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Angelo Miele
Professor Emeritus and Research Professor
A. J. Foyt Family Professor Emeritus in Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science and Research Professor
 
e-mail:miele@rice.edu
 
  • Dr. Ing. Aeronautical Engineering, (1946) University of Rome, Rome, Italy, 1946.
  • Dr. Ing. Civil Engineering, (1944) University of Rome, Rome, Italy, 1944.
 
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
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    Websites
     Aero-Astronautics Group
     
    Research Areas
     Aero-Astronautics, Optimization Theory, Numerical Methods, Flight Mechanics, Astrodynamics, Optimal Trajectories, Guidance, Control, Flight in Windshear, Mars Trajectories, Lunar Trajectories, Spacecraft Rendezvous, Collision Avoidance for Ships and Aircraft
     
    Aero-Astronautics Research
     Main interest is the optimization, guidance, and control of aircraft and spacecraft trajectories for atmospheric flight, space flight, and flight at the interface bewteen the atmosphere and space.
     
    Aero-Astronautics Research
     Main interest is the optimization, guidance, and control of aircraft and spacecraft trajectories for atmospheric flight, space flight, and flight at the interface bewteen the atmosphere and space.
     
    Aero-Astronautics Research
     Main interest is the optimization, guidance, and control of aircraft and spacecraft trajectories for atmospheric flight, space flight, and flight at the interface bewteen the atmosphere and space.
     
    Aero-Astronautics Research
     Main interest is the optimization, guidance, and control of aircraft and spacecraft trajectories for atmospheric flight, space flight, and flight at the interface bewteen the atmosphere and space.
     
    Teaching Areas
     Engineering Approach to Mathematical Programming/Optimal Control
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    A. Miele, Revisit of the Theorem of Image Trajectories in the Earth Moon Space, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications 147/3, 483-490, 2010

    
     
     

    A. Miele, M. Ciarcia, M. W. Weeks, Rendezvous Guidance Trajectories via Multiple-Subarc Sequential Gradient-Restoration Algorithm, ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering 22/2, 160-172, 2009.

     
     

    A. Miele, T. Wang, J.A. Mathwig, M. Ciarcia, Collision Avoidance for an Aircraft in Abort Landing: Trajectory Optimization and Guidance, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications 146/2, 233-254, 2010

     
     

    A. Miele and M. Ciarcia, "Optimal Starting Conditions for the Rendezvous Maneuver, Part 1: Optimal Control Approach." Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 137, No. 3 (2008) : xxx-xxx.In Press

     
     

    A. Miele and M. Ciarcia, "Optimal Starting Conditions for the Rendezvous Maneuver, Part 2: Mathematical Programming Approach." Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 137, No. 3 (2008) : xxx-xxx.In Press

     
     

    A. Miele and T. Wang, "Optimal Trajectories and Guidance Schemes for Ship Collision Avoidance." Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 129, No. 1 (2006) : pp. 1-21.

     
     

    A. Miele, M. Ciarcia, and M.W. Weeks, "Guidance Trajectories for Spacecraft Rendezvous." Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 132, No. 3 (2007) : pp. 377-400.

     
     

    A. Miele, M. Ciarcia, and M.W. Weeks, "Rendezvous Guidance Trajectories via Multiple-Subarc Sequential Gradient-Restoration Algorithm." ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering, xx, No. xx (2008) : xxx-xxx.In Press

     
     

    A. Miele, M.W. Weeks, and M. Ciarcia, "Optimal Trajectories for Spacecraft Rendezvous." Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 132, No. 3 (2007) : 353-376.

     
     

    A. Miele, M.W. Weeks, and M. Ciarcia, "Optimal Trajectories for Spacecraft Rendezvous." Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 132, No. 1 (2007) : pp. xx-xx.In Press

     
     

    A. Miele and T. Wang, "Maximin Approach to the Ship Collision Avoidance Problem via Multiple-Subarc Sequential Gradient-Restoration Algorithm." Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 124, No.1 (2005) : pp. 29-53.

     
     

    A. Miele and T. Wang, "Optimal Planetary Orbital Transfers via Chemical Engines and Electrical Engines." Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 127, No. 3 (2005) : 587-604.

     
     

    A. Miele, T. Wang, and P. N. Williams, "Computation of Optimal Mars Trajectories via Combined Chemical/Electrical Propulsion, Part 2: Minimum Time Solutions with Bounded Thrust Direction." Acta Astronautica, 57, No. 11 (2005) : 819-828.

     
     

    A. Miele, T. Wang, and P. N. Williams, "Computation of Optimal Mars Trajectories via Combined Chemical/Electrical Propulsion, Part 3: Compromise Solutions." Acta Astronautica, 57, No. 11 (2005) : 829-840.

