Eleonora Botta.

Eleonora Botta

Assistant Professor

Research Areas:  Dynamics and Control 

Contact Information

1005 Furnas Hall




Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, 2017

M.Eng., Space Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2013

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

· E.M. 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