M. Patel, A. Sinclair, and K. Ho, "Information-Theoretic Target Search for Space Situational Awareness," AIAA/AAS Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech2018), Kissimmee, FL, Jan. 2018.
P. Sears and K. Ho, "Impact Evaluation of In-Space Additive Manufacturing on Modularized Geostationary Platforms," AIAA SPACE 2017 Conference and Exposition, Orlando, FL, Sep. 2017. (Conference cancelled due to Hurricane Irma; Papers published in online proceedings.)
H. Chen, K. Ho, B. Gardner, and P. Grogan, "Built-in Flexibility for Space Logistics Mission Planning and Spacecraft Design," AIAA SPACE 2017 Conference and Exposition, Orlando, FL, Sep. 2017. (Conference cancelled due to Hurricane Irma; Papers published in online proceedings.)
H. Chen, H. Lee, and K. Ho, "Space Transportation System and Infrastructure Design for Regular Interplanetary Cargo Missions," AIAA SPACE 2017 Conference and Exposition, Orlando, FL, Sep. 2017. (Conference cancelled due to Hurricane Irma; Papers published in online proceedings.)
Z. Chen, H. Chen, andK. Ho, "Analytical Model of Space Infrastructure Staged Deployment Strategy in Space Logistics,"AIAA SPACE 2017 Conference and Exposition, Orlando, FL, Sep. 2017. (Conference cancelled due to Hurricane Irma; Papers published in online proceedings.)
A. Golpashin, K. Ho, and N. Namachchivaya, Stochastic Attitude Control of Spacecraft under Thrust Uncertainty, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Stevenson, WA, Aug. 2017.
B. Jagannatha, V. Shah, R. Beesen, and K. Ho, Exploration of Low-Thrust Trajectories to Earth-Moon Halo Orbits, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Stevenson, WA, Aug. 2017.
K. Ho, H. Chen, and H. Kim, Value of Bootstrapping Staged Deployment of Infrastructure: Case Study in Space Infrastructure Deployment, ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Cleveland, OH, Aug. 2017.
H. Lee, P. Jakob, K. Ho, S. Shimizu, and S. Yoshikawa, "Optimization of Satellite Constellation Deployment Strategy Considering Uncertain Areas of Interest," 9th International Workshop on Satellite Constellations and Formation Flying, Boulder, CO, Jun. 2017.
R. McCormick, A. Austin, L. Cubrich, B. Marth, R. Mukherjee, T. Wenger, M. Patel, and K. Ho, "Development of Miniature Robotic Manipulators to Enable SmallSat Clusters," IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, Mar. 2017.
H. Chen and K. Ho, "Integrated Space Mission Planning and In-Orbit Infrastructure Design with Mixed-Integer Programming," AIAA SPACE 2016 Conference and Exposition, Long Beach, CA, Sep. 2016.
B. Jagannatha and K. Ho, "Campaign-Level Mission Planning with Integrated Trajectory Design and Propulsion Technology Trades," AIAA SPACE 2016 Conference and Exposition, Long Beach, CA, Sep. 2016.
T. Sarton du Jonchay and K. Ho, "Quantification of the Responsiveness of On-Orbit Servicing Infrastructure for Modularized Earth-Orbiting Platforms," AIAA SPACE 2016 Conference and Exposition, Long Beach, CA, Sep. 2016.
P. Grogan, K. Ho, A. Golkar, and O. de Weck, "Bounding the Value of Collaboration in Federated Systems," IEEE Systems Conference, Orlando, FL, Apr. 2016.
K. Ho, O. de Weck, J. Hoffman, and R. Shishko, "Campaign-Level Dynamic Network Modelling for Spaceflight Logistics for the Flexible Path Concept," International Astronautical Congress, Jerusalem, Israel, Oct. 2015.
D. Conte, M. Di Carlo, K. Ho, D. B. Spencer, M. Vasile, "Earth-Mars Transfers through Moon Distant Retrograde Orbit," AAS/AIAA
Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Vail, CO, Aug. 2015.
K. Ho, O. de Weck, J. Hoffman, and R. Shishko, "Dynamic Modeling and Optimization for Space Logistics Using Time-Expanded Networks," International Astronautical Congress, Toronto, Canada, Sep. 2014.
S. Do, K. Ho, S. Schreiner, A. Owens, and O. de Weck, "An Independent Assessment of the Technical Feasibility of the Mars One Mission Plan," International Astronautical Congress, Toronto, Canada, Sep. 2014.
K. Ho, O. de Weck, J. Hoffman, and R. Shishko, "Dynamic Network Modeling for Spaceflight Logistics," AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech2014), National Harbor, MD, Jan. 2014.
E. Capparelli, L. Delgado-Lopez, N. Bosanac, A. Burg, K. Ho, J. Kluger, S. Langston, V. Lo Gatto, O. Mansurov, P. Nizenkov, A. Vrolijk, L. Zea, and J. Battat, "Evaluating International Collaboration for Human Exploration beyond LEO," IAA Space Exploration Conference, Washington D.C., Jan. 2014.
K. Ho, J. Green, and O. de Weck, "Improved Concurrent Optimization Formulation of Crewed Space Habitats and Their Supporting Logistics Systems," AIAA SPACE 2013 Conference and Exposition, San Diego, CA, Sep. 2013.
A. Kornienko, R. Harris, P. Temporelli, and K. Ho, "Disturbance Torque Compensation of the BepiColombo Spacecraft during Interplanetary Cruise Flight using Solar Sailing Effect," AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Boston, MA, Aug. 2013.
K. Ho, J. Green, and O. de Weck, "Integrated Framework for the Design of Crewed Space Habitats and their Supporting Logistics System," AIAA SPACE 2012 Conference and Exposition, Pasadena, CA, Sep. 2012.
K. Ho, "Software Development of Star Trackers for Small Satellites," International Astronautical Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, Oct. 2010.
K. Ho and S. Nakasuka, "New Star Identification Algorithm for Multiple Star Trackers with Unequal Qualities," IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace, Nara, Japan, Sep. 2010.
K. Ho and S. Nakasuka, "Novel Star Identification Method Combining Two Star Trackers with Extended FOVs," AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, Toronto, Canada, Aug. 2010.
K. Ho, N. Sako and S. Nakasuka, "Thermal Design and Testing of a Micro-satellite for Infrared Astrometry (Nano-JASMINE)," AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Orlando, FL, Apr. 2010.
K. Ho and S. Nakasuka, "Novel Star Identification Algorithm Utilizing Images of Two Star Trackers," IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, Mar. 2010.
K. Ho and S. Nakasuka, "Star Identification Algorithms for Micro Star Trackers," Symposium on Space Science and Technology (Japanese), Kyoto, Japan, Sep. 2009.
Chair of the AIAA Space Logistics Technical Committee
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Luigi G. Napolitano Award presented at the International Astronautical Congress (Oct.2015)
Presenter at the MIT Aerospace Centennial Symposium Lightning Talks (Oct. 2014)
Funai Overseas Scholarship (Sep. 2011 - Aug. 2014)
Hermann Oberth Medal presented at the International Astronautical Congress (Oct. 2010)
JAXA sponsored student for the International Astronautical Congress (Sep. 2010)
JAXA sponsored student for the International Space University Annual Symposium (Mar. 2010)
JSASS (The Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences) President Award presented at the International Symposium on Space Technology and Science (Jul. 2009)
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