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Mason Alan Peck

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  • Mason Alan Peck
  • Dept: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Address: 455 Upson Hall
  • Phone: 607 255-4023
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Selected Publications

  • Weis, L M., Mason Peck. 2016. "Chip-Scale Satellite Control with Multiple Electrodynamic Tethers." Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics 39 (7): 1643-1646.
  • Reinhardt, B Z., Mason Peck. 2016. "New Electromagnetic Actuator for On-Orbit Inspection." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets 53 (2): 241-248.
  • Youngquist, R C., M A. Nurge, S O. Starr, F A. Leve, Mason Peck. 2016. "A slowly rotating hollow sphere in a magnetic field: First steps to de-spin a space object." American Journal of Physics 84 (3): 181-191.
  • Manchester, Z., Mason Peck. 2016. "Recursive Spacecraft Inertia Estimation with Semidefinite Programming." AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics.
  • Zeledon, R., Mason Peck. 2016. "Attitude Dynamics and Control of Electrolysis Propulsion CubeSats." AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets.
  • Manchester, Z., Mason Peck. 2017. "Recursive Spacecraft Inertia Estimation with Semidefinite Programming." Paper presented at 2017 AIAA SciTech Conference, Grapevine, Texas, January (1st Quarter/Winter).
  • Elandt, R., S. Aslan, Mason Peck. 2017. "Six-Axis Thruster Characterization Technique for Small Satellites." Paper presented at 2017 AIAA SciTech Conference, Grapevine TX, January (1st Quarter/Winter).
  • Carraciolo, R., Mason Peck. 2017. "Spacecraft and Space Object De-Spinning Using Incident Magnetic Induction." Paper presented at 2017 AIAA SciTech Conference, Grapevine TX, January (1st Quarter/Winter).
  • Doyle, K., Mason Peck. 2017. "Safe, Failure-Tolerant CubeSat Docking Using Passive Magnetic Mechanisms." Paper presented at 2017 AIAA SciTech Conference, Grapevine TX, January (1st Quarter/Winter).
  • Adams, V., Mason Peck. 2017. "Lost in Space and Time." Paper presented at 2017 AIAA SciTech Conference, Grapevine TX, January (1st Quarter/Winter).
  • Elliot, D., Mason Peck. 2017. "Dynamics and Control of Polyhedral Surface Robots with Control Moment Gyroscopes." Paper presented at 2017 AIAA SciTech Conference, Grapevine TX, January (1st Quarter/Winter).
  • Walsh, M., Mason Peck. 2017. "A General Approach for Calculating Far-Field Orbital Rendezvous Maneuvers." Paper presented at 2017 AIAA SciTech Conference, Grapevine TX, January (1st Quarter/Winter).
  • Peck, Mason. 2016. "Nasa May Upend Space Travel with Experimental Research". Newsweek.
  • Peck, Mason. 2016. "Why Schiaparelli Probe's Mars "Crash Land" is No Failure". Newsweek.
  • Streetman, B., J. Shoer, Mason Peck. 2016. "Dual Exploration Architectures for Breaking the Decades-long Cycles of Planetary Science." Paper presented at 2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky Montana, March.
  • Caracciolo, R., F. Zhu, Mason Peck. 2016. "Spacecraft Docking with Type II Superconductor Flux Pinning and Potential-Energy Capture." Paper presented at 2016 AIAA SciTech Conference, San Diego, CA, January (1st Quarter/Winter).
  • Doyle, K., Mason Peck, L. Jones. 2016. "Spinning CubeSats with Liquid Propellant." Paper presented at 2016 AIAA SciTech Conference, San Diego CA, January (1st Quarter/Winter).
  • Weis, L., Mason Peck. 2016. "Dynamics of Chip-Scale Spacecraft Swarms Near Irregular Bodies." Paper presented at 2016 AIAA SciTech Conference, San Diego CA, January (1st Quarter/Winter).
  • Adams, V., Mason Peck. 2016. "Interplanetary Optical Navigation." Paper presented at 2016 AIAA SciTech Conference, San Diego CA, January (1st Quarter/Winter).
  • Reinhardt, B., Mason Peck. 2015. "Induction Coupler Motion Primitives." Seattle, Washington, United States May 15.
