MXL produces a variety of academic publications, presentations, and memorandums. Find them listed below.

Journals

  1. R. Burton, S. Rock, J. Springmann, J. Cutler, Online attitude determination of a passively magnetically stabilized spacecraft, Acta Astronautica, Volume 133, April 2017, Pages 269-281, ISSN 0094-5765, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2017.01.024.
  2. 2. Lepri, S. T., J. M. Raines, J. A. Gilbert, J. Cutler, M. Panning, and T. H. Zurbuchen (2017), Detecting negative ions on board small satellites, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JA023327.
  3. 1. Dae Young Lee, Rohit Gupta, Uroš V. Kalabić, Stefano Di Cairano, Anthony M. Bloch, James W. Cutler, and Ilya V. Kolmanovsky. Geometric Mechanics Based Nonlinear Model Predictive Spacecraft Attitude Control with Reaction Wheels, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 40, Special Issue on Computational Guidance and Control (2017), pp. 309-319.
  4. John T. Hwang, Dae Young Lee, James W. Cutler, and Joaquim R. R. A. Martins. Large-Scale Multidisciplinary Optimization of a Small Satellite’s Design and Operation, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 51, No. 5 (2014), pp. 1648-1663. doi: 10.2514/1.A32751
  5. John C. Springmann, James W. Cutler, Flight results of a low-cost attitude determination system, Acta Astronautica, Volume 99, June–July 2014, Pages 201-214, ISSN 0094-5765, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2014.02.026.
  6. Bahcivan, H., J. W. Cutler, J. C. Springmann, R. Doe, and M. J. Nicolls (2014), Magnetic aspect sensitivity of high-latitude E region irregularities measured by the RAX-2 CubeSat, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119, 1233–1249, doi:10.1002/2013JA019547.
  7. John C. Springmann, Benjamin P. Kempke, James W. Cutler, Hasan Bahcivan, Clock synchronization on the RAX spacecraft, Acta Astronautica, Volume 98, May–June 2014, Pages 111-119, ISSN 0094-5765, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2014.01.021
  8. John C. Springmann and James W. Cutler. On-Orbit Calibration of Photodiodes for Attitude Determination, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 37, No. 6 (2014), pp. 1808-1823. doi: 10.2514/1.G000175 .
  9. John C. Springmann and James W. Cutler. Optimization of Directional Sensor Orientation with Application to Sun Sensing, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 37, No. 3 (2014), pp. 828-837.
  10. R. Burton, S. Rock, J. Springmann, James W. Cutler, Dual Attitude and Parameter Estimation of Passively Magnetically Stabilized Spacecraft. Acta Astronautica, Volume 94, Issue 1, January-February 2014, pages 145-158, 10.1016/j.actaastro.2013.08.017.
  11. J.W. Cutler, H. Bahcivan, The Radio Aurora Explorer – A Mission Overview, AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Published online June 25, 2013, 10.2514/1.A32436.
  12. S.C. Spangelo, James W. Cutler. Analytical Modeling Framework and Applications for Space Communication Networks, Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, Vol. 10, No. 10 (2013), pp. 452-466
  13. Sara C. Spangelo, Matthew W. Bennett, Daniel C. Meinzer, Andrew T. Klesh, Jessica A. Arlas, James W. Cutler, Design and Implementation of the GPS Subsystem for the Radio Aurora Explorer, Acta Astronautica, Volume 87, June-July 2013, Pages 127-138, ISSN 0094-5765, 10.1016/j.actaastro.2012.12.009.
  14. Bahcivan, H., J. W. Cutler, M. Bennett, B. Kempke, J. C. Springmann, J. Buonocore, M. Nicolls, and R. Doe (2012), First measurements of radar coherent scatter by the Radio Aurora Explorer CubeSat, AGU Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L14101, 10.1029/2012GL052249.
  15. J.C. Springmann, A.J. Sloboda, A.T. Klesh, M.W. Bennett, J.W. Cutler, The attitude determination system of the RAX satellite, Acta Astronautica, Volume 75, June–July 2012, Pages 120-135, ISSN 0094-5765, 10.1016/j.actaastro.2012.02.001.
  16. J.C. Springmann and J.W. Cutler, “Attitude-Independent Magnetometer Calibration with Time-Varying Bias,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Volume 35, Number 4, July–August 2012, pages 1080-1088 10.2514/1.56726.
  17. H. Bahcivan and J.W. Cutler, “Radio Aurora Explorer: Mission Science and Radar System,” Radio Science, Volume 47, Number 2, RS2012, 10.1029/2011RS004817.
  18. S. Spangelo, J.W. Cutler, A. Klesh, and D. Boone, “Models and Tools to Evaluate Space Communication Network Capacity”, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Volume 48 , Issue 3, July 2012, pages 2387 – 2404, 10.1109/TAES.2012.6237598.
  19. H. Bahcivan, M.C. Kelley, and J.W. Cutler (2009),  Radar and rocket comparison of UHF radar scattering from auroral electrojet irregularities: Implications for a nanosatellite radar, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A06309, 10.1029/2009JA014132.

