PUBLICATIONS

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Journal Publications

A. Perez, D. Geller, A. Lovell, “Non-Iterative Approximate Solution to the Angles-Only Initial Relative Orbit Determination with J2 Perturbation”, Submitted to the AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, January, 2017.

 

D. Geller, N. Leiter, “Optimal Reduced-Order LQG Synthesis - Non-Separable Control and Estimation Design”, Submitted to the AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, January, 2017.

 

D. Geller, A. Lovell, “Angles-Only Initial Relative Orbit Determination Performance Analysis in Cylindrical Coordinates Using Angles-Only Measurements”, J. Astronautical Sciences, Vol 64, No. 1, 2017, pp. 72-96

 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40295-016-0095-z

 

B. Gong, D. Geller, D. Luo, “Initial Relative Orbit Determination Analytical Covariance and Performance Analysis for Proximity Operations”, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol 53, No. 5, 2016, pp. 822-835.

http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/1.A33444

 

D. Geller, A. Perez, “Initial Relative Orbit Determination for Close-in Proximity Operations”, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 38, No. 9, 2015.

 http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/1.G000933

 

D. Geller, Y. Oshman, “Negative Collisions in Position/Velocity Estimation”, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 37, No. 3 pp 1015-1022, 2014.

 http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/1.61820

 

D. Geller I. Klein, “Angles-Only Navigation State Observability during Orbital Proximity Operations”, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 37, No. 6, 2014.  http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/1.G000133

 

D. Geller, D. Crockett, R. Christensen, A. Shelley, “Advantages of Small Satellite Carrier Concepts for LEO/GEO Inspection and Debris Removal Missions”, Special Issue on Spacecraft Formation Flying, Int. J. Space Science and Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2014.

 

N. Leiter, D. Geller, “Linear Covariance Techniques for Closed-Loop Attitude Determination and Control Analysis”, In Advances in Estimation, Navigation, and Spacecraft Control, pp. 453-476. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2015.

 

I. Klein, D. Geller, “Zero Dv Solution to the Angles-Only Range Observability Problem During Orbital Proximity Operations”, In Advances in Estimation, Navigation, and Spacecraft Control, pp. 351-369. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2015.

 

R. Christensen, D. Geller, “Linear covariance techniques for closed-loop GN&C system design and analysis”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G, Journal of Aerospace Engineering Vol. 228 No.1, Jan 2014.

 

Jensen, A. M., Geller, D. K., & Chen, Y.  “Monte Carlo Simulation Analysis of Tagged Fish Radio Tracking Performance by Swarming Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Fractional Order Potential Fields”, Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, 74(1-2), 287–307, 2014, doi:10.1007/s10846-013-9949-9.

 

D. Christensen, D. Geller, “Terrain Relative and Beacon-Relative Navigation for Lunar Powered Descent and Landing”, Journal Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 58 No.1, 2011.

 

D. Woffinden, D. Geller, “Optimal Orbital Rendezvous Maneuvers for Angles-Only Navigation”, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 32 No. 4, 2009.

 

D. Woffinden, B. Rose. D. Geller, “Trigger Angle Targeting for Orbital Rendezvous”, Journal of Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 56, No. 4, 2008.

 

D. Geller, D. Christensen, “Linear Covariance Analysis for Lunar Powered Descent Navigation”, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 46 No. 6, 2009.

 

N. Stastny, D. Geller, “Autonomous Optical Navigation at Jupiter: A Linear Covariance Analysis”, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 45 No. 2, 2008.

 

D. Geller, D. Woffinden, B. Rose, “Event Triggers in Linear Covariance Analysis Techniques with Applications to Orbital Rendezvous”, Journal of Guidance, Dynamics, and Control, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2009.

 

D. Woffinden, D. Geller, “Observability Criteria for Angles-Only Navigation”, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 45, No. 3, 2009.

 

D. Woffinden, D. Geller, “Navigating the Road to Autonomous Orbital Rendezvous”, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 44, No. 4, 2007.

 

D. Woffinden, D. Geller, “Relative Angles-Only Navigation and Pose Estimation for Autonomous Orbital Rendezvous”, Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 30, No. 5, 2007.

 

D. Geller, “A Brief Study of Ground Controlled Orbital Rendezvous: When is Autonomy Required?”, Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 30, No. 4, 2007.

