Tracks & Sessions Organizers


  • Track 1.Science and Aerospace Frontiers (Plenary Sessions)

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      David Woerner 626-497-8451    david.f.woerner@jpl.nasa.gov

      Project Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Currently a manager for the Radioisotope Power System Program at NASA and the Nuclear Space Power Office at JPL. Previously manager of Launch Services and Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator for the Mars Science Laboratory mission. Was Chief Engineer of avionics, Mars Pathfinder mission. Worked on many deep space missions including Galileo, Cassini, and Magellan. Recipient of NASA's Exceptional Service and Exceptional Achievement Medals. Currently, Chair of the Board of Directors, of the IEEE Aerospace Conferences (IAC). IAC Conference Chair 1997, 2002-04, & 2006-13.

    • Track 2.Space Missions, Systems and Architectures

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        Marina Ruggieri +39-320-439-1843    ruggieri@uniroma2.it

        Full Professor, Telecommunications, University of Roma "Tor Vergata" : Full Professor of Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Roma “Tor Vergata” and therein member of the Board of Directors. IEEE 2017 Vice President, Technical Activities. Past Director of IEEE Division IX (2014-2015). Co-founder and Chair of the Steering Board of the interdisciplinary Center for Teleinfrastructures (CTIF) at the University of Roma “Tor Vergata”. Principal Investigator of the 40/50 GHz TPD#5 Communications Experiment on board Alphasat (launched on July 2013). Recipient of: 1990 Piero Fanti International Prize; 2009 Pisa Donna Award as women in engineering; 2013 Excellent Women in Roma Award; Excellent and Best Paper Awards at international conferences IEEE Fellow. Author/co-author of 335 papers, 1 patent and 12 books.

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        Peter Kahn 818-726-8007    peter.b.kahn@jpl.nasa.gov

        Manager - Project System Engineering and Formulation, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Manager of the Project Systems Engineering and Formulation Section at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Over 30 years systems engineering experience in space flight projects.

      • 2.01 Deep Space, Earth and Discovery Missions

        The 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. It addresses all types of missions from Earth orbiting to planetary to heliophysics to astrophysics missions.

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          James Graf 818-625-7804    james.e.graf@jpl.nasa.gov

          Deputy Director, Earth Science and Technology Directorate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Deputy Director at JPL for Earth Science and Technology Directorate. 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 301-775-4353    nicholas.g.chrissotimos@nasa.gov

          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 12 flight projects.

      • 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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          Robert Gershman 714-488-3164    robert.gershman@jpl.nasa.gov

          Principal Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Principal Engineer, JPL Systems Engineering and Formulation Division. Previously at JPL: Assistant Program Manager, Exploration Systems Engineering Office; Planetary Advanced Missions Manager; Deputy Manager, Galileo Science and Mission Design Office; Supervisor, Mission Engineering Group. At MDAC: Saturn & Skylab propulsion systems design, Launch Team member for three Apollo missions.

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          Patricia Beauchamp 818-645-2479    patricia.m.beauchamp@jpl.nasa.gov

          Chief Technologist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Chief Technologist, Engineering and Science Directorate, JPL-Caltech. 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.

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          Michael Amato 301-286-3914    michael.amato@nasa.gov

          Systems Engineer, NASA GSFC: Michael Amato is a systems engineer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. He is the currently the planetary and lunar new business developer under the NASA GSFC Associate Director and for the past 5 years he has led the planetary and lunar science mission, instrument and technology development areas. He has a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering and a graduate degree in systems engineering. Michael has over 20 years of experience developing and building a variety of flight instruments and missions at NASA as lead engineer and lead systems engineer, working in both the science and engineering directorates at Goddard. Michael spent seven of those years as an instrument systems engineer.

      • 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 818-359-4965    ian.g.clark@jpl.nasa.gov

          Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Ian is a systems engineer in the EDL and Advanced Technologies Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He currently serves as the Principal Investigator of the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerators Project. He has previously served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

      • 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 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 505-440-1132    sam.sims@aero.org

          Project Engineer, Aerospace Corporation: Project Engineer, The Aerospace Corporation. Provides technical support to the DoD Space Test Program (STP).

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          David Callen 571-594-3331    dlcallen60@gmail.com

          Launch Integration Manager, Tyvak Corporation: Biography is in work.

      • 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 818-354-6328    volpe@jpl.nasa.gov

          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.

      • 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 818-645-2479    patricia.m.beauchamp@jpl.nasa.gov

          Chief Technologist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Chief Technologist, Engineering and Science Directorate, JPL-Caltech. 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.

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          Ying Lin 818-393-6381    ying.lin@jpl.nasa.gov

          Manager, Planetary Instrument Concept Program Office, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Program manager of JPL Planetary Instrument Concept Office, Technology lead on Planetary Protection and Contamination Control for the Mars Program. Ph.D., University of Arizona.

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

        Instruments for surface and subsurface chemistry and geology (elemental, isotopic, molecular, mineralogical composition), geophysics (tectonics, internal structure, heat flow, geochronology), atmospheric chemistry and dynamics, dust and particles, charged particle/plasma, and magnetometers.

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          Stephanie Getty 301-614-5442    stephanie.a.getty@nasa.gov

          Research Planetary Scientist, NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center: Research planetary scientist emphasizing instrument development at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Interests include miniaturized analytical instruments for planetary science. PhD, Physics, University of Florida.

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          Daniel Winterhalter 818-354-3238    daniel.winterhalter@jpl.nasa.gov

          Principal Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology: Daniel Winterhalter I am employed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (since 1978) as a Principal Research Scientist in the Science Division. I am leading/have led several teams of researchers in Solar Wind, Mars Aeronomy, and Extrasolar Planets (low-frequency radio) research projects. I am/was a Co-Investigator/project team member on numerous NASA and ESA missions, and an organizer of major international science conferences. Further, I am the JPL Program Scientist for the Human/Robotic Mission Systems Office (HRMSO). Primarily, my function here is to establish close connections with researchers at other NASA centers, especially those traditionally involved in Exploration activities. Finally, I am the Chief Scientist of the NASA Engineering and Safety Center. The NESC is an independent organization based at NASA Langley, chartered to serve as a NASA-wide technical resource focused on engineering excellence.

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          Ricardo Arevalo 301-614-6914    ricardo.d.arevalo@nasa.gov

          Research Space Scientist, NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center: Ricardo Arevalo Jr. is a Research Space Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. His research interests are centered on geochemical modeling, laser desorption and ablation sampling techniques, and mass spectrometry analysis via magnetic sector, time-of-flight, quadrupole, and ion trap instrumentation. He received his Ph.D. in Geology (with a focus in Geochemistry) from the University of Maryland, College Park. He serves as a Science Team Member for the MOMA investigation and Product Development Lead (PDL) for the mass spectrometer subsystem. He is also a Science Team Member for MSL/SAM.

      • 2.08 Q/V Band and Beyond Satellite Missions

        "Future High Throughput Satellite (HTS) systems, able to support terabit/s connectivity, will require a very large bandwidth availability; this pushes towards the exploitation of the so-called "beyond Ka-band" systems. This session focuses on the proposed and on-going Q/V band and beyond satellite missions, both of scientific and commercial nature. Enabling system architecture and technologies are included as well, i.e. smart gateway architectures, propagation impairment mitigation techniques, high power generation systems, etc."

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          Tommaso Rossi 39-335-837-4382    tommaso.rossi@uniroma2.it

          Eng., University of Rome Tor Vergata: Tommaso Rossi is an Assistant Professor of Digital Signal Processing, Signals Processing for Biomedical Applications and Image and Video Compression at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata." His research activity is focused on EHF (Extremely High Frequency) and UWB (Ultra-Wideband) Satellite and Terrestrial Communication Systems, Digital Beamforming applied to RF Imaging and Telecommunication Systems, DSP for Biomedical Application and Image Processing. He is currently responsible for the Italian Space Agency Q/V-band satellite communication experimets performed through the Alphasat "Aldo Paraboni" P/L.

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          Giuseppe Codispoti +39-339-135-9676    giuseppe.codispoti@asi.it

          QV Band Telecommunications Program Manager, ASI, Italian Space Agency: Giuseppe Codispoti was born in Catanzaro, Italy. He holds a Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Università della Calabria, Italy and a Master’s of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena Cal., USA. He worked for almost eight years at Alenia Spazio SpA (now Thales Alenia Space Italia) in Rome where he was “On Board Active Antennas” designer, Project Manager and Program Manager. In 2000 he joined ASI, Italian Space Agency. Since then he worked in the field of Micro Gravity as Program Manager in the ISS Technical Unit and communications as Program Manager in the Telecommunications and Integrated Application Division, He is author of dozens of papers in regarding Space Active Antenna Systems, Microgravity research Activity. At the moment he is the Q/V Band Activities Responsible for the Italian Space Agency..

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          Elisa Ricci 333-455-2460    elisa.ricci.ing@gmail.com

          , University of Rome Tor Vergata: Elisa Ricci received her Master Degree in Medical Engineering in 2012 at University of Rome "Tor Vergata". Currently, she is PhD student in Electronic Engineering at University of Rome "Tor Vergata". Her research activity is focused on UWB radar imaging for biomedical application, microwave imaging and biomedical signal processing.

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          Giorgia Parca +3-906-856-7620    giorgia.parca@asi.it

          Telecommunications Engineer, Italian Space Agency: Giorgia Parca - Master degree in Telecommunications Engineering (2006) and PhD in Telecommunications and Microelectronics Engineering (2010) at University of Rome Tor Vergata, Electronic Engineering Department. Main research topics have been optical wired, wireless, inter-satellite high-speed networks. Post-Doctoral fellow at the Telecommunications Institute of Aviero, on optical telecom systems and devices for data/image processing. She works at the Italian Space Agency since 2013, with the Telecommunications and Navigation division. Main activities are on Ka/Q/V band satellite communication systems and maritime surveillance applications. She is involved in European projects and author of several papers on international journals and conferences proceedings.

      • 2.09 Mission Design for Spacecraft Formations

        Topics include configuration analysis, orbital dynamics, control and operational issues for the missions exploited by several spacecraft flying in formation about the Earth or other celestial bodies.

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          Giovanni Palmerini +39-366-675-0164    giovanni.palmerini@uniroma1.it

          Professor, Guidance and Navigation, Sapienza Universita' di Roma: Associate professor of Aerospace Guidance and Navigation Systems at Sapienza Univ. of Rome, has been consultant for Italspazio, visiting scholar at Stanford Univ, participant in design, test and launch of the UNISAT microsatellite. Research interests in orbital dynamics, space systems, satellite/inertial/integrated navigation. PhD Aerosp.Eng., Univ.Rome. Member IEEE, AIAA and ION.

      • 2.10 Radiation Issues and Modeling for Deep Space Missions

        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, fragment 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 +4666-460-588-3345    lembit.sihver@tuwien.ac.at

          Professor Dr, Technische Universität Wien: Full Professor of Medical Rad. Physics with Specialization in Ion Therapy and Head of Radiation Physics atTechnische Universität Wien - Atominstitut, Vienna, Austria, and Head of Applied Medical Physics Research at EBG MedAustron GmbH, Wiener Neustadt, Austria. Adjunct Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, at the University of Houston, Roanoke College, East Carolina University, and Texas A&M University, USA, at the Royal Military College of Canada, Canada, and at the Medical College of Soochow University, China. Major research areas are medical radiation physics, radiotherapy, heavy ion physics, particle and heavy ion transport, space radiation shielding, space dosimetry, and nuclear fuel.

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          Lawrence Heilbronn 510-734-5120    lheilbro@utk.edu

          Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee: Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee. Areas of research: Experimental nuclear physics, neutron measurements, radiation detection, radiation shielding in space, radiological engineering, and transport model calculations. Ph.D., Nuclear Physics, Michigan State University.

      • 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 critical interest.

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          Kaushik Iyer 240-228-8936    iyerka1@jhuapl.edu

          Materials Physicist, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory: Kaushik A. Iyer is a Section Supervisor and Project Manager in the Space Exploration Sector at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He is closely involved with mitigation of hypervelocity impacts for the Solar Probe Plus and New Horizons missions.

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          Douglas Mehoke 240-475-8289    doug.mehoke@jhuapl.edu

          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 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. He was the Lead Engineer for the Thermal Protection System and Dust Mitigation efforts of the Solar Probe Plus mission.

      • 2.12 Asteroid Hazard Detection, Mitigation, and Retrieval Concepts

        This Session invites papers on flight and ground system concepts, mission concepts, and technologies that address the need to detect and mitigate asteroids posing impact hazards for Earth, and for asteroid retrieval missions. Papers on instrument technologies and technologies for proximity operations near, and landing on, asteroids are also sought for this Session.

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          Mark Boslough 505-999-7756    mbeb@unm.edu

          Adjunct Professor, University of New Mexico: BS (1977) Physics, Colorado State University. MS (1978) PhD (1983) Applied Physics, Caltech

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          Jeffery Webster 818-653-8360    jeff.webster@aeroconf.org

          Project Support Specialist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Project Support Specialist, Project Support Office at JPL; Senior Systems Engineer, Mission Systems Concepts Section; Mars Trace Gas Orbiter, Project Planner & Systems Engineering; Associate Engineer, Mission & Systems Concepts Section.

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          Paul Chodas 818-354-7795    paul.chodas@jpl.nasa.gov

          Senior scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Paul Chodas is a senior scientist at JPL, where he has been computing orbits for asteroids and comets for over 30 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 observation campaign which is searching for candidate targets for NASA's proposed Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM).

    • Track 3.Antennas, RF/Microwave Systems, and Propagation

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        Farzin Manshadi 818-486-4312    farzin.manshadi@jpl.nasa.gov

        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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        James Hoffman 626-298-0783    james.p.hoffman@jpl.nasa.gov

        Senior Research Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Senior Engineer in JPL's Radar Science and Engineering Section. Over 10 years experience in microwave instrument design for remote sensing applications. Currently the RF System Lead for the NI-SAR radar mission (NASA-ISRO) and the InSight Landing Radar.

      • 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 256-337-8838    janice.c.booth2.civ@mail.mil

          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 404-395-7371    glenn.hopkins@gtri.gatech.edu

          Senior Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute: Chief Engineer of the Electromagnetics Division of the GTRI Advanced Concepts 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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          Vahraz Jamnejad 818-468-9422    vahraz.jamnejad@jpl.nasa.gov

          Principal Technologist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Principal Scientist, Electromagnetics & Microwave Engineering, JPL/NASA, California Institute of Technology. Responsibilities: research, development, design & analysis of spacecraft and ground antennas and microwave feed network systems. Areas of interest & expertise: electromagnetic theory, microwaves & optics, reflector & phased arrays, numerical electromagnetics. Ph.D., EE, Univ of Illinois, Urbana.

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          Farzin Manshadi 818-486-4312    farzin.manshadi@jpl.nasa.gov

          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.

      • 3.03 RF/Microwave Systems

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

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          James Hoffman 626-298-0783    james.p.hoffman@jpl.nasa.gov

          Senior Research Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Senior Engineer in JPL's Radar Science and Engineering Section. Over 10 years experience in microwave instrument design for remote sensing applications. Currently the RF System Lead for the NI-SAR radar mission (NASA-ISRO) and the InSight Landing Radar.

      • 3.04 Radio Astronomy and Radio Science

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

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          Mark Bentum +3-168-193-2260    m.j.bentum@utwente.nl

          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.

      • 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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          Tushar Thrivikraman 818-393-8628    tushar.thrivikraman@jpl.nasa.gov

          RF Microwave Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Tushar Thrivikraman received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010. His research under Dr. John Cressler focused on SiGe BiCMOS radar front-ends for extreme environment applications. Dr. Thrivikraman joined JPL in 2011, where he has been assisting with the development of RF hardware for both air and space-borne SAR imaging systems.

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          Dimitris Anagnostou 605-394-2913    danagn@ieee.org

          Professor, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology: Dimitris E. Anagnostou received the B.S.E.E. 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 Postdoc at Georgia Tech. In 2007, he joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, where he is currently Associate Professor. He has more than 100 publications and 1 book chapter. He holds two U.S. Patents. His interests include reconfigurable and autonomous antennas and antenna arrays. Dr. Anagnostou is a recipient of the DARPA Young Faculty Award and the IEEE John Kraus Antenna Award by the IEEE. He serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation.

    • Track 4.Communication & Navigation Systems & Technologies

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        Phil Dafesh 310-200-9815    philip.a.dafesh@aero.org

        Principal Engineer, Communications and Cyber Division, Aerospace Corporation: Directs development and application of GPS, wireless, and software-defined-radio technology at Aerospace Corporation. 48 publications, 5 patents and 2 patents pending MS & PhD, EE, UCLA. BS, Physics & EE, Cal Poly Pomona.

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        Shirley Tseng 949-300-1899    shirleytseng@earthlink.net

        Systems Engineer, Tseng LLC: Consults on design and implementation of large-scale, high-performance satellite and terrestrial high performance networks. Previously: satellite design, development, test; satellite operations & ground station design, GE.

      • 4.01 Evolving Space Communication Architectures

        A forum in which to trace, examine and predict trends in the architectures of space communications and navigation. Innovative concepts and game changing approaches with a system view are especially sought.

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          Shervin Shambayati 650-852-7322    shervin.shambayati@sslmda.com

          Senior Systems Engineering Specialist, SSL: Senior Systems Engineering Specialist, SSL. 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, to enable new exploration/applications, and to 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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          Loren Clare 818-237-0621    loren.p.clare@jpl.nasa.gov

          Supervisor, Communications Networks Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Supervisor, Communications Networks Group, JPL. Research interests: space networks, wireless communications protocols and services, self-organizing systems, network systems design, and modeling and analysis. Ph.D., System Science, UCLA, 1983.

