Publications

You will find in this page the list of publications, conference papers and journal articles published by NGC’s employees.

PUBLICATIONS
J. de Lafontaine, A. St-Amour, J. Naudet, Br. Paijmans, S. Santandrea, In-Flight Demonstration on PROBA-V of Autonomous Forbidden Attitude Avoidance, 9th International Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control Systems, Porto, Portugal, 2-6 June 2014
J.-F. Hamel, A. St-Amour, J. de Lafontaine, Helena M. van Mierlo, Brian Lawrence, Linh Ngo Phong, Bernard Griffith, Jeff Cain, Dwight Caldwell, Denis Dufour, Patrice Côté, Roman Kruzelecky, Karan Sarda, Timothy J. Lynham, Joshua M. Johnston, Sylvie Gravel and Didier Davignon, "The Canadian Wildland Fire Monitoring System Microsatellite Mission Concept”, Proceedings of CASI ASTRO 2016, 17-19 May 2016, Ottawa, Canada
J.-F. Hamel, A. St-Amour, J. de Lafontaine, M. Van Mierlo, B. Lawrence, M. Bergeron, Linh Ngo Phong, J.Cain, F. Newland, D.Dufour, R. Kruzelecky, M. Flannigan, A. Royer, G.Bonin, T. J. Lynham, J. M. Johnston. The Innovative Microsatellite-Based Canadian Wildland Fire Monitoring System, 65th International Astronautical Congress (IAC2015), 12-16 october, 2015, Jerusalem, Israel
T. J. Lynham, J. M. Johnston, M.van Mierlo, B. Lawrence, P.l Briand, Linh Ngo Phong, J.-F. Hamel, D. Dufour, A Microsatellite-based Canadian Wildland Fire Monitoring System. 36th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS 2015), St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, June 08-11 2015
Ewan Reid, Peter Iles, Jason Muise, Nick Cristello, Brad Jones, Michele Faragalli, Peter Visscher, Dale Boucher, Vincent Simard-Bilodeau, Dimi Apostolopoulos, Paul Rocco, Martin Picard, The Artemis Jr. rover: Mobility platform for lunar ISRU mission simulation, Advances in Space Research, Volume 55, Issue 10, 15 May 2015, Pages 2472–2483
T. J. Lynham, J. M. Johnston, M.van Mierlo, B. Lawrence, P.l Briand, Linh Ngo Phong, J.-F. Hamel, D. Dufour, A Microsatellite-based Canadian Wildland Fire Monitoring System, 36th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS 2015), St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, June 08-11 2015
D. Neveu, G. Mercier, V. Simard Bilodeau, J-F. Hamel, S. Woicke, M. Alger, D. Beaudette, Passive versus Active Hazard Detection & Avoidance Systems, CEAS Space Journal, March 2015, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12567-015-0074-4
J.-F. Hamel, D. Beaudette, G. Mercier, J. de Lafontaine, B. Sylvestre, S. Ruel, Relative Navigation State Estimation Performance For Orbit Debris Removal And Deep-Space Rendezvous, 65th International Astronautical Congress (IAC2014), Toronto, Canada, 29 September-03 October 2014
V. Simard Bilodeau, S. Clerc, R. Drai, J. de Lafontaine, Optical Navigation System for Pin-Point Lunar Landing, To be published, 19th IFAC World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, August 24-29 2014
Aymeric Kron, Amelie St-Amour, Jean de Lafontaine, Four Reaction Wheels Management: Algorithms Trade-Off and Tuning Drivers for the PROBA-3 Mission, To be published, 19th IFAC World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, August 24-29 2014
D. Neveu, V. Simard Bilodeau, J-F. Hamel, S. Woicke, M. Alger, G. Mercier, D. Beaudette, Passive versus Active Hazard Detection & Avoidance Systems , 9th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control Systems, Oporto, Portugal, 2-6 June 2014
A. St-Amour, J-F. Hamel, G. Mercier, J. Naudet, S. Santandrea, J. de Lafontaine, In-Flight Results of the Proba-V Three-Axis Pointing Safe Magnetic Mode, Small Satellites Systems and Services Symposium 2014 (4S), Majorca, Spain, 26-30 May 2014
S. Santandrea, D. Gerrits, J. Naudet, S. Ilsen, J.P. Luntama, E. Tilmans, C. Baijot, J. de Lafontaine, M. Dominique, D. B. Seaton, S. Štverák, P. Trávníček, F. Teston, PROBA-2: Over Four Years of Autonomy, Technology Demonstration, Solar Science and Space Weather Monitoring, Small Satellites Systems and Services Symposium 2014 (4S), Majorca, Spain, 26-30 May 2014
V. Simard Bilodeau , J.-F. Hamel, P. Iles, A Rover Vision-Based Relative Localisation System for the RESOLVE Moon Exploration Mission , 64th International Astronautical Congress, Beijing, China, 23-27 September, 2013
M. Faragalli, N. Cristello, B. Jones, P. Iles, E. Reid, J. Muise, P. Visscher, D. Boucher, V. Simard-Bilodeau, D. Apostolopoulos, P. Rocco, M. Picard, Lunar ISRU Mission Mission Simulation Utilizing the Artermis Jr. Rover , AIAA Space Conference, San Diego, California, 10-12 September, 2013
A. Falcoz; M. Watt; Michel Yu; A. Kron; P. Prathyush; D. Bates; Finn Ankersen; L. Massotti: Integrated Control and Structure Design Framework for Spacecraft Applied to BIOMASS Satellite , 19th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace, ACA2013, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany, September 2-6, 2013.
A. Kron, V. Simard Bilodeau, F. Ankersen: Enhanced Linear Fractional Transformation: a Matlab Toolbox for Space System Modelling and Controller Analysis and Synthesis , 19th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace, ACA2013, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany, September 2-6, 2013.
