Publications 2014 and Older

2014

  • C. McGhan and E. Atkins, “Human Productivity in a Workspace Shared with a Safe Robotic Manipulator,” Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 1-18, 2014.
  • J. Broderick, D. Tilbury, and E. Atkins, “Optimal Coverage Trajectories for a UGV with Tradeoffs for Energy and Time,” Autonomous Robots, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 257-271, 2014.
  • J. Bradley and E. Atkins, “Cyber-Physical Optimization for Unmanned Aircraft Systems,” Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, AIAA, Vol. 11, pp. 48-60, 2014.
  • J. Broderick, D. Tilbury, and E. Atkins, “Experimental Analysis of Packbot Energy Usage,” Journal of Field Robotics, March 2014.
  • T. Ersal, Y. Kim, J. Broderick, T. Guo, A. Sadrpour, A. Stefanopolou, J. Siegal, D. Tilbury, E. Atkins, H. Peng, J. Jin, and A. G. Ulsoy, “Keeping ground robots on the move through battery and mission management,” DSC Magazine, ASME, Vol. 2, No. 2, June 2014, to appear.
  • J. Richardson, E. Atkins, P. Kabamba, A. Girard, “Scaling of Airplane Dynamic Response to Stochastic Gusts,” Journal of Aircraft, to appear.
  • J. Richardson, P. Kabamba, E. Atkins, A. Girard, “Safety Margins for Flight Through Stochastic Gusts,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, to appear.
  • G. Yi, J. Zhong, E. Atkins, C. Wang, “Trim State Discovery with Physical Constraints,” Journal of Aircraft, AIAA, to appear.
  • D. Yeo, E. Atkins, L. Bernal, and W. Shyy, “In-flight Pitch and Yaw Control Moment Sensing for Fixed Wing Unmanned Aircraft,” Journal of Aircraft, AIAA, to appear.
  • E. Atkins, “Education in the Cross-Cutting Sciences of Aerospace and Computing,” Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, AIAA, to appear.
  • S. Balachandran and E. Atkins, “An Evaluation of Flight Safety Assessment and Management to avoid Loss of Control during Takeoff,” Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference at SciTech 2014, AIAA, Baltimore, MD, January 13-16, 2014.
  • K. McDonough, I. Kolmanovsky, and E. Atkins, “Recoverable sets of initial conditions and their use for aircraft flight planning after a loss of control event,” Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference at SciTech 2014, AIAA, Baltimore, MD, January 13-16, 2014.
  • Z. Pang, C. Cesnik, and E. Atkins, “In-Flight Wing Deformation Measurement System for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,” SciTech 2014, AIAA, Baltimore, MD, January 13-16, 2014.
  • J. Rufa and E. Atkins, “Sensor Selection and Fusion for Unmanned Aircraft System Navigation in an Urban Environment,” American Control Conference (ACC), to appear.
  • E. Atkins, “Autonomy as an Enabler of Economically-Viable Beyond-Line-of-Sight Low-Altitude UAS Applications with Acceptable Risk,” AUVSI North American Conference, Orlando, FL, May 12-15, 2014.
  • I. Olson, A. Ten Harmsel, and E. Atkins, “Safe Landing Planning for an Energy-Constrained Multicopter,” International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), Orlando, FL, May 27-30, 2014.

