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2016 Publications

2016 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS


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.

 

Misak, H.E., Rutledge, J.L., Swenson, E.D., Mall, S., 2016, “Thermal Transport Properties of Dry Spun Carbon Nanotube Sheets,” Journal of Nanomaterials, Vol. 2016, pp. 1-8.



 

2016 CONFERENCE PAPERS

Cunningham, D., Liu, D., Hartsfield, C., Mullins, C., Farnell, C., Williams, J.D., Hargus, W.A., “Synchronized Measurement of Plasma Characteristics in a Hall Effect Thruster,” 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA SciTech, San Diego, CA, Jan 2016, AIAA Paper 2016-1943.
 
D. A. Shultz, J. M. Colombi , D. R. Jacques, and R. G. Cobb, “Model-based Engineering: Analysis of Alternatives for Optical Satellite Observation”, CSER 2017: 15th Annual Conference on System Engineering Research (CSER), Redondo Beach CA, 23-25Mar 2017. 
Doupe, C., Swenson, E., Cobb, R. and Pierce, S., “Optimal Attitude Control of Agile Spacecraft Using Combined Reaction Wheel and Control Moment Gyroscope Arrays,” AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, AIAA SciTech, San Diego, California, 4-8 January 2016. DOI: 10.2514/6.2016-0675.
Ferguson, A.J. and McClory,J.W.  "Effects of Neutron Entergy Deposition for Asteroid Disruption," ANS Technical Meeting on Nuclear Energy and Cyber Security in Annapolis, MD on 19 April 2016.
Frandsen, B. G., McClory, J. W., “Gamma Radiation Shielding of Multi-Functional Composites,” presented at the 2016 Hardened Electronics and Radiation Technology Conference in Monterey, CA on 7 April 2016.
Gross, K., Hoffman, J., Clark, M., Swenson, E., Cobb, R., Whalen, M. and Wagner, L., “Evaluation of Formal Methods Tools Applied to a 6U CubeSat Attitude Control System,” AIAA SPACE 2015 Conference and Exposition, Space Conferences and Exposition, Pasadena, California. 2015. DOI: 10.2514/6.2015-4529.
Gross, K.H., Patrick, R., Swenson, E.D., Agte, J.S., “Optimal Attitude Control of a 6U CubeSat with a Four-Wheel Pyramid Reaction Wheel Array and Magnetic Torque Coils,” SciTech – Modeling and Simulation Conference, San Diego, California, Jan 2016.
 
Gross, K.H,, Clark, M.A., Hoffman, J.A., Fifarek, A.W., Rattan, K.S., Swenson, E.D., Whalen, M.W., Wagner, L., “Formally Verified Run Time Assurance of a 6U CubeSat Attitude Control System,” SciTech – Modeling and Simulation Conference, San Diego, California, Jan 2016.
 
Hess, J., Swenson, E.D., Leve, F., Black, J., 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).
 
Kaslow, D., Ayres, B., Cahill, P. T., Chonoles, M.J., Hart, L., Iwata, C.K., Levi, A.G., and Yntema, R., “CubeSat Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Reference Model - Development and Distribution - Interim Status,” AIAA SPACE 2016, SPACE Conferences and Exposition, (AIAA 2016-5551).
 
Liu, D., Hartsfield, C., “Empirical Determination of Performance Characteristics for a 1 cm Micro Radio Frequency Ion Propulsion System,” 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA SciTech, San Diego, CA, Jan 2016, AIAA Paper 2016-1944.
 
Liu, J.L., Liu, D., Hartsfield, C., “Performance Testing of Various Nozzle Designs for Water Electrolysis Thruster,”
54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA SciTech, San Diego, CA, Jan 2016, AIAA Paper 2016-0954.  

MCCAFFERTY, JULIAN P., Development of a Modularized Software Architecture to Enhance SSA with COTS Telescopes. AFIT/ENY/MS/16M-227. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard G. Cobb. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.

Prince, E. and Cobb, R,. "Optimal Guidance for Relative Teardrops with Lighting and Collision Constraints," AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA SciTech Forum, 8-12 January 2018, Kissimmee FL, (AIAA 2018-0867).

Prince, E., Cobb, R., and Hess, J., “Optimal Slew-rate-limited Guidance for Combined Formation Establishment and Reconfiguration of Inspector Satellite with Exclusion Cone,” 27th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Antonio TX, Feb 5-9, 2017.
Prince, E. and Cobb, R., “Optimal Inspector Satellite Guidance to Quasi-Hover via Relative Teardrop Trajectories,” IAF 9th International Workshop on Satellite Constellations and Formation Flying, Boulder CO 19-21 June 2017.

Schmitt, D.T., McClory, J.W., Peterson, G.L., “Estimating Atmospheric Nuclear Detonation Volume,” presented at the 2016 Hardened Electronics and Radiation Technology Conference in Monterey, CA on 7 April 2016.

Stern, J., Wachtel, S., Colombi, J., Meyer, D., and Cobb, R., “Multi-objective Optimization of Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Space Situational Awareness System Architectures,” CSER 2017: 15th Annual Conference on System Engineering Research (CSER), Redondo Beach CA, 23-25March 2017. 
Wheeler, P., Cobb, R., Hartsfield, C., and Prince, B., "Satellite propulsion spectral signature detection and analysis through Hall effect thruster plume and atmospheric modeling," Proc. SPIE 9974, Infrared Sensors, Devices, and Applications VI, 99740T (September 19, 2016); DOI:10.1117/12.2238021.




2016 DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS

DOUPE, COLE C., Optimal Attitude Control of Agile Spacecraft Using Combined Reaction Wheel and Control Moment Gyroscope Arrays.  AFIT/ENY/DS/15D-042.  Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Eric D. Swenson.  Sponsor:  N/A.
 