M. Watt; Michel Yu; A. Falcoz; A. Kron; P. Prathyush; Finn Ankersen; L. Massotti: Integrated Structure/Control Optimisation Applied to the BIOMASS Earth Observation Mission . To be published, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 19-22 Aug 2013
J. Peyrard; D. Escorial; A. Agenjo; A. Kron; A. Cropp: Design and Prototyping of PROBA-3 Formation Flying System , 5th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies, 29-31 May 2013, Germany
N. Cristello, M. Faragalli, B. Jones, P. Iles, E. Reid, J.Muise, P. Visscher, D. Boucher, V. Simard-Bilodeau, D. Apostolopoulos, P. Rocco, M. Picard, The Lunar Analog ISRU Rover Artemis Jr , 12th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation , Noordwijk, the Netherlands, 15-17 May, 2013
J.-F. Hamel , M.-K. Langelier, M. Alger, P. Iles, K. MacTavish, Design and Validation of an Absolute Localization System for an Autonomous Planetary Exploration Rover . i-SAIRAS 2012, Turin, Italy, 4-6 September 2012
V. Simard Bilodeau, D. Beaudette, J.-F. Hamel, M. Alger, P. Iles, K. Mactavish, Vision-Based Pose Estimation System For The Lunar Analogue Rover “Artemis” . i-SAIRAS 2012, Turin, Italy, 4-6 September 2012
W. Wang, P. Menon, D. Bates, S. Ciabuschi, N. Paulino, E. Sotto, A. Bidaux, A.Garus, A. Kron, S. Salehi, S. Bennani,: Verification and Validation of Autonomous Rendezvous Systems in the Terminal Phase. AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA), 13-16 Aug 2012
V. Simard Bilodeau, D. Neveu, S. Bruneau-Dubuc, M. Alger, J. de Lafontaine, S. Clerc, R. Drai, Pinpoint Lunar Landing Navigation using Crater Detection and Matching: Design and Laboratory Validation. AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA), 13-16 Aug 2012
W. Wang, P. Menon, D. Bates, A. Bidaux, A. Garus, A. Kron, C. Charbonnel, F. Ankersen, S. Bennani, An Integrated Analytical/Numerical Framework for Verification and Validation of Attitude Control Systems for Flexible Satellites . AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA), 13-16 Aug 2012
D. Gerrits, J. Naudet, S. Ilsen, S. Santandrea , F. Teston, J. Zender(2), E. Tilmans, C. Baijot, A. St-Amour, A. Kron, PROBA2, Two Years of In-Orbit Experience . Small Satellites Systems and Services Symposium 2012 (4S), Portoroz, Slovenia, 04 - 08 June 2012
P. Iles, M. Wagner, J.-F. Hamel, V. Simard-Bilodeau, K. MacTavish, P. Molina, Localization System of The Lunar Analogue Rover Artemis Jr. Global Space Exploration Conference, Washington, DC, USA, 22-24 May 2012
R.V. Kruzelecky, E. Haddad, A. Nakhaei, W. Jamroz, E. Cloutis, V. Lappas, M. Sweeting, T. Sorensen, P. Mouginis-Mark, J. Shan, J.-F.Hamel, J. de Lafontaine, M. Barnet, F. Teti, N. Ghafoor, CABLE Canadian American British Lunar Explorer . Global Space Exploration Conference, Washington, DC, USA, 22-24 May 2012
E. Di Sotto, J. Branco, L. Guerreiro, N.Paulino, J.-F. Hamel: Drag Derived Altitude For Improved Navigation Accuracy In Mars Entry Descent And Landing System . IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems, DyCoSS 2012, Portugal, 19-21 March 2012
D. Neveu, J.-F. Hamel, M. Alger, J. de Lafontaine, J.Tripp, M. Hussein, B. Hill, A. Taylor, P. Dietrich, C. Langley, A. Kerr, Full Scale Flight Demonstration of Lidar-based Hazard Detection and Avoidance . 35 th Annual AAS Guidance and Control Conference, 3-8 Feb 2012, Breckenridge, Colorado
J.-F. Hamel, D. Beaudette, V. Simard-Bilodeau, J. de Lafontaine, E. Di Sotto, N. Paulino, J. Branco, L. Guerreiro, G. Johns, D. De Rosa, GNC Design & Validation for Precision Landing at the Moon and Mars . 35 th Annual AAS Guidance and Control Conference, 3-8 Feb 2012, Breckenridge, Colorado
D. Neveu, J.-F. Hamel, V. Simard Bilodeau, M. Alger, J. de Lafontaine, Guidance, Navigation and Control technologies and facilities to support future lunar exploration missions . Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal, Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 40-52, April 2011
J. de Lafontaine, J.-F. Hamel, D. Neveu, V. Simard Bilodeau, D. Beaudette, M. Alger. Preparing for Future Planetary Exploration: An Autonomous Hazard Avoidance and Precision Landing System . 62 nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC2011), Cape Town, South Africa, 3-7 October 2011
J. Côté, A. Kron, J. de Lafontaine, J. Naudet, S. Santandrea. PROBA-2 Attitude and Orbit Control System: In-Flight Results of Innovative GNC Functions . 18 th IFAC World Congress, Milano (Italy), August 28 - September 2 nd 2011
J. Côté, A. Kron, J. de Lafontaine, J. Naudet, S. Santandrea, PROBA-2 Attitude and Orbit Control System: In-Flight Results of AOCS Flight Experiments . Proceedings of the 8th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation and Control Systems, Carlsbad, Czech Republic, 5-10 June, 2011
J. Côté, A. St-Amour, B. Paijmans, J. Naudet, S. Santandrea, J. de Lafontaine, PROBA-V Attitude and Orbit Control System: Integration and System-Level Tests Results . 8th International ESA Conference on Guidance and Navigation Control Systems (GNC 2011), Carlsbad, Czech Republic, 5-10 June 2011
D. Neveu, J.-F. Hamel, M. Alger, J. de Lafontaine, J. Tripp, M. Hussein, B. Hill, P. Dietrich, A. Kerr, Autonomous Planetary Landing using a LIDAR Sensor: the Full Scale Flight Test Experiment . 8 th International ESA Conference on Guidance and Navigation Control Systems (GNC 2011), Carlsbad, Czech Republic, 5-10 June 2011
V. Simard Bilodeau, S. Clerc, J. de Lafontaine, R. Drai, Crater Dectection and Matching Based Navigation Algorithm for Planetary Exploration . 8 th International ESA Conference on Guidance and Navigation Control Systems (GNC 2011), Carlsbad, Czech Republic, 5-10 June 2011