2013

  • E. Atkins, “Education in the Cross-Cutting Sciences of Aerospace and Computing,” Aerospace Sciences Meeting (invited paper), AIAA, Dallas, TX, January 2013.
  • J. Broderick, D. Tilbury, and E. Atkins, “Supervisory Traction Control for a Slipping UGV,” American Control Conference (ACC), June 2013.
  • E. Atkins and J. Bradley, “Aerospace Cyber-Physical Systems Education,” Infotech@Aerospace Conference, AIAA, August 2013.
  • D. Yeo, E. Atkins, L. Bernal, and W. Shyy, “Experimental Characterization of an Aerodynamic Sensing Scheme for Post-Stall Aerodynamic Moment Characterization,” Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, AIAA, August 2013.
  • M.-J. Yu, Y. Rahman, E. Atkins, I. Kolmanovsky, and D. Bernstein, “Minimal Modeling Adaptive Control of the NASA Generic Transport Model with Unknown Control Surface Faults,” Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference (Invited), AIAA, August 2013.
  • M.-J. Yu, E. Atkins, I. Kolmanovsky, and D. Bernstein, “Trim-Commanded Adaptive Control for Waypoint-Defined Trajectory Following,” Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA, August 2013.
  • S. Balachandran and E. Atkins, “Flight Safety Assessment and Management during Takeoff,” Infotech@Aerospace Conference, AIAA, August 2013.
  • J. Rufa and E. Atkins, “OTDOA/GPS Fusion for Urban UAS Navigation using Particle Filtering Techniques,” Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA, August 2013.
  • J. Bradley, M. Clark, E. Atkins, and K. Shin, “Mission-Aware Cyber-Physical Optimization on a Tabletop Satellite,” Infotech@Aerospace Conference, AIAA, August 2013.
  • I. Olson and E. Atkins, “Qualitative Failure Analysis for a Small Quadrotor Unmanned Aircraft System,” Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA, August 2013.

2012

  • J. Bradley and E. Atkins, “Toward Continuous State-Space Regulation of Coupled Cyber and Physical Systems,” Proceedings of the IEEE, IEEE, Vol. 100, No. 1, pp. 60-74, January 2012.
  • C. Cesnik, P. Senatore, W. Su, E. Atkins, E. Atkins, C. Shearer, and N. Pitcher, “X-HALE:  A Very Flexible UAV for Nonlinear Aeroelastic Tests,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 50, No. 12, pp. 2820-2833, December 2012.
  • E. Atkins, “Intelligent Systems for Unmanned Aircraft Safety Certification,”Aerospace Sciences Meeting (ASM), AIAA, Nashville, TN, Jan. 2012.
  • D. Yeo, E. Atkins, L. Bernal, W. Shyy, “Experimental Investigation of the Force, Torque and Pressure Characteristics of a Rigid Flapping Wing,” Aerospace Sciences Meeting (ASM), AIAA, Nashville, TN, Jan. 2012.
  • J. Broderick, D. Tilbury, and E. Atkins, “Energy usage for UGVs executing coverage tasks,” Proc. SPIE 8387, April 2012.
  • A. Klesh, J. Cutler, and E. Atkins, “Cyber-Physical Challenges for Space Systems,” Proc. Intl. Conf. on Cyber-Physical Systems, IEEE, Beijing, April 2012.
  • J Broderick, D. Tilbury, and E. Atkins, “Maximizing coverage for mobile robots while conserving energy,” Proceedings of the ASME 2012 IDETC/CIE, August 2012.
  • A. Nasir, E. Atkins, I. Kolmanovsky, “A Mission Based Fault Reconfiguration Framework for Spacecraft Applications,” Infotech@Aerospace, AIAA, Garden Grove, CA, June 2012.
  • C. McGhan, A. Nasir, E. Atkins, “Human Intent Prediction Using Markov Decision Processes,” Infotech@Aerospace, AIAA, Garden Grove, CA, June 2012.
  • J. Bradley, E. Atkins, “Multi-Disciplinary Cyber-Physical Optimization for Unmanned Aircraft Systems,” Infotech@Aerospace, AIAA, Garden Grove, CA, June 2012.
  • Y. Li, E. Atkins, “A Vision-based Tracking System for Perpetual Flight with Natural Lighting,” Proc. AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, August 2012.
  • C. McGhan and E. Atkins, “Towards Guaranteeing Safe and Efficient Human-Robot Collaboration Using Human Intent Prediction”, Space 2012 Conference, AIAA, Pasadena, CA, Sept. 11-13 2012.

