Space Systems

We have a long history of working in the aerospace research community on problems dealing with spacecraft systems and spacecraft control. We are currently working with NASA Ames Research Center on control systems for small satellites called Cubesats. Our lab’s alumni hold positions, including many leadership positions, throughout the aerospace industry including at NASA Ames Research Center, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Boeing Corporation, Aerojet Corporation, and Space Systems Loral.

Some recent papers and abstracts:

M. Sorgenfrei, L. Jones, S. Joshi, & M. Peck, Testbed Validation of Location Scheduled Control of a Reconfigurable Flux Pinned Spacecraft Formation, AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 50, No. 6, Nov-Dec. 2013.

M. Sorgenfrei, S. Joshi, & A. Sanyal, Controller Gain Tuning for a Small Spacecraft Attitude Tracking Maneuver using a Genetic Algorithm, Journal of Small Spacecraft, 2013, Vol. 2, Number 1, pp. 105-118.

M. Sorgenfrei, A. Sanyal, & S. Joshi, Preliminary Optimization Results for an Almost Globally Stable Control Law Using a Genetic Algorithm, Proceedings of AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Minneapolis, MN, August 2012.

Please see Our Publications for a longer list of recent publications and abstracts.