Faculty Profile

Victoria Lynn Coverstone

Aerospace Engineering
Victoria Lynn Coverstone
Victoria Lynn Coverstone
Adjunct Professor

Education

  • Ph.D., Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992
  • M.S., Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986
  • B.S., Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1985

Academic Positions

  • Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Programs, University of Illinois, 49% time , 2008-present
  • Interim Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Programs, University of Illinois, 50% time, 2008
  • Professor, Information Trust Institute, University of Illinois, 0% time, 2007-present
  • Associate Head, Aerospace Engineering,University of Illinois, 2006-2008
  • Professor, Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois, 2005-present
  • Associate Professor, Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1998-2005
  • Assistant Professor, Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1992-1998
  • Teaching Assistant, Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering,University of Illinois, 1988-1991
  • Research Assistant, Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering,University of Illinois, 1985-1986

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Major Consulting Activities

  • KinetX, Inc., Tempe, AZ, 2007
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, 2004
  • Spectrum Astro Inc., Gilbert, AZ, 2001
  • TRW, Redondo Beach, CA., 2001
  • CU Aerospace, Urbana, IL., 1999-present
  • Abrams, Teller, and Madson, Inc., Chicago, IL., 1996

Professional Highlights

  • Dean's Seminar on Teaching Improvement, 1996,1998
  • University of Illinois Proposal Development Institute, 1993

Research Interests

  • Attitude control
  • Optimal spacecraft trajectories
  • Space mission design
  • Computing Optimal Low-Thrust Spacecraft Trajectories For Advanced Propulsion Concepts (Solar Sail, Solar Electric Propulsion, Nuclear Electric Propulsion)
  • Space Mission Analysis and Design

Chapters in Books

  • P.Thakker, D. Ames, L. Arber, M. Dabrowski, A. Dufrene, A. Pukniel, A. Rein, V. Coverstone, and G. Swenson, ￿Overview of ION-1 as applied to atmospheric research and technology testing problems,￿ in Applying Pico/Nano Satellites to Education, Research and Real World Problems, AIAA Progress Series, to be published.

