This laboratory is devoted to discovering new synergies between astrodynamics and the ever-evolving
technology of the information age. We are working to integrate virtual reality, large computational capabilities, and machine learning techniques with advanced mathematical and dynamical understanding of spacecraft motion to create new options for classical space mission design and inspire new ideas to approach space exploration.
more intuitive science
Leveraging emerging technology for science and engineering data visualization
more rapid mission design
Developing intuitive frameworks
for rapid mission analysis and space flight simulation
more autonomous systems
Human-inspired engineering and
machine learning applied to space exploration
Who is making the lab vision possible
Her research interests include astrodynamics and adaptive trajectory planning algorithms. Currently, her work is focused on applying machine learning to replicate human inspired path-planning strategies within binary asteroid systems.
His research interests include constellation design and artificial intelligence. Currently, his work is focused on gamification and modeling of mega-constellation competition in which agents may launch and maintain constellations to simulate profits from high speed internet services.
Her research interests include trajectory optimization and design, and sustainable propulsion; she is currently working on satellite constellation modeling within a competitive gaming framework.
Her research interests include application of artificial intelligence for space exploration including space robotics and autonomous systems. She is currently working on space radiation environment.
Developing expertise in
Dynamical Systems Theory (DST), Mission Analysis (MA), Interactive Astrodynamics (IA),
Guidance Navigation and Control (GNC), and Machine Learning (ML)
with application to space exploration and science
- Click on the images to read about current and past research projects -
Human Path-Planning for Autonomous Spacecraft Guidance at Binary Asteroids
Guzzetti, D., and Baoyin, H., IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 2019
Attitude Dynamics in the Circular Restricted Three-Body Problem
Guzzetti, D., and Howell, K., Astrodynamics, 2018
An assessment of virtual reality technology for astrodynamics applications
Guzzetti, D., H. Somavarapu, D. H., and G. Turner, G. in AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Tahoe, CA, Aug. 2020.
Adaptive Path-Planning for Autonomous Spacecraft Guidance
Jiang, J., Zeng, X., Guzzetti, D., You, Y., “Path planning for the Asteroid Hopping Rover with Pre-trained Deep Reinforcement Learning Architecture,” Acta Astronautica, Volume 171, June 2020, Pages 265-279, DOI 10.1016/j.actaastro.2020.03.007
Guzzetti, D., and Baoyin, H.,"Human Path-Planning for Autonomous Spacecraft Guidance at Binary Asteroids,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol 55, No. 6, 2019, pp. 3126-3138, DOI: 10.1109/TAES.2019.2899795
Guzzetti, D., Parmar, K., “Human Agent Path-Planning for Spacecraft Motion with Deterministic Chaos, Small Random Perturbations and Random Parameters,” 70th International Astronautical Congress, Washington, D.C., October 2019
Guzzetti, D., “Reinforcement Learning and Topology of Orbit Manifolds for Stationkeeping of Unstable Symmetric Periodic Orbits,” AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Portland, Maine, August 2019
Guzzetti, D., Bosanac, N., Haapala, A., Howell, K., and Folta, D., “Rapid Trajectory Design in the Earth-Moon Ephemeris System via an Interactive Catalog of Periodic and Quasi-Periodic Orbits,” Acta Astronautica, Vol. 126, Sep-Oct 2016, pp. 439-455, DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.06.029
D. Guzzetti, D. H. Somavarapu, and G. Turner, “An assessment of virtual reality technology for astrodynamics applications,” in AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Tahoe, CA, Aug. 2020.
Guzzetti, D., Bosanac, N., Folta, D., and Howell, K., “A Framework for Efficient Trajectory Comparisons in the Earth-Moon Design Space,” AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, San Diego, California, August 2014
Orbit-Attitude Dynamics in Multi-Body Regimes
Guzzetti, D., and Howell, K., “Attitude Dynamics in the Circular Restricted Three-Body Problem,” Astrodynamics, Vol. 2, No. 2, May 2018, pp. 87-119, DOI:10.1007/s42064-017-0012-7
Guzzetti, D., and Howell, K., “Natural Periodic Orbit-Attitude Behaviors for Rigid Bodies in Three-Body Periodic Orbits,” Acta Astronautica, Vol. 130, Jan-Feb 2017, pp. 97-113, DOI:10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.06.025
Dynamical Systems Theory Applied to Cislunar and Asteroid Exploration
Guzzetti, D., Sood, R., Chappaz, L., Baoyin, H., “Stationkeeping Analysis for Solar Sailing the L4 Region of Binary Asteroid Systems,” Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics, Vol. 46, No. 2, 2019, pp. 1306-1318, DOI: 10.1007/s42064-017-0012-7
Guzzetti, D., Zimovan, E., Howell, K., and Davis-Craig, D., “Stationkeeping Analysis for Spacecraft in Lunar Near Rectilinear Halo Orbits,” AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, February 2017
Whitley, R., Davis-Craig, D., Barton, G., Bhatt, S., Jang, J., Clark, F., Howell, K., Guzzetti, D., and Zimovan, E., “Orbit Maintenance and Navigation of Human Spacecraft at Cislunar Near Rectilinear Halo Orbits,” AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, February 2017
Capdevila, L., Guzzetti, D., and Howell, K., “Various Transfer Options from Earth into Distant Retrograde Orbits in the Vicinity of the Moon,” AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, SantaFe, New Mexico, January 2014