 Conference Publications

  1. Cutler, James, Patrick Seitzer, Chris H. Lee, Peter Washabaugh, Srinagesh Sharma, Robert Gitten, Fabrizio Piergentili et al. Improved Orbit Determination of LEO CubeSats: Project LEDsat, AMOS Technologies Conference, September 2017, Maui, Hawai`i.
  2. Edgar A. Bering, Laila Andersson, Ji Chen, James Cutler, Kentaro Hara, David Jackson, Mark Lemmon, Lawrence Pinsky, JP Sheehan, Umair Siddiqui, Russell Stoneback, Paul Withers, Rod Heelis, Mark Moldwin, Helen Reed, and James Forbes. Trimetric Imaging of the Martian Ionosphere Using a CubeSat Constellation, AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum and Exposition, AIAA SPACE Forum, (AIAA 2017-5252) https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2017-5252
  3. Lee, DY, Park, H, Romano, M & Cutler, J 2017, Design and validation of hybrid attitude determination and control system for CubeSat through hardware-in-the-loop simulation. In Spaceflight Mechanics 2017. vol. 160, pp. 3007-3020, 27th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2017, San Antonio, United States, 2/5/17.
  4. 4. Thomsen, D., Jones, M., Bowen, S., Girard, W. and Cutler, J., 2017. Shields-1 Technology Demonstration on ELaNaXIX, AIAA/Utah State University Small Satellite Conference, August, 2017.
  5. Seitzer, Patrick, James Cutler, Fabrizio Piergentili, Fabio Santoni, Lorenzo Arena, Tommaso Cardona, Heather Cowardin, Chris H. Lee, and Srinagesh Sharma. LEDsats: LEO CubeSats with LEDs for Optical Tracking, In Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference. 2016.
  6. Lee, Dae Young, Rohit Gupta, Uroš V. Kalabić, Stefano Di Cairano, Anthony M. Bloch, James W. Cutler, and Ilya V. Kolmanovsky. Constrained attitude maneuvering of a spacecraft with reaction wheel assembly by Nonlinear Model Predictive Control, in American Control Conference (ACC), 2016, pp. 4960-4965. IEEE, 2016.
  7. Evan Hilgemann, Hunter Ruch, and James W. Cutler. Development of Rate Gyroscope Characterization Tools with Application to Helium Exposure Testing, 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA SciTech Forum, (AIAA 2016-0143), https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2016-0143
  8. Paulett C. Liewer, Andrew T. Klesh, Martin W. Lo, Neil Murphy, Robert L. Staehle, Vassilis Angelopoulos, Brian D. Anderson, Manan Arya, Sergio Pellegrino, James W. Cutler, E. Glenn Lightsey, Angelos Vourlidas, “Advances in Solar Sailing”, Springer Praxis Books 2014, pp 269-288.
  9. Cohn, A., Cutler, J., Lemay, B., Castaing C , “Optimally Scheduling Satellite Communications under Uncertainty.” INFORMS Annual Meeting, November 2014, San Francisco CA.
  10. Cohn, A., Cutler, J., Lemay, B., Castaing C., “Optimally Scheduling Satellite Communications with Energy and Data Dynamics Under Uncertainty,” INFORMS Annual Meeting October 2013, Minneapolis Minnesota.
  11. J. Hwang, “Efficient and Scalable Computational Design of a Small Satellite“, Proceedings of the 28th Small Satellite Conference, Logan, UT, August 2014.
  12. J. Castaing, “Scheduling Downloads for Multi-Satellite, Multi-Ground Station Missions“, Proceedings of the 28th Small Satellite Conference, Logan, UT, August 2014.
