Alumni

Alumni:

sergi aliaga
Sergi Aliaga

Sergi Aliaga

Sergi Aliaga is a visiting undergraduate researcher in the System Architecture Group/Engineering Systems Lab of the AeroAstro department at MIT. At the moment, he is completing his Bachelor Thesis on algorithm development to address the Dynamic Resource Management problem in satellite communication systems. The Thesis serves as keystone for the double BSc degrees he is pursuing in Telecommunications Engineering and Industrial Engineering at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, under the CFIS (Interdisciplinary Higher Education Centre) program. As an undergraduate, Sergi interned at Zanini Auto Group and attended events about other disciplines, such as ML. His academic interests include space communication, mathematical optimization and signal processing (ranging from most common multiple access techniques to latest AI/ML advancements)

Journal Articles
[2021] So Many Beams, So Little Time: Revenue Management in the Next Generation of Flexible Communication Satellites (Markus Guerster, Edward F. Crawley, Sergi Aliaga, Bruce G. Cameron), In Acta Astronautica, Elsevier, 2021. (pdf) [bib]
Theses
[2021] Hyperparameter configuration of a frequency optimization algorithm for multi-beam satellite constellations (Sergi Aliaga), Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2021. (pdf) [bib]
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alessandro aliakbargolkar
Alessandro Aliakbargolkar

Alessandro Aliakbargolkar

Prof. Alessandro Aliakbargolkar is an Associate Professor at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. He runs the Space Systems Laboratory at Skolkovo Tech for Space Systems Architecting (Program and Mission-level analysis and design) and Small Satellite Development. Systems architecting is concerned with formal tools and methods to define the elements and their interfaces of complex, large-scale engineering systems. I am particularly interested in the definition of the business case, stakeholder analysis, system feasibility studies (phase 0/A) through concurrent engineering, cost engineering, and programmatic analysis. The focus of his research activity in systems architecting is on large space programs.

Journal Articles
[2014] A Framework for Space Systems Architecture under Stakeholder Objectives Ambiguity (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Edward F. Crawley), In Journal of Systems Engineering, volume 17, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] Parametric Analysis of Single-Stage Earth-Departure-Stage In-Orbit Refueling (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Edward F. Crawley), In Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, volume 51, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] A Delphi-based Framework for Systems Architecting of In-Orbit Exploration Infrastructure for Human Exploration beyond Low Earth Orbit (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Edward F. Crawley), In Acta Astronautica, volume 94, 2014. [bib]
[2013] Systems Architecting Methodology for Space Transportation Infrastructure (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Edward F. Crawley, Anthony C. Wicht, Jonathan A. Battat, Emily D. Calandrelli), In Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, volume 50, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
[2012] Architecting Methodology for Spatially and Temporally Distributed Resource Extraction Systems (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Edward F. Crawley), In Journal of Systems Engineering, volume 16, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2014] Exploring Classification Algorithms for Early Mission Formulation Cost Estimation (Marc Sanchez Net, Daniel Selva, Alessandro Aliakbargolkar), In 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2012] Tradespace Exploration Approach For Architectural Definition Of In-Space Transportation Infrastructure Systems For Future Human Space Exploration (Alexander Rudat, Jonathan A. Battat, Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Morgan Dwyer, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In International Astronautical Congress, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
[2012] Experimental Validation of a Systems Architecting Framework for Objectives Definition in a Concurrent Engineering Environment (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Edward F. Crawley), In 5th International Workshop on Systems & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications SECESA 2012, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
[2012] A Delphi-Based Framework For Systems Architecting Of In-Orbit Exploration Infrastructure ForHuman Exploration Beyond Low Earth Orbit (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Alexander Rudat, Edward F. Crawley), In 63rd International Astronautical Congress, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
[2010] Architecting Families of Space Systems: Application to Super Heavy Lift Transportation Infrastructure (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Rene Keller, R. Robinson, Olivier L. de Weck, Edward F. Crawley), In 4th International Workshop on System and Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications SECESA 2010, 2010. [bib]
[2009] A methodology for system architecting of offshore oil exploration systems (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Rene Keller, R. Robinson, Olivier L. de Weck, Edward F. Crawley), In 11th International Design Structure Matrix (DSM) Conference, 2009. [bib]
Theses
[2012] A Framework for Space Systems Architecting under Stakeholder Objectives Ambiguit (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar), PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
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Ruben Alinque
Rubén Alinque

Rubén Alinque

Rubén is an undergraduate visiting student in the System Architecture Lab / Engineering Systems Lab at the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. Currently, he is pursuing a double BSc degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mathematics under the CFIS (Interdisciplinary Higher Education Centre) program from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Rubén is carrying out his undergraduate thesis on beam placement and beam shape in a multi-beam satellite system. He previously interned at Hewlett-Packard as a R&D software engineer.

Theses
[2020] Joint optimization of Beam Placement and Shaping for Multi-Beam High Throughput Satellite systems using Gradient Descent (Ruben Alinque), Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2020. (pdf) [bib]
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jonathan battat
Jonathan Battat

Jonathan Battat

Joanthan Battat works on the Dragon capsulte at SpaceX. Jonathan received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University and a Master's in Space Management from the International Space University. He received a master's in aerospace engineering at MIT. Jonathan has worked on different aspects of the future of human spaceflight at Blue Origin, a private space company, under the guidance of astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin, and at the Aerospace Corporation. His MIT research as part of the Space System architecture Group at MIT focused on technology development activities and system architecture for future human space exploration activities beyond low earth orbit.

Journal Articles
[2014] Technology Decisions Under Architectural Uncertainty: Informing Investment Decisions Through Tradespace Exploration (Jonathan A. Battat, Bruce G. Cameron, Alexander Rudat, Edward F. Crawley), In Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, volume 51, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2013] Systems Architecting Methodology for Space Transportation Infrastructure (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Edward F. Crawley, Anthony C. Wicht, Jonathan A. Battat, Emily D. Calandrelli), In Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, volume 50, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2014] Evaluating International Collaboration for Human Exploration Beyond LEO (Emanuele Capparelli, Laura Delgado-López, Natasha Bosanac, Alexander Burg, Johnathan Conley, Koki Ho, Justin Kugler, Sara M. Langston, Valentina Lo Gatto, Oleg G. Mansurov, Paul Nizenkov, Ademir Vrolijk, Luis Zea, Jonathan A. Battat), In IAA Space Exploration Conference, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] Evaluation of Human Space Exploration Missions Beyond Low Earth Orbit (Oleg Alifanov, Robert Braun, Edward F. Crawley, John Logsdon, Lev Zeleny, Jonathan A. Battat), In IAA Space Exploration Conference, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2013] The Modeling and Evaluation of Interplanetary Manned Missions Using System Architecting Techniques (Alexander Rudat, Jonathan A. Battat, Bruce G. Cameron), In 2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
[2012] Tradespace Exploration Approach For Architectural Definition Of In-Space Transportation Infrastructure Systems For Future Human Space Exploration (Alexander Rudat, Jonathan A. Battat, Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Morgan Dwyer, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In International Astronautical Congress, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
Theses
[2012] Technology and Architecture: Informing Investment Decisions for the Future of Human Space Exploration (Jonathan A. Battat), Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
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“christopher
Christopher Berardi

Christopher Berardi

Maj. Chris Berardi works in the Dept. of Defense as a Program Manager. Chris received a Ph.D. in Engineering Systems at MIT, a Master of Science degree in Engineering and Management from MIT, and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Management from the US Air Force Academy. Between degrees, Chris was stationed abroad and worked as a military intelligence officer. During that period, he led the US Air Force in Europe's busiest intelligence flight and delivered intelligence support to more than 1,031 missions in 91 countries throughout Europe and Africa. After which, he was stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, MA, where he worked as a program manager for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems. His primary responsibility was to plan and execute a multimillion-dollar portfolio of enterprise-level programs designed to enhance the Air Force's ability to collect, exploit, and disseminate actionable intelligence.