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Woo, B., Ertmer, K., Coverstone, V.,Burton, R., Benavides, G., and Carroll, D., ￿Deployment Experiment for Ultralarge Solar Sail System (UltraSail)￿, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 48, No. 5, 2011, pp. 874-880.
  • Pukniel, A., Coverstone, V., Burton, R., and Carroll, D., "The Dynamics and Control of the CubeSail mission: A solar Sailing demonstration", Advances in Space Research, Vol. 48, Issue 11, 2011, pp. 1902-1911.
  • Kang, J., and Coverstone, V., ￿Further Study on Attitude Acquisition of a Satellite with a Partially-Filled Liquid Tank,￿ Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2010, pp. 991-994.
  • Jamison, B., and Coverstone, V., ￿Improved Orbit Transfer Switching Function Analysis By An Extended Frequency Study￿, Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics,Vol. 33, No. 1, 2010, pp. 235-245.
  • Jackson, K., and Coverstone, V., ￿Optimal Trajectories From The Moon To Sun/Earth-Moon L1 Point With Ballistic Launch￿, Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Volume 31, Number 3, 2008, pp. 712-719
  • Botter, T., Coverstone, V., and Burton, R., ￿Structural Dynamics of Spin-Stablized Solar Sails with Applications to UltraSail￿,Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, March- April, 2008, pp. 402-413.
  • Woo, B., Coverstone, V. and Cupples, M., ￿Application of Solar Electric Propulsion to a Comet Surface Sample Return Mission￿, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 43, No. 6, 2006, pp. 1225-1230.
  • Cupples, M., Green, S., and Coverstone, V.￿Solar Electric and Chemical Propulsion For a Titan Mission￿,Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol.43, No. 5, 2006, pp.1077-1083.
  • Donahue, B., Green, S. and Coverstone, V., ￿Chemical and Solar-Electric Propulsion Systems For Mars Sample Return Missions￿,Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol.43, No. 1, 2006, pp.170-177.
  • Woo, B., Coverstone, V. and Cupples, M., ￿Low-Thrust Trajectory Optimization Procedure for Gravity-Assist, Outer-Planet Missions￿,Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2006, pp.121-129.
  • Woo, B., Coverstone, V.,Hartmann, J. and Cupples, M.￿Trajectory and System Analysis For Outer-Planet Solar-Electric Propulsion Missions￿, The Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 42, No. 3, 2005, pp. 510-516.
  • Trask, A. and Coverstone, V., ￿Optimal Low Thrust Trajectories Combined with an Aeroassist Maneuver￿, The Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 41, No. 4, 2004, pp.629-634.
  • Cerven, W., Bullo, F. and Coverstone, V., ￿Vehicle Motion Planning with Time-Varying Constraints￿, Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 27, No. 3, 2004, pp.506-509.
  • Trask, A., Mason, W. and Coverstone, V., ￿Optimal Interplanetary Trajectories Utilizing Constant Radial Thrust and Gravitational Assists￿, The Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics. Vol. 27, No. 3, 2004, pp.503-506.
  • Woo, B. and Coverstone V.,￿Orbit Transfers to Lower Altitude Orbits Using Aerobraking￿, The Journal of Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 51, Issue #3, 2003, pp. 307-317.
  • Coverstone-Carroll, V. and Prussing, J.E., ￿A Technique for Earth Escape Using a Solar Sail￿, The Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. Vol. 26, No. 4, 2003, pp. 628-634.
  • Powers, B., and Coverstone-Carroll, V. ￿Optimal Solar Sail Orbit Transfers to Synchronous Orbits￿, The Journal of The Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 49, Issue #2, 2001, pp. 269-281.
  • Cerven, W. T. and Coverstone-Carroll, V., ￿Optimal Reorientation of a Multibody Spacecraft through Joint Motion Using Averaging Theory￿,The Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 24, No. 4, 2001, pp. 788-795.
  • Coverstone-Carroll, V., Hartmann, J.W., and Mason, W. M., ￿Optimal Multi-Objective Low-Thrust Spacecraft Trajectories￿, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 186, 2000, pp.387-402.
  • Williams, S., and V. Coverstone-Carroll, ￿Mars Missions Using Solar Electric Propulsion,￿ The Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2000, pp.71-77.
  • Hartmann, J.W, Coverstone-Carroll, V., and Williams, S. N., ￿Optimal Spacecraft Interplanetary Trajectories via a Pareto Genetic Algorithm￿, The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 46, No. 3, 1998, pp. 267-282.
  • Lee, K., and Coverstone-Carroll, V., ￿Control Algorithms to Stabilize Underactuated Robots￿, Journal of Robotic Systems, Vol. 15, No. 12, 1998, pp.681-697.
  • Prussing, J.E., and Coverstone-Carroll, V., ￿Constant Radial Thrust Acceleration Redux￿, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 21, No. 3, 1998, pp. 516-518.