2011

  • D. Yeo, E. Atkins, and W. Shyy, “Aerodynamics Sensing as Feedback for Ornithopter Flight Control,” Aerospace Sciences Meeting (ASM), AIAA, Orlando, FL, January 2011.
  • J. Bradley and E. Atkins, “Computational-Physical State Co-Regulation in Cyber-Physical Systems,” Proc. International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS), Chicago, IL, April 2011.
  • R. Eubank and E. Atkins, “Unattended Autonomous Mission and System Management of an Unmanned Seaplane,” Infotech@Aerospace, AIAA, St. Louis, March 2011.
  • E. Atkins, “A Project-based Undergraduate Aerospace Sequence, with Embedded Computational Intelligence,” Infotech@Aerospace, AIAA, St. Louis,  March 2011.
  • A. Nasir, E. Atkins, and I. Kolmanovsky, “A Conflict Resolution Algorithm for Fault Detection and Diagnosis,” Infotech@Aerospace, AIAA, March 2011.
  • A. Nasir, E. Atkins, and I. Kolmanovsky, “Science Optimal Spacecraft Attitude Maneuvering while Accounting for Failure Modes,” IFAC World Congress, Milano, Italy, August 2011.
  • D. Yeo, E. Atkins, and W. Shyy, “Test-Analysis Correlation of Flapping Wing Aerodynamics,” Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference (AFM), AIAA, Portland, OR, August 2011.
  • J. Richardson, E. Atkins, P. Kabamba, A. Girard, “Stationary Flight and Guaranteeing Airplane Controllability when Facing Stochastic Wind Gusts,” Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference (AFM), AIAA, Portland, OR, August 2011.

2010

  • S. Hong, R. Eubank, and E. Atkins, “Multiresolution SIFT Video Stabilization Scheme for Enhanced Feature Tracking and Registration,” Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete & Impulsive Systems, Series B (DCDIS-B), Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 457-474, Aug. 2010.
  • E. Atkins, “Aerospace Avionics Systems,” Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, Wiley & Sons, Vol. 8, Part 38, pp. 4787-4797, Dec. 2010.
  • E. Atkins, “Certifiable Autonomous Flight Management for Unmanned Aircraft Systems,” The Bridge, Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 35-43, National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Winter 2010.
  • G. Yi and E. Atkins, “Trim State Discovery for an Adaptive Flight Planner,” Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA, Orlando, FL, Jan 2010.
  • C. Cesnik, P. Senatore, W. Su, E. Atkins, C. Shearer, and N. Pitcher, “X-HALE:  A Very Flexible UAV for Nonlinear Aeroelastic Tests,” Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, AIAA, Apr. 2010 (best paper).
  • C. McGhan and E. Atkins, “A Low-Cost Manipulator for Space Research and Undergraduate Engineering Education”, Infotech@Aerospace Conference, AIAA, Atlanta, GA, April 2010.
  • E. Atkins, “Emergency Landing Automation Aids:  An Evaluation Inspired by US Airways Flight 1549,” Infotech@Aerospace Conference, AIAA, Atlanta, GA, April 2010.
  • H. Choi, E. Atkins, and G. Yi, “Flight Envelope Discovery for Damage Resilience with Application to an F16,” Infotech@Aerospace Conference, AIAA, Atlanta, GA, April 2010.
  • R. Eubank and E. Atkins, “Energy-Aware Flight Management of the Flying Fish Solar-Powered Autonomous Seaplane”, Unmanned Systems North America, AUVSI, August 2010, Denver, CO, August 2010.
  • E. Atkins, “Metrics for Equitable UAS Operations in Mixed-Use Airspace,” Unmanned Systems North America, AUVSI, Denver, CO, August 2010.
  • H. Choi and E. Atkins, “Smooth Transitions for a Turning Dubins Vehicle,” Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA, Toronto, ON, August 2010.
  • A. Nasir and E. Atkins, “Fault Tolerance for Spacecraft Attitude Management,” Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA, Toronto, ON, August 2010.
  • R. Eubank, E. Atkins, and S. Ogura, “Fault Detection and Fail-Safe Operation with a Multiple-Redundancy Air-Data System,” Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA, Toronto, ON, August 2010.
  • R. Eubank, E. Atkins, and G. Meadows, “Unattended Operation of an Autonomous Seaplane for Persistent Surface and Airborne Ocean Monitoring,” OCEANS, Sept. 2010.