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ryan boas
Ryan Boas

Ryan Boas

Ryan Boas is a Senior Direction and General Manager of Business Development at Applied Materials. He was formerly the COO of 24M Technologies, a venture-backed energy storage startup located in Cambridge, MA. Ryan previously built the management consulting projects business unit at PHOTON Consulting, a photovoltaic industry research and consulting firm. Prior to PHOTON, Ryan completed a PhD within MIT's Engineering Systems Division. He also spent over 6 years developing semiconductor manufacturing systems at Applied Materials (Santa Clara, CA) and ultimately, held the roles of System Architect and Engineering Manager.

Journal Articles
[2012] Divergence and Lifecycle Offsets in Product Families with Commonality (Ryan C. Boas, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In Journal of Systems Engineering, volume 15, 2012. (doi: 10.1002/sys.21223, pdf) [bib]
[2011] The Elusive Benefits of Common Parts (Ryan C. Boas, Edward F. Crawley), In Harvard Business Review, 2011. (pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2010] Divergence in platform commonality: examination of potential cost implications (Bruce G. Cameron, Richard A. Rhodes, Ryan C. Boas, Edward F. Crawley), In Design 2010, 2010. (pdf) [bib]
Theses
[2008] Commonality in Complex Product Families: Implications of Divergence and Lifecycle Offsets (Ryan C. Boas), PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Engineering Systems Division, 2008. (pdf) [bib]
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emily calandrelli
Emily Calandrelli

Emily Calandrelli

Emily Calandrelli is the Executive Producer and Host of FOX's Xploration Outer Space, and the author of Ada LAce Adventures. Emily received her undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering from West Virginia University. She received Master's in Technology and Policy and Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. As an undergraduate, Emily lead the WVU Microgravity Research Team to conduct microgravity research onboard NASA's Vomit Comet. Her senior thesis outlined initial steps to build WVU's first Drop Tower for microgravity research. Emily has worked as a legislative intern for former Congressman Alan B. Mollhan, and as a research intern at NASA Glenn, NASA Ames Academy, the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, and at Jiaotong Universtiy in Xi'an, China. For her Master's thesis she studied the applicability and effectiveness of contests as an open strategy to engage non-traditional NASA partners and to drive innovation for NASA technologies.

Journal Articles
[2013] Systems Architecting Methodology for Space Transportation Infrastructure (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Edward F. Crawley, Anthony C. Wicht, Jonathan A. Battat, Emily D. Calandrelli), In Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, volume 50, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2012] Prize-Based Considerations for Federal Program Managers (Emily D. Calandrelli), In 63rd International Astronautical Congress, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
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sandro catanzaro
Sandro Catanzaro

Sandro Catanzaro

Sandro Catanzaro is the Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at DataXu.Sandro Catanzaro co-invented the real-time optimization algorithm at the core of the DataXu platform. Sandro earned two Master’s degrees from MIT – one from the Sloan School of Management, the other from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Prior to attending MIT, Sandro launched several successful businesses in his native South America, including one that was acquired by Unilever.

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peter davison
Peter Davison

Peter Davison

Peter Davison works for Orbital Sciences Corp. as a Systems Engineer. Peter received his B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University before joining the System Architecting Group to pursue a Masters in Aerospace Engineering at MIT. During his time as an undergraduate Peter worked in the High Contrast Imaging Lab at Princeton developing and testing wavefront control algorithms with deformable mirrors for imaging extrasolar planets using a coronagraph. He also interned at Dynetics in Huntsville, AL as part of the NASA Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center, helping to design a robotic lunar lander testbed for the Google Lunar X Prize team that Dynetics helps lead.

Journal Articles
[2017] Tradespace exploration of in-space communications network architectures (Peter Davison, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, Taylor & Francis, volume 29, 2017. (pdf) [bib]
[2015] Communications Satellites: Time Expanded Graph Exploration of a Tradespace of Architectures (Peter Davison, Demetrios Kellari, Edward F. Crawley, Bruce G. Cameron), In Acta Astronautica, volume 115, 2015. (pdf) [bib]
[2015] Technology Portfolio Planning by Weighted Graph Analysis of System Architectures (Peter Davison, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In System Engineering, volume 18, 2015. (pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2014] In-Space Transportation Infrastructure Architecture Decisions Using a Weighted Graph Approach (Peter Davison, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
Theses
[2014] Tradespace Exploration for Space System Architecture: A Weighted Graph Framework (Peter Davison), Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
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inigo del portillo
Inigo del Portillo

Iñigo del Portillo

Iñigo del Portillo works for SES, a global satellite operator, as Systems Engineer. He received his BS degrees in Telecommunications Engineering, and Industrial Engineering in 2014, and a MSc in electronics engineering in 2015, all of them from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. In 2016 he obtained a MSc. degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, and in 2019 he completed his Ph.D. at MIT. His interests include space and aerial communication networks to extend broadband availability worldwide, optical communications for space based networks, and small satellite communications. He has previously worked at Facebook, GKN LandSystems and at Procter & Gamble.

