Belinda Marchand

Belinda Marchand

2011 - Adjunct Associate Professor

Degrees

B. S., Purdue University, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, 1997
M. S., Purdue University, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, 2000
Ph.D., PurdueUniversity, Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2004

Contact

701 W. Stadium Ave.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045


Email: marchand@purdue.edu

Interests

Space Situational Awareness
Orbital Mechanics
Path Planning, Targeting and Guidance
Optimization
Dynamical Systems Theory
Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics & Controls

Awards and Major Appointments

AIAA Service Citation, 2011
AIAA Associate Fellow, 2010
Air Force Young Investigator Award, 2009

Publications

Journal Articles:

1. Howell, K. C., and Marchand, B. G., and Lo, M. W., “Temporary Satellite Capture of Short-Period Jupiter Family Comets from the Perspective of Dynamical Systems,” Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Oct.-Dec. 2001, Vol. 49, No. 4, pp. 539-557.

2. Howell, K. C., and Marchand, B. G., “Natural and Non-Natural Spacecraft Formations Near the L1 and L2 Libration Points in the Sun/Earth/Moon Ephemeris System,” Dynamical Systems; and International Journal, March 2005, Vol. 20., No. 1, pp. 149-173.

3. Marchand, B. G., and Howell, K. C., “Control Strategies for Formation Flight in the Vicinity of the Libration Points,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Nov.-Dec. 2005, Vol. 28, No. 6, pp. 1210-1219.

4. Marchand, B. G., Howell, K. C., and Wilson, R. W., “An Improved Corrections Process for Constrained Trajectory Design in the N-Body Problem,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 44, No. 4, July-Aug. 2007, pp. 884-897.

5. Marchand, B.G. and Kobel, C., “Above the Horizon Satellite Coverage with Dual-Altitude Band Constraints,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol.46, No.4, 2009, pp. 845-857.

6. Marchand, B.G. and Stanton, S.A., “Actuator Constrained Optimal Formation Keeping Near the Libration Points,” The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 57, No. 3, Jul-Sept 2009, pp. 607-632.

7. Stanton, S.A. and Marchand, B.G., “Enhanced Collocation Method for Dynamical Systems Subject to Finite Set Control,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 33, No. 3, May-June 2010, pp. 957-968.

8. Marchand, B.G., Weeks, M.W., Smith, C.W., and Scarritt, S., “Onboard Autonomous Targeting for the Trans-Earth Phase of Orion,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 33, No. 3, May-June 2010, pp. 943-956.

9. Stanton, S.A. and Marchand, B.G., “Finite Set Control Transcription for Optimal Control Applications,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 47, No. 3, May-June 2010, pp. 457-471.

10. Scarritt, S.K., Marchand, B.G., Brown, A.J., Tracy, W.H., and Weeks, M.W., “A Finite Burn Linear Targeting Algorithm for Autonomous Path Planning and Guidance,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. Accepted, In Press.

11. Marchand, B.G., Scarritt, S.K., Pavlak, T.A. and Howell, K.C. "Investigation of Alternative Return Strategies for Orion Trans-Earth Injection Design Options," Acta Astronautica, 2011. In Review.

12. Thakur, D. and Marchand, B.G. “Hybrid Optimal Control for HIV Multi-Drug Therapies: A Finite Set Control Transcription Approach,” Journal of Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 2011, In Review.


Conference Papers:

1. Howell, K. C., Marchand, B. G., and Lo, M. W., “Temporary Satellite Capture of Short-Period Jupiter Family Comets from the Perspective of Dynamical Systems,” Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Jan. 2000, Vol. 105, Part 2, pp. 869-887, Paper No. AAS 00-155.

2. Wilson, R.S., Barden, B.T., Howell, K.C. and Marchand, B.G., "Summer Launch Options for the Genesis Mission," Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Aug. 2001, Vol. 109, pp. 77-94, Paper AAS 01-306.

3. Howell, K. C., and Marchand, B. G., “Control Strategies for Formation Flight In the Vicinity of the Libration Points,” Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Feb. 2003, Vol. 114, Part 1, pp. 197-230, Paper No. AAS 03-113.

