Moriba K. Jah

Moriba K. Jah

Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Director, Computational Astronautical Sciences and Technologies (CAST), Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin

Lead, Space Security and Safety Program, Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law

Visiting Associate Professor 2022-2023

Professor Danielle Wood and Professor Richard Linares, MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronomics

Moriba Jah

Bio

Moriba Jah is an associate professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) where he is the holder of the Mrs. Pearlie Dashiell Henderson Centennial Fellowship in Engineering. He is the director for Computational Astronautical Sciences and Technologies (CAST), a group within the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences as well as the Lead for the Space Security and Safety Program at the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law. He holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and MS and PhD degrees in Aerospace Engineering Science from University of Colorado (Boulder). His research interests in oribital mechanics include: non-gravitational astrodynamics and advanced/non-linear multi-sensor/object tracking, prediction, and information fusion; space object detection, tracking, identification, and characterization; and spacecraft navigation.

Moriba joined to UT Austin by way of the Air Force Research Laboratory and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory prior to that, where he was a Spacecraft Navigator on a handful of Mars missions. Moriba is a Fellow of multiple organizations: TED, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Astronautical Society (AAS), International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). He has served on the US delegation to the United Nations Committee On Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN-COPUOS), is an elected Academician of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), and has testified to congress on his work as related to Space Situational Awareness and Space Traffic Management. He’s an Co-Editor of the IAA and Elsevier Acta Astronautica journal, and serves on multiple committees: IAA Space Traffic Management, IAA Space Debris, AIAA Astrodynamics, IAF Astrodynamics, and IAF Space Security.