  • Caracciolo, R., B. Reinhardt, Mason Peck. 2015. "A Survey of Spaceflight Dynamics and Control Architectures Based on Electromagnetic Effects." Williamsburg, VA, United States January (1st Quarter/Winter) 11.
  • Peck, Mason, L. Weis. 2015. "Propagation of Chip-scale Spacecraft Swarms with Uncertainties Using the Kustaanheimo-Stiefel Transformation." Williamsburg, VA, United States January (1st Quarter/Winter) 11.
  • Peck, Mason, F. Leve, B. Hamilton. 2015. "Spacecraft Momentum Control Systems." . Springer Space Technology Series.
  • Peck, Mason. 2015. "The Mars One Anthology." . Ben Bella Books.
  • Weis, M., Mason Peck. 2015. "Chip Satellite Attitude Control with Electrodynamic Tethers." Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics.
  • Peck, Mason. 2014. "Development of an Eddy-Current Actuator Test Bed." National Harbor, MD January (1st Quarter/Winter).
  • Peck, Mason. 2014. "The Mars One Anthology, Chapter 3: Innovation in Space Exploration." , edited by Lansdorp et al.. Bel Bella Books.
  • Reinhardt, B., Mason Peck. 2014. "IEEE Transactions on Aerospace Systems." AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics.
  • Manchester, Z., Mason Peck. 2014. "Quaternion Variational Integrators for Spacecraft Dynamics." AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics.
  • Sorgenfrei, M C., L L. Jones, S S. Joshi, M A Peck. 2013. "Testbed Validation of Location-Scheduled Control of a Reconfigurable Flux-Pinned Spacecraft Formation." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets 50 (6): 1235-1247.
  • Zeldon, R., Mason Peck. 2013. "Attitude Dynamics and Control of a 3U CubeSat with Electrolysis Propulsion." Paper presented at AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Boston, MA, August 19.
  • Wilson, W R., L L. Jones, M A Peck. 2013. "A Multimodule Planar Air Bearing Testbed for CubeSat-Scale Spacecraft." Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control 135 (4): 10.
  • Machester, Z., Mason Peck, A. Filo. 2013. "KickSat: A Crowd-Funded Mission to Demonstrate the World's Smallest Spacecraft." Logan, UT
  • Hevers, T., E. Daehler, Mason Peck. 2013. "Applying University Small Satellite Program Lessons to a Career in the Aerospace Industry." Logan, UT
  • Zeldon, R., Mason Peck. 2012. "Performance Testing of a CubeSat-scale Electrolysis Propulsion System." Paper presented at AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Minneapolis, MN, August 13.
  • Weis, L., Mason Peck. 2012. "Attitude Control for Chip Satellites using Multiple Electrodynamic Tethers." Paper presented at AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Minneapolis, MN, August 13.
  • Jones, L L., R A. Zeledon, M A Peck. 2012. "Generalized Framework for Linearly Constrained Control Moment Gyro Steering." Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics 35 (4): 1094-1103.
  • Norman, M C., M A Peck. 2011. "Integrals of Motion for Planar Multibody Formations with Internal Forces." Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics 34 (6): 1790-1797.
  • Norman, M., Mason Peck, D. O’Shaughnessy. 2011. "In-Orbit Estimation of Inertia and Momentum-Actuator Alignment Parameters." AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics 34 (6): 1798-1814.
  • Svitek, T., L. Friedman, Mason Peck, J. Bell. 2010. "Microsystems Assisting Humans on the Moon and Mars." Paper presented at 61st International Astronautical Conference - Prague, Czech Republic, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 1.
  • Wilson, William, Mason Peck. 2010. "An Air-Levitated Testbed for Flux Pinning Interactions at the Nanosatellite Scale." Paper presented at AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, August 5.
  • Shoer, Joseph, Mason Peck. 2010. "Simulation of Multibody Spacecraft Reconfiguration through Sequential Dynamic Equilibria." Paper presented at AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference Toronto, ON, Canada, August 5.
  • Jones, Laura, Mason Peck. 2010. "Stability and Control of a Flux-Pinned Docking Interface for Spacecraft." Paper presented at AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference Toronto, ON, Canada, August 5.
  • Zeledon, Rodrigo, Mason Peck. 2010. "Singularity-Free Constrained Steering Law for Triplet Control Moment Gyros." Paper presented at AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, August 5.