     
     

    A. Miele, T. Wang, and P. N. Williams, "Optimal Interplanetary Orbital Transfers via Electrical Engines." Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 127, No. 3 (2005) : 605-626.

     
     

    A. Miele, T. Wang, and P.N. Williams, "On Feasibility of Launch Vehicle Designs." Applied Mathematics and Computation, 164, No. 2 (2005) : 295-312.

     
     

    A. Miele and T. Wang, "New Approach to the Collision Avoidance Problem for a Ship." International Game Theory Review, 6, No. 1 (2004) : 137-155.

     
     

    A. Miele, M. Ciarcia', and J. Mathwig, "Reflections on the Hohmann Transfer." Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 123, No. 2 (2004) : 233-253.

     
     

    A. Miele, T. Wang, and P.N. Williams, "Computation of Optimal Mars Trajectories via Combined Chemical/Electrical Propulsion, Part 1: Baseline Solutions for Deep Interplanetary Space." Acta Astronautica, 55, No. 2 (2004) : 95-107.

     
     

    A. Miele, T. Wang, and S. Mancuso, "Fundamental Issues of Orbital Transfers for Mars Missions." Acta Astronautica, 55, No. 2 (2004) : 79-94.

     
     Articles
     

    A. Miele and M. Ciarcia, "Analytical Solutions for Spacecraft Rendezvous with Finite Thrust." Aero-Astronautics Report 362, Rice University, (2007)

     
     

    A. Miele and M. Ciarcia, "Optimal Starting Conditions for the Rendezvous Maneuver: Analytical and Computational Approach." Aero-Astronautics Report 361, Rice University, (2007)

     
     

    A. Miele, "Final Report on NSF-ITR Grant CMS-0218878, Automatic Collision Avoidance: Algorithms and Online Software." Aero-Astronautics Report 357, Rice University, (2006)

     
     

    A. Miele, M. Ciarcia, and M.W. Weeks, "Guidance Trajectories for Spacecraft Rendezvous." Aero-Astronautics Report 359, Rice University, (2006)

     
     

    A. Miele, M. Ciarcia, and M.W. Weeks, "Guidance Trajectories for the Rendezvous Problem." Aero-Astronautics Report 356, Rice University, (2006)

     
     

    A. Miele, M. Ciarcia, and M.W. Weeks, "Rendezvous Guidance Trajectories via Multiple-Subarc Sequential Gradient-Restoration Algorithm." Aero-Astronautics Report 360, Rice University, (2006)

     
     

    A. Miele, M.W. Weeks, and M. Ciarcia, "Optimal Trajectories for Spacecraft Rendezvous." Aero-Astronautics Report 358, Rice University, (2006)

     
     

    A. Miele, M.W. Weeks, and M. Ciarcia, "Optimal Trajectories for the Rendezvous Problem." Aero-Astronautics Report 355, Rice University, (2006)

     
     

    Miele A (Miele, Angelo) "Special issue on mathematical economics - Foreword." JOURNAL OF OPTIMIZATION THEORY AND APPLICATIONS, 128 (2) (FEB 2006) : 255-255.

     
     

    A. Miele and T. Wang, "Guidance Scheme Approximating the Optimal Collision Avoidance Trajectory for Aircraft in Abort Landing." Rice University Aero-Astronautics Report No. 354 (2005)

     
     

    A. Miele and T. Wang, "Guidance Scheme Approximating the Optimal Collision Avoidance Trajectory for Aircraft in Takeoff." Rice University Aero-Astronautics Report No. 352 (2005)

     
     

    A. Miele and T. Wang, "Optimal Collision Avoidance Trajectory for Aircraft in Abort Landing." Rice University Aero-Astronautics Report No. 353 (2005)

     
     

    A. Miele and T. Wang, "Optimal Collision Avoidance Trajectory for Aircraft in Takeoff." Rice University Aero-Astronautics Report No. 351 (2005)

     
     

    A. Miele and T. Wang "Multiple-Subarc Gradient-Restoration Algorithm, Part 1: Algorithm Structure." Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Vol. 116, No. 1 (2003) : pp. 1-17.

     
     

    A. Miele and T. Wang "Multiple-Subarc Gradient-Restoration Algorithm, Part 2: Application to a Multistage Launch Vehicle Design." Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Vol. 116, No. 1 (2003) : pp. 19-39.

     
     

    A. Miele and T. Wang "Near Optimal Guidance Scheme for a Mars Trajectory." Acta-Astronautica, Vol. 51, Nos. 1-9 (2002) : pp. 351-378.

