Conference Papers & Presentations

2019

  1. Hollenberg, C.L., Christian, J.A., Bhaskaran, S., Owen, W.M. (2019). Centroiding Performance for Horizon-Based Optical Navigation with Cassini Images of Dione and Rhea.

    Paper AAS 19-494, AAS Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Ka’anapali, HI, 13-17 January 2019.

    [Publication, Abstract]

2018

  1. Kobylka, K., Christian, J.A. (2018). Selection of Opportunistic Landmarks for Vision-Based Terrain Relative Navigation Above a Planetary Surface.

    1st Annual RPI Workshop on Image-Based Modeling and Navigation for Space Applications, 4-5 June 2018.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  2. Hollenberg, C.L., Christian, J.A. (2018). Initial Orbit Determination with Velocity Vectors and Angles.

    Paper AAS 18-410, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Snowbird, UT, 19-23 August 2018.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  3. Ertl, C., Christian, J.A. (2018). Identification of Partially Resolved Objects in Space Imagery with Neural Networks.

    Paper AAS 18-412, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Snowbird, UT, 19-23 August 2018.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  4. Ertl, C., Christian, J.A., and Robinson, S. (2018). Retro-Reflector Pattern Design and Identification for Orion Rendezvous, Proximity Operations, and Docking.

    41st Annual AAS Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AAS 18-143, Breckenridge, CO, 2-7 February 2018.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  5. Rhodes, A., Christian, J.A. (2018). Constructing a 3D Scale Space from Implicit Surfaces for Vision-Based Spacecraft Relative Navigation.

    41st Annual AAS Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AAS 18-006, Breckenridge, CO, 2-7 February 2018.

    [Publication, Abstract]

2017

  1. Christian, J.A. (2017). Perspective Projection of Ellipses and Ellipsoids with Applications to Spacecraft Navigation.

    Paper AAS 17-800, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Stevenson, WA, 20-24 August 2017.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  2. Rhodes, A., Christian, J.A., and Robinson, S. (2017). Geometric Camera Calibration Using Near-Field Images of the ISS Centerline Docking Plate.

    Paper AAS 17-799, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Stevenson, WA, 20-24 August 2017.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  3. Christian, J.A., Benhacine, L., and Hikes, J. (2017). Reflector Identification in Flash LIDAR Imagery.

    40th Annual AAS Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AAS 17-171, Breckenridge, CO, 3-8 February 2017.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  4. Kilic, C., and Christian, J.A. (2017). Spacecraft Relative Navigation using Only Range-Rate Measurements.

    AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Grapevine, TX, 9-13 January 2017.

    [Publication, Abstract]

2016

  1. Jagat, A., and Christian, J.A. (2016). Scale Selection for Vision-Based Relative Navigation using Scale Space Theory.

    AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Long Beach, CA, 13-16 September 2016.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  2. Rhodes, A., Kim, E., Christian, J.A., Evans, T. (2016). LIDAR-based Relative Navigation of Non-Cooperative Objects using Point Cloud Descriptors.

    AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Long Beach, CA, 13-16 September 2016.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  3. Christian, J.A. (2016). Horizon-Based Optical Navigation Using Images of a Planet with an Atmosphere.

    AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Long Beach, CA, 13-16 September 2016.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  4. Hikes, J., and Christian, J.A. (2016). Parametric Covariance Model for Horizon-Based Optical Navigation.

    AAS Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, AAS 16-441, Napa, CA, 14-18 February 2016.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  5. Jagat, A., and Christian, J.A. (2016). Vision-Based Relative Navigation using 3D Scale Space Theory.

    AAS Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, AAS 16-428, Napa, CA, 14-18 February 2016.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  6. Christian, J.A., and Robinson, S. (2016). Observations on the Geometry of Horizon-Based Optical Navigation.

    39th Annual AAS Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AAS 16-151, Breckenridge, CO, 5-10 February 2016.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  7. Christian, J.A., Benhacine, L., and Hikes, J. (2016). Geometric Calibration of the Orion Optical Navigation Camera using Star Field Images.

    39th Annual AAS Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AAS 16-116, Breckenridge, CO, 5-10 February 2016.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  8. Christian, J.A. (2016). Observability and Solution Techniques for Range-Only Relative Navigation.

    39th Annual AAS Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AAS 16-132, Breckenridge, CO, 5-10 February 2016.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  9. Crain, T., Bishop, R., Carson, J., Trawny, N., Sullivan, J., Christian, J., DeMars, K., Getchius, J., and Hanak, C. (2016). Approach-Phase Precision Landing with Hazard Relative Navigation: Terrestrial Test Campaign Results of the Morpheus/ALHAT Project.