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          Steven Berson 310-336-3474    steven.berson@aero.org

          Engineering Specialist, Aerospace Corporation: Engineering Specialist, The Aerospace Corporation Supporting Space and Ground systems in computer networking, and network security. Previously Computer Scientist at USC Information Sciences Institute. Ph.D. UCLA Computer Science.

      • 4.03 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 is focused on new operational concepts, science discoveries or performance improvements to accomplish space missions.

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          Patrick Stadter 240-228-4658    patrick.stadter@jhuapl.edu

          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 240-228-8390    david.copeland@jhuapl.edu

          Senior Professional Staff II, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory: David Copeland is a member of the Senior Professional Staff with the RF Group in the Space Department at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD. He is currently the lead engineer for the communications subsystems for NASA's Solar Probe Plus mission. Previous to this work, Mr. Copeland served as a systems engineer with NASA's Space Communications and Navigation program. Mr. Copeland has 26 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.

      • 4.04 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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          Charles Edwards 818-687-8623    chad.edwards@jpl.nasa.gov

          Mgr, Mars Relay Network/Chief Technologist, Mars Exploration Directorate , Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Manager of the Program Formulation Office within the Mars Exploration Directorate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Responsible for the development of future Mars exploration mission concepts and mission-enabling technologies.

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          David Israel 301-286-5294    dave.israel@nasa.gov

          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 Space Communications Manager in the Exploration and Space Communications Projects Division 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 was a member of the Interagency Operations Advisory Group (IOAG) Space Internetworking Strategy Group (SISG) and the lead for NASA Space Communications and Navigation Program Space Internetworking Study.

      • 4.05 Space Communication Systems Roundtable : Networking the Solar System

        The roundtable will provide updates on the deployment status of the Solar Network. Panelists will provide a review of the rudimentary networks that already exist in Earth orbit or Mars orbit. Will they evolve into one big network that spans the Solar System? If so, how might this occur? How will challenging issues, such as distance, SNR, latency and timekeeping be dealt with? Will this network be a managed endeavor or a happy anarchy? What are the roles of standards and protocols?

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          Shirley Tseng 949-300-1899    shirleytseng@earthlink.net

          Systems Engineer, Tseng LLC: Consults on design and implementation of large-scale, high-performance satellite and terrestrial high performance networks. Previously: satellite design, development, test; satellite operations & ground station design, GE.

      • 4.06 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 and 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 818-653-9520    kar-ming.cheung@jpl.nasa.gov

          Technical Group Supervisor, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Dr. Kar-Ming Cheung is a Principal Engineer and Technical Group Supervisor in the Communication Architectures and Research Section (332) at JPL. Kar-Ming Cheung received NASA's Exceptional Service Medal for his work on Galileo's onboard image compression scheme. He has authored or co-authored 30+ journal papers and conference papers in the areas of error-correction coding, data compression, image processing, and telecom system operations. Since 1987 he has been with JPL where he is involved in research, development, production, operation, and management of advanced channel coding, source coding, synchronization, image restoration, and communication analysis schemes. He got his B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1984, his M.S. degree and Ph.D. degree from California Institute of Technology in 1985 and 1987 respectively.

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          Alessandra Babuscia 617-800-5219    alessandra.babuscia@jpl.nasa.gov

          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.

      • 4.07 Space Navigation Techniques

        Papers in this session are collected on topics related to different aspects of space navigation algorithms including, but not limited to: * Spacecraft formation flying * Relative navigation between spacecraft * Rendezvous missions * Satellite constellation & navigation * Integrated navigation * Novel navigation methods (e.g. using celestial sources such as x-ray sources or radio sources) * DSN-based navigation * Robust navigation * Autonomous navigation * Inertial navigation

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          Amir Emadzadeh 310-845-6016    amire@ucla.edu

          Senior software engineer, Nvidia: Research Assistant, Electrical Engineering Department, UCLA. Rsearch interests are estimation theory, control theory, and signal processing. B.S. Isfahan University of Technology. M.S. Sharif University of Technology. Ph.D. EE UCLA.

      • 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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          Yogi Krikorian 818-795-5923    yogi.y.krikorian@aero.org

          Senior Engineering Specialist, Aerospace Corporation: Senior Engineering Specialist in the Communication Architectures Department. Interests in development of dynamic communication link and data throughput analysis for interplanetary and earth missions.

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          James Hant 310-336-1388    james.j.hant@aero.org

          Director, Modeling and Simulation Department, Aerospace Corporation: Director of the Modeling and Simulation Department, Aerospace Corporation. Works on the analysis, simulation, modeling, and design of satellite communication networks. M.S., Ph.D., EE, UCLA.

      • 4.09 Wideband Communications Systems

        This session solicits innovative contributions about wideband communication systems, meaning with this term terrestrial and aerospace communications systems transmitting information at high data rates. Papers dealing with modeling and simulations of communications systems are welcome, as well as performance evaluation papers and papers describing hardware/software implementation of communication system components. Detailed topics include (but are not limited to): • Broadband satellite and aerospace transmission; • Broadband terrestrial wireless transmission; • Millimeter wave communications; • Spread-spectrum communications; • TV and HDTV broadcasting; • 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; • Software defined radio and cognitive radio; • 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 310-336-4211    dtaggart1912@gmail.com

          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 +39335600643139-349-574-9500    claudio.sacchi@unitn.it

          Assistant 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 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 radio communications.

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          David Taggart 310-336-4211    dtaggart1912@gmail.com

          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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          Rajendra Kumar 714-670-7453    rajendra.kumar@csulb.edu

          Professor, California State University: Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, California State University, Long Beach. Joint appointment at the Aerospace Corporation. B.Tech and M.Tech, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur; PhD, Electrical Engineering, Australia. Author of more than 100 research papers. thirty high tech. patents, numerous new technology awards including 12 new technology awards from NASA. Senior Member of IEEE and Member of AIAA and ION.He has more than 30 years of experience in various areas including Communications, GPS, Adaptive Systems, Signal Processing including 7 years at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena and about 20 years at The Aerospace Corporation.

      • 4.11 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 are addressed, as well as global, regional and local augmentation systems. Topics covered include receiver technology, interoperability, orbit computation, and navigation model, methods and algorithms.

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          Arun Vydhyanathan +3-188-973-6746    arun@xsens.com

          Lead Engineer, Xsens Technologies B.V.: Arun is Lead Engineer at Xsens Technologies B.V., The Netherlands. He joined Xsens as a Research Engineer in 2008. He received his M.S.E.E degree from Ohio University in 2006. He is actively involved with development of Xsens Motion Tracker product portfolio for industrial applications. His research interests include sensor technologies, signal processing, multi-sensor fusion algorithms, optimization of IMU calibration methods and integration of low-cost GNSS/INS with non-traditional aiding sensors for navigation in GNSS denied/challenged environments.

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          Gabriele Giorgi +490-892-892-3473    gabriele.giorgi@tum.de

          Lecturer, Technische Universität München: Dr. Giorgi is a Researcher at the Institute for Communications and Navigation, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, in Munich, Germany. He holds a PhD from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. His main research focuses on satellite navigation, visual navigation and multi-sensor fusion.

      • 4.12 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 310-336-1274    eugene.grayver@aero.org

          Engineering Specialist, 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 240-481-5397    gchen@intfusiontech.com

          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 chief technology officer at IFT and provides strategic guidance for government services and commercial solutions.

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

        This session focuses on communications, navigation and surveillance systems for all types of aircraft, including on-board or ground-based systems for the complete range of vehicles operating in the National Airspace System (NAS): manned and unmanned vehicles, fixed wing and rotorcraft, 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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          Denise Ponchak 216-433-3465    denise.s.ponchak@nasa.gov

          Branch Chief, NASA Glenn Research Center: Communications Networks and Architectures Branch Chief, NASA Glenn Research Center. Involved in advanced research and development of next-generation, aeronautic and space-based information systems to meet future NASA mission needs with a strong focus on aeronautical communications; simulation and modeling; and internet protocols and standards development.

      • 4.14 Aerospace Information Systems and Cyber Security

        Wireless communications, data networks, information systems, and cyber security are significant emerging topics in aerospace, including aviation. 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 networks; commercial wireless networks; information flows; UAVs and commercial space vehicles; airport and airline information systems; cloud computing; RFID systems; large-scale enterprise systems; aircraft certification; incident response strategies; and risk assessement and management.

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          Radha Poovendran 206-221-6512    rp3@uw.edu

          Professor, University of Washington: Chair and Professor of EE and founding director of Network Security Lab (NSL) at University of Washington. He is an IEEE Fellow. He received NSA Rising Star, NSF CAREER, ARO YIP, ONR YIP, PECASE awards for multi-user and wireless security research. Co-editor of a book titled Secure Localization and Time Synchronization in Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks (New York: Springer-Verlag, 2006). Co-authored papers recognized with IEEE PIMRC Best Paper Award (2007), IEEE&IFIP William C. Carter Award (2010), and AIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Systems best session paper award (2010), and WiOpt Best Paper Award (2012). Served as a co-chair for the 2008 NITRD-NSF National workshop on high-confidence transportation CPS. Chief editor of the January 2012 cyber-physical systems special issue in Proceedings of the IEEE, cyber security area co-chair for AIAA I@A and IEEE/AIAA DASC conferences.

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          Krishna Sampigethaya 206-890-8516    sampigethaya@gmail.com

          Principal Research Scientist/Engineer, United Technologies Research Center: Krishna Sampigethaya is currently a Principal Research Scientist/Engineer for cyber-physical security at the United Technologies Research Center. He was an Assistant Professor for cyber security at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at Prescott ('15-'17) and an Assistant Director for telecommunications program at the University of Maryland ('14-'15). Before that he was an Associate Technical Fellow for aviation cyber-physical security at The Boeing Company (2007-2014). He received Ph.D. from the University of Washington (2007). He is the founding chair for the SAE aviation cyber security technical committee and 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), and a Best Instructor Award at UMD (2015). He has delivered over 12 keynotes and holds over 14 US patents.

      • 4.15 Space Information Systems Security

        This session welcomes novel concepts and technologies on information security tailored to space systems. Its scope includes efficient hardware and software implementations of symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic primitives (e.g., encryption, authentication, integrity checking, key agreement and distribution), key management mechanisms tailored for the space segment, secure spacecraft recovery, protocols for delay-tolerant networks, security evaluation and standardization efforts, space environment effects on cryptographic processing, attacks against space systems and associated countermeasures, and security and reliability issues in communications.

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          Marcio Juliato +1-503-712-2060    marcio.juliato@intel.com

          Senior Security Researcher, Intel Corporation: Senior Security Researcher at the Security Center of Excellence, Intel Corporation. Previously a postdoctoral fellow in E&CE, University of Waterloo, Canada, in association with ESTEC, European Space Agency. Holds BSCE and MSCS degrees from University of Campinas, Brazil, and a PhD degree in Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada. Research interests include security assurance and secure design of space systems (hardware and software), cryptographic key management and fault tolerant cryptographic primitives tailored for space applications.

      • 4.16 Civil and National Security Space Panel: Joint NASA/DoD Technology Initiatives

        This panel will focus on the intersection of technology between NASA and the DoD. In the current constrained budgetary climate, there is increased emphasis on sharing technology between governmental agencies, including communications, navigation, launch services, hosted payloads, small sats, etc. Come join us to hear the latest technology areas where this collaboration is currently being demonstrated.

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          Steven Arnold 240-463-4351    steven.arnold@jhuapl.edu

          Deputy Business Area Executive, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory: Steven Arnold is the Deputy Business Area Executive for Civilian Space at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He is responsible for strategic activities such as core technology development, internal research and development, external partnering programs, and program formulation and execution. He has oversight of major Civil Space programs, including NASA's MESSENGER mission operating at the planet Mercury and the New Horizons mission with a spacecraft headed to the Pluto system. He also oversees APL's efforts for low-cost and alternative access to space, including hosted payloads and commercial suborbital flights for scientific payloads.Steve joined APL in 2010 after 15 years at Hughes and DirecTV, where he held several senior technical and management positions. He also has worked National Security Space efforts, including the Air Force's Transformational Satellite Program (TSAT). Steve holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.

    • Track 5.Observation Systems and Technologies

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        Gene Serabyn 818-640-7485    gene.serabyn@jpl.nasa.gov

        Senior Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Senior Research Scientist at JPL developing high-contrast coronagraphic and interferometric techniques for direct exoplanet imaging, as well as digital holographic microscopy for life detection.

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        Ifan Payne 505-363-5455    ipayne@mro.nmt.edu

        Program Director, Magdalena Ridge Observatory: Dr. Ifan Payne is currently the Program Director of the Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO) which is located at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT) at Socorro, New Mexico. He obtained his B.Arch. in Architecture from the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff and his Ph.D. in Architectural Science from the University of London. As Program Director, he is responsible for overseeing projects at the observatory including the Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer (MROI) which is being developed in partnership with the Cavendish Laboratory of the University of Cambridge, UK. Dr. Payne has presented public and professional workshops on project and program management widely in the USA, Canada and the UK.

      • 5.01 Large Optical Systems

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

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          Ryan Mc Clelland 240-366-7776    rmccle@gmail.com

          Senior Mechanical Systems Engineer, SGT, Inc.: Ryan McClelland is a Senior Mechanical Systems Engineer at SGT Inc. currently leading the design of the IXO Flight Mirror Assembly. His previous technology development experience includes work on aluminum foam core optical systems and non-linear effects of clearances in kinematic mechanisms. Ryan has also worked on flight missions with designs currently on orbit aboard the Hubble Space Telescope and Space Technology 5 spacecraft. He received a B.S in Mechanical Engineering, summa cum laude, from the University of Maryland.

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          David Robinson 301-526-1608    david.w.robinson@nasa.gov

          Lead Mechanical Systems Engr, NASA GSFC: David Robinson is currently the Mechanical Systems engineer of the Astro-H project at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He started his career with NASA Glenn Research Center in 1990 working on the International Space Station and several microgravity fluids space experiments for the space shuttle and the Russian Mir space station. While at Goddard, he has worked on JWST, Swift, Solar Dynamics Observatory, the TIRS instrument on LDCM, the International X-ray Observatory and many proposals along the way. He received a B.S in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia, an M.S. in Mechanical engineering at Cleveland State University, and an M.S. in Space Studies at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France

      • 5.02 Optical Instruments

        This session covers subjects related to the design, build, assembly, integration, test, operation, and results of optical instruments. Proposed instruments, contextual information, and lessons learned for all phases are included.

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          Tyler Evans 425-445-6017    tyler.evans@nasa.gov

          Mechanical Systems Engineer, SGT, Inc.: Opto-Mechanical Engineer, SGT Inc. Tyler Evans is an opto-mechanical engineer for SGT Inc., a contractor company for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). He currently works in the lab on alignment and testing of the receiver telescope assembly for the ICESat-2 mission and the ATLAS instrument. He also is the lead for the proxy laser systems that will be utilized in integration and testing of the ATLAS instrument. His past experience includes optical alignment of thin shell mirror alignment and bonding technology. This work was done for the GSFC x-ray astrophysics department on the IXO/NGXO mission. He recevied a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.

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          Thomas Johnson 240-997-3192    thomas.e.johnson@nasa.gov

          Small Satellite Manager, NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center/Wallops Flight Facility: Thomas Johnson has an extensive background in Instrument and Spacecraft project management, design, integration, environmental testing, and launch site operations. He is currently serving as the Instrument Project Manager for the Near Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec) Instrument, which is one of the four instruments on the James Webb Space Telescope. NIRSpec is a multi-object spectrograph that was developed by the European Space Agency with the Detector and Microshutter Subsystems being provided by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Prior to his current position he has served as the Project Manager for numerous flight instruments that span the electromagnetic spectrum and include near and mid infrared, X-Ray, gamma ray, and mass spectrometer instruments. In these positions, he has partnered with international agencies and industry, academia, government agencies, and most importantly he has maintained hands-on experience developing and delivering space flight hardware.

      • 5.03 Atmospheric Turbulence: 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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          Milo Hyde 575-442-1358    milo.hyde@afit.edu

          Assistant Professor, Air Force Institute of Technology: Instructor, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Research interests include electromagnetic material characterization, guided-wave theory, scattering, and optics. Formerly a Maintenance Officer with the F-117A Nighthawk at Holloman AFB and a research scientist with the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB. BS, computer engineering, Georgia Tech; MS and PhD, EE, AFIT.

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          Jack Mc Crae 9372-553-636-4739    jack.mccrae@afit.edu

          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.

      • 5.04 Photonic Devices and Systems for Aerospace Applications

        Papers on active (including LEDs, lasers, and photodetectors) and passive (such as optical waveguides and fiber) optical components and optoelectronic subsystems that have applications in aerospace are solicited.

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          David Peters 505-379-5730    dwpeter@sandia.gov

          Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories: David Peters is a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in the Applied Photonic Microsystems organization. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2001. From 2001 to 2004 he was a Director of Central Intelligence Post-Doc at Sandia National Laboratories investigating 2D and 3D photonic crystals. His current interests include the theory, design, and modeling of diffractive optics, plasmonic devices, metamaterials, and metal optics with a focus on infrared detectors and applications.

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          Kent Choquette 217-265-0563    choquett@illinois.edu

          Professor, University of Illinois: Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Previously at Sandia National Laboratories and AT&T Bell Laboratories. BS degrees, Engineering Physics and Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado-Boulder, PhD, Materials Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Fellow of the IEEE, Optical Society of America, SPIE, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

      • 5.05 Astrophysics and Exoplanet Missions

        Future missions such as JWST, TESS and PLATO, and potential missions such as WFIRST, Exo-C, Exo-S and EXCEDE promise to revolutionize astrophysics and exoplanet science. All of these missions involve new technological approaches, that provide access to new regions of observational parameter space. This session focuses on both the new technologies and on the enabled missions.

