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Current Students



Ivan G. Chamov

Ivan G. Chamov

S.M. Candidate, Communication Systems,
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

B.S. Computer and Communication Sciences,
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland '12

Research Area: Integrated Vehicle Health Management, Sensor Networks, Sensor Placement Optimization

S.M. Thesis Title: "Sensor Architecture Design for Prediction and Detection of Failure Modes in Complex Systems" [PDF]

Contact: chamov@mit.edu

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Thomas Coffee

Thomas Coffee

Ph.D. Candidate, Aeronautics and Astronautics

S.M. Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT '08
S.B. Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT '05
S.B. Mathematics, MIT '05

Research Area: Astrodynamics for Space Exploration, Space Systems and Logistics

Ph.D. Thesis Title: "Computational Design of Efficient Low-Energy Trajectories in Multi-Body Systems"

Journal Articles
[2004] Mars Gravity Biosatellite: International Student Training and Public Outreach (Erika B. Wagner, Paul D. Wooster, John E. Keesee, Heather L. Kubert, Audrey M. Schaffer, Thomas M. Coffee), In SAE 2004 Transactions Journal of Aerospace, 2004. [bib]
Conference Papers
[2011] Multiobjective Optimization of Low-Energy Trajectories Using Optimal Control on Dynamical Channels (Part I) (Thomas M. Coffee, Rodney L. Anderson, Martin W. Lo), In 21st AIAA/AAS Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2011. [bib]
[2010] The Role of Gravity in the Evolution of Sol-gel-derived Architectures (Steven A. Steiner, Thomas M. Coffee, Shannon Dong, M.F. Schneider, A. Tafvizi Zavareh), In 2010 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting and Exhibit, 2010. [bib]
[2010] Algorithmic Classification of Resonant Orbits Using Persistent Homology in Poincaré Sections (Thomas M. Coffee), In 20th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting Meeting, 2010. [bib]
[2008] Bridging the Generation Gap: A Rapid Early Career Hire Training Program (Richard R. Rieber, Thomas M. Coffee, Shannon Dong, S.I. Infeld, Kendra B. Kilbride, Michael A. Seibert, Benjamin S. Solish), In AIAA Space 2008 Conference and Exposition, 2008. [bib]
[2006] The Future of Integrated Concurrent Engineering in Spacecraft Design (Thomas M. Coffee), In LAI Plenary Conference, 2006. [bib]
[2005] Self-Assembling Wireless Autonomously Reconfigurable Modules Concept (Shannon Dong, Katherine Allen, Paul Bauer, Brett Bethke, Amy Brzezinski, Thomas M. Coffee, Richard-Duane Chambers, Marcos Flores, Allison Gallagher-Rodgers, John Head, Michael Heiman, Nick Hoff, Colleen A. Horin, Michael Horvath, Elizabeth Jordan, John E. Keesee, SeongMin Kim, Edmund M. Kong, Agnieszka Koscielniak, Scott Lawrence, June Marquiss, Christopher McQuin, Jordan McRae, David W. Miller, James Modisette, Jasmin Moghbeli, Simon Nolet, Lennon Rodgers, Alvar Saenz-Otero, Audrey M. Schaffer, Cemocan Yesil), In International Astronautical Congress, 2005. [bib]
[2005] Modular Structures for Manned Space Exploration: The Truncated Octahedron as a Building Block (Olivier L. de Weck, William D. Nadir, Justin G. Wong, Gergana Bounova, Thomas M. Coffee), In 1st Space Exploration Conference: Continuing the Voyage of Discovery, 2005. (pdf) [bib]
[2005] Space Buoys: A Low-Cost Alternative to the Space Elevator (Thomas M. Coffee), In International Astronautical Congress, 2005. [bib]
[2005] A Mathematical Model of Vestibular Reactions to Artificial Gravity (Thomas M. Coffee), In International Astronautical Congress, 2005. [bib]
[2003] Modeling Vestibular Effects of Artificial Gravity by Gondola Centrifugation in Mice (Thomas M. Coffee, S.A. Gill, Erika B. Wagner, M.J. Theis, Sedina Tsikata, I.M. Bernal, A.W. Bryan, D.M. Merfeld, Laurence R. Young), In American Society for Gravitational Space Biology Annual Meeting, 2003. [bib]
[2002] The Mars Gravity Biosatellite Program (Paul D. Wooster, Thomas M. Coffee, J.D. Hoogland, E.L. Brown, M.J. Holzinger), In International Mars Society Conference, 2002. [bib]
[2002] Mars Gravity Biosatellite (Thomas M. Coffee, E.L. Brown, J.D. Hoogland, M.J. Holzinger, Paul D. Wooster), In World Space Congress, 2002. [bib]
Other Reports
[2005] Assessment of Design Impacts on Space Shuttle Operations and Recommendations for Manned Space Vehicle Programs (Thomas M. Coffee), NASA Kennedy Space Center, 2005. [bib]
[2004] Propagating Structures in Iterative Maps and Relations to Fundamental Physics (Thomas M. Coffee), Wolfram Research Institute, 2004. [bib]
[2003] Experimental Design for the Mars Gravity Biosatellite Mission (Thomas M. Coffee, Erika B. Wagner), Mars Gravity Program Phase B Review, 2003. [bib]
[2003] Payload System Preliminary Design for the Mars Gravity Biosatellite (Thomas M. Coffee, Colleen A. Horin, Mariano Alvira, Sedina Tsikata, Marcus Lopez, Julia E. Thrower, Madhusudhan Nikku, Nichoas Fung), Mars Gravity Program Preliminary Design Review, 2003. [bib]
[2002] Design of the Mars Gravity Biosatellite (C. Joppin, Kalina K. Galabova, Thomas M. Coffee, E.L. Brown, Paul D. Wooster, J.D. Hoogland), NASA Ames Research Center, 2002. [bib]
Theses
[2008] A Modular Programming Language for Engineering Design (Thomas M. Coffee), Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2008. [bib]
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Ross D. Collins

