Markus Wilde

Associate Professor | Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences

Contact Information

mwilde@fit.edu
(321) 674-8788
F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, 241

Educational Background

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

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

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Florida Institute of Technology, 2020 - present

Assistant Professor, Florida Institute of Technology, 2014 - 2020

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

Research Associate, Technical University Munich, 2008 - 2012

Current Courses

AEE 2201 Aerospace Fundamentals

AEE 4242 Aircraft Stability and Control

AEE 4263 Space Flight Mechanics

AEE 4806 Space Mission Engineering

AEE 4807 Space Vehicle Controls

AEE 5806 Dynamics and Robotics of Spacecraft Rendezvous and Capture

Selected Publications

M. Wilde, R. Capozzi, and B. Kish: “Daisy Chain Navigation and Communication in Underground Environments,” 2021 IEEE Aerospace Conference.

M. Wilde and J. Robens: “Limit-Cycle Control for Spacecraft in Formation Flight and Docking,” 2021 IEEE Aerospace Conference.

Kish, M. Wilde, S. Sullivan, and I. Silver: “Using an Autopilot System for Simplified Vehicle Operations in General Aviation,” 2021 IEEE Aerospace Conference.

Kish and M. Wilde: “Flight Tests of Trajectory Energy Management Systems Using a Vertical Takeoff and Landing Vehicle,” 2021 IEEE Aerospace Conference.

Caruso, M. Wilde, M. Fatakdawala, A. Patil, and G. Chen: “Demonstration of In-Flight Docking between Quadcopters and Fixed-Wing UAV,” 2021 IEEE Aerospace Conference.

Holzman, B. Kish, and M. Wilde: “Robinson R44 Performance Flight Test,” 2021 IEEE Aerospace Conference.

Kimberlin, M. Wilde, B. Kish, and I. Silver: “Airplane Pitch Response to Rapid Configuration Change: Flight Test and Safety Assessment,” Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2020, pp. 45-56, 10.7771/2159-6670.1216.

Balestrero Machado and M. Wilde: “Parametric Design of a Crew Transfer Vehicle for Earth-Mars Cyclers,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 57, No. 3, 2020, doi: 10.2514/1.A34637

M. Wilde, B. Blackwell, and B. Kish: “Experimental evaluation of a COTS Time-of-Flight Camera as Rendezvous Sensor for Small Satellites,” 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, 2020.

Kish, M. Wilde, R. Kimberlin, D. Webber, and E. Kolano: “Proposed Means of Compliance for Airworthiness Certification of Level 3 Part 23 Aircraft,” 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, 2020.

Silver, B. Kish, and M. Wilde: “Flight Testing of Predictive Energy Management Displays for Light Aircraft,” 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, 2020.

M. Wilde, M. Chan, and B. Kish: “Predictive Human-Machine Interface for Teleoperation of Air and Space Vehicles over Time Delay,” 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, 2020.

M. Wilde, J. Harder, and E. Stoll: “Editorial: On-Orbit Servicing and Active Debris Removal: Enabling a Paradigm Shift in Spaceflight,” Frontiers in Robotics and AI, December 2019, doi: 10.3389/frobt.2019.00136

M. Wilde, C. Clark, and M. Romano: “Historical Survey of Kinematic and Dynamic Spacecraft Simulators for Laboratory Experimentation of On-Orbit Proximity Maneuvers,” Progress in Aerospace Sciences, doi: 10.1016/j.paerosci.2019.100552.

A. Kish, M. Wilde, R. D. Kimberlin, I. Silver, D. G. Sizoo, D. Webber, E. Kolano, R. Schaller, and M. Toepfer: “Trim Forces and Free Response to Configuration Changes on General Aviation Aircraft,” Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, 2019, doi: 10.1109/AERO.2019.8742204.

A. Kish, M. Wilde, R. D. Kimberlin, I. Silver, D. G. Sizoo, D. Webber, E. Kolano, R. Schaller, and Y. Auguste: “Comparing Specific Excess Power of Five General Aviation Aircraft,” Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, 2019, doi: 10.1109/AERO.2019.8741812.

M. Wilde, S. Kwok Choon, A. Grompone, and M. Romano: “Equations of Motion of Free-Floating Spacecraft-Manipulator Systems: An Engineer’s Tutorial,” Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 18 April 2018, doi: 10.3389/frobt.2018.00041.

A. Genova, B. Kaplinger, M. Wilde, and B. Aldrin: “Establishment and design of an earth-moon communications network in lunar polar orbit,” Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, 2018, doi: 10.1109/AERO.2018.8396442.

A. Kish, M. Wilde, R. D. Kimberlin, D. G. Sizoo, D. G. Mitchell, L. Peter, P. J. Lauffs, S. P. Schatz, and J. Geehan: “FAA part 23 methods of compliance for AOA warning/limiting systems,” Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, 2018, doi: 10.1109/AERO.2018.8396441.

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 Dynamics, Vol. 39, No. 6, 2016, pp. 1173-1187, doi: 10.2514/1.G001631.

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 Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, 2016, doi: 10.1109/AERO.2016.7500575.

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, doi: 10.1109/AERO.2016.7500530.

Harder, M. Wilde, J. Ventura, and M. Dziura: “Acoustic Telepresence for Spacecraft Proximity Operations”, Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, 2016, doi: 10.1109/AERO.2016.7500670.

M. Wilde, J. Harder, J. Ventura, A. Fleischner, J. Hörmann, and U. Walter: “Impact of Space-to-Ground Video Transmission Constraints on Teleoperated Final Approach and Docking”, Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, Vol. 12, Special Issue on Aerospace Human-Automation Interaction, 2015, pp. 441-454, doi: 10.2514/1.I010288.

M. Wilde, A. Fleischner, and 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, doi: 10.2514/1.I010104.

M. Wilde, Z. Chua, and 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, doi: 10.1109/THMS.2013.2295298.

Stoll, J. Letschnik, M. Wilde, A. Saenz-Otero, R. Varatharajoo, and 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.

Research

  • Use of Machine Learning in space object classification and characterization
  • Collaborative spacecraft GNC around non-cooperative target objects
  • Trajectory energy management for eVTOL Urban Air Mobility Vehicles
  • Means of Compliance for Part 23 aircraft
  • 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

Research & Project Interests

Dr. Wilde's primary research interests lie in the field of capturing uncooperative target objects in an on-orbit servicing and space debris removal context, in particular in the fields of human-machine interfacing and the design and test of capture mechanisms. Furthermore, he is interested in exploring the novel space system capabilities and design flexibility gained by introducing an on-orbit servicing option. Dr. Wilde is also interested in the system integration aspects of conceptual capabilities like asteroid mining or near-earth object defense.