Malcolm Macdonald, B. Eng. (Hons) PhD C.Eng. FRAeS

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  • United Kingdom

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Research Output 2001 2020

2014
49 Downloads (Pure)

Mission possible

Macdonald, M., 22 Apr 2014, Financial Chronicle 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationFeatured article

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Satellites
Students
Costs
Industry
5 Citations (Scopus)
130 Downloads (Pure)

Novel orbits of Mercury, Venus and Mars enabled using low-thrust propulsion

Anderson, P., Macdonald, M. & Yen, C., Feb 2014, In : Acta Astronautica. 94, 2, p. 634-645

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Propulsion
Orbits
Planets
Sun
Earth (planet)
2 Citations (Scopus)
323 Downloads (Pure)

Rapid model-based inter-disciplinary design of a CubeSat mission

Lowe, C. J. & Macdonald, M., Dec 2014, In : Acta Astronautica. 105, 1, p. 321-332 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Satellites
Orbits
Earth (planet)
Costs
Optimal design
59 Downloads (Pure)

Scientific mission to a solar polar orbit using solar sail propulsion

McGrath, C. & Macdonald, M., 3 Oct 2014, p. IAC-14-E2.1.7. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Propulsion
Orbits
Sun
Systems analysis
Thermal stress

SOLARIS: Solar sail investigation of the Sun

Appourchaux, T., Auchère, F., Antonucci, E., Gizon, L., Macdonald, M., Hara, H., Sekii, T., Moses, D. & Vourlidas, A., Mar 2014, Advances in Solar Sailing. Macdonald, M. (ed.). Germany, Vol. 1. p. 259-268 (Springer Praxis Books: Astronautical Engineering; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

44 Citations (Scopus)

The International Handbook of Space Technology

Macdonald, M. (ed.) & Badescu, V. (ed.), 2014, Chichester, UK. 731 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Visual asset inspection using precision UAV techniques

Pierce, S., Dobie, G., MacLeod, C. N., Summan, R., Baumanis, K., Macdonald, M. & Punzo, G., 5 Jul 2014, 11th European Conference on Non-Destructive Testing. [Prague]

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Inspection
Defects
Chimneys
Surveying
2013
5 Citations (Scopus)
173 Downloads (Pure)

Analogy to bi-elliptic transfers incorporating high- and low-thrust

Owens, S. R. & Macdonald, M., May 2013, In : Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics. 36, 3, p. 890-894

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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high thrust
low thrust
Analogy
Orbits
thrust
5 Citations (Scopus)
70 Downloads (Pure)

Analytical, circle-to-circle low-thrust transfer trajectories with plane change

Macdonald, M., 19 Aug 2013. 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Circle
Orbits
Electric propulsion
Trajectories
Propulsion
3 Citations (Scopus)
177 Downloads (Pure)

End-of-life disposal trajectories for libration point and highly elliptical orbit missions

Colombo, C., Lewis, H., Letizia, F., Vasile, M., Vetrisano, M., Van Der Weg, W. J., McInnes, C., Macdonald, M., Alessi, E. M., Rossi, A., Dimare, L. & Landgraf, M., 23 Sep 2013, p. IAC-13-A6.P.24, p 2563. 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Orbits
Orbit
Trajectories
Trajectory
Earth (planet)
10 Citations (Scopus)
131 Downloads (Pure)

Extension of highly elliptical Earth orbits using continuous low-thrust propulsion

Anderson, P. & Macdonald, M., Jan 2013, In : Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics. 36, 1, p. 282-292

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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low thrust propulsion
elliptical orbits
Earth orbits
Propulsion
Orbits
2 Citations (Scopus)
173 Downloads (Pure)

Hohmann spiral transfer with inclination change performed by low-thrust system

Owens, S. R. & Macdonald, M., 10 Feb 2013. 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Orbits
Orbital transfer
Spacecraft
Propulsion
Trajectories
2 Citations (Scopus)
35 Downloads (Pure)

