Magazine Articles

    1. Komendera, E., Shi, J.F., Gefke, G., (2019)
      "2019 Year-in-Review Space Automation and Robotics: Robots Assisting Astronauts, Servicing ISS and Assembling".
      AIAA Aerospace America, December. [link] [pdf]


    2. Shi, J.F., Stambaugh, K., Gefke, G., (2018)
      "2018 Year-in-Review Space Automation and Robotics: Busy year of testing, robotic operations".
      AIAA Aerospace America, December. [link] [pdf]


    3. Shi, J.F., Stambaugh, K., Gefke, G., (2017)
      "2017 Year-in-Review Space Automation and Robotics: Astronauts on ISS control robots remotely".
      AIAA Aerospace America, December. [link] [pdf]

Presentations

Publications

    1. Shi, J.F., Ulrich, S., and Ruel, S., (2020)
      "Uncooperative Spacecraft Pose Estimation using Monocular Monochromatic Images".
      AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets (JSR), (accepted) [link] [pdf] [video-1] [video-2] [video-3] [video-4] [video-5] [video-6]


    2. Shi, J.F., Ulrich, S., and Ruel, S., (2020)
      "Real-time Saliency Detection for Greyscale and Colour Images".
      The Visual Computer Journal (TVCJ), ISSN: 0178-2789, DOI:10.1007/s00371-020-01865-x [link] [pdf] [web]


    3. Shi, J.F., Ulrich, S., and Ruel, S., (2019)
      "Unsupervised Method of Infrared Spacecraft Image Foreground Extraction".
      AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets (JSR), Vol.56, No.6, pp.1847-1857, DOI:10.2514/1.A34449 [link] [pdf] [video-Figure 1] [video-Figure 2]


    4. Shi, J.F. (2019)
      "Spacecraft Pose Estimation Using a Monocular Camera".
      PhD Thesis, Dept. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, [pdf]


    5. Shi, J.F., Ulrich, S., and Ruel, S., (2018)
      "Regional Method for Monocular Infrared Image Spacecraft Pose Estimation".
      Proceedings of the AIAA Space Conf. and Exhibit, Orlando, FL, September 17-19. [link] [pdf] [video-Figure 8] [video-Figure 11] [video-Figure 12] [video-Figure 13] [video-Figure 15]


    6. Shi, J.F., Ulrich, S., and Ruel, S., (2018)
      "Level-set and Image Statistics for Pose Estimation of Satellites".
      Proceedings of the 5th Intl. Conf. on Control, Dynamic Systems, and Robotics (CDSR), Niagara Falls, Canada, June 7-9. DOI: 10.11159/cdsr18.129 (Winner of best paper award) [link] [pdf] [video 1] [video 2] [video 3] [video 4] [video 5]


    7. Shi, J.F., Ulrich, S., and Ruel, S., (2018)
      "CubeSat Simulation and Detection using Monocular Camera Images and Convolutional Neural Networks".
      Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Conf. and Exhibit, Kissimmee, FL, January 8-12. [link] [pdf] [video 1] [video 2] [video 3] [video 4]


    8. Shi, J.F., Ulrich, S., and Ruel, S., (2017)
      "Spacecraft Component Recognition using a Codebook of Texton Images".
      Proceedings of the AIAA Space Conf. and Exhibit, Orlando, FL, September 12-14. [link] [pdf]


    9. Shi, J.F., Ulrich, S., and Ruel, S., (2017)
      "International Space Station Image Extraction from a Dynamic Environment using Deep Learning".
      Proceedings of the 4th Intl. Conf. on Control, Dynamic Systems, and Robotics (CDSR), Toronto, Canada, August 21-23. ISSN: 2368-5433, DOI: 10.11159/cdsr17.131 [link] [pdf] [video] [test image]


    10. Shi, J.F., Ulrich, S., and Ruel, S., (2017)
      "yBRIEF: A Study of Non-Gaussian Binary Elementary Features".
      Proceedings of the IEEE 2nd Intl. Conf. on Image, Vision and Computing (ICIVC), Chengdu, China, June 2-4.(Winner of best presentation award) [link] [pdf]


