Tsinghua University IAF-SUAC International Student Workshop

28 September 2013 The call for abstract is open until 10 June 2013

28 September 2013 at Tsinghua University

The Tsinghua University – IAF International Student Workshop is organised in cooperation with Tsinghua University and the International Astronautical Federation – Space University Administrative Committee (IAF-SUAC) in conjunction with the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 23-27 September 2013 in CNCC, Beijing, China.

20 students will present their research in front of an assembly of peers and senior space experts on the following topics:

  • Near earth orbit science and exploration projects with space station/lib and satellites;
  • Deep space sciences and exploration projects with lunar/mars rover and others;
  • Innovation in satellite/spacecraft technologies and applications.

The best presentation will be awarded.


  • 9:30 – 9:50 Welcome Coffee
  • 9:50 – 10:10 Plenary session (Opening Ceremony):
    • CHEN Jining, Tsinghua University President
    • Kiyoshi HIGUCHI, International Astronautical Federation President
    • Pierre ROCHUS, IAF- Space University Administrative Committee Chair
  • 10:10- 12:00 Session 1
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 – 15:15 Session 2
  • 15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break
  • 15:30 – 16:45 Session 3
  • 16:45 – 17:00 Closing session Concluding remarks and Award of the best presentation

Authors and Papers

  • Fabricating Stronger Carbon Nanotube-Based Structural Materials for Space Applications via Carbon-Ion Bombardment by Jennifer Carpena, University of Puerto Rico, USA
  • Thermionic emission by a thin bare tether with low-W coating by Xin Chen, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Analysis of a melting probe’s motion through Europa’s icy crust to reach its ocean by Olga Erokhina; Moscow State Institute of Electronics and Mathematics of Higher School of Economics, Russia
  • Finding multiple Sun-Earth Saddle-Point flybys for LISA Pathfinder by Emilien Fabacher, SUPAERO, France
  • Utilizing Lagrange Points for Asteroid Mining by Luke Fongenie, Bristol University, UK
  • The research of the characteristic velocity required for maintenance and replenishment of the satellite constellations operating at the circular orbits by Dmitriy Grishko, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia
  • Research of Improving Accuracy of CubeSat Attitude Determination System Based on Sun Sensors by Sun Guowen, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
  • Elimination Effects of Radar Signal Distortion for Subsurface Sounding of Solid Bodies in the Solar System by Takahiro Ito, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
  • High Voltage Demonstration Experiments On Near Earth Orbit by Shunsuke Iwai, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Integrated fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control for satellite system with time-delay via two-stage Kalman filter by Chengliang Li, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • Architectural design of a research space station in the Venusian clouds by Despoina Linaraki, Technical University of Crete, Greece
  • Use of gas–fed pulsed plasma thruster with water vapor propellant for mission to mars by Sumana Mukherjee, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India
  • An Active Space Debris Removal Mission Using Modified Launch Vehicle Upper Stages by Ali Nasseri, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, Canada
  • Reliable low cost implementation of a gyroless attitude determination system for nanosatellite by Vinayak Nayyar, SRM University, India
  • Lessons Learned and a New Project: Measurement of arcing current on a satellite “HORYU-III”, Yuta Okumura, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
  • A Generic Trade-Off of Asteroid Mining Mission Concepts for Near Earth Asteroids vy Alena Probst, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Conceptual design of a permanent lunar outpost: Surface experiments and instruments for geophysics and geodesy study case by George Tsakyridis, (DLR)
    German Aerospace Center, Germany
  • Attitude Pointing and Orbit Recurrence of a halo-orbit spacecraft by Wei Yan, Beihang University, China
  • Autonomous Navigation and Control Schemes for Small Spacecraft Formation for Near Asteroid Exploration by Huixin Yang, National University of Defense Technology, China
  • Optimal Reconfigurations of Two-Craft Electromagnetic Formation in Circular Orbit by Xu Zengwen, School of Astronautics in Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics(BUAA), China

This workshop is free of charge.

An informal dinner will be organised in a restaurant in Tsinghua University (self-funded by participants

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