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

Experience:
  •     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

Publications:
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.
 

       
 
Patents:
  •     4 patents on electrodynamic propulsion methods and structures