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2020 PUBLICATIONS

2020 PUBLICATIONS

Anderson, W.*, Heister, S., Kan, B., Hartsfield, C., 2020, “Experimental Study of a Hypergolically Ignited Liquid Bipropellant Rotating Detonation Rocket Engine,” AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Published online 28 June 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2514/1B37666

Bettinger, R., Hess, J.A., “Hypervelocity Impact Vulnerability Assessment for a 6U CubeSat Bus”, AIAA SciTech 2020 Forum, AIAA 2020-0729.

Bettinger R. A., Tirrell, C. J.*, Hess, J. A., Shockley, L. M.*, “Preliminary Launch Site Optimization Method of Launch-on-Demand, Point-to-Point Rocket Cargo System,” Journal of DoD Research & Engineering, (accepted for publication in Spring 2021).  (Lt Shockley, MS Astronautical Engineering, 2020; Mr. Christopher Tirrell, MS Space Systems Engineering)

Bettinger, R., Hess, J.A., “Fractionated Spacecraft Survivability following a Catastrophic Explosion”, AIAA SciTech 2020 Forum, AIAA 2020-0729.

Bishop B., Cobb R., Zagaris C.,  "Optimal Trajectory Generation for Multi-Body Flexible Systems with Vibration Compensation via Pseudospectral Methods," 2020 AAS Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, (virtual) August 9-13, 2020 (Lt Col Brian Bishop, PhD, Astronautical Engineering)

Boone, N. R., Bettinger, R. A., “Spacecraft Survivability near the Stable Earth Lagrange Points,” 2020 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA, August 2020. (Mr. Nathan Boone, Astronautical Engineering, 2021)

 

Collins, A.*, Johnson, K.W., and Hess, J.A., “Development of Cislunar Space Logistics Networks for Satellite Constellation Support”, AIAA SciTech 2020 Forum, AIAA 2020-2135. (Alex Collins, MS Astronautical Engineering, 2020)

 

Crouch, S*., Hartsfield, C., 2020, “Triggered Lightning Threat Prediction Based on Launch Vehicle Parameters,” Journal of Defense Research and Engineering, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 39-50. (FOUO) (DTIC Accession number for issue: AD1101059) (Capt Samuel Crouch, MS Astronautical Engineering, 2019)

 

Doane, B., Truster, N., Cobb, G., Shelton, T., Kemnitz, R., Hartsfield, C., 2020, “Parameter development of selective laser melted nickel alloy 718 for thin-walled applications,” Journal of Defense Research and Engineering, Volume 3 Issue 1 (FOUO).

Enders, N.*, Hess, J.A., and Cobb, R.G., " Spacecraft Moment of Inertia Estimation via Recurrent Neural Networks", 2020 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference.  (Lt Nate Enders, MS Astronautical Engineering, 2021)

Harris, W., Cobb R., and Taylor, C., "Visual Servoing for Final Approach Phase of Spacecraft Proximity Operations with Unknown Targets," 2020 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS), Portland, OR, USA, 2020, pp. 1606-1617, doi: 10.1109/PLANS46316.2020.9110218 (Maj Wyatt Harris, PhD, Astronautical Engineering; Capt Dax Linville, MS, Astronautical Engineering, 2020)

Harris, W., Linville, D., Hess J., and. Cobb, R., "Development of GNC for Optimal Relative Spacecraft Trajectories," 2020 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS), Portland, OR, USA, 2020, pp. 1476-1487, doi: 10.1109/PLANS46316.2020.9110153 (Maj Wyatt Harris, PhD Astronautical Engineering; Dax Linville, MS  Astronautical Engineering, 2020)

Hartsfield, C., Shelton, T., Palmer, B.*, O’Hara, R., 2020, “All Metallic Phase Change Thermal Management Systems for Transient Spacecraft Loads,” ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Volume 33, Issue 4. DOI: (10.1061/(ASCE)AS.1943-5525.0001150) (Brian Palmer, MS Astronautical Engineering, 2018)

Henderson, T., Hack, Y., Sunkin, S., Lovell, T.A., Hess, J.A., and Wightman, J.* “Initial Relative Orbit Determination of Space Objects via Radio Frequency Signal Localization”, 2020 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference. (Jessica Wightman, MS Space Systems Engineering, 2020)

Hess, J.A., and Zagaris, C., “Limitations of Relative Satellite Motion State Transition Matrix Impulsive Maneuvering Algorithms”, 45th Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH, 3 Mar, 2020.

