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Bruce A Conway

Bruce A Conway

Bruce A Conway

Professor Emeritus
(217) 333-4979
205B Talbot Laboratory
Research Professor
(217) 333-4979
205B Talbot Laboratory

Education

  • Ph.D. Aeronautics & Astronautics Stanford University 1981
  • M.S. Applied Mechanics University of Minnesota 1974
  • B.A. Physics Macalester College 1973

Academic Positions

  • Professor of Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, University of Illinois 1993-present
  • Associate Professor of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, University of Illinois 1987-1992
  • Assistant Professor of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, University of Illinois 1980-1986
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 1979-1980

Other Professional Employment

  • Research Scientist, Guidance and Control Systems, Lockheed Corp.,Sunnyvale, CA Summer 1982
  • Engineer, Ford Aerospace Corporation (now Loral Space Systems), Palo Alto, CA 1978-1979

Major Consulting Activities

  • Consultant for Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, July 2011-May 2012.

Other Professional Activities

  • FAA Commercial Pilot License, Flight Instructor and Instrument Flight Instructor Ratings, 2000 hrs of flight experience

Research Interests

  • Optimal control
  • Celestial mechanics

Research Areas

Books Authored or Co-Authored (Original Editions)

  • Orbital Mechanics, J. E. Prussing and B. A. Conway, Oxford University Press, New York, 1993.

Books Authored or Co-Authored (Revisions)

  • Orbital Mechanics, 2nd. ed., J. E. Prussing and B. A. Conway, Oxford University Press, New York, 2013.

Books Edited or Co-Edited (Original Editions)

  • Spacecraft Trajectory Optimization, B. A. Conway (ed.), Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Chapters in Books

  • Conway, B. A., "Evolutionary and Heuristic Methods Applied to Problems in Optimal Control", Variational Analysis and Aerospace Engineering: Mathematical Challenges for the Aerospace of the Future, Frediani, A., Mohammadi, B., Pironneau, O., Cipolla, V. (Eds.) Springer International Publ., 2016.
  • M. Pontani and B. A. Conway, "Swarming Theory Applied to Space Trajectory Optimization ", in Spacecraft Trajectory Optimization, B. A. Conway, (ed.) Cambridge University Press, Sept. 2010.
  • C. Martin and B. A. Conway, "Optimal Low-Thrust Trajectories Using Stable Manifolds", in Spacecraft Trajectory Optimization, B. A. Conway, (ed.) Cambridge University Press, Sept. 2010.
  • B. A. Conway, "Spacecraft Trajectory Optimization Using Direct Transcription and Nonlinear Programming ", in Spacecraft Trajectory Optimization, B. A. Conway, (ed.) Cambridge University Press, Sept. 2010.
  • B. A. Conway, S. W. Paris, "The Problem of Spacecraft Trajectory Optimization ", in Spacecraft Trajectory Optimization, B. A. Conway, (ed.) Cambridge University Press, Sept. 2010.
  • C. Martin, B. A. Conway and P. Ibanez, Optimal Low-Thrust Trajectories to the Interior Earth-Moon Lagrange Point, in Space Manifold Dynamics, Perozzi, E. (ed.) Springer, March 2010.
  • C. Martin and B. A. Conway, "Optimal low-thrust trajectories using stable manifolds", in Spacecraft Trajectory Optimization, B. A. Conway, (ed.) Cambridge University Press, Sept. 2010.
  • Conway, B. A., "Optimal Interception and Deflection of Earth-Approaching Asteroids Using Low-Thrust Electric Propulsion", in Scientific Requirements for Mitigation of Hazardous Comets and Asteroids, pp. 292-312, M.J.S. Belton, T. Morgan and D. K. Yeomans (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2004.
  • Conway, B. A., "Optimal Low-Thrust Interception and Deflection of Earth-Crossing Asteroids", in The Dynamics of Small Bodies in the Solar System: a Major Key to Solar System Studies, pp. 159-170, B. Steves and A. E. Roy (eds.) Kluwer Publ., New York, 1999
  • Conway, B. A., "Optimization of Spacecraft Trajectories Using Nonlinear Programming", in From Newton to Chaos: Modern Techniques for Understanding and Coping with Chaos in N-Body Dynamical Systems , pp. 287-296, A. E. Roy and B. Steves (eds.) Plenum Publ., New York, 1995.
  • Conway, B. A., "Stability and Evolution of Primeval Lunar Satellite Orbits," in The Physics of the Planets: Their Origins, Evolution and Structure, pp. 305-314, S. K. Runcorn (Ed.) John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1988.
  • Conway, B. A. and Zelenka, R. E., "Further Numerical Investigations into the Significance of Bode's Law," in Long-Term Dynamical Behavior of Natural and Artificial N-Body Systems, pp. 13-20, A. E. Roy (ed.), Kluwer Publ., Dordrecht, 1988.
  • Conway, B. A. and Elsner, T. J., "Dynamical Evolution of Planetary Systems and the Significance of Bode's Law," in Long-Term Dynamical Behavior of Natural and Artificial N-Body Systems, pp. 3-12, A. E. Roy (ed.), Kluwer Publ., Dordrecht, 1988.