HESS, JOSHUA A., Adaptive Estimation and Heuristic Optimization of Nonlinear Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics.  AFIT/ENY/DS/16S-061.  Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Eric D. Swenson.  Sponsor:  N/A.



2016 MASTER’S THESES


BASSETT, ERIC A., Test and Verification of a CubeSat Attitude Determination and Control System in Variable Magnetic Fields. AFIT/ENY/MS/16J-050. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric D. Swenson. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.
 
BIEHL, SCOTT A., Multi-CubeSat Deployment Strategies: How Different Satellite Deployment Schemes Affect Satellite Separation and Detection for Various Types of Constellations and Missions. AFIT/ENY/MS/16M-198. Faculty Advisor: Maj Christopher D. Geisel. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.
 
CUNNINGHAM, DAVID A., Localized Plasma Measurement during Instability Modes in a Hall Thruster. AFIT/ENY/MS/16M-203. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carl R. Hartsfield. Sponsor: AFOSR.
 
DENTON, JONATHAN C., Key Detection Rate Modeling and Analysis for Satellite-Based Quantum Key Distribution. AFIT/ENY/MS/16M-206. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard G. Cobb. Sponsor: LTS.
 
DICKINSON, THOMAS W.N., Simulation, Design, and Test of Square, Apodized Photon Sieves for High-Contrast, Exoplanet Imaging. AFIT/ENP/MS/16M-065. Faculty Advisor: Lt Col Anthony L. Franz. Sponsor: USAFA.
 
FERGUSON, AARON J., Analysis of Neutron Effects for Asteroid Disruption. AFIT/ENP/MS/16M-068. Faculty Advisor: Dr. John W. McClory. Sponsor: DTRA.
 
FLAMOS, STACIE M., Space Object Self-Tracker On-Board Orbit Determination Analysis. AFIT/ENY/MS/ 16M-209. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric D. Swenson. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.
 
FULLENKAMP, JONATHAN, Analysis of Software Defined Radios for Collecting GPS Tracking Data from Terrestrial Transmitters. AFIT/ENY/MS/16M-210. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric D. Swenson. Sponsor: N/A.
 
GROSS, KERIANNE H., Evaluation of Verication Approaches Applied to a Nonlinear Control System. AFIT/ENY/MS/16M-214. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric D. Swenson. Sponsor: AFRL/RQ.
 
HOLT, JASON, Persistent Surveillance of Geosynchronous Satellites Utilizing CubeSats in Low Earth Orbit. AFIT/ENY/MS/16M-218. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard G. Cobb. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.

KOBZA, CARL L., Space Qualification Testing of a Deployable Shape Memory Alloy CubeSat Antenna. AFIT/ENY/MS/16S-064. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard Cobb. Sponsor: N/A.
LIU, JAMES J., Analysis of a Modified Equivalent Circuit Model for Lithium-Ion Battery Modules in CubeSats. AFIT/ENY/MS/16M-224. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric D. Swenson. Sponsor: N/A.
 
LIU, YUEN, Performance Testing of Various Nozzle Design for Water Electrolysis Thruster. AFIT/ENY/MS/ 16M-225. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carl R. Hartsfield. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.
 
LOUDERMILK, JOSHUA, A Logic-based Mission Modeling Tool for Designing CubeSats. AFIT/ENY/MS/16M-226. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard G. Cobb. Sponsor: N/A.
MCCAFFERTY, JULIAN P., Development of a Modularized Software Architecture to Enhance SSA with COTS Telescopes. AFIT/ENY/MS/16M-227. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard G. Cobb. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.
 
MCKENNEY, SHAYNA K., Meeting the DOD’s Tactical Weather Needs using CubeSats. AFIT/ENY/MS/16J-055. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard G. Cobb. Sponsor: N/A.
 
MILLER, DANIEL G., Vibrational Analysis of a 12U Chassis. AFIT/ENY/MS/16M-229. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric D. Swenson. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.
 
MORGAN, BLAKE, Performance Comparison of Multiple Ionic Liquid Propellants using the Busek BGT-XS Monopropellant Thruster. AFIT/ENY/MS/16M-230. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carl R. Hartsfield. Sponsor: AFRL/RQ.
 
MUILENBURG, CONNOR L., Empirical Determination of Performance Characteristics for Busek 1cm Micro Radio-Frequency Ion Propulsion System. AFIT/ENY/MS/16M-023. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carl R. Hartsfield. Sponsor: AFRL/RQ.
 
PAKISH, CRAIG W., Low Latency Weather Data from a CubeSat Constellation. AFIT/ENY/MS/16M-173. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard G. Cobb. Sponsor: N/A.
 
PATRICK, RYAN M., Analysis of a Near Real-Time Optimal Attitude Control for Satellite Simulators. AFIT/ENY/MS/16M-232. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric D. Swenson. Sponsor: N/A.
 
SPECHT, JEREMIAH A., Pointing Analysis and Design Drivers for Low Earth Orbit Satellite Quantum Key Distribution. AFIT/ENY/MS/16M-024. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard G. Cobb. Sponsor: LTS.
 
WILMER, MEREDITH M., Military Applications of High-Altitude Satellite Orbits in a Multi-Body Dynamical Environment using Numerical Methods and Dynamical Systems Theory. AFIT/ENY/MS/16M-247. Faculty Advisor: Maj Christopher D. Geisel. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.
 
ZURITA, ALFREDO G., Minimum-Fuel Trajectory Design in Multiple Dynamical Environments Utilizing Direct Transcription Methods and Particle Swarm Optimization. AFIT/ENY/MS/16M-250. Faculty Advisor: Maj Christopher D. Geisel. Sponsor: AFRL/RV. 

 

 


 

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