Zac Manchester Engineer, Rocket Scientist, Bass Player

Ph.D. Dissertation

My Ph.D. dissertation just came in from the printer. It documents a lot of my work on KickSat over the past four or five years, along with some stuff on variational integrators, feedback control for flat spin recovery, and spacecraft inertia estimation. You can read the PDF here if you’re interested.

Thanks to everyone at Cornell and NASA Ames who helped me along the way!