Georgia Institute of Technology
Montgomery Knight Aerospace Building
Atlanta, GA 30332
Dr. Lightsey is a Professor in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is Director of the Space Systems Design Laboratory and Associate Director of the Center for Space Technology and Research. Dr. Lightsey previously worked at the University of Texas at Austin from 1999-2014 and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from 1986-1999. His research program focuses on the technology of satellites, including guidance, navigation, and control systems; attitude determination and control; formation flying, satellite swarms, and satellite networks; cooperative control; proximity operations and unmanned spacecraft rendezvous; space based Global Positioning System receivers; radionavigation; visual navigation; propulsion; satellite operations; and space systems engineering. At UT-Austin, Dr. Lightsey founded and directed the Texas Spacecraft Lab which built university satellites. He has authored and coauthored over 120 technical publications. Dr. Lightsey is an AIAA Fellow. He is a member of the AIAA Small Satellite Technical Committee and has previously served on the AIAA Guidance and Control Technical Committee.