Ross D. Collins

Ph.D. Candidate, Engineering Systems Division

S.M. Technology and Policy, MIT '12
M.S. Systems Engineering, University of Virginia '10
B.S. Systems Engineering, B.A. Economics, University of Virginia '08

Research Area: Modeling and Simulation, System Dynamics, Energy Systems and Policy, Sustainable Development

Ph.D. Thesis: Infrastructure system design for sustainable development: Theory and application

Ross Collins is also associated with the Center for Complex Engineering Systems at KACST and MIT.

Journal Articles
[2013] Unintended consequences of forest fire management: a case study of Portugal using system dynamics (Ross D. Collins, Richard de Neufville, Joao Claro, Tiago Oliveira, Abílio Pacheco), In Journal of Environmental Management, volume 130, 2013. [bib]
[2011] Systems-based modeling of generation variability under alternate geographic configurations of photovoltaic (PV) installations in Virginia (Ross D. Collins, Kenneth G. Crowther), In Energy Policy, volume 39, 2011. [bib]
Conference Papers
[2014] A Multi-Attribute Decision Support Framework for Conventional Generation Capacity Expansion (Waleed Gowharji, Abdulelah Habib, Ross D. Collins, Rayed Alwajeeh, Ahmad AlAbdulkareem, Anas Alfaris, Stephen R. Connors), In Proceedings of the 8th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference, 2014. [bib]
[2013] Evaluating scenarios of capacity expansion given high seasonal variability of electricity demand: the case of Saudi Arabia (Ross D. Collins, Waleed Gowharji, Abdulelah Habib, Rayed Alwajeeh, Stephen R. Connors), In Proceedings of the 31st International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, 2013. [bib]
[2009] Feasibility analysis of critical infrastructure information sharing in Virginia (C. Dyke, J. Johnson, N. Revenko, Ross D. Collins, M. Hamilton, M. Vedomske, K. Crowther), In Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium, 2009. [bib]
[2008] Collaborative risk-based preparedness for pandemic influenza in Southeastern Virginia (B. Cahill, Ross D. Collins, R. Jurko, T. Zivic, K. Crowther, Y. Haimes), In Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium, 2008. [bib]
Theses
[2012] Forest Fire Management in Portugal: Developing System Insights through Models of Social and Physical Dynamics (Ross D. Collins), Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, 2012. [bib]
[2010] Systems-Driven, Risk-Informed Spatial Analysis of Photovoltaic (PV) Configurations: Findings and Policy Implications for the Commonwealth of Virginia (Ross D. Collins), Master's thesis, University of Virginia, Department of Systems and Information Engineering, 2010. [bib]
[2008] Estimating Economic Loss as a Result of Worker Absenteeism in the Event of a Pandemic Flu Outbreak (Ross D. Collins), Bachelor's thesis, University of Virginia, Department of Systems and Information Engineering, 2008. [bib]
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Contact: rdc8j@mit.edu

