24th  International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics

Laurel, Maryland, USA, 5 - 9 May, 2014

The 24th  ISSFD was organized by APL (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory).



Monday, May 5 Tuesday, May 6 Wednesday, May 7 Thursday, May 8 Friday, May 9
7:30 Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
8:30 Registration AD OD I GNC FF II
9:30 Opening
10:10 FDO1 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
10:30 IN I FF I IN II MD
12:10 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
15:10 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break APL Tour
17:30 Poster Session &
Cruise Dinner


Monday – May 5, 2014
7:30-8:30 Breakfast - Provided for meeting registrants
8:30-9:30 Registration
9:30-9:40 Welcome/Logistics, Yanping Guo (Symposium Chair, APL)
9:40-10:10 Welcome Remarks, Michael Ryschkewitsch (APL Space Sector Head)
Session 1: Flight Dynamics Operations I (FDO I)
Chair: Alain Lamy (CNES), Daniel O'Shaughnessy (APL)
10:10-10:30 New Horizons Encounter Rehearsal Planning and Execution (Abstract | Paper)
Gabe D. Rogers, APL, USA
10:30-10:50 Maintaining Aura's Orbit Requirements while Performing Orbit Maintenance Maneuvers Containing an Orbit Normal Delta-V Component (Abstract | Paper)
Megan Johnson, a.i. solutions, Inc., USA
10:50-11:10 The TerraSAR-X Precise Orbit Control - Concept and Flight Results (Abstract | Paper)
Ralph Kahle, DLR/GSOC, Germany
11:10-11:30 Attitude Determination, Control and Operating Modes for CONASAT Cubesats (Abstract | Paper)
Valdemir Carrara, INPE, Brazil
11:30-11:50 High Reactivity Maneuver Design in ATV Missions (Abstract | Paper)
Martinez Santiago, CNES, France
11:50-12:10 GOCE Low Orbit and De-orbiting Operations (Abstract | Paper)
Miguel A. Martín Serrano, ESA/ESOC, Germany
12:10-13:10 Lunch - Provided for meeting registrants.
Session 2: Interplanetary Mission Design I (IMD I)
Chair: Yanping Guo (APL), James McAdams (APL)
13:10-13:30 Double Asteroid Redirection Test – Mission Design and Navigation (Abstract | Paper)
Justin A. Atchison, APL, USA
13:30-13:50 Quasi-Periodic Orbits in the Vicinity of the Sun-Earth System L2 Point and their Implementation in "SPECTR-RG" and "Millimetron" Missions (Abstract | Paper)
I.S. Ilin, Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Russian
13:50-14:10 GAIA: Trajectory Design with Tightening Constraints (Abstract | Paper)
Florian Renk, ESA/ESOC, Germany
14:10-14:30 Preliminary Mission Design of PROCYON: A Micro Spacecraft to Asteroid (Abstract | Paper)
Naoya Ozaki, The University of Tokyo, Japan
14:30-14:50 Natural Recovery Options for Failed Transfers to the Sun-Earth Libration Points with the Example of GAIA (Abstract | Paper)
Markus Landgraf, ESA/ESOC, Germany
14:50-15:10 Launch Window Trade Analysis for the James Webb Space Telescope (Abstract | Paper)
15:10-15:30 Coffee Break
Session 3: Collision Risk & Space Debris I (CR&SD I)
Chair: Conrad Schiff (NASA/GSFC), Justin Atchison (APL)
15:30-15:50 Management of Collision Risks and Debris Mitigation - Airbus Flight Dynamics Team (Abstract | Paper)
François Bonaventure, Astrium Satellites, France
