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Isaac M Ross

Distinguished Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-2074
Research Interests
Computational optimal control
Astrodynamics, launch and entry
Nonlinear control theory
Near-Earth-Object interception
Spacecraft attitude dynamics and control
Inertial navigation
Teaching Interests
Applied trajectory optimization
Optimal control theory

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • AAS Spaceflight Mechanics Committee
  • Member, AIAA Astrodynamics Committee
  • Member, AIAA Mechanics and Control of Flight Award Committee
  • Book Review Editor, Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics

Scholarly Work

Publications
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Karpenko, M., Lippman, T., Ross, I. M., Halverson, J. K., McClanahan, T., Barker, M., Mazarico, E., Besser, R., Dennehy, C. J., VanZwieten, T., & Wolf, A, (2019). Fast Attitude Maneuvers for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
  • Minelli, G., Ross, I. M., Karpenko, M., & Newman, J. H, (2017). Autonomous Operations of Large-Scale Satellite Constellations and Ground Station Networks.
  • Ross, I. M., Gong, Q., Karpenko, M., & Proulx, R. J, (2017). Scaling and Balancing for Faster Trajectory Optimization.
  • Minelli, G., Karpenko, M., Ross, I. M., & Newman, J. H, (2017). Autonomous Operations of Large-Scale Satellite Constellations and Ground Station Networks.
  • McGrath, C., Karpenko, M., Proulx, R. J., & Ross, I. M, (2016). An Unscented Natural Evolution Strategy for Solving Trajectory Optimization Problems.
  • Ross, I. M., Karpenko, M., & Proulx, R. J, (2016). A Nonsmooth Calculus for Solving Some Graph-Theoretic Control Problems.
  • Ross, I. M., Karpenko, M., & Proulx, R. J, (2016). Path Constraints in Tychastic and Unscented Optimal Control: Theory, Application and Experimental Results.
  • Ross, I. M., Proulx, R. J., Greenslade, J., & Karpenko, M, (2016). Dynamic Optimization for Satellite Image Collection.
  • McGrath, C. B., Karpenko, M., Proulx, R. J., & Ross, I. M, (2016). Unscented Evolution Strategies for Solving Trajectory Optimization Problems.
  • Frontera, P. J., Proulx, R. J., Karpenko, M., & Ross, I. M, (2016). Effect of Update Frequency on EKF and UKF Performance.
  • Ross, I. M., Proulx, R. J., & Karpenko, M, (2016). Monte Rey Methods for Unscented Optimization.
  • Ross, I. M., Karpenko, M., & Proulx, R. J, (2016). A Nonsmooth Calculus for Solving Some Graph-Theoretic Control Problems.
  • Karpenko, M., Ross, I. M., Stoneking, E., Lebsock,, K. L., & Dennehy, N, (2015). A Micro-Slew Concept for Precision Pointing of the Kepler Spacecraft.
  • Frontera, P., Karpenko, M., Proulx, R. J., & Ross, I. M, (2015). Analysis of Hyper-Pseudospectral Transformation of Random Variables.
  • Ross, I. M., Proulx, R. J., & Karpenko, M, (2015). Unscented Optimization.
  • Ross, I. M., Karpenko, M., & Proulx, R. J, (2015). A Lebesgue-Stieltjes framework for optimal control and allocation.
  • Ross, I. M., Proulx, R. J., & Karpenko, M, (2015). Unscented guidance.
  • Karpenko, M., King, J. T., & Ross, I. M, (2015). Agilitoid-Based Design Analysis of Next Generation Attitude Control Systems.
  • King, J. T., Karpenko, M., & Ross, I. M, (2015). Rapid Collection of Large Areas for Imaging Spacecraft.
Patents/Copyrights
  • Patents
  • Ross, I. M., Karpenko, M., Proulx, R. J. "System and Method for Route Planning and Optimization" 62/971,068
  • Ross, I. M., Karpenko, M., Proulx, R. J. "Method and System for Optimal Trajectory Path Tasking for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)" 16/777,421
  • Ross, I. M., Karpenko, M., Proulx, R. J. "Method and Apparatus for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Payload Tasking"
  • Karpenko, M., Ross, I. M., Proulx, R. J. "Closed-Loop Control System Using Unscented Optimization" 10,095,198 B1
  • Karpenko, M., Ross, I. M., Proulx, R. J. "Unscented Optimization and Control Allocation" 10,065,312 B1
  • Ross, I. M., Karpenko, M., Proulx, R. J. "Method and apparatus for state space trajectory control of uncertain dynamical systems" 9,849,785
  • Ross, I. M., Proulx, R. J., Karpenko, M. "Unscented control for uncertain dynamical systems" 9,727,034 B1
  • Minelli, G., Ross, I., Karpenko, M. "Method for Autonomous Operations of Large-Scale Satellite Constellations and Ground Station Networks" TBD
  • Ross, I. M., Proulx, R. J., Greenslade, J., Karpenko, M. "Method and Apparatus for Operation of a Remote Sensing Platform" 15/472,858
  • Karpenko, M., Ross, I. M., Proulx, R. J., Greenslade, J. "Method and apparatus for operation of a remote sensing platform" 9,983,585 B1
  • Karpenko, M., Ross, I. M., Proulx, R. J. "Method and Apparatus for Risk Reduction in Uncertain Programming Problems" 15/208,784
  • Karpenko, M., Ross, I. M., Proulx, R. J., Greenslade, J. "Method and Apparatus for Operation of a Remote Sensing Platform" 62/293,376
  • Karpenko, M., Ross, I. M., Proulx, R. J. "Method and Apparatus for State Space Trajectory Control of Uncertain Dynamical Systems" 14/844,227 (CIP)
  • Karpenko, M., Ross, I. M., Proulx, R. J. "Method and Apparatus for Risk Reduction in Uncertain Programming Problems" 62/191,568
  • Karpenko, M., Ross, I. M., Proulx, R. J. "Unscented Control for Uncertain Dynamical System" 14/699,051
  • Ross, I. M., Karpenko, M. "Method and Apparatus for Determining Spacecraft Maneuvers" 8,880,246 B1
  • Ross, I. M., Lee, D., Karpenko, M. "Method and Apparatus for Contingency Guidance of a CMG-Actuated Spacecraft" 9,038,958 B1