Publications

Conference Presentations

2014

LeGrand, K., DeMars, K., and Pernicka, H., "Probabilistic Initial Relative Orbit Determination," Proceedings of the 4S Symposium, Majorca, Spain, 2014

Darling, J., DeMars, K., McCabe, J., and Pernicka, H., "Linear and Unscented Covariance Analysis for Spacecraft Close Proximity Relative Navigation," presented as paper AAS 14-257 at the 24th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico, January 26-30, 2014.

LeGrand, K., DeMars, K., and Pernicka, H., "Initial Relative Orbit Determination Using Multiple LOS Measurements and Gaussian Mixture Models," presented as paper AAS 14-292 at the 24th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico, January 26-30, 2014.

2013

LeGrand, K., Pernicka, H.J., and DeMars, K., ``Initial Relative Orbit Determination Using Stereoscopic Imaging and Gaussian Mixture Models," presented as paper SSC13-VIII-6 at the 27th Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, Logan, Utah, August 10-15, 2013.

Malott, L., Palangpour, P., and Pernicka, H.J., "Small Spacecraft Software Modeling: A Petri Net-Based Approach," presented as paper SSC13-VIII-6 at the 27th Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, Logan, Utah, August 10-15, 2013.

McCall, P., Gildo, T., Darling, J., LeGrand, K., Liu, C. and Pernicka, H., "Many-Core Computing for Space-based Stereoscopic Imaging," presented as paper 2808 3 in Session: 7.03 Multi- and Many-Core Computing in Space: Hardware and Software at the 2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 2-9, 2013.

Darling, J., LeGrand, K., Pernicka, H., and Lovell, T.A., "Close Proximity Operations Using Stereoscopic Imaging," presented as paper AAS 13-415 at the 23rd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Lihue, Hawaii, February 10-14, 2013.

Mahajan, B., Pernicka, H., and, Darling, J., "Orbit Determination of an Uncooperative RSO Using a Stereo Vision-Based Sensor," presented as paper AAS 13-434 at the 23rd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Lihue, Hawaii, February 10-14, 2013.

2011

Searcy, J. and Pernicka, H.J., "Magnetometer-Only Attitude Determination Using Two-Step Kalman Filter," to appear in Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics; also, presented as paper AAS 11-572 at the Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Girdwood, Alaska, July 31-August 4, 2011.

2010

Pahl, R., Tutza, C., Pernicka, H., and Rovey, J., "Design, Test, and Validation of a Refrigerant-Based Cold-Gas Propulsion System for Small Satellites," presented as paper SSC10-VIII-6 at the 24st Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, Logan, Utah, August 9-12, 2010.

2007

Aggarwal, S., Pernicka, H., and Balakrishnan, S.N., "Optimal Control of a Sun-Synchronous Lunar Orbiter," presented as paper AIAA-2007-6845 at the AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, Hilton Head, South Carolina, August 20-23, 2007.

Dancer, M.W., Searcy, J.D., and Pernicka, H., "Orbit/Attitude Determination and Control for the UMR SAT Mission," presented as paper SSC07-IX-6 at the 21st Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, Logan, Utah, August 13-16, 2007.

Dancer, M., Searcy, J., Walker, D., and Pernicka, H., "Attitude Determination And Control System For The University Of Missouri-Rolla Satellite Mission," AAS Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, CO, February 3-7, 2007.

Seubert, C., Norgren, C. "Refrigerant-Based Propulsion System for Small Spacecraft," 43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, Cincinatti, OH, July 8-10, 2007.

Seubert, C., Pernicka, H., et al. "Feasibility of Developing a Refrigerant-Based Propulsion System for Small Spacecraft," SSC07-III-4, 21st Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, Logan, Ut, August 13-16, 2007.

2006

Dancer, M., Searcy, J. "MR SAT Orbit Determination Using the Theta-D Filter," AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit, Keystone, CO, August 21-24, 2006.

