1. Computational Fluid Dynamics and Application
The area mainly researches on aircraft aerodynamic layout and analysis, non-flow and dynamic characteristics, high-resolution numerical calculation, numerical simulation and aeroelasticity of the unsteady flow problem of multi-bodies separation and object deformation leading to fluid-solid coupling.
2. Hypersonic Aerodynamics
The university has mainly carried out research in hypersonic aircraft integrated design, hypersonic aerodynamic/thermal forecast, air-breathing aircraft topological optimization design, re-entry aircraft aero-optical effect, plasma numerical simulation approach, non-equilibrium flow simulation approach and application.
3. Experimental Aerodynamics and Application
The area focuses on research in subsonic/transonic/hypersonic aerodynamic experimental simulation technology and facilities, including the design theory and technology of supersonic and hypersonic wind tunnels, aerodynamic force/aerodynamic heating experimental technology, advanced contact fine testing technology of aircraft flow field structure and its industrial and military application.
4. Aircraft Structure Analysis and Design
The area mainly researches on material constitutive theory, fracture and damage dynamics theory, interface dynamics theory, structural integrity analysis and storage life prediction of solid rocket engine, dynamic and static response and stability analysis, optimization and test of linear elastic, viscoelastic, plastic materials and composite materials, structural vibration control technology, non-linear dynamic theory and application.
5. Beam Energy and Electromagnetic Propulsion
The area researches on numerical simulation of aspirated pulse laser detonation thrusters, solar thermal thrusters’ high temperature ceramic heating chamber preparation, and laser and discharge ablation pulse plasma thrusters.
6. Propulsion System Dynamics and Status Monitoring
The area mainly researches on reusable carrier propulsion system fault diagnosis and health monitoring, dynamic modeling and simulation in the fluid rocket engine transient process, satellite propulsion system fault diagnosis and self-management.
7. Rocket Engine Combustion and Flow
The area mainly researches on combustion stability of rocket engine, ram flow and combustion mechanism, synthetic jet and thrusters vector control, gelled propellants atomization and combustion technology.
8. Aircraft Overall Design Technology
The area mainly researches on the overall project demonstration of aircraft such as missiles, carriers, etc, multi-disciplinary coordinated design, precision analysis and evaluation, spacecraft recovery and aerospace rescue technology.
9. Aircraft Overall Design Technology
The area focuses on the research of hypersonic spacecraft overall integrated design, spacecraft layout optimization and application.
10. Hypersonic Propulsion Technology
The area mainly researches on scramjet, jet ground experiment and flight experiment technology, hypersonic spacecraft body/propulsion system integrated design, supersonic combustion and flow mechanism, etc.
11. Gas Ejector Technology
The area mainly researches on aeronautical and astronautical engine space simulation experiment system.
12. Engine Combustion, Flow and Heat Transmission Mechanism
The area mainly researches on rocket engine combustion stability, hypersonic combustion flow mechanism, optical diagnosis technology in the combustion process, and combustion flow process modeling.
13. Aerospace System Analysis and Simulation
As a cross area of dynamics, aircraft design, simulation technology and visualization technology, based on manned space flight and military aerospace, the university develops simulation systems of different sizes and functions, simulates various functions of aircraft such as space shuttle, missile, rocket, satellite, etc and the related systems in a comprehensive way, carries out simulation experiments used in concept demonstration, aided design, performance evaluation and simulation demonstration of aircraft overall program, and researches on aerospace system analysis and simulation platform technology, aerospace mission planning and operation technology, manned space overall analysis and design, manned space simulation system development and application, manned space assembly and operation technology.
14. Aerospace Image Measurement and Vision Navigation
The area, based on optical images, researches on high-precision measurement of deformation parameter and motion parameters of various target structures, spacecraft vision navigation and theories, approaches, and technology of optical mechanics interference fringe pattern, and provides support for aeronautical and astronautical experiment measurement and control, vision navigation of docking and landing of aircraft and spacecraft, spacecraft image homing, and space target monitoring.
15. Satellite Navigation Technology and Application
The area focuses on constellation and performance analysis of satellite navigation system, monitoring station data processing and analysis, master control station data processing and analysis, user location and navigation method and its precision analysis, performance evaluation of satellite navigation system, auto navigation technology, satellite navigation system simulation platform design and its key technologies, providing key technological support for the development and application of satellite navigation system.