     
     Books
     

    A. Miele and A. Frediani, Editors "Advanced Design Problems in Aerospace Engineering." 

     
     Editor of books
     

    A. Miele and A. Frediani, "Advanced Design Problems in Aerospace Engineering, Volume 1: Advanced Aerospace Systems."  (2003)

     
     

    A. Miele and A. Frediani "Advanced Design Problems in Aerospace Engineering."  (To appear)

     
     Book chapters
     

    A. Miele and S. Mancuso, "Design of Moon Missions." Advanced Design Problems in Aerospace Engineering, Edited by A. Miele and A. Frediani, 1 (2003) : pp. 31-64.

     
     

    A. Miele and S. Mancuso, "Design of Rocket-Powered Orbital Spacecraft." Advanced Design Problems in Aerospace Engineering, Edited by A. Miele and A. Frediani, 1 (2003) : pp. 1-30.

     
     

    A. Miele and T. Wang, "Design of Mars Missions." Advanced Design Problems in Aerospace Engineering, Edited by A. Miele and A. Frediani, 1 (2003) : pp. 65-103.

     
     

    A. Miele, T. Wang, and S. Mancuso, "Optimal Round-Trip Earth-Mars Trajectories for Robotic Flight and Manned Flight." Dynamic Systems and Control, Edited by F.E. Udwadia (2004) : 109-126.

     
     

    A. Miele, "On Feasibility of Interplanetary Travel: The Flight from Earth to Mars and Back." Modeling, Control, and Optimization of Complex Systems (2003) : pp. 179-194.

     
     

    A. Miele, T. Wang, S. Mancuso, "Optimal Round-Trip Earth-Mars Trajectories for Robotic Flight and Manned Flight." Dynamic Systems and Control (2003) : pp. 109-127.

     
     Refereed conference papers
     

    A. Miele, Revisit of he Theorem of Image Trajectories in the Earth-Moon Space, 6th Conference of the Italian Researchers in the World, Italian Consulate, Houston, Texas, 4 December 2010, 52-55.

    
     
     

    A. Miele and M. Ciarcia, "Optimal Starting Conditions for the Rendezvous Maneuver, Conference on Variational Analysis and Aerospace Engineering, Ettore Maiorana Center for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy."  (08-16 September 2007) In Press

     
     IAC-05-C1.5.01, 56th International Astronautical Congress, Fukuoka, Japan, 2005
     
     

    M.W. Weeks and A. Miele, "The Computation of Optimal Rendezvous Trajectories Using the Sequential Gradient-Restoration Algorithm." Paper AAS 06-200, 16th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference, Tampa, Florida, (2006)

     
     IAC-05-C1.5.01, 56th International Astronautical Congress, Fukuoka, Japan, 2005
     
     13th International Workshop on Dynamics and Control, Wiesensteig, Germany, 2005
     
     

    M. W. Weeks and A. Miele "Computation of Optimal Rendezvous Trajectories via the Sequential Gradient-Restoration Algorithm." Paper AAS-06-XXX, 16th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference, Tampa, Florida, (to appear) (2006)

     
     

    A. Miele and T. Wang "Maximin Approach to the Ship Collision Avoidance Problem via Multiple-Subarc Sequential Gradient-Restoration Algorithm."  (2004) : 1-26.

     
     

    A. Miele and T. Wang, "Optimal Planetary Orbital Transfers via Chemical Engines and Electrical Engines." Paper AAS 04-232, 14th Annual AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting (2004) : pp. 1-21.

     
     

    A. Miele and T. Wang, "Robustness Enhancement of Optimization Algorithms for Aerospace Applications, Part 1: Single-Subarc Sequential Gradient-Restoration Algorithm." 55th International Astronautical Congress, Paper IAC-04-A.1.03 (2004) : pp. 1-39.

     
     

    A. Miele and T. Wang, "Fundamental Properties of Optimal Orbital Transfers." 54th International Astronautical Congress, Paper IAC 03-A.7.02, (2003) : pp. 1-34.

     
     

    A. Miele, "On Feasibility of Manned Interplanetary Travel from Earth to Mars." 5th ESA International Conference on Spacecraft Guidance, Navigation, and Control Systems, ESA SP-516, (2003) : pp. 117-124.

     
     

    A. Miele, T. Wang, and P.N. Williams, "Computation of Optimal Mars Trajectories via Combined Chemical/Electrical Propulsion, Part 2: Minimum Time Solutions with Bounded Thrust Direction." 13th Annual AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Paper AAS 03-121, (2003) : pp. 1-10.

     
     

    A. Miele, T. Wang, and P.N. Williams, "Computation of Optimal Mars Trajectories via Combined Chemical/Electrical Propulsion, Part 3: Compromise Solutions." AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialists Conference Meeting, Paper AAS 03-577, (2003) : pp. 1-21.

