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Gill, E.K.A. (author), Akos, D. M. (author)
This paper proposes a novel concept of using highly efficient Snapshot Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) receivers to provide precise position fixes of single or multiple satellites in Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) to improve upper atmospheric modeling and thus contribute to superior space situational awareness (SSA). While tracking of LEO...
journal article 2024
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Pasqualetto Cassinis, L. (author), Park, Tae Ha (author), Stacey, Nathan (author), D'Amico, Simone (author), Menicucci, A. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author), Ahrns, Ingo (author), Sanchez-Gestido, Manuel (author)
This paper introduces an adaptive Convolutional Neural Network (CNN)-based Unscented Kalman Filter for the pose estimation of uncooperative spacecraft. The validation is carried out at Stanford's robotic Testbed for Rendezvous and Optical Navigation on the Satellite Hardware-In-the-loop Rendezvous Trajectories (SHIRT) dataset, which simulates...
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van Helden, G. (author), Zandbergen, B.T.C. (author), Specht, M.M. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
Contribution: This article presents a comprehensive overview of characteristics of educational designs of collaborative engineering design activities found in literature and how these characteristics mediate students' collaboration. Background: Engineers have to solve complex problems that require collaboration. In education, various...
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van Helden, G. (author), Zandbergen, B.T.C. (author), Shvarts, A. Y. (author), Specht, M.M. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
Higher educational institutions have broadly adopted Collaborative Engineering Design (CED) activities to prepare students for complex problem-solving in multidisciplinary settings. These activities are non-linear and mediated by various social practices and tools. Therefore educators might struggle in facilitating the achievement of specific...
conference paper 2023
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Turan, E. (author), Speretta, S. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in lunar missions, particularly with the growing role of small satellites facilitated by piggyback launch opportunities. Typically, ground-based radiometric tracking is the workhorse to establish the necessary navigation solution in these missions, however, this could be expensive, while small...
conference paper 2023
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Casini, S. (author), Cervone, A. (author), Monna, G.L.E. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
Line-of-Sight (LoS) navigation is an optical navigation technique that exploits the direction to visible celestial bodies, obtained from an onboard imaging system, to estimate the position and velocity of a spacecraft. The directions are fed to an estimation filter, where they are matched with the actual position of the observed bodies,...
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Gill, E.K.A. (author), Morton, Jade (author), Axelrad, Penina (author), Akos, Dennis M. (author), Centrella, M. (author), Speretta, S. (author)
Spaceborne Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) receivers have become ubiquitous sensors for spacecraft navigation, especially in Low Earth Orbits (LEOs), often also supporting science endeavors or as acting dedicated science payloads. Due to the large number of space-capable GNSS receiver models available, spacecraft designers, as well as...
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Di Mascio, S. (author), Menicucci, A. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author), Monteleone, Claudio (author)
This paper describes the work carried out to extend the NOEL-V platform to include data-level parallelism (DLP) by implementing an integer subset of the RISC-V Vector Extension. The performance and resource utilization efficiency of the resulting vector processor for different levels of DLP (i.e., number of lanes) have been compared to the...
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Bouwmeester, J. (author), Menicucci, A. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
The objective of this paper is to investigate which approach would lead to more reliable CubeSats: full subsystem redundancy or improved testing. Based on data from surveys, the reliability of satellites and subsystems is estimated using a Kaplan–Meier estimator. Subsequently, a variety of reliability models is defined and their maximum...
journal article 2022
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Villalba, Víctor (author), van Es, Johannes (author), Kuiper, J.M. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
Piezoelectric actuators are a very attractive technology for active optics mechanisms in space applications due to their very high precision and reliability. However, self-heating of these actuators may be limit their use in space or under high loads, due to the limited ability to evacuate heat. Test procedures that reproduce the operational...
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Turan, E. (author), Speretta, S. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
In recent years, there is a growing interest in small satellites for deep space exploration. The current approach for planetary navigation is based on ground-based radiometric tracking. A new era of low-cost small satellites for space exploration will require autonomous deep space navigation. This will decrease the reliance on ground-based...
review 2022
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Gradl, P.R. (author), Cervone, A. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
Additive Manufacturing (AM) offers new design and manufacturing opportunities of thin-wall microchannel heat exchangers for aerospace and industrial applications. Laser Powder Directed Energy Deposition (LP-DED) is an AM process providing large scale manufacturing of thin-wall microchannel heat exchangers. Successful industrialization of the LP...
journal article 2022
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Pasqualetto Cassinis, L. (author), Menicucci, A. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author), Ahrns, Ingo (author), Sanchez-Gestido, Manuel (author)
The estimation of the relative pose of an inactive spacecraft by an active servicer spacecraft is a critical task for close-proximity operations, such as In-Orbit Servicing and Active Debris Removal. Among all the challenges, the lack of available space images of the inactive satellite makes the on-ground validation of current monocular...
journal article 2022
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Turan, E. (author), Speretta, S. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
This study presents an autonomous orbit determination system based on crosslink radiometric measurements applied to a future lunar CubeSat mission to clearly highlight its advantages with respect to existing ground-based navigation strategies. This work is based on the Linked Autonomous Interplanetary Satellite Orbit Navigation (LiAISON) method...
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Turan, E. (author), Speretta, S. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
This study investigates the application of the Linked Autonomous Interplanetary Satellite Orbit Navigation (LiAI-SON) technique for multiple small spacecraft in cislunar orbits considering high inter-satellite range measurement errors. The LiAISON method provides an autonomous orbit determination solution using crosslink measurements such as...
conference paper 2022
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Turan, E. (author), Speretta, S. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
This study provides a performance analysis of radiometric autonomous navigation for the lunar satellite network topologies formed by three spacecraft at various orbits. This work is built on the Linked Autonomous Interplanetary Satellite Orbit Navigation (LiAISON) method and uses mesh (distributed) and centralized (star) network topologies. The...
other 2022
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Turan, E. (author), Speretta, S. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
In this study, the application of the Linked Autonomous Interplanetary Satellite Orbit Navigation (LiAISON) method for cislunar satellite formations is investigated considering range only and range-rate only measurements. The LiAISON method provides an autonomous orbit determination solution solely using satellite-to-satellite measurements such...
other 2022
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Turan, E. (author), Speretta, S. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
Recent advances in space technology provide an opportunity for small satellites to be launched in cislunar space. However, tracking these small satellites still depends on ground-based operations. Autonomous navigation could be a possible solution considering the challenges presented by costly ground operations and limited onboard power...
journal article 2022
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van Helden, G. (author), Zandbergen, B.T.C. (author), Specht, M.M. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
To adequately prepare engineering students for their professional career, educational institutions offer projects in which students collaboratively solve engineering design problems. It is known from research these projects can lead to a variety of learning outcomes and student experiences. However, studies that provide insights in the influence...
conference paper 2022
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Leverone, F.K. (author), Cervone, A. (author), Pini, M. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
Small satellites with increased capabilities in terms of power and propulsion are being demanded for future missions. This paper addresses an alternative bi-modal solution which consists of a solar thermal propulsion system coupled with a micro-Organic Rankine Cycle system, to co-generate thrust and electrical power. Current literature on bi...
journal article 2021
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