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Holzinger, Marcus J Associate Professor and Smead Faculty Fellow


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research overview

  • Professor Holzinger's creative efforts applying autonomy, controls & dynamical systems, and perception to space domain awareness (SDA) and space guidance, navigation, and control (GN&C) focus on a scholarly `theory to hardware' approach. Using this philosophy, theoretical investigations are confirmed through empirical observations of on-orbit space objects. This combination of empirical data generation assets makes Dr. Holzinger's lab exceedingly unique, generating graduate students with strong theoretical foundations in astrodynamics, controls, and sensor systems, while also comfortable manipulating raw sensor data and operating the electro-optical assets themselves. Dr. Holzinger's sensing assets include several Raven-class telescopes, wide-Field of View optical systems, SDR receivers, and an experimental ground operations facility.


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courses taught

  • ASEN 3200 - Orbital Mechanics/Attitude Dynamics and Control
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Presents the fundamentals of orbital mechanics, 3D rigid body dynamics and satellite attitude dynamics and controls. Offered spring only.
  • ASEN 6080 - Statistical Orbit Determination
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Course on orbit and advanced estimation techniques. Emphasizes orthogonal transformation techniques such as Givens and Householder, square root filtering and smoothing and considers covariance analysis. Also nonlinear filters and dynamic model compensation techniques. Requires term project that involves the application of many of the techniques required for precise orbit determination.


International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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