  13. Andrew T. Klesh, John D. Baker, John Bellardo, Julie Castillo-Rogez, James Cutler, Lauren Halatek, E Glenn Lightsey, Neil Murphy, and Carol Raymond, “INSPIRE: Interplanetary NanoSpacecraft Pathfinder in Relevant Environment“, AIAA SPACE 2013 Conference and Exposition, September 10-12, 2013, San Diego, CA.
  14. J.C. Springmann, “On-Orbit Calibration of Photodiodes for Attitude Determination“, Proceedings of the 27th Small Satellite Conference, Logan, UT, August 2013.
  15. J.T. Hwang, D.Y. Lee, J.W. Cutler, and J.R.R.A. Martins, “Large-Scale MDO of a Small Satellite using a Novel Framework for the Solution of Coupled Systems and their Derivatives“, Proceedings of the 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Boston, MA, April 2013.
  16. J.C Springmann, A. Bertino-Reibstein, J.W. Cutler, “Investigation of the On-Orbit Conjunction Between the MCubed and HRBE CubeSats”, IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, March 2013. [ Presentation]
  17. R. Burton, S. Rock, J. Springmann, J. Cutler, “Online Attitude Determination of a Passively Magnetically Stabilized Spacecraft”, Proceedings of the 23rd AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, Kauai, Hawaii, February 2013.
  18. J.C. Springmann and J.W. Cutler “Optimization of Directional Sensor Orientation with Application to Photodiodes for Spacecraft Attitude Determination”, Proceedings of the 23rd AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, Kauai, Hawaii, February 2013.
  19. R. Burton, S. Rock, J. Springmann, J. Cutler, “Dual Attitude and Parameter Estimation of Passively Magnetically Stabilized Spacecraft”, Proceedings of the 63rd International Astronautical Congress, Naples, Italy, October 2012.
  20. S.C. Spangelo and J.W. Cutler, “Optimization of Single-Satellite Operational Schedules Towards Enhanced Communication Capacity”, Proceedings of the Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference, Minneapolis, MN, August 2012.
  21. J.C Springmann, B.P. Kempke, J.W. Cutler, H. Bahcivan, “Initial Flight Results of the RAX-2 Satellite”, Proceedings of the 26th Small Satellite Conference, Logan, Utah, August 2012. [ Presentation]
  22. J.C Springmann, B.P. Kempke, J.W. Cutler, H. Bahcivan, “Development and Initial Operations of the RAX-2 CubeSat”, The 4S Symposium, Portoroz, Slovenia, June 2012.
  23. J.C Springmann, J.W. Cutler,  “Attitude-Independent Magnetometer Calibration with Time-Varying Bias”, The 4S Symposium, Portoroz, Slovenia, June 2012.
  24. S. Spangelo and J. Cutler, “Optimal Operational Planning Applied to a Small Phobos Lander”, iCubeSat Workshop, Boston, MA, May 2012.
  25. J. Arlas and S. Spangelo, “GPS Results for the Radio Aurora Explorer 2 CubeSat Mission”, AIAA Region 3 Student Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, March 2012.
  26. S. Spangelo, D. Kaslow, C. Delp, B. Cole, L. Anderson, E. Fosse, L. Hartman, B. Gilbert, J. Cutler, “Applying Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) to a Standard CubeSat”, IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2012, Big Sky, MT, March 2012.
  27. J. Springmann, J. Cutler, H. Bahcivan, “Initial Flight Results of the Radio Aurora Explorer”, Proceedings of the 62nd International Astronautical Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, October 2011.
  28. S. Spangelo, J. Cutler, “Integrated Approach to Optimizing Small Spacecraft Vehicles and Operations”, Proceedings of the 62nd International Astronautical Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, October 2011
