Space Power & Propulsion Lab: Publications

Book Chapters

  1. Saenz-Otero, A., S. Nolet, R. Sedwick and D. Miller, “Developing and Maturing Micro-Satellite Formation Flight Technology,” Small Satellites: Past, Present and Future, Chapter 17, pp. 525-577, AIAA/Aerospace Press.
  2. Sedwick, R.J., “A fully Analytic Treatment of Resonant Inductive Coupling in the Far Field”, Wireless Energy Transfer Based on Electromagnetic Resonance – Principles and Engineering Explorations, Chapter 11, ISBN 979-953-307-152-6

Journal Publications

  1. Sanders, M.H. and R.J. Sedwick (2019).  Thermal Design and Performance of a Luminescent Solar Concentrator for Space Power Generation.  AIAA J. of Spacecraft and Rockets.  Accepted for Publication.
  2.  Faust, A.J. and R.J. Sedwick (2019).  Development of a helium collisional radiative model for a helicon thruster.  Plasma Research Express, 1 025001.  doi: 10.1088/2516-1067/ab120e
  3. Sloane, J.B., E.S. Smith and R.J. Sedwick (2018). Calibration of a mass spectrometer with an ionic liquid particle source”, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 432, pp. 36-43. doi: 10.1016/j.ijms.2018.07.001
  4. Sedwick, R.J. and H. White (2018).  Spacedrives and Conservation Laws.  AIAA J. of Spacecraft and Rockets, 55(4), pp. 1034-1039. doi: 10.2514/1.A34116
  5. Masati, A. and R.J. Sedwick (2018).  Electrostatic forces acting on particle image velocimetry tracer particles in a plasma actuator flow”, J. of Applied Physics, 123(1), pp. 1-8.  doi: 10.1063/1.4998407
  6. Masati, A. and R.J. Sedwick (2018).  Correcting for particle size effects on plasma actuator particle image velocimetry measurements.  J. of Applied Physics, 123(1), pp. 1-10.  doi: 10.1063/1.5018182
  7. Marcus, M.L. and R.J. Sedwick (2017).  Low Earth Orbit Debris Removal Technology Assessment Using Genetic Algorithms.  AIAA J. of Spacecraft and Rockets, 54(5), pp. 1110-1126.  doi: 10.2514/1.A33671
  8. Petro, E. and R.J Sedwick, “Effects of Water-Vapor Propellant on Electrodeless Thruster Performance”, AIAA J. of Propulsion and Power, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.B36389.
  9. Petro, E. and R.J Sedwick, “Survey of Moderate Power Electric Propulsion Systems”, AIAA J. of Spacecraft and Rockets, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.A33647.
  10. Chap, A.M., and R.J. Sedwick (2017).  Coulomb Collision Model for Use in Non-thermal Plasma Simulation.  APS Physical Review E, 95(6). pp. 1-12.  doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.95.063209
  11. Bou-Balust, E., R.J. Sedwick, P. Fisher and E. Alarcon (2016). Multipath Relaying Effects in Multiple-Node Resonant Inductive Coupling Wireless Power Transfer.  Wireless Power Transfer, 3(2), pp. 83-92.  doi: 10.1017/wpt.2016.5
  12. Kumar, R. and R.J. Sedwick. “Despinning Orbital Debris Before Docking Using Laser Ablation”, AIAA J. of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 52, No. 4 (2015), pp. 1129-1134. doi: 10.2514/1.A33183.
  13. Alinger, D.J., A.K. Porter, and R.J. Sedwick. “Optimization of Resonant Inductive Wireless Power Transfer Using Multilayer Flat Spiral Coils”, AIAA J. of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 52, No. 2 (2015), pp. 560-568. doi: 10.2514/1.A32901.
  14. Chap, A.M. and R.J. Sedwick. “One-Dimensional Semianalytical Model for Optimizing the Standing-Wave Direct Energy Converter”, AIAA J. of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 31, No. 5 (2015), pp. 1350-1361. doi: 10.2514/1.B35439.
  15. Porter, A.K., D.J. Alinger, R.J. Sedwick, J. Merk, R.A. Opperman, A. Buck, G. Eslinger, P. Fisher, D.W. Miller, and E. Bou. “Demonstration of Electromagnetic Formation Flight and Wireless Power Transfer”, AIAA J. of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 51, No. 6 (2014), pp. 1914-1923. doi: 10.2514/1.A32940.
  16. Smith, E.S., R.J. Sedwick, J.F. Merk and J. McClellan, “Assessing the Potential of a Laser Ablation Propelled Tug to Remove Large Space Debris”, AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, January, 2013.
  17. Wilson, A.H.; Vitucci, J.J.; Sedwick, R.J.; , “Flux Tailoring of a Permanent-Magnet Field With a High-Temperature Superconducting Tube for a Helicon Plasma Source,” Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on, 22, 5, pp. 3900705, Oct. 2012, doi: 10.1109/TASC.2012.2203129
  18. Kwon, D.W., R.J. Sedwick, S. Lee, J.L. Ramirez-Riberos, “Electromagnetic Formation Flight Testbed Using Superconducting Coils”, AIAA J. of Spacecraft and Rockets, 48, 1, pp. 124-134, 2011.
  19. Sedwick, R.J., “A fully Analytic Treatment of Resonant Inductive Coupling in the Far Field”, Annals of Physics (2011), doi:10.1016/j.aop.2011.11.018
  20. Schweighart, S.A. and R.J. Sedwick, “Explicit Dipole Trajectory Solution for Electromagnetically Controlled Spacecraft Clusters”, AIAA J. of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 33, 4, pp. 1225-1235, 2010.
  21. Sedwick, R.J., “Long Range Inductive Power Transfer with Superconducting Oscillators”, Annals of Physics(2009), doi:10.1016/j.aop.2009.08.011
  22. Kwon, D.W. and R.J. Sedwick, “Cryogenic Heat Pipe for Cooling High Temperature Superconducting Coils”,AIAA J. of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 23, 4, pp. 732-739, 2009.
  23. Kwon, D.W. and R.J. Sedwick, “Cryogenic Heat Pipe for Cooling High Temperature Superconductors”, Accepted, Cryogenics, 49, 9, pp. 514-523, 2009.
  24. Elias, L.M., D.W. Kwon, R.J. Sedwick and D.W. Miller, “Electromagnetic Formation Flight Dynamics including Reaction Wheel Gyroscopic Stiffening Effects” AIAA J. of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, 30, 2, pp. 499-511, 2007.
  25. Sedwick, R.J. and D.A. Zayas, “Magnetohydrodynamic Vortex Containment, Part IV: System Performance Assessment”, AIAA J. of Propulsion and Power, 23, 2, pp. 414-420, 2007.
  26. Sedwick, R.J. and D.A. Zayas, “Magnetohydrodynamic Vortex Containment, Part III: 1-D Axisymmetric Flow Model”, AIAA J. of Propulsion and Power, 23, 2, pp. 404-413, 2007.
  27. Sedwick, R.J. and D.A. Zayas, “Magnetohydrodynamic Vortex Containment, Part II: Equilibrium of Uranium Fluoride Fuel in Hydrogen Propellant”, AIAA J. of Propulsion and Power, 23, 1, pp. 90-98, 2007.
  28. Sedwick, R.J., Kerrebrock, J.L. and D.A. Zayas, “Magnetohydrodynamic Vortex Containment for Gas Core Nuclear Propulsion, Part I: Concept Overview”, AIAA J. of Propulsion and Power, 23, 1, pp. 81-89, 2007.
  29. Schweighart, S.A. and R.J. Sedwick, “Cross-Track Motion of Satellite Formations in the Presence of J2 Disturbances”, AIAA J. of Guidance Control and Dynamics, 28, 4, pp. 824-826, 2005.
  30. McGuire, T.J. and R. J. Sedwick, “Improved Confinement in Inertial Electrostatic Confinement for Fusion Space Power Reactors”, AIAA J. of Propulsion and Power, 21, 4, pp. 697-706, 2005.
  31. Kong, E.M.C, D.W. Kwon, S.A. Schweighart, L.M. Elias, R.J. Sedwick and D.W. Miller, “Electromagnetic Formation Flight for Multi-Satellite Arrays”, AIAA J. of Spacecraft and Rockets, 41, 4, pp. 659-666, 2004.
  32. Enright, J.P., R.J. Sedwick and D.W. Miller, “High-Fidelity Simulation for Spacecraft Autonomy Development”, Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal, 48, 1, pp. 51-59, 2002.
  33. Schweighart, S.A. and R.J. Sedwick, “High-Fidelity Linearized J2 Model for Satellite Formation Flying”, AIAA J. Guidance Control and Dynamics, 25, 6, pp. 1073-1080, 2002.
  34. Jilla C.D., D.W. Miller and R.J. Sedwick, “Application of Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Techniques to Distributed Satellite Systems”, AIAA J. of Spacecraft and Rockets, 37, 4, pp. 481-490, 2000.
  35. Sedwick, R.J., D.W. Miller and E.M.C. Kong, “Mitigation of Differential Perturbations in Clusters of Formation Flying Satellites”, J. of Astronautical Sciences, 47, 3-4, pp. 309-331, 1999.
  36. Kong, E.M.C., D.W. Miller, and R.J. Sedwick, “Exploiting Orbital Dynamics for Aperture Synthesis Using Distributed Satellite Systems: Applications to a Visible Earth Imager System”, J. of Astronautical Sciences, 47, 1-2, pp. 53-75, 1999.

