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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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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
[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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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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Patricia C. Egger

Patricia C. Egger

S.M. Candidate, Applied mathematics, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

B.S. Mathematics, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland '12

Research Area: Numerical analysis (numerical approximation of PDEs and numerical integration of dynamical systems)

SM Thesis Title: Efficient Computational Approaches to Trajectory Prediction for Future Earth-Asteroid Impact Mitigation

Contact: pegger@mit.edu

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Paul Grogan

Paul Grogan

Ph.D. Candidate, Engineering Systems Division

S.M. Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, '10
B.S. Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics and Mathematics, University of Wisconsin '08

Research Area: Integrated Modeling and Simulation, Systems Engineering, Collaborative Engineering

Ph.D. Thesis:"Interoperable Simulation Gaming for Strategic Infrastructure Systems Design"

S.M. Thesis: "A Flexible, Modular Approach to Integrated Space Exploration Campaign Logistics, Modeling, and Simulation" [PDF]

Paul Grogan is also associated with the Center for Complex Engineering Systems at KACST and MIT and the Systems Engineering Research Advancement Initiative (SEAri)

Journal Articles
[2014] Logistical Analysis of a Flexible Human and Robotic Mars Exploration Campaign (Howard K. Yue, Paul T. Grogan, Olivier L. de Weck), In Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 2014. [bib] [doi]
[2014] Functional and Spatial System Model for City Infrastructure Systems: A City.Net IES Case Study (Ademola Adepetu, Paul T. Grogan, Anas Alfaris, Davor Svetinovic, Olivier L. de Weck), In Systems Engineering, volume 17, 2014. [bib] [doi]
[2011] Matrix Methods for Optimal Manifesting of Multi-Node Space Exploration Systems (Paul T. Grogan, Afreen Siddiqi, Olivier L. de Weck), In Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, volume 48, 2011. (pdf) [bib] [doi]
Conference Papers
[2014] Multi-stakeholder Interactive Simulation for Federated Satellite Systems (Paul T. Grogan, Alessandro Golkar, Seiko Shirasaka, Olivier L. de Weck), In 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2014. [bib]
[2013] An Integrated Modeling Framework for Infrastructure System-of-systems Simulation (Paul T. Grogan, Olivier L. de Weck), In 2013 IEEE International Systems Conference, 2013. [bib]
[2012] Process-oriented evaluation of user interactions in integrated system analysis tools (Paul T. Grogan Chaiwoo Lee, Olivier L. de Weck), In IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2012), 2012. [bib]
[2012] Process-oriented evaluation of user interactions in integrated system analysis tools (Paul T. Grogan Chaiwoo Lee, Olivier L. de Weck), In IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2012), 2012. [bib]
[2012] Strategic Engineering Gaming for Improved Design and Interoperation of Infrastructure Systems (Paul T. Grogan, Olivier L. de Weck), In Third International Engineering Systems Symposium, 2012. [bib]
[2012] Multi-stakeholder Gaming and Simulation Environment for a Future Resource Economy in Space (Paul T. Grogan, Olivier L. de Weck), In Global Space Exploration Conference, 2012. [bib]
[2012] Federated Simulation and Gaming Framework for a Decentralized Space-based Resource Economy (Paul T. Grogan, Olivier L. de Weck), In ASCE Earth and Space 2012 Conference, 2012. [bib]
[2012] City.Net IES: A Sustainability-oriented Energy Decision Support System (Ademola Adepetu, Paul T. Grogan, Anas Alfaris, Davor Svetinovic, Olivier L. de Weck), In 2012 IEEE International Systems Conference, 2012. [bib]
[2011] Comparative Usability Study of Two Space Logistics Analysis Tools (Paul T. Grogan, Chaiwoo Lee, Olivier L. de Weck), In AIAA Space 2011 Conference and Exposition, 2011. [bib]
[2011] Space Logistics Modeling and Simulation Analysis using SpaceNet: Four Application Cases (Paul T. Grogan, Howard K. Yue, Olivier L. de Weck), In AIAA Space 2011 Conference and Exposition, 2011. [bib]
[2011] A University Perspective on the NASA/SISO Smackdown Modeling and Simulation Outreach Event (Nana Essilfie-Conduah, Paul T. Grogan, Phillip M. Cunio, Ryan McLinko, Olivier L. de Weck), In 2011 Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop, 2011. (pdf) [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] Matrix Methods for Optimal Manifesting of Multi-Node Space Exploration Systems (Paul T. Grogan, Afreen Siddiqi, Olivier L. de Weck), In AIAA Space 2010 Conference and Exposition, 2010. [bib]
[2010] Data Management, Collaboration, and Model Integration for Space Exploration System Analysis and Design (Ivo Ferreira, Paul T. Grogan), In AIAA Space 2010 Conference and Exposition, 2010. [bib]
[2009] A Flexible Architecture and Object-Oriented Model for Space Logistics Simulation (Paul T. Grogan, Olivier L. de Weck, Nii Armar, Takuto Ishimatsu, Afreen Siddiqi, Gene Lee, Elizabeth Jordan, Robert Shishko), In AIAA Space 2009 Conference and Exposition, 2009. [bib]
Theses
[2010] A Flexible, Modular Approach to Integrated Space Exploration Campaign Logistics, Modeling, and Simulation (Paul T. Grogan), Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2010. (pdf) [bib]
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Roi Guinto

