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PhD Student Theses
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  • Dr. Erica Jenson

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended July 2022

  • "Stochastic Optimal Control to Minimize State Uncertainty"

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  • Dr. Vishal Ray

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended November 2021

  • "Advances in atmospheric drag force modeling for satellite orbit prediction and density estimation"

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  • Dr. CK Venigalla

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended November 2021

  • "Multi-Spacecraft Cooperative and Non-Cooperative Trajectory Optimization"

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  • Dr. Marielle Pellegrino

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended July 2021

  • "Using Solar Radiation Pressure and Luni-Solar Resonances for Debris Mitigation"

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  • Dr. Conor Benson

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended May 2021

  • "Solar Torque and Dissipation Dynamics for Tumbling Bodies: Theory and Observations"

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  • Dr. Alex Davis

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended May 2020

  • "On Binary Asteroids: Dynamics, Formation and Parameter Estimation"

  • Dr. Stijn De Smet

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended November 2018

  • "On the design of solar gravity driven planetocentric transfers using artificial neural networks"

  • Abstract Thesis
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  • Dr. Stefaan (Stef) Van wal

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended May 2018

  • "High-Fidelity Simulation of Small-Body Lander/Rover Spacecraft"

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  • Dr. Nathan (Parrish) Ré

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended May 2018

  • "Low Thrust Trajectory Optimization in Cislunar and Translunar Space"

  • Dr. Jonathan Aziz

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended March 2018

  • "Low-Thrust Many-Revolution Trajectory Optimization"

  • Abstract Thesis
  • Dr. Samantha Rieger

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended March 2018

  • "Natural and Artificial Satellite Dynamics and Evolution around Near-Earth Asteroids with Solar Radiation Pressure"

  • Abstract Thesis
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  • Dr. Nicola Baresi

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended March 2018

  • "Spacecraft Formation Flight on Quasi-periodic Invariant Tori"

  • Dr. Siamak Hesar

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended August 2016

  • "A Framework for Precise Orbit Determination of Small Body Orbiting Spacecraft"

  • Abstract Thesis
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  • Dr. David Surovik

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended July 2016

  • "Autonomous Mission Design in Extreme Orbital Environments"

  • Dr. Zubin Olikara

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended July 2016

  • "Computation of Quasi-Periodic Tori and Heteroclinic Connections in Astrodynamics using Colocation Techniques"

  • Abstract Thesis
  • Dr. Inkwan Park

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended December 2015

  • "Dynamical Realism and Uncertainty Propagation"

  • Abstract Thesis
  • Dr. "Ddard" Hyun Chul Ko

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended November 2015

  • "Representation of Unknown and Unmodeled Space Events for Satellites: Characteristics and Applications"

  • Abstract Thesis
  • Dr. Antonella A. Albuja

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended October 2015

  • "Rotational Dynamics of Inactive Satellites as a Result of the YORP Effect"

  • Abstract Thesis
  • Dr. Daniel P. Lubey

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended October 2015

  • "Maneuver Detection and Reconstruction in Data Sparse Systems with an Optimal Control Based Estimator"

  • Abstract Thesis
  • Dr. Masatoshi Hirabayashi

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended August 2014

  • "Structural Stability of Asteroids"

  • Abstract Thesis
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  • Dr. Simon Tardivel

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended May 2014

  • "The Deployment of Scientific Packages to Asteroid Surfaces"

  • Dr. Aaron J. Rosengren

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended May 2014

  • "Long-term Dynamical Behavior of Highly Perturbed Natural and Arti cial Celestial Bodies"

  • Abstract Thesis
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  • Dr. Yu Takahashi

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended July 2013

  • "Gravity Field Characterization around Small Bodies"

  • Dr. Dylan Boone

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended May 2013

  • "Integration of Geodesy Mission Design and Navigation for Planetary Satellite Orbiters"

  • Abstract Thesis
  • Dr. Kohei Fujimoto

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended April 2013

  • "New Methods in Optical Track Association and Uncertainty Mapping of Earth-Orbiting Objects"

  • Abstract Thesis
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  • Dr. Seth A. Jacobson

  • Department of Astrophysics and Planetary Science, University of Colorado

  • Defended October 2012

  • "New Methods in Optical Track Association and Uncertainty Mapping of Earth-Orbiting Objects"

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  • Dr. Christine Hartzell

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended May 2012

  • "The Dynamics of Near-Surface Dust on Airless Bodies"

  • Dr. Jay W. McMahon

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended June 2011, NESSF Fellow

  • "An Analytical Theory for the Perturbative Effect of Solar Radiation Pressure on Natural and Artifcial Satellites"

