Vitaly  Shaferman

Dr. Vitaly Shaferman

Visiting Lecturer

(077) 887-2398

vitalysh@technion.ac.il

ASRI 214

B.Sc. (summa cum laude), MA, and Ph.D., all in Aerospace Engineering, Technion, 1995, 2008, and 2011, respectively. Post-doctoral fellow at the Automation and Control Institute (ACIN) at TU-Wien the Vienna University of Technology, 2014-2016. Served 25 years in various engineering positions in the Israeli Air Force (IAF) and is a distinguished graduate of the US Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, California. At the Technion since 2020.

My research interests are in the area of guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) of autonomous aerial and space vehicles.

Specific interests include:

  1. Autonomous spacecraft navigation
  2. Planetary entry, descent, and landing
  3. Cooperative and one-on-one missile guidance and evasion
  4. Adaptive control
  1. Shaferman V. and Shima T., “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Cooperative Tracking of Moving Ground Target in Urban Environments”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 31, No. 5, September – October 2008, pp. 1360-1371.
  2. Shaferman V. and Shima T., “Linear Quadratic Guidance Laws for Imposing a Terminal Intercept Angle”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 31, No. 5, September – October 2008, pp. 1400-1412.
  3. Shaferman V. and Shima T., “Cooperative Multiple Model Adaptive Guidance for an Aircraft Defending Missile”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 33, No. 6, November – December 2010, pp. 1801-1813.
  4. Shaferman V. and Shima T., “Cooperative Optimal Guidance Laws for Imposing a Relative Intercept Angle”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 38, No. 8, August 2015, pp. 1395-1408.
  5. Shaferman V. and Oshman Y., “Stochastic Cooperative Interception Using Information Sharing Based on Engagement Staggering”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 39, No. 9, September 2016, pp. 2127-2141.
  6. Shaferman V., “Near Optimal Evasion from Acceleration Estimating Pursuers”, AIAA SciTech 2017 Conference (GNC), Grapevine, Texas, January 9-13, 2017 (Paper No. AIAA 2017- 1014).
  7. Shaferman V., “Optimal Guidance With an in Route Look-Angle Constraint”, AIAA SciTech 2017 Conference (GNC), Grapevine, Texas, January 9-13, 2017 (Paper No. AIAA 2017-1507).