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.

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        Steven Scott 301-938-6285    steven.s.scott@nasa.gov

        Chief Engineer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Chief Engineer. 26 years experience in Systems Engineering, including management of Flight Systems, Software Systems, Flight and Ground Software, Fault Management, Avionics, Spacecraft Engineering, Flight Instruments, Operations, Integration and Testing, Mission Assurance. AIAA Associate Fellow and IEEE Senior Member.

      • 2.01 Deep Space, Earth and Discovery Missions

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

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          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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          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.

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          Xiang Li 301-614-6016    xiang.li@nasa.gov

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

      • 2.08 Q/V band connectivity and Alphasat experience

        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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          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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          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 all aspects (like configuration analysis, orbital dynamics and control, operational issues) of the missions exploited by two or more spacecraft flying in formation, either 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 Space Radiation and its Interaction with Shielding, Electronics and Humans

        The mitigation of adverse effects from radiation on humans and electronics in space is a critical step in mission success. This session focuses on research in understanding the nature of the radiation field in space and how that field is changed as it passes through shielding materials, electronics, and the human body. Topics include radiation measurements made in space, 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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          Maria De Soria Santacruz Pich 626-375-7831    maria.de.soria-santacruz.pich@jpl.nasa.gov

          Technologist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Technologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Office of Reliability Engineering and Mission Environmental Assurance . She received her Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from MIT in 2014. In 2015 she was a postdoctoral scholar at UCLA working on the design and testing of an energetic particle detector for the ELFIN satellite as well as on data analysis from the Van Allen Probes mission. At JPL she works on characterizing the effect of extreme environments on space systems including the Europa mission. Maria is also interested in CubeSat applications, and she has been involved in the development of three different small satellites throughout her career.

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

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

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          Kaushik Iyer 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 Detection, Characterization, Sample-Return, and Deflection

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

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          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).

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

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

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          Roberto Lampariello +49-173-592-7833    roberto.lampariello@dlr.de

          Research scientist, German Aerospace Center - DLR: Mr. Lampariello is employed since 1998 as a researcher with the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics of the DLR in Germany, where he works in the fields of dynamics and control of free-flying space robots and in robot motion planning. He was actively involved in the joint JAXA-DLR experiments (GETEX) performed on the ETS-VII robotic satellite in 1998. He since then has been serving as a principal investigator in DLR and ESA programs (TECSAS, DEOS, eDeorbit) aiming at a mission for the grasping and deorbiting of a non-cooperative tumbling target. His current activities also involve addressing motion planning tasks for the DLR humanoid robot TORO, as well as docking and grasping simulations with the robotic OOS-SIM facility. Since 2012 he is lecturer at the Chair for Aerospace Engineering of the Technical University in Munich, for a course in orbital and robotic dynamics and control.

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          David Sternberg 610-420-6425    davister@mit.edu

          Doctoral Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: David Sternberg is the senior SPHERES doctoral candidate, having earned his SB and SM degrees in the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is currently working toward his Sc.D. in Space Systems Engineering, focusing on the development of risk reduction testing facilities for robotic servicing, assembly, and active debris removal missions.

    • 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.

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          Abbas Omar +49-391-675-8449    a.omar@ieee.org

          Professor, University of Magdeburg: Received the B.Sc., M.Sc. and Doktor-Ing. degrees in electrical engineering in 1978, 1982 and 1986, respectively. He has been professor of electrical engineering since 1990 and director of the Chair of Microwave and Communication Engineering at the University of Magdeburg, Germany since 1998. In 2014 and 2015 he chaired the Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Akron, Ohio, USA. Dr. Omar authored and co-authored more than 450 technical papers extending over a wide spectrum of research areas. His current research fields cover the areas of microwave, magnetic-resonance, and acoustic imaging, microwave and millimeter-wave material characterization, phased arrays and beamforming, massive MIMO, indoor positioning, subsurface tomography and ground penetrating radar, and field theoretical modeling of microwave systems and components. He is IEEE Fellow.

      • 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.

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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.

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

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

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          Dimitris Anagnostou 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, including ground infrastructure and support and interactions between terrestrial and space networks. Innovative concepts and game changing approaches with a system view are especially sought.

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

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          Shervin Shambayati 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.

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

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          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.

      • 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, 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.

      • 4.09 Wideband Communications Systems

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

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          David Taggart 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 wireless 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, multi-sensor fusion, and navigation model, methods and algorithms.

