Robert Graham Melton

    • 419 Citations
    • 8 h-Index
    1980 …2020

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    Research Output

    2020

    Space trajectory optimization: Differential evolution redux

    Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2020, 1st IAA/AAS SciTech Forum on Space Flight Mechanics and Space Structures and Materials, 2018. Razoumny, Y. N., Graziani, F., Guerman, A. D. & Contant, J-M. (eds.). Univelt Inc., p. 281-295 15 p. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 170).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2019

    Investigation of different neural network architectures for dynamic system identification: Applications to orbital mechanics

    Guého, D., Singla, P. & Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2019, Spaceflight Mechanics 2019. Topputo, F., Sinclair, A. J., Wilkins, M. P. & Zanetti, R. (eds.). Univelt Inc., p. 1789-1803 15 p. AAS 19-479. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 168).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2018

    Design of interplanetary trajectories with multiple synergetic gravitational assist maneuvers via particle swarm optimization

    Shaw, M. J. & Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2018, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2018. Singla, P., Weisman, R. M., Marchand, B. G. & Jones, B. A. (eds.). Univelt Inc., p. 1017-1036 20 p. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 167).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Differential evolution/particle swarm optimizer for constrained slew maneuvers

    Melton, R. G., Jul 2018, In : Acta Astronautica. 148, p. 246-259 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    4 Scopus citations

    Inverse dynamics particle swarm optimization applied to bolza problems

    Spiller, D., Melton, R. G. & Curti, F., 2018, ASTRODYNAMICS 2017. Seago, J. H., Strange, N. J., Scheeres, D. J. & Parker, J. S. (eds.). Univelt Inc., p. 1235-1254 20 p. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 162).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Inverse dynamics particle swarm optimization applied to constrained minimum-time maneuvers using reaction wheels

    Spiller, D., Melton, R. G. & Curti, F., Apr 2018, In : Aerospace Science and Technology. 75, p. 1-12 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    6 Scopus citations

    Learning capabilities of neural networks and Keplerian dynamics

    Guého, D., Singla, P. & Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2018, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2018. Singla, P., Weisman, R. M., Marchand, B. G. & Jones, B. A. (eds.). Univelt Inc., p. 2293-2310 18 p. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 167).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    1 Scopus citations

    Time-optimal reorientation using neural network and particle swarm formulation

    Basu, K., Melton, R. G. & Aguasvivas-Manzano, S., Jan 1 2018, ASTRODYNAMICS 2017. Univelt Inc., Vol. 162. p. 233-246 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Trajectory design for lEO to lunar halo orbits using manifold theory and fireworks optimization

    Conte, D., He, G., Spencer, D. B. & Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2018, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2018. Singla, P., Weisman, R. M., Marchand, B. G. & Jones, B. A. (eds.). Univelt Inc., p. 1335-1353 19 p. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 167).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    1 Scopus citations
    2017

    IAC-17.C1.2.2: Differential evolution/particle swarm optimizer for constrained slew maneuvers

    Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2017, 68th International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2017: Unlocking Imagination, Fostering Innovation and Strengthening Security. International Astronautical Federation, IAF, p. 6873-6887 15 p. (Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC; vol. 10).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2016

    Heuristic optimization of satellite reorientation maneuvers

    Pontani, M. & Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2016, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2016. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA, (AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2016).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    4 Scopus citations
    4 Scopus citations

    Time-optimal reorientation via inverse dynamics: A quaternion and particle swarm formulation

    Basu, K. & Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2016, Astrodynamics 2015. Turner, J. D., Wawrzyniak, G. G., Cerven, W. T. & Majji, M. (eds.). Univelt Inc., p. 1631-1646 16 p. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 156).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    3 Scopus citations
    2015

    Constrained station relocation in geostationary equatorial orbit using a Legendre pseudospectral method

    Kim, S. P. & Melton, R. G., Apr 1 2015, In : Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. 38, 4, p. 711-719 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    6 Scopus citations

    The impact of faculty development workshop on students' understanding of academic integrity

    Hochstedt, K. S., Zappe, S. E., Litzinger, T., Gallant, T. B., Melton, R. G. & Liu, S., Jan 1 2015, In : ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society, 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for...

