Bio


Simone D’Amico is Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Politecnico di Milano (2003) and the Ph.D. degree from Delft University of Technology (2010). From 2003 to 2014, he was research scientist and team leader at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). There, he gave key contributions to the design, development, and operations of spacecraft formation-flying and rendezvous missions such as GRACE (United States/Germany), TanDEM-X (Germany), PRISMA (Sweden/Germany/France), and PROBA-3 (ESA). From 2014 to 2020, he was Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. He is the Founding director of the Space Rendezvous Laboratory (SLAB), and Satellite Advisor of the Student Space Initiative (SSSI), Stanford’s largest undergraduate organization. He has over 200 scientific publications and 3000 google scholar’s citations, including conference proceedings, peer-reviewed journal articles, and book chapters. D'Amico's research aims at enabling future miniature distributed space systems for unprecedented science and exploration. His efforts lie at the intersection of advanced astrodynamics, GN&C, and space system engineering to meet the tight requirements posed by these novel space architectures. The most recent mission concepts developed by Dr. D'Amico are a miniaturized distributed occulter/telescope (mDOT) system for direct imaging of exozodiacal dust and exoplanets and the Autonomous Nanosatellite Swarming (ANS) mission for characterization of small celestial bodies. D’Amico’s research is supported by NASA, NSF, AFRL, AFOSR, KACST, and Industry. He is Chairman of the NASA's Starshade Science and Technology Working Group (TSWG). He is member of the advisory board of space startup companies and VC edge funds. He is member of the Space-Flight Mechanics Technical Committee of the AAS, Associate Fellow of AIAA, Associate Editor of the AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics and the IEEE Transactions of Aerospace and Electronic Systems. He is Fellow of the NAE’s US FOE Symposium. Dr. D’Amico was recipient of the Leonardo 500 Award by the Leonardo Da Vinci Society and ISSNAF (2019), the Stanford’s Introductory Seminar Excellence Award (2019 and 2020), the FAI/NAA‘s Group Diploma of Honor (2018), the Exemplary System Engineering Doctoral Dissertation Award by the International Honor Society for Systems Engineering OAA (2016), the DLR’s Sabbatical/Forschungssemester in honor of scientific achievements (2012), the DLR’s Wissenschaft Preis in honor of scientific achievements (2006), and the NASA’s Group Achievement Award for the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, GRACE (2004).

Academic Appointments


  • Associate Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics

Honors & Awards


  • NASA Group Achievement Award for the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (04/01/2004)
  • DLR's Wissenschaft Preis 2006 (Science Award), German Aerospace Center (11/01/2006)
  • Excellent Reviewer for the AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (10/01/2007 - 09/01/2008)
  • First Class Award of the IAF 5th International Workshop on Constellations and Formation Flying, International Astronautical Federation (07/01/2008)
  • Associate Member of the System Engineering Honor Society, Omega Alpha Association (12/01/2010)
  • DLR's Besondere Auszeichnung 2010 for the TanDEM-X Project Team, German Aerospace Center (03/01/2011)
  • Excellent Reviewer for the AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (10/01/2011 - 09/01/2012)
  • DLR's Award for PRISMA Science Team, German Aerospace Center (12/01/2011)
  • DLR's Forschungssemester (Sabbatical), German Aerospace Center (09/01/2012 - 12/01/2012)
  • Excellent Reviewer for the AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (10/01/2012 - 09/01/2013)
  • Terman Faculty Fellowship, Stanford School of Engineering (12/01/2013 - 11/30/2016)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • International Program Committee Member, International Workshop on Satellite Constellations and Formation Flying (IWSCFF) (2013 - Present)
  • Chairman and Organizer, 5th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies (SFFMT) (2011 - 2013)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies (SFFMT) (2008 - Present)
  • Co-Chair, International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies (SFFMT) (2008 - Present)

Professional Education


  • PhD, Technical University of Delft (The Netherlands), Aerospace Engineering (2010)
  • BS and MS, Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Aerospace Engineering (2003)

2021-22 Courses


Stanford Advisees


All Publications


  • Autonomous angles-only multitarget tracking for spacecraft swarms ACTA ASTRONAUTICA Kruger, J., D'Amico, S. 2021; 189: 514-529
  • Safe, Delta-v-Efficient Spacecraft Swarm Reconfiguration Using Lyapunov Stability and Artificial Potentials JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE CONTROL AND DYNAMICS Lippe, C., D'Amico, S. 2021

