Center for Space Research and Assurance (CSRA)

Center for Space Research and Assurance (CSRA)
2014 Publications

2014 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
Colombi, J. M., Wirthlin, J. R., Auger, C. M., Yoshimoto, B. K., & Baldus, L. (2014). Modeling space launch process delays to improve space vehicle acquisition planning,. M&S Journal, Winter,31-43.
Colombi, J.M.; Miller, M.E.; Bohren, J.S.; Howard, J.K., (2014). Conceptual Design Using Executable Architectures for a Manned Mission to Mars, Systems Journal, IEEE , 99, 1-13, doi: 10.1109/JSYST.2014.2314793.
Doyle, D.D., Jennings, A.L., Black, J.T., “Optical Flow Background Estimation for Real-Time Pan/Tilt Camera Object Tracking,” Measurement, Elsevier, Vol. 48, Feb 2014, pp. 195-207, DOI: 10.1016/j.measurement.2013.10.025.
Jennings, A. and Ordonez, R., “Optimal Inverse Functions Created via Population Based Optimization,” Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE, Jun 2014, pp. 950-965. DOI: 10.1109/TCYB.2013.2278102.


2014 CONFERENCE PAPERS

Bellows, C., Jennings, A.L., Black, J., “Analysis of Angle Data Extraction Techniques for Electro-optical Satellite Tracking,” AIAA Space 2014, 5 Aug 2014.
Dras , L., Jennings, A. L., and Cobb, R. G., “Model Complexity Reduction of a Segmented Mirror Telescope,” AIAA-2014-0476, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, National Harbor, MD,13-17 Jan 2014.
Gutierrez, A., Jennings, A.L., “Cloud-Induced Uncertainty for Visual Navigation: Development of Cloud Templates,” IEEE National Aerospace Electronics Conference (NAECON), 25 Jun 2014.
Heller, J., Jennings, A.L.,Black, J., Greschik, G., “Precision of Large Deployable Reflector,” AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference, 17 Jan 2014, DOI:10.2514/6.2014-1513.
Honghua H, Trenton R. Ensley, Matthew Reichert, Manuel R. Ferdinandus, Davorin Peceli, Olga V. Przhonska, Seth R. Marder, Alex K-Y. Jen, Joel M. Hales, Joseph W. Perry, David J. Hagan, Eric W. Van Stryland, Optimization of the electronic third-order nonlinearity of cyanine-like molecules for all optical switching. Proc. SPIE 8983, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XVI, 898303 (Mar 7, 2014); doi:10.1117/12.2037003.
Jennings, A.L., Mayhew, M., Black, J., “In-Flight Oscillation of Flapping Wing Vehicle,” AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, 17 Jan 2014, DOI: 10.2514/6.2014-0890.
Thompson, R., Colombi, J., Black J. and B. Ayres (2014). Optimization of Disaggregated Defense Weather System Follow-on Architectures. AIAA SPACE 2014 Conference and Exposition, San Diego, CA, 4-7 Aug 2014.
Thompson, R., Colombi, J. and J. Black (2014). Computer Aided Architecting of Disaggregated Space Systems. IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, 1-8 Mar 2014.


2014 DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS


BETTINGER, ROBERT A., The Prospect of Responsive Spacecraft Using Aeroassisted, Trans-Atmospheric Maneuvers. AFIT/ENY/DS/14J-13. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jonathan T. Black. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.

BROUSSARD, COREY M., Multistatic Initial Orbit Determination Techniques Using Wideband Receivers. AFIT/ENY/DS/14M-01. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard G. Cobb. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.

DOYLE, DANIEL D., Real-Time, Multiple, Pan/Tilt/Zoom, Computer Vision Tracking, and 3D Position Estimating System for Small Unmanned Aircraft System Metrology. AFIT/ENY/DS/13D-08. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jonathan T. black. Sponsor: AFOSR.

LEIGH, ABRAHAM M., Navigation Solution for a Multiple Satellite and Multiple Ground Architecture. AFIT/ENY/DS/14S-01. Faculty Advisor: Jonathan T. Black. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.

SHOWALTER, DANIEL J., Optimal Autonomous Spacecraft Resiliency Maneuvers Using Metaheuristics. AFIT/ENY/DS/14S-29. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jonathan T. Black. Sponsor: USSTATCOM.