2005

Carlson, B.A., Pernicka, H.J., and Balakrishnan, "Discrete Maneuver Formationkeeping at Libration Points L1 and L2" presented as paper AAS 05-194 at the AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, Copper, Colorado, January 23-27 2005.

Tolbert, D.R. and Pernicka, H.J., "Orbit Optimization for Regenerative Aerobraking at Mars," presented as paper AAS 05-355 at the Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, South Lake Tahoe, California, August 7-11, 2005.

Xin, M., Balakrishnan, S.N., and Pernicka, H.J., "Multiple Spacecraft Formation Control With Theta-D Method," presented at the 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, July 4-8, 2005.

2004

Pernicka, H.J., Carlson, B.A., and Balakrishnan, S.N., "Spacecraft Formation Flight about Libration Points", presented at the AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference as paper AIAA 2004-4737, Providence, Rhode Island, August 16-19, 2004.

Pernicka, H.J., Dancer, M., Abrudan, A., Harrington, J. "Simulation of the Dynamics of a Short Tethered Satellite System", AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit, Providence, RI, August 16-19, 2004.

Vignal, P. and Pernicka, H.J., "Close Formation Spacecraft Formation Keeping," presented as paper AAS 04-296 at the 14th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Maui, Hawaii, February 8-12, 2004.

Xin, M., Balakrishnan, S.N., and Pernicka, H. "Deep-Space Spacecraft Formation Flying Using Control," presented at the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference as paper AIAA 2004-4784, Providence, Rhode Island, August 16-19, 2004.

Xin, M., Dancer, M. W., Balakrishnan, S.N., and Pernicka, H.J. "Stationkeeping of an L2 Libration Point Satellite with Theta-D Technique", presented at the American Control Conference, Boston, MA, June 30-July 2, 2004.


Theses

2011

Meub, James. Continuous Low Thrust for Small Spacecraft Proximity Operations, M.S. thesis, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2011.

Sanders, Tonya. Shaker Table Vibration Testing of a Microsatellite, M.S. thesis, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2011.

Searcy, Jason. Magnetometer-Only Attitude Determination with Application to the M-SAT Mission, M.S. thesis, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2011.

2010

Pahl, Ryan. Integration and Test of a Refrigerant-Based Cold Gas Propulsions System for Small satellites, M.S. thesis, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2010.

Dancer, Michael. Analysis of the Theta-D Filter as Applied to Hit-to-Kill Interceptors and Satellite Orbit Determination, M.S. thesis, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2010.

Miller, Shawn. Management of a University Satellite Program with Focus on a Refrigerant-Based Propulsion System, M.S. thesis, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2010.

2009

Siebert, Joseph. Design, Hazard Analysis, and System Level Testing of a University Propulsion System, M.S. thesis, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2009.

2007

Harl, Nathan. Low-Thrust Control of a Lunar Orbiter. M.S. thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2007.

Seubert, Carl Reiner. Refrigerant-Based Propulsion System for Small Spacecraft. M.S. thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2007.

Stewart, Abbie Marie. A Guide To The Establishment Of A University Satellite Program. M.S. thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2007.

Walker, David Randall. Control of the Attitude System for the UMR SAT Project. M.S. thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2007.

Ziegler, Lori Ann. Configuration, Manufacture, Assembly, and Integration of a University Microsatellite. M.S. thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2007.

2005

Carlson, Brian. Spacecraft Formation Flight About Libration Points. M.S. thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2005.

Tolbert, Douglas. Orbit Optimization for Regenerative Aerobraking at Mars. M.S. thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2005.

2004

Bapat, Shriram Vasant. Thermal Analysis of the MR SAT Spacecraft. M.S. thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2004.

Renduchintala, Satyakishore Venkata. Design and analysis of a tether system for MR SAT. M.S. thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2004.