16. Space Security and In-orbit Service Application Technology
Oriented towards in-orbit service, the area focuses on space robot mission planning technology, space electromagnetic docking technology, space rope system design and dynamics, covering the researches of space robots function behavior modeling, short-range approach path planning and control, robot arm dynamics and operation planning, electromagnetic docking non-linear control technology, electromagnetic docking ground demonstration technology, space tether rigid-flexible coupling dynamics, contact of flexible tether and rigid body, and impact dynamics .
17. Space Flight Dynamics and Flight Experiment Technology
The area is chiefly concerned with the teaching and research in the related fields such as theoretical dynamics, space flight dynamics, aircraft guidance and control, aircraft experiment precision analysis, and aerospace mission analysis, and has developed its own characteristics in the areas of aircraft experiment and demonstration technology, near space aircraft mission planning, guidance and control, deep space exploration mission analysis with the synthesis of fundamental research and application research.
18. Aircraft Dynamics and Control
The area mainly does research on the motion laws and subsequent phenomena governing the interaction of the complicated inner system such as control, engine, structure, etc. with the complex outer environment of the aircraft, theories and approaches of aircraft control, design and experiment technology of the system, with the research objects covering various carrier rockets, missiles, man-made satellites, manned spacecraft, space shuttle and space station.
19. Satellite Overall Technology
The area aims to enhance the overall performance of various spacecraft and aircraft through research on aircraft design technology, micro-satellite technology, spacecraft in-orbit service technology, satellite application technology, and space mission management and support technology, and has great application potentials for the optimization of the aerospace engineering implementation process and the promotion of space new concept and new technology application.
20. Satellite Control Technology
The area aims to enhance the control performance of space system and spacecraft platform, focuses on design, control and simulation technology of space system, platform and components, researches on micro-satellite system and application, aircraft system dynamics and control, new maglev flywheel technology and application, large flexible structure dynamics and vibration control, and has great application potentials for the support of future space systems and platform development, improvement of space system control accuracy and application level, and the design and control of other similar systems, eg., the development of heavy-load low-friction bearings.
21. Near Space Aircraft Technology
The area, featured by overall design and engineering research of new concept near space aircraft and micro unmanned aircraft, focuses on overall design of new concept aircraft, multi-disciplinary design optimization, new layout and aerodynamic characteristics, navigation and control, system integration and application, research on near space solar energy aircraft, micro ducted fan aircraft, Hale unmanned aerial vehicle, and near space high-speed aircraft, and finds application in high-resolution earth observation, meteorology and disaster monitoring, large-scale regional enduring communication application, and emergency information application for urban communities.
22. Basic Theory of Mathematics
Mathematics and system science constitute the foundation of natural science, engineering control science, economics, and management science. They play an essential role in the research and development of science and technology. The basic theory of mathematics and system sciences at NUDT focuses on three main domains; algebraic structure theory, coding and cryptography, differential equation and dynamical system. With many years of research, the faculty has solved numerous dilemmas about ring structure. An open problem proposed by Feng-Lam, found a new integral method in direct support of high-precision inertial guidance and over-long term weather disaster forecast technologies. Also found alternative constructed secure functions of cryptographic components, presented the best cryptanalysis and attack methods for typical block cipher, designed a digital signature system and a data encryption algorithm, and developed a series of important propositions or theories in the domain of differential dynamical system.
23. Image Super-Resolution Technology
The university has developed an improved model, method and algorithm as well as related engineering software.
24. Plasma Radiation Opacity
The university has developed a detailed term/level accounting model to calculate the plasma radiation opacity. The first of its kind in China and one of the most advanced in the world. It investigates the impact of auto ionization resonance broadening on radiation opacity. The average atom model developed by the university is capable of quick and efficient calculation of any element and its mixture in the periodic table of elements. The university has also compiled corresponding computing software and adopted large-scale parallel computing methods to solve the computing problem of mass atom properties of the detailed model.
25. THz Technology and Application
THz, an important information wave band has now become a strategic frequency resource. Based on the research of THz radiation and detection mechanism, the university has tried to develop miniature and mobile THz sources. Further research is conducted on the THz spectrum characteristics of large organic molecules and organism, and develops practical THz detection technology such as THz rapid biochemical detection in the battlefields, THz superconductor detection, communication, guidance, and radar. Terahertz technology has important potential application in military and public security field.
26. Quantum Information
Quantum information is based on quantum physics and integrated with classical information science and computer science. Since the 1990s, all of the major military powers have been actively engaged in this research, incorporating it into our new military combat equipment. Research results it will be possible to conduct secure communication for distances of over 200 km and even secure global communication via satellite. The research further develops quantum computers with such high-speed, large capacity and parallel processing capabilities that traditional supercomputers will be surpassed, and make possible special imaging and high-precision measurements.
