Dep. of Aerospace Information and Control

Liu Shiqian

Post:Associate Professor

Office Phone:0086-21-34207967

Office Address:Room A335 , Aerospace Building, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Minhang District, Shanghai, China, 200240. Welcome to Aircraft Flight Control Lab.



Time Office Units Post

Cranfield University

Academic Visitor
2010.1-2019.3 School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Associate Professor
2007.4-2009.12 School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Assistant professor
2005.1-2007.3 Tsinghua University, Department of Computer Science & Application Postdoctoral Fellow
2004.2-2004.10 Shanghai Aviation Measurement and Control Institute Engineer
1996.9-1997.8 Fuel Company in Xinghua County, Jiangsu Province Technician

Education background

Time Graduated School Educational background
2000-2003 Nanjing University of Science & Technology, China PhD in Control Theory and Control Engineering
1997-2000 Nanjing University of Science & Technology, China MSc in Vehicle Engineering
1992-1996 Xi’an Shiyou University, P.R.China BSc in Chemical Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests

1)Aircraft Dynamics and Control, including nonlinear control, robust flight control,fault diagnosis and tolerant control, human-in the loop simulation.

2)Unmanned Vehicle System, including development and research of autonomous control systems for the unmanned fixed-wing airplane, the unmanned helicopter and the airship, the underwater vehicle, and the robot.

3)Aircraft guidance and control, including guidance and trajectory optimization of the UAVs, aerospace vehicles and their formation.

4)Intelligent assistant pilot and safety enhancement in lose-of-control inflight.

5)Flexible aircraft control including flexible aircraft, flexible airship and flexible spacecraft.

Research projects

2005.3-2007.2 Basis Study of Propulsion Control and Autonomous Control Technology of the Stratosphere Airship, Chinese Postdoctoral Fund under the Grant 2005038311

2006.1-2008.12  Intelligent Fault Diagnosis and Self-repaired Control of an Unmanned Tandem Helicopter,National Nature Science Fund under the Grant 10577012

2008.4-2011.3 Development of Flight Control System of the Zhiyuan-1 Airship, National long-run planning Key Program

2010.10-2012.9 Intelligent Simulation Technology of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, National Aviation Science Fund, 2010 

2012.1-2014.12  Control allocation and Control Reconfiguration of the Large Civil Aircraft, The Civil Aircraft Program, 2011.06.2016.1-2018.12 Research of Active Side-stick Control System, The Civil Aircraft Program, 2015.8

2016.10-2018.9 Control Law Design for the Active Side-stick Airplane, National Aviation Science Fund, 2016

2018.1- 2020.12 Simulation of Scenarios for the Human-machine Decision Support, The Civil Aircraft Program, 2017.

2018.1-2020.5  PHM of the electromechanical system of the aircraft, Institute cooperation Program, 2018

Selected publications


(1) Shiqian LIU, Flight dynamics and control of modern aircrafts, Shanghai Jiaotong University Press. 2014, 1st ED, 2018, 2nd ED. (Note that the book won the first prize of the Excellent Textbook in Shanghai Jiaotong University, 2015)

Journal publications

(1) Shiqian Liu, James F.Whidborne, Sunan Chumalee, Disturbance Observer Enhanced Neural Network LPV Control fora Blended-wing-body large Aircraft, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems,2021.2,pp.1-14

(2) Cheng, H.H, Liu, S.Q, Ma, X.J. Neural network incremental dynamic inversion-based trajectory tracking control of an aircraft with pilot mishandling[J]. Journal of Aeronautics, Astronautics and Aviation, 2021, 53(1): 45-58

(3) Liu S.Q., Whidborne J. F., He L., Backstepping sliding-mode control of stratospheric airships using disturbance-observer[J], Advances in Space Research, 2021, 67(3), 1174-1187

(4) Ma X J, Liu S Q, Cheng H H.Civil Aircraft Fault Tolerant Attitude Tracking Based on Extended State Observers and Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion[J]. Accepted by Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics. 2021. pp.1-9


