Alumni

Name  Dissertation Title Graduation Date Current Position
Ting-Hua Wang Meter-level Orbit Determination of Geosynchronous Satellites by an Economical Tracking System 1985 Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology
Lin-Sheng Jin Preliminary Orbit Determination Using Satellite-to-satellite Limited Range and Range-rate Data 1986 Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology
Douglas R. Tighe Orbit Determination for Low Earth Orbit Spacecraft Based on Satellite Tracking Techniques via a Unique Very High Altitude Relay Constellation 1986 Lockheed Martin
Darren S. McKnight Simulation of On-Orbit Satellite Fragmentations 1986 SAIC, McLean Virginia
Rodney D. Bain Ten Year Lifetime Orbits About the Planet Mars 1988 AFIT, Dayton Ohio
Donald L. Mackison Guaranteed Cost Control of Flexible Space Structures 1988 CU Boulder, AES Dept, Boulder CO
W. Kent Tobiska A Solar Extreme Ultraviolet Flux Model 1988 NASA - JPL, Pasadena, CA
William Frazier Semi-Analytic Study of High-Eccentricity Orbit Stability and Evolution 1989 Ball Aerospace
Boulder, CO
Scott Mitchell A Study of Geographically Correlated Orbit Errors for TOPEX-Incorporating GPS Data 1990 Ball Aerospace
Boulder, CO
Darrel Zimbelman Thermal Elastic Shock and Its Effect on Spacecraft Attitude Control 1990 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD
Patrick Allen An Altimetric Study on the Branching of the Gulf Stream System into the North Atlantic and Azores Current 1990 Loral Inc.
Colorado Springs, CO
Kuang-Chung Tu Precise Real-Time Orbit Determination for Applications to GPS Differential Positioning 1990 Taiwan Air Force
Bruce Haines Evaluation of SEASAT/GEOSAT Altimetry with Application to Long-Term Sea Level Changes in the North Pacific 1991 Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA
Gregg Jacobs An Analysis of Rossby Waves in the Pacific Ocean from GEOSAT 1991 Naval Research Laboratory
Stennis Space Center, MS
Thomas Kelecy Application of Precise Orbit Determination and Astrodynamics to Satellite Altimetry and Satellite Geodesy 1990 The Boeing Company
Colorado Springs, CO
Shyam Bhaskaran Application of Satellite Altimetry to Study of the Gulf of Alaska Gyre 1991 Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA
Peter Antreasian Precision Radiation Force Modeling for the TOPEX/Poseidon Mission 1992 Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA
Basel Dayyani Ocean Wave Detection Using Satellite Altimetry 1992 RASNA
San Jose, CA
Ho-ling Fu On the High Eccentricity Aerobraking Orbit Transfer Problem, with Parametric Analysis and Numerical Study" 1992 Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology, China
Frank Lemoine Mars: The Dynamics of Orbiting Satellites and Gravity Model Development 1992 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD
Charles Norris Computation of Moisture Flux from the Ocean to the Atmosphere Using a Synergy of SSM/I-Derived Precipitable Water Estimates and ECMWF Model Analysis 1992 Private Consultant
La Jolla, CA
William Schreiner Error Analysis of Real-Time and Post-Processed Orbit Determination 1993 UNAVCO
Boulder, CO
Wesley Berg Estimation and Analysis of Climate-Scale Rainfall Over the Tropical Pacific 1993 CIRES
Boulder, CO
Timothy Maclay Untrackable Orbital Debris Hazard Assessment and Shield Design for Satellites Operating in Low Earth Orbit 1993 Celestial Insight, INC
Michael Mundt Non-Linear Dynamics in a Two-Layer Model of Baroclinic Instability and the Effect of Varying Sidewall Boundary Conditions 1993 Integral Peripherals
Longmont, CO
Sameer Bukhari Depicting Dust and Sandstorm Signatures Through the Means of Satellite Images and Ground Based Images for Saudi Arabia 1993 Meteorological and Environmental
Protection Agency
Saudi Arabia
David Spencer An Analytical Solution Method for Near-Optimal, Continuous-Thrust Orbit Transfers 1994 Penn State University
Ramesh Govind Absolute Sea-Level Monitoring in Australia: The Geodetic Fixing of Tide Gauge Benchmarks Using the Global Positioning System (GPS) 1994 AUSLIG/Geodesy
Australia
Richard Slonaker Meteorological Database of Atmospheres for the Central United States 1994 Raytheon
James LaMance Evaluation of Global Sea Surface Height Estimates from Combined ERS-1 and TOPEX Altimetry 1994 Constell, Inc.
