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Jennifer Hudson
Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, 2010
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2007
University of Michigan

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2003
Cornell University

G-220 Parkview
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008




ME 3600: Control Systems (fall 2012)

ME 6370: Design Optimization (spring 2013)

AE 4700: Orbital Mechanics (fall 2013)

ME 2580: Dynamics (spring 2014)



Space flight dynamics and control

Orbital mechanics

Optimal control

Planetary science mission design


Journal Publications

J. Hudson and D. Scheeres. “Fourier Coefficient Selection for Low-Thrust Control Shaping.” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 36, No. 6, pp. 1783-1786, 2013.

S. Diniega, J.Balcerski, B. Carande, R. Diaz-Silva , A. Fraeman, S. Guzewich, J. Hudson, A. Nahm, S. Potter-McIntyre, M. Route, K. Sayanagi, K. Urban S. Vasisht, B. Benneke, S. Gil, R. Livi, , B. Williams, C. Budney, L. Lowes. “Mission to the Trojan Asteroids: Lessons Learned during a JPL Planetary Science Summer School Mission Design Exercise.” Planetary and Space Science, Vol. 76, pp. 68-82, 2013.

J. Hudson and D. Scheeres. “Orbital Targeting Using the Reduced Eccentric Anomaly Low-Thrust Coefficients.” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 820-831, 2011.

J. Hudson and D. Scheeres. “Reduction of Low Thrust Continuous Controls for Trajectory Dynamics.” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol.32, No.3, pp.780-787, 2009.

All Publications