Dr. William E. Wiesel

 

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BS, University of Massachusetts, 1970; MS, Harvard University, 1972; PhD, Harvard University, 1974.  Dr. Wiesel's research interests include orbital mechanics and astrodynamics, satellite stability, estimation and control, planetary astronomy, chaos theory and optimal control.  Dr. Wiesel is the author of "Spaceflight Dynamics," the leading introductory text on astronautical engineering.  He has also authored over 25 technical papers and has been a member of the department for 40 years.

Publications

 A selection of recent publications:

"Earth Satellite Orbits as KAM Tori", Wiesel, W.E., Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, 56, 151-162, 2008.

\"pectral Decomposition of Orbital Tori", Bordner, R.E. III and Wiesel, W.E., J. Guidance, Control and Dynamics, 34, 504-512, 2011.

"KAM Tori Normal Coordinates", Wiesel, W.E., Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, 57, 691-700, 2010.

"Earth Satellite Perturbation Theories as Approximate KAM Tori", Wiesel, W.E., Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, 58, 153-165, 2011.

"A Theory of Low Eccentricity Earth Satellite Motion", Wiesel, W.E., Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, 59, 629-649, 2012.

"A Numerical Solution to Vinti's Problem", W. E. Wiesel, Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, 38, 1757-1764, 2015.

"Low Eccentricity Earth Satellite KAM Tori", W. E. Wiesel, W. E. Wiesel, J. of the Astronautical Sciences, 62, 197-211, 2015.

"Estimating Nongravitational Accelerations on High Area-to-Mass Ratio Objects", W. E. Wiesel, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 39, 1438-1443, 2016.

 

In addition, Dr. Wiesel is the author of three texts in modern astrodynamics and astronautical engineering:

"Spaceflight Dynamics", third edition, 2010.   Createspace, ISBN 978-1452879598

"Modern Astrodynamics", second edition, 2010.  Createspace, ISBN 798-1453781470

"Modern Orbit Determination", 2010, Createspace ISBN 978-1453611982

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