(1) Shi Qian Liu, Yuan JunSang, James F. Whidborne, Adaptive sliding-mode-back- stepping trajectory tracking control of underactuated airships, Aerospace Science and Technology, 97,2020, 105610, pp.1-13 , available online (SCI)

(2) Xudong Wang, Shiqian Liu, Huihui Cheng, Yuanjun Sang, Xinjian Ma, Stable inversion based fault-tolerant autolanding control of civil aircrafts, Journal of Aeronautics, Astronautics and Aviation, 2020, Series A 52(3):229 – 250 (SCI)

(3) Shi QianLiu, James F. Whidborne, Neural network adaptive backstepping fault tolerant control for unmanned airships with multi-vectored thrusters, Accepted by Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering. 2020.10

(4) Guangrui Zhou, Shiqian Liu, Yuanjun Sang, Xiaopeng Jia, Erzhuo Niu, LPV Robust Servo Control of Aircraft Active Side-sticks, Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology,92(4),2020:599-609 (SCI)

(1) Liu S. Q., Sang Y. J., Jin H. B., Robust model predictive control for stratospheric airships using LPV design[J], Control Engineering Practice, 2018 (81): 231-243;(SCI)
(2) Liu S. Q., Sang Y. J., Underactuated stratospheric airship trajectory control using an adaptive integral backstepping approach [J], Journal of Aircraft, 2018, 55 (6): 2357-2371;(SCI)
(1) Liu S. Q., Gong S. J., Li Y. X., et al. Vectorial backstepping method based trajectory tracking control for an underactuted stratospheric airship[J], The Aeronautical Journal, 2017,121(1241): 916-938 ;(SCI)
(2) Xianglong Liangqing, Shiqian Liu, Zhengren Lu, Erzhuo Niu, Adaptive sliding mode based servo tracking control of aircraft’s active inceptor control systems. Journal of Aeronautics, Astronautics and Aviation, Vol.49, No.4, 2017, 385 – 396 ;(SCI)
(3) LV Cong, LIU Shiqian,LU Zhengren,WANG Yong, LIANG Qingxiangliong , Research  on   flutter suppression and gust load alleviation of a two - dimensional wing based on disturbance observer, Science Technology and Engineering. 2017, 136-142 (in Chinese)
(1) Gong S.J., Liu S.Q., Li Y.X., Lv C., Fast robust adaptive backstepping control with its application to fault tolerant flight envelope protection[J]. Journal of Aeronautics, Astronautics and Aviation,2016, 48(1): 19-26;(SCI)
(1) Jianchen Yi, Shiqian Liu, Xun Sun, SijieGong, Cong Lv,Sliding Mode Control Reconfiguration of Actuator Faults for a Large Civil Aircraft using Fixed-point Iteration Control Allocation, Journal of Aeronautics, Astronautics and Aviation,2014, Vol46, No.4, 261-269
(2) ZHENG Lingxiao,LIU Shiqian,LI Yuanxiang,LUO Jianhua,YI Jianchen,LPV Robust Filter Based Fault Detection of the Actuators for a Jumbo Jet Transport Aircraft, Information and Control, 2014,Vol.43,No.5:596-603 (in Chinese)
(1) CHAI Shuliang ,LIU Shiqian ,FAN Yuejie ,ZHENG Lingxiao. Model-Following Direct Adaptive Control Based Reconfigurable Control Design for Failures of a Jumbo Jet Transport Aircraft, Information and Control, 2013,Vol.42,No.5, 639-644 (in Chinese)
(2) Fan Yue Jie,LIU Shiqian ,CHAI Shuliang, ZhuJiaqiang, Study on optimal maneuverable decistion algorithm of UAV pursuit-evasion problem with constraints of dynamic pressure and overloads,Computer Simulation,2013,Vol.30, No.8,46-49, 388 (in Chinese)
(3) Yin Wen, Li Yuanxiang, Zhou Zeming, Liu Shiqian, Remote sensing image fusion based on sparse representation, ACTA Optica Sinca, Vol.33, No.4,2858-2861,2013 (in Chinese)