 

D. Geller, “Analysis of the Relative Attitude Estimation and Control Problem for Satellite Inspection and orbital Rendezvous”, Journal of Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 54, No. 3, 2007.

 

D. Geller, “Linear Covariance Techniques for Orbital Rendezvous Analysis and Autonomous Onboard Mission Planning”, Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 29, No. 6, 2006.

 

D. Geller, J. Weisheit, “Classical Electron-Ion Scattering in Strongly Magnetized Plasmas”, Physics of Plasmas Journal, Vol. 4, December, 1997.

 

K. Byun, B. Wie, D. Geller, J. Sunkel, “Robust H (infinity) Control Design for the Space Station with Structured Parameter Uncertainty”, Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 14, No. 6, 1991.

 

W. Warren, B. Wie, D. Geller, “Periodic-Disturbance Accommodating Control of the Space Station for Asymptotic Momentum Management”,  Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 13, No. 6, 1990.

 

B Wie, K. W. Byun, V. W. Warren, D. Geller, D. Long, J. Sunkel, “New Approach to Attitude/Momentum Control for the Space Station”, Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 12, No. 5, 1989.

 

N. Ortolano, D. Geller, A. Avery, “Relative Orbital Motion Dynamics with Respect to a Rotating Spacecraft-Fixed Frame”, AAS 17-106, AAS Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, CO, February, 2017.

 

N. Ortolano, D. Geller, A. Avery, “Real-Time Optimal Trajectory Planning for Orbital Rendezvous, Satellite Inspection, and Docking Based on Convex Optimization”, AAS 17-074, AAS Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, CO, February, 2017.

 

D. Geller, A. Lovell, “Non-Iterative Approximate Solution to the Angles-Only Initial Relative Orbit Determination Problem in Spherical Coordinates”, AAS 16-356, AAS Space Flight Mechanics, Napa Valley, CA, February, 2016

 

N. Ortolano, D. Geller, “Split-Maneuver Targeting Based on Pseudo-Lambert Targeting and the Clohessy-Wiltshire Equations”, AAS 16-033, AAS Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, CO, February, 2016.

 

B. Gong, D. Geller, D. Luo, “Initial Relative Orbit Determination Analytical Error Covariance and Performance Analysis for Proximity Operations”, AAS 15-723, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Conference, Vail, CO, August, 2015.

 

A. Perez, J. Gunther,  D. Geller, “ Relative Satellite Motion Optimal Control Using Convex Optimization”, AAS 15-679, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Conference, Vail, CO, August, 2015.

 

A. Perez, A. Lovell, D. Geller, “Applications of Relative Satellite Motion Modeling using Curvilinear Coordinates Frames”, AAS 15-678, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Conference, Vail, CO, August, 2015.

 

D. Geller, A. Lovell, “Angles-Only Navigation Range Observability during Orbital Rendezvous and Proximity Operations”, AAS 15-117, AAS Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, CO, February, 2015.

 

A. Perex, A. Lovell, D. Geller, B. Newman, “Relative Satellite Motion Solutions Using Curvilinear Coordinate Frames”, AAS 15-117, AAS Space Flight Mechanics Conference, Williamsburg, January, 2015.

 

D. Geller, “Optimal LQG Synthesis for Simplified Models and Model Replacement - Non-Separable Control and Estimation Design”, Advanced Guidance and Control Systems Committee Meeting #113, Denver, CO, March, 2014.

 

D. Geller, N. Leiter, “Optimal LQG Synthesis for Simplified Models - Non-Separable Control and Estimation Design”, 54th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences, Tel Aviv, Feb, 2014.

 

N. Leiter, D. Geller, “Optimal LQG Synthesis for Reduced Models - Non-Separable Control and Estimation Design”, 54th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences, Tel Aviv, Feb, 2014.

 

D. Geller, D. Crocket, R. Christensen, A. Shelley, “Advantages of Small Satellite Carrier Concepts for LEO/GEO Inspection and Debris Removal Missions”, AAS 14-065, AAS Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, CO, February, 2014.

 

A. Perez, D. Geller, “Closed-Loop GN&C Linear Covariance Analysis for Mission Safety”, AAS 14-016, AAS Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, CO, February, 2014.

 

R. Christensen, D. Geller, “Spin- Assisted Angles-Only Navigation and Control for SmallSats”, AAS 14-067, AAS Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, CO, February, 2014.