  • Williams, S., and V. Coverstone-Carroll, ￿Benefits of Solar Electric Propulsion for the Next Generation of Planetary Exploration Missions,￿ The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 45, No. 2, April-June, 1997, pp. 143-159.
  • Lee, K., S. Coates, and V. Coverstone-Carroll, "Variable Structure Control Applied to Underactuated Robots," Robotica, Vol. 15, Part 3, May 1997, pp. 313-318.
  • Coverstone-Carroll, V.,"Near-Optimal Low-Thrust Trajectories Via Micro-Genetic Algorithms", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 20, No. 1, 1997, pp. 196-198.
  • Rauwolf, G., and V. Coverstone-Carroll, "Low-Thrust Orbit Transfers Generated by a Genetic Algorithm," Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol.33, No. 6, November-December, 1996, pp. 859-862.
  • Coverstone-Carroll, V.,"Detumbling and Reorienting an Underactuated Rigid Spacecraft", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 19, No. 3, 1996, pp. 708-710.
  • Selig, M.S. and Coverstone-Carroll, V., "Genetic Algorithms with a Novel Constraint Technique Applied to Wind Turbine Design," ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 118, March, 1996, pp. 22-28.
  • Coverstone-Carroll, V., and N. M. Wilkey, "Optimal Control of a Satellite-Robot System Using Direct Collocation with Nonlinear Programming," Acta Astronautica, Vol. 36, No. 3, 1995, pp. 149-162.
  • Coverstone-Carroll, V., and J. E. Prussing, "Optimal Cooperative Power-Limited Rendezvous with Propellant Constraints," The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 43, No. 3, July-September, 1995, pp. 289-305.
  • Taur, D.-R., Coverstone-Carroll, V., and J. E. Prussing, "Optimal Impulsive Time-Fixed Orbital Rendezvous and Interception with Path Constraints", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 18, No. 1, Jan.-Feb. 1995, pp. 54-60.
  • Coverstone-Carroll, V., and S. N. Williams, "Optimal Low Thrust Trajectories Using Differential Inclusion Concepts," The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 42, No. 4, Oct-Dec. 1994, pp. 379-393.
  • Coverstone-Carroll, V., and Prussing, J.E.,"Optimal Cooperative Power-Limited Rendezvous Between Coplanar Circular Orbits," Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics , Sept.-Oct. 1994, pp. 1096-1102.
  • Coverstone-Carroll, V., and Prussing, J.E.,"Optimal Cooperative Power-Limited Rendezvous Between Neighboring Circular Orbits," Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 16, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 1993, pp. 1045-1054.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Schlapkohl,T., Kang, J. and Coverstone, V., ￿Analytical Control Law for Spacecraft Reorientation via Lyapunov Theory Control￿, Paper No. AIAA ￿ 2010 - 7894, Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Toronto, Canada, August 2010.
  • Pukniel, A., Coverstone, V., Burton, R., and Carroll, D., ￿Attitude Control of the Cubesail Solar Sailing Spacecraft in Low Earth Orbit￿, International Symposium on Solar Sailing, New York, NY, July 2010.
  • Burton, R., Coverstone, V., ￿Initial Development of the CubeSail/UltraSail Spacecraft￿, Paper No. JANNAF-1388, JANNAF Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, May 2010.
  • Ghosh, A., and Coverstone, V., ￿A Study of Low-Thrust Trajectories for Low Orbit Multiple Cubesat Missions￿, Paper No. AAS 10-xxx, 20th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Diego, California, February 2010.
  • Pukniel, A., Kang, J. and Coverstone, V., ￿Determination of Acquisition Time and Wheel Control for Spacecraft Using a Momentum Transfer Technique￿, Paper No. AIAA ￿ 2009 - 6110, Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Chicago, Illinois, August 2009.
  • Pukniel, A., Coverstone, V., Burton, R. and Warner, J., ￿A Preliminary Study of the Dynamics and Control of the Cubesail Spacecraft￿ ,Paper No. AAS 09-417, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, August 2009.
  • Kang, J., and Coverstone, V., ￿Further Study on Attitude acquisition of a Satellite with Partially Filled Liquid Tank￿,Paper No. AAS 09-204, 19th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Savannah, Georgia, February 2009.
  • Jamison, B., and Coverstone, V., ￿Improved Orbit Transfer Switching Function Analysis By An Extended Frequency Study￿ ,Paper No. AAS 07-416, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Mackinac Island, Michigan, August 2007.
  • Swenson, G., Thakker, P., Kamalabadi, F., Frank, M. , Coverstone, V and H. Voss, ￿Optical sensing atmospheric emissions from Cubesats and Nanosats￿, in SPIE Sensors and Systems for Space Applications, 2007, vol. 6555, p. 655506.
