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Steve Ulrich

Associate Professor
    Phone:613-520-2600, ext. 3084
    Building:Mackenzie, Room ME 2188
    Department:Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Degrees:B.Eng, M.A.Sc.(Sherbrooke), Ph.D(Carleton)


    Steve Ulrich is the Director of the Spacecraft Robotics and Control Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University. He received his B.Eng. (2004) and M.A.Sc. (2006) in electrical engineering from the Université de Sherbrooke, and his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering (2012) from Carleton University. From 2006 to 2008, he was Spacecraft GN&C Research Engineer with NGC Aerospace Ltd, where he namely led the development of an innovative attitude perturbation estimation system for the European Space Agency’s PROBA-2 spacecraft. In 2013, he was Postdoctoral Associate with the Space Systems Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he contributed to the development and experimental validation of vision-based relative navigation and control aboard the International Space Station during expeditions 34 and 35.

    Research Interests

    • Spacecraft guidance, navigation and control (GN&C) algorithms and software;
    • Spacecraft proximity operations;
    • Attitude dynamics and control;
    • Computer vision-based navigation systems;
    • Space automation and robotics;
    • Formation flying.