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Ellison, D. H., Conway, B. A. Englander, J. A. and Ozimek, M. T., "Application and Analysis of Bounded-Impulse Trajectory Models with Analytic Gradients", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol.41: 1700-1714, 10.2514/1.G003078, 2018
  • Ellison, D. H., Conway, B. A. Englander, J. A. and Ozimek, M. T., "Analytic Gradient Computation for Bounded-Impulse Trajectory Models Using Two-Sided Shooting", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol.41: 1449-1462, 10.2514/1.G003077, 2018
  • Englander, J. A. and Conway, B. A., "Automated Solution of the Low-Thrust Interplanetary Trajectory Problem" Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol.40: 15-27, 10.2514/1.G002124, 2018
  • Pontani, M. and Conway, B. A., "Optimal Trajectories for Hyperbolic Rendezvous with Earth?Mars Cycling Spacecraft" Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol.41: 360-376, 10.2514/1.G002984, 2018
  • Ghosh, P. and Conway, B. "Spatial Statistical Point Prediction Guidance for Heating-Rate-Limited Aeroassisted Orbital Transfer", Acta Astronautica, Vol. 111, 257-269, June-July 2015
  • Pontani, M. and Conway, B. A. "Minimum-Fuel Finite-Thrust Relative Orbit Maneuvers via Indirect Heuristic Method", J. of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 38, 913-924, 2015.
  • Pontani, M. and Conway, B. A., "Optimal Low-Thrust Orbital Maneuvers via Indirect Swarming Method", J. of Optimization Theory & Applications, Vol. 162, Issue 1, 272-292, July 2014.
  • Chilan, C. and Conway, B. A. "Automated Design of Multiphase Space Missions Using Hybrid Optimal Control", J. of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 36, 1410-1424, 2013.
  • Ghosh, P. and Conway, B. A., "Near-Optimal Feedback Strategies Synthesized Using A Spatial Statistical Approach", J. of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 36, 905-919, 2013.
  • Pontani, M. and Conway, B. A., "Optimal Finite-Thrust Rendezvous Trajectories Found via Particle Swarm Algorithm", J. of Spacecraft & Rockets, Vol. 50, 1222-1234, 2013.
  • Pontani, M., Ghosh, P. and Conway, B. A., "Particle Swarm Optimization of Multiple-Burn Rendezvous Trajectories", J. of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 35, No. 4, 1192-1207, 2012.
  • Pontani, M and Conway, B. A., ?Particle Swarm Optimization Applied to Orbital Transfers?, Acta Astronautica, Volume 74, Pages 141-155, 2012.
  • Ghosh, P. and Conway, B. A., "Numerical Trajectory Optimization with Swarm Intelligence and Dynamic Assignment of Solution Structure", J. of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 35, No. 4, 1178-1191, 2012.
  • Englander, J., Conway, B. A. and Williams, T., "Automated Mission Planning via Evolutionary Algorithms", J. of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 35, 1878-1887, 2012.
  • Conway, B. A., "Invited Paper: A Survey of Methods Available for the Numerical Optimization of Continuous Dynamic Systems", J. of Optimization Theory and Applications, Volume 152, No. 2, 271-306, 2011.
  • Pontani, M and Conway, B. A., "Swarming Algorithm Applied to the Global Optimization of Orbital Maneuvers", accepted by the J. of Global Optimization, 2011.
  • Pontani, M., Ghosh, P. and Conway, B. A., "Particle Swarm Optimization of Multiple Burn Rendezvous Trajectories", J. of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 35, No. 4, 1192-1207, 2012.
  • Pontani, M and Conway, B. A., ?Particle Swarm Optimization Applied to Space Trajectories?, J. of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 33, No. 5, 1429-1441, 2010.
  • Pontani, M and Conway, B. A., "Numerical Solution of the Three-Dimensional Orbital Pursuit Evasion Game"?, J. of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 32, No. 2, 474-487, March-April 2009.
  • Wall, B. J. and Conway, B. A., ?Shape-Based Approach to Low-Thrust Rendezvous Trajectory Design?, J. of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 32, No. 1, 95-101, Jan-Feb 2009.
  • B. A. Conway, R. Rosenblatt-Wisch, K. Reiner Schenk-Hoppe, Unanticipated Technological Change in an Endogenous Growth Model, Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics, Vol. 13 : Iss. 1, Article 3, 2009.
  • Wall, B. J. and Conway, B. A., ?Genetic Algorithms for the Solution of Hybrid Optimal Control Problems in Astrodynamics?, J. of Global Optimization, April 2008.
  • Desai, P. N. and B. A. Conway, ?A Two-Timescale Discretization Scheme for Collocation?, J. of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 31, No. 5, 1316-1322, Sept-Oct 2008.
