2023 IEEE Aerospace Conference

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    David Woerner

    Project Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Project Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Over 35 years of experience at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Currently, Systems Formulation Manager for the Radioisotope Power System Program at NASA and Chief Engineer for the Nuclear Space Power Office at JPL. Previously, Principal Engineer for the RPS Program, Manager of Launch Services and Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator for the Mars Science Laboratory, and Chief Engineer of the avionics for the Mars Pathfinder. Also worked on many deep space missions, including Galileo, Cassini, and Magellan missions. Chair of the Board of Directors for the IEEE Aerospace Conferences. Numerous NASA awards, including Exceptional Service and Exceptional Achievement Medals.

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      Steven Arnold

      Deputy Executive, Civil Space, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory: Deputy Executive, Civil Space, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory. Oversees all Civil Space programs at APL, including missions such as NASA's New Horizons, Parker Solar Probe, and Dragonfly. Responsible for strategic activities such as core technology development, internal research and development, external partnering programs, program formulation, and program execution. Formerly held senior technical and management positions at Hughes and DirecTV. BS, Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech; MS, Electrical Engineering, Purdue University.

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      Keyur Patel

      Director for Astronomy and Physics, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab: Keyur Patel is currently the Director for Astronomy and Physics at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and represents the Directorate as a member of JPL’s Executive Council. He is responsible for all aspects of research, technology, development and operations, program planning, formulation and development, and execution of the Directorate’s missions. He has held positions as the Deputy Director for Planetary Science, Director for the Interplanetary Directorate, Deputy Director for Office of Safety and Mission Success. As Project Manager for Dawn, he shepherded the mission through its launch to orbit and study the protoplanets Vesta and Ceres. He served as Deputy Project Manager and Chief Engineer for the Deep Impact mission, helping to ensure the spacecraft’s successful encounter with comet Tempel 1.

    • 2.01 Deep Space, Earth and Discovery Missions

      Addresses status and results of missions in formulation, implementation, and operation. Session objective is to provide a full mission prospective and discuss the system level trade offs, challenges and lessons learned. From operational missions, results are discussed along with the in-flight challenges. Session addresses all types of missions from Earth orbiting to planetary to heliophysics to astrophysics missions.

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        Director, Earth Science and Technology Directorate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Director for Earth Science and Technology Directorate at JPL. Formerly, Manager of JPL's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project and the Quick Scatterometer Mission, an Earth-orbiting satellite. Recipient of NASA's Outstanding Leadership Medal and Aviation Week's 1999 'Laurel for Space.' BSE, Princeton University; MS, Colorado State University.

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        Nick Chrissotimos

        Associate Director of Flight Projects Code 460, NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center: Associate Director of Flight Projects for Explorers & Heliophysics and Program Manager for Explorers, Living With a Star and Solar Terrestrial Probes programs at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Directs the development and implementation of over 18 flight projects.

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        Keyur Patel

        Director for Astronomy and Physics, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab: Keyur Patel is currently the Director for Astronomy and Physics at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and represents the Directorate as a member of JPL’s Executive Council. He is responsible for all aspects of research, technology, development and operations, program planning, formulation and development, and execution of the Directorate’s missions. He has held positions as the Deputy Director for Planetary Science, Director for the Interplanetary Directorate, Deputy Director for Office of Safety and Mission Success. As Project Manager for Dawn, he shepherded the mission through its launch to orbit and study the protoplanets Vesta and Ceres. He served as Deputy Project Manager and Chief Engineer for the Deep Impact mission, helping to ensure the spacecraft’s successful encounter with comet Tempel 1.

    • 2.02 Future Space and Earth Science Missions

      Concepts for future space or Earth science programs or missions, from early formulation through Phase B.

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        Patricia Beauchamp

        Chief Technologist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Chief Technologist, Engineering and Science Directorate, JPL-Caltech. Founding member of PESTO within NASA PSD. Previously Program Manager, Strategic Missions and Advanced Concepts, working on future solar system missions and technologies; Program Manager, Planetary Science Instrument Development Office; Leader, Center for In situ Exploration and Sample Return; Project Manager, Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer (MICAS) Project on DS1. Ph.D., Chemistry, Caltech.Post-doc Chemical Engineering at Caltech

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        Arthur Chmielewski

        Project Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Arthur B. Chmielewski. During his 40-year career at NASA/JPL he has managed several space flight projects such as: Oasis, US Rosetta, Space Technology 8 mission, Mars Telecommunication Orbiter Rendezvous Experiment, Space Technology 6 mission, Inflatable Antenna Flight Experiment and many others. He was also a Project Element Manager on the Deep Space 1 mission and a power system engineer for the Galileo, Ulysses and Cassini spacecraft. He was responsible for development of nine space instruments and several new technologies. Art also managed a flagship pre-project space radio astronomy mission ARISE and was the lead on several billion-dollar level New Frontiers and Discovery proposals. He spent two years at NASA Headquarters managing the space experiments program In-STEP. He has degrees in mechanical engineering and computer science from the University of Michigan and the University of Southern California. He is a recipient of several NASA medals.

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        Alex Austin

        Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Alex Austin is a Systems Engineer in the Advanced Design Engineering group at JPL, where he works on new mission concept formulation and proposals in all areas of space exploration. He is the Lead Engineer for Team Xc, JPL’s concurrent engineering design team for CubeSat and SmallSat missions. His recent work has also focused on innovative technologies for performing planetary science with SmallSats. He received a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering and a master’s in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

    • 2.03 System and Technologies for Landing on Planets, the Moon, Earth and Small Bodies

      This session includes landing spacecraft, including precision and safe landing, atmospheric entry, descent, and landing/rendezvousing with small bodies.

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        Ian Clark

        Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Ian is a systems engineer in the Internal Build Mission Project Systems Engineering Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He currently serves as the Mars Ascent Phase Lead for the Mars Sample Return Mission. He has previously served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and PI of NASA's LDSD and ASPIRE projects.

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        Clara O'Farrell

        Guidance and Control Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Clara O’Farrell is an engineer in the Entry, Descent, and Landing Guidance and Control Systems Group at JPL. She received a PhD in Control and Dynamical Systems from Caltech in 2013, and a BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University in 2008. Since joining JPL in 2013, she has worked on the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerators and Mars 2020 projects. She is the recipient of JPL's Charles Elachi Award and the NASA Early Career Exceptional Public Achievement Medal.

    • 2.04 Access to Space and Emerging Mission Capabilities

      The high cost of launch continues to be a roadblock to space missions large and small. The development of adapters (ESPA, PPOD, e.g.), the development of new launch vehicles, the acceptance of risk for accommodating secondary or auxiliary payloads, and the explosion of cubesat and smallsat capability have led to some creative approaches to space missions. This session is meant to showcase how our space colleagues are leveraging these emerging capabilities.

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        Eleni Sims

        Project Engineer, Aerospace Corporation: Senior Project Engineer, The Aerospace Corporation. Provides technical support to the Space and Missile Systems Center's Innovation and Prototyping Directorate.

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        Kara O'Donnell

        Principal Director, Aerospace Corporation: Principal Director for the Space Innovation Directorate at the Aerospace Corporation, providing “world class” technical support in the areas of adaptive mission assurance, technology planning, development, and test & demonstration.

    • 2.05 Robotic Mobility and Sample Acquisition Systems

      Use of robotic systems for in situ space exploration involving robotic mobility, manipulation, and sampling. All aspects of these robotic systems, including design, development, implementation, and operation are valued topics of presentation. Research prototypes as well as fielded or flown systems are of interest.

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        Richard Volpe

        Section Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Manager of the Mobility and Robotic Systems Section (347) at JPL. Key section capabilities include vision, sensor processing, advanced controls, man-machine interfaces, simulation, and system design, primarily for rovers. Research interests include natural terrain mobile robots, real-time sensor-based control, manipulation, robot design, software architecture, and path planning.

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        Paul Backes

        Group Supervisor, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Paul Backes, Ph.D. is the Group Supervisor of the Robotic Manipulation and Sampling group at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he has been since 1987. He received the BSME degree at U.C. Berkeley in 1982 and Ph.D. in ME from Purdue University in 1987. His awards include NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal (1993), JPL Award for Excellence (1998), NASA Software of the Year Award (2004), IEEE Robotics and Automation Technical Field Award (2008), and NASA Exceptional Service Award (2014).

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        Frances Zhu

        Assistant Research Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa: Frances Zhu earned her B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca in 2014 and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at Cornell in 2019. Dr. Zhu was a NASA Space Technology Research Fellow. Since 2020, she has been an assistant research professor with the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology at University of Hawaii, specializing in machine learning, dynamics, systems, and controls engineering. She is also the deputy director for the Hawaii Space Grant Consortium and graduate cooperating faculty with the following departments: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and earth science.

    • 2.06 Future Missions & Enabling Technologies for In Situ Exploration, Sample Returns

      Future mission concepts, planetary protection technologies, sample handling techniques, novel technologies for in situ exploration, technologies not covered under robotic mobility and sample acquisition, human precursor mission concepts, and technologies that enable precursor missions.

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        Patricia Beauchamp

        Chief Technologist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Chief Technologist, Engineering and Science Directorate, JPL-Caltech. Founding member of PESTO within NASA PSD. Previously Program Manager, Strategic Missions and Advanced Concepts, working on future solar system missions and technologies; Program Manager, Planetary Science Instrument Development Office; Leader, Center for In situ Exploration and Sample Return; Project Manager, Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer (MICAS) Project on DS1. Ph.D., Chemistry, Caltech.Post-doc Chemical Engineering at Caltech

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        Michael Johnson

        Chief Technologist, Engineering and Technology Directorate, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: Michael Johnson is Chief Technologist of the Engineering and Technology Directorate at NASA/ Goddard Space Flight Center. He envisions a future with compelling, challenging, and visionary spaceflight missions and measurements and leads or influences teams across Goddard, industry, academia, and other governmental agencies to "expand the possible" to make these visions a reality. Before coming to Goddard, Mr. Johnson was a Staff engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory, responsible for the design, development, and management of advanced ground- and space-based proof-of-concept systems. Michael received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, and Degree of Electrical Engineer from MIT.

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        Elena Adams

        Systems Engineer, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory: Elena Adams is a Principal Staff at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. She received a B.S. from University of Virginia; an M.S. and Ph.D., and an M.E. from the University of Michigan. As part of her postdoc, she worked on Juno MWR instrument. Since joining APL in 2008, she worked on Van Allen Probes, ExoMars MOMA, Europa Clipper, and Parker Solar Probe as a systems engineer. Currently, she is DART Mission and Spacecraft Systems Engineer getting ready for DART impact of Dimorphos in September 2022. She has worked with NOAA and Planetary Defense Coordination Office on a number of studies for future mission architectures and survey approaches, and on a variety of instrument and spacecraft technologies. She won multiple NASA grants for developing technology for future space exploration, including a hopping lander to explore asteroids and a sampling system for collecting water from Enceladus, a moon of Saturn. She participates on multiple flight project standing review boards.

    • 2.07 In Situ Instruments for Landed Surface Exploration, Orbiters, and Flybys

      This session solicits papers that describe advanced instrument concepts and/or innovative analytical protocols that enable the characterization of surface and subsurface chemistry and geology (elemental, isotopic, molecular, mineralogical composition), astrobiological potential, geophysical processes (tectonics, internal structure, heat flow, geochronology), atmospheric chemistry and dynamics, dust and particles, charged particles/plasmas, and magnetic fields.

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        Stephanie Getty

        Deputy Director, NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center: Research planetary scientist emphasizing in situ analysis of planetary environments at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Interests include miniaturized analytical instruments for planetary science. PhD, Physics, University of Florida.

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        Xiang Li

        Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: Xiang Li received his B.S. in Chemistry from the Peking University, China in 2003, and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Johns Hopkins University in 2009. He is an associate research scientist with a joint appointment at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. His research focuses on the organic molecules in planetary systems, like Mars. He is especially interested in the instrument development of time-of-flight and ion trap mass spectrometers with various ionization and ion gating techniques. He serves as mass spec. scientist for the MOMA on ExoMars mission and DraMS on Dragonfly mission

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        Jacob Graham

        Research Space Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: Jacob Graham is a Research Space Scientist in the Planetary Environments Lab at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Johns Hopkins University and was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago. As an instrumentalist his research interests broadly includes mass spectrometry, ionization processes, laser desorption and molecule-surface interactions.

    • 2.08 Space Exploration with Small, Low-Cost Missions

      This session will explore the use of small spacecraft (smallsats, cubesats, etc.) to enable new, exciting low-cost missions for space exploration. This session will focus on: (1) small, low-cost missions in study, formulation, implementation, operations, and completed and (2) results and lessons-learned from small, low-cost missions that have flown.

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        Young Lee

        Technical Group Supervisor and Project Support Lead, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Ms. Young Lee is the Advanced Design Engineering Technical Group Supervisor and Project Support Lead in the Project Systems Engineering and Formulation Section in Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Over the last ten years, she has held many diverse leadership positions in NASA programs and projects establishing strategic and collaborative working relationships across many organizations within NASA, including its domestic and international partners. In addition, she has over twenty years of experience in the development and deployment of operations systems for deep space missions, focusing on operations cost reduction, user-productivity improvements and increased information throughput in support of many NASA deep space missions. She has a M.S. in Management of Information Systems from Claremont Graduate University in California.

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        Andrew Petro

        Program Executive, NASA - Headquarters: Andrew Petro leads the implementation of the Communications and Navigation architecture for the Moon in NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. Previously he led Strategic Investment Planning in the Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters and was the Program Executive for Small Spacecraft Technology and for Solar Electric Propulsion. Before moving to NASA Headquarters he worked at the Johnson Space Center in human spaceflight engineering, advanced propulsion, and flight operations.

    • 2.09 Mission Design, including Formation Flying

      This session covers all aspects of mission design for spacecraft flying to or about Earth, other celestial bodies and deep space. A subtopic is formation flying of two or more spacecraft including mission designs, architecture of distributed systems, guidance and navigation and operational issues.

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        Giovanni Palmerini

        Professor, Guidance and Navigation, Sapienza Universita' di Roma: Full professor of Aerospace Systems at Sapienza Univ. of Rome, has been working after graduation in 1991 as aeronautical engineer for Italspazio, then back to university (PhD in 1996), visiting scholar at Stanford, later - as researcher at Sapienza - participant in design, test and launch (2000) of UNISAT, first Italian university microsatellite. Currently co-leader of the Guidance and Navigation Lab, working on testbeds for proximity space ops. Research interests in orbital dynamics, space systems, satellite/inertial/integrated navigation. PhD Aerosp.Eng., Univ.Rome (1996). Senior Member AIAA, Member IEEE, ION and AIdAA. Corresponding Member (2016) and lifetime Member (2020) of the International Academy of Astronautics.

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        Leonard Felicetti

        Lecturer in Space Engineering, Cranfield University: Dr. Leonard Felicetti is a Lecturer in Space Engineering in Cranfield University (UK). He obtained his Ph.D. and he was a Post-Doc Researcher in Sapienza - University of Rome (Italy). In 2015, he was Honorary Research Associate at University of Glasgow (UK) and then, Associate Senior Lecturer in On-board Space Systems in Luleå University of Technology (Sweden). He joined Cranfield University (UK) in 2019. Leonard's main research interests are on Spacecraft Formation Flying; Guidance, Navigation and Control; Spacecraft Orbital and Attitude Control; Space Robotics; Autonomous Distributed Space Systems; Spacecraft and Mission Design.

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        Ryan Woolley

        Mission Design Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Ryan Woolley is a mission design engineer in the Inner Planet Mission Analysis group at JPL. His focus has primarily been on early mission formulation for the Mars Exploration Program. This includes mission concept studies, systems engineering, propulsion systems, low-thrust trajectories and optimization, mission design tools, and launch vehicle performance. He has worked on nearly all aspects of the Mars Sample Return campaign and has recently begun focusing on small missions to Mars. He received a B.S. in Physics-Astronomy from Brigham Young University, an M.S. in Astronautical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado. He has been at JPL since 2005.

    • 2.10 Space Radiation and its Interaction with Shielding, Electronics and Humans

      The mitigation of adverse effects from radiation on humans and electronics in space is a critical step in mission success. This session focuses on research in understanding the nature of the radiation field in space and how that field is changed as it passes through shielding materials, electronics, and the human body. Topics include radiation measurements made in space, projectile and target fragmentation measurements and materials studies conducted at accelerator facilities on ground, radiation transport modeling, improvements of nuclear reaction models and radiation transport codes, shielding of electronics and humans, and benchmarking of measurements performed both in space and on ground for the verification and validation of the transport codes.

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        Lembit Sihver

        Professor Dr., Chalmers University of Technology: Dr. Sihver is the Co-founder and CTO for Cosmic Shielding Corporation (CSC), GA, USA. He as around 35 years experience of teaching, and international R&D in space radiation protection, dosimetry, medical radiation physics, nuclear physics, nuclear chemistry, material science and nuclear engineering. He has been the principle investigator for simulations and analyses for many experiments at the International Space Station (ISS) in close collaboration with NASA, EU, ESA, JAXA and Roscosmos. Dr. Sihver is an adjunct Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, University of Houston, Roanoke College, East Carolina University, and Texas A&M University, USA, the Royal Military College of Canada, Canada, TU Wien, Austria, Sunway University, Malaysia, and at the Medical College of Soochow University, China. Dr. Sihver is an editor and co-editor for many international recognized scientific journals. He is also an official peer reviewer for many international research funding organizations, as well as for more than 40 different international scientific journals. Dr. Sihver has authored and published around 400 scientific and technical articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed international journals, books, and international conference proceedings. He has presented his work with more than 400 oral and poster presentations.

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        Ondrej Ploc

        Senior researcher, Nuclear Physics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences: Ondrej Ploc is a senior researcher at the Nuclear Physics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Department of Radiation Dosimetry in the group “Mixed radiation fields” focusing on the detection and dosimetry of high energy radiation with various applications in the research of new atmospheric phenomena, medicine, civil aviation, and in space. He graduated in nuclear engineering from the Czech Technical University in Prague where he also obtained his Ph.D. in 2009. He spent two years of the postdoc fellowship in Japan, Chiba, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, and one-year postdoc fellowship in Sweden, Göteborg, Chalmers University of Technology. He is convenor of ISO/TC85/SC2 WG21 Dosimetry for Exposures to Cosmic Radiation in Civilian Aircraft. He is the leading project researcher of several projects focused on cosmic ray and atmospheric radiation detection and dosimetry at high-altitude observatories, aircraft, and spacecraft. He is a member of the EURADOS group, involved mostly in WG11 as a leader of Task 8 (Radiation dose induced by natural electric discharge in the atmosphere).

    • 2.11 Space Debris and Dust: The Environment, Risks, and Mitigation Concepts and Practices

      Operational satellites are at risk from collisions with the more than 20,000 trackable debris objects that remain in orbit today, as well as hundreds of thousands of objects, including micrometeoroids, that are too small to be cataloged. Beyond the realm of Earth-oriented orbits, unique and immensely valuable science-gathering spacecraft can also be exposed to similar hypervelocity collisional risks, but from cometary and asteroidal micro-milliscale particles (dust). Papers are invited that address the space debris population and growth projections; debris and dust characteristics; impact modeling and materials testing; modeling and simulation and/or test results that can lead to quantification of the risks to spacecraft in various orbits and exploration missions; and mitigation strategies including debris removal or repositioning, spacecraft shielding, orbit selection, and spacecraft operations. Papers documenting past mission anomalies traced to space debris, and mitigation strategies employed today, are also of interest.

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        Kaushik Iyer

        Materials Physicist/Manager, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory: Dr. Kaushik A. Iyer is a member of the Principal Professional Staff at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. As a Materials Physicist and Manager in the Space Exploration Sector, he addresses spacecraft damage mitigation from particle hypervelocity impacts for the Europa Clipper mission, Parker Solar Probe mission, and other missions where impact response questions arise. His major interests and contributions have been in mechanisms and physics based modeling of ultra-fast (O(ns)) mechanical and thermal material damage processes, and effects on spacecraft, micrometeoroids and orbital debris. Iyer holds a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University (1997) and a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology (1991) in Materials Science and Engineering.

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        Douglas Mehoke

        SEM Group Supervisor of the Mechanical Systems Group, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL): Mr. Douglas Mehoke is the Group Supervisor of the Mechanical Systems Group in the Space Department at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He has worked in the field of spacecraft technology and thermal design for over 30 years, and has a wide background in the fields of heat transfer and fluid mechanics. He received a BS from the University of California in 1980, and a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford in 1982. He is presently leading the dust survivability efforts on PSP and Europa Clipper. He was the Lead Engineer for the Thermal Protection System and Dust Mitigation efforts of the Solar Probe Plus mission. He has been the Lead Thermal Engineer on the Polar Bear, MSX, CONTOUR, and New Horizons spacecraft. He has also worked on a variety of scientific instrument including Cassini-MIMI and MRO-CRISM.

    • 2.12 Asteroid Detection, Characterization, Sample-Return, and Deflection

      This Session invites papers on flight and ground system concepts, mission concepts, and technologies that address the need to detect, characterize and deflect asteroids that could pose an impact hazard to Earth. Papers on instrument technologies and technologies for proximity operations near, and landing on, asteroids are also sought.

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        Jeffery Webster

        Senior Systems Engineer, NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Retired Senior Systems Engineer. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Project Support Lead-Project Support Office; Mission Systems Concepts Section-Mars Trace Gas Orbiter; Project Planner & Systems Engineering; Associate Engineer, Mission & Systems Concepts Section. Publications and awards available upon request.

