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2018 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

 

Prince, E. and Cobb, R., “Optimal Inspector Satellite Guidance to Quasi-Hover via Relative Teardrop Trajectories”, Acta Astronautica, February 15, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2018.02.017.

Stern, J., Wachtel, S., Colombi, J., Meyer D. and Cobb, R., “Multi-objective Parallel Optimization of Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Architectures”, AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, (Accepted, March 2018) .

 

2018 CONFERENCE PAPERS 

Curtis, D, and Cobb, R., “Illumination effects on satellite articulation characterization from a trajectory matrix using optimization”, IEEE Aerospace Conference, 3-10 March 2018, Big Sky MT.
Curtis, D and Cobb, R., “Satellite Articulation Tracking Using Monocular Computer Vision” AAS 41st Annual Guidance and Control Conference, (AAS 18-097) Breckenridge CO, 5-9 Feb 2018.
Gunawardena, S., Martin, R.K., and Patel, P., "Characterization of Phase and Amplitude Quantization Effects in a Direct Digital Synthesis-Based Waveform Generator for Future Software-Defined GPS Payloads," International Technical Meeting of the Institute of Navigation, Jan 29 - Feb 1, 2018.  Reston, VA.  https://www.ion.org/publications/abstract.cfm?articleID=15559 
Gunawardena, S., Pentecost, S., "Dynamic Power Allocation with Constant Envelope Transmission for Next Generation Software Defined GPS Payloads," International Technical Meeting of the Institute of Navigation, Jan 29 - Feb 1, 2018, Reston, VA.  https://www.ion.org/publications/abstract.cfm?articleID=15560 
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).
Stern, J., Wachtel, S., Colombi, J., Meyer D. and Cobb, R. (2018), “Multiobjective Optimization of Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Space Situational Awareness Systems via Parallel Executable Architectures”, 2017 Disciplinary Convergence in Systems Engineering Research.
 

2018 MASTER'S THESES

BASRAOUI, WALID., Optimizing Scheduling for Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Space Situational Awareness.  AFIT-ENV-MS-18-M-175.  Faculty Advisor:  Dr. John Colombi. 

BATEMAN, MARK G., Optimization of Geosynchronous Earth Orbit and Ascent Vehicle Space Situational Awareness Via Parallel Evaluation of Executable Architectures.  AFIT-ENV-MS-18-M-176.  Faculty Advisor:  Dr. John Colombi.

BUEHLER, DAVID J., Utilizing High Performance Computing to Analyze Risks of an Emergent Large-Scale Debris Field in Low Earth Orbit.  AFIT-ENV-MS-18-M-184.  Faculty Advisor:  Col Dane Fuller.

CIPERA, DANIEL., Comparison of Traditional Versus CubeSat Remote Sensing:  A Model-Based Systems Engineering Approach.  AFIT-ENV-MS-18-M-187.  Faculty Advisor:  Dr. David Jacques.

DAHLKE, JACOB A., Optimal Trajectory Generation In a Dynamic Multi-Body Environment Using a Pseudospectral Method.  AFIT-ENY-MS-18-M-248.  Faculty Advisor:  Capt Joshuah Hess, Ph.D.

FELTEN, MICHAEL, Optimization of Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Architectures Using Parallel Computation.  AFIT-ENV-MS-18-M-202.  Faculty Advisor:  Dr. John Colombi.

HART, DANIEL., Techniques for Low-Latency in Software-Defined Radio-Based Networks.  AFIT-ENG-MS-8-M-202.  Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Kenneth M. Hopkinson.

KANG, MIN., An Exploitation of Error-Correcting Codes for Use In Noise-Prone Satellite Environments.  AFIT-ENG-MS-18-M-036.  Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Kenneth M. Hopkinson.

KATZOVITZ, JUSTIN, D., Space Based Maneuver Detection and Characterization Using Multiple Model Adaptive Estimation.  AFIT-ENY-MS-18-M-268.  Faculty Advisor:  Capt Joshuah Hess, Ph.D.

LARUE, ROBERT B., Algorithms for Small Satellite Formation Flying.  AFIT-ENY-MS-18-M-273.  Faculty Advisor:  Lt Col Kirk Johnson.

LEE, LAWRENCE., Bandwidth Analysis of a Tightly-Packed Crossed-Dipole Array for Satellite Communications.  Faculty Advisor:  AFIT-ENG-MS-18-M-041.  Dr. Andrew Terzuoli, Jr.

LIU, KAN., Design and Evaluation of an Additively Manufactured Lattice Optimized Actively Cooled Noose Cone.  AFIT-ENY-MS-18-M-275.  Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Carl Hartsfield.

LOIBL, ROBERT., Target Detection Using Convolutional Neural Networks.  AFIT-ENG-MS-18-M-043.  Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Kenneth M. Hopkinson.

MCCREA, JOHN., Design of a Zero-Gravity, Vaccum-Based 3D Printer Robot for Use of In-Space Satellite Assembly.  AFIT-ENV-MS-18-M-221.  Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Carl Hartsfield.

MOORE, TYLER., Special Perturbations on the Jetson TX1 & TX2 Integrated GPUs.  AFIT-ENG-MS-18-M-047Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Carl Hartsfield.

NACITA, ISAAC., Modeling and Test Results for the CubeSat Shape Memory Alloy Helical Antenna.  AFIT-ENY-MS-18-M-281.  Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Richard Cobb.

OCAMPO, RODRIGO, I., Multi-Degree of Freedom Actuation of Spacecraft Solar Arrays.  AFIT-ENY-MS-18-M-282.  Advisor:  Maj Ryan O'Hara, Ph.D.

RAMOS, VON DRAKE L., Vulnerability Assessment of the SmallSat Agile Transmit and Receive Network (SATRN) Software Suite.  AFIT-ENY-MS-18-M-288.  Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Robert Mills.

ROBERTS, KARSON., Optimization, Integration and Additively Manufacturing of a CubeSat Structural Bus.  AFIT-ENY-MS-18-M-289.  Faculty Advisor:  Maj Ryan O'Hara, Ph.D.

ROCKER, CHRISTOPHER C., The Study and Application of Carbon Nanotube Film Heaters in Space Applications.  AFIT-ENY-MS-18-M-290.  Faculty Advisor:  Maj Ryan O'Hara, Ph.D.

SHELTERS, BERTUS., Satellite Communication in the V&W Band:  Topospheric Effects.  AFIT-ENG-MS-18-M-060.  Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Andrew Terzuoli, Jr.

SHEETS, BRAEDEN., Instability Mode Characterization in 200W  Pseudo Linear Hall Effect Thruster.  AFIT-ENY-MS-18-M-293.  Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Carl Hartsfield.

SPENDEL, DAVID., Parameter Study of an Orbital Debris Defender Using Two Team Three Player differential Game Theory.  AFIT-ENY-MS-18-M-295.  Faculty Advisor:  Capt Joshuah Hess, Ph.D.

WATERS, MICHAEL C., Analysis of Additively Manufactured Injectors for Rotating Detonation Engines.  AFIT-ENY-MS-18-M-301.  Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Carl Hartsfield.

WERNER, CALEB., Military Utility Analysis of Radio Frequency CubeSat Geolocation.  AFIT-ENY-MS-18-M-302.  Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Richard Cobb.

WRIGHT, SAMUEL D., Characterization and Analysis of Anomalous Diffusion Modes in a 600W  Permanent Magnet Hall Thruster.  AFIT-ENY-MS-18-M-308.  Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Carl Hartsfield.

 

 

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