GN&C Publications Listing
List of CRM Employees Selected GN&C Publications:
  • Design and Stability of an On-Orbit Attitude Control System Using Reaction Control Thrusters, AIAA GNC, 2016.
  • Orr, J., and Dennehy, N., “Analysis of the X-15 flight 3-65-97 divergent limit cycle oscillation,” AIAA J. Aircraft, July, 2016 (online, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.C033703).

  • Orr, J. and Slegers, N., “High-efficiency thrust vector control allocation,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 37, No. 2 (2014), pp. 374-382, doi:10.2514/1.61644, 2014.

  • Orr, J. and Shtessel, Y., “Lunar spacecraft powered descent control using higher-order sliding mode techniques,” Journal of The Franklin Institute, doi:10.1016/j.j.franklin.2011.06.015, 2012.

  • Miller, C., Orr, J., Hanson, C., and Gilligan, E., “Airborne Simulation of Launch Vehicle Dynamics,” AAS Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Breckenridge, CO, 2015, AAS 15-097.

  • Orr, J., Powers, J., and Yang, H.Q., “Lattice Boltzmann Method for Spacecraft Propellant Slosh Simulation,” AAS Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Breckenridge, CO, 2015, AAS 15-091.

  • Orr, J., Statler, I., and Barshi, I., “The X-15 Flight 3-65 Accident: An Aircraft Systems and Flight Control Perspective”, Proceedings of the 7th Conference of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety, Friedrichshafen, Germany, 20-22 October 2014.

  • Barshi, I., Orr, J., and Statler, I., “The Human Factors of an Early Space Accident: Flight 3-65 of the X-15.”  Proceedings of the 7th Conference of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety, Friedrichshafen, Germany, 20-22 October 2014.

  • Hanson, C., Miller, C., VanZwieten, T., Gilligan, E., Orr, J., and Wall, J., “Launch Vehicle Manual Steering with Adaptive Augmenting Control: In-Flight Evaluations Using a Piloted Aircraft”, 2015 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA-2015-1776.

  • Wall, J., VanZwieten, T., Gilligan, E., Miller, C., Hanson, C., and Orr, J., “In-Flight Suppression of a Destabilized F/A-18 Structural Mode Using the Space Launch System Adaptive Augmenting Control System,” 2015 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA-2015-1775.

  • Orr, J., Trevino, L., and Dalton, C., “Advanced Optical Sensor Technology: Launch Vehicle and Spacecraft Applications,” AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, 16-20 June 2014, AIAA 2014-2540.

  • Orr, J., Wall, J., VanZwieten, T., and Hall, C., “Space Launch System Ascent Flight Control Design,” American Astronautical Society Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Breckenridge, Colorado, 2014, AAS 14-038.

  • Wall, J., Orr, J., and VanZwieten, T., “Space Launch System Implementation of Adaptive Augmenting Control,” American Astronautical Society Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Breckenridge, Colorado, 2014, AAS 14-051.

  • VanZwieten, T., Gilligan, E., Wall, J., Orr, J., Miller, C., and Hanson, C., “Adaptive Augmenting Control Flight Characterization Experiment on an F/A-18”, American Astronautical Society Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Breckenridge, Colorado, 2014, AAS 14-052.

  • Orr, J., “Optimal Recursive Digital Filters for Active Bending Stabilization,” American Astronautical Society Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Breckenridge, Colorado, 2013, AAS 13-054.

  • VanZwieten, T., Hanson, C., Wall, J., Miller, C., Gilligan, E., Orr, J., and Dennehy, N., “Flight Testing of the SLS Launch Vehicle AAC Algorithm on an F/A-18,” NESC RP-13-00847, NASA Engineering and Safety Center, September 2014.

  • Orr, J., Barshi, I., Statler, I., and Dennehy, N., “A Comprehensive Analysis of the X-15 Flight 3-65 Accident,” NESC RP-14-00957, NASA Engineering and Safety Center, September 2014.

  • Orr, J., Powers, J., and Yang, H.Q., “Lattice Boltzmann Method for Simulation of Propellant Dynamics in Microgravity,” Technical report ESSSA-FY14-1807, September 2014.

