Astrodynamics, orbital mechanics, spacecraft design, spacecraft mission design, satellite attitude dynamics, nonlinear analysis, dynamics and control, optimization.
- LeGrand, K., DeMars, K., and Pernicka, H., "Bearings-Only Initial Relative Orbit Determination," Journal of Guidance,
Control, and Dynamics, accepted (Jan. 2015) for publication and to appear.
- Malott, L., Palangpour, P., Pernicka, H.J. and Chellappan, S. "Small Spacecraft Software Modeling: A Petri Net-Based Approach," AIAA
Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, Vol. 11, Special Section on
Software Challenges in Aerospace (2014), pp. 679-690.
- Searcy, J. and Pernicka, H., "Magnetometer-Only Attitude Determination Using Novel Two-Step Kalman
Filter Approach," Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 35, No. 6,
- Vignal, P. and Pernicka, H., "Low-Thrust Spacecraft Formation Keeping," Journal of Spacecraft and
Rockets, Vol. 43, No. 2, March-April 2006, pp. 466-475.
- Pernicka, H. and Coyle, D. J., "Orbit Determination at a Single Ground Station Using Range Rate Data,"
The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 49, No. 2, April-June 2001.
Selected Conference Papers/Presentations
- LeGrand, K., DeMars, K., and Pernicka, H., "Probabilistic Initial Relative Orbit Determination," Small Satellites Systems
and Services Symposium (The 4S Symposium), Porto Petro, Majorca, Spain,
- Darling, J., DeMars, K., McCabe, J., and Pernicka, H., "Linear and Unscented Covariance Analysis for Spacecraft Close Proximity
Relative Navigation," paper AAS 14-257, 24th AAS/AIAA Space Flight
Mechanics Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico, January 26-30, 2014.
- Darling, J., LeGrand, K., Pernicka, H., and Lovell, T.A., "Close Proximity Operations Using Stereoscopic Imaging," presented as
paper AAS 13-415 at the 23rd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting,
Lihue, Hawaii, February 10-14, 2013.
- Mahajan, B., Pernicka, H., and, Darling, J., "Orbit Determination of an Uncooperative RSO Using a Stereo Vision-Based
Sensor," presented as paper AAS 13-434 at the 23rd AAS/AIAA Space Flight
Mechanics Meeting, Lihue, Hawaii, February 10-14, 2013.
- Pahl, R., Tutza, C., Pernicka, H., and Rovey, J., "Design, Test, and Validation of a Refrigerant-Based Cold-Gas Propulsion
System for Small Satellites," paper SSC10-VIII-6 at the 24st Annual
AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, Logan, Utah, Aug. 9-12, 2010.
- Lee, D. and Pernicka, H., "Vision-Based Relative State Estimation Using the Unscented Kalman Filter,"
AAS 09-166, AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics, Savannah, GA., 2009.
- Dancer, M.W., Searcy, J.D., and Pernicka, H., "Orbit/Attitude Determination and Control for the UMR SAT Mission," SSC07-
IX-6, AIAA/USU Conf. on Small Satellites, UT 2007.
- Seubert, C., Pernicka, H., and Norgren, C., "Refrigerant-Based Propulsion System for Small Spacecraft," AIAA-2007-
5131, Joint Propulsion Conf., Cincinnati, Ohio, July 8-11, 2007.
- Dancer, M., Searcy, J., Pernicka, H., and Balakrishnan, S.N., "MR SAT Orbit Determination Using the ?-D Filter," AIAA-2006-6401,
Astrodynamics Specialist Conf., CO, Aug. 2006.