Biography

Emre Koyuncu is an Assistant Professor at Istanbul Technical University, Department of Aeronautical Engineering. He has received his Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering from ITU in 2015. He was a visiting researcher at Boeing Research and Technology of Europe during 2013-2014, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Aero-Astro Department during 2014-2015. In his Ph.D. research, he has received SESAR WP-E HALA! Research Network Ph.D. fellowship. His research interests lie in the broad areas of aeronautics, robotics, navigation and control theory. In particular, he focuses on the implementation of optimization-based control and probability theory for the design and analysis of high-performance cyber-physical systems. The application areas of his research include agile unmanned aerial vehicles, flight trajectory optimization and planning, airborne conflict avoidance and resolution, high-level autonomy in air traffic control systems, flight management and decision support systems. Prof. Koyuncu is the director of Controls and Avionics Research Group in ITU Aerospace Research Center (ITU ARC). He is the recipient of a Boeing Early Career Grant in 2015 and he is a technical committee member of IEEE Control Systems Society on Hybrid Systems and IFAC TC 7.4 Transportation Systems.

News

Looking for research positions

I am recruiting graduate students (master and PhD) who would like to work on Agile UAV Controller Design. The position requires strong theoretic background on control with strong embedded programming experince on vaious hardware platforms such TX2, RasperyPi, etc.

SWARM Intelligence based Drone Operations project has been funded by STM

The project aims to integrate and build various unmanned aerial vehicles for various operational needs such as cooperative operations. The project involves several research activities on novel aerial vehicles at different scales including their avionic and controller design enabling GPS-denied indood/outdoor operations through visual odometry, terrain  refenrence-based navigation and cooperative/swarm operations.

Safe Fllight Guidance Vector for Helicopter Terrain Avoindance project

ITU ARC and STM collaborates on Safe Flight Guidance project for helicopter obstacle avoidance. The project aims to develop a concept avionic and performance-based visual flight guidance system for helicopter operations. Developed algorithms and methodologies are integrated into Helicopter Terrain Avoidance Warning System that has been previously developed by STM and ASELSAN.

Ongoing Projects

Agile Drone Operations

further information is coming soon...

Safe Flight Guidance for Helicopters

further information is coming soon...

Digital-twin Performance Model of Aircraft

further information is coming soon...

Air Combat Survivability

further information is coming soon...

Research Team

Barış Başpınar

Visiting at MIT
PhD Candidate at Aerospace Engineering

Aero E. BSc, Control E. BSc, Aero-Astro E. MSc

Air Combat Models, Air Traffic Network Models
(STM Fellow)

Mevlüt Uzun

PhD Candidate at Aerospace Engineering

Aero E. BSc, Control E. BSc, Aero-Astro E. MSc

Aircraft Performance Modeling and Trajectory Optimisation
(Boeing Fellow)

Güney Güner

PhD Student at Aerospace Engineering

Comp E. BSc, Defense Tech. MSc

Air Combat Simulations
(STM Fellow)

Mehmet Hasanzade

PhD Candidate at Aerospace Engineering

Telecom E. BSc, Aero-Astro E. MSc

Agile Aerial Target Tracking
(STM Fellow)

Mustafa Demir

PhD Candidate at Mechatronics Engineering

Mech E. BSc, Mechatronics E. MSc

Fast Collision Avoidance
(STM Fellow)

Didem Üzgün

PhD Candidate at Mechatronics Engineering

Mech E. BSc, Mechatronics E. MSc

GPS-denied Navigation
(STM Fellow)

Nazmia Humaira

PhD Student at Aerospace Engineering

Aero E. MSc, Aero E. BSc, Control E. BSc

Aircraft Agility Assessment
(Boeing Fellow)

Metin Çevik

PhD Student at Aerospace Engineering

Mech E. BSc, Mech E. MSc

Agile Aircraft Maneuvering and Control

Abdel Salam Bawarshi

PhD Student at Aerospace Engineering

Mech E. BSc, Aero-Astro E. MSc

Agile Aircraft Control

Halise Türkmen

MSc Student at Mechatronics Engineering

Mechatronics E. BSc

SWARM Planning
(STM Fellow)

