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

Prof

  • United Kingdom

20012020
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Research Output 2001 2020

2010
10 Citations (Scopus)
25 Downloads (Pure)

Extension of earth orbits using low-thrust propulsion

Anderson, P. & Macdonald, M., 27 Sep 2010.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Propulsion
Orbits
Earth (planet)
Spacecraft
Earth sciences
14 Citations (Scopus)
391 Downloads (Pure)

Extension of the sun-synchronous Orbit

Macdonald, M., McKay, R. J., Vasile, M. & Bosquillon de Frescheville, F., Nov 2010, In : Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics. 33, 6, p. 1935-1940 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Sun
sun
Orbits
Orbit
orbits
37 Downloads (Pure)

Lossie Spaceport: The distance between dreams and reality

Macdonald, M., 6 Apr 2010, The Herald, p. 24 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationFeatured article

Open Access
File
77 Downloads (Pure)

Solar sail mission applications and future advancement

Macdonald, M. & McInnes, C. R., 20 Jul 2010.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Propulsion
Spacecraft
Space applications
Trajectories
70 Downloads (Pure)

Swarm shape manipulation through connection control

Punzo, G., Bennet, D. J. & Macdonald, M., Sep 2010, Towards Autonomous Robotis Systems. 1 ed. Springer, Vol. 6856. 7 p. (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence; vol. 6856).

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

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Scalability
Communication
Costs
51 Downloads (Pure)

Swarm shape manipulation through connection control

Punzo, G., Bennet, D. J. & Macdonald, M., 31 Aug 2010.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Swarm
Manipulation
Distributed Architecture
Limiting
Guidance Law
31 Citations (Scopus)
22 Downloads (Pure)

Technology requirements of exploration beyond Neptune by solar sail propulsion

Macdonald, M., McInnes, C. R. & Hughes, G. W., May 2010, In : Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. 47, 3, p. 472-483 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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solar propulsion
ice ridge
Neptune (planet)
Neptune
Propulsion
2009
16 Citations (Scopus)
54 Downloads (Pure)

Non-Keplerian orbits using low thrust, high ISP propulsion systems

McKay, R., Macdonald, M., Bosquillon de Frescheville, F., Vasile, M., McInnes, C. & Biggs, J., 12 Oct 2009, p. C1.2.8. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
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Propulsion
Orbits
Moon
Planets
Sun
3 Citations (Scopus)
94 Downloads (Pure)

Non-linear autopilot design using the philosophy of variable transient response

Counsell, J. M., Brindley, J. & Macdonald, M., Aug 2009, p. 180157. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
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Transient analysis
System stability
Controllers
Stability criteria
Missiles
2008

Collision and evaporation avoidance for spacecraft formation

Radice, G. & Macdonald, M., 2008, p. IAC-08.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

collision avoidance
avoidance
Spacecraft
spacecraft
Evaporation
11 Citations (Scopus)

Mars and moon exploration passing through the european precision landing GNC test facility

Guizzo, G. P., Bertoli, A., Torre, A. D., Magistrati, G., Mailland, F., Vukman, A., Philippe, C., Jurado, M. M., Ori, G. G., Macdonald, M., Romberg, O., Dedei, S. & Zaccariotto, M., 2008, In : Acta Astronautica. 63, 1-4, p. 74-90 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Control facilities
Mars exploration
landing
Moon
test facilities
2007

Development of an end-to-end simulation for re-usable launch vehicle

Reid, J., Macdonald, M., Milic, E., Ortega, G. & Blasco, A., 2007, p. IAC-07.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Launch vehicles
53 Citations (Scopus)
195 Downloads (Pure)

GeoSail: an elegant solar sail demonstration mission

Macdonald, M., Hughes, G. W., McInnes, C., Lyngvi, A., Falkner, P. & Atzei, A., Jul 2007, In : Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. 44, 4, p. 784-796 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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ice ridge
Propulsion
Demonstrations
propulsion
Solar system
32 Citations (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)

Heliocentric solar sail orbit transfers with locally optimal control laws

Dachwald, B., Macdonald, M. & McInnes, C., 2007, In : Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. 44, 1, p. 273-276 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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solar orbits
Orbital transfer
ice ridge
optimal control
trajectory
43 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of optical degredation on solar sail mission performance

