (e.g. electric orbit raising and lunar swingbys) and technologies (i.e. new solar arrays). I studied multiple Sun-perturbed lunar swingby orbit transfer scheme, the achievable escape energy permits opportunity for the spacecraft to encounter asteroids.
  • PROCYON, The first deep-space small probe in the world! Jointly developed by JAXA and U-Tokyo and launched in 2014. The mission plan was to utilize electric propulsion and Earth gravity assist (EDVEGA) to reach an asteroid. I am in charge of search of reachable asteroids.
Academic Activities
Papers
1. Hongru CHEN, Elisabet CANALIAS, Daniel HESROFFER, Xiyun HOU, Effective Stability of Quasi-Satellite Orbits in the Spatial Problem for Phobos Exploration, JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE CONTROL AND DYNAMICS, 10.2514/1.G004911, 43, 12, 2309-2320, 2020.12.
2. Hongru Chen, Nicolas Rambaux, Jérémie Vaubaillon, Accuracy of meteor positioning from space- and ground-based observations, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 10.1051/0004-6361/202039014, 642, L11, 2020.10.
3. Hongru CHEN, Jiangkai LIU, Long LONG, Zhenyu XU, Yazhe MENG, Hao ZHANG, Lunar far side positioning enabled by a CubeSat system deployed in an Earth-Moon halo orbit, ADVANCES IN SPACE RESEARCH, 10.1016/j.asr.2019.03.031, 64, 1, 28-41, 2019.07.
4. Hongru Chen, Jian Ma, Phasing Trajectories to Deploy a Constellation in a Halo Orbit, JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE CONTROL AND DYNAMICS, 10.2514/1.G002518, 40, 10, 2662-2667, 2017.10.
5. Hongru Chen, Yasuhiro Kawakatsu, Toshiya Hanada, Phasing Delta-V for transfers from Sun Earth halo orbits to the Moon, ACTA ASTRONAUTICA, 10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.05.003, 127, 464-473, 2016.10.
6. Hongru Chen, Yasuhiro Kawakatsu, Toshiya Hanada, Earth Escape from a Sun-Earth Halo Orbit using Unstable Manifold and Lunar Swingbys, TRANSACTIONS OF THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES, 59, 5, 269-277, open access, 2016.04.
7. Hongru Chen, Huixin Liu, Toshiya Hanada, Storm-time atmospheric density modeling using neural networks and its application in orbit propagation, ADVANCES IN SPACE RESEARCH, 10.1016/j.asr.2013.11.052, 53, 3, 558-567, 2014.02.
Presentations
1. Elisabet Canalias, Laurence Lorda, Hongru Chen, and Hitoshi Ikeda, Trajectory Design and Operational Challenges for the Exploration of Phobos, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2020.08.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)
  • American Astronautical Society
Awards
  • 2020.04 Outstanding Paper Award for Young Scientists, Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)
  • 2014. 08 Outstanding Paper Award for Young Scientists, COSPAR
  • 2017.07 Outstanding Paper Award at the 5th National Symposium on Space Flight Dy- namics, Chinese Society of Astronautics
  • 2019.04 iCubeSat Workshop travel grant, Europlanet
  • 2018.07 Scientific Assembly travel grant, COSPAR
Educational
Educational Activities
Supervising interns and graduate students on orbit propagation, mission analysis, estimation, and planetary CubeSat development.
Teaching on orbital mechanics and satellite engineering.