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        Paul Chodas

        Director, Center for Near-Earth Object Studies, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Paul Chodas is a senior scientist at JPL, where he has been computing orbits for asteroids and comets for 40 years. He is the principal architect of JPL's small body core algorithms and software, which is used to determine NEO orbits, propagate their trajectories, and compute their close approaches and Earth impact probabilities. Paul coined the term "keyhole" in connection with asteroid close approaches that lead to later impacts, and he has studied the dynamics of keyholes for asteroids like Apophis and Bennu. Paul leads the team that conducts hypothetical asteroid impact exercises for NASA.

    • 2.13 Orbital Robotics: On-Orbit Servicing and Active Debris Removal

      On-going and future missions involving in-space robotic systems and operations, to include On-Orbit Servicing, Active Debris Removal, Assembly, and Astronaut Assistance. All designs and methods to accomplish robotic tasks in orbit, such as mobility, manipulation, assembly or maintenance, are of interest. Specific aspects may be addressed, such as hardware design, open-loop or closed-loop control, rendezvous trajectory generation, computer vision, autonomy, tele-operation, experimental facilities on the ground, or others of relevance. Mission concept papers are to include technical development toward ground testing or flight operation.

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        David Sternberg

        Guidance and Control Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: David Sternberg is a guidance and control systems engineer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, having earned his SB, SM, and ScD degrees in the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is currently working on the development and testing of attitude determination and control systems for several satellites and the Psyche mission, as well as the creation of various spacecraft testbeds and simulations. His doctoral work in Space Systems Engineering focused on the development of optimal trajectories for docking to tumbling targets with uncertain properties.

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        Markus Wilde

        Senior Rendezvous and Proximity Operations Engineer, Blue Origin: Markus Wilde received his M.S. (2008) and Ph.D. (2012) in Aerospace Engineering from Technical University Munich, Germany. His Ph.D. research was focused on improving the performance of ground operators in teleoperated rendezvous and docking with non-cooperative client objects. Markus expanded upon this topic during his PostDoc at the Naval Postgraduate School Spacecraft Robotics Laboratory, investigating autonomous GNC algorithms and the designing robotic manipulators for capture and berthing on an air-bearing spacecraft dynamics testbed. In 2014, he joined the Aerospace Engineering faculty at Florida Institute of Technology, where he established the Orbital Robotic Interaction, On-orbit servicing, and Navigation (ORION) hardware-in-the-loop simulation facility. Markus’ teaching and research at Florida Tech was principally focused on spacecraft rendezvous and proximity operations, but also grew to include microgravity flight experiments and flight testing of unmanned aerial vehicles and general aviation aircraft. In 2022, Markus joined the Advanced Development Programs Flight Sciences Section at Blue Origin.

    Technologies, techniques, demonstrations and applications of RF and Microwave systems/components/instruments and of Microwave Propagation

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      Glenn Hopkins

      Principal Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute: GTRI Fellow and Chief Engineer of the Antenna Systems Division of the GTRI Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory, specializing in array antenna technologies. Interests include phased arrays, wide bandwidth antennas, digital beam forming and RF subsystems.

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    • 3.01 Phased Array Antenna Systems and Beamforming Technologies

      Included are active power combining, thermal management, phasing networks, integration, power, test and evaluation and beamsteering, algorithm development and associated hardware implementations, and modeling and simulation for all levels of phased array development and beamsteering.

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        Janice Booth

        Electronics Engineer, AMRDEC Weapons Development and Integration Directorate: Research engineer, US Army, Redstone Arsenal. Main area of research is in phased arrays with other interests in thermal management, RF MEMS, semi-conductor antennas & chip-level component integration issues. BSE & MSE EE, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville.

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        Glenn Hopkins

        Principal Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute: GTRI Fellow and Chief Engineer of the Antenna Systems Division of the GTRI Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory, specializing in array antenna technologies. Interests include phased arrays, wide bandwidth antennas, digital beam forming and RF subsystems.

    • 3.02 Ground and Space Antenna Technologies and Systems

      Papers on all aspects of antenna systems for ground, ground to/from space and space communications, including reflector antennas and feeds, arrays, and transmit/receive subsytems.

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        Farzin Manshadi

        JPL Spectrum Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Leads spacecraft frequency selection, radio frequency interference analysis, frequency coordination, and long term spectrum planning activities. Previously, JPL supervisor of design & development of the microwave antennas at the NASA Deep Space Network. PhD, EE UCLA.

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        Chris Rose

        Chief Technology Office - Antenna Systems, Viasat: Working primarily in the area of earth-observation and ISR ground-terminal development with parabolic antennas, analog and digital phased array antennas, and high-bandwidth digital modems.

    • 3.03 RF/Microwave Systems

      Papers about RF and microwave systems or components, passive and active, including radar systems.

    • 3.04 Radio Astronomy and Radio Science

      Papers on the techniques, hardware, systems, and results in the fields of Radio Astronomy and Radio Science.

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        Mark Bentum

        Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology: Mark Bentum received his MSc and PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, in 1991 and 1995. In 1996 he joined the Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy (ASTRON). He was in various positions at ASTRON. In 2005 he was involved in the eSMA project in Hawaii to correlate the Dutch JCMT mm-telescope with the Submillimeter Array (SMA) of Harvard University. From 2005 to 2008 he was responsible for the construction of the first software radio telescope in the world, LOFAR (Low Frequency Array). In 2008 he became an Associate Professor in the Telecommunication Engineering Group at the University of Twente. In 2017 he became a full Professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He is now involved with research and education in radio science. He is also the head of the Astronomy & Operations department of ASTRON.

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        Melissa Soriano

        Payload Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Melissa Soriano is a systems engineer in the Flight Communications Section at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She developed real-time and high performance software for over a decade for the Deep Space Network, including open loop receivers used for radio science and radio astronomy. Melissa is currently the X-band telecom systems engineering lead on the Mars Sample Retrieval Lander Mission and telecom systems engineering lead on the Europa Clipper Flight Systems Engineering Team. She has a BS from Caltech (double major in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Business Economics and Management) and an MS from George Mason University.

    • 3.05 Miniaturized RF/Microwave Technologies Enabling Small Satellite and UAV Systems

      Papers in all fields that advance the state-of-art in the miniaturization of RF and microwave technologies. These include device technologies such as RF ASICs, MMICs, and system-on-chip; packaging technologies such as flexible electronics, 3D microwave integration, and hybrid techniques; instruments and systems for small satellites, and UAVs.

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        Dimitris Anagnostou

        Associate Professor, Heriot Watt University: Dimitris E. Anagnostou received the BSEE degree from the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, in 2000, and the MSEE and PhD from the University of New Mexico in 2002 and 2005, respectively. From 2005 to 2006, he was a Post-Doc at Georgia Tech. In 2007, he joined the ECE Department, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, where he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. He is currently Associate Professor at Heriot Watt University, in Edinburgh, UK. His interests include reconfigurable antennas and arrays for space and wearable applications, RADAR, and wireless vital sign monitoring. Dr. Anagnostou is a recipient of the DARPA Young Faculty Award, the IEEE John Kraus Antenna Award, and is currently supported by the H2020 Marie Curie Individual Fellowship. He is past Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation.

    This track addresses the important topics of communications, tracking, and navigation. Applications may include terrestrial, near-Earth, and deep space applications and involve mature or emerging systems and technologies. We solicit innovative contributions in the areas of communication, tracking, and navigation systems and technologies. Submissions may examine specific new technical breakthroughs, cross-cutting and dual-use technologies, system/network/architecture concepts, as well as mission and experiment profiles.

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      Kar Ming Cheung

      Technical Group Supervisor, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Technical Group Supervisor, Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Principal Engineer and Technical Group Supervisor in the Communication Architectures and Research Section. Over 30 years experience in research, development, production, operation, and management of advanced channel coding, source coding, synchronization, image restoration, and communication analysis schemes. 30+ journal and conference papers. Received NASA's Exceptional Service Medal for work on Galileo's onboard image compression scheme. BSEE, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; MS and PhD, California Institute of Technology.

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      John Enright

      Associate Professor, Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University): John Enright is an Associate Professor in Department of Aerospace Engineering at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University). His primary research interests concern the development of attitude sensors for spacecraft, optical navigation, and mobile robotics.

    • 4.01 Evolving Space Communication Architectures

      A forum in which to trace, examine and predict trends in the architectures of space communications and navigation, including ground infrastructure and support and interactions between terrestrial and space networks. Innovative concepts and game changing approaches with a system view are especially sought.

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        Shervin Shambayati

        Senior Systems Engineering, Aerospace Corporation: Senior Staff at Aerospace Corporation, Communications Architecture Department. Previously, Senior Systems Engineering Specialist, SSL and the Telecommunications Lead for NASA Restore-L program.Former member of Telecommunications Architecture group, JPL. Former Principal Investigator, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Ka-band Demonstration, JPL. BS in Applied Mathematics and Engineering, Cal State University, Northridge. MSEE and PhD, UCLA.

    • 4.02 Communication Protocols and Services for Space Networks

      The focus is communication protocols and services supporting space systems, including ground- and space-based methods to increase efficiency, enable new exploration/applications, provide more secure systems, and improve Quality of Service. Techniques include relay communications, routing, delay/disruption tolerant networking, retransmission approaches, adaptive link/network/transport methods, demand access, and advanced scheduling. Novel space network architectures are of key interest, including microspacecraft swarms, sensor webs, and surface networks. Implementation and evolution of communications networking into space systems, as well as application to specific missions, are sought.

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        Shervin Shambayati

        Senior Systems Engineering, Aerospace Corporation: Senior Staff at Aerospace Corporation, Communications Architecture Department. Previously, Senior Systems Engineering Specialist, SSL and the Telecommunications Lead for NASA Restore-L program.Former member of Telecommunications Architecture group, JPL. Former Principal Investigator, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Ka-band Demonstration, JPL. BS in Applied Mathematics and Engineering, Cal State University, Northridge. MSEE and PhD, UCLA.

    • 4.03 Next Generation Space Systems: AESS GLUE

      This session solicits papers on advanced, interdisciplinary, topics in Space System Engineering, based on the concept of interdependency of systems. This includes new broadband communications systems and techniques, their use platforms, such as small satellites, Internet-of-Remote Things and Internet-of-Space-Things, software control and implementation of sky communications and networks (SDR and SDN), end-to-end system considerations, augmented 3D reality for manned space missions, integration of navigation, communications and sensing functionalities, and advanced signal processing techniques for emerging space communications and data applications.

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        Claudio Sacchi

        Associate professor, University of Trento: Dr. Claudio Sacchi is assistant professor at the University of Trento (Italy). His main research interests are in satellite communications and wireless broadband communications. He is authors of more than 70 papers published in international journals and conferences. He is Senior Member of IEEE, member of IEEE Comsoc and IEEE AES society.

    • 4.04 Navigation and Communication Systems for Exploration

      Systems, technology, and operations for navigation and/or communication among elements involved in civil, commercial, or national security missions in any orbital domain (Earth and interplanetary). The session focuses on enabling technologies, strategies, new operational concepts and performance improvements for advancing mission capability.

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        Patrick Stadter

        Principal Professional Staff, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory: Principal Professional Staff at JHU/Applied Physics Laboratory and Chief of Research, Development, and Engineering for APL National Security Space Programs. BSEE from Notre Dame, MSEE from Johns Hopkins, Ph.D. from Penn State.

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        David Copeland

        Principal Professional Staff, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory: David Copeland is a member of the Principal Professional Staff of the Space Exploration Sector at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He is currently the lead telecommunications engineer for NASA's Dragonfly mission to Titan, and the Parker Solar Probe mission to the Sun. Mr. Copeland has over 30 years' experience in microwave and optical communications. Mr. Copeland received his B.S. from Virginia Tech in 1985 and M.S. from the University of Maryland in 1997, both in Electrical Engineering.

    • 4.05 Relay Communications for Space Exploration

      For a wide range of space exploration scenarios, multi-hop relay communications can provide significant benefits in terms of increased data return and reduced user burden (mass, power, cost) over conventional space-to-ground links. In this session we examine relay communications for both Earth-orbiting missions and missions throughout the solar system. Topics of interest include relay system architecture, relay spacecraft design (for both dedicated relay orbiters and for hybrid science/telecom spacecraft), relay telecommunications payload design, relay communication protocols, mission applications and operational experiences/lessons-learned.

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        David Israel

        Exploration and Space Communications Projects Division Architect , NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center: David J. Israel is the Principal Investigator for the Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) and the Exploration and Space Communications Projects Division Architect at Goddard Space Flight Center. He has been working on various aspects of space communications systems, since joining NASA in 1989. He received a B.S.E.E from Johns Hopkins University in 1989 and M.S.E.E. from George Washington University in 1996. He has led the development of various Space Network/Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) operational systems and has been the principal investigator for multiple communications technology activities concerning advanced transceiver concepts and IP protocols, including the LPT CANDOS experiment on STS-107. He is co-chair of the Interagency Operations Advisory Group (IOAG) Space Internetworking Strategy Group (SISG). He received a NASA Silver Snoopy Award in 2018 for his support of Human Space Flight communications.

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        Zaid Towfic

        Signal Analysis Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Zaid Towfic holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Iowa. He received his Electrical Engineering M.S. in 2009 and Ph.D. in 2014, both from UCLA, where he focused on signal processing, machine learning, and stochastic optimization. After receiving his Ph. D., Zaid joined the MIT Lincoln Laboratory where he worked on distributed beam forming and geolocation, interference excision via subspace methods, simultaneous communication, and electronic warfare. Zaid joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in January of 2017 and has been focused on machine learning and signal processing efforts.

    • 4.06 Space Communication Systems Roundtable : Networking the Solar System

      The roundtable will provide a forward-looking view of the development of a Solar System Internetwork - a layered architecture aimed at offering ubiquitous, high-bandwidth communication throughout the solar system in support of robotic and, ultimately, human exploration at the Moon and in deep space. Panelists will assess trends in physical layer capabilities, including migration to higher RF frequencies (Ka-band) and/or to optical wavelengths, as well as higher layers in the protocol stack, including networking protocols such as DTN. Based on assessment of forecasted commercial satcom trends, and building on the multi-hop relay capabilities operating today at Earth and at Mars, the roundtable will describe the evolution towards a true Solar System Internetwork in the coming decades.

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        David Israel

        Exploration and Space Communications Projects Division Architect , NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center: David J. Israel is the Principal Investigator for the Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) and the Exploration and Space Communications Projects Division Architect at Goddard Space Flight Center. He has been working on various aspects of space communications systems, since joining NASA in 1989. He received a B.S.E.E from Johns Hopkins University in 1989 and M.S.E.E. from George Washington University in 1996. He has led the development of various Space Network/Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) operational systems and has been the principal investigator for multiple communications technology activities concerning advanced transceiver concepts and IP protocols, including the LPT CANDOS experiment on STS-107. He is co-chair of the Interagency Operations Advisory Group (IOAG) Space Internetworking Strategy Group (SISG). He received a NASA Silver Snoopy Award in 2018 for his support of Human Space Flight communications.

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        E. Jay Wyatt

        Program Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: E. Jay Wyatt currently manages the Space Networking and Mission Automation Program Office within the Interplanetary Network Directorate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Jay Wyatt has over 30 years of NASA experience on a wide range of assignments with an emphasis on technology developments for mission communication systems, ground data systems, trajectory design & navigation, autonomy development, and mission architecture and design for a variety of mission types including deep space fleets and constellations. His current focus is in leading JPL activities in Disruption Tolerant Networking, automation for NASA’s Deep Space Network, technology developments for NASA's Advanced Multi-mission Operations System, interplanetary CubeSat communication systems, and development of new flight and ground capabilities needed to implement adaptive, on-demand operations to improve how deep space missions are conducted.

    • 4.07 Innovative Space Communications and Tracking Techniques

      This session solicits innovative contributions to improve flight and ground communication and tracking systems such as antenna arrays, software-defined radios, advance receivers, deployable antennas, relay satellites, Ka and Optical communications, novel signal formats, new coding methods, and CubeSat communications and tracking techniques.

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        Kar Ming Cheung

        Technical Group Supervisor, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Technical Group Supervisor, Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Principal Engineer and Technical Group Supervisor in the Communication Architectures and Research Section. Over 30 years experience in research, development, production, operation, and management of advanced channel coding, source coding, synchronization, image restoration, and communication analysis schemes. 30+ journal and conference papers. Received NASA's Exceptional Service Medal for work on Galileo's onboard image compression scheme. BSEE, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; MS and PhD, California Institute of Technology.

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        Alessandra Babuscia

        Telecommunication Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Alessandra Babuscia received a B.S. and a S.M. in Communication Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy in 2005 and 2007 respectively. She received her Ph.D. (2012) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she worked as research assistant and teaching assistant in Space System Laboratory. She has developed communication system for different university missions (CASTOR, ExoPlanet, TerSat, Rexis, TALARIS). She has worked at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory as summer researcher in Communication Architecture Research Group. Her research interests are in the fields of: communication technologies for small and micro satellite platforms, communication architecture design, statistical risk estimation, expert elicitation, mission scheduling and planning. She was awarded Amelia Earhart Fellows (years 2010 and 2011), Gordon Engineering Leadership Fellows (2010 and 2011), Teaching Assistant Award for MIT AeroAstro Department (2010), Top graduate in B.S program (2005) and in S.M. program (2007) at Politecnico di Milano. She is currently Postdoctoral Research Associate at MIT.

    • 4.08 Communication System Analysis & Simulation

      This session solicits innovative contributions on modeling, analysis, and/or simulation of satellite, aerospace, or terrestrial communication systems. Topics include modeling and design of network services and systems, communication waveforms and modulation, integration of terrestrial and satellite networks, deep space communication systems, terrestrial and deep space relay communication networks, communication protocols for satellite communication, traffic modeling, traffic engineering and analysis, network measurements, network optimization and resource provisioning, next generation internet, overlay and virtual networks, autonomic communication systems, cross-layer & cross-system protocol design, and communication network monitoring.

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        Telecommunications Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Marc Sanchez Net is a telecommunications engineer in the Communication Architectures and Research Section at JPL. His research interests include design of space communication systems in challenged environments such as the surface of the Moon or Mars, optical communications, and delay tolerant networking. Marc received his PhD in 2017 from MIT, and holds degrees in both telecommunications and industrial engineering by the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona. He also received the NASA Early Career Award in 2020.

    • 4.09 Communications and/or Related Systems: Theory, Simulation, and Signal Processing

      This session solicits innovative contributions on theory, modeling and simulation, and signal processing foundations of satellite, aerospace and terrestrial wireless communications.

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        David Taggart

        Engineer, Self: Dr. David Taggart received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles with an emphasis in electrical engineering. He has co-authored about 32 IEEE papers, mostly in recent history. He has worked at Bell Labs, Hughes (Satellite Communications), and TRW Systems. Also, on a part time basis he has taught hundreds of classes at universities and schools in the Los Angeles area. His current interests include digital signal processing and communications analysis and simulations, as well as satellite communication systems.

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        Claudio Sacchi

        Associate professor, University of Trento: Dr. Claudio Sacchi is assistant professor at the University of Trento (Italy). His main research interests are in satellite communications and wireless broadband communications. He is authors of more than 70 papers published in international journals and conferences. He is Senior Member of IEEE, member of IEEE Comsoc and IEEE AES society.

    • 4.10 Wideband Communications Systems

      This session solicits innovative contributions about wideband communication systems in terrestrial, satellite, and hybrid Space-terrestrial communications systems transmitting information at high data rates. Papers dealing with modelling and simulations of communications systems, evaluating performance, or describing hardware/software implementation of communication system components are welcome. Detailed topics include, but are not limited to: Broadband satellite and aerospace transmission; Broadband terrestrial wireless transmission; Millimeter wave communications; Spread-spectrum and CDMA communications; TV and HDTV broadcasting over satellite; Modulation and channel coding techniques; MIMO techniques; Antenna design; Multi-carrier communications; Multi-user transmission; Channel equalization; Carrier and timing synchronization; Radio resource management and scheduling; Emerging technologies for safety-critical and emergency communications; Emerging standards for terrestrial and satellite communications (LTE, LTE-A, WiMax, DVB-S2, IEEE 802.11x); Energy-efficient terrestrial and satellite communications; and networking.

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        David Taggart

        Engineer, Self: Dr. David Taggart received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles with an emphasis in electrical engineering. He has co-authored about 32 IEEE papers, mostly in recent history. He has worked at Bell Labs, Hughes (Satellite Communications), and TRW Systems. Also, on a part time basis he has taught hundreds of classes at universities and schools in the Los Angeles area. His current interests include digital signal processing and communications analysis and simulations, as well as satellite communication systems.

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        Claudio Sacchi

        Associate professor, University of Trento: Dr. Claudio Sacchi is assistant professor at the University of Trento (Italy). His main research interests are in satellite communications and wireless broadband communications. He is authors of more than 70 papers published in international journals and conferences. He is Senior Member of IEEE, member of IEEE Comsoc and IEEE AES society.

    • 4.11 Software Defined Radio and Cognitive Radio Systems and Technology

      This section presents papers on software and cognitive radio in general, and their application to space communications in particular. Both original and space-centric tutorial papers are welcome.

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        Eugene Grayver

        Principal Engineer, Aerospace Corporation: Engineering Specialist, The Aerospace Corporation; works on flexible communications platforms. Founder, fabless semiconductor company developing low-power ASICs for multi-antenna 3G mobile receivers. Research interests: reconfigurable digital signal processing algorithms, low-power VLSI circuits for communications, and system design of wireless data communication systems. BS, EE, Caltech, Ph.D., UCLA.

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        Genshe Chen

        CTO, Intelligent Fusion Technology, Inc.: Dr. Chen received a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering, and a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, in 1989, 1991 and 1994, respectively, all from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xian, China. He is the chief technology officer at IFT and provides strategic guidance for government services and commercial solutions.