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

    1 Scopus citations
    2014

    Approximate constrained time-optimal reorientation maneuvers using covariance matrix adaptation-evolutionary strategy

    Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2014, Advances In The Astronautical Sciences. Mackison, D. L., Abdelkhalik, O., Wilson, R. S. & Zanetti, R. (eds.). Univelt Inc., p. 1421-1433 13 p. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 152).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Covariance-matrix adaptive method for approximate time-optimal reorientation maneuvers

    Melton, R. G., 2014, Astrodynamics 2013 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences: Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference. Univelt Inc., Vol. 150. p. 2765-2776 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Hybrid methods for determining time-optimal, constrained spacecraft reorientation maneuvers

    Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2014, In : Acta Astronautica. 94, 1, p. 294-301 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    38 Scopus citations

    Improved starting points for heuristic searches in time-optimal slew-maneuver problems

    Melton, R. G., 2014, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2014. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc., (AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2014).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Maximum-likelihood estimation optimizer for constrained, time-optimal satellite reorientation

    Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2014, In : Acta Astronautica. 103, p. 185-192 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    7 Scopus citations
    2013

    Constrained station change in GEO using a Legendre pseudo-spectral method

    Kim, S. P. & Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2013, In : Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. 148, p. 1941-1958 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

    Maximum-likelihood estimation optimizer for constrained, time-optimal satellite reorientation

    Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2013, 64th International Astronautical Congress 2013, IAC 2013. International Astronautical Federation, IAF, p. 4729-4734 6 p. (Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC; vol. 6).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2012

    Hybrid method for constrained time-optimal spacecraft reorientation maneuvers

    Melton, R. G., Dec 1 2012, Spaceflight Mechanics 2012 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences: Proceedings of the 22nd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting. p. 2039-2051 13 p. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 143).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Hybrid methods for determining time-optimal, constrained spacecraft reorientation maneuvers

    Melton, R. G., 2012, 1st IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems 2012 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences: Proceedings of the 1st International Academy of Astronautics Conference on DyCoSS 2012. Vol. 145. p. 749-762 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Numerical analysis of constrained, time-optimal satellite reorientation

    Melton, R. G., Apr 19 2012, In : Mathematical Problems in Engineering. 2012, 769376.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    4 Scopus citations
    2010

    Annual business and news: Beginning the 33rd year

    Schmidt, G. T., Akella, M., Balakrtshnan, S. N., Campbell, M. E., Colgren, R. D., Crassidis, J. L., Doman, D. B., Eke, F. O., Enns, R. J., Frazzoli, E., Gawronski, W., Gurfil, P., Hablani, H. B., Macdonald, M., Melton, R. G., Mitchell, J., Mukhopadhyay, V., Sasiadek, J. Z., Schaub, H., Scheeres, D. J. & 4 others, Subrahmanyam, M. B., Wise, K. A., Zarchan, P. & Zhao, Y., 2010, In : Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. 33, 1, p. 1-7 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Boundary points and arcs in constrained, time-optimal satellite reorientation maneuvers

    Melton, R. G., Dec 1 2010, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2010. (AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2010).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    4 Scopus citations

    Constrained time-optimal slewing maneuvers for rigid spacecraft

    Melton, R. G., Dec 1 2010, Astrodynamics 2009 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences: Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference. p. 107-126 20 p. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 135).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    16 Scopus citations
    2009

    Annual business and news: Beginning the 32nd year

    Schmidt, G. T., Akella, M., Balakrishnan, S. N., Campbell, M. E., Clarke, J. P., Colgren, R. D., Crassidis, J. L., Doman, D. B., Eke, F. O., Enns, R. J., Gawronski, W., Hablani, H. B., Leitner, J. A., Ping, L., MacDonald, M., McFarland, M. B., Melton, R. G., Mitchell, J., Mukhopadhyay, V., Sasiadek, J. Z. & 2 others, Schaub, H. & Wise, K. A., 2009, In : Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. 32, 1, p. 1-7 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    2008

    Annual business and news: Beginning the 31st year of the Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics

    Schmidt, G. T., Akella, M., Balakrishnan, S. N., Colgren, R., Crassidis, J. L., Doman, D. B., Eke, F. O., Enns, R., Gawronski, W., Hablani, H. B., Leitner, J., Lightsey, E. G., Lu, P., McFarland, M. B., McInnes, C., Melton, R. G., Mitchell, J., Mukhopadhyay, V., Schaub, H., Sasiadekj, J. Z. & 2 others, Subrahmanyam, M. B. & Wise, K. A., 2008, In : Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. 31, 1, p. 1-6 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Optimal visitation order for spacecraft servicing missions

