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GRASP Special Seminar – Nima Moshtagh, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, “Convex Optimization Techniques For Spacecraft Formation Flying”

October 7, 2011 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Abstract: Formation
flying is a critical element in DoD and NASA’s future space missions.
Many key problems for such formation flying missions can be formulated
as optimization problems. Due to nonconvexity of many constraints —
such as collision-avoidance constraints and attitude constraints –
guidance, control and estimation of spacecraft formations remain
challenging problems. In this talk, I will present new results, showing
that some nonconvex optimization problems in Formation Reconfiguration an
d Constrained Attitude Control problems can be approximated with convex optimization problems.


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Nima Moshtagh is a research scientist at the Advanced Technology
Centre, which is part of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. Prior
to joining LM in June 2011, he was a research engineer at Scientific
Systems Company Inc. (SSCI) in Woburn, MA. He received his PhD in
Electrical and Systems Engineering from University of Pennsylvania,
where he was a member of the GRASP Laboratories. His research interests
include optimization in complex networked systems, distributed control
of spacecraft formations, and motion planning for unmanned vehicles.


October 7, 2011
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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