     
     Conference papers
     

    A. Miele "On Feasibility of Manned Interplanetary Travel from Earth to Mars." 5th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation, and Control Systems (10/23/02)

     
     

    A. Miele, T. Wang, and P.N. Williams "Computation of Optimal Mars Trajectories via Combined Chemical/Electrical Propulsion, Part 1: Baseline Solutions for Deep Interplanetary Space." Paper IAC-02.A.6.05, 53rd International Astronautical Congress/The World Space Congress (10/17/02)

     
     Other
     

    A. Miele and J. B. Dabney "Optimal Dive Recovery Maneuvers of a Supermaneuvering Jet Fighter Aircraft." Journal of the Franklin Institute, 338(2/3) (2001) : 113-132.

     
     

    A. Miele and S. Mancuso "On Feasibility of Suborbital and Orbital Rocket-Powered Spacecraft." Memorie della Accademia delle Scienze di Torino, 24 (2000) : 1-27.

     
     

    A. Miele and S. Mancuso "Optimal Trajectories for Earth-Moon-Earth Flight." Acta Astronautica, 49 (2) (2001) : 59-71.

     
     

    A. Miele, T. Wang, and S. Mancuso "Assessment of Launch Vehicle Advances to Enable Human Mars Excursions." Acta Astronautica, 49 (11) (2001) : 563-580.

     
     

    A. Miele, T. Wang, and S. Mancuso "Optimal Free-Return Trajectories for Moon Missions and Mars Missions." Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, 48 (2/3) (2000) : 183-206.

     
     

    A. Miele, T. Wang, and S. Mancuso "Optimization of Missions to Mars." Russian-American Journal on Actual Problems of Aviation and Aerospace Systems, 6 (2001) : 1-11.

     
     

    A. Miele, T. Wang, and S. Mancuso "Optimization of Missions to Mars for Robotic and Manned Spacecraft." Nonlinear Analysis, 47 (2001) : 1425-1443.

     
     

    A. Miele and J. B. Dabney "Time-Optimal Climb of Next-Generation Jet Fighter Aircraft: Classical and Computational Results." Quaderni della Accademia delle Scienze di Torino, 9 (1999) : 147-171.

     
     

    A. Miele and S. Mancuso "Design of Moon Missions." Advanced Design Problems in Aerospace Engineering (to appear)

     
     

    A. Miele and S. Mancuso "Design of Rocket-Powered Orbital Spacecraft: Single Stage vs Double Stage." Advanced Design Problems in Aerospace Engineering (to appear)

     
     

    A. Miele and S. Mancuso "On Feasibility of Suborbital and Orbital Rocket-Powered Spacecraft." Atti della Accademia delle Scienze di Torino (to appear)

     
     

    A. Miele and T. Wang "Design of Mars Missions." Advanced Design Problems in Aerospace Engineering (to appear)

     
     

    A. Miele, T. Wang, and S. Mancuso "Optimal Free-Return Trajectories for Moon Missions and Mars Missions." Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, 106 (2000) : 93-115.

     
     

    J. B. Dabney and A. Miele "Variable Load-Factor Guidance for Low-Altitude Fly-to-Point Maneuvers of a Jet Fighter Aircraft." Dynamics and Control, 10(2) (2000) : 195-212.

     
     

    A. Miele and J. B. Dabney "Time-Optimal Climb of Next-Generation Jet Fighter Aircraft." Atti della Accademia delle Scienze di Torino (to appear)

     
     

    A. Miele and S. Mancuso "Design Feasibility via Ascent Optimality for Next-Generation Spacecraft." Acta Astronautica, Vol. 45, No. 12 (1999) : 705-715.

     
     

    A. Miele and S. Mancuso "Optimal Ascent Trajectories for a Single-Stage Suborbital Spacecraft." Nonlinear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace (1999) : pp. 139-152.

     
     

    A. Miele and S. Mancuso "Optimal Trajectories for Earth-Moon-Earth Flight." 50th IAF Congress (1999)

     
     

    A. Miele and T. Wang "Optimal Trajectories and Asymptotic Parallelism Property for Round-Trip Mars Missions." Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Nonlinear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace, Vol. 2 (1999) : pp. 507-539.

     
     

    A. Miele and T. Wang "Optimal Trajectories and Mirror Properties for Round-Trip Mars Missions." Acta Astronautica, Vol.45, No. 11 (1999) : pp. 655-668.

     
     

    A. Miele and T. Wang "Optimal Transfers from an Earth Orbit to a Mars Orbit." Acta Astronautica, Vol. 45, No. 3 (1999) : pp. 119-133.

     
     

    A. Miele, T. Wang, C. S. Chao, and J. B. Dabney "Optimal Control of a Ship for Collision Avoidance Maneuvers." Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Vol. 103, No. 3 (1999) : pp. 495-519.

     
     

    A. Miele, T. Wang, C. S. Chao, and J. B. Dabney "Optimal Control of a Ship for Course Change and Sidestep Maneuvers." Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Vol. 103, No. 2 (1999) : pp. 259-282.

