Publications

Found 299 results
2022
M. Dahl, Development of Structures and Methods for Safe On Orbit Robotic Assembly of Small Satellites, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2022.
P. do Vale Pereira, Experimental Validation of Melt Probe Models for the Exploration of Ocean Worlds, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2022.
A. Gagnon, Formation of RAAN-Spread CubeSat Constellations Utilizing Onboard Low-Thrust Propulsion, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2022.
V. C. Felt, Machine Learning Models for On-Orbit Detection of Temperature and Chlorophyll Ocean Fronts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2022.
N. Belsten, Magnetic Cleanliness, Sensing, and Calibration for CubeSats, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2022.
P. McKeen and Cahoy, K., Method for Pointing Spacecraft While Minimizing Change in Orientation, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, pp. 1–4, 2022.
A. Aguilar, Multiple Simultaneous Optical Links for Space-Based Platforms, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2022.
S. Vlahakis, On-Orbit Characterization of a Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Deformable Mirror (DM): Mission Results from the Deformable Mirror Demonstration Mission (DeMi) CubeSat, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2022.
A. Thieu, On-Orbit Pointing Risk Mitigation for the Agile MicroSat (AMS) CubeSat Laser Guidestar Payload, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2022.
S. Kacker, Optical Performance and Prototyping of a Liquid Lens Laser Communications Transceiver, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2022.
G. W. Allan, Phasing of Ground-based Optical Arrays for Space Applications, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2022.
E. E. Uzo-Okoro, Robots Making Satellites: Advancing In-Space Manufacturing Through On-Orbit Robotic Assembly, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2022.
2021
C. Payne, Lifson, M., Thieu, A., Tomio, H., Siew, P. Mun, Haughwout, C., Santos, A., Hormigo, T., Janeiro, J. Miguel Lei, Coutinho, M., Silva, H., Newman, D., and Cahoy, K., The AEROS mission: multi-spectral ocean science measurement network via small satellite connectivity, in ASCEND 2021, 2021.
R. Fitzgerald, Halperin, L., Leroy, S., Gagnon, A., Cahoy, K., and Clark, J., Analyzing Constellation Performance for the Radio Occultation Tomography of Internal Gravity Waves, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, vol. 14, pp. 7225–7236, 2021.
O. Čierny, Serra, P., and Cahoy, K., Beaconless pointing and tracking for bidirectional optical links using MEMS mirror nutation, in Free-Space Laser Communications XXXIII, 2021.
A. B. Crews, Blackwell, W., Leslie, R. Vincent, Grant, M., Yang, H., and Cahoy, K., Correcting Calibration Drifts Using Solar and Lunar Intrusions for Miniaturized Microwave Radiometers, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 60, pp. 1–14, 2021.
C. Roll, Decreasing Size, Weight, and Power of Opto-Mechanical Assemblies Using Single-Crystal Silicon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2021.
J. Gubner, The Deformable Mirror Demonstration Mission (DeMi) On-Orbit Analysis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2021.
C. Auffinger, Evaluation and Implementation of Augmented Reality for Aerospace Operations and Sustainment, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2021.
S. Kacker, Čierny, O., Boyer, J., and Cahoy, K., Link analysis for a liquid lens beam steering system, the miniature optical steered antenna for intersatellite communication: MOSAIC, in Free-Space Laser Communications XXXIII, 2021.
R. E. Morgan, Douglas, E., Allan, G. W., do Vale Pereira, P., Gubner, J., Haughwout, C., Holden, B., Murphy, T. J., Merk, J., Egan, M., Furesz, G., Roascio, D., Xin, Y., and Cahoy, K., Optical calibration and first light for the deformable mirror demonstration mission CubeSat (DeMi), Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems, vol. 7, p. 024002, 2021.
R. Fitzgerald, Optimization and Characterization of Chance-Constrained Guidance, Navigation, and Control for Low-Energy Lunar Transfers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2021.
M. Dahl, Chew, J., and Cahoy, K., Optimization of SmallSat Constellations and Low Cost Hardware to Utilize Onboard Planning, in ASCEND 2021, 2021.