B. Sylvestre, M. Guibert, S. Gagnon, P. Edmundson, J.-F. Hamel, CSAS: A New Concept of High Speed Laser Communications and Situational Awareness Technology for Formation Flying Spacecraft . 4 th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions & Technologies (SFFMT 2011), St-Hubert, Québec, Canada, May 2011
J.-F. Hamel, A. St-Amour, J. de Lafontaine, J. Lee, C. Lambert, A. Ng, Y. Kim, Overview of JC2Sat-FF Guidance, Navigation and Control Architecture . 4 th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions & Technologies (SFFMT 2011), St-Hubert, Québec, Canada, May 2011
C. Lambert, B. S. Kumar, J-F Hamel, A. Ng, Implementation and Performance of Formation Flying Using Differential Drag . 4 th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions & Technologies (SFFMT 2011), St-Hubert, Québec, Canada, May 2011
S. Ulrich, J. Côté, Onboard Attitude Perturbation Estimation For Gyroless Spacecraft , 61 st International Astronautical Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, 27 Sep-1 st October 2010
J.-F. Hamel, D. Neveu, V. Simard Bilodeau, M. Alger, J. de Lafontaine, Validation of Lidar-based Hazard Detection and Avoidance System for Autonomous Planetary Landing , 61 st International Astronautical Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, September 2010
D. De Vito, A. Kron, J. de Lafontaine, M. Lovera, A Matlab toolbox for LMI-based analysis and synthesis of LPV/LFT self-scheduled H control systems , 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Aided Control System Design, Part of 2010 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control Yokohama, Japan, September 8-10, 2010
M. Spigai, S. Clerc, V. Simard-Bilodeau , A crater detection and identification algorithm for autonomous lunar landing. Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles , Lecce, Italy, September 6-8, 2010.
A. Kron, J.-F. Hamel, A. Garus, J. de Lafontaine, Mu-Analysis Based Verification and Validation of Autonomous Satellite Rendezvous Systems , Proceedings of the 18th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace, Nara, Japan, 6-10 September, 2010
D. Neveu, V.S. Bilodeau, M. Alger, B. Moffat, J.-F. Hamel, J. de Lafontaine, Simulation Infrastructure for Autonomous Vision-Based Navigation Technologies , 18 th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace, Nara, Japan, 6-10 Sep. 2010.
J.-F. Hamel, J. de Lafontaine, C. Lambert, A. Ng, Performance Assessment of the Drag-Based Formation Control for the JC2Sat Mission , AIAA GNC Conference, Toronto, Canada, August 2010.
P. Menon, W. Wang, A. Kron, S. Salehi, A. Papachristodoulou, D. Bates, C. Maier, N. Paulino, E. Di Sotto, J.-F. Hamel, VVAF – Worst-Case and Safety Analysis Tools for Autonomous Rendezvous System , AIAA GNC Conference, Toronto, Canada, August 2010.
C. Lambert, P. Vincent, A. Ng, Y. Nakamura, H. Horiguchi, J.-F. Hamel, J. de Lafontaine, Inter-Satellite Separation Analysis of JC2Sat Formation Flying Mission, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Toronto, Canada, August 2010.
J. de Lafontaine, J.-F. Hamel, A.Ng, C. Lambert, M. Van Mierlo, K.Hirako, H. Horiguchi, K. Yoshihara. Japan Canada Joint Collaboration Satellites – Formation Flight (JC2SAT-FF) Design & Analysis , Small Satellites Systems and Services Symposium, Madeira, Funchal, 1 st June 2010
E. di Sotto, N. Paulino, A. Kron, J.-F. Hamel, D. Bates, W. Wang, M. Prathyush P., A. Papachristodoulou, C. Maier, S. Salehi. VVAF - Worst Case & Safety Analysis Tools for Autonomous Rendezvous System , 4 th International Conference on Astrodynamics Tools and Techniques, Madrid, Spain, 3-6 May 2010
A. Kron, J.-F. Hamel, A. Garus, E. di Sotto, Intégration de la mu-analyse au processus de vérification et validation de systèmes spatiaux : principe et démonstration de la faisabilité , 6 e Conférence Internationale Francophone d'Automatique, Nancy, France, 2-4 juin 2010
J. de Lafontaine, J.-F. Hamel, A. Royer, F. Châteauneuf, C. Proulx, P. Edmundson, B. Moffat, Platform for the Observation of the Earth and for In-Orbit Technology Experiments (POETE) Mission Concept , Paper #8, CASI ASTRO 2010 Conference, Toronto, Canada, 4 - 6 May 2010.
J. Côté, A. St-Amour, B. Paijmans, A. Kron, J.-L. Beaupellet, J. de Lafontaine, Attitude and Orbit Control Software: Recent Innovations for Upcoming Missions, Paper 47, Proc. CASI ASTRO 2010 Conference, Toronto, 4 May - 6 May 2010
J. Côté, J. Naudet, S. Santandrea, J. de Lafontaine, A. Kron, PROBA-2 Attitude and Orbit Control System: In-Flight Validation Results, Paper 46, Proc. CASI ASTRO 2010 Conference, Toronto, 4 May - 6 May 2010
D. Neveu, J-F Hamel, J. de Lafontaine, V. S. Bilodeau, M. Alger, GNC Technologies and Facilities to Support Future Lunar Exploration Missions , Paper 35, Proc. CASI ASTRO 2010 Conference, Toronto, 4 May - 6 May 2010. A.J. Saber Best Paper Award
D. Neveu, J-F Hamel, J. Christy, V.S.Bilodeau, J. de Lafontaine, NEXT Lunar Lander: Descent & Landing GNC Analysis, Design & Simulations, Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Breckenridge, Colorado, United State of America, February 5-10, 2010
V.S. Bilodeau, S. Clerc, J. de Lafontaine, R. Drai. and D. Neveu, A Vision-based Navigation Algorithm for Pin-Point Landing , Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Breckenridge, Colorado, United State of America, Febuary 5-10, 2010
C. Proulx, F. Châteauneuf, M. Wang, A. Royer, J.-F. Hamel, J. de Lafontaine " An uncooled mid wave and thermal infrared payload for fire monitoring " Proc. of SPIE , 7474, art. no. 74741Q, 2009.
