Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering
Montgomery Knight (MK) Bldg., Rm 421-B
Professor Lightsey's research program focuses on the technology of satellites, including: guidance, navigation, and control systems; attitude determination and control; formation flying, satellite swarms, and satellite networks; cooperative control; proximity operations and unmanned spacecraft rendezvous; space based Global Positioning System receivers; radionavigation; visual navigation; propulsion; satellite operations; and space systems engineering. In his previous work at UT-Austin, he founded and directed the Texas Spacecraft Lab which built university satellites. He has authored and coauthored over 100 technical publications. Dr. Lightsey is an AIAA Fellow. He is a member of the AIAA Small Satellite Technical Committee and has previously served on the AIAA Guidance and Control Technical Committee.