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Edoardo F. Colombo

Edoardo Filippo Colombo

Visiting PhD student, Engineering Systems Division

MS Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano '12

BS Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano '10

Research Areas: Platform design, Systems architecture, Changeability, Innovation

Thesis Title: "Fostering innovation in complex technical systems: guidelines for changeability, inbound innovation and synergies in product platforms"

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Contact: ecolombo@mit.edu

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Sydney Do

Sydney Do

Ph.D. Candidate, Aeronautics and Astronautics

S.M. Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT '11
B.E. Aerospace Engineering (Honors 1 and University Medal), University of Sydney, Australia '07

Research Area: Space Habitation and Life Support, Space Systems, System Lifecycle Properties (Sustainability)

Ph.D. Thesis Title: "Towards Planetary Colonization - Technology Selection and Tradespace Exploration of Ultra-Long Duration Crewed Space System Architectures" (tentative)

S.M. Thesis: "An Airbag-Based Crew Impact Attenuation System for the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle" [PDF]

Sydney Do is also associated with the MIT Space Systems Laboratory

Journal Articles
[2014] A Design Proposal for Asaph-1: A Human Mission to Phobos (Jason Price, Melissa Tanner, Siddarth Krishnamoorthy, Ashley Chadwick, Andrew Dahir, Abhijeet Kumar, Ashley Williams, Chantz Thomas, Osazonamen Igbinosun, Paul Nizenkov, Karin Schlottke, Emil Nathanson, Sherrie Hall, Sydney Do, Jan Kolmas, Bakari Hassan), In Journal of Space Operations, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2012] A Personal Airbag System for the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle (Sydney Do, Olivier L. de Weck), In Acta Astronautica, 2012. [bib]
Conference Papers
[2015] Benefits of Additive Manufacturing for Human Exploration of Mars (Andrew C. Owens, Sydney Do, Andrew E. Kurtz, Olivier L. de Weck), In 45th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2015. [bib] [doi]
[2014] An Independent Assessment of the Technical Feasibility of the Mars One Mission plan (Sydney Do, Koki Ho, Samuel Schreiner, Andrew Owens, Olivier L. de Weck), In 65th International Astronautical Congress, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] A Grammar for Encoding and Synthesizing Life Support System Architectures using the Object Process Methodology (Sydney Do, Olivier de Weck), In , 2014. [bib]
[2013] Innovative Conceptual Engineering Design (ICED): Creativity and Innovation in a CDIO-Like Curriculum (Charles J. Camarda, Olivier L. de Weck, Sydney Do), In Proceedings of the 9th International CDIO Conference, 2013. [bib]
[2012] An Integrated Modeling Framework for Analyzing the Sustainability of Planetary Surface Habitats (Sydney Do, Olivier L. de Weck), In Global Space Exploration Conference, 2012. [bib]
[2011] A Personal Airbag System for the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle (Sydney Do, Olivier L. de Weck), In 62nd International Astronautical Congress, 2011. [bib]
[2011] Feasibility Study of an Airbag-Based Crew Impact Attenuation System for the Orion CEV (Sydney Do, Olivier L. de Weck), In AIAA Space 2011 Conference and Exposition, 2011. [bib]
[2010] A General Purpose Astronomy Small Satellite: An Approach to Low-Cost Space Telescope Design using Space-Qualified Ground Telescopes (Natasha Bosanac, Sydney Do, Hui Ying Wen, Anthony Wicht), In Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave (Jacobus M. Oschmann Jr., Mark C. Clampin, Howard A. MacEwen, eds.), volume 7731, 2010. [bib]
[2009] An Airbag-Based Crew Impact Attenuation System for the Orion CEV (Sydney Do, Olivier L. de Weck, Ricardo Robles Jr., Joseph Pellicciotti, Tim Brady), In AIAA Space 2009 Conference and Exposition, 2009. [bib]
[2007] Relative Orbital Positioning for a Minimal Delay Line Multiple Spacecraft Interferometer (Sydney Do), In AIAA Australia-Asia Student Conference 2007, 2007. [bib]
Theses
[2011] An Airbag-Based Crew Impact Attenuation System for the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle (Sydney Do), Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2011. (pdf) [bib]
[2007] Relative Orbital Positioning and Maintenance for a Minimal Delay Line Multiple Spacecraft Interferometer (Sydney Do), Bachelor's thesis, University of Sydney School of Aerospace, Mechanical, and Mechatronic Engineering, 2007. [bib]
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Media