Impact of a purina fractal array geometry on beamforming performance and complexity

Karagiannakis, P., Weiss, S., Punzo, G., Macdonald, M., Bowman, J. & Stewart, R., Sep 2013. 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Beamforming
Fractals
Geometry
Costs

Impact of Purina fractal array geometry on beamforming performance and complexity

Karagiannakis, P., Weiss, S., Punzo, G., Macdonald, M., Bowman, J. & Stewart, R., 9 Sep 2013.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

9 Citations (Scopus)
149 Downloads (Pure)

Needs assessment of gossamer structures in communications platform end-of-life disposal

Macdonald, M., McInnes, C. & Bewick, C., 19 Aug 2013. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Drag
Spacecraft
Propulsion
Communication
Orbits
2 Citations (Scopus)
114 Downloads (Pure)

Novel numerical optimisation of the Hohmann Spiral Transfer

Owens, S. R. & Macdonald, M., 23 Sep 2013, p. Paper IAC-13-C1.6.7. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Orbits
Orbital transfer
Propulsion
Spacecraft
Earth (planet)
1 Citation (Scopus)
50 Downloads (Pure)

Novel orbits of Mercury and Venus enabled using low-thrust propulsion

Anderson, P., Macdonald, M. & Yen, C. L., 10 Feb 2013. 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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low thrust propulsion
Venus (planet)
Venus
Propulsion
Orbits
87 Downloads (Pure)

Parametric CubeSat flight simulation architecture

Lowe, C. J., Macdonald, M. & Greenland, S., 23 Sep 2013, p. Article IAC-13-B4.3.4. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Flight Simulation
Parametric Modeling
Coupled Model
Systems Engineering
Numerical Analysis
68 Downloads (Pure)

Residual air inflated systems for CubeSats

Clark, R. & Macdonald, M., 23 Sep 2013, p. IAC-13-E2.1.6, p 20306. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Air
Membranes
Sounding rockets
Solar radiation
Debris
3 Citations (Scopus)
120 Downloads (Pure)

Static highly elliptical orbits using hybrid low-thrust propulsion

Anderson, P. & Macdonald, M., May 2013, In : Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics. 36, 3, p. 870-880

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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hybrid propulsion
low thrust propulsion
solar sails
elliptical orbits
Solar sails
2 Citations (Scopus)
156 Downloads (Pure)

Sun-synchronous highly elliptical orbits using low-thrust propulsion

Anderson, P. & Macdonald, M., Nov 2013, In : Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics. 36, 6, p. 1849-1855

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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low thrust propulsion
elliptical orbits
Sun
polar regions
Propulsion
1 Citation (Scopus)
83 Downloads (Pure)

Through-life modelling of nano-satellite power system dynamics

Lowe, C. J., Macdonald, M. & Greenland, S., 23 Sep 2013, p. Article IAC-13-C3.4.4. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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System Dynamics
Power System
Dynamical systems
Orbits
Satellites
2012
11 Citations (Scopus)
224 Downloads (Pure)

Analytical sun synchronous low-thrust manoeuvres

Docherty, S. & Macdonald, M., Mar 2012, In : Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics. 35, 2, p. 681-686

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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low thrust
maneuvers
Sun
sun
thrust
5 Citations (Scopus)
136 Downloads (Pure)

An extension and numerical analysis of the Hohmann spiral transfer

Owens, S. R. & Macdonald, M., 1 Oct 2012, p. Article IAC-12-C1.5.5. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Numerical analysis
Numerical Analysis
Orbits
Orbit
Eccentricity
1 Citation (Scopus)
131 Downloads (Pure)

A novel design concept for space-based polar remote sensing

Macdonald, M., Anderson, P. & Warren, C., Sep 2012, p. Paper 8533-24. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Remote sensing
Orbits
Earth (planet)
Electric propulsion
Spacecraft
324 Downloads (Pure)