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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.

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          Karl Kovach 310-336-2188    karl.kovach@aero.org

          Senior Project Leader, The Aerospace Corporation:

      • 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, 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 Aviation Cyber Security and Cyber-Physical Systems

        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 assessment 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 and communications 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), post-quantum and lightweight cryptographic primitives and schemes, key management mechanisms tailored for the space segment, communications physical layer security, spread spectrum and anti-jamming techniques, secure spacecraft recovery, protocols for delay-tolerant networks, security evaluation and assurance, 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.

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          Ignacio Aguilar Sanchez 3-171-565-5695    ignacio.aguilar.sanchez@esa.int

          Communications System Engineer, ESTEC/ESA: Ignacio Aguilar Sanchez has been with ESA for more than 20 years. He is a Communications Security expert at ESTEC, the ESA Space Research and Technology Centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. He has been involved with the definition and development of Telecommand and Telemetry communications security solutions for a number of ESA missions and projects. He has supervised research and development activities concerning security functions both at radio and data level. Prior to this he was the lead Communications System Engineer for the ESA Automated Transfer Vehicle during its design and development phase. Before he had organized and conducted In-Orbit Testing for an ESA Telecommunications Payload. He started his career with ESA on the HERMES project as a Reliability and Safety Engineer.

      • 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.

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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.

    • 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 Space Based Optical Systems and Instruments

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

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          Ryan 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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          Bogdan Oaida 626-375-5398    bogdan@jpl.nasa.gov

          Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology: Bogdan V. Oaida is a Systems Engineer at JPL. He received a B.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering in 2007 and a M.Eng in Space Engineering in 2008, both from The University of Michigan. He has been the OPALS Project Systems Engineer over the entire lifecycle of the mission, including extended operations. In 2014 he received JPL’s Early Career Achievement Explorer Award for his work on OPALS. He is currently a Payload Systems Engineer for NASA’s Mission to Europa.

      • 5.02 Ground Based Telescopes, Instruments and Technologies

        This session covers the design, build, assembly, integration, test, and operation of ground based optical telescopes and telescope arrays. Papers discussing new and proposed telescopes, optical instruments and systems and techniques such as adaptive optics are welcome, together with results and future plans.

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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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          Mark Sirota 626-236-7256    msirota@tmt.org

          TMT Controls Group Lead, Thirty Meter Telescope Project: Project Manager, Magdalena Ridge Observatory; Senior Management, W. M. Keck Observatory; Program Manager, Corning, Optical Networking Devices. Over twenty five years experience in technical project management with an emphasis in dynamic and controls including control of segmented mirror telescopes.

      • 5.03 Exoplanet Instruments, Missions and Observations

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

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          William Danchi 410-905-5667    william.c.danchi@nasa.gov

          Senior Astrophysicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: Senior Astrophysicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Current projects include the Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer (LBTI) Hunt for Observable Signatures of Terrestrial Systems (HOSTS) project, the Cosmic Evolution Through UV Spectroscopy (CETUS) Probe Study, research on exoplanets forming in transitional protoplanetary disks and on the effect of space weather on exoplanet habitability and potential for life.

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

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

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          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.

      • 5.05 Image Processing

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

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          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.

      • 5.06 Optical Detection and Analysis for Space Situational Awareness (SSA)

        This session focuses on systems, data products, and processes related to the optical detection, characterization, and tracking of near-Earth man-made space objects. Possible topical areas include: small automated optical systems for the tracking of man-made objects and space debris, methods for characterizing and analyzing unresolved objects, multi-site and multi-operator cooperative data fusion and analysis, and operational image processing capabilities that contribute to SSA. The aim of this session is to provide a forum for discussion and collaboration between satellite owners/operators and providers of SSA data.

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          Jeremy Bos 906-370-4180    jpbos@mtu.edu

          Assistant Professor, Michigan Technological University: Jeremy Bos is currently an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Michigan Technological University. He previously served as postdoctoral fellow at the Air Force Research Laboratory AMOS site National Research Council's, Research Associateship Program. Dr. Bos completed his PhD in Electrical Engineering in August 2012 at Michigan Technological University. Before returning to pursue his PhD, Dr. Bos spend 10 years in the automotive and defense industries. He was awarded a M.S. E.E. from Villanova University in 2003 and his B.S. E.E. in 2000 also from Michigan Tech.