Publications

Refereed Journal Publications

  1. Antreasian, P. G., Baird, D. T., Border, J. S., Burkhart, P. D., Graat, E. J., Jah, M. K., … Portock, B. M. (2005). 2001 Mars Odyssey orbit determination during interplanetary cruise. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 42(3), 394–405. http://doi.org/10.2514/1.15222
  2. Jah, M. K., Lisano, M. E., Born, G. H., & Axelrad, P. (2008). Mars aerobraking spacecraft state estimation by processing inertial measurement unit data. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 31(6), 1802–1813. http://doi.org/10.2514/1.24304
  3. Wetterer, C. J., & Jah, M. (2009). Attitude estimation from light curves. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 32(5), 1648–1651. http://doi.org/10.2514/1.44254
  4. Kelecy, T., & Jah, M. (2010). Detection and orbit determination of a satellite executing low thrust maneuvers. Acta Astronautica, 66(5–6), 798–809. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2009.08.029
  5. Tombasco, J., Axelrad, P., & Jah, M. (2010). Specialized coordinate representation for dynamic modeling and orbit estimation of geosynchronous orbits. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 33(6), 1824–1836. http://doi.org/10.2514/1.48903
  6. Kelecy, T., & Jah, M. (2011). Analysis of high area-to-mass ratio (HAMR) GEO space object orbit determination and prediction performance: Initial strategies to recover and predict HAMR GEO trajectories with no a priori information. Acta Astronautica, 69(7–8), 551–558. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2011.04.019
  7. Kelecy, T., Jah, M., & DeMars, K. (2012). Application of a Multiple Hypothesis Filter to near GEO high area-to-mass ratio space objects state estimation. Acta Astronautica, 81(2), 435–444. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2012.08.006
  8. DeMars, K. J., Jah, M. K., & Schumacher Jr., P. W. (2012). Initial orbit determination using short-arc angle and angle rate data. IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 48(3), 2628–2637. http://doi.org/10.1109/TAES.2012.6237613
  9. DeMars, K. J., & Jah, M. K. (2013). Probabilistic initial orbit determination using Gaussian mixture models. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 36(5), 1324–1335. http://doi.org/10.2514/1.59844
  10. DeMars, K. J., Bishop, R. H., & Jah, M. K. (2013). Entropy-based approach for uncertainty propagation of nonlinear dynamical systems. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 36(4), 1047–1057. http://doi.org/10.2514/1.58987
  11. Früh, C., Kelecy, T. M., & Jah, M. K. (2013). Coupled orbit-attitude dynamics of high area-to-mass ratio (HAMR) objects: Influence of solar radiation pressure, Earth’s shadow and the visibility in light curves. Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 117(4), 385–404. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10569-013-9516-5
  12. Früh, C., Jah, M., (2013). Attitude and Orbit Propagation of High Area-to-Mass Ratio (HAMR) Objects Using a Semi-Coupled Approach. Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, pp. 1-19, published 9 July 2014.
  13. Früh, C., & Jah, M. K. (2014). Coupled orbit-attitude motion of high area-to-mass ratio (HAMR) objects including efficient self-shadowing. Acta Astronautica, 95(1), 227–241. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2013.11.017
  14. Wetterer, C. J., Linares, R., Crassidis, J. L., Kelecy, T. M., Ziebart, M. K., Jah, M. K., & Cefola, P. J. (2014). Refining space object radiation pressure modeling with bidirectional reflectance distribution functions. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 37(1), 185–196. http://doi.org/10.2514/1.60577
  15. Vishwajeet, K., Singla, P., & Jah, M. (2014). Nonlinear uncertainty propagation for perturbed two-body orbits. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 37(5), 1415–1425. http://doi.org/10.2514/1.G000472
  16. DeMars, K. J., Cheng, Y., & Jah, M. K. (2014). Collision probability with Gaussian mixture orbit uncertainty. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 37(3), 979–984. http://doi.org/10.2514/1.62308
  17. Linares, R., Jah, M. K., Crassidis, J. L., & Nebelecky, C. K. (2014). Space object shape characterization and tracking using light curve and angles data. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 37(1), 13–25. http://doi.org/10.2514/1.62986
  18. Kelecy, T., Jah, M., Baldwin, J., & Stauch, J. (2014). High Area-to-Mass ratio object population assessment from data/track association. Acta Astronautica, 96(1), 166–174. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2013.11.037
  19. Linares, R., Jah, M. K., Crassidis, J. L., Leve, F. A., & Kelecy, T. (2014). Astrometric and photometric data fusion for inactive space object mass and area estimation. Acta Astronautica, 99(1), 1–15. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2013.10.018
  20. Leve, F., & Jah, M. (2014). Spacecraft actuator alignment determination through null-motion excitation. IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 50(3), 2336–2342. http://doi.org/10.1109/TAES.2013.120187
  21. Stauch, J., & Jah, M. (2015). Unscented schmidt-Kalman filter algorithm. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 38(1), 117–123. http://doi.org/10.2514/1.G000467
  22. DeMars, K. J., Hussein, I. I., Frueh, C., Jah, M. K., & Erwin, R. S. (2015). Multiple-object space surveillance tracking using finite-set statistics. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 38(9), 1741–1756. http://doi.org/10.2514/1.G000987
  23. Psiaki, M. L., Weisman, R., Jah, , (2017). Gaussian Mixture Approximation of the Angles-Only Initial Orbit Determination Likelihood Function. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 40, 2807-2819. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.G002615
  24. Coder, R., Holzinger, M., Jah, , (2017). Space Object Active Control Mode Inference Using Light Curve Inversion. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Special Issue on Space Domain Awareness, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.G002224
  25. Coder, R., Wetterer, C., Hamada, K., Jah, , Holzinger, M., (2017). Inferring Active Control Mode of the Hubble Space Telescope Using a Rao-Blackwellized Particle Filter. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Special Issue on Space Domain Awareness, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.G002223
  26. Stauch, J., Bessell, T., Rutten, M., Baldwin, , Jah, M., Hill, K., (2017). Joint Probabilistic Data Association and Smoothing Applied to Multiple Space Object Tracking. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Special Issue on Space Domain Awareness, 1-15. http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/1.G002230

Submitted Refereed Journal Publications

  1. Jah, M.K., Mallik, V., (2017). “Reconciling Space Object Observed and Solar Pressure Albedo-Areas Via Astrometric and Photometric Data Fusion,” Elsevier Advances in Space Research, Submitted (11/23/2017).
  2. Kent, J.T., S. Bhattacharjee, I.I. Hussein, and K. Jah, (2017) “Angles-Only Data Association Using Directional Discriminant Analysis,” Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Submitted (12/01/2017).