Charybdis: The next generation in ocean colour and biogeochemical remote sensing

Lowe, C. J., Macdonald, M., Greenland, S. & McKee, D., 13 Aug 2012, p. Article Number SSC12-IV-7. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Oceans and Seas
Remote sensing
Color
Biogeochemistry
Nanosatellites
47 Downloads (Pure)

Extension of Martian orbits using continuous low-thrust propulsion

Anderson, P., Macdonald, M. & Yen, C. L., 29 Oct 2012. 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
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low thrust propulsion
Propulsion
Orbits
spacecraft
thrust
3 Citations (Scopus)
169 Downloads (Pure)

Low-cost, multi-agent systems for planetary surface exploration

Punzo, G., Dobie, G., Bennet, D. J., Jamieson, J. & Macdonald, M., 1 Oct 2012. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Multi agent systems
Consumer electronics
Costs
Landing
Remote sensing
52 Downloads (Pure)

Mars sample return using solar sail propulsion

Johnson, L., McInnes, C., Macdonald, M. & Percy, T., 12 Jun 2012, p. Article 4103. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

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Propulsion
Earth (planet)
Solar sails
Propellants
Landing
124 Downloads (Pure)

New methodologies for the thermal modelling of CubeSats

Reiss, P., Hager, P., Bewick (Lucking), C. & Macdonald, M., 13 Aug 2012. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Thermal Modeling
Methodology
Thermal Analysis
Process Modeling
Software

New methodologies for the thermal modelling of CubeSats

Reiss, P., Hager, P., Bewick (Lucking), C. & Macdonald, M., 4 Jun 2012.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Reconfigurable robotic platforms for structural health monitoring

Pierce, S., Punzo, G., Dobie, G., Summan, R., MacLeod, C. N., McInnes, C., Biggs, J., Macdonald, M. & Bennet, D. J., 3 Jul 2012.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Structural health monitoring
Robotics
1 Citation (Scopus)
25 Downloads (Pure)

Static highly elliptical orbits using hybrid low-thrust propulsion

Anderson, P. & Macdonald, M., 2 Feb 2012, Spaceflight Mechanics 2012. Vol. 143. p. 2305-2324 (Advances in Astronautical Sciences ; vol. 143, no. 1-3).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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Solar sails
Propulsion
Orbits
Electric propulsion
Propellants
1 Citation (Scopus)
160 Downloads (Pure)

Static highly elliptical orbits using hybrid low-thrust propulsion

Anderson, P. & Macdonald, M., 29 Jan 2012, p. Article AAS12-257. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Propulsion
Orbits
Spacecraft
Solar sails
Radiation
54 Downloads (Pure)

Tidal synchronous orbit: A novel approach to remote sensing of oceanic regions

Lowe, C., Macdonald, M., Greenland, S. C. & McKee, D., 1 Oct 2012, p. IAC-12-B1.2.17 p13924.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access
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Remote sensing
Orbits
Sun
Earth (planet)
Synchronization
2011
11 Citations (Scopus)
113 Downloads (Pure)

Adaptive backstepping control for optimal descent with embedded autonomy

Li, M., Jing, W., Macdonald, M. & McInnes, C., Oct 2011, In : Aerospace Science and Technology. 15, 7, p. 1396-1411

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Input Saturation
Backstepping Control
Backstepping
Descent
Adaptive Control
4 Citations (Scopus)
114 Downloads (Pure)

A fractally fractionated spacecraft

Punzo, G., Bennet, D. J. & Macdonald, M., 3 Oct 2011, p. Article IAC-11-D1.4.11. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Fractals
Spacecraft
Antennas
Decentralized control
Cosmic rays
1 Citation (Scopus)
107 Downloads (Pure)