  • Desai, P. N. and B. A. Conway, ?Six-Degree-of-Freedom Trajectory Optimization Utilizing a Two-Timescale Collocation Architecture?, J. of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 31, No. 5, 1308-1315, Sept-Oct 2008.
  • Pontani, M and Conway, B. A., ?Optimal Interception of Evasive Missile Warheads: Numerical Solution of the Differential Game?, J. of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 31, No. 4, 1111-1122, July-Aug 2008.
  • Conway, B. A., Chilan, C. and Wall, B., ?Evolutionary Principles for Solution of Hybrid Optimal Control/Mission Planning Problems?, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, Vol. 97, No. 2, 73-86, Feb 2007.
  • Horie, K. and Conway, B. A., ?Optimal Fighter Pursuit-Evasion Maneuvers Found via Two-Sided Optimization?, J. of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 29, No. 1 105-112, Jan-Feb 2006.
  • Conway, B. A. and Schenk-Hoppe?, K. R., ?(Un)anticipated Technological Change in an Endogenous Growth Model?, Discussion Paper 04-08, Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen, 2004.
  • Wall, B. J. and Conway, B. A., ?Near-Optimal Low-Thrust Earth-Mars Trajectories Found Via a Genetic Algorithm,? J. of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 28, No. 5, 1027-1031, 2005.
  • Horie, K and Conway, B. A., ?Genetic Algorithm Pre-Processing for Numerical Solution of Differential Games Problems?, J. of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 27, No. 6, 1075-1078, 2004.
  • Conway, B. A., ?Near-Optimal Deflection of Earth Approaching Asteroids?, J. of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 24, No. 5, 1035-1037, 2001.
  • Horie, K. and Conway, B. A., ?Optimization for Fighter Aircraft Vertical Maneuvering Using Poststall Flight?, J. of Aircraft, Vol. 37, No. 6, Nov-Dec 2000.
  • Horie, K. and Conway, B. A., ?Optimal Aeroassisted Orbital Interception?, J. of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 22, No. 5, 625-631, Sept-Oct 1999.
  • Herman, A. L. and Conway, B. A. "Optimal Low-Thrust, Earth-Moon Orbit Transfer", J. of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 21, No. 1, 141-147, Jan-Feb 1998.
  • Conway, B. A., "Optimal Low-Thrust Interception of Earth-Crossing Asteroids", J. of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 20, No. 5, 995-1002, Sept-Oct 1997.
  • Herman, A. L. and Conway, B. A., "Direct Optimization Using Collocation Based on High-Order Gauss-Lobatto Quadrature Rules", J. of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 19, No. 3, 592-599, May-June 1996.
  • Tang, S. and Conway, B. A., "Optimization of Low-Thrust Interplanetary Trajectories Using Collocation and Nonlinear Programming", J. of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 18, No. 3, 599 - 604, May - June 1995.
  • Scheel, W. A. and Conway, B. A., "Optimization of Very-Low-Thrust, Many Revolution Spacecraft Trajectories", J. of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 17, No. 6, 1185-1192, Nov-Dec 1994.
  • Mirfakhraie, K. M. and Conway, B. A., "Optimal Cooperative Time-Fixed Impulsive Rendezvous", AIAA J. of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 17, No. 3, 607 - 613, May - June 1994.
  • Herman, A. L. and Conway, B. A., "Optimal Spacecraft Attitude Control Using Collocation and Nonlinear Programming", AIAA J. of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, 15, No. 5, 1287 - 1289, Sept - Oct 1992.
  • Enright, P. J. and Conway, B. A. , "Discrete Approximations to Optimal Trajectories Using Direct Transcription and Nonlinear Programming", AIAA J. of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 15, No. 4, 994-1002, July - Aug 1992.
  • Enright, P. J. and Conway, B. A., "Optimal Finite-Thrust Spacecraft Trajectories Using Collocation and Nonlinear Programming, AIAA J. of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, 14, No. 5, 981-985, 1991.
  • Prussing, J. E. and Conway, B. A., "The Optimal Terminal Maneuver for a Cooperative Impulsive Rendezvous," AIAA J. of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 433-435, 1989.
  • Conway, B. A., "An Improved Algorithm due to Laguerre for the Solution of Kepler's Equation," Celestial Mechanics, 39, 199-211, 1986.
  • Conway, B. A. and Widhalm, J. W., "Optimal Continuous Control for Remote Orbital Capture," Aeronautics/Space Technology, (in Russian), pp. 66-74, December, 1986.
  • Conway, B. A., and Widhalm, J. W., "Optimal Continuous Control for Remote Orbital Capture," AIAA J. of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 149-155, 1986.
