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Mitchell, Jason

Aerospace Engineering Program Lecturer
Department of Aerospace Engineering
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Course 

ENAE 602 (Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control)

Research Interests 

Astrodynamics, spacecraft attitudinal dynamics & control, numerical methods, dynamical systems, cooperative decision & control of UAVs, real-time hardware-in-the-loop simulation.

Education 

Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering, University of Cincinnati.
Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, University of Cincinnati.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Mechanics, University of Cincinnati.

Selected Publications 

Journal Articles

  • "Communication Requirements in the Cooperative Control of Wide Area Search Munitions via Iterative Network Flow," (w/ A.G. Sparks, S.J. Rasmussen), Theory and Algorithms for Cooperative Systems, Series on Computers and Operations Research, Volume 4, pp. 311–326, ISBN 981-256-020-3, World Scientific Publishing Co., River Edge, NJ, 2004.
  • "A Third-Order Analytical Solution for Relative Motion with a Circular Reference Orbit," (w/ D.L. Richardson), Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 51, No. 1, January–March 2003.
  • "Invariant Manifold Tracking for the First-Order Nonlinear Hill's Equations," (w/ D.L. Richardson), Journal of Guidance, Control & Dynamics, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 622–627, 2003.
  • "Maintaining Periodic Trajectories with the First-Order Nonlinear Hill's Equations," (w/ D.L. Richardson), Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Astrodynamics, Volume 109, Part III, pp. 2415–2428, August 2001.
  • "A New Kinetic Element Formulation for the Rotation of a Perturbed Mass-Asymmetric Rigid Body," (w/ D.L. Richardson), US-European Celestial Mechanics Workshop, Poznań, Poland, July 2000, Journal of Celestial Mechanics & Dynamical Astronomy, Vol. 81, No. 1/2, pp. 13–25, September 2001.
  • "A Simplified Variation of Parameters Approach to Euler's Equations of Motion for an Arbitrarily Torqued Asymmetric Rigid Body," (w/ D.L. Richardson), Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Astrodynamics, Volume 103, Part III, pp. 2489–2512, August 1999.
  • "A Variation of Parameters Approach to Euler's Equations," (w/ D.L. Richardson), Journal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions of the ASME, Vol. 66, No. 1, pp. 273–276, March 1999.
  • "Improved First-Order Chebyshev Methods for the Numerical Integration of First-Order Differential Equations," (w/ D.L. Richardson, D.S. Schmidt ) Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Spaceflight Mechanics, Volume 99, Part II, pp. 1533–1544, February 1998.

Conference Proceedings

  • "Characterization of a Radio Frequency Space Environment Path Emulator for Evaluating Spacecraft Ranging Hardware," (w/ P.J. Baldwin, B.W. Barbee, R. Kurichh, R.J. Luquette), AIAA Guidance, Navigation, & Control Conference, August, 2008.
  • "Expanding Hardware-in-the-Loop Formation Navigation and Control with Radio Frequency Crosslink Ranging," (w/ R.J. Luquette), International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics, September, 2007.
  • "Characterization of a Prototype Radio Frequency Space Environment Path Emulator for Evaluating Spacecraft Ranging Hardware," (w/ P.J. Baldwin, R. Kurichh, B.J. Naasz, R.J. Luquette), AIAA Guidance, Navigation, & Control Conference, August, 2007.
  • "A Message Oriented Middleware for a Soft Real-Time Hardware-in-the-Loop Spacecraft Formation Flying Testbed," (w/ D.M. Zakar, R.D. Burns, R.J. Luquette), AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, August, 2006.
  • "Recent Developments in Hardware-in-the-Loop Formation Navigation and Control," (w/ R.J. Luquette), Proceedings of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Flight Mechanics Symposium, 2005.
  • "Introduction to the MultiUAV2 Simulation and Its Application to Cooperative Control Research," (w/ S.J. Rasmussen, P.R. Chandler, C.J. Schumacher, A.L. Smith), Proceedings of the American Controls Conference, 2005.
  • "Synchronous and Asynchronous Communication Effects on the Cooperative Control of Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles," (w/ S.J. Rasmussen, J.D. Redding, P.R. Chandler), AIAA Guidance, Navigation, & Control Conference, August, 2004.
  • "Simulation Framework for Moving Cooperative Control Algorithms from Conception to Assessment," (w/ S.J. Rasmussen, K.J. Allen, P.R. Chandler, C.J. Schumacher, B.M. Stolarik, W.M. Niland), AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, August, 2004.
  • "A Multiple UAV Simulation for Researchers," (w/ S.J. Rasmussen, C.S. Schulz, C.J. Schumacher, P.R. Chandler), AIAA Modeling & Simulation Technologies Conference, August, 2003.
  • "Communication Requirements in the Cooperative Control of Wide Area Search Munitions via Iterative Network Flow," (w/ A.G. Sparks, S.J. Rasmussen), Fourth International Conference on Cooperative Control & Optimization, Destin, FL, November, 2003.
  • "Communication Delays in the Cooperative Control of Wide Area Search Munitions via Iterative Network Flow," (w/ C.J. Schumacher, P.R. Chandler, S.J. Rasmussen), AIAA Guidance, Navigation, & Control Conference, August, 2003.
  • "Optimal vs. Heuristic Assignment of Cooperative Autonomous Unmanned Air Vehicles," (w/ S.J. Rasmussen, P.R. Chandler, C.J. Schumacher, A.G. Sparks), AIAA Guidance, Navigation, & Control Conference, August, 2003.
  • "On the Control of In-Plane Spacecraft Relative Motion," (w/ D.L. Richardson), Proceedings of the American Controls Conference, pp. 730–731, Arlington, Virginia, 2001.

Professional Memberships 

Member, AAS
Senior Member, AIAA