V. Simard Bilodeau, S. Clerc, J. de Lafontaine, D. Neveu, Vision-based Absolute Navigation (VBAN) for Pin-point Planetary Landing . Key Technology Domain on Processing Control and Cognition, Palaiseau, France, May 29, 2009
F. Genin, J.-F. Hamel, A. Kron, Formation Flying Control on Highly Elliptical Orbit , presented at the fifth AIAA-PEGASUS conference for European students, Toulouse (France) on 12-13 March, 2009
J.-F. Hamel, J. de Lafontaine, Neighbouring Optimum Feedback Control Law for Earth-orbiting Formation Flying Spacecraft , AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 32, No. 1, Jan-Feb 2009, pp. 290-299.
S. Ulrich, J. Côté, J. de Lafontaine, “ In-Flight Attitude Perturbation Estimation for Earth-Orbiting Spacecraft ”, accepted for publication in Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, 2009.
J. Hamel, J. de Lafontaine, Autonomous Guidance & Control of Earth-Orbiting Formation Flying Spacecraft: Closing the Loop , Acta Astronautica, Vol. 63, No. 11-12, Dec. 2008, p. 1246-1258
J. de Lafontaine, J.-F. Hamel, D. Neveu, J. Poncy, J. Christy, P. Lanza, Precision Landing and Hazard Detection and Avoidance Scenario for the NEXT Lunar Lander Mission, DGLR To Moon and beyond , International Symposium, Bremen, Germany, 15-17 September 2008
J. Côté, J. de Lafontaine, Magnetic-Only Orbit and Attitude Estimation Using the Square-Root Unscented Kalman Filter: Application to the PROBA-2 Spacecraft , Proc. AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, Hawaii, 18-21 August 2008
J. de Lafontaine, D. Neveu, J-F Hamel, Planetary Landing Dynamic Test Facility: Design and Applications, Proc. AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, Hawaii, 18-21 August 2008
S. Ulrich, A. Kron, J. de Lafontaine, Attitude Guidance and Control for Synchronized Maneuvers about a Fixed Rotation Axis , Proc. AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, Hawaii, 18-21 August 2008
C. Belleau, J. de Lafontaine, A New Design Approach for Pulse-Width Pulse-Frequency Modulator , Proc. Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) Forum 2008, Ottawa, 5 - 8 June 2008
J. de Lafontaine, A. Kron, S. Ulrich, S. Clerc, Navigation and Guidance Strategies for High-Velocity Impact of a Near Earth Asteroid, Proc. 7th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control Systems, Tralee, Ireland, 2-5 June 2008
J. de Lafontaine, D. Neveu, J.-F. Hamel, Autonomous Planetary Landing Using a LIDAR Sensor : the Landing Dynamic Test Facility, Proc. 7th International ESA Conference Guidance, Navigation & Control Systems, Tralee, Ireland, 2-5 June 2008
J. de Lafontaine, J. Côté, A. Kron, P. Van den Braembussche, PROBA-2 : AOCS Software Validation Process and Critical Results , Proc. 7th International ESA Conference Guidance, Navigation & Control Systems, Tralee, Ireland, 2-5 June 2008
J. de Lafontaine, A. Kron, J. Côté, PROBA-2 Attitude and Orbit Control System: Lesson Learned from Integration and System-Level Tests, Paper 76, Proc. CASI ASTRO 2008 Conference, Montreal, 28 April - 1 May 2008
J. Côté, J. de Lafontaine, A Low-Cost, Compact Attitude and Orbit Determination System for Small Earth Satellites, Paper 78, Proc. CASI ASTRO 2008 Conference, Montreal, 28 April - 1 May 2008
J. de Lafontaine, D. Neveu, J-F Hamel, Raja Mukherji, George Yang, Allen Taylor, Claudine Giroud, The LDTF: a Canadian Facility for the Validation of Hazard-Avoidance and Terrain-Relative Navigation for Planetary Landing, Paper 26, Proc. CASI ASTRO 2008 Conference, Montreal, 28 April - 1 May 2008
A. Kron, S. Ulrich, J. de Lafontaine, Performance Demonstration of Autonomous Guidance and Control for Formation Flight on Eccentric Orbits , Paper 77, Proc. CASI ASTRO 2008 Conference, Montreal, 28 April - 1 May 2008
A. Kron, J. de Lafontaine, S. Ulrich, Formation Flight Static Output Feedback Control: Evaluating The Need For Scheduling Over An Eccentric Orbit, Proc. 3rd International Symposium on Formation Flying, Missions and Technologies, Noordwijk, Netherlands, 23-25 April 2008
A. C. M. Allen, C. Langley, R. Mukherji, M. Nimelman, J. de Lafontaine, D. Neveu, and J. W. Tripp, Full-scale testing and platform stabilization of a scanning lidar system for planetary landing, Proc. SPIE Defense + Security, Orlando, Florida, 16 - 20 March 2008
C. Langley, R. Mukherji, G. Yang, A. Allen, J. Tripp, J. de Lafontaine, D. Neveu, Full-scale Static Testing of the Lidar-based Autonomous Planetary Landing System (LAPS) , Proc. iSAIRAS 2008, 9th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, Los Angeles, 26-29 February 2008
J.-F. Hamel, J. de Lafontaine, Fuel-Equivalent Relative Orbit Element Space , AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 31, No. 1, Jan.-Feb. 2008
P. Brazeau, V. Simard Bilodeau, A. Kron, J. de Lafontaine, Robust Control Law for Formation Flying Satellite in Eccentric Orbits, Proc. 2008 AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Galveston, Texas, January 27-31, 2008
V. Simard Bilodeau, J. de Lafontaine, Explicit Predictive Control Law for Satellite Formation Flying in Eccentric Orbits , Proc. 18th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference, Galveston, Texas, 27-31 January 2008
M. Alger and K. D. Kumar, Design & Development of Pico and Femto-Satellites , International Journal of Manufacturing Research, s.l.: Inderscience, 2008, Issue 1, Vol. 3.
