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This laboratory is devoted to space mission design research with an emphasis on discovering synergies across disciplines that may fundamentally improve systems or design processes for space exploration.

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Peer-reviewed journal articles

*research group members or visiting members.

2021

Somavarapu, D. H.*, Guzzetti, D., “Toward Immersive Spacecraft Trajectory Design: Mapping User Drawings to Natural Periodic Orbits.” Acta Astronautica, Vol. 184, July 2021, pp. 208-22, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2021.04.004.

Parmar K.*, Guzzetti, D., “Interactive Imitation Learning for Spacecraft Path-Planning in Binary Asteroid Systems.” Advances in Space Research, Vol. 68, No. 4, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2021.04.023.

Perera, R.*, Guzzetti, D., and Agrawal, V., “Optimized and autonomous machine learning framework for characterizing pores, particles, grains and grain boundaries in microstructural images.” Computational Materials Science, Vol. 196, August 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2021.110524.

Brandonisio, A.*, Lavagna, M. and Guzzetti, D., 2021. Reinforcement Learning for Uncooperative Space Objects Smart Imaging Path-Planning. The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, 68(4), pp.1145-1169.

2020

Jiang, J., Zeng, X., Guzzetti, D., You, Y., “Path planning for the Asteroid Hopping Rover with Pre-trained Deep Reinforcement Learning Architecture,” Acta Astronautica, Volume 171, 2020, Pages 265-279, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2020.03.007.

2019

Zhibo, E, Guzzetti, D., “Multi-Revolution Low-Thrust Trajectory Optimization Using Symplectic Methods,” Science China Technological Sciences, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11431-019-9511-7 (IF: 2.18)

Guzzetti, D., Sood, R., Chappaz, L., and Baoyin, H., “Stationkeeping Analysis for Solar Sailing the L4 Region of Binary Asteroid Systems,” Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics, Vol. 46, No. 2, 2019, pp. 1306-1318, DOI: 10.2514/1.G003994

Guzzetti, D., Baoyin, H., “Human Path-Planning for Autonomous Spacecraft Guidance at Binary Asteroids,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, preprint, DOI: 10.1109/TAES.2019.2899795

2018

Guzzetti, D., and Howell, K., “Attitude Dynamics in the Circular Restricted Three-Body Problem,” Astrodynamics, Vol. 2, No. 2, May 2018, pp. 87-119, DOI:10.1007/s42064-017-0012-7

Bucci, L., Lavagna, M., Guzzetti, D., and Howell, K,, “Periodic Orbit-Attitude Solutions along Planar Orbits in a Perturbed Circular Restricted Three-Body Problem for the Earth-Moon System,” Acta Astronautica, Vol. 147, June 2018, pp. 152-162, DOI:10.1016/j.actaastro.2018.03.042.

2017

Guzzetti, D., and Howell, K., “Natural Periodic Orbit-Attitude Behaviors for Rigid Bodies in Three-Body Periodic Orbits,” Acta Astronautica, Vol. 130, Jan-Feb 2017, pp. 97-113, DOI:10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.06.025

2016

Guzzetti, D., Bosanac, N., Haapala, A., Howell, K., and Folta, D., “Rapid Trajectory Design in the Earth-Moon Ephemeris System via an Interactive Catalog of Periodic and Quasi-Periodic Orbits,” Acta Astronautica, Vol. 126, Sep-Oct 2016, pp. 439-455, DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.06.029

2015

Folta, D., Bosanac, N., Guzzetti, D., and Howell, K., “An Earth-Moon System Trajectory Design Reference Catalog,” Acta Astronautica, Vol. 110, May-Jun 2015, pp. 341-353, DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2014.07.037

Knutson, A., Guzzetti, D., Howell, K., and Lavagna, M., “Attitude Responses in Coupled Orbit- Attitude Dynamical Model in Earth-Moon Lyapunov Orbits,” Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 38, No. 7, July 2015, pp. 1264-1273, DOI: 10.2514/1.G000469  

Conference articles

*research group members or visiting members.

2021

Indaco, M.*, Harris, S., Seals, D., Tauritz, D.R., and Guzzetti, D. “Toward Co-Evolving Solutions of Adversarial Ground Stations Transit Time Games For P-LEO Constellation Management” AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Big Sky, MT, August 2021

Somavarapu, D.H.*, Landon, P.D, Busato, J., Kaiser, M.A, Martin, K.M., Miskioglu, E.M., and Guzzetti, D.“Virtual-Reality-Based Astrodynamics Applications using A-Frame: A Tutorial” AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Big Sky, MT, August 2021

Parmar, K.*, Indaco, M.*, Long R., Taylor, W., Adknis, N.*, Singla, D.*, Mailen, R.W., and Guzzetti D., “Design and Analysis of Deployment Mechanics for a Self-Folding, Spiral Based Space-Borne Interferometer.” AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Virtual, February 2021

2020

Kaiser, M.A, Landon, P.D, Martin, K.M., Miskioglu, E.M., Somavarapu, D.H.*, and Guzzetti, D.” Teaching the Moonshot: Getting There and Back with Multi-Body Dynamics.” AIAA Ascend, Las Vegas, NV, November 2020