Keys, A. S., Bettinger, R. A., Miller, S. K., Sheffield, C. A., Lomanno, C. P., “Balancing Project Management, Risk, and Educational Opportunities on the Grissom CubeSat Project,” 2020 Small Satellite Conference, Logan, UT, August 2020.

Lee, C., Komives, J., and Hess J.A., “Reinforcement Learning Applied to High-Speed Systems”, Accepted to 2020 AIAA Defense Forum.

Linville, D.*, Hess, J.A., “Linear Regression Models Applied to Spacecraft Imperfect Information Pursuit-Evasion Differential Games”, AIAA SciTech 2020 Forum, AIAA 2020-0952. (Lt  Dax Linville, MS Astronautical Engineering, 2020)

Linville, D. A., Bettinger, R. A., “An Argument against Satellite Resiliency: Simplicity In the Face of Modern Satellite Design,” Air & Space Power Journal, Vol. 34, No. 1, Spring 2020, pp. 43-53.  . (Lt  Dax Linville, MS Astronautical Engineering, 2020)

Lomanno, C. P., Bettinger, R. A., Gindre, P., “Utility of Modular Attitude Determination and Control Subsystems for Small Satellites,” 2020 Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference (AMOS), Maui, HI, September 2020 (Lt Paul Grindre, French Air Force, CSRA’s first international intern).

M. Vincie,  T. Laurvick, H. Chandrahalim, R. Cobb and J. Sattler, "Avoiding Transients in Low-level Sensing of Secondary Electron Yield," 2020 IEEE Sensors, Rotterdam, 2020, pp. 1-4, doi: 10.1109/SENSORS47125.2020.9278865.

 

Saunders, D.*, Zagaris, C., Hess, J.A., and Cobb, R.G., “Autonomous Cooperative Optimal Control of Multi-Agent Satellite Formations”, 2020 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference.  (Lt  Devin Saunders, MS Astronautical Engineering, 2021)

 

Shelton,T. E.  D. J. Stelzer, C. R. Hartsfield, G. R. Cobb, R. P. O’Hara, and C. D. Tommila, "Understanding Surface Roughness of Additively Manufactured Nickel Superalloy for Space Applications“, Rapid Prototyping Journal.

 

Shockley, L. M., Bettinger R. A., “Policy and Geopolitical Implications of Launch-on-Demand Capabilities,” Journal of DoD Research and Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 1, March 2020, pp. 2-14. (Lt Shockley, MS Astronautical Engineering, 2020)

 

Shockley, L. M., Bettinger, R. A., “Spacecraft Attitude Estimation using Terrestrial Illumination Matching,” 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, March 2020.  (Lt Shockley, MS Astronautical Engineering, 2020)

 

Shockley, L. M., Bettinger, R. A., “Spacecraft Position Estimation using Terrestrial Illumination Matching,” 2020 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, Orlando, FL, January 2020.  (Lt Shockley, MS Astronautical Engineering, 2020)

Spendel, D., Hess, J., Johnson, K., and Cobb, R., “Evaluating Orbital Defender Performance Trades Using Differential Game Theory” Journal of Defense Research & Engineering, Vol 3, Issue 1,  March 2020, AD1092565 (Capt David Spendel, MS Astronautical Engineering)

Spendel, D., Hess, J., Cobb, R., and Johnson, K., “Developing and Analyzing Strategies Using Pursuer-Evader-Defender Differential Game Theory for Orbital Engagements”, Journal of DoD Research & Engineering, July 2020 (Journal article). (Capt David Spendel, MS Astronautical Engineering 2018)

