Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics
AFIT Faculty: Maj Christopher D. Geisel
CONTACT INFORMATION
Name: Maj Christopher D. Geisel
Title: Assistant Professor of Astronautical Engineering, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Commercial Phone: (937)255-3636 (4237)
DSN Phone: 785-3636 (4237)
EDUCATION

Ph.D., Purdue University, 2013

M.S. Astronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2008

B.S. Astronautical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, 2001

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Orbital mechanics, spaceflight dynamics, and dynamical systems theory

EXPERTISE
  • ASTRODYNAMICS
  • DYNAMICS
  • DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
  • ORBITAL MECHANICS
  • SPACE SYSTEMS
  • SPACECRAFT DYNAMICS
PUBLICATIONS & RESEARCH PAPERS

Geisel, C. D., Spacecraft Orbit Design in the Circular Restricted Three-Body Problem Using Higher-Dimensional Poincaré Maps, Ph.D. Dissertation, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Dec. 2013. https://engineering.purdue.edu/people/kathleen.howell.1/Publications/Dissertations/2013_Geisel.pdf

COURSES

MECH 532 Introductory Space Flight Dynamics

MECH 632 Intermediate Space Flight Dynamics

MECH 733A Numerical Methods for Orbit Design

ASYS 530 Introduction to Space Programs and Operations

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