Dr Jinglang Feng

Chancellor'S Fellowships

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Personal statement

  • Creative thinker, quick learner, challenge accepter and object-oriented problem solver.

  • Enjoying team work in multidisciplinary and multicultural environment with efficiency communication skills. 

Before joining Strathclyde, she pursued her Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering of the Delft University of Technology, with research efforts on innovatively modeling, solving dynamics and control problems in the highly nonlinear system with specification on contact binary asteroid systems. Afterward, she continued research as a postdoctoral researcher in Astronomy and Space Science of Nanjing University and Purple Moutain Observatory, where she started to investigate the effect of model uncertainties (e.g. gravity field, solar radiation pressure) on orbital propagation around asteroid and to model the influence of sublimations on the rotation status of a comet, respectively.

Currently, she is continuing the research about orbital dynamics and uncertainty analysis around small solar system bodies. Meanwhile, she is extending her fields to space debris removal and asteroid deflection, where similar methodologies can be shared with for addressing the new challenges. Promising disposal and deflection strategies are expected.

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CNN-based image processing algorithm for autonomous optical navigation of Hera mission to the binary asteroid Didymos
Kaluthantrige Aurelio, Feng Jinglang, Gil-Fernández Jesús
Acta Astronautica Vol 211, pp. 60-75 (2023)
On finite-time anti-saturated proximity control with a tumbling non-cooperative space target
Wei Caisheng, Li Yang, Yin Zeyang, Zhou Liang, Feng Jinglang
Space: Science & Technology Vol 3 (2023)
Semi-analytical estimation of the probability of capture into 1:1 ground-track resonance of a low-thrust spacecraft around an asteroid
Boumchita Wail, Feng Jinglang, Neishtadt Anatoly
12th International Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control Systems (GNC) & 9th International Conference on Astrodynamics Tools and Techniques (ICATT)  (2023)
Pose estimation of chaotic motion of Didymos' moon using CNN-based image processing algorithm
Kaluthantrige Aurelio, Feng Jinglang, Gil-Fernández Jesús
12th International Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control Systems (GNC) (2023)
Pose estimation of Didymos' moon using CNN-based image processing algorithm for HERA mission
Kaluthantrige Aurelio, Feng J, Gil-Fernández J
8th IAA Planetary Defense Conference (PDC) 2023, pp. IAA-PDC-23-PO-111 (2023)
Robust stability and mission performance of a CubeSat orbiting the didymos binary asteroid system
Fodde Iosto, Feng Jinglang, Riccardi Annalisa, Vasile Massimiliano
Acta Astronautica Vol 203, pp. 577-591 (2023)

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Research Interests

Expertise in modeling of mechanical and dynamical system; numerical and analytical skills of solving nonlinear dynamics; specialized in orbital dynamics around small solar system bodies and propagation of gravity uncertainty. In particular:

  • irregular gravity modelling
  • stability, frozen and periodic orbits
  • resonance modeling and chaos estimation
  • effects of solar radiation pressure on the long-term orbital evolution
  • modeling and analysis of irregular gravity uncertainty with semi-analytical methods
  • control and stabilization of unstable motion

Professional Activities

Centroiding Technique Using Machine Learning Algorithm for Space Optical Navigation around asteroid
Scottish Space Week: Space Exploration at the Aerospace Center of Excellence- Asteroid Explorations

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ASTRAIOS Analysis of Skills, Training, Research, and Innovation Opportunities in Space (Horizon-CL4-SPACE)
Maddock, Christie (Principal Investigator) Feng, Jinglang (Co-investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2025
ESCAPE - Exploration of the SpaceCArrying capacity ProblEm
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator) Feng, Jinglang (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2025
Semi-analytical Attitude Propagation Theory
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator) Bi, Sifeng (Co-investigator) Feng, Jinglang (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 29-Jan-2024
Dynamic Space Environment
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator) Feng, Jinglang (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2023
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | McGurk, Michael
Feng, Jinglang (Principal Investigator) Yuan, Jie (Principal Investigator) Yang, Liu (Co-investigator) McGurk, Michael (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2025
Resonance Capture of low-thrust spacecraft around a small body
Feng, Jinglang (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2024

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Dr Jinglang Feng
Chancellor'S Fellowships
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Email: jinglang.feng@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 2473