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David Geller

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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Educational Background

PhD, Space Physics and Astronomy, Rice University, 1999
Classical Electron-Ion Scattering in Strongly Magnetized Plasmas: A Generalized Coulomb Logarithm and Gaunt Factor
MS, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin, 1984
Computer Aided Control System Design
BS, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, (Numerical Methods, Orbital Mechanics), The University of Texas at Austin, 1982

Expertise

Spacecraft Guidance, Navigation and Control, GN&C

Awards

ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, 2015

Air Force Research Lab

Outstanding Advisor Award, 2015

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Deparment, Utah State University

ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, 2013

Air Force Research Lab

Engineering Educator of the Year University, 2011

ASME Utah Engineers Council, 2011

Lady Davis Fellowship, 2011

Israel Institute of Technology

ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, 2010

Air Force Research Lab

Outstanding Teacher Award, 2010

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Deparment, Utah State University

Teaching Excellence Award, 2010

College of Engineering, Utah State University

Outstanding Advisor Award, 2008

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Deparment, Utah State University

Outstanding Advisor Award, 2007

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Utah State University

1997 The Rice University William F. Marlar Outstanding Scholar Award, 1997

Rice University

NASA/Texas Space Grant Consortium Fellowship, 1996

NASA

Outstanding Student Paper/Poster Award, 1996

AIP Atomic Processes in Plasmas Conference

Fellowship, 1993

Rice University

Outstanding Performance Award, 1992

NASA/Johnson Space Center

Outstanding Performance Award, 1991

NASA/Johnson Space Center

Outstanding Performance Award, 1990

NASA/Johnson Space Center

Outstanding Performance Award, 1989

NASA/Johnson Space Center

Outstanding Performance Award, 1988

NASA/Johnson Space Center

Outstanding Performance Award, 1987

NASA/Johnson Space Center

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Book Chapters

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - Fact Sheets

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Curriculum

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • Geller, D.K, Klein, I., (2015). Initial Relative Orbit Determination for Close-in Proximity Operations. AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
        • Geller, D.K, Crocket, D., (2014). Advantages of Small Satellite Carrier Concepts for LEO/GEO Inspection and Debris Removal Missions. International Journal of Space Science and Engineering – Special Issue on Spacecraft
        • Geller, D.K, Klein, I., (2014). Angles-Only Navigation State Observability During Orbital Proximity Operations. AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
        • Jensen, A., Geller, D.K, Chen, Y., (2014). Monte Carlo Simulation Analysis of Tagged Fish Radio Tracking Performance by Swarming Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Fractional Order Potential Fields. Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems
        • Leiter, N., Geller, D.K, (2014). Linear Covariance Techniques for Closed-Loop Attitude Determination and Control Analysis. Springer Edited Volume - Itzhack Y. Bar-Itzhack Memorial Symposium on Estimation, Navigation, and Spacecraft Control
        • Klein, I., Geller, D.K, (2014). Zero Delta-v Solution to the Angles-Only Range Observability Problem During Orbital Proximity Operations. Springer Edited Volume - Itzhack Y. Bar-Itzhack Memorial Symposium on Estimation, Navigation, and Spacecraft Control
        • Christensen, R., Geller, D.K, , (2014). Linear Covariance Techniques for Closed-Loop GN&C System Design and Analysis. SAGE - Journal of Aerospace Engineering - Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
        • Geller, D.K, Oshman, Y., (2014). Negative Collisions in Position/Velocity Estimation. AIAA Journal - Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
        • Christensen, D., Geller, D.K, (2011). Terrain Relative and Beacon-Relative Navigation for Lunar Powered Descent and Landing. AAS - Journal of Astronautical Sciences
        • Professional Journal

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - Literary Journal

          * Has not been peer reviewed

          Publications - MultiMedia

            * Has not been peer reviewed

            Publications - Technical Reports

              * Has not been peer reviewed

              Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                Publications - Other

                  * Has not been peer reviewed

                  Scheduled Teaching

                  MAE 7560 - Optimal Estimation for Aerospace Systems, Spring 2017

                  MAE 6560 - Spacecraft Navigation, Spring 2017

                  MAE 7540 - Advanced Astrodynamics Techniques and Applications, Fall 2016

                  MAE 3320 - Advanced Dynamics, Fall 2016

                  MAE 6930 - Special Problems, Summer 2016

                  ECE, MAE 6560 - Spacecraft Navigation, Spring 2016

                  MAE 6540 - Advanced Astrodynamics, Fall 2015

                  MAE 3320 - Advanced Dynamics, Fall 2015

                  MAE 7560 - Optimal Estimation for Aerospace Systems, Summer 2015

                  ECE,MAE 6560 - Spacecraft Navigation, Spring 2015

                  MAE 6930 - Special Problems, Spring 2015

                  MAE 7540 - Advanced Astrodynamics Techniques and Applications, Fall 2014

                  MAE 3320 - Advanced Dynamics, Fall 2014

                  MAE 6570 - Optimal Spacecraft Guidance, Summer 2014

                  ECE,MAE 6560 - Spacecraft Navigation, Spring 2014

                  MAE 6540 - Advanced Astrodynamics, Fall 2013

                  MAE 3320 - Advanced Dynamics, Fall 2013

                  MAE 6930 - Special Problems, Summer 2013

                  ECE,MAE 6560 - Spacecraft Navigation, Spring 2013

                  MAE 7540 - Advanced Astrodynamics Techniques and Applications, Fall 2012

                  MAE 3320 - Advanced Dynamics, Fall 2012

                  Technion - Monte Carlo and Linear Covariance Techniques, Spring 2012

                  Closed-loop GN&C Analysis, Fall 2011

                  MAE 7560 - Optimal Estimation for Aerospace Systems, Summer 2011

                  ECE 6560 - SPACE NAVIGATION, Spring 2011

                  MAE 6560 - SPACE NAVIGATION, Spring 2011

                  MAE 6560 - SPACE NAVIGATION, Spring 2011

                  MAE 6540 - Advanced Astrodynamics, Fall 2010

                  MAE 3320 - Advanced Dynamics, Fall 2010

                  MAE 6930 - Special Problems, Fall 2010

                  MAE 6930 - Special Problems, Fall 2010


                  Graduate Students Mentored

                  Aaron Avery, August 2010
                  Steven Decker, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2010
                  Mike Phillips, Nathan Piepgrass, Jessica Anderson, Robert Gillis, Derick Crockett, Jason Firth, Aaron Avery, Rosana Baldraco, Steven Grover, Jose Lopez, Jerel Nielson, Alex Perez, Victor Ruiz, Randy Christensen, David Woffinden, Ben Rose, Nathan Stastny, Travis Moesser, Bryan Bingham, Scott Jensen, David Huish, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, September 2004
                  Mike Phillips, Nathan Piepgrass, Jessica Anderson, Robert Gillis, Derick Crockett, Jason Firth, Aaron Avery, Rosana Baldraco, Steven Grover, Jose Lopez, Jerel Nielson, Alex Perez, Victor Ruiz, Randy Christensen, David Woffinden, Ben Rose, Nathan Stastny, Travis Moesser, Bryan Bingham, Scott Jensen, David Huish, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, September 2004
                  Steven Grover, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, January 2012 2013
                  Jessica Anderson, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2009 2013
                  Shane Robinson, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2008 2013
                  Randy Christensen, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, June 2008 2013
                  Derick Crockett, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2010 - December 2012
                  Michael Ben Rose, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2006 - July 2012
                  Jason Schmidt, 2010