2009

  • J. Lennon and E. Atkins, “Preference-Based Trajectory Generation,” Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication (JACIC), AIAA, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 142-170, March 2009.
  • E. Atkins, “Driver Override for Safety-Critical Vehicles and Networks,” SAE Intl. J. Passeng. Cars – Electron. Electr. Systems, 2(1):271-280, 2009.
  • E. Atkins, “Driver Override for Safety-Critical Vehicles and Networks,” SAE World Congress, Safety-Critical Systems Track, DetroitMichigan, April 2009.
  • E. Atkins, R. Eubank, and A. Klesh, “A Reconfigurable Flight Management System for Small-Scale Unmanned Air Systems,” Infotech@Aerospace Conference, AIAA, Seattle, WA, Apr. 6-9, 2009 (AIAA-2009-1893).
  • R. Eubank, E. Atkins, and D. Macy, “Autonomous Guidance and Control of the FlyingFishOcean Surveillance Platform,” Infotech@Aerospace Conference, AIAA, Seattle, WA, Apr. 6-9, 2009 (AIAA-2009-2021).
  • G. Meadows, E. Atkins, L. Bernal, P. Washabaugh, B. Gilchrist, L. Meadows, D. Smith, H. VanSumeren, D. Macy, R. Eubank, B. Smith, J. Brown, “The Flying Fish Persistent Ocean Surveillance Platform,” Unmanned Unlimited Conference, AIAA, Seattle, WA, Apr. 6-9, 2009 (AIAA-2009-1902).
  • C. McGhan and E. Atkins, “Physically-Proximal Human-Robot Collaboration:  Enhancing Safety and Efficiency through Intent Prediction,” Infotech@Aerospace Conference, AIAA, Seattle, WA, Apr. 6-9, 2009 (AIAA-2009-1950).
  • H.-J. Choi and E. Atkins, “An Analytic Trajectory Planner for Aircraft with Severe Damage or Failures,” Infotech@Aerospace Conference, AIAA, Seattle, WA, Apr. 6-9, 2009 (AIAA-2009-2018).
  • E. Atkins, J. Green, J. Yi, H. Wu, J. Browne, A. Mok, and F. Xie, “The TableSat Platform and its Verifiable Control Software,” Infotech@Aerospace Conference, AIAA, Seattle, WA, Apr. 6-9, 2009 (AIAA-2009-2021).
  • D. Yeo, J. Henderson, and E. Atkins, “An Aerodynamic Data System for Small Hovering Fixed-Wing UAS,” Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA, Chicago, IL, Aug. 2009.
  • E. Atkins, A. Khalsa, and M. Groden, “Commercial Low-Altitude UAS Operations in Population Centers,” Aircraft Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, AIAA, Sep. 2009.

