Professor Lewis Mingori Lewis Mingori
Ph.D. 1966
Stanford University
Dynamics, control systems, stability theory, nonlinear methods, fault detection, applications to space and ground vehicles

Instruction in the areas of dynamics and control. Research interests include spacecraft attitude control, spinning and dual spin spacecraft dynamics, spinning rocket stability, fault detection, modeling and model reduction, and identification and vibration control of flexible structures. In the areas of spacecraft dynamics and control, work addresses such topics as recovery from flat spin, passive spin balancing using internal moving masses, passive vibration isolation using flexible couplings, effects of asymmetry on the stability of spinning spacecraft, and the dynamics of spin-up through resonance. Research contributions are also in the areas of model reduction, robust control, dynamics, and system identification.

Selected Publications:

Kinsey, R.J., Mingori, D.L. and Rand, R.H., "Nonlinear Control of Dual Spin Spacecraft during Despin through Precession Phase Lock," AIAA J. Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 60-67, January-February 1996.

Halsmer, D.M. and Mingori, D.L., "Nutational Stability and Passive Control of Spinning Rockets with Internal Mass Motion," AIAA J. Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 1197-1203, September-October 1995.

Mingori, D.L., "Lagrange's Equation, Hamilton's Equations and Kane's Equations: Interrelations, Energy Integrals and a Variational Principle," J. Applied Mechanics, Vol. 62, No. 2, pp. 505-510, June 1995.

Turan, L., Mingori, D.L. and Goodwin, G.C., "Loop Transfer Recovery Design Using Biased and Unbiased Controllers," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 601-605, March 1994.

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