  • Conway, B. A. and Widhalm, J. W., "Equations of Attitude Motion for an N-Body Satellite with Moving Joints," AIAA J. of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 537-539, 1985.
  • Conway, B. A., "The Past and Future of the Earth-Moon System," Acta Astronautica, Vol. 10, pp. 581-584, 1983.
  • Conway, B. A., "On the History of the Lunar Orbit," ICARUS International Journal of Solar System Studies, Vol. 51, pp. 610-622, 1982.
  • Conway, B. A., "Extension of Stokes Series for Flow in a Circular Boundary," Physics of Fluids, Vol. 21, pp. 289-290, 1978.
  • Wright, T. M., Conway, B. A., Walton, J. S., and Hays, W. C., "Tensile Properties of Bone: Effects of Strain Rate, Microstructure, and Density," IRCS Medical Science: Journal of Biomedical Technology, Vol. 4,pp. 109, 1976.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Ellison, D and Conway, B. A. , "Robust Global Optimization of Low-Thrust, Multiple-Flyby Trajectories", Paper AAS 13-924, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Hilton Head, SC August 2013.
  • Englander, J., Conway, B. A. and Williams, T., "Automated Interplanetary Trajectory Planning", AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Minneapolis, MN August 2012.
  • Stupik, J., Pontani, M. and Conway, B. A., "Optimal Pursuit/Evasion Spacecraft Trajectories in the Hill Reference Frame", AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Minneapolis, MN August 2012.
  • Ghosh, P. and Conway, B. A., "Near-Optimal Feedback Strategies for Optimal Control and Pursuit-Evasion Games: A Spatial Statistical Approach", AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Minneapolis, MN August 2012.
  • Pontani, M. and Conway, B. A., "Swarm Intelligence Applied to Optimal Orbit Transfer", AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Girdwood, AK August 2011.
  • Conway, B. A., "A Brief Survey of Methods Available for Numerical Optimization of Spacecraft Trajectories", Paper IAC-10-C1.2.1, 61st Congress of the International Astronautical Federation", Prague, Sept 2010..
  • Pontani, M. and Conway, B. A., "Particle Swarm Optimization of Low-Thrust Orbital Transfers and Rendezvous", Paper AAS 11-162, 21st AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, New Orleans, Feb 2011.
  • Aubin, B. and Conway, B. A., "Optimization of Relative Orbit Transfers via Particle Swarm and Primer Vector Theory", Paper AAS 11-160, 21st AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, New Orleans, Feb 2011.
  • Englander, J. and Conway, B. A., "Optimal Autonomous Mission Planning via Evolutionary Algorithms", Paper AAS 11-159, 21st AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, New Orleans, Feb 2011.
  • Martin, C. and Conway, B. A., "A New Numerical Optimization Method Based on Taylor Series", Paper AAS 11-156, 21st AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, New Orleans, Feb 2011.
  • Ghosh, P. and Conway, B. A., "A Direct Method for Trajectory Optimization Using the Particle Swarm Approach", Paper AAS 11-155, 21st AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, New Orleans, Feb 2011.
  • Pontani, M and Conway, B. A., "Particle Swarm Optimization Applied to Orbital Transfers", Paper IAC-10-C1.9.10, 61st Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, Prague, Sept 2010.
  • Martin, C., Pontani, M and Conway, B. A., "New Numerical Methods for Determining Periodic Orbits in the Circular Restricted Three-Body Problem, Paper IAC-10-C1.1.2, 61st Congress of the International Astronautical Federation", Prague, Sept 2010.
  • Pontani, M and B. A. Conway, ?Optimal Space Trajectories via Particle Swarm Technique?, Paper AAS 10-103, AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Diego, CA February 2010.
  • Christopher Martin and Bruce A Conway, ?Optimal Low-Thrust Trajectories to the Moon with Manifolds?, Paper AAS 10-105, AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Diego, CA, Feb 2010.
  • Christopher Martin and B. A. Conway, ?Optimal Earth-Moon Transfer Using Low-Thrust and Invariant Manifolds CELMEC V The Fifth International Meeting on Celestial Mechanics, San Martino al Cimino, Viterbo (Italy) September 2009.
  • Jacob Englander, Brianna Aubin, Bruce Conway, Alexander Ghosh, Chris Martin, and Bradley Wall, "Method and Solution for the 2009 Global Trajectory Optimization Contest", Paper AAS 09-355, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Pittsburgh PA, USA, 2009.