Arınç Tutku Altun

MSc Student at Aerospace Engineering

Aero E. BSc, Bussiness Adm. BSc

Air Traffic Network Modeling
(Boeing Fellow)

Emre Sarıgöl

MSc Student at Aerospace Engineering

Mech E. BSc

ML-based Aircraft Performance Models

Alumni

Ismael Bouayad

Msc Student at ISAE-SUPAERO
Toulouse, France

Omid Fazaeili

PhD Student at Istanbul Technical University
Istanbul, Turkey

Ali Alizadeh

PhD Student at Istanbul Technical University
Istanbul, Turkey

Erfan Roghani

PhD Student at Istanbul Technical University
Istanbul, Turkey

Publications


For fulltext of the publications, please go to ResearchGate page.


2019
— Uzun M., Demirezen M., Koyuncu E., Inalhan G., Design of a Hybrid Digital-twin Flight Performance Model through Machine Learning, IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, 2-9 March, 2019
— Alizadeh A., Koyuncu E., Learning-based Aircraft Trajectory Planning Enhancement, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (AIAA SciTech 2019), San Diego, California, 7-11 January 2019
— Roghani E., Koyuncu E., Real Time Agile Flight Trajectory Tracking Through Differential Flatness, IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, Mar 2 - Mar 9, 2019
— Humaira N., Koyuncu E., A Framework for Analysis of Combat Maneuvers Input Strategy using Energy-Based Metrics, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (AIAA SciTech 2019), San Diego, California, 7-11 January 2019
— Demirezen U., Koyuncu E. and et. all., A Simulation-Based Development and Verification Architecture for Micro UAV Teams and Swarms, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (AIAA SciTech 2019), San Diego, California, 7-11 January 2019
— Baspinar B., Koyuncu E., Differential Flatness-based Optimal Air Combat Maneuver Strategy Generation, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (AIAA SciTech 2019), San Diego, California, 7-11 January 2019

2018
— Hasanzade, M., Herekoğlu, Ö., Yeniçeri, R., Koyuncu, E., İnalhan, G., RF Source Localization using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle with Particle Filter, The 9-th International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (ICMAE 2018), Budapest, Hungary, July 10-13, 2018.
— Baspinar, B., Koyuncu, E., Air-to-Air Combat Simulation Environment for one-on-one engagement, AIAA SciTech Forum and Exposition: Modelling and Simulation Technologies, Gaylord Palms, Kissimmee, FL, 8-12 January 2018

2017
— Uzun M., Koyuncu E., Data-Driven Trajectory Uncertainty Quantification For Climbing Aircraft To Improve Ground-Based Trajectory Prediction, Journal of Science and Technology (AUJST-A), 2017
— Baspinar B., Koyuncu E., Demand and Capacity Balancing Through Probabilistic Queuing Theory and Ground Holding Program for European Air Transportation Network, Journal of Science and Technology (AUJST-A), 2017
— Baspinar B., Koyuncu E., Large Scale Data-Driven Delay Distribution Models of European Air Traffic Flow Network, Transportation Research Procedia, Elseiver, 2017
— Baspinar, B., Koyuncu, E., Managing Air Transport Demand and Capacity via Stochastic Modelling Approach, 9th Ankara Int. Aerospace Conference, Ankara, September 2017
— Baspinar, B., Uzun, M., Guven, A. F., Basturk, T., Tasdelen, I., Koyuncu, E., Inalhan, G., A 4D Trajectory Generation Infrastructure Tool for Controller Working Position, IEEE/AIAA 36th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), St. Petersburg, FL, USA, 17-21 Sept. 2017
— Yeniceri, R., Hasanzade, M., Koyuncu, E., İnalhan, G., Enabling Centralized UTM services through cellular network for VLL UAVS, Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference (ICNS), April 2017
— Uzun, M., Başpınar, B., Koyuncu, E., İnalhan, G., Takeoff weight error recovery for tactical trajectory prediction automaton of air traffic control operator, IEEE/AIAA 36th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), St. Petersburg, FL, USA, 17-21 Sept. 2017
— Hasanzade, M., Herekoglu, O., Ure, N. K., Koyuncu, E., Yeniceri, R., Inalhan, G., Localization and tracking of RF emitting targets with multiple unmanned aerial vehicles in large scale environments with uncertain transmitter power, International Conference onUnmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), Miami, FL, 13-16 June 2017