  29. J. Cutler, A. Ridley, A. Nicholas., “Cubesat Investigating Atmospheric Density Response to Extreme Driving (CADRE)”, Proceedings of the 25th Small Satellite Conference, Logan, Utah, August 2011.
  30. J. Cutler, H. Bahcivan, J. Springmann, S. Spangelo, “Initial Flight Assessment of the Radio Aurora Explorer“, Proceedings of the 25th Small Satellite Conference, Logan, Utah, August 2011.
  31. J. Springmann, “Attitude-Independent Magnetometer Calibration with Time-Varying Bias“, Proceedings of the 25th Small Satellite Conference, Logan, Utah, August 2011.
  32. O. Clavier, T. Beach, B. Davis, A. Chepko, J. Cutler, “Enabling Low-Cost, High Accuracy Magnetic Field Measurements on Small Sats for Space Weather Missions, Proceedings of the 25th Small Satellite Conference, Logan, Utah, August 2011.
  33. D. Lee, J. Springmann, S. Spangelo, J. Cutler, “Satellite Dynamics Simulator Development Using Lie Group Variational Integrator”, Proceedings of the AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, Portland, Oregon, August 2011.
  34. J. Springmann, J. Cutler, “Initial Attitude Analysis of the RAX Satellite“, Proceedings of the AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Girdwood, Alaska, August 2011.
  35. Geeyong Park, Sheryl Seagraves and N. Harris McClamroch, “A Dynamic Model of a Passive Magnetic Attitude Control System for the RAX Nanosatellite” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 2-5 August 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  36. S. Spangelo and J. Cutler, Small satellite operations model to assess data and energy flows, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference Proceedings, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 2010.
  37. S. Spangelo, A. Klesh, and J. Cutler, Position and Time System for the RAX Small Satellite Mission, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference Proceedings, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 2010.
  38. J. Springmann, J. Cutler, H. Bahcivan, “Magnetic Sensor Calibration and Residual Dipole Characterization for Application to Nanosatellites,” AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference Proceedings, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 2010.
  39. James Cutler, Matthew Bennett, Andrew Klesh, Hasan Bahcivan, Rick Doe, The Radio Aurora Explorer – A Bistatic Radar Mission to Measure Space Weather Phenomenon, In Proceedings of Small Satellite Conference, August 2010.
  40. A. Klesh and J. Cutler, “Exploiting the link: Improving satellite communication through higher elevation links,” in AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference Proceedings, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 2010
  41. S. Spangelo, J. Cutler, and D. Boone,“Assessing the Capacity of a Federated Ground Station Network”, IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2010, Big Sky, MT, March 2010.
  42. Klesh, Andrew, S. Seagraves, M. Bennett, D. Boone, H. Bahcivan, J. Cutler, “Dynamically Driven Helmholtz Cage for Experimental Magnetic Attitude Determination,” AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 09-311, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009.

