Terry Alfriend

University Distinguished Professor

TEES Distinguished Research Professor

T Alfriend

Office: HRBB 727A
Phone: 831.648.1772
Fax: 979.845.6051
Email: alfriend@tamu.edu

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Research Interests

  • Astrodynamics
  • Satellite Altitude Dynamics and Control
  • Space Debris
  • Space Surveillance
  • Space Systems Engineering

Awards & Honors

  • 2015 - AIAA Honorary Fellow
  • 2005 - AAAS International Scientific Cooperation Award
  • 1999 - Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
  • 1998 - AIAA Mechanics and Control of Flight Award
  • 1989 - AAS Dirk Brouwer Award
  • 1988 - Elected Fellow, AIAA
  • 2005 - Appointed to the Air Force Institute of Technology Board of Visitors
  • 2004 - Appointed to the USAF Air University Board of Visitors
  • 2004 - Best Paper Award, AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference, Feb. 2004
  • 2004 - Chair, AAS Space Flight Mechanics TC, 2004-2005
  • 2003 - Elected charter member of the Texas Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine
  • 2002 - Keynote Speaker, Nonlinear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace
  • 2001 - Best Paper Award, AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference, Feb. 2001
  • 2000 - Appointed the Wisenbaker II Chair Professor of Aerospace Engineering
  • 2000 - Keynote Lecture US-European Workshop on Celestial Mechanics, Posnan, Poland, July 3-7, 2000
  • 2000 - Keynote Speaker, 1st International Conference on Astronautics and Aeronautics, Harbin, China, June 6-9, 2000.
  • 1998 - Elected member of the International Academy of Astronautics
  • 1998 - Keynote Speaker, 1998 Nonlinear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace Conference
  • 1998 - Appointed Associate Editor, International Journal of Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 1998-
  • 1997 - Member of NAS/NRC Panel for Space Shuttle Operations With Respect to Space Debris
  • 1991 - Appointed Editor-in-Chief of the AIAA J. of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, 1991-1995
  • 1990 - Chair, AIAA Astrodynamics TC, 1990-1992
  • 1985 - Elected Fellow, AAS
  • 1985 - Appointed Editor-in-Chief of the AAS J. of the Astronautical Sciences, 1985-1988
  • 1984 - Elected Associate Fellow, AIAA
  • 1983 - Appointed Associate Editor of the AAS J. of the Astronautical Sciences, 1983-1985
  • 1981 - Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award
  • 1981 - Editorial Board of the Int. J. of Celestial Mechanics, 1981-1986
  • 1980 - Appointed Associate Editor of the AIAA J. of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, 1980-1982
  • 1978 - NRL Best Paper Award
  • 1973 - NRC/NAS Senior Postdoctoral Resident Research Associateship
  • 1970 - NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship

Education

  • PhD - Va. Tech., Engineering Mechanics 1967
  • MS - Stanford University - Engineering Mechanics 1964
  • BS - Va. Tech. - Engineering Mechanics 1962

Selected Publications

Alfriend, K.T., Sabol, C. and Tombasco, J., Orbit Determination and Prediction for Low Earth Orbit Satellites Using A Single Pass Of Observation Data,Paper No. AAS 07-121, 2007 AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference, Sedona, AZ, 28 Jan. - 1 Feb. 2007.

Yan, H., Ross, I.M. and Alfriend, K.T., Pseudospectral Feedback Control for Three-Axis Magnetic Stabilization in Eccentric Orbits,to appear in AIAA J. of Guidance, Control and Dynamics. 2007

Cefola, P.J. and Alfriend, Kyle T., Sixth US/Russian Space Surveillance Workshop,AIAA 2006-6673, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Conference, Keystone, CO, Aug. 2006

Breger, L., How, J. and Alfriend, K.T., Partial J2 Invariance for Spacecraft Formations, Paper No. AIAA 2006-6585, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Conference, Keystone, CO, Aug. 2006

Yurasov, V.S., Nazarenko, A.I., Cefola, P. J., and Alfriend, K. T., Direct Density Correction Method: Review of Results,57th IAF Congress, Valencia, Spain, Oct. 2006

Alfriend, K.T., Lee, D-J. and Creamer, N.G.Optimal Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites to AIAA J. of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 29, No. 1, Jan-Feb. 2006, pp. 203-206. 2006

Yan, H. and Alfriend, K.T., Numerical Searches of J2 Invariant Orbits,Paper No. AAS 06-164, 2006 AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference, Tampa, FL, 22-25 January 2006.

Gim, D-W and Alfriend, K.T., Satellite Relative Motion Using Differential Equinoctial Elements, Int. J. of Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, Vol. 92, No. 4,2005, pp. 295-336.2005

Alfriend, K.T. and Yan, H., An Evaluation and Comparison of Relative Motion Theories, AIAA J. of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 26, No. 2, March-April-2005, pp. 254-263.2005

Yurasov, V., Nazarenko, A., Cefola, P. and Alfriend, K.T., Density Corrections For the NRLMSIS-00 Atmosphere Model, AAS 05-168, 2005 AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference, Copper Mountain, CO, Jan. 2005.