    • 4.12 Global Navigation Satellite Systems

      This session focuses on recent advances in satellite navigation. Current and future envisioned applications of GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and Compass global navigation satellite systems (GNSSs) are addressed, as well as global, regional and local augmentation systems. The topics covered include next generation GNSSs, receiver technologies, interoperability, orbit computation, multi-sensor fusion, and navigation model, methods and algorithms.

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        Gabriele Giorgi

        Senior researcher, German Aerospace Center - DLR: Dr. Giorgi is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Communications and Navigation, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen-Wessling, Germany. He holds a PhD from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. His main research focuses on next generation satellite navigation systems, visual navigation and multi-sensor fusion.

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        Lin Yi

        Technologist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Dr. Lin Yi is a technologist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. He is leading several frequency and timing related projects/tasks funded by NASA/JPL and DARPA. His expertise lies in areas of atomic clocks, GNSS and deep space navigation, ultra-fast and DUV laser engineering, precision instrumentation and measurement, software engineering, embedded system architecture, frequency & timing metrology, Atoms, Molecules, Optics and Plasma physics. Dr. Yi has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers. Dr. Yi holds leadership positions in IEEE-MGA, IEEE-UFFC, INCOSE, CGSIC. He serves as a technical reviewer for NSF, NASA, OSA, IEEE, AIP, IOP, USRA.

    • 4.13 Space Navigation Techniques

      Papers in this session are collected on topics of architecture, hardware and algorithms relating to space navigation techniques including, but not limited to: * Ground-based deep space navigation using NASA Deep Space Network, ESA Deep Space Antenna, as well as similar deep space navigation facilities from China, India, Japan, etc. * Navigation at lunar surface and deep space gateway * Navigation in deep space CubeSats missions * Spacecraft formation flying navigation * Navigation in rendezvous missions * Novel navigation methods (e.g. using pulsars) * Relative navigation between spacecraft * Spacecraft navigation with GNSS (Papers accepted under this topic can overlap with the GNSS session topics, and please expect coordination in the final program arrangement) * Spacecraft navigation with in-situ sensors including but not limited to magnetometers, inertial sensors, etc. * Navigation robustness * Autonomous navigation * Integrated navigation

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        Lin Yi

        Technologist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Dr. Lin Yi is a technologist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. He is leading several frequency and timing related projects/tasks funded by NASA/JPL and DARPA. His expertise lies in areas of atomic clocks, GNSS and deep space navigation, ultra-fast and DUV laser engineering, precision instrumentation and measurement, software engineering, embedded system architecture, frequency & timing metrology, Atoms, Molecules, Optics and Plasma physics. Dr. Yi has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers. Dr. Yi holds leadership positions in IEEE-MGA, IEEE-UFFC, INCOSE, CGSIC. He serves as a technical reviewer for NSF, NASA, OSA, IEEE, AIP, IOP, USRA.

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        John Enright

        Associate Professor, Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University): John Enright is an Associate Professor in Department of Aerospace Engineering at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University). His primary research interests concern the development of attitude sensors for spacecraft, optical navigation, and mobile robotics.

    • 4.14 CNS Systems and Airborne Networks for Manned and Unmanned Aircraft

      This session focuses on communications, navigation and surveillance systems, including on-board and ground-based systems for all vehicles operating in the National Airspace System (NAS): manned and unmanned vehicles, fixed wing and rotor-craft, general aviation, civil transport and military that may carry passengers, cargo or are performing surveillance-type missions. Topics range from concept development, simulation and modeling, technology development and verification, through flight testing and certification. Emerging fields include surface wireless networks, ADS-B, Datacomm, airborne network security, UAS integration, satellite-based CNS, and international activities.

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        Sr.Principal Engineer, Raytheon: Dr. Haque is a Sr. Principal Engineer, Communications Division at Raytheon Technologies. Dr. Haque's experiences and interests are wireless systems, OFDM-based systems in high mobile platforms, channel estimation, cognitive software defined radio, signal processing, channel coding, high-speed connectivity and robust space processing systems and architectures. He has also worked at advance development groups at AT&T, Rockwell, Lucent (Bell Labs) technology and Honeywell on voice band modem, xDSL modem, Sirius satellite radio, satellite and space systems. He has 14 publications and has been awarded 33 US patents.

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        Dylan Hasson

        General Engineer, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center: Dylan Hasson is a General Engineer in the Air Traffic Management Systems Division at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) in Cambridge, MA. The ATMS division blends air traffic operations research, information technology, computer science, and engineering expertise focused on developing and deploying systems that help the air transportation enterprise to operate safely and efficiently. Mr. Hasson is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he received a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering. He is also a private pilot.

    • 4.15 Aerospace Cyber Security and Cyber-Physical Systems

      Computer networks, information technology, and cyber security are contributing significant advances as well as challenges in aerospace. Systems that integrate with the cyberspace and enable safe, efficient and/or profitable operation and performance, with minimal or no human intervention, are of growing interest to the community. This session focuses on related timely topics including, but not limited to, security, privacy, and safety issues/developments in the following areas: aerospace software, data and multimedia distribution; next-generation air traffic control systems; IVHM; aeronautical and space networks; airport and airline information systems; aircraft, UAS/UTM/UAM/AAM, spacecraft and commercial space vehicles; cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, and IoT.

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        Krishna Sampigethaya

        Department Chair and Associate Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Krishna Sampigethaya is currently Chair and Associate Professor in the Cyber Intelligence and Security Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ. The department is a DHS/NSA NCAE-C, ABET-Cyber, and a CYBERCOM AEN member. He was the first Associate Director for cyber security at the United Technologies Research Center (2017-2018) and the first Associate Technical Fellow for aviation cyber-physical security at The Boeing Company (2007-2014). He was an Assistant Director for telecommunications program at the University of Maryland ('14-'15). He has introduced cyber security tracks at AIAA, IEEE, and SAE aerospace conferences (2009-present). He has won Best Paper of Session awards at the AIAA/IEEE DASC (2010, 2012), ASEI Engineer of the Year Award (2013), ASEI Corporate Engineering Excellence Award (2013), Best Instructor Award at UMD (2015), and Best Paper awards at I-CNS conference (2018). He has delivered over 16 keynotes and holds over 16 US patents.

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        Sr.Principal Engineer, Raytheon: Dr. Haque is a Sr. Principal Engineer, Communications Division at Raytheon Technologies. Dr. Haque's experiences and interests are wireless systems, OFDM-based systems in high mobile platforms, channel estimation, cognitive software defined radio, signal processing, channel coding, high-speed connectivity and robust space processing systems and architectures. He has also worked at advance development groups at AT&T, Rockwell, Lucent (Bell Labs) technology and Honeywell on voice band modem, xDSL modem, Sirius satellite radio, satellite and space systems. He has 14 publications and has been awarded 33 US patents.

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      Gene Serabyn

      Senior Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Senior Research Scientist at JPL developing high-contrast coronagraphy and interferometry techniques for direct exoplanet imaging, and microscopy techniques for remote life detection.

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      William Danchi

      Senior Astrophysicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: Senior Astrophysicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Current projects include research on exoplanets forming in transitional protoplanetary disks and on the effect of space weather on exoplanet habitability and potential for life.

    • 5.01 Space Based Optical Systems and Instruments

      This session covers all aspects of design, assembly, alignment and testing of optical systems and instruments for applications including astronomy, energy, defense and remote observation. Topics range through design and engineering to integration, alignment, test and control of space-based large optical systems.

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        Ryan McClelland

        Research Engineer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: Ryan Mcclelland is a Research Engineer at the Instrument Systems and Technology Division of NASA GSFC, currently developing x-ray optics for future astrophysics missions. His previous technology development experience includes work on aluminum foam core optical systems and non-linear effects of clearances in kinematic mechanisms. He has also worked on flight missions with designs currently on orbit aboard the Hubble Space Telescope and International Space Station.

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        Bogdan Oaida

        Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology: Bogdan V. Oaida is a Systems Engineer at JPL. He received a B.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering in 2007 and a M.Eng in Space Engineering in 2008, both from The University of Michigan. He is currently a member of the Payload Systems Engineering team for the Europa Clipper Mission. Previously he served as the OPALS Project Systems Engineer for nearly 8 years, spanning the entire lifecycle of the mission, including extended operations. In 2014 he received JPL's Early Career Achievement Explorer Award for his work on OPALS.

    • 5.02 Balloon-based observatories

      This session covers all aspects of balloon-based observatories. Papers discussing existing and proposed balloon-based observatories, instruments and systems, and important techniques and subsystems such as pointing control systems are welcome, together with results and future plans.

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        J. Kent Wallace

        Member, Technical Staff, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Kent Wallace is a Senior Optical Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He has been involved in the design and development of several ground based instruments including the Palomar Testbed Interferometer, the Keck Interferometer and the Palomar Adaptive Optics System. His interest over the past few years has been nulling interferometry, optical communications, and wave front sensing. He has a BS in Physics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a MS in Optics from the University of Rochester.

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        Gene Serabyn

        Senior Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Senior Research Scientist at JPL developing high-contrast coronagraphy and interferometry techniques for direct exoplanet imaging, and microscopy techniques for remote life detection.

    • 5.03 Exoplanet Instruments, Missions and Observations

      Current and future missions such as TESS, JWST and WFIRST, as well as potential missions such as HabEx, OST and LUVOIR promise to revolutionize exoplanet science, and astrophysics in general. All such missions involve new technological approaches that provide access to new regions of observational parameter space. This session focuses on the new technologies, and the missions and observations thereby enabled.

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        William Danchi

        Senior Astrophysicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: Senior Astrophysicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Current projects include research on exoplanets forming in transitional protoplanetary disks and on the effect of space weather on exoplanet habitability and potential for life.

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        Gene Serabyn

        Senior Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Senior Research Scientist at JPL developing high-contrast coronagraphy and interferometry techniques for direct exoplanet imaging, and microscopy techniques for remote life detection.

    • 5.04 Atmospheric Turbulence: Propagation, Phenomenology, Measurement, Mitigation

      This session deals with all aspects of wave propagation through atmospheric turbulence. Topics of interest to this session are adaptive optics systems, deformable/fast-steering mirror modeling and control algorithms, wave front sensing, laser beacon systems and modeling, scintillation, anisoplanatism, atmospheric turbulence characterization and modeling, deconvolution/imaging algorithms, partially-coherent light, and scattering.

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        Jack McCrae

        Research Assistant Professor, Air Force Institute of Technology: Jack E. McCrae, Jr. received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1997, an M.S. in Physics (Optics) from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1993, and a B.S. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984. He is a retired Air Force Colonel with 27 years of service and currently a research assistant professor with the Center for Directed Energy at AFIT. His research interests include optics, lasers, quantum and non-linear optics, laser radar, atmospheric propagation and imaging.

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        Electro-Optical Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory: Noah R. Van Zandt is an electro-optical engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Energy Directorate. He received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Cedarville University in 2010 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in optical science and engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 2015 and 2017, respectively. His research interests include speckle mitigation, laser propagation through the atmosphere, active and passive tracking, and laser beam combination. He is a member of IEEE, SPIE, and DEPS.

    • 5.05 Image Processing

      A forum on the theory and practice of image restoration and analysis. Potential topics include image registration, feature detection and estimation, image denoising, multimodal image fusion, and hardware/software architectures for image storage and processing.

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        William Danchi

        Senior Astrophysicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: Senior Astrophysicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Current projects include research on exoplanets forming in transitional protoplanetary disks and on the effect of space weather on exoplanet habitability and potential for life.

    • 5.06 Optical Detection and Analysis of Near Earth Objects (NEOs) and Resident Space Objects (RSOs)

      This session focuses on systems, data products, and processes related to the optical detection, characterization, and tracking of Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) and resident space objects (RSOs). Possible topical areas include: small automated optical systems for the tracking of man-made objects and space debris, methods for characterizing and analyzing unresolved objects, multi-site and multi-operator cooperative data fusion and analysis, and operational image processing capabilities that contribute to NEO surveillance and space domain awareness (SDA).

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        Michael Werth

        Senior Electrophysics Engineer / Scientist, Boeing Company: Michael Werth received a BS in Physics from the University of Arizona in 2007 and a Ph.D. in Physics from UC Irvine in 2012. Most of his undergraduate and graduate career was spent at CERN working with the Large Hadron Collider’s ATLAS Detector searching for fourth generation quarks and working with data acquisition systems. Now Michael is a Boeing system engineer and imaging scientist with research interests that include deep learning, high-performance computing, and imaging through turbulence.

    • 5.07 Techniques and instruments for extant life detection

      Various of instruments can be used to search for evidence of both extant and past life in a variety of environments, such as Mars and the Ocean Worlds. Ultimately, multiple different instruments will be needed to identify and classify any potential life through independent measurements. This session addresses the various techniques that can potentially play a role in life detection, ranging from microscopy to mass spectrometry, as well as sample collection and handling approaches, and associated data processing. These techniques can include terrestrial and biomedical methods that can be extended to life detection on planetary missions.

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        Chris Lindensmith

        Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology: Chris earned a B.S. in Physics from the University of Michigan in 1988 and spent two years working in superconductivity before attending graduate school at the University of Minnesota, where he earned a Ph.D. in Physics studying superfluid helium. He started at JPL in 1996 as a post-doc and joined the staff a year later to work on development of low temperature cryocoolers. He has worked on a variety of missions and instruments, including the Planck cosmic microwave background mission, ChemCam (on MSL), the ground based Thirty Meter Telescope, and the James Webb Space Telescope. He has been involved in mission and instrument development for the search for extra-terrestrial life both inside and outside the solar system since he came to JPL.

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        J. Kent Wallace

        Member, Technical Staff, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Kent Wallace is a Senior Optical Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He has been involved in the design and development of several ground based instruments including the Palomar Testbed Interferometer, the Keck Interferometer and the Palomar Adaptive Optics System. His interest over the past few years has been nulling interferometry, optical communications, and wave front sensing. He has a BS in Physics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a MS in Optics from the University of Rochester.

    Methods to remotely observe and study the environment via stand-off sensors. All aspects of remote sensing system theory, design, and development are considered. This includes system architecture, hardware, software, and algorithms.

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      Jordan Evans

      Project Manager - Europa Clipper Project, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Project Manager, Europa Clipper. Previously the Deputy Director for Engineering and Science at JPL and Division Manager of JPL's Mechanical Systems Division. Development experience with space projects at both NASA Goddard and JPL, including FUSE, WFC3, GLAST, LISA, and MSL along with numerous architecture studies.

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      Darin Dunham

      LM Fellow, Lockheed Martin: Darin Dunham is a Lockheed Martin Fellow and works as a Spiral Chief Engineer for the C2BMC Missile Defense National Team in Huntsville, Alabama. Currently he works on target tracking and discrimination algorithms within the Ballistic Missile Defense System. Previous work includes composite network-level tracking algorithms in various scenarios, including air targets with phased-array radar and multiple input, multiple output radar. Darin served almost 10 years in the Marine Corps, ending at the Marine Corps Systems Command. He has an MS in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon.

    • 6.01 Systems Engineering Challenges and Approaches for Remote Sensing Systems

      The need to make a particular measurement from a particular vantage point drives us to build sophisticated remote sensing instruments and launch them on similarly sophisticated spacecraft, aircraft, submersibles, balloons, etc. This session explores the highly coupled nature of the instrument, platform architecture, flight path design, ground system and mission operations, and the systems engineering challenges and solutions employed. Topics include instrument influences on platform architectures and flight path design, platform-to-instrument integration, trade studies, trends and novel solutions.

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        Todd Bayer

        Principal Systems Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab: Chief Engineer, Flight Systems Engineering, Integration and Test Section at NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Most recently Flight System Engineer for the Europa Clipper Project. BS Physics Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 30 years experience in systems engineering of space systems, including interplanetary exploration (JPL), military (USAF), and meteorological (EUMETSAT).

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        Travis Imken

        Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Travis Imken is the Psyche Launch Phase Lead. He previously served as a Deployment Phase Systems Engineer for the InSight Lander and the Project Systems Engineer for the RainCube mission. Travis has worked on Mars Sample Return, ARRM, and the Lunar Flashlight and NEA Scout deep space CubeSats.

    • 6.02 Instrument and Sensor Architecture, Design, Test, and Accommodation

      This session covers topics related to the physical or functional architecture and design of instruments/sensors. Topics include hardware/software trade studies, fault protection approaches, unique or innovative system interfaces, accommodation of payloads within a system, system-level instrument/sensor testing, instrument/sensor integration, test, and calibration, and approaches to the processes involved in engineering an instrument or sensor.

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        Matthew Horner

        Mechanical Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Matthew Horner received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego in 2006. He Started at JPL in 2007 working as a designer and integration engineer for the Mars Science Laboratory project. Over the past 15 years, he has developed hardware for various flight missions including MSL, SMAP, and LDSD. He is currently the Product Delivery Manager for the Mechanical Subsystem on the Europa Clipper project.

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        Keith Rosette

        Deputy Project Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Mr. Rosette is currently the Deputy Project Manager for the Mars Sample Return Capture, Containment, and Return System at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Prior to this role, he was the Deputy Section Manager for the Flight Systems Engineering, Integration and Test Section and was also the Product Delivery Manager for the Sampling and Caching Subsystem of the Mars2020 Perseverance Rover. He started in aerospace in 1991 and has experience in both industry and JPL including hardware development for human spaceflight and spacecraft development for LEO, GEO and interplanetary missions. He earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering in 1991 and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1994.

    • 6.03 Imaging Spectrometer Systems, Science, and Applications

      This session covers the design, integration, calibration, and operation of imaging spectrometer instruments and hyperspectral sensors. Technology development and data processing techniques are also included, as well as proposed instruments and lessons learned from all phases.

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        Peter Sullivan

        Electrical Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab: Peter Sullivan is an electrical engineer specializing in mixed-signal design and infrared instrumentation at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He has previously worked at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and holds a B.S. from Cornell University and a S.M. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has characterized image sensors for applications ranging from Earth science to exoplanet detection.

    • 6.04 Radar Systems and Signal Processing

      This session focuses on radar systems and signal processing. Topics include the design of surveillance and imagining radars, as well as other novel applications of radar. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Space-time Adaptive Processing (STAP), multi-static radar, compressive sensing, target, clutter, and interference models, and any other radar related topics are of interest. We are inclusive of the theoretical aspects of radars, as well as the engineering problems of practical importance.

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        Donnie Smith

        Radar Engineer, Waymo: Radar Engineer, Waymo. Interests include target tracking, estimation theory, and radar imaging and kinematics. M.S. EE, Georgia Institute of Technology.

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        Thomas Backes

        Engineer, Georgia Institute of Technology: Research engineer in the area of radars and tracking. BSEE, MSEE, MS Mathematics, MS Industrial Engineering, and MBA, all from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

    • 6.05 Information Fusion

      This session focuses on exploitation of all sources of information, including physical sensor data, context information, and human inputs. Methodologies for effective multi-sensor multi-target tracking of highly disparate sources are of interest, as are algorithms and advances in downstream analysis of track data for situational awareness.

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        Stefano Coraluppi

        Chief Scientist, Systems & Technology Research: Stefano Coraluppi received the BS degree in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University (1990), and MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland (1992, 1997). He has worked on the technical staff at ALPHATECH (1997-2002), the NATO Undersea Research Centre (2002-2010), Compunetix (2010-2014), and Systems & Technology Research (since 2014) where he is a Chief Scientist. He serves on the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Board of Governors, on the ISIF Board of Directors, and as Editor-in-Chief for the ISIF Journal of Advances in Information Fusion. His primary research interests include multi-target tracking and multi-sensor data fusion for defense and security. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

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        Craig Agate

        Senior Staff Analyst, Toyon Research Corporation: Craig Agate, the Fusion and Tracking Team Lead at Toyon Research, received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from California State University in Northridge, California and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California in Santa Barbara where his doctoral thesis dealt with state and parameter estimation using density function approximation. In particular, he analyzed the small-sample and large-sample properties of a nonlinear parameter estimation algorithm that minimizes the Kullback-Leibler distance between the probability density function (PDF) of an unknown parameter and a mixture density. His interests lie in tracking targets using passive RF, track identity management algorithms, track-to-track fusion algorithms, and general problems in information fusion.

    • 6.06 Multisensor Fusion

      Papers that address all aspects of information fusion for the integration of multiple sensors are sought. Of particular interest are the theoretical aspects of some popular questions. When is sensor fusion better than a single sensor? How does one ensure that sensor fusion produces better results? Paper that document algorithms that address one of the many challenges in multisensor/multitarget tracking or multisensor resource management are also sought.

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        William Blair

        Principal Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute: Principal Research Engineer at Georgia Tech and IEEE Fellow. Originated two benchmark problems for target tracking and radar resource allocation at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. Demonstrated modern tracking algorithms can reduce radar time/energy required for surveillance tracking. Research interests: radar signal processing/control, resource allocation for multifunction radars, multisensor integration/data fusion. Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Virginia.

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        Laura Bateman

        System Engineer, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory: Laura Ritter Bateman received her B.A. degree in Mathematics from McDaniel College in 1997 and an M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst in 2000. From 2000 to 2006, she worked for Raytheon as a software engineer developing tracking code for the Patriot radar and later as a system engineer on the Missile Defense National Team B (MDNTB) developing tracking algorithms for the Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Command and Control Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) system. Mrs. Bateman currently works as a Chief Engineer for Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Her efforts are focused in the areas of tracking, battle management, sensor resource management, and situational awareness algorithms for MDA.

    • 6.07 Applications of Target Tracking

      Tracking of targets, both cooperative and uncooperative, moving under water, on water, on land, in air or in space, with sonar, radar or electro-optical sensors. Fusion of data from multiple sensors. Algorithms for handling target maneuvers and data association. Estimation of sensor properties (biases, noise variances).