15:50-16:10 Collision Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategy for the GSOC GEO Satellites (Abstract | Paper)
Saika Aida, DLR/GSOC, Germany
16:10-16:30 GPS-Based Precise Orbit Determination for LEO Satellites with Carrier-Phase Integer Ambiguity Resolution (Abstract | Paper)
Kyohei Akiyama, JAXA, Japan
16:30-16:50 ESA’s COllision Risk Assessment and Avoidance Manoeuvres Tool (CORAM) (Abstract | Paper)
Juan Antonio Pulido, DEIMOS Space S.L.U., Spain
16:50-17:10 Search for Stable Decommission Orbits for SXM HIEO Satellites (Abstract | Paper)
Joseph Chan, Intelsat, USA
17:10-17:30 The Orbital Motion in LEO Region: CBERS Satellites and Space Debris (Abstract | Paper)
Jarbas Cordeiro Sampaio, UNIFESP, Brazil
Tuesday - May 6, 2014
7:30-8:30 Breakfast - Provided for meeting registrants.
Session 4: Attitude Dynamics (AD)
Chair: Yanping Guo (APL), Justin Atchison (APL)
8:30-8:50 Seasonal Analysis of Attitude Estimation Accuracy for the Brazilian Satellite Amazonia-1 under Normal and Faulty Conditions (Abstract | Paper)
Ronan Arraes Jardim Chagas, INPE, Brazil
8:50-9:10 Intermediaries for Gravity-Gradient Attitude Dynamics II. the Role of Triaxiality (Abstract | Paper)
Sebastián Ferrer, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
9:10-9:30 Attitude Estimation Process of the Sensing Remote Satellite CBERS-2 with Unscented Kalman Filter and Quaternion Incremental, Using Real Data (Abstract | Paper)
Roberta V. Garcia, UNESP, Brazil
9:30-9:50 The Extended H? Filter for Calibration and Attitude Determination using Real Data of CBERS-2 Satellite (Abstract | Paper)
William R. Silva, INPE, Brazil
9:50-10:10 Numerical and Analytical Spacecraft Attitude Prediction (Abstract | Paper)
Maria C. Zanardi, UFABC, Brazil
10:10-10:30 Coffee Break
Session 5: Interplanetary Navigation I (IN I)
Chair: Ralph Kahle (DLR/GSOC), Uday Shankar (APL)
10:30-10:50 New Concepts for Relative Navigation at Planetary Approach (Abstract | Paper)
Rainer Bauske, ESA/ESOC, Germany
10:50-11:10 Navigational Challenges for a Europa Flyby Mission (Abstract | Paper)
Tomas J. Martin-Mur, JPL, USA
11:10-11:30 Very Small Asteroids Detection and Rendezvous Strategy (Abstract | Paper)
Juan L. Cano, ELECNOR DEIMOS, Spain
11:30-11:50 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Orbit Determination Accuracy Analysis (Abstract | Paper)
Steven Slojkowski, a.i. solutions, Inc., USA
11:50-12:10 Mission Design and Navigation Analysis of the ESA ExoMars program (Abstract | Paper)
Tomohiro Yamaguchi, GMV, Germany
12:10-13:10 Lunch - Provided for meeting registrants.
Session 6: Interplanetary Mission Design II (IMD II)
Chair: Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi (JAXA), Christopher Scott (APL)
13:10-13:30 Mission Design for the Exploration of Neptune and Triton (Abstract | Paper)
Stefano Campagnola, JAXA/ISAS, Japan
13:30-13:50 Solar Probe Plus Mission Design Overview and Mission Profile (Abstract | Paper)
Yanping Guo, APL, USA
13:50-14:10 Near Earth Asteroids Transfer onto Earth Resonance Orbits with the Use of Gravity Assist Maneuvers (Abstract | Paper)
Anton Ledkov, Space Research Institute of Russian Academy of Space, Russia