  • Pontani, M. and B. A. Conway, ?Optimal Interception of Optimally Evasive Spacecraft?, Paper IAC-09-C1.1.6, International Astronautical Congress, Daejeon, Korea, October 2009.
  • Chilan, C. and Conway, B. A., ?Using Genetic Algorithms for the Construction of a Space Mission Automaton?, CELMEC V, San Martino al Cimino, Italy, September 2009.
  • Pontani, M and Conway, B. A., ?Numerical Solution of Two-Sided Trajectory Optimization Problems?, AIDAA National Congress, Milan (Italy) Sept. 2009.
  • Englander, J. and Conway, B. A., ?Optimal Strategies Found Using Genetic Algorithms for Deflecting Hazardous Near-Earth Objects?, IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Trondheim, Norway, May 2009.
  • Chilan, C. and Conway, B. A., ?Using Genetic Algorithms for the Construction of a Space Mission Automaton?, IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Trondheim, Norway, May 2009.
  • Englander, J. and Conway, B. A., ?Deflection Strategies to Optimally Mitigate the Risk of Asteroid Impact with the Earth?, 37th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Montral, Canada, July 2008.
  • Pontani, M and Conway, B. A., ?Optimal Interception of ICBM Warheads from an Orbital Station?, AIDAA National Congress, Forli (Italy) Sept. 2007.
  • Chilan, C. and Conway, B. A., ?A Space Mission Automaton Using Hybrid Optimal Control?, Paper AAS-07-115, AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Conference, Sedona AZ 2007
  • Wall, B. and Conway, B. A., ?Developing a Systematic Approach to the Use of Genetic Algorithms for the Solution of Optimal Spacecraft Trajectory Problems?, Paper AAS-07-161, AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Conference, Sedona AZ 2007
  • Desai, P. N. and Conway, B. A., ?Six Degree of Freedom Trajectory Optimization Utilizing a Two-Timescale Collocation Architecture?, Paper AAS 05-376, 2005 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA 2005.
  • Desai, P. N. and Conway, B. A., ?A Two-Timescale Discretization Scheme for Collocation?, Paper AAS 04-234, 2004 AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference, Maui, HI 2004.
  • Chilan, C. M. and Conway, B. A., ?Optimal Supersynchronous to Geosynchronous Orbit Transfer?, Paper AAS 03-632, 2003 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Big Sky, MT 2003.
  • Conway, B. A., " Optimizing the Orbital Interception and Deflection of Hazardous Near Earth Objects ", Workshop on Scientific Requirements for Mitigation of Hazardous Comets and Asteroids, Arlington, VA, 2002
  • Conway, B. A., "Efficient Methods for the Determination of Optimal Low-Thrust Trajectories", 2nd International Symposium on Low-Thrust Trajectories (LOTUS), Toulouse, France, June 2002
  • Conway, B. A. and Horie, K., "A New Collocation Based Method for Solving Pursuit/Evasion (Differential Game) Problems", Paper AAS 01-445, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Quebec City, Canada, 2001.
  • Conway, B. A., ?Optimal Deflection of Earth-Approaching Asteroids?, Paper AAS 99-105, AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Conference, Breckenridge, CO, 1999.
  • Horie, K and Conway, B. A., ?Optimal Aeroassisted Orbital Interception?, Paper AAS 99-134, AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Conference, Breckenridge, CO, 1999.
  • Conway, B. A., "Optimal Interception and Deflection of Earth-Orbit-Crossing Asteroids", NATO Advanced Study Institute on "The Dynamics of Small Bodies in the Solar System", Maratea, Italy 1997.
  • Conway, B. A. and Chen J-J. F., "Optimal Maneuver Sequence for Koreasat 1 Recovery", Paper AAS 97-160, AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference, Huntsville, AL, February 1997 see also Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 95 part II, 595-617, 1997.
  • Herman, A. L. and Conway, B. A., "Optimal, Low-Thrust, Earth-Moon Orbit Transfers", Paper AAS 96-101, AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference, Austin, TX, February 1996 see also Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 93 part I, 15-31, 1996.
  • Conway, B. A., "Optimal Low-Thrust Interception of Earth-Crossing Asteroids", Paper AAS 96-195, AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference, Austin, TX, February 1996 see also Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 93 part II, 1474-1494, 1996.
  • Herman, A. L. and Conway, B. A., "Direct Solutions of Optimal Orbit Transfers Using Collocation Based on Jacobi Polynomials", Paper AAS 94-126, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 87, 1994.