S. Ulrich, J. de Lafontaine, Autonomous Atmospheric Entry on Mars: Performance Improvement Using a Novel Adaptive Control Algorithm , The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol.55, No. 4, Oct. – Dec. 2007
J.-F. Hamel, J. de Lafontaine, Linearized Dynamics of Formation Flying Spacecraft on a J2-Perturbed Elliptical Orbit , AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 30, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 2007
C. Langley, G. Yang, R. Mukherji, A. Taylor, J. de Lafontaine, D. Neveu, K. Lebel, C-E Lemay, B. Richards, J. Tripp, C. Giroud , Recent Advancements of the Lidar-Based Autonomous Planetary Landing System (LAPS) , Paper IAC-07-A5.2, Proc. 58th International Astronautical Congress, Hyderabad, India, 24-28 Sep. 2007
J.-F. Hamel, J. de Lafontaine, Autonomous Guidance & Control of Earth-Orbiting Formation Flying Spacecraft: Closing the Loop , Paper IAC-07-C.1.6.02, Proc. 58th International Astronautical Congress, Hyderabad, India, 24-28 Sep. 2007
S. Ulrich, J. de Lafontaine, Development of a Novel Adaptive Control Algorithm for a Fighter Aircraft , Paper AIAA-2007-6649, Proc. AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA, 20-23 Aug. 2007
Andres Marcos, Luis Felipe Penin, Emanuele Di Sotto and Remi Drai, Formation Flying Control in Highly Elliptical Orbits, AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA, 20 Aug. 2007
J.-F. Hamel, J. de Lafontaine, Fuel-Equivalent Relative Orbit Element Space , Paper AAS-07-300, Proc. AAS / AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Mackinac Island, Michigan, 19-23 Aug. 2007
J.-F. Hamel, J. de Lafontaine, Linearized Dynamics of Formation Flying Spacecraft on a J2-perturbed Elliptical Orbit , Paper AAS-07-301, Proc. AAS / AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Mackinac Island, Michigan, 19-23 Aug. 2007
J.-F. Hamel, J. de Lafontaine, Neighbouring Optimum Feedback Control Law for Earth-orbiting Formation Flying Spacecraft , Paper AAS-07-273, Proc. AAS / AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Mackinac Island, Michigan, 19-23 Aug. 2007
J. Torralba, A. Kron, J. de Lafontaine, Control of Mars Guided Entry (Part I): Robust Self-Scheduling Modal Control, Proc. 17 th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace, Toulouse, France, 25-29 Jun. 2007
A. Kron, J. de Lafontaine, Control of Mars Guided Entry (Part II): Robust Nonlinear Dynamics Inversion, Proc. 17 th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace, Toulouse, France, 25-29 Jun. 2007
S. Ulrich, J. de Lafontaine, Mars Entry Robustness Improvement Using a Novel Adaptive Control Algorithm, Paper AAS 07-001, Proc. 30 th AAS Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, Colorado, USA, 3-7 Feb. 2007
J.-F. Levesque, J. de Lafontaine, Innovative Navigation Schemes for State and Parameter Estimation during Mars Entry, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, vol. 30, no. 1, January 2007
P. Cayouette, J.-F. Hamel, C.-A. Brunet, Martian Aerocapture Guidance Using Artifical Neural Network Trained by Genetic Algorithm , Proc. AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Winter Meeting, Sedona, Arizona, 28 Jan 01 Feb 2007
J.-F. Hamel, J. de Lafontaine, Autonomous Guidance & Control of Earth-Orbiting Formation Flying Spacecraft , Paper IAC-06-C1.7.01, Proc. 57th International Astronautical Congress, Valencia, Spain, 2-6 Oct. 2006
J. de Lafontaine, D. Neveu, J.-F. Hamel, Pseudo-Doppler Velocity Navigation for Lidar-Based Planetary Exploration, Proc. AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, Keystone, Colorado, USA, 21-24 Aug. 2006
J.-F. Hamel , D. Neveu, J. de Lafontaine, Feature Matching Navigation Techniques for Lidar-Based Planetary Exploration, Proc. AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, Keystone, Colorado, USA, 21-24 Aug. 2006
J. de Lafontaine, J.-F. Lévesque, A. Kron, Robust Guidance and Control Algorithms using Constant Flight Path Angle for Precision Landing on Mars, Proc. AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, Keystone, Colorado, USA, 21-24 Aug. 2006
J.-F. Hamel, J. de Lafontaine, Improvement to the Analytical Predictor-Corrector Guidance Algorithm Applied to Mars Aerocapture , AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 29, No. 4, Jul-Aug. 2006
A. Kron, J. de Lafontaine, C. Le Peuvédic, Robust Synthesis of Static Output Feedback Controller for Mars Entry, Proc. 5 th IFAC Symposium on Robust Control Design, Toulouse, France, 05-07 Jul. 2006
J. de Lafontaine , J. Côté, A. Kron, P. Van den Braembussche, P. Vuilleumier, S. Santandrea, Innovative Autonomous Navigation and Control Functions On-Board the Mini-Satellites PROBA-2 , Proc. 13 th CASI Conference on Astronautics, Montreal, Canada, 25- 27 Apr. 2006
J. de Lafontaine, D. Neveu, A. Kron, J-F Hamel, A. Allen, R. Richards, An Overview of Some Canadian Capabilities in Planetary Landing Techniques , Proc. 13 th CASI Conference on Astronautics, Montreal, Canada, 25- 27 Apr. 2006
A. Kron, J. de Lafontaine, M. Alvarado, C. Le Peuvédic, Autonomous Rendezvous Around Mars: Navigation, Guidance and Robuts Control Techniques , Proc. 13 th CASI Conference on Astronautics, Montreal, Canada, 25- 27 Apr. 2006
J. de Lafontaine, J. Côté, A. Kron, P. Vuilleumier, S. Santandrea, P. Van Den Braembussche, Validation of Innovative State Estimation and Control Techniques on PROBA-2 , Paper 166806, Proc. 6th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation and Control Systems, Loutraki, Greece, 17-20 Oct. 2005
J. de Lafontaine, D. Neveu, K. Lebel, Autonomous Planetary Landing Using a LIDAR Sensor: The Closed-Loop System, Paper 166821, Proc. 6th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation and Control Systems, Loutraki, Greece, 17-20 Oct. 2005
A. Kron, J. de Lafontaine, C. Le Peuvédic, Mars Entry and Aerocapture Robust Control Using Static Output Feedback and LPV Techniques , Paper 166816, Proc. 6th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation and Control Systems, Loutraki, Greece, 17-20 Oct. 2005
C. Le Peuvédic, J. de Lafontaine, A. Kron, Key Control Techniques for GNC Design of Martian Vehicles, Proc. 6th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation and Control Systems, Loutraki, Greece, 17-20 Oct. 2005
J. de Lafontaine, D. Neveu, K. Lebel, J. Tripp, E. Martin, A. Ulitsky, R. Carr, S. Janes, Autonomous Hazard-Avoidance Landing on the Moon: Adaptation and Demonstration of the LAPS System , Proc. 2005 International Lunar Conference, Toronto, Canada, 18-23 Sep. 2005
J.-F. Hamel, J. de Lafontaine, Improvement of the Analytical Predictor-Corrector Guidance Algorithm Applied to Mars Aerocapture, Paper AIAA-2005-5997, Proc. AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, San Francisco, 15-18 Aug. 2005. Also published in the AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 29, No. 4, July-August 2006.