Roi Guinto

S.M. Candidate, Technology and Policy

B.S. Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace Concentration) and Physics, Rutgers University '12

Research Area: Serious Games, Online Collaboration, Long-term Sociotechnical Systems

S.M. Thesis: TBD

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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

Koki Ho is also associated with the MIT Space Systems Laboratory

Journal Articles
[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 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

Ph.D. 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
[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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Chaiwoo Lee

Chaiwoo Lee

Ph.D. Candidate, Engineering Systems Division

Chaiwoo Lee is also associated with the MIT AgeLab

M.S. Industrial Engineering, Seoul National University '10
B.S. Industrial Engineering, Seoul National University '08

Research Area: Older users' interactions with technology, user-centered design and development, product and service innovation

Ph.D. Thesis Title:"Adaptability in engineering systems: Innovation of technology-enabled systems for older users" (tentative)

Journal Articles
[] Adoption of smart technology among older adults: challenges and issues (Chaiwoo Lee), In Public Policy & Aging Report. (published online via Advance Access, paper publication to follow) [bib]
[2012] Enhance communication between parents and mature children by sharing medication information (Jarrod Orszulak Richard Myrick Chaiwoo Lee Lisa D'Ambrosio Katie Godfrey Joseph F. Coughlin Daisuke Asai, Olivier L. de Weck), In Journal of Information Processing, volume 20, 2012. [bib]
[2010] Development of evaluation metrics for pedestrian flow optimization in a complex service environment based on behavior observation method (S. Bahn, Chaiwoo Lee, S. Kwon, M.H. Yun), In Journal of the Ergonomics Society of Korea, volume 29, 2010. [bib]
[2008] A new framework on measuring customer perceived value in service interface design (C.K. Cho, M. Jung, Chaiwoo Lee, S. Bahn, M.H. Yun), In Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2008. (presented at the 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer-Human Interaction, Incheon, Korea) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2013] Learning from a design experience: continuous user involvement in development of aging-in-place solution for older adults (Richard Myrick Daisuke Asai Joseph F. Coughlin Chaiwoo Lee, Olivier L. de Weck), In 9th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 2013), 2013. [bib]
[2013] Analysis of user-generated multimedia data on medication management and consumption behavior using data mining techniques (Lisa D'Ambrosio Richard Myrick Joseph F. Coughlin Chaiwoo Lee, Olivier L. de Weck), In 7th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction (UAHCI 2013), held as part of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII 2013), 2013. [bib]
[2013] Older adults experiences with technology: learning from their voices (Richard Myrick Lisa D'Ambrosio Joseph F. Coughlin Chaiwoo Lee, Olivier L. de Weck), In 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII 2013), 2013. [bib]
[2013] Using mature children living apart to improve parents medication compliance (Jarrod Orszulak Chaiwoo Lee Richard Myrick Lisa D'Ambrosio Joseph F. Coughlin Daisuke Asai, Olivier L. de Weck), In 16th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2013), 2013. [bib]
