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Roscoe, Christopher

Sr. Aerospace Engineer and Research Scientist
L3 Applied Defense Solutions
P.O. Box 1102 10440 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 600
Phone: 
410-715-0005 x1137

Research Interests: 

Astrodynamics, Formation Flying, Dynamics and Control, Space Situational Awareness, Space Debris

Education: 
  • PhD - Texas A&M University, Aerospace Engineering 2012
  • MASc - University of Toronto, Aerospace Science & Engineering 2009
  • BASc - University of Toronto, Engineering Science, 2007
 
Honors and Awards: 
  • 2018 - Appointed Associate Editor of the AIAA J. of Spacecraft and Rockets
  • 2013 - Outstanding Achievement Award, Texas A&M University Dept. of Aerospace Engineering
  • 2010 - Awarded NASA/Texas Space Grant Consortium Fellowship (2010-2012)
 
Professional Memberships: 
  • Reviewer, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
  • Reviewer, Acta Astronautica
  • Reviewer, Advances in Space Research
  • Member, AAS Spaceflight Mechanics Technical Committee
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
 
Selected Publications: 
  • P. W. Schumacher, Jr., J. A. Gaebler, C. W. T. Roscoe, M. P. Wilkins, and P. Axelrad, “Parallel Initial Orbit Determination Using Angles-Only Observation Pairs,” Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, in press 2018.
  • C. W. T. Roscoe, J. J. Westphal, and E. Mosleh, “Overview and GNC Design of the CubeSat Proximity Operations Demonstration (CPOD) Mission,” Acta Astronautica, in press 2018.
  • I. I. Hussein, C. W. T. Roscoe, M. Mercurio, M. P. Wilkins, and P. W. Schumacher, Jr., “Probabilistic Admissible Region for Multihypothesis Filter Initialization,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 41, No. 3, March 2018, pp. 710–724.
  • T. Bennett, H. Schaub, and C. W. T. Roscoe, “Faster-Than-Natural Spacecraft Circumnavigation Via Way Points,” Acta Astronautica, Vol. 123, June–July 2016, pp. 376–386.
  • C. W. T. Roscoe, J. J. Westphal, J. D. Griesbach, and H. Schaub, “Formation Establishment and Reconfiguration Using Differential Elements in J2-Perturbed Orbits,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Special Issue in Honor of Richard Battin, Vol. 38, No. 9, September 2015, pp. 1725–1740.
  • I. I. Hussein, C. W. T. Roscoe, M. P. Wilkins, and P. W. Schumacher, Jr., “On Mutual Information for Observation-to-Observation Association,” Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Information Fusion, Washington, DC, July 6–9 2015.
  • C. W. T. Roscoe, S. R. Vadali, and K. T. Alfriend, “Third-Body Perturbation Effects on Satellite Formations,” Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 60, No. 3–4, December 2013, pp. 408–433.
  • C. W. T. Roscoe, S. R. Vadali, K. T. Alfriend, and U. P. Desai, “Satellite Formation Design in Orbits of High Eccentricity with Performance Constraints Specified over a Region of Interest: MMS Phase II,” Acta Astronautica, Vol. 82, No. 1, January 2013, pp. 16–24.
  • C. W. T. Roscoe, S. R. Vadali, and K. T. Alfriend, “Design of Satellite Formations in Orbits of High Eccentricity with Performance Constraints Specified over a Region of Interest,” Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 59, No. 1–2, January–June 2012, pp. 145–164.
  • C. W. T. Roscoe, S. R. Vadali, K. T. Alfriend, and U. P. Desai, “Optimal Formation Design for Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission Using Differential Orbital Elements,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 34, No. 4, July–August 2011, pp. 1070–1080.