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2017 Publications

2017 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Colombi, J., Buckle, L., Black, J., and S. Nurre (2017). "Optimal Launch Manifesting for Heterogeneous Disaggregated Satellite Constellations, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets," Vol. 54, No. 3 (2017), pp. 582-591.

Curran, J., Arizabaleta, M., Pany, T., and Gunawardena, S., "The Institute of Navigation's GNSS SDR Metadata Standard," Inside GNSS, November/December 2017.  http://insidegnss.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/novdec17-STANDARDS.pdf
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.
Wiesel, W. E., "A Numerical, Literal, and Converged Perturbation Algorithm." Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, 2017, Vol. 64, pp. 251-266.
Wiesel, W. E., “Estimating Nongravitational Accelerations on High Area-to-Mass Ratio Objects,” Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 39, No. 6 (2016), pp. 1438-1443.


2017 CONFERENCE PAPERS


Colombi, J., Buckle, L., Black, J., and S. Nurre (2017). "Optimal Launch Manifesting for Heterogeneous Disaggregated Satellite Constellations, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets," Vol. 54, No. 3 (2017), pp. 582-591.

Cunningham, D., Hartsfield, C. and Hyatt, N, “Hall Effect Thruster Characterization Through Potential, Magnetic, and Optical Measurements,” 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Jan 9, 2017 (AIAA 2017-0169).
Curtis, D. and Cobb, R., “Satellite articulation characterization from an image trajectory matrix using Optimization”, Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference, Maui HI Sep 19-22, 2017.
Curtis D. and Cobb, R., "Satellite Articulation Sensing using Computer Vision", 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA SciTech Forum, Kissimmee FL, 8-12 Jan 2017.
Denton, J. C., Hodson, D. D., Cobb, R. G., Mailloux, L.O., Grimaila, M.R., & Baumgartner, G. B. (2017).  "A Model to Estimate Performance of Space-Based Quantum Communication Protocols Including Qantum Key Distribution Systems," Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation (JDMS), Nov 2016.
Hartsfield, C. and Tommila, C, “Thrust Coefficient Losses in Additively Manufactured Low Thrust Nozzles,” 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Jan 9, 2017 (AIAA 2017-170).

Hyatt, N., Hartsfield, C., Cunningham, D., Hall Effect Thruster Characterization Through Potential, Magnetic, and Optical Measurements (AIAA 2017-0169); 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 9 Jan 2017.
Hesser, D., Lee, L., Burchett, L., Marhefka, R., Terzuoli, A., Wasky, R., “Structural and Electromagnetic Design Considerations for Very Large Space Antennas,” Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting (APS/URSI), San Diego, CA, 9-14 July 2017.
Mailloux, L.O., Hodson, D.D., and Grimaila, M.R., “System-Level Considerations for Modeling Space-Based Quantum Key Distribution Architectures,” IEEE Systems Conference (SysCon 2017), Jan 2017.

Mailloux, L. O., Sargent B., Hodson, D. D., & Grimaila, M.R. (2017). System-level considerations for modeling space-based quantum key distribution architectures. IEEE SysCon. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. April 24-27, 2017.
Prince, E.R., Carr, R.W. and Cobb, R.G., “Fuel Optimal, Finite Thrust Guidance Methods to Circumnavigate with Lighting Constraints”, Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference, Maui HI, 19-22 Sep 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.
 
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.
 
Rich, A.T., Stuart, K.J., and Wiesel, W.E.,Stochastic Dynamics of and Collision Prediction for Low Altitude Earth Satellites,” paper AAS 17-582, accepted for the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Aug 20-24, 2017.
Roth, K., Swenson, E. D., and Hess, J.A., “Analysis of an Experimental Space Debris Removal Mission,” AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum and Exposition, AIAA SPACE Forum, (AIAA 2017-5346).
 
Sattler, J. M., Coutu, R. A., Lake Jr., R. A., and Laurvick, T., “Engineering and modeling micro-porous surfaces for secondary electron emission control,” in 9th International Workshop on Multipactor, Corona and Passive Intermodulation, ESA/ESTEC - Noordwijk, The Netherlands, April 2017.
 
Shultz, D. A., Colombi, J. M., Jacques, D. R., Cobb, R. G.. “Model-based Engineering: Analysis of Alternatives for Optical Satellite Observation.” 15th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering (CSER) Research Redondo Beach, CA, March 23-25, 2017.
Smith, D., Collins, P., Fee, J., Petrosky, J., Terzuoli, A. and Yardim, C., “Artificial Ionospheric Scintillation Effects on Communication Signals in the V and W Bands,” Proceedings of the 2017 Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Conference (ACES 2017), Firenze, IT, 26-30 March 2017.
 
Smith, D., Shelters, B., Hesser, D. Collins, P., Fee, J., Petrosky, J., Terzuoli, A., Yardim, C., “Effects of Ionospheric Scintillation on V and W Band Signals,” Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting (APS/URSI), San Diego, CA, 9-14 July 2017.
 
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, Mar 23-25, 2017.
 
