David Lewis Professor of Space Systems Technology
620 Cherry St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30332
Dr. Lightsey’s 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.
Dr. Lightsey has authored and co-authored more than 140 technical articles and publications, including four book chapters. Prof. Lightsey is an AIAA Fellow and he has received the Institute of Navigation’s Tycho Brahe Award, the AIAA’s Mechanics and Control of Flight Award, and the American Society of Engineering Education’s J. Leland Atwood Teaching Excellence Award.