John Crassidis

Professor

CUBRC Professor in Space Situational Awareness
Director, Center for Multisource Information Fusion

Contact Information

1003 Furnas Hall

716-645-1426

johnc@buffalo.edu

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University at Buffalo, 1993

Research Interests

Spacecraft attitude determination & control, formation flying guidance & navigation, robust nonlinear control, vehicle attitude dynamics.

Selected Publications

  • Andrle, M.S., and Crassidis, J.L., “Attitude Estimation Employing Common Frame Error Representations,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Special Issue in Honor of Richard Battin, Vol. 38, No. 9, Sept. 2015, pp. 1614-1624.
  • Semper, S.R., Crassidis, J.L., George, J., Mukherjee, S., and Singla, P., “Rao-Blackwellization for Adaptive Gaussian Sum Nonlinear Model Propagation,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 38, No. 7, July 2015, pp. 1290-1295.
  • Hinks, J.C., and Crassidis, J.L., “Covariance Analysis of Maximum Likelihood Estimation,” The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Jan. 2015, pp. 1-25.
  • Crassidis, J.L., and Cheng, Y., “Error-Covariance Analysis for the Total Least Squares Problem,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 37, No. 4, July-Aug. 2014, pp. 1053-1063.
  • Linares, R., Jah, M.K., Crassidis, J.L., Leve, F.A., and Kelecy, T., “Astrometric and Photometric Data Fusion for Inactive Space Object Mass and Area Estimation,” Acta Astronautica, Vol. 99, June-July 2014, pp. 1-15.
  • Wetterer, C.J., Linares, R., Crassidis, J.L., Kelecy, T.M., Ziebart, M.K., Jah, M.K., and Cefola, P.J., “Refining Space Object Radiation Pressure Modeling with Bidirectional Reflectance Distributions Functions,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 37, No. 1, Jan.-Feb. 2014, pp. 185-196.
  • Linares, R., Jah, M.K., Crassidis, J.L., and Nebelecky, C.K., “Space Object Shape Characterization and Tracking using Light Curve and Angles Data,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 37, No. 1, Jan.-Feb. 2014, pp. 13-25.
  • Andrle, M.S., and Crassidis, J.L., “Geometric Integration of Quaternions,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, accepted for publication.
  • Nebelecky, C.K., Crassidis, J.L., Fosbury, A.M., and Cheng, Y., “Efficient Covariance Intersection of Attitude Estimation Using a Local-Error Representation,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 35, No. 2, March-April, 2012, pp. 692-696.
  • Alsuwaidan, B.N., Crassidis, J.L., and Cheng, Y., “Generalized Multiple-Model Adaptive Estimation Using an Autocorrelation Approach,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 47, No. 3, July 2011, pp. 2138-2152.
  • George, J., Crassidis, J.L., Singh, T., and Fosbury, A.M., “Anomaly Detection Using Context Aided Target Tracking,” Journal of Advances in Information Fusion, Vol. 6, No. 1, June 2011, pp. 39-56.
  • George, J., Singla, P., and Crassidis, J.L., “Adaptive Stochastic Disturbance Accommodating Control,” International Journal of Control, Vol. 84, No. 2, Feb. 2011, pp. 310-335.
  • Linares, R., Crassidis, J.L., and Cheng, Y., “Constrained Relative Attitude Determination for Two-Vehicle Formations,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 34, No. 2, March-April, 2011, pp. 543-553.
  • Cheng, Y., and Crassidis, J.L., “Particle Filtering for Attitude Estimation Using a Minimal Local-Error Representation,” AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 33, No. 4, July-Aug. 2010, pp. 1305-1310.