Journal Articles
[2021] Architectural Decisions for Communications Satellite Constellations to Maintain Profitability While Serving Uncovered and Underserved Communities (Inigo del Portillo, Sydney Dolan, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In Acta Astronautica, Elsevier, 2021. (pdf) [bib]
[2020] Static beam placement and frequency plan algorithms for LEO constellations (Nils Pachler, Markus Guerster, Inigo del Portillo, Edward F. Crawley, Bruce G. Cameron), In International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, 2020. (pdf) [bib]
[2020] Connecting the Other Half: Exploring Options for the 50% of the Population Unconnected to the Internet (under review) (Inigo del Portillo, Skylar Eiskowitz, Edward F. Crawley, Bruce G. Cameron), In Telecommunications Policy, 2020. (pdf) [bib]
[2019] A technical comparison of three low earth orbit satellite constellation systems to provide global broadband (Inigo del Portillo, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In Acta Astronautica, Elsevier, 2019. (pdf) [bib]
[2016] Architecting Information Security Services for Federated Satellite Systems (Marc Sanchez Net, Inigo del Portillo, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2016. (pdf) [bib]
[2016] Approximation Methods for Estimating the Availability of Optical Ground Networks (Marc Sanchez Net, Inigo del Portillo, Edward F. Crawley, Bruce G. Cameron), In Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Optical Society of America, volume 8, 2016. (pdf) [bib]
[2015] Integrated tradespace analysis of space network architectures (Marc Sanchez Net, Inigo del Portillo, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley, Daniel Selva), In Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, volume 12, 2015. (pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2021] An Updated Comparison of Four Low Earth Orbit Satellite Constellation Systems to Provide Global Broadband (Nils Pachler, Inigo del Portillo, Edward F. Crawley, Bruce G. Cameron), In IEEE International Workshop, 2021. (pdf) [bib]
[2020] Artificial Intelligence Algorithms for Power Allocation in High Throughput Satellites: A Comparison (Juan Jose Garau Luis, Nils Pachler, Markus Guerster, Inigo del Portillo, Edward F. Crawley, Bruce G. Cameron), In 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2020. (pdf) [bib]
[2019] A Genetic Algorithm for Joint Power and Bandwidth Allocation in Multibeam Satellite Systems (Aleix Paris, Inigo del Portillo, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2019 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2019. (pdf) [bib]
[2019] Deep Reinforcement Learning Architecture for Continuous Power Allocation in High Throughput Satellites (Juan Jose Garau Luis, Markus Guerster, Inigo del Portillo, Edward F. Crawley, Bruce G. Cameron), In Reinforcement Learning for Real Life Workshop at 2019 International Conference on Machine Learning, 2019. (pdf) [bib]
[2019] Deep Reinforcement Learning for Continuous Power Allocation in Flexible High Throughput Satellites (Juan Jose Garau Luis, Markus Guerster, Inigo del Portillo, Edward F. Crawley, Bruce G. Cameron), In 2019 IEEE Cognitive Communications for Aerospace Applications Workshop, 2019. (pdf) [bib]
[2018] A Technical Comparison of Three Low Earth Orbit Satellite Constellation Systems to Provide Global Broadband (Inigo del Portillo, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2018 International Aeronautical Conference, 2018. (pdf) [bib]
[2018] Ground segment architectures for large LEO constellations with feeder links in EHF-bands (Inigo del Portillo, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2018 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2018. (pdf) [bib]
[2017] Performance Characterization of a Multiplexed Space-to-Ground Optical Network (Marc Sanchez Net, Inigo del Portillo, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2017. (pdf) [bib]
[2017] Uncertainty quantification of network availability for networks of optical ground stations (Inigo del Portillo, Marc Sanchez Net, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In Free-Space Laser Communication and Atmospheric Propagation XXIX, volume 10096, 2017. (pdf) [bib]
[2017] Optimal Location of Optical Ground Stations to Serve LEO Spacecraft (Inigo del Portillo, Marc Sanchez Net, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2017. (pdf) [bib]
[2016] Assessing the Impact of Real-time Communication Services on the Space Network Ground Segment (Marc Sanchez Net, Inigo del Portillo, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2016. (pdf) [bib]
[2016] Architecting the Ground Segment of an Optical Space Communication Network (Inigo del Portillo, Marc Sanchez Net, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley, Daniel Selva), In 2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2016. (pdf) [bib]
[2015] Architecting Space Communication Networks under Mission Demand Uncertainty (Marc Sanchez Net, Inigo del Portillo, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2015 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2015. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] Exploring the Trade-offs of Aggregated versus Disaggregated Architectures for Environmental Monitoring in Low-Earth Orbit (Morgan Dwyer, Daniel Selva, Inigo del Portillo, Marc Sanchez Net, Bruce G. Cameron, Zoe Szajnfarber, Edward F. Crawley), In AIAA Space, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
Theses
[2019] Space and Aerial Architectures to Expand Global Connectivity (Inigo del Portillo), PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2019. (pdf) [bib]
[2016] Optimal Locations for the Ground Segment of optical Space Communications Networks (Inigo del Portillo), Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2016. (pdf) [bib]
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morgan dwyer
Morgan Dwyer

Morgan Dwyer

Morgan's research sits at the intersection of technology, management, and policy. Her PhD dissertation focused on the government's acquisition of complex system and she integrated technical, organizational, and political perspectives to explain how and why costs grow on joint (i.e., interagency, inter-service) acquisition programs. Morgan holds a B.S. in Astronomy & Physics from Yale, a M.S. in Aeronautics & Astronautics from Stanford, and a PhD in Technology, Management, and Policy from MIT. She currently works in the national security community and is based in Washington, DC.

Journal Articles
[2018] A model for understanding and managing cost growth on joint programs (Morgan Dwyer, Zoe Szajnfarber, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In Acta Astronautica, Elsevier, volume 152, 2018. (pdf) [bib]
[2015] A Framework for Studying Cost Growth on Complex Acquisition Programs (Morgan Dwyer, Bruce G. Cameron, Zoe Szajnfarber), In Systems Engineering, Wiley Online Library, volume 18, 2015. (pdf) [bib]
[2009] A New Dynamical Model For The Black Hole Binary Lmc X-1 (Jerome A. Orosz, Danny Steeghs, Jeffrey E. McClintock, Manuel A. P. Torres, Ivan Bochkov, Lijun Gou, Ramesh Narayan, Michael Blaschak, Alan M. Levine, Ronald A. Remillard, Charles D. Bailyn, Morgan Dwyer, Michelle Buxton), In The Astrophysical Journal, volume 697, 2009. [bib]
Conference Papers
[2014] The Cost of Jointness and How to Manage It (Morgan Dwyer, Zoe Szajnfarber, Daniel Selva, Edward F. Crawley), In AIAA Space, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] Exploring the Trade-offs of Aggregated versus Disaggregated Architectures for Environmental Monitoring in Low-Earth Orbit (Morgan Dwyer, Daniel Selva, Inigo del Portillo, Marc Sanchez Net, Bruce G. Cameron, Zoe Szajnfarber, Edward F. Crawley), In AIAA Space, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] A Framework to Assess the Impacts of Jointness (Morgan Dwyer, Zoe Szajnfarber), In CESUN International Engineering Systems Symposium, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] The Cost Impacts of Jointness: Insights from the NPOESS Program (Morgan Dwyer, Zoe Szajnfarber, Bruce G. Cameron, Markus Bradford, Edward F. Crawley), In AFCEA Acquisition Research Symposium, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2013] The Impact of Technical Complexity on the Decision to Collaborate and Combine (Morgan Dwyer, Daniel Selva, Zoe Szajnfarber, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
[2012] Tradespace Exploration Approach For Architectural Definition Of In-Space Transportation Infrastructure Systems For Future Human Space Exploration (Alexander Rudat, Jonathan A. Battat, Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Morgan Dwyer, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In International Astronautical Congress, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
[2012] The Global Impact of ITAR on the for-Profit and Non-Profit Space Communities (W Lohmeyer, Morgan Dwyer, G Gettliffe, A Marinan, F Alibay, A Weigel, Kerri Cahoy), In International Astronautical Congress, 2012. [bib]
[2007] Dating Young Stellar Objects in the Magellanic Clouds (M. Sewilo, E. Sabbi, Morgan Dwyer, M. Meixner, T. Robitaille, A. Nota, B. Whitney, B. Babler, M. Block, C. Engelbracht, B.-Q. For, J. S. Gallagher, K. Gordon, J.L. Hora, R. Indebetouw, C. Leitherer, M. Meade, K. Misselt, M.S. Oey, A. Pasquali, M. Sirianni, L.J. Smith, M. Tosi, U. Vijh, R. Walterbos), In Elizabeth and Frederick White Conference on the Magellanic System, 2007. [bib]
Theses
[2014] The Cost of Jointness: Insights from Environmental Monitoring Systems in Low Earth Orbit (Morgan Dwyer), PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
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wen feng
Wen Feng

