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faculty photo Atkins, Ella M.
Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering
Associate Professor
Division: CSE & ECE
Research Interests: Ella Atkins' research integrates task and motion planning algorithms to enable opportunistic, fault-tolerant autonomous aircraft and spacecraft flight management. Projects include damage-adaptive flight management, coordination strategies for VTOL/STOL air traffic, and spacecraft burn planning to maximize science return. Hardware platforms for research and teaching include avionics-equipped unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), an autonomous planetary surface rover, and TableSat, a tabletop satellite simulator.
Address: 3009 FXB
Email: ematkins@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 615-7456