T. J. Murphy, RadioSTAR (Radio Spacecraft for Telecommunications Assessment and Risk-reduction): A 3U CubeSat for validation of ground stations and link budgets, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2021.
L. Halperin, Rotational Transformation Methods for Radio Occultation and Passive Microwave Radiometry Colocation Analysis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2021.
E. Douglas, Allan, G. W., Morgan, R. E., Holden, B., Gubner, J., Haughwout, C., do Vale Pereira, P., Xin, Y., Merk, J., and Cahoy, K., Small Mirrors for Small Satellites: Design of the Deformable Mirror Demonstration Mission CubeSat (DeMi) Payload, Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences, vol. 8, 2021.
G. W. Allan, Allured, R., Ashcom, J., Liu, L., and Cahoy, K., Temporally averaged speckle noise in wavefront sensors for beam projection in weak turbulence, Applied Optics, vol. 60, pp. 4723–4731, 2021.
2020
R. Aniceto, 100 Gbps optical coherent modem for low earth orbit optical inter-satellite links, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020.
C. Payne, Auroral arc detection using a COTS spectral photometer for the Auroral Emission Radio Explorer (AERO) CubeSat Mission, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020.
P. Dave, Autonomous Navigation of Distributed Spacecraft using Intersatellite Laser Communications, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020.
P. do Vale Pereira, Garcia, M., Schroeder, M., Caldelas, H., Lindsay, C., Choi, A., Pfrang, K., Gagnon, A., Meredith, A., McKeen, P., Clark, J., Murphy, T. J., Baber, S., Khan, S., Miller, A., Velez, G., Campbell, M., Coray, J., Koldada, J., Tran, T., Austin, S., Louthain, A., Wells, T., Kabir, M., Sit, E., Haughwout, C., and Cahoy, K., BeaverCube: Coastal Imaging with VIS/LWIR CubeSats, in 34th AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, 2020.
P. do Vale Pereira, Hunwardsen, M. T., and Cahoy, K., Characterization of laser thermal loading on microelectromechanical systems-based fast steering mirror in vacuum, Optical Engineering, vol. 59, p. 1, 2020.
Y. Xin, Coronagraphic data post-processing using projections on instrumental modes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020.
G. W. Allan, Kang, I., Douglas, E., N'Diaye, M., Barbastathis, G., and Cahoy, K., Deep neural networks to improve the dynamic range of Zernike phase-contrast wavefront sensing in high-contrast imaging systems, in Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2020: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 2020, vol. 11443, p. 189.
G. W. Allan, Kang, I., Douglas, E., Barbastathis, G., and Cahoy, K., Deep residual learning for low-order wavefront sensing in high-contrast imaging systems, Optics Express, vol. 28, p. 26267, 2020.
P. Grenfell, Serra, P., Čierny, O., Kammerer, W., Gunnison, G., Kusters, J., Payne, C., Cahoy, K., Clark, M., Ritz, T., Coogan, D., Conklin, J., Mayer, D., Stupl, J., and Hanson, J., Design and Prototyping of a Nanosatellite Laser Communications Terminal for the Cubesat Laser Infrared CrosslinK (CLICK) B/C Mission, in 34th AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, 2020.
N. Belsten, Payne, C., Serra, P., Cahoy, K., Lind, F., Knapp, M., Erickson, P., and Robey, F., Design and Verification of a Clock System for Orbital Radio Interferometry, in 34th AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, 2020.
G. Gunnison, Development of the Electronics Architecture for a Compact Lasercom Fine-Pointing System, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020.
P. Grenfell, GNSS-Based Relative Navigation for LEO Nanosatellite Laser Communications, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020.
E. E. Uzo-Okoro, Haughwout, C., Kiley, E., Dahl, M., and Cahoy, K., Ground-Based 1U CubeSat Robotic Assembly Demonstration, in 34th AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, 2020.
L. Pogorelyuk, Delacroix, C., de Xivry, G. Orban, Cahoy, K., and N. Kasdin, J., Incorporating adaptive optics controls history in post-processing of ground-based coronagraph models, in Adaptive Optics Systems VII, 2020, vol. 11448, p. 132.
F. A. Fogle, Liquid Lens Beam Steering and Environmental Testing for the Miniature Optical Steered Antenna for Inter-satellite Communication, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020.