Thomas, G. and Cobb, R., “Daytime sky brightness characterization for persistent GEO SSA”, Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference, Maui HI, 19-22 Sep 2017.
Tommila, C., and Hartsfield, C., Thrust Coefficient Losses in Additively Manufactured Low Thrust Nozzles (AIAA 2017-170); 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 9 Jan 2017.
Wheeler, P., Cobb, R., Hartsfield, C. and Prince, B., “Satellite Propulsion Spectral Signature Detection and Analysis,” IEEE Aerospace Conference 2017, Mar 4-11, Big Sky MT, March 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,” Proceedings SPIE 9974, Infrared Sensors, Devices, and Applications VI, 99740T (2016). doi:10.1117/12.2238021.

Wiesel, W.E., “A KAM Tori Algorithm for Earth Satellite Orbits,” paper AAS 17-553, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Aug 20-24, 2017.
 
2017 DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS

SATTLER, JAMES, Engineered Surfaces to Control Secondary Electron Yield for Multipactor Suppression.  AFIT/ENG/DS/17S-018.  Faculty Advisor:  Capt Robert A. Lake.  Sponsor:  N/A.

WHEELER, PAMELA L., Satellite Propulsion Spectral Signature Detection and Analysis for Space Situational Awareness Using Small Telescopes.  AFIT/ENY/DS/17S-063.  Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Richard G. Cobb.  Sponsor:  AFRL/RQ.



2017 MASTER’S THESES


ALF, CHRISTIAN N., Image Processing for Space Situational Awareness using Commercial-off-the-Shelf Imagery. AFIT/ENY/MS/17M-238. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard G. Cobb. Sponsor: N/A.
 
ANDERSON, RYAN J., Using a Plenoptic Camera for Real-Time Depth Estimation. AFIT/ENY/MS/17M-002. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard G. Cobb. Sponsor: N/A.
 
BARNES, DANIEL R., An Analysis of Radio-Frequency Geolocation Techniques for Satellite Systems Design. AFIT/ENY/MS/17M-241. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard G. Cobb. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.
 
BENTLEY, MICHAEL J., Enabling Air Force Satellite Ground System Automation through Software Engineering. AFIT/ENG/MS/17M-006. Faculty Advisor: Maj Alan C. Lin. Sponsor: SMC.
 
BOX, CHRISTOPHER A., Analysis of Additively Manufactured Lattice Structures using Finite Element Methods. AFIT/ENY/MS/17M-245. Faculty Advisor: Maj Ryan P. O'Hara. Sponsor: AFRL/RW.
 
BRICK, JOHN N., Military Space Mission Design and Analysis in a Multi-Body Environment: An Investigation of High-Altitude Orbits as Alternative Transfer Paths, Parking Orbits for Reconstitution, and Unconventional Mission Orbits. AFIT/ENY/MS/17M-246. Faculty Advisor: Lt Col Christopher D. Geisel. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.
 
BRICKEY, JAMES F., Radiation Effects in Graphene Field Effect Transistors (GFET) on Hexagonal Boron Nitride (hBN). AFIT/ENP/MS/17J-009. Faculty Advisor: Lt Col Michael R. Hogsed. Sponsor: AFRL/RY.
 
BROCH, LAURA H., Constellation Architecture Design for Persistent Space Situational Awareness of Direct Ascent to Geosynchronous Orbit. AFIT/ENY/MS/17M-247. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard G. Cobb. Sponsor: NASIC.
 
CHILDRESS, JONATHON M., Control Allocation Methods for Constrained and Over Actuated Satellite Attitude Control Systems. AFIT/ENY/MS/17M-215. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric D. Swenson. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.
 
COUCH, BRIAN D., Busek 1CM Micro Radio-Frequency Ion Thruster Empirical Performance Determination. AFIT/ENY/MS/17M-253. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carl R. Hartsfield. Sponsor: N/A.

CUHRAN, JOSEPH J., JENKINS, MATHEW K., & WALTERS, MICHAEL J., Quantifying and Evaluating the Resilience of Optimized Space Constellations for Fire Detection. AFIT/ENV/MS/17J-057. Faculty Advisor: Dr. John M. Colombi. Sponsor: NASIC.
CUNNINGHAM, CAMERON R., Evaluation of Networked Satellite Command & Control via Internet Conduit. AFIT/ENY/MS/17M-254. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric D. Swenson. Sponsor: N/A.
 
DOWNEY, JACOB J., Structural Analysis of a 3D Printed Composite Truss. AFIT/ENY/MS/17M-256. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric D. Swenson. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.
 
DUNKEL, MELISSA A., The Impact of Atmospheric Fluctuations on Optimal Boost Glide Hypersonic Vehicle Dynamics. AFIT/ENY/MS/17M-257. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard G. Cobb. Sponsor: N/A.
 
DUNKEL, PATRICK N., Application of RF-DNA Fingerprinting Techniques to ICOM Radio Satellite Communication. AFIT/ENY/MS/17M-258. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric D. Swenson. Sponsor: N/A.
 