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          Stefan Martin 818-726-4103    stefan.r.martin@jpl.nasa.gov

          Optical Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Senior Member of the Technical Staff at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Interests include infrared telescope arrays, novel telescope concepts, interferometry and occulters.

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          Gene Serabyn 818-640-7485    gene.serabyn@jpl.nasa.gov

          Senior Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Senior Research Scientist at JPL developing high-contrast coronagraphic and interferometric techniques for direct exoplanet imaging, as well as digital holographic microscopy for life detection.

      • 5.06 Imaging of Objects in Space

        This Session provides a forum for state of the art imaging of objects in space (both natural and man-made) using optical, infrared, and radio, radar techniques; single and multiple apertures, active and passive imaging; and ground-based and space-based instruments.

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          Michelle Creech Eakman 575-835-5809    mce@kestrel.nmt.edu

          Associate Professor of Physics, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology: Dr. Creech-Eakman received her PhD in Physics from the University of Denver in 1997. She had two postdocs working in the fields of infrared spectroscopy and optical interferometry at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Lab before joining the faculty at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in 2003. She is currently an Associate Professor of Physics and the Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer Project Scientist.

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          Theo Ten Brummelaar 626-796-8607    theo@chara-array.org

          Associate Director, The CHARA Array: Dr ten Brummelaar is the Associate Director of the Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy at Georgia State University and is responsible for day-to-day operations of the CHARA Array, a six telescope optical and infrared Interferometer. He is recognized world wide as an expert in optical interferometry and has been active in this field and serving on review panels for over two decades. The CHARA array has over 100 publications in the refereed literature concerning a broad range of Astrophysics as well as a large number of technical publications on Interferometry.

      • 5.07 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. Please contact us if you have any questions about if your paper fits in this session!

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          Martha Bancroft 503-703-4056    marti@dragonsden.com

          Owner, MBC: Owner, MBC. Currently SME contractor, US government agency. Research interests: extreme performance computing and I/O - systems and software architecture, performance, resilience. Most recent work: many-core GPP systems and software for space and other environmentally challenging uses. Published author, presenter, workshop organizer (most recent workshop: the ninth workshop on Fault Tolerant Spaceborne Computing Employing New Technologies 2016, Sandia-NM). BS (PChem),University of Florida.

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          Matthew Sambora 937-469-8135    samboraimageprocessing@gmail.com

          EO, IR and Laser Technical Expert, USAF: BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson University, MS, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and PhD, Air Force Institute of Technology.

      • 5.08 Laser Applications: LIDAR, Communications, Space-based, Ranging, Interferometry, etc.

        This session covers topics related to theory, modeling, analysis, design, and implementation of laser communication systems, including both optical wireless and optical fiber communications. In the area of laser communications through the atmosphere, this session provides a forum on theoretical, experimental, and numerical analysis; modeling of atmosphere propagation and channel fading induced by atmospheric turbulence; and methods to mitigate fading effects to enhance channel capacity and improve system reliability. Topics related to the laser energy propagation through atmospheric turbulence at lower altitudes and techniques of mitigating moderate and strong turbulence conditions are of high interests.

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          Mathieu Aubailly 301-395-0315    mathieu.aubailly@gmail.com

          Senior Research Scientist, Optonicus: Dr. Aubailly is a Senior Research Scientist at Optonicus and was previously a Scientist at the University of Maryland. He has worked on imaging through turbulence, adaptive optics and wavefront sensing since 2000, and has developed hardware and software techniques for DoD and DoE agencies, and R&D companies.

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          Aleksandr Sergeyev 906-487-2258    avsergue@mtu.edu

          Associate Professor, Michigan Technological University: Aleksandr Sergeyev is currently an Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering Technology program in the School of Technology at Michigan Technological University. Dr. Aleksandr Sergeyev is earned his bachelor degree in electrical engineering in Moscow University of Electronics and Automation in 1995. He obtained the Master degree in Physics from Michigan Technological University in 2004 and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 2007. Dr. Aleksandr Sergeyev research interests include high energy lasers propagation through the turbulent atmosphere, developing advanced control algorithms for wavefront sensing and mitigating effects of the turbulent atmosphere, digital inline holography, digital signal processing, and laser spectroscopy. He is also involved in developing new eye-tracking experimental techniques for extracting 3-D shape of the object from the movement of human eyes. Dr. Sergeyev is a member of IEEE, SPIE, ASEE and actively involved in promoting engineering education.

      • 5.09 Laser Radar

        Laser radar is an optical remote sensing technology that can measure distance and other properties of a target by laser illumination. This section solicits papers on all aspects of laser radar and LIDAR, including component technologies, system integration, and aerospace applications. The session will highlight innovative approaches, laboratory and field test results and future applications.

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          Joseph Paranto 505-577-4844    joseph.n.paranto@boeing.com

          Manager of Growth, The Boeing Company: 35 years of experience in ladar/lidar and laser systems. Developed CO2 and solid state lasers. Supported nearly every major laser weapon system over the past 35 years starting with the Airborne Laser Laboratory.

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          Rengarajan Sudharsanan 818-322-5844    rengarajan.sudharsanan@boeing.com

          Director, Spectrolab Inc.: Dr. Sudharsanan is currently leading the Sensors Products group as a director of Sensor Products at Spectrolab, Inc. He is responsible for developing single photon sensitive Geiger-Mode flash LADAR camera and MEMS scanned LADAR products at Spectrolab for airborne and autonomous ground vehicles applications. Prior to Spectrolab, he worked as a senior scientist at Schick Technologies where he was responsible for developing novel phosphor deposition process and new X-ray converters for CMOS and CCD based X-ray detectors. Prior to Schick Technologies, he worked at Spire Corporation, Bedford, Massachusetts, as a manager of radiation detectors. His research experience spans over the last 25 years, specifically in the area of thin film electronic materials for various devices applications such as X-ray and gamma-ray sensors, infrared detectors, and solar cells and he has published more than seventy technical papers and has five patents. Dr. Sudharsanan is a senior member of IEEE .

    • Track 6.Remote Sensing

      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 818-354-1358    jordan.p.evans@jpl.nasa.gov

        Engineering Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Deputy Director for Engineering and Science at JPL. Previously the Mars Science Laboratory - Deputy Flight System Manager. 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 804-519-5480    darin@vectraxx.com

        Systems Engineer Principal, Lockheed Martin: Darin Dunham is a Systems Engineer Principal with Lockheed Martin. Served almost 10 years in the Marine Corps ending career at the Marine Corps Systems Command. He received his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School and his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon. His thesis work focused on the PMHT and comparing its performance to the PDAF and MHT in an underwater, littoral region scenario. His recent work has involved target tracking algorithms and sensors within the Ballistic Missile Defense System. Additional, he has worked on composite network-level tracking algorithms in various scenarios including air targets with phased-array radar and multiple input, multiple output radar. He currently works on the Missile Defense National Team as an employee for Lockheed Martin in Huntsville, Alabama.

      • 6.01 End to End Remote Sensing: Approaches and Challenges

        This session encompasses engineering approaches and challenges of remote sensing investigations, emphasizing end-to-end aspects including onboard instrument, host platform, telecom link, ground algorithms and analysis. End-to-End can also mean the synthesis of multiple investigations that contribute to answering a specific scientific question or measuring a specific value. These can be investigations in an intentionally designed campaign or a posteriori syntheses of existing data sets, for deep-space, earth-orbiting, or airborne missions.

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          Todd Bayer 818-470-7078    todd.j.bayer@jpl.nasa.gov

          Principal Systems Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab: Principal Systems Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). 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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          Karen Kirby 240-228-1833    karen.kirby@jhuapl.edu

          Spacecraft System Engineer, JHU-APL: Karen Kirby is a spacecraft system engineer at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD. Karen is currently serving as the Europa Clipper Mission Deputy Flight System Engineer. Most recently she served as Mission System Engineer during Van Allen Probes primary mission operations and Spacecraft System Engineer during development of the Van Allen probes spacecraft development at APL. Karen has many years of experience working on spacecraft and communications systems including contributions to the Dawn spacecraft, NSCAT, GLL, DSN, and other spacecraft telecom systems and ground mobile communication systems. Karen received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the George Washington University and an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from University of Southern California.

      • 6.02 Instrument and Sensor Architecture and Design

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

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          Michael Amato 301-286-3914    michael.amato@nasa.gov

          Systems Engineer, NASA GSFC: Michael Amato is a systems engineer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. He is the currently the planetary and lunar new business developer under the NASA GSFC Associate Director and for the past 5 years he has led the planetary and lunar science mission, instrument and technology development areas. He has a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering and a graduate degree in systems engineering. Michael has over 20 years of experience developing and building a variety of flight instruments and missions at NASA as lead engineer and lead systems engineer, working in both the science and engineering directorates at Goddard. Michael spent seven of those years as an instrument systems engineer.

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          Alexander Eremenko 818-354-1070    alexander.e.eremenko@jpl.nasa.gov

          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. I am currently the Mechanical Systems Lead for the Mars 2020 and Europa Clipper projects.

      • 6.03 Imaging Spectrometer Systems, Science, and Science Applications

        This session covers subject matter related to the design, build, assembly, integration, test, and operation, of imaging spectrometer instruments and also the processin and interpretation of data acquired with them. Proposed instruments, science, science applications, contextual information, and lessons learned for all phases are included.

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          Robert Green 818-354-9136    rog@jpl.nasa.gov

          AVIRIS Experiment Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Experiment Scientist, Airborne Visible InfraRed Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) program, Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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          David Tratt 310-336-2876    dtratt@aero.org

          Department Director, The Aerospace Corporation: Currently Director of the Imaging Spectroscopy Department at The Aerospace Corporation's Space Science Applications Laboratory in Los Angeles. Research interests include imaging spectrometry and active optical remote sensing applications for Earth and planetary observation.

      • 6.04 Advances in Radar Signal Processing

        This session covers the theory, algorithms, and hardware implementation of radar signal processing. Topics of interest include target and interference models, filtering, waveform design, Doppler processing, threshold detection and CFAR, synthetic aperture imaging, space-time adaptive array processing, multiple-input multiple-output systems, and compressive sensing.

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          Donnie Smith 912-536-7283    donnie.smith@gatech.edu

          Radar Engineer, Waymo: Engineer, Google. Interests include target tracking, estimation theory, radar processing, and simulation. M.S. EE, Georgia Tech.

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          Thomas Backes 404-483-5236    tdbackes@gmail.com

          Engineer, Thomas D. Backes: 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 Tracking Theory

        This session encompasses theoretical advances in detection, tracking and classification of multiple targets from multi-sensor data. There is a specific focus on multi-target tracking (MTT) techniques that generalize classical nonlinear filtering methods by introducing data-association ambiguity and clutter returns. Advances in classical labeled-tracking approaches, newer unlabeled-tracking approaches, and distributed fusion methods are of interest.

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          Robert Lynch 860-705-3321    lynchrs@ieee.org

          Senior Research Scientist , Analytic Information Fusion Systems, LLC: Dr. Lynch is a senior research scientist in signal & information processing systems. He is owner and founder of Analytic Information Fusion Systems, LLC. Dr. Lynch was formerly a senior research scientist with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. His research interests are in classification, data fusion, tracking, and signal processing. He is Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on SMC, Part B Cybernetics and Managing Editor, Journal of Advances in Information Fusion. Dr. Lynch is a Senior Member of the IEEE and an Adjunct lecturer, University of Connecticut.

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          Stefano Coraluppi 1-412-432-8931    stefano.coraluppi@ieee.org

          Principal 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). He is on the ISIF Board of Directors and is a Senior Member of IEEE. He is Area Editor for Tracking and Associate Editor-in-Chief for the ISIF JAIF and Technical Editor for Target Tracking and Multisensor Systems for the IEEE TAES. He served as General Co-Chair for ISIF/IEEE FUSION 2006, Technical Program Co-Chair for ISIF/IEEE FUSION 2014, Technical Co-Chair for ISIF/IEEE FUSION 2015, and Program Co-Chair for ISIF/IEEE FUSION 2016. His primary research interests are multi-target tracking and multi-sensor data fusion for defense and security.

      • 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 of popular questions like, When is sensor fusion better than a single sensor? or, How does one ensure that sensor fusion produces better results? 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 770-316-1291    dale.blair@gtri.gatech.edu

          Principal Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute: Principal Research Engineer, 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 240-228-6849    laura.bateman@jhuapl.edu

          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 system engineer for Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. She leads a cross-organizational team of engineers responsible for assessing the performance of C2BMC 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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          Yaakov Barshalom 860-486-4823    ybs@engr.uconn.edu

          Board of Trustees Distinguished Prof. and Marianne Klewin Endowed Prof., University of Connecticut: Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and Marianne Klewin Prof. in Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Univ. of Connecticut. IEEE Fellow and AESS Distinguished Lecturer. Over 500 papers. 8 books on estimation theory and target tracking.; IEEE Fellow President of International Society of Information Fusion, 2000 and 2002.

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          John Glass 731-445-0471    john.glass@gtri.gatech.edu

          Research Engineer II, Georgia Tech Research Institute: Dr. Glass is a Research Engineer II at Georgia Tech Research Institute in Atlanta, GA. 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. Since November 2011, Dr. Glass has been 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.

      • 6.08 Missile 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) of tactical and strategic missiles 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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          Fabrizio Reali +39-329-412-3921    fabrizio.reali@telespazio.com

          System Engineer, Telespazio: System engineer at Telespazio. Major areas of interest: Target Tracking and Localization, Nonlinear Filtering, Surveillance and Obstacle Avoidance, Tactical and Strategic Missile Guidance, GNC Closed Loop Systems. Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering.

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          Terry Ogle 404-407-6942    terry.ogle@gtri.gatech.edu

          Sr. Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute: Terry Ogle is a Senior Research Engineer with the Air and Missile Defense Division of the Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. His current work involves sensor integration, track correlation, and data fusion. He earned both a Master and Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Mr. Ogle has more than ten years of experience in the development and application of the Benchmark software including the JCTN, BMD, IAMD, ESM, MIMO, and AAV versions. He has used the various Benchmark environments to perform numerous trade studies in the areas of tracking separating targets, detection and estimation of unresolved targets, electronic support measures, jammers, multi-platform multi-sensor data fusion algorithms, track consistency, tracking with infrequent data, tracklets, and the development and use of advanced techniques such as the PMHT, HPMHT, SHPMHT, and QT tracking algorithms.

      • 6.09 Applications and Architectures for Wireless Smart Sensors Networks

        Smart sensors are autonomous devices that combine sensing, computation and communication capabilities into a single package. Whether monitoring the surroundings or providing a backbone infrastructure for data meshing communications, these smart devices are growing in popularity and necessity. This session is meant to address and share the experiences of the research community in development and deployment of such smart wireless sensor networks.

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          Mitchell Lebold 814-865-8958    lebold@psu.edu

          Research Engineer, Penn State University: Research Engineer, Penn State Applied Research Laboratory (ARL). Currently leading several multi-disciplinary research and development projects in the areas of wireless smart sensors, distributed networking, and algorithm development related to health monitoring and prognostics. Published over 40 conference papers and journal articles.

      • 6.10 Integrated Sensing, Modeling, and Analysis Using Sensor Webs

        This session will focus on remote sensing components that perform data acquisition (e.g., spacecraft); system control (whether autonomous or externally provided) and processing (science data product) elements; communications components; and external data systems for modeling, analysis, and decision support, such as science research analysis and data assimilation in prediction models and analysis tools; data utilization and applications in decision support systems; and planning and scheduling with systems beyond the sensing and processing resources of the sensor web.

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          Hook Hua 818-393-7182    hook.hua@jpl.nasa.gov

          Scientific Applications Software Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Hook Hua is the Principal Investigator of several NASA projects on Earth science data systems involving service-oriented architectures, provenance, semantic technologies, and Cloud computing for processing multi-sensor Earth science data records. He also does software architecture and systems engineering in science data systems for climate model comparisons, NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission, and surface deformation hazard monitoring with the Advanced Rapid Imaging & Analysis (ARIA) system. He is also a co-investigator for infusing interoperable ISO 19115 Geographic Metadata standards into the SMAP science data products. Hook is active in NASA's Earth Science Data Systems Working Group (ESDSWG) where he currently chairs the Interoperability Working Group and co-chairs the Semantic Technologies Working Group. He also co-chairs the data and services Discovery Cluster in the Federation for Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP).

    • Track 7.Spacecraft Avionics Systems, Subsystems, & Technologies

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        Harald Schone 818-653-9738    harald.schone@jpl.nasa.gov

        Chief Technologist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: JPL EEE Parts Program Office Manager. 30 years experience in Radiation Effects and Collisional Atomic Physics R & D. At AF Research Labs directed and executed 60M/yr Space Electronics Program. PhD, atomic physics, University of Heidelberg.

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        John Samson 727-409-9358    jrsamson1970@gmail.com

        Consultant, Aerospace Technologies Plus / Morehead State University: 48+ 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.

      • 7.01 High Performance Space Processing and High-Speed Interconnect Satellite Architectures and Standards

        Innovations and new developments in onboard processing hardware architectures including combinations of single and multi-core processsors, bridge, network and data handling ASICs, companion processing ASICs and FPGAs, attached memories, power distribution, system on a chip implementations, network connections and network architectures for spacecraft. Also interested in performance, size, weight and power comparisons of different components and architectures and standardized form factors utilized. Appropriate descriptions of radiation hardness by design, process or technology and mitigation of other spacecraft environmental factors should be addressed for any elements described as well as software support and integration and test of elements as applicable. Standards being developed for spacecraft procssing and/or highspeed interconnects for next generation usage are especially sought. Description of actual flight or mission usage is always a welcome addition and adds perspective.