D. Neveu, J. de Lafontaine, K. Lebel, Validation Of Autonomous Hazard-Avoidance Mars Landing Via Closed- Loop Simulations, Paper AIAA-2005-6024 , Proc. AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference and Exhibit, San Francisco, 15-18 Aug. 2005
D. Rochefort, J. de Lafontaine, C.-A. Brunet, A New Satellite Attitude State Estimation Algorithm using Quaternion Neural Networks, Paper AIAA-2005-6447, Proc. AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, San Francisco, 15-18 Aug. 2005
M. Bélanger, J. de Lafontaine, Quaternion-based Satellite Attitude Control Using Fuzzy Logic , Paper AAS 05–420, Proc. 2005 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Lake Tahoe, USA, 07-11 Aug. 2005
J. de Lafontaine, A. Kron, K. Lebel, D. Neveu, Mars Mission Concept: Achieving Precision Landing from Atmospheric Entry to a Pre-Selected Landing Site , presented at the 5 th Canadian Space Exploration Workshop, Longueuil, Canada, 12-13 May 2005
A. Kron, J. de Lafontaine, C. Le Peuvédic, Mars Aerodynamic Entry Control Using Static Output Feedback and LPV Techniques , Paper AAS 05-216, Proc. 15 th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Copper Mountain, USA, 23-27 Jan. 2005
J. de Lafontaine, C. Le Peuvédic, Autonomous Generation of Guidance Profiles for Constrained, Minimum-Time, Large-Angle Attitude Manoeuvres , Paper AAS 05-106, Proc. 15th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Copper Mountain, USA, 23-27 Jan. 2005
K. Lebel, D. Neveu, C.-E. Lemay, J. de Lafontaine, C.-A. Brunet, Laboratory Demonstration Of Fuel Optimal, Hazard Avoidance Techniques For Autonomous Planetary Landing, Paper AAS 05-145, Proc. AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Copper Mountain, USA, 23-27 Jan. 2005
J. de Lafontaine, A. Ulitsky, J.W. Tripp, R. Richards, M. Daly, C. Sallaberger , LAPS: The Development of a Scanning Lidar System with GNC for Autonomous Hazard Avoidance and Precision Landing, Proceedings of SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering, v. 5418, Spaceborne Sensors, 2004, p. 91-93
J. de Lafontaine, O. Gueye, Autonomous Planetary Landing Using a LIDAR Sensor: the Navigation Function , Space Technology, Vol.24, Issue 1, Lister Science Pub., 2004 (best conference papers invited for publication)
A. Kron, J. de Lafontaine, The Generalized (µ,Mu)-Iteration Illustrated by Flexible Aircraft Robust Controller Reduction , Proc. 16 th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace, St Petersburg, Russia, 14-18 Jun. 2004
J. de Lafontaine, C. Le Peuvédic, Y. Baillion, Autonomous Generation of Guidance Profiles for Large-Angle Attitude Manœuvres , Proc. 14 th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Maui, Hawaii, 8-12 Feb. 2004
O. Gueye, K. Lebel, J. de Lafontaine, Automatic Fine-Tuning of a Kalman Filter with a Genetic Algorithm and Gradient-Based Optimisation Methods , Proc. 14 th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Maui, Hawaii, Feb. 2004
J. de Lafontaine, D. Neveu, K. Lebel, Autonomous Planetary Landing: the Quartic Guidance Revisited , Proc. 14 th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Maui, Hawaii, 8-12 Feb. 2004
A. Kron, J. de Lafontaine, D. Alazard, Robust 2-DOF H-infinity Controller for Highly Flexible Aircraft : Design Methodology and Numerical Results , J. Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute, Vol.49, No.1, 2003
X. Huppé, M. Beauregard, J. de Lafontaine, F. Michaud, Guidance and Control of a Platoon of Vehicles Adapted to Changing Environment Conditions, Proc. 2003 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man & Cybernetics, Washington, D.C., USA, 5–8 Oct. 2003
J. de Lafontaine, C.-A. Brunet, G. Lachiver, J. Côté, D. Neveu, C.-E. Lemay, B. Biron, Tele-Education in Aerospace and Mechatronics: the TEAM International Virtual Laboratory , Paper AAS 03-504, Proc. AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Special session on Innovations in Teaching Aerospace Engineering, Big Sky, Montana, USA, 3-7 Aug. 2003
I. Jean, J. de Lafontaine, Autonomous Guidance and Control of an Earth Observation Satellite Using Low Thrust, Paper AAS 03-617, Proc. AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialists Conf, Big Sky, Montana USA, 3-7 Aug. 2003
J. de Lafontaine, J.-R. Lafleur, I. Jean, P. Van den Braembussche, P. Vuilleumier, In-Flight Performance and Calibration of the Autonomous Minisatellite PROBA , AAS 03-152, Proc. AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference, Ponce, Puerto Rico, 9-12 February 2003
J. de Lafontaine, O. Gueye, M. Polubinski, A. Ulitsky, LIDAR-Based Obstacle Avoidance and Navigation for Autonomous Planetary Landing , Presented at the ASTRO 2002 – 12 th CASI Conf. on Astronautics, Ottawa, Canada, 2002
J. de Lafontaine, O. Gueye, Autonomous Planetary Landing Using a LIDAR Sensor: the Navigation Function , Proc. 5th Guidance, Navigation & Control Conference, Frascati, Italy, 22-25 Oct. 2002
P. Van den Braembussche, J. de Lafontaine, P.Vuilleumier, PROBA Attitude Control and Guidance In-Orbit Performance , Proc. 5th Guidance, Navigation & Control Conference, Frascati, Italy, 22-25 Oct. 2002
