My research is focused on applying geometric mechanics and control to aerospace systems. In my previous work in the US Air Force, I had the opportunity to work on a variety of research and operational projects. During my PhD career I have continued this trend and developed theoretical methods for orbital transfers of spacecraft using low-thrust propulsion systems.
Developed geometric methods to determine low-thrust orbital transfers in the three-body problem and around asteroids.
Geometric attitude control for a rigid body which allows for re-orientation while avoiding pointing at obstacles.
Particle filter techniques which improve space situational awareness.
Developed computational tools for performing orbit determination and sensor characterization in support of on-orbit operations.
Attitude Control testbed
Developed in situ attitude control testbed using the worlds largest air-bearing platform.
Geolocation using Time Difference of Arrival
Developed analytical and estimation based methods to enable geolocation of surface based transmissions using constellations of satellites.