Michael Littman

Michael Littman
Title/Position
Professor
Undergraduate Departmental Representative
Degree
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977
D202A Engineering Quadrangle

Research Area(s)

Dynamics and Controls

Short Bio

OSA, Engineering Excellence Award (2005)

Professor Littman's research interests include automatic controls, tunable laser design, and bio-mimic robotics. His principal research concerns the Terrestrial Planet Finder, a project involving design and control of a high contrast coronagraph.

Selected Publications

  • L. Pueyo, M. Littman, N.J. Kasdin, R. Vanderbei, R. Belikov, and A. Give’on, Chromaticity Effects in Adaptive Optics: Wavelength Dependence of Amplitude Compensation, Proceedings of the SPIE 5903, (2005)

  • L. Pueyo, M. Littman, N.J. Kasdin, R. Belikov, and A. Give’on, Chromatic Behavior of Amplitude and Phase Compensators, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 1 p.435 (2005)

  • N.J. Kasdin, R. Belikov, J. Beall, R. Vanderbei, M. Littman, M. Carr, and A Give’on, Shaped Pupil Coronagraphs for Planet Finding: Optimization, Manufacturing, and Experimental Results, Proceedings of the SPIE “Techniques and Instrumentation for Detectio

  • N.J. Kasdin, Robert J. Vanderbei, Michael G. Littman, and David N. Spergel, Optimal One-dimensional Apodizations and Shaped Pupils for Planet Finding Coronagraphy, Appl. Opt. 44, issue 7, p. 1117 (2005)

  • A. Give’on, J. Kasdin, Y. Avitzour, R. Vanderbei, M. Littman, D. Spergel, “High-Frequency Folding and Optimal Phase Conjugation for High-Contrast Adaptive Optics”, in Proceedings of SPIE Conference on Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, 5487(155)