Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, National Defense Academy, Japan
Flight Dynamics (2014-)
Y. Ochi received degrees of BS, MS, and Doctor of Engineering from University of Tokyo in the field of Aerospace Engineering in 1983, 1985, and 1993, respectively. He joined National Defense Academy of Japan in 1985 as research associate. Currently he is professor of Department of Aerospace Engineering. He proposed reconfigurable/fault-tolerant flight control designs via nonlinear dynamic inversion and system identification in 1990s. Recently he has been interested in flight dynamics of a parafoil/paraglider, establishing a dynamic model based on two-body mdeling, and at present he is working on modeling of hang glider dynamics using a similar modeling approach. He has also performed research on control design, particularly PID control design based on linear control theories, and its application to flight control. He has collaborated with an automotive company for more than twenty years on control of vehicle motion and power-train systems.