David Geller

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Professor


David  Geller

Contact Information

Office Location: ENGR 419B
Phone: 435-797-2952
Email: david.geller@usu.edu
Website: https://www.sagnlab.com/
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Educational Background

PhD, Space Physics and Astronomy, Rice University, 1999
Classical Electron-Ion Scattering in Strongly Magnetized Plasmas: A Generalized Coulomb Logarithm and Gaunt Factor
MS, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin, 1984
Computer Aided Control System Design
BS, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, (Numerical Methods, Orbital Mechanics), The University of Texas at Austin, 1982

Awards

ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, 2015

Air Force Research Lab

Outstanding Advisor Award, 2015

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Deparment, Utah State University

ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, 2013

Air Force Research Lab

Engineering Educator of the Year University, 2011

ASME Utah Engineers Council, 2011

Lady Davis Fellowship, 2011

Israel Institute of Technology

ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, 2010

Air Force Research Lab

Outstanding Teacher Award, 2010

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Deparment, Utah State University

Teaching Excellence Award, 2010

College of Engineering, Utah State University

Outstanding Advisor Award, 2008

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Deparment, Utah State University

Outstanding Advisor Award, 2007

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Utah State University

1997 The Rice University William F. Marlar Outstanding Scholar Award, 1997

Rice University

NASA/Texas Space Grant Consortium Fellowship, 1996

NASA

Outstanding Student Paper/Poster Award, 1996

AIP Atomic Processes in Plasmas Conference

Fellowship, 1993

Rice University

Outstanding Performance Award, 1992

NASA/Johnson Space Center

Outstanding Performance Award, 1991

NASA/Johnson Space Center

Outstanding Performance Award, 1990

NASA/Johnson Space Center

Outstanding Performance Award, 1989

NASA/Johnson Space Center

Outstanding Performance Award, 1988

NASA/Johnson Space Center

Outstanding Performance Award, 1987

NASA/Johnson Space Center


    Publications | Book Chapters

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Curriculum

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Journal Articles

    Academic Journal

    • Geller, D.K, Klein, I., (2016). Initial Relative Orbit Determination Analytical Error Covariance and Performance Analysis For Proximity Operations. AIAA Journal ofSpacecraft an Dyanmics
    • Geller, D.K, Klein, I., (2015). Initial Relative Orbit Determination for Close-in Proximity Operations. AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
    • Christensen, R., Geller, D., (2014). Advantages of Small Satellite Carrier Concepts for LEO/GEO Inspection and Debris Removal Missions. International Journal of Space Science and Engineering – Special Issue on Spacecraft Formation Flying, 2:2
    • Christensen, R., Geller, D., (2014). Linear Covariance Techniques for Closed-Loop Guidance, Navigation, and Control System Design and Analysis. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, doi: 10.1177/0954410012467717
    • Christensen, R., Geller, D., (2014). Spin-assisted angles-only navigation and control for SmallSats. Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, 151:371385
    • Geller, D.K, Crocket, D., (2014). Advantages of Small Satellite Carrier Concepts for LEO/GEO Inspection and Debris Removal Missions. International Journal of Space Science and Engineering – Special Issue on Spacecraft
    • Geller, D.K, Klein, I., (2014). Angles-Only Navigation State Observability During Orbital Proximity Operations. AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
    • Jensen, A., Geller, D.K, Chen, Y., (2014). Monte Carlo Simulation Analysis of Tagged Fish Radio Tracking Performance by Swarming Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Fractional Order Potential Fields. Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems
    • Leiter, N., Geller, D.K, (2014). Linear Covariance Techniques for Closed-Loop Attitude Determination and Control Analysis. Springer Edited Volume - Itzhack Y. Bar-Itzhack Memorial Symposium on Estimation, Navigation, and Spacecraft Control
    • Klein, I., Geller, D.K, (2014). Zero Delta-v Solution to the Angles-Only Range Observability Problem During Orbital Proximity Operations. Springer Edited Volume - Itzhack Y. Bar-Itzhack Memorial Symposium on Estimation, Navigation, and Spacecraft Control
    • Christensen, R., Geller, D.K, (2014). Linear Covariance Techniques for Closed-Loop GN&C System Design and Analysis. SAGE - Journal of Aerospace Engineering - Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
    • Geller, D.K, Oshman, Y., (2014). Negative Collisions in Position/Velocity Estimation. AIAA Journal - Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
    • Christensen, D., Geller, D.K, (2011). Terrain Relative and Beacon-Relative Navigation for Lunar Powered Descent and Landing. AAS - Journal of Astronautical Sciences

