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Conference Papers

  • Chait, S., and Spencer, D.A., “Prox-1: Automated Image-Based Guidance and Control for On-Orbit Inspection,” American Astronautical Society, 2014 Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Paper No. 14-066, January-February 2014.
  • Long, A., and Spencer, D., “Deployable Drag Device for Launch Vehicle Upper Stage Deorbit,” IAC-14-A6.P.82x25843, 65th International Astronautical Congress, Toronto, Canada, September 2014.
  • Schulte, P.Z., and Spencer, D.A., “Development of an Integrated Spacecraft Guidance, Navigation, and Control Subsystem for Automated Proximity Operations,” IAC-14-C1.6.4x21108, 65th International Astronautical Congress, Toronto, Canada, September 2014.
  • Ridenoure, R., Munakata, R., Diaz, A., Wong, S., Plante, B., Stetson, D., Spencer, D., and Foley, J., “LightSail Program Status: One Down, One to Go,” SSC15-V-3, 29th Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellite, Logan, Utah, August 2015.
  • Ridenoure, R., Spencer, D.A., Stetson, D.A., Betts, B., Munakata, R., Wong, S.D., Diaz, A., Plante, B., Foley, J.D, and Bellardo, J.M., “Status of the Dual CubeSat LightSail Program,” AIAA SPACE 2015 Conference and Exposition, Pasadena, CA, August-September 2015.
  • Okseniuk, K.J., Chait, S.B., Schulte, P.Z., and Spencer, D.A., “Prox-1: Automated Proximity Operations on an ESPA Class Platform,” SSC15-IX-4, 29th Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellite, Logan, Utah, August 2015.
  • Long, A.C. and Spencer, D.A., “Stability of a Deployable Drag Device for Small Satellite Deorbit,” AIAA 2016-5676, AIAA SPACE 2016 Conference and Exposition, Long Beach, CA, September 2016.
  • Schulte, P.Z., Spencer, D.A., Smith, N.G., and McCabe, M.F., “Development of a Fault Protection Architecture Based Upon State Machines,” IAC-16-D1.IP.2x32540, 67th International Astronautical Congress, Guadalajara, Mexico, September 2016.
  • Betts, B., Nye, B., Greeson, E., Vaughn, J., Chute, R., Spencer, D.A., Ridenoure, R.W., Munakata, R., Wong, S.D., Diaz, A., Stetson, D.A., Foley, J.D., Bellardo, J.M., and Plante, B.A., “LightSail 1 Mission Results and Public Outreach Strategies,” 4th International Solar Sailing Symposium, Kyoto, Japan, January 2017.
  • Betts, B., Spencer, D., Nye, B., Munakata, R., Bellardo, J.M., Wong, S.D., Diaz, A., Ridenoure, R.W., Plante, B.L., Foley, J.D., Vaughn, J., “LightSail 2: Controlled Solar Sailing Using a CubeSat,” 4th International Solar Sailing Symposium, Kyoto, Japan, January 2017.
  • Plante, B.A., Spencer, D.A., Betts, B., Chait, S., Bellardo, J.M., Diax, A., Pham, I., “LightSail 2 ADCS: From Simulation to Mission Readiness,” 4th International Solar Sailing Symposium, Kyoto, Japan, January 2017.
  • Spencer, D.A., “Relative Orbit Targeting Using Artificial Potential Functions,” 26th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference, 23/16-204, Napa, California, February 2017.
  • Perino, S., Cooper, D., Rosing, D., Giersch, L., Ousnamer, Z., Jamnejad, V., Spurgers, C., Redmond, M., Lobbia, M., Komarek, T., and Spencer, D., “The Evolution of the Orbiting Sample Container for a Future Mars Sample Return,” IEEE Aerospace Conference, March 2017.
  • Schulte, P.Z. and Spencer, D.A., “State Machine Fault Protection for Autonomous Proximity Operations,” 68th International Astronautical Congress, Adelaide, Australia, September 2017.
  • Long, A.C. and Spencer, D.A., “A Passively Stable Pyramid Sail for the Deorbit of Small Satellite Constellations,” 68th International Astronautical Congress, Adelaide, Australia, September 2017.
  • Schulte, P.Z. and Spencer, D.A., “Fault Protection for Mars Sample Return Autonomous Rendezvous & Capture,” Symposium on Space Innovations, Atlanta, Georgia, Oct. 2017.
  • Cebrian, A.M., Tamrazian, S., Sebastiao, I.B., Spencer, D.A., Alexeenko, A., “DSMC-SPARTA Aerodynamic Characterization of a Deorbiting CubeSat,” 31st International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, Glasgow, Scotland, July 2018.
  • Schulte, P.Z. and Spencer, D.A., “On-Board Model-Based Fault Diagnosis for Autonomous Proximity Operations,” 69th International Astronautical Congress, Bremen, Germany, October 2018.
  • Deshmukh, R., Dutta, S., and Spencer, D.A., “Investigation of Direct Force Control for Planetary Aerocapture at Neptune,” 29th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, AAS 19-212, Maui, Hawaii, January 2019.
  • Mansell, J., Dickmann, S., and Spencer, D.A., “Swarm Optimization of Lunar Transfers from Earth Orbit with Radiation Dose Constraints,” 29th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, AAS 19-244, Maui, Hawaii, January 2019.
  • Renevey, S. and Spencer, D.A., “Spacecraft Formations Using Artificial Potential Functions and Relative Orbital Elements,” 29th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, AAS 19-258, Maui, Hawaii, January 2019.
  • Goggin, M. and Spencer, D.A., “Rendezvous Mission Risk Reduction Through Passive Safety Analysis,” 35th Space Symposium, Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 2019.

