The following publications reflect both research work undertaken directly by the SEI team and research work supported or enabled by the SEI across our collaborators (e.g. from an SEI-provided parabolic flight opportunity, SEI-supported Post Doc funds, etc.).
B Haghighat, J Ebert, J Boghaert, A Ekblaw, and R Nagpal. 2022. "A Swarm Robotic Approach to Inspection of 2.5D Surfaces in Orbit." In 5th International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics (SWARM5).
B Haghighat, J Boghaert, Z Minsky-Primus, J Ebert, F Liu, M Nisser, A Ekblaw, and R Nagpal. 2022. "An Approach Based on Particle Swarm Optimization for Inspection of Spacecraft Hulls by a Swarm of Miniaturized Robots." In 13th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS 2022).
J. Todd, C. Gentgen, A. Porter, R. Bellisle, B. C. Martell, and J. Hoffman, "The Ceres Human Exploration and Transit Architecture (CHEATA): a mission architecture for small bodies exploration," International Astronautical Congress, 2022.
Somayajulu Dhulipala, Manwei Chan. Agrifuge: An exploration of controlled irrigation methods for a rotating plant habitat. IAC-22, Paris, France. IAC-22,A2,3,4,x69080.
C. Paige, F. Ward, D. D. Haddad, J. MacNeil, P. McGaffigan, A. Ekblaw and D. Newman. “MIT Zero-G Outreach Initiative: using experiment design and virtual reality to inspire the next generation of space scientists and engineers.” IAC 2022, Paris, France. IAC-22-E1.2.72508.
S. Sharma, N. Klop-Packel, A. Ekblaw, “The Astronaut Ethnography Web Project: Insights from First-Person Accounts of Space.” AC-22,E1,9,19,x68611, 73rd International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Paris, France, 18-22 September 2022. Available at: https://dl.iafastro.directory/event/IAC-2022/paper/68611/
Liu, F., Ekblaw, A. and Paradiso, J., 2022. LunarWSN Node-A Wireless Sensor Network Node Designed for In-Situ Lunar Water Ice Detection. Small Satellite Conference 2022 (submitted).
Pataranutaporn, P., Sumini, V., Yashar, M., Testa, S., Obrist, M., Davidoff, S., ... & Maes, P. (2022, April). SpaceCHI 2.0: Advancing Human-Computer Interaction Systems for Space Exploration. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (pp. 1-7).
Shu-Yu Lin and Anna Yang. “Prototyping wearable sensor system for understanding proprioceptive changes in microgravity.” Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress (planned for September 2022).
Shu-Yu Lin and Katya Arquilla. “Quantifying Proprioceptive Experience in Microgravity.” SpaceChi 2022 Workshop. ACM CHI. May 1, 2022.
C. Paige, M. R. A. Moreno, J. Stober, D. Rupasinghe, D. Newman and D. Wood. (2022) “Capturing the Moon: 3D Mapping and Regolith Collection for Low-Cost Lunar Rover Missions”. AIAA ASCEND (submitted).
C. Paige, F. Ward, D. D. Haddad, J. Todd and D. Newman. (2022) “Assessing virtual reality for remote Lunar geological fieldwork”. Lunar Surface Sciences Workshop 2022 (submitted).
R. Bellisle, C. Ortiz, A. Porter, A. Harvey, K. Arquilla, C. Bjune, J. Waldie, and D. Newman, “The Mk-7 Gravity Loading Countermeasure Skinsuit: Evaluation and Preliminary Results,” 2022 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2022.
Martin Nisser, Leon Cheng, Yashaswini Makaram, Ryo Suzuki, Stefanie Mueller. "ElectroVoxel: Electromagnetically Actuated Pivoting for Scalable Modular Self-Reconfigurable Robots" Proceedings of ICRA 2022.
Ekblaw, Ariel, David Zuniga, Keith Crooker, and Joseph Paradiso. “Self-Assembling and Self-Regulating Space Stations: Mission Concepts for Modular, Autonomous Habitats.” 50th International Conference on Environmental Systems, July 2021.
Ekblaw, Ariel, Auffinger, Sean. Recap of the Inaugural Semester of Operating in the Lunar Environment. Poster presented at: Lunar surface Innovation Consortium, (LSIC) Fall Meeting; November 3-4, 2021.
