Center of Excellence for Aeronautics and Astronautics
Connor Beierle is a Ph.D. student in the Space Rendezvous Laboratory. He graduated from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering. He has experience working for NASA and Google. He has also worked on the Hemispherical Anti-Twist Tracking System in the Space Systems Development Laboratory. His current research is focused on the high-fidelity verification of advanced optical navigation techniques for spacecraft formation-flying and rendezvous. This includes the design and development of high-dynamic-range optical stimulators using virtual reality and robotic setups to reproduce a variety of space operational scenarios in a laboratory environment.