HYATT, NICHOLAS L., Hall Effect Thruster Characterization through Potential, Magnetic, and Optical Measurements. AFIT/ENY/MS/17M-267. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carl R. Hartsfield. Sponsor: AFOSR.
 
JENKINS, MATHEW K., See CUHRAN, JOSEPH J.
 
KACZMAREK, JEREMY J., Analysis of Image Processing and Data Reduction for Space Situational Awareness Applications in CubeSats. AFIT/ENY/MS/17M-268. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric D. Swenson. Sponsor: N/A.
 
KIRK, JORDAN T., Multi-Hypothesis Test Detection for Star Tracking Systems. AFIT/ENG/MS/17M-041. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stephen C. Cain. Sponsor: N/A.
 
LANZO, DANIEL T., Additively Manufactured Spacecraft Thermal Control System. AFIT/ENY/MS/17M-271. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carl R. Hartsfield. Sponsor: N/A.
 
LOWERY, JASON P., Measuring Light Curve Uncertainty for Surrogate Geostationary Satellite Models. AFIT/ENY/ MS/17S-060. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard G. Cobb. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.
 
MCMURRY, RICHARD R., Improving Space Object Detection for Ground Telescopes with Poisson Distribution Statistics. AFIT/ENG/MS/17M-052. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stephen C. Cain. Sponsor: N/A.
OLIVER, RACHEL, Model Fidelity Analysis for Production of Accurate Theoretical Light Curves. AFIT/ENY/MS/ 17M-279. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard G. Cobb. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.

OLIVER, RACHEL, Model Fidelity Analysis for Production of Accurate Theoretical Light Curves. AFIT/ENY/MS/ 17M-279. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard G. Cobb. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.
 
PITMAN, BRIAN W., Maneuver Detection and Characterization using Wavelets for Geosynchronous Spacecraft. AFIT/ENY/MS/17M-282. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard G. Cobb. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.
 
REABE, MARISSA C., Formation Flight of Earth Satellites on Kamtorus using Classical Orbital Elements. AFIT/ENY/MS/17M-285. Faculty Advisor: Dr. William E. Wiesel. Sponsor: N/A.
 
RICH, ADAM T., Investigating Analytical and Numerical Methods to Predict Satellite Orbits using Two-Line Element Sets. AFIT/ENY/MS/17M-286. Faculty Advisor: Dr. William E. Wiesel. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.
 
ROBINSON, CHRISTINE, Evaluating the Viability of Planar Laser-Induced Fluorescence to Determine the Constituents of AF-M315E Exhaust Plume. AFIT/ENY/MS/17M-287. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carl R. Hartsfield. Sponsor: AFRL/RQ.
 
ROSS, JOHN S., Total Electron Count Variability and Stratospheric Ozone Effects on Solar Backscatter and LWIR Emissions. AFIT/ENP/MS/17M-103. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Steven T. Fiorino. Sponsor: N/A.
 
ROTH, KRISTA, Analysis of an Experimental Space Debris Removal Mission. AFIT/ENY/MS/17J-071. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric D. Swenson. Sponsor: N/A.
 
SADOWSKI, JUSTIN A., Dynamic Logical Mission Modeling Tool. AFIT/ENY/MS/17M-290. Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Eric D. Swenson. Sponsor: N/A.
SMITH, DAVID A., Satellite Communications in the V and W Band: Natural and Artificial Scintillation Effects. AFIT/ENG/MS/17M-070. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Andrew J. Terzuoli. Sponsor: AFRL/RI.
STERN, JORDAN L., & WATCHEL, STEVEN T., Genetic Algorithm Optimization of Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Space Situational Awareness Systems via Parallel Evaluation of Executable Architectures. AFIT/ENV/MS/
17M-277. Faculty Advisor: Dr. John M. Colombi. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.
 
STUART, KENNETH J., KAM Tori from Two-Line Element Sets: A Comparison to SGP4. AFIT/ENY/MS/17M-293. Faculty Advisor: Dr. William E. Wiesel. Sponsor: N/A.
 
TILLMAN, ROMAN, Genetic Algorithm Optimization of Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Space Situational Awareness Systems via Parallel Evaluation of Executable Architectures. AFIT/ENV/MS/17M-277. Faculty Advisor:
Dr. John M. Colombi. Sponsor: AFTAC.
 
TOMMILA, CHRISTOPHER D., Performance Losses in Additively Manufactured Low Thrust Nozzles. AFIT/ENY/MS/17M-295. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carl R. Hartsfield. Sponsor: N/A.
 
TULLINO, STEPHEN K., Testing and Evaluating Deployment Profiles of the Canisterized Satellite Dispenser (CSD). AFIT/ENY/MS/17M-296. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric D. Swenson. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.
 
WALTERS, MICHAEL J., See CUHRAN, JOSEPH J.

WATCHEL, STEVEN T., See STERN, JORDAN L.
 
OTHER SIGNIFICANT RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY
 
Hawks, M. R., and Steward, B. J., “Telescope parameter trade studies for LWIR camera,” Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, June 2017 (DTIC No. AD1035034). 

 

 

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