Wen Feng

With academic training across five different disciplines, Wen's research and work experience covers broad technology, management, and policy topics in energy, environmental, and economic areas, such as: 1) Hydrogen infrastructure for fuel cell vehicles; 2) Carbon capture and storage; 3) Alternative fuels and energy efficiency; 4) Vehicle technologies and transportation systems; 5) Stakeholder management and non-market strategy for large energy projects; 6) Innovation and entrepreneurship; 7) Corporate finance and private equity. Wen is also an author for more than 20 refereed journal articles, conference papers, research reports, and book chapters, with close to 150 citations (Google Scholar, until 2011).

Books and Book Chapters
[2018] Stakeholders, issues, and the shaping of large engineering projects (Wen Feng, Donald R. Lessard, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), Chapter in Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Development (R. E. Levitt, W. R. Scott, M. J. Garvin, eds.), 2018. (pdf) [bib]
[2012] BP Stakeholder Value Network, Example 5.5 (Wen Feng, Edward F. Crawley, Olivier L. de Weck), Chapter in Design Structure Matrix Methods and Applications (Steven D. Eppinger, Tyson R. Browning, eds.), MIT Press, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
Journal Articles
[2013] Stakeholder Value Network and Strategic Issues for the Shaping of Large Engineering Projects (Wen Feng, Donald R. Lessard, Edward F. Crawley, Olivier L. de Weck), In Engineering Project Organizations Conference (EPOC) -- International Community, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
[2011] A network-based modeling framework for stakeholder analysis of China's energy conservation campaign (Feng Fu, Wen Feng, Zheng Li, Edward F. Crawley, Weidou Ni), In Energy, volume 36, 2011. (doi: 10.1016/j.energy.2011.05.044, pdf) [bib]
[2011] Strategic Decisions in Complex Stakeholder Environments: A Theory of Generalized Exchange (Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley, Wen Feng, Maukai Lin), In Engineering Management Journal, volume 23, 2011. (pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2012] Understanding the Impacts of Indirect Stakeholder Relationships - Stakeholder Value Network Analysis and Its Application to Large Engineering Projects (Wen Feng, Edward F. Crawley, Olivier L. de Weck, Donald R. Lessard, Bruce G. Cameron), In The Strategic Management Society (SMS) 32nd Annual International Conference, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
[2010] Dependency Structure Matrix Modeling for Stakeholder Value Networks (Wen Feng, Edward F. Crawley, Olivier L. de Weck, Rene Keller, Bob Robinson), In 12th International Design Structure Matrix (DSM) Conference, 2010. (pdf) [bib]
Theses
[2013] Strategic Management For Large Engineering Projects: The Stakeholder Value Network Approach (Wen Feng), PhD thesis, MIT, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
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axel garcia-burgos
Axel Garcia-Burgos

Axel Garcia-Burgos

Axel Garcia joined NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as a civil servant in 2015 after having interned at NASA Kennedy Space Center, NASA Ames Research Center, and NASA Goddard since 2010. Besides working at NASA GSFC, Axel is pursuing his graduate studies in Space Science and Technology from a joint program between MIT and the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Moscow, Russia. Garcia’s experience focuses on spacecraft development and life support systems. He is working towards a NASA systems engineering position, leading the future projects of deep space missions. He's also a scientist- astronaut candidate for the upcoming commercial spaceflight opportunities starting in 2020.

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markus guerster
Markus Guerster

Markus Guerster

Markus Guerster is a 3rd year Ph.D. student in the System Architecture Lab/Engineering Systems Lab of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. He works on dynamic resource allocation for communication satellites with particular focus on Revenue Management for operators. He received a M.Sc. degree (2017) with high distinction in Aerospace Engineering as well as a B.Sc. degree (2015) in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich.