  • Hargens-Rysanek, J., Coverstone, V. and Burton, R., ￿Orbital Precession Via Cyclic Pitch For The UltraSail System￿,Paper No. AAS 07-166, AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Sedona, Arizona, January 2007.
  • Jackson, K., and Coverstone, V., ￿Optimal Trajectories From The Moon To Sun/Earth-Moon L1 Point With Ballistic Launch￿,Paper No. AAS 07-231, AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Sedona, Arizona, January 2007.
  • Botter, T., Coverstone, V., and Burton, R., ￿Structural Dynamics of a Spin-Stabilized, Mast-free SolarSail Design￿,Paper No. AAS 06-224, AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Tampa, FL, January 2006.
  • Dachwald, B., Baturkin, V., Coverstone, V., et al., ￿Potential Effects of Optical Solar Sail Degradation on Trajectory Design￿, Paper No. AAS 05-413, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA, Aug. 2005.
  • Burton, R. L., Coverstone, V. L., Hargens-Rysanek, J., Ertmer, K. M., Botter, T., Benavides, G., Woo, B., Carroll, D. L., Gierow, P., Farmer, G., and Cardin, J., "UltraSail, Ultra-Lightweight Solar Sail Concept," AIAA No. 2005-4117, 2005.
  • Cupples, M., Green, S., Coverstone, V. and Hartmann, J.,￿Solar Electric Propulsion System Sensitivity to Thruster Isp Variation￿, Paper No. AIAA-2004-xxxx, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Providence, RI, Aug. 2004.
  • Woo, B., Coverstone, V., Hartmann, J. and Cupples, M., ￿Effects of Gravity-Assist Timing on Outer-Planet Missions Using Solar Electric Propulsion￿, Paper No. AIAA-2004-5397, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Providence, RI, Aug, 2004.
  • Donahue, B., Green, S., Coverstone, V., and Woo, B., ￿Chemical and Solar Electric Propulsion Systems Analyses for Mars Sample Return Missions￿, Paper No. AIAA-2004-3807, 40th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Fort Lauderdale, FL, July 2004.
  • Cupples, M., Coverstone, V. and Woo, B.. ￿Application of Solar Electric Propulsion to a Comet Surface Sample Return Mission￿, Paper No. AIAA-2004-3804, 40th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Fort Lauderdale, FL, July 2004.
  • Hartmann, J., Coverstone, V. and Prussing, J., ￿Optimal Counter-Intuitive Solar Sail Escape Trajectories￿, Paper No. AAS 04-279, AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Maui, Hawaii, February, 2004.
  • Cupples, M., Green, S., Donahue, B., and Coverstone, V.,￿Solar Electric and Chemical Propulsion for a Titan Mission￿, 39th Joint Propulsion Conference, AIAA 2003-4728, Huntsville, Alabama, July, 2003.
  • Trask, A. and Coverstone, V., ￿Autonomous Artificial Neural Network Star Tracker for Spacecraft Attitude Determination￿, Paper No. AAS-2003-192, AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Ponce, Puerto Rico, February, 2003.
  • Cupples, M., Green, S. and Coverstone, V.,￿Systems Analysis for Outer Planet Mission Using Solar-Electric Ion Propulsion￿, Paper No. AAS-2003-123, AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Ponce, Puerto Rico, February, 2003.
  • Woo, B., Coverstone, V., Hartmann, J. and Cupples, M., ￿Factors Influencing Solar Electric Propulsion Vehicle Payload Delivery For Outer Planet Missions￿, Paper No. AAS-2003-242, AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Ponce, Puerto Rico, February, 2003.
  • George, J., Hoffman, S., Rachocki, K., Edgett, L., Dow, S., Herman, A and Coverstone, V., ￿A Near-Term Mars Sample Return Spacecraft Design Utilizing Solar Electric Propulsion￿, Paper No. IAC-02-Q.3.3.05, 53rd International Astronautical Congress, The World Space Congress ￿ 2002, Houston, TX, Oct., 2002.
  • Trask, A., Mason, W. and Coverstone, V.,￿Optimal Interplanetary Trajectories Utilizing Constant Radial Thrust and Gravitational Assists￿, Paper No. AIAA-2002-4731, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Monterey, CA, Aug, 2002.
  • Hargens, J. and Coverstone, V., ￿Low-Thrust Interplanetary Mission Design Using Differential Inclusion￿, Paper No. AIAA-2002-4730, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Monterey, CA, Aug, 2002.
  • Woo, B. and Coverstone, V.,￿Orbit Transfers to Lower Altitude Orbits Using Aerobraking￿, Paper No. AAS 02-113, AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference, San Antonio, TX, Jan, 2002.
  • Trask, A. and Coverstone, V., ￿Optimal Low Thrust Trajectories Combined with an Aeroassist Maneuver About Mars￿, Paper No. AAS 01-212, AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA, February, 2001.
  • Lakso, J. and Coverstone-Carroll, V., ￿Optimal Tether Deployment/Retrieval Trajectories Using Direct Collocation￿, Paper No. AIAA 2000-4349, AIAA /AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Denver, CO, August, 2000.
