I’ve officially passed my qualifying exams. I took my qualifiers in both Intermediate Dynamics and Space Systems. Having passed both I am officially a Ph.D. Candidate. Time to begin preparing for my thesis proposal. Next semester will see the completion of a satellite ground station at Alabama (more on that later), the publishing of an … More Updates: Ph.D. Candidate
I pick up again by reviewing the solution to the problem assigned during Lecture 1. A few common coordinate systems and reference frames are introduced, orbital perturbations are introduced, and an example problem to be solved in Lecture 4 is given to the class to start on. … More Lecture 3 – Orbital Mechanics Review B
Solving for the state vector in a uniform gravitational field with “true,” range observations. … More OD – HW 1 Solution
It is Rocket Science
An example of some of my work for NASA Student Launch. The payload was a Hazard Avoidance Lander using optical systems to avoid landing dangers. The rocket was designed to achieve just under a mile in altitude.