4. Marchand, B. G., and Howell, K. C., “Formation Flight Near L1 and L2 in the Sun-Earth/Moon Ephemeris System Including Solar Radiation Pressure,” Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Aug. 2003, Vol. 116, Part 2, pp. 1463-1498, Paper No. AAS 03-596.

5. Howell, K.C. and Marchand, B.G., "Design and Control of Formations Near the Libration Points of the Sun-Earth/Moon Ephemeris System," Presented at the GSFC Flight Mechanics Symposium, Greenbelt, MD. October 2003.

6. Marchand, B. G., and Howell, K. C., “Aspherical Formations Near the Libration Points in the Sun-Earth/Moon System,” Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Feb. 2004, Vol. 119, Part 1, pp. 835-859, Paper No. AAS 04-157.

7. Folta, D., Hartman, K., Howell, K. C., and Marchand, B. G., “Formation Control of the MAXIM L2 Libration Orbit Mission,” Proceedings of the 2004 AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Aug. 2004, Paper No. AIAA 2004-5211. (Electronic Proceedings)

8. Howell, K.C. and Marchand, B.G., "Formations Near the Libration points: Design Strategies Using Natural and Non-Natural Arcs," In Proceedings of GSFC 2nd International Symposium on Formation Flying Missions and Technologies,Greenbelt, MD. September, 2004.

9. Marchand, B. G., Howell, K. C., and Betts, J. T., “Discrete Nonlinear Optimal Control of S/C Formations Near the L1 and L2 Points of the Sun-Earth/Moon System,” Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Aug. 2005, Vol. 123, Part 2, pp. 1401-1426, Paper No. AAS 05-341.

10. Marchand, B.G. and Kobel, C., “Geometry of Optimal Coverage for Targets Against a Space Background Subject to Visibility Constraints,” Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Jan. 2008, Vol. 130, pp. 2067-2086, Paper AAS 08-247.

11. Stanton, S.A. and Marchand, B.G., “Actuator Constrained Optimal Control of Formations Near the Libration Points,” Presented at the AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Honolulu HI, Aug. 2008, Paper AIAA 2008-6436. (Electronic Proceedings)

12. Weeks, M. W., Marchand, B.G., Smith, C.W., and Scarritt, S.K., “Design of the Onboard Autonomous Targeting Algorithm for the Trans-Earth Phase of Orion,” Presented at the AIAA/AAS Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Honolulu, HI, Aug. 2008, Paper AIAA 2008-7262. (Electronic Proceedings)

13. Stanton, S.A. and Marchand, B.G., “Finite Set Control Transcription for Optimal Control Applications,” Presented at the AAS Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, Savannah, Georgia, Feb. 2009, Paper AAS 09-121. (Electronic Proceedings)

14. Scarritt, S.K., Marchand, B.G., and Weeks, M.W., “An Autonomous Onboard Targeting Algorithm Using Finite Thrust Maneuvers,” Presented at the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Chicago, IL, Aug. 2009, Paper AIAA 2009-6104. (Electronic Proceedings)

15. Marchand, B.G., Scarritt, S.K., Pavlak, T.A., and Howell, K.C., "Investigation of Alternative Return Strategies for Orion Trans-Earth Injection Design Options," Presented at the AAS Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Diego, CA, February 2010. Paper AAS 10-128. Also to Appear in Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Feb. 2010, Vol. 136, pp. 429-446.

16. Scarritt, S.K. and Marchand, B.G. “Application of Artificial Potential Function Methods to Autonomous Space Flight,” AAS Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Girdwood, Alaska, August 2011.

17. Biria, A.D. and Marchand, B.G., “Constellation Design for Space Based Situational Awareness Applications: An Analytical Approach,” AAS Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Girdwood, Alaska, August 2011.

18. Takano, A.T. and Marchand, B.G., “Optimal Constellation Design for Space Based Situational Awareness Applications: A Numerical Approach,” AAS Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Girdwood, Alaska, August 2011.

19. Thakur, D. and Marchand, B.G., “Tracking Control of Nanosatellites with Uncertain Time Varying Parameters,” AAS Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Girdwood, Alaska, August 2011.


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