Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

FELLOW


Charles Bussy-Virat

Charles Bussy-Virat

Research Fellow

Office: 2128 SRB
Phone: +1(312)508-0412
Email: cbv@umich.edu
Web: http://cygnss-spock.com/

Education

Ph.D., Spaceflight Dynamics, University of Michigan

M.S., Space Sciences, University of Michigan

M.Eng., Aerospace Engineering, ISAE-Supaero

B.S. Physics, University Pierre et Marie Curie Paris VI

B.S. Physics and Chemistry, Lycee Henri IV

Research

Spacecraft trajectory modeling, spacecraft collision avoidance, space misison design and analysis, space weather

Specializations and Research Interests

I'm currently involved in the NASA Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System mission and work on orbit determination, spacecraft orbit modeling, and space weather effects on satellite trajectories.

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

2017 Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement.

Publications

Bussy-Virat, C. D., A. J. Ridley, A. Masher, K. Nave, and M. Intelisano (2018, under revision), Assessment of the Differential Drag Maneuver Operations on the CYGNSS Constellation, Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, CYGNSS Special Issue

Bussy-Virat, C. D., A. J. Ridley, and J. W. Getchius (2018), Effects of uncertainties in the atmospheric density on the probability of collision between space objects, Space Weather

Bussy-Virat, C. D., C. S. Ruf, and A. J. Ridley (2018, accepted, in publishing process), Relationship between temporal and spatial resolution for a constellation of GNSS-R satellites, Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, CYGNSS Special Issue

Bussy-Virat, C. D., A. J. Ridley, and J. W. Getchius (2018, accepted, in publishing process), Generalization of the effects of atmospheric density uncertainties on the probability of collision, 41st Annual AAS Guidance and Control Conference

Bussy-Virat, C. D., J. W. Getchius, and A. J. Ridley (2018). The Spacecraft Orbital Characterization Kit and its Applications to the CYGNSS Mission, 2018 Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, p. 1973, doi:10.2514/6.2018-1973

Crespo, J. A., D. J. Posselt, C. M. Naud, and C. D. Bussy-Virat (2017), Assessing CYGNSS’s Potential to Observe Extratropical Fronts and Cyclones, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-17-0050.1

Bussy-Virat, C. D., and A. J. Ridley (2016), Twenty-four hour predictions of the solar wind speed peaks by the probability distribution function model, Space Weather, 14, 861–873, doi:10.1002/2016SW001437

Bussy-Virat, C. D., and A. J. Ridley (2014), Predictions of the solar wind speed by the probability distribution function model, Space Weather, 12, 337–353, doi:10.1002/2014SW001051

Updated: 2018-05-07