M. Schroeder, Womack, C., and Gagnon, A., Maneuver Planning for Demonstration of a Low-Thrust Electric Propulsion System, in 34th AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, 2020.
R. E. Morgan, Optical Modeling, Alignment, and Testing for the Deformable Mirror Demonstration Mission (DeMi) CubeSat Payload, in 34th AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, 2020.
R. E. Morgan, Optical Modeling and Validation for the Deformable Mirror Demonstration Mission, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020.
E. E. Uzo-Okoro, Manandhar, P., Erkel, D., Dahl, M., Kiley, E., De Weck, O., and Cahoy, K., Optimization of on-orbit robot assembly of small satellites, in Accelerating Space Commerce, Exploration, and New Discovery Conference, ASCEND 2020, 2020.
S. Leroy, Fitzgerald, R., Cahoy, K., Abel, J., and Clark, J., Orbital Maintenance of a Constellation of CubeSats for Internal Gravity Wave Tomography, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, vol. 13, pp. 307–317, 2020.
R. De Freitas Bart, Reusability Analysis for Lunar Landers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020.
K. S. Chun, Shape Memory Alloy Rotary Actuator for CubeSat Deployable Structures, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020.
J. Clark, Space-based laser guide stars for astronomical observatories, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020.
R. Diez, Jorge, F., Cahoy, K., and Collier, P., SpaceVPX/FMC for Electronics Standardization and Modularity in High-Performance SmallSat Architectures, in 34th AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, 2020.
O. Čierny, Serra, P., Kammerer, W., Grenfell, P., Gunnison, G., Kusters, J., Payne, C., do Vale Pereira, P., Cahoy, K., Ritz, T., Conklin, J., Mayer, D., Stupl, J., and Hanson, J., Testing of the CubeSat Laser Infrared CrosslinK (CLICK-A) Payload, in 34th AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, 2020.
W. Kammerer, Thermoelastic Modeling of the CubeSat Laser Infrared CrosslinK (CLICK) Payloads, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020.
P. do Vale Pereira, Holden, B., Morgan, R. E., Gubner, J., Murphy, T. J., Haughwout, C., Allan, G. W., Xin, Y., Kammerer, W., Cahoy, K., Douglas, E., Merk, J., Egan, M., and Furesz, G., Thermomechanical design and testing of the Deformable Mirror Demonstration Mission (DeMi) CubeSat, in 34th AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, 2020.
2019
A. B. Crews, Calibration and validation for CubeSat Microwave Radiometers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019.
A. Aguilar, Characterization of commercial step-down converter performance in the low Earth orbit radiation environment, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019.
D. C. Reynolds, Control-structure interaction mitigation for NASA's Gateway, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019.
W. Grunwald, Decentralized On-board Planning and Scheduling for Crosslink-enabled Earth-observing Constellations, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019.
M. Melendrez Contreras, Design, Analysis, and Control of a Nitinol Shape Memory Alloy Rotary Actuator for Spacecraft Deployable Structures, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019.
R. Geykhman, The Effect of Differential Color Refraction on Astrometric Observations of Solar System Bodies and Earth Satellites from Ground-Based Optical Telescopes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019.
P. do Vale Pereira, Folded Lightweight Actuated Position System (FLAPS) for CubeSat Deployables, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019.
R. Aniceto, Milanowski, R., McClure, S., Aguilar, A., Moro, S., Miller, E. D., Cahoy, K., Nicholson, N., and Greene, D., Heavy Ion radiation assessment of a 100G/200G commercial optical coherent DSP ASIC, in Free-Space Laser Communications XXXI, 2019.
A. B. Crews, Cahoy, K., Blackwell, W., Leslie, R. Vincent, Osaretin, I. A., DiLiberto, M., Milstein, A., and Grant, M., Initial Radiance Validation of On-orbit MicroMAS-2A Data, in 2019 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting (USNC-URSI NRSM), 2019.
E. Douglas, Males, J., Clark, J., Guyon, O., Lumbres, J., Marlow, W. Alan Navar, and Cahoy, K., Laser Guide Star for Large Segmented-aperture Space Telescopes. I. Implications for Terrestrial Exoplanet Detection and Observatory Stability, The Astronomical Journal, vol. 157, p. 36, 2019.
