1. X. Li, S. Palo, R. Kohnert, D. Gerhardt, L. Blum, Q. Schiller, D. Turner, W. Tu, N. Sheiko, and C. S. Cooper, “Colorado Student Space Weather Experiment: Differential flux measurements of energetic particles in a highly inclined low Earth orbit”, in Dynamics of the Earth’s Radiation Belts and Inner Magnetosphere, Geophys. Monogr. Ser., vol. 199, edited by D. Summers et al., 385–404, AGU, Washington, D. C., 2012, doi: 10.1029/2012GM001313.
  2. X. Li, S. Palo, R. Kohnert, L. Blum, D. Gerhardt, Q. Schiller, and S. Califf, “Small Mission Accomplished by Students – Big Impact on Space Weather”, Space Weather, Vol 11, 2013, doi: 10.1002/swe.20025.
  3. X. Li, Q. Schiller, L. Blum, S. Califf, H. Zhao, W. Tu, D. L. Turner, D. Gerhardt, S. Palo, S. Kanekal, D. N. Baker, J. Fennell, J. B. Blake, M. Looper, G. D. Reeves, and H. Spence, “First Results from CSSWE CubeSat: Characteristics of Relativistic Electrons in the Near-Earth Environment During the October 2012 Magnetic Storms”, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, Vol 118, 2013, doi: 10.1002/2013JA019342.
  4. D. Gerhardt, S. Palo, Q. Schiller, L. Blum, X. Li, and R. Kohnert, “The Colorado Student Space Weather Experiment (CSSWE) On-Orbit Performance”, Journal of Small Satellites, Vol 3., No. 1, 2014.
  5. D. Gerhardt and S. Palo, “Volume Magnetization for System-Level Testing of Magnetic Materials within Small Satellites”, Acta Astronautica, Vol 127, 2016.
  6. S. Nag, J. Rios, D. Gerhardt, and C. Pham, “CubeSat Constellation Design for Air Traffic Monitoring”, Acta Astronautica, Vol. 128, 2016.
  7. K. Zhang, X. Li, Q. Schiller, D. Gerhardt, H. Zhao, and R. Millan, “Detailed characteristics of radiation belt electrons revealed by CSSWE/REPTile measurements: Geomagnetic activity response and precip- itation observation”, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, Vol. 122, 8434–8445, 2017, doi:10.1002/2017JA024309
  8. G. Nies, M. Stenger, J. Krcál, H. Hermanns, M. Bisgaard, D. Gerhardt, B. Haverkort, M. Jongerden, K. Larsen, and E. Wognsen, “Mastering Operational Limitations of LEO Satellites - The GOMX-3 Approach”, Acta Astronautica, 151, 726 - 735.


  1. D. Gerhardt, S.A. Geollner, S. Hefter, and L.J. Jones, “Visual Vector Sensor Implementation for Tabletop Spacecraft Simulators,” AIAA Region I-MA Student Conference, National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, VA, 2007.
  2. D. Gerhardt, “Passive Magnetic Attitude Control for CubeSat Spacecraft,” SmallSat Conference, AIAA/USU, 2010.
  3. S. Palo, X. Li, D. Gerhardt, and D. Turner, “Conducting Science with a CubeSat: The Colorado Student Space Weather Experiment”, SmallSat Conference, AIAA/USU, 2010.
  4. Q. Schiller, D. Gerhardt, L. Blum, X. Li, and S. Palo, “Design and Scientific Return of a Miniaturized Particle Telescope Onboard the Colorado Student Space Weather Experiment (CSSWE) CubeSat”, 35th IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2014.
  5. L. Alminde, K. Kaas, M. Bisgaard, J. Christiansen, and D. Gerhardt, “GOMX-1 Flight Experience and Air Traffic Monitoring Results”, Small Satellite Conference, AIAA/USU, 2014.
  6. I. Portillo, D. Gerhardt, and M. Bisgaard, “Launch and Early Operations Phase for the GOMX-3 Mission”, 2nd IAA Latin American CubeSat Workshop, Florianopolis, Brazil, 2016.
  7. J. Larsen, D. Gerhardt, M. Bisgaard, L. Alminde, R. Walker, M. Fernandez, and J. Issler, “Rapid Results: The GOMX-3 CubeSat Path to Orbit”, 4S Symposium, Malta, 2016.
  8. D. Gerhardt, M. Bisgaard, L. Alminde, R. Walker, M. Fernandez, and J. Issler, “GOMX-3: Mission Results from the Inaugural ESA In-Orbit Demonstration CubeSat”, Small Satellite Conference, AIAA/USU, 2016.
  9. G. Nies, H. Hermanns, M. Stenger, M. Bisgaard, and D. Gerhardt, “Battery-Aware Optimal Scheduling in Low Orbit: The GOMX-3 Case”, 21st International Symposium on Formal Methods, Cyprus, 2016.
  10. E. Frank, D. Gerhardt, S. Anunsen, K. Bradford, K. Desai, M. Scholtz, J. Shriver, C. Voorhees, and C. Lewicki, “Planetary Resources’ Commercial Approach to Asteroid Mineral Exploration”, In 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2018
  11. R. Holst, J. Nielsen, D. Gerhardt, and J.A.G. Ahumada, “Attitude and Orbit Control Results of the GOMX-4 Tandem CubeSat Mission”, International Astronautical Congress, Bremen, 2018.
  12. D. Gerhardt and R. Holst, “Better Commissioning through Simulation: How to Trust your Satellite Pointing Faster”, Small Satellite Conference, AIAA/USU, 2019.