Refereed Publications

  • Lovell, T.A. and Spencer, D.A., “Relative Orbital Elements Formulation Based Upon the Clohessy-Wiltshire Equations,” Journal of Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 61, Iss. 4, pp. 341-366, December 2014, 10.1007/s40295-014-0029-6.
  • Spencer, D.A. and Lovell, T.A., “Maneuver Design Using Relative Orbital Elements,” Journal of Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 62, Iss. 4, pp. 315-350, December 2015, 10.1007/s40295-015-0072-y.
  • Schulte, P.Z. and Spencer, D.A., “Development of an Integrated Spacecraft Guidance, Navigation, and Control Subsystem for Automated Proximity Operations,” Acta Astronautica, Vol. 118, pp 168-186, Jan.-Feb. 2016, 10.1016/j.actaastro.2015.10.010.
  • Spencer, D.A., “Automated Trajectory Control Using Artificial Potential Functions to Target Relative Orbits,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 39, Iss. 9, pp. 2142-2148, September 2016, 10.2514/1.G001487.
  • Spencer, D.A., Chait, S.B., Schulte, P.Z., Okseniuk, K.J., and Veto, M., “Prox-1 University-Class Mission to Demonstrate Automated Proximity Operations,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 53, Iss. 5, pp. 847-863, September 2016, 10.2514/1.A33526.
  • Ridenoure, R., Munakata, R., Diaz, A., Wong, S., Plante, B., Stetson, D., Spencer, D., and Foley, J., “Testing The LightSail Program: Demonstrating Solar Sailing Technology Using a CubeSat Platform,” Journal of Small Satellites, Vol. 5, No. 3, October 2016.
  • Long, A.C. and Spencer, D.A., “A Scalable Drag Sail for the Deorbit of Small Satellites,” Journal of Small Satellites, Vol. 7, No. 3, December 2018.
  • Schulte, P.Z., Spencer D.A., and Goggin, M., “Mars Sample Return Terminal Rendezvous State-Based Fault Protection,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, in review, submitted April 18, 2018.
  • Schulte, P.Z., and Spencer D.A., “State Machine Fault Protection Architecture for Aerospace Vehicle Guidance, Navigation, and Control,” Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, in review, submitted June 19, 2018.Spencer, D.A., Johnson, L., and Long, A.C., “Solar Sailing Technology Challenges,” Aerospace Science and Technology, in review, submitted July 5, 2018.