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. Jah, M.K., (1998). Simulated Lunar Design and Modeling Assisted by Satellite Tool Kit (STK), 6th International Conference and Exposition on Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space, held in Albuquerque, NM, April 26-30.
  2. Jah, M.K., Potterveld, C., Rustick, J., Madler, R. (1999). Use of Lunar Gravity Assists for Earth Orbit Plane Changes, Part I, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 102, pp. 95-107, Univelt, San Diego. AAS Paper 99-107.
  3. Ely, T. A., Anderson, R., Bar-Sever, Y. E., Bell, D., Guinn, J., Jah, M., Kallemeyn, P., Levene, E., Romans, L., Wu, S., (1999). Mars Network Constellation Design Drivers and Strategies, Paper AAS 99-301, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Girdwood, Alaska, August 16-19.
  4. Halsell, C. A., Bowes, A. L., Johnston, M. D., Lyons, D. T., Lock, R. E., Xaypraseuth, P., Bhaskaran, S. K., Highsmith, D. E., Jah, M. K. (2003). Trajectory Design for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission, Part III, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 114, pp. 1591-1607, Univelt, San Diego. AAS Paper 03-211.
  5. Bowes, A. L., Halsell, C. A., Johnston, M. D., Lyons, D. T., Lock, R. E., Xaypraseuth, P., Bhaskaran, S. K., Highsmith, D. E., Jah, M. K. (2003). Primary Science Orbit Design for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission, Part III, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 114, pp. 1607-1625, Univelt, San Diego. AAS Paper 03-212.
  6. Jah, M.K., Lisano, M.E. II (2004). 6-DOF Aerobraking Trajectory Reconstruction by use of Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) Data for the Improvement of Aerobraking Navigation,  Part II, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 119, pp. 1733-1753, Univelt, San Diego. AAS Paper 04-214.
  7. Lock, R., Xaypraseuth, P., Halsell, C. A., Bowes, A. L., Johnston, M. D., Lyons, D., Highsmith, D. E., Jah, M. K., You, T. (2004). The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission Plan, Part III, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 119, pp. 2629-2649, Univelt, San Diego. AAS Paper 04-269.
  8. Highsmith, D. E., Konopliv, A. S., Han, D., Jah, M. K., Craig, D. E. (2004). Mars Atmospheric Variability Above 250 km Altitude, 18th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics, Germany, Munich, October 11-15.
  9. Highsmith, D. E., Konopliv, A. S., Han, D., Jah, M. K., Craig, D. E. (2004). Mars Express Interplanetary Navigation From Launch To Mars Orbit Insertion: The JPL Experience, 18th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics, Germany, Munich, October 11-15.
  10. You, T., Halsell, A., Highsmith, D., Jah, M., Graat, G., Demcak, S., Higa, E., Long, S., Bhaskaran, S., (2004). Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Navigation, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit, Providence, Rhode Island, August 16-19.
  11. Highsmith, D. E., You, T., Halsell, A., Jah, M., Demcak, S., Higa, E., Long, S. (2005). Atmosphere Variability at Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Science Orbit Altitudes Based On Mars Express Reconstructions, Part II, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 120, pp. 1767-1787, Univelt, San Diego. AAS Paper 05-215.
  12. Mottinger, N., You, T., Halsell, A., Highsmith, D., Jah, M., Graat, G., Demcak, S., Higa, E., Long, S., Bhat, R. (2006). Launch Navigation Support for Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Part II, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 124, pp. 1887-1909, Univelt, San Diego. AAS Paper 06-220.
  13. Jah, M., Madler, R., (2007). Satellite Characterization: Angles and Light Curve Data Fusion for Spacecraft State and Parameter Estimation. Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site (AMOS) 2007 Conference, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, September.
  14. Halsell, A., You, T., Highsmith, D., Jah, M., Graat, G., Demcak, S., Higa, E., Bhat, R., Long, S., Mottinger, N., (2007). Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Aerobraking Control, Part II, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 127, pp. 2071-2088, Univelt, San Diego. AAS Paper 07-243.
