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Robotics Modeling and Simulation Group

Aaron Schutte
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Biography (more>>)
Aaron is a Robotics Systems Engineer in the Modeling and Simulation Group at JPL. Prior to joining JPL he worked as a researcher in the Vehicle Systems Division at The Aerospace Corporation developing computational tools and algorithms for analysis of spacecraft GNC systems and GPS. His primary contributions are in the development of high fidelity rigid and flexible multibody simulations, spacecraft control design and estimation techniques, and development of automatic derivative methods.

Education (more>>)
Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, University of Southern California, 2009
M.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Southern California, 2005
B.S. Aerospace Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 2003

Professional Experience (more>>)
Robotics Modeling and Simulation Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, 01/2018 - present
Vehicle Systems Division, The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA, 01/2005 - 01/2018
Launch Vehicle Engineering, The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA, 08/2003 - 01/2005
Western Range Directorate, The Aerospace Corporation, Vandenberg AFB, CA, 06/2002 - 08/2003
Part-Time Lecturer, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2012 - present

Research Interests (more>>)
algorithm development for physics-based modeling and large-scale simulation
flexible multibody dynamics and control
control of underactuated systems
automatic differentiation

Selected Publications (more>>)

A. Schutte, "A Nilpotent Algebra Approach to Lagrangian Mechanics and Constrained Motion," Nonlinear Dynamics, Volume 88, Issue 2, April 2017, 1001–1012.

F. Udwadia A. Schutte, "A Unified Approach to Rigid-Body Rotational Dynamics and Control," Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series A, Vol. 468, 2012, 395-414.

A. Schutte F. Udwadia, "New Approach to the Modeling of Complex Multibody Dynamical Systems," Journal of Applied Mechanics, Volume 78, Issue 2, March 2011, 021018.

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