    View details for DOI 10.2514/1.G006253

    View details for Web of Science ID 000721721900001

  • Adaptive and Dynamically Constrained Process Noise Estimation for Orbit Determination. IEEE transactions on aerospace and electronic systems Stacey, N., D'Amico, S. 2021; 57 (5): 2920-2937

    Abstract

    This paper introduces two new algorithms to accurately estimate the process noise covariance of a discrete-time Kalman filter online for robust orbit determination in the presence of dynamics model uncertainties. Common orbit determination process noise techniques, such as state noise compensation and dynamic model compensation, require offline tuning and a priori knowledge of the dynamical environment. Alternatively, the process noise covariance can be estimated through adaptive filtering. However, many adaptive filtering techniques are not applicable to onboard orbit determination due to computational cost or the assumption of a linear time-invariant system. Furthermore, existing adaptive filtering techniques do not constrain the process noise covariance according to the underlying continuous-time dynamical model, and there has been limited work on adaptive filtering with colored process noise. To overcome these limitations, a novel approach is developed which optimally fuses state noise compensation and dynamic model compensation with covariance matching adaptive filtering. This yields two adaptive and dynamically constrained process noise covariance estimation techniques. Unlike many adaptive filtering approaches, the new techniques accurately extrapolate over measurement outages and do not rely on ad hoc methods to ensure the process noise covariance is positive semi-definite. The benefits of the proposed algorithms are demonstrated through two case studies: an illustrative linear system and the autonomous navigation of two spacecraft orbiting an asteroid.

    View details for DOI 10.1109/taes.2021.3074205

    View details for PubMedID 34720172

  • Fast Algorithm for Fuel-Optimal Impulsive Control of Linear Systems With Time-Varying Cost IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL Koenig, A. W., D'Amico, S. 2021; 66 (9): 4029-4042
  • Generalized Angles-Only Navigation Architecture for Autonomous Distributed Space Systems JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE CONTROL AND DYNAMICS Sullivan, J., Koenig, A. W., Kruger, J., D'Amico, S. 2021; 44 (6): 1087-1105

    View details for DOI 10.2514/1.G005439

    View details for Web of Science ID 000651426000001

  • Optimal spacecraft swarm reconfiguration through chief orbit refinement ACTA ASTRONAUTICA Lippe, C., D'Amico, S. 2021; 183: 162-175
  • Spacecraft swarm dynamics and control about asteroids ADVANCES IN SPACE RESEARCH Lippe, C., D'Amico, S. 2021; 67 (11): 3426-3443
  • Exoplanet imaging scheduling optimization for an orbiting starshade working with Extremely Large Telescopes JOURNAL OF ASTRONOMICAL TELESCOPES INSTRUMENTS AND SYSTEMS Peretz, E., Mather, J. C., Hall, K., Pabarcius, L., Canzoniero, C. M., Gilchrist, K., Lieber-Kotz, M., Slonaker, R., Yu, W. H., Hughes, S., Hur-Diaz, S., Koenig, A., D'Amico, S. 2021; 7 (2)
  • Starshade rendezvous: exoplanet sensitivity and observing strategy JOURNAL OF ASTRONOMICAL TELESCOPES INSTRUMENTS AND SYSTEMS Romero-Wolf, A., Bryden, G., Seager, S., Kasdin, N., Booth, J., Greenhouse, M., Lisman, D., Macintosh, B., Shaklan, S., Vess, M., Warwick, S., Webb, D., Ziemer, J., Gray, A., Hughes, M., Agnes, G., Arenberg, J. W., Bradford, S., Fong, M., Gregory, J., Matousek, S., Rhodes, J., Willems, P., D'Amico, S., Debes, J., Domagal-Goldman, S., Hildebrandt, S., Hu, R., Kiessling, A., Lewis, N., Rizzo, M., Roberge, A., Robinson, T., Rogers, L., Savransky, D., Stark, C. 2021; 7 (2)
  • Starshade Rendezvous: exoplanet orbit constraints from multi-epoch direct imaging JOURNAL OF ASTRONOMICAL TELESCOPES INSTRUMENTS AND SYSTEMS Romero-Wolf, A., Bryden, G., Agnes, G., Arenberg, J. W., Bradford, S., D'Amico, S., Debes, J., Greenhouse, M., Hu, R., Matousek, S., Rhodes, J., Ziemer, J. 2021; 7 (2)
  • Closed-Form Optimal Impulsive Control of Spacecraft Formations Using Reachable Set Theory Chernick, M., D'Amico, S. AMER INST AERONAUTICS ASTRONAUTICS. 2021: 25–44