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        John Glass

        Systems Engineer, Raytheon Technologies: Dr. Glass is a systems engineer at Raytheon Technologies in Woburn, Massachusetts. In 2009 he graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and in 2010 at Georgia Tech with a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering. In May 2015, Dr. Glass completed the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. His dissertation focused on the monopulse processing and tracking of targets. From 2011-2017, Dr. Glass was a member of the Editorial Board for the Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine as Associate Editor for Student Research, recruiting and handling student highlight articles. His research interests include target tracking, sensor resource allocation, detection and estimation applied to radar, and the general field of digital signal processing.

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        John Grimes

        Scientist, BAE Systems, Inc: John Grimes currently works at BAE Systems Fast Labs in Burlington, MA. He is the distributed group lead in distributed fusion and resource management and works on multi-domain command and control, data fusion, and autonomy programs. He previously worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory from 2007-2017 on a wide variety of problems related to space systems and ISR. John recieved a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University (2007) in extragalactic astrophysics. His research was focused on space satellite operations, data analytics, and computational modeling. His particular research areas of expertise are in automated battle management, adversary behavior modeling, predictive tracking, data fusion, and systems analysis. Previously he has also worked at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and the University of Chicago.

    • 6.08 Guidance, Navigation and Control

      The target of this section is collecting the most recent works of research and development regarding guidance, navigation and control (GNC) in order to provide an exhaustive (as much as possible) picture of the state of art and a likely key to the reading of today's new challenges. With this section we intended to give emphasis both to the more interesting theoretical aspects of the matter and to engineering problems of great practical importance, so a wide spectrum of arguments is welcomed.

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        Christopher Elliott

        LM Fellow, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Texas Christian University, The University of Texas at Arlington: LM Fellow, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. Technical Fellow on the Flight Control and Vehicle Management Systems Team and the Quantum Information Science Research Team with Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in Fort Worth, TX. Over 20 years experience with the International Space Station, Block 60 F16, F35 Joint Strike Fighter, Hybrid Airship, and other research programs. Adjunct Professor, Texas Christian University and University of Texas at Arlington Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. AIAA Associate Fellow. BS Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin; MS and PhD, Aerospace Engineering, UT Arlington.

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        Matthew Lashley

        Senior Research Engineer, GTRI: Dr. Matthew Lashley is a Senior Research Engineer in the Air & Missile Defense Division (AMDD) of the Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory (SEAL) at Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). He received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Auburn University in 2004, 2006, & 2009. His research background is in the area of vector tracking algorithms for GPS receivers and the deep integration of GPS and inertial measurement units. He joined GTRI in 2015 and has since worked in the areas of radar interferometry, target tracking, and GPS-denied navigation.

    • 6.09 Fusion Integration of Sensor Harvesting

      Methods for situation awareness/assessment, threat/impact analysis, sensor/processing refinement, user/man-machine interfaces, and mission awareness/responsiveness. Techniques for system design leveraging information fusion for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Cyber Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) over multi-domain sensor data and intelligence collections. Applications focusing on space, air, and architecture developments for efficient and effective distributed net-centric operations, edge computing, and complex networks. Approaches for software/hardware dynamic data-driven applications systems (DDDAS) improvements, context-enhanced results, and avionics protocols for big data scenarios. Use of information fusion to optimize and coordinate machine analytics with users for human-machine teaming.

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        Erik Blasch

        IEEE Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society, Air Force Research Laboratory: ERIK BLASCH is a program officer at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). He has held various positions at the Air Force Research Laboratory: Principle Scientist fielding multi-int fusion systems, Exchange Scientist to Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), and Information Fusion Evaluation Tech Lead supporting design evaluations. Dr. Blasch has been an Adjunct Electrical Engineering Professor at Wright State University teaching signal processing courses and reserve colonel. He has focused on information fusion, target tracking, pattern recognition, and robitcs research compiling 6 books, 900+ scientific papers and 31 patents, and is an associate editor of three academic journals. He is an associate fellow of AIAA and Fellow of SPIE and IEEE.

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        Peter Zulch

        Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory: Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory. 25 years with AFRL. Interests in multidimensional adaptive signal processing with applications to radar and ELINT. Other interests include multi-modal upstream data fusion. Senior member of the IEEE. Graduate degrees from Clarkson University.

    This track presents avionics and electronics implemented for space applications. All spacecraft electrical systems and subsystems are topical. Designs in the notional, active development, or implemented phase are covered. Sessions cover high performance computing, peripheral electronics, guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) technologies, and power electronics as implemented in a resilient manner and adapted for the extreme space environment for all sizes of spacecraft.

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      John Samson

      Research Affiliate / Aerospace Consultantant, Morehead State University : Dr. Samson has 50+ years experience in onboard processing for space and airborne applications. More than 50 publications in the area of onboard processing systems and architectures. Senior Member IEEE, Associate Fellow AIAA. Graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of South Florida.

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      John Dickinson

      Manager, Research & Development, Flight Edge Compute Systems, Sandia National Laboratories: Experience in spacecraft & payload systems engineering and avionics design & test on Kepler, WISE, JUNO, IBEX, RBSP, MMS, SPP, Solar Orbiter, CYGNSS, and multiple government programs. BSEE, Johns Hopkins University; MSEE, Georgia Institute of Technology.

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      Patrick Phelan

      Manager - R&D, Southwest Research Institute: Patrick T. Phelan is a Manager at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, TX, USA in the Space Science and Engineering Division. He received a B.S. in Computer Engineering in 2005 and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2006, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has been with SwRI for more than sixteen years serving in a variety of roles with growing responsibility on space programs. Most recently, he is serving as a project manager and systems engineer for several DoD technology demonstration programs.

    • 7.01 High Performance Computing and On-Board Data Processing for Space Applications

      Explore innovations and new developments in spacecraft on-board and embedded computing architectures. Example hardware topics: processors, data handling and companion processing ASICs and FPGAs, multicore processing architectures, application of soft-core embedded FPGA processors, emerging GPU technologies for space-based applications, on-orbit reconfiguration, and new or applied standards for embedded space electronics applications. Example software topics: machine learning techniques, embedded cluster computing, on-board big data analytics, power-aware optimal reconfiguration algorithms, reconfigurable software-implemented hardware fault tolerance algorithms and designs, evolutionary platforms, and autonomous computing designs. Papers should address, as applicable: processing performance, size-weight-power (SWaP) comparisons of different components and architectures, standardized form factors, protocols and interfaces, radiation hardness by design, process, or technology, mitigation of other spacecraft environmental factors, software support, and integration and test of elements. Descriptions and performance of actual development, test, flight, or mission usage are highly sought.

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        Jamal Haque

        Sr.Principal Engineer, Raytheon: Dr. Haque is a Sr. Principal Engineer, Communications Division at Raytheon Technologies. Dr. Haque's experiences and interests are wireless systems, OFDM-based systems in high mobile platforms, channel estimation, cognitive software defined radio, signal processing, channel coding, high-speed connectivity and robust space processing systems and architectures. He has also worked at advance development groups at AT&T, Rockwell, Lucent (Bell Labs) technology and Honeywell on voice band modem, xDSL modem, Sirius satellite radio, satellite and space systems. He has 14 publications and has been awarded 33 US patents.

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        Robert Merl

        Electrical Engineer, Los Alamos National Laboratory: Robert Merl received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1992 and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago in 1996. He has been with Los Alamos National Laboratory for 19 years and was previously with Argonne National Laboratory. Rob is the project engineer for the Processing and Communication team in the Intelligence and Space Research Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is also the principal design engineer for several space flight modules currently under development at the laboratory. Rob has 26 years of experience in circuit design. Rob is an instrument rated pilot and a commercial drone pilot.

    • 7.02 Peripheral Electronics, Data Handling, and Interconnects for Space Applications

      This session explores novel concepts for hardware and software technologies that support but are peripheral to the main computing core. Example topics include: novel instrument or payload hardware and software technologies; network connections architectures; high speed interconnects; mixed signal and systems-on-a-chip technologies; onboard signal, data, and command processing; telecommand reception, decoding, and distribution; payload data pre-processing; dedicated accelerators for data processing; transmission and storage (e.g. compression, encoding, parallel processing for payloads (GIPs, GFLOPs), etc.); fault-tolerance mechanisms; autonomous operations, reconfigurable approaches, and failsafe strategies; emerging and novel designs and tests for high performance embedded computing platforms; temporal and spatial reuse of systems' resources; sensor, detector, and imager readout circuits; high resolution/ high speed ADCs and DACs; resource efficient (mass/ volume ) miniaturized multi-channel/ parallel systems; circuit designs for analog and digital processing functions; and designs for integrated communications systems applications on a chip.

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        Patrick Phelan

        Manager - R&D, Southwest Research Institute: Patrick T. Phelan is a Manager at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, TX, USA in the Space Science and Engineering Division. He received a B.S. in Computer Engineering in 2005 and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2006, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has been with SwRI for more than sixteen years serving in a variety of roles with growing responsibility on space programs. Most recently, he is serving as a project manager and systems engineer for several DoD technology demonstration programs.

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        Mark Post

        Lecturer, University of York: Mark A. Post received his B.A.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto in 2004 and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in space engineering from York University by 2014. He is currently working at the University of York in North England. His research includes mechatronic and embedded design of reliable and efficient robotic space systems and intelligent algorithms for autonomous control.

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        Michael Epperly

        Senior Program Manager, Southwest Research Institute: Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Department, Southwest Research Institute. Manager, Memory Subsystems product line and Program Manager for the Central Instrument Data Processor (CIDP) for the Magnetosphere Multi-Scale Mission (MMS). Formerly, Program Manager for the Mixed-Mode Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (MMASIC) for the Mar Science Laboratory Radiation Assessment Detector (MSL-RAD). BSEE, University of Texas; MSEE, MSCS, and MS in Systems Engineering/Program Management, Johns-Hopkins University.

    • 7.03 Assembly, Integration, and Test for Electrical Space Systems

      This session explores all aspects of assembly, integration, and test of electrical space systems. This includes assembly, integration, and test efforts at the board-level for RF, analog, or digital card assemblies; box-level for command, telemetry, data handling, data processing, control, power, or mixed-purpose avionics; subsystem-level for instruments/payloads; or system-level for entire spacecraft electrical subsystems. Papers can address innovative uses of test software, test scripts, mission simulation, human-computer interface, electrical support ground equipment, and harnessing to accomplish integration and test. Papers also address unique system engineering and configuration control approaches to manage test, and transition from system test to launch and mission operations.

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        Eric Bradley

        Computer Engineer, Naval Research Lab: Eric Bradley works as a program manager for the Naval Center for Space Technology (NCST) at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). Eric has experience in the development of experimental space systems in technology areas ranging from propulsion to communications to remote sensing. He has led teams through all phases of the space system development lifecycle including requirements definition, design, implementation, test, launch, and on-orbit operations. Eric’s technical focus area is on all aspects of electrical system integration and testing from avionics to software to entire spacecraft.

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        Eric Rossland

        Electronics Engineer, Naval Research Laboratory: Eric Rossland is an employee at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) with over 15 years experience in spacecraft systems engineering. Eric works in the spacecraft systems electrical integration and test section on efforts from robotics, to space sensors, to entire spacecraft, and mission operations. Eric’s most recent technical focus area is space robotics, specifically robotic arm system design, integration, and test. On multiple flight programs, Eric managed teams through the entirety of the project from requirements development, design, hardware and software implementation, integration and test, verification/validation, and spacecraft launch and on-orbit operations. As a subject matter expert in the field of spacecraft electrical and robotic systems integration and test, Eric has been consulted to support internal and external program design reviews.

    • 7.04 Avionics for Small Satellites, Nano-Satellites, and CubeSats

      This session presents a survey of newly designed and heritage electrical and avionics subsystems for application in smaller spacecraft, including CubeSats. Example topics include: attitude determination and control; telemetry systems; command and data handling; power systems; thermal systems; and guidance and navigation systems, all scoped for small satellites (<50kg). Participants include fundamental research organizations, such as universities and national laboratories, as well as system providers, such as defense departments, and industry partners.

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        John Dickinson

        Manager, Research & Development, Flight Edge Compute Systems, Sandia National Laboratories: Experience in spacecraft & payload systems engineering and avionics design & test on Kepler, WISE, JUNO, IBEX, RBSP, MMS, SPP, Solar Orbiter, CYGNSS, and multiple government programs. BSEE, Johns Hopkins University; MSEE, Georgia Institute of Technology.

    • 7.05 Power Electronics for Aerospace Applications

      This session explores advanced power electronics designs and systems for space and avionics applications. Example topics include: power devices; wide bandgap power semiconductors; power electronics; electro-magnetic devices; photo-voltaic modules; energy storage and battery management systems and power systems. Papers discuss technical aspects of power electronics including extreme thermal and power requirements, radiation hardening, efficiency and power management, tolerance to aerospace environments, and reliability.

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        Christopher Iannello

        NASA Technical Fellow for Electrical Power, NASA - NESC : Dr. Iannello has over 20 years of experience in power systems in Industry, Academia, and with NASA. He received his BSEE, MSEE, and PhD EE. at the University of Central Florida in ’94, ’99, and ’01 respectively all with a Power Electronics emphasis. . http://www.nasa.gov/offices/nesc/academy/Chris_Iannello_bio.html

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        Peter Wilson

        Professor, University of Bath: Professor of Electronic and Systems Engineering, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Bath, UK. Technical Chair, BMAS 2008 and General Chair BMAS 2009, Finance Chair IEEE Design Automation for Power Electronics 2018. Visiting Professor, University of Arkansas, USA. SMIEEE, FIET, FBCS, CEng. >150 Publications and 3 Books.

    • 7.06 Electronics for Extreme Environments

      This session explores innovations in electronics technologies and packaging that help enable operation of electronics in extreme environments, including space. Technologies resilient to extremes in temperature, radiation, and launch vehicle environments are relevant. Example topics include: materials and techniques for assembling and testing microelectronics; component packaging, attachment, and connectors; thermal/mechanical/electrical/radiation performance comparisons; reliability and failure analyses; adaptation of manufacturing methods for space applications; and integration of diverse modules such as MEMS, power electronics, sensors, optics, RF and microprocessors.

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        Mohammad Mojarradi

        Manger, Componnent Engineering and Assurance, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Manager, Component Engineering and Assurance, JPL. IC design specialist, expert in mixed-signal/mixed-voltage circuits, sensors, micro-machined electromechanical interface systems for extreme environment of space. Twenty years experience. Twenty-seven patents, forty publications.

    • 7.07 Fault Tolerance, Autonomy, and Evolvability in Spacecraft and Instrument Avionics

      This session explores adaptation, including Fault Tolerance, Autonomy, and Evolvability, in space electronics. Adaptation reflects the capability of a system to maintain or improve its performance in the presence of internal or external changes, such as faults and degradations, uncertainties and variations during fabrication, modifications in the operational environment, or incidental interference. This session addresses all aspects of adaptivity for spacecraft and instrument avionics with the scope of papers encompassing theoretical considerations, design solutions, and actual techniques applied to space flight operations.

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        Tom Hoffman

        Project Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Project Manager of the Near Earth Objects (NEOs) Surveyor Project at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a mission to identify and characterize potentially hazardous NEOs. Formerly Project Manager of the InSight project . which is the most recent US lander mission on Mars. Formerly Deputy Project Manager of the GRAIL project which gravity mapped the moon. Has worked on several successful JPL flight and technology programs including Voyager, Cassini, STARDUST, and Mars Exploration Rovers. Specialties include Project Management, Avionics System Engineering, Computer Architecture, and Fault Protection.

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        Didier Keymeulen

        Principal, Member Technical Staff, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Principal, Member technical staff, JPL. Interests in design and implementation of adaptive and intelligent embedded flight systems

    • 7.08 Guidance, Navigation, and Control Technologies for Space Applications

      This session explores sensor, actuator, and processing innovations related to the guidance, navigation, and control of space vehicles. This session welcomes manuscripts that discuss technologies applicable to satellites, probes, landers, launchers, and other space-related missions.

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        John Enright

        Associate Professor, Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University): John Enright is an Associate Professor in Department of Aerospace Engineering at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University). His primary research interests concern the development of attitude sensors for spacecraft, optical navigation, and mobile robotics.

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        Leena Singh

        Senior Staff, Lincoln Laboratory: Leena Singh is a Guidance, Navigation and Control Systems engineer with experience in the autonomous GN&C of space, missile, and planetary reentry & landing bodies. She presently holds a Senior Technical Staff position in Control and Autonomous Systems Engineering at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. She has previously worked at Draper Laboratory holding various positions providing GN&C expertise in the area of single spacecraft operations, formation control of spacecraft clusters, and in the rendezvous and proximity operations of two spacecraft approaching for docking. Leena Singh has been a member of the IEEE and the AIAA for over 20 years and is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA.

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        Jacob McGee

        Research Engineer, Southwest Research Institute: I have worked for Southwest Research Institute for 9 years after receiving an undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech. In that time I have been the ADCS hardware lead for the CYGNSS mission and am currently the Deputy ADCS Lead, the Deputy Propulsion Lead, and an AI&T Test Conductor for the PUNCH mission.

    • 7.09 Emerging Technologies for Space Applications

      This session explores a wide range of advanced, novel, and cutting edge device technologies for space applications. Example topics include: advanced MEMS devices; 3D circuit printing; innovative embedded electronics applications (including multi-functional components); as well as the leveraging of advanced commercial electronics for space applications. This session also serves as a catch-all for unique advanced technology topics that do not fit cleanly into other sessions or are inherently multi-disciplinary in nature.

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        William Jackson

        Senior Scientist, L3Harris Technologies: Senior Scientist, L3Harris Technologies. Spacecraft systems engineer for various small satellite programs. Expertise in systems engineering, mission analysis and operations, mathematical modeling and optimization, and spacecraft design. Senior member of IEEE, and Associate Fellow of AIAA.

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        Michael Mclelland

        Executive Director, Space Systems Directorate, Southwest Research Institute: Executive Director, Space Systems Directorate, Southwest Research Institute, developing complex high reliability space hardware. Over 25 years management and engineering expertise in micro-satellites, spacecraft avionics, power systems, science payload processors, GPS receivers and autonomous high altitude airships. Played key roles in the development of over 22 spaceflight systems on NASA, ESA, Commercial and DoD programs.

    • 7.10 COTS Utilization for Reliable Space Applications

      This session explores the use of commercial, off-the-shelf electronics and technologies in a space environment. Using commercial electronics not intended for an application in a space environment is becoming increasingly common. Topics of interest include: adaptations of COTS electronics for fault tolerance and environmental resilience; flight proven COTS electronics; novel implementations of electrical functions using COTS components; and results of COTS component use. Papers address theoretical considerations, design solutions, and actual techniques applied to space flight operations.

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        Douglas Carssow

        Electronics Engineer, Naval Research Laboratory: Designs digital processing cards for aerospace applications. Delivered FPGA based processing designs for AFRL's Demonstration and Science Experiments (DSX) satellite Loss Cone Imager instrument and the DARPA funded Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program. Currently working on edge processing hardware and algorithm implementation for space applications. Ph.D. from Boston University in electrical engineering.

    • 7.11 Designing Spacecraft Hardware for Electromagnetic Compatibility, Signal Integrity, and Power Integrity in Space Applications

      This session explores the advanced and innovative techniques recently developed that ensure spacecraft hardware are designed and hardened for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) with emphasis on signal integrity and power integrity (SI/PI) of the unit electronics. Topics of interest include: risks posed by Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), SI/PI, DC magnetic cleanliness and Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) present in spacecraft instruments, International Space Station instruments, spacecraft & space launch vehicle systems, robotics, and crewed vehicles. Papers address a wide range of topics and present innovative modeling and hardware solutions to EMC on the part, board, box, system, multi-system, planetary, and interplanetary levels. The harshness of the space environments necessitates a broader view of EMC issues than traditional terrestrial projects, often leading to creative methods and solutions that can benefit our society’s efforts elsewhere on Earth.

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        Jeffrey Boye

        Engineer, JHUAPL: Jeff is a hardware design engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab in Laurel MD. He currently has hardware that is orbiting the sun on the Parker Solar Probe mission and is the lead engineer of the CORESAT Single Board Computer, a multi-mission radhard compute platform.

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        Pablo Narvaez

        Principal Engineer/Section Manager, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab: Pablo Narvaez has worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1985 and is currently a Section Manager and a Principal Engineer and is the subject matter expert for JPL in flight spacecraft Electromagnetic Compatibility and Magnetic environments (EMC/Mag). He led the EMC/Mag efforts for: Galileo (from 1985, up to launch in 1989; post-Challenger re-design for VEEGA mission), Ulysses, instruments flown on the Shuttle (SRTM, SIR-C, Lambda Point Experiment, Drop Physics Module), Cassini, Mars Exploration Rovers, CloudSat, Deep Impact, DAWN, OCO-2, Aquarius/SAC-D, Juno and on the just recently launched Grace Follow-On. He is currently overseeing the EMC/Mag efforts for: Europa Clipper, Mars 2020, SWOT, and non-NASA projects. He is the EMC group supervisor and Section Chief Engineer for Reliability Engineering and Mission Environmental Assurance.

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        James Lukash

        Principal Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin Space: With over 30 years in the aerospace industry Jim Lukash has worked EMI/EMC/E3 on many space projects including; the International Space Station, Orion, the Delta II launch vehicle, DC-X, Pam-S/Ulysses, Mars Odyssey, Mars Climate Orbiter, Mars Polar Lander, Genesis, Stardust, SBIRS, MUOS, GPS III, and many others. He is the founding chair of the IEEE EMC Society’s Technical Committee 8 “Aeronautics and Space EMC”, and serves as co-chairman of the AIAA standard committee for AIAA-S-121, “Electromagnetic Compatibility Requirements for Space Equipment and Systems”. Mr. Lukash is an iNARTE certified EMC engineer and a Senior member of the IEEE.