  15. Demcak, S., You, T., Highsmith, D., Jah, M., Graat, G., Halsell, A., Higa, E., Bhat, R., Long, S., Mottinger, N., (2007). Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Orbit Determination During Aerobraking, Part II, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 127, pp. 2103-2118, Univelt, San Diego. AAS Paper 07-245.
  16. Jah, M., Kelecy, T., DeMars, K., (2008). Orbit Determination Strategies Addressing The Search, Acquisition, And Characterization Of Geosynchronous Space Debris Objects. 59th International Astronautical Congress, Glasgow, Scotland, September 29 – October 3.
  17. DeMars, K., Jah, M.K., (2009), Passive Multi-Target Tracking with Application to Orbit Determination for Geosynchronous Objects, Part I, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 134, pp. 89-100, Univelt, San Diego. AAS Paper 09-108.
  18. DeMars, K., Jah, M., Giza, D., Kelecy, T., (2009). Orbit Determination Performance for High Area-to-Mass Ratio Space Object Tracking Using an Adaptive Gaussian Mixtures Estimation Algorithm. 21st International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics, Toulouse, France, September 28 – October 2.
  19. Kelecy, T., Jah, M., (2009). Analysis of Orbit Prediction Sensitivity to Thermal Emissions Acceleration Modeling for High Area-to-mass Ratio (HAMR) Objects. Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site (AMOS) 2009 Conference, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, September.
  20. Giza, D., Singla, P., Jah, M., (2009). An Approach for Nonlinear Uncertainty Propagation: Application to Orbital Mechanics. AIAA-2009-6082, 2009 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Chicago, Illinois, August 10-13.
  21. Kelecy, T., Jah, M., (2009). Analysis of Orbital Prediction Accuracy Improvements Using High Fidelity Physical Solar Radiation Pressure Models for Tracking High Area-to-Mass Ratio Objects. 5th European Space Debris Conference, Darmstadt, Germany, March 30 – April 2.
  22. Giza, D., Singla, P., Jah, M., (2010). An Adaptive Gaussian Sum Filtering Approach for Orbit Uncertainty Estimation, Part I, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 136, pp. 475-488, Univelt, San Diego. AAS Paper 10-132.
  23. Hill, K., Sydney, P., Cortez, R., Naho’olewa, D., Houchard, J., Luu, K., Jah, M., Schumacher, P., Jr., (2010). Covariance-based Network Tasking of Optical Sensors, Part I, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 136, pp. 769-786, Univelt, San Diego. AAS Paper 10-150.
  24. Wetterer, C., Jah, M., Scro, K., (2010). Kp Forecast Model Using Unscented Kalman Filtering. Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site (AMOS) 2010 Conference, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, September.
  25. Linares, R., Crassidis, J., Jah, M., Kim, H., (2010). Astrometric and Photometric Data Fusion for Resident Space Object Orbit, Attitude, and Shape Determination Via Multiple-Model Adaptive Estimation, AIAA-2010-8341, 2010 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Toronto, Canada, August 2-5.
  26. Hill, K., Sydney, Hamada, K., Cortez, R., Luu, K., Schumacher, P., Jr., Jah, M., (2010). Covariance-based Scheduling of a Network of Optical Sensors, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 139, pp. 393-406, Univelt, San Diego. AAS Paper 10-325.
  27. Leve, F., Jah, M., (2011). Spacecraft Actuator Alignment Determination through Null Motion Excitation, 62nd International Astronautical Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, October 2 – October 7.
  28. DeMars, K., Bishop, R., Jah, M., (2011). A Splitting Gaussian Mixture Method for the Propagation of Uncertainty in Orbital Mechanics, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 140, pp. 1419-1438, Univelt, San Diego. AAS Paper 11-201.
  29. DeMars, K., Bishop, R., Jah, M., (2011). Space Object Tracking in the Presence of Attitude-Dependent Solar Radiation Pressure Effects, AAS Paper 11-582, 2011 AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Girdwood, AK, July 31 – August 4 .
  30. Linares, R., Jah, M., DeMars, K., (2011). Improved Methods for Tracking and Characterizing Inactive Resident Space Objects, 28th International Symposium for Space Sciences and Technology, Okinawa, Japan, June 3 – 9.
  31. Vallado, D., Kelecy, T., Jah, (2012). “Data Integrity in Orbital Data Fusion,” 63rd International Astronautical Congress. Naples, Italy: International Astronautical Federation, September.