K. Schilling, J. de Lafontaine, G. D'Eleuterio, Virtual Laboratories for Space Robotics , Proc. 23 rd International Congress of Aeronautical Sciences, Toronto, Canada, 11 Sep. 2002
C.-A. Brunet, J. de Lafontaine, K. Schilling, Tele-Education in Engineering Using a Virtual International Laboratory . Book chapter in “Engineering Education and Research – 2002: A Chronicle of Worldwide Innovations” Book chapter in “Engineering Education and Research – 2002: A Chronicle of Worldwide Innovations” iNEER, Aug. 2002, Publication in 2003.
J. de Lafontaine, C.-A. Brunet, M. Hamel, R. Schöllhorn, Tele-Education in Aerospace and Mechatronics at the Université de Sherbrooke . Second International Workshop in Tele-Education in Engineering Using Virtual Laboratories, Sherbrooke, Canada, Aug. 2002
C. Maurer, I. Sharf, M. Weber, G.M.T D’Eleuterio, J. de Lafontaine, Canadian Virtual Laboratory for Tele-education in Aerospace and Mechatronics, IFAC’2002, Barcelona, Spain, 21-26 Jul. 2002
C.-A. Brunet, J. de Lafontaine, G. Lachiver, Generic Agent Architecture for Embedded Intelligent Systems . Proc. 1st GSFC/JPL Workshop on Radical Agent Concepts (WRAC 2001), NASA, Virginia, USA, Jan. 2002; also published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, Volume 2564 / 2003
J. de Lafontaine, A. Robillard, Autonomous Failure Detection and Identification for Future Space Missions , Proc. ESA Conf on On-Board Autonomy, The Netherlands, 17-19 Oct. 2001
A. St-Amour, A.K. Misra, V.J. Modi, Equilibrium Configurations and Their Stability in Three-Dimensional Motion of Three-Body Tethered Systems , 52 nd International Astronautical Congress, Toulouse, France, October 1-5, 2001
J. de Lafontaine, P.Vuilleumier, P. Van den Braembussche, Autonomous Navigation and Guidance On-Board Earth-Observation Mini-Satellites , Paper AAS 01-421, Proc. of the AIAA/AAS Astro Specialist Conf, Quebec City, Canada, 2001
J. de Lafontaine, et al, Tele-Education at the Université de Sherbrooke , Proc. 1 st IFAC Conference on Tele-Education, Weingarten, Germany, Jul. 2001
F. Michaud, J. de Lafontaine, S. Caron, A Spherical Robot for Planetary Surface Exploration , Paper AM041, Proc. iSAIRAS-2001, Canadian Space Agency, St-Hubert, Jun. 2001
A. Kron, J. de Lafontaine, Traqueur optimal par retour de sortie appliqué à un avion élastique , 69 e Congrès de l'ACFAS, U. de Sherbrooke, Canada, 14-17 May 2001
J. de Lafontaine, et al, The Canadian Contribution to the European Autonomous Mini-Satellite PROBA , ASTRO 2000 - 11th CASI Conference on Astronautics, Ottawa, Canada, 6-9 Nov. 2000
P. Petrov, J. de Lafontaine, P. Bigras, M.Tétreault, Lateral Control Of A Skid-Steering Mining Vehicle , Proc. of IEEE/RSJ International Conf. on Intelligent Robot and Systems (IROS 2000), Takamatsu, Japan, 30 Oct.- 5 Nov. 2000
J. de Lafontaine, et al, Development of the PROBA Attitude Control and Navigation Software , Proc. 4th ESA International Conference on Spacecraft Guidance, Navigation and Control Systems - Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 19-21 Oct. 1999
P. Petrov, M. Tétreault, J. de Lafontaine, Path Control During Backward Driving of a Tractor-Trailer with Off-Axle Hitching , Proc. 9 th International Conf. on Advanced Robotics ('99ICAR), Tokyo, Japan, Oct. 1999
J. de Lafontaine et al, Autonomous Control of the PROBA Spacecraft, Paper AAS 99-375, Proc. AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialists Conf., Girdwood, Alaska, USA, 16-19 Aug. 1999
P. Petrov, M. Tétreault, J. de Lafontaine, Path control of a Mining Vehicle Based on a Backstepping Approach , Proc. 3 rd International Conference on Industrial Automation, Montreal, Canada, June, 1999
P. Petrov, J. de Lafontaine, M. Tétreault, Hybrid Feedback Control for the Parking Problem of a Load-Haul-Dump Mine Vehicle , Proc. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'98),Victoria, Canada, Oct. 12-16, 1998, pp. 1907-1912
P. McComber, J. de Lafontaine, J. Laflamme, J. Druez, A. Paradis, A Comparison between Neural Network and Multiple Regression to Develop a Transmission Line Icing Model , Proceedings of the 55 th Eastern Snow Conference, Jackson, New Hampshire, USA, 3-5 Jun. 1998
P. McComber, J. de Lafontaine, J. Laflamme, J. Druez, A. Paradis, A Neural Network System to Estimate Transmission Line Icing , Proc. IWAIS’98 Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, 1998
S.M. Ehsani, M. Tétreault, M. Gou, J. de Lafontaine, Geometric Lateral-Offset Tracking and Speed Control of a Car-like Mobile Robot , IEEE Trans. on Robotics and Automation, 1998
K. Schilling, J. de Lafontaine, H. Roth, Autonomous Capabilities of European Deep Space Probes , Autonomous Robots, Vol.3, pp.19-30, 1996
J. de Lafontaine, Les défis de l’automatisation des systèmes spatiaux , Conférencier invité, 63 e Congrès de l’ACFAS, Chicoutimi, Canada, 22-26 May 1995
J. de Lafontaine and D. Kassing Technologies and Concepts for Lunar Surface Exploration Acta Astronautica , Vol. 38, No.2, pp.125-129, 1996 (and: Paper 94Q-1327, 45th IAF Congress, Jerusalem, Israel, October 1994.)
