Dr. Ou Ma

Ph.D., McGill, 1991

Ph.D., McGill, 1991

Research Interests:

Dynamics and Vibrations

Robotics and Controls (for aerospace and healthcare applications)

Current Projects

  • “Suborbital Test of a Robotics-Based Method for In-Orbit Identification of Spacecraft Inertia Properties”, NASA, (PI: O. Ma), 2012-2013.
  • “Control of Space Robotic Systems for Optimal Impact-Contact Tasks”, AFRL/VS, Phase I: (PI: O. Ma), 2011-2012.
  • “An Innovative 6-DOF Platform for Testing a Space Robotic System to Perform Impact- Contact Tasks”, AFRL/VS, (PI: O. Ma), 2011-2012.
  • “Development of an Adaptive Reduced-Gravity Simulator for Aerospace and Biomechanics Research”, (PI: O. Ma; Co-PI: R. Paz, E. Pines, S. Tran), NSF, 2010-2013.
  • “Hands-On Aerospace Training through Suborbital Flight Experiments”, NASA/NMSGC, (PI: O. Ma), 2012-2013.
  • “Analytical and Exploratory Approaches to Communicate Mathematics to Visually Impaired Students”, (PI: E. Pontelli; co-PI: O. Ma, D. Simon, S. Tran), NSF, 2008-2012.
  • “The New Mexico State University Initiative for the Prevention of Falls in Older Adults”, NMSU VPR Office, (PI: R. Wood, Co-PI: O. Ma), 2011-2012.

Recent Publications

  1. Z. Zhang, S. Zhang, P. Xie, and O. Ma, “Bioinspired 4D Trajectory Generation for a UAS Rapid Point-to-Point Movement”. Journal of Bionic Engineering. Vol.11, No.1, 2014, pp.72–81.
  2. A. Flores-Abad, O. Ma, K. Pham, and S. Ulrich,A Review of Robotics Technologies for On-Orbit Services”, Progress in Aerospace Science, Vol.68, 2014, pp.1-26.
  3. A. Flores-Abad and O. Ma, “Optimal Controller for a Space Robot with Uncertainties in the Boundary Conditions”, accepted by AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, 2014.
  4. K. Hatamleh, O. Ma, A. Flores-Abad, and P. Xie, “Development of a special inertial measurement unit for UAV applications”, ASME Journal of Dyn. Syst., Meas. and Ctrl., Vol. 135, Issue 1, 2013.
  5. Q. Lu, J. Liang, B. Diao and O. Ma, “A New Active Body-Weight Support System Capable of Virtually Offloading Partial Body Mass”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 18, Issue 1, 2013, pp.11-20.
  6. Q. Lu, and O. Ma, “Identification of Human Inertia Properties using A Momentum-based Approach”, ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Vol. 134, No. 10, 2012.
  7. O. Ma, A. Flores-Abad and T. Boge, “Control of Industrial Robots for Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation of Satellite Docking”, Acta Astronautica, Vol. 81, 2012, pp.335-347.
  8. J. Liang, S. Fillmore, and O. Ma, “An Extended Bristle Friction Force Model with Experimental Validation”, Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol.56, 2012, pp.123-137.
  9. J. Liang, O. Ma, and C. Liu, “Model Reduction of Contact Dynamics Simulation using A Modified Lyapunov Balancing Method”, Frontier of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 6, No.4, 2011, pp.383- 391.
  10. J. Liang and O. Ma, “Angular-Velocity Tracking with Unknown Dynamics for Satellite Rendezvous and Docking”, Acta Astronautica, Vol. 69, 2011, pp. 1019-1028.
  11. Q. Lu, C. Ortega and O. Ma, “Passive Gravity Compensation Mechanisms: Technologies and Applications”, Recent Patents on Engineering, Vol.5, Issue 1, 2011, pp.32-44.
  12. T. Boge and O. Ma, “Using Advanced Industrial Robotics for Spacecraft Rendezvous and Docking Simulation”, Proc. of the 2011 Intl. Conf. on Robotics and Auto. (ICRA), Shanghai, China, May 9- 13, 2011.