  • Cerven, W. T. and Coverstone-Carroll, V., ￿Optimal Reorientation of a Multibody Spacecraft through Joint Motion Using Averaging Theory￿, Paper No. AAS 00-203, AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, Clearwater, Florida, January, 2000.
  • Coverstone-Carroll, V. and Prussing, J.E., ￿A Technique for Earth Escape Using a Solar Sail￿, Paper No. AAS 99-333, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Girdwood, Alaska, August, 1999.
  • Powers, B., Coverstone-Carroll, V. and Prussing, J.E., ￿Solar Sail Optimal Orbit Transfers to Synchronous Stable Orbits￿, Paper No. AAS 99-334, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Girdwood, Alaska, August 1999.
  • Coverstone-Carroll, V., Hartman, C., Herman, A. and Spencer, D., ￿Optimal Spacecraft Trajectories Via Higher Order Differential Inclusion￿, Paper No. AAS 99-128, 9th AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Conference, Breckenridge, CO. February 1999.
  • Prussing, J.E. and Coverstone-Carroll, V., ￿Constant Radial Thrust Acceleration Redux ￿, Paper No. 98-4545 AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Boston, MA, August 1998.
  • Mason, W., Coverstone-Carroll, V., and Hartmann, J.W., ￿Optimal Earth Orbiting Satellite Constellations Via A Pareto Genetic Algorithm￿, Paper No. 98-4381 AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Boston, MA, August 1998.
  • Hartmann, J.W, Coverstone-Carroll, V., and Williams, S. N.. ￿Generation of Optimal Spacecraft Trajectories via a Pareto Genetic Algorithm￿, Paper No. AAS 98-202, 8th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Monterey, CA, February 1998.
  • Deal, S., and V. Coverstone-Carroll, "A Simplified Use of Quality Function Deployment as a System Tool for Designing-to-Cost," AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, Logan, Utah, Sept. 16-19, 1996.
  • Deal, S., and V. Coverstone-Carroll, "A Low-Cost Wireless Power Transmission Experiment," AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, Logan, Utah, Sept. 16-19, 1996.
  • Rauwolf, G., and V. Coverstone-Carroll, "Near-Optimal Low-Thrust Orbit Transfers Generated by a Genetic Algorithm," SECTAM XVIII Developments in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Conference, Tuscaloosa, AL, April 14-16, 1996; also in Developments in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Vol. XVIII, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, pp. 431-442.
  • Biggs, M. and Coverstone-Carroll, V., "Low Cost Launch System For Competitive Near-Term Return on Investment: Preliminary Results," Space Technology and Applications International Forum, Albuquerque, NM, January, 1996; also in American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings #361, Part Two, Woodbury, New York, pp.589 - 600.
  • Coverstone-Carroll, V.,"Detumbling and Reorienting an Underactuated Rigid Spacecraft", Paper No. AAS 95-413 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Conference, August 14-17, 1995, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; also in Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, , Volume 90, Part I, pp. 1001-1015, Eds. K. Terry Alfriend, et.al., AAS Publications Office, San Diego, CA.
  • Selig, M.S. and Coverstone-Carroll, V., "Genetic Algorithms with a Novel Constraint Technique Applied to Wind Turbine Design," 14th ASME Wind Energy Symposium, Houston, TX, Jan.-Feb., 1995.
  • Coverstone-Carroll, V. and Williams, S.N., "Optimal Low Thrust Trajectories Using Differential Inclusion Concepts", Paper No. AAS 94-173 AIAA /AAS Space Flight Mechanics Meeting , Cocoa Beach, FL, February 1994; also in Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Volume 87, Eds. J. E. Cochran, Jr.,AAS Publications Office, San Diego, CA.
  • Coverstone-Carroll, V. and Prussing, J. E., "Optimal Cooperative Power-Limited Rendezvous With Propellant Constraints," Paper No. AAS 92-4508, Proceedings of the 1992 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Conference, Hilton Head, SC, August 1992, pp. 246-255.
  • Coverstone-Carroll, V. and Prussing, J. E., "Optimal Cooperative Power-Limited Rendezvous," Paper No. AAS 91-444, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Conference, Durango, CO, August 1991; also in Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 76, Part III, pp. 1989-2009, Eds. B. Kaufman et al., AAS Publications Office, San Diego, CA.
  • Taur, D-R, Prussing, J. E., and Coverstone-Carroll, V., "Optimal Impulsive Time-Fixed Orbital Rendezvous and Interception with Path Constraints," Preprint AIAA 90-2972, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Conference, Portland, OR, pp. 899-906.