 [2010] Space escape craft airbags designed like seed sacs, NBC News, September 7, 2010. [link]
 [2010] Airbag Designer Casts Eye on NASA's Escape Ship, Space.com, September 2, 2010. [link]
 [2010] Airbag-equipped seats promise a soft landing for NASA astronauts, D-VICE, September 2, 2010. [link]
 [2010] Personal cushion of air, MIT News Office, August 26, 2010. [link]
 [2009] Seat Attenuation Designs for Orion, NASA.gov, June 30, 2009. [link]

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Contact: sydneydo@mit.edu

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Tatsuya Doi

Tatsuya Doi

S.M. Candidate, Engineering System Division

M.E. Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Tokyo '11
B.E. Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Tokyo '09

Research Area: High Speed Rail Systems, System Lifecycle Properties

Conference Papers
[2011] Dynamics of Super-Long Tether Under External Force (Tatsuya Doi, T. Aoki), In 53th Structures Conference of The Japan Society of Aeronautical and Space Sciences, 2011. [bib]
[2009] The Possibility of Transportation Between the Earth and Orbit by Using a Super-Long Cable (Tatsuya Doi, T. Aoki), In 2009 AIAA Region VII-AU Student Conference, 2009. [bib]
[2009] The Possibility of Transportation Between the Earth and Orbit by Using a Super-Long Cable (Tatsuya Doi, T. Aoki), In 40th Annual Meeting of The Japan Society of Aeronautical and Space Sciences, 2009. [bib]
Theses
[2011] Dynamics of Super-Long Tether Under External Force (Tatsuya Doi), Master's thesis, University of Tokyo Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2011. [bib]
[2009] The Possibility of Transportation Between the Earth and Orbit by Using a Super-Long Cable (Tatsuya Doi), Bachelor's thesis, University of Tokyo Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2009. [bib]
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Koki Ho

Koki Ho

Ph.D. Candidate, Aeronautics and Astronautics

M.E. Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Tokyo '11
B.E. Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Tokyo '09

Research Area: Space Systems and Logistics

Ph.D. Thesis Title: Dynamic Network Modeling for Spaceflight Logistics Flow with Time-Expanded Networks

