Publications and Conference Proceedings

We publish our work in journals such as the Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics and present at conferences hosted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the American Astronomical Society.

Electrolysis Propulsion

  • Doyle, Kyle, and Mason A. Peck. "Water Electrolysis for Propulsion of a Crewed Mars Mission." AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting. 2018. [PDF]
  • Van H. Adams and Mason A. Peck. "Lost in Space and Time", AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference. 2017. [PDF]
  • Adams, V.H., and Peck, M.A. "Interplanetary Optical Navigation." AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference. 2016. [PDF]
  • Doyle, K.P., Peck, M.A., and Jones, L.L.,. "Spinning CubeSats with Liquid Propellant." AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference. 2016. [PDF]
  • Zeledon, R.A., and Peck, M.A. “Attitude Dynamics and Control of a 3U CubeSat with Electrolysis Propulsion,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Boston, MA, Aug. 19-22, 2013. [PDF]
  • Zeledon, R.A., and Peck, M.A. “Performance Testing of a CubeSat-scale Electrolysis Propulsion System,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Minneapolis, MN, Aug. 13-16, 2012. [PDF]
  • Zeledon, R.A., and Peck, M.A. “Electrolysis Propulsion for CubeSat-Scale Spacecraft,” AIAA SPACE 2011 Conference & Exposition, Long Beach, CA, Sep. 27-29, 2011. [PDF]

Eddy-Current Actuation

Journal Articles

  • Nurge, Youngquist, Caracciolo, and Peck, “A thick-walled sphere rotating in a uniform magnetic field: The next step to de-spin a space object,” American Journal of Physics vol. 85, no. 8, May 18, 2017. [PDF]
  • Benjamin Z. Reinhardt and Mason A. Peck.  "New Electromagnetic Actuator for On-Orbit Inspection", Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 53, No. 2 (2016), pp. 241-248. [link]
  • Youngquist, Nurge, Starr, Leve, and Peck, “A slowly rotating hollow sphere in a magnetic field: First steps to de-spin a space object,” American Journal of Physics vol. 84, no. 3, November 12, 2015. [PDF]

Conference Proceedings

  • Reinhardt and Peck, "A new actuator for on-orbit inspection," 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Seattle, WA, 2015, pp. 2842-2847. [link]
  • Benjamin Z. Reinhardt, Mason A. Peck, and Brandon Hencey. "Development of an Eddy-Current Actuator Test Bed", AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 2014 [link]
  • Reinhardt, Hencey, and Peck, “Characterization of Eddy Currents for Space Actuation,” AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 2011. [PDF]
  • Reinhardt and Peck, “Eddy-Current Space Tug,” AIAA Space 2011, Long Beach, CA, 2011. [PDF]

Sprite Spacecraft/Chip Satellites

Journal Articles

  • Atchison and Peck, “Length Scaling in Spacecraft Dynamics,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 231-246, 2011. [PDF]
  • Atchison and Peck, “A Passive, Sun-Pointing, Millimeter-Scale Solar Sail,” Acta Astronautica, Vol. 67, No. 1, pp. 108-121, 2010. [PDF]

Conference Papers

  • Weis and Peck, “Attitude Control for Chip Satellites using Multiple Electrodynamic Tethers” AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Minneapolis, MN, Aug. 13-16, 2012. [PDF]
  • Manchester and Peck, “Stochastic Space Exploration with Microscale Spacecraft” AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Portland, OR, Aug. 8-11, 2011. [PDF]
  • Atchison and Peck, “A Passive Microscale Solar Sail,” AIAA SPACE 2008 Conference & Exposition, San Diego, CA, Sep. 9-11, 2008. [PDF]
  • Atchison and Peck, “A Microscale Solar Sail,” 18th JAXA Astrodynamics Workshop, Sagamihara, Japan, Jul. 28-29, 2008. [PDF]
  • Atchison and Peck, “A Millimeter-Scale Lorentz-Propelled Spacecraft,” AIAA-2007-6847, AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, Hilton Head, SC, Aug. 20-23, 2007. [PDF]

CMG Robotics

Journal Articles

  • Jones, Zeledon, Peck, “A Generalized Framework for Linearly Constrained Control Moment Gyro Steering,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 1094-1103, 2012. [PDF]
  • Brown, Peck, “Energetics of Control Moment Gyroscopes as Joint Actuators,” AAIA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 33, No. 6, pp. 1871-1883, 2009. [PDF]
  • Brown, “Scissored-Pair Control Moment Gyros: A Mechanical Constraint Saves Power,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 31, No. 6, pp. 1823-1826, 2008. [PDF]
  • Carpenter and Peck, “Dynamics of a High-Agility, Low-Power Imaging Payload”, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 24, no. 3, p. 666-675, 2008. [PDF]

