Publications

2019

Kwok Choon, S., Chitwood, J., Safbom, C., Leary, P., Romano, M., “Astrobatics: a hopping-maneuver experiment for a spacecraft-manipulator system on board the In- ternational Space Station", IAF-International Astronautical Congress, October 2019, Washington DC.

Romano, M., Curti, F., “Minimum-Time Control of Linear Systems between Two Arbitrary States", EuroGNC Conference, April 2019, Milano, Italy.

Romano, M., Curti, F., “Applications to Space Flight of new results on minimum- time Control of Linear Systems between Two Arbitrary States", AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, January 2019, Maui, Hawaii.

Alsup, K.P, Virgili-Llop, J., Komma, J., Romano, M., “Analysis and Simulation of Robotic Hopping Maneuvers Inside the International Space Station with Astrobee", AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, January 2019, Maui, Hawaii.

Sharp, A., Romano, M. “General time-optimal three-axis reorientation of a rigid spacecraft", AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, January 2019, Maui, Hawaii.

Ayansola, O., Fernandes, B., Romano, M., “A Tip-Tilt Hardware-in-the-loop air- bearing test bed with physical emulation of the relative orbital dynamics", AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, January 2019, Maui, Hawaii.

 

2018

Zagaris, C., and Romano, M., "Applied Reachability Analysis for Spacecraft Rendezvous and Docking with a Tumbling Object" 28th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Kissimmee, Florida, January 8-12, 2018. BEST PAPER AWARD WINNER!

 

2017

Virgili-Llop, J., Zagaris, C., Zappulla R., Bradstreet, A., and Romano, M., “Laboratory Experiments on the Capture of a Tumbling Object by a Spacecraft-Manipulator System Using a Convex-Programming-Based Guidance,” AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Stevenson, Washington. August 20-24, 2017. (Full Text,Video)

Virgili-Llop, J., Zagaris, C., Zappulla R., Bradstreet, A., and Romano, M., “Convex optimization for proximity maneuvering of a spacecraft with a robotic manipulator,” 27th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. 5 - 9 February 2017. (Full Text)

Zappulla, R., Virgili-Llop, J., and Romano, M., “Near-optimal real-time spacecraft guidance and control using harmonic potential functions and a modified RRT,” 27th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. 5 - 9 February 2017. (Full Text, Video)

Park, H., Zappulla R., Zagaris, C., Virgili-Llop, J., and Romano, M., “Nonlinear model predictive control for spacecraft rendezvous and docking with a rotating target,” 27th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. 5 - 9 February 2017. (Full Text, Video)

Zagaris, C., and Romano, M., “Analysis of spacecraft planar docking with rotating body in close proximity,” 27th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. 5 - 9 February 2017. (Full Text)

Zappulla, R., and Romano, M., “A systematic approach to determining the minimum sampling rate for real-time spacecraft control,” 27th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. 5 - 9 February 2017. (Full Text)

Lee, D. Y., Park, H., Romano, M., and Cutler, J., “Design and validation of hybrid attitude determination and control system for CubeSat through hardware-in-the-loop simulation,” 27th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. 5 - 9 February 2017. (Full Text, Video)

 

2016

Park, H., Zagaris, C., Virgili-Llop, J., Zappulla R., Kolmanovsky, I., and Romano, M., “Analysis and Experimentation of Model Predictive Control for Spacecraft Rendezvous and Proximity Operations with Multiple Obstacle Avoidance,” AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Long Beach, California 13 - 16 September 2016. (Full Text, Video1Video2)

Virgili-Llop, J., Drew, J., Zappulla R., and Romano, M., “Autonomous Capture of a Resident Space Object by a Spacecraft with a Robotic Manipulator: Analysis, Simulation and Experiments,” AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Long Beach, California 13 - 16 September 2016. (Full Text, Video)

 Zappulla, R., Virgili-Llop, J., Zagaris, C., Park, H., Sharp, A., and Romano, M., “Floating Spacecraft Simulator Test Bed for the Experimental Testing of Autonomous Guidance, Navigation, and Control of Spacecraft Proximity Maneuvers and Operations,” AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Long Beach, California 13 - 16 September 2016. (Full Text)

Virgili-Llop, J., Zagaris, C., Park, H., Zappulla R., and Romano, M., “Experimental Evaluation Of Model Predictive Control And Inverse Dynamics Control for Spacecraft Proximity and Docking Maneuvers,” 6th International Conference on Astrodynamics Tools and Techniques. 14-17 March 2016, Darmstad, Germany., 2016. BEST PAPER AWARD WINNER! (Full Text, Video)

Virgili Llop, J., Drew, J., and Romano, M., “Design and parameter identification by laboratory experiments of a prototype modular robotic arm for orbiting spacecraft applications,” 6th International Conference on Astrodynamics Tools and Techniques (ICATT), 14-17 March 2016, Darmstadt, Germany, 2016. (Full Text)

Virgili-Llop, J., Drew, J., and Romano, M., “Spacecraft Robotics Toolkit: an Open-Source Simulator for Spacecraft Robotic Arm Dynamic Modeling and Control.” 6th International Conference on Astrodynamics Tools and Techniques, 2016. (Full Text, Software)

Zappulla II, R., Park, H., Virgili-Llop, J., and Romano, M., “Experiments on autonomous spacecraft rendezvous and docking using an adaptive artificial potential field approach,” 26th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Napa, CA. 14-18 February 2016. AAS 16-459, 2016. (Full TextVideo)

Virgili-Llop, J., Polat, H. and Romano, M. "Using Shifting Masses to Reject Aerodynamic Perturbations and to Maintain a Stable Attitude In Very Low Earth Orbit," 26th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Napa, CA. 14-18 February 2016. AAS 16-354, 2016. (Full TextVideo)