Maj Joshuah A. Hess, Ph.d.

 

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BS, Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, 2009; MS, Astronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2011; PhD, Aerospace Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2016. Capt Hess’s research interests include orbital mechanics, spacecraft attitude determination, relative satellite motion, estimation theory, and optimization. He has investigated adaptive estimation of nonlinear spacecraft attitude dynamics as well as the relative navigation between satellites conducting proximity operations. Previously, Capt Hess worked as a space systems engineer at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), and has deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Gamma Tau, and AIAA.

Publications

M. J. Harris, Donald L. Kunz, and Joshuah A. Hess. "Analytical Determination of a Helicopter Height-Velocity Curve", 2018 Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, AIAA AVIATION Forum, (AIAA 2018-3258)

Roth, Krista, Swenson, E.D., Hess, J.A., "Analysis of an Experimental Space Debris Removal Mission', AIAA SPACE Forum, 12-14 Sep 2017, Orlando, FL, AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition. DOI: 10.2514/6.2017-5346

Prince, E.R., Cobb, R.G., Hess, J.A., “Optimal Slew-Rate-Limited Guidance for Combined Formation Establishment and Reconfiguration of Inspector Satellite with Exclusion Cone,” AAS 17-530, Feb 2017. 27th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting February 5-9, 2017, San Antonio, Texas.

Hess, J.A., Adaptive Estimation and Heuristic Optimization of Nonlinear Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics, PhD dissertation, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2016.

Hess, J.A., Swenson, E.D., Leve, F.A., Black, J.T., and Goff, G.M., Adaptive Estimation of Nonlinear Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics with Time-Varying Moments of Inertia using On-Board Sensors, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA SciTech (AIAA 2016-1855)

Goff, G.M., Black, J.T., Beck, J.A., and Hess, J.A., A Dynamic Sensor Tasking Strategy for Tracking Maneuvering Spacecraft using Multiple Models, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA SciTech (AIAA 2016-1859)

Hess, J.A., Decker, D.D., and Lovell, T.A., Osculating Relative Orbit Elements Describing Relative Satellite Motion with J2 Perturbations, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences vol 142, 2011.

Hess, J.A., Decker, D.D., and Lovell, T.A., Osculating Relative Orbit Elements Describing Relative Satellite Motion about an Eccentric Orbit, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences vol 142, 2011.

Hess, J.A., Osculating Relative Orbit Elements Resulting from Chief Eccentricity and J2 Perturbing Forces, M.S. Thesis, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2011.

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