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Dr Christie Maddock

Lecturer

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Personal statement

Dr Maddock is an expert in mathematical modelling and system design optimisation for transatmospheric flight vehicles, including spaceplane-based launch systems. 

Dr Maddock received her undergraduate honours degree in 2002 in Aerospace Engineering with a concentration in Electronics and Systems from Carleton University in Canada. Her thesis was on the design of an optical inter-satellite link for a LEO-GEO data relay satellite system. Her doctoral research was conducted at the University of Glasgow on the dynamics, navigation and control of a spacecraft formation of solar concentrators in the proximity of an asteroid. Prior to obtaining her PhD, Dr Maddock worked for the Canadian Spectrum Engineering Division analysing and designing future communications satellites, and sitting on a number of working parties within the Radiocommunications bureau of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    • Earth-to-space vehicle design
    • Spacecraft formation flying
    • Modelling and simulation of engineering systems
    • Satellite telecommunications
    • Evaluation and analysis of trajectory design for air/space vehicles
    • Design and analysis of proximal motion dynamics, open and closed loop control
    • Analysis and/or the development and simulation of software models
    • Consultation on the regulatory process for satellite frequency and orbital location

Publications

Vehicle and mission design of a future small payload launcher
Maddock Christie Alisa, Toso Federico, Ricciardi Lorenzo, Mogavero Alessandro, Lo Kin Hing, Rengarajan Sriram, Kontis Kostantinos, Milne Andy, Merrifield Jim, Evans David, West Michael, McIntyre Stuart
21st AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies ConferenceInternational Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conferences, (2017)
http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2017-2224
Return and abort trajectory optimisation for reusable launch vehicles
Toso Federico, Maddock Christie
Proceedings of the 21st AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies ConferenceInternational Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conferences, (2017)
http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2017-2250
Spaceplane trajectory optimisation with evolutionary-based initialisation
Maddock Christie, Minisci Edmondo
Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, (2016)
Global solution of multi-objective optimal control problems with multi agent collaborative search and direct finite elements transcription
Ricciardi Lorenzo A., Vasile Massimiliano, Maddock Christie
2016 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, (CEC), pp. 869-876, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2016.7743882
A commercially driven design approach to UK future small payload launch systems
McIntyre Stuart, Fawcett Travis, Dickinson Thomas, West Michael, Maddock Christie Alisa, Mogavero Alessandro, Ricciardi Lorenzo, Toso Federico, Kontis Konstantinos, Lo Kin Hing, Rengarajan Sriram, Evans David, Milne Andy, Feast Simon
14th Reinventing Space Conference, (2016)
How to launch small payloads? Evaluation of current and future small payload launch systems
McIntyre Stuart, Fawcett Travis, Dickinson Thomas, Maddock Christie Alisa, Mogavero Alessandro, Ricciardi Lorenzo, Toso Federico, West Michael, Kontis Kostantinos, Lo Kin Hing, Rengarajan Sriram, Evans David, Milne Andy, Feast Simon
14th Reinventing Space Conference, (2016)

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Professional activities

IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence
Chair
6/12/2016
University of Kyoto, Japan
Visiting researcher
1/6/2015

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Projects

Preliminary design of a UK small satellite launch system RAEng Industrial Fellowship
Maddock, Christie (Principal Investigator)
Period 04-Sep-2017 - 31-Aug-2018
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP - University of Strathclyde) | Wilson, Andrew
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator) Maddock, Christie (Co-investigator) Wilson, Andrew (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 01-Apr-2019
NSTP Small Satellite Launcher (FSPL-UK)
Maddock, Christie (Principal Investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator)
Period 26-Apr-2016 - 29-Nov-2016
Uncertainty Treatment and OPtimisation in Aerospace Engineering (UTOPIAE) (H2020 MCSA ETN)
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator) Akartunali, Kerem (Co-investigator) Maddock, Christie (Co-investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator) Revie, Matthew (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jan-2017 - 31-Dec-2020
NSTP Call 2 (SSTO Integrated Design Platform)
Maddock, Christie (Principal Investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator)
Period 02-Mar-2015 - 31-Oct-2015
Marie Curie ITN (Stardust)
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator) Macdonald, Malcolm (Co-investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator) Maddock, Christie (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Feb-2013 - 31-Jan-2017

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Address

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
James Weir Building

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