Richard G. Cobb
Ph.D.

 

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Education

PhD Astronautical Engineering, 1996, Air Force Institute of Technology, WPAFB, OH

MS Astronautical Engineering, 1992, Air Force Institute of Technology, WPAFB, OH

BS Aerospace Engineering, 1988, the Pennsylvania State University, PA

Publications

Livermore, R., Lindholm, G., Neal, C., Cobb, R. and Colombi, J., "Heuristic Near-Optimal UAS Path Planning for Convoy Overwatch", Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems, Vol 2, No 1, 2016

Humphreys, C., Cobb, R., Jacques, R. and Reeger, J., "A Hybrid Technique to Rapidly Solve the Intermediate-Target Optimal Control Problem", Global Journal of Technology & Optimization, August 2016, DOI: 10.4172/2229-8711.1000200

Denton, J., Hodson, D., Cobb, R., Mailloux, L., Grimaila, M., and Baumgartner, G., "A Model to Estimate Performance of Space-Based Quantum Communication Protocols Including Quantum Key Distribution Systems", Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation (JDMS), Nov 2016.

Smith, N., Cobb, R., Pierce, S., and Raska, V., “Uncertainty Corridors for Three-Dimensional Collision Avoidance”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 38, No. 6, pp. 1156-1162, June 2015, DOI:10.2514/1.G000459.

Ross, S. M., Cobb, R. G., Baker, W. P., and Harmon F., “Implementation lessons and pitfalls for real-time optimal control with stochastic systems”, Journal of Optimal Control Applications and Methods, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp198-217, March 2015, DOI: 10.1002/oca.2110.

Lindholm, G. J. and Cobb, R. G., “Passive Rotation Joint Design Considerations for Lift and Thrust Generation for a Biomimetic Flapping Wing”, International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, Vol. 6, No 3, pp141-154, September 2014.

Lindholm, G. J. and Cobb, R. G., “Closed-Loop Control of a Constrained, Resonant-Flapping Micro Air Vehicle”, AIAA Journal, Vol. 52, No 8, pp. 1616-1623, August 2014, DOI: 10.2514/1.J052641.

Ross, S. M., Cobb, R. G. and W. P. Baker., “Stochastic Real-Time Optimal Control for Bearing-only Trajectory Planning”, International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, Vol. 6, No 1, March 2014, DOI: 10.1260/1756-8293.6.1.1.

Anderson, M. and Cobb, R., “Implementation and Evaluation of a Flapping Wing Control Technique for Micro Air Vehicles”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 37, No.1, pp. 290-300, January 2014, DOI:10.2514/1.57855.

Norris, A., Palazotto, A. and Cobb, R., “Experimental Structural Dynamic Characterization of the Hawkmoth (Manduca Sexta) Forewing”, International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 39-54, March 2013.

DeLuca, A., Reeder, M., and Cobb, R., “An Experimental Investigation into the Effect of Flap Angles for a Piezo-Driven Wing”, International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 55-92, March 2013.

Curtis, D., Reeder, M., Svanberg, C., Cobb, R., and Parker, G., “Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicle Bench Test Setup” International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, Vol. 4, No. 1, March 2012.

Anderson, M. and Cobb, R., “Toward Flapping Wing Control of Micro Air Vehicles”, Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, January 2012, Vol.35: 296-308, DOI:10.2514/1.51170.

Shepherd, M. J., Cobb, R. G., Palazotto, A. N., and Baker, W. P., “Scaling Analyses for Large-Scale Space-Based Membrane Optics”, AIAA Journal, Vol. 49, No 7, July 2011.

Black, J., Cobb, R., Swenson, E. and Cooper, B., “Rigidizable Inflatable Get-Away-Special Experiment Space Flight Data Analysis”, AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 48, No 3, pp 477-487, May 2011.

Cobb, R., Black, J. and Swenson, E., “Design and Flight Qualification of the Rigidizable Inflatable Get-Away-Special Experiment”, AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 47, No 4, pp659-699, July-August 2010.

Colombi, J., and Cobb, R., “Application of Systems Engineering to Rapid Prototyping for Close Air Support”, Defense Acquisition Review Journal, Edition 52, pp284-303, October 2009.

Irvin, D. R., Cobb, R.G., and Lovell, T. A., “Fuel-Optimal Maneuvers for Constrained Relative Satellite Orbits”,  AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 32, No 3, pp 960-973, May-June 2009, DOI: 10.2514/1.36618.

Holstein, R. G., Palazotto, A. N., Cobb, R.G., “Structural Design Considerations of an Inflatable Rigidizable Space Shuttle Experiment”,  Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 22, No 2, pp 123-133 April 2009.

Jorris, T. R. and Cobb, R. G., “3-D Trajectory Optimization Satisfying Waypoints and No-Fly Zone Constraints”,  AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 32, No 2, pp 551-572, March-April 2009, doi: 10.2514/1.37030.

Shepherd, M. J., Cobb, R. G., Palazotto, A. N. , and Baker, W. P., “Modal Transformation Method for Deformable Membrane Mirrors”,  AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 32, No 1, pp 276-289, January-February 2009,  doi: 10.2514/1.33344.

Jorris, T. R. and Cobb, R. G., “Multiple Method 2-D Trajectory Optimization Satisfying Waypoints and No-Fly Zone Constraints”,  AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 31, No 3, pp 543-553, May-June 2008.

Shepherd, M. J., Cobb, R. G., Peterson, G. A. and Palazotto, A. N., “Quasi-static Optics-based Surface Control of an In-plane Actuated Membrane Mirror” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets Vol. 44, No 4 pp 953-963, July 2007.

Vandawaker, R.M., Palazotto, A.N., Cobb, R.G., “Damage Detection Through Analysis of Modes in a Partially Constrained Plate”, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 20, No 2, pp. 90-96,  Apr 2007.

Winthrop, M. F., Baker, W., Cobb, R. G.,  "A variable stiffness device selection and design tool for lightly damped structures." Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 287, pp 667-682, Feb 2005.

Moody,  D.C., Raines, R. A., Cobb, R. G. and Palazotto, A. N., “The Design and Analysis of a Space-Based Experiment for Inflatable Structures,” Transactions of the AOC, Vol. 1, No. 1,  pp. 106-134. Oct 2004.

Cobb, R. G. et al., “Vibration Isolation & Suppression System for Precision Payloads in Space” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 8, pp. 798-812, December 1999.

Cobb, R. G., Liebst, B. S., "Sensor Placement and Structural Damage Identification from Minimal Sensor Information," AIAA Journal, Vol. 35, No 2, pp. 369-374, February 1997.

Cobb, R. G., Liebst, B. S., "Structural Damage Identification Using Assigned Partial Eigenstructure," AIAA Journal, Vol. 35, No 1, pp. 152-158, January 1997.

Cobb, R. G., Canfield, R. A. Liebst, B. S., "Finite Element Model Tuning Using Automated Structural Optimization System Software'', AIAA Journal, Vol. 34, No. 3, March 1996.

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