(1) Zhang Wenshang, WangWen,Li zheng, Luo sheng, Liu Shiqian,The Study on Filter Technologies of Anti-missiles Guidance,Journal of Projectiles, Rocket, Missiles and Guidance,2012,Vol.32,No.2, 19-21, plus 28 (in Chinese)
(1)  ZHANG Yi an,LIU Shiqian,JING Zhong  liang,CAI Kun. Tracking and Simulation for High - speed Maneuvering Target Based on Information Fusion of Radar and Infrared Sensor,Computer Simulation,2011,Vol.28, No.10, 23-27. (in Chinese)
(1) Shi Qian Liu, Jun Guo Lu, Zhong Liang Jing. Trajectory Linearization Based Output Tracking Control of an Unmanned Tandem Helicopter with Variance Constraints. International Journal of control, automatic system,2010, 18(6), 1257-1270;(SCI)
(2) Zhang Jianpeng, Liu Shiqian, Jing Zhongliang. Design of Servo System Based on MSP430, .Micromotors Servo Technique. 2010. Vol.43,No. 1, 46-49. (in Chinese)
(1) Shi Xingzu, Liu Shiqian, Jing Zhongliang.Servo Control System in Small Low Altitude Airship,Computer Engineering,2009. Vol.35, No.16,237-239(in Chinese)
(2) Wang Xugang, Liu Shiqian, Hu Shiqiang. Simulation System of Air-to-air Fight Drilling Based on HLA and Vega, Computer Engineering,2009. Vol.35, No.15, 256-261(in Chinese)
(3) Liu Shiqian, Wei Shi, Yong Shen. Information Entropy Based Fault Tree Analysis of Flight Control System in an Unmanned Tandem Helicopter. Journal of System Simulation. 2009,Vol.21,4424-4428. (in Chinese)
(1) Liu Shiqian,   Zhu Jihong,   Hu Jinchun. Satisfactory control of linear discrete periodic systems with desired indices of circular poles and H2 norm. Fire Control and Command Control. 2008,Vol.33 No.01, 21-24 (in Chinese)
(1) Liu Shiqian,   Zhu Jihong,   Hu Jinchun. Design of Flight Control Law of Gust Alleviation for Flexible Aircraft. Journal of System Simulation. 2007.19(11), 2519-2522 (in Chinese)
(2) Liu Shiqian,  Hu Jinchun, Shen Yong. Gust alleviation and ride quality control based on covariance assignment for the aircraft, Journal of Tsinghua University (Sci & Tech), 2007.47(07), 1201-1203,1207 (in Chinese)
(3) Liu shiqian, Zhu Jihong, Hu Jinchun, Wang Yuangang. Satisfactory Control of Linear Discrete Periodic Systems. Control and Application. 2007. 5(1), 12-16
(4) Jiang Yufen, Zhu Jihong, Liu Shiqian, Li Zhixue. Dynamics modeling and application for flexible wing based on collaborative simulation, Application Research of Computers, 2007. Vol.24, No.5: 231-233(in Chinese)
(1) Jiang Yufen, Zhu Jihong, Liu Shiqian. Dynamics modeling and simulation for flexible wing, Journal of System Simulation. 2006.Vol.18(Suppl.2), 5-12 (in Chinese)
(1) Liu Shiqian, Wang Yuangang, Sheng Andong, Guo Zhi. Satisfactory estimation of linear discrete periodic systems,Control and Application. 2005. Vol.22 (3): 359-363 (in Chinese)
(1) Liu Shiqian, Wang yuangang, Sheng Andong, Guo Zhi. Satisfactory Filter of Linear Periodical Systems with Parameter Uncertainty.  ACTA Automatica Sinica, 2004, 30(3):345-350 
(2) Liu Shiqian, Guo Zhi, Wang yuangang, Qian Longjun. Satisfactory control of periodically tracking systems under constraints of desired poles and small static error, Journal of Nanjing University of Science and Technology.28(4).341-345, 2004(in Chinese)
(1) Liu Shiqian, Guo Zhi, Wang yuangang, Sheng Andong. Periodic Multi-rate Kalman trace filter algorithm for a multi-rate sampled data syste. ACTA Armamentarii.2003,24 (2): 129-133 (in Chinese)
(1) Liu Shiqian, Guo Zhi, Wang yuangang,Cheng Xiangquan. Target Image track based on satisfactory filter. ACTA Armamentarii.2002, 23(4): 481-485  (in Chinese)
