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Mark Brandon Hinga

Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering (astrodynamics)
M.S. in Aerospace Engineering (astrodynamics)
B.S. in Aerospace Engineering
B.A. in German (Magna Cum Laude)
P.E. in Mechanical Engineering (thermodynamics/fluids)
Areas of Research Interest (summary): Astrodynamics, Navigation, Guidance.
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15 years at Sandia National Labs. 1 year at AFRL.
Particular areas of interest are: estimation theory, Earth gravity field science, precise satellite (navigation) orbit determination/simulation and ballistic missile countermeasure attitude error determination using GPS, magnetometers and IMU data as physical observations for the applications of real time Extended Kalman Filters (EKFs) and post-processing Batch Filters to include IMU table calibration, simulation and reconstruction of spinning RV re-entry trajectories. Recently Mark has developed a method to stabilize angle only orbit determination of ill-conditioned measurements from space based orbiting platforms. He has a background also in constructing apparent ephemeris star (True of Date-TOD) catalogs and using the APOLLO spacecraft guidance methods (linearized perturbation theory) to numerically compute the Null Range Axis (NRA) of a ballistic missile for arbitrary impulses for inertial or terrestrial targets. Lastly, Mark has begun an investigation into spacecraft auto-navigation for Cis/Trans-Lunar orbit trajectories using optical angle only measurements of solar system planets.


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