Dr. Brian Gunter

  • Assistant Professor, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering
  • Courtesy Adjunct Appointment, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Affiliated with the Space Systems Design Laboratory (SSDL), the Center for Space Technology and Research (CSTAR), and the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM)
  • See bio for more


PhD Students

  1. Byron Davis (2014-), “Expanding the use of small-satellite constellations for remote sensing through improved orbit determination,” Georgia Tech
  2. Yanjie Guo (2017-), “Relative positioning and tracking of small spacecraft using optical sensors,” Georgia Tech
  3. Andrey Pak (2017-; co-advised with Dr. Marcus Holzinger), Georgia Tech
  4. Richard Lawson (2018-; co-advised with Dr. Linda Wills), Georgia Tech
  5. Stephen Hall (2018-), Georgia Tech
  6. Devin Wu (2018-), Georgia Tech

Masters Students

  1. Daniel Groesbeck (2017-), “Relative spacecraft operations for the RANGE nanosatellite mission,” Georgia Tech
  2. Rachmat Subagia (2017-), “Precision navigation and control of UAV’s for remote sensing applications,” Georgia Tech
  3. Emily (Erin) Simmons (2017-), Georgia Tech
  4. Richard Hunter (2017-), Georgia Tech
  5. Jairus Elarbee (2017-), Georgia Tech
  6. Logan Bewley (2018-), Georgia Tech
  7. Joshua Ingersoll (2018-), Georgia Tech
  8. Luke Renegar (2018-), Georgia Tech
  9. Mohammed Nassif (2018-), Georgia Tech


Postdoctoral Researchers

  1. Natthachet Tangdamrongsub (2013-2015) “Multi-scale modelling of water resources in Northern China,” co-supervised by S. Steele-Dunne and P. Ditmar, TU-Delft
  2. Rakia Meister (2013), “Long-term Antarctic surface elevation trends from satellite radar and laser altimetry,” TU-Delft
  3. Riccardo Riva (2007-2010), “Improving Post-Glacial Rebound and Ice Mass Balance Models in Antarctica Using GRACE and ICESat Mission Data,” co-supervised with L.L.A. Vermeersen and R. Lindenbergh. Dr. Riva is currently an Assistant Professor at TU-Delft.

PhD Students

  1. Olga Didova (2012-2017), “Separating GIA and ice mass change signals in Antarctica using satellite data,” co-supervised by R. Riva and R. Klees, TU-Delft

Masters Students

  1. Austin Claybrook (2016-2018) “A Preliminary Assessment of the RANGE Mission’s Orbit Determination Capabilities,” Georgia Tech
  2. Alexander Boisvert (2016-2018) “Attitude Dynamics of a Tethered CubeSat-Inflatable System in Low Earth Orbit,” Georgia Tech
  3. Trevor Dahl (2016), “An Evaluation of Spacecraft Pointing Requirements for Optically Linked Satellite Systems”
  4. Zachary Levine (2015-2016), “Development of an inter-satellite laser ranging system for nanosatellites,” Georgia Tech
  5. Michael Herman (2015-2017),“Design and testing of a low-cost two-axis coarse sun sensor for nanosatellites,” Georgia Tech
  6. Michel Lacerda (2014-2016) “Comparison of lidar, sonar and image-based topography from a UAV platform”, Georgia Tech
  7. Bolys Sabitbek (2015-2016), “Orbit Design for a Phobos/Deimos Cycler Mission,” Georgia Tech
  8. Kevin Seywald (2013-2016), “Refinements to the General Methodology Behind Strapdown Airborne Gravimetry,” Georgia Tech
  9. Ronald van Haren (2009-2011), “Observing the hydrology of China from space,” TU-Delft
  10. Pedro Inacio (2008-2010), “A Sensitivity Study into Strapdown Airborne Gravimetry,” TU-Delft
  11. Ramses Molijn (2008-2009), “ICESat full waveform signal analysis for the classification of land cover types over the cryosphere”, TU-Delft, co-supervised with R. Lindenbergh.
  12. Ward Stolk (2007-2009), “An evaluation of the use of radial basis functions for mass change estimates at high latitudes,” TU-Delft, co-supervised with T. Wittwer.