A novel approach to hybrid propulsion transfers

Owens, S. R. & Macdonald, M., 3 Oct 2011, p. Article IAC-C1.9.7. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Propulsion
Orbits
Spacecraft
Transfer cases (vehicles)
Earth (planet)

CubeSat networks for fractionalised spacecraft: A review

Karagiannakis, P., Weiss, S., Macdonald, M., Bowman, J. & O'Sullivan, J., 24 Jan 2011.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

73 Downloads (Pure)

Enhancing self-similar patterns by asymmetric artificial potential functions in partially connected swarms

Punzo, G., Bennet, D. J. & Macdonald, M., 2 Sep 2011, Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems. 1st ed. Vol. 6856. (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence; vol. 6856).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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Potential Function
Swarm
Mobile Robotics
Symmetry
Configuration
10 Citations (Scopus)
471 Downloads (Pure)

Extension of the Molniya orbit using low-thrust propulsion

Anderson, P. & Macdonald, M., Feb 2011, Spaceflight Mechanics 2011. Vol. 140, Parts I-III. p. 1943-1962 (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 140, no. Part I-III).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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Propulsion
Orbits
Spacecraft
Ion engines
Earth sciences
13 Citations (Scopus)
148 Downloads (Pure)

Low-thrust enabled highly non-Keplerian orbits in support of future Mars exploration

Macdonald, M., Mckay, R., Vasile, M., Bosquillon de Frescheville, F., Biggs, J. & McInnes, C., Sep 2011, In : Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics. 34, 5, p. 1396-1411 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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low thrust
Mars exploration
Mars
relay
Relay
261 Downloads (Pure)

Solar Sailing: applications and technology advancement

Macdonald, M., Feb 2011, Advances in Spacecraft Technologies. Hall, J. (ed.). p. Chapter 2

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Momentum
Spacecraft
Sun
Photons
Solar radiation
60 Citations (Scopus)
236 Downloads (Pure)

Solar sail science mission applications and advancement: solar sailing: concepts, technology, missions

Macdonald, M. & McInnes, C., 1 Dec 2011, In : Advances in Space Research. 48, 11, p. 1702-1716 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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ice ridge
technological development
solar propulsion
spacecraft
propulsion
102 Citations (Scopus)
175 Downloads (Pure)

Survey of highly non-Keplerian orbits with low-thrust propulsion

Mckay, R., Macdonald, M., Biggs, J. & McInnes, C., May 2011, In : Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics. 34, 3, p. 645-666

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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low thrust propulsion
Propulsion
Orbits
thrust
Orbit
2 Citations (Scopus)
68 Downloads (Pure)

The design of a Space-borne multispectral canopy LiDAR to estimate global carbon stock and gross primary productivity

Rumi, E., Jack, J. W., Henry, D. M., Woodhouse, I., Nichol, C. & Macdonald, M., 19 Sep 2011, Sensors, Systems & Next Generation Satellites. Prague, Vol. 8176. p. Article 8176-61 11 p. (Sensors Systems & Next Generation Satellites; vol. 8176).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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Carbon
Productivity
Biomass
Wavelength
Systems engineering
2010
6 Citations (Scopus)
32 Downloads (Pure)

Analytical landing trajectories for embedded autonomy

Li, M., Macdonald, M., McInnes, C. R. & Jing, W., Nov 2010, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering . 224, 11, p. 1177-1191 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Landing
Trajectories
Lunar landing
Polynomials
Boundary conditions
27 Downloads (Pure)

An analysis of dissipation functions in swarming systems

Bennet, D. J., Biggs, J. D., McInnes, C. R. & Macdonald, M., 6 Sep 2010.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Swarm
Dissipation
Term
Mobile agents
Artificial Potential Field
82 Downloads (Pure)

A novel interplanetary communications relay

Mckay, R., Macdonald, M., Vasile, M. & Bosquillon de Frescheville, F., 2 Aug 2010, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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interplanetary communication
relay
Electric propulsion
solar electric propulsion
Spacecraft