Journal Editorships

  • Associate Editor of the AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics (2001-2004)

Professional Societies

  • Mechanics Research Communications, Basic and Applied
  • Journal of Robotic Systems
  • Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, AIAA
  • IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
  • Optimal Control Applications & Methods
  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
  • IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
  • Acta Astronautica
  • Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, AIAA
  • Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control
  • Illinois State Academy of Science
  • The Order of the Engineer
  • Tau Beta Pi Honorary Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society
  • The Planetary Society
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • American Astronautical Society (Senior Member)
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Fellow)
  • Mechanics and Control of Flight Award Selection Committee, AIAA, 1995, 1997
  • Astrodynamics Technical Committee, AIAA, 1994-1997
  • AAS Conference Administration Subcommittee (2007-2010)
  • Space Flight Mechanics Technical Committee, American Astronautical Society (AAS), 1996-2000, 2006-2010

Teaching Honors

  • Faculty advisor; First place winner, Undergraduate Team Space Design Competition (2007/2008 )
  • Faculty advisor; Third place winner, Undergraduate Team Space Design Competition (2006/2007 )
  • Faculty advisor; Second place winner, Undergraduate Team Space Design Competition (2005/2006 )
  • Faculty advisor; Third place winner, Undergraduate Team Space Design Competition (2004/2005 )
  • Faculty advisor; First place winner, Undergraduate Team Space Design Competition (2003/2004 )
  • Faculty advisor; First place winner, Undergraduate Team Space Design Competition (2002/2003 )
  • Faculty advisor; First place winner, Undergraduate Team Space Design Competition (2000/2001)
  • Faculty advisor; First place winner, Undergraduate Team Space Design Competition, 1999/2000 AIAA National (1999/2000 )
  • Faculty advisor; First place winner, Undergraduate Team Space Design Competition (1994/95)
  • College of Engineering Award for Excellence in Advising (1993, 1994, 1996, 1997,1999, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012)
  • Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Honorable Mention (2001)
  • College of Engineering Stanley H. Pierce Award (2008)
  • College of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award (2001)
  • An Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (Fall 1994, Spring 1995, Fall 1995, Spring 1996, Fall 1996, Spring 1997, Spring 1998, Spring 2000, Fall 2000, Spring 2005)
  • Teacher of the Year, AAE Department (1995, 1997, 2001)
  • Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence (1995)

Research Honors

  • Visiting Investigators Partnership at the Marshall Space Flight Center (2012-2013)
  • 2010 UK-US Collaboration Development Award Programme (2010)
  • NSF Womens International Research Engineering Summit (2009)
  • NASA Space Act Award for technical innovation ￿Ultra-Large Solar Sail Technology￿ (MFS-32524-1) (2008)
  • National Academy of Engineering Organizing Committee/Session Chair for the German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (2005)
  • Department of Navy Best Paper Award, 37th Annual Alan Berman Research Publications Award (2004)
  • National Academy of Engineering Seventh German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium Academies￿ (2004)
  • National Academy of Engineering Gallery of Women Engineers Website (2002)
  • National Academy of Engineering Symposium on Frontiers of Engineering Academies￿ (2002)
  • NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship (1993)

Public Service Honors

  • University Space Research Association (USRA) National Organization (2012-2014)
  • University Space Research Association (USRA)National Organization (2011-2012 )
  • AIAA GNC/AFM/MST/ASC/ASE Joint Conference General Chair (2010)
  • Strategic Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee (2004)
  • NASA Astronaut/Mission Specialist (1994)