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      Robert Gershman

      Principal Engineer, JPL: MSR Senior Staff. Previously at JPL: Assistant Program Manager, Exploration Systems Engineering; Planetary Advanced Missions Manager; Deputy Manager, Galileo Science & Mission Design; Supervisor, Mission Engineering. At MDAC: Saturn & Skylab propulsion systems, Launch Team member for 3 Apollo missions.

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      Bret Drake

      Associate Director, The Aerospace Corporation: Lead system engineering and programmatic assessments of advanced space systems. Previously at NASA, led design and analysis studies of human exploration in missions to the Moon, Near-Earth Objects, and Mars. BS., Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin.

    • 8.01 Human Exploration Beyond Low Earth Orbit

      This session seeks papers addressing the broader aspects of human and scientific exploration including planning, development, system concepts, and execution of missions beyond low Earth orbit toward the lunar surface and on to Mars. Sample topics include systems architecture studies of human missions to cislunar space, the Moon and Mars, design reference mission analyses, strategic concepts, and broader trade study and systems engineering analyses for any aspect of human and scientific space exploration systems beyond low-Earth orbit. Lunar landers, surface systems and sustainable concepts for lunar exploration extensibility toward Mars exploration missions are in focus.

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        Bret Drake

        Associate Director, The Aerospace Corporation: Lead system engineering and programmatic assessments of advanced space systems. Previously at NASA, led design and analysis studies of human exploration in missions to the Moon, Near-Earth Objects, and Mars. BS., Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin.

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        Kevin Post

        Mission Design Engineer, Booz Allen Hamilton: With a Master of Science in Aerospace, Kevin has worked in the aerospace field for 35 years. After moving to Houston, he worked with the International Space Station performing analyses for the Vehicle Integrated Performance and Resources (VIPeR) team, as well as becoming deeply involved in the thermal and power analyses which were part of the space stations’ solar array installation and deployment operations. Working with Booz Allen Hamilton as part of the NASA Exploration Mission Planning Office, Kevin supports the mission design for Artemis trajectory design and flight profile development.

    • 8.02 Human Exploration Systems Technology Development

      This session seeks papers dealing with technology development for human exploration of space. This can include development efforts with technology readiness levels anywhere from laboratory to full-scale flight demos. It can also include assessments of technology needs of programs, program elements, or individual mission concepts.

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        Andrew Petro

        Program Executive, NASA - Headquarters: Andrew Petro leads the implementation of the Communications and Navigation architecture for the Moon in NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. Previously he led Strategic Investment Planning in the Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters and was the Program Executive for Small Spacecraft Technology and for Solar Electric Propulsion. Before moving to NASA Headquarters he worked at the Johnson Space Center in human spaceflight engineering, advanced propulsion, and flight operations.

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        Matthew Simon

        Habitation and Lunar Architecture Lead, NASA Langley Research Center: Dr. Matthew Simon is a Habitation Design Lead and Lunar Architecture Lead at NASA Langley Research Center. He designs space habitat and lunar mission concepts as part of NASA’s Moon to Mars architecture. In addition to these roles, Dr. Simon supports multiple other NASA projects on spacecraft design, habitation, medical capability development, strategic decision analysis, and technology portfolio characterization. He received his Ph. D. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech in May 2016 with his thesis on automated spacecraft interior layout evaluation and design.

    • 8.03 Advanced Launch Vehicle Systems and Technologies

      This session seeks papers covering on-going development and future advances in space transportation from Earth to orbit and distant destinations. Topics including transportation architectures, launch vehicles, infrastructure, transportation business and enabling technologies are of interest.

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        Melissa Sampson

        Business Development Leader, Melissa Sampson Consulting: Melissa Sampson is an Business Development Leader, with experience building customer and partner relationships, generating new leads and opening commercial markets. She was formerly with United Launch Alliance and has experience in systems engineering, project management, supply chain and politics. Melissa earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado and her B.S. in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary. She is an AIAA Associate Fellow and an International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified coach.

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        Randy Williams

        Systems Director, The Aerospace Corporation: Randy Williams earned an M.S. and a B.S in Aero-Sciences and Mechanical Engineering, respectively, from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). He's held several positions at The Aerospace Corporation after initial hire in 1987 in the Aerophysics Laboratory. He worked in the Propulsion Department on satellite propulsion systems for Milstar, DMSP, and STP programs. He transferred to the Medium Launch Vehicle Program Office. He led several multi-disciplinary teams tasked with resolving significant technical issues the Atlas II/III/V and Delta II launch vehicles. He began work on the Space Shuttle Return-to-Flight mission, characterizing the External Tank foam debris risk to the Space Shuttle Program. In 2007, he provided system engineering leadership and lead development of induced flight environments for NASA’s successful Ares I-X test flight project, in addition to supporting other Constellation projects, for which he received several NASA and corporate awards. He currently serves as a Systems Director in Civil and Commercial Launch Projects Subdivision of the Launch Systems Division, where he serves as the primary focal point for all civil launch-related activities within Launch Program Operations.

    • 8.04 Human Factors & Performance

      This session seeks papers on human performance, integration, and operations within complex spacecraft systems. Suggested human factors topics may include cockpit and flight deck displays and controls, autonomous crew performance, handling qualities and flight performance, human-robotic interaction and performance, team performance and dynamics, training, countermeasures technologies/systems, and behavioral health and performance during short- and long-duration spaceflight. Papers including operations to experimental and modeling approaches, both in the laboratory and in spaceflight analog locations are of interest.

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        Jessica Marquez

        Human System Engineer, NASA Ames Research Center: Jessica J. Marquez, Ph.D. works at NASA Ames Research Center, within the Human Systems Integration Division. Her work has focused on space mission operations, space human factors engineering, and human-computer interaction. She received her Ph.D. in Human-Systems Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), her S.M. in Aeronautics and Astronautics also from MIT, and her B.S.E. In Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University.

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        Kevin Duda

        Group Lead, Space & Mission Critical Systems, The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.: Kevin Duda is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, and Group Lead for Space & Mission Critical Systems at The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. He specializes in the design and analysis of spacecraft flight displays and controls, manual and supervisory control systems, and spaceflight physiologic adaptation countermeasure systems. He holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT.

    • 8.05 Space Human Physiology and Countermeasures

      This session focuses on the physiological aspects of humans in space and current or future countermeasures and technologies to maximize human health and performance in the space environment. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to) bone loss, muscle atrophy, psychological effects, sensory-motor deconditioning, extravehicular activity, cardiovascular adaptation, Spaceflight Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome (SANS), decompression sickness, radiation, exercise, injury biomechanics, or artificial gravity. Physiological and psychological aspects of missions at Space Analogue sites are also of interest. Both experimental and modeling approaches are welcome.

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        Ana Diaz Artiles

        Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University: Dr. Ana Diaz Artiles is an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University. Her interests focus on human spaceflight and space system engineering, particularly on aerospace biomedical engineering, extravehicular activity, and human performance in altered gravity environments. She received her Ph.D from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2015, where she studied artificial gravity combined with exercise as a countermeasure to spaceflight-related physiological deconditioning. Prior to MIT, Ana worked for five years in Kourou (French Guiana) as a member of the Ariane 5 Launch team. In particular, she worked as a specialist in operations concerning the Ariane 5 upper stage (both cryogenic and storable) and ground systems. Dr. Diaz Artiles has a background in aeronautical engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), and SUPAERO in Toulouse (France). She is a 2011 Fulbright fellow, and a 2014 Amelia Earhart Fellowship recipient.

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        Andrew Abercromby

        Lead - Human Physiology, Performance, Protection and Operations (H-3PO) Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center: Andrew Abercromby received an M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh in 2002 during which he worked in the Flight Mechanics Laboratory at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) on a spacecraft attitude determination technology for X-38. He earned a Ph.D. in Motor Control from the University of Houston while working in the JSC Neurosciences Laboratory, and is now lead of NASA's Human Physiology, Performance, Protection and Operations (H-3PO) Laboratory. Andrew's research studies involve human-centered development and assessment of prototype spacesuits, vehicles, communications architectures, and operations concepts in environments including parabolic aircraft, virtual reality, volcanic lava flows, underwater habitats, Arctic impact craters, and ice-covered Antarctic lakes. Other ongoing research efforts include the mathematical modeling and empirical validation of prebreathe protocols for the mitigation of decompression sickness risk during spaceflight.

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        Torin Clark

        Assistant Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder: Torin Clark, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder in the Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences department and Biomedical Engineering program. He is a principal investigator in the Bioastronautics Laboratory and a faculty affiliate of BioServe Space Technologies. Prior to joining CU-Boulder in 2015, he was a National Space Biomedical Research Institute post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He completed his Masters and PhD in the Man-Vehicle Laboratory (now the Human Systems Laboratory) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his BS in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Colorado. His research is focused on the challenges that human operators face in complex aerospace environments. Specifically, he focuses on astronaut biomedical issues, space human factors, human sensorimotor/vestibular function and adaptation, interaction of human-autonomous and human-robotic systems, trust in autonomous systems, mathematical models of spatial orientation perception, and human-in-the-loop experiments.

    • 8.06 Mechanical Systems, Design and Technologies

      This session seeks papers on spacecraft configurations, structures, mechanical and thermal systems, devices, and technologies for space flight systems and in situ exploration. Papers addressing mechanical systems design, ground testing, and flight validation are also encouraged.

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        Lisa May

        Chief Technologist, Commercial Civil Space, Lockheed Martin Space: Lisa May is an accomplished senior executive and systems engineer with more than 35 years of success across aerospace and technology industries. She is currently Lockheed Martin’s Chief Technologist for Commercial Civil Space Advanced Programs. She leads technology investment strategy across all Advanced Program market segments. Previously, she was the Deputy Space Exploration Architect, supporting efforts to bring humans safely to the surface of the Moon by 2024. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Ms. May founded Murphian Consulting, where she consulted to technology entrepreneurs in such diverse fields as nuclear, forensics, space, and transportation technology. Before that she was NASA's Lead Program Executive for the Mars Exploration Program and PE for MAVEN, Mars Technology, and Mars Sample Return. Also, former Chair of the International Mars Exploration Working Group. Lisa is an IEEE senior member, an AIAA Associate Fellow, and an INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Professional. Lisa has an ME in Mechanical Engineering and BA in Speech Communications, from the University of Virginia.

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        Alexander Eremenko

        Mechanical Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Alexander Eremenko. I received Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Moscow Aviation Institute, Moscow, USSR (Russia) in 1984. I previously worked for Lavochkin Science & Production Association, Moscow, Russia for 11 years developing a variety of the planetary and astrophysical missions. For the last 16 years I've been working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory developing a variety of deep space missions/programs including Ice&Fire, Solar Probe, Europa, Pluto, Mars Exploration Rover, Mars Science Laboratory, Aquarius, SMAP, Europa Clipper. I am currently Mars Sample Retrieval Lander pre-Project Flight System Chief Engineer.

    • 8.07 Spacecraft Propulsion and Power Systems

      This session seeks papers on the development and infusion of in-space propulsion and power technologies for future NASA deep space science missions and Earth orbiting applications. The session’s primary focus is on in-space applications and is not intended for human spaceflight topics or launch vehicles.

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        Erica Deionno

        Principal Director, The Aerospace Corporation: Erica DeIonno received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from UCLA. She is currently a Systems Director in the Innovation Office at The Aerospace Corporation. Prior to her current position, her research included molecular and polymer-based electronic devices, radiation testing and modeling of memristor-based memory devices (RRAM), and solar cell degradation modeling. She has participated in a number of failure analysis studies, including testing of MEMS spatial light modulators and CCD arrays.

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        Richard Hofer

        Supervisor, Electric Propulsion, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Richard R. Hofer is a Principal Engineer and the Supervisor of the Electric Propulsion Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He received the B.S.E. degree in mechanical engineering and the B.S.E., M.S.E, and Ph.D. degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan in 1998, 1998, 2000, and 2004, respectively. Since joining JPL in 2005, his work has focused on the development and qualification of Hall thrusters for deep space missions. In recognition of these efforts, he received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, the JPL Lew Allen Award for Excellence, and the AIAA Electric Propulsion Outstanding Technical Achievement Award. Dr. Hofer is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA, the Chair of the AIAA Electric Propulsion Technical Committee, and on the Board of Directors of the Electric Rocket Propulsion Society. He has been awarded seven patents and authored over 170 technical publications in electric propulsion.

    • 8.08 Nuclear Space Power Generation

      The Nuclear Space Power Generation session invites papers on all things nuclear and related to space power: concepts for dynamic power systems and static generators at all scales, conversion technologies, fuel processing, reactors for manned and unmanned space missions, lessons learned and best practices, plans for future devices, models and simulations, test results, government policies, nuclear launch safety, infrastructure, and technologies on any scale that address the future success of space missions.

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        Christofer Whiting

        Principal Research Scientist, University of Dayton: Christofer E. Whiting received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota. For the past 10 years, he has worked as a Principal Research Scientist at the University of Dayton Research Institute where he supports the U.S. Department of Energy’s Space and Defense Power Systems program and NASA’s Radioisotope Power System Program Office. Chris’s research specializes in the solid-state chemistry of the 238PuO2 fuel used in radioisotope thermoelectric generators through both surrogate and direct experimentation, gas phase chemistry and materials interactions that occur within a radioisotope power system, and analysis of RTG lifetime performance. Chris is also currently supporting the development of the Next Generation Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator, a next-generation power system for use in various space exploration missions.

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        Concha Reid

        Program Manager, National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Concha Reid is the acting Program Manager for the Radioisotope Power Systems Program (RPS) at NASA. The RPS Program provides radioisotope power and heating for NASA missions, and advances the technology for achievement of greater science objectives, particularly to dark, cold lunar and planetary locations and into deep space. Prior to joining the RPS Program, Ms. Reid negotiated and managed bilateral exchange agreements between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) for Orion’s European Service Module (ESM). She led joint NASA-ESA reviews of the completion of ESM integration activities in Europe for NASA, coordinated the delivery of the ESMs for Artemis I and II from Europe to NASA Kennedy Space Center, and led the review to approve the mating of the Orion Crew and Service Module with the ESM. She also served as the technical management representative for the ESM on the Orion prime contract. Previously, Ms. Reid served as a battery and energy storage specialist in the NASA GRC Power Division. Ms. Reid holds a BS in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University and an MS in electrical engineering, with an emphasis on power systems and alternate energy systems, from Virginia Tech.

    • 8.09 Systems and Technologies for CubeSat/Smallsats

      This session seeks papers covering technologies and systems for very small spacecraft (secondary platforms such as CubeSat, ESPA and ASAP-class) that enable "big" science and technology missions on a small budget. Papers that evaluate flight or testing results are strongly encouraged.

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        Michael Swartwout

        Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University: Michael Swartwout is an associate professor of aerospace engineering at Saint Louis University. His research focuses on systems and models for improving mission assurance for small spacecraft. He earned his BS and MS in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois, and his PhD in aeronautics & astronautics from Stanford. While at Stanford, he was the manager of the Sapphire satellite, launched in 2001. At SLU, his students have several CubeSats in development for NASA-sponsored launches: COPPER (2013), Argus (2015) and Argus-2 (2019).

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        Justin Boland

        System Engineer, JPL: Capture Lead and Lead SE in the Mission Concepts Systems Development group. Justin advocates for right-sizing concepts and leveraging scalable solutions when possible, such as fleets of redundant smallsats. Previously at JPL: supervisor for Advanced Instrument Concepts and Science Applications; delivered the MEDA SkyCam on the Perseverance rover; developed the NEAScout CubeSat science camera. Outside of NASA, started two venture-funded companies: Looxcie was on Time Magazine's list, "The Best 50 Inventions of 2010". PhD EE Caltech, BS Physics UTDallas.

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        Kyle Kemble

        Small Satellite Portfolio Mission Manager, Air Force Research Laboratory: Mr. Kemble received a Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2013. During his time at CU he was the program manager for the Drag and Atmospheric Neutral Density Explorer sponsored by Air Force Research Laboratory. Since graduation he has been working as a civil servant with the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate. At AFRL he is a mission manager for small satellite platforms ranging across a wide variety of mission areas from communications systems to space situational awareness.

    • 8.10 Systems and Technologies for Ascent from Planetary Bodies, a Multidisciplinary Problem

      This session covers both the individual technologies, the system level interactions and trades, and the issues that influence the design of ascent systems leaving the surface of planetary bodies, such as the Moon, Mars, Phobos and others within our solar system. It addresses issues like the impacts of thermal constraints, propulsion design and performance, GN&C, aerodynamic impacts, and packaging constraints for both crewed and robotic ascent vehicle design.

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        Tara Polsgrove

        Lead Systems Engineer, Human Landing System, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center: Tara Polsgrove is the Lead Systems Engineer for the Human Landing System Program at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. In that role she works to ensure and enable robust technical coordination across the NASA and industry teams and efficient progress toward certification and flight of the next human missions to the lunar surface. Previously, she supported the agency’s strategic planning for human missions to Mars by leading conceptual design studies and technology trades for human Mars landers and ascent vehicles. She has been with NASA since 2000 and has experience in vehicle design, systems engineering, and programmatic assessments for future human missions to the Moon and Mars, as well as interplanetary trajectory optimization and mission analysis. Ms. Polsgrove has a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Engineering with a Systems Engineering focus from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

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        Ashley Karp

        Mars Launch Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Dr. Karp is the SRL Mars Launch Manager as part of a potential Mars Sample Return. She has been the PI for JPL’s Hybrid Propulsion Test Facility. She is the former Chair of the AIAA Hybrid Rocket Propulsion Technical Committee. She earned a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University in 2012. and a B.A. in Astrophysics, Physics and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005. She has worked on the Mars 2020 propulsion system and has been involved with many mission concept studies

    The Air Vehicle Track is open to any atmospheric vehicle concept ranging from fixed wing, rotary wing, propulsive and buoyant lift applications for Earth-based or other Planetary Atmospheric application (atmospheric referring to the envelope of gases that surrounds any planet or dwarf planets or moons within or outside the solar system). The track houses sessions focused on atmospheric flight applications for piloted, remotely piloted, and autonomous Un-piloted Aerial Systems (UAS) platforms including any aerial vehicle(s). The Air Vehicle Systems and Technologies Track includes five sessions categorized to focus on development, technologies, and innovations in (i) Modeling, Simulation, Flight Testing, and Verification & Validation (V&V); (ii) Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence for Atmospheric Platforms; (iii) Integrated Systems, Sensors, Safety-Critical Hardware, and Avionics; (iv) Air Vehicle Flight Guidance, Navigation, and Control Theory and Application; and (v) Distributed, Cooperative, and Multi-Vehicle GNC.

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      Christian Rice

      Chief Test Engineer, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, MD. : Chief Test Engineer, Rotary Wing. BS, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering; MS, Aviation Systems.

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      Christopher Elliott

      LM Fellow, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Texas Christian University, The University of Texas at Arlington: LM Fellow, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. Technical Fellow on the Flight Control and Vehicle Management Systems Team and the Quantum Information Science Research Team with Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in Fort Worth, TX. Over 20 years experience with the International Space Station, Block 60 F16, F35 Joint Strike Fighter, Hybrid Airship, and other research programs. Adjunct Professor, Texas Christian University and University of Texas at Arlington Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. AIAA Associate Fellow. BS Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin; MS and PhD, Aerospace Engineering, UT Arlington.

    • 9.01 Air Vehicle Modeling, Simulation, Flight Testing, and V&V

      This session focuses on methodology and techniques for the modeling, simulation, flight testing, and verification and validation (V&V) of atmospheric vehicles including piloted, remotely piloted, and autonomous platforms including fixed wing, rotary wing, and any other aerial vehicle(s). The Air Vehicle Modeling, Simulation, Flight Testing, and V&V session is open to any atmospheric vehicle concept including fixed wing, rotary wing, propulsive and buoyant lift applications for Earth-based or other Planetary Atmospheric GNC applications (atmospheric referring to the envelope of gases that surrounds any planet or dwarf planets or moons within or outside the solar system).

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        John Ennis

        CH-53K Test Pilot, KBR: John Ennis, a native of Centreville, Va, attended Virginia Tech where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in August 1995. He has an MS in Aviation Systems from the University of Tennessee. He currently is a Test Pilot on the Marine Corps' CH-53K Integrated Test Team. He has test experience in over 30 manned platforms including the MV-22B. Previously, he was the Commanding Officer of HX-21, the Navy and Marine Corps' rotary winged test squadron.

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        Felipe Gonzalez

        Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology: Dr Gonzalez is a Senior Lecturer at Queensland University of Technology and Leader for UAVs in Remote Sensing at the Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (ARCAA). He is the co-author of a monograph on multidisciplinary design optimization and game strategies in aeronautics and UAV design and has published over 100 refereed publications. To date Dr Gonzalez has been awarded $9.1M in chief investigator / partner investigator grants ($6.5M total cash + in-kind contributions). This grant income represents a mixture of sole investigator funding, international, multidisciplinary collaborative grants and funding from industry.

    • 9.02 Air Vehicle Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence for Atmospheric Platforms

      This session includes papers on all aspects of autonomy and artificial intelligence and machine learning for Air Vehicle applications including piloted, remotely piloted, and autonomous platforms in atmospheric flight. Example topics may include human and automony interaction; real time prognostics and integrity monitoring and mitigation; path planning in dynamic and uncertain environments; conflict detection and resolution; and work from experimental to operational applications.