E. Clements, Mendenhall, J., Caplan, D., and Cahoy, K., Lasercom Uncertainty Modeling and Optimization Simulation (LUMOS): A Statistical Approach to Risk-Tolerant Systems Engineering for Small Satellites, JoSS, vol. 08, pp. 815–836, 2019.
R. Fitzgerald and Cahoy, K., Localized In-Situ Density Measurement in Low Earth Orbit via Drag Torque Estimation, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, vol. 56, pp. 1564–1579, 2019.
R. E. Morgan, Douglas, E., Allan, G. W., Bierden, P., Chakrabarti, S., Cook, T., Egan, M., Furesz, G., Gubner, J., Groff, T. D., Haughwout, C., Holden, B., Mendillo, C. Bernard, Ouellet, M., do Vale Pereira, P., Stein, A. J., Thibault, S., Wu, X., Xin, Y., and Cahoy, K., MEMS Deformable Mirrors for Space-Based High-Contrast Imaging, Micromachines, vol. 10, p. 366, 2019.
B. Holden, Onboard distributed replanning for crosslinked small satellite constellations, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019.
P. Serra and Conklin, J., On-Chip System for Fast, High Range, High Precision Measurements of Delays, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, pp. 1–1, 2019.
P. Serra, Čierny, O., Diez, R., Grenfell, P., Gunnison, G., Kammerer, W., Kusters, J., Payne, C., Murphy, T. J., Sevigny, T., do Vale Pereira, P., do Vale Pereira, P., Yenchesky, L., Cahoy, K., Clark, M., Ritz, T., Coogan, D., Conklin, J., Mayer, D., Hanson, J., and Stupl, J., Optical Communications Crosslink Payload Prototype Development for the Cubesat Laser Infrared CrosslinK (CLICK) Mission, in 33rd Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, 2019.
L. Yenchesky, Čierny, O., Grenfell, P., Kammerer, W., do Vale Pereira, P., do Vale Pereira, P., Sevigny, T., and Cahoy, K., Optomechanical Design and Analysis for Nanosatellite Laser Communications, in 33rd Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, 2019.
L. Yenchesky, Grenfell, P., LaRocca, M., and Cahoy, K., Optomechanical Design for CubeSat Laser Infrared Crosslinks, in AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, 2019.
L. Yenchesky, Optomechanical Design for CubeSat Laser Infrared Crosslinks, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019.
J. D. Schiller, Radio frequency interference and risk of damage for satellite servicing missions, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019.
A. A. Knoedler, Reciprocity-enhanced time-division multiplexed optical switching with spatial diversity for free-space optical communication links, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019.
A. Aguilar, Butler, P., Collins, J., Guerster, M., Kristinsson, B., McKeen, P., Cahoy, K., and Crawley, E. F., Tradespace Exploration of the Next Generation Communication Satellites, in AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, 2019.
A. Carlton, de Soria-Santacruz Pich, M., Kim, W., Jun, I., and Cahoy, K., Using the Galileo Solid-State Imaging Instrument as a Sensor of Jovian Energetic Electrons, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 66, pp. 255–261, 2019.
2018
A. Marinan, Hein, A., Lee, Z., Carlton, A., Cahoy, K., Milstein, A., Shields, M., DiLiberto, M., and Blackwell, W., Analysis of the Microsized Microwave Atmospheric Satellite (MicroMAS) Communications Anomaly, JoSS, p. 17, 2018.
T. Nguyen, Cahoy, K., and Marinan, A., Attitude Determination for Small Satellites with Infrared Earth Horizon Sensors, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, pp. 1-10, 2018.
T. Nguyen, Cahoy, K., and Quadrino, M. Kathleen, Attitude determination using earth horizon sensors, 2018.
A. B. Crews, Blackwell, W., Leslie, R. Vincent, Cahoy, K., DiLiberto, M., Milstein, A., Osaretin, I. A., and Grant, M., Calibration and validation of small satellite passive microwave radiometers: MicroMAS-2A and TROPICS, in Active and Passive Microwave Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring II, 2018.
