David Arnas

David Arnas

2021 - Assistant Professor

Degrees

Ph.D. in Mathematics and Statistics, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain.
Master in Mathematical, Statistical and Computing Modelling, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain.
Aerospace Engineering, Technical University of Madrid, Spain.

Contact

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

Office: ARMS 2015
Office Phone: 765-494-3344
Email: darnas@purdue.edu

Interests

Astrodynamics, Satellite Constellation Design, Mission Analysis, Applied Mathematics, and Computer Science.

Awards and Major Appointments

2019 Extraordinary Doctoral Award, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain.
2018 Excellent Reviewer, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics.
2017 Winner team at the "Star Trackers - First Contact competition", Advanced Concepts Team, ESA.
2014 PhD Fellowship, Spanish Government and European Social Fund.
2012 Semi-Finalist, 2nd Mission Idea Contest for Micro/Nano Satellites Utilization, IAA.

Publications


  1. Arnas, D.; Linares, R.: Approximate analytical solution to the zonal harmonics problem using Koopman operator theory, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 44, No. 11, pp. 1909-1923, 2021. doi: 10.2514/1.G005864.

  2. Arnas, D.; Linares, R.: A set of orbital elements to fully represent the zonal harmonics around an oblate celestial body, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 502, No. 3, pp. 4247-4261, 2021. doi: 10.1093/mnras/staa4040.

  3. Arnas, D.: Linearized model for satellite station-keeping and tandem formations under the effects of atmospheric drag, Acta Astronautica, Vol. 178, pp. 835-845, 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2020.10.035.

  4. Avendano, M.E.; Arnas, D.; Linares, R.; Lifson, M.: Efficient search of optimal Flower Constellations, Acta Astronautica, Vol. 179, pp. 290-295, 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2020.10.026.

  5. Arnas, D.; Casanova, D.; Tresaco, E.: 4D Lattice Flower Constellations, Advances in Space Research, Vol. 67, No. 11, pp. 3683-3695, 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.asr.2020.04.018.

  6. Arnas, D.; Casanova, D.; Tresaco, E.: n-Dimensional congruent lattices using necklaces, Advances in Space Research, Vol. 67, No. 11, pp. 3725-3743, 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.asr.2020.04.045.

  7. Arnas, D.; Lifson, M.; Linares, R.; Avendano, M.E.: Definition of Low Earth Orbit slotting architectures using 2D lattice flower constellations, Advances in Space Research, Vol. 67, No. 11, pp. 3696-3711, 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.asr.2020.04.021.

  8. Arnas, D.; Casanova, D.; Tresaco, E.: 2D Necklace Flower Constellations applied to Earth observation missions, Acta Astronautica, Vol. 178, pp. 203-215, 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2020.09.010.

  9. Mortari, D.; Arnas, D.: Bijective mapping analysis to extend the Theory of Functional Connections to non-rectangular 2-dimensional domains, Mathematics, Vol. 8, No. 9, p. 1593, 2020. doi: 10.3390/math8091593.

  10. Leake, C.; Arnas, D.; Mortari, D.: Non-dimensional star-identification, Sensors, Vol. 20, No. 9, p. 2697, 2020. doi: 10.3390/s20092697.

  11. Arnas, D.; Rodriguez, M.: Range searching in multidimensional databases using navigation metadata, Applied Mathematics and Computation, Vol. 386, p. 125510, 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.amc.2020.125510.

  12. Arnas, D.; Casanova, D.: Nominal definition of satellite constellations under the Earth gravitational potential, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, Vol. 132, p. 19, 2020. doi: 10.1007/s10569-020-09958-4.

  13. Arnas, D.; Leake, C.; Mortari, D.: The n-dimensional k-vector and its application to orthogonal range searching, Applied Mathematics and Computation, Vol. 372, p. 125010, 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.amc.2019.125010.

  14. Arnas, D.; Leake, C.; Mortari, D.: Random sampling using k-vector, Computing in Science and Engineering, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 94-107, 2019. doi: 10.1109/MCSE.2018.2882727.

  15. Arnas, D.; Jurado, P.; Barat, I.; Duesmann, B.; Bock, R.: FLEX: a parametric study of its tandem formation with Sentinel-3, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, Vol. 12, No. 7, 2019, pp. 2447-2452. doi: 10.1109/JSTARS.2019.2896196.

  16. Arnas, D.; Casanova, D.; Tresaco, E.: 2D Necklace Flower Constellations, Acta Astronautica, Vol. 142, 2018, pp. 18-28. doi: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2017.10.017.

  17. Arnas, D.; Mortari, D.: Nonlinear function inversion using k-vector, Applied Mathematics and Computation, Vol. 320, 2018, pp. 754-768. doi: 10.1016/j.amc.2017.10.009.

  18. Arnas, D.; Casanova, D.; Tresaco, E.; Mortari, D.: 3-Dimensional Necklace Flower Constellations, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, Vol. 129, No. 4, 2017, pp. 433-448. doi: 10.1007/s10569-017-9789-1.

  19. Arnas, D.; Fialho, M. A. A.; Mortari, D.: Fast and robust kernel generators for star trackers, Acta Astronautica, Vol. 134, 2017, pp. 291-302. doi: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2017.02.016.

  20. Arnas, D.; Casanova, D.; Tresaco, E.: Time distributions in satellite constellation design, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, Vol. 128, No. 2, 2017, pp. 197-219. doi: 10.1007/s10569-016-9747-3.

  21. Arnas, D.; Casanova, D.; Tresaco, E.: Relative and absolute station-keeping for Two-Dimensional Lattice Flower Constellations, Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics, Vol. 39, No. 11, 2016, pp. 2596-2602. doi: 10.2514/1.G000358.



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