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Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering D-index 36 Citations 6,380 255 World Ranking 722 National Ranking 54

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Astronomy
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Control theory

His primary scientific interests are in Solar sail, Aerospace engineering, Spacecraft, Propulsion and Orbit. He has researched Solar sail in several fields, including Halo orbit, Halo and Lagrangian point, Classical mechanics. His study in Aerospace engineering is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Space environment, Duration and Acceleration.

His studies deal with areas such as Mission analysis, Orbital mechanics and Control theory as well as Spacecraft. His Ion thruster study, which is part of a larger body of work in Propulsion, is frequently linked to Interplanetary spaceflight, bridging the gap between disciplines. His work carried out in the field of Orbit brings together such families of science as Sun-synchronous orbit, Radiation pressure, Control theory, Transfer orbit and Trajectory.

His most cited work include:

  • Solar Sailing: Technology, Dynamics and Mission Applications (551 citations)
  • Enhanced Vibrational Energy Harvesting Using Non-linear Stochastic Resonance (206 citations)
  • Solar sail parking in restricted three-body systems (159 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His primary areas of study are Aerospace engineering, Solar sail, Spacecraft, Propulsion and Orbit. His study focuses on the intersection of Aerospace engineering and fields such as Radiation pressure with connections in the field of Mechanics. His Solar sail research focuses on Lagrangian point and how it relates to Halo orbit.

He interconnects Control theory, Thrust, Range, Geostationary orbit and Orbital mechanics in the investigation of issues within Spacecraft. His Propulsion study combines topics in areas such as Guidance system and Orbiter. The concepts of his Orbit study are interwoven with issues in Circular orbit, Orbital station-keeping and Geodesy.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Aerospace engineering (45.43%)
  • Solar sail (43.75%)
  • Spacecraft (34.62%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2013-2021)?

  • Aerospace engineering (45.43%)
  • Spacecraft (34.62%)
  • Solar sail (43.75%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Colin R. McInnes spends much of his time researching Aerospace engineering, Spacecraft, Solar sail, Asteroid and Orbit. His work deals with themes such as Mars Exploration Program and Radiation pressure, which intersect with Aerospace engineering. Colin R. McInnes has included themes like Thrust, Payload, Propulsion, Range and Torque in his Spacecraft study.

Colin R. McInnes connects Solar sail with Ecliptic in his study. As a part of the same scientific family, Colin R. McInnes mostly works in the field of Asteroid, focusing on Trajectory and, on occasion, Planet. Colin R. McInnes interconnects Lagrangian point, Classical mechanics, Geodesy, Aerobraking and Plane in the investigation of issues within Orbit.

Between 2013 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Sunjammer: preliminary end-to-end mission design (38 citations)
  • Trajectory and spacecraft design for a pole-sitter mission (32 citations)
  • Solar sail Lyapunov and Halo orbits in the Earth–Moon three-body problem (21 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Astronomy
  • Control theory

His primary areas of study are Aerospace engineering, Solar sail, Radiation pressure, Asteroid and Spacecraft. Colin R. McInnes works mostly in the field of Aerospace engineering, limiting it down to topics relating to Trajectory optimization and, in certain cases, Spacecraft design and Libration, as a part of the same area of interest. The Solar sail study combines topics in areas such as Orbit, Payload, Halo orbit, Space weather and Acceleration.

Colin R. McInnes has included themes like Sorting, Sample return mission and Parabolic reflector in his Radiation pressure study. His study in Asteroid is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Linear stability and Trajectory. The study incorporates disciplines such as Atmospheric entry and Propulsion in addition to Spacecraft.

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Best Publications

Solar Sailing: Technology, Dynamics and Mission Applications

Colin Robert McInnes.
(1999)

1267 Citations

Solar radiation pressure

Colin Robert McInnes.
(1999)

896 Citations

Enhanced Vibrational Energy Harvesting Using Non-linear Stochastic Resonance

Colin McInnes;Daniel Gorman;Matthew Cartmell.
Journal of Sound and Vibration (2008)

272 Citations

Solar sail parking in restricted three-body systems

Colin R. McInnes;Alastair J. C. McDonald;John F. L. Simmons;Ewan W. MacDonald.
Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics (1994)

206 Citations

Survey of Highly Non-Keplerian Orbits with Low-Thrust Propulsion

Robert J. McKay;Malcolm Macdonald;James Biggs;Colin McInnes.
Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics (2011)

146 Citations

Autonomous ring formation for a planar constellation of satellites

Colin R. McInnes.
Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics (1995)

140 Citations

Periodic Orbits Above the Ecliptic in the Solar-Sail Restricted Three-Body Problem

Thomas J. Waters;Colin R. McInnes.
Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics (2007)

135 Citations

Autonomous rendezvous using artificial potential function guidance

Ismael Lopez;Colin R. McInnes.
Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics (1995)

131 Citations

Solar sail halo orbits at the Sun-Earth artificial L1 point

Hexi Baoyin;Colin R. Mcinnes.
Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy (2006)

128 Citations

Large angle slew maneuvers with autonomous sun vector avoidance

Colin R. McInnes.
Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics (1994)

127 Citations

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