  • Orr, J., and Powers, J., “Lattice Boltzmann Method for Simulation of Propellant Dynamics in Microgravity, Phase II,” Technical report ESSSA-FY15-1718, September 2014.

  • Orr, J., “Elastic Model Transitions Using Quadratic Inequality Constrained Least Squares,” AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, 13-16 August 2012, AIAA 2012-4561.

  • Orr, J. and VanZwieten, T., “Robust, Practical Adaptive Control for Launch Vehicles,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 13-16 August 2012, AIAA 2012-4549.

  • Orr, J., “A Flight Dynamics Model for a Multi-Actuated Flexible Rocket Vehicle,” AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, 8-11 August 2011, AIAA 2011-6563.

  • Orr, J. and Wall, J., “Linear Approximation to Optimal Control Allocation for Rocket Nozzles with Elliptical Constraints,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 8-11 August 2011, AIAA 2011-6500.

  • Orr, J., “A Coupled Aeroelastic Model for Launch Vehicle Stability Analysis,” AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, 2-5 August 2010, AIAA 2010-7642.

  • Shtessel, Y., Hall, C., Baev, S., and Orr, J., “Flexible Modes Control Using Sliding Mode Observers: Application to Ares I,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 2-5 August 2010, AIAA 2010-7565.

  • Orr, J. and Hall, C., “Parametric Optimization of Ares I Propellant Slosh Characteristics Using Frequency Response Criteria,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 10-13 August 2009, AIAA 2009-5963.

  • Orr, J., Johnson, M., Wetherbee, J., and McDuffie, J., “State Space Implementation of Linear Perturbation Dynamics Equations for Flexible Launch Vehicles,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 10-13 August 2009, AIAA 2009-5962.

  • Orr, J. and Shtessel, Y., “Robust Lunar Spacecraft Autopilot Design Using High Order Sliding Mode Control,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 10-13 August 2009, AIAA 2009-6182.

  • Orr, J. and Shtessel, Y., “Robust Control of Lunar Spacecraft Powered Descent Using a Second Order Sliding Mode Technique,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 18-21 August 2008, AIAA 2008-6815.

  • Kulikov, I., Smelyanskiy, V., Mackey, R., Luchinsky, D., and Orr, J., “Estimation of Coriolis Force and Torque Acting on Ares I,” Tech Brief NPO-47326, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2008.

  • Ares 1 Flight Control System Overview, AIAA GNC, 2008.
  • Analysis of Ares 1 Ascent Navigation Options, AIAA GNC, 2008.
  • Evaluation of Ares 1 Control System Robustness to Uncertain Aerodynamics and Flex Dynamics, AIAA GNC, 2008.
  • Ares I Filter Design Using a Constrained Optimization Approach, AIAA GNC, 2008.
  • Similarity Metrics for Closed Loop Dynamic Systems, AIAA GNC, 2008.
  • Initial Ares-1 Bending Filter Design, AAS Guidance and Control, 2007.
  • Shuttle Stability and Control for the Orbiter Repair Maneuver, AIAA GNC, 2005
  • Stability of Angular Rate Damping for the NASA Space Shuttle, AIAA GNC, 2005
  • Space Shuttle Rbar Pitch Maneuver for Thermal Protection System Inspection, AIAA GNC, 2005
  • Spacecraft Fuel Optimal Rotations From Apollo to Shuttle Return to Flight, AIAA Lunch and Learn, 2004
  • Three-Pulse Min Fuel Rotations of Axisymmetric Spacecraft Using RCS Thrusters, IEEE ACC, 2003
  •  Cost Functions for Bang-Off-Bang Control of Axisymmetric Spacecraft, AAS Spaceflight Mechanics, 2003
  • Flight Control Overview of STS-88, the First Space Station Assembly Flight, AAS Spaceflight Mechanics, 1999
  • Fuel Optimal Rotations of the Space Station MIR, AIAA GN&C, 1996
  • Optimal Control for a Class of Nonlinear Systems, IEEE CDC, 1995