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Senior Scientist, STAR, Inc.
Current Reasearch:
Electrodynamic propulsion, debris removal and recycling, satellite servicing.
Ph.D. in Theoretical Mechanics, Moscow University, Moscow, Russia, 1984

  •     1999-Present, Senior Scientist, STAR, Inc.
  •     1994-1999, Consultant in Dynamics, Applied Mathematics, and Computer Science, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  •     1979-1993, Senior Researcher, Institute for Mechanical Engineering Research, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Selected Research Projects:
  •     2009-present, ElectroDynamic Debris Eliminator (EDDE), Dynamics and Control Analysis
  •     2009-present, Tethered Electrodynamic Propulsion CubeSat Experiment, Naval Research Laboratory
  •     2008, Tether Dynamics Analysis, Schafer Corporation, Air Force Research Laboratory
  •     2007, Low Altitude Tether System, Naval Research Laboratory
  •     2006, Formation Flying With Photon Thrusters: Tether Dynamics Aspects, NIAC Study
  •     2005, Dynamics of the Momentum Exchange Electrodynamic Reboost System, Marshall Space Flight Center
  •     2005, Lunar Tether Transport, NIAC Study
  •     2004, Dynamic Analysis of the Submillimeter Probe of the Evolution of Cosmic Structures, Naval Research Laboratory
  •     2001, Electrodynamic Delivery Express: Dynamics and Control, Air Force Research Laboratory
  •     2000, Dynamics Analysis of the Mir Electrodynamic Tether System, Tether Applications, Inc.
  •     1999, Service Vehicle Missions with Electrodynamic Tether, Air Force Research Laboratory
  •     1997, TiPS Dynamics Analysis, Naval Research Laboratory
  •     1996, Tether-Mediated Comet Sample Retrieval, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The books “Dynamic Analysis of Space Tether Missions” (AAS, 2007)
and “Dynamics of Space Tether Systems” (AAS, 1993) are the world’s
definitive works on tether dynamics.

  •     4 patents on electrodynamic propulsion methods and structures