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          Jamal Haque 727-539-2049    jamal_haq@yahoo.com

          Staff Scientist, Honeywell: Jamal Haque works for Honeywell International Inc., Aerospace division, as Staff Scientist R&D. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida Tampa, Florida. Dr. Haque's research interests are wireless systems, OFDM-based systems in high mobile platforms, synchronization, channel estimation, cognitive software defined radio, channel coding, high-speed connectivity and robust space processing systems and architectures. Prior to Honeywell, he worked at advance development groups at AT&T, Rockwell and Lucent (Bell Labs) technology on voice band modem, xDSL modem and Sirius Satellite Radio. He has over sixteen years of Telecommunication and Aerospace products design and development experience in the area of communication and signal processing. He holds several US Patents.

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          Joseph Marshall 571-762-3815    joe.marshall@baesystems.com

          Engineering Fellow, BAE Systems: Engineering Fellow, BAE Systems, developing embedded processing systems. 39 years experience. Last 28+ years focused on spacecraft systems built around rad-hard and rad-tolerant processing elements, memories, interconnects and networks. Current interests: scalable, modular, reconfigurable, high performance and responsive systems, multi-core and DSP processors, small satellites, evolving interfaces, interconnects and form factors and their standards, adaptive and efficient low power conversion, model-based systems engineering and fault tolerance techniques.

      • 7.02 Onboard Signal, Data, Command Processing and Data Handling Technologies

        This session welcomes novel concepts and technologies tailored to onboard signal, data and command processing. Its scope includes software and hardware implementations (e.g. special purpose processors, FPGAs, ASICs), as well as hardware/software approaches for telecommand reception, decoding and distribution, payload data pre-processing (e.g. feature extraction, filters, pattern recognition, Gbit on copper data handling), 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 that can be applied to the aforementioned topics are also welcome.

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          Michael Mclelland 210-885-1064    michael.mclelland@swri.org

          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.

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          Jamal Haque 727-539-2049    jamal_haq@yahoo.com

          Staff Scientist, Honeywell: Jamal Haque works for Honeywell International Inc., Aerospace division, as Staff Scientist R&D. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida Tampa, Florida. Dr. Haque's research interests are wireless systems, OFDM-based systems in high mobile platforms, synchronization, channel estimation, cognitive software defined radio, channel coding, high-speed connectivity and robust space processing systems and architectures. Prior to Honeywell, he worked at advance development groups at AT&T, Rockwell and Lucent (Bell Labs) technology on voice band modem, xDSL modem and Sirius Satellite Radio. He has over sixteen years of Telecommunication and Aerospace products design and development experience in the area of communication and signal processing. He holds several US Patents.

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          Patrick Phelan 210-522-6330    pphelan@swri.org

          Senior Research Engineer, Southwest Research Institute: Patrick T. Phelan is a Manager at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, TX, USA. 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 ten years serving in a variety of roles with growing responsibility on space programs. Most recently, he is serving as the systems engineer and integration and test lead for the ESA Solar Orbiter SPICE Electronics Box program and as a project manager for a technology demonstration program.

      • 7.03 Multi- and Many-Core Computing in Space: Hardware and Software

        This session will explore topics unique to using multi and many core computing in space, including emerging hardware, software tools and techniques, legacy application migration, use cases and lessons learned from early adopters. Papers covering both homogeneous and heterogeneous multi/many core architectures and heterogeneous systems containing multi/many core components are welcome!

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          Martha Bancroft 503-703-4056    marti@dragonsden.com

          Owner, MBC: Owner, MBC. Currently SME contractor, US government agency. Research interests: extreme performance computing and I/O - systems and software architecture, performance, resilience. Most recent work: many-core GPP systems and software for space and other environmentally challenging uses. Published author, presenter, workshop organizer (most recent workshop: the ninth workshop on Fault Tolerant Spaceborne Computing Employing New Technologies 2016, Sandia-NM). BS (PChem),University of Florida.

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          Stephen Crago 703-812-3729    crago@isi.edu

          Director, Computational Systems and Technology; Research Assistant Professor, EE, University of Southern California: Dr. Steve Crago is the Director of the Adaptive Parallel Execution (APEX) Division, which is part of the Computational Systems and Technology group at the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute. APEX does research on multi-core and many-core software, cloud computing, FPGA-based computing, trusted electronics, and wireless systems. He currently leads a project that is developing private cloud infrastructure for heterogeneous high performance computing systems. He has been at USC/ISI's Arlington facility since 1997. He has a BSCEE and MSEE from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in EE from the University of Southern California.

      • 7.04 Memory and Data Storage Technologies for Space and Missile Applications

        This session's charter is to advance, discuss and present both the latest and emerging device technologies, packaging techniques, error handling, architectures and reliability enhancement for memory and data storage technologies for space and misslie applications.

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          Michael Epperly 210-601-4460    mepperly@swri.edu

          Program Manager, Southwest Research Institute: 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.

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          Douglas Sheldon 818-235-8272    douglas.j.sheldon@jpl.nasa.gov

          Assurance Technology Program Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Program Manager for all NASA HQ OSMA sponsored research at JPL. Principal Investigator for radiation tolerant memory technologies. Mission Assurance Manager for two deep space cubesat missions. Twenty years commercial IC technology development and management.

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          Matthew Marinella 505-844-7848    mmarine@sandia.gov

          Principal Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories: Matthew Marinella received the PhD degree in electrical engineering from Arizona State University 2008 under Prof. Dieter Schroder. From 2008 to 2010 he was a Technology Development Device Engineer with Microchip Technology in Tempe, AZ. Since 2010 he has been a Senior Member of the Technical Staff with Sandia National Laboratories Advanced Semiconductor Device Research Group. Dr. Marinella is currently leading the Resistive Memory (ReRAM/Memristor) Program at Sandia, which is researching the basic science and exploring possible uses of this emerging technology for government applications. He is also involved in several novel electron device research projects and co-leading the advanced power device research program. He is Chair of Memory for the Emerging Research Device group (ERD) Working Group of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) and specializes in advanced memory devices and related architectures. He is a member of the IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS).

      • 7.05 High Performance Reconfigurable Computing for Space

        This session focuses on emerging and novel designs for computing devices and systems that reconfigure to adapt to dynamic or emergent mission requirements. Examples of focus areas include on-orbit reconfiguration, temporal and spatial reuse of system resources, and reconfiguration to support fault tolerance.

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          Ian Troxel 720-626-0454    ian@betrokor.com

          President and CEO, Betrokor, Inc.: President and CEO, Betrokor, Inc. Researching next-generation aerospace processing systems. Ph.D., ECE, University of Florida with a focus on mission and fault management in satellite systems.

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          Mohamed Ibrahim +81-804-270-0641    mohamed.ibrahim.eb@hitachi.com

          System Architect, Hitachi Ltd.: Mohamed Mahmoud Ibrahim holds Ph.D. in integrated Systems Engineering from Kyushu Institute of Technology. He has been working in space engineering since 2002. Currently he performs as systems architect at the architecture design center in the ICT division of Hitachi Ltd. His research Interests are in reconfigurable computing for space applications, evolutionary designs, and smart systems. He is the author and co-author of more than 20 publications.

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          David Petrick 301-286-9727    david.j.petrick@nasa.gov

          Embedded Systems Group Leader, NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center:

      • 7.06 Mixed Signal and System-on-a-Chip Technologies

        Innovative mixed signal and systems-on-a-chip (SOC) technologies are sought. Specifically, miniaturized mixed signal circuits and systems for space applications with radiation hardened, low power implementations; sensor, detector and imager readout circuits, high resolution/ high speed ADCs and DACs; high throughput digital processing architectures (ASIC, FPGA or SOC); and embeddable systems that can serve as the C&DH system for traditional or very small spacecraft; novel SOC designs for mass limited aerospace / space applications, including ASIC, FPGA, 3D, stacked die, and multi-chip stacked package implementations; 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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          Lavida Cooper 301-614-5624    lavida.d.cooper@nasa.gov

          Branch Head, NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center: Branch Head of the Telecommunication Networks and Technology Branch at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - Supervising core communications and networks engineering disciplines & facilities for the design, implementation, analysis, demonstration, test and operation of RF, digital and optical communication systems and networks. Formerly, served as the Associate Branch Head of the Instrument Electronics Branch, supervising electronics development for flight and ground space/earth science instrument applications; Principal Investigator of ASIC and extreme environment electronics R&D. Education: B.A., Physics, Notre Dame of Maryland University; BSEE, and M.S.E., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University.

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          Nikolaos Paschalidis 301-286-0166    nikolaos.paschalidis@nasa.gov

          Chief Technologist Heliophysics Science Division NASA/GSFC, NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center: Senior Project Scientist Heliophysics Science Division - Code 670 NASA/GSFC PhD, ECE / Space Science & Technology. Technical Management Advanced Technology Development for Instruments and Spacecraft: Analog/Digital ASICs, SSD, PMD, MCPs, delay line, 4D imaging, Heliospheric Science; Space Missions Participation: Cassini, Image, Messenger, Stereo, Pluto/NH, IBEX, MMS, JUNO, RBSP, BepiColombo, Solar Orbiter, Solar Probe, ExoCube, Dellingr

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

        A survey of newly designed and heritage avionics subsystems for application in smaller spacecraft. Relevant 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 505-249-6292    jrdicki@sandia.gov

          Principal Member of Technical Staff, Microwave & Sensor Engineer, Research & Development, GBD III 1-8, COMET PM, Member of Technical Staff, 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 DOD projects. BSEE, Johns Hopkins University; MSEE, Georgia Institute of Technology.

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          Jamal Haque 727-539-2049    jamal_haq@yahoo.com

          Staff Scientist, Honeywell: Jamal Haque works for Honeywell International Inc., Aerospace division, as Staff Scientist R&D. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida Tampa, Florida. Dr. Haque's research interests are wireless systems, OFDM-based systems in high mobile platforms, synchronization, channel estimation, cognitive software defined radio, channel coding, high-speed connectivity and robust space processing systems and architectures. Prior to Honeywell, he worked at advance development groups at AT&T, Rockwell and Lucent (Bell Labs) technology on voice band modem, xDSL modem and Sirius Satellite Radio. He has over sixteen years of Telecommunication and Aerospace products design and development experience in the area of communication and signal processing. He holds several US Patents.

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          James Lumpp 859-257-3895    jel@uky.edu

          Professor, University of Kentucky: Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Kentucky and Director of the Space Systems Laboratory. Has developed payloads technologies for NASA sounding rockets and the International Space Station and is active in the development of technologies for CubeSats and NanoSats.

      • 7.08 Power Electronics for Space Applications

        Advanced power electronics devices, circuits and systems for space applications, including power devices, electronics, electro-magnetic devices and components such as photo-voltaic modules and power systems. Particular technical aspects include extreme thermal and power requirements, efficiency and power management, and reliability.

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          Peter Wilson +440-122-538-6828    prw30@bath.ac.uk

          Professor, University of Bath: Professor of Electronic and Systems Engineering, University of Bath, UK. Technical Chair, BMAS 2008 and General Chair BMAS 2009. Visiting Professor, University of Arkansas, USA. SMIEEE, FIET, FBCS, CEng. >100 Publications and 3 Books.

      • 7.09 Electronics for Extreme Environments

        This session is interested in innovations in electronics technologies (semiconductor devices, circuit concepts, packaging, reliability, and performance characterization) that can enable operation of electronics in the extreme environments of the planets in our solar systems, such as operating temperatures as low as -240C in permanently shadowed regions of the moon, -180C on Titan's surface, and -125C on Mars. Technologies capable of supporting operation at combination of low temperature and high radiation can facilitate missions to Europa. The session also covers low temperature electronics packaging technologies capable of withstanding large thermal cycles (e.g., Martian surface night/day temperature cycles between -125C and 20C). For Venus surface missions (480C) the session is interested in high temperature electronics and electronics packaging technologies.

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          Elizabeth Kolawa 818-393-2593    elizabeth.a.kolawa@jpl.nasa.gov

          Program Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Elizabeth Kolawa has been with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, since 1993. Presently, she is the Deputy Section Manager for the Instrument Electronics and Sensors Section in the Instruments and Science Data Systems Division. Her research interests include electrical contacts to semiconductors, diffusion barriers, integration of microsystems, electronics packaging and technologies for operations in space extreme environments.

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          Mohammad Mojarradi 818-642-9176    mohammad.m.mojarradi@jpl.nasa.gov

          Supervisor, Advanced Instrument Electronics, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Supervisor, Advanced Instrument Electronics, 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.

      • 7.10 Advanced Packaging for Space - 3D Electronics

        Materials and techniques for assembling and testing microelectronics for spacecraft applications including component packaging, attachment, connectors, thermal/mechanical/electrical/radiation performance comparisons and failure analysis. Papers may address a specific sub-assembly such as solar cell arrays, sensors, instrumentation, power, communications, or navigation; adaptation of manufacturing methods for space applications; or integration of diverse modules such as MEMS, power electronics, sensors, optics, RF and microprocessors. Of particular interest this year is the state-of-the-art in 3D electronics packaging and its readiness to be used in space, i.e., can today’s 3D technology withstand the launch vibration environment, the potential extremes of temperature cycling, etc. for space applications; What, if anything, is being done to ensure that 3D packaging can be used in space?

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          Janet Lumpp 859-492-6438    jklumpp@uky.edu

          Professor, University of Kentucky: Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Kentucky and Associate Director of the NASA Kentucky Space Grant Consortium and EPSCoR Programs. Research interests include laser micromachining, electronic packaging, and K-12 math and science education.

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          Raphael Some 818-395-9624    rsome@jpl.nasa.gov

          Chief Technologist - Autonomous Systems Division, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Chief Technologist - Autonomous Systems Division, JPL JPL Principle Technologist Holds a variety of patents, and has published numerous papers in micro-electronics packaging, computer architecture and fault tolerant computing.

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          William Jackson 858-472-7298    bill.jackson@sncorp.com

          Chief Systems Engineer, Sierra Nevada Corp.: Chief Systems Engineer, Sierra Nevada Corp. Spacecraft systems engineer for various microsat programs. Expertise in systems engineering, mission analysis and operations, mathematical modeling and optimization, and spacecraft design. ;

      • 7.11 Fault Tolerance, Autonomy, and Evolvability in Spacecraft Avionics

        Adaptation, including Fault Tolerance, Autonomy, and Evolvabiity, 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 avionics with the scope of papers encompassing theoretical considerations, design solutions, and actual techniques applied to space flight operations.

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          Didier Keymeulen 818-354-4280    didier.keymeulen@jpl.nasa.gov

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

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          Tom Hoffman 818-648-7204    thoffman@jpl.nasa.gov

          Project Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Project Manager of the InSight project at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. InSight is the next US lander mission to 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.

      • 7.12 Spacecraft Guidance, Navigation, and Control Technologies

        Topics of the session include both theory and implementation issues related to the guidance, navigation and control of satellites, probes and launchers.

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          Giovanni Palmerini +39-366-675-0164    giovanni.palmerini@uniroma1.it

          Professor, Guidance and Navigation, Sapienza Universita' di Roma: Associate professor of Aerospace Guidance and Navigation Systems at Sapienza Univ. of Rome, has been consultant for Italspazio, visiting scholar at Stanford Univ, participant in design, test and launch of the UNISAT microsatellite. Research interests in orbital dynamics, space systems, satellite/inertial/integrated navigation. PhD Aerosp.Eng., Univ.Rome. Member IEEE, AIAA and ION.

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          John Enright 4169-795-000-4174    jenright@ryerson.ca

          Associate Professor, Ryerson University: Associate Professor in Department of Aerospace Engineering at Ryerson University. Research interest focused on estimation and signal processing for spacecraft sensors.

      • 7.13 Emerging Technologies for Space Applications

        This session is a forum for presenting a wide range of advanced avionics and electronic device technologies for space. This may include topics such as 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 application. This session also serves as a catch-all for advanced electronic technology topics that do not fit cleanly into other sessions, or are multi-disciplinary in nature.

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          William Jackson 858-472-7298    bill.jackson@sncorp.com

          Chief Systems Engineer, Sierra Nevada Corp.: Chief Systems Engineer, Sierra Nevada Corp. Spacecraft systems engineer for various microsat programs. Expertise in systems engineering, mission analysis and operations, mathematical modeling and optimization, and spacecraft design. ;

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          Jennifer Alvarez 210-522-6091    jennifer.alvarez@swri.org

          Senior Program Manager, Southwest Research Institute: Ms. Alvarez has significant experience in designing small, low-power digital electronics with microcontrollers, digital signal processors, and field programmable gate arrays. She has extensive system engineering and project management experience for U.S. Government, commercial and foreign government clients. As a senior program manager, she directs large, multi-disciplinary projects, leads internal research projects for the development of new technologies and intellectual property, and cultivates client relationships to develop new business opportunities.

      • 7.14 Using COTS in Space - Panel/Forum

        Are we at the turning point in the space industry when we are transitioning from space grade EEE parts to consumer electronics parts? The CubeSat market is undergoing a rapid expansion over the last years with a growing participation of government and industry. Most notably, these spacecraft rely to a large degree on inexpensive consumer level electronics, COTS, and are able to survive with increasing success many months in low earth orbit. This panel will debate the future of spacecraft design and the role of COTS for highly reliable spacecraft.