  32. Früh, C. Kelecy T. and Jah, M., (2012). Attitude Dynamics Simulation of MLI Space Debris Objects in Geosynchronous Earth Orbit, Proc. AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Minneapolis, MN, August.
  33. DeMars, K., Hussein, I., Jah, M., Erwin, R.S., (2012). The Cauchy-Schwarz Divergence for Assessing Situational Information Gain, 15th International Conference on Information Fusion, Singapore, Singapore, July 9 – July 14.
  34. DeMars, K., Jah, M., (2012). Initial Orbit Determination via Gaussian Mixture Approximation of the Admissible Region, AAS Paper 12-260, 22nd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Charleston, SC, January 29 – February 2.
  35. DeMars, K., Jah, M., Cheng, Y., Bishop, R., (2012). Methods for Splitting Gaussian Distributions and Applications within the AEGIS Filter, AAS Paper 12-261, 22nd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Charleston, SC, January 29 – February 2.
  36. Turnowicz, M., Jia, B., Ming, X., DeMars, K., Jah, M., (2012). Quadrature Methods for Orbit Uncertainty Propagation Under Solar Radiation Pressure, AAS Paper 12-265, 22nd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Charleston, SC, January 29 – February 2.
  37. DeMars, K., Jah, M., (2012). Evaluation of the Information Content of Observations with Application to Sensor Management for Orbit Determination, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 142, pp. 3169-3188, Univelt, San Diego. AAS Paper 11-606, 2011.
  38. Cheng, Y., DeMars, K. J., Früh, C., and Jah, M. K., (2013). “Gaussian Mixture PHD Filter for Space Object Tracking,” AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Kauai, Hawaii, February 10-14.
  39. Früh, D. Ferguson, C. Lin, T. Kelecy, F. Leve, M. Jah, (2013). “The effect of passive electrostatic charging on near-geosynchronous high area to mass ratio objects,” Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress.
  40. Früh, M. Jah, (2013). “Detection Probability of Earth Orbiting Objects Using Optical Sensors in Different Observation Scenarios,” Proc. AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Hilton Head, August.
  41. Früh, M. Jah, E.Valdez, T. Kelecy, P. Kervin, (2013). “Initial Taxonomy and Classification Scheme for Artificial Space Objects,” Proceedings of the 2013 AMOS Technical Conference, Maui, Hawaii.
  42. Früh, M. Jah, (2013). “Attitude and Orbit Propagation of High Area-to-Mass Ratio (HAMR) Objects using a Semi-Coupled Approach,” Proc. AAS Space Flight Mechanics Conference, Kauai, HI, February 2013.
  43. Früh, M. Jah, (2013). “Coupled Orbit-Attitude Motion of High Area-to-Mass Ratio (HAMR) Objects including Self-Shadowing,” Proc. AAS Space Flight Mechanics Conference, Kauai, HI, February 2013.
  44. Hussein, C. Frueh, R. S. Erwin and Jah, (2013).“An AEGIS-FISST algorithm for joint detection, classification and tracking,” AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Kauai, HI, February.
  45. Hussein, K. J. DeMars, R. S. Erwin and Jah, (2013) “An AEGIS-FISST sensor management approach for joint detection and tracking in SSA,” AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Kauai, HI, February.
  46. Kelecy, T., M. Shoemaker and Jah, (2013). “Application of the Constrained Admissible Region Multiple Hypothesis Filter to Initial Orbit Determination of a Break-up,” 6th European Conference on Space Debris, Darmstadt, Germany, April 22-25.
  47. Kelecy, T., Jah, P. Sydney and P. Kervin, (2013). “Analysis of Pan-STARRS Photometric and Astrometric Data for Data Association and Physical Consistency Assessment,” 6th European Conference on Space Debris, Darmstadt, Germany, April 22-25.
  48. Payne, T., Jah, J. Baldwin and T. Kelecy, (2013). “High Area-to-mass Ratio Object Population Assessment from Data/Track Association,” 6th European Conference on Space Debris, Darmstadt, Germany, April 22-25.
  49. Früh, C., T. Schildknecht, Jah, T. Kelecy, P. Kervin, D. Hall and E. Valdez, (2013). “Development of an Initial Taxonomy and Classification Scheme for Artificial Space Objects,” 6th European Conference on Space Debris, Darmstadt, Germany, April 22-25.
  50. Koblick, M. Klug, A. Goldsmith, B. Flewelling, M. Jah, J. Shanks, R. Piña, (2014). “Ground Optical Signal Processing Architecture for Contributing SSA Space Based Sensor Data” Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOSTech) 2014 Conference, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, September.