Conference Papers

  • Zeledon and Peck, “Singularity-Free Constrained Steering Law for Triplet Control Moment Gyros,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Toronto, ON, Aug. 2-5, 2010. [PDF]
  • Gersh and Peck, “Violet: A High-Agility Nanosatellite for Demonstrating Small Control-Moment Gyroscope Prototypes and Steering Laws,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Chicago, IL, Aug. 10-13, 2009. [PDF]
  • Jones and Peck, “A Generalized Framework for Linearly-Constrained Singularity-Free Control Moment Gyro Steering Laws,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Chicago, IL, Aug. 10-13, 2009. [PDF]
  • Soto, Brown, Peck, “A Test Bed for Student Research and Design of Control-Moment Gyroscopes for Robotic Applications,” ASEE Annual Conference, Austin, TX, Jun. 14-17, 2009. [PPT]
  • Livingston, Brown, Peck “A Method of Robotic Actuation using Control Moment,” AIAA YPSE Conference, Baltimore, MD, Nov. 21, 2008. Honorable Mention [PPT]
  • Brown, “Control Moment Gyros as Space-Robotics Actuators,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Honolulu, HI, Aug. 18-21, 2008 – GNC 2008. Student Paper Competition Finalist [PDF]
  • Carpenter, ”Power-Optimal Steering of a Space Robotic System Driven by Control-Moment Gyroscopes,”AIAA-2008-7270, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Honolulu, HI, Aug. 18-21, 2008. [PDF]
  • Carpenter and Peck, “Minimum-Power Robotic Maneuvering Using Control-Moment Gyroscopes,” AIAA-2007-6324, AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, Hilton Head, SC, Aug. 20-23, 2007. [PDF]
  • Carpenter and Peck, “Dynamics of a High-Agility, Low-Power Coelostat Telescope,” AIAA-2006-6591, AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, Keystone, CO, Aug. 21-24, 2006. [PDF]
  • Jarc, Kimes, Pearson, and Peck, “The Design and Control of a Low-Power, Upper Limb Prosthesis,” IEEE 32nd Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Apr. 2006. [PDF]
  • Peck, “Low-Power, High-Agility Space Robotics,” AIAA-2005-6243, AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, San Francisco, CA, Aug 15-18, 2005. [PDF]
  • Peck, Paluszek, Thomas, and Mueller, “Control-Moment Gyroscopes for Joint Actuation: A New Paradigm in Space Robotics,” AIAA-2005-2522, 1st Space Exploration Conference, Orlando, FL, Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2005. [PDF]

Generalized Orbit Rendezvous

Conference Papers

  • Matthew T. Walsh and Mason A. Peck. "A Method for General Autonomous Orbit Matching", AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference. 2018. [link]
  • Matthew T. Walsh and Mason A. Peck. "A General Approach for Calculating Far-Field Orbital Rendezvous Maneuvers", AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference. 2017. [link]

Flux-Pinning

Journal Articles

  • Sorgenfrei, M. C., Jones, L. L., Joshi, S. S., and Peck, M. A. "Results from a Reconfigurable Testbed for Dynamics and Control of Flux-Pinned Spacecraft Formations," AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets (in review).
  • Wilson, Jones, and Peck, "A Low-Cost Planar Air Bearing Testbed for CubeSat-Scale Spacecraft," Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control (in review).
  • Norman and Peck, "Stationkeeping of a Flux-Pinned Satellite Network," Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 33, No. 5, pp. 1683-1687, 2010. [PDF]
  • Norman and Peck, "Simplified Model of a Flux-Pinned Spacecraft Formation," Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 814-822, 2010. [PDF]
  • Shoer, Wilson, Jones, Knobel, and Peck, "Microgravity Demonstrations of Flux Pinning for Station-Keeping and Reconfiguration of CubeSat-Sized Spacecraft," Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 47, No. 6, 2010. [PDF]
  • Shoer and Peck, "Flux-Pinned Interfaces for the Assembly, Manipulation, and Reconfiguration of Modular Space Systems", Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 57, No. 3, pp. 667-688, 2009. [PDF]
  • Shoer and Peck, "Reconfigurable Spacecraft as Kinematic Mechanisms Based on Flux-Pinning Interactions," Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 466-469, 2009. [PDF]
  • Shoer and Peck, "Stiffness of Flux-pinned Virtual Structure for Modular Spacecraft," Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 57-65, 2009. [link]