14:10-14:30 The Final Two Years: MESSENGER's Trajectory from the Third Year in Orbit through Mercury Impact (Abstract | Paper)
Dawn P. Moessner, APL, USA
14:30-14:50 BepiColombo Trajectory Options to Mercury In 2016 and 2017 (Abstract | Paper)
Ruediger Jehn, ESA/ESOC, Germany
14:50-15:10 EUCLID: ESA's Dark Energy 3-Axis Stabilized Survey Mission at the Night-Side Sun-Earth Libration Point (Abstract | Paper)
Florian Renk, ESA/ESOC, Germany
15:10-15:30 Coffee Break
Session 7: Trajectory Optimization (TO)
Chair: Helio Koiti Kuga (INPE), Martin Ozimek (APL)
15:30-15:50 Particle Swarm Optimization of 2-Maneuver, Impulsive Transfers From LEO to Lagrange Point Orbits Via Shooting (Abstract | Paper)
Andrew J. Abraham, Lehigh University, USA
15:50-16:10 Coupled Optimization of Launcher and All-Electric Satellite Trajectories (Abstract | Paper)
Mathieu Verlet, EADS Astrium Space Transportation, France
16:10-16:30 Tuning Monotonic Basin Hopping: Improving the Efficiency of Stochastic Search as Applied to Low-Thrust Trajectory Optimization (Abstract | Paper)
Jacob A. Englander, NASA/GSFC, USA
16:30-16:50 Radiation Optimum Solar-Electric-Propulsion Transfer from GTO to GEO (Abstract | Paper)
Ruediger Jehn, ESA/ESOC, Germany
16:50-17:10 Transfer to Multi-Circle Elliptic Halo Orbit in Earth-Moon Elliptic Restricted Three-Body Problem (Abstract | Paper)
Hao Peng, Beihang University, China
17:10-17:30 A Systematic Study about Sun Perturbations on Low Energy Earth-to-Moon Transfers (Abstract | Paper)
Sandro da Silva Fernandes, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, Brazil
17:30-20:30 Poster Session and Reception
Poster Session - Light refreshments, Beer and Wine available.  Registrants may invite a guest.
  Efficient Station-Keeping for Cluster Flight (Abstract | Paper)
Matthew C. Ruschmann, Emergent Space Technologies Inc., USA
  Eumetsat study for Attitude Dynamics and Disturbances in LEO and GEO Environment (Abstract | Paper)
Stefano Pessina, EUMETSAT, Germany
  Finite Solar Radiation Pressure Modeling using OpenGL (Abstract | Paper)
Jason Tichy, a.i. solutions, USA
  Scalable Trajectory Design with COTS Software (Abstract | Paper)
Jonathan Lowe, Analytical Graphics, Inc., USA
  STE-QUEST: Mission Design with Evolving Science Constraints (Abstract | Paper)
Florian Renk, ESA/ESOC, Germany
  Trajectory Design for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) (Abstract | Paper)
Donald J. Dichmann, NASA/GSFC, USA
  VNREDSat-1 Mission: Transfer and First Months of Operations (Abstract | Paper)
Thibault Sandre, EADS Astrium SAS, France
Wednesday - May 7, 2014
7:30-8:30 Breakfast  - Provided for meeting registrants.
Session 8: Orbit Determination I (OD I)
Chair: Tomas Martin-Mur (JPL), Robin Vaughan (APL)
8:30-8:50 Use of Galileo NeQuick Ionospheric Estimation for Satellite Operational Orbit Determination (Abstract | Paper)
Daniel Navarro Reyes, ESA, The Netherlands
8:50-9:10 Precise Determination of Mean Orbital Elements for LEO Monitoring and Maintenance (Abstract | Paper)
Sofya Spiridonova, DLR/GSOC, Germany
9:10-9:30 GOES-R Orbit and Instrument Attitude Determination (Abstract | Paper)
Bruce P. Gibbs, Carr Astronautics Corporation, USA