    Wadsley, B. J. & Melton, R. G., Dec 1 2008, Astrodynamics 2007 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference. p. 2705-2723 19 p. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 129 PART 3).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    7 Scopus citations
    2007

    Coast-arc orbit stability during spiral-down trajectories about irregularly shaped bodies

    Wissler, M. A., Spencer, D. B. & Melton, R. G., 2007, In : Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. 44, 1, p. 254-263 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Epicycle analysis for the LISA orbits

    John Iannacone, A. & Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2007, International Astronautical Federation - 58th International Astronautical Congress 2007. International Astronautical Federation, IAF, p. 4320-4331 12 p. (International Astronautical Federation - 58th International Astronautical Congress 2007; vol. 7).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2006

    An overview of space science and engineering education at penn state

    Bilen, S. G., Philbrick, C. R., Wheeler, T. F., Mathews, J. D., Melton, R. G. & Spencer, D. B., Jul 6 2006, In : IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine. 21, 7, p. S_23-S_27

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    3 Scopus citations

    Geometric visibility of ground sites for beacon/relays on the Martian moons

    Chadwick, W. J., Spencer, D. B. & Melton, R. G., 2006, In : Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. 43, 1, p. 228-231 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Modeling albedo effects in coarse sun-sensor data for a spinning nanosatellite

    Meisenhelder, T. M. & Melton, R. G., Oct 9 2006, Astrodynamics 2005 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences - Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Conference. p. 1203-1216 14 p. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 123 II).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2005

    Attitude determination and control of a nanosatellite using geomagnetic field data and sun sensors

    Hur, P. S., Melton, R. G. & Spencer, D. B., Aug 26 2005, In : Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. 119, SUPPL., p. 639-657 19 p., AAS 04-144.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    2 Scopus citations

    Geometric analysis of visibility of mission support infrastructure for phobos and deimos

    Chadwick, W. J., Spencer, D. B. & Melton, R. G., Aug 26 2005, In : Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. 119, SUPPL., p. 509-528 20 p., AAS 04-135.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    3 Scopus citations
    2004

    Meeting science requirements for attitude determination and control in a low-power, spinning nanosatellite

    Hur, P. S., Melton, R. G. & Spencer, D. B., Dec 1 2004, p. 286-294. 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    2 Scopus citations

    Orbit stability analysis during the orbit transfer around Vesta for the Dawn mission

    Wissler, M. A., Spencer, D. B. & Melton, R. G., Dec 1 2004, Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference. p. 331-349 19 p. AIAA 2004-4861. (Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference; vol. 1).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2002

    Comparison of direct optimization methods applied to solar sail problems

    Melton, R. G., 2002, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Optimal trajectories for non-ideal solar sails

    Cichan, T. & Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2002, In : Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. 109 III, p. 2381-2391 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

    3 Scopus citations
    2001

    Control laws for minimum orbital change-the satellite retrieval problem

    Cichan, T., Melton, R. G. & Spencer, D. B., 2001, In : Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. 24, 6, p. 1231-1233 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    1 Scopus citations
    2000

    Control laws for minimum orbital changes -the satellite retrieval problem

    Cichan, T. & Melton, R. G., Dec 1 2000, In : Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. 105 II, p. 1631-1638 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Control laws for minimum orbital changes - The satellite retrieval problem, part 2

    Cichan, T., Melton, R. G. & Spencer, D. B., Dec 1 2000, p. 540-546. 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Time-explicit representation of relative motion between elliptical orbits

    Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2000, In : Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. 23, 4, p. 604-610 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    217 Scopus citations
    1999

    Multiple rigid-body reorientation using relative motion with constrained final system configuration

    Rubenstein, D. S. & Melton, R. G., Jan 1 1999, In : Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. 22, 3, p. 441-446 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    2 Scopus citations

    Preliminary orbital control strategy for LISA

    Melton, R. G., Dec 1 1999, In : Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. 102 II, p. 805-810 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    1 Scopus citations
    1998

    Optimal low-thrust transfers to halo orbits about the L2 libration point in the earth-moon system (Elliptical problem)

    Starchville, T. F. & Melton, R. G., Dec 1 1998, In : Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. 99, 2, p. 1489-1505 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    10 Scopus citations