    AIAA-2016-0099, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, San Diego, CA, 4-8 January 2016.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  10. Bishop, R., Crain, T., DeMars, K., Hanak, C., Carson, J., Trawny, N., and Christian, J. (2016). An Inertial Dual-State State Estimator for Precision Landing with Hazard Detection and Avoidance.

    AIAA-2016-0098, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, San Diego, CA, 4-8 January 2016.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  11. Gross, J., Keesee, A., Christian, J., Gu, Y., Scime, E., Komjathy, A., Lightsey, E.G., and Pollock, C. (2016). The CUSPED Mission: CUbeSat for GNSS Sounding of the Ionosphere-Plasmasphere Electron Density.

    AIAA-2016-1463, 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, San Diego, CA, 4-8 January 2016.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  12. Morris, J., Zemerick, S., Grubb, M., Lucas, J., Jaridi, M., Gross, J., Ohi, N., Christian, J., Vassiliadis, D., Kadiyala, A., Pachol, M., Dawson, J., Korakakis, D., and Bishop, R. (2016). Simulation-to-Flight 1 (STF-1): A Mission to Enable CubeSat Software-based Verification and Validation.

    AIAA-2016-1463, 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, San Diego, CA, 4-8 January 2016.

    [Publication, Abstract]

2015

  1. Vassiliadis, D., Christian, J., Keesee, A., Spencer, E., Gross, J., and Lusk, G. (2015). Bringing Space Science to the Undergraduate Classroom: NASA’s USIP Mission.

    Abstract ED11A-0840, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 December 2015.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  2. Murchie, S., Chabot, N., Buczkowski, D., Arvidson, R., Castillo, J., Peplowski, P., Ernst, C., Rivkin, A., Eng, D., Chmielewski, A., Maki, J., Trebi-Ollenu, A., Ehlmann, B., Spence, H., Horanyi, M., Klingelhoefer, G., and Christian, J. (2015). Mars-Moons Exploration, Reconnaissance and Landed Investigation (MERLIN).

    Abstract P11B-2083, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 December 2015.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  3. Sabolsky, K., Sabolsky, E.M., Christian, J., Harp, J., and Zondlo, J. (2015). Palladium-based Cermet Electrodes for Solid-Oxide Electrolysis of Dry Carbon Dioxide.

    European Materials Research Society 2015 Fall Meeting, Warsaw, Poland, 15-18 September 2015.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  4. Flewelling, B., Murphy, T.S., Rhodes, A.P., Holzinger, M.J., and Christian, J.A. (2015). Spatio-Temporal Scale Space Analysis of Photometric Signals with Tracking Error.

    Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technology (AMOS) Conference, Maui, HI, 15-18 September 2015.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  5. Sabolsky, K., Sabolsky, E.M., Christian, J., Harp, J., and Zondlo, J. (2015). Solid-Oxide Electrolysis of Dry CO2 Using Precious Metal-Based Electrodes.

    14th International Conference of European Ceramic Society, Toledo, Spain, 21-25 June 2015.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  6. Murchie, S.L., Chabot, N.L., Buczkowski, D.L., Eng, D.A., Peplowski, P.N., Ernst, C.M., Rivkin, A.S., Castillo-Rogez, J.C., Chmielewski, A.B., Maki, J.N., Trebi-Ollenu, A., Arvidson, R.E., Ehlmann, B.L., Spence, H.E., Horanyi, J., Klingelhoefer, G., and Christian, J.A. (2015). Mars-Moons Exploration, Reconnaissance and Landed Investigation.

    11th Low Cost Planetary Mission Conference, Berlin, Germany, 9-11 June 2015.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  7. Sabolsky, K., Sabolsky, E.M., Christian, J., Harp, J., and Zondlo, J. (2015). Electrode Investigation for the Solid-Oxide Electrolysis of Dry CO2 for O2 Production.

    227th Electrochemical Society (ECS) Meeting, Chicago, IL, 24-28 May 2015.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  8. Murchie, S.L., Chabot, N.L., Castillo-Rogez, J.C., Arvidson, R.E., Buczkowski, D.L., Eng, D.A., Chmielewski, A.B., Maki, J.N., Trebi-Ollenu, A., Ehlmann, B.L., Peplowski, P.N., Spence, H.E., Horanyi, M., Klingelhoefer, G., Christian, J.A., and Ernst, C.M. (2015). The Mars-Moons Exploration, Reconnaissance and Landed Investigation.

