Robert Fonod  —  People

Current Members


PhD Students

  • Lorenzo Pasqualetto Cassinis, since Fall 2018

    • Working title: Monocular-Based Data Fusion for Relative Pose Estimation of Uncooperative Spacecraft

    • Funding/collaboration: European Space Agency and Airbus Defence & Space

I am constantly looking for prospective PhD candidates and Postdocs with similar research interests.

MSc Students

  • Chy Lau, since Spring 2019

    • Working title: Vision-Based Autonomous Navigation of the Lunar Zebro Using Deep Learning

  • Martin Henkel, since Spring 2019

    • Working title: Distributed Truster FDI for Formation Flying Satellites

  • Stijn Rovers, since Fall 2018

    • Working title: Stereo Vision Navigation for a Walking Lunar Rover

    • Co-supervision with Chris Verhoeven (TU Delft, EWI) and Guido de Croon (TU Delft, LR)

  • Wouter Bouma, since Fall 2018

    • Working title: Design of the European Lunar Penetrator (ELUPE) Descent Module Controller

    • Co-supervision with Jian Guo (TU Delft, LR)

  • Floris van Dam, since Fall 2018

    • Working title: MPC for Optimal Relative Distance Control of Picosatellites

    • Co-supervision with Tamas Keviczky (TU Delft, 3ME)

I am looking for highly motivated and excellent students. Please see the available thesis topics on BrightSpace.

BSc Students (honours programme)

  • Hamza El-Kebir, since Spring 2019

    • Working title: Optimal Guidance Law Development for Sounding Rockets

Former Members


MSc Students

  • Eric Lopez de la Encarnacion, Spring 2019

    • Thesis title: Model-Based FDI for Agile Spacecraft with Multiple Actuators Working Simultaneously

    • Co-supervision with Patric Bergner (Airbus Defence & Space, Friedrichshafen)

  • Hemanth Jagadeeshwar, Fall 2018

    • Thesis title: Implementation and Verification of Energy Efficient Software for ADCS

    • Co-supervision with Stephan Wong (TU Delft, EWI)

  • Jean-Daniel CrĂ©py-Marglais, Fall 2018

    • Thesis title: Development of a Robust and Combined Controller for On-Orbit Servicing Missions

    • Co-supervision with Rainer Krenn (DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen)

  • Zheng Wen Tan, Fall 2017

    • Thesis title: Optimal Target Defensive Strategies Against Multiple Pursuers

    • Co-supervision with Tal Shima (Technion, AE)