Professor Axelrad's primary research focus is on methods and applications for Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) or GPS. She is particularly interested in GNSS for aerospace applications and remote sensing using GNSS occultations and reflections. Her other research areas include more general problems in spacecraft orbit estimation for space situational awareness and autonomous rendezvous and docking.
Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GPS / GNSS) technology and applications, Space Situational Awareness
ASEN 2003 - Aerospace 3: Introduction to Dynamics and Systems
Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021
Introduces the principles of particle and planar rigid body dynamics, systems, and controls. Topics include kinematics, kinetics, momentum and energy methods, system modeling, and simple feedback control. Class includes experimental and design laboratory exercises for aerospace applications of dynamic principles.
ASEN 5090 - Introduction to Global Navigation Satellite Systems
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) are important tools for navigation, science, and engineering. Introduces GNSS hardware, signal structure, algorithms, error sources, and modeling techniques. Programming experience is required.
ASEN 6028 - Graduate Projects II
Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
Exposes MS and PhD students to leadership positions in project management and systems engineering while working a complex aerospace engineering project as part of a project team. The project team may perform some or all of the following project activities during this second semester of the two-semester course sequence: requirements definition, design and design review, build, test, and verification. Recommended prerequisite: ASEN 4138 or ASEN 5148 or ASEN 5018 or ASEN 5158 or instructor consent required.