Orion Research Lab

Orion Research Lab



  • L. Balestrero Machado, M. Wilde, B. Kaplinger and B. Mose: “Optimal Guidance for Mars Aerocapture Maneuver,” 29th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Ka’anapali, HI, 2019
  • M. Skuhersky, T. Go, D. R. Kirk, M. Wilde, V. V. Duraisamy, C. Kor, M. Kulkarni, S. N. Gangadharan and N. Somanth: “Comparison of Propellant Settling Approaches for On-Orbit Propellant Depots During Propellant Transfer Maneuvers,” AIAA SciTech 2019 Forum, San Diego, CA, 2019, AIAA 2019-1371, doi: 10.2514/6.2019-1371


  • M. Wilde, H. Hefazi, K. Winkelmann, R. Rusovici, L. Giacco, N. Cushing, B. White, B. Swiger, T. Gibson and M. Williams: “ARISE: Sounding Rocket Instrument for the Verification of a Novel Wire Repair Method in Microgravity,” 2018 AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum and Exposition, Orlando, FL, 2018, AIAA 2018-5339, doi: 10.2514/6.2018-5339
  • S. T. Kwok Choon, D. Madden, M. Wilde and T. Go: “Capture of a Non-Cooperative Space Object using a Grasping Tool with Force Sensors,” 2018 AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum and Exposition, Orlando, FL, 2018, AIAA 2018-5227, doi: 10.2514/6.2018-5227
  • L. Balestrero Machado, M. Wilde, B. Kaplinger and B. Moses: “Conceptual Design and Aerocapture Analysis for a Crew Transfer Vehicle for an Earth-Mars Cycler,” AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Snowbird, UT, 2018
  • S. Kwok Choon, K. Buchala, B. Blackwell, S. Lopresti, M. Wilde, and T. Go: “Design, Fabrication, and Preliminary Testing of Air-Bearing Test Vehicles for the Study of Autonomous Satellite Maneuvers,” 31st Florida Conference on Recent Advances in Robotics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, May 2018
  • M. Wilde, S. Kwok Choon, A. Grompone, and M. Romano: "Equations of Motion of Free-Floating Spacecraft-Manipulator Systems: An Astronautical Engineer’s Tutorial", Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 2018, doi: 10.3389/frobt.2018.00041
  • M. Vairamani, V. Vishal Duraisamy, M. D. Kulkarni, S. N. Gangadharan, D. R. Kirk, M. Wilde, D. Sathyanarayan, and N. Somanath: “Stability Analysis of a Novel On-Orbit Propellant Storage and Transfer System”, 2018 Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2018, doi: 10.2514/6.2018-0210


  • M. Wilde, S. Kwok-Choon, I. Walker, J. Near, "Using Tentacle Robots for Capturing Non-Cooperative Space Debris - A Proof of Concept." 2017 AIAA SPACE Forum, DOI: 10.2514/6.2017-5246
  • M. Skuhersky, L. Balestrero Machado, M. Wilde, and C. Brett: “CERBERUS” Prototype for an Agile Inspection and Servicing Satellite Using Thrust-Vectoring Cold-Gas Propulsion”, AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum and Exposition, 2017, doi: 10.2514/6.2017-5116
  • L. Balestrero Machado, V. Echazabal, Z. Gurdon-Cobham, J. Moody, Z. Paryzek, M. Skuhersky, E. Stein, and K. Wallace, "Project Cerberus." 2017 AIAA Region II Student Conference.
  • V. Nazario, J. Ramirez, M. Kulkarni, S. N. Gangadharan, D. Kirk, M. Wilde, and S. Nagendra: “Mass Gauging and Validation of a Novel In-Space Propellant Storage and Transfer using CFD”, AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum and Exposition, 2017, doi: 10.2514/6.2017-5198


  • M. Wilde, B. Kaplinger, T. Go, H. Gutierrez and D. Kirk, "ORION: A simulation environment for spacecraft formation flight, capture, and orbital robotics." 2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference. IEEE, 2016, DOI: 10.1109/AERO.2016.7500575.
  • S. Kwok-Choon, M. Wilde, and T. Go. "Modified sliding control for tumbling satellite capture with robotic arm." 2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference. IEEE, 2016, DOI: 10.1109/AERO.2016.7500530.
  • J. Harder, M. Wilde, J. Ventura, and M. Dziura, "Acoustic telepresence for spacecraft poximity operations". 2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference, DOI: 10.1109/AERO.2016.7500670.
  • M. Wilde, M. Ciarcià, A. Grompone, and M. Romano, "Experimental Characterization of Inverse Dynamics Guidance in Docking with a Rotating Target", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 2016, Vol.39, pp. 1173-1187, DOI:10.2514/1.G001631.


  • M. Wilde, J. Harder, J. Ventura, J. Hörmann, and U. Walter, "Impact of Space-to-Ground Video Transmission Constraints on Teleoperated Final Approach and Docking", Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, 2015, Vol.12, pp. 441-454, DOI: 10.2514/1.I010288.
  • M. Wilde, B. Kaplinger, T. Go, ORION: A Teaching and Research Platform for Simulation of Space Proximity Operations, AIAA paper 2015-4427, AIAA SPACE 2015 Conference and Exposition, 2015, DOI: 10.2514/6.2015-4427.