Invited Talks

  1. Sedwick, R.J., A.M. Chap and N.M Schilling (2017, June).  Continuous Grid Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion.  Foundations of Interstellar Studies Workshop, City Tech, CUNY, New York.
  2. Sedwick, R.J., “Space… Sure it’s Big, but Maybe Not Big Enough.”, Pennsylvania State University, March, 2015
  3. Sedwick, R.J., “Recent and Upcoming IEC Research at the University of Maryland”, 15th US-Japan Workshop on Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion, Kyoto, Japan, 2013.
  4. Sedwick, R.J., “Overview of IEC Research at the University of Maryland”, 14th US-Japan Workshop on Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion, College Park, MD, 2012.
  5. Sedwick, R.J., “Magnetic Core Multi-Grid IEC Concept Using p-11B”, Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space, March 21-23, The Woodlands, TX, 2012.
  6. Sedwick, R.J., “Magnetic Core Multi-Grid Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion”, 3rd International Conference on Future Energy (COFE), October 2009.
  7. Sedwick, R.J., “Space Power and Propulsion for the 21st Century”, University of Southern California, April 2007.
  8. Sedwick, R.J., “Space Power and Propulsion for the 21st Century”, University of California, Irvine, April 2007.
  9. Sedwick, R.J., “Space Power and Propulsion for the 21st Century”, University of Colorado, March 2007.
  10. Sedwick, R.J., “Nuclear Propulsion on the Road to Space”, Guest Speaker, Aviation and the Environment Conference, New England Air Museum, March 21-24, 2006.
  11. Sedwick, R.J., “Architecting Sparse Aperture, Space-Based Radar,”, Air Force Senior Independent Review Team, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 1999.