Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles

Wilde, Markus

Assistant Professor, Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences

Educational Background

M.S. (Dipl.-Ing.) Technical University Munich, 2008

Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) Technical University Munich, 2012

Current Courses

MAE 1202 Aerospace Practicum

MAE 2201 Aerospace Fundamentals

MAE 3291 AE Junior Design

MAE 4242 Aircraft Stability and Control

MAE 4263 Space Flight Mechanics

MAE 4291/92 AE Senior Design

MAE 4806 Space Mission Engineering

MAE 5806 Dynamics and Robotics of Spacecraft Rendezvous and Capture

MAE 5997 Independent Study: Robotics

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Florida Institute of Technology, 2014 - present

National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associate, Naval Postgraduate School, 2013 - 2014

Research Associate, Technical University Munich, 2008 - 2012

Additional Duties

Research topic editor: "On-Orbit Servicing and Active Debris Removal: Enabling a Paradigm Shift in Spaceflight" for Frontiers in Robotics and AI and Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences.

Review Editor for Space Robotics in Frontiers in Robotics and AI and Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences.

Current Research

  • Soft-docking in-space refueling
  • Automated and teleoperated landing of UAVs on moving platforms
  • Methods of compliance for angle-of-attack warning systems for GA aircraft
  • Wire repair method verification on microgravity experiments
  • Contact force reduction for capture of non-cooperative space objects
  • Development of microsatellite in-space inspection and repair platforms
  • Mission analysis and spacecraft concept development for cycler-based Mars exploration
  • Use of continuum robots for capture of large space debris objects

 

Selected Publications

M. Wilde, S. Kwok Choon, A. Grompone, and M. Romano: "Equations of Motion of Free-Floating Spacecraft-Manipulator Systems: An Astronautical Engineer’s Tutorial", Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 2018, doi: 10.3389/frobt.2018.00041

M. Vairamani, V. Vishal Duraisamy, M. D. Kulkarni, S. N. Gangadharan, D. R. Kirk, M. Wilde, D. Sathyanarayan, and N. Somanath: “Stability Analysis of a Novel On-Orbit Propellant Storage and Transfer System”, 2018 Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2018, doi: 10.2514/6.2018-0210.

M. Wilde, I. Walker, S. Kwok Choon, and J. Near: “Using Tentacle Robots for Capturing Non-Cooperative Space Debris – A Proof of Concept”, AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum and Ex-position, 2017, doi: 10.2514/6.2017-5246

M. Skuhersky, L. Balestrero Machado, M. Wilde, and C. Brett: “CERBERUS” Prototype for an Agile Inspection and Servicing Satellite Using Thrust-Vectoring Cold-Gas Propulsion”, AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum and Exposition, 2017, doi: 10.2514/6.2017-5116

V. Nazario, J. Ramirez, M. Kulkarni, S. N. Gangadharan, D. Kirk, M. Wilde, and S. Nagendra: “Mass Gauging and Validation of a Novel In-Space Propellant Storage and Transfer using CFD”, AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum and Exposition, 2017, doi: 10.2514/6.2017-5198

M. Wilde, B. Kaplinger, T. Go, H. Gutierrez, and D. Kirk: "ORION: A Simulation Environment for Spacecraft Formation Flight, Capture, and Orbital Robotics”, Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Aero-space Conference, Big Sky, MT, 2016

S. Kwok Choon, M. Wilde, and T. Go: “Modified Sliding Control for Tumbling Satellite Capture with Robotic Arm”, Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, 2016

M. Wilde, M. Ciarcià, A. Grompone, and M. Romano: "Experimental Characterization of Inverse Dynamics Guidance in Docking with a Rotating Target", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynam-ics, Vol. 39, No. 6 (2016), pp. 1173-1187, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.G001631

M. Wilde, J. Harder, J. Ventura, A. Fleischner, J. Hörmann, and U. Walter: “Operational Con-straints on Space to Ground Video Transmission and Their Impact on Teleoperated Final Ap-proach and Docking”, Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, Vol. 12, Special Issue on Aero-space Human-Automation Interaction, 2015, pp. 441-454

M. Wilde, A. Fleischner, S. C. Hannon, Utility of Head-Up Displays for Teleoperated Rendezvous & Docking, Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, Vol. 11, No. 5, 2014, pp. 280-299

M. Wilde, Z. Chua, A. Fleischner, Effects of Multi-Vantage Point Systems on the Teleoperation of Spacecraft Docking, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, Vol. 44, No. 2, April 2014, pp. 200-210

J. Harder, M. Wilde, A. Fleischner: Technology Development for Real-Time Tele-Operated Spacecraft Mission Operations, Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, USA (Mar. 2013)

M. Wilde, J. Harder, R. Purschke: Operator Learning Effects in Teleoperated Rendezvous & Docking, Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, USA (Mar. 2013)

E. Stoll, J. Letschnik, M. Wilde, A. Saenz-Otero, R. Varatharajoo, J. Artigas: The Future Role of Relay Satellites for Orbital Robotics, Advances in Space Research, Volume 50, Issue 7, 1 October 2012, pp. 864–880

A. Fleischner, M. Wilde, U. Walter: RACOON - A Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation Environment for Teleoperated Proximity Operations, International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS 2012), Turin, Italy (Sep. 2012)

M. Wilde, S. C. Hannon, U. Walter: Evaluation of Head-Up Displays for Teleoperated Rendezvous & Docking, Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, USA (Mar. 2012)

M. Wilde, U. Walter: Orbital Rendezvous, in U. Walter: Astronautics – The Physics of Space Flight, 2nd edition, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2012

M. Wilde, J. P. Hamacher, U. Walter: Experimental Head-Up Display for Space Telerobotics, Proceedings of International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS 2010), Sapporo, Japan (Aug. 2010)

M. Wilde, U. Walter: A Robotic Camera Arm for Increased Situational Awareness in Telepresent On-Orbit Servicing, Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, USA (Mar. 2010)

M. Wilde, U. Walter: Operator Assistance for Telepresent On-Orbit Servicing, Proceedings of the 14th IASTED International Conference Robotics and Applications, Cambridge, MA, USA, (Nov. 2009)

M. Wilde, L. Friedmann: U. Walter, Intuitive One-Hand Controls for Robotic Camera Arms, Proceedings of the 14th IASTED International Conference Robotics and Applications, Cambridge, MA, USA (Nov. 2009)