2016
— Baspinar B., Koyuncu E., A Data-Driven Air Transportation Delay Propagation Model Using Epidemic Process Models, International Journal of Aerospace Engineering 2016:1-11
— Koyuncu E., Uzun M., Inalhan, G., Cross-Entropy based Cost Efficient 4D Trajectory Generation for Airborne Conflict Resolution, The Inst. of Mechanical Eng., Part G, Jour. of Aerospace Engineering, SAGE, 2016
— Pasaoglu C., Akcam N., Koyuncu E., Tarhan A. F., Inalhan G., Collaborative Intent Exchange Based Flight Management System with Airborne Collision Avoidance for UAS, Journal of Intelligent and Robotics Systems, Springer, 2016
— Massimiliano Z., Koyuncu E., et al., Towards a secure trading of aviation CO₂ allowance, Journal of Air Traffic Management (JATM), Elseiver, 2016
— Baspinar B., Ure N.K., Koyuncu E. and Inalhan G., Analysis of Delay Characteristics of European Air Traffic through a Data-Driven Airport-Centric Queuing Network Model, 14th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems, May 18-20, 2016
— Koyuncu E, Baspinar B., Guney G. et al, Implementing Dynamic Air Transport Slot Trading Through Secure Auction Mechanism, 7th International Conference on Research in Air Transportation, June 20-24, 2016
— Baspinar B., Koyuncu E., Inalhan G., Large Scale Data-Driven Delay Distribution Model of European Air Traffic Flow Network, 19th Euro Working Group on Transportation Meeting (EWGT 2016), 05-07 September 2016

2015
— Karaman, S., Koyuncu E., Inalhan, G., Innovative Collaborative Task Allocation for UAVs, Handbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Ed. Kimon P. Valavanis and George J. Vachtsevanos, 2015
— Guner G., Koyuncu E., et. al. Delay Analysis Platform Through Secure Information Sharing, Fifth SESAR Innovation Days, Bologna, Italy, 1 – 3 December 2015
— Uzun, M., Koyuncu, E., Inalhan, G., Flight Deck Centered Tactical 4D Trajectory Planning and Collision Avoidance with Flight Envelope Sampling, International Conference on Application and Theory of Automation in Command and Control Systems, Toulouse, France, September 30-October 2, 2015

2014
— Massimiliano Z., Koyuncu E., et. al., Enabling the Aviation CO2 Allowance Trading Through Secure Market Mechanisms, Fourth SESAR Innovation Days, Madrid, Spain, 25th – 27th November 2014
— Tarhan A. F., Koyuncu E., Hasanzade M., Ozdemir U., Inalhan G., Formal Intent Based Flight Management System Design for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS’14),pp. 984-992 27-30, Orlando, FL, USA, 2014
— Uzun M., Guner G., Koyuncu E., Inalhan G., Integrated Flight Deck Testbed with Next Generation Visual Decision Support Tools, International Conference on Research in Air Transportation (ICRAT’14), May 26-30, Istanbul, 2014