  • Herman, A. L. and Conway, B. A., "Direct Solutions of Optimal Orbit Transfers Using Collocation Based on Jacobi Polynomials", Paper AAS 94-126, AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference, Cocoa Beach, FL, February 1994 see also Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 87 part II, 905-925, 1994.
  • Downey, J. R. and Conway, B. A., "Optimal Finite-Thrust Time-Limited Direct-Ascent Interception", Paper AIAA 92-4512, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Conference, Hilton Head, SC 1992.
  • Herman, A. L. and Conway, B. A., "An Automatic Node Placement Strategy for Optimal Control Problems Discretized Using Third-Degree Hermite Polynomials", Paper AIAA 92-4511, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Conference, Hilton Head, SC 1992.
  • Chen, J - J. F. and Conway, B. A., "Neighboring Optimal Trajectories from DCNLP Problem Solutions", Paper AIAA 92-4593, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Conference, Hilton Head, SC 1992.
  • Downey, J. R. and Conway, B. A., "The Solution of Singular Optimal Control Problems Using Direct Collocation and Nonlinear Programming", Paper AAS 91-443, Proc. AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Durango, CO 1991 see also Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 76 part III, 1973-1988, 1991.
  • Mirfakhraie, K. M. and Conway, B.A., "Optimal Cooperative Time-Fixed Impulsive Rendezvous", Paper No. 90-2962, Proc. AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Conference, Portland, OR 1990.
  • Enright, P. J. and Conway, B. A., "Discrete Approximations to Optimal Trajectories Using Direct Collocation With Nonlinear Programming", Paper No. 90-2963, Proc. AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Conference, Portland, OR 1990.
  • Enright, P. J. and Conway, B. A., "Optimal Finite-Thrust Spacecraft Trajectories Using Collocation and Nonlinear Programming," Paper AAS 89-350, Proc. AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Stowe, VT, 1989 see also Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 71 part I, 479-490, 1989.
  • Downey, J. R. and Conway, B. A., "The Use of Nonlinear Programming to Correct the Numerical Integration of the N-Body Problem," Paper AAS 89-386, Proc. AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Stowe. VT, 1989 see also Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 71 part I, p. 63, 1989.
  • Mirfakhraie, K., Conway, B. A., and Prussing, J. E., "Optimal Cooperative Time-Fixed Impulsive Rendezvous", AIAA paper 88-4279, Proc. AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 1988.
  • Conway, B. A., "An Efficient and Unfailing Method for the Solution of Kepler's Equation in Universal Variables". 38th Congress of the International Astronautical Federation. Brighton, UK (1987).
  • Kyroudis, G. A. and Conway, B. A., "Advantages of Using an Elliptically-Orbiting Tethered-Dumbell System for a Satellite Transfer to GeosynchronousOrbit," Proc. AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Conf., Williamsburg, VA, 399-408, 1986.
  • Boden, D. G. and Conway, B. A., "A Comparison of Nonlinear Filters for Orbit Determination," Proc. AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Conf., Williamsburg, VA, 71-85, 1986.
  • Boden, D. G., and Conway, B. A., "A Comparison of a Least Squares Filter and an Extended Kalman Filter for Orbit Determination," Proceedings AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Vail, CO, 1985 see also Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 58 part II, 877-890, 1985.
  • Conway, B. A. and Widhalm, J. W., "Optimal Continuous Control for Remote Orbital Capture," Paper IAF-85-226, 36th Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, Stockholm, Sweden (1985).
  • Widhalm, J. W., and Conway, B. A., "Nonlinear Feedback Control for Remote Orbital Capture," Proceedings AAS/AAIA Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Vail, CO, 1985. see also Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 58 part I, 697-714, 1985.
  • Conway, B. A., "Dynamics of Remote Orbital Capture," Proceedings of AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Paper 83-304, Lake Placid, NY, 1983.
  • Conway, B. A., "On the History of the Lunar Orbit," Proceedings of AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Conference, AIAA Paper 80-1656, Danvers, MA, 1980.
  • Conway, B. A., "The Past and Future of the Earth-Moon System, Proc. 33rd Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, Paris, France, 1982. Acta Astronautica, Vol. 10, pp. 581-584, 193.