Macdonald, M., McInnes, C. R. & Dachwald, B., 2007, In : Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. 44, 4, p. 740-749 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ice ridge
Degradation
Solar sails
degradation
Optical films
23 Downloads (Pure)

Optical solar sail degradation modelling

Dachwald, B., Mengali, G., Quarta, A. A., Macdonald, M. & McInnes, C. R., 27 Jun 2007.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
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degradation
solar sails
aerospace environments
histories
coatings

Testing GNC technologies for planetary landing on Mars and Moon analogues

Guizzo, G. P., Bertoli, A., Torre, A. D., Magistrati, G., Mailland, F., Vukman, A., Philippe, C., Jurado, M. M., Ori, G. G., Macdonald, M., Romberg, O., Dedei, S. & Zaccariotto, M., 2007.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Moon
Landing
Test facilities
Testing
Navigation
2006

A detailed examination of interactive buckling in plain channel sections

Aziz, A., Rhodes, J., Macdonald, M. & Nash, D. H., 2006, Proceedings of the 18th International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures 2006.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Buckling
Finite element method
22 Citations (Scopus)

GeoSail: Exploring the megnetosphere using a low cost solar sail

Macdonald, M., McInnes, C. R., Alexander, D. & Sandman, A., 2006, In : Acta Astronautica. 59, 8-11, p. 757-767 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Propulsion
Costs
Orbits
Demonstrations
Earth (planet)

High energy small body missions using solar sail propulsion

McInnes, C., Hughes, G. W. & Macdonald, M., 2006, Proceedings of the 56th International Astronautical Congress. IAC-05-A3.5.B.05 ed.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

solar propulsion
retrograde orbits
impactors
asteroids
comets
79 Citations (Scopus)

Parametric model and optimal control of solar sails with optical degradation

Dachwald, B., Mengali, G., Quarta, A. A. & Macdonald, M., 2006, In : Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics. 29, 5, p. 1170-1178 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Solar sails
solar sails
ice ridge
optimal control
Parametric Model
13 Citations (Scopus)

Sample return from Mercury and other terrestrial planets using solar sail propulsion

Hughes, G. W., Macdonald, M., McInnes, C., Lyngvi, A., Falkner, P. & Atzei, A., 2006, In : Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. 43, 4, p. 828-835 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

solar propulsion
ice ridge
terrestrial planets
Planets
Propulsion

Small bodies missions and technologies (part 2)

McInnes, C., Hughes, G. W. & Macdonald, M., 2006, Proceedings of the 56th International Astronautical Congress. p. IAC-05

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

sample return missions
asteroids
projectiles
rendezvous
launch vehicles
57 Citations (Scopus)
201 Downloads (Pure)

Solar polar orbiter: a solar sail technology reference study

Macdonald, M., Hughes, G. W., McInnes, C., Lyngvi, A., Falkner, P. & Atzei, A., 2006, In : Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. 43, 5, p. 960-972 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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ice ridge
Spacecraft
spacecraft
solar propulsion
spacecraft environments
7 Citations (Scopus)

Terrestrial planet sample return missions using solar sail propulsion

Hughes, G. W., Macdonald, M. & McInnes, C., 2006, In : ESA European Space Agency Bulletin. 59, 8-11, p. 797-806 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

solar propulsion
sample return missions
Asteroids
ice ridge
terrestrial planets
2005
50 Citations (Scopus)
29 Downloads (Pure)

Analytical control laws for planet-centred solar sailing

Macdonald, M. & McInnes, C. R., 2005, In : Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics. 28, 5, p. 1038-1048 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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ice ridge
Planets
planets
Orbits
planet
99 Downloads (Pure)

Potential effects of optical solar sail degredation on trajectory design

Dachwald, B., Baturkin, V., Coverstone, V. L., Diedrich, B., Garbe, G. P., Gorlich, M., Leipold, M., Lura, F., Macdonald, M., McInnes, C. R., Mengali, G., Quarta, A. A., Rios-Reyes, L., Scheeres, D. J., Sebolt, W. & Wie, B., 2005, Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference. p. 2569-2592 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
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Trajectories
Degradation
Solar sails
Optical films
Solar radiation

