Eleonora Botta

PhD

Eleonora Botta.

Eleonora Botta

PhD

Eleonora Botta

PhD

Research Interests

Dynamics and control of space tethers and large flexible space structures, active debris removal, collision detection and avoidance, spacecraft dynamics

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Selected Publications

  • G. Hecht, E. M. Botta. Co-State Initialization with Particle Swarm Optimization for Low-Thrust Minimum-Fuel Trajectory Optimization. 2021 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Virtual Meeting, August 2021.
  • R. K. Shah, C. Zeng, E. M. Botta, S. Chowdhury. Reliability-Based Launch and Closure Optimization for a Net-Based Space Debris Capture System. 2021 AIAA AVIATION Forum, Virtual Meeting, August 2021.
  • C. Barnes, E.M. Botta. A Quality Index for Net-Based Capture of Space Debris. Acta Astronautica. Vol. 176 (2020), pp. 455-463. DOI:10.1016/j.actaastro.2020.06.044
  • E.M. Botta, C. Miles, and I. Sharf. Simulation and Tension Control of a Tether-Actuated Closing Mechanism for Net-Based Capture of Space Debris. Acta Astronautica. Vol. 174 (2020), pp. 347-358 DOI: 10.10.16/j.actaastro.2020.04.052
  • Botta, I. Sharf, and A.K. Misra. Simulation of Tether-Nets for Capture of Space Debris and Small Asteroids. Acta Astronautica. In press. DOI : 10.1016/j.actaastro.2018.07.046.
  • E.M. Botta, I. Sharf, and A.K. Misra. Energy and Momentum Analysis of the Deployment Dynamics of Nets in Space. Acta Astronautica. Vol. 140 (2017), pp. 554-564. DOI : 10.1016/j.actaastro.2017.09.003.
  • I. Sharf, B. Thomsen, E.M. Botta, A.K. Misra. Experiments and Simulation of a Net Closing Mechanism for Tether-Net Capture of Space Debris. Acta Astronautica. Vol. 139 (2017), pp. 332-343. DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2017.07.026.
  • E.M. Botta, I. Sharf, and A.K. Misra. Contact Dynamics Modeling and Simulation of Tether Nets for Space-Debris Capture. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. Vol. 40, No. 1 (2017), pp. 110-123. DOI: 10.2514/1.G000677.
  • E.M. Botta, I. Sharf, and A.K. Misra. Tether-Nets for Active Space Debris Removal: Effect of the Tether on Deployment and Capture Dynamics. 27th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting. San Antonio, TX. February 2017. AAS 17-387.
  • E.M. Botta, I. Sharf, and A.K. Misra. Evaluation of Net Capture of Space Debris in Multiple Mission Scenarios. 26th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting. Napa, CA. February 2016. AAS 16-254.
  • E.M. Botta, I. Sharf, M. Teichmann, and A.K. Misra. On the Simulation of Tether-Nets for Space Debris Capture with Vortex Dynamics. Acta Astronautica. Vol. 123 (2016), pp. 91-102.  DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.02.012