Abstracts, Presentations and Posters [without papers]

  1. Bussy-Virat, C., Ridley, A. J., Cutler, J., Sharma, S., Judd, E., “Differential Drag Analysis to Infer the Geometrical Configuration of a Cubesat”, American Geophysical Union, Fall General Assembly 2016, abstract id.SA43C-2409.
  2. 1. Sharma, Srinagesh, Cutler, J., “Collaborative Orbit Determination Using Ground Station Networks”, AIAA/Utah Small Satellite Conference, Logan, Utah, 2017.
  3. 5. Dae Young Lee, Prince Kuevor, James W. Cutler, ,Multi-algorithmic Hybrid Attitude Determination and Control System of the CubeSat CADRE, AIAA/Utah State University Small Satellite Conference, August, 2016.
  4. D.Y. Lee and J.W. Cutler, “Design optimization of a Solar Panel Angle and its Application to CubeSat ‘CADRE’.” In 2013 CubeSat Developers’ Workshop, April 2013.
  5. J.C. Springmann and J.W. Cutler, “Lessons Learned through Operations with a Federated Ground Station Network.” In 2013 CubeSat Developers’ Workshop, April 2013.
  6. H. Bahcivan, J. Cutler, J. Springmann, and R. Doe, “Ground-to-space bistatic radar measurements of auroral irregularities with RAX.” In American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Dec. 2012.
  7. J. Cutler, J. Springmann, S. Spangelo, and Y. Lee, “Missions and Research of the Michigan Exploration Laboratory at the University of Michigan.” In 2012 AIAA/Utah State Universtiy Conference on Small Satellites, Aug. 2012.
  8. J. Springmann and J. Cutler, “Design and Calibration Techniques for Improved Small Satellite Performance,” in Small Satellites: A Revolution in Space Science, Keck Institute for Space Studies at the California Institute of Technology, July 2012.
  9. H. Bahcivan, J. Buonocore, M. Nicolls, R. Doe, J. Cutler, B. Kempke, J. Springmann, M. Bennett, “First radar measurements of ionospheric irregularities by the Radio Aurora Explorer CubeSat,” in Workshop to explore the utility of cubesat projects for scientific research and technology advances, and STEM education and workforce development, National Science Foundation, May 2012.
  10. J. Springmann, J. Cutler, H. Bahcivan, “The Radio Aurora Explorer (RAX),” in Workshop to explore the utility of cubesat projects for scientific research and technology advances, and STEM education and workforce development, National Science Foundation, May 2012.
  11. H. Bahcivan, J. Cutler, M. Bennett, B. Kempke, J. Springmann, J. Buonocore, M. Nicolls, R. Doe, “First Radar Measurements of Ionospheric Irregularities by the Radio Aurora Explorer CubeSat.” In 2012 CubeSat Developers’ Workshop, April 2012.
  12. John C. Springmann, James W. Cutler, “Photodiode Placement and Algorithms for CubeSat Attitude Determination“. In 2012 CubeSat Developers’ Workshop, April 2012.
  13. M. Bennett, A. Bertino, J. Cutler, C. Norton, P. Pingree, J. Springmann, K.S. Tripp, “The M-Cubed/COVE Mission.” In 2012 CubeSat Developers’ Workshop, April 2012.
  14. John C. Springmann, James W. Cutler, Hasan Bahcivan, “On-Orbit Performance of the RAX-2 CubeSat“. In 2012 CubeSat Developers’ Workshop, April 2012.
  15. John C. Springmann, James W. Cutler, Allison Craddock “Small Satellites in the Michigan Exploration Laboratory at the University of Michigan“. In Suborbital and Small Satellite Missions: Research for Today, Training for Tomorrow, March 2012.
  16. James Cutler, John Springmann, Sara Spangelo “The Michigan Exploration Laboratory”. In 2011 AIAA/Utah State Universtiy Conference on Small Satellites, Aug. 2011
  17. J. Cutler, H. Bahcivan, M. Bennett, J. Buonocore, R. Doe, and the RAX Team, “RAX — Initial Flight Summary,” in 2011 CubeSat Developers’ Workshop, April 2011.
  18. Kiril Dontchev, Darren McKague, James Cutler, Alec Gallimore, Brian Gilchrist, Thomas Zurbuchen, and Aaron Ridley.“Michigan Nanosatellite Pipeline”. In 2010 CubeSat Developer’s Workshop, April 2010.
  19. James Cutler, Brian Gilchrist, Darren McKague, Matthew Bennett, Kiril Dontchev, Michael Heywood and Andrew Klesh “Michigan Nanosat Pipeline”. In 2009 CubeSat Developer’s Workshop. Aug. 2009.

Class Reports

Various documents produced during MXL-related classes.

Tech Memos

Below are technical memorandums that capture aspects of our work.

  • TM 0001 – Increasing the Maximum FM Deviation of the Icom 910H