    View details for DOI 10.2514/1.G005218

    View details for Web of Science ID 000599757300004

  • Using a Virtual Chief to Minimize Delta-v for Satellite Swarm Maintenance in Eccentric Orbits Lippe, C., D'Amico, S., IEEE IEEE. 2021
  • Optimal Spacecraft Orbit Design for Inertial Alignment with Ground Telescopes Koenig, A. W., D'Amico, S., Peretz, E., Yu, W., Hur-Diaz, S., Mather, J., IEEE IEEE. 2021
  • Precise Real-Time Relative Orbit Determination for Large-Baseline Formations Using GNSS Giralo, V., D'Amico, S., Inst Navigat INST NAVIGATION. 2021: 366-384
  • ARTMS: Enabling Autonomous Distributed Angles-Only Orbit Estimation for Spacecraft Swarms Koenig, A. W., Kruger, J., Sullivan, J., D'Amico, S., IEEE IEEE. 2021: 4282-4289
  • Autonomous Angles-Only Navigation for Spacecraft Swarms around Planetary Bodies Kruger, J., Wallace, K., Koenig, A. W., D'Amico, S., IEEE IEEE. 2021
  • Neural Network-Based Pose Estimation for Noncooperative Spacecraft Rendezvous IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AEROSPACE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS Sharma, S., D'Amico, S. 2020; 56 (6): 4638–58
  • Satellite Pose Estimation Challenge: Dataset, Competition Design, and Results IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AEROSPACE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS Kisantal, M., Sharma, S., Park, T., Izzo, D., Martens, M., Damico, S. 2020; 56 (5): 4083–98
  • Distributed multi-GNSS timing and localization for nanosatellites NAVIGATION-JOURNAL OF THE INSTITUTE OF NAVIGATION Giralo, V., D'Amico, S. 2019; 66 (4): 729–46

    View details for DOI 10.1002/navi.337

    View details for Web of Science ID 000507100800005

  • Formation Design of Distributed Telescopes in Earth Orbit for Astrophysics Applications JOURNAL OF SPACECRAFT AND ROCKETS Koenig, A. W., Macintosh, B., D'Amico, S. 2019; 56 (5): 1462–77

    View details for DOI 10.2514/1.A34420

    View details for Web of Science ID 000489334400016

  • Linear Models for Spacecraft Relative Motion Perturbed by Solar Radiation Pressure JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE CONTROL AND DYNAMICS Guffanti, T., D'Amico, S. 2019; 42 (9): 1962–81

    View details for DOI 10.2514/1.G002822

    View details for Web of Science ID 000482388100005

  • Variable-Magnification Optical Stimulator for Training and Validation of Spaceborne Vision-Based Navigation JOURNAL OF SPACECRAFT AND ROCKETS Beierle, C., D'Amico, S. 2019; 56 (4): 1060–72

