• Associate Professor
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Educational Background

  • 2010: Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2007: M.S.E., Aerospace Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2004: B.S., Aerospace Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests

    • Space situational awareness
    • Navigation, guidance, and control
    • Bayesian filtering
    • Information theory
    • Multitarget tracking

Awards & Honors

  • 2017: AIAA St. Louis Section Young Professional Award
  • 2016: Faculty Research Award (Missouri S&T)
  • 2015-2016: Outstanding Teaching Award (Missouri S&T)
  • 2014: NASA Advanced Exploration Systems Innovation Award

Selected Publications

  • James S. McCabe and Kyle J. DeMars, “Anonymous Feature-Based Terrain Relative Navigation,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics (to appear).
  • Renato Zanetti and Kyle J. DeMars, “Fully Multiplicative Unscented Kalman Filter for Attitude Estimation,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics 41.5 (2018), pp. 1181–1187, doi: 10.2514/1.G003221.
  • James S. McCabe and Kyle J. DeMars, “Considering Uncertain Parameters in Single-Target and Multitarget Filtering,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics 40.9 (2017), pp. 2138–2150, doi: 10.2514/1.G002785.
  • Jacob E. Darling and Kyle J. DeMars, “Minimization of the Kullback-Leibler Divergence for Nonlinear Estimation,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics 40.7 (2017), pp. 1739–1748, doi: 10.2514/1.G002282.
  • K. DeMars and M. Gualdoni, “Information-Theoretic Approaches to Space Object Collision,” Journal of the British Interplanetary Society 70.2-4 (2017), pp. 85–97.