Ronald Madler Sensitivity of the Near-Earth Orbital Debris Environment to Satellite Fragmentation 1994 Embry Riddle Aeronautic University
Prescott, AZ
John Rodell A Study of the Impact of Enhanced Non-Conservative Force Models for Spot-2 Upon Gravitational Model Estimation 1994 Software Technology Inc.
Colorado Springs, CO
James Ferriday Satellite Remote Sensing of Global Rainfall Using Passive Microwave Radiometry 1994 Mesa State College
Grand Junction, CO
Kenneth Gold GPS Orbit Determination for the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer 1994 Engenex Technologies, LLC
Colorado Springs, CO
Gary Snyder Attitude Determination for a Codeless GPS Signal Processing System 1995 Pioneer Astronautics
Denver, CO
Jeffrey Privette An Efficient Strategy for the Inversion of Bidirectional Reflectance Models with Satellite Remote Sensing Data 1995 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD
Gary Wick Evaluation of the Variability and Predictability of the Bulk-Skin Sea Surface Temperature Difference with Application to Satellite-Measured Sea Surface Temperature 1995 NOAA
Boulder, CO
Michael Mathews Design, Testing, and Performance Analysis of Transponders for Use with Satellite Altimeters 1995 Engenex Technologies LLC
Kirkland, WA
Roger McNamara The Investigation of Space Debris Generation and Associated Long-Term Effects in the Geosynchronous Region 1995 Lockheed-Martin
Denver, CO
Denis Tremblay Simultaneous Estimation of the Orbit Error, the Geoid, the Dynamic Topography, and the Oceanic Tides from the GEOSAT Altimetric Data 1995 Raytheon
Aurora, CO
Bruce Chesley An Integrated GPS Attitude Determination System for Small Satellites 1995 Boeing Space Systems
Brian Hartman A Simulation to Study the Feasibility of Improving the Temporal Resolution of Lageos Geodynamic Solutions by Using a Sequential Process Noise Filter 1995 Lockheed Martin
Boulder, CO
Charles Fowler Ice Motion Derived From Satellite Remote Sensing with Application to Ice Studies in the Beaufort Sea 1995 CCAR
Boulder, CO
Carol Anne Clayson Modeling the Mixed Layer in the Tropical Pacific and Air-Sea Interactions: Application to a Westerly Wind Burst 1995 Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
Mark Matossian Configuration Design Optimization of Multi-Satellite Distributed Task Constellations 1995 New Builds Manager
Google
Shawn Miller Rain Rate and Cloud Type: A Combined Algorithm and a Scientific Study 1995 Raytheon
Aurora, CO
Shailen Desai Ocean Tides from TOPEX/Poseidon Altimetry with Some Geophysical Applications 1995 Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA
Yunyue Yu
Sea Surface Temperature, Geostrophic Current and Surface Heat Advection in the Western Tropical Pacific 1996 ARC
Silverspring, MD
T. Robert Olson Geopotential Improvement from Explorer Platform Single-Frequency GPS Tracking 1996 Raytheon
Aurora, CO
Cynthia Willett A Study of the Anticylonic Eddies in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean with Integrated Satellite, In-Situ, and Modeled Data 1996 GTE
Philadelphia, PA
Cesar Ocampo A Trajectory Optimization for Distant Earth Satellites and Satellite Constellations 1996 University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
Lisa Ward Spacecraft Attitude Estimation Using Methodology and Results 1996 Ball Aerospace
Boulder, CO
Douglas Engelhardt Estimation of North Pacific Ocean Dynamics and Heat Transport from TOPEX/Poseidon Satellite Altimetry and a Primitive Equation Ocean Model 1996 Digital Globe
Longmont, CO