    View details for DOI 10.2514/1.A34337

    View details for Web of Science ID 000476682700009

  • POSE ESTIMATION FOR NON-COOPERATIVE SPACECRAFT RENDEZVOUS USING NEURAL NETWORKS Sharma, S., D'Amico, S., Topputo, F., Sinclair, A. J., Wilkins, M. P., Zanetti, R. UNIVELT INC. 2019: 3527–46
  • Polar Orbiting Infrared Tracking Receiver (POINTR) Taylor, M., Roychowdhury, A., Maldonado, S., Zeng, O., Tuck, S., Adamkiewicz, M., Roy, S., Hillard, J., Radhakrishnan, M., D'Amico, S., IEEE IEEE. 2019
  • AUTONOMOUS SWARMING FOR SIMULTANEOUS NAVIGATION AND ASTEROID CHARACTERIZATION Stacey, N., D'Amico, S., Singla, P., Weisman, R. M., Marchand, B. G., Jones, B. A. UNIVELT INC. 2019: 3723–52
  • CLOSED-FORM OPTIMAL IMPULSIVE CONTROL OF SPACECRAFT FORMATIONS USING REACHABLE SET THEORY Chernick, M., D'Amico, S., Singla, P., Weisman, R. M., Marchand, B. G., Jones, B. A. UNIVELT INC. 2019: 3199–3223
  • ANGLES-ONLY NAVIGATION FOR AUTONOMOUS ON-ORBIT SPACE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS APPLICATIONS Sullivan, J., Lovell, T., D'Amico, S., Singla, P., Weisman, R. M., Marchand, B. G., Jones, B. A. UNIVELT INC. 2019: 2455–80
  • SECOND-ORDER ANALYTICAL SOLUTION FOR RELATIVE MOTION ON ARBITRARILY ECCENTRIC ORBITS Willis, M., Lovell, A., D'Amico, S., Topputo, F., Sinclair, A. J., Wilkins, M. P., Zanetti, R. UNIVELT INC. 2019: 3547–69
  • Analytical approach to spacecraft formation-flying with low-thrust relative spiral trajectories Willis, M., D'Amico, S. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2018: 175–90
  • Safe spacecraft swarm deployment and acquisition in perturbed near-circular orbits subject to operational constraints Koenig, A. W., D'Amico, S. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2018: 297–310
  • Robust and Safe N-Spacecraft Swarming in Perturbed Near-Circular Orbits JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE CONTROL AND DYNAMICS Koenig, A. W., D'Amico, S. 2018; 41 (8): 1643–62

    View details for DOI 10.2514/1.G003249

    View details for Web of Science ID 000438876000001

  • New Closed-Form Solutions for Optimal Impulsive Control of Spacecraft Relative Motion Chernick, M., D'Amico, S. AMER INST AERONAUTICS ASTRONAUTICS. 2018: 301–19

    View details for DOI 10.2514/1.G002848

    View details for Web of Science ID 000422655800001

  • Pose Estimation for Non-Cooperative Spacecraft Rendezvous Using Convolutional Neural Networks Sharma, S., Beierle, C., D'Amico, S., IEEE IEEE. 2018
  • Two-Stage Attitude Control for Direct Imaging of Exoplanets with a CubeSat Telescope Beierle, C., Norton, A., Macintosh, B., D'Amico, S., Lystrup, M., MacEwen, H. A., Fazio, G. G. SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING. 2018

    View details for DOI 10.1117/12.2314233

    View details for Web of Science ID 000450864600054

  • Integration Constants as State Variables for Optimal Path Planning Guffanti, T., D'Amico, S., IEEE IEEE. 2018: 3197–3202
  • Development of the Stanford GNSS Navigation Testbed for Distributed Space Systems Giralo, V., D'Amico, S., Inst Navigat INST NAVIGATION. 2018: 837–56
  • Nonlinear Kalman Filtering for Improved Angles-Only Navigation Using Relative Orbital Elements JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE CONTROL AND DYNAMICS Sullivan, J., D'Amico, S. 2017; 40 (9): 2183–2200

    View details for DOI 10.2514/1.G002719

    View details for Web of Science ID 000408004100005

  • CONSTRAINED LOW-THRUST SATELLITE FORMATION-FLYING USING RELATIVE ORBIT ELEMENTS Steindorf, L. M., D'Amico, S., Scharnagl, J., Kempf, F., Schilling, K., McMahon, J. W., Guo, Y., Leve, F. A., Sims, J. A. UNIVELT INC. 2017: 3563–83
  • ADAPTIVE FILTERING FOR MANEUVER-FREE ANGLES-ONLY NAVIGATION IN ECCENTRIC ORBITS Sullivan, J., D'Amico, S., McMahon, J. W., Guo, Y., Leve, F. A., Sims, J. A. UNIVELT INC. 2017: 1015–38
  • LONG-TERM ANALYTICAL PROPAGATION OF SATELLITE RELATIVE MOTION IN PERTURBED ORBITS Guffanti, T., D'Amico, S., Lavagna, M., McMahon, J. W., Guo, Y., Leve, F. A., Sims, J. A. UNIVELT INC. 2017: 2387–2417
  • Comparative assessment of techniques for initial pose estimation using monocular vision ACTA ASTRONAUTICA Sharma, S., D'Amico, S. 2016; 123: 435-445
  • Safe Picosatellite Release from a Small Satellite Carrier JOURNAL OF SPACECRAFT AND ROCKETS Wermuth, M., Gaias, G., D'Amico, S. 2015; 52 (5): 1338-1347

