Name Thesis Title Graduation Year Employer
 Mollik Nayyar  Optimal Earth Return Transfers from Lagrange Point Orbits Using Particle Swarm Optimization  2016  Penn State
 Koundinya (Ken)  Kuppa  Long-Term Orbit Propagation Using Symplectic Integration Algorithms  2016  C. S. Draper Laboratory
 Skyler Shuford  Delta-V Feasibility of Piggyback Lunar Transfers  2015  Generation Orbit 
 Andrew Abraham  Particle Swarm Optimization of Low-Thrust, Geocentric-to-Halo-Orbit Transfers  2014  The Aerospace  Corporation
 Lawrence  DiGirolamo  A Hybrid Stochastic Motion Planning Algorithm for Safe and Efficient, Close Proximity,  Autonomous Spacecraft Missions  2014  Johns Hopkins Applied  Physics Laboratory
 J.P. Muncks  Methods for Identifying Cost-efficient Tracking Solutions for Interplanetary Spacecraft  2014  Virgin Galactic
 Michael Policelli  Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing Spacecraft Trajectory Optimization via Direct Collocation  and Nonlinear Programming  2014  SpaceX
 Christopher  Hassa  Drag Coefficient Estimation Using Satellite Attitude and Orbit Data  2013  U.S. Air Force
 Philip Myers  Application of a Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm to Spacecraft Stationkeeping  2013  United Technologies
 Brian Shank  Development of an Optimized Lambert Problem Solver for Targeting Elliptical Orbits  2013  Boeing
 Patrick Williams  Coupling of Nonlinear Estimation and Dynamic Sensor Tasking Applied to Satellite Tracking  2012  
 Young Tae Ahn  Attitude Dynamics and Control of a Spacecraft Using Shifting Mass Distributions  2012  
 Jung Soo Kim  Improvement in Thermospheric Neutral Density Estimation of the Numerical TIE-GCM  2011  Republic of Korea  Air  Force
 Christopher Polito  The Effect of Variable Initial Uncertainty on the Probability of Asteroid-Earth Collisions  2011
 Julio Benavides  Trajectory Design Using Approximate Analytic Solutions of the N-Body Problem  2010  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical  University
 Christopher Scott  Transfer and Capture into Distant Retrograde Orbits  2010  Johns Hopkins Applied  Physics Laboratory
 Christopher Binz  Designing for the Space Environment via Trade Space Exploration  2010  U.S. Naval Research  Laboratory
 Matthew  Ferringer  General Framework for the Reconfiguration of Satellite Constellations  2009  The Aerospace  Corporation
 Dan Jordan  Application of Trade Space Visualization to Discrete and Continuous Complex Dynamical  Systems  2009
 Theodore  Stodgell  Multiobjective Evolutionary Optimization of Satellite Rendezvous Tours  2006
 Denise Brown  Optimal Maneuver Determination for Formation Flying Satellite Constellations  2006
 Jeffrey O’Malley  Formation Flight Control Near a Collinear Libration Point for Interferometric Aperture Plane  Modeling  2006
 Christopher  Bessette  Optimal Interplanetary Trajectories via Evolutionary Algorithms  2006  C.S. Draper Laboratory
 Abraham Mathew  Incorporating Cooperative Learning Activities into Traditional Aerospace Engineering Curricula  2005
 Dennis Haeberle  Investigation of Interplanetary Navigation Using Large Antenna Arrays with Varied Baselines  2005
 Ryan Kobrick  Optimizing Trajectories for Suborbital Human Spaceflight  2005  Embry-Riddle  Aeronautical  University
 Matthew Wissler  An Orbit Stability Analysis Method Applied to Trajectories for the Dawn Spacecraft Near Vesta  2005
 Jugo Igarashi  Optimal Continuous Thrust Orbit Transfers Using Evolutionary Algorithms  2005
 Phill-Sun Hur  Attitude Determination and Control of a Spinning Nanosatellite Using the Geomagnetic Field  Data and Sun Sensors  2004
 Hideaki Yamato  Trajectory Design Methods for Restricted Problems of Three Bodies with Perturbations  2003  
 Keith Akins  Dynamic Atmosphere Modeling for Precision Orbit Determination  2003  
 Anthony Faulds  Satellite Collision Analysis Using Genetic Algorithms, Parallel Processing and Stochastic  Methods  2002
 Young Ha Kim  Optimal Rendezvous of Spacecraft Using Genetic Algorithms  2001