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          Harald Schone 818-653-9738    harald.schone@jpl.nasa.gov

          Chief Technologist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: JPL EEE Parts Program Office Manager. 30 years experience in Radiation Effects and Collisional Atomic Physics R & D. At AF Research Labs directed and executed 60M/yr Space Electronics Program. PhD, atomic physics, University of Heidelberg.

    • Track 8.Spacecraft & Launch Vehicle Systems & Technologies

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        Tye Brady 857-998-2304    spaceguytye@gmail.com

        Chief Technologist, Amazon Robotics: Tye Brady serves as the Chief Technologist at Amazon Robotics.  As an accomplished leader and engineering professional with more than 25 years of experience, Tye is helping to shape how robotics can benefit the industry, community, and customer. He is a co-founder of MassRobotics, helping to establish a new not-for-profit organization that serves as a platform for robotic innovation across a variety of industries.  Tye is a recipient of NASA’s Exceptional Public Service Medal for outstanding technical leadership, AIAA Associate Fellow, and a graduate of MIT.

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        Robert Gershman 714-488-3164    robert.gershman@jpl.nasa.gov

        Principal Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Principal Engineer, JPL Systems Engineering and Formulation Division. Previously at JPL: Assistant Program Manager, Exploration Systems Engineering Office; Planetary Advanced Missions Manager; Deputy Manager, Galileo Science and Mission Design Office; Supervisor, Mission Engineering Group. At MDAC: Saturn & Skylab propulsion systems design, Launch Team member for three Apollo missions.

      • 8.01 Human Exploration Systems

        This session seeks papers addressing the broader aspects of Human Exploration Systems, including planning, development and execution of missions beyond low Earth orbit. Sample topics include systems architecture studies of human missions to the Moon, Asteroids, and Mars, design reference mission analyses, detailed program overviews, and broader trade study and systems engineering analyses for any aspect of Human Space Exploration Systems. Joint human and robotic mission approaches are of particular interest. New approaches and unique applications to these types of analyses are also sought.

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          Bret Drake 281-283-6440    bret.g.drake@aero.org

          Space Systems Architecture Engineer, The Aerospace Corporation: Space Systems Architecture Engineer, The Aerospace Corporation, leading human space architecture studies. Formerly 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 832-738-7275    kevin.e.post@boeing.com

          Engineer, The Boeing Company: With a Master of Science in Aerospace, Kevin has worked with The Boeing Company for over 29 years.After moving to Houston, he started working with the International Space Station. As a part of this team, he performed analysis 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. During the NASA Constellation program, Kevin joined the transportation integrated performance effort, investigating lunar mission designs and architectures. Subsequent to the ending of Constellation, he worked on internal research and development projects with Boeing Space Exploration, studying various mission architectures and trajectory designs for both Lunar and Mars human and science missions.

      • 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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          Dana Gould 757-880-2552    dana.c.gould@nasa.gov

          Game Changing Development Program Deputy Director, NASA: Deputy Director for the Game Changing Development Program Office. Previously, Program Element Manager for NASA's Exploration Technology Development Program. Previously, Principal Research Manager for Space Technology in NASA Langley's Exploration Systems and Space Technology Directorate. Ph.D., University of Virginia.

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          Robert Gershman 714-488-3164    robert.gershman@jpl.nasa.gov

          Principal Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Principal Engineer, JPL Systems Engineering and Formulation Division. Previously at JPL: Assistant Program Manager, Exploration Systems Engineering Office; Planetary Advanced Missions Manager; Deputy Manager, Galileo Science and Mission Design Office; Supervisor, Mission Engineering Group. At MDAC: Saturn & Skylab propulsion systems design, Launch Team member for three Apollo missions.

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          Laurence Young 617-803-3107    lry@mit.edu

          Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics, Professo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Larry Young is a Professor of Astronautics and Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at MIT, where he directs the Graduate Program in Bioastronautics.. A former Payload Specialist Astronaut, and Founding Director of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, Prof. Young was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine and to the International Academy of Astronautics. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Biomedical Engineering Society and the AIMBE, and received the NSBRI’s Pioneer Award. He was the AIAA Dryden Lecturer in Research and panel chair of the AF Scientific Advisory Board. He graduated from Amherst College and MIT from where he also received the Sc.D., and from the Sorbonne. He has been a visiting professor at the ETH in Zurich, the College de France, the Université de Provence in Marseille, Stanford, Baylor College of Medicine and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.

      • 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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          Bernard Kutter 720-352-1372    bernard.f.kutter@ulalaunch.com

          Manager Advanced Programs, United Launch Alliance: Manager, United Launch Alliance advanced programs. Initiated development of Atlas evolution, including in-space applications. Responsible for Atlas Centaur thermodynamics on 67 successful missions. GD Titan/Centaur cryo fluid management for first launch.

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          Jon Holladay 256-544-7250    jon.holladay@nasa.gov

          NASA Systems Engineering Technical Fellow, NASA: Lead the NASA Systems Engineering (SE) community in providing the necessary expertise to cover the range of activities inherent in the development of complex systems and their respective requirements and constraints. A key component to this effort is the leadership of the SE Technical Discipline Team (TDT) consisting of the Agency’s SE expertise augmented, as needed, by industry, academia, and other government agency, as well as international subject matter experts

      • 8.04 Hosted Payloads

        This session seeks papers regarding commercial companies working with government to share spacecraft resources for independent payloads. Topics range from spacecraft interfaces, thermal, power, telemetry, communications to mission assurance, program management, costing models and lessons learned for hosted payload programs.

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          Doug Holker 310-336-2232    douglas.holker.ctr@us.af.mil

          Associate Principal Director, Developmental and Project Planning, Aerospace Corporation: Associate Principal Director, Developmental and Project Planning, The Aerospace Corporation. Responsibilities include managing the newest Air Force Satellite and Missile Programs, Hosted Payload Office, REACH, CHIRP, CSM and commercial military integration projects. Western Regional Vice President, AFCEA. M.S. Remote Sensing, UCLA.

      • 8.05 Human Factors & Performance

        This session seeks papers covering human integration and operations with spacecraft systems. Suggested topics may include cockpit and flight deck displays and controls, handling qualities and flight performance, human-robotic interaction and performance, human adaptation and performance during short- and long-duration spaceflight, countermeasures technologies/systems, and training.

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          Kevin Duda 617-258-4385    kduda@draper.com

          Group Lead, Human Systems Integration, The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.: Kevin Duda is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff, and Group Lead for Human Systems Integration 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.

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          Jessica Marquez 650-604-6364    jessica.j.marquez@nasa.gov

          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.

      • 8.06 Modular Bus Technologies, Components and Standardized Spacecraft

        This session seeks papers covering novel approaches to standardizing spacecraft hardware, software, and interfaces, including modularization, plug-and-play, fractionation, networks, distributed control, hosted payload strategies/interfaces and other approaches to maximizing hardware and software reuse, system robustness, and mission flexibility while minimizing non-recurring engineering and development time and cost.

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          Richard Martin 505-220-8567    richard.martin.25@us.af.mil

          Kirtland Core Process 3 Chief, Air Force Research Laboratory: Lead, Kirtland Rapid Reaction Team, AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate. Transition AFRL capabilities to operational users.

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          Paul Graven 310-245-4301    paul@graven.com

          CEO, Cateni: CEO, Cateni. Formerly VP of Technology Development at Microcosm and PI on several programs related to pulsar-based navigation and timing, plug & play avionics, GN&C, business case analysis and cost modeling. MPP, Science and Technology Policy and National Security Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard; MS, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford; BS, Economics and Engineering & Applied Science, Caltech.

      • 8.07 Mechanical Systems, Design and Technologies

        This session seeks papers on 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 202-285-5352    lisa.may@murphian.com

          President, Murphian Consulting LLC: Ms. May is a consultant specializing in systems engineering, project management, strategic planning, and communications. Proven leader in delivering complex technologies through clarification of requirements, strategic alignment with customers and markets, and development of effective execution plans. Expert in business process reengineering and proposal development and review. Prior to founding Murphian, Ms. May was Lead Program Executive at NASA Headquarters for the Mars Explorarton Program and PE for MAVEN, Mars Technology, and Mars Sample Return. Also, former Chair of the International Mars Exploration Working Group. ME Mechanical Engineering and BA Speech Communication, University of Virginia.

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          Alexander Eremenko 818-354-1070    alexander.e.eremenko@jpl.nasa.gov

          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. I am currently the Mechanical Systems Lead for the Mars 2020 and Europa Clipper projects.

      • 8.08 Spacecraft Propulsion and Power Technologies

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

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          John Brophy 818-731-4346    john.r.brophy@jpl.nasa.gov

          Engineering Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: John Brophy is a JPL Fellow, an AIAA Fellow, and a specialist in electric propulsion technology for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he has worked since 1985. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1978, an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University (CSU) in 1980, and 1984. He led the 1991 evaluation in Russia of the SPT-100 Hall thruster developed by the Soviet Union. He helped initiate the NSTAR project to develop a 30-cm diameter ion thruster for flight and then got it included in NASA’s New Millennium Deep Space 1 flight test. He was responsible for the development and delivery of the ion propulsion system for NASA’s Dawn mission, and more recently helped pioneer the asteroid retrieval concept under study by NASA.

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          Carolyn Mercer 202-358-1014    cmercer@nasa.gov

          Program Officer, NASA - Headquarters: Dr. Mercer manages the Planetary Science Deep Space SmallSat program at NASA Headquarters. She works at the NASA Glenn Research Center and holds a doctoral degree in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona and an aerospace engineering degree from the Ohio State University.

      • 8.09 Autonomous Space Exploration Systems and Technologies

        This session is looking for autonomous (spanning capabilities that are fully autonomous to supervisory controlled, to humans-in-the-loop) guidance, navigation, and control solutions for both: planetary landing, ascent, traverse systems; spacecraft rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking. Suggested topics include technologies for GNC, sensing, avionics, and propulsion subsystems. System level concepts and results from demonstrations and field tests is also encouraged.

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          Babak Cohanim 515-451-6112    bcohanim@draper.com

          Mission Design Group Leader, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory: Mission Design Group Leader and Principal Member of the Technical Staff, Draper Laboratory. B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University 2002; S.M., Aero/Astro, MIT 2004; Sc.D., Aero/Astro, MIT 2013.

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          Steve Paschall 857-928-6611    spaschall@alum.mit.edu

          Technical Director, Autonomous Systems, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory: Steve is an aerospace engineer with expertise in embedded systems, autonomous Guidance / Navigation / Control (GNC) system design, simulation, and flight testing. He has worked on designing, prototyping, and flight testing aerospace systems for the past 14 years. In this work he successfully led engineering teams and provided hands-on contributions to perform design, integration, analysis, testing, and flight experimentation for complex GNC systems designed for the Earth, Moon, and Mars. He recently served as the Autonomous GNC system technical lead for NASA’s ALHAT lunar landing project and GENIE Flight Opportunities terrestrial rocket project. He currently serves as the Technical Director for the MIT-Draper team competing in the DARPA FLA program, which aims to develop a small multi-rotor drone that will autonomously sense and maneuver through complex unknown environments, including indoor spaces, at speeds up to 45 mph, without external communications or GPS.

      • 8.10 New Technologies and Instruments for Scientific Balloon Missions

        Scientific balloons are capable of testing new technologies and performing groundbreaking science for low cost. Topics include mission concepts (astrophysical, planetary, and terrestrial), instrument, sensor and infrastructure technologies (e.g., gondola mechanical structures, pointing/aspect systems, payload networking, data streaming techniques, power management schemes, and ground station operation enhancements and architectures) and cross-over technologies relevant for future orbital and deep space payloads. Also of interest are specific electronic developments related to long duration and ultra-long duration balloon flights, as well as related technologies applicable to balloon systems, testing, and performance.

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          Jessica Gaskin 256-682-4739    jessica.gaskin@nasa.gov

          Research Scientist, NASA - Marshall Space Flight Center: Dr. Jessica Gaskin has spent the majority of her career developing high-energy solid-state detector systems and instrumentation for astrophysical and planetary exploration. Since joining MSFC in 2004, Dr. Gaskin has worked on numerous instrument development programs, including the development of multi-pixel Cadmium-Zinc-Telluride detectors, Silicon Drift Detector Array, and a miniaturized Scanning Electron Microscope for in-situ planetary use. Her work has also focused on the calibration and testing of novel X-ray optics. Dr. Gaskin has supported several balloon campaigns from Ft. Sumner, NM, and one campaign from Alice Springs, Australia. Currently, Dr. Gaskin is leading the Hands On Project Experience / High Energy Replicated Optics to Explore the Sun (HEROES) balloon-borne telescope effort, with collaborators at MSFC and GSFC, set to in the Fall of 2013.

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          Ira Smith 210-522-3587    sismith@swri.edu

          Sr. Program Manager/ R&D, Southwest Research Institute: Mr. Smith holds a B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1974. He is currently employed by Southwest Research Institute with over 41 years experience in scientific balloon, stratospheric and low altitude airship design, general lighter-than-air (LTA) and inflatable vehicles and systems design, development and implementation. Prior to joining SwRI, Mr. Smith was Chief of the NASA Balloon Program. He was responsible for the NASA technology vision and plans for activities related to providing increased capability for terrestrial and planetary missions in terms of duration, altitude and payload support. He has numerous technical publications and recipient of the Lighter-Than-Air Society Achievement Award, NASA Exceptional Service Medal and numerous other NASA Group, Special Act and Performance awards. He is a member of the AIAA Committee for Space Research COSPAR. PSB1 Vice-Chair; PSB1 Deputy Scientific Organizer for COSPAR 2002 World Space Congress; PSB1 Main Scientific Organizer for COSPAR 2004 and 2012.

      • 8.11 Enabling 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 demonstration missions on a small budget. Papers that evaluate flight or testing results are strongly encouraged.

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          Michael Swartwout 314-977-8214    mswartwo@slu.edu

          Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University: Michael Swartwout is an assistant professor of aerospace & mechanical engineering at Saint Louis University. His research focuses on design, integration and operations methods to reduce cost and increase performance of space systems. 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 (Sep 2013) and Argus (Oct 2013).

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          John Enright 4169-795-000-4174    jenright@ryerson.ca

          Associate Professor, Ryerson University: Associate Professor in Department of Aerospace Engineering at Ryerson University. Research interest focused on estimation and signal processing for spacecraft sensors.

      • 8.12 Federated, Fractionated, and Distributed Systems

        This session seeks papers covering the assessment, development and implementation of federated, fractionated and distributed space systems. These papers may cover techniques for developing or measuring the utility of these systems, designing and assessing their technical architecture and business cases, analyzing new space mission concepts enabled by these applications, detailing prototype work done in implementing these systems or elements thereof, and discussing applications of these federated, fractionated or distributed systems.

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          Steven Cornford 818-648-1800    steven.cornford@jpl.nasa.gov

          Senior Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: B.A., Mathematics and Physics; PhD, Physics. He has been a reliability engineer, an instrument system engineer, and a test-bed lead engineer. Currently in JPL Strategic Systems Technology Program Office working to improve technology infusion processes.

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          Alessandro Aliakbargolkar +1-617-852-5360    golkar@skolkovotech.ru

          Assistant Professor, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology: Dr. Alessandro Golkar is Assistant Professor the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) in Moscow, Russian Federation, a private university opened in collaboration with MIT. He received a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. He is the Director of the Strategic Innovation ResearchGroup (SIRG) at Skoltech. His research interests lie in the areas of systems architecture, project management, systems engineering, and spacecraft design analysis and optimization. Alessandro had research and consulting experience at Caltech/NASAJet Propulsion Laboratory, and at the European Space Agency. Before MIT, Alessandro received a Laurea degree in Aerospace Engineering in 2006 and a Laurea Specialistica degree in Astronautics Engineering in 2008 from Universityof Rome ”La Sapienza”, Italy.

    • Track 9.Air Vehicle Systems and Technologies

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        Christian Rice 301-342-1380    christian.rice@navy.mil

        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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        Robin Locksley 240-298-3429    robin.locksley@navy.mil

        Division Head, Systems Test and Experimentation, Naval Air Warfare Center: 26 years flight test engineering and engineering management experience. BSEE, Drexel U.; MSEE, Florida Institute of Tech. Currently the division head for Systems Test and Experimentation Management at the Naval Air Systems Command.

      • 9.01 Air Vehicle Flight Testing

        Session focuses on the technology, techniques, and procedures of fixed and rotary wing aircraft flying qualities, performance, and mission systems testing at the installed full-system system level.

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          Robin Locksley 240-298-3429    robin.locksley@navy.mil

          Division Head, Systems Test and Experimentation, Naval Air Warfare Center: 26 years flight test engineering and engineering management experience. BSEE, Drexel U.; MSEE, Florida Institute of Tech. Currently the division head for Systems Test and Experimentation Management at the Naval Air Systems Command.

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          Andrew Lynch 301-995-4447    andrew.lynch@navy.mil

          H-60 International Programs, PEO (A), PMA-299: Deputy Program Manager for H-60 International Programs. He was the 43rd Commanding Officer of the United States Naval Test Pilot School, and holds a BS Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy,

      • 9.02 UAV Systems & Autonomy

        This session includes papers on all aspects of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems and autonomy. All aspects of UAVs — from design to execution, from experimental to operational — are included. Autonomy related to UAVs and policy discussions related to UAVs are also represented.

