Our group is currently solving problems in the following areas (click on the link for more information):
- Autonomous Vehicles and Onboard Navigation
- Nonlinear Estimation
- Spacecraft Rendezvous
- Orbit Determination
- Vision-Based Navigation
- Attitude Dynamics, Determination, and Control
This research is in collaboration with Infinity Labs.
This joint research collaboration with Dr. Ufuk Topcu, Texas A&M, University of New Mexico, University of Colorado Boulder, and University of Washington proposes to develop a theoretical and computational foundation to support space situational awareness and autonomous operations in the cislunar regime. The resulting algorithms will support onboard, autonomous navigation, reachability, and control.
This joint research collaboration with Dr. Karen Willcox, University of Arizona and Raytheon proposes to develop autonomous guidance and navigation systems for hypersonic systems.
This research collaboration with Ms. Rachel Mamich investigates navigation technology for spacecraft rendezvous with an uncooperative and maneuvering target. (NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunity).
This joint research collaboration with Dr. Karen Willcox supports the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to develop the mathematical and computational framework needed to create predictive digital twins for space systems. This research directly supports our Nonlinear Estimation and our Autonomous Vehicles core research areas.
This research supports the NASA Johnson Space Center to push the state of the art in autonomous deep-space navigation. The main research goals are crater-relative navigation and everywhere rendezvous. This research directly supports our Autonomous Vehicles, our Spacecraft Rendezvous, and our Vision-Based Navigation core research areas.
Unknown Environments (2020-2024)
This research collaboration with Mr. Corey Marcus investigates the fusion of camera and LIDAR data for autonomous descent and landing navigation and guidance. (NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunity)