Guidance, Controls, and Astrodynamics

 


Focus Areas

  • Guidance, control, and flight dynamics
  • Estimation, filtering, and control of uncertain dynamical systems
  • Multi-agent flight control systems
  • Autonomous trajectory planning and optimization
  • Computational astrodynamics
  • Space mission design and space technology for planetary defense

Associated Faculty

Peter Sherman
Estimation theory
Random processes
Dynamical systems
UAV Surveillance and Guidance
(Photo by Christopher Gannon)
Peng Wei
NextGen air transportation systems
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Airline operations
Airport operations
Bong Wie
Guidance, navigation, and control
Attitude dynamics and control of spacecraft
GN&C technologies for asteroid deflection/disruption
Planetary defense technology flight validation mission development & design

Positions Available

Three Ph.D. positions, Engineering Mechanics program in mechanics and materials, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Valery Levitas group

Three positions available to perform work on federally funded projects on modeling stress-induced phase transformations, plasticity, and their interactions at nano-, micro-, and macroscales. For more information and how to apply, click here.

Aerospace Engineering Hours

  • Office, 1200 Howe: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Howe Hall: Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
  • Holiday hours: Thanksgiving week, Nov. 19-23: Main Office, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Advising Center 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Graduate Office 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Winter Break, Dec. 16-Jan. 12: Main Office, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Advising Center 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Graduate Office 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Emergency contact: Building supervisor Jim Benson, 515-294-4946