(2) Cheng Xiangquan, Guo Zhi, Yu Hai, Liu Shiqian. On satisfactory control with constraints on pole placement and convariance, Fire Control and Command Control. 2002,27(2): 20-22 (in Chinese)
(3) Liu Shiqian, Guo Zhi, Qian Longjun., Wang yuangang.Robust state estimation with desired indices of a class of linear periodic systems, Control and Decision.2002, Vol.17 (6): 843-846 (in Chinese)
(1) Liu Shiqian, Sheng Andong, Guo Zhi.Robust Estimation of a Class of Linear Periodic Systems With Regional Pole/H∞ Indices.Journal of Southeast University.2001. Vol.31 (4A): 59-62 (in Chinese)
Peer-reviewed conference publications
(1) Huihui Cheng, Shiqian Liu, Xinjian Ma, Xinhong Xie INDI based fault tolerant control for pilot error and actuator faults, 2020 IEEE Chinese Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference,Tian jin, China, Aug. 2020, pp.1-10
(2) Zhou G.R., Liu S.Q, Qin T. C., Wang X. D., Sang Y. J., Envelope protection control for an active side stick system of the large civil aircrafts,2018 IEEE Chinese Guidance, Navigation and  Control Conference(2018 IEEE/CSAA) 2018.Xiamen, China, Aug.10-12, 307-312
(3) Liang Q. X.L., Liu S.Q., LQR and SMC based stick-force tracking of active sidesticks in human-in-the-loop system, The international Conference on Aerospace System Science and Engineering (ICASSE 2017), Shanghai , China, 2017,pp.1-5
(4) LIU Shiqian, Lu Zhengren, Liangqing Xianglong, Modeling and multimodal cue control of the human  in the loop based on active side stick technique, 2016 IEEE Chinese Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Nanjing, 2016. 8.12-14,pp2973-2976 
(5) Lv Cong, LIU Shiqian, Lu Zhengren, Modeling and Structure Characteristics Analysis for Flexible, High Aspect Ratio Flying Wings,2016 IEEE Chinese Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Nanjing, 2016.8.12-14,pp2988-2992 
(6) Y.X. Li, Q. Hu, S. Q. Liu, Wind-shear prediction with airport LIDAR data. Proc. of IGARSS12, Munich, Germany, July 2012, 3704-3707
(7) W.F.Qiao, Y.X. Li, S. Q. Liu, X. Liu, Tropical cyclones similarity analysis based on manifold learning. Proc. of IGARSS12, Munich, Germany, July 2012. 6043-6046
(8) Zhang Yian, Liu Shqian, JING Zhong  liang. Parallel fusion algorithm of Radar and infrared sensor and its application in maneuvering target tracking. The 2nd Chinese information fusion annual conference,Hangzhou. 2010.06, 229-234. (in Chinese)
(9) Liu Shiqian, Shi Wei, Wu Ke. Nonlinear fault diagnosis of the unmanned helicopter based on Volterra model, Fleet of UAV of the Vanguard--2008 Chinese UAV Conference, Beijing, 2008. (the first volumn):14-22(in Chinese)
(10) S. Q. Liu , Z. G. Wang, H. B. Jin, Support vector machine based fault diagnosis for an unmanned tandem helicopter[C], Proceedings of 7th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, Chongqing, China, June 25-28, 2008, 1261 – 1265
(11) S. Q. Liu ,J.H.Zhu, D. P.  Duan,Satisfactory control of autonomous flight and thruster vectoring for a stratosphere airship. The National 863 Special Symposium(‘08), Changsha,2008.295-301 (in Chinese)
(12) Shi Wei, Liu Shiqian, Zhu Liang. Attitude control based on dynamic inversion method for an unmanned tandem helicopter, 2008 Doctoral Forum of Aeronautical and Astraonautical Science   and Technology,Nanjing,2008.10,143-147(in Chinese)