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          Michael Werth 949-232-4113    mikewerth1@gmail.com

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

      • 5.07 Photonics and Lasers

        Papers on active (including LEDs, lasers, and photodetectors) and passive (such as optical waveguides, filters, and fiber) optical components, integration of photonic components with Si electronics 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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          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.

      • 5.08 Microscopy for Life Detection

        Microscopes can be used to search for evidence of both extant and past life in a variety of environments, such as Mars and the Ocean Worlds. This session addresses the various microscopy techniques that can potentially play a role, as well as instrument delivery, sample preparation approaches, and associated data processing.

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          Chris Lindensmith 818-653-9544    lindensm@mail.jpl.nasa.gov

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

    • Track 6.Remote Sensing

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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 Systems Engineering Challenges and Approaches for Remote Sensing Systems

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

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          Todd Bayer 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, Design, Test, and Accommodation

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

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          Matthew Horner 626-502-8741    mhorner@jpl.nasa.gov

          Engineer, JPL: Matthew Horner received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego in 2006. He Started at JPL in 2007 working as a designer and integration engineer for the Mars Science Laboratory project. Over the past 7 years, he has developed hardware for various flight missions including MSL, SMAP, and LDSD. He is currently the instrument accommodation engineer for the Europa Clipper proposal.

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          Keith Rosette 626-898-1742    keith.a.rosette@jpl.nasa.gov

          Product Delivery Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Mr. Rosette is currently the Product Delivery Manager for the Sampling and Caching Subsystem of the Mars2020 Rover at JPL. He started in aerospace in 1991 and has experience in both industry and JPL including hardware development for human spaceflight and spacecraft development for LEO, GEO and interplanetary missions. His accomplishments include development of mechanisms, hardware, and procedures for in-orbit servicing of the Hubble Space Telescope, and development of deployable solar arrays for LEO spacecraft. At JPL, Keith developed the mounting structure for rover avionics and instruments on the MSL Curiosity rover. Keith left JPL in 2009 to take a position at Orbital Sciences Corporation serving as the lead flight system engineer for a pair of spacecraft developed for the US Government. He earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering in 1991 and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1994.

      • 6.03 Imaging Spectrometer Systems, Science, and Science Applications

        This session covers subject matter related to the design, assembly, integration, test, and operation of imaging spectrometer instruments and also the processing 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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          Peter Sullivan 626-658-1422    peter.sullivan@jpl.nasa.gov

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

      • 6.04 Radar Signal Processing

        This session focuses on radar signal processing. Topics include Doppler, DoA, SAR, and STAP processing, multi-static radar, compressive sensing, target, clutter, and interference models, and any other radar measurement processing methods of interest. We give emphasis to both the theoretical aspects of radars and to the engineering problems of practical importance.

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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 Information Fusion

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

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          Stefano Coraluppi 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.

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          Craig Agate 805-908-2094    cagate@toyon.com

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

      • 6.06 Multisensor Fusion

        Papers that address all aspects of information fusion for the integration of multiple sensors are sought. Of particular interest are the theoretical aspects of some popular questions 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 Guidance, Navigation and Control

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

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          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 Advances in High Level Fusion

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

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          Erik Blasch 514-253-8654    erik.blasch@gmail.com

          IEEE Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society, : ERIK BLASCH (S’98-M’99-SM’05) is a principal scientist at the the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in the Information Directorate at Rome, NY, USA. From 2009-2012, he was an exchange scientist to Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) at Valcartier, Quebec. From 2000-2009, Dr. Blasch was the Information Fusion Evaluation Tech Lead for the AFRL Sensors Directorate - COMprehensive Performance Assessment of Sensor Exploitation (COMPASE) Center supporting design evaluations in Dayton, OH. Dr. Blasch has been an Adjunct Electrical Engineering Professor at Wright State University teaching signal processing, target tracking, and information fusion. He has focused on information fusion, target tracking, pattern recognition, and robitcs research compiling 650+ scientific papers and 15 patents, and is an associate editor of three academic journals. His books include High-Level Information Fusion Management and Systems Design (Artech House, 2012) and Context-Enhanced Information Fusion (Springer, 2016).

    • Track 7.Avionics and Electronics for Space Applications

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

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        John Samson 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.

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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 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.