  • Wilson, William, Joseph Shoer, Mason Peck. 2009. "Demonstration of a Magnetic Locking Flux-Pinned Revolute Joint for Use on CubeSat-Standard Spacecraft." Paper presented at 2009 AAS/AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, August 13.
  • Peck, Mason, Jessica Gersh. 2009. "Systems ARchitecture for a High-Agility Nanosatellite." Paper presented at 2009 AAS/AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference - Chicago, IL, August 13.
  • Peck, Mason, Laura Jones. 2009. "A Generalized Framework for Linearly Constrained Singularity-Free Control Moment Gyro Steering Laws." Paper presented at 2009 AAS/AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference - Chicago, IL, August 13.
  • Norman, M., Mason Peck. 2009. "Orbit-Change Maneuvers Through Internal Forces." Paper presented at AAS/AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference Chicago, IL, August 10.
  • Shoer, J., Mason Peck. 2009. "Robust Reconfiguartion of Modular Space Systems through a Stepwise Sequence of Passively Stable Dynamic Equilibria." Paper presented at AAS/AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference Chicago, IL, August 10.
  • Atchison, J., Mason Peck. 2009. "Lorentz Accelerations in the Earth Fly-by Anomaly." Paper presented at 2009 AAS/AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference Chicago, IL, August 10.
  • Jones, L., Mason Peck. 2009. "A Generalized Framework for Linearly Constrained Singularity-Free Control Moment Gyro Steering Laws." Paper presented at 2009 AAS/AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference Chicago, IL, August 10.
  • Peck, Mason, J. Gersh. 2009. "Systems Architecture for a High-Agility Nanosatellite." Paper presented at 2009 AAS/AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference Chicago, IL, August 10.
  • Wilson, W., Joseph Shoer, Mason Peck. 2009. "Demonstration of a Magnetic Locking Flux-Pinned Revolute Joing for Use On CubSat-Standard Spacecraft." Paper presented at AAS/AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, August.
  • Soto, A., Mason Peck, D. Brown. 2009. "A Testbed for Control-Moment Gyro Actuated Space Robotics." Paper presented at 2009 ASEE Conference &Exposition Austin, TX, June 14.
  • Atchison, J., Mason Peck. 2008. "A Microscale Infinite Impulse Spacecraft." Paper presented at 2008 AIAA Young Professional, Student, and Education Conference Laurel, MD, November 21.
  • Atchison, J., Mason Peck. 2008. "Spacecraft Dynamics at the Microscale." Paper presented at Space 2008 Conference and Exposition San Diego, CA, September 9.
  • Brown, D., Mason Peck. 2008. "Control Moment Gyros as Space-Robotics Actuators." Paper presented at AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit, Honolulu, HI, August 18.
  • Shoer, J., Mason Peck. 2008. "Flux-Pinned Interfaces for the Assembly, Manipulation, and Reconfiguration of Modular Space Systems." Paper presented at 2008 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit, Honolulu, HI, August 18.
  • Norman, M., Mason Peck. 2008. "Stationkeeping and Reconfiguration of a Flux-Pinned Satellite Network." Paper presented at 2008 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit, Honolulu, HI, August 18.
  • Gersh, J., Mason Peck. 2008. "Architecting the Very-Large-Aperture Flux-Pinned Space Telescope: A Scaleable, Modular Optical Array with High Agility and Passively Stable Orbital Dynamics." Paper presented at 2008 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference Honolulu, HI, August 18.
  • Jones, L., Mason Peck. 2008. "Fractionated Solar Sails: An Analysis of Discrete- Particle Solar Sail Designs." Paper presented at 2008 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference Honolulu, HI, August 18.
  • Norman, M., Mason Peck. 2007. "Characterization and Modeling of a Modular Satellite Network." Paper presented at 2007 AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference Mackinac Island, Michigan, August 20.
  • Shoer, J., Mason Peck. 2007. "A Flux Pinned Magnet-Superconductor Pair for Close-Proximity Station Keeping and Self-Assembly of Spacecraft." Paper presented at 2007 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit, Hilton Head, SC, August 20.
  • Carpenter, M., Mason Peck. 2007. "Minimum-Power Robotic Maneuvring Using Control-Moment Gyroscopes." Paper presented at 2007 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit, Hilton Head, SC, August 20.
  • Streetman, B., Mason Peck. 2007. "Propellantness Gravity-Assist Maneuvers with the Lorentz Force." Paper presented at 2007 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit, Hilton Head, SC, August 20.