Stehly, Joseph Shaw. Dynamic Modeling of the Attitude for the MR SAT Mission. M.S. thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2004.

2003

Vignal, Pierre Jean. Chasing Process of the MR SAT Project. M.S. thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2003.


Journal Publications

2015

LeGrand, K., DeMars, K., and Pernicka, H., "Bearings-only Initial Relative Orbit Determination," to appear, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 2015

2014

Malott, L., Palangpour, P., Pernicka, H.J. and Chellappan, S. "Small Spacecraft Software Modeling: A Petri Net-Based Approach", AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, accepted February 10, 2014.

2011

Searcy, J. and Pernicka, H.J., "Magnetometer-Only Attitude Determination Using Two-Step Kalman Filter, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics; also presented as paper AAS 11-572 at the Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Girdwood, Alaska, July 31-August 4, 2011.

2007

Xin, M., Balakrishnan, S.N., Pernicka, H.J., "Position and Attitude Control of Deep-Space Spacecraft Formation Flying via Virtual Structure and Theta-D Technique", Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, accepted.

Xin, M., Balakrishnan, S.N., Pernicka, H.J., "Libration Point Stationkeeping Using the Theta-D Technique," accepted, Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, August 2007.

Xin, M., Balakrishnan, S.N., Pernicka, H.J., "Multiple Spacecraft Formation Control with Theta-D Method", IET Control Theory and Applications, March 2007, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp. 485-493.

2006

Pernicka, H.J., Carlson, B.A., and Balakrishnan, S.N. "Spacecraft Formation Flight About Libration Points Using Impulsive Maneuvering", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 29, No. 5, September-October 2006, pp. 1122-1130.

Vignal, P. and Pernicka, H.J., "Low-Thrust Spacecraft Formation Keeping", Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 43, No. 2, March-April 2006, pp. 466-475.

Publications

Conference Presentations

2014

LeGrand, K., DeMars, K., and Pernicka, H., "Probabilistic Initial Relative Orbit Determination," Proceedings of the 4S Symposium, Majorca, Spain, 2014

Darling, J., DeMars, K., McCabe, J., and Pernicka, H., "Linear and Unscented Covariance Analysis for Spacecraft Close Proximity Relative Navigation," presented as paper AAS 14-257 at the 24th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico, January 26-30, 2014.

LeGrand, K., DeMars, K., and Pernicka, H., "Initial Relative Orbit Determination Using Multiple LOS Measurements and Gaussian Mixture Models," presented as paper AAS 14-292 at the 24th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico, January 26-30, 2014.

2013

LeGrand, K., Pernicka, H.J., and DeMars, K., ``Initial Relative Orbit Determination Using Stereoscopic Imaging and Gaussian Mixture Models," presented as paper SSC13-VIII-6 at the 27th Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, Logan, Utah, August 10-15, 2013.

Malott, L., Palangpour, P., and Pernicka, H.J., "Small Spacecraft Software Modeling: A Petri Net-Based Approach," presented as paper SSC13-VIII-6 at the 27th Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, Logan, Utah, August 10-15, 2013.

McCall, P., Gildo, T., Darling, J., LeGrand, K., Liu, C. and Pernicka, H., "Many-Core Computing for Space-based Stereoscopic Imaging," presented as paper 2808 3 in Session: 7.03 Multi- and Many-Core Computing in Space: Hardware and Software at the 2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 2-9, 2013.

Darling, J., LeGrand, K., Pernicka, H., and Lovell, T.A., "Close Proximity Operations Using Stereoscopic Imaging," presented as paper AAS 13-415 at the 23rd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Lihue, Hawaii, February 10-14, 2013.

Mahajan, B., Pernicka, H., and, Darling, J., "Orbit Determination of an Uncooperative RSO Using a Stereo Vision-Based Sensor," presented as paper AAS 13-434 at the 23rd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Lihue, Hawaii, February 10-14, 2013.