A. B. Crews, Blackwell, W., Leslie, R. Vincent, Grant, M., and Cahoy, K., Calibration of Small Satellite Microwave Radiometers using the Community Radiative Transfer Model (CRTM), 2018.
J. Clark, Carlton, A., Douglas, E., Males, J., Lumbres, J., Feinberg, L., Guyon, O., Marlow, W. Alan Navar, and Cahoy, K., Capabilities of a Laser Guide Star for a Large Segmented Space Telescope, in American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts \#231, 2018, vol. 231, p. \#419.08.
A. Carlton, Characterizing high-energy electrons in space using science imagers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018.
G. W. Allan, Douglas, E., Barnes, D., Egan, M., Furesz, G., Grunwald, W., Gubner, J., Haughwout, C., Holden, B., do Vale Pereira, P., and , The deformable mirror demonstration mission (DeMi) CubeSat: optomechanical design validation and laboratory calibration, in Proc. SPIE, 2018, vol. 10698, p. 1069857.
W. Grunwald, Holden, B., Barnes, D., Allan, G. W., Mehrle, N., Douglas, E., and Cahoy, K., DeMi Payload Progress Update and Adaptive Optics (AO) Control Comparisons - Meeting Space AO Requirements on a CubeSat, in American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts \#231, 2018, vol. 231, p. 402.04.
C. Haughwout, Electronics development for the Deformable Mirror Demonstration Mission (DeMi), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018.
T. Nguyen, Morgan, E., Vanderspek, R., Levine, A., Kephart, M., Francis, J., Zapetis, J., Cahoy, K., and Ricker, G., Fine-pointing performance and corresponding photometric precision of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems, vol. 4, p. 1, 2018.
T. Nguyen, Fine-pointing system development and photometric precision assessment for the transiting exoplanet survey satellite, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018.
R. Kingsbury, Riesing, K., Cahoy, K., Nguyen, T., and Caplan, D., FREE-SPACE OPTICAL COMMUNICATION MODULE FOR SMALL SATELLITES, 2018.
S. Gaudi, Mennesson, B., Seager, S., Cahoy, K., Clarke, J., Domagal-Goldman, S., Feinberg, L., Guyon, O., N. Kasdin, J., Marois, C., and , The Habitable Exoplanet Observatory (HabEx), in Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 2018, vol. 10698, p. 106980P.
R. Diez, High-Performance Electronic Systems for Complex LEO Missions, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018.
C. Payne, Aguilar, A., Barnes, D., Diez, R., Kusters, J., Grenfell, P., Aniceto, R., and Sackier, C., Integration and Testing of the Nanosatellite Optical Downlink Experiment, in Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, 2018.
P. Dave and Cahoy, K., Laser Communication Crosslinks for Satellite Autonomous Navigation, 2018.
C. Payne, Cahoy, K., Cziczo, D., Conklin, J., Hart, M., Kirchengaast, G., and , Laser Crosslink Atmospheric Sounder to Investigate the Effects of Deep Convection on Ozone, 2018.
J. Lumbres, Males, J., Douglas, E., Close, L., Guyon, O., Cahoy, K., Carlton, A., Clark, J., Doelman, D., Feinberg, L., Knight, J., Marlow, W. Alan Navar, Miller, K., Morzinski, K. M., Por, E., Rodack, A., Schatz, L., Snik, F., Van Gorkom, K., and Wilby, M., Modeling coronagraphic extreme wavefront control systems for high contrast imaging in ground and space telescope missions, in Adaptive Optics Systems VI, 2018, vol. 10703, p. 107034Z.
O. Čierny and Cahoy, K., On-orbit beam pointing calibration for nanosatellite laser communications, Optical Engineering, vol. 58, p. 1, 2018.
J. Clark and Cahoy, K., Optical Detection of Lasers with Near-term Technology at Interstellar Distances, The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 867, p. 97, 2018.
D. Barnes, Optomechanical design, analysis, and testing of the nanosatellite optical downlink experiment, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018.
R. Fitzgerald, Path calibration algorithms for many-aperture fiber-linked broadband hypertelescopes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018.

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