  • Abstract Thesis
  • Dr. Marcus J. Holzinger

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended April 2011

  • "Optimal Control Applications in Space Situational Awareness"

  • Abstract Thesis
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  • Dr. Oier Peñagaricano

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

  • Defended September 2010, Gobierno Vasco Predoctoral Fellow

  • "A Perturbation Theory for Hamilton’s Principal Function: Applications to Boundary Value Problems"

  • Dr. Jennifer Hudson

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

  • Defended September 2010, NSF Fellow

  • "Reduction of Low-Thrust Continuous Controls for Trajectory Dynamics and Orbital Targeting"

  • Abstract Thesis
  • Dr. Ryan Woolley

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended June 2010

  • "Endgame Strategies for Planetary Moon Orbiters"

  • Abstract Thesis
  • Dr. Eric Gustafson

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

  • Defended May 2010

  • "Stochastic Optimal Control of Spacecraft"

  • Abstract Thesis
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  • Dr. Gene Fahnestock

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

  • Defended May 2010, NSF and NDSEG Fellow

  • "The Full Two Body Problem: Simulation, Analysis, and Application to the Dynamics, Characteristics, and Evolution of Binary Asteroid Systems"

  • Dr. Sharyl Byram

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

  • Defended November 2008

  • "The Effects of Outgassing Jets on the Rotation of a Comet Nucleus and on the Trajectory of an Orbiting Spacecraft"

  • Abstract Thesis
  • Dr. Prashant Patel

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

  • Defended June 2008, NASA GSRP Fellow

  • "Automating the Generation of Feasible Trajectories for Trade Studies"

  • Abstract Thesis
  • Dr. Julie Bellerose

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

  • Defended April 2008, Canadian NSERC Fellow

  • "The Restricted Full Three Body Problem: Applications to Binary Asteroid Exploration"

  • Abstract Thesis
  • Dr. Jared M. Maruskin

  • Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Michigan

  • Defended January 2008

  • "On the Dynamical Propagation of Subvolumes and on the Geometry and Variational Principles of Nonholonomic Systems"

  • Abstract Thesis
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  • Dr. Ryan Park

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

  • Defended November 2006

  • "Nonlinear Trajectory Navigation"

  • Dr. Marci Paskowitz

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

  • Defended October 2006, François-Xavier Bagnoud Fellow

  • "Orbit design and control of planetary satellite orbiters in the Hill 3-Body Problem"

  • Abstract Thesis
  • Dr. Steve Broschart

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

  • Defended September 2006, NASA GSRP Fellow

  • "Close Proximity Spacecraft Maneuvers Near Irregularly Shaped Small-bodies: Hovering, Translation, and Descent"

  • Abstract Thesis
  • Dr. Leonel Rios-Reyes

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

  • Defended September 2006

  • "Solar Sails: Modeling, Estimation, and Trajectory Control"

  • Abstract Thesis
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  • Prof. Chan D. Park

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

  • Defended February 2006

  • "The Hamilton-Jacobi Theory for Solving Optimal Feedback Control Problems with General Boundary Conditions"

  • Dr. Islam Hussein

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

  • Defended February 2005

  • "Motion Planning for Multi-Spacecraft Interferometric Imaging Systems"

  • Abstract Thesis
  • Dr. Vincent Guibout

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

  • Defended September 2004

  • "The Hamilton-Jacobi Theory for Solving Two-Point Boundary Value Problems: Theory and Numerics with Application to Spacecraft Formation Flight, Optimal Control and the Study of Phase Space Structure"

  • Abstract Thesis
  • Dr. Fu-Yuen Hsiao

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

  • Defended April 2004

  • "Stabilizing and Specifying Motion Relative to Unstable Trajectories: Applications to Spacecraft Formation Flight"

  • Abstract Thesis
  • Dr. Benjamin Villac

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

  • Defended July 2003, Rackham Pre-Doctoral Scholar

  • "Dynamics in the Hill Problem with Applications to Spacecraft Maneuvers"

  • Abstract Thesis
  • Dr. Esther Morrow

  • University of California - San Diego

  • Defended August 2002

  • "Solar Sail Orbit Operations"

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  • Dr. Weiduo Hu

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

  • Defended April 2002

  • "Orbital Motion in Uniformly Rotating Second Degree and Order Gravity Fields"

MS Student Theses
  • Dr. Nathan C. Shupe

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

  • Defended Fall 2010

  • "Orbit Options for an Orion-Class Spacecraft Mission to a Near-Earth Object"

  • Thesis
  • Dr. David J.-P. Dechambre

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

  • Defended Fall 2000

  • "Computation of Ellipsoidal Gravity Field Harmonics for Small Solar System Bodies"

  • Thesis