      • 7.01 High Performance Computing, Data Processing, and Interconnects for Space Applications

        This session explores innovations and new developments in hardware, network and software aspects of on-board and embedded computing architectures. Example hardware topics include: processors and peripherals; data handling and companion processing ASICs and FPGAs; network connections and network architectures; on-orbit reconfiguration; high speed interconnects; and new standards for embedded space electronics applications. Example software topics include: machine learning techniques; embedded cluster computing; on-board big data analytics; power aware optimal reconfiguration algorithms; Reconfigurable Software Implemented Hardware Fault Tolerance (RSIHFT) algorithms and designs; evolutionary platforms; and autonomous computing designs. Papers address the following topics: processing and network performance; size, weight and power comparisons of different components and architectures; standardized form factors and interfaces utilized; radiation hardness by design, process, or technology; mitigation of other spacecraft environmental factors; software support; and integration and test of elements, as applicable. Descriptions and performance of actual development, test, flight, or mission usage are highly sought.

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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 Peripheral Electronics and Data Handling for Space Applications

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

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          Mark Post +440-141-574-5274    mark.post@strath.ac.uk

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

      • 7.03 Memory and Data Storage for Space Applications

        This session explores the latest and emerging device technologies, packaging techniques, error handling, architectures, and reliability enhancement for memory and data storage technologies for space and missile 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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          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).

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

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

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          John Dickinson 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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          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.

      • 7.05 Power Electronics for Space Applications

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

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          Christopher Iannello 407-252-8448    chris.iannello@nasa.gov

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

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          Peter Wilson +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.

      • 7.06 Electronics for Extreme Environments

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

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          Mohammad Mojarradi 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.

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          Sung Kyu Lim 404-894-0373    limsk@ece.gatech.edu

          Dan Fielder Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology: Prof. Sung Kyu Lim received the Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2000y. He joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology in 2001, where he currently holds the Dan Fielder endowed chair professorship. His research focus is on the architecture, circuit design, and physical design automation for 3D ICs. His research on 3D IC reliability is featured as Research Highlight in the Communication of the ACM (2014). Dr. Lim received the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2006. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, and the IEEE Design & Test of Computers.

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

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

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          Tom Hoffman 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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

      • 7.09 Emerging Technologies for Space Applications

        This session explores a wide range of advanced, novel, and cutting edge avionics and electronic device technologies for space. Example topics include: advanced MEMS devices; 3D circuit printing; innovative embedded electronics applications (including multi-functional components); as well as the leveraging of advanced commercial electronics for space application. This session also serves as a catch-all for unique advanced 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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          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.

      • 7.10 COTS Utilization for Reliable Space Applications

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

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          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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        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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        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.

      • 8.01 Human Exploration Beyond Low Earth Orbit

        This session seeks papers addressing the broader aspects of human exploration including planning, development, system concepts, 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, strategic concepts, and broader trade study and systems engineering analyses for any aspect of human space exploration systems beyond low-Earth orbit. New approaches and unique applications of systems concepts are 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.

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          John Guidi 202-358-1644    john.guidi@nasa.gov

          Deputy Director, Advanced Exploration Systems, HEOMD, NASA: John Guidi is a Deputy Director of the Advanced Exploration Division with NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. John joined NASA in 1987 at Kennedy Space Center with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering while later receiving a master’s degree in Space Systems in 1992 and masters in Engineering Management, 1994. He served various positions within Shuttle Operations at KSC, including Shuttle Test Director, Launch Manager, Assistant Launch Director and Shuttle Launch and Landing Division Chief. He moved to NASA headquarters/DC in 2005 as Operations Project Manager for the newly formulated Constellation Program and later as Ground & Mission Ops Program Executive. From February 2007 to February 2011, John served as Deputy Director, ESMD Strategic Analysis Division which provides integrated technical and management planning across ESMD and later HEOMD for the exploration architecture and HEO’s other Programs including international partnerships, science integration and human spaceflight architecture planning and analysis.

      • 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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          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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          Stephen Gaddis 256-655-2564    stephen.w.gaddis@nasa.gov

          Program Director, NASA - Langley Research Center: Stephen Gaddis Education: 1988 - B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee Background: Presently Mr. Gaddis serves as Director for the Level II Game Changing Development Program at LaRC. In this capacity he manages programmatic and supervisory responsibility for technology development projects, managers, principal investigators, strategic evaluations, program cost and schedule. He accepted this position after completing a 1 year detail to HQ acting as Program Executive (PE) for the newly formed Game Changing Division, where he was responsible for formulation and planning. Prior to this, Mr. Gaddis served as Deputy Manager of the Launch Abort System (LAS) Office within the Constellation Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) Project Office at MSFC. He was responsible for managing the technical, cost, and schedule aspects of the LAS development as well as managing the resources conducting government insight and oversight of the Prime contractor responsible for manufacture.