  51. Wetterer, R. Hunt, P. Kervin, M. Jah, (2014). “Comparison of Unscented Kalman Filter and Unscented Schmidt Kalman Filter in Predicting Attitude and Associated Uncertainty of a Geosynchronous Satellite,” Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOSTech) 2014 Conference, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, September.
  52. Wetterer, K. Hill, M. Jah, (2014). “Comparison of Radiation Pressure Perturbations on Rocket Bodies and Debris at Geosynchronous Earth Orbit,” Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOSTech) 2014 Conference, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, September.
  53. Wilkins, P. Schumacher, M. Jah, (2014). “Implications of Hierarchies for RSO Recognition, Identification, and Characterization,” AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, San Diego, CA, August, AIAA 2014-4369.
  54. Stauch, M. Jah, J. Baldwin, T. Kelecy, K. Hill, (2014). “Mutual Application of Joint Probabilistic Data Association, Filtering, and Smoothing Techniques for Robust Multiple Space Object Tracking,” Invited, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, San Diego, CA, August, AIAA 2014-4365.
  55. Wiesman, M. Jah, (2014). “Uncertainty Quantification for Angles-Only Initial Orbit Determination,” AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, January 26-30, AAS 14-434.
  56. Früh, D. Ferguson, C. Lin, M. Jah, (2014). “Passive Electrostatic Charging of Near-Geosynchronous Space Debris HAMR Objects and Its Effects on the Coupled Object Dynamics” AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, January 26-30, AAS 14-428.
  57. Hill, C. Wetterer, M. Jah, (2014). “Comparison of Gravitational, Third-Body, and Radiation Pressure Perturbations in Orbit Propagation” AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, January 26-30, AAS 14-396.
  58. Linares, J. Crassidis, M. Jah., (2014). “Particle Filtering Light Curve Based Attitude Estimation for Non-Resolved Space Objects” AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, January 26-30, AAS 14-210.
  59. Hussein, Z. Sunberg, S. Chakravorty, Jah., R. Erwin, (2014). “Stochastic Optimization for Sensor Allocation Using AEGIS-FISST” AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, January 26-30, AAS 14-209.
  60. Cheng, Y., DeMars, K. J., Früh, C., and Jah, M. K., (2013). “Gaussian Mixture PHD Filter for Space Object Tracking,” AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Kauai, Hawaii, February 10-14.
  61. Jah., (2015). “Astrodynamics Collaborative Environment: A Step Toward Data Sharing and Collaboration Via the Air Force Research Laboratory,” 25th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Williamsburg, VA, January, AAS 15-449.
  62. Kent, I. Hussein, M. Jah, (2016). “Directional Distributions In Tracking of Space Debris,” 19th International Conference on Information Fusion, Heidelberg, Germany, July.
  63. Furfaro, D. Gaylor, R. Linares, M. Jah, R. Walls, (2016). “Resident Space Object Characterization and Behavior Understanding via Machine Learning and Ontology-based Bayesian Networks” Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOSTech) 2016 Conference, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, September.
  64. Walls, D. Gaylor, V. Reddy, R. Furfaro, M. Jah, (2016). “Assessing the IADC Space Debris Mitigation Guidelines: A Case for Ontology-based Data Mangement” Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOSTech) 2016 Conference, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, September.
  65. Slater, R. Ridenoure, D. Klumpar, J. Carrico, M. Jah, (2016) “Light to Sound: The Remote Acoustic Sensing Satellite (RASSat),” AIAA/USU Small Satellite Conference, Logan, UT July, SSC 16-X1-05.
  66. Furfaro, R., R. Linares, K. Jah, and D. Gaylor, (2016) “Mapping Sensors Measurements to Resident Space Objects Energy and State Parameters Space via Extreme Learning Machines,” In Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC.
  67. Kent, J.T., S. Bhattacharjee, I.I. Hussein, and K. Jah, (2017) “Orbital Error Propagation Analysis Using Directional Statistics for Space Objects,” In Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. Vol. 160.
  68. Kent, J.T., S. Bhattacharjee, I.I. Hussein, and K. Jah, (2017) “Angles-Only Data Association Using Directional Discriminant Analysis,” In Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. Vol. 160.