(13) Liu Shiqian,Zhu Jihong, Hu Shiqiang. Stability Augmentation Control for Relaxed Static Stable Airplane Based on Eigenstructure Assignment. The 12th Flight Manipulating and Control Seminar of China Aviation Association. Taining Fujian. 2007.13~17(in Chinese)
(14) Liu Shiqian, Hu Jinchun. Fault Diagnosis Using Covariance Assignment and Regional Pole Placement of T-S Fuzzy Observers. Dynamical Systems & Applications. Vol.4. CESA’2006, Oct 4-6, 2006, Beijing, China: 602-606
(15) Liu Shiqian,Zhu Jihong,  Flight Control for Hovering a Tandem Rotor Helicopter Based on Fuzzy Neural Network,Edited by C.Cao and X.Liu, Watam Press, Waterloo. Proceedings  of the 3rd ICIDSA’06,July 2006, (ICIDSA’06), OUC, July,2006.Qingdao, China: 642-645
(16) Xingli Huang, Jihong Zhu, Shiqian Liu, Peifa Jia. Neural Network Adaptive Control for Small Unmanned Tandem Helicopter. Proceedings of the 6th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, June 2006, Dalian, China, 9302~9306.
(17) Feng Qingtang, Jiang Zhihong, Zhu Jihong, Liu Shiqian. Fixed Structure Flight Control Law Design Based on Genetic Algorithm. Proceeding of Multiconference on  Computational Engineering in Systems Applications (CESA’2006), Beijing, China: 659-662, Oct 4-6, 2006
(18) Zijing Zhou, Jinchun Hu, Shiqian Liu, Badong Chen. System Identification of UAV Based on EWC-LMS. Proceeding of Multiconference on Computational Engineering in Systems Applications (CESA’2006), Oct 4-6, 2006, Beijing, China: 721-726
(19) Liu Shi-qian, Ma Jian-wei. Satisfactory Control of Periodically Sampled Digital Channels. Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Control and Automation, IEEE ICCA’02, Xiamen, China, 2002: 1274-1278
Software Copyright & Patents        
① Liu Shiqian, Data Driven Software of Flight Simulation for Synthesized Test of the Fly-by-wire Airplane under the Grant 2017SR273657.
② Liu Shiqian, Directly adaptive control reconfiguration based flight control method for large civil aircrafts under the Grant CN201310097327.0
③ Liu Shiqian,  Flight control system and its flight control methods of low-altitude airship under the Grant CN201010535136.4
④ Liu Shiqian, Object tracking with multiple platforms and Distributed Interactive Simulation system under the Grant CN200910045001.7

⑤Liu Shiqian, Active side-stick servo control system and control method with human-in-the-loop system for civil aircrafts.CN201810584453.1

⑥Liu Shiqian, Assistant pilot control methods and the corresponding system with their flight quality assessment methods for civil aircrafts. CN202010021972.4 

⑦Liu Shiqian, signal reconstruction of flight control sensors and fault tolerant control methods for civil aircrafts. CN 202110375183.5

(1) PhD thesis: Satisfactory Control and Estimation of Linear Periodic Multirate Systems, Nanjing University of Science & Technology,2003.12

Honors and awards

IEEE Member

Chinese Academy of Aeronautics Member

Magazine Reviewer:

Aerospace systems

Chinese Journal of Aeronautics

Control Engineering Practice

Optical Engineering

Internal Journal of Control, Automation System

International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control

European Journal of Control

IEEE aerospace & electronics systems

IET Control Theory & Applications

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics

IMeche Part I Journal of Systems and control engineering

IMeche PartG-Journal of aerospace engineering


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