Maggie Coblentz, Noah Feehan, Joshua Evans, Nabila Rodriquez, Diego Prado, Rasmus Munk, and Ariel Ekblaw. “Managing Space Food Waste with Fermentation: Novel System Design Update.” 50th International Conference on Environmental Systems, July 2021. Available at: https://ttu-ir.tdl.org/handle/2346/87251
Sanjana Sharma, Sands Fish, and Ariel Ekblaw. “Astronaut-in-the-Loop: An Iterative Design Research Framework for Space Environments.” 50th International Conference on Environmental Systems, July 2021. Available at: https://ttu-ir.tdl.org/handle/2346/87265
Carr CE, Duzdevich D, Szostak JW, Lee S, Taniguchi M, Ohshiro T, Komoto Y, Ruvkun G, Soderblom JM, and Zuber MT. Electronic Life-detection Instrument for Enceladus/Europa (ELIE). 2020 In Situ Science and Instrumentation Workshop for the Exploration of Europa and Ocean Worlds, JPL, Pasadena, CA, April 28-30, 2020 (abstract; held online as 2021 Virtual In Situ Science and Instrumentation Workshop for the Exploration of Europa and Ocean Worlds, May 20, 2021). Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMfXHJkVyXk
Smith, Rachel Soo Hoo, Kraemer, Felix, Bader, Christoph, Smith, Miana, Weber, Aaron, Simone-Finstrom, Michael, Wilson-Rich, Noah and Oxman, Neri. "A Rapid Fabrication Methodology for Payload Modules, Piloted for the Observation of Queen Honey Bees (Apis Melifera) in Microgravity." Gravitational and Space Research, vol.9, no.1, 2021, pp.104-114. https://doi.org/10.2478/gsr-2021-0008
Ekblaw, Ariel C. "Self-aware self-assembly for space architecture : growth paradigms for in-space manufacturing." PhD diss., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020.
Designing the Organism-Environment Relationship (Doctoral Dissertation 2020). S. Sharma. Advised by N. Oxman, E. S. Boyden, W. D. Hillis. https://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/127499.
Carr, Christopher E., Noelle C. Bryan, Kendall N. Saboda, Srinivasa A. Bhattaru, Gary Ruvkun, and Maria T. Zuber. "Nanopore sequencing at Mars, Europa, and microgravity conditions." npj Microgravity 6, no. 1 (2020): 1-6. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41526-020-00113-9
Cherston, Juliana, David Veysset, Yuchen Sun, Hajime Yano, Keith A. Nelson, Shobha Murari, and Joseph A. Paradiso. "Large-area electronic skins in space: vision and preflight characterization for first aerospace piezoelectric e-textile." In Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2020, vol. 11379, p. 113791Q. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2020.
M. Sarang, C. Robinson, A. Ekblaw. "Towards a Lunar Open Architecture: facilitating transparency and collaboration in the new era of lunar exploration." 18th IAA SYMPOSIUM ON BUILDING BLOCKS FOR FUTURE SPACE EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT. Proceedings of the IAF International Astronautical Congress 2020. Available at: https://iafastro.directory/iac/paper/id/60216/summary/
S. Sharma, S. Fish, A. Ekblaw. "Astronaut Ethnography: A Design Research Approach to Microgravity." 31st IAA SYMPOSIUM ON SPACE AND SOCIETY. Proceedings of the IAF International Astronautical Congress 2020. Available at: https://iafastro.directory/iac/paper/id/60878/summary/
Sumini, Valentina, Manuel Muccillo, Jamie Milliken, Ariel Ekblaw, and Joseph Paradiso. "SpaceHuman: A Soft Robotic Prosthetic for Space Exploration." In Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 1-8. 2020. Available at: https://dl.acm.org/doi/pdf/10.1145/3334480.3383087
Cherston, Juliana, and Joseph A. Paradiso. "SpaceSkin: development of aerospace-grade electronic textile for simultaneous protection and high velocity impact characterization." In Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2019, vol. 10970, p. 109700J. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2019. Available at: https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/conference-proceedings-of-spie/10970/109700J/SpaceSkin--development-of-aerospace-grade-electronic-textile-for-simultaneous/10.1117/12.2513962.short
Cherston, Juliana, Paul Strohmeier, and Joseph A. Paradiso. "Grappler: Array of bistable elements for pinching net-like infrastructure to low gravity bodies." In AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, p. 0871. 2019. Available at: https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2019-0871
Coblentz, Maggie and Ariel Ekblaw. "Enhancing Cultural Exchange through Food in Space." IAF SPACE EDUCATION AND OUTREACH SYMPOSIUM (Space Culture – Public Engagement in Space through Culture). Proceedings of the IAF International Astronautical Congress 2019. **
Ekblaw, Ariel, Raghav Chawla, Mehak Sarang, Griffin Cleverly and Joseph Paradiso. "BlockSat: On-Demand Access to Shared-Use Satellite Constellations." 26th IAA SYMPOSIUM ON SMALL SATELLITE MISSIONS (Small Satellite Operations). Proceedings of the IAF International Astronautical Congress 2019. Available at: https://iafastro.directory/iac/paper/id/52478/summary/
Ekblaw, Ariel, and Joseph Paradiso. "Self-Assembling Space Habitats: TESSERAE design and mission architecture." In 2019 IEEE Aerospace Conference, pp. 1-11. IEEE, 2019. Available at: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8742122
Ekblaw, Ariel, Anastasia Prosina, Dava Newman, and Joseph Paradiso. "Space Habitat Reconfigurability: TESSERAE platform for self-aware assembly." 30th IAA SYMPOSIUM ON SPACE AND SOCIETY (Space Architecture: Habitats, Habitability, and Bases). Proceedings of the IAF International Astronautical Congress 2019. **
Ekblaw, Ariel, Elisheva Shuter, and Joseph A. Paradiso. "Self-Assembling Space Architecture: tessellated shell structures for space habitats." In AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, p. 0481. 2019. Available at: https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2019-0481
Fish, Sands and Ariel Ekblaw. "Beyond the Mission: Exploring How Human Culture will Evolve in Space." IAF SPACE EDUCATION AND OUTREACH SYMPOSIUM (Space Culture – Public Engagement in Space through Culture). Proceedings of the IAF International Astronautical Congress 2019. **
Haney, Max; Inocente, Daniel; Katz, Neil; Petrov, Georgi I., et al. "Moon Village Reference Masterplan and Habitat Design." International Conference on Environmental Systems. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, 2019.
