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University of Colorado Boulder with the Rocky Mountains – sunny & snowy days

Keywords: astrodynamics, control theory, optimization, celestial mechanics, space mission design, small body exploration, small-sat development

CV-KenOguri_Aug2018.pdf

Recent activities

Activities in 2018
  • November 2018: submitted an abstract to 32nd International Symposium on Space Technology and Science at Fukui, JPN in June 2019.
  • September 2018: defended the Preliminary exam. Now I’m a Ph.D. pre-candidate.
  • September 2018: submitted two extended abstracts to AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics meetings at Maui, HI in January 2019.
  • August 2018: my paper is awarded “John V. Breakwell student award” at AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference at Snowbird, UT.
    Paper title: “SRP-based Orbit Control with Application to Small Body Landing.”
  • June-August 2018: working on science orbit design for the Psyche mission (Link) at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a visiting student researcher.
    Group: Outer planet mission analysis, Mentors: Dr. Gregory Lantoine & Dr. Jon Sims.
  • May 2018: completed Spring 2018 semester at CU Boulder. Courses taken: ASEN6080 Statistical Orbit Determination, by Prof. Jay McMahon; ASEN6008 Interplanetary Mission Design, by Dr. Kate Devis.
  • April 2018: submitted an extended abstract to AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference at Snowbird, UT in August 2018.
  • March 2018: NIAC 2017 “Dismantling Rubble Pile Asteroids with AoES (Area-of-Effect Soft-bots)”, a project I’ve been working on since August 2017, is awarded Phase II study funding! (Link) Supported by NASA Innovative Advanced Concept (NIAC) program. PI: Jay McMahon.
Activities in 2017
  • December 2017: completed Fall 2017 semester at CU Boulder. Courses taken: ASEN6519 Celestial Mechanics, by Prof. Dan Scheeres; ASEN5044 Statistical Estimation for Dynamical Systems, by Prof. Nisar Ahmed.
  • August 2017: started my Ph.D. study & working as a graduate research assistant at CCAR, Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences,  CU Boulder. *CCAR: Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research
  • August 2017: attended 31st Small Satellite Conference at Logan, UT, as a co-author of a presentation “EQUULEUS: Mission to Earth-Moon Lagrange Point by a 6U Deep Space CubeSat”
  • July 2017: attended a summer session at UC Berkeley for three weeks.
  • June 2017: attended 9th International Workshop on Satellite Constellations and Formation Flying at Boulder, CO.
  • June 2017: presented my research at 26th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics at Ehime, Japan. Paper title: “Mission Analysis of EQUULEUS: Design of the Science Orbit Phase”
  • April 2017: started working as a JSPS DC1 research fellow at the University of Tokyo (until August 2017). *JSPS: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • March 2017: completed the M.S. degree in aerospace engineering at the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the University of Tokyo.
  • January 2017: presented my research at the 4th International Symposium on Solar Sailing at Kyoto, Japan. Paper title: “Precision Evaluation of Reduced Dynamics Model for Non-uniform Spinning Solar Sail Driven by Reflectivity Control”