     
     

    A. Miele, T. Wang, and S. Mancuso "Assessment of Launch Vehicle Advances to Enable Human Mars Excursions." 50th IAF Congress (1999)

     
     

    A. Miele "The Flight from Earth to Mars (El Vuelo Tierra-Marte)." Academia Nacional de Ingenieria (1998) : 1-41.

     
     

    A. Miele and J.B. Dabney "Time-Optimal Climb of Next-Generation Jet Fighter Aircraft: Classical and Computational Results." Atti della Accademia delle Scienze di Torino, Classe di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche, e Naturali (pending)

     
     

    A. Miele and S. Mancuso "Design Feasibility via Ascent Optimality for Next-Generation Spacecraft." 49th Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, Paper No. IAF-98-A.104: 1-31.

     
     

    A. Miele and S. Mancuso "Optimal Ascent Trajectories and Feasibility of Next-Generation Orbital Spacecraft." Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 97, No. 1 (1998) : 519-550.

     
     

    A. Miele and S. Mancuso "Optimal Trajectories for a Single-Stage Suborbital Spacecraft." Nonlinear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace (pending)

     
     

    A. Miele and T. Wang "Optimal Trajectories and Asymptotic Parallelism Property for Round-Trip Mars Mission." Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Nonlinear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace (pending)

     
     

    A. Miele and T. Wang "Optimal Trajectories and Mirror Properties for Round-Trip Mars Missions." 49th Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, Paper No. IAF-98-A1.07: 1-30.

     
    Presentations
     Invited Talks
     

    "Optimal Trajectories and Guidance Schemes for Ship Collision Avoidance." 13th International Workshop on Dynamics and Control, Weisensteig, Germany. (25 May 2005)

     
     

    "Maximin Approach to the Ship Collision Avoidance Problem via Multiple-Subarc Sequential Gradient-Restoration Algorithm." 4th World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts, Orlando, Florida. (1 July 2004)

     
     

    "Feasibility of Launch Vehicle Design." 12th International Workshop of Dynamics and Control, Los Angeles, CA. (19 August 2002.)

     
     

    "Feasibility of Multistage Launch Vehicle Design." University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy. (25 October 2002.)

     
     

    "Feasibility of Multistage Launch Vehicle Design." Polytechnic of Turin, Turin, Italy. (29 October 2002.)

     
     

    "Multiple-Subarc Sequential Gradient-Restoration Algorithm and Application to Launch Vehicle Design." 6th SIMAI National Congress, Chia Laguna, Italy. (28 May 2002.)

     
     

    "The Flight from Earth to Mars." Liceo Classico Vitruvio Pollione, Formia, Italy. (11 December 2002.)

     
     

    "The Flight from Earth to Mars." Istituto Nautico, Gaeta, Italy. (12 December 2002.)

     
     

    "The Flight from Earth to Mars." Pontina University, Latina, Italy. (13 December 2002.)

     
     Lectures
     

    "Optimal Starting Conditions for the Rendezvous Maneuver." Conference on Variational Analysis and Aerospace Engineering, Ettore Maiorana Center for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy. (08-16 September 2007) With A. Miele and M. Ciarcia (presenter)

     
     

    A. Miele, Speaker.  "Rendezvous Guidance Trajectories via Multiple-Subarc Sequential Gradient-Restoration Algorithm,." 57th International Astronautical Congress, Valencia, Spain. (October 5, 2006) With M. Ciarcia and M.W. Weeks

     
     

    M. W. Weeks, Speaker.  "The Computation of Optimal Rendezvous Trajectories Using the Sequential Gradient-Restoration Algorithm,." 16th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Tampa, Florida. (January 25, 2006) With A. Miele

     
     

    "Optimal Planetary Orbital Transfers via Chemical Engines and Electrical Engines." Paper AAS 04-232, 14th Annual AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Maui, Hawaii. (10 February 2004)

     
     

    "Robustness Enhancement of Optimization Algorithms for Aerospace Applications, Part 1: Single-Subarc Sequential Gradient-Restoration Algorithm." 55th International Astronautical Congress, Vancouver, Canada. (4 October 2004)

     
     

    "Computation of Optimal Mars Trajectories via Combined Chemical/Electrical Propulsion, Part 1: Baseline Solutions for Deep Interplanetary Space." 53rd International Astronautical Congress, Houston, TX. (17 October 2002.)

     
     

    "Feasibility of Manned Interplanetary Travel To Mars." 5th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation, and Control Systems, Frascati, Italy. (23 October 2002.)

     
     

    "The Flight from Earth to Mars with Robotic/Manned Spacecraft and Chemical/ Electrical Engines." University of Cassino, Cassino, Italy. (10 December 2002.)