 

D. Geller, A. Lovell, “Relative Orbital Motion and Angles-Only Relative State Observability in Cylindrical Coordinates”, AAS 14-211, AAS Space Flight Mechanics, Santa Fe, NM, Jan, 2014.

 

D. Geller, A. Lovell, “Initial Relative Orbit Determination Performance Analysis in Cylindrical Coordinates using Angles-Only Measurements”, AAS 14-212, AAS Space Flight Mechanics, Santa Fe, NM, Jan, 2014.

 

J. Nielson, D. Geller, A. Lovell, “An Error Analysis for Relative Satellite Motion in Earth Orbit”, AAS 14-375, AAS Space Flight Mechanics, Santa Fe, NM, Jan, 2014.

 

D. Geller, D. Crockett, R. Christensen, A. Shelley, “Advantages of Small Satellite Carrier Concepts for LEO/GEO Inspection and Debris Removal Missions”, 5th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies, Munich, Germany, May, 2013.

 

V. Ghadiok, J. Goldin, D. Geller “Gyro-aided vision-Based relative pose estimation for autonomous rendezvous and docking”, AAS 13-101, AAS Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, CO, February, 2013.

 

 

I. Klein, D. Geller, “Zero Dv Solution to the Angles-Only Range Observability

Problem during Orbital Proximity Operations”, Itzhack Y. Bar-Itzhack Memorial Symposium on Estimation, Navigation, and Spacecraft Control, Oct. 2012.

 

N. Leiter, D. Geller, “Linear Covariance Techniques for Closed-Loop Attitude Determination and Control Analysis”, Itzhack Y. Bar-Itzhack Memorial Symposium on Estimation, Navigation, and Spacecraft Control, Oct. 2012.

 

D. Geller, Y Oshman, “Negative Collisions in Position/Velocity Estimation”, Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences, Tel Aviv, Israel, Feb. 2012.

 

N. Piepgrass, D. Geller, “Computational Efficiency of a Hybrid Mass Concentration and Spherical Harmonic Modeling”, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Conference, Alaska, Aug. 2011.

 

S. Robinson, D. Geller, “Linear Covariance Techniques for Powered Lunar Descent”, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Conference, Alaska, Aug. 2011.

 

M. Phillips, D. Geller, “Procedure for Determining Spacecraft Collision Probability During Orbital Rendezvous and Proximity Operations”, AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, New Orleans, Feb 2011.

 

R. Gillis, D. Geller, “Improved Angles-Only Navigation Performance in GEO Using Low-Thrust Propulsion”, to be presented at the AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, New Orleans,  Feb 2011.

 

S. Robinson, J. Anderson, D. Geller, “A Simple Strategy for Computing Time-Optimal Earth-Return Trajectories for Lunar and Cis-Lunar Flight”, AIAA GN&C Conference, Toronto, Canada, August 2010.

 

J. Schmidt, D. Geller, “Viability of Angles-Only Navigation for Orbital Rendezvous Operations”, AIAA GN&C Conference, Toronto, Canada, August 2010.

 

B. Rose, D. Geller, “Linear Covariance Techniques for Powered Ascent”, AIAA GN&C Conference, Toronto, Canada, August 2010.

 

S. Robinson, D. Geller, “A Simple Numerical Procedure for Computing Multi-Impulse Lunar Escape Sequences with Minimal Time-of-Flight”,  AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference, San Diego, CA, February 2010.

 

J. Schmidt, D. Geller, “Improving Angles-Only Navigation Performance by Selecting

Sufficiently Accurate Accelerometers”, AIAA/USU Small Satellite Conference, Logan, UT, August, 2009.

 

S. Robinson, D. Geller, “Optimizing Impulsive Orbital Transfer Maneuvers with the Primer Vector”, AIAA GN&C Conference, Chicago, IL, August, 2009.

 

D. Woffinden, D. Geller “Optimal Orbital Rendezvous Maneuvering for Angles-Only Navigation”, AAS Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, CO, February, 2009.

 

D. Christensen, D. Geller “Terrain Relative and Beacon-Relative Navigation for Lunar Powered Descent and Landing”, AAS Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, CO, February, 2009.

 

D. Geller, J. McInroy, J. Schmidt, S. Robinson “Autonomous Quality Space Imagery for LEO/GEO Operations”, AIAA GN&C Conference, Honolulu, HI, August, 2008.