2008 and before…

  • T. F. Abdelzaher, E. M. Atkins, and K. G. Shin, “QoS Negotiation in Real-Time Systems and Its Application to Automated Flight Control,” IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE, vol. 49, no. 11, pp. 1170-1183, November 2000.
  • E. M. Atkins, T. F. Abdelzaher, K. G. Shin, and E. H. Durfee, “Planning and Resource Allocation for Hard Real-time, Fault-Tolerant Plan Execution,” Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, vol. 4, no. 1/2, pp. 57-78, March/June 2001.
  • E. M. Atkins and M. Xue, “Noise Sensitive Final Approach Trajectory Optimization for Runway-Independent Aircraft,” Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication (JACIC), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), vol. 1, no. 7, pp. 269-287, July 2004.
  • S. Roderick, B. Roberts, E. Atkins, and D. Akin, “The Ranger Robotic Satellite Servicer and its Autonomous Software-based Safety System,” IEEE Intelligent Systems, IEEE, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 13-20, Sept/Oct 2004.
  • S. Roderick, B. Roberts, E. Atkins, P. Churchill, and D. Akin, “Design and Validation of an Autonomous Software Safety System for a Dexterous Space Robot,” Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication (JACIC), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), vol. 1, no. 12, pp. 564-579, Dec. 2004.
  • J. Lennon and E. Atkins, “Multi-Objective Spacecraft Trajectory Optimization with Synthetic Agent Oversight,” Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication (JACIC), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 4-24, Jan. 2005.
  • D. Chavez-Clemente and E. Atkins, “Optimization of Tetrahedral Satellite Formations,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), vol. 42, no. 5, pp. 699-710, July-August 2005.
  • J. Smithanik, E. Atkins, and R. Sanner, “A Visual Positioning System for an Underwater Space Simulation Environment,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 29(4):858-869, 2006.
  • M. Xue and E. M. Atkins, “Noise-Minimum Runway-Independent Aircraft Approach Design for Baltimore-WashingtonInternationalAirport,” Journal of Aircraft, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 43(1):39-51, Jan-Feb 2006.
  • E. M. Atkins, I. Alonso-Portillo, and M. J. Strube, “Emergency Flight Planning applied to Total Loss of Thrust,” Journal of Aircraft, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 43(4):1205-1216, Jul-Aug 2006.
  • T. Wasserman, J. Lennon, and E. Atkins, “A Modal Operations Paradigm for Robust Vision-based Astronaut Following”, Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 3(12):603-618, Dec 2006.
  • W. Ren and E. Atkins, “Distributed Multi-Vehicle Coordinated Control via Local Information Exchange,” International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Vol. 17, Issue 10-11, pp. 1002-1033, July 2007.
  • W. Ren, R. W. Beard, and E. M. Atkins, “Information Consensus in Multivehicle Cooperative Control: Collective Group Behavior through Local Interaction,” IEEE Control Systems Magazine, IEEE, Vol. 27, Issue 2, April, 2007, pp. 71-82.
  • A. Hoskins and E. Atkins, “Satellite Formation Mission Optimization with a Multi-Impulse Design,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, AIAA, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 425-433, March-April 2007.
  • D. Cossey, N. Abhyankar, E. Atkins, R. Brillhart, and D. Hunt, “Modal Survey of the ASTREX Test Article,” Proceedings of SPIE — The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 1923, part 2, pp. 1409-1412, 1993.
  • E. M. Atkins, E. H. Durfee, and K. G. Shin, “Plan Development using Local Probabilistic Models,” Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, pp. 49-56, August 1996. 
  • T. F. Abdelzaher, E. M. Atkins, and K. G. Shin, “QoS Negotiation in Real-Time Systems and Its Application to Automated Flight Control,” Real-time Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS-97), pp. 228-238, June 1997.  [Nominated for Best Conference Paper.]
  • C. B. McVey, E. M. Atkins, E. H. Durfee, and K. G. Shin, “Development of Iterative Scheduler to Planner Feedback,” Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-97), pp. 1267-1272, August 1997.
  • E. M. Atkins, E. H. Durfee, and K. G. Shin, “Detecting and Reacting to Unplanned-for World States,” Proceedings of  the Fourteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-97), pp. 571-576, July 1997.