     
     Other
     

    "Near-Optimal Guidance Scheme for a Mars Trajectory." 52nd International Astronautical Congress, Toulouse, France. (1-5 October 2001)

     
     

    "New Approach to the Collision Avoidance Problem for a Ship." Workshop on Dynamic Games and Applications, Institute for Scientific Studies, Cargese, Corsica, France. (16-21 July 2001)

     
     

    "The Flight from Earth to Mars and Back (Plenary Lecture)." 5th International Conference on Optimization Techniques and Applications, Hong Kong, PRC. (15-17 December 2001)

     
     

    "The Flight from Earth to Mars and Back: Prospects and Limitations." Rice University, Houston, Texas. (18 April 2001)

     
     

    "The Flight from Earth to Mars and Back: Prospects and Limitations." Symposium on Complex Systems and Optimization in the Information Age, Harvard University, Boston, Massachussets. (23-24 June 2001)

     
     

    "The Flight from Earth to Mars and Back: Prospects, Limitations, New Directions." NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas. (31 May 2001)

     
     

    "Traiettorie Ottime per il Volo dalla Terra a Marte." The 1st Gaspare Santangelo Memorial Lecture, 16th AIDAA Congress, Palermo, Italy. (24-28 September 2001)

     
     

    "Free-Return and Minimum-Energy Trajectories in Earth-Moon Space." 3rd International Conference on Nonlinear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace, Daytona Beach, Florida. (10 May 2000)

     
     

    "Fundamental Issues of Orbital Transfers for Mars Missions." 51st International Astronautical Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (3 October 2000)

     
     

    "Minimum-Energy and Free-Return Trajectories for Moon Missions." Flight Mechanics Symposium, SIMAI Congress, Ischia, Italy. (7 June 2000)

     
     

    "Optimal Free-Return Trajectories for Moon Missions and Mars Missions." The Richard H. Battin Astrodynamics Conference, American Astronautical Society, College Station, Texas. (20 March 2000)

     
     

    "Optimal Round-Trip Earth-Mars Trajectories for Robotic Flight and Manned Flight." 11th Workshop on Dynamics and Control, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (9 October 2000)

     
     

    "Optimization of Missions to Mars for Robotic and Manned Spacecraft." 3rd World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts, Catania, Sicily, Italy. (20 July 2000)

     
     

    "The Flight from Earth to Mars and Back." Blue Bird Circle, Houston, Texas. (1 November 2000)

     
     

    "Assessment of Launch Vehicle Advances to Enable Human Mars Excursions." 50th Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, Amsterdam, Holland. (October 5, 1999)

     
     

    "Design of Mars Missions." Seminar, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Holland. (September 30, 1999)

     
     

    "Design of Mars Missions." Workshop on Advanced Design Problems in Aerospace Engineering, Ettore Majorana Center for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy. (July 14, 1999)

     
     

    "Design of Moon Missions." Workshop on Advanced Design Problems in Aerospace Engineering, Ettore Majorana Center for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy. (July 13, 1999)

     
     

    "Earth-Moon-Earth Trajectories and Moon-Mars Synergism." Seminar, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (September 8, 1999)

     
     

    "Next Generation Orbital Spacecraft: Single Stage vs Double Stage." Seminar, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Holland. (September 30, 1999)

     
     

    "Optimal Trajectories for Earth-Moon-Earth Flight." 50th Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, Amsterdam, Holland. (October 6, 1999)

     
     

    "Design Feasibility via Ascent Optimality for Next-Generation Spacecraft." 49th International Astronautical Congress, Melbourne, Australia. (September 28, 1998)

     
     

    "Next Generation Rocket-Powered Spacecraft: Single-Stage-to-Orbit vs. Two-Stage-to-Orbit." Polytechnic of Turin, Turin, Italy. (June 26, 1998)

     
     

    "Next-Generation Rocket-Powered Spacecraft: Single-Stage-to-Orbit vs. Two-Stage-to-Orbit." University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy. (June 23, 1998)

     
     

    "Optimal Trajectories and Mirror Properties for Round-Trip Mars Mission." 49th International Astronautical Congress, Melbourne, Australia. (September 28, 1998)

     
     

    "Optimal Trajectories for Round-Trip Mars Missions." University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. (September 30, 1998)

     
     

    "The Flight from Earth to Mars." University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. (September 23, 1998)

     
     

    "The Flight from Earth to Mars: Optimal Trajectories for Round-Trip Missions." 2nd International Conference on Nonlinear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace, Daytona Beach, Florida. (April 29, 1998)

     
     

    "Time-Optimal Climb of Next-Generation Jet-Fighter Aircraft: Classical and Computational Results." Meeting in Memory of Professor Placido Cicala, Polytechnic of Turin, Turin, Italy. (June 25, 1998)