Koki Ho is also associated with the MIT Space Systems Laboratory

Journal Articles
[2014] Dynamic Modeling and Optimization for Space Logistics Using Time-Expanded Networks (Koki Ho, Olivier L. de Weck, Jeffrey A. Hoffman, Robert Shishko), In Acta Astronautica, volume 105, 2014. [bib]
[2014] On-orbit depot architectures using contingency propellant (Koki Ho, Katherine Gerhard, Austin K. Nicholas, Alexander J. Buck, Jeffrey A. Hoffman), In Acta Astronautica, volume 96, 2014. [bib]
[2014] Concurrent Design of Scientific Crewed Space Habitats and Their Supporting Logistics System (Koki Ho, Jennifer L. Green, Olivier L. de Weck), In Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, volume 51, 2014. [bib]
[2012] A Survey of Algorithms for Star identification with Low-cost Star Trackers (Koki Ho), In Acta Astronautica, volume 73, 2012. [bib]
Conference Papers
[2014] Dynamic Modeling and Optimization for Space Logistics Using Time-Expanded Networks (Koki Ho, Olivier L. de Weck, Jeffrey A. Hoffman, Robert Shishko), In International Astronautical Congress, 2014. [bib]
[2014] Dynamic Network Modeling for Spaceflight Logistics (Koki Ho, Olivier L. de Weck, Jeffrey A. Hoffman, Robert Shishko), In AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech2014), 2014. [bib]
[2014] Evaluating International Collaboration for Human Exploration beyond LEO (Emanuele Capparelli, Laura Delgado-Lopez, Natasha Bosanac, Alexander Burg, Koki Ho, Justin Kluger, Sara M. Langston, Valentina Lo Gatto, Oleg G. Mansurov, Paul Nizenkov, Ademir Vrolijk, Luis Zea, Jonathan Battat), In IAA Space Exploration Conference, 2014. [bib]
[2014] An Independent Assessment of the Technical Feasibility of the Mars One Mission plan (Sydney Do, Koki Ho, Samuel Schreiner, Andrew Owens, Olivier L. de Weck), In 65th International Astronautical Congress, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2013] Improved Concurrent Optimization Formulation of Crewed Space Habitats and Their Supporting Logistics Systems (Koki Ho, Jennifer L. Green, Olivier L. de Weck), In AIAA Space 2013 Conference and Exposition, 2013. [bib]
[2013] Disturbance Torque Compensation of the BepiColombo Spacecraft during Interplanetary Cruise Flight using Solar Sailing Effect (Andrei Kornienko, Rob S. Harris, Philippe Temporelli, Koki Ho), In AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 2013. [bib]
[2012] Integrated Framework for the Design of Crewed Space Habitats and their Supporting Logistics System (Koki Ho, Jennifer L. Green, Olivier L. de Weck), In AIAA Space 2012 Conference and Exposition, 2012. [bib]
[2010] Software Development of Star Trackers for Small Satellites (Koki Ho), In International Astronautical Congress, 2010. [bib]
[2010] New Star Identification Algorithm for Multiple Star Trackers with Unequal Qualities (Koki Ho, S. Nakasuka), In IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace, 2010. [bib]
[2010] Novel Star Identification Method Combining Two Star Trackers with Extended FOVs (Koki Ho, S. Nakasuka), In AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, 2010. [bib]
[2010] Thermal Design and Testing of a Micro-satellite for Infrared Astrometry (Nano-JASMINE) (Koki Ho, N. Sako, S. Nakasuka), In AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 2010. [bib]
[2010] Novel Star Identification Algorithm Utilizing Images of Two Star Trackers (Koki Ho, S. Nakasuka), In IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2010. [bib]
[2009] Star Identification Algorithms for Micro Star Trackers (Koki Ho, S. Nakasuka), In Uchu Kagaku Gijutsu Rengo Koenkai, 2009. [bib]
[2009] Optimization for the Communication Network of a Micro-satellite Cluster by the Multilayer Hierarchy via a Genetic Algorithm (Koki Ho), In International Symposium on Space Technology and Science, 2009. [bib]
Theses
[2011] Development of Star Sensor for Nano-satellites and Its Identification Performance Improvement (Koki Ho), Master's thesis, University of Tokyo Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2011. [bib]
[2008] Optimization for the Communication Network of a Micro-satellite Cluster by Multilayer Hierarchy (Koki Ho), Bachelor's thesis, University of Tokyo Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2008. [bib]
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Ioana
Josan-Drinceanu

Ioana Josan-Drinceanu

Master of Science Candidate, Aeronautics and Astronautics

S.M. Electrical Engineering, Space Technologies Minor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, '11
B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Micro-, Opto- and Nanoelectronics, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, '09

Research Area: Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) for Space Colonies

S.M. Thesis: "Design and test of the payload board for the Gravity Gradient Earth Sensor (GGES) REXUS experiment"

Ioana is associated with the MIT Space Systems Laboratory

Publications:

Conference Papers
[2014] A Novel Framework for Advanced Life Support Systems Control (Ioana Josan-Drinceanu, Olivier L. de Weck), In 44th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2014. [bib] [doi]
[2009] Extreme Environment Temperature Sensor based on Silicon Carbide Schottky Diode (Ioana Josan-Drinceanu, C. Boianceanu, G. Brezeanu, V. Obreja, M. Avram, D. Puscasu, A. Ioncea), In Proceedings of the Annual Semiconductor Conference, 2009. [bib]
Theses
[2011] Design and test of the payload board for the Gravity Gradient Earth Sensor (GGES) REXUS experiment (Ioana Josan-Drinceanu), Master's thesis, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 2011. [bib]
[2009] Temperature sensor diodes on silicon carbide and diamond (Ioana Josan-Drinceanu), Bachelor's thesis, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Information Technology, Department of Micro, Opto and Nanoelectronics, 2009. [bib]
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Sreeja Nag

Sreeja Nag

S.M. Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A. '12
S.M. Technology and Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A. '12

M.S. Exploration Geophysics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India '09
B.S. Exploration Geophysics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India '09

Research Area: Distributed satellite systems, earth observation instrumentation, collaborative gaming, crowdsourcing

PhD Thesis Title: "Nanosatellite clusters for multi-spectral, multi-angular earth observation" (tentative)