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          Kendra Cook 617-699-2469    kendra.l.cook@gmail.com

          Owner, C2 International, LLC: Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Owner/Principal of C2 International. Served 7 years as an Officer in the U.S. Air Force, specializing in UAVs and air-launched weapons systems. Prior work includes NOAA’s Lead Systems Engineer on the COSMIC-2 joint US-Taiwan satellite program, design of UAV prototypes at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, and Information Assurance for the Navy’s Distributed Common Ground System. B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Boston University; M.S., Astronautical Engineering and Computer Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology.

      • 9.03 Aircraft Systems & Avionics

        The focus of this session is to introduce innovative concepts in the areas aircraft systems and avionics development, integration and testing for improving aircraft performance, airframe systems performance, survivability, situational awareness, energy state awareness, and airspace awareness.

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          Warren Jones 410-231-8108    warren.jones@navy.mil

          Aerospace Engineer, AMERICAN SYSTEMS: Supports the Navy at Patuxent River, MD. Currently provides engineering support for HX-21 V-22 Osprey Flight Testing. Previous work and experience includes design, development, testing and data analysis of TAWS/GPWS for USN/USMC fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft as well as physics based simulation modeling for the CH-47F Transportable Flight Proficiency Simulator for the US Army. B.S. and M.S., Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University.

      • 9.04 Air Vehicle Flight Controls

        This session focuses on the development, testing, and technolgies of air vehicle flight controls, including fixed wing, rotary wing, and unmanned aerial vehicles.

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          Thomas Post 240-577-5182    thomas.post@avianllc.com

          Director of Consulting, AVIAN LLC: Director of Consulting, AVIAN LLC, supporting various customers in the aviation community. Retired military test pilot and test squadron commanding officer having served 22 years in the USMC. Flight test experience with both manned and unmanned aircraft as well as multiple engineering and management positions within the Naval Air Systems Command. BS EE, University of Illinois, MS, Systems Engineering, Johns Hopkins.

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          Tom Mc Ateer 301-757-4697    thomas.mcateer@navy.mil

          Propulsion & Mechanical Systems Rotary Wing Branch Head, NAVAIR: Propulsion & Mechanical Systems Rotary Wing Branch Head, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, MD.

      • 9.05 Guidance Strategies in Presence of Wind

        This sessions aims to bring together researchers from all around the world whose work concentrate on wind utilization in (real-time) guidance and control strategies. In this session, we invite researchers who are interested in methodologies that will enable to utilize wind energy during the flight to achieve specific performance objectives in hand.

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          Kamran Turkoglu 408-924-4329    kamran.turkoglu@sjsu.edu

          Assistant Professor, San Jose State University: Kamran Turkoglu is an Assistant Professor in Department of Aerospace Engineering, at San Jose State University. His current research focus is on trajectory optimization, real-time optimal guidance strategies, wind energy, control theory and time-delayed sytems. Professor Turkoglu received a BSc degree in Aerospace Engineering and a double major BSc degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey in 2005 and 2006, respectively. He received his MSc degree in Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey in 2007 and a PhD degree in Control Science & Aerospace Engineering from University of Minnesota, USA in 2012. Professor Turkoglu is the director of Flight Control Systems and UAV Laboratory (FCS Lab) and Control Science and Dynamical System Laboratory (CSDy Lab), located in Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering, Department of Aerospace Engineering at San Jose State University.

    • Track 10.Software and Computing

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        Jeff Norris 818-640-8490    jeffrey.s.norris@gmail.com

        Mission Operations Innovation Lead, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Dr. Jeff Norris is the Mission Operations Innovation Lead at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is also the founder and lead of the Operations Laboratory and Principal Investigator for a variety of projects focused on the control of spacecraft and robots. Jeff is responsible for multiple industry partnerships applying virtual and augmented reality technology to space exploration. Previously, he led the development of control tools for the Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity Mars Rover missions and served as tactical activity planner in mission control.

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        Sanda Mandutianu 626-318-1566    sanda.mandutianu@jpl.nasa.gov

        Sr. Systems Software Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Senior technical staff at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Has been task lead and PI on systems and software architectures, autonomy and control, information architecture, artificial intelligence, agent-based and semantic technologies. Led a model-based pilot for the early phase JPL flagship mission Europa Explorer, and is currently working on JPL and NASA missions and systems engineering model-based tasks. Sanda is interested in how the innovative and conceptual aspects of her work can effectively apply. Published peer reviewed papers and book chapters.

      • 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 803-997-1126    darrell.terry@att.net

          Sensors Systems Engineer, Principal, The Mitre Corporation: Sensors Systems Engineer Principal, The Mitre Corporation, McLean, VA, leading signal processing investigations for 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, focused on buoyancy-driven flow and methane-hydrate systems.

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          Virgil Adumitroaie 626-318-3467    virgila@jpl.nasa.gov

          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 Software Engineering

        Software engineering practices are developed and used in the aerospace industry from initial concept of the project throughout all phases of the development life-cycle model. Processes, methods and tools are customized to build, deliver and sustain complex domain-specific software for use on spacecraft and missions. The challenge is to build quality, reliable software and encompass the latest technology within a shrinking schedule and budget, and to easily maintain the software after delivery. Suggested topics in this session include software engineering practices, methods, and tools used in the aerospace industry for project management, requirements modeling, design, configuration management, process models, process improvement, agile development, quality assurance, and validation and verification.

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          Kristin Wortman 240-228-9634    kristin.wortman@jhuapl.edu

          Senior Professional Staff - Software Assurance Engineer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory: Principal professional staff, Space Exploration Sector's Space Mission Assurance group at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Currently, software assurance engineer for Solar Probe Plus, Europa Clipper and AIDA/DART space missions. 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.

      • 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; architecture description languages and model driven architecture ontology-based approaches for architecture description; 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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          Charles Lee 408-200-0842    charles.lee-clex@asml.com

          Computer Scientist, ASML: Computer scientist specializing in software design and development. Interests in software architecture, pattern recognition, machine learning and wireless network performance. Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from Oakland University.

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          Sanda Mandutianu 626-318-1566    sanda.mandutianu@jpl.nasa.gov

          Sr. Systems Software Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Senior technical staff at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Has been task lead and PI on systems and software architectures, autonomy and control, information architecture, artificial intelligence, agent-based and semantic technologies. Led a model-based pilot for the early phase JPL flagship mission Europa Explorer, and is currently working on JPL and NASA missions and systems engineering model-based tasks. Sanda is interested in how the innovative and conceptual aspects of her work can effectively apply. Published peer reviewed papers and book chapters.

      • 10.04 Model-based Systems and Software Engineering

        This session is concerned with the application, or potential application, of model-based approaches, 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 large systems of systems, are welcome. This is a diverse session, with areas of interest including model-based architecture and analysis, design, control systems, verification and testing, simulation, domain specific languages and transformations, aircraft systems, flight systems, ground systems, planning and execution, guidance and navigation, and fault management.

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          Alexander Murray 818-267-7576    alex.murray@jpl.nasa.gov

          Senior Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Senior systems engineer in the Payload and Observables Group, JPL. Currently working in Payload Systems Engineering team of the InSight project, and serving as APSS Payload Instrument Systems Engineer. Previously led FSW development for the Grace Follow-On Laser Ranging Instrument, 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.

      • 10.05 Implementing Artificial Intelligence for Aerospace

        This session considers how to create state-of-the-art single and multi-agent technologies for creating 'intelligent' systems in both hardware and software. It will include papers related to all areas of single-craft aerospace mission 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, training & learning tools, 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 clustering, distributed, or formation flying missions and control techniques for low-cost, small-size craft are particularly welcomed.

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          Christopher Bridges +440-148-368-9137    c.p.bridges@surrey.ac.uk

          Lecturer in On-Board Data Handling, Surrey Space Centre: On-board Data Handling Group Lead at Surrey Space Centre (SSC), UK. Research interests in software defined radio, distributed computing, multi-agents, satellite systems, & multi-core design for FPGAs. Designs, builds, programs, & operates computers for nano through to small spacecraft. Runs the SSC groundstation & cleanroom facilities. Twitter: @DrChrisBridges.

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          Jeremy Straub 701-231-8562    jeremy.straub@ndus.edu

          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.

      • 10.06 Human-Systems Interaction

        Technologies and techniques for creating more effective interfaces between humans and spacecraft, robots, and other aerospace systems. Specific topics of interest include visualization, haptics, situational awareness, immersive virtual environments, and natural user interfaces as applied to design, production, operations, and analysis.

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          Jeff Norris 818-640-8490    jeffrey.s.norris@gmail.com

          Mission Operations Innovation Lead, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Dr. Jeff Norris is the Mission Operations Innovation Lead at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is also the founder and lead of the Operations Laboratory and Principal Investigator for a variety of projects focused on the control of spacecraft and robots. Jeff is responsible for multiple industry partnerships applying virtual and augmented reality technology to space exploration. Previously, he led the development of control tools for the Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity Mars Rover missions and served as tactical activity planner in mission control.

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          Robin Wolff +49-531-295-2970    rb.wolff@gmail.com

          Senior Research Scientist, German Aerospace Center - DLR: Leads the Virtual Reality team at Simulation and Software Technology at DLR. More than 10 years experience in immersive virtual environments and 3D interaction. Currently working on a virtual environment for simulation and training of robotic on-orbit servicing missions.

      • 10.07 Cloud Computing

        Cloud computing is becoming increasingly prevalent in the aerospace community. This session consists of papers regarding the latest advances in cloud computing and techniques to effectively utilize cloud computing capabilities.

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          Kapil Bakshi 571-216-6769    kabakshi@cisco.com

          Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Systems Inc: Kapil Bakshi works for Cisco Systems Inc. He is responsible for leading initiatives in the areas of Cloud, Big Data, Data Center and Software Architecture in Cisco Public Sector. Kapil has extensive experience in strategizing, architecting, managing, and delivering business transformational engagements. During his career, he has held several architectural, consulting, P&L management positions within the industry. Prior to Cisco, Kapil worked for Sun Microsystems (now Oracle), where he spent a decade working with U.S. federal government and service provider market segments. Prior to SUN Microsystems, he worked for Hewlett-Packard and several system integrators in consulting and product development roles.

      • 10.08 PANEL: Software Architecture

        Gathering of practitioners and researchers interested in learnng about and improving the state of practice of software architecture in the context of the aerospace domain. Discussions will be moderated by the organizers and will debate the main topics addressed by the papers presented at the conference.

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          Kristin Wortman 240-228-9634    kristin.wortman@jhuapl.edu

          Senior Professional Staff - Software Assurance Engineer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory: Principal professional staff, Space Exploration Sector's Space Mission Assurance group at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Currently, software assurance engineer for Solar Probe Plus, Europa Clipper and AIDA/DART space missions. 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.

    • Track 11.Diagnostics, Prognostics and Health Management (PHM)

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        Andrew Hess 240-355-8915    andrew_hess@comcast.net

        President, The Hess PHM Group, Inc.: Consultant to government and industry on advanced diagnostics, prognostics, predictive analytics, 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 818-395-7769    wfink@email.arizona.edu

        Associate Professor, University of Arizona: Associate Professor and Edward & Maria Keonjian Endowed Chair, University of Arizona. Visiting Associate in Physics, California Institute of Technology. Visiting Research Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurological Surgery, University of Southern California. Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, University of Tübingen, Germany.

      • 11.01 PHM for Aerospace Subsystems, Components and Structures

        Advanced Diagnostics and PHM can be and is applied separately or concurrently at the device, component, subsystem, structure, 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 240-355-8915    andrew_hess@comcast.net

          President, The Hess PHM Group, Inc.: Consultant to government and industry on advanced diagnostics, prognostics, predictive analytics, 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 Prognostics for Electronics and Avionic Systems

        This session focuses on prognostics and health management (PHM) pertaining to electronics and avionic systems. Topics include parameter and sensor selection, data collection, data processing/mining and feature extraction, pattern recognition, anomaly detection, parameter isolation, remaining useful life estimation, decision making, system verification and validation, and implementation.

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          David Kleinman 831-760-2196    kleinman@nps.edu

          Professor, Univ of Connecticut: IEEE Fellow; Emeritus Professor at University of Connecticut, Dept. of ECE; Research Professor in Information Sciences at Naval Postgraduate School; Co-founder and Board Member: Qualtech Systems, Inc., and Aptima, Inc.

      • 11.03 Algorithms and Advanced Concepts for Diagnostics and PHM

        Diagnostics and PHM is a rapidly evolving research area. This session focuses on novel algorithms for solving PHM problems and advanced concepts applied to these problems.

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          Matthew Daigle 650-604-4583    matthew.j.daigle@nasa.gov

          Research Computer Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center: Research Computer Scientist with the Prognostics Center of Excellence at NASA Ames Research Center. Received the B.S. degree in Computer Science and Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, in 2004, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, in 2006 and 2008, respectively. Research focused in model-based diagnosis and prognosis, physics-based modeling, and simulation.

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          Chetan Kulkarni 615-715-6938    chetan.s.kulkarni@nasa.gov

          Research Engineer III, SGT. Inc NASA Ames Research Center: Chetan S. Kulkarni is a research scientist with SGT Inc. at the Prognostics Center of Excellence, NASA Ames Research Center. He received a Ph. D degree in Electrical Engineering, in 2012 and a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, in 2009, both from the Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN and a Bachelor of Engineering ( B.E.) in Electronics and Electrical Engineering in 2002 from the University of Pune, India.

      • 11.04 Design Attributes for Diagnostics and Prognostics

        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. This session will focus on the application of methods such as testability, diagnosability, embedded sensors, prognostics, and remaining useful life estimation to the design of 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 240-355-8915    andrew_hess@comcast.net

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

      • 11.05 Systems Health Management for Space Systems and Operations

        This session focuses on advances pertinent to space operations. The need for semi-autonomous or autonomous operations, communication delay, short contact periods as well as the need for survival in harsh environments poses unique challenges to systems health management. Additional challenges come from the application areas that include cryogenic operations, fuel reloading, ground operations, deep space habitats, and similar.

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          Shankar Sankararaman 650-604-0552    shankar.sankararaman@nasa.gov

          Post Doctoral Research Scholar, SGT, Inc., NASA Ames Research Center: Shankar Sankararaman received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in India in 2007 and recently obtained his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A. in 2012. His dissertation titled “Uncertainty Quantification and Integration in Engineering Systems” focuses on the various aspects of uncertainty quantification in civil, mechanical, and aerospace systems. His research interests include probabilistic methods, risk and reliability analysis, Bayesian networks, system health monitoring, diagnosis and prognosis, decision-making under uncertainty, treatment of epistemic uncertainty, and multidisciplinary analysis. He is a member of Non-Deterministic Approaches (NDA) technical committee at AIAA and a member of Probabilistic Methods Technical Committee (PMC) at ASCE. Currently, Shankar is a Post-Doctoral research scholar with Stinger and Ghaffarian Technologies at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, where he develops algorithms for uncertainty assessment and management in the context of system health monitoring, prognostics, and decision-making.

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          Indranil Roychoudhury 650-604-0448    indranil.roychoudhury@nasa.gov

          Computer Scientist, SGT, Inc.: Indranil Roychoudhury received the B.E. (Hons.) degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan, India in 2004, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, in 2006 and 2009, respectively. Since August 2009, he has been with SGT, Inc., at NASA Ames Research Center. His research interests include hybrid systems modeling, model-based diagnosis, distributed diagnosis, and Bayesian diagnosis of complex physical systems.

      • 11.06 MEMS and Sensor Technologies for System Diagnostics, IVHM & PHM

        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.

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          Morteza Safai 206-304-4618    morteza.safai@boeing.com

          Sensors Engineer / Technical Fellow, Boeing Company: Sensors Engineer & Technical Fellow, Boeing Research and Technology. 22 years of experience with optical sensors. 50 patents, 30 patents pending and 23 publications. BS and MS Physics University of Utah.

      • 11.07 Maturation of Health Management Technologies via Ground/Flight Testing and Research

        Health management technologies are difficult to advance in technology readiness level not only because of technological hurdles, but also because of the difficulties in conducting meaningful health management tests. Health management system tests can be difficult because of the necessity of not only testing the technology in a nominal situation but also for faulting the aircraft system to confirm health management efficacy. Papers are requested that describe the maturation of Diagnostics, Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) technologies through ground and flight testing in relevant environments.

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          Michael Venti 714-749-1520    mike.venti@nasa.gov

          Senior Technical Advisor, NASA DFRC Jacobs Engineering Corporation: Senior Technical Advisor (Jacobs Engineering Corporation), NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base.

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          John Lekki 216-433-5650    john.d.lekki@nasa.gov

          Instrumentation Research Engineer, NASA - Glenn Research Center: Dr. Lekki is a senior researcher in Optical Instruementation at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland Ohio. His research interests include: Integrated Vehicle Health Management, Sensor Systems, Remote Sensing and Quantum Information Systems. For three years he has served as an Associate Principal Investigator for Detection in the NASA Aviation Safety Program's Integrated Vehicle Health Management project. He is presently the Principal Investigator for the Vehicle Integrated Propulsion Research Element in the Vehicle Systems Safety Technologies project.

      • 11.08 Probabilistic Design for Reliability of Aerospace Electronics

        The probabilistic-design-for-reliability (PDfR) approach enables improvements in the existing PHM practices by quantifying, at the design stage and on a probabilistic basis, the expected operational reliability of a material, device or a system. Session topics include, but are not limited to, design for reliability (DfR), testability, and manufacturability; failure oriented accelerated testing (FOAT) at the development stage; predictive modeling; optimization studies and sensitivity analyses; mission success and safety; design for harsh and uncertain environments; and various anticipated off-normal situations.

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          Ephraim Suhir 408-410-0886    suhire@aol.com

          Professor, ERS Co.: Dr. Suhir is on the faculty of the UC, Santa Cruz, CA, Dept. of Electrical Engineering. He is Fellow of the IEEE, ASME, APS, IoP (UK), and SPE. He received numerous professional awards in the fields of reliability engineering, applied physics and applied mechanics.

