AIDA Research Group

The DART and AIM studies are each supported by four working groups.

The AIDA Research Group leads and coordinates these four science working groups addressing these topics:

[Modeling and Simulation of Impact Outcomes] – what are expected outcomes of the DART impact and how they are affected by target properties, structures and impact conditions, including specifically the beta factor, the long term fate of ejecta and orbital dynamics?

[Remote Sensing Observations] – what are the properties of the Didymos system and the Didymos moon, particularly sizes, orbit, rotation and pole position, and photometric properties?

[Detailed Studies of Didymos] – how to infer physical and dynamical properties of Didymos and specifically its moon and environment, what measurements to make and how to interpret them?

[Science Proximity Operations] – how will AIM make the required measurements?

The AIDA Research Group is
co-chaired by

  • Dr. Andy Cheng (DART team lead) and Dr. Patrick Michel (AIM team lead).

Its members are (alphabetic order):

  • Dr. Olivier Barnouin (JHU/APL, USA), Science Proximity Operations - Coordinator

  • Dr. Adriano Campo Bagatin (Univ. Alicante, Spain), Detailed Studies of Didymos - Coordinator

  • Pr. Paul Miller (LLNL, USA), Modeling and Simulation of Impact Outcomes

  • Dr. Petr Pravec, Remote Sensing Observations

  • Pr. Derek C. Richardson (Univ. Maryland, USA), Detailed Studies of Didymos

  • Dr. Andy Rivkin (JHU/APL, USA), Remote Sensing Observations - Coordinator

  • Dr. Stephen R. Schwartz (Obs. Côte d’Azur, France), Modeling and Simulation of Impact Outcomes

  • Dr. Angela Stickle (JHU/APL, USA), Modeling and Simulation of Impact Outcomes - Coordinator

  • Dr. Stephan Ulamec (DLR, Germany), Science Proximity Operations