Robert Graham Melton

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    1980 …2020

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    2018

    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 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
    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
    2014

    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

    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
    2012

    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
    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    1997

    Optimal low-thrust trajectories to earth-moon L2 halo orbits (circular problem)

    Starchville, T. F. & Melton, R. G., 1997, In : Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. 97 PART 2, p. 1741-1756 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    14 Scopus citations

    Performance of optical sensors in the control of flexible structures

    Mrad, N., Melton, R. G. & Kulakowski, B. T., Nov 1997, In : Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures. 8, 11, p. 920-928 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    6 Scopus citations

    Relative motion of satellites in elliptical orbits

    Melton, R. G., Dec 1 1997, In : Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. 97 PART 2, p. 2075-2085 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    3 Scopus citations

    Reversed-series solution to the universal Kepler equation

    Staugler, A. J., Chart, D. A. & Melton, R. G., Jan 1 1997, In : Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. 20, 6, p. 1276-1277 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    3 Scopus citations
    1993

    Singular arcs for blunt endoatmospheric vehicles

    Ross, I. M. & Melton, R. G., Jan 1 1993, In : Journal of the Astronautical Sciences. 41, 1, p. 35-51 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    2 Scopus citations
    1989

    Optimum burn scheduling for low-thrust orbital transfers

    Melton, R. G., Lajoie, K. M. & Woodburn, J. W., Jan 1 1989, In : Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. 12, 1, p. 13-18 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    8 Scopus citations
    1987

    Symmetric kinematic transformation pair using Euler parameters

    Ross, I. M. & Melton, R. G., Sep 1987, In : Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. 10, 5, p. 506-507 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    1986

    ORBIT TRANSFER ERROR ANALYSIS FOR MULTIPLE, FINITE PERIGEE BURN, ASCENT TRAJECTORIES.

    Adams, N. J. & Melton, R. G., Oct 1 1986, In : Journal of the Astronautical Sciences. 34, 4, p. 355-373 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    3 Scopus citations
    1985

    A composite model of aircraft noise

    Melton, R. G., Jan 1 1985, In : Journal of Aircraft. 22, 5, p. 443-444 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    1984

    The fallacy of using NII in analyzing aircraft operations

    Melton, R. G. & Jacobson, I. D., Mar 1984, In : Journal of Aircraft. 21, 2, p. 151-154 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    1983

    Aircraft trajectories for reduced noise impact

    Melton, R. G. & Jacobson, I. D., Jan 1 1983, In : Journal of Aircraft. 20, 9, p. 798-804 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    1 Scopus citations
    1982

    Methodology for Multiaircraft Minimum Noise Impact Landing Trajectories

    Cook, G., Jacobson, I. D., Chang, R. & Melton, R. G., Jan 1 1982, In : IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems. AES-18, 1, p. 131-146 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    2 Scopus citations
    1980

    Superconducting tunnel-junction refrigerator

    Melton, R. G., Paterson, J. L. & Kaplan, S. B., Jan 1 1980, In : Physical Review B. 21, 5, p. 1858-1867 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    12 Scopus citations