2011

Searcy, J. and Pernicka, H.J., "Magnetometer-Only Attitude Determination Using Two-Step Kalman Filter," to appear in Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics; also, presented as paper AAS 11-572 at the Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Girdwood, Alaska, July 31-August 4, 2011.

2010

Pahl, R., Tutza, C., Pernicka, H., and Rovey, J., "Design, Test, and Validation of a Refrigerant-Based Cold-Gas Propulsion System for Small Satellites," presented as paper SSC10-VIII-6 at the 24st Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, Logan, Utah, August 9-12, 2010.

2007

Aggarwal, S., Pernicka, H., and Balakrishnan, S.N., "Optimal Control of a Sun-Synchronous Lunar Orbiter," presented as paper AIAA-2007-6845 at the AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, Hilton Head, South Carolina, August 20-23, 2007.

Dancer, M.W., Searcy, J.D., and Pernicka, H., "Orbit/Attitude Determination and Control for the UMR SAT Mission," presented as paper SSC07-IX-6 at the 21st Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, Logan, Utah, August 13-16, 2007.

Dancer, M., Searcy, J., Walker, D., and Pernicka, H., "Attitude Determination And Control System For The University Of Missouri-Rolla Satellite Mission," AAS Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, CO, February 3-7, 2007.

Seubert, C., Norgren, C. "Refrigerant-Based Propulsion System for Small Spacecraft," 43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, Cincinatti, OH, July 8-10, 2007.

Seubert, C., Pernicka, H., et al. "Feasibility of Developing a Refrigerant-Based Propulsion System for Small Spacecraft," SSC07-III-4, 21st Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, Logan, Ut, August 13-16, 2007.

2006

Dancer, M., Searcy, J. "MR SAT Orbit Determination Using the Theta-D Filter," AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit, Keystone, CO, August 21-24, 2006.

2005

Carlson, B.A., Pernicka, H.J., and Balakrishnan, "Discrete Maneuver Formationkeeping at Libration Points L1 and L2" presented as paper AAS 05-194 at the AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, Copper, Colorado, January 23-27 2005.

Tolbert, D.R. and Pernicka, H.J., "Orbit Optimization for Regenerative Aerobraking at Mars," presented as paper AAS 05-355 at the Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, South Lake Tahoe, California, August 7-11, 2005.

Xin, M., Balakrishnan, S.N., and Pernicka, H.J., "Multiple Spacecraft Formation Control With Theta-D Method," presented at the 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, July 4-8, 2005.

2004

Pernicka, H.J., Carlson, B.A., and Balakrishnan, S.N., "Spacecraft Formation Flight about Libration Points", presented at the AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference as paper AIAA 2004-4737, Providence, Rhode Island, August 16-19, 2004.

Pernicka, H.J., Dancer, M., Abrudan, A., Harrington, J. "Simulation of the Dynamics of a Short Tethered Satellite System", AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit, Providence, RI, August 16-19, 2004.

Vignal, P. and Pernicka, H.J., "Close Formation Spacecraft Formation Keeping," presented as paper AAS 04-296 at the 14th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Maui, Hawaii, February 8-12, 2004.

Xin, M., Balakrishnan, S.N., and Pernicka, H. "Deep-Space Spacecraft Formation Flying Using Control," presented at the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference as paper AIAA 2004-4784, Providence, Rhode Island, August 16-19, 2004.

Xin, M., Dancer, M. W., Balakrishnan, S.N., and Pernicka, H.J. "Stationkeeping of an L2 Libration Point Satellite with Theta-D Technique", presented at the American Control Conference, Boston, MA, June 30-July 2, 2004.


Theses

2011

Meub, James. Continuous Low Thrust for Small Spacecraft Proximity Operations, M.S. thesis, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2011.

Sanders, Tonya. Shaker Table Vibration Testing of a Microsatellite, M.S. thesis, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2011.

Searcy, Jason. Magnetometer-Only Attitude Determination with Application to the M-SAT Mission, M.S. thesis, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2011.