Contact: guerster@alum.mit.edu

Journal Articles
[2021] So Many Beams, So Little Time: Revenue Management in the Next Generation of Flexible Communication Satellites (Markus Guerster, Edward F. Crawley, Sergi Aliaga, Bruce G. Cameron), In Acta Astronautica, Elsevier, 2021. (pdf) [bib]
[2020] Static beam placement and frequency plan algorithms for LEO constellations (Nils Pachler, Markus Guerster, Inigo del Portillo, Edward F. Crawley, Bruce G. Cameron), In International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, 2020. (pdf) [bib]
[2019] Dominant Suborbital Space Tourism Architectures (Markus Guerster, Edward F. Crawley), In Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 2019. (pdf) [bib]
[2019] Commercial Viability Evaluation of the Suborbital Space Tourism Industry (Markus Guerster, Edward F. Crawley, Richard de Neufville), In New Space, 2019. (pdf) [bib]
[2017] Aerodynamics of a highly irregular body at transonic speeds---Analysis of STRATOS flight data (Markus Guerster, Ulrich Walter), In PLoS ONE, 2017. (pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2020] Allocating Power and Bandwidth in Multibeam Satellite Systems using Particle Swarm Optimization (Nils Pachler, Juan Jose Garau Luis, Markus Guerster, Edward F. Crawley, Bruce G. Cameron), In 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2020. (pdf) [bib]
[2020] Tradespace Exploration of Space Settlement Architectures -- Using Long-term Cost and Benefit Metrics (George Lordos, Markus Guerster, Bruce G. Cameron, Olivier de Weck, Jeffrey Hoffman), In 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2020. (pdf) [bib]
[2020] Revenue Management for Communication Satellite Operators -- Opportunities and Challenges (Markus Guerster, Joel Grotz, Peter Belobaba, Edward F. Crawley, Bruce G. Cameron), In 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2020. (pdf) [bib]
[2020] Artificial Intelligence Algorithms for Power Allocation in High Throughput Satellites: A Comparison (Juan Jose Garau Luis, Nils Pachler, Markus Guerster, Inigo del Portillo, Edward F. Crawley, Bruce G. Cameron), In 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2020. (pdf) [bib]
[2019] Model-based economic analysis of electrification in railway -- Understanding the impact of track, operations, and uncertainties (Florian Mueller, Markus Guerster, Kilian Schmidt, Nikola Obrenovic, Michel Bierlaire), In 19th Swiss Transport Research Conference, 2019. (pdf) [bib]
[2019] Problem representation of dynamic resource allocation for flexible high throughput satellites (Markus Guerster, Juan Jose Garau Luis, Edward F. Crawley, Bruce G. Cameron), In 2019 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2019. (pdf) [bib]
[2019] Tradespace Exploration of the Next Generation Communication Satellites (Alexa Aguilar, Patrick Butler, Jennifer Collins, Markus Guerster, Bjarni Kristinsson, Patrick McKeen, Kerri Cahoy, Edward F. Crawley), In 2019 AIAA SciTech, 2019. (pdf) [bib]
[2019] Deep Reinforcement Learning Architecture for Continuous Power Allocation in High Throughput Satellites (Juan Jose Garau Luis, Markus Guerster, Inigo del Portillo, Edward F. Crawley, Bruce G. Cameron), In Reinforcement Learning for Real Life Workshop at 2019 International Conference on Machine Learning, 2019. (pdf) [bib]
[2019] Deep Reinforcement Learning for Continuous Power Allocation in Flexible High Throughput Satellites (Juan Jose Garau Luis, Markus Guerster, Inigo del Portillo, Edward F. Crawley, Bruce G. Cameron), In 2019 IEEE Cognitive Communications for Aerospace Applications Workshop, 2019. (pdf) [bib]
[2018] Development of a dynamic driving simulation model for automated design of regional trains' hybrid propulsion architecture (Markus Guerster, Christian Moser, Korbinian Moser, Florian Mueller, Christoph Muehlbauer, Andre Brueckmann, Rainer Grimm), In 2018 EMEASEC and TdSE, 2018. (pdf) [bib]
[2018] Permanent crewed Mars base by 2030 -- Outcomes of an interdisciplinary, multinational student workshop (Markus Guerster, Akhsanto Anandito, Katya Arquilla, Ebru Dinc, Marcel Frommelt, Jerome Gilleron, Alessia Gloder, Gonzalo Gutiérrez, Gunter Just, Aleksandra Kozawska, Diana Luis, Athanasios Margaritis, Dominik Merkle, Jorge Monteiro, Patrick Palmetshofer, Mariano Sánchez, Balaji Soundararajan, Liviu Stamat, Ekaterina Timakova), In 2018 IAC, 2018. (pdf) [bib]
[2018] Suborbital Space Tourism -- a Commercial Feasibility Assessment (Markus Guerster, Edward F. Crawley, Richard de Neufville), In 2018 IAC, 2018. (pdf) [bib]
[2018] Architectural Options and Optimization of Suborbital Space Tourism Vehicles (Markus Guerster, Edward F. Crawley), In 2018 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2018. (pdf) [bib]
[2017] Choosing the right architecture for the next generation of railway vehicles using aerospace methodologies (Markus Guerster, Christian Moser, Andre Brueckmann, Rainer Grimm), In 2017 IRSA, 2017. (pdf) [bib]
[2016] Development and Commissioning Results of the Hybrid Sensor Bus Engineering Qualification Model (Andreas Hurni, Philipp Putzer, Markus Roner, Markus Guerster, Christian Huelsemeyer, Norbert M. K. Lemke), In 2016 DASIA, 2016. (pdf) [bib]
Theses
[2020] Revenue Management and Resource Allocation for Communication Satellite Operators (Markus Guerster), PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2020. (pdf) [bib]
[2017] Architectural Options and Optimization of Suborbital Space Tourism Vehicles (Markus Guerster), Master's thesis, Technical University of Munich, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2017. (pdf) [bib]
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andreas hein
Andreas Hein

Andreas Hein

Andreas Hein is a Researcher and System Architect of Autonomous Driving System of Systems at CentraleSupelec. Andreas received his master's degree in aerospace engineering at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen. He is now working on a PhD at the same university in the area of space systems engineering at the Institute of Astronautics, focusing on the application of 'heritage' to space systems. His work at MIT, sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), focuses on mission combination, commonality, and heritage by conducting a case study. Andreas spent a semester abroad at the Institut Superieur de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace in Toulouse in 2007, working on the numerical simulation of hypervelocity impact of space dust on spacecraft antennas. He also worked at the European Space Agency Strategy and Architecture Office on stakeholder analysis for future manned space exploration. In his free time, Andreas is active in the Scientific Workgroup for Rocketry and Astronautics (WARR) where he founded the space elevator and interstellar flight group. He is also a member of Icarus Interstellar, where he leads a project working on manned interstellar flight. He is a member of the International Honor Society for Systems Engineering - Omega Alpha Association, a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, and a member of INCOSE.

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wilfried hofstetter
Wilfried Hofstetter

Wilfried Hofstetter

Wilfried Hofstetter earned his Ph.D. in the System Architecture Group. He is currently a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Munich.

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nikko james
Nikko James

Nikko James

Nikko completed his BS and MS in AeroAstro. His interests include space systems engineering and space mission architecture. After graduating in June 2018, he was commissioned into the US Air Force and reported to Undergraduate Pilot Training. His goal is to become a test pilot, and then be selected as an astronaut.

Conference Papers
[2020] Object-Process Model-Based Operational Viewpoint Specification for Aerospace Architectures (Yaniv Mordecai, Nikko James, Edward F. Crawley), In 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2020. (pdf) [bib]
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markus guerster
Damon Jones

Damon Jones

Damon Jones is a graduate student in the Systems Design and Management program pursuing a M.S. degree. Prior to MIT he received his B.S. in Operations Research from the United States Air Force Academy and a M.S. in Operations Research from Southern Methodist University. He served as an Air Force Officer in Test & Evaluation and Satellite Acquisitions, then at Bank of America Merchant Services in analytics and interned as a technical product manager at Amazon. His focus is on applying machine learning solutions to real business problems.

Theses
[2020] Short-Term Traffic Forecasting for a Smart Satellite Communications System (Damon Jones), Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020. (pdf) [bib]
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demetrios kellari
Demetrios Kellari

Demetrios Kellari

Demetrios Kellari works at GoogleX as a Strategist. He was previously a Senior Business Analyst at McKinsey. Demetrios holds a Master’s in Technology and Policy from MIT. Before joining MIT, he received his Master’s in Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London. Previously, he worked on vision control systems in the Aerial Robotics Lab and on optimization-based control algorithms. As an undergraduate, Demetrios interrupted his studies for a year to work in the Future Projects Office at Airbus, where he applied complex adaptive systems methodologies to the field of systems architecting. During his undergraduate degree, he also interned in the mechanical and materials engineering department at CERN, cofounded a tutoring agency, and interned at KPMG.