    11. Shi, J.F., Ulrich, S., and Ruel, S., (2017)
      "A Comparison of Feature Descriptors using Monocular Thermal Camera Images".
      Proceedings of the IEEE 3rd Intl. Conf. on Control, Automation and Robotics (ICCAR), Nagoya, Japan, April 22-24. [link] [pdf] [video] [test image]


    12. Shi, J.F., Ulrich, S., and Ruel, S., (2017)
      "Spacecraft Pose Estimation using Principal Component Analysis and a Monocular Camera".
      Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Conf. and Exhibit, Grapevine, Texas, January 9-13. [link] [pdf] [video] [data/code]


    13. Shi, J.F., Ulrich, S., and Ruel, S., (2016)
      "Spacecraft Pose Estimation using a Monocular Camera".
      Proceedings of the 67th Intl. Astronautical Congress (IAC), Guadalajara, Mexico, September 26-30. IAC-16-C1.3.4. [link] [pdf] [video]


    14. Shi, J.F., Ulrich, S., Chamitoff, G.E., Morrell, B.J., and Allen A., (2016)
      "Trajectory Optimization for Proximity Operations around Tumbling Geometrical Constraints via Legendre Polynomials".
      Proceedings of the AIAA Space Conf. and Exhibit, Long Beach, CA, September 12-15. AIAA paper 2016-5270. [link] [pdf] [video 1] [video 2] [video 3] [video 4] [video 5]


    15. Shi, J.F. and Ulrich, S., (2016)
      "SoftPOSIT Enhancements for Monocular Camera Spacecraft Pose Estimation".
      Proceedings of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Methods and Models in Automation Robotics (MMAR), Miedzyzdroje, Poland, August 28-30. DOI: 10.1109/MMAR.2016.7575083 (runner-up for best paper award) [link] [pdf]


    16. Shi, J.F., Ulrich, S., and Ruel, S., (2015)
      "Uncooperative Spacecraft Pose Estimation Using an Infrared Camera During Proximity Operations".
      Proceedings of the AIAA Space Conf. and Exhibit, Pasadena, CA, August 31-September 2. AIAA Paper 2015-4429. [link] [pdf]


    17. Shi, J.F., Ulrich, S., and Allen, A., (2015)
      "Optimal Trajectory Guidance for Spacecraft Robotic Servicing Missions".
      13th Symposium on ESA Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation (ASTRA), Noordwijk, The Netherlands, May 11-13. [link] [pdf]


    18. Shi, J.F., Ulrich, S., and Allen, A., (2015)
      "Spacecraft Adaptive Attitude Control with Application to Space Station Free-Flyer Robotic Capture".
      Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conf., Kissimmee, FL, January 5-9. AIAA Paper 2015-1780. [link] [pdf]


    19. Shi, J.F., Ulrich, S., and Allen, A., (2014)
      "A Direct Adaptive Control Law using Modified Rodrigues Parameters for ISS Attitude Regulation during Free-Flyer Capture Operations".
      Proceedings of the 65th Intl. Astronautical Congress (IAC), Toronto, Canada, September 29-Oct 3. IAC-14-C1.4.2. [link] [pdf] [video]


    20. Shi, J.F. et. al., (2008)
      "Development of On-Orbit Servicing Concepts, Technology Options, and Roadmap (Part III) - Policy Considerations".
      Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol.61, No.6, pp.224-228. [link]


    21. Shi, J.F. et. al., (2008)
      "Development of On-Orbit Servicing Concepts, Technology Options, and Roadmap (Part II) - Technical Design".
      Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol.61, No.6, pp.213-223. [link]


    22. Shi, J.F. et. al., (2008)
      "Development of On-Orbit Servicing Concepts, Technology Options, and Roadmap (Part I) - Commercial Aspects".
      Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol.61, No.6, pp.203-212. [link]


    23. Shi, J.F. and Damaren, C.J., (2005)
      "A Control Law for Control Moment Gyro Vibration Damping".
      AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol.28, No.3, pp.550-553. [link] [pdf] [video]