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        Felipe Gonzalez

        Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology: Dr Gonzalez is a Senior Lecturer at Queensland University of Technology and Leader for UAVs in Remote Sensing at the Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (ARCAA). He is the co-author of a monograph on multidisciplinary design optimization and game strategies in aeronautics and UAV design and has published over 100 refereed publications. To date Dr Gonzalez has been awarded $9.1M in chief investigator / partner investigator grants ($6.5M total cash + in-kind contributions). This grant income represents a mixture of sole investigator funding, international, multidisciplinary collaborative grants and funding from industry.

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        Will Goins

        Sr. Principal Electronics Engineer, Ierus Technologies : Sr. Principal Electronics Engineer with Ierus Technologies in Huntsville AL, USA. Previously he held research and design positions with commercial companies supporting aerospace and defense customers. His research interests are in aerospace and electronic systems areas, with specific focus in autonomous vehicles and sensors. He holds a B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering

    • 9.03 Air Vehicle Integrated Systems, Sensors, Safety-Critical Hardware, and Avionics

      This session includes a broad focus on topics ranging from integrated systems, sensor technologies and safety critical hardware, and operator feedback and avionics technologies for atmospheric flight applications including piloted, remotely piloted, and autonomous platforms. Papers may address concepts and practices for the design, integration and testing of these systems for improving aircraft performance, operator situational awareness, survivability, energy state, and airspace deconfliction. Novel sensor concepts and sensor fusion, aircraft state estimation, and operator feedback are all important example topics for this session.

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        Andrew Lynch

        Acquisition Lead, Naval Air Systems Command: Mr. Lynch graduated with merit from the United States Naval Academy in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. He is a graduate and former Commanding Officer of the United States Naval Test Pilot School and led the Navy's Specialized and Proven Aircraft Program (PMA-226). He currently supports the Navy's Adversary Aircraft Program.

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        Will Goins

        Sr. Principal Electronics Engineer, Ierus Technologies : Sr. Principal Electronics Engineer with Ierus Technologies in Huntsville AL, USA. Previously he held research and design positions with commercial companies supporting aerospace and defense customers. His research interests are in aerospace and electronic systems areas, with specific focus in autonomous vehicles and sensors. He holds a B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering

    • 9.04 Air Vehicle Flight Guidance, Navigation, and Control Theory and Application

      This session focuses on Atmospheric Flight Control and includes theory, application, and future or historical operational example topics ranging from guidance algorithms and path planning; navigation state estimation and sensing and control variable construction; to flight control law loop closure design, synthesis, and evaluation. The Air Vehicle Flight GNC session is open to any atmospheric vehicle concept including piloted, remotely piloted, and autonomous platforms categorically ranging from fixed wing, rotary wing, propulsive and buoyant lift applications for Earth-based or other Planetary Atmospheric GNC applications (atmospheric referring to the envelope of gases that surrounds any planet or dwarf planets or moons within or outside the solar system). Example topics may include linear and nonlinear derivation, analysis and simulation results to experimental or operational flight events and lessons learned.

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        Tom Mc Ateer

        System of Systems Test and Evaluation, NAVAIR: Systems of Systems Test and Evaluation, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, MD.

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        Christopher Elliott

        LM Fellow, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Texas Christian University, The University of Texas at Arlington: LM Fellow, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. Technical Fellow on the Flight Control and Vehicle Management Systems Team and the Quantum Information Science Research Team with Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in Fort Worth, TX. Over 20 years experience with the International Space Station, Block 60 F16, F35 Joint Strike Fighter, Hybrid Airship, and other research programs. Adjunct Professor, Texas Christian University and University of Texas at Arlington Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. AIAA Associate Fellow. BS Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin; MS and PhD, Aerospace Engineering, UT Arlington.

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        Theodore Tzanetos

        Robotics Technologist, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab: Flight Test Conductor and Electrical GSE Lead for Mars Helicopter at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. MIT '12 B.S. CS-EE, MIT '13 M.Eng CS-EE.

    • 9.05 Air Vehicle Distributed, Cooperative, and Multi-Vehicle GNC

      This session focuses on atmospheric flight applications including piloted, remotely piloted, and autonomous platforms utilizing the concept of distributed systems and/or agents either working together cooperatively or competitively in a multiple vehicle environment. Example topics may range from resource allocation and command and control of complex, autonomous systems to self-organization and autonomous operation and decision making. Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) concepts may include the successful design, deployment, operation, evaluation, and certification of any homogeneous or mixed type of multi-vehicular GNC system.

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        Christopher Elliott

        LM Fellow, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Texas Christian University, The University of Texas at Arlington: LM Fellow, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. Technical Fellow on the Flight Control and Vehicle Management Systems Team and the Quantum Information Science Research Team with Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in Fort Worth, TX. Over 20 years experience with the International Space Station, Block 60 F16, F35 Joint Strike Fighter, Hybrid Airship, and other research programs. Adjunct Professor, Texas Christian University and University of Texas at Arlington Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. AIAA Associate Fellow. BS Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin; MS and PhD, Aerospace Engineering, UT Arlington.

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        Felipe Gonzalez

        Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology: Dr Gonzalez is a Senior Lecturer at Queensland University of Technology and Leader for UAVs in Remote Sensing at the Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (ARCAA). He is the co-author of a monograph on multidisciplinary design optimization and game strategies in aeronautics and UAV design and has published over 100 refereed publications. To date Dr Gonzalez has been awarded $9.1M in chief investigator / partner investigator grants ($6.5M total cash + in-kind contributions). This grant income represents a mixture of sole investigator funding, international, multidisciplinary collaborative grants and funding from industry.

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      Kristin Wortman

      Principal Professional Staff, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory: Principal professional staff, Space Exploration Sector's Space Mission Assurance group at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory located in Laurel, MD. Support DART, EZIE and Dragonfly NASA missions and several National Security Space missions as the lead software assurance engineer. Adjunct professor, Computer Sciences Department, University of Maryland University College since 2001. B.S., Computer and Information Science; M.S., Software Engineering, University of Maryland University College.

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      Virgil Adumitroaie

      Data Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Past research in high-speed turbulent combustion modeling, data dimensionality reduction, neural networks, signaling pathways, decision support, climate data assimilation, and scientific software development. Currently working on planetary atmospheric and magnetospheric modeling. Adjunct Lecturer at the Viterbi School of Engineering, USC. Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University at Buffalo.

    • 10.01 Computational Modeling

      The focus of this session is Computational Modeling in any discipline, with emphasis on the mathematical model of the phenomenology and on the numerical algorithms used for solution. Disciplines include fluid dynamics and fluid/thermal sciences, earth and planetary physics, systems engineering studies, sensor management and sensor modeling, and radar and signal processing.

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        Darrell Terry

        Consultant, Surveillance Systems Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Research professional with quantitative skills and experience in aerospace engineering and marine geophysics. Includes background in signal processing and CFD for research and applications. Extensive experience in air and space borne radar and STAP. Ph.D. research at University of California, Irvine, focused on modeling vapor and particle transport processes in jet exhaust. Ph.D. research at University of South Carolina and Oklahoma State University, focused on buoyancy driven flow and methane hydrate systems.

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        Virgil Adumitroaie

        Data Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Past research in high-speed turbulent combustion modeling, data dimensionality reduction, neural networks, signaling pathways, decision support, climate data assimilation, and scientific software development. Currently working on planetary atmospheric and magnetospheric modeling. Adjunct Lecturer at the Viterbi School of Engineering, USC. Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University at Buffalo.

    • 10.02 Innovative Software Engineering and Management Techniques and Practices

      Practices followed during development and management of aerospace software systems vary across the industry. This divide seems to be growing as emerging markets, such as commercial space and cubesats, adopt techniques from other software domains while the traditional aerospace market works to tailor existing processes. Suggested topics covering both experience and research in software engineering and management techniques with both flight and ground system development such as: innovative software architectures, code reuse, software project management, COTS integration, alternative design and implementation approaches, new programming languages and unique approaches to software test and verification. Other software engineering topics will also be considered in this session.

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        Kristin Wortman

        Principal Professional Staff, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory: Principal professional staff, Space Exploration Sector's Space Mission Assurance group at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory located in Laurel, MD. Support DART, EZIE and Dragonfly NASA missions and several National Security Space missions as the lead software assurance engineer. Adjunct professor, Computer Sciences Department, University of Maryland University College since 2001. B.S., Computer and Information Science; M.S., Software Engineering, University of Maryland University College.

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        Ronnie Killough

        Director - R&D, Southwest Research Institute: Ronnie Killough is a Program Director in the Space Science and Engineering Division at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). In his thirty years at SwRI, Ronnie has developed software for cruise missile simulators, space shuttle control center systems, and unmanned spacecraft. Until 2014 he was Director of the Communications and Embedded Systems department in which he was responsible for oversight of research and development of network-centric systems, tactical communications systems, cyber security, and high-reliability software. Ronnie returned to his passion for space and served as software systems lead and flight director for the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission which launched in December 2016. He is currently Project Manager for a Heliophysics SMEX mission called Polarimeter to Unify the Corina and Heliosphere (PUNCH), a constellation of four microsatellites that will create 3D images of the solar wind, slated for launch in 2023.

    • 10.03 Software Architecture and Design

      Appropriate software architecture is critical to the design, development and evolution of all software systems, and its role in the engineering of software-intensive applications in the aerospace domain has become increasingly important. This session solicits novel ideas on the foundations, languages, models, techniques, tools, and applications of software architecture technology. Topics include software architecture for space mission systems; architecture across software, system and enterprise boundaries; architectural patterns, styles and viewpoints; architecture frameworks; design reasoning, capturing and sharing design decisions; and open architectures, product-line architectures, and systems of systems software architects’ roles and responsibilities.

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        Martin Stelzer

        Research Associate, German Aerospace Center (DLR): Martin Stelzer studied computer science at FH Ingolstadt and the University of Hagen and received his M.Sc. Degree in 2012. Since 2007 he has been working at the German Aerospace Center in the field of onboard software frameworks and was involved in the space projects ROKVISS and Kontur-2.

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        Peter Lehner

        Robotics Research Scientist / Engineer, German Aerospace Center (DLR): Peter Lehner is a researcher at the Department of Autonomy and Teleoperation at the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, German Aerospace Center (DLR). Before he joined DLR in 2014, he received his master's degree in Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin in 2014. His current research activities include developing methods for autonomous motion generation for mobile manipulation systems to empower mobile robots to autonomously interact with their environment.

    • 10.04 Software Quality, Reliability and Safety Engineering and Other Illities

      The focus of this session is to share systematic practices followed in aerospace to ensure an adequate confidence level that a software system conforms to its requirements and will perform in a safe and reliable manner. Software quality, reliability and safety engineering covers methodologies and techniques used for assessment of the development cycle, verification, validation and test programs, standards, models, certifications, tools, data analysis and risk management. This session is also a forum for discussion on other illities, such as software maintainability. .

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        Kristin Wortman

        Principal Professional Staff, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory: Principal professional staff, Space Exploration Sector's Space Mission Assurance group at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory located in Laurel, MD. Support DART, EZIE and Dragonfly NASA missions and several National Security Space missions as the lead software assurance engineer. Adjunct professor, Computer Sciences Department, University of Maryland University College since 2001. B.S., Computer and Information Science; M.S., Software Engineering, University of Maryland University College.

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        Paul Wood

        Staff Computer Scientist, Southwest Research Institute: Mr. Wood received a B.S. in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Systems Design from the University of Texas at San Antonio, in 1979 and an M.S. from Purdue University in computer science in 1983. He has been with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) for more than 35 years. He is software lead for the Magnetospeheric Multiscale (MMS) Hot Plasma Composition Analyzer instrument and Central Instrument Data Processor (CIDP), and is one of the MMS payload systems engineers. His other work includes robotics, telecommunications, and embedded real-time systems. He is an active participant in SwRI's Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) efforts. He has been a frequent participant in Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) activities in many domains including space, medical, and military. His interests include software and systems reliability including the use of process improvement methods and data analysis to detect and prevent defects and measure progress.

    • 10.05 Model-based Systems and Software Engineering

      This session is concerned with the application, or potential application, of advanced model-based approaches, methodologies, techniques, languages, and tools to the aerospace domain. Topics ranging from theoretical and conceptual work in these areas to specific, concrete applications, in scope from small software systems to complex monolithic systems to large system-of-systems, are welcome. Other driving current themes include: coordination and usage of multiple types of models, e.g., digital twins, descriptive versus behavioral models; the use of MBSE simulations and analyses in support of architecture development; the application of information visualization techniques for improved MBSE deliverables; the use of MBSE in specialized domains such as fault protection or electrical systems engineering. The Session's areas of interest including model-based architecture and analysis, design, control systems, verification and testing, simulation, domain specific languages and transformations, aircraft, spacecraft, instruments, flight systems, ground systems, planning and execution, guidance and navigation, and fault management.

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        Alexander Murray

        Senior Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Senior systems engineer in the Flight System Systems Engineering Group, JPL. Currently lead flight system systems engineer for the NEO Surveyor mission. Previously worked flight systems engineering on Psyche, Payload Systems on Sentinel-6, Europa Clipper and InSight (Mars Lander) as well as systems engineering on Earth-orbiting science missions. Also did and led software development for flight, ground, and simulation software for missions and for technology development projects at JPL. Former system engineer for the European weather satellite agency, Eumetsat, and software engineer for the Dresdner Bank, Frankfurt. BS and MS, Mathematics, Ohio State University.

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        Oleg Sindiy

        Senior Systems Engineer/Architect, : Dr. Oleg Sindiy is a Systems Manager at Lochkeed Martin. He received his BS degree in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and his MS and PhD degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University. His dissertation topic was on “Model-based System-of-Systems Engineering for Space-based Command, Control, Communication, and Information Architecture Design.” He worked at NASA'S JPL from 2011 to 2022, where he supported development and operations of variety of space exploration platforms. He is currently the Spacecraft Manager on the Cryogenic Demonstration Mission. In Dr. Sindiy’s work, Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) has been at the forefront of elevating models in the engineering process to a central and governing role in the specification, design, integration, testing, validation, and operation of space systems and their architectures.

    • 10.06 Implementing Artificial Intelligence for Aerospace

      This session considers how to create state-of-the-art single and multi-agent technologies for developing 'intelligent' systems in both hardware and software. It will include papers related to all areas of single- and multi-craft aerospace mission systems and autonomous control (ground station, spacecraft/satellite, unmanned aircraft and ground rovers) and papers related to partially and fully autonomous aerospace systems. Techniques considered will include, but are not limited to genetic algorithms, swarm intelligence, probabilistic AI, machine and reinforcement learning, training & learning tools, human trust in AI, and intelligent multi-agent systems. This session invites papers on best practices towards implementing new state-of-the-art autonomy and intelligence systems for aerospace. Papers on novel machine learning algorithms for single and multi-agent systems including centralized and decentralized protocols, guaranteed bounded-input bounded-output stability, and comparison with conventional closed-loop control are of particular interest. Clustering, distributed, or formation flying missions and control techniques for low-cost, small-size craft are also welcomed.

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        Jeremy Straub

        Assistant Professor, North Dakota State University: Jeremy’s current research relates to the use of autonomous control for collections of robots with heterogeneous capabilities. Jeremy holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota, an M.S. in Computer Systems and Software Design from Jacksonville State University and an M.B.A. from Mississippi State University as well as two B.S. degrees. Jeremy has ten years of professional experience developing and managing the development of cutting edge commercial software systems.

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        Daniel Clancy

        Senior Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute: Dan has worked in the aerospace / defense industry for over 25 years. His research interests include machine learning and artificial intelligence; advance battle management, command and control systems; multi-agent decision and game theory; and information fusion, advanced tracking, data association, and target ID techniques. He previously worked for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth, TX, where he was a lead designer of the information fusion system for the F-35 Lightning II. He has been an adjunct professor at Texas Christian University in the Department of Engineering. He received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1988, his M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Boston University in 1991, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Ohio State University in 1997.

    • 10.07 Human-Systems Interaction

      Humans are the most critical element in system safety, reliability and performance. Their creativity, adaptability and problem-solving capabilities are key to resilient operations across the different aerospace applications. This session focuses on the technologies and techniques leading to effective interfaces and interaction between humans and spacecraft, robots, and other aerospace systems. Specific topics of interests include HCI-HMI, multimodal sensory integration such as vision, haptics and audio, situational awareness, tele-operation interfaces, visualization, virtual and mixed reality environments, augmented reality and natural user interfaces as applied to design, production, operations, and analysis, as well as training and for decision support. Novel solutions/experiences from other domains and their application in aerospace domain, specifically contributing to an efficient human systems interaction are also of interest.

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        Janki Dodiya

        Professor of Computer Science, : Janki Dodiya is a Professor of Computer Science at IU International University in Germany. She received her PhD in Computer Science with reserach in Virtual Environments in 2011, from University of Reading, UK. She thereafter continued her research at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) for 10 years for the Institute of Transportation Systems and Department of Software for Space Systems & Interactive Visualization, DLR, researching design and evaluation for space systems such as multimodal interaction techniques for a virtual reality simulation for on-orbit servicing (VROOS) and transportation systems such as interaction design for future autonomous vehicles. Her current research interest includes, human computer interaction/multimodal interaction, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and usability engineering including application areas such as Aerospace, Transportation Education, Humanitarian and Art.

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        Andreas Gerndt

        Head of Department, German Aerospace Center (DLR): Prof. Dr. Andreas Gerndt is the head of the department "Software for Space Systems and Interactive Visualization" at German Aerospace Center (DLR). He received his degree in computer science from Technical University, Darmstadt, Germany in 1993. In the position of a research scientist, he also worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (IGD) in Germany. Thereafter, he was a software engineer for several companies with focus on Software Engineering and Computer Graphics. In 1999 he continued his studies in Virtual Reality and Scientific Visualization at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, where he received his doctoral degree in computer science. After two years of interdisciplinary research activities as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, USA, he returned to Germany in 2008 to work for DLR in the domain of aerospace software research. Since 2019, he is also Professor in High-Performance Visualization at University of Bremen, Germany.

    • 10.08 Image Processing and Computer Vision

      The focus of this session is both theoretical and experimental work on Image Processing and Computer Vision in aerospace applications. The disciplines include, but not limited to image-based navigation, image classification, image reconstruction, image segmentation, feature extraction, image compression, object detection and tracking, image correlation, coding and limitations, computational complexity, adaptive algorithms, video coding (e.g., MPEG, H.265), hardware and bandwidth limitations, key improvements, contributions, and lesson learned.

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        Amir Liaghati

        Electricall Engineer, Boeing: Amir Leon Liaghati received his Electrical Engineering B.S. in 2010 and M.S. in 2013 from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He received his Ph.D. in Digital Signal & Image Processing at UAH in the area of lossless compression of hyperspectral images in 2016. He has worked for Boeing since 2011 on the BDS SLS (Space Launch System) project Analysis Team performing, telemetry, timing, and sensor analysis. He also works for Boeing BR&T as the R&D Technical Lead for Data Compression. He has received 14 Patents, has received seven Meritorious Invention awards, and a Space Exploration Division award for Employee Innovation. He is also nominated for the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation’s prestigious Stellar Award in 2016 for outstanding employee achievements. In 2016, he won a BDS Horizon Award for his contribution to the Exploration Upper Stage team. Amir is currently working in vision algorithm team within Boeing Phantom Works in Southern California.

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        Yumi Iwashita

        Robotics Technologist, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab: Yumi Iwashita is a Robotics Scientist in the Perception Systems Group at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She has led research efforts focused on Deep Learning (DL)-based terrain classification using RGB and IR imagery, DL-based IR image estimation from RGB, time-series forecast of earth-based resource production, people recognition from RGB / IR imagery. She also works on a variety of other projects including M2020 and Europa Lander. Prior to joining JPL, she was an Associate Professor at Kyushu University in Japan. She received her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University.

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        Samuel Bibelhauser

        Engineer, JHU-APL: Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Internships at NASA Langley and NASA Goddard, including work on drones and wind tunnels. Work at JHUAPL includes imaging systems, flight software, and drones.

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      Andrew Hess

      President, The Hess PHM Group, Inc.: Consultant to government and industry on advanced diagnostics, prognostics, data and predictive analytics, CBM, smart manufacturing, health and asset management of machines and engineering systems. Previously program office lead for the JSF PHM effort. Current President of the PHM Society.

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      Wolfgang Fink

      Associate Professor, University of Arizona: Associate Professor and inaugural Edward & Maria Keonjian Endowed Chair, University of Arizona with joint appointments in the Departments of ECE, BME, SIE, AME, and Ophthalmology & Vision Science. AIMBE Fellow, PHMS Fellow, SPIE Fellow, UA da Vinci Fellow, UA ACABI Fellow, and Senior Member IEEE. Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, University of Tübingen, Germany.

    • 11.01 PHM for Aerospace Systems, Subsystems, Components, Electronics, and Structures

      Advanced Diagnostics and PHM can be and is applied separately or concurrently at the device, component, subsystem, structure, system and/or total platform levels. This session will give PHM developers, practitioners, integrators, and users a chance to discuss their capabilities and experiences at any or all of these application levels. Discussion of the integration of PHM capabilities across these various levels of application is welcome and encouraged. Applications involving propulsion systems, fuel management, flight control, EHAS, drive systems, and structures are particularly solicited.

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        Andrew Hess

        President, The Hess PHM Group, Inc.: Consultant to government and industry on advanced diagnostics, prognostics, data and predictive analytics, CBM, smart manufacturing, health and asset management of machines and engineering systems. Previously program office lead for the JSF PHM effort. Current President of the PHM Society.