Christopher Comp GPS Carrier Phase Multipath Characterization and a Mitigation Technique Using the Signal-To-Noise Ration 1996 Digital Globe
Longmont, CO
James Hendricks Global Sea Level Rise and Upper Ocean Heat Storage Estimates From TOPEX/Poseidon Satellite Altimetry 1996 TRW
Aurora, CO
Jennifer Myrick Sparks Improvement of Environmental Correction Models for Satellite Altimetry Using Empirical Analysis 1996 Zeta Associates
Aurora, CO
Kelly Irish Precision Orbit Determination for the GEOSAT Follow-On Satellites Using GPS 1996 Lockheed Martin
Littleton, CO
Ian Gravseth Determination of the Physical Properties of Artificial Debris Via Remote Observations 1996 Ball Aerospace
Boulder, CO
Patrick Binning Absolute and Relative Satellite to Satellite Navigation Using GPS 1997 Naval Research Lab
Washington, D.C.
James Garrison Recursive Nonlinear Estimation for Relative Navigation in Elliptical Orbits 1997 Purdue University
Lafayette, IN
Kevin Key Theory and Applications of Using GPS Equipped Buoys for the Accurate Measurement of Sea Level 1997 Titan Systems Corp
Houston, TX
Daniel Kubitschek Anomalous Acceleration and Radiation Force Calculation for the TOPEX/POSEIDON Spacecraft 1997 Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA
Charles Behre GPS-Based Attitude Algorithms for Low Cost Satellite Missions 1997 ITT, Los Angeles CA
Chad Fox Estimation of Mid-latitude Rossby Waves Using a Simple Ocean Model and Kalman Filtering with TOPEX/Poseidon Altimeter Data 1997 Raytheon
Aurora, CO
Scott R. Dahlke Investigation of Lunar Ballistic Capture Transfer Trajectories 1998 USAF Acadamy
Carolyn Ford Multiresolutional Wavelet Basis Fitting Reconstruction of Nonuniformly Sampled Signals 1998 APEX Engineering
Boulder, CO
Joseph Lopez A Study of Physical Processes of the North Indian Ocean Using a Comprehensive Primitive Equation Numerical Model 1998 Ball Aerospace
Boulder, CO
Keith Oleson A Remote Sensing-Based modeling Study of Land-Atmosphere Fluxes During Climatic Extremes in the Mississippi River Basin 1998 National Center for Atmospheric Research
Boulder, CO
Mark Coffey Bounded Domain Multiresolution Analysis for the Design of Biorthogonal Wavelet Bases 1998 Cardinal Peak Consulting
Louisville, CO
Khanh Kim Luu Effects of Perturbations on Space Debris in Supersynchronous Storage Orbits 1998 USAF
Maui Optical Supercomputing Site
Maui, HI
Chris Sabol A Role for Improved Angular Observations in Geosynchronous Orbit Determination 1998 USAF
Maui Optical Supercomputing Site
Maui, HI
David Cruickshank Genetic Model Compensation:Theory and Applications 1998 Lockheed Martin
Colorado Springs, CO
Craig McLaughlin Autonomous Orbit Determination and its Effects on Geolocation 1998 University of Kansas
David Chart A Study of Coastally Trapped, Intraseasonal Waves of Equatorial Origin in the Global Oceans Using TOPEX/Poseidon Altimeter Data 1998 Lockheed Martin
Littleton, CO
Mark Potts Non-Hydrostatic Thermohaline Convection in the Polar Oceans 1998 Private Consultant
Washington, DC
Craig Tierney Global Estimation of Ocean Tides in Deep and Shallow Waters from TOPEX/Poseidon and Numerical Models with Applications to Geophysics, Oceanography, and Precision Altimetry 1998 NOAA
Boulder, CO
Walter Meier Application of Data Assimilation Methods for Analysis and Integration of Observed and Modeled Arctic Sea Ice motions 1998 U.S. Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD
Franklin Genaro Ascarrunz Timing Errors in Two-way Satellite Time and Frequency Transfer Using Spread Spectrum Modulation 1999
Maria Evans Optimization of Satellite Constellations for Partial Coverage 1999 Constell, Inc.