Sreeja Nag is also associated with the MIT Space Systems Laboratory

Journal Articles
[2013] Collaborative and Educational Crowdsourcing of Spaceflight Software using SPHERES Zero Robotics (Sreeja Nag, Jeffrey A. Hoffman, Olivier L. de Weck), In International Journal of Space Technology Management and Innovation (IJSTMI), volume 2, 2013. [bib]
[2012] Collaborative Gaming and Competition for CS-STEM Education using SPHERES Zero Robotics (Sreeja Nag, J.G. Katz, Alvar Saenz-Otero), In Acta Astronautica, 2012. (doi: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2012.09.006) [bib]
[2012] Behavior based, autonomous and distributed scatter manoeuvres for satellite swarms (Sreeja Nag, L. Summerer), In Acta Astronautica, 2012. (doi: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2012.04.030) [bib]
[2012] SPHERES Zero Robotics software development: Lessons on crowdsourcing and collaborative competition (Sreeja Nag, Alvar Saenz-Otero M. Lydon I. Heffan), In IEEE Xplore, 2012. (doi: 10.1109/AERO.2012.6187452) [bib]
[2011] Laser Communication System Design for the Google Lunar X-Prize (Sreeja Nag, E. Gomez, S. Feller, J. Gibbs, Jeffrey A. Hoffman), In IEEE Xplore, 2011. (doi: 10.1109/AERO.2011.5747344) [bib]
[2011] Lateral continuity of basement seismic reflections in 15 Ma ultrafast -spreading crust at ODP Site 1256 (Sreeja Nag, S.A. Swift), In Marine Geophysical Research, 2011. (doi: 10.1007/s11001-011-9122-4) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2013] Nanosatellite clusters for multi-spectral, bi-directional reflectance distribution function estimations (Sreeja Nag, Olivier L. de Weck), In IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, 2013. [bib]
[2011] SPHERES Zero Robotics: Education using Games (Sreeja Nag, J.G. Katz, Alvar Saenz-Otero), In International Astronautical Congress, 2011. [bib]
[2010] Comparing and Optimizing the DARPA System F6 Program Value-Centric Design Methodologies (M. Greg O'Neill, Howard K. Yue, Sreeja Nag, Paul T. Grogan, Olivier L. de Weck), In AIAA Space 2010 Conference and Exposition, 2010. [bib]
[2010] Autonomous and Distributed Collision Avoidance Maneuvers for Fractionated Spacecrafts (Sreeja Nag, L. Summerer, Olivier L. de Weck), In International Workshop on Satellite Constellation and Formation Flying, 2010. [bib]
[2008] Fuzzy Multimodal Segmentation: An application to planetary images (Sreeja Nag, A.K. Ray, T. Chaira), In International Conference on Terrestrial Planets: Evolution through time at PRL (ISRO), 2008. [bib]
[2008] Waveform Tomography and its Application to Marine Seismic Refraction Data from the Trans-Atlantic Geotraverse (Sreeja Nag, J.P. Canales), In American Geophysical Union Joint Assembly, 2008. [bib]
[2008] Using the IODP Expedition 312 Vertical Seismic Profile to investigate to investigate sub-basement Reflections in multi-channel profiles (Sreeja Nag, S.A. Swift, R.A. Stephen), In American Geophysical Union Joint Assembly, 2008. [bib]
Other Reports
[2007] Fuzzy Mathematics in Estimation of Routes for Optimal Traffic Management (Sreeja Nag), IIT Kharagpur Internal Technical Memorandum, 2007. [bib]
Theses
[2012] Collaborative Competition for Crowdsourcing Spaceflight Software and STEM Education using SPHERES Zero Robotics (Sreeja Nag), Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics & Engineering Systems Division, 2012. [bib]
[2009] Prediction and Modeling of the San Francisco Bay area transients using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radiometry (Sreeja Nag), Master's thesis, Indian Institute of Technology, 2009. [bib]
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Andrew C. Owens

Andrew C. Owens

Ph.D. Candidate, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

S.M. Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ’14
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Rice University '12 (cum laude)

Research Area: Supportability and resilience of long-duration space systems, particularly Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) for Mars exploration

SM Thesis Title: “Quantitative Probabilistic Modeling of Environmental Control and Life Support System Resilience for Long-Duration Human Spaceflight”