    • 11.02 PHM for Autonomous Platforms and Control Systems Applications

      This session focuses on diagnostics and prognostics for autonomous system applications and control systems. This would include autonomous system architectures, electronic controls, control systems, and electronic systems for both the item under control and the controlling system. Methods for autonomous decision making, fault detection, rate of progression, and consequence or mission risk are encouraged. The session also is looking for novel technical approaches to use diagnostic and prognostic information to provide control input adjustments that can slow or reverse fault progression.

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        Derek De Vries

        Senior Fellow, Nothrop Grumman Propulsion Systems: Mr. Derek R. DeVries, P.E., Senior Fellow and Discipline Owner for Avionics and Controls at Northrop Grumman Propulsion Systems. Senior Member of IEEE with over 30 years’ experience in the Aerospace Industry in Operation, Integration, and Development of Space Launch Systems. PHM Society Fellow, Board of Directors, and Honored as a Luminary Speaker for the PHM 2015 Conference. B.Sc Electrical Engineering from University of Utah, and M.Sc. Electrical Engineering from Utah State University. Industrial Advisory Board Member for the University of Utah Electrical Engineering, AIAA Standards Committee NATO Scientific Achievement Award 2016 "Application of Integrated Munitions health Management", Member for AIAA “S-122-2006 Direct Current Power Systems for Earth-Orbiting Satellites”, 15 U.S./Foreign Patents, and AIAA 2001 JPC Arthur D. Rhea Best Paper Award for "Ordnance Components and Systems". Research/Development interests include advanced Avionics and Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) of integrated systems.

    • 11.03 PHM System Design Attributes, Architectures, and Assessments

      Design of complex systems, such as aircraft and space vehicles, requires complex trade-offs among requirements related to performance, safety, reliability, and life cycle cost. The development of effective architectures and implementation strategies are extremely important. This session will focus on the application of methods such as testability, diagnosability, embedding sensors, prognostics, remaining useful life estimates used to design complex aerospace systems, and architectures to design, enable, and implement complex aerospace systems. We invite papers discussing new methodologies, lessons learned in application of health management methods in system design, and operational experience with health management capabilities embedded into systems early in the design process.

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        Andrew Hess

        President, The Hess PHM Group, Inc.: Consultant to government and industry on advanced diagnostics, prognostics, data and predictive analytics, CBM, smart manufacturing, health and asset management of machines and engineering systems. Previously program office lead for the JSF PHM effort. Current President of the PHM Society.

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        Derek De Vries

        Senior Fellow, Nothrop Grumman Propulsion Systems: Mr. Derek R. DeVries, P.E., Senior Fellow and Discipline Owner for Avionics and Controls at Northrop Grumman Propulsion Systems. Senior Member of IEEE with over 30 years’ experience in the Aerospace Industry in Operation, Integration, and Development of Space Launch Systems. PHM Society Fellow, Board of Directors, and Honored as a Luminary Speaker for the PHM 2015 Conference. B.Sc Electrical Engineering from University of Utah, and M.Sc. Electrical Engineering from Utah State University. Industrial Advisory Board Member for the University of Utah Electrical Engineering, AIAA Standards Committee NATO Scientific Achievement Award 2016 "Application of Integrated Munitions health Management", Member for AIAA “S-122-2006 Direct Current Power Systems for Earth-Orbiting Satellites”, 15 U.S./Foreign Patents, and AIAA 2001 JPC Arthur D. Rhea Best Paper Award for "Ordnance Components and Systems". Research/Development interests include advanced Avionics and Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) of integrated systems.

    • 11.04 Non-Destructive Testing and Sensor Technologies for PHM Applications

      This session is designed to bring together researchers and engineers developing sensors applicable to SHM and IVHM. Papers are invited on MEMS, MOEMS, nanotechnology, BIOS, quantum dots, chemical sensors, optical sensors, and imaging sensors that can be integrated with nondestructive testing applications for structural health monitoring and diagnostics. Description of novel and disruptive sensor technologies is solicited.

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        Morteza Safai

        Sensors Engineer / Technical Fellow, Boeing Company: Senior Sensors Engineer & Technical Fellow at the Boeing Research and Technology. 30 years of experience with opto electrical sensors, x-ray CT, X-ray backscattering, X-ray line scans, infrared, laser, MEMS, UT and nondestructive testing and Imaging for aerospace, food and medical industries. Holds over 95 patents, 100 patents pending and 24 publications. BS and MS Physics University of Utah.

    • 11.05 PHM for Non-Aerospace Applications

      This session seeks contributions in non-aerospace but related applications, e.g., automotive industry, trains, marine, oil & gas, etc. Both programmatic and technology presentations are solicited, particularly those focused on capabilities, cost benefits, and lessons learned.

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        Andrew Hess

        President, The Hess PHM Group, Inc.: Consultant to government and industry on advanced diagnostics, prognostics, data and predictive analytics, CBM, smart manufacturing, health and asset management of machines and engineering systems. Previously program office lead for the JSF PHM effort. Current President of the PHM Society.

    • 11.06 PHM for Commercial Space Applications

      This session seeks papers on diagnostics, prognostics, health management (PHM) and autonomous fault management for satellites and other commercial space applications. Papers are sought in the areas of satellites, launch vehicles, and other new space ventures (e.g., tourism, natural resource exploitation). Papers may address research, actual flight experience, and future planning related to satellite and launch vehicle PHM and fault management.

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        Wolfgang Fink

        Associate Professor, University of Arizona: Associate Professor and inaugural Edward & Maria Keonjian Endowed Chair, University of Arizona with joint appointments in the Departments of ECE, BME, SIE, AME, and Ophthalmology & Vision Science. AIMBE Fellow, PHMS Fellow, SPIE Fellow, UA da Vinci Fellow, UA ACABI Fellow, and Senior Member IEEE. Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, University of Tübingen, Germany.

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        Andrew Hess

        President, The Hess PHM Group, Inc.: Consultant to government and industry on advanced diagnostics, prognostics, data and predictive analytics, CBM, smart manufacturing, health and asset management of machines and engineering systems. Previously program office lead for the JSF PHM effort. Current President of the PHM Society.

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        Derek De Vries

        Senior Fellow, Nothrop Grumman Propulsion Systems: Mr. Derek R. DeVries, P.E., Senior Fellow and Discipline Owner for Avionics and Controls at Northrop Grumman Propulsion Systems. Senior Member of IEEE with over 30 years’ experience in the Aerospace Industry in Operation, Integration, and Development of Space Launch Systems. PHM Society Fellow, Board of Directors, and Honored as a Luminary Speaker for the PHM 2015 Conference. B.Sc Electrical Engineering from University of Utah, and M.Sc. Electrical Engineering from Utah State University. Industrial Advisory Board Member for the University of Utah Electrical Engineering, AIAA Standards Committee NATO Scientific Achievement Award 2016 "Application of Integrated Munitions health Management", Member for AIAA “S-122-2006 Direct Current Power Systems for Earth-Orbiting Satellites”, 15 U.S./Foreign Patents, and AIAA 2001 JPC Arthur D. Rhea Best Paper Award for "Ordnance Components and Systems". Research/Development interests include advanced Avionics and Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) of integrated systems.

    • 11.07 PHM for Human Health and Performance

      This session is an effort to bridge PHM to Space Medicine as part of Integrated System Health Management (ISHM) and healthcare domains as applied to High Value Human Asset. PHM for HH&P is focused on tracking status of very healthy individuals 24/7, as well as ensuring a sustained top-level performance required on manned space exploration missions. Papers are sought that show how systems engineering and MBSE with PHM techniques and methodologies, such as predictive analytics, predictive diagnostics, root cause analysis, virtual sensors, data and information fusion, data mining, and big data analytics with computationally generated biomarkers can serve as a scientific and engineering foundation for building both evidence-based and analytics-based individual health maintenance/support for human assets. Objectives include developing and demonstrating PHM capabilities for assessing, tracking, predicting, and ultimately improving long-term individual human health status to ensure mission success.

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        Alexandre Popov

        NASA Emeritus Docent at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and AIAA Systems Engineering Technical Committee (SETC) Member, AIAA SETC: currently working on PHM-based technologies with predictive diagnostics capability to maintain/support crew health on the ISS program and future manned space exploration missions. His efforts on "PHM for Astronauts" project within US/Canadian/Russian collaboration framework are focused on a paradigm shift from telemedicine to HH&P autonomy based on systems engineering concepts, methods and techniques, which are to identify precursors and computationally generated biomarkers of impending health issues, that otherwise would have gone undetected. Contributed to three manned space programs: BURAN space transportation system (1983-1988), Mir space station (1988-1998), and the ISS program at RSC-Energia (1996-1998), Lockheed Martin Canada (2000-2003) and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) (2003-2014). Ran a project enabling Crew Electronic Health Records (CEHR) technology on the ISS program and led CSA efforts on system requirements and conceptual prototype development. AIAA SETC member since 2009. AIAA Senior Member.

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        Wolfgang Fink

        Associate Professor, University of Arizona: Associate Professor and inaugural Edward & Maria Keonjian Endowed Chair, University of Arizona with joint appointments in the Departments of ECE, BME, SIE, AME, and Ophthalmology & Vision Science. AIMBE Fellow, PHMS Fellow, SPIE Fellow, UA da Vinci Fellow, UA ACABI Fellow, and Senior Member IEEE. Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, University of Tübingen, Germany.

    • 11.08 PHM and Digital Engineering and Transformation

      This session solicits contributions in the areas of PHM applications focused around the recent Digital Twin and Digital Thread paradigm, Model Based System Engineering, and Enterprise-wide Digital Transformation in aerospace and associated industries.

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        Andrew Hess

        President, The Hess PHM Group, Inc.: Consultant to government and industry on advanced diagnostics, prognostics, data and predictive analytics, CBM, smart manufacturing, health and asset management of machines and engineering systems. Previously program office lead for the JSF PHM effort. Current President of the PHM Society.

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        Mark Walker

        Chief Technologist, D2K Technologies: Mark Walker received his BSEE from Cal Poly University, Pomona (1990), and his MSCompEng from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (1994), where he specialized in machine intelligence. He has been working in applied artificial intelligence since 1989, and has co-authored four patents in the field. His work with HUMS and PHM began with BFGoodrich Aerospace, Vergennes, VT in 1996. He also worked 6 years as Senior Consulting Engineer for expert system manufacturer Gensym Corporation and 10 years as Lead Engineer, Intelligent Systems for General Atomics, where he led GA in the development of reusable PHM systems applied to various industries. He founded D2K Technologies in 2014, a solution provider of intelligent model-based reasoning systems for mission critical systems. He also serves as a PHM SME for NASA, with active projects at SSC and KSC. He resides with his family in Oceanside, California.

    • 11.09 Panel: PHM from a Practitioner’s Perspective – a Potpourri of Capabilities, Issues, Case Studies, and Lessons Learned

      Practitioners in the PHM field are solicited to share their experiences and observations as part of a distinguished panel of experts. A short presentation will be required of all participants that describes their focus topic within the PHM and CBM+ domains. This session will cover a broad range of research, lessons-learned experiences and application topics covering the challenges and innovative engineering and/or business approaches associated with the development and implementation of PHM capabilities and CBM+ architectures. The session will feature presentations by senior leaders in the field and a panel discussion. Panel members from PHM communities, academia, government, and industry, will focus on strategies that have or will resolve historical issues, and challenges, and provide insight. Interested parties should contact the session organizers.

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        Andrew Hess

        President, The Hess PHM Group, Inc.: Consultant to government and industry on advanced diagnostics, prognostics, data and predictive analytics, CBM, smart manufacturing, health and asset management of machines and engineering systems. Previously program office lead for the JSF PHM effort. Current President of the PHM Society.

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      Mona Witkowski

      Flight Director / Deputy Project Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Flight Director / Deputy Project Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Flight Director and Deputy Project Manager for the CloudSat Mission and Operations Mission Manager for the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) Follow-On Mission. Formerly Program Assurance Manager for the Deep Space Network. Over 38 years of engineering and management experience in spacecraft development and operations. Recipient of NASA Exceptional Service Medal for TOPEX/Poseidon Mission Assurance and NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for Deep Space Network Risk Management.

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      Carlos Gomez Rosa

      Ground System Manager/Mission Ops Manager, NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center: Lead Systems Engineer for the Near Space Network (NSN). Former Ground System Manager for the GSFC GeoCarb Mission, Mission Readiness Manager for the Landsat 9 Mission, Mission Director for the MAVEN Mission, Deputy SE Lead for the GOES-R Ground System, and Mission Operations Manager for the GOES-O Mission. Thirty-four years at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. BS in EE, University of Puerto Rico; MS in Engineering, Johns Hopkins University. Awards: 2015 Robert H. Goddard Award for Exceptional Achievement in Engineering 2016 NASA Honor Award/Exceptional Achievement Medal.

    • 12.01 Spacecraft Flight Operations: Innovative Approaches for Orbital and Surface Mission Operations

      This session solicits papers which highlight innovative approaches for conducting spacecraft orbital and surface mission operations. Responding to in-flight anomalies, mission operations challenges, automation, risk reduction and space debris collision avoidance, are also topics that are encouraged. Additional topics solicited include: challenges to managing single or multi-mission operations, operating satellite constellations, small satellite operations, team development, staffing, cost reduction and lessons learned for future missions.

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        Mona Witkowski

        Flight Director / Deputy Project Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Flight Director / Deputy Project Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Flight Director and Deputy Project Manager for the CloudSat Mission and Operations Mission Manager for the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) Follow-On Mission. Formerly Program Assurance Manager for the Deep Space Network. Over 38 years of engineering and management experience in spacecraft development and operations. Recipient of NASA Exceptional Service Medal for TOPEX/Poseidon Mission Assurance and NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for Deep Space Network Risk Management.

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        Heidi Hallowell

        Principal GNC Engineer, Ball Aerospace: Heidi Hallowell received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Electrical Engineering. During her 18 years at Ball, Heidi has worked in a variety of GNC roles including spacecraft design and development, simulators, on-orbit commissioning, and spacecraft operation. These programs have included both LEO and interplanetary spacecraft. She has been the CloudSat ADCS lead since 2018 and is also the lead ADCS engineer for the S-NPP and JPSS-1/NOAA-20 programs.

    • 12.02 Mission Planning, Mission Operations Systems, Ground Systems, and Payload/Instrument Operations

      This session focuses on the design, development, and implementation of mission operations systems, ground data systems, payload/instrument operations, and flight-ground interfaces. Topics may include: methods and technologies that support all aspects of mission design, development, planning, testing, and operations. This can include areas related to uplink (e.g., procedures, planning, scheduling, commanding/sequencing), downlink (e.g., telemetry/data processing, analysis, and response), and strategic planning. We also welcome ideas related to the design, integration, and automation of efficient ground systems. Submissions will be evaluated primarily on novelty, technical innovation, and broader impact to the planning and operations communities.

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        Kedar Naik

        Principal AI Technical Lead, Ball Aerospace: Kedar Naik is a Principal Artificial Intelligence Engineer at Ball Aerospace, where he focuses on applied machine-learning research for ground systems, adaptive optics, and additive manufacturing. Prior to joining Ball, he was at Northrop Grumman, researching the potential application of machine learning to cyber-security problems. He has a Ph.D. from Stanford University, where he was a member of the Aerospace Design Lab, under the direction of Prof. Juan Alonso. His professional and research interests lie in deep learning, design optimization, and computational math. He was an NDSEG Fellow from 2009 to 2013 and – during the course of his academic career – he completed internships at NASA Langley, NASA Glenn, the U.S. Army’s Aeroflightdynamics Directorate, and Pratt & Whitney. In addition to his doctorate, he holds a master’s degree from Stanford University and a bachelor’s from the University of Southern California.

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        Robert Lange

        Mission Systems System Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Rob Lange is a Mission Systems System Engineer (MSSE) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory with nearly 20 years experience developing and operating flagship class missions. Rob is currently the MSSE for the Sample Retrieval Lander mission. He was the Mars 2020 Mission Planning Lead, and later the MSSE and surface operations commissioning Phase Lead. Previously, Rob worked on the Mars Science Laboratory in Mission System development and operations teams as commissioning phase planning lead, surface phase system engineering, surface operations strategic planning. Prior experience includes Mars Exploration Rovers science operations and Cassini spacecraft operations science planning engineer. Rob received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and M.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California.

    • 12.03 Human Space Flight Development, Operations and Processing

      This session focuses on all aspects of Human Spaceflight processing and operations across all mission regimes. Research topics including the design, and development of manned spacecraft hardware and support systems, as well as operations research focused on pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight activities is encouraged. Additionally, research dedicated to specific areas such as flight operations including IVA and EVA, landing and recovery of crewed spacecraft, and the physiological and psychological effects on human beings during all of these mission types and phases is also encouraged.

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        Michael Lee

        Deputy Manager, Mission Management & Integration, NASA - Kennedy Space Center: NASA Deputy Manager, Mission Management & Integration, Commercial Crew Program, Kennedy Space Center; 35 years experience in spacecraft mission & ground operations, Systems Integration, and Project Management. Was the NASA Mission Manager for the SpaceX Demo 1 mission to ISS in March 2019. Earned a B.S., in Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, and a M.S., in Space Systems Operations, Florida Institute of Technology.

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        William Koenig

        Production Operations Lead, NASA - Kennedy Space Center: William J Koenig Received a B.S. Degree in Marine Transportation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and a M.S. Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida. He worked in the maritime industry for 8 years before entering the aerospace industry and supporting the Space Shuttle Program in numerous managerial positions for 20 years. In 2007 William joined NASA as the ORION Program Lead for Production Operations. He is presently responsible for the fabrication, transportation, assembly, and checkout of ORION spacecraft at Kennedy Space Center.

    • 12.04 Information Technology and Cyber Security Roles in Operations

      Efficient network design and implementation are necessary for the protection of space system assets and mission execution capabilities. This session welcomes approaches for IT design tailored for the aerospace domain. Security engineering to prevent intrusions and situational awareness tools to monitor the system and detect attacks, are evolving technologies enabling increased protection for the mission. In addition, mission resilience to cyber attack is an emerging field critical for protecting the mission. Other topics include: unique cyber vulnerabilities/solutions for space systems, the implementation of network security and information security techniques, advanced CONOPS, implications for NIST’s Risk Management Framework for Space, analytics applied to space systems, and lessons learned.

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        Jeremy Straub

        Assistant Professor, North Dakota State University: Jeremy’s current research relates to the use of autonomous control for collections of robots with heterogeneous capabilities. Jeremy holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota, an M.S. in Computer Systems and Software Design from Jacksonville State University and an M.B.A. from Mississippi State University as well as two B.S. degrees. Jeremy has ten years of professional experience developing and managing the development of cutting edge commercial software systems.

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        Atif Mohammad

        Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte: Dr. Atif was born and raised in the country of Dr. Abdus Salam the Nobel Laureate (Pakistan). He has PhD in Cloud Security from University of Quebec at Chicoutimi Canada, and his 2nd PhD in Scientific Computing from University of North Dakota, USA. Atif is a Senior Research Scientist at Catasys Inc., where he heads AI & RnD Thought Leadership for the organization. Atif teaches Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at UNC Charlotte.

    • 12.05 Automation and Machine Learning Applications in Spacecraft Operations

      This session invites contributions that are concerned with the applications of machine learning and data science techniques to deal with the increasing amounts of data being collected in spacecraft operations on flight and/or ground segments. These techniques could be related to any subsystem of the spacecraft, including telecom, power, thermal, or specific instrument data and that of the ground segments. Topics ranging from theoretical and conceptual treatment in these areas to specific and operational treatments are solicited. The benefits of these techniques are very wide in scope from enhancing operator productivity by providing diagnostic tools that detect and explain causes of anomalous behavior either in real-time or by post-processing, to automating mission operations. These benefits are also crucial for smaller missions, such as the emerging CubeSats missions, that typically have very lean teams.

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        Mazen Shihabi

        Technical Group Supervisor, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Mazen Shihabi is the technical group supervisor of the Communications Architecture & Operations Group of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the task manager & operation lead for MRO UHF radio. Prior JPL assignments included modem design and modulation algorithm development. Prior to JPL, he worked for 10 years in aerospace, cellular telecommunications, and remote patient monitoring. Dr. Shihabi is a senior member of IEEE and has published several technical papers and holds several patents related to synchronization algorithms, interference mitigation and physiological alarm notification systems. He received a BS and MS from University of Southern California, and PhD from University of California at Irvine, all in Electrical engineering. Dr. Shihabi has also taught digital signal processing and communications courses at UCI Extension.

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        Zaid Towfic

        Signal Analysis Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Zaid Towfic holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Iowa. He received his Electrical Engineering M.S. in 2009 and Ph.D. in 2014, both from UCLA, where he focused on signal processing, machine learning, and stochastic optimization. After receiving his Ph. D., Zaid joined the MIT Lincoln Laboratory where he worked on distributed beam forming and geolocation, interference excision via subspace methods, simultaneous communication, and electronic warfare. Zaid joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in January of 2017 and has been focused on machine learning and signal processing efforts.

    Track 13 reports new approaches for development and operation of aerospace systems including: systems architecture, engineering, and system of systems; project and risk management; cost and schedule management; design, development, and testing; conceptual design methods; simulation and verification; verification & validation and I&T; and technology planning, management, and infusion. The Track also reports on how the new approaches performed during mission operations.

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      Jeffery Webster

      Senior Systems Engineer, NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Retired Senior Systems Engineer. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Project Support Lead-Project Support Office; Mission Systems Concepts Section-Mars Trace Gas Orbiter; Project Planner & Systems Engineering; Associate Engineer, Mission & Systems Concepts Section. Publications and awards available upon request.

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      Torrey Radcliffe

      Chief Technologist for Civil Programs, Aerospace Corporation: Associate Director, Space Architecture Department, The Aerospace Corporation. Background in preliminary spacecraft design, space architecture development and portfolio analysis of manned and unmanned systems. S.B, S.M. and PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT.