Longmont, CO
Angela K. Reichert Correction Algorithms for GPS Carrier Phase Multipath Utilizing the Signal-to-Noise Ratio and Spatial Correlation 1999 Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA
Kira Jorgensen Using Reflectance Spectroscopy to Determine Material Type of Orbital Debris 2000 Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo CA
David B. Goldstein Real-Time, Autonomous Precise Satellite Orbit Determination Using the Global Positioning System 2000 4th Space Launch Squadron
Vandenberg AFB, CA
Stephen Crumpton The Effects of Filter and Coordinate Frame Selection on the Accuracy and Efficiency of Tactical Ballistic Missile Parameter Estimation and Prediction 2000 Raytheon
Aurora, CO
Dolan Highsmith Precise Satellite-to-Satellite GPS Time Transfer in Near Real-Time 2000 Aerospace Corporation, Chantilly, VA
J. Scott Stewart 2000 INSTAAR, University of Colorado
Boulder, CO
Eleni Pallouras Coupling AVHRR Imagery with Biogeochemical Models of Methane Emission from Rice Crops 2000 European Space Agency
Brussels, Belgium
Michael Armatys Estimation of Sea Surface Winds Using Reflected GPS Signals 2001 Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA
Nader Khatib Assessment of Fixed Nitrogen Emission from Land Cover/Use Using Remote Sensing Imagery and Biogeochemical Modeling 2001 Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Michael Moreau GPS Receiver Architecture for Autonomous Spacecraft Navigation in High Earth Orbits 2001 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD
Sandra Castro Further Refinement to Models for the Bulk-Skin Sea Surface Temperature Difference 2001 CCAR
Boulder, CO
Premal Madhani GPS Receiver Algorithms for the Suppression of Narrow Band and Structured Wideband Interference 2002 Global Locate
San Jose, CA
Scott Smith 2002 NRL
Stennis Space Flight Center, MS
Suzanna Barth Estimating Real-Time Ocean Temperature Profiles from Satellite Altimetry for Use in a Coupled Model of Hurricane Intensification 2002 Raytheon
Aurora, CO
Clifton Minter 2002
Yoola Hwang Orbit Determination Strategy Using Single Frequency GPS Data 2003 Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
South Korea
Jack Harlan Short Time Scale Effects on High Frequency Radar-derived Current Velocity Measurements 2003 NOAA/NOS
Boulder, CO
Yoke Yoon 2004 ESOC
Darmstadt, Germany
Matthew (Cam) Meek Automated Operational Orbit Determination 2004 Northrup Grumand
Denver, CO
Dallas Masters Surface Remote Sensing Applications of GNSS Bistatic Radar: Soil Moisture and Aircraft Altimetry 2004 CCAR
Boulder, CO
Brian Powell Global Warming and Mesoscale Eddy Dynamics: an oceanic mechanism for dissipation of heat 2005 CIRES
Boulder, CO
Blair Thompson Spaceborne Accelerometry and Temporal Gravity Analysis from the CHAMP Satellite Mission 2005 Odyssey Space Research
Houston, TX
Moriba Jah Mars Aerobreaking Spacecraft State Estimation by Processing Inertial Measurement Unit Data 2005 Air Force Research Laboratory
Kihei, HI
Patrick Shriver Development and Analysis of a Resource-Aware Power Management System as Applied to Small Spacecraft 2005 Metatech Corporation
Albuquerque, NM
Stephan Esterhuizen 2006 Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA
Joseph Fulton LQG/LTR Optimal Attitude Control of Small Flexible Spacecraft Using Free-Free Boundary Conditions 2006 United States Air Force
Rodney Anderson Low Thrust Trajectories for Flybys and Captures Using Invariant Manifolds 2007 CCAR
Boulder, CO
Christopher Lane Formation Design and Relative Navigation in High Earth Orbits 2007 PublishThis, Los Angeles CA
Maria Belmonte-Rivas Bistatic Scattering of Global Positioning System Signals from Arctic Sea Ice 2007 KNMI, the Netherlands
Jan-Peter Weiss Modeling and Characterization of Multipath in Global Navigation Satellite System Ranging Signals 2007 Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena CA
Eric Bradley Modeling the atmosphere of Venus; measurements by the Messenger satellite 2007 Planetary Science Dept.