SIMMONS, JOSEPH R., Design and Evaluation of Dual-Expander Aerospike Nozzle Upper Stage Engine. AFIT/ENY/DS/14S-06. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jonathan T. Black. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.

2014 MASTER THESES

ABBATE, EVELYN A., Disaggregated Imaging Spacecraft Constellation Optimization with a Genetic Algorithm. AFIT/ENY/14M-02. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jonathan T. Black. Sponsor: N/A.

BASEL, JAMES P., Analysis of Geolocation Approaches Using Satellites. AFIT/ENY/14M-07. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric D. Swenson. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.

BENNETT, BENJAMIN M., Systems Engineering Approach to Automated Cueing for LEO Satellite Tracking. AFIT/ENY/14M-53. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard G. Cobb. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.

DALTON, DEVIN K., Ground Target Overflight and Orbital Maneuvering via Atmospheric Maneuvering. AFIT/ENY/14M-12. Faculty Advisor: Lt Col Ronald J. Simmons. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.

DANNEMEYER, ERIN R., Design and Analysis of an Attitude Determination and Control Subsystem (ADCS) for AFIT's 6U Standard Bus. AFIT/ENY/14M-14. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard G. Cobb. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.

DENEVE, ELIZABETH-ANN R., Informing Spacecraft Maneuver Decisions to Reduce Probability of Collision. AFIT/ENY/14M-15. Faculty Advisor: Dr. William E. Wiesel, Jr. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.

DIGIACOMO, WILLIAM J., Feasibility Assessment of Repurposing an Aerial Radio Frequency Geolcation Sensor to the Space Environment. AFIT/ENY/14M-16. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard G. Cobb. Sponsor: N/A.

DRAS, LUKE C., Model Uncertainty and Test of a Segmented Mirror Telescope. AFIT/ENY/14M-18. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard G. Cobb. Sponsor: NPS.

DUNK, ADAM B., Applying KAMTheory to Highly Eccentric Orbits. AFIT/ENY/14M-19. Faculty Advisor: Dr. William e. Wiesel, Jr. Sponsor:AFRL/RV.

FIELDS, ANDREW R., Continuous Control Artificial Potential Function Methods and Optimal Control. AFIT/ENY/14M-20. Faculty Advisor: Lt Col Jeremy S. Agte. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.

GRUNWALD, WARREN C., Design of a Programmable Star Tracker-Based Reference System for a Simulated Spacecraft. AFIT/ENY/14M-22. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric D. Swenson. Sponsor:AFRL/RV.

HATZUNG, DANIEL M., Thermal Characterization of the Air Force Institute of Technology Solar Simulation Thermal Vacuum Chamber. AFIT/ENY/14M-23. Faculty Advisor: Maj James L. Rutledge. Sponsor: AFRL/Rv.

HELLER, JASON C., Feasibility of Very Large Sparse Aperture Deployable Antennas. AFIT/ENY/14M-24. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Alan L. Jennings. Sponsor: AFOSR.

KENERLEY, KYLE D., Computer Vision Tracking using Particle Filters for 3D Position Estimation. AFIT/ENY/14M-28. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Alan L. Jennings. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.

KESTER, BRIAN W., Development of a Concept of Operations for the FalconSAT-7 CubeSat. AFIT/ENY/14M-29. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric D. Swenson. Sponsor: DARPA.

LATTA III, ROBERT C., Structural Analysis of a 6UCubeSat Chassis. AFIT/ENY/14M-30. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric D. Swenson. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.

MITCHELL, KURT A., Characterizing the Effects of Sensor Degradation on SOSI Network Performance. AFIT/ENY/14M-54. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jonathan T. Black. Sponsor:N/A.

PERRY, DOMINIC A., Space Object Self-Tracker Hardware Analysis and Environmental Testing. AFIT/ENY/14M-39. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric D. Swenson. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.

SCHAFFER, MEGAN A., Space Object Self-Tracker Experiments. AFIT/ENY/14M-43. Faculty Advisor:Dr. Eric D. Swenson. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.

STICKNEY, HEATHER M., Performance Characterization, Development and Application of Artificial Potential Function Guidance Methods. AFIT/ENY/14M-44. Faculty Advisor: Lt Col Jeremy S. Agte. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.

UNRUH, REBECCA A., Data Fusion for Decision Support. AFIT/ENY/14M-48. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jonathan T. Black. Sponsor: AFRL/RV.

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