    46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX, 16-20 March 2015.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  9. Liounis, A.J., Gerhard, J., and Christian J.A. (2015). Performance Assessment of Horizon-Based Optical Navigation Techniques.

    38th Annual AAS Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Breckenridge, CO, 30 January - 4 February 2015.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  10. Gioia, C.J., Gerhard, J.D., and Christian, J.A. (2015). Manual Optical Attitude Re-Initialization for a Crew Vehicle in Space.

    ION International Technical Meeting, Dana Point, CA, 26-28 January 2015.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  11. Straub, M.N., and Christian, J.A. (2015). Autonomous Optical Navigation for Earth-Observing Satellites Using Coastline Matching.

    AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Orlando, FL, 5-9 January 2015.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  12. Woods, J.O., Christian, J.A., and Evans, T.A. (2015). A 6-DOF Pose Initialization Strategy for LIDAR-Based Non-Cooperative Navigation.

    38th Annual AAS Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Breckenridge, CO, 30 January - 4 February 2015.

    [Publication, Abstract]

2014

  1. Vassiliadis, D., Christian, J.A., Keesee, A., Lindon, M.A. and Lusk, G.D. (2014). Undergraduate Student-built Experiments in Sounding-Rocket and Balloon Campaign.

    Abstract ED21C-3456, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 15-19 December 2014.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  2. Bittner, D.E., Christian, J.A., and Bishop, R.H. (2014). Development of an Alignment Technique for a Large Number of Redundant Inertial Measurement Units.

    65th International Astronautical Congress, Toronto, ON, 29 September - 3 October 2014.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  3. Sell, J.L., Rhodes, A., Woods, J., Christian, J.A., and Evans, T. (2014). Pose Performance of LIDAR-Based Navigation for Satellite Servicing.

    AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, San Jose, CA, August 2014.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  4. Greenheck, D.R., Bishop, R.H., Jonardi, E.M., and Christian, J.A. (2014). Design and Testing of a Low-Cost MEMS IMU Cluster for SmallSat Applications.

    28th Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, Logan, UT, 2-7 August 2014.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  5. Christian, J.A., Sabolsky, E., Rohschneider, R., Gerdes, K., Mebane, D. Zondlo, J.W., Liu, X., Unruh, B., Hanel, J., and Kleinhenz, J. (2014). A Concept Study for the Mars Atmosphere Experiment for Ceramic Oxygen Generation (MAXCOG).

    8th International Conference on Mars, Pasadena, CA, 14-18 July 2014.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  6. Bittner, D.E., Christian, J.A., Bishop, R.H., and May, D. (2014). Fault Detection, Isolation, and Recovery Techniques for Large Clusters of Inertial Measurement Units.

    ION/IEEE/AESS Position, Location, and Navigation Symposium (PLANS), Monterey, CA, 5-8 May 2014.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  7. Evans, T., Christian, J., Marani, G., and Lewis, P. (2014). Testing Facility for Autonomous Robotics and GNC Systems at West Virginia University.

    Paper AAS 14-118, 37th AAS Guidance & Control Conference, Breckenridge, CO, 31 January – 5 February 2014.

    [Publication, Abstract]

2013

  1. Liounis, A., Daniel, S., and Christian, J.A. (2013). Autonomous Navigation System Performance in the Earth-Moon System.

    AIAA Space 2013 Conference and Exposition, San Diego, CA, 10-12 September 2013.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  2. Christian, J.A., and Cryan, S. (2013). A Survey of LIDAR Technology and its Use in Spacecraft Relative Navigation.

    AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Boston, MA, 19-22 August 2013.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  3. Velasquez, A., Marani, G., Evans, T., Napolitano, M., Christian, J., and Doretto, G. (2013). Virtual Simulator for Testing Vision Based Pose Estimation System for Autonomous Capture of Satellites with Interface Rings.

    21st Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED 2013), Platanis-Chania, Crete, 25-28 June 2013.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  4. Zanetti, R., Ainscough, T., Christian, J.A., and Spanos, P.D. (2013). Q-Method Extended Kalman Filter.

    AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference, Kauai, HI, 10-14 February 2013.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  5. Christian, J.A., D’Souza, C.N., Milenkovic, Z., and Johanning, R. (2013). Closed-Loop Testing of the Orion Relative GNC Algorithms in the Space Operations Simulation Center.

    AAS Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, CO, 1-6 February 2013.

