Dr. Jones primarily researches methods for improving the accuracy and reducing the computation requirements of satellite orbit and uncertainty propagation. The orbit propagation research includes the application of modern numerical methods, including, but not limited to, methods of force model approximation, numerical integration, and parallel processing. In this research, Dr. Jones is also investigating methods for quantifying the uncertainties in this propagation, and developing an accurate representation of the resulting stochastic solution in a computationally efficient manner. Dr. Jones is also conducting research in methods of multi-target tracking with applications to space situational awareness (SSA). This includes the applications of finite set statistics (FISST) to the problem of tracking many space objects.
satellite state and uncertainty propagation, multi-target tracking, uncertainty quantification, orbit determination, space situational awareness