2010

Pahl, Ryan. Integration and Test of a Refrigerant-Based Cold Gas Propulsions System for Small satellites, M.S. thesis, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2010.

Dancer, Michael. Analysis of the Theta-D Filter as Applied to Hit-to-Kill Interceptors and Satellite Orbit Determination, M.S. thesis, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2010.

Miller, Shawn. Management of a University Satellite Program with Focus on a Refrigerant-Based Propulsion System, M.S. thesis, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2010.

2009

Siebert, Joseph. Design, Hazard Analysis, and System Level Testing of a University Propulsion System, M.S. thesis, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2009.

2007

Harl, Nathan. Low-Thrust Control of a Lunar Orbiter. M.S. thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2007.

Seubert, Carl Reiner. Refrigerant-Based Propulsion System for Small Spacecraft. M.S. thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2007.

Stewart, Abbie Marie. A Guide To The Establishment Of A University Satellite Program. M.S. thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2007.

Walker, David Randall. Control of the Attitude System for the UMR SAT Project. M.S. thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2007.

Ziegler, Lori Ann. Configuration, Manufacture, Assembly, and Integration of a University Microsatellite. M.S. thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2007.

2005

Carlson, Brian. Spacecraft Formation Flight About Libration Points. M.S. thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2005.

Tolbert, Douglas. Orbit Optimization for Regenerative Aerobraking at Mars. M.S. thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2005.

2004

Bapat, Shriram Vasant. Thermal Analysis of the MR SAT Spacecraft. M.S. thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2004.

Renduchintala, Satyakishore Venkata. Design and analysis of a tether system for MR SAT. M.S. thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2004.

Stehly, Joseph Shaw. Dynamic Modeling of the Attitude for the MR SAT Mission. M.S. thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2004.

2003

Vignal, Pierre Jean. Chasing Process of the MR SAT Project. M.S. thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2003.


Journal Publications

2015

LeGrand, K., DeMars, K., and Pernicka, H., "Bearings-only Initial Relative Orbit Determination," to appear, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 2015

2014

Malott, L., Palangpour, P., Pernicka, H.J. and Chellappan, S. "Small Spacecraft Software Modeling: A Petri Net-Based Approach", AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, accepted February 10, 2014.

2011

Searcy, J. and Pernicka, H.J., "Magnetometer-Only Attitude Determination Using Two-Step Kalman Filter, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics; also presented as paper AAS 11-572 at the Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Girdwood, Alaska, July 31-August 4, 2011.

2007

Xin, M., Balakrishnan, S.N., Pernicka, H.J., "Position and Attitude Control of Deep-Space Spacecraft Formation Flying via Virtual Structure and Theta-D Technique", Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, accepted.

Xin, M., Balakrishnan, S.N., Pernicka, H.J., "Libration Point Stationkeeping Using the Theta-D Technique," accepted, Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, August 2007.

Xin, M., Balakrishnan, S.N., Pernicka, H.J., "Multiple Spacecraft Formation Control with Theta-D Method", IET Control Theory and Applications, March 2007, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp. 485-493.

2006

Pernicka, H.J., Carlson, B.A., and Balakrishnan, S.N. "Spacecraft Formation Flight About Libration Points Using Impulsive Maneuvering", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 29, No. 5, September-October 2006, pp. 1122-1130.

Vignal, P. and Pernicka, H.J., "Low-Thrust Spacecraft Formation Keeping", Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 43, No. 2, March-April 2006, pp. 466-475.

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    LeGrand, K., DeMars, K., and Pernicka, H., "Probabilistic Initial Relative Orbit Determination," presented as paper AAS-123 at the Organization, San Antonio, TX, January 11, 2017.
  • Hank Pernicka, "Fun times with awesome students," presented as paper AAS-123 at the Organization, Santa Cruz, CA, January 10, 2017.