27. Optical Computing
Optical computing refers to the computing of 2D information light beams conveyed by taking advantage of optical interferometry and diffraction, 2D Fourier computing ability, and certain optical structure. With the characteristics of high-speed, large-capability, and parallel processing, optical computing has the potential to solve the bottleneck problem in the performance development of computers and realize rapid computing of sudden mass data. By this great advantage in processing of 2D matrix data, cluster data and image data, the new capabilities will play significant roles in military applications. Currently, the university has laid a sound foundation of optical computing by analyzing and preparing 2D optical address space light modulators. This proposed the initial model of parallel optical computing system based on optical correlator through the research in optical correlator and its improved optical structure. This is the first multi-function parallel optical computing system based on the matrix parallel logic computing and invariant recognition of optical correlator in China. The technology developed and method of key optical diffraction components, topological structure, and optical realization of several optical interconnection network models through the research of optical interconnection network models are all researched at NUDT.
28. Nano Computing
Based on contemporary physical theories and advanced nano technologies, nano computing can help to construct electronic system in accordance with brand new rationale and develop little-volume, high-speed and low-consumption new-generation functional elements.
The single electron transistor and cross-rod nano-memory cell boast the two nano electronic devices with the greatest potential of application with their advantages of nano-scale size and ultra low power consumption. The single electron transistor is capable of nano-scale logical operations, while the cross-rod nano-memory cell is capable of ultra high-density nano storage.
29. Non-Perturbative Quantum Field Theory
The university aims to improve the non-perturbative quantum field theory model and method of hadron structure and life and develop new theory models and methods. The university continues to make new achievements in the research in mass of heavy mesons, level width and life of excited state and maintain the advantage in the latest research of this field in the world, and research the interaction of elemental particles and new theory of space-time structure in super high energy density conditions, the physics principles of the generation, storage and transportation of anti-matter atoms, and the physics principles of anti-matter weapons.
30. Modeling Technology Based on Prior Information
The exploring and modeling of prior information, in addition to the physics background of the problem, refers to the exploring of new prior information from data with mathematical methods. The modeling of prior information has to be researched from the three perspectives of (1) function approximation theory, (2) information theory and (3) statistics theory to develop more systematic and applicable prior information modeling technology.
31. Nonlinear Algorithms in Data Processing
In the data modeling process, the models obtained often display high nonlinear characteristics. However, the actual problems always have strict limits on the precision and the speed of algorithms. Therefore, it is a common foundation of most application problems to develop high efficiency and accuracy nonlinear algorithms for all kinds of specific problems.
The research of nonlinear algorithms starts from the curvature analysis of nonlinear models and studies the highly efficient model decomposition and iterative algorithms, the analysis of convergence, convergent rate and convergent range of the algorithms, as well as the complexity of algorithms.
32. Intelligent Robot System
This area focuses on research in ground mobile robot systems, intelligent robot environment awareness, mission planning and control, unmanned aircraft system auto control, bio-robot technology.
33. Navigation Guidance and Control Technology
This area focuses on research in advanced navigation technology, inertial technology, and auto navigation positioning technology.
34. Precision Engineering and Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
This area focuses on research in super precision processing technology, nanometer precision detection technology, and micro electro mechanical system technology.
35. Monitoring Diagnosis and Reliability
This area focuses on research in monitoring and error diagnosis of the status of machine, testing design and evaluation, weaponry maintenance technology, reliability experiment theory and technology.
36. Simulation Technology
This area focuses on research in the fundamental theory and approach of simulation, simulation support technology, and simulation application technology.
37. Space Measurement and Control Instruments Engineering
This area focuses on research in radio measurement, optical measurement, and digital measurement.
38. Maglev Control Technology
This area focuses on research in the control of suspension, linear pull and operation of Maglev, design and integration of Maglev system.
39. Geographical Information System and Database
Main research contents include:
(1) Geographical information system and technology (open geographical data interoperability technology, space data model and architecture, 3D geographical information system, integration of GPS and GIS, shortest path analysis technology based on vector maps)
(2) Database system and technology (space database system and space query processing, database management system, GIS data maintenance technology, space data mining technology, and intelligent decision-making support technology)
(3) Computer network technology and application (integration technology of GIS and Web, integration technology of database technology and Web service, XML technology and application, space information grid)