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2019 PUBLICATIONS

2019 PUBLICATIONS

"Elliptical Orbit Proximity Operations Differential Games,Maj Joshuah Hess, Dr. Richard Cobb and Maj Ryan Carr, published in Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Jan 2019.

“Analytical Determination of a Helicopter Height-Velocity Diagram,” Maj Joshuah Hess, published in Journal of DoD Research and Engineering.

“Linear Model for Re-entry Time Prediction of Spacecraft in Low-Eccentricity, Low Earth Orbits,” Maj Robert Bettinger, published in AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets.

 

“The Potentiality of Space Enterprise Force Reconstitution: Nationalizing Civilian Satellites During Kinetic Conflicts,” Maj Robert Bettinger and Ms. Sara Schmitt, 2018 AIFT/NASIC intern, published in Air and Space Power Journal.

 

"Impulsive Control of Earth Satellites on Low-Eccentricity Kolmogorov-Arnold-Moser Tori,” Dr. William Wiesel and Dr. Christopher Craft, electronically published by the Journal of Guidance,Control and Dynamics.”

 

“Effects of Thermal Process Parameters On Mechanical Interlayer Strength For Additively Manufactured Ultem 9085,” Dr. Carl Hartsfield, Maj Kemnitz, Travis Shelton and Greg Cobb, published in Science Direct.

 

“Characterization of simulated Low Earth Orbit space environment effects on acid-spun carbon nanotube yarns (2019),” Maj Kemnitz, Dr. Hartsfield, Greg Cobb, Abhendra Singh.

 

"Understanding Surface Roughness Of Additively Manufactured Nickel Superalloy for Space Applications (Dec 2019),” Dr. Hartsfield, Travis Shelton, Greg Cobb, Maj (RET) O’Hara, Christopher Tomilla, Dylan Stelzer

 

2019 MASTER'S THESES

BADUI, JAIME., Geosynchronous Satellite Systems Delta V Allocation For Collision Avoidance Maneuvers.  AFIT-ENY-MS-19-M-203.  Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard Cobb.      

CHAVEZ, CHRISTIAN., Optimal Natural Motion Cirumnavigation Orbit Transfer Trajectories For Satellite Proximity Operations.  AFIT-ENY-MS-19-M-208.  Faculty Advisor:  Capt Joshuah Hess. 

CHOE, KEVIN., Displacement Damage Effects In Ge1-xSnx Light Emitting Diodes.  AFIT-ENP-MS-19-M-073.

CROUCH, SAMUEL., Modeling Electrical Conductivity Of Chemical Rocket Exhaust Plumes.  AFIT-ENY-MS-19-M-210.  Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Carl Hartsfield.  

DARARUTANA, KANIT., Comparison Of Novel Heuristic and Integer Programming Schedulers For the USAF Space Surveillance Network.  AFIT-ENS-MS-19-M-108Faculty Advisor:  Lt Col Bruce Cox.

GARLISI, CHARLES., Performance Characterization Of a Collid Thruster Using a Force Balance Stand.  AFIT-ENY-MS-19-M-214Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Carl Hartsfield.

GEORGE, COLE., Optimal and Robust Neural Network Controllers For Proximal Spacecraft Maneuvers.  AFIT-ENY-MS-19-M-215Faculty Advisor:  Capt Joshuah Hess.

GOOCH, JOSHUA., Global Ionosonde and GPS Radio Occulation Sporadic-E Intensity and Height Comparison.  AFIT-ENP-MS-19-M-079Faculty Advisor:  Maj Daniel Emmons.  

HERTWIG, FRED., Search-Based vs. Task-Based Space Surveillance For Ground-Based Telescopes.  AFIT-ENV-MS-19-M-178Faculty Advisor:  Dr. John Colombi.

JACKSON, SUNDERLIN., Control Strategies For Multi-Evaporator Vapor Compression Cycle.  AFIT-ENY-MS-19-M-221Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Anthony Palazotto.

KROTT, MATTHEW., CubeSat Payload Thermal Management Optimization.  AFIT-ENY-MS-19M-225Faculty Advisor:  Maj Robert Bettinger.

LEONARD, AVERY., Sheet Velocity Measurements Using Laser Absorption Spectroscopy In a Xenon Hall Effect Thruster Plume.  AFIT-ENY-MS-19-M-227Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Carl Hartsfield.

LEVALLEY, ANDREW., A Mixed Integer Programming Framework For the Fuel Optimal Guidance Of Complex Spacecraft Rendezvous and Proximity Operation Missions.  AFIT-ENV-MS-19-M-185Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Richard Cobb.

MACCHIA, MICHAEL., Application of Metamaterials For Multifunctional Satellite Bus Enabled Via Additive Manufacturing.  AFIT-ENY-MS-19-M-230Faculty Advisor:  Maj Ryan O'Hara.

MAIKELL, MEGAN., Characterization and Anomalous Diffusion Analysis Of a 100W Low Power Annular Hall Effect Thruster.  AFIT-ENY-MS-19-M-213Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Carl Hartsfield.

MERCIER, MARK., Optimal Inspection Of a Satellite With Dynamic Zone Constraints.  AFIT-ENY-MS-19-M-234Faculty Advisor:  Lt Col Kirk Johnson.

O'KEEFE, JAMES., Mechanical and Vibration Characterization Of Hybrid Carbon Nanotube Laminates.  AFIT-ENY-MS-19-M-235Faculty Advisor:  Maj Ryan O'Hara.

RAMOS, JENNIFER., Uranium Dioxide Actinide Detection Device Support Design For Space Applications.  AFIT-ENG-MS-19-M-050Faculty Advisor:  Maj Tod Laurvick.

ROUND, JOE., Variations Of Heavy Ion Abundances Relative To Proton Abundances In Large Solar Energetic Particle Events.  AFIT-ENP-MS-19-M-090.  Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Robert Loper.    

RUNCO, JOHN., Computational Aerothermodynamic Analysis Of Satellite Trans-Atmospheric Skip Entry Survivability.  AFIT-ENY-MS-19-M-243.  Faculty Advisor:  Maj Robert Bettinger.

SINN, YONG., Unresolved Object Detection Using Synthetic Data Generation and Artificial Neural Networks.  AFIT-ENG-MS-19-M-055Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Kenneth Hopkinson.

TOWNLEY, TALON., Limited-Duty-Cycle Satellite Formation Control Via Differential Drag.  AFIT-ENY-MS-19-M-249Faculty Advisor:  Lt Col Kirk Johnson.

WEBB, JEREMIAH., Comprehensive Study of Optimal Syneretic Skip Entires With Dynamic Thrust Vectoring Control.  AFIT-ENY-MS-19-M-251Faculty Advisor:  Maj Robert Bettinger.

WILLBURN, ZANE., Manufacture Of Fused Deposition Modeling Joints Using ULTEM 9085.  AFIT-ENY-MS-19-M-252Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Carl Hartsfield.

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