      • 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 Human Factors & Performance

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

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          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.

      • 8.05 Space Human Physiology and Countermeasures

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

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          Ana Diaz Artiles 617-909-0644    ad877@cornell.edu

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

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          Andrew Abercromby 281-770-0046    andrew.abercromby-1@nasa.gov

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

      • 8.06 Mechanical Systems, Design and Technologies

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

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          Lisa May 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.

      • 8.07 Spacecraft Propulsion and Power Systems

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

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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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          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.

      • 8.08 Nuclear Space Power Generation

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

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          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.

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          June Zakrajsek 216-977-7470    june.f.zakrajsek@nasa.gov

          NASA RPS Program Planning and Assessment Manager, NASA - Glenn Research Center: June F. Zakrajsek has over 20 years of aerospace systems development, research and project management experience. She has led internal discipline teams for space systems health management, ISS power systems analysis, and Biotechnology. She has worked as a project manager in the areas of health management, systems engineering and analysis, propulsion system development, Orion Crew Module and Test & Verification, and Radioisotope Power Systems. Currently June serves as the Program Planning and Assessment Manager for NASA's Radioisotope Power Systems Program. This area is responsible to develop and maintain the implementation strategy for the Program by managing mission and systems analysis functions, integration of new technology into generators, and interfaces with potential missions considering utilizing Radioisotope Power Systems. She holds a Masters in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and Masters and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering.

      • 8.09 Autonomy and Perception for Aerospace Applications

        This session covers theoretical developments and applications of autonomy and perception technologies across a wide range of aerospace systems. Topics include autonomous guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) solutions for spacecraft proximity operations and docking, planetary landing and mobility, and orbital search and scan operations, and incorporation of autonomy into vehicle avionics and planning systems. Also of interest are papers addressing real-time perception using data-rich sensors, such as cameras or lidar, including aerospace applications of computer vision. System level concepts and results from demonstrations and field tests are also encouraged.

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          Ted Steiner 651-212-0178    tsteiner@draper.com

          Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Draper: Ted Steiner is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts specializing in autonomous navigation and perception systems for unmanned aerial vehicles and space applications. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and S.M. and Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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          Julia Badger 281-483-2277    julia.m.badger@nasa.gov

          Robonaut Project Manager, NASA - Johnson Space Center: Dr. Julia Badger is the Project Manager for the Robonaut Project and the Modular Autonomous Systems Technology (MAST) project at NASA-Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. She is responsible for the research and development of humanoid robotic capabilities, both on the Earth and on the International Space Station, that include dexterous manipulation, robotic autonomy, and human-robot interfaces. She has previously worked at developing autonomous control and planning algorithms for the various robotics projects in her group, including the Space Exploration Vehicle and Robonaut 2. Julia has a BS from Purdue University, and an MS and PhD from the California Institute of Technology, all in Mechanical Engineering.

      • 8.10 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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          Kyle Kemble 505-853-2545    kyle.kemble.2@us.af.mil

          Small Satellite Portfolio Mission Manager, Air Force Research Laboratory:

      • 8.11 Planetary Exploration Using Small Spacecraft

        This session will explore technologies and mission concepts for planetary science and exploration throughout the solar system, addressing innovative science and exploration concepts and solutions to technical challenges associated with small spacecraft, such as: power generation in low insolation environments, thermal management in extreme environments, long-distance communications, radiation tolerance, and ways to improve spacecraft longevity given long transit times.

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          Young Lee 818-625-5080    young.h.lee@jpl.nasa.gov

          Project Support Lead, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Young H. Lee is currently working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), supporting the Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS) Program as the Level II Mission Analysis lead for the Systems Formulation and Mission Integration element. She is responsible for leveraging mission design investments across multiple NASA centers and leading, coordinating a variety of mission studies that support the advocacy of new RPS for future missions in order to enable the RPS Program to preserve the long term vision of RPS for solar system exploration. In addition, she has over twenty years of experience in the development and deployment of operations systems for deep space missions, focusing on operations cost reduction, user-productivity improvements and increased information throughput in support of 14 NASA missions. She has a M.S. in Management of Information Systems at the Claremont Graduate University in California.

