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Dr. Matthew Bourassa

Research Engineer, Department of Earth Sciences, Western University
Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX)

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Research Interest

Research Interest

  • Orbital mechanics and interplanetary trajectories
  • Planetary instrumentation
  • Autonomous robotics
Publications

Publications

Bourassa, M. & 3 others (2015) Exploiting Lunisolar Perturbations Using the Grazing Method: An Orbit Control Strategy for a Satellite in a Critically-Inclined Highly Eccentric Orbit around the Earth, Acta Astronautica, vol. 115, pp. 71-81.

Bourassa, M. & 3 others (2015), Switch Points for Highly Eccentric Orbits: Modelling the Occurrences of Sign Changes in the Rate of Change of the Eccentricity, Acta Astronautica, vol. 111, pp. 270-282.

Bourassa, M. & 2 others (2013), Multiple Repeat Cycles for a Satellite Mission in a Sun-Synchronous Orbit” Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal, vol. 59, no. 20, pp. 53-58.

 

 

Recent Abstracts

Conference Presentations & Abstracts

Bourassa, M. & 3 others (2015) Exploiting Lunisolar Perturbations Using the Grazing Method: An Orbit Control Strategy for a Satellite in a Critically-Inclined Highly Eccentric Orbit around the Earth, 65th International Astronautical Congress, Toronto, Canada, 2014. IAC-14-C1.5.2.

Bourassa, M. & 3 others (2015), Switch Points for Highly Eccentric Orbits: Modelling the Occurrences of Sign Changes in the Rate of Change of the Eccentricity, Proceedings for the 64th International Astronautical Congress, Beijing, China, 2013. IAC-13-C1.9.9.

Degrees Obtained

Degrees Obtained

Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering
Carleton University
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Thesis topic: Dynamics and Control of Lunisolar Perturbations on Highly-Eccentric Earth-Orbiting Satellites

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, Canada