    • 13.01 Systems Architecture, Engineering and System of Systems

      This session is dedicated to papers dealing with the fundamental challenges associated with architecting and high level systems engineering of large-scale systems and systems-of-systems, including development and application of tools and techniques that support both architecting and system engineering processes (e.g., Architecture Descriptions, Model Based Systems Engineering, Architecture Decision Support), maintaining the integrity of “the architecture” across the project lifecycle, and discussions of successful (and not so successful) architecting and systems engineering endeavors with an emphasis on the lessons learned.

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        Lisa May

        Chief Technologist, Commercial Civil Space, Lockheed Martin Space: Lisa May is an accomplished senior executive and systems engineer with more than 35 years of success across aerospace and technology industries. She is currently Lockheed Martin’s Chief Technologist for Commercial Civil Space Advanced Programs. She leads technology investment strategy across all Advanced Program market segments. Previously, she was the Deputy Space Exploration Architect, supporting efforts to bring humans safely to the surface of the Moon by 2024. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Ms. May founded Murphian Consulting, where she consulted to technology entrepreneurs in such diverse fields as nuclear, forensics, space, and transportation technology. Before that she was NASA's Lead Program Executive for the Mars Exploration Program and PE for MAVEN, Mars Technology, and Mars Sample Return. Also, former Chair of the International Mars Exploration Working Group. Lisa is an IEEE senior member, an AIAA Associate Fellow, and an INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Professional. Lisa has an ME in Mechanical Engineering and BA in Speech Communications, from the University of Virginia.

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        Daniel Selva

        Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University: Dr. Daniel Selva is Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University. His research interests focus on the application of knowledge engineering, global optimization and machine learning techniques to space systems engineering and architecture, with a strong focus on space systems. Daniel received his PhD in Space Systems from MIT in 2012. Prior to that, he worked for four years in Kourou (French Guiana) as a member of the Ariane 5 Launch team. Daniel has a dual background in electrical engineering and aeronautical engineering, with degrees from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, and Supaero in Toulouse, France. He is an AIAA Senior Member, a member of the AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee, and of the European Space Agency's Advisory Committee for Earth Observation.

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        Dean Bucher

        Principal Director, The Aerospace Corporation: Mr. Dean Bucher is the Principal Director of Digital Engineering Integration at The Aerospace Corporation, where he leads the digital engineering (DE) transformation of Aerospace. In this role, Mr. Bucher is responsible for providing strategic direction to all corporately funded DE initiatives and ensuring that these efforts are highly integrated to contribute to the broader strategic vision for digital engineering. He also works across numerous, emerging customer DE efforts to better identify opportunities and integrate these for the benefit of the National Security Space (NSS) and Civil Space enterprises. Mr. Bucher joined The Aerospace Corporation in 2005 as a Member of the Technical Staff. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri and an MS in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and he is currently pursuing a PhD in Systems Engineering from Colorado State University.

    • 13.02 Management and Risk Tools, Methods and Processes

      This session addresses tools, methods, and processes for managing aerospace system development programs/projects, mission operations, technology development programs, and systems engineering organizations. Topics include analyzing risks; managing all life cycle phases of programs/projects; using project-level management disciplines including project management, systems engineering, scheduling, safety and mission assurance, and configuration management; and improving training and capability retention (passing expertise between generations of systems engineers); and managing aerospace technology development programs. This session covers the topic of risk management in aerospace endeavors, including new insights from the successful application of risk management, and lessons learned when risk management did not prevent realization of consequences. Applications include commercial, military and civil space systems, and commercial and military aircraft systems.

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        Jeremiah Finnigan

        Senior Professional Staff, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory: Senior Professional Staff, Space Exploration Sector, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. B.S. Mathematics, B.S. Electrical Engineering, and M.S. Computer Engineering, University of Maryland; M.S. Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University.

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        Robin Dillon Merrill

        Professor, Georgetown University: Professor Robin Dillon is a Professor in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Professor Dillon-Merrill seeks to understand and explain how and why people make the decisions that they do under conditions of uncertainty and risk. This research specifically examines critical decisions that people have made following near-miss events in situations with severe outcomes including hurricane evacuation, terrorism, cybersecurity, and NASA mission management. She has received research funding from the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Homeland Security through USC’s National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis for Terrorism Events. She participated as a NASA Summer Faculty Fellow at Goddard Space Flight Center in 2004.

    • 13.03 Cost and Schedule Tools, Methods, and Processes

      This session addresses cost and schedule analysis tools, methods, processes, and results including design trades for design concepts and technologies throughout a project's life cycle. Topics addressed include cost or schedule model development, regression analysis and other tools, historical studies addressing trends, databases, government policies, industry training, mission cost analysis, operations and supporting/infrastructure cost, mission portfolio analysis, case histories, lessons learned, process control, and economic and affordability analysis that assesses program/project viability.

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        Stephen Shinn

        Chief Financial Officer (Acting), NASA - Headquarters: Chief Financial Officer, Acting, NASA Headquarters. 20+ years of experience managing cost estimating, budgeting, program planning, and control, parametric modeling, pricing, financial management, scheduling, and earned value management. B.S., The College of New Jersey; M.S., Johns Hopkins University.

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        Eric Mahr

        Senior Project Leader, The Aerospace Corporation: Senior Project Leader, Strategic Assessments & Studies Division, The Aerospace Corporation. Worked on an array of tasks spanning the space mission life cycle, with a primary focus on programmatic assessments of NASA science missions. B.S., Aerospace Engineering, U. of Arizona and M.S., Aerospace Engineering Sciences, U. of Colorado.

    • 13.04 Advances in Conceptual Design Methods and Applications

      This session is dedicated to the discussion of the current state of practice and future advances in conceptual design methods and applications. The goal is to foster the application of Digital Engineering (DE) in conceptual design, concurrent engineering, and collaborative engineering practices across the lifecycle, including advances in team-based systems engineering methods and novel applications of concept design methods. Example topics include MBSE applications, optimization techniques, results visualization, digital twin integration, and trade space exploration.

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        Rob Stevens

        Director of Model Based Systems Engineering Office, Aerospace Corporation: Rob Stevens is the Director of the Model Based Systems Engineering Office at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, California where he has provided systems engineering analysis support for numerous satellite programs, managed the corporation’s Concept Design Center, and served as project systems engineer for several CubeSats in the AeroCube program. Prior to joining The Aerospace Corporation, he served as the Director of the Small Satellite Program at the U.S. Naval Academy, flew as a Naval Flight Officer in E-2C Hawkeyes, and earned his M.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, and his Ph.D. in Astronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

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        Alfred Nash

        Lead Engineer, Team-X, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Dr. Alfred E. Nash is Lead Engineer and Study Facilitator for Team-X at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He received his B. S. in Physics from Stanford University and his Ph. D in Physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

    • 13.05 System Simulation and Verification

      This session addresses the design, implementation, and use of system-level simulations to measure or verify the performance and utility of space, ground, and related systems.

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        Virgil Adumitroaie

        Data Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Past research in high-speed turbulent combustion modeling, data dimensionality reduction, neural networks, signaling pathways, decision support, climate data assimilation, and scientific software development. Currently working on planetary atmospheric and magnetospheric modeling. Adjunct Lecturer at the Viterbi School of Engineering, USC. Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University at Buffalo.

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        Gregory Falco

        Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University: Prof. Gregory Falco has been at the forefront of critical infrastructure and space system security in both industry and academia for the past decade. His research entitled Cybersecurity Principles for Space Systems was highly influential in the recent Space Policy Directive-5, which shared the same title. He has been listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 for his inventions and contributions to critical infrastructure cyber security. Falco has been published in Science for his work on cyber risk. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Institute for Assured Autonomy and the Civil and Systems Engineering Department. Prof. Falco serves on the Leadership Council for the Maine Spaceport Complex, and as a member of the Department of Homeland Security’s Space Systems Critical Infrastructure Working Group. He is also a Cyber Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center, Research Affiliate at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University. Falco completed his PhD at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, master’s degree at Columbia University and bachelor’s degree at Cornell University.

    • 13.06 System Verification & Validation and Integration & Test

      This session focuses on the Verification & Validation and Integration & Test processes and case studies for Projects/Flight/Sub systems, and systems of systems.

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        Benjamin Solish

        Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Benjamin Solish is currently the Psyche Project Verification and Validation lead. Prior to this role he worked on OCO-3, OCO-2, InSight, GRACE-FO, LDSD and the TRaiNED missions. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Masters of Science Degree from the University of Washington.

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        Sarah Bucior

        Systems Engineer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory: Sarah Bucior is currently a Senior I&T Engineer on the DART mission aiming to impact an asteroid after launch in late 2021. She received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering Astronautics from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2001 and a MS in Systems Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore in 2015. She has been a Flight Controller on the New Horizons mission for the Pluto flyby as well as been part of the Mission Operations Teams for the STEREO Launch in 2006 and Van Allen (formerly RBSP) Launch in 2012. She was a member of the Parker Solar Probe I&T Launch Team as a Test Conductor in the field for the 2018 launch campaign, and then assisted as a Flight Controller in Mission Operations for Early Commissioning.

    • 13.07 Strategic Technology Planning, Management & Infusion

      This session addresses strategic planning, research, development, and infusion of innovative technology to meet the future needs of civil space, commercial space, and national security space users. It includes technology strategy and roadmaps, technology maturation, and mission infusion to overcome the valley of death. This session also focuses on opportunities as well as legal and operational challenges as associated with partnerships, technology transfer, commercialization, and recent developments in aerospace startup accelerators for public and private sectors.

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        Rob Sherwood

        Principal Director, CTO Strategy Integration Office, Aerospace Corporation: Rob Sherwood is the Principal Director, Strategy Integration Office at The Aerospace Corporation. He is responsible for defining and developing the company-wide innovation program, including creating a corporate culture that supports and champions innovation and advances strategic solutions. Mr. Sherwood’s responsibilities include management of Aerospace Corporations' $40M R&D program, as well as identifying and analyzing emerging technological trends and opportunities that could be impactful to Aerospace customers. Previously he served as the Director/Manager of Strategic Alliances at DreamWorks Animation, where he developed strategies to maximize the success of key partner relationships and joint ventures resulting in $37M in partner-funded innovation initiatives annually. Prior to that role, Mr. Sherwood spent 19 years at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory leading innovation technology programs, flight missions, and new mission capture strategies.

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        Theodore Bujewski

        Director, Science and Technology Integration, US Space Force, Department of Defense: TBD

    • 13.08 Promote (and Provoke!) Cultural Change

      "Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast!" * Culture is a byproduct of habits, and this session explores how to create habits, environments, and nutrients that help great things grow. * Peter Drucker, noted management consultant, educator, and author.

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        David Scott

        NASA Retiree (for the moment), (Self): David W. Scott, alias “Scotty,” is looking for the next adventure after retiring from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in May 2020 after 31 years of civil service His work at the Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC) from 2009-2020 included Human Factors Engineering and Agile development advocacy, requirements and training development, and innovation. He was a Payload Communications Manager for the International Space Station from 1999-2007 and has spearheaded several console technology projects, especially in space-to-ground videoconferencing and audio archiving. He was a payload communicator for the ATLAS-1 Spacelab mission in 1992, and helped design the payload training program for Space Station. From 1985-89 he designed and programmed (good ol' Fortran!) Spacelab crew training simulators for an on-site contractor. He spent 6 years as a U.S. Naval Officer, including flight duty in F-14s, and holds a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Principia College.

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        Rob Sherwood

        Principal Director, CTO Strategy Integration Office, Aerospace Corporation: Rob Sherwood is the Principal Director, Strategy Integration Office at The Aerospace Corporation. He is responsible for defining and developing the company-wide innovation program, including creating a corporate culture that supports and champions innovation and advances strategic solutions. Mr. Sherwood’s responsibilities include management of Aerospace Corporations' $40M R&D program, as well as identifying and analyzing emerging technological trends and opportunities that could be impactful to Aerospace customers. Previously he served as the Director/Manager of Strategic Alliances at DreamWorks Animation, where he developed strategies to maximize the success of key partner relationships and joint ventures resulting in $37M in partner-funded innovation initiatives annually. Prior to that role, Mr. Sherwood spent 19 years at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory leading innovation technology programs, flight missions, and new mission capture strategies.

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        John Ryskowski

        President, JFR Consulting: John Ryskowski is a change catalyst that has helped organizations get un-stuck since 1989. He is particularly interested in the social entanglements that preclude progress as organizations work to create their vision, identify actions, and achieve goals. John holds a MA in Education from California Lutheran College, a BA in Mathematics from California State University Northridge, is a Problem Solving Leadership graduate, a Certified Scrum Master, and a CMMI High Maturity Lead Appraiser for acquisition, services, and development. John is also a yoga practitioner, electric muscle car evangelist, and the creator of Drum-Talks- https://www.drum-talks.com/

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      Richard Mattingly

      Member, Mars Program Formulation Office, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Richard Mattingly is a member of the Mars Program Formulation Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), where he was in charge of numerous architectural studies on Mars Sample Return starting in the early 2000’s He has also managed systems engineering groups for JPL's projects implemented in partnership with industry, and instrument and payload development. He has been involved in the formulation and development of many of JPL’s planetary and Earth-orbiting spacecraft and payloads since the 1970’s.

    • 14.01 PANEL:14.01 Technology Development for Science-Driven Missions

      Increasing the pace of Technology Infusion is critical for many of the upcoming SMD missions. The panel will focus on how infusion occurs within the Mars Program Office on Mars missions, how PESTO in the Planetary Science Division (PSD) has spurred novel methods to encourage infusion within and between PSD awards and how Europa Clipper, as a flagship mission, currently infuses technology.

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        Patricia Beauchamp

        Chief Technologist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Chief Technologist, Engineering and Science Directorate, JPL-Caltech. Founding member of PESTO within NASA PSD. Previously Program Manager, Strategic Missions and Advanced Concepts, working on future solar system missions and technologies; Program Manager, Planetary Science Instrument Development Office; Leader, Center for In situ Exploration and Sample Return; Project Manager, Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer (MICAS) Project on DS1. Ph.D., Chemistry, Caltech.Post-doc Chemical Engineering at Caltech

    • 14.02 PANEL: Emerging Technologies for Mars Exploration

      This panel will discuss the unique technology needs for future Mars exploration, including those for robotics explorers as well as groundbreaking technologies for future human missions. Panelists will highlight a variety of emerging technologies that can enable these future pathways for Mars exploration.

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        Technology Coordinator, Mars Exploration Program, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Dr. Matthies has been at JPL since 1989 and is currently Technology Coordinator in the Mars Exploration Program office. He supervised the JPL Computer Vision Group for 21 years and initiated the development of several computer vision capabilities that have had high impact on Mars missions, including stereo vision and visual odometry for rovers, position and velocity estimation during decent for landers, and visual navigation for helicopters. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a co-recipient of the 2008 IEEE Technical Field Award in robotics, and a member of the editorial boards of the journals Autonomous Robots and Field Robotics.

    • 14.03 PANEL: Access To Space and Emerging Mission Capabilities

      The high cost of launch continues to be a roadblock to space missions large and small. The development of adapters (ESPA, PPOD, e.g.), the development of new launch vehicles, the acceptance of risk for accommodating secondary or auxiliary payloads, and the explosion of cubesat and smallsat capability have led to some creative approaches to space missions. This panel is meant to showcase how our space colleagues are leveraging these emerging capabilities.

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        Eleni Sims

        Project Engineer, Aerospace Corporation: Senior Project Engineer, The Aerospace Corporation. Provides technical support to the Space and Missile Systems Center's Innovation and Prototyping Directorate.

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        Kara O'Donnell

        Principal Director, Aerospace Corporation: Principal Director for the Space Innovation Directorate at the Aerospace Corporation, providing “world class” technical support in the areas of adaptive mission assurance, technology planning, development, and test & demonstration.

    • 14.04 PANEL: Progress and Plans for the Deep Space Human Exploration Architecture

      NASA has been charged with leading a sustainable program of exploration with commercial and international partners to enable human expansion beyond low-Earth orbit (LEO). Realizing this vision requires advancement of key capabilities and an implementation approach that pulls from the best NASA and the global industry can offer. NASA’s human exploration activities are driving the development of high-priority technologies and capabilities using a combination of unique in-house activities and public-private partnerships to develop and test prototype systems that will form the basis for future human spaceflight missions. This panel will discuss the current plans and status of the NASA exploration programs implementing the deep space architecture including progress toward the first flights of SLS and Orion, development of the Gateway, Human Landing System, and plans for lunar surface capabilities.

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        Technical Integration, NASA - Headquarters: Dr. Greg Chavers is the acting deputy associate administrator for Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) in NASA’s Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate. In this role, Chavers implements directorate-level strategies in response to national priorities and NASA’s vision for human spaceflight. In his previous role, Chavers was deputy manager of NASA’s Human Landing System (HLS) Program, and prior to HLS program formulation, he was a lead developer of HLS requirements and government reference architecture. As HLS deputy program manager, Greg was jointly responsible for leading the development of an integrated human lunar landing system for the Artemis program. Dr. Chavers earned his bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Auburn University, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in physics from the University of Alabama, Huntsville.

    • 14.05 PANEL : Mars Exploration Science: Mars Sample Return and Beyond

      The panel will present the science of the Mars Exploration Program, which will include the latest discoveries from ongoing missions such as MRO, Curiosity, TGO, and the most recent explorer, InSight. Panel discussion will address questions driving future missions. What do we hope to learn from the next mission, the Mars 2020 Rover, and the samples cached for return to Earth? What is the potential for future missions and the discoveries they could make?

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        Lead Scientist, Mars Exploration Program, NASA HQ: Michael Meyer is a Senior Scientist at NASA Headquarters in the Science Mission Directorate. He is the Lead Scientist for NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, responsible for the science content of current and future Mars missions, and Program Scientist for the Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity mission. Dr. Meyer was the Senior Scientist for Astrobiology from 2001 to 2006; NASA’s Exobiology Discipline Scientsit from 1993-2006; Planetary Protection Officer for NASA from 1994 to 1997; and Program Scientist for the Mars Microprobe mission (DS-2) and for two Phase I Shuttle/Mir experiments. Dr. Meyer's primary research interest is in microorganisms living in extreme environments, particularly the physical factors controlling microbial growth and survival. Dr. Meyer earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in oceanography from Texas A&M University (1985 and 1981) and his B.S. in biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1974).

    • 14.06 PANEL : ISS Transition and the Commercialization of LEO

      In this discussion, panelists will update NASA’s plans for International Space Station Transition and LEO commercialization. The panelists will discuss policy, strategies, and activities in progress and planned on the ISS to enable a commercial LEO economy where NASA is one of many customers. The panelists will also discuss goals for the ISS in the 2020's leading up to the transition.

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        Robyn Gatens

        Director, ISS, NASA - Headquarters: Ms. Robyn Gatens is the director of the International Space Station (ISS) in the Human Exploration and Operations mission directorate at NASA Headquarters. She is also an agency senior expert for environmental control and life support (ECLSS) and crew health and performance systems. As ISS director, Gatens leads strategy, policy, integration, and stakeholder engagement for the space station program at the agency level, including use of the station for research and technology demonstrations including to support NASA’s Artemis missions, and activities to secure an ongoing U.S. presence in low-Earth orbit (LEO) by enabling a successful, long-term private sector commercial LEO space economy. She also serves as NASA’s liaison to the ISS National Laboratory. Ms. Gatens is the recipient of NASA’s Outstanding Leadership and Exceptional Achievement Medals, and holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

    This Track provides a temporary home for any paper whose authors have not found a session to which the paper clearly belongs. The Technical Committee may suggest a session in this conference or may advise the authors to seek a different conference for their work.

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      Karen Profet

      Retired, Aerospace Corporation: Project Engineer, MILSATCOM Division, The Aerospace Corporation (retired). BA, Physics, UC, Berkeley.

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      Richard Mattingly

      Member, Mars Program Formulation Office, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Richard Mattingly is a member of the Mars Program Formulation Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), where he was in charge of numerous architectural studies on Mars Sample Return starting in the early 2000’s He has also managed systems engineering groups for JPL's projects implemented in partnership with industry, and instrument and payload development. He has been involved in the formulation and development of many of JPL’s planetary and Earth-orbiting spacecraft and payloads since the 1970’s.

    • 16.01 Can`t find a session to submit to? Submit here and we will help

      This is a dummy session intended to accumulate papers that authors don't know to which session their papers belong. These Session Chairs will help place the papers where they belong.

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        Jeffery Webster

        Senior Systems Engineer, NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Retired Senior Systems Engineer. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Project Support Lead-Project Support Office; Mission Systems Concepts Section-Mars Trace Gas Orbiter; Project Planner & Systems Engineering; Associate Engineer, Mission & Systems Concepts Section. Publications and awards available upon request.

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        Erica Deionno

        Principal Director, The Aerospace Corporation: Erica DeIonno received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from UCLA. She is currently a Systems Director in the Innovation Office at The Aerospace Corporation. Prior to her current position, her research included molecular and polymer-based electronic devices, radiation testing and modeling of memristor-based memory devices (RRAM), and solar cell degradation modeling. She has participated in a number of failure analysis studies, including testing of MEMS spatial light modulators and CCD arrays.

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        Richard Mattingly

        Member, Mars Program Formulation Office, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Richard Mattingly is a member of the Mars Program Formulation Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), where he was in charge of numerous architectural studies on Mars Sample Return starting in the early 2000’s He has also managed systems engineering groups for JPL's projects implemented in partnership with industry, and instrument and payload development. He has been involved in the formulation and development of many of JPL’s planetary and Earth-orbiting spacecraft and payloads since the 1970’s.