Conference Articles

  • Jones and Peck, "Control Strategies Utilizing the Physics of Flux-Pinned Interfaces for Spacecraft," AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Portland, OR, 2011. [PDF]
  • Jones, Wilson, Gorsuch, Shoer, and Peck, "Flight Validation of a Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Flux-Pinned Spacecraft Model," AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Portland, OR, 2011. [PDF]
  • Jones and Peck, "Stability and Control of a Flux-Pinned Docking Interface for Spacecraft," AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Toronto, ON, Aug. 2-5, 2010. [PDF]
  • Shoer and Peck, "Simulation of Multibody Spacecraft Reconfiguration through Sequential Dynamic Equilibria," AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Toronto, ON, Aug. 2-5, 2010. [PDF]
  • Wilson and Peck, "An Air-Levitated Testbed for Flux Pinning Interactions at the Nanosatellite Scale," AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Toronto, ON, Aug. 2-5, 2010. [PDF]
  • Norman and Peck, "Orbit Maneuvers Through Inter-Satellite Forcing," AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Chicago, IL, Aug. 10-13, 2009. [PDF]
  • Shoer and Peck, "Sequences of Passively Stable Dynamic Equilibria for Hybrid Control of Reconfigurable Spacecraft," AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Chicago, IL, Aug. 10-13, 2009. [PDF]
  • Wilson, Shoer, and Peck, "Demonstration of a Magnetic Locking Flux-Pinned Revolute Joint for Use on CubeSat-Standard Spacecraft," AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Chicago, IL, Aug. 10-13, 2009. [PDF]
  • Gersh, "Architecting the Very-Large-Aperture Flux-Pinned Space Telescope: A Scalable, Modular Optical Array with High Agility and Passively Stable Orbital Dynamics," AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Honolulu, HI, Aug. 18-21, 2008. [PDF]
  • Jones, "Prospects and Challenges of Particulate Solar Sail Propulsion," AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Honolulu, HI, Aug. 18-21, 2008. [PDF]
  • Norman, "Stationkeeping and Reconfiguration of a Flux-Pinned Satellite Network," AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Honolulu, HI, Aug. 18-21, 2008. [PDF]
  • Shoer, "Flux-Pinned Interfaces for the Assembly, Manipulation, and Reconfiguration of Modular Space Systems," AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Honolulu, HI, Aug. 18-21, 2008. [PDF]
  • Norman and Peck, "Modeling and Properties of a Flux-Pinned Network of Satellites," AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Mackinac Island, MI, Aug. 19-23, 2007. [PDF]
  • Shoer and Peck, "A Flux-Pinned Magnet-Superconductor Pair for Close-Proximity Station Keeping and Self-Assembly of Spacecraft," AIAA-2007-6352, AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, Hilton Head, SC, Aug. 20-23, 2007. [PDF]

Lorentz-Augmented Orbits

Journal Articles

  • Atchison, Peck, and Streetman, “Lorentz Accelerations in the Earth Flyby Anomaly,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 1115-1122, 2010. [PDF]
  • Streetman and Peck, “General Bang-Bang Control Method For Lorentz Augmented Orbits,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 47, No. 3, pp. 484-492, 2010. [PDF]
  • Streetman and Peck, “Gravity Assist Maneuvers Augmented by the Lorentz Force,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 32, p. 1639-1647, 2009. [PDF]
  • Atchison and Peck, “Lorentz Augmented Jovian Orbit Insertion,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 32, p. 418-423, 2009. [PDF]
  • Peck, Streetman, Saaj, and Lappas, “Spacecraft Formation Flying Using Lorentz Forces,” Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 60, pp 263-267, Jul. 2007. [link]
  • Streetman and Peck, “New Synchronous Orbits Using the Geomagnetic Lorentz Force,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 30, p. 1677-1690, 2007. [PDF]

Conference Papers

  • Atchison and Peck, “Lorentz Accelerations in the Earth Fly-by Anomaly,” AIAA-2009-6000, AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, Chicago, IL, Aug. 10-13, 2009 [PDF]
  • Streetman and Peck, “A General Bang-Bang Control Method for Lorentz Augmented Orbits,” AAS 08-111,AAS Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, Galveston, TX, Jan. 27-31, 2008. [PDF]
  • Streetman and Peck, “Gravity-Assist Maneuvers Augmented by the Lorentz Force,” AIAA-2007-6846, AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, Hilton Head, SC, Aug. 20-23, 2007. [PDF]
  • Atchison, Streetman, and Peck, “Prospects for Lorentz Augmentation in Jovian Captures,” AIAA-2006-6596, AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, Keystone, CO, Aug. 21-24, 2006. [PDF]
  • Streetman and Peck, “New Synchronous Orbits Using the Geomagnetic Lorentz Force,” AIAA-2006-6804, AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, Keystone, CO, Aug. 21-24, 2006. [PDF]
  • Peck, “Prospects and Challenges for Lorentz-Augmented Orbits,” AIAA-2005-5995, AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, San Francisco, CA, Aug. 15-18, 2005. [PDF]

Motion Integrals for Spacecraft Estimation and Control

Journal Papers

  • Norman and Peck, “Integrals of Motion for Planar Multi-Body Formations with Internal Forces,” Journal of Guidance, Navigation, and Control, Vol. 34, No. 6, pp. 1790-1797, 2011. [PDF]

Conference Proceedings

  • Norman, Peck, and O’Shaughnessy, “In-Orbit Estimation of Inertia and Momentum-Actuator Alignment Parameters,” AAS 11-164, AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Feb. 14-17, 2011. [PDF]
  • Norman and Peck, “Integrals of Motion for Planar Multi-Body Formations with Internal Forces,” AIAA-2010-7668, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Toronto, ON, Aug. 2-5, 2010. [PDF]