Andrew is also associated with the MIT Space Systems Laboratory

Journal Articles
[2013] Single walled carbon nanotube growth and chirality dependence on catalyst composition (Alvin W. Orbaek, Andrew C. Owens, Christopher C. Crouse, Cary Pint, Robert H Hauge, Andrew R. Barron), In Nanoscale, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2013. [bib]
[2011] Increasing the Efficiency of Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Amplification by Fe-Co Catalysts Through the Optimization of CH4/H2 Partial Pressures (Alvin W. Orbaek, Andrew C. Owens, Andrew R. Barron), In Nano Letters, volume 11, 2011. (doi: 10.1021/nl201315j) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2015] Comparison of Spares Logistics Analysis Techniques for Long Duration Human Spaceflight (Andrew C. Owens, Olivier L. de Weck, Bryan Mattfeld, Chel Stromgren, William Cirillo), In 45th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2015. [bib] [doi]
[2015] Benefits of Additive Manufacturing for Human Exploration of Mars (Andrew C. Owens, Sydney Do, Andrew E. Kurtz, Olivier L. de Weck), In 45th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2015. [bib] [doi]
[2014] Use of Semi-Markov Models for Quantitative ECLSS Reliability Analysis: Spares and Buffer Sizing (Andrew C. Owens, Olivier L. de Weck), In 44th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 2014. [bib] [doi]
Theses
[2014] Quantitative Probabilistic Modeling of Environmental Control and Life Support System Resilience for Long-Duration Human Spaceflight (Andrew C. Owens), Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2014. [bib]
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Sung Wook Paek

Sung Wook Paek

Ph.D. Student, Aeronautics and Astronautics

S.M. Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT '12

S.B. Aerospace Engineering and Electrical Engineering, KAIST '10

Research Area: Small satellites design and manufacturing, Space systems optimization

S.M. Thesis Title: "Reconfigurable Satellite Constellations for Geo-spatially Adaptive Earth Observation Missions"

Sung Wook Paek is also associated with the MIT Space Systems Laboratory

Journal Articles
[2012] New Star Pattern Identification with Vector Pattern Matching for Attitude Determination (Hyosang Yoon, Sung Wook Paek, Yeerang Lim, Byunghoon Lee, Hungu Lee), In IEEE Transactions on A&E Systems, 2012. [bib]
Conference Papers
[2012] A Multi-functional Paintball Cloud for Asteroid Deflection (Sung Wook Paek), In International Astronautical Congress, 2012. [bib]
[2012] Nanosatellites for Earth Environmental Monitoring: The MicroMAS Project (Kerri Cahoy, David W. Miller, Anne Marinan, Sung Wook Paek, Eric Peters, Frank Hall Schmidt, Bruno Alvisio, Evan Wise, Rebecca Masterson, Danilo Franzim Miranda), In Small Satellite Conference, 2012. [bib]
Theses
[2012] Reconfigurable Satellite Constellations for Geo-spatially Adaptive Earth Observation Missions (Sung Wook Paek), Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2012. [bib]
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Narek Shougarian

Narek Shougarian

PhD Candidate, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

MEng Aeronautical Engineering-First Class Honours, Imperial College London '11

Research Area: Investigation of the impact of architecture on cyber-physical system performance through rule based architecture enumeration, reconfigurable optimization and simulation models at various levels of abstraction.

Thesis Title: "Performance Impact of Architecture on Air Breathing Propulsion Systems" (tentative)

Conference Papers
[2012] Multistate Analysis and Optimization of a Geared Turbofan Engine Lubrication System (Narek Shougarian, Jeremy Agte, Olivier L. de Weck), In 14th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, 2012. (Accepted) [bib]
[2012] Introducing and Applying DARPA META Methods in an Undergraduate Design Class (Narek Shougarian, Olivier L. de Weck), In ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Infomration in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIEC), 2012. (Submitted) [bib]
Other Reports
[2011] META II Complex Systems Design and Analysis (CODA) (Brian T. Murray, Alessandro Pinto, Randy Skelding, Olivier L. de Weck, Haifeng Zhu, Sujit Nair, Narek Shougarian, Kaushik Sinha, Shaunak Bodardikar, Larry Zeidner), United Technologies Corporation, 2011. [bib]
Theses
[2011] Modeling and Time-Domain Simulation of Lubrication Systems for Geared Turbofan Engines (Narek Shougarian), Master's thesis, Imperial College London, 2011. [bib]
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Contact: nshoug@mit.edu

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