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PhD Candidate

Matthew Hunter

Matthew Hunter is a Ph.D. student in the Space Rendezvous Laboratory. He “got out” of Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, where he received the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Scholar Award. He has interned at a variety of companies in the space and defense industry, including NASA Goddard, Raytheon Technologies, and Bell. Matthew is currently developing guidance and control algorithms for the Space Weather Atmospheric Multiscale EXperiment (SWARM-EX), and his research focuses on computationally efficient, optimal hybrid control techniques that incorporate perturbations to Keplerian orbit into propulsive maneuver schemes to decrease their delta-v cost. This work will enable fully integrated roto-translational spacecraft control to increase mission lifetime and enhance maneuver accuracy.