Florida State University
Jeffrey Parker Low Energy Ballistic Lunar Transfers 2007 CCAR
Boulder, CO
Chunmei Kang Meteor Radar Signal Processing and Error Analysis 2008 Innovative Integration
Simi Valley, CA
Keric Hill Autonomous Navigation in Libration Point Orbits 2008
Iimura Hiroyuki Dynamics of the Nonmigrating Semidiurnal Tide in the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere over the Antarctic and Arctic 2008 Colorado Research Associates
Boulder, CO
Dax Matthews Velocity Observations of the California Current Derived from Satellite Imagery 2008 Oceanography Dept.
University of Hawaii
Kathryn Davis Locally Optimal Transfer Trajectories Between Libration Point Orbits Using Invariant Manifolds 2009 CCAR
Boulder CO
Brian Poller The Photometric Detection of Known Sun Occluding Orbital Debris 2009 Applied Defense Solutions
Loren Chang Migrating Diurnal Tide Variability Induced by Propagating Planetary Waves 2010 Institute of Space Science, National Central University, Taiwan
Ravi Inampudi Two-Craft Coulomb Formation Study about Circular Orbits and Libration Points 2010
Brandon Jones Efficient Models for the Evaluation and Estimation of the Gravity Field 2010 CCAR Boulder, CO
Amal Ramachandran Nair 2010
Eric Vinande 2010
Shuquan Wang Shape Control of Charged Spacecraft Cluster with Two or Three Nodes 2010
Ryan Woolley 2010
Matt Hayman Optical theory for the advancement of polarization lidar 2011 National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder CO
Marcus Holzinger Optimal Control Applications in Space Situational Awareness 2011 Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA
Marcin Pilinski 2011
Jason Reimuller Integrative Remote Sensing Applications to Understanding Noctilucent Clouds and the Greenland Ice Sheet 2011 Integrated Spaceflight Services, Boulder CO
Marc Saunders Adaptive Formation Flying Maneuvers for Multiple Relative Orbits 2011 Raytheon Company, Aurora, CO
Carl Seubert One-Dimensional Spacecraft Formation Flight Testbed for Terrestrial Charged Relative Motion Experiments 2011 Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
Aurore Sibois GPS-based Sub-Hourly Polar Motion Estimates: Strategies and Applications 2011 Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA
Jill Tombasco Orbit Estimation of Geosynchronous Objects Via Ground-Based and Space-Based Optical Tracking 2011 Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA
David Wiese Optimizing Two Pairs of GRACE-like Satellites for Recovering Temporal Gravity Variations 2011 Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
Ben Blazey Snow Cover on the Arctic Sea Ice: Model Validation, Sensitivity, and 21st Century Projections 2012 MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, Universit├Ąt Bremen, Germany
Christine Hartzell The Dynamics of Near-Surface Dust on Airless Bodies 2012 California Institute of Technology, Pasadena CA
Nathan Longbotham Urban Image Classification Using Multi-Angle Very-High Resolution Satellite Data 2012 DigitalGlobe, Longmont, CO
Ryan Neely 2012
Scott Waggy 2012