Book Chapters (Authored/Co-Authored, Edited/Co-Edited)

  1. Space India 2.0, Space Situational Awareness (2016)
  2. Space Domain Awareness, Space Technology Series, McGraw Hill (2017-Present)

 

Notable Position Papers, Reports, and Congressional Testimonies

  1. Brown, T. Cottom, M. Gleason, M. Hallex, A. Long, E. Rivera, D. Finkleman, T. Hitchens, M. Jah, D. Koplow, R. Sedwick, (2016). “Report on Space Traffic Management Assessments, Frameworks, and Recommendations,” In Reply To: Public Law No. 114-90, “U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act” Title I, “Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship” Section 109, “Orbital Traffic Management”, 21 November.

  2. Jah, Congressional Witness, invited by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, to provide testimony at the Reopening the American Frontier: Promoting Partnerships Between Commercial Space and the U.S. Government to Advance Exploration and Settlement, 13 July 2017

  3. Jah, D. Greiman, M. Sengupta, S. Magnus, P. Melroy, S. Helms, M. Brown, “Space Traffic Management (STM): Balancing Safety, Innovation, and Growth; A Framework for a Comprehensive Space Traffic Management System,” An Institute Position Paper, The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, October 2017

  4. Pagano, with input from M. Jah et al., “Taking Up (Outer) Space: An Exploration of Definitional Issues: A Virtual Think Tank Report,” Produced by NSI in the support of the Strategic Multilayer Assessment (SMA) Office (Joint Staff, J39), December 2017

  5. Bragg, with input from M. Jah et al., “Use of the Commercial Space Industry for Military Purposes by Non-Western States: A Virtual Think Tank Report,” Produced by NSI in the support of the Strategic Multilayer Assessment (SMA) Office (Joint Staff, J39), December 2017

  6. Astorino-Courtois, with input from M. Jah et al., “Space and US Deterrence: A Virtual Think Tank Report,” Produced by NSI in the support of the Strategic Multilayer Assessment (SMA) Office (Joint Staff, J39), December 2017

At MIT

2022

Space Enabled Affiliate Moriba Jah named MLK Visiting Professor, MIT Media Lab / Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 17 May 2022
Minoo Rathnasabapathy and Moriba Jah Speak at International Space University 2022 Adelaide Conference on Space Junk, February 2022

2021

Danielle Wood & Moriba Jah Co-Chair Session on Space Situational Awareness at AMOS 2021, 17 September 2021
Danielle Wood Speaks at Moriba Jah's Vox Populi, 12 August 2021
A new chapter for space sustainability, MIT News, 25 June 2021
Media Lab Perspectives: Space Environmentalism with Moriba Jah, MIT Media Lab, 24 June 2021
Space Enabled Welcomes Affiliated Researcher Prof Moriba Jah, MIT Media Lab, 26 May 2021

2019

How do we track objects orbiting the earth and why does it matter?, MIT Media Lab, 3 May 2019