9:30-9:50 An Improved Drag Model for CBERS Satellite Orbit Determination and Propagation (Abstract | Paper)
Helio Koiti Kuga, INPE, Brazil
9:59-10:10 Improving Fermi Orbit Determination and Prediction in an Uncertain Atmospheric Drag Environment (Abstract | Paper)
Matthew A. Vavrina, a.i. solutions, Inc., USA
10:10-10:30 Coffee Break
Session 9: Formation Flying I (FF I)
Chair: Stefano Campagnola (JAXA), James McAdams (APL)
10:30-10:50 GPS Navigation System for Challenging Close-Proximity Formation-Flight (Abstract | Paper)
Jean-Sebastien Ardaens, DLR/GSOC, Germany
10:50-11:10 Cluster Flight Application on System F6 (Abstract | Paper)
Sun Hur-Diaz, Emergent Space Technologies, Inc., USA
11:10-11:30 Scatter Strategies for Cluster Flight (Abstract | Paper)
Brenton Duffy, Emergent Space Technologies Inc., USA
11:30-11:50 Assessment of GNC Impacts of Chemical Plume Impingent in the Case of PRISMA "IRIDES" Experiment (Abstract | Paper)
Ian Carnelli, ESA, France
11:50-12:10 Navigation and Trajectory Design for Japanese Active Debris Removal Mission (Abstract | Paper)
Toru Yamamoto, JAXA, Japan
12:10-13:10 Lunch  - Provided for meeting registrants.
Session 10: Collision Risk & Space Debris II (CR&SD II)
Chair:  Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi (JAXA), Uday Shankar (APL)
13:10-13:30 Application of Multi-Agent Coordination Methods to the  Design of Space Debris Mitigation Tours (Abstract | Paper)
Jeffrey Stuart, Purdue University, USA
13:30-13:50 SMARTnet: A Sensor for Monitoring the Geostationary Ring (Abstract | Paper)
Johannes Herzog, DLR/GSOC, Germany
13:50-14:10 Lightcurve Inversion for Shape Estimation of GEO Satellites from Space-Based Sensors (Abstract | Paper)
Ben K. Bradley, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
14:10-14:30 Implications of Hierarchies for RSO Recognition, Identification, and Characterization (Abstract | Paper)
Matthew P. Wilkins, Applied Defense Solutions, USA
14:30-14:50 Current State of Conjunction Monitoring for Satellite Operators and the Steps Forward (Abstract | Paper)
Joseph Chan, Intelsat, USA
14:50-15:10 End of Life Disposal of Satellites in the GEO Region, the Issue of High Inclinations (Abstract | Paper)
Vincent Morand, CNES, France
15:10-15:30 Coffee Break
Session 11: Orbit Dynamics (ODY)
Chair: Yanping Guo (APL), Justin Atchison (APL)
15:30-15:50 Re-Entry Disposal Analysis for Libration Point Orbit Missions (Abstract | Paper)
Elisa Maria Alessi, IFAC-CNR, Italy
15:50-16:10 Operational Approach for the Modelling of the Coma Drag Force on Rosetta (Abstract | Paper)
Carlos Bielsa, ESA/ESOC, Germany
16:10-16:30 Numerical Stability Study of Multi-Circle Elliptic Halo Orbit in the Elliptic Restricted Three-Body Problem (Abstract | Paper)
Hao Peng, Beihang University, China
16:30-16:50 Probabilistic Admissibility in Angles-Only Initial Orbit Determination (Abstract | Paper)
Islam I. Hussein, Applied Defense Solutions, USA
16:50-17:10 Multiple Model Propagation of High Area-to-Mass Ratio (HAMR) Objects Using An Encke Type Correction Algorithm (Abstract | Paper)
Sergei Tanygin, Analytical Graphics, Inc., USA
17:30-22:30 Cruise Dinner - The Odyssey, Washington DC cruise. - Provided for Meeting Registrants and Sponsors.

