Tiauw Hiong Go

Prof. Go Tiauw Hiong

Assistant Professor

Doctor of Science in Aeronautics & Astronautics


Tiauw Hiong Go obtained his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), both in Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1994 and 1999, respectively. After finishing his doctoral program, he worked at MIT’s Man-Vehicle Laboratory and Center for Transportation and Logistics as a Postdoctoral Associate and later on as a Research Engineer. His work at MIT includes dynamics and control of aircraft wing rock, spacecraft attitude control using geomagnetic field, simulator motion effects on airline pilot training, and environmental impact of aviation. In December 2005, he joined the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore as an Assistant Professor. During his tenure there until 2012, he has successfully guided students in various projects involving unmanned  aerial vehicles (UAV), which led to excellence in various international UAV competitions, and secured significant research fund in the area of UAV dynamics and control. Since January 2013, Dr. Go has been an Associate Professor with Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering department, Florida Institute of Technology. His research interest includes unconventional flight dynamics and control, UAV systems, and multiple flight coordination.

Research Interest

  • Perching aircraft research and development, including dynamic analysis and control strategy development for two- and three-dimensional perching maneuver.
  • Flight coordination of multiple UAV flight, including formation flight control and swarming UAV coordination.
  • Nonlinear flight dynamics and control.

Selected Publications

1. Maqsood, A. and Go, T. H., Multiple Time Scales Analysis of Aircraft Longitudinal Dynamics with Aerodynamic Vectoring, Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol. 69, No. 3, doi: 10.1007/s11071-011-0300-3, 2012.

2. Maqsood, A. and Go, T. H.,  Optimization of Transition Maneuvers through Aerodynamic Vectoring, Aerospace Science & Technology, doi: 10.1016/j.ast.2011.09.004,  2011.

3. Zhao, W and Go, T. H., Robust Decentralized Formation Flight Control, International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 2011, Article ID 157590, 2011.

4. Peyada, N. K., Ghosh, A. K. and Go, T. H., Mathematical Modeling, Simulation and Estimation of Aircraft Parameters using 5 DOF Dynamic Test Rig, accepted for publication, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 2011.

5. Ariff, O. and Go, T. H., Waypoint Navigation of Small Scale UAV Incorporating Dynamic Soaring, The Journal of Navigation, Vol. 64, No. 1, 2011.

6. Go, T. H., Lateral-Directional Aircraft Dynamics under Static Moment Nonlinearity, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2009.

7. Go, T. H. and Lie, F. A. P., Analysis of Wing Rock due to Rolling Moment Hysteresis, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 31, No. 4, 2008.


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