Stephens,S.*, Kunz, D., and Hess, J.A., “Optimal Control Approach to Terrain Following Trajectory Generation”, AIAA SciTech 2020 Forum, AIAA 2020-0859. (Maj Shawn Stephens, PhD Aerospace Engineering)

Stephens, S.*, Casbeer, D., Kunz, D., Baker, W., and Hess, J.A., “A Control Algorithm Framework for Time-of-Arrival and Arrival Airspeed Control”, ASME 2020 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Oct 5-7 2020, DSCC2020-3126 (Maj Shawn Stephens, PhD Aerospace Engineering)

Thomas, G., Cobb, R., Fiorino, S. and Hawks, M., “Daytime Cloudless Sky Radiance Quantification with Ground-based Aerosol and Meteorological Observations in the Short-Wave Infrared”, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 37(5) March 2020, DOI: 10.1175/JTECH-D-19-0157.1  (Maj Grant Thomas, PhD Astronautical Engineering, 2019)

Thomas, G., Cobb, R., Fiorino, S. and Hawks, M., “NIR and SWIR Observations for Daytime Satellite Custody”, Journal of Defense Research & Engineering, Vol 3, Issue 1, March 2020, AD1093125

Tommila, C.*, C. Hartsfield, J. Redmond*, J. Komives, T. Shelton, 2020, “Performance Impacts of Metal Additive Manufacturing of Very Small Nozzles,” ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 34, No 2. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)AS.1943-5525.0001229.

Vasso A., Cobb R., Colombi,J.,  Little B., Meyer D., “Optimal Incorporation of Non-Traditional Sensors into the Space Domain Awareness Architecture”. 15-18 September 2020 Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference (AMOS), (virtual) (Capt Al Vasso, PhD, Astronautical Engineering)

Wilson, P.*, Hartsfield, C., 2020, “Effects of Discontinuities on Single and Multi-Wire Solid Propellant Grains,” Journal of Defense Research and Engineering, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 94-108. (FOUO) (DTIC Accession number for issue: AD1101059)

Zagaris, C., and Hess, J.A., " Rapid Reachability Analysis of Single Impulse Spacecraft Relative Motion Maneuevers", 2020 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference. (Maj Grant Thomas, PhD Astronautical Engineering, 2019)

 

 
2020 MASTER'S THESES

GALLAGHER, WILLIAM.  Investigation Of ULTEM 9085 For Use In 3-D Printed Orbital Structures.  AFIT-ENY-MS-20-M-262.  Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Carl Hartsfield.

KING, MICHAEL.  Analysis For Hybrid Rocket Fuel Regression Using Stereolithographic Geometry.  AFIT-ENY-MS-20-D-062.  Faculty advisor:  Dr. Carl Hartsfield.

LINVILLE, DAX.  Linear Regression Models Applied to Imperfect Information Spacecraft Puruit-Evasion Differential Games.  AFIT-ENY-MS-20-M-269.  Faculty Advisor:  Maj. Joshuah Hess.

ROSENOF, MICHAEL.  Assessing Observer Stations for Cislunar Space Domain Awareness.  AFIT-ENY-MS-20-D-068.  Faculty advisor:  Lt Col Bryan Little.

SHOCKLEY, LIBERTY.  Spacecraft Position and Attitude Estimation Using Terrestrial Illumination Matching.  AFIT-ENY-MS-20-M-280.  Faculty Advisor:  Maj. Robert Bettinger.

TASSOS, NICHOLAS.  Colony II CubeSat Component Reutilization For Future Experimental Platforms.  AFIT-ENY-MS-20-M-282.  Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Richard Cobb.

TOUMA, JEREMY.  Spacecraft Propulsion and Power Using an External Heat Exchanger.  AFIT-ENY-MS-20-M-284.  Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Fred Schauer.

WIGHTMAN, JESSICA.  Space-Based Localization of Radio Frequency Trasmitters Utilizing Macaulay Resultant and Heuristic Optimization Methods.  AFIT-ENY-MS-20-M-286.  Faculty Advisor:  Maj. Joshuah Hess.

 

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