Mr Brenton Smith

School of Engineering and Information Technology
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Brenton Smith is a postdoctoral research fellow at UNSW Canberra Space specialising in satellite formation control, space situational awareness and space traffic management. Brenton is particularly interested in practical implementations of propellantless means of controlling formations of satellites to enable the next-generation of space-borne capability. He submitted his Ph.D. dissertation in 2018 which deepened the understanding of aerodynamic accelerations for satellite formation control. His work continues along this theme by developing high-fidelity and computationally efficient propagations of satellites to improve orbit determination and prediction, satellite formation flight methodology, and space traffic management.

Journal articles

Capon CJ; Smith B; Brown M; Abay R; Boyce RR, 2019, 'Effect of ionospheric drag on atmospheric density estimation and orbit prediction', Advances in Space Research, vol. 63, pp. 2495 - 2505, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2019.01.013

Naughton D; Bedington R; Barraclough S; Islam T; Griffin D; Smith B; Kurtz J; Alenin AS; Vaughn IJ; Ramana A, 2019, 'Design considerations for an optical link supporting intersatellite quantum key distribution', Optical Engineering, vol. 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.58.1.016106

Smith B; Boyce R; Brown L; Garratt M, 2017, 'Investigation into the practicability of differential lift-based spacecraft rendezvous', Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 40, pp. 2680 - 2687, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.G002537

Conference Papers

Smith B; Boyce R; Brown M, 2017, 'Fast Aerodynamic Establishment of a Constellation of CubeSats', in 7th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences, 7th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences, Milan, Italy, presented at 7th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences, Milan, Italy, 03 - 06 July 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.13009/EUCASS2017-289

Conference Presentations

Smith B; Capon C; Brown M; Boyce R, 2018, 'Active use of ionospheric aerodynamics for the control of satellites', in , 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Pasadena, USA, presented at 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Pasadena, USA, 18 - 22 July 2018, http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2018cosp...42E3176S