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          Andrew Petro 202-358-0310    andrew.j.petro@nasa.gov

          Program Executive, NASA - Headquarters: Andrew Petro is the Program Executive for Small Spacecraft Technology and for Solar Electric Propulsion in NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate. Before moving to NASA Headquarters he worked at the Johnson Space Center in human spaceflight engineering and flight operations.

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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.

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

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

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          Robert Shotwell 818-354-6969    robert.shotwell@jpl.nasa.gov

          Chief Engineer, Astronomy, Physics and Space Technology Directorate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: I am a Principle Systems Engineer at JPL, currently serving as the Chief Engineer of the Astronomy, Physics and Space Technology Directorate, after serving for two years as the Chief Engineer for the Mars Program. Previously I served as the Program Engineer of the Advanced Optical Systems Program, I was the Project Systems Engineer for the Mars Phoenix Mission, I was responsible for the Xenon Feed System for Deep Space 1 and was the I&T lead for the integration and test of the entire NSTAR ion engine system. I have a masters in Astronautics from USC and a Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University.

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          Tara Polsgrove 256-544-1274    tara.polsgrove@nasa.gov

          Lead, MSFC Human Architectures Team, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center: Tara Polsgrove is an aerospace engineer in the Flight Programs and Partnerships Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. She has been with NASA since 2000 and has supported many conceptual designs of advanced spacecraft, including performance and vehicle integration for the Altair Lunar Lander. Her background is in interplanetary trajectory optimization and mission analysis. Recent work has focused on Mars transportation, lander and ascent vehicle designs supporting human missions to Mars. Ms. Polsgrove has a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Engineering with a Systems Engineering focus from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

    • 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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        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.

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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.

      • 9.01 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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          Brian Kish 321-223-5474    bkish@fit.edu

          Assistant Professor, Florida Institute of Technology: Dr. Brian Kish is the Chair of Florida Tech’s Flight Test Engineering Program. He earned a Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He is a graduate of the Air Force Test Pilot School, and has accumulated over 1300 flight hours as a Flight Test Engineer in 49 different aircraft during his 20 year Air Force career. He held leadership positions at three Flight Test units and served as the Vice Chair of the Education Department of the Air Force Test Pilot School from 2005-2008. Since retiring from the Air Force in 2011, Dr. Kish has taught Control Systems, Aircraft Stability & Control, and Avionics courses at Florida Tech. His current research interests include pilot workload, human factors, airplane handling qualities, carry-on flight data recorders, engine cooling models, and compliance methods for fly-by-wire aircraft. He is a member of AIAA’s Flight Test Technical Committee.

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          Christopher Gavin 301-342-1381    christopher.gavin@navy.mil

          Chief Test Pilot, NAVAIR:

      • 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.

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          Luis Gonzalez +6-141-171-8012    felipe.gonzalez@qut.edu.au

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

      • 9.03 Aircraft Systems & Avionics

        The focus of this session is to introduce innovative concepts in the areas of 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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          Tyler Fean 301-367-5962    tyler.fean.ctr@navy.mil

          Aerospace Engineer, American Systems: Aerospace Engineer (American Systems): Currently supporting the V-22 and E-2D simulator programs within the Man Flight Simulator (USN, NAVAIR). Responsible for Math Model development and Control Law emulation. Research interests include low Reynolds' rotor ground effect, rotor-external airwake interaction, and rotor blade design/optimization.

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          Andrew Lynch 252-466-3660    andrew.lynch@navy.mil

          Program Manager, PMA-226, Naval Air Systems Command: Captain Lynch graduated with merit from the United States Naval Academy in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. He is a graduate and former Commanding Officer of the United States Naval Test Pilot School. He is currently the Program Manager for Specialized and Proven Aircraft (PMA-226).

      • 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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          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.

    • Track 10.Software and Computing

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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.

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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.

      • 10.01 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 Innovative Software Engineering and Management Techniques and Practices

        Practices followed during development and management of aerospace software systems vary across the industry. This divide seems to be growing as emerging markets, such as commercial space and cubesats, adopt techniques from other software domains while the traditional aerospace market works to tailor existing processes. Suggested topics include experiences and research in software engineering and management techniques with both flight/embedded and ground system development, code reuse, project management, COTS integration and programming languages. Other software engineering topics will also be considered in this session.

