Vladimir Martinusi

Vladimir Martinusi

Visiting Lecturer

(077) 887-1886

vmartinusi@technion.ac.il

ASRI 210

B.Sc. in Mathematics (1999) at the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza University” Iasi, Romania. MA (2006) and Ph.D. (2010) at the Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” Iasi, Romania. Post-doctoral fellow in the Distributed Space Systems Lab (DSSL) at the Asher Space Research Institute, Technion, 2010-2013. Marie Curie post-doctoral fellow in the Space Structures and Systems Lab (S3L) at the University of Liège, Belgium, 2013-2015. Post-doctoral fellow in S3L (2015-2016). Research Scientist in the Multibody and Mechatronics Systems Lab (MMS) at the University of Liège, Belgium, 2016-2018. At the Technion from 2020.

My main research focuses on Fundamental Astrodynamics, (nonlinear) Dynamical Systems perturbation theory and applied Lie Groups and Algebras (Differential Geometry). My current specific topics include:

  1. Analytic and semi-analytic models for satellites’ orbits subject to conservative and non-conservative perturbations.
  2. Relative orbital motion.
  3. Analytic models for rigid body motion.

My aim is to develop computationally-efficient methods for the accurate prediction of satellites’ orbits and attitude (inertial and relative) and the space debris population.

  1. Martinusi, V., Gurfil, P., “Solutions and Periodicity of Satellite Relative Motion Under Even Zonal Harmonics Perturbations“, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, Vol. 111, No. 4, 2011, pp. 387-414.
  2. Martinusi, V., Gurfil., P., “Analytical Solutions for J2-Perturbed Unbounded Equatorial Orbits“, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, Vol 115, No. 1, 2013, pp. 35-57.
  3. Martinusi, V., Dell’Elce, L. and Kerschen, G., “First-Order Analytic Propagation of Satellites in The Exponential Atmosphere of an Oblate Planet“, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, vol. 127, No. 4, 2017, pp. 451–476.
  4. Martinusi, V., Dell’Elce, L. and Kerschen, G., “Analytic Propagation of Near-Circular Satellite Orbits in The Atmosphere of An Oblate Planet“, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, Vol. 123, No. 1, 2015, pp. 85-103.
  5. Martinusi, V., Gurfil., P., “Analytical Solutions for J2-Perturbed Unbounded Equatorial Orbits“, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, Vol 115, No. 1, 2013, pp. 35-57.
  6. ConduracheD., Martinusi, V., “Kepler’s Problem in Rotating Reference Frames. Part I: Prime Integrals, Vectorial Regularization“, Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 30, no.1, 2007, pp. 192-200.
  7. Condurache D., Martinusi, V., “Kepler’s Problem in Rotating Reference Frames. Part II: Relative Orbital Motion“, Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 30, no.1, 2007, pp. 201-213.
  8. Condurache D., Martinusi, V., “Foucault Pendulum-like Problems: A Tensorial Approach“, International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics, vol. 43, issue 8, 2008, pp. 743-760.
  9. Martinusi, V., Gurfil., P., “Analytical Derivation of Single-Impulse Maneuvers Guaranteeing Bounded Relative Motion Under J2“, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 37, No. 1, 2014, pp. 233-242.
  10. Condurache D., Martinusi, V., “Relative Spacecraft Motion in a Central Force Field“,Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol.30, no.3, 2007, pp. 873-876.