 

D. Geller, B. Rose, D. Woffinden, “Event Triggers in Linear Covariance Analysis with Application to Orbital Rendezvous”, AAS Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, CO, February, 2008.

 

D. Woffinden, B. Rose, D. Geller “Trigger Angle Targeting for Orbital Rendezvous”, AAS Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, CO, February, 2008.

 

S. Jensen, D. Geller, “Attitude Determination and Control System of the Toriod Satellite”, AIAA/USU Small Satellite Conference, Logan, Utah, August, 2007.

 

T. Moesser, D. Geller, “Guidance and Navigation Linear Covariance Analysis for Lunar Powered Descent”, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Mackinac Island, MI, August 2007.

 

B. Bingham, D. Geller, “Preliminary Orbit Determination or Orbital Rendezvous Using Gauss’ Method”, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Mackinac Island, MI, August 2007.

 

S. Jenkins, D. Geller, “A Performance Comparison of Navigation and Targeting Algorithms for Orbital Rendezvous and Proximity Operations”, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Mackinac Island, MI, August 2007.

 

D. Woffinden, D. Geller, “Observability Criteria for Angles-Only Navigation”, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Mackinac Island, MI, August 2007.

 

D. Woffinden, D. Geller, “Navigating the Road to Autonomous Orbital Rendezvous”, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Mackinac Island, MI, August 2007.

 

D. Geller, “Linear Covariance Analysis for Lunar Powered Descent and Landing”, AAS Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, CO, February, 2007.

 

D. Geller, “A Brief Study of Ground Controlled Orbital Rendezvous: When is Autonomy Required?”, AIAA/AAS GN&C Conference, Keystone, CO, August 2006.

 

D. Woffinden, D. Geller, “Relative Angles-Only Navigation and Pose Estimation For Autonomous Orbital Rendezvous”, AIAA/AAS GN&C Conference, Keystone, CO, August 2006.

 

N. Stastny, D. Geller, “Autonomous Optical Navigation at Jupiter: A Linear Covariance Analysis”, AIAA/AAS GN&C Conference, Keystone, CO, August 2006.

 

D. Geller, “Analysis of the Relative Attitude Estimation and Control Problem for Satellite Inspection and Orbital Rendezvous”, AAS Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, February 2006.

 

D. Geller, “Linear Covariance Techniques for Orbital Rendezvous Analysis and Autonomous Onboard Mission Planning”, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, San Francisco, August 2005.

 

D. Geller, A. Vaughan, “An Analysis Plan for the Mars Telecommunications Orbiter Rendezvous and Autonomous Navigation Flight Experiment”, AAS 05-214, presented at the AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference, Copper Mountain, CO, 2005.

 

D. Woffinden, D. Geller, T. Mosher, J. Kwong “On-Orbit Satellite Rendezvous Inspection”, presented at the AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference, Copper Mountain, CO, 2005.

 

T. Brand, L. Fuhrman, D. Geller, P. Hattis, S. Paschall, Y. C. Tao,  “GN&C Technology Needed to Achieve Pinpoint Landing Accuracy at Mars”, Paper presented at the 2004 AIAA GN&C Conference, Providence, RI, August 2004.

 

J. E. Riedel, J. Guinn, M. Delpech, J. B., Dubois, D. Geller, P. Kachmar, “A Combined Open—Loop and Autonomous Search and Rendezvous Navigation System for the CNES/NASA Mars Premier Orbiter”, AAS 03-012 presented at the 26th Annual AAS Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge Co, February, 2003.

 

R. J. Chari, D. K. Geller, H. L. Norris, C. N. D’Souza, T. J. Brand, “Autonomous Orbital Rendezvous Using Angles-Only Navigation”,  AAS 01-479 presented at the 2001 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Conference, Quebec City, Canada, August 2001.

 

G. Carman, D. Ives, D. Geller, “Apollo-Derived Mars Precision Lander Guidance”,  AIAA 98-4570 presented at the AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Boston, August, 1998.

 

D. Geller, J. Weisheit, “Classical Electron-Ion Scattering in Strongly Magnetized Plasmas”, Presented at the AIP Atomic Processes in Plasmas Conference, San Francisco, Jan., 1996.

Conference Papers