Journal Articles
[2018] Architectural decisions in commercial aircraft from the DC3 to the 787 (Demetrios Kellari, Edward F. Crawley, Bruce G. Cameron), In Journal of Aircraft (https://doi.org/10.2514/1.C034130), volume 55, 2018. (pdf) [bib]
[2017] Influence of Technology Trends on Future Aircraft Architecture (Demetrios Kellari, Edward F. Crawley, Bruce G. Cameron), In Journal of Aircraft, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, volume 54, 2017. (pdf) [bib]
[2015] Communications Satellites: Time Expanded Graph Exploration of a Tradespace of Architectures (Peter Davison, Demetrios Kellari, Edward F. Crawley, Bruce G. Cameron), In Acta Astronautica, volume 115, 2015. (pdf) [bib]
Theses
[2016] What's next for the airliner? Historical Analysis and Future Predictions of Aircraft Architecture and Performance (Demetrios Kellari), Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2016. (pdf) [bib]
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benjamin koo
Benjamin Koo

Benjamin Koo

Ben Koo earned his Ph.D. in the System Architecture Group. He is currently an Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Journal Articles
[2009] Algebra of Systems: A Metalanguage for Model Synthesis and Evaluation (Benjamin H.Y. Koo, Willard L. Simmons, Edward F. Crawley), In IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics--Part A: Systems and Humans, volume 39, 2009. (doi: 10.1109/TSMCA.2009.2014546, pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2006] A Computational Method for Mapping the Decision Space of the Lunar Exploration Program (Willard L. Simmons, Benjamin H.Y. Koo, Edward F. Crawley), In International Astronautical Congress, 2006. [bib]
[2005] Space Systems Architecting Using Meta-Languages (Willard L. Simmons, Benjamin H.Y. Koo, Edward F. Crawley), In International Astronautical Congress, 2005. [bib]
[2005] Architecture Generation for Moon-Mars Exploration Using an Executable Meta-Language (Willard L. Simmons, Benjamin H.Y. Koo, Edward F. Crawley), In AIAA Space 2005 Conference and Exposition, 2005. [bib]
Theses
[2005] A Meta-language for Systems Architecting (Benjamin H.Y. Koo), PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Engineering Systems Division, 2005. (pdf) [bib]
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jakub kwapisz
Jakub Kwapisz

Jakub Kwapisz

Jakub Kwapisz is a Technology Scout at Autoneum in Switzerland. Jakub was a visiting student from the MITPortugal Program. His home university is the Instituto Superior Tecnico where he is pursuing his PhD degree in Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing. His interests are in standardization and commonality opportunities leading to platform strategies in rail. He previously worked at Alstom and at Frost & Sullivan.

Journal Articles
[2019] Commonality opportunity search in industrial product portfolios (Jakub Kwapisz, Virigina Infante, Bruce G. Cameron), In International Journal of Technology Management, 2019. [bib]
[2017] Management Levers for Product Platforms (Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley, Jakub Kwapisz, Alicia McNeill), In Engineering Management Journal, volume 29, 2017. (pdf) [bib]
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florian mueller
Florian Mueller

Florian Mueller

Florian was a visiting student from Technical University of Munich where he is currently pursuing his BS in Mechanical Engineering. He is conducting his final thesis at the System Architecture Group on the development of an evaluation framework for hybrid train architectures and its application to small rail transportation systems, with a focus on identifying the potential of automation and autonomy.

Previosuly, he worked at in-tech GmbH where he evaluated system architectures for railway propulsion systems. Prior to his studies, he also gathered 3 years of experience as a mechanics-electronics engineer in the automation industry.

Conference Papers
[2019] Model-based economic analysis of electrification in railway -- Understanding the impact of track, operations, and uncertainties (Florian Mueller, Markus Guerster, Kilian Schmidt, Nikola Obrenovic, Michel Bierlaire), In 19th Swiss Transport Research Conference, 2019. (pdf) [bib]
[2018] Development of a dynamic driving simulation model for automated design of regional trains' hybrid propulsion architecture (Markus Guerster, Christian Moser, Korbinian Moser, Florian Mueller, Christoph Muehlbauer, Andre Brueckmann, Rainer Grimm), In 2018 EMEASEC and TdSE, 2018. (pdf) [bib]
Theses
[2018] A dynamic techno-economic evaluation framework for hybrid regional train architectures (Florian Mueller), Master's thesis, Technical University of Munich, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2018. (pdf) [bib]
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yaroslav menshenin
Yaroslav Menshenin

Yaroslav Menshenin

Dr. Yaroslav Menshenin is a Research Scientist at Skoltech. His research interests include Model-Based Systems Engineering, System Architecture Methods to Support the Decision-Making Process, and Engineering Management of Complex Systems. Dr. Menshenin was a visiting doctoral candidate in System Architecture Group at MIT where he worked on case studies for his PhD Thesis (Supervisor Prof. Edward Crawley) entitled “Model-Based Framework for System Concept”. PhD Thesis has been successfully defended in 2020. Dr. Menshenin received the Specialist’s degree (M.Sc. degree equivalent) from the Department of Theoretical Physics and Quantum Technologies at the National University of Science and Technology “MISIS” (Moscow, Russia). He is also a graduate of Singularity University located at NASA Ames Research Center (Silicon Valley, USA).

Books and Book Chapters
[2021] Model-Based System Architecting and Decision-Making (Yaroslav Menshenin, Yaniv Mordecai, Edward F. Crawley, Bruce G. Cameron), Chapter in Handbook of Model-Based Systems Engineering (Azad Madni, Norman Augustine, eds.), Springer, 2021. (pdf) [bib]
Journal Articles
[2020] A system concept representation framework and its testing on patents, urban architectural patterns, and software patterns (Yaroslav Menshenin, Edward F. Crawley), In System Engineering, 2020. (doi: 10.2514/1.36574, pdf) [bib]
[2019] Applying the Model-Based Concept Framework to Capturing the Safety Aspects of the Suborbital Human Spaceflight Missions (Yaroslav Menshenin, Edward F. Crawley), In Space Safety Engineering, volume 6(4), 2019. (pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2020] Digital Engineering Information Exchange Model for Space Missions Architecture: a Case Study of a CubeSat Mission (Yaroslav Menshenin, Yana Brovar, Dominik Knoll, Edward F. Crawley, Clement Fortin), In 2020 IAC Conference, 2020. (pdf) [bib]
[2020] Analysis of Systems Structural Relationships Through a DSM-Based Approach (Yaroslav Menshenin, Yana Brovar, Edward F. Crawley, Clement Fortin), In 22nd International Dependency and Structure Modeling Conference, 2020. (pdf) [bib]
[2018] DSM-Based Methods to Represent Specialization Relationships in a Concept Framework (Yaroslav Menshenin, Edward F. Crawley), In 20th International DSM Conference, 2018. (pdf) [bib]
[2018] Model-Based Concept Framework for Suborbital Human Spaceflight Missions (Yaroslav Menshenin, Edward F. Crawley), In 69th International Astronautical Congress, 2018. (pdf) [bib]
[2018] A Framework for Concept and its Testing on Patents (Yaroslav Menshenin, Edward F. Crawley), In INCOSE International Symposium 2018, volume 28, No.1, 2018. (pdf) [bib]
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Aleix Paris i Bordas
Aleix Paris i Bordas

Aleix Paris i Bordas

Aleix was a visiting student from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech carrying out his Final Thesis at MIT AeroAstro. He is currently pursuing two BS simultaneously in Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science, under the CFIS program at UPC. His research focuses on dynamic resource management (DRM) algorithms for communication satellites. His interest in the aerospace sector goes beyond the merely theoretical aspect as he combined his studies with the Private Pilot License training.

Conference Papers
[2019] A Genetic Algorithm for Joint Power and Bandwidth Allocation in Multibeam Satellite Systems (Aleix Paris, Inigo del Portillo, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2019 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2019. (pdf) [bib]
Theses
[2018] Power and bandwidth allocation in multi-beam satellite systems (Aleix Paris), Master's thesis, UPC BarcelonaTech, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2018. (pdf) [bib]
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richard rhodes
Richard Rhodes

Richard Rhodes

Richard Rhodes earned his SM in AeroAstro in the System Architecture Group. He is currently a Space Suit Engineer at the NASA Johnson Space Center.