Patel, J., Somavarapu, D. H.*, Seals, D., Tauritz, D. R., and Guzzetti, D., “ Adversarial threats to large satellite networks (ATLAS-N) a coevolutionary approach based on FlipIt.” In Proceedings of the 2020 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion (pp. 1503-1511). Virtual, July 2020

Guzzetti, D., Somavarapu, D. H.*, & Turner*, G. “An Assessment of Virtual Reality Technology for Astrodynamics Applications.” In AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, South Lake Tahoe, CA, August 2020

Indaco, M.*, Lavagna, M., and Guzzetti, D. “Autonomous Small Body Gravimetry Via A2C Path-Planning.” In AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, South Lake Tahoe, CA, August 2020

Brandonisio, A.*, Lavagna, M., and Guzzetti, D. “Deep Reinforcement Learning to Enhance Fly-Around Guidance For Uncooperative Space Objects Smart Imaging.” In AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, South Lake Tahoe, CA, August 2020

Marcus A. Kaiser, Parker D. Landon, Kaela M. Martin, Elif M. Miskioglu, Dhathri Somavarapu*, and Davide Guzzetti.” Teaching the Moonshot: Getting There and Back with Multi-Body Dynamics.” In AIAA Ascend, Las Vegas, November 2020

2019

Guzzetti, D., “Reinforcement Learning and Topology of Orbit Manifolds for Stationkeeping of Unstable Symmetric Periodic Orbits,” AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Portland, Maine, August 2019

Guzzetti, D., Parmar, K., “Human Agent Planning for Spacecraft Motion subject to Chaotic Dynamics, Small Random Perturbations and Unknown Parameters,” International Astronautical Congress, Washington D.C., October 2019

2018

Guzzetti, D., and Baoyin, H., “Databases for Human-Inspired Trajectory Planning and Stationkeeping at Binary Asteroid Systems,” 4th IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems, Changsha, China, May 2018

2017

Guzzetti, D., Zimovan, E., Howell, K., and Davis-Craig, D., “Stationkeeping Analysis for Spacecraft in Lunar Near Rectilinear Halo Orbits,” AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, February 2017

Davis, D., Bhatt, S., Howell, K., Jang, J-W., Whitley, R., Clark, F., Guzzetti, D., Zimovan, E., and Barton, G., “Orbit Maintenance and Navigation of Human Spacecraft at Cislunar Near Rectilinear Halo Orbits,” AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, February 2017

2016

Bucci, L., Lavagna, M., Guzzetti, D., and Howell, K., “Periodic Orbit-Attitude Solutions along Planar Orbits in a Perturbed Circular Restricted Three-Body Problem for the Earth-Moon System”, International Astronautical Congress, Guadalajara, Mexico, September 2016

Folta, D., Webster, C., Bosanac, N., Cox, A., Guzzetti, D., and Howell, K., “Trajectory Design Tools for Libration and Cislunar Environments,” 6th International Conference on Astrodynamics Tools and Techniques, Darmstadt, Germany, March 2016

Cox, A., Bosanac, N., Guzzetti, D., Howell, K., Folta, D., and Webster, C., “An Interactive Trajectory Design Environment Leveraging Dynamical Structures in Multi-Body Regimes,” 6th International Conference on Astrodynamics Tools and Techniques, Darmstadt, Germany, March 2016

2015

Guzzetti, D., Bosanac, N., Haapala, A., Howell, K., and Folta, D., “Rapid Trajectory Design in the Earth-Moon Ephemeris System via an Interactive Catalog of Periodic and Quasi-Periodic Orbits,” 66th IAF International Astronautical Congress, Jerusalem, Israel, October 2015.

Guzzetti, D., and Howell, K., “Natural Periodic Orbit-Attitude Behaviors for Rigid Bodies in Three-Body Periodic Orbits,” 66th IAF International Astronautical Congress, Jerusalem, Israel, October 2015.

2014

Guzzetti, D., Bosanac, N., Folta, D., and Howell, K., “A Framework for Efficient Trajectory Comparisons in the Earth-Moon Design Space,” AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, San Diego, California, August 2014

Guzzetti, D., and Howell, K., “Coupled Orbit-Attitude Dynamics in the Three-Body Problem: a Family of Orbit-Attitude Periodic Solutions,” AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, San Diego, California, August 2014

Folta, D., Bosanac, N., Guzzetti, D., and Howell, K., “An Earth-Moon System Trajectory Design Reference Catalog,” 2nd IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems, Rome, Italy, March 2014

Capdevila, L., Guzzetti, D., and Howell, K., “Various Transfer Options from Earth into Distant Retrograde Orbits in the Vicinity of the Moon,” AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico, January 2014

2012

Guzzetti, D., Armellin, R., and Lavagna, M., “Coupling Attitude and Orbital Motion of Extended Bodies in the Restricted Circular 3-Body Problem: a Novel Study on Effects and Possible Exploitations,” 63rd IAF International Astronautical Congress, Naples, Italy, October 2012

Guzzetti, D., Lavagna, M., and Armellin, R., “Invariant Manifolds to Design Scientific Operative Orbits in the Pluto-Charon Binary System,” AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Charlotte, South Carolina, January 2012  

Invited Articles

Guzzetti, D., and Howell, K., “Attitude Dynamics in the Circular Restricted Three-Body Problem,” Astrodynamics, Vol. 2, No. 2, May 2018, pp. 87-119, DOI:10.1007/s42064-017-0012-7 (cover article)