  • E. M. Atkins, R. H. Miller, T. VanPelt, K. D. Shaw, W. B. Ribbens, P. D. Washabaugh, D. S. Bernstein, “Solus:  An Autonomous Aircraft for Flight Control and Trajectory Planning Research,” Proceedings of the American Control Conference (ACC), vol. 2, pp. 689-693, June 1998.
  • E. M. Atkins, T. F. Abdelzaher, K. G. Shin, and E. H. Durfee, “Planning and Resource Allocation for Hard Real-time, Fault-Tolerant Plan Execution”, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Autonomous Agents, pp.  244-251, Seattle, WA, May 1999.
  • E. M. Atkins, “Autonomous Hard Real-time Response in Safety-Critical Systems,” Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics & Automation in Space:  I-SAIRAS 2001, Canadian Space Agency, St.-Hubert, Quebec, Canada, June 2001.
  • J. A. Lennon and E. M. Atkins, “Color-based Vision Tracking for an Astronaut EVA Assist Vehicle,” Proceedings of the SAE International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES), Orlando, FL, July 2001.
  • Y. Pennecot, E. M. Atkins, and R. M. Sanner, “Intelligent Spacecraft Formation Management and Path Planning,” Proceedings of the AIAA Aerospace Sciences Conference, Reno, NV, January 2002 (AIAA 2002-1072).
  • I. Alonso-Portillo and E. M. Atkins, “Adaptive Trajectory Planning for Flight Management Systems,” Proceedings of the AIAA Aerospace Sciences Conference, Reno, NV, January 2002 (AIAA 2002-1073).
  • E. M. Atkins and R. M. Sanner, “QoS Tradeoffs for Guidance, Navigation, and Control,” Proceedings of the IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, March 2002.
  • E. M. Atkins, J. A. Lennon, and R. S. Peasco, “Vision-based Following for Cooperative Astronaut-Robot Operations,” Proceedings of the IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, March 2002.
  • E. M. Atkins and Y. Pennecot, “Autonomous Satellite Formation Assembly and Reconfiguration with Gravity Fields,” Proceedings of the IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, March 2002.
  • G. Gopalan, M. Xue, E. Atkins, and F. Schmitz, “Longitudinal-Plane Simultaneous Non Interfering Approach Trajectory Design for Noise Minimization,” Proc. of the American Helicopter Society (AHS) 59th  Annual Forum, May 2003.
  • H. Li, E. Atkins, E. Durfee, and K. Shin, “Resource Allocation for a Limited Real-Time Agent,” in Proc. of the Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS) Conference, July 2003.
  • M. Xue and E. M. Atkins, “Noise Sensitive Final Approach Trajectory Optimization for Runway-Independent Aircraft,” in Proc. of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Austin, TX, August 2003.
  • E. M. Atkins, “Dynamic Waypoint Generation given Reduced Flight Performance,” in Proceedings of the AIAA Aerospace Sciences Conference, Reno, NV, January 2004.
  • D. Chavez Clemente and E. Atkins, “Optimization of Tetrahedral Satellite Formations,” Proc. AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference,Providence, RI, August 2004.
  • M. Strube, R. Sanner, and E. Atkins, “Dynamic Flight Guidance Recalibration after Actuator Failure,” Proc. 1st AIAA Intelligent Systems Conference,Chicago, IL, September 2004.
  • J. Lennon and E. Atkins, “Optimal Path Planning with Behavior-Based Cost Definition,” Proc. 1st AIAA Intelligent Systems Conference,Chicago, IL, September 2004.
  • M. Xue and E. Atkins, “Three-Dimensional Segmented Trajectory Optimization for Runway-Independent Aircraft,” in Proc. AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting,Reno, NV, January 2005.
  • W. Ren, R. Beard, and E. Atkins, “A Survey of Consensus Problems in Multi-Agent Coordination,” in Proc. American Control Conference (ACC),Seattle, WA, June 2005.
  • A. Hoskins and E. Atkins, “Spacecraft Formation Optimization with a Multi-Impulse Design,” in Proc. AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference,San Francisco, CA, August 2005.
  • W. Ren and E. Atkins, “Nonlinear Trajectory Tracking for Fixed Wing UAVs via Backstepping and Parameter Adaptation,” in Proc. AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference,San Francisco, CA, August 2005.
  • W. Ren and E. Atkins, “Second-order Consensus Protocols in Multiple Vehicle Systems with Local Interactions,” in Proc. AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, San Francisco, CA, August 2005.
  • W. Ren and E. Atkins, “Coordination of Multiple Micro-Air Vehicles Using Consensus Schemes,” in Proc. AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, CrystalCity, VA, Sept. 2005.