Conference Papers
[2010] Realizing Commonality In Exploration Architectures: the Role of Effective Contract Structures (Anthony C. Wicht, Richard A. Rhodes, Edward F. Crawley), In AIAA Space 2010 Conference and Exposition, 2010. [bib]
[2010] Divergence in platform commonality: examination of potential cost implications (Bruce G. Cameron, Richard A. Rhodes, Ryan C. Boas, Edward F. Crawley), In Design 2010, 2010. (pdf) [bib]
Theses
[2010] Application and Management of Commonality within NASA Systems (Richard A. Rhodes), Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2010. (pdf) [bib]
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alexander rudat
Alexander Rudat

Alexander Rudat

Alexander is an Engineering Specialist with the Aerospace Corporation. Alexander received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology prior to joining the Systems Architecting Group at M.I.T. While at Georgia Tech, he conducted undergraduate research in the QUEST laboratory in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, studying the use of ultrasonic waves for detecting crack propagation in metals. He also served as part of the Flight Test Engineering Group at Honda Aircraft Company in 2010. Alexander's Masters thesis focused on codifying a methodology for the development of architecture-level quantitative models for the evaluation of complex systems. This framework is also intended to be integrated into established business practices by linking the processes with interconnected steps in business methods such as Lean, Six Sigma, Concurrent Engineering, and Spiral Models. He is also heavily involved in the creation of models for the evaluation of future human space exploration infrastructures beyond low-Earth orbit.

Journal Articles
[2014] Technology Decisions Under Architectural Uncertainty: Informing Investment Decisions Through Tradespace Exploration (Jonathan A. Battat, Bruce G. Cameron, Alexander Rudat, Edward F. Crawley), In Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, volume 51, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2013] The Modeling and Evaluation of Interplanetary Manned Missions Using System Architecting Techniques (Alexander Rudat, Jonathan A. Battat, Bruce G. Cameron), In 2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
[2012] Tradespace Exploration Approach For Architectural Definition Of In-Space Transportation Infrastructure Systems For Future Human Space Exploration (Alexander Rudat, Jonathan A. Battat, Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Morgan Dwyer, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In International Astronautical Congress, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
[2012] A Delphi-Based Framework For Systems Architecting Of In-Orbit Exploration Infrastructure ForHuman Exploration Beyond Low Earth Orbit (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Alexander Rudat, Edward F. Crawley), In 63rd International Astronautical Congress, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
Theses
[2013] HEXANE: Architecting Manned Space Exploration Missions beyond Low-Earth Orbit (Alexander Rudat), Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
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marc sanchez net
Marc Sanchez

Marc Sanchez Net

Marc Sanchez is a Telecommunications Engineer at JPL and at Facebook Connectivity Lab. He received his MS degrees in Industrial Engineering and Telecommunications Engineering from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, and his MS and PhD degree in AeroAstro from MIT. His interests are in rule-based expert systems and how they can be applied to space communications networks. Prior to his work at MIT, Marc was a software engineer at Sener Ingenieria y Sistemas involved in the development of commercial software FORAN CAD/CAM.

Journal Articles
[2016] Architecting Information Security Services for Federated Satellite Systems (Marc Sanchez Net, Inigo del Portillo, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2016. (pdf) [bib]
[2016] Approximation Methods for Estimating the Availability of Optical Ground Networks (Marc Sanchez Net, Inigo del Portillo, Edward F. Crawley, Bruce G. Cameron), In Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Optical Society of America, volume 8, 2016. (pdf) [bib]
[2015] Integrated tradespace analysis of space network architectures (Marc Sanchez Net, Inigo del Portillo, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley, Daniel Selva), In Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, volume 12, 2015. (pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2018] System Architecture for Tracking Passengers inside an Airport Terminal Using RFID (Juan Jose Garau Luis, Marc Sanchez Net, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2018 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2018. (pdf) [bib]
[2017] Performance Characterization of a Multiplexed Space-to-Ground Optical Network (Marc Sanchez Net, Inigo del Portillo, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2017. (pdf) [bib]
[2017] Uncertainty quantification of network availability for networks of optical ground stations (Inigo del Portillo, Marc Sanchez Net, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In Free-Space Laser Communication and Atmospheric Propagation XXIX, volume 10096, 2017. (pdf) [bib]
[2017] Optimal Location of Optical Ground Stations to Serve LEO Spacecraft (Inigo del Portillo, Marc Sanchez Net, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2017. (pdf) [bib]
[2016] Assessing the Impact of Real-time Communication Services on the Space Network Ground Segment (Marc Sanchez Net, Inigo del Portillo, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2016. (pdf) [bib]
[2016] Architecting the Ground Segment of an Optical Space Communication Network (Inigo del Portillo, Marc Sanchez Net, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley, Daniel Selva), In 2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2016. (pdf) [bib]
[2015] Architecting Space Communication Networks under Mission Demand Uncertainty (Marc Sanchez Net, Inigo del Portillo, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2015 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2015. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] Exploring Classification Algorithms for Early Mission Formulation Cost Estimation (Marc Sanchez Net, Daniel Selva, Alessandro Aliakbargolkar), In 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] Results of the MIT Space Communication and Navigation Architecture Study (Marc Sanchez Net, Daniel Selva, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley, Bernard Seery, Antonios Seas), In 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] Exploring the Trade-offs of Aggregated versus Disaggregated Architectures for Environmental Monitoring in Low-Earth Orbit (Morgan Dwyer, Daniel Selva, Inigo del Portillo, Marc Sanchez Net, Bruce G. Cameron, Zoe Szajnfarber, Edward F. Crawley), In AIAA Space, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2013] Exploring the Architectural Trade Space of NASAs Space Communication and Navigation Program (Marc Sanchez Net, Daniel Selva, Antonios Seas, Bernard Seery, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
Theses
[2017] Support of Latency-sensitive Space Exploration Applications in Future Space Communication Systems (Marc Sanchez), PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2017. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] Architecting Space Communications Networks (Marc Sanchez), Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
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Daniel Selva

Daniel Selva

Prof. Daniel Selva is an Assistant Professor at Texas A & M. Daniel Selva received a PhD in Space Systems from MIT in 2012, where he is currently a post-doctoral associate. His research interests focus on the application of combinatorial optimization and artificial intelligence techniques to space systems engineering and architecture, in particular in the context of Earth observation missions. For his doctoral research, Dr. Selva developed the first knowledge-based system created to support the system architecture phase of Earth observing missions and programs. More recently, Dr. Selva has started the development of a second expert system applied to space communication and navigation infrastructure. Prior to MIT, Dr. Selva worked for four years in Kourou (French Guiana) as a member of the Ariane 5 Launch team, where he was an operational engineer specializing in the guidance, navigation and control subsystem, and the avionics. Daniel has a dual background in electrical engineering and aeronautical engineering, with MS degrees from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, and Supaero in Toulouse, France. He is a 2007 la Caixa fellow, and received the Nortel Networks prize for academic excellence in 2002.