5:30 PM               Board Buses (in front of Kossiakoff Center)

5:45 PM               Buses leave APL

7:00 PM                Arrive port; please stay on bus until you receive a cruise ticket

7:30 PM                Board cruise ship (you must present your ticket to get on the ship) 

8:00-10:00PM      Dinner and cruise

10:00PM              Disembark ship and board buses

11:00PM              Return to APL

For those who transport themselves, the embarkation point is: 600 Water Street, SW, Washington DC. Pay parking is available nearby. Please do not leave any valuables in your cars.

Thursday - May 8, 2014
7:30-8:30 Breakfast - Provided for Meeting Registrants. 
Session 12: Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC)
Chair: Stefano Campagnola (JAXA), Wayne Dellinger (APL)
8:30-8:50 Guidance and Navigation at MarcoPolo-R Asteroid 2008EV5 (Abstract | Paper)
Francesco Cacciatore, DEIMOS-SPACE, Spain
8:50-9:10 Mascot on Board of Hayabusa-2: the Quest for the Origins of the Solar System (Abstract | Paper)
Elisabet Canalias, CNES, France
9:10-9:30 Microsatellite Autonomous GNC In-Flight Validation (Abstract | Paper)
Franck Darnon, CNES, France
9:30-9:50 Environmental Torques and the Solar Aspect Angle (Abstract | Paper)
Maria Zanardi, UFABC, Brazil
9:59-10:10 Unscented Optimal Control for Space Flight (Abstract | Paper)
I. Michael Ross, Naval Postgraduate School, USA
10:10-10:30 Coffee Break
Session 13: Interplanetary Navigation II (IN II)
Chair: Tomas Martin-Mur (JPL), Gabe Rogers (APL)
10:30-10:50 Stationkeeping Monte Carlo Simulation for the James Webb Space Telescope (Abstract | Paper)
Donald J. Dichmann, NASA/GSFC, USA
10:50-11:10 James Webb Space Telescope Initial Mid-Course Correction Monte Carlo Implementation using Task Parallelism (Abstract | Paper)
Jeremy Petersen, a.i. solutions, Inc., USA
11:10-11:30 Ensuring Accurate Comet Shape Reconstruction to Prepare for the Rosetta Lander Delivery (Abstract | Paper)
Michael L. Flegel, ESA/ESOC, Germany
11:30-11:50 Surface Characterization and Optical Navigation at the Rosetta Flyby of Asteroid Lutetia (Abstract | Paper)
Ramon Pardo de Santayana, GMV, Germany
11:50-12:10 AMORE - An Accredited Model Repository Towards the Reuse on AOCS Projects (Abstract | Paper)
Leandro T. Hoffmann, INPE, Brazil
12:10-13:30 Lunch - Provided for Meeting Registrants. 
Session 14: Flight Dynamics Operations II (FDO II)
Chair: Ralph Kahle (DLR/GSOC), Martin Ozimek (APL)
13:30-13:50 Van Allen Probes Performance During the First Year of Operation (Abstract | Paper)
Uday Shankar, APL, USA
13:50-14:10 De-Orbit Strategies with Low-Thrust Propulsion (Abstract | Paper)
Gaudel Angélique, CNES, France
14:10-14:30 A Review of SWARM Flight Dynamics Operations from Launch to Routine Phase (Abstract | Paper)
Ruaraidh Mackenzie, ESA/ESOC, Germany
14:30-14:50 Mission Analysis for MSG-3&4 Considering Combined LEOP/Station-Keeping Costs and In-Orbit Storage (Abstract | Paper)
Stefano Pessina, EUMETSAT, Germany
14:50-15:10 Laser Communication with Alphasat - FD Challenges and Flight Results (Abstract | Paper)
Benjamin Schlepp, DLR/GSOC, Germany
15:10-15:30 Coffee Break
Session 15: Interplanetary Mission Design III (IMD III)
Chair: Alain Lamy (CNES), Robin Vaughan (APL)
15:30-15:50 Study of the Gravitational Capture at Mercury in the Elliptic Restricted Three-Body Problem (Abstract | Paper)
Yi Qi, Beihang University, China
15:50-16:10 Pointing Error Engineering Framework for High Pointing Accuracy Missions (Abstract | Paper)