Potential solar sail degradation effects on trajectory and altitude controls

Dachwald, B., Sebolt, W., Macdonald, M., McInnes, C. R., Rios-Reyes, L., Scheeres, D. J., Gorlich, M., Lura, F., Diedrich, B., Baturkin, V., Coverstone, V. L., Leipold, M. & Garbe, G., 2005, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Altitude control
Trajectories
Degradation
37 Citations (Scopus)
95 Downloads (Pure)

Realistic Earth escape strategies for solar sailing

Macdonald, M. & McInnes, C. R., 2005, In : Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics. 28, 2, p. 315-323 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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ice ridge
escape
Orbits
Orbit
Earth (planet)
25 Citations (Scopus)
134 Downloads (Pure)

Spacecraft planetary capture using gravity assist manoeuvres

Macdonald, M. & McInnes, C. R., 2005, In : Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics. 28, 2, p. 365-369 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Interplanetary spacecraft
interplanetary spacecraft
maneuvers
Spacecraft
savings
2004
2 Citations (Scopus)

Analysis of a solar sail mercury sample return mission

Hughes, G. W., Macdonald, M., McInnes, C., Atzei, A. & Falkner, P., 2004, Proceedings of the 55th International Astronautical Congress. IAC-04-S.2.b.08 ed. p. 197

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

ice ridge
gravity
planetary surface
parking
mercury
17 Citations (Scopus)

A near-term roadmap for solar sailing

Macdonald, M., McInnes, C. & Hughes, G. W., 2004, Proceedings of the 55th International Astronautical Congress. p. 96

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Demonstrations
Propulsion
Sensitivity analysis
Earth (planet)
Systems analysis
6 Downloads (Pure)

Solar sailing

Macdonald, M. & Hughes, G. W., 2004.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
File
Trajectories
Planets
Earth (planet)
Hardware

Technology reference studies using solar sails

Lyngvi, A., Falkner, P., Rando, N., Atzei, A., Peacock, A., McInnes, C., Hughes, G. W. & Macdonald, M., 2004.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

Solar sails
2003
13 Citations (Scopus)

Low cost Mercury orbiter and Mercury sample return missions using solar sail propulsion

McInnes, C., Hughes, G. W. & Macdonald, M., Aug 2003, In : Aeronautical Journal. 107, 1074, p. 469-478 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Launch vehicles
Propulsion
Electric propulsion
Costs
2002

GeoSail: a novel magnetospheric space mission utilizing solar sails

Alexander, D., Sandman, A. W., McInnes, C. R., Macdonald, M., Ayton, J., Murphy, N. & Angelopoulos, V., 2002, p. IAC-02.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Solar sails
Propulsion
Sensitivity analysis
Demonstrations
Earth (planet)

Geosail: A novel solar sail mission concept for geospace

Alexander, D., McInnes, C. R., Angelopoulos, V., Sandeman, A. W., Macdonald, M. & El-Genk, M. S. (ed.), 2002, Proceeding of the AIP Space Technology and Appications International Forum/Staif 2002, Innovative Transportation Systems and Beyond. p. 305-312 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

5 Citations (Scopus)

Payload mass fraction optimization for solar cargo missions

McInnes, C., Hughes, G. W. & Macdonald, M., 2002, In : Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. 39, 6, p. 933-935 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ice ridge
cargo
Solar sails
payloads
Logistics

Seasonal efficiencies of solar sailing in planetary orbit

Macdonald, M. & McInnes, C. R., 2002, Proceedings of 34th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, The Second World Space Congress.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Orbits
Spacecraft propulsion
Trajectories
Gain control
Planets
7 Citations (Scopus)
39 Downloads (Pure)

Solar sail capture trajectories at Mercury

Macdonald, M. & McInnes, C., 2002, Proceedings of the AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit. 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
File
Trajectories
Planets
Solar sails
Sun
Propulsion
2001

Analytic control laws for near-optimal geocentric solar sail transfers

Macdonald, M. & McInnes, C. R., 2001, Advances in Astronautical Science. 3 ed. Vol. 109. p. 2693-2411 282 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

76 Citations (Scopus)

GeoSail: exploring the geomagnetic tail using a small solar sail

McInnes, C. R., Macdonald, M., Angelopoulos, V. & Alexander, D., Jul 2001, In : Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. 38, 4, p. 622-629 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

geomagnetic tail
ice ridge
elliptical orbits
Orbits
spacecraft