See also: Prof. Selva's Cornell biography

Publications

Books and Book Chapters
[2016] System Architecture: Strategy and Product Development for Complex Systems (Edward F. Crawley, Bruce G. Cameron, Daniel Selva), Pearson, 2016. [bib]
Journal Articles
[2016] Patterns in System Architecture Decisions (Daniel Selva, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In Systems Engineering, 2016. (pdf) [bib] [pdf] [doi]
[2015] Integrated tradespace analysis of space network architectures (Marc Sanchez Net, Inigo del Portillo, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley, Daniel Selva), In Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, volume 12, 2015. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] A Rule-Based Method for Scalable and Traceable Evaluation of System Architectures (Daniel Selva, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In Research in Engineering Design, volume 25, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] Rule-based System Architecting of Earth Observing Systems: The Earth Science Decadal Survey (Daniel Selva, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, volume 51, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2012] A survey and assessment of the capabilities of Cubesats for Earth observation (Daniel Selva, David Krejci), In Acta Astronautica, volume 74, 2012. (doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2011.12.014, pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2016] Architecting the Ground Segment of an Optical Space Communication Network (Inigo del Portillo, Marc Sanchez Net, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley, Daniel Selva), In 2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2016. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] Exploring Classification Algorithms for Early Mission Formulation Cost Estimation (Marc Sanchez Net, Daniel Selva, Alessandro Aliakbargolkar), In 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] Results of the MIT Space Communication and Navigation Architecture Study (Marc Sanchez Net, Daniel Selva, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley, Bernard Seery, Antonios Seas), In 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] The Cost of Jointness and How to Manage It (Morgan Dwyer, Zoe Szajnfarber, Daniel Selva, Edward F. Crawley), In AIAA Space, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2014] Exploring the Trade-offs of Aggregated versus Disaggregated Architectures for Environmental Monitoring in Low-Earth Orbit (Morgan Dwyer, Daniel Selva, Inigo del Portillo, Marc Sanchez Net, Bruce G. Cameron, Zoe Szajnfarber, Edward F. Crawley), In AIAA Space, 2014. (pdf) [bib]
[2013] VASSAR: Value Assessment of System Architectures using Rules (Daniel Selva, Edward F. Crawley), In 2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference (Winner, Best Paper Award), 2013. (pdf) [bib]
[2013] Exploring the Architectural Trade Space of NASAs Space Communication and Navigation Program (Marc Sanchez Net, Daniel Selva, Antonios Seas, Bernard Seery, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
[2013] The Impact of Technical Complexity on the Decision to Collaborate and Combine (Morgan Dwyer, Daniel Selva, Zoe Szajnfarber, Bruce G. Cameron, Edward F. Crawley), In 2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
[2012] Modeling the scientific value of Earth observing missions (Daniel Selva, Edward F. Crawley), In 2012 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
[2011] Exploring packaging architectures for the Decadal Survey (Daniel Selva, Edward F. Crawley), In 2011 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2011. (pdf) [bib]
[2010] Integrated Assessment of Packaging Architectures in Earth Observing Programs (Daniel Selva, Edward F. Crawley), In 2010 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2010. (pdf) [bib]
Theses
[2012] Rule-based System Architecting of Earth Observation Satellite Systems (Daniel Selva), PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
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matthew silver
Matthew Silver

Matthew Silver

Dr. Matthew Silver is the CEO of Cambrian Innovation, which he founded in 2006. Prior to co-founding Cambrian, Matt co-founded Intelligent Action Inc., an MIT spin-out providing strategic decision-making capabilities based on patent pending simulation algorithms that he developed during his Master’s work at MIT. He has published over 15 academic and conference publications on engineering design and innovation strategy and is co-inventor on six patent applications. Matt received a Doctorate in Engineering Systems and two Master’s in Astronautical Engineering and Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a Bachelor’s in Astrophysics and Art History, cum laude and with honors, from Williams College in 2001.

Theses
[2011] Open Collaborative System Design (Matthew Silver), PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Engineering Systems Division, 2011. (pdf) [bib]
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willard simmons
Willard Simmons

Willard Simmons

Dr. Willard (Bill) Simmons is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of DataXu. He is the brain behind DataXu’s core technology, which he developed while earning his PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. Bill previously worked for Lockheed Martin, where he developed and tested real-time flight software for guidance, navigation and control of the Atlas family of space launch vehicles. He is an expert in optimal system design and in developing reliable real-time software.

Journal Articles
[2009] Algebra of Systems: A Metalanguage for Model Synthesis and Evaluation (Benjamin H.Y. Koo, Willard L. Simmons, Edward F. Crawley), In IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics--Part A: Systems and Humans, volume 39, 2009. (doi: 10.1109/TSMCA.2009.2014546, pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2006] A Computational Method for Mapping the Decision Space of the Lunar Exploration Program (Willard L. Simmons, Benjamin H.Y. Koo, Edward F. Crawley), In International Astronautical Congress, 2006. [bib]
[2005] Space Systems Architecting Using Meta-Languages (Willard L. Simmons, Benjamin H.Y. Koo, Edward F. Crawley), In International Astronautical Congress, 2005. [bib]
[2005] Architecture Generation for Moon-Mars Exploration Using an Executable Meta-Language (Willard L. Simmons, Benjamin H.Y. Koo, Edward F. Crawley), In AIAA Space 2005 Conference and Exposition, 2005. [bib]
Theses
[2008] A Framework for Decision Support in Systems Architecting (Willard L. Simmons), PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2008. (pdf) [bib]
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anthony wicht
Anthony Wicht

Anthony Wicht

Anthony Wicht is a Manager with Bain & Company. Prior to Bain, Anthony was a co-author of the Australian Space Policy, and a corporate lawyer. He earned his SM in AeroAstro in the System Architecture Group at MIT.

Journal Articles
[2013] Systems Architecting Methodology for Space Transportation Infrastructure (Alessandro Aliakbargolkar, Edward F. Crawley, Anthony C. Wicht, Jonathan A. Battat, Emily D. Calandrelli), In Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, volume 50, 2013. (pdf) [bib]
[2012] Relieving Joint Pain: Planning Government Acquisition of Complex Common Systems (Anthony C. Wicht, Edward F. Crawley), In Defense Acquisition Reform Journal, volume 19, 2012. (pdf) [bib]
Conference Papers
[2010] Realizing Commonality In Exploration Architectures: the Role of Effective Contract Structures (Anthony C. Wicht, Richard A. Rhodes, Edward F. Crawley), In AIAA Space 2010 Conference and Exposition, 2010. [bib]
Theses
[2011] Acquisition strategies for commonality across complex aerospace systems-of-systems (Anthony C. Wicht), Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2011. (pdf) [bib]
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paul wooster
Paul Wooster

Paul Wooster

Paul Wooster is the Spacecraft GNC Manager for Dragon Vehicle at SpaceX. Paul was previously the founder of the Mars Gravity Biosatellite project at MIT. Paul earned his SM and undergraduate degree at MIT.

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