  • Atchison, J.A., Mason Peck. 2007. "A Millimeter-Scale Lorentz-Propelled Spacecraft." Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit, Hilton Head, SC, August.
  • Saaj, C.M., V. Lappas, D. Richie, Mason Peck, B. Streetman, H. Schaub. 2007. "Spacecraft Formation Flying and Reconfiguration with Electrostatic Forces." Paper presented at AAS Spaceflight Mechanics Conference Sedona, AZ, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 28.
  • Peck, M. 2007. "CUSat: An End-to-End In-Orbit Inspection System". oai.dtic.mil.
  • Streetman, B., Mason Peck. 2006. "Synchronous Orbits and Disturbance Rejection Using the Geomagnetic Lorentz Force." Paper presented at 2006 AIAA GNC Conference Keystone, CO, August 21.
  • Carpenter, M., Mason Peck. 2006. "Dynamics of a High-Agility, Low Power Coelostat Telescope." Paper presented at 2006 AIAA GNC Conference Keystone, CO, August 21.
  • Peck, Mason. 2006. "Very Small Interstellar Spacecraft." Paper presented at New Trends in Astrodynamics and Applications III- An International Conference Princeton, NJ, August 16.
  • Young, K., J. Fikentscher, A. Kelsey, J. Rostoker, O. Eldad, D. Gershman, B. Doyle, K. Graf, Mason Peck. 2006. "A GPS-based Attitude Determination System for Small Satellites." Paper presented at 2006 Small Satellite Conference, Logan, Utah, August 14.
  • Atchison, J.A., B. Streetman, Mason Peck. 2006. "Prospects for Lorentz Augmentation in Jovian Captures." Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit, Keystone, CO, August.
  • Jarc, M., A.B. Kimes, M.E. Pearson, Mason Peck. 2006. "The Design and Control of a Low-Power, Upper- Limb Prosthesis." Paper presented at 32nd Northeast Bioengineering Conference Lafayette, PA, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 1.
  • Peck, Mason. 2006. "Agile Three-Axis Telescope for Acquisition and Tracking." Paper presented at 2006 Beam Control Conference Monterey, CA, March 20.
  • Thomas, S.J., M.A. Paluszek, Mason Peck. 2005. "Architecture for Low-Power, High-Agility Multibody Control." Proceedings of Infotech@Aerospace, Arlington, VA, September 26.
  • Peck, Mason. 2005. "Low-Power, High-Agility Space Robotics." Proceedings of the 2005 AIAA GNC Conference, San Francisco, CA, August 15.
  • Peck, Mason. 2005. "Prospects and Challenges for Lorentz-Augmented Orbits." Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit, San Francisco, CA, August.
  • Peck, Mason, M. Paluzek, S. Thomas, L. Swetharanyan. 2005. "Agile Maintenance Bot for In-Orbit Servicing of Manned Spacecraft." Paper presented at 1st Space Exploration Conference: Continuing the Voyage of Discovery Orlando, Florida, February 1.
  • Roman, M., E. Valencia, S. Shapiro, Mason Peck. 2005. "On-Orbit Aqueduct for Supply In-Situ (OASIS): Systems Architecture and Mission Analysis." Paper presented at 1st Space Exploration Conference: Continuing the Voyage of Discovery Orlando, Florida, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 30.
  • Peck, Mason, S. Kim. 2004. "New Results from the Momentum Control and Line of Sight Testbed." Paper presented at 2004 AAS Guidance Control Conference Breckenridge, Colorado, February 4.
  • Peck, Mason, A. Cavendar. 2004. "Practicable Gyroelastic Technology." Paper presented at 2004 AAS Guidance Control Conference Breckenridge, Colorado, February 4.
  • Peck, Mason. 2003. "Uncertainty Models for Physically Realizable Inertia Dyadics." Proceedings of the 2003 Flight Mechanics Symposium, Greenbelt, MD, October (4th Quarter/Autumn).
  • Peck, Mason, A. Cavendar. 2003. "Structural Tuning Through Embedded Angular Momentum." Paper presented at 11th AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 7.
  • Peck, Mason, L. Miller. 2003. "An Air-Bearing-Based Testbed for Momentum Control Systems and Spacecraft Line of Sight." Paper presented at 2003 AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference Ponce, Puerto Rico, February 9.