Faculty Profile

Koki Ho

Aerospace Engineering
Koki Ho
Koki Ho
Assistant Professor
302F Talbot Laboratory MC 236
104 S. Wright
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 265-0286

Primary Research Area

  • Astrodynamics

Education

  • Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015
  • M.Eng., Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Tokyo, 2011
  • B.Eng., Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Tokyo, 2009

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Jan. 2016 - Present
  • Research Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Sep. 2015 - Dec. 2015
  • Visiting Researcher, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Sep. 2015 - Dec. 2015

For more information

Resident Instruction

  • AE 352 Aerospace Dynamical Systems (Fall 2016)
  • AE 403 ONL Spacecraft Attitude Control (Summer 2016)
  • AE 403/AE 403 ONL Spacecraft Attitude Control (Spring 2016, Spring 2017)

Research Interests

  • Systems Engineering/Multi-Disciplinary Design Optimization
  • Astrodynamics/Orbital Mechanics
  • Mission Planning and Scheduling
  • Distributed Satellite Systems
  • Cubesats/Small Satellites
  • Space Systems

Research Topics

  • Archive: Systems Engineering

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • H. Chen, H. Lee, and K. Ho, ￿Space Transportation System and Infrastructure Design for Regular Interplanetary Cargo Missions,￿ AIAA SPACE 2017 Conference and Exposition, Orlando, FL, Sep. 2017. (Conference cancelled due to Hurricane Irma; Papers published in online proceedings.)
  • H. Chen, K. Ho, B. Gardner, and P. Grogan, ￿Built-in Flexibility for Space Logistics Mission Planning and Spacecraft Design,￿ AIAA SPACE 2017 Conference and Exposition, Orlando, FL, Sep. 2017. (Conference cancelled due to Hurricane Irma; Papers published in online proceedings.)
  • P. Sears and K. Ho, ￿Impact Evaluation of In-Space Additive Manufacturing Supportability of Cislunar Mission Architecture,￿ AIAA SPACE 2017 Conference and Exposition, Orlando, FL, Sep. 2017. (Conference cancelled due to Hurricane Irma; Papers published in online proceedings.)
  • B. Jagannatha, V. Shah, R. Beesen, and K. Ho, ￿Exploration of Low-thrust Trajectories to Earth-Moon Halo Orbits,￿ AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Stevenson, WA, Aug. 2017.
  • A. Golpashin, K. Ho, and N. Namachchivaya, ￿Stochastic Attitude Control of Spacecraft under Thrust Uncertainty,￿ AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Stevenson, WA, Aug. 2017.
  • K. Ho, H. Chen, and H. Kim, ￿Value of Bootstrapping Staged Deployment of Infrastructure: Case Study in Space Infrastructure Deployment,￿ ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Cleveland, OH, Aug. 2017.
  • H. Lee, P. Jakob, K. Ho, S. Shimizu, and S. Yoshikawa, "Optimization of Satellite Constellation Deployment Strategy Considering Uncertain Ares of Interest," 9th International Workshop on Satellite Constellations and Formation Flying, Boulder, CO, Jun. 2017.
  • R. McCormick, A. Austin, L. Cubrich, B. Marth, R. Mukherjee, T. Wenger, M. Patel, and K. Ho, "Development of Miniature Robotic Manipulators to Enable SmallSat Clusters," IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, Mar. 2017.
  • B. Jagannatha and K. Ho, "Campaign-level Mission Planning with Integrated Trajectory Design and Propulsion Technology Trades," AIAA SPACE 2016 Conference and Exposition, Long Beach, CA, Sep. 2016.
  • T. Sarton du Jonchay and K. Ho, "Quantification of the Responsiveness of On-Orbit Servicing Infrastructure for Modularized Earth-Orbiting Platforms," AIAA SPACE 2016 Conference and Exposition, Long Beach, CA, Sep. 2016.
  • H. Chen and K. Ho, "Integrated Space Mission Planning and In-Orbit Infrastructure Design with Mixed-Integer Programming," AIAA SPACE 2016 Conference and Exposition, Long Beach, CA, Sep. 2016.
  • P. Grogan, K. Ho, A. Golkar, and O. de Weck, "Bounding the Value of Collaboration in Federated Systems," IEEE Systems Conference, Orlando, FL, Apr. 2016.
  • K. Ho, O. de Weck, J. Hoffman, and R. Shishko, "Campaign-Level Dynamic Network Modelling for Spaceflight Logistics for the Flexible Path Concept," International Astronautical Congress, Jerusalem, Israel, Oct. 2015.
