Publications

Refereed Journal Publications

  1. Grant, M. J. and Braun, R. D.,“Rapid Indirect Trajectory Optimization for Conceptual Design of Hypersonic Missions,”AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 52, No. 1, 2015, pp. 177-182.
  2. Putnam, Z. R., Grant, M. J., Kelly, J. R., Braun, R.D., and Krevor, Z. C., “Feasibility of Guided Entry for a Crewed Lifting Body Without Angle-of-Attack Control,”AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 37, No. 3, 2014, pp. 729-740.

Invited Conference Papers

  1. Braun, R., Putnam, Z., Steinfeldt, B., and Grant, M., “Advances in Inertial Guidance Technology for Aerospace Systems,” AIAA 2013-5123, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference, Boston, MA, 19-22 Aug. 2013.

Conference Papers

  1. Saikia, S., Saranathan, H., Grant, M., and Longuski, J., “Trajectory Optimization for Adaptive Deployable Entry and Placement Technology (ADEPT),” AIAA 2014-4139,AIAA Space Conference and Exposition, San Diego, CA, 4-7 Aug. 2014.
  2. Grant, M., “Hybrid Exact-Approximate Analytic Hypersonic Aerodynamic Relations for General Vehicle Shapes,” AIAA 2013-4503,AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics (AFM) Conference, Boston, MA, 19-22 Aug. 2013.
  3. Grant, M., “The Construction of Analytic Hypersonic Pitch Moment Coefficients Using a Curl Transformation,” AIAA 2013-0225,51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Grapevine, TX, 7-10 Jan. 2013.
  4. Putnam, Z., Grant, M., Kelly, J., Braun, R., and Krevor, Z., “Variable Angle-of-attack Profile Entry Guidance for a Crewed Lifting Body,” AIAA 2013-0029,51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Grapevine, TX, 7-10 Jan. 2013.
  5. Grant, M. and Braun, R., “The Extension of Analytic Hypersonic Force Coefficients for Conceptual Design Using the Divergence Theorem,” AIAA 2012-4580,2012 AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 13-16 Aug. 2012.


Workshop Papers and Presentations

  1. Fagin, M. and Grant, M., “Numerical Optimal Control Methods Applied to Mars EDL,”17th Annual Mars Society Convention, League City, TX, 7 Aug. 2014.
  2. Saranathan, H., Saikia, S., Grant, M., and Longuski, J., “Enabling Venus In Situ Mission Using Mechanically Deployed Aerodynamic Decelerator,”11th International Planetary Probe Workshop, Pasadena, CA, 16-20 Jun. 2014.
  3. Saranathan, H., Saikia, S., Grant, M., and Longuski, J., “Trajectory Optimization with Adaptable Deployable Entry and Placement Technology Architecture,”11th International Planetary Probe Workshop, Pasadena, CA, 16-20 Jun. 2014.
  4. Saikia, S., Saranathan, H., Grant, M., and Longuski, J., “Optimal Entry Trajectories at Venus Using Mechanically Deployed Decelerators,”Workshop on Venus Exploration Targets, Houston, TX, 19-21 May 2014.
  5. Saikia, S., Saranathan, H., Grant, M., and Longuski, J., “Guided Aerocapture and Entry at Venus Using Mechanically Deployed Decelerators,” Workshop on Venus Exploration Targets, Houston, TX, 19-21 May 2014.
  6. Saikia, S., Rogers, B., Longuski, J., Saranathan, H., and Grant, M., “Strategies for Mars Network Missions via an Alternative Entry, Descent, and Landing Architectures,”10th International Planetary Probe Workshop, San Jose, CA, 17-21 Jun. 2013. (2nd Place for Outstanding Student Oral Presentation)


MS Theses

  1. Thomas Antony,“Rapid Indirect Trajectory Optimization on Highly Parallel Computing Architectures,” Dec. 2014.


Michael J. Grant 2014
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