    View details for DOI 10.2514/1.A33036

    View details for Web of Science ID 000361845400007

  • Impulsive Maneuvers for Formation Reconfiguration Using Relative Orbital Elements JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE CONTROL AND DYNAMICS Gaias, G., D'Amico, S. 2015; 38 (6): 1036-1049

    View details for DOI 10.2514/1.G000189

    View details for Web of Science ID 000354615900005

  • Angles-Only Navigation to a Noncooperative Satellite Using Relative Orbital Elements AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference Gaias, G., D'Amico, S., Ardaens, J. AMER INST AERONAUTICS ASTRONAUTICS. 2014: 439–51

    View details for DOI 10.2514/1.61494

    View details for Web of Science ID 000336772900008

  • Noncooperative Rendezvous Using Angles-Only Optical Navigation: System Design and Flight Results JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE CONTROL AND DYNAMICS D'Amico, S., Ardaens, J., Gaias, G., BENNINGHOFF, H., Schlepp, B., JORGENSEN, J. L. 2013; 36 (6): 1576-1595

    View details for DOI 10.2514/1.59236

    View details for Web of Science ID 000331369400002

  • GPS-based relative navigation for the Proba-3 formation flying mission ACTA ASTRONAUTICA Ardaens, J., D'Amico, S., Cropp, A. 2013; 91: 341-355
  • Flight Results of Precise Autonomous Orbit Keeping Experiment on PRISMA Mission 22nd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting De Florio, S., D'Amico, S., Radice, G. AMER INST AERONAUTICS ASTRONAUTICS. 2013: 662–74

    View details for DOI 10.2514/1.A32347

    View details for Web of Science ID 000320091200016

  • Autonomous formation flying based on GPS - PRISMA flight results 6th International Workshop on Satellite Constellation and Formation Flying (IWSCFF) D'Amico, S., Ardaens, J., De Florio, S. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2013: 69–79
  • Noncooperative Rendezvous using Angles-only Optical Navigation: System Design and Flight Results Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics D'Amico, S., Ardaens, J., Gaias, G., Benninghoff, H., Schlepp, B., Joergensen, J. L. 2013; 36 (6): 1576-1595

    View details for DOI 10.2514/1.59236

  • FFRF and GPS sensor fusion for relative navigation of formation flying satellites 5th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies Allende, G., D'Amico, S., Montenbruck, O., Hugentobler, U., Delpech, M. 2013
  • Generalized Multi-Impulsive Maneuvers for Optimum Spacecraft Rendezvous 5th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies Gaias, G., D'Amico, S., Ardaens, J. 2013
  • Pose Estimation of an Uncooperative Spacecraft from Actual Space Imagery 5th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies D'Amico, S., Benn, M., Joergensen, J. L. 2013
  • Combined Autonomous Absolute and Relative Orbit Control in Low Earth Orbit 5th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies De Florio, S., D'Amico, S., Radice, G. 2013
  • PRISMA Distributed Space Missions for Earth System Monitoring D'Amico, S., Bodin, P., Delpech, M., Noteborn, R. Springer Space Technology Library. 2013: 599–637
  • GPS Based Relative Navigation Distributed Space Missions for Earth System Monitoring Montenbruck, O., D'Amico, S. Springer Space Technology Library. 2013: 185–223
  • Spaceborne Autonomous Formation-Flying Experiment on the PRISMA Mission AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference D'Amico, S., Ardaens, J., Larsson, R. AMER INST AERONAUTICS ASTRONAUTICS. 2012: 834–50