  • D. Conte, M. Di Carlo, K. Ho, D. B. Spencer, M. Vasile, "Earth-Mars Transfers through Moon Distant Retrograde Orbit," AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Vail, CO, Aug. 2015.
  • K. Ho, O. de Weck, J. Hoffman, and R. Shishko, "Dynamic Modeling and Optimization for Space Logistics Using Time-Expanded Networks," International Astronautical Congress, Toronto, Canada, Sep. 2014.
  • S. Do, K. Ho, S. Schreiner, A. Owens, and O. de Weck, "An Independent Assessment of the Technical Feasibility of the Mars One Mission Plan," International Astronautical Congress, Toronto, Canada, Sep. 2014.
  • K. Ho, O. de Weck, J. Hoffman, and R. Shishko, "Dynamic Network Modeling for Spaceflight Logistics," AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech2014), National Harbor, MD, Jan. 2014.
  • E. Capparelli, L. Delgado-Lopez, N. Bosanac, A. Burg, K. Ho, J. Kluger, S. Langston, V. Lo Gatto, O. Mansurov, P. Nizenkov, A. Vrolijk, L. Zea, and J. Battat, "Evaluating International Collaboration for Human Exploration beyond LEO," IAA Space Exploration Conference, Washington D.C., Jan. 2014.
  • K. Ho, J. Green, and O. de Weck, "Improved Concurrent Optimization Formulation of Crewed Space Habitats and Their Supporting Logistics Systems," AIAA SPACE 2013 Conference and Exposition, San Diego, CA, Sep. 2013.
  • A. Kornienko, R. Harris, P. Temporelli, and K. Ho, "Disturbance Torque Compensation of the BepiColombo Spacecraft during Interplanetary Cruise Flight using Solar Sailing Effect," AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Boston, MA, Aug. 2013.
  • K. Ho, J. Green, and O. de Weck, "Integrated Framework for the Design of Crewed Space Habitats and their Supporting Logistics System," AIAA SPACE 2012 Conference and Exposition, Pasadena, CA, Sep. 2012.
  • K. Ho, "Software Development of Star Trackers for Small Satellites," International Astronautical Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, Oct. 2010.
  • K. Ho and S. Nakasuka, "New Star Identification Algorithm for Multiple Star Trackers with Unequal Qualities," IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace, Nara, Japan, Sep. 2010.
  • K. Ho and S. Nakasuka, "Novel Star Identification Method Combining Two Star Trackers with Extended FOVs," AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, Toronto, Canada, Aug. 2010.
  • K. Ho, N. Sako and S. Nakasuka, "Thermal Design and Testing of a Micro-satellite for Infrared Astrometry (Nano-JASMINE)," AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Orlando, FL, Apr. 2010.
  • K. Ho and S. Nakasuka, "Novel Star Identification Algorithm Utilizing Images of Two Star Trackers," IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, Mar. 2010.
  • K. Ho and S. Nakasuka, "Star Identification Algorithms for Micro Star Trackers," Symposium on Space Science and Technology (Japanese), Kyoto, Japan, Sep. 2009.
  • K. Ho, "Optimization for the Communication Network of a Micro-satellite Cluster by the Multilayer Hierarchy via a Genetic Algorithm," International Symposium on Space Technology and Science, Tsukuba, Japan, Jul. 2009.

Professional Societies

  • ASME Member
  • INFORMS Member
  • AIAA Member
  • Chair of the AIAA Space Logistics Technical Committee

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (Fall 2016)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (with "Outstanding" Rating) (Spring 2016)

Research Honors

  • The Most Downloaded Acta Astronautica Articles in the last 90 days ranking #1 [as of 2/1/2017] for the paper "An independent assessment of the technical feasibility of the Mars One mission plan ￿ Updated analysis." (17,471 total downloads as of 2/1/2017.) (As of Feb. 2017)
  • Luigi G. Napolitano Award presented at the International Astronautical Congress (Oct.2015)
  • Presenter at the MIT Aerospace Centennial Symposium Lightning Talks (Oct. 2014)
  • Funai Overseas Scholarship (Sep. 2011 - Aug. 2014)
  • Hermann Oberth Medal presented at the International Astronautical Congress (Oct. 2010)
  • JAXA sponsored student for the International Astronautical Congress (Sep. 2010)
  • JAXA sponsored student for the International Space University Annual Symposium (Mar. 2010)
  • JSASS (The Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences) President Award presented at the International Symposium on Space Technology and Science (Jul. 2009)