    Professional Journal

      An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

      Publications | Other

      An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

      Teaching

      MAE 6540 - Advanced Astrodynamics, Fall 2019
      MAE 5360 - Advanced Dynamics, Fall 2019
      ECE, MAE 6560 - Spacecraft Navigation, Spring 2019
      MAE 7540 - Advanced Astrodynamics Techniques and Applications, Fall 2018
      MAE 5360 - Advanced Dynamics, Fall 2018
      MAE 6570 - Optimal Spacecraft Guidance, Summer 2018
      MAE 7570 - Monte Carlo and Linear Covariance Techniques for Closed-Loop GNandC System Analysis, Spring 2018
      MAE 6570 - Optimal Spacecraft Guidance, Spring 2018
      ECE, MAE 6560 - Spacecraft Navigation, Spring 2018
      MAE 6540 - Advanced Astrodynamics, Fall 2017
      MAE 5360 - Advanced Dynamics, Fall 2017
      MAE 7560 - Optimal Estimation for Aerospace Systems, Spring 2017
      MAE 6560 - Spacecraft Navigation, Spring 2017
      MAE 7540 - Advanced Astrodynamics Techniques and Applications, Fall 2016
      MAE 3320 - Advanced Dynamics, Fall 2016
      MAE 6930 - Special Problems, Summer 2016
      ECE, MAE 6560 - Spacecraft Navigation, Spring 2016
      MAE 6540 - Advanced Astrodynamics, Fall 2015
      MAE 3320 - Advanced Dynamics, Fall 2015
      MAE 7560 - Optimal Estimation for Aerospace Systems, Summer 2015
      ECE,MAE 6560 - Spacecraft Navigation, Spring 2015
      MAE 6930 - Special Problems, Spring 2015
      MAE 7540 - Advanced Astrodynamics Techniques and Applications, Fall 2014
      MAE 3320 - Advanced Dynamics, Fall 2014
      MAE 6570 - Optimal Spacecraft Guidance, Summer 2014
      ECE,MAE 6560 - Spacecraft Navigation, Spring 2014
      MAE 6540 - Advanced Astrodynamics, Fall 2013
      MAE 3320 - Advanced Dynamics, Fall 2013
      MAE 6930 - Special Problems, Summer 2013
      ECE,MAE 6560 - Spacecraft Navigation, Spring 2013
      MAE 7540 - Advanced Astrodynamics Techniques and Applications, Fall 2012
      MAE 3320 - Advanced Dynamics, Fall 2012
      Technion - Monte Carlo and Linear Covariance Techniques, Spring 2012
      Closed-loop GN&C Analysis, Fall 2011
      MAE 7560 - Optimal Estimation for Aerospace Systems, Summer 2011
      ECE 6560 - SPACE NAVIGATION, Spring 2011
      MAE 6560 - SPACE NAVIGATION, Spring 2011
      MAE 6560 - SPACE NAVIGATION, Spring 2011
      MAE 6540 - Advanced Astrodynamics, Fall 2010
      MAE 3320 - Advanced Dynamics, Fall 2010
      MAE 6930 - Special Problems, Fall 2010
      MAE 6930 - Special Problems, Fall 2010

      Graduate Students Mentored

      Aaron Avery, August 2010
      Steven Decker, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2010
      Mike Phillips, Nathan Piepgrass, Jessica Anderson, Robert Gillis, Derick Crockett, Jason Firth, Aaron Avery, Rosana Baldraco, Steven Grover, Jose Lopez, Jerel Nielson, Alex Perez, Victor Ruiz, Randy Christensen, David Woffinden, Ben Rose, Nathan Stastny, Travis Moesser, Bryan Bingham, Scott Jensen, David Huish, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, September 2004
      Mike Phillips, Nathan Piepgrass, Jessica Anderson, Robert Gillis, Derick Crockett, Jason Firth, Aaron Avery, Rosana Baldraco, Steven Grover, Jose Lopez, Jerel Nielson, Alex Perez, Victor Ruiz, Randy Christensen, David Woffinden, Ben Rose, Nathan Stastny, Travis Moesser, Bryan Bingham, Scott Jensen, David Huish, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, September 2004
      Steven Grover, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, January 2012 2013
      Jessica Anderson, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2009 2013
      Shane Robinson, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2008 2013
      Randy Christensen, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, June 2008 2013
      Derick Crockett, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2010 - December 2012
      Michael Ben Rose, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2006 - July 2012
      Jason Schmidt, 2010