Theses and Dissertations
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Unscented sampling techniques for evolutionary computation with applications to astrodynamic optimization
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2016-09)
This dissertation investigates several innovative approaches to evolutionary optimization that are relevant to numerous applications in astronautical engineering. The challenges and shortfalls associated with evolutionary ...
Cooperative control of multiple space manipulators
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1993-09)
This research concerns the development of cooperative control of two spacecraft mounted two-link manipulators as they reposition a common payload. Lagrangian formulation is used to determine the system equations of motion. ...
Spacecraft power beaming and solar cell annealing using high-energy lasers
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2002-12)
Satellite lifetime is often limited by degradation of the electrical power subsystem--radiation-damaged solar arrays and failed batteries. Being able to beam power from terrestrial sites could alleviate this limitation, ...
Design and experimental implementation of optimal spacecraft atntenna slews
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2013-12)
This thesis investigates the development and implementation of optimal slew trajectories for positioning a spacecraft antenna. Conventional maneuvers are developed by considering each gimbal independently. Consequently, ...
Branch Of Service
Captain, United States Air Force (4)
Astronautical Engineering (4)