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Matthew Smith

PhD Candidate

Home Town: Pasadena, California
Email: m_smith@mit.edu
Office Number: 37-346
Advisor: Professor Miller

Undergraduate Education:
School: Harvard
Degree: Bachelors of Arts in Applied Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2007

Master's Degree:
School: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Degree: Masters of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics
Graduation Year: 2010


Theses:
2014, PhD
Model-Based Requirement Defi nition for Instrument Systems
2010, SM
Minimizing Actuator-Induced Residual Error in Active Space Telescope Primary Mirrors

Conference Papers:
Achieving high-precision pointing on ExoplanetSat: Initial feasibility analysis
Christopher Pong, Sungyung Lim, Matthew Smith, David Miller, Jesus Villasenor, Sara Seager
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave , 2010

ExoplanetSat: Detecting transiting exoplanets using a low-cost CubeSat platform
Matthew Smith, Sara Seager, Christopher Pong, Jesus Villasenor, George Ricker, David Miller, Mary Knapp, Grant Farmer, Rebecca Jensen-Clem
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave , 2010

One-Arcsecond Line-of-Sight Pointing Control on ExoplanetSat, a Three-Unit CubeSat
Christopher Pong, Matthew Smith, Matthew Knutson, Sungyung Lim, David Miller, Sara Seager, Jesus Villasenor, Shawn Murphy
AAS Guidance and Control Conference , 2011

The ExoplanetSat Mission to Detect Transiting Exoplanets with a CubeSat Space Telescope
Matthew Smith, Sara Seager, Christopher Pong, Matthew Knutson, David Miller, Timothy Henderson, Sungyung Lim, Tye Brady, Michael Matranga, Shawn Murphy
Small Satellite Conference , 2011

ExoplanetSat: High Precision Photometry for Exoplanet Transit Detections in a 3U CubeSat
Mary Knapp, Matthew Smith, Christopher Pong, Jameson Nash, Sara Seager
International Astronautical Congress , 2012