Pending Articles

  • Chilan, C. M. and Conway, B. A., "Globally Optimal Nonlinear Control via Kriging of HJB Viscosity Solutions on Quasi-Monte Carlo Grids", submitted to the J. of Guidance, Control & Dynamics, Feb 2019.

Journal Editorships

  • Editor-in-Chief, J. of Optimization Theory and Applications, 2019-present
  • Assoc. Editor, AIAA J. of Guidance, Control & Dynamics, 2013-2018
  • Assoc. Editor, J. of Optimization Theory and Applications, 2010-2018
  • Assoc. Editor, J. of the Astronautical Sciences, 2007-2012

Professional Societies

  • American Astronautical Society, Fellow, since 2010
  • American Astronomical Society, Member, since 1982
  • American Inst. of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA), Astrodynamics Technical Cmte., 84-86, 90-92
  • American Inst. of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA), Associate Fellow, since 1988

Teaching Honors

  • Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching (2011)
  • Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2007)
  • College of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award (2007)
  • College of Engineering Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence (2006)
  • College of Engineering Rose Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2005)

Research Honors

  • Fellow of the American Astronautical Society (2011)
  • Dirk Brouwer Award of the American Astronautical Society (2010)
  • John V. Breakwell Memorial Award of the International Astronautical Federation (2010)

Courses Taught

  • AE 402 - Orbital Mechanics