     
     Seminar Speaker
     

    "Chebyshev (Maximin) Problems of Optimal Control and Applications to Ship Collision Avoidance." Department of Automatics and Informatics, Polytechnic of Turin, Turin, Italy. (27 May 2005)

     
     

    "Chebyshev (Maximin) Problems of Optimal Control and Applications to Ship Collision Avoidance." School of Aerospace Engineering, University of Rome, Rome, Italy. (31 May 2005)

     
     

    "Collision Avoidance Problems for Ships and Aircraft." Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (9 November 2005)

     
    Editorial Positions
     Associate Editor, Journal of the Astronautical Sciences. (2007 - 2007)

     Editor, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications. (2004 - 2004)

     Associate Editor, Journal of the Astronautical Sciences. (2006 - 2006)

     Editor, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications. Kluwer/Plenum.. (2002 - 2002)

     Editor, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications. (2003 - 2003)

     Associate Editor, Journal of the Astronautical Sciences. (2005 - 2005)

     Editor in Chief, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications. (2006 - 2006)

     Editor in Chief, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications. (2007 - 2007)

     Series Editor, Mathematical Concepts/Methods in Science/Engineering. Kluwer/Plenum. (2002 - 2002)

     Editor in Chief, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications. (2005 - 2005)

     Editor, Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Science and Engineering. (2004 - 2004)

     Editor, Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Science and Engineering. (2003 - 2003)

     Editor, Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Science and Engineering. (2005 - 2005)

     Editor, Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Science and Engineering. (2006 - 2006)

     Editor, Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Science and Engineering. (2007 - 2007)

     Associate Editor, Applied Mathematics and Computation. North-Holland.. (2002 - 2002)

     Associate Editor, Applied Mathematics and Computation. (2003 - 2003)

     Associate Editor, Applied Mathematics and Computation. (2004 - 2004)

     Associate Editor, Applied Mathematics and Computation. (2005 - 2005)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Applied Mathematics and Computation. (2007 - 2007)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Applied Mathematics and Computation. (2006 - 2006)

     Associate Editor, Optimal Control Applications and Methods. Wiley.. (2002 - 2002)

     Associate Editor, Optimal Control Applications and Methods. (2003 - 2003)

     Associate Editor, Optimal Control Applications and Methods. (2004 - 2004)

     Associate Editor, Optimal Control Applications and Methods. (2005 - 2005)

     Member of the Editorial Board, RAIRO-Operations Research. EDP Sciences.. (2002 - 2002)

     Associate Editor, Optimal Control Applications and Methods. (2007 - 2007)

     Member of the Editorial Board, RAIRO-Operations Research. (2003 - 2003)

     Member of the Editorial Board, RAIRO-Operations Research. (2004 - 2004)

     Associate Editor, Optimal Control Applications and Methods. (2006 - 2006)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Actual Problems on Aviation and Aerospace Systems (Russian-American Journal). (2002 - 2002)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Actual Problems of Aviation and Aerospace Systems. (2003 - 2003)

     Member of the Editorial Board, RAIRO-Operations Research. (2005 - 2005)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Actual Problems of Aviation and Aerospace Systems. (2004 - 2004)

     Member of the Editorial Board, RAIRO-Operations Research. (2006 - 2006)

     Member of the Editorial Board, RAIRO-Operations Research. (2007 - 2007)

     Member of the Editorial Board, AIAA Education Series. (2006 - 2006)

     Member of the Editorial Board, ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering. (2002 - 2002)

     Member of the Editorial Board, ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering. (2003 - 2003)

     Member of the Editorial Board, AIAA Education Series. (2005 - 2005)

     Member of the Editorial Board, ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering. (2004 - 2004)

     Member of the Editorial Board, AIAA Education Series. (2007 - 2007)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Actual Problems of Aviation and Aerospace Systems. (2007 - 2007)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Actual Problems of Aviation and Aerospace Systems. (2006 - 2006)

     Associate Editor, International Journal of Applied Mathematical Sciences. (2004 - 2004)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Actual Problems of Aviation and Aerospace Systems. (2005 - 2005)

     Member of the Editorial Board, ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering. (2005 - 2005)

     Member of the Editorial Board, ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering. (2006 - 2006)

     Member of the Editorial Board, ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering. (2007 - 2007)

     Associate Editor, International Journal of Innovational Computing and Information Control. (2004 - 2004)

     Associate Editor, International Journal of Applied Mathematical Sciences. (2007 - 2007)

     Associate Editor, International Journal of Applied Mathematical Sciences. (2005 - 2005)

     Associate Editor, International Journal of Applied Mathematical Sciences. (2006 - 2006)

     Associate Editor, International Journal of Innovational Computing and Information Control. (2007 - 2007)

     Associate Editor, International Journal of Innovational Computing and Information Control. (2006 - 2006)