Sohrab Salehi, ESA, The Netherlands
16:10-16:30 Solar System Human Exploration Aided by Libration-Point Orbits, Lunar Gravity Assists, and "Phasing Orbit Rendezvous" (Abstract | Paper)
David W. Dunham, KinetX, Inc., USA
16:30-16:50 To the Adaptive Multibody Gravity Assist Tours Design in Jovian System for the Ganymede Landing (Abstract | Paper)
Alexey Grushevskii, KIAM, Russia
16:50-17:10 Orbit Raising Trajectory and System Analysis for the Mission DESTINY (Abstract | Paper)
Chit Hong Yam, JAXA/ISAS, Japan
Friday - May 9, 2014
7:30-8:30 Breakfast - Provided for Meeting Registrants. 
Session 16: Formation Flying II (FF II)
Chair: Ralph Kahle (DLR/GSOC), Wayne Dellinger (APL)
8:30-8:50 Simulated Annealing Maneuver Planner For Cluster Flight (Abstract | Paper)
Allen G. Brown, Emergent Space Technologies Inc., USA
8:50-9:10 Innovative THEMIS Extended Mission Design and Implementation to Achieve Cross-Scale Magnetospheric Constellation (Abstract | Paper)
Sabine Frey, University of California, USA
9:10-9:30 Nonlinear Observability for Relative Satellite Orbits with Angles-Only Measurements (Abstract | Paper)
Alan Lovell, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
9:30-9:50 Reconfiguration Maneuvers for Swarms of High Area-to-Mass Ratio Spacecraft (Abstract | Paper)
Giorgio Mingotti, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
9:50-10:10 Satellite Cluster Flight Design Considerations (Abstract | Paper)
Jason Schmidt, Emergent Space Technologies, USA
10:10-10:30 Coffee Break
Session 17: Mission Design (MD)
Chair: Helio Koiti Kuga (INPE), Christopher Scott (APL)
10:30-10:50 Mission Design For The "SWOT" Mission (Abstract | Paper)
Alain Lamy, CNES, France
10:50-11:10 Mission Design Aspects of European Elements in the International Space Exploration Framework (Abstract | Paper)
Markus Landgraf, ESA/ESOC, Germany
11:10-11:30 Mission Analysis of Metop-A End of Life Operations (Abstract | Paper)
Pierluigi Righetti, EUMETSAT, Germany
11:30-11:50 A Combined Spacecraft and Launch Vehicle Systems Approach to Mission Design for the IRIS Mission (Abstract | Paper)
Mark E. Hametz, a.i. solutions, Inc., USA
11:50-12:10 Asteroid Investigation Mission: The European Contribution to the AIDA EU-US Cooperation (Abstract | Paper)
Ian Carnelli, ESA, France
12:10-13:10 Lunch - Provided for Meeting Registrants. 
Session 18: Orbit Determination II (OD II)
Chair: Conrad Schiff (NASA/GSFC), Robin Vaughan (APL)
13:10-13:30 OPERA: A Tool for Lifetime Prediction Based on Orbit Determination from TLE Data (Abstract | Paper)
Laura Aivar, GMV, France
13:30-13:50 Preliminary Evaluation of Earth-Moon Libration Point Orbit Navigation with Post-Processed ARTEMIS Data (Abstract | Paper)
Jason M. Leonard, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
13:50-14:10 Coordinate Effects on the Use of Orbit Error Uncertainty (Abstract | Paper)
James Woodburn, Analytical Graphics, Inc., USA
14:10-14:30 James Webb Space Telescope Orbit Determination Analysis (Abstract | Paper)
Sungpil Yoon, a.i. solutions, Inc., USA
14:30-14:50 Determination and Prediction of Orbital Parameters of the Radioastron Mission (Abstract | Paper)
Mikhail Zakhvatkin, KIAM, Russia
14:50-15:10 Orbit Determination for a Spacecraft by Using the Modified Estimator (Abstract | Paper)
Tsutomu Ichikawa, JAXA, Japan
15:10-17:10 APL Tour for preregistered participants.  

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