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

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  • United Kingdom

20012020
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2017

Taxonomy and analysis of issues facing post mission disposal concept

Kerr, E., Macdonald, M. & Voigt, P., 29 Sep 2017, 68th International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2017: Unlocking Imagination, Fostering Innovation and Strengthening Security. Paris, France, Vol. 6. p. 3735-3744 10 p.

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taxonomy
disposal
Taxonomies
Spacecraft
spacecraft
2016

Analytical low-thrust satellite maneuvers for rapid ground target revisit

McGrath, C. N. & Macdonald, M., 13 Sep 2016, AIAA SPACE 2016. Reston, VA.

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Satellites
Orbits

Consensus speed maximisation in engineered swarms with autocratic leaders

Clark, R., Punzo, G., Baumanis, K. & Macdonald, M., 13 Jul 2016, Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and the International Conference on Automation, Control and Robotics Engineering. New York, 5 p.

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Directed graphs
Telecommunication networks
Genetic algorithms

Consensus speed optimisation with finite leadership perturbation in k-nearest neighbour networks

Clark, R., Punzo, G. & Macdonald, M., 29 Dec 2016, 2016 IEEE 55th Conference on Decision and Control (CDC). Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE, 6 p.

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Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions
Directed graphs
Computational complexity
1 Citation (Scopus)

General perturbations method for orbit lifetime analysis incorporating non-spherically-symmetrical atmospheres

Kerr, E. & Macdonald, M., 16 Sep 2016, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2016. Reston, Virginia, United States, 22 p.

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Orbits
orbits
atmospheres
perturbation
life (durability)

Improving the accuracy of orbit lifetime analysis using enhanced general perturbations methods

Kerr, E. & Macdonald, M., 17 Feb 2016, AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting 2016. Ozimek, M. T., Zanetti, R., Bowes, A. L., Russell, R. P. & Ozimek, M. T. (eds.). Vol. 158. p. 2529-2542 14 p.

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Orbits
perturbation
orbits
life (durability)
orbit decay
2014

3D model generation using an airborne swarm

Clark, R., Punzo, G., Dobie, G., Summan, R., MacLeod, C. N., Pierce, S., Macdonald, M. & Bolton, G., 1 Oct 2014, E-Book of Abstracts 41st Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation Conference. Ames, Iowa, 8 p.

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Swarm
3D Model
Inspection
Coverage
Target

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]

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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Inspection
Defects
Chimneys
Surveying
2012
1 Citation (Scopus)

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).

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Solar sails
Propulsion
Orbits
Electric propulsion
Propellants
2011

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).

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

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).

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Propulsion
Orbits
Spacecraft
Ion engines
Earth sciences
2 Citations (Scopus)

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).

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Carbon
Productivity
Biomass
Wavelength
Systems engineering