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Gaylor, David

Associate Professor of Practice
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Dept, University of Arizona
AME Rm N619, University of Arizona
Phone: 
520-626-0676

Research Interests: 
Astrodynamics, Spacecraft GN&C, Mission Design, Space Systems Engineering, Space Situational Awareness
 
Education: 
  • B.S., United States Air Force Academy (Astronautical Engineering)
  • M.S., Air Force Institute of Technology (Astronautical Engineering)
  • Ph.D., University of Texas (Astronautical Engineering)

 

Teaching: 
  • AME 457/557 Orbital Mechanics
  • AME 429/529 Interplanetary Mission Design
  • AME 521 Spacecraft Optimal Estimation
 
Selected Publications: 
  • Gaylor, D.E., Anderson,"Use of Hierarchical Mixtures of Experts to Detect Resident Space Object Attitude," Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference, Maui, HI, September 2014.
  • Anderson, J.T., Gaylor, D.E. Idle, D., Russell, R.P., Biria, A., Schadegg, M.,"RSO Feature Identification Using Hierarchical Mixtures of Experts," Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference, Maui, HI, September 2013.
  • Russell, R.P., Arora, N., Vittaldev, V., Gaylor, D.E., Anderson, J.T., "Ballistic Coefficient Prediction for Resident Space Objects," Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference, Maui, HI, September 2012.
  • Barbee, B., Alfano, S., Pinon, E., Gold, K., Gaylor, D., "Design of Spacecraft Missions to Remove Multiple Orbital Debris Objects," AAS 12-017, AAS Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, CO, February 2012.
  • Vittaldev, V., Russell, R.P., Arora, N., Gaylor, D., "Second Order Kalman Filter Using Multi-Complex Step Derivatives," AAS 12-204, AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Charleston, SC, January 2012.
  • Gaylor, D., Barbee, B., "Algorithms for Safe Spacecraft Proximity Operations," AAS 2007-107, AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, Sedona, AZ, January 28, 2007.
  • Gaylor, D., Page, R., Bradley, K., "Testing of the Java Astrodynamics Toolkit Propagator," AIAA-2006-6754, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Keystone, Colorado, August 2006.
  • Barbee, B., Fowler, W., Davis, G., Gaylor, D., "Optimal Deflection of Hazardous Near-Earth Objects and Mitigation Mission Design Using Current Technology," 2006 NASA Near-Earth Object Detection and Threat Mitigation Workshop, Vail, CO, June 26-29, 2006.
  • Gaylor, D.E., Berthold, T., Takada, N., "Java Astrodynamics Toolkit," AAS 05-030, 28th Annual Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, Colorado, February 2005.
  • Gottlieb, R., Sponaugle, S., Gaylor, D., "Orbit Determination Accuracy Requirements for Collision Avoidance," Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA, Paper No. AAS-01-181, January 2001.
  • Gaylor, D., Gottlieb, R., Sponaugle, S., "Satellite Collision Prediction and Avoidance System," Motorola Technical Developments, Volume 41, May 2000.