before 2014
— Koyuncu E., Inalhan, G., Exploiting Delayed and Imperfect Information for Generating Approximate UAV Target Interception Strategy, Journal of Intelligent and Robotics Systems, DOI: 10.1007/s10846-012-9693-6, Springer, 2012
— Karakas, H., Koyuncu E., Inalhan, G., ITU Tailless UAV Design, Journal of Intelligent and Robotics Systems, DOI: 10.1007/s10846-012-9695-4, Springer, 2012
— Koyuncu E., Ure, N. K., Inalhan, G., Integration of Path/Maneuver Planning in Complex Environments for Agile Maneuvering UCAVs, Journal of Intelligent and Robotics Systems, DOI: 10.1007/s10846-009-9367-1, Springer, January 2010
— Koyuncu, E., Inalhan, G., Dynamically Feasible Probabilistic Motion Planning in Complex Environments for UAVs, Robotics 2010; Current and Future Challenges, ed. Abdellatif H., ISBN 978-953-7619-78-7, Publishing date: February 2010
— Koyuncu, E., Garcia, E., and Inalhan, G., AUTOFLY-Aid: Multi-Modal Trajectory Projection Approach for Airborne Collision Detection and Avoidance, International Conference on Application and Theory of Automation in Command and Control Systems, 28-30 May, Naples, 2013
— Koyuncu, E., Tokadli, G., Bahcivan, Z., Inalhan, G., Design of a Pilot-Centered Visual Decision-Support System for Airborne Collision Avoidance, 31st Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC'12), Williamsburg, VA, October 14-18, 2012
— Koyuncu, E., Garcia, E., and Inalhan, G., Flight Deck Automation Support with Dynamic 4D Trajectory Management for ACAS: AUTOFLY-AID, Integrated Communications Navigation and Surveillance (ICNS) Conference, pp. C4-1 - C4-9, Herndon, VA, 2012
— Koyuncu, E., Garcia, E., and Inalhan, G., AUTOFLY-Aid: Flight Deck Automation Support with Dynamic 4D Trajectory Management for Responsive and Adaptive Airborne Collision Avoidance, International Conference on Application and Theory of Automation in Command and Control Systems, 29-31 May, London, 2012
— Utku Eren, Elgiz Baskaya, Emre Koyuncu, Melahat Cihan, Caner Akay, Gökhan Inalhan, Design of a Flexible Nanosatellite Bus System for ITUpSAT II, International Conference on Small Satellites 2012, ISSN 0183-0570.
— Elgiz Baskaya, Utku Eren, Emre Koyuncu, Melahat Cihan, Caner Akay, Gokhan Inalhan, A Precise ADCS Design for ITUpSAT II, International Conference on Small Satellites, 2012, ISSN 0183-0570.
— E. Baskaya, U. Eren, Koyuncu E, G. Inalhan, Design and Development of a Reliable ADCS and Indigenous Bus Architecture for Nanosatellites: ITUpSAT II, 63rd International Astronautical Congress, Naples, ITALY, October 1-5, 2012
— Koyuncu, E., Karaman, S., Frazzoli, E., and Inalhan, G., Probabilistic 4D Conflict Detection and Avoidance Strategy in En-Route Air Traffic, International Conference on Application and Theory of Automation in Command and Control Systems, 26-27 May, Barcelona, Spain, 2011
— Bahcivan, Z., Koyuncu, E., Aydin, S. S., Cinar, E., Cavcar, A., and Inalhan, G., ITU/AU Air Traffic Control Network Simulator for Design, Development and Testing of Automated ATM Systems, International Conference on Application and Theory of Automation in Command and Control Systems, 26-27 May, Barcelona, Spain, 2011
— Koyuncu, E., and et. all, ITU-pSAT II: High¬precision Nanosatellite ADCS Development Project, 5th International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies, 9-11 June, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011
— Inalhan, G., Koyuncu, E., et. all, Design and Development of ITU pSAT II: On orbit demonstration of a high¬precision ADCS for nanosatellites, 8th International ESA Conference on Guidance and Navigation Control Systems, 5-10 June, Carlsbad, Czech Republic, 2011
— Koyuncu, E., Inalhan, G., A Probabilistic B-Spline Motion Planning Algorithm for Unmanned Helicopters Flying in Dense 3D Environments, Int. Conf. Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'08),Nice, France, September 2008
— Koyuncu, E., Ure, N.K., Inalhan, G., A Probabilistic Algorithm for Mode Based Motion Planning of Agile Air Vehicles in Complex Environments, Int. Federation of Automatic Control World Congress (IFAC WC'08),Seoul, South Korea, June 2008

Courses

UUM625E Optimization-based Control and Estimation — Advanced  Topics in Aerospace Eng.

UUM540E Aerospace Robotics — Engineering Project in Aerospace 

UCK441E Flight Stability and Control

UCK322E Flight Mechanics

Automatic Control I: Feedback Control

Contact


Rooms:
UUBF 008 (Office),
UUBF 312 A/B/C (Controls and Avionics Laboratory)
Aerospace Research Center (ITU ARC) Building

Aeronautics Engineering Department
Faculty of Aero-Astro Engineering
Istanbul Technical University