Liu, Xin and Ariel Ekblaw. "Curating the human experience of space—a collaborative, inclusive approach." 30th IAA SYMPOSIUM ON SPACE AND SOCIETY (Contemporary Arts Practice and Outer Space: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach). Proceedings of the IAF International Astronautical Congress 2019. **
Muniyappa, Prathima, Nicole L'hullier, Ariel Ekblaw and Danielle Wood. "Myths of the Cosmos: Alternative narratives for Space Exploration." Proceedings of the IAF International Astronautical Congress 2019. **
Pereira, Paula do Vale, Katherine S. Chun, Mario M. Contreras, Charles Lindsay, Shreeyam Kacker, Raymond Huffman, Christian Haughwout, and Kerri Cahoy. "Folded Lightweight Actuator Positioning System (FLAPS)." (2019). Available at: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4431&context=smallsat.
Schingler, Jessy Kate, Jacob Guglin, Mehak Sarang, and Ariel Ekblaw. "Lunar Mission Actor Analysis: Open Information Architecture for International Collaboration." 22nd IAA SYMPOSIUM ON HUMAN EXPLORATION OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM (Human Exploration of the Moon and Cislunar Space). Proceedings of the IAF International Astronautical Congress 2019. **
Stober, Keith J., Juliet Wanyiri, Alana Sanchez, Milo Hooper, Michael Mazumder, Suzanna Jiwani, Catherine Waft, Christine Joseph, Miles Lifson, and Danielle Wood. "An Investigation of the Centrifugal Casting of Paraffin Wax on Earth and in Microgravity." In AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2019 Forum, p. 4012. 2019. Available at: https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2019-4012
Zhang, Yue, Felix Weninger, Schuller Björn, and Rosalind Picard. "Holistic affect recognition using PaNDA: paralinguistic non-metric dimensional analysis." IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing (2019). [Associated with TRISH Project: Astronaut Affect]
**Note: links will be posted for October 2019 IAC papers when proceedings come available online.
Carr, Christopher E., Noelle C. Bryan, Kendall N. Saboda, Srinivasa A. Bhattaru, Gary Ruvkun, and Maria T. Zuber. "Acceleration profiles and processing methods for parabolic flight." npj Microgravity 4, no. 1 (2018): 1-5. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41526-018-0050-3. Preprint: arXiv:1712.05737; code: https://github.com/CarrCE/zerog; data: https://osf.io/nk2w4/
Ekblaw, Ariel, and Joseph Paradiso. "Self-assembling space structures: Buckminsterfullerene sensor nodes." In 2018 AIAA/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference, p. 0565. 2018. Available at: https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2018-0565
Ekblaw, Ariel, and Joseph Paradiso. "TESSERAE: self-assembling shell structures for space exploration." In Proceedings of IASS Annual Symposia, vol. 2018, no. 1, pp. 1-8. International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS), 2018. Available at: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/3833/037ef7a8dfdab9e27b1feabbb3b467ce50d7.pdf
Fish, Sands, and Nicole L’Huillier. "Telemetron: a musical instrument for performance in zero gravity." In Proceedings of NIME Conference, Blacksburg, USA, pp. 315-317. 2018. Available at: https://www.nime.org/proceedings/2018/nime2018_paper0066.pdf
Johnson, Kristina T., Sara Taylor, Szymon Fedor, Natasha Jaques, Weixuan Chen, and Rosalind W. Picard. "Vomit Comet Physiology: Autonomic Changes in Novice Flyers." In 2018 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), pp. 1172-1176. IEEE, 2018. Available at: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8512414
Venkatapathy, Aswin Karthik Ramachandran, Ariel Ekblaw, Michael ten Hompel, and Joseph Paradiso. "Decentralized brain in low data-rate, low power networks for collaborative manoeuvres in space." In 2018 6th IEEE International Conference on Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments (WiSEE), pp. 83-88. IEEE, 2018. Available at: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8637327
Cherston, Juliana, and Joseph A. Paradiso. "Space Webs as Infrastructure for Crawling Sensors on Low Gravity Bodies." 31st Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites (2017). Available at: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/smallsat/2017/all2017/207/