[2012] Process-oriented evaluation of user interactions in integrated system analysis tools (Paul T. Grogan Chaiwoo Lee, Olivier L. de Weck), In IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2012), 2012. [bib]
[2012] Process-oriented evaluation of user interactions in integrated system analysis tools (Paul T. Grogan Chaiwoo Lee, Olivier L. de Weck), In IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2012), 2012. [bib]
[2011] Integration of medication monitoring and communication technologies in designing a usability-enhanced home solution for older adults (Chaiwoo Lee, J. Orszulak, Daisuke Asai, R. Myrick, Joseph F. Coughlin, Olivier L. de Weck), In IEEE International Conference on ICT Convergence, 2011. (Excellent Paper Award) [bib]
[2011] Comparative Usability Study of Two Space Logistics Analysis Tools (Paul T. Grogan, Chaiwoo Lee, Olivier L. de Weck), In AIAA Space 2011 Conference and Exposition, 2011. [bib]
[2011] Context-aware reminder system to support medication compliance (Daisuke Asai, J. Orszulak, R. Myrick, Chaiwoo Lee, Joseph F. Coughlin, Olivier L. de Weck), In IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 2011. [bib]
[2010] Development of algorithm for job rotation scheduling using job characteristics (J. Song, Chaiwoo Lee, B. Jin, I. Rhiu, M.H. Yun), In Fall Conference of Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2010. [bib]
[2009] Improving user experience by finding user needs: A case study on MP3 players (J. Park, Chaiwoo Lee, B.Y. Kang, J. Kwon, M.H. Yun), In Spring Conference of Ergonomics Society of Korea, 2009. [bib]
[2009] Development of metrics for complex service spaces based on user behavior (S. Bahn, H. Choi, Chaiwoo Lee, M.H. Yun), In Spring Conference of Ergonomics Society of Korea, 2009. [bib]
[2008] A research on design characteristics of board-type menu displays based on evaluation of use efficiency and affective satisfaction (Chaiwoo Lee, J. Park, W. Jang, S.J. Lee, M.H. Yun), In International Joint Conference of Ergonomics Society of Korea, Korean Society of Design Science, and Korean Society for Emotions and Sensibility, 2008. [bib]
[2008] Development of mobile interaction patterns based on scenario-based methodology (M. Jung, H. Choi, Chaiwoo Lee, S. Bahn, M.H. Yun), In Fall Conference of Ergonomics Society of Korea, 2008. [bib]
[2007] Development of a seat-feel model based on affective evaluation of bidet seats (M. Jung, Chaiwoo Lee, W. Suh, M.H. Yun), In Spring Conference of Ergonomics Society of Korea, 2007. [bib]
Theses
[2010] Usability evaluation of mobile interfaces using video-based behavior monitoring and eye gaze analysis (Chaiwoo Lee), Master's thesis, Seoul National University, 2010. [bib]
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John Lydiard

John Lydiard

S.M. Candidate, Engineering Systems Division

B.S. Systems Engineering Management, United States Air Force Academy '12

Research Area: Modeling and Simulation, Systems Architecture and Engineering, Systems of Systems Engineering

John Lydiard is also associated with the MIT Lincoln Laboratory

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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: Resilience of long-duration space systems, particularly Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) for space habitation

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
[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

S.M. 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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