    View details for DOI 10.2514/1.55638

    View details for Web of Science ID 000303904600013

  • THE PRISMA FORMATION FLYING DEMONSTRATOR: OVERVIEW AND CONCLUSIONS FROM THE NOMINAL MISSION 35th Annual AAS Rocky Mountain Section Guidance and Control Conference Bodin, P., Noteborn, R., Larsson, R., Karlsson, T., D'Amico, S., Ardaens, J. S., Delpech, M., Berges, J. UNIVELT INC. 2012: 441–460
  • GPS-Based Relative Navigation for the PROBA-3 Formation Flying Mission 63rd International Astronautical Congress Ardaens, J., D'Amico, S., Cropp, A. 2012
  • FLIGHT RESULTS OF THE PRECISE AUTONOMOUS ORBIT KEEPING EXPERIMENT ON THE PRISMA MISSION 22nd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting De Florio, S., D'Amico, S., Radice, G. UNIVELT INC. 2012: 1103–1122
  • Precise Autonomous Orbit Control in Low Earth Orbit AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference De Florio, S., D'Amico, S., Radice, G. 2012
  • Angles-only Navigation to a Non-Cooperative Satellite using Relative Orbital Elements AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference Gaias, G., D'Amico, S., Ardaens, J. 2012
  • Final Commissioning of the PRISMA GPS Navigation System Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Sciences and Applications Ardaens, J., D'Amico, S., Montenbruck, O. 2012; 4 (3): 104-118
  • Flight Demonstration of Non-Cooperative Rendezvous using Optical Navigation 23rd International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics D'Amico, S., Ardaens, J., Gaias, G., Schlepp, B., Benninghoff, H., Tzschichholz, T., Karlsson, T., Joergensen, J. L. 2012
  • Navigation and Control of the PRISMA Formation: In-Orbit Experience Journal of Mechanics Engineering and Automation D'Amico, S., Larsson, R. 2012; 2 (5): 312-320
  • Final Commissioning of the PRISMA GPS Navigation System 22nd International Symposium on Spaceflight Dynamics Ardaens, J., D'Amico, S., Montenbruck, O. 2011
  • Proximity Operations of On-Orbit Servicing Spacecraft using an Eccentricity/Inclination Vector Separation 22nd International Symposium on Spaceflight Dynamics Spurmann, J., D'Amico, S. 2011
  • GPS Navigation Based Proximity Operations by the PRISMA Satellites - Flight Results 4th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies Larsson, R., D'Amico, S., Noteborn, R., Bodin, P. 2011
  • Navigation and Control of the PRISMA Formation: In-Orbit Experience 18th IFAC World Congress D'Amico, S., Larsson, R. 2011
  • Formation Flying Testbed at DLR's German Space Operations Center 8th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control Systems Gaias, G., Ardaens, J., D'Amico, S. 2011
  • In-Flight Demonstration of Formation Control based on Relative Orbital Elements 4th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies D'Amico, S., Ardaens, J., Larsson, R. 2011
  • Operation Concept of the Precise Autonomous Orbit Keeping Experiment on the PRISMA Mission 8th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation De Florio, S., D'Amico, S., Radice, G. 2011
  • Spaceborne Autonomous Formation Flying Experiment on the PRISMA Mission AIAA Guidance, Navigation & Control Conference D'Amico, S., Ardaens, J., Larsson, R. 2011
  • Autonomous Formation Flying in LEO - Seven months of routine formation flying with frequent reconfigurations 4th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies Larsson, R., Noteborn, R., Bodin, P., D'Amico, S., Karlsson, T., Carlsson, A. 2011
  • Early Flight Results from the TanDEM-X Autonomous Formation Flying System 4th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies Ardaens, J., D'Amico, S., Fischer, D. 2011
  • Relative Control of a Virtual Telescope Using Global Positioning System and Optical Metrology JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE CONTROL AND DYNAMICS Perea, L., Ardaens, J., D'Amico, S., Elosegui, P. 2010; 33 (4): 1281-1287