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          Laurent Bechou +3-366-419-3401    laurent.bechou@ims-bordeaux.fr

          Full Professor, Research Group Manager, IMS Laboratory, University Bordeaux 1: Dr. Laurent Bechou received his Ph.D. degree in Electronics from the University Bordeaux 1 (France) in 1998. Then he joined the Integration of Material to System Laboratory (IMS), at the University of Bordeaux 1 as Associate Professor. He worked on the development and application of nondestructive techniques for characterization of defects in highly-miniaturized micro-assemblied devices. He currently acts as a Full Professor in electronics and physics. His research field addresses characterization, physical and failure mechanisms modeling and methods for reliability prediction of optoelectronic/photonic devices and systems for different applications. He received the Best Paper Award of the European Symposium on Reliability of Electron Devices, Failure Physics and Analysis (ESREF) in 2005. He is currently the manager of the "Reliability Assessment of Micro and Nano-assemblied Devices" Research Team (EDMiNA) at IMS Laboratory. He is the author or co-author of more than 90 regular papers and international conferences.

      • 11.09 PHM for UAVs and Autonomous Systems

        The field of autonomous systems is rapidly evolving, spanning space, aerial, ground, and subsurface applications. While autonomous decision making and control are of key importance, of equal importance is the health management of these systems to sustain their operation. PHM capabilities, particularly in prognosis, can help with fault accommodation and control system reconfiguration. Contributions regarding the use of PHM in the field of autonomous systems (space, air, ground, subsurface) are welcome.

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          Wolfgang Fink 818-395-7769    wfink@email.arizona.edu

          Associate Professor, University of Arizona: Associate Professor and Edward & Maria Keonjian Endowed Chair, University of Arizona. Visiting Associate in Physics, California Institute of Technology. Visiting Research Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurological Surgery, University of Southern California. Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, University of Tübingen, Germany.

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          Karl Reichard 814-863-7681    kmr5@psu.edu

          Research Associate, Applied Research Laboratory: Dr. Reichard has over 25 years of experience in the design and development of advanced measurement, control and monitoring systems. He received the Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Dr. Reichard is a Research Associate with the Pennsylvania State University Applied Research Laboratory, and an Assistant Professor of Acoustics with the Penn State Graduate Program in Acoustics. His research experience includes the development of embedded and distributed sensing and control systems for machinery and system health monitoring, acoustic surveillance and detection, active noise and vibration control and electro-optics. Dr. Reichard is a member of the Board of Directors of the Prognostics and Health Management Society, and a member of the IEEE and the Acoustical Society of America. He is the author of over 50 papers and articles published in journals and conference proceedings.

      • 11.10 PHM for Propulsion Systems

        Advanced Diagnostics and PHM can be and is applied to propulsion systems. This session will give PHM developers, practitioners, and users a chance to discuss their capabilities and experiences with PHM applied to propulsion systems. Discussion of the integration of PHM capabilities in the field of propulsion systems is welcome and encouraged. Applications involving propulsion systems, fuel management, flight control, and structures are particularly solicited.

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          Andrew Hess 240-355-8915    andrew_hess@comcast.net

          President, The Hess PHM Group, Inc.: Consultant to government and industry on advanced diagnostics, prognostics, predictive analytics, 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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          Michael Houck 301-643-9951    michael.houck@navy.mil

          Division Director, Mechanical Sys, Controls and Diagnostics, NAVAIR 4.4.2, Propulsion & Power: Division Director Propulsion and Power, Mechanical Systems, Controls and Diagnostics Systems for the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). Over 30 years experience in Acquisition, Research, Development, Test & Evaluation, System Engineering and Operational Sustainment of Propulsion/ Power and Subsystems

      • 11.11 PHM for Astronauts and Pilots

        This session is an effort to bridge Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) with the Space Medicine (SM) and other domains related to astronaut and pilot health support. While Space Medicine and related domains are about ensuring success of manned exploration-class missions and safe air transportation by means of conventional medicine, PHM focuses on the fundamental principles of system failures. Papers are sought that show how PHM techniques, such as predictive analytics, predictive diagnostics, root cause analysis, and data mining can serve as a scientific and engineering foundation for building an evidence-based health maintenance/support for aerospace in terms of a crew autonomy paradigm.

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          Alexandre Popov 514-692-6896    popov.alexandre@gmail.com

          NASA Emeritus docent at U.S. Rocket and Space Center, AIAA Systems Engineering Technical Committee (SETC) member, Associate Graduate Faculty member in the Master of Science program in Computer Science at UOIT, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT): currently working on implementation of PHM-based technologies with predictive diagnostics capability to maintain and 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 implementing a paradigm of crew health support autonomy based on engineering concepts, methods and techniques, which are to identify precursors and computationally generated biomarkers of impending health issues, that otherwise would have gone undetected. He contributed to three manned space programs: BURAN space transportation system (1983-1988), Mir space station (1988-1998), and the ISS program (RSC-Energia (1996-1998), Lockheed Martin Canada (2000-2003) and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) (2003-2014)). At CSA he ran a project enabling Crew Electronic Health Records (CEHR) technology on the ISS program [2011-2012] and led CSA efforts on system requirements and conceptual prototype development. AIAA SETC member since 2009. AIAA Senior Member since 2017.

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          Wolfgang Fink 818-395-7769    wfink@email.arizona.edu

          Associate Professor, University of Arizona: Associate Professor and Edward & Maria Keonjian Endowed Chair, University of Arizona. Visiting Associate in Physics, California Institute of Technology. Visiting Research Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurological Surgery, University of Southern California. Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, University of Tübingen, Germany.

      • 11.12 PHM for Satellites

        This session seeks papers on diagnostics, prognostics, health management (PHM) and autonomous fault management for Satellites. Papers are desired on both research and actual flight experience related to satellite PHM and fault management. Papers are encouraged to address PHM performance, development and maintenance aspects of PHM implemented on production systems including success stories, challenges, and lessons learned from implementation. Both space and ground elements of PHM are of interest.

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          Richard Milford 310-227-6956    richard.milford@att.net

          Department Manager, Boeing Company: Flight & Controls Department Manager, Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems. Prior to that, he was the Chief Systems Engineer for the 702 Product line, which included responsibility for the associated R&D portfolio and Engineering Review Board. Prior to that, he was the COO at Enigma Science LLC, a startup specializing in instrumentation and rapid prototyping. Prior to that, he held a number of positions at Boeing/Hughes including: Senior Manager in the Experimental Systems Group responsible for controls, flight operations and system level analysis; Manager of Spacecraft Autonomy where he was responsible for embedded fault protection and other autonomous capabilities on multiple satellite developments; mission lead and transfer orbit controls analyst for the 601HP communications satellite Product Line. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia, and an MBA from UCLA.

      • 11.13 PHM for System Structure and Implementation

        This session seeks papers on diagnostic, prognostic, and health management (PHM) for System Structure and Implementation. Papers are desired on topics which describe the process of defining the systems architectural concept, development of the systems PHM requirements, design and implementation, results from PHM implementation on a system for both success stories and challenges, or lessons learned from implementation of the PHM in a defined system structure on the system's platform and components. Papers are encouraged, which provide both the system's predicted implementation structure and benefits vs. achieved implementations and benefits for the systems operation. These benefits may include enabling condition based maintenance (CBM), improved service life, and early detection of issues and their resolution.

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          Derek De Vries 435-863-6693    derek.devries@orbitalatk.com

          Senior Fellow, Orbital ATK, Inc.: Mr. Derek R. DeVries, P.E., is a Senior Fellow and Discipline Owner for Avionics and Controls at ATK Aerospace Propulsion Systems. He is a Senior Member of IEEE with over 30 years’ experience in the Aerospace Industry in Operation, Integration, and Development of Space Launch Systems. He was honored as a Luminary Speaker for the PHM 2015 Conference. B.Sc Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Utah, and M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Utah State University. His current research/development interests include advanced Avionics and preventative health managment (PHM) of integrated systems. Member of the Industrial Advisory Board for the University of Utah Electrical Engineering, AIAA Standards Committee Member for “S-122-2006 Direct Current Power Systems for Earth-Orbiting Satellites”, 9 U.S. and Foreign Patents. Awarded the AIAA 2001 Joint Propulsion Conference Arthur D. Rhea Award for Best Paper of the Year presented in Ordnance Components and Systems.

      • 11.14 Panel: PHM from a User-Perspective - A Potpourri

        Career 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/EHM domain. 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, academic, government, and industry, will focus on strategies that have or will resolve historical issues and challenges. Interested parties should contact the session organizers.

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          Andrew Hess 240-355-8915    andrew_hess@comcast.net

          President, The Hess PHM Group, Inc.: Consultant to government and industry on advanced diagnostics, prognostics, predictive analytics, 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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          Richard Friend +44-777-500-4675    richard.friend@rolls-royce.com

          Head of Global EHM Strategy, Rolls-Royce: Head of Equipment Health Management (EHM) strategy for Rolls-Royce, I have 40 years experience in aerospace and served 30 years with the Royal Air Force. I have worked with the UK Defence Evaluation Research Agency, researching Foreign Object Damage and EHM, and was seconded to the United States Air Force Research Laboratory where I led the Controls and EHM group. Here I was on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Prognostic Health Management team on the Joint Strike Fighter. I have also led the RAF Propulsion Support group and been chief engineer on the EJ200 engine entry into service, providing support and safety for the UK Ministry of Defence. I spent 5years as the engine manager for BAE Systems, managing support for international sales on the Eurofighter Typhoon and Hawk aircraft. EHM is now central to customer support and availability, preventing failures to reduce disruption and costs.

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          Michael Houck 301-643-9951    michael.houck@navy.mil

          Division Director, Mechanical Sys, Controls and Diagnostics, NAVAIR 4.4.2, Propulsion & Power: Division Director Propulsion and Power, Mechanical Systems, Controls and Diagnostics Systems for the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). Over 30 years experience in Acquisition, Research, Development, Test & Evaluation, System Engineering and Operational Sustainment of Propulsion/ Power and Subsystems

    • Track 12.Ground and Space Operations

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        Jonathan Gal Edd 443-799-3819    jonathan.s.gal-edd@nasa.gov

        OSIRIS-REx Ground System manager, NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center: Works for NASA/GSFC. serving as Ground Segment manager(GSM) for OSIRIS-REx, an asteroid sample return mission. Previously, Ground system chief engineer for Landsat 8 (LDCM), Ground Systems manager for TDRS-K and Mission Systems Engineering manager for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). MS, Engineering Science, Loyola College; MBA.

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        Manfred Bester 707-803-8811    mbester@berkeley.edu

        Director of Operations, University of California, Berkeley SSL: Director of Operations, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley. Founder and President of Bester Tracking Systems, Inc. Areas of Interest: Space Mission Analysis & Design, Flight Dynamics & Navigation, Multi-mission Ground Systems, Automation, Space Communications, Software & Systems Engineering, Flight Operations. PhD, Physics, University of Cologne, Germany.

      • 12.01 Spacecraft Development and Flight Operations: Challenges, Successes, Failures and Lessons Learned

        Designing, developing and flying spacecraft is a challenging endeavor; it IS “Rocket Science.” These challenges, when experienced during development, pose risks to cost and schedule. When anomalies occur in flight, the challenges are even greater, imparting risks to mission success. This session solicits outstanding papers describing some of the difficult challenges mission teams have faced and how they’ve resolved them. Spacecraft development and operations challenges, inflight anomaly resolution, process improvement, automation and lessons learned for future missions are highlighted.

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          Allan Cheuvront 303-915-0812    allan.cheuvront@gd-ms.com

          Consultant, General Dynamics C4 Systems: Allan Cheuvront retired from Lockheed Martin in 2013 after 33 years with the company. While at Lockheed Martin he was involved in four deep space missions since 1988. He was a member of the Magellan Flight Team that successfully mapped the surface of Venus. He then was responsible for the development of the Spacecraft Test Laboratory on the Mars Global Surveyor program. He was the Spacecraft Engineer responsible for implementing the Stardust mission and the successful return of the comet dust particles to Earth in Jnauary 2006. He was the Program Manager for the successful follow-on mission, STARDUST-NExT, that imaged the Deep Impact crater on Tempel 1 in Feb 2011. When he retired he was the Lockheed Manager Mission Operations Manager for OSIRIS-REx. Curently he is working for General Dynamics C4 Systems and is the OSIRIS-REx Ground Systems Engineer.

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          Mona Witkowski 818-983-4727    mona.m.witkowski@jpl.nasa.gov

          Flight Director / Operations Mission Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Mona Witkowski is currently the Flight Director for the CloudSat Mission and Operations Mission Manager for the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) Mission at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She has 34 years of engineering and management experience in spacecraft development and operations. Prior to her current assignment, Mona spent six years as the Program Assurance Manager for the Deep Space Network where she participated in the Deep Space Station 14 hydrostatic bearing replacement. Previous flight projects include: Cassini/Huygens, Galileo, Magellan, TOPEX/Poseidon and New Millennium Program Deep Space 1 & 2. Mona is the recipient of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal for TOPEX/Poseidon Mission Assurance and NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for Deep Space Network Risk Management.

      • 12.02 Flight/Ground Systems, Mission Planning and Operations

        This session entertains papers with topics related to ground systems design and architectures, flight/ground interfaces and software tools, as well as current and emerging methods and technologies to support all aspects of mission design, planning and operations. We would like to hear about ideas and approaches for "doing more with less", such as efficient ground systems integration and automation!

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          Judith Furman 210-382-0732    jfurman@swri.org

          Principal Analyst, Southwest Research Institute: Operator of the Cassini Plasma Spectrometer (CAPS) instrument on the Cassini-Huygens robotic spacecraft. Also handles archiving, MMS-HPCA operations, and general project management. BS, Mathematics, University of New Mexico; MS, Mathematics, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology; MS, Management of Technology, University of Texas at San Antonio.

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          Manfred Bester 707-803-8811    mbester@berkeley.edu

          Director of Operations, University of California, Berkeley SSL: Director of Operations, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley. Founder and President of Bester Tracking Systems, Inc. Areas of Interest: Space Mission Analysis & Design, Flight Dynamics & Navigation, Multi-mission Ground Systems, Automation, Space Communications, Software & Systems Engineering, Flight Operations. PhD, Physics, University of Cologne, Germany.

      • 12.03 Managing Operations Life Cycle Cost and Risk

        Large program costs for payload, spacecraft, and launch vehicles are crippling U.S. competitiveness in the world market. Papers are sought to highlight lessons learned and innovative approaches to lowering life cycle cost and risk, including previous, existing, and emerging programs. Topics can be from any phase of the system life cycle (from concept design to termination) that may have an impact on project life cycle costs. The goal is to explore how affordability, operability, sustainability, and automation can make an impact on lowering life cycle costs of current and future programs.

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          Nancy Zeitlin 321-867-2817    nancy.p.zeitlin@nasa.gov

          Technology Integration Manager, NASA - Kennedy Space Center: Nancy P. Zeitlin received a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach in 1989 and M.B.A. from Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne in 1995. Mrs. Zeitlin has worked at NASA Kennedy Space Center for over 20 years and currently serves as the Technology Integration Manager for the Office of Chief Technologist (OCT) Programs at KSC. Mrs. Zeitlin has substantial experience in technical program/project management with a strong engineering background in launch processing and ground operations (8 years in the Space Shuttle Program as a mechanical systems engineer and program integration manager) and 14 years experience managing innovative technology development projects for multiple technical disciplines. Her technical strengths include solid rocket propulsion systems, ground and launch systems processing, propellant storage and transfer systems, thermal management systems, materials for life cycle optimization, and exploration habitation and life support systems.

      • 12.04 Human Space Flight Development, Operations and Processing

        This session focuses on aspects of design, development, ground processing and preparations and execution of manned spacecraft launch, mission, and landing operations and mission operations support of manned suborbital, orbital and extra-orbital spaceflight missions. It includes manned flight hardware development, assembly and checkout, launch site operations, flight operations including IVA and EVA activities, associated support equipment and personnel, and landing and recovery operations of crewed spacecraft by both commercial and government organizations, as well as physiological and psychological aspects of human spaceflight on the flight crew.

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          Michael Lee 321-431-4766    michael.r.lee@nasa.gov

          Partner Manager/Deputy Mission Manager/Alternate Contracting Officer's Representative, NASA - Kennedy Space Center: Partner Manager, Deputy Mission Manager, Alternate Contracting Officer's Representative, Commercial Crew Program, NASA Kennedy Space Center.; 28 years experience in spacecraft ground operations, integration, and Project Management. B.S., AE, University of Colorado, Boulder; M.S., Space Systems Operations, Florida Institute of Technology.

      • 12.05 Payload and Instrument Operations and Processing

        This session incorporates all aspects of payload operations, including techniques and tools for planning, scheduling, commanding, processing, analyzing, and optimizing, as well as payload delivery systems engineering.

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          Radu Popescu 303-589-5143    radu.popescu@lasp.colorado.edu

          Data Analysis and Information Management, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics: Mr. Radu Popescu started his career in the Aerospace industry at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), in Boulder, Colorado, as a student Command Controller in the Spacecraft Operations Group in 2001. While a student at LASP, Mr. Popescu earned a Business Degree in Information Technologies, and a Master of Science in Telecommunications, continuing as a Professional Research Assistant at LASP in the Mission Operations and Data Systems Group. He has supported flight operations, systems engineering, mission planning, and ground systems development and testing for SNOE, ICESat, QuikSCAT, SORCE, Kepler, the Glory TIM instrument, and the MMS Instrument Suite. Currently, Mr. Popescu holds the position of Data Analysis and Information Management at LASP.