  • J. Smith, E. Valente, R. Eubank, and E. Atkins, “A Low-Cost Research Autopilot for System Identification,” in Proc. AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, CrystalCity, VA, Sept. 2005.
  • M. Naylor, N. Scott, E. Atkins, and S. Roderick, “Toward Autonomous Sampling and Servicing with the Ranger Dexterous Manipulator,” in Proc. AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, CrystalCity, VA, Sept. 2005.
  • T. Wasserman, J. Lennon, and E. Atkins, “Robust Vision-Based Astronaut Following for Planetary Exploration,” in Proc. AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, CrystalCity, VA, Sept. 2005.
  • E. Atkins and G. Moylan, “Blocks in Space: Intelligent Self-Assembly Using Optimal Control Trajectory Planning,” in Proc. AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, CrystalCity, VA, Sept. 2005.
  • J. Lennon and E. Atkins, “Intelligent Weight Selection for Trajectory Optimization,” in Proc. AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, CrystalCity, VA, Sept. 2005.
  • A. Hoskins and E. Atkins, “Formation Attitude Optimization with a Multi-Impulse Design,” in Proc. GSFC Flight Mechanics Symposium, Greenbelt, MD, Oct. 2005.
  • M. Xue and E. Atkins, “Terminal Area Trajectory Optimization using Simulated Annealing”, in Proc. AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, NV, January 2006.
  • E. Atkins, G. Moylan, and A. Hoskins, “Space-Based Assembly with Symbolic and Continuous Planning Experts,” Proc. IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, March 2006.
  • A. Hoskins and E. Atkins, “Satellite Formation Design with a Multi-Objective Optimization Technique,” AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit, Keystone, Colorado, August 2006.  (AIAA-2006-6013)
  • C. McGhan, R. Besser, R. Sanner, and E. Atkins, “Semi-Autonomous Inspection with a Neutral Buoyancy Free-Flyer,” Proc. AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit, Keystone, Colorado, August 2006. (AIAA-2006-6800)
  • G. Moylan and E. Atkins, “Research Trends in Autonomous Space-based Planning and Scheduling,” International Workshop on Planning and Scheduling for Space, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, October 2006.
  • J. Lennon and E. Atkins, “Preference-Based Trajectory Planning,” Proc. Infotech@Aerospace Conference, AIAA, Rohnert Park, CA, May 2007.
  • M. Ransan and E. Atkins, “Human-Robot Team Task Scheduling for Planetary Surface Missions,” Proc. Infotech@Aerospace Conference, AIAA, Rohnert Park, CA, May 2007.
  • C. McGhan and E. Atkins, “A Virtual Rover Interface for Collaborative Human-Robot Exploration Teams,” Proc. Infotech@Aerospace Conference, AIAA, Rohnert Park, CA, May 2007.
  • Y. Tang, E. Atkins, and R. Sanner, “Emergency Flight Planning for a Generalized Transport Aircraft with Left Wing Damage,” Proc. Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA, Hilton Head, SC, Aug. 2007.
  • M. Naylor, E. Atkins, and S. Roderick, “Visual Target Recognition and Tracking for Autonomous Manipulation Tasks,” Proc. Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA, Hilton Head, SC, Aug. 2007.
  • E. Atkins, “Physically-Proximal Human-Robot Collaboration for Air and Space Applications,” Proc. Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS) Workshop, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, August 2007.
  • D. Macy, R. Eubank, E. Atkins, L. Bernal, P. Washabaugh, G. Meadows, N. Wild, D. Smith, and H. Van Sumeren, “Flying Fish:  A Persistent Ocean Surveillance Buoy with Autonomous Aerial Repositioning,” Proc. AUVSI Conference, June 2008.
  • H. Woo, J. Yi, J. Browne, A. Mok, E. Atkins, F. Xie, “Design and Development Methodology for Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems,” First International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems (WCPS2008), Beijing, China, June 20, 2008.
  • H. Woo, J. Yi, J. Browne, A. Mok, F. Xie, E. Atkins, C.-G. Lee, “Incorporating Resource Safety Verification to Executable Model-based Development for Embedded Systems,” Real-time Application Symposium (RTAS), IEEE, St. Louis, MO, April 2008.
  • D. Macy, R. Eubank, E. Atkins, L. Bernal, P. Washabaugh, G. Meadows, N. Wild, D. Smith, and H. VanSumeren, “Flying Fish:  A Persistent Ocean Surveillance Buoy with Autonomous Aerial Repositioning,” AUVSI North American Conference, June 2008.
  • S. Hong and E. Atkins, “Moving Sensor Video Image Processing enhanced with Elimination of Ego Motion by Global Registration and SIFT,” 20th Intl. Conf. on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, IEEE, Dayton, OH, Nov. 2008.