    View details for DOI 10.2514/1.48287

    View details for Web of Science ID 000279889400023

  • Autonomous Formation Flying Based on GPS - PRISMA Flight Results 6th International Workshop on Satellite Constellation and Formation Flying D'Amico, S., Ardaens, J., De Florio, S. 2010
  • Flight Results from the PRISMA GPS-Based Navigation 5th ESA Workshop on Satellite Navigation Technologies, NAVITEC'2010 Ardaens, J., D'Amico, S., Montenbruck, O. 2010
  • Autonomous Navigation and Control of Formation Flying Spacecraft on the PRISMA Mission 61st International Astronautical Congress De Florio, S., D'Amico, S., Ardaens, J. 2010
  • Hardware-in-the-loop Multi-satellite Simulator for Proximity Operations 11th Int. WS on Simulation & EGSE facilities for Space Programmes; SESP 2010 Gaias, G., D'Amico, S., Boge, T. 2010
  • Flight Results from PRISMA Formation Flying and Rendezvous Demonstration Mission 61st International Astronautical Congress Persson, S., D'Amico, S., Harr, J. 2010
  • GPS-Based Spaceborne Autonomous Formation Flying Experiment (SAFE) on PRISMA: Initial Commissioning AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference D'Amico, S., Ardaens, J., De Florio, S., Montenbruck, O., Persson, S., Noteborn, R. 2010
  • Functional and Performance Validation of the PRISMA Precise Orbit Determination Facility 2010 International Technical Meeting of the Institute-of-Navigation Ardaens, J., Montenbruck, O., D'Amico, S. INST NAVIGATION. 2010: 490–500
  • Differential GPS: An Enabling Technology for Formation Flying Satellites 7th IAA International Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation D'Amico, S., Montenbruck, O. SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. 2010: 457–465
  • PRISMA - Formation Flying Project Close to Launch Small Satellites Systems and Services - The 4S Symposium Persson, S., Harr, J., D'Amico, S., Joergensen, J. L. 2010
  • Spaceborne Autonomous Relative Control System for Dual Satellite Formations JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE CONTROL AND DYNAMICS Ardaens, J., D'Amico, S. 2009; 32 (6): 1859-1870

    View details for DOI 10.2514/1.42855

    View details for Web of Science ID 000272366900014

  • Navigation of Formation Flying Spacecraft using GPS: the PRISMA Technology Demonstration 22nd International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute-of-Navigation (ION GNSS-09) D'Amico, S., Ardaens, J., Montenbruck, O. INST NAVIGATION. 2009: 1427–1441
  • Differential GPS: An Enabling Technology for Formation Flying Satellites 7th IAA Symposium on Small Satellite for Earth Observation D'Amico, S., Montenbruck, O. 2009
  • PRISMA Relative Orbit Determination using GPS Measurements 21st International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics Delong, N., Laurichesse, D., Harr, J., D'Amico, S. 2009
  • OPTIMAL AUTONOMOUS ORBIT CONTROL OF REMOTE SENSING SPACECRAFT AAS/AIAA 19th Space Flight Mechanics Meeting De Florio, S., D'Amico, S. UNIVELT INC. 2009: 949–967
  • Relative Orbit Control of a Virtual Telescope in an Eccentric Orbit 21st International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics Perea, L., D'Amico, S., Elosegui, P. 2009
  • Autonomous Formation Keeping and Reconfiguration for Remote Sensing Spacecraft 21st International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics D'Amico, S., De Florio, S., Larsson, R., Nylund, M. 2009
  • The Precise Autonomous Orbit Keeping Experiment on the PRISMA Mission JOURNAL OF THE ASTRONAUTICAL SCIENCES De Florio, S., D'Amico, S. 2008; 56 (4): 477-494
  • Navigation and Control of the TanDEM-X Formation Symposium Honoring Byron Tapley's 50 Years of Contributions Montenbruck, O., Kahle, R., D'Amico, S., Ardaens, J. AMER ASTRONAUTICAL SOC. 2008: 341–57
  • Hardware-in-the-loop Demonstration of GPS-Based Autonomous Formation Flying 4th ESA Workshop on Satellite Navigation User Equipment Technology, NAVITEC'2008 Yamamoto, T., D'Amico, S. 2008
  • GPS-Based Relative Navigation during the Separation Sequence of the PRISMA Mission AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference D'Amico, S., Montenbruck, O., Larsson, R., Chasset, C. 2008
  • Autonomous Formation Flying - TanDEM-X, PRISMA and Beyond 5th International Workshop on Satellite Constellations and Formation Flying D'Amico, S., Ardaens, J., De Florio, S., Montenbruck, O. 2008
  • Offline and Hardware-in-the-loop Validation of the GPS-based Real-Time Navigation System for the PRISMA Formation Flying Mission 3rd International Symposium on Formation Flying, Missions and Technology D'Amico, S., De Florio, S., Ardaens, J., Yamamoto, T. 2008
  • TanDEM-X Autonomous Formation Flying System 3rd International Symposium on Formation Flying, Missions and Technology Ardaens, J., D'Amico, S., Ulrich, D., Fischer, D. 2008
  • The precise autonomous orbit keeping experiment on the prisma formation flying mission AAS/AIAA 18th Space Flight Mechanics Meeting De Florio, S., D'Amico, S., Fernandez, M. G. UNIVELT INC. 2008: 1679–1694
  • Cross-Validation of GPS and FFRF-Based Relative Navigation for the PRISMA Mission 4th ESA Workshop on Satelliate Navigation User Equipment Technology, NAVITEC'2008 Montenbruck, O., Delpech, M., Ardaens, J., Delong, N., D'Amico, S., Harr, J. 2008
  • Autonomous formation flying for the PRISMA mission AAS/AIAA 16th Space Flight Mechanics Meeting Gill, E., D'Amico, S., Montenbruck, O. AMER INST AERONAUT ASTRONAUT. 2007: 671–81