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          David La Vallee 240-228-4546    david.lavallee@jhuapl.edu

          Project Leader, Johns Hopkins University APL: Senior Professional Staff, Space Department's Science Information Systems group, JHU/APL. Over twenty years experience with NASA ground systems, including operational systems and R&D. Currently Science Operations Center Lead of NASA's Mini-RF instrument, Juno's JEDI instrument and Cassini's MIMI instrument.

      • 12.06 Cyber Security in Aerospace Operations

        Defending against cyber attacks is necessary for the protection of space system assets and mission execution capabilities. This session welcomes approaches for cyber security tailored for the aerospace domain. Security engineering to prevent intrusions and situational awareness tools to 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 for space systems; the implementation of network security and information security techniques; CONOPS for cyber security; implications for NIST’s Risk Management Framework for Space; analytics applied to space systems; and lessons learned from previous attacks or defensive techniques.

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          David La Vallee 240-228-4546    david.lavallee@jhuapl.edu

          Project Leader, Johns Hopkins University APL: Senior Professional Staff, Space Department's Science Information Systems group, JHU/APL. Over twenty years experience with NASA ground systems, including operational systems and R&D. Currently Science Operations Center Lead of NASA's Mini-RF instrument, Juno's JEDI instrument and Cassini's MIMI instrument.

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          Jon Handiboe 240-228-3302    jon.handiboe@jhuapl.edu

          Group Supervisor, JHU/APL: Jon Handiboe is a member of JHU/APL’s Principal Professional Staff as well as Group supervisor of the Technical Facility Systems Administration, Logistics, and Security Group, Space Sector, JHU/APL. He holds a B.S. in business administration from Towson University. His areas of expertise are information technology system design, UNIX administration, and information security.

      • 12.07 PANEL - Current Topics in Operations

        Mission and Instrument Planning Tools.

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          Jonathan Gal Edd 443-799-3819    jonathan.s.gal-edd@nasa.gov

          OSIRIS-REx Ground System manager, NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center: Works for NASA/GSFC. serving as Ground Segment manager(GSM) for OSIRIS-REx, an asteroid sample return mission. Previously, Ground system chief engineer for Landsat 8 (LDCM), Ground Systems manager for TDRS-K and Mission Systems Engineering manager for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). MS, Engineering Science, Loyola College; MBA.

    • Track 13.Management, Systems Engineering and Cost

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        Robert Kellogg 310-336-0324    robert.kellogg@aero.org

        Senior Project Leader, Aerospace Corporation: Over 25 years experience in systems engineering of optical and other sensors. Cost and technical evaluation of space systems for the Air Force, NASA, and other customers.

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        Jeffery Webster 818-653-8360    jeff.webster@aeroconf.org

        Project Support Specialist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Project Support Specialist, Project Support Office at JPL; Senior Systems Engineer, Mission Systems Concepts Section; Mars Trace Gas Orbiter, Project Planner & Systems Engineering; Associate Engineer, Mission & Systems Concepts Section.

      • 13.01 System Simulation and Verification

        This session addresses the use of techniques, methods and case studies to verify that complex simulations and systems models are developed and structured as intended.

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          Michael Baxter 310-529-6412    michael.j.baxter@aero.org

          Director, Modeling and Simulation Department, Aerospace Corporation: Director, Modeling and Simulation Department, The Aerospace Corporation. Former naval reserve officer, Naval Air Weapons Center and Strike Fighter Squadron. B.S., M.S., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Purdue University; Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California.

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          Virgil Adumitroaie 626-318-3467    virgila@jpl.nasa.gov

          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.

      • 13.02 Risk Management: Application and Lessons Learned

        This session is dedicated to the practice of risk management in aerospace endeavors. It solicits outstanding papers that provide new insights from the successful application of risk management, and lessons learned when risk management did not prevent realization of consequences.

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          Mark Powell 208-521-2941    attwater@aol.com

          Consultant, Attwater Consulting: Mark Powell has practiced Systems Engineering for over 40 years in technical environments including DoD, NASA, DOE, and commercial. More than 25 of those years have been in the aerospace arena. Mr. Powell's roles have included project manager, engineering manager, chief systems engineer, and research scientist. He has academic affiliations with the University of Idaho, Stevens Institute of Technology, and the University of Houston. Mr. Powell maintains an engineering and management consulting practice throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. He is sought frequently as a symposium and conference speaker, and for training and education in Systems Engineering, Project Management, and Risk Management. Mr. Powell is an active member of AIAA, Sigma Xi, the International Society for Bayesian Analysis, and the International Council on Systems Engineering, where he has served as chair of the Risk Management Working Group, and as Assistant Director for Systems Engineering Processes.

      • 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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          Robert Bitten 310-336-1917    robert.e.bitten@aero.org

          Principal Engineer, Aerospace Corporation: Principal Engineer, NASA Advanced Programs, The Aerospace Corp. Supports NASA proposal evaluations and independent assessments. B.S., Industrial & Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; M.B.A., Pepperdine University.

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          Stephen Shinn 301-286-5894    stephen.a.shinn@nasa.gov

          Deputy Director for Business Management, Flight Projects Directorate, NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center: Deputy Director for Planning and Business Management, Flight Projects Directorate, NASA GSFC. 20 years experience managing cost estimating, 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.

      • 13.04 Management 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 managing all life cycle phases of programs/projects; project-level management disciplines including project management, systems engineering, scheduling, safety and mission assurance, and configuration management; aerospace systems engineering - including training and capability retention (passing expertise between generations of systems engineers); managing aerospace technology development programs; commercial, military, and civil space systems; and commercial and military aircraft systems.

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          Jeremiah Finnigan 240-228-5725    jeremiah.finnigan@jhuapl.edu

          Senior Professional Staff, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory: Senior Professional Staff, Space Department, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. 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 202-687-5398    rld9@georgetown.edu

          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.

      • 13.05 Mission Modeling, Concept Optimization and Concurrent Design

        This session is dedicated to the discussion of the topics related to the current state of practice and future advances in conceptual design across the aerospace domian including design tools, optimization techniques, design study results, results visualization, trade space exploration and lessons learned.

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          Robert Oberto 310-923-5779    bob@boboberto.com

          Senior Engineering Specialist , The Aerospace Corporation: Senior Engineering Specialist, Vehicle Concepts Department, The Aerospace Corporation. Formerly Project Manager and Spacecraft Systems Engineer, JPL, and Principal Investigator of the Multi-NASA center Exploration Design Team. Former U.S. Navy Commander and Aviator. BS, Aerospace Engineering, University of Southern California; MS, Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado.

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          Eric Mahr 310-336-5329    eric.m.mahr@aero.org

          Senior Engineering Specialist, Aerospace Corporation: Senior Engineering Specialist, Space Architecture Department, The Aerospace Corporation. Background in preliminary spacecraft design and space architecture development. B.S., Aerospace Engineering, U. of Arizona and M.S., Aerospace Engineering Sciences, U. of Colorado.

      • 13.06 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), 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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          Henry Stone 818-635-3741    henry.w.stone@jpl.nasa.gov

          Deputy Project Manager/Flight System Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Deputy Project Manager/Flight System Manager for the InSight Mission. Formerly, Deputy Manager of the Systems and Software Division, Project Element Manager for Mars Pathfinder Rover and Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Avionics Subsystems; Spacecraft/Rover Team Chief for MER.

      • 13.07 Technology Transfer and Infusion

        This session provides information on infusing aerospace technologies into both government agencies as well as the broader marketplace. We discuss technology transfer into NASA and DoD, as well as federally funded technology transfer into commercial markets. This session includes review of the legal and operational issues in effective technology transfer, challenges to efficient commercialization, and private and public funding challenges to accelerated technology development.

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          Andrea Belz 626-429-4301    abelz@usc.edu

          Director, Innovation Node-Los Angeles, University of Southern California: Director of NSF Innovation Node - Los Angeles. Professor of technology commercialization, Marshall School of Business, Viterbi School of Engineering, and Iovine/Young Academy, University of Southern California. Author, The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Product Development. Market studies and strategic planning for: Avery Dennison, BP, Caltech, CVI Melles Griot, JPL, NASA, Occidental Petroleum, UCLA, venture capital firms. Board member, Caltech spinoff and laser manufacturer, Ondax; Strategic advisor, UCLA spinoff and X-ray source manufacturer, Tribogenics. PhD, physics, California Institute of Technology; MBA, finance, Pepperdine University, BS, physics, U. Maryland.

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          Howard Neely 310-770-5789    neely@threebirdssystems.com

          CEO, Three Birds Systems: Middleware and IP cores for heterogeneous multicore system-on-chip devices. MS EE, University of Southern California; BS EE, Michigan State University.

      • 13.08 Promoting (and Provoking) Cultural Change

        Culture is a byproduct of habits. This session explores how to create environments and add nutrients that help great things grow.

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          David Scott 256-227-0339    scotty@nasa.gov

          Computer Engineer, NASA - Marshall Space Flight Center: Software development at MSFC Huntsville Operations Support Center. Payload crew communicator for ISS & Spacelab. Software engineer for Spacelab crew training simulators. U.S. Naval Officer, F-14 radar officer, amphibious assault flight deck/fuels officer. BS Physics/Math.

    • Track 14.Government Plans, Policies and Education

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        Dave Lavery 202-329-0144    dave.lavery@nasa.gov

        Program Executive for Solar System Exploration, NASA Headquarters: Program Executive for Mars Exploration in the Science Mission Directorate of NASA Headquarters. Instrumental in the development and application of robotics and rover technology, and director of NASA participation in robotics competition for education/outreach.

      • 14.01 PANEL: Competition Robotics for Education and Workforce Development

        The use of robotics as a focusing technology topic for K-12 and college-level education, and how extracurricular robotics competition programs can be used to focus and integrate in-class activities.

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          Dave Lavery 202-329-0144    dave.lavery@nasa.gov

          Program Executive for Solar System Exploration, NASA Headquarters: Program Executive for Mars Exploration in the Science Mission Directorate of NASA Headquarters. Instrumental in the development and application of robotics and rover technology, and director of NASA participation in robotics competition for education/outreach.

      • 14.02 PANEL: Technology Development for Science-Driven Missions

        The Panel will discuss the technology needs for the next generation of NASA science missions, and technology developments and mission implementation optoins currently being pursued by NASA technology programs. The panel will discuss assessing technology readiness levels of new technologies, challenges of infusing new technology into future NASA missions or commercial space applications, and ways that technology infusion can be improved.

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          Patricia Beauchamp 818-645-2479    patricia.m.beauchamp@jpl.nasa.gov

          Chief Technologist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Chief Technologist, Engineering and Science Directorate, JPL-Caltech. 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.

      • 14.03 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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          Charles Edwards 818-687-8623    chad.edwards@jpl.nasa.gov

          Mgr, Mars Relay Network/Chief Technologist, Mars Exploration Directorate , Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Manager of the Program Formulation Office within the Mars Exploration Directorate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Responsible for the development of future Mars exploration mission concepts and mission-enabling technologies.

      • 14.04 PANEL: Mars Sample Return: Updates and Alternatives

        This panel will discuss the current International Mars Exploration Working Group effort to define sample retrun collaborations, from technologies to architectures to sciene planning. Panelists will offer a sneak preview of the results of a year-long study carried out by 14 nations on the science and engieering of Mars Sample Return.

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          Lisa May 202-285-5352    lisa.may@murphian.com

          President, Murphian Consulting LLC: Ms. May is a consultant specializing in systems engineering, project management, strategic planning, and communications. Proven leader in delivering complex technologies through clarification of requirements, strategic alignment with customers and markets, and development of effective execution plans. Expert in business process reengineering and proposal development and review. Prior to founding Murphian, Ms. May was Lead Program Executive at NASA Headquarters for the Mars Explorarton Program and PE for MAVEN, Mars Technology, and Mars Sample Return. Also, former Chair of the International Mars Exploration Working Group. ME Mechanical Engineering and BA Speech Communication, University of Virginia.

      • 14.05 PANEL: Mission Options and Technologies for Human Exploration

        NASA is pursing “Human-Robotics” technologies that can assist humans in missions with: robots as crew precursors, robots that work during crewed mission phases, or robots that work following a crewed mission. In each of these three cases, the robots must work effectively with humans on earth, typically with people supervising the robots across time delay. This panel will examine these technologies, and discuss them in the context of recently-announced human exploration missions.

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          Cherice Moore 281-483-8780    cherice.moore-1@nasa.gov

          Advanced CMS Technology Development Manager, NASA - Johnson Space Center: Cherice Moore currently serves as the Advanced Countermeasures System Technology Development Manager at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Her organization is responsible for managing the spaceflight exercise systems on the International Space Station (ISS). She is working with the Space Exploration teams to carry forward the lessons learned and develop improved equipment and better integrate with future spaceflight vehicles. Cherice's past exercise hardware experience includes serving as the Project Manager for the Shuttle Cycle Ergometer (SCE), ISS's Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (CEVIS), Interim Resistive Exercise Device (IRED), BP-ECG, Heart Rate Monitor (HRM), and 2nd Treadmill (T2) systems.

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          Robert Ambrose 281-244-5561    robert.o.ambrose@nasa.gov

          Branch Chief, NASA - Johnson Space Center: Acting Division Chief, Software, Robotics and Simulation Division, NASA Johnson Space Center. Leads NASA's Human-Robotics Systems technology project and Mobility Function Team for the International Architecture Working Group. Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin; M.S. and B. S., Washington University, St. Louis.

      • 14.06 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 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 panelis meant to explore how our space colleagues are leveraging these emerging capabilities.

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          Eleni Sims 505-440-1132    sam.sims@aero.org

          Project Engineer, Aerospace Corporation: Project Engineer, The Aerospace Corporation. Provides technical support to the DoD Space Test Program (STP).

      • 14.07 PANEL: Operational Uses of Consumer-Class Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

        This panel will discuss the use of consumer-class UAVs for various "non-hobby" tasks, and how these vehicles fit within the rapidly changing regulatory environment.

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          Dave Lavery 202-329-0144    dave.lavery@nasa.gov

          Program Executive for Solar System Exploration, NASA Headquarters: Program Executive for Mars Exploration in the Science Mission Directorate of NASA Headquarters. Instrumental in the development and application of robotics and rover technology, and director of NASA participation in robotics competition for education/outreach.

      • 14.08 PANEL: Model-based Engineering – Paradigm Shift or Business as Usual?

        The panel will discuss directions and implications of model-based engineering initiatives across large government organizations: policies, processes, technologies, and application domains.

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          Sanda Mandutianu 626-318-1566    sanda.mandutianu@jpl.nasa.gov

          Sr. Systems Software Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Senior technical staff at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Has been task lead and PI on systems and software architectures, autonomy and control, information architecture, artificial intelligence, agent-based and semantic technologies. Led a model-based pilot for the early phase JPL flagship mission Europa Explorer, and is currently working on JPL and NASA missions and systems engineering model-based tasks. Sanda is interested in how the innovative and conceptual aspects of her work can effectively apply. Published peer reviewed papers and book chapters.

      • 14.09 PANEL: Pioneering Space

        NASA is implementing a sustainable strategy to expand human presence across the solar system, with sights set on Mars in the 2030s. This panel will address top challenges for human spaceflight beyond low-Earth orbit, highlighting current exploration activities aboard ISS and near-term activities in the proving ground that will mitigate risks, improve operational techniques, create partnerships and advance capabilities for human exploration in deep space.

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          Greg Williams 202-358-2015    greg.williams@nasa.gov

          Deputy Associate Administrator, NASA - Headquarters: Deputy Associate Administrator Policy and Plans Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate NASA Headquarters

    • Track 16.Track and session for papers that can't find a home

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        Richard Mattingly 818-667-6811    richard.l.mattingly@jpl.nasa.gov

        Program Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Over the last three years he has managed JPL's Mars Sample Return Studies. He has also managed systems engineering groups for JPL's projects implemented in partnership with industry, and instrument and payload development; and been involved in the formulation and development of numerous planetary and Earth-orbiting spacecraft and payloads.

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        Karen Profet 310-844-5844    karen.profet@aeroconf.org

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

      • 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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          Richard Mattingly 818-667-6811    richard.l.mattingly@jpl.nasa.gov

          Program Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Over the last three years he has managed JPL's Mars Sample Return Studies. He has also managed systems engineering groups for JPL's projects implemented in partnership with industry, and instrument and payload development; and been involved in the formulation and development of numerous planetary and Earth-orbiting spacecraft and payloads.

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          Jeffery Webster 818-653-8360    jeff.webster@aeroconf.org

          Project Support Specialist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Project Support Specialist, Project Support Office at JPL; Senior Systems Engineer, Mission Systems Concepts Section; Mars Trace Gas Orbiter, Project Planner & Systems Engineering; Associate Engineer, Mission & Systems Concepts Section.

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          Erica Deionno 310-336-8166    erica.deionno@aero.org

          Research Scientist, The Aerospace Corporation: Erica DeIonno received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from UCLA in 2006. She is currently a research scientist at The Aerospace Corporation. Her research includes molecular and polymer-based electronic devices, radiation testing and modeling of memristor-based memory devices, 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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          Melissa Soriano 818-393-7632    webguru@aeroconf.org

          Senior Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Melissa Soriano is a software engineer in the Tracking Systems and Applications Section at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She has developed real-time software for the Long Wavelength Array, NASA's Breadboard Array, and the Wideband VLBI Science Receiver used in the Deep Space Network. Melissa has a BS from Caltech, double major in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Business Economics and Management. She also has an MS from George Mason University.

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