Donglei Sun

PhD Candidate
Department of Aerospace Engineering
306 Talbot Laboratory
104 S. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
dsun13 (at) illinois (dot) edu


Research Interests

Flight Control System



Master of Engineering, Vehicle Operation Engineering, Beihang University, China, 2011
Master of Science, Applied Mathematics, University of Illinois, 2015


Selected Publications

  1. H. Jafarnejadsani, D. Sun, H. Lee, and N. Hovakimyan, Optimized L1 Adaptive Controller for Trajectory Tracking of an Indoor Quadrotor, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, 2017.
  2. D. Sun and N. Hovakimyan, A Bank Angle Protection Method Based on Potential Functions for Nonlinear Fixed-Wing Aircraft Model, 17th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, 2017.
  3. D. Sun, X. Li, H. Jafarnejadsani, and N. Hovakimyan. A Flight Envelope Protection Method Based on Potential Functions, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA SciTech Forum, 2017.
  4. R. M. Jones, D. Sun, G. B. Haberfeld, A. Lakshmanan, T. Marinho, and N. Hovakimyan. Design and Control of a Small Aerial Manipulator for Indoor Environments, AIAA Information Systems-AIAA Infotech @ Aerospace, AIAA SciTech Forum, 2017.
  5. D. Sun, R. Choe, E. Xargay, and N. Hovakimyan, An L1 Adaptive Backup Flight Control Law for Transport Aircraft with Vertical-Tail Damage, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 2016.