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  • Spaceborne Autonomous and Ground Based Relative Orbit Control for the TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X Formation 20th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics Ardaens, J., D'Amico, S., Kazeminejad, B., Montenbruck, O., Gill, E. 2007
  • Autonomous Formation Flying at DLR's German Space Operations Center (GSOC) 58th International Astronautical Congress Rupp, T., D'Amico, S., Montenbruck, O., Gill, E. 2007
  • First In-orbit Experience of TerraSAR-X Flight Dynamics Operations 20th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics Kahle, R., Kazeminejad, B., Kirschner, M., Yoon, Y., Kiehling, R., D'Amico, S. 2007
  • E/I-vector separation for safe switching of the GRACE formation AEROSPACE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Montenbruck, O., Kirschner, M., D'Amico, S., Bettadpur, S. 2006; 10 (7): 628-635
  • Proximity operations of formation-flying spacecraft using an eccentricity/inclination vector separation JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE CONTROL AND DYNAMICS D'Amico, S., Montenbruck, O. 2006; 29 (3): 554-563
  • Interferometric baseline performance estimations for multistatic synthetic aperture radar configurations derived from GRACE GPS observations JOURNAL OF GEODESY Kohlhase, A. O., Kroes, R., D'Amico, S. 2006; 80 (1): 28-39
  • Next Generation GNSS for Navigation of Future SAR Constellations 57th International Astronautical Congress Enderle, W., Fiedler, H., De Florio, S., Krieger, G., Jochim, F., D'Amico, S., Dawson, S., Kellar, W. 2006
  • GPS-Based Real-Time Navigation for the PRISMA Formation Flying Mission 3rd ESA Workshop on Satellite Navigation User Equipment Technology, NAVITEC'2006 D'Amico, S., Gill, E., Fernandez, M., Montenbruck, O. 2006
  • Autonomous satellite formation flying for the PRISMA technology demonstration mission AAS/AIAA 16th Space Flight Mechanics Meeting Gill, E., Montenbruck, O., D'Amico, S., Persson, S. UNIVELT INC. 2006: 331–342
  • Relative Orbit Control Design for the PRISMA Formation Flying Mission AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference D'Amico, S., Gill, E., Montenbruck, O. 2006
  • Evaluating interferometric baseline performance in a close formation flight by using relative GRACE GPS navigation solutions 19th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics Kohlhase, A., Kroes, R., D'Amico, S. 2006
  • The TanDEM-X Mission Design and Data Acquisition Plan 6th European Conference on Synthectic Aperture Radar Fiedler, H., Krieger, G., Werner, M., Reiniger, K., Eineder, M., D'Amico, S., Diedrich, E., Wickler, M. 2006
  • Formation flying concept for close remote sensing satellites AAS/AIAA 15th Space Flight Mechanics Meeting D'Amico, S., Montenbruck, O., Arbinger, C., Fiedler, H. UNIVELT INC. 2005: 831–848
  • Impact of orbit prediction accuracy on low earth remote sensing flight dynamics operations 18th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics Arbinger, C., D'Amico, S. ESA PUBLICATIONS DIVISION C/O ESTEC. 2004: 73–78
  • Generation of an optimum target trajectory for the TerraSAR-X repeat observation satellite 18th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics D'Amico, S., Arbinger, C., Kirschner, M., Campagnola, S. ESA PUBLICATIONS DIVISION C/O ESTEC. 2004: 137–142
  • Precise ground-in-the-loop orbit control for low earth observation satellites 18th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics Arbinger, C., D'Amico, S., Eineder, M. ESA PUBLICATIONS DIVISION C/O ESTEC. 2004: 333–338
  • The GRACE Formation: Science Mode Pointing Performance Analysis 3rd International Workshop on Satellite Constellations and Formations Arbinger, C., D'Amico, S., Feucht, U., Finzi, A. 2003