    [Publication, Abstract]

2012

  1. Christian, J.A., Patangan, M., Hinkel, H., Chevray, K., and Brazzel, J. (2012). Comparison of Orion Vision Navigation Sensor Performance on STS-134 and in the Space Operations Simulation Center.

    AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 13-16 August 2012.

    [Publication, Abstract]

2011

  1. Christian, J.A., Hinkel, H., D’Souza, C.N., Maguire, S., and Patangan, M. (2011). The Sensor Test for Orion RelNav Risk Mitigation (STORRM) Development Test Objective, AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Portland, OR, 8-11 August 2011..

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    JournalName 3, No. 1, pp. 1-18 (2015)

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    Proceedings of the FOSBE 2015, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2015) Invited Plenary Presentation

    [Publication, Abstract]

2010

  1. Christian, J.A., and Lightsey, E.G. (2010). Integrated Performance of an Autonomous Optical Navigation System for Space Exploration.

    AIAA Space 2010 Conference and Exposition, Anaheim, CA, 30 August - 2 September 2010.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  2. Christian, J.A., and Lightsey, E.G. (2010). An On-Board Image Processing Algorithm for a Spacecraft Optical Navigation Sensor System.

    AIAA Space 2010 Conference and Exposition, Anaheim, CA, 30 August - 2 September 2010.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  3. Christian, J.A., and Lightsey, E.G. “The Sequential Optimal Attitude Recursion Filter (2010). .

    20th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Diego, CA, 14-17 February 2010.

    [Publication, Abstract]

2009

  1. Christian, J.A., and Lightsey, E.G. (2009). High-Fidelity Measurement Models for Optical Spacecraft Navigation.

    Institute of Navigation GNSS 2009 Conference, Savannah, GA, 22-25 September 2009.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  2. Muñoz, S., Christian, J.A, and Lightsey, E.G. (2009). Development of an End to End Simulation Tool for Autonomous Cislunar Navigation.

    AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Chicago, IL, 10-13 August 2009.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  3. Guerra, L., Christian, J.A., and Fowler, W. (2009). Space-Systems Engineering: A NASA-Sponsored Approach for Aerospace Undergraduates.

    2009 ASEE Annual Conference and Exhibition, Austin, TX, 14-17 June 2009.

    [Publication, Abstract]

2008

  1. Christian, J.A., and Lightsey, E.G. (2008). A Review of Options for Autonomous Cislunar Navigation.

    AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit, Honolulu, HI, 18-21 August 2008.

    [Publication, Abstract]

2007

  1. Christian, J., Verges, A., Braun, R. (2007). Statistical Reconstruction of Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing Trajectories and Atmospheric Profiles.

    AIAA Space 2007 Conference and Exposition, Long Beach, CA, 18-20 September 2007.

    [Publication, Abstract]

2006

  1. Christian, J., Tanner, C., Theisinger, J (2006). A Revolutionary Outpost Deployment Architecture for Human Mars Exploration.

    57th International Astronautical Congress, Valencia, Spain, October 2006.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  2. Christian, J., Wells, G., Lafleur, J., Manyapu, K., Verges, A., Lewis, C., Braun, R. (2006). Sizing of an Entry Descent and Landing System for Human Mars Exploration.

    AIAA Space 2006 Conference and Exposition, San Jose, CA, September 2006.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  3. Wells, G., Lafleur, J., Verges, A., Lewis, C., Christian, J., Manyapu, K., Braun, R. (2006). Entry Descent and Landing Challenges of Human Mars Exploration.

    29th AAS Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, CO, February 2006.

    [Publication, Abstract]

2005

  1. Christian, J.A. and Olds, J.R. (2005). A Quantitative Methodology for Identifying Evolvable Space Systems.

    AIAA 1st Space Exploration Conference: Continuing the Voyage of Discovery, Orlando, FL, 30 January - 1 February 2005.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  2. Hutchinson, V., Olds, J., Alemany, K., Christian, J., Clark, I., Crowley, J., Krevor, Z., Rohrschneider, R., Thompson, R., Young, D., and Young, J. (2005). Tempest: Crew Exploration Vehicle Concept.

    41st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Tucson, AZ, 10-13 July 2005.

    [Publication, Abstract]

2004

  1. Christian, J., Turbe, M., Kabo, E., Manno, L., Johnson, E. (2004). Development of a Variable Inertia Reaction Wheel System for Spacecraft Attitude Control.

    AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit, Providence, RI, 16-19 August 2004.

    [Publication, Abstract]