     Associate Editor, International Journal of Innovational Computing and Information Control. (2005 - 2005)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Mathematical Control Science and Applications. (2006 - 2006)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Mathematical Control Science and Applications. (2007 - 2007)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     M. Ciarcia', PhD 2007 Optimal Starting Conditions for the Rendezvous Maneuver: Analytical and Computational Approach. (2007) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     J. Mathwig, Doctoral Student Collision Avoidance Problems for Aircraft. (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     M. Ciarcia', Doctoral Student Collision Avoidance Problems. (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     K.C. Benzin, MS 2004 Fuel Optimal Mars Transfer Trajectories. (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     P.N. Williams, Doctoral Candidate Optimal Interplanetary Trajectories. (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     D.L. Chipman, Doctoral Candidate Reentry Trajectories. (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     P.N. Williams, Doctoral Candidate Optimal Interplanetary Trajectories. (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     P.N. Williams, Doctoral Candidate Optimal Interplanetary Trajectories. (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     K.C. Benzin, MS Candidate Mars Trajectories. (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     M. Ciarcia', Doctoral Student Collision Avoidance Problems for Aircraft. (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     D.L. Chipman, Doctoral Candidate Reentry Trajectories. (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     P.N. Williams, PhD 2005 Optimization of Interplanetary Trajectories to Mars via Electrical Propulsion. (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     M.W. Weeks, Doctoral Candidate Autonomous Rendezvous in Space. (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     J. Mathwig, Doctoral Student Collision Avoidance Problems for Ships. (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     D.L. Chipman, Doctoral Candidate Reentry Trajectories. (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     M.W. Weeks, PhD 2006 The Computation of Optimal Rendezvous Trajectories Using the Sequential Gradient-Restoration Algorithm. (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     M. Ciarcia', Doctoral Candidate Collision Avoidance Problems for Aircraft. (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     J. Mathwig, Doctoral Student Collision Avoidance Problems for Ships. (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Joseph Chakkungal, Algorithms for Optimal Control. (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     J. Mathwig, MS 2004 On Properties of the Hohmann Transfer. (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     M.W. Weeks, Doctoral Student Autonomous Rendezvous in Space. (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Conference on Variational Analysis and Aerospace Engineering honoring the 85th birthday of Angelo Miele, Ettore Maiorana Center for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy (9-16 September 2007)

     14th International Workshop on Dynamics and Control honoring the 85th birthday of Angelo Miele, Institute for Problems in Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow-Zvenigorod, Russia (28 May - 2 June, 2007)

     Keynote Lecturer, European Space Agency (ESA) (10/23/02)

     Immagine Latina 2002 Prize, Associazione Culturale Nuova Immagine, Latina, Italy (12/15/02)

     Member, Peer Review Committee for the Evaluation of the Aerospace Engineering Department, Polytechnic of Turin, Turin, Italy (2001)

     Member, Peer Review Committee for the Selection of Honorary Fellows, American Institiute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Washington, DC (2001)

     Member, Moon/Mars Exploration Committee, International Academy of Astronautics, Paris, France (2001)

     Member, Peer Review Committee for the Selection of Honorary Fellows, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Washington, DC (2000)

     Member, Peer Review Committee for the Evaluation of the Aerospace Engineering Department, Polytechnic of Turin, Turin, Italy (2000-2001)

     Member, Moon/Mars Exploration Committee, International Academy of Astronautics, Paris, France (2000)

     Member, International Advisory Committee, 3rd International Conference on Nonlinear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace, Daytona Beach, Florida (2000)

     Election to Honorary Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Washington, DC

     Member, Moon/Mars Exploration Committee, International Academy of Astronautics, Paris, France

     Member, Organizing Committee, Meeting on Advanced Design Problems in Aerospace Engineering, Ettore Majorana Center for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy (July 11-18, 1999)

     Member, International Advisory Committee, 3rd International Conference on Nonlinear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace, Daytona Beach, Florida (May 10-12, 2000)

    Positions Held
     Member, Moon/Mars Exploration Committee, International Academy of Astronautics, Paris, France. (2002 - 2002)

     Member, Organizing Committee, Meeting on Design Challenges and Mathematical Methods for Aircraft and Spacecraft, Ettore Majorana Center for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy. (2003 - 2003)

     Member, International Advisory Committee, 5th International Conference on Mathematical Problems in Engineering and Aerospace Sciences, Timisoara, Romania. (2004 - 2004)

     Member, International Advisory Committee, 5th International Conference on Mathematical Problems in Engineering and Aerospace Sciences, Timisoara, Romania. (2003 - 2003)

     Member, Organizing Committee, Meeting on Design Challenges and Mathematical Methods for Aircraft and Spacecraft, Ettore Majorana Center for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy. (2002 - 2002)