J. de Lafontaine Robotics for Moon Exploration, 2nd International Symposium on Missions, Technologies and Design of Planetary Rover, Moscow & St-Petersburg, Russia, 15-21 May 1994
P. Régnier, C. Champetier, J. de Lafontaine, Rosetta Spacecraft and Surface Probe GNC Systems Design and Architecture , Proc. of 2nd ESA Int. Conf. on Spacecraft GNC Systems, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 12-15 April 1994
J. de Lafontaine et al, Active Pointing of Large Telescopes , Proc. of 2nd ESA Int. Conf. on Spacecraft GNC Systems, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 12-15 April 1994
J. de Lafontaine, Rosetta: The ESA Sample Return Mission , Proceedings of the Future Space Activity Workshop/Lunar Base Workshop, Tsukuba, Japan, 15-17 July 1992
Champetier, P. Régnier, J. Serrano, L. Cabre, J. de Lafontaine, ANNTool: A Software Tool for the Design and Analysis of Deep-Space Autonomous GNC System , Proceedings of ESA Workshop on Spacecraft Guidance, Navigation and Control Systems, ESTEC, Noordwijk, June 1992
J. de Lafontaine, Autonomous Navigation Techniques for Interplanetary Missions , Preparing for the Future, Vol.2, No.1, pp.1-3, March 1992
J. de Lafontaine, The Importance of Comet Models in the Design of the Rosetta Mission , Ann. Geophysicae 10, Springer Verlag 1992
C. Champetier, P. Régnier, J. de Lafontaine, Advanced GNC Concepts and Techniques for an Interplanetary Mission , Paper AAS 91-065, 14th AAS Guidance and Control Conference,Keystone, Colorado, Feb. 2-6, 1991
J. de Lafontaine, Autonomous Spacecraft Navigation and Control for Comet Landing, (Paper AIAA-90-2911, Astro. Conf., Aug. 20-22 1990, Portland, Oregon), J. Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 15, No. 3, May-June 1992
J. de Lafontaine, Orbital Dynamics in a Stochastic Atmosphere , Paper AAS 87-476, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamic Conference, J. Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 13, No.3, May-June 1990
A. Atzei, J. de Lafontaine, M. Hechler, Technology to Support the Rosetta Comet Nucleus Sample Return Mission, 2nd AIAA/JPL Int. Conf. on Solar System Exploration, Pasadena, Aug 1989
V. Guillaud and J. de Lafontaine, Navigation in the Vicinity of a Cometary Nucleus , Paper AAS 89-207, AAS/GSFC International Symposium on Orbital Mechanics and Mission Design, Greenbelt, Maryland, April 1989
J. de Lafontaine, Orbital Dynamics in a Stochastic Atmosphere and a Nonspherical Gravity Field , UTIAS Report 313, December 1986
J. de Lafontaine and M. Stieber, Sensor/Actuator Selection and Placement for Control of Elastic Continua , Proc. 4th IFAC Symp. on Control of Distributed-Parameter Systems, Pasadena, CA, June 30-July 3, 1986
J. de Lafontaine, The Micro-Gravity Environment of the Canadian Space Carrier , CRC Report DSM-24, January 1986
J. de Lafontaine, A Software Package for the Rapid Computation of Atmospheric Density and Composition at Satellite Altitudes , UTIAS Special Report, May 1985
J. de Lafontaine, The Derivation of a Second-Order Satellite Trajectory Predictor in Terms of Geometrical Variables , (IAF-85-249, 36th Congress of the IAF), Acta Astronautica, Vol. 13, No. 8, 1986
J. de Lafontaine and P.C. Hughes, A Semi-Analytic Satellite Theory for Orbital Decay Predictions , Paper AAS-85-319, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, J. Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 35, No. 3, July-September, 1987
J. de Lafontaine, Stability Analysis of Flexible Spacecraft with PID Controller , CRC Report No. 1372, November 1984
J. de Lafontaine and R. Mamen, Orbit Lifetime Prediction and Safety Considerations , Paper No. IAA-84-269, Proceedings of the 35th Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, Lausanne, Switzerland, October 7-13, 1984
J. de Lafontaine and P.C. Hughes, An Analytic Version of Jacchia's 1977 Model Atmosphere , Celestial Mechanics J., Vol. 29, pp. 3-26, 1983
J. de Lafontaine and S.C. Garg, A Review of Satellite Lifetime and Orbit Decay Prediction , Proc. Indian Academy of Sciences, Vol. 5, Pt. 3, pp. 197-258, Sep. 1982
J. de Lafontaine and P.C. Hughes, Final Report: Satellite Orbit Lifetime Prediction , Contract Report to the Department of Communications, March 1981
J. de Lafontaine and S.C. Garg, A Review of Satellite Lifetime and Orbit Decay Prediction , UTIAS Review No. 43, June 1980
J. de Lafontaine, Orbital Decay in a Dynamic Atmosphere , UTIAS Report No. 244, December 1979