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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.

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          Ronnie Killough 210-522-3616    rkillough@swri.org

          Director - R&D, Southwest Research Institute: Ronnie Killough is a Program Director in the Space Science and Engineering Division at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). In his twenty-five years at SwRI, Ronnie has developed software for cruise missile simulators, space shuttle control center systems, and unmanned spacecraft. Until 2014 he was Director of the Communications and Embedded Systems department in which he was responsible for oversight of research and development of network-centric systems, tactical communications, cyber security, smart energy systems, and high-reliability software. Ronnie returned to his passion for space and served as software systems lead for the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission which launched in December 2016. He is currently the software lead for Europa MAss Spectrometer for Planetary EXploration (MASPEX) instrument, and also serves on NASA standing review boards.

      • 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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          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.

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          Martin Stelzer +49-815-328-2153    martin.stelzer@dlr.de

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

      • 10.04 Software Quality, Reliability and Safety Engineering

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

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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.

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          Paul Wood 210-522-3275    paul.wood@swri.org

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

      • 10.05 Model-based Systems and Software Engineering

        This session is concerned with the application, or potential application, of 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 system-of-systems, are welcome. Other driving current themes include: the coordination and usage of multiple types of models, e.g., descriptive versus behavioral models; the use of MBSE simulations and analyses in the support of architectural decision making; the application of information visualization techniques for improved MBSE deliverables; the use of MBSE in specialized domains such as electrical systems engineering. Overall, 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.

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          Oleg Sindiy 818-393-8202    oleg@jpl.nasa.gov

          Systems Architect, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Dr. Oleg Sindiy is a systems architect at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He received his BS degree in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and his MS and PhD degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University. His dissertation topic was on “Model-based System-of-Systems Engineering for Space-based Command, Control, Communication, and Information Architecture Design.” He has been working at JPL since 2011, where he has supported development and operations of variety of space exploration platforms, which include: CubeSats, International Space Station instruments, deep space robotic orbiters, landers, and rovers, and human space flight vehicles. He is currently supporting the definition and development of the Information System architecture for the Europa Clipper spacecraft. In Dr. Sindiy’s work, Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) has been at the forefront of elevating models in the engineering process to a central and governing role in the specification, design, integration, validation, and operation of space systems.

      • 10.06 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.

      • 10.07 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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          Janki Dodiya +49-531-295-2987    janki.dodiya@dlr.de

          Senior Research Scientist, German Aerospace Centre: Janki Dodiya is a research scientist at Institute of Transportation Systems at German Aerospace Centre (DLR). She received her PhD in Virtual Environments in 2011, from University of Reading, UK. She previously worked at Software for Space Systems and Interactive Visualization, DLR, researching design and evaluation of multimodal interaction techniques of a virtual reality simulation for on-orbit servicing (VROOS). Her research interest includes, human computer interaction, multimodal interaction, virtual reality, usability engineering.

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          Andreas Gerndt +49-531-295-2782    andreas.gerndt@dlr.de

          Head of Department, German Aerospace Center: Dr. Andreas Gerndt is the head of the department "Software for Space Systems and Interactive Visualization" at German Aerospace Center (DLR). He received his degree in computer science from Technical University, Darmstadt, Germany in 1993. In the position of a research scientist, he also worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (IGD) in Germany. Thereafter, he was a software engineer for several companies with focus on Software Engineering and Computer Graphics. In 1999 he continued his studies in Virtual Reality and Scientific Visualization at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, where he received his doctoral degree in computer science. After two years of interdisciplinary research activities as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, USA, he returned to Germany in 2008. His main research topics are interactive visualization of very large scientific datasets, immersive environments, Augmented Reality, Modell-Based System Engineering for space systems, and High-Performance Computing.

      • 10.08 Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics, and Enterprise Software Related Systems

        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.

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          Ihssan Alkadi 225-910-3231    ialkadi@gmail.com

          Independent Researcher, Independent Researcher: Hey, I’m Dr. Ihssan "iDoc" Alkadi, the only "iDoc" in USA. I’m a Computer Science Professor at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA I LOVE my kids and myself. and doing the right thing. Hobbies include running and dance, and Exercise. I have 24 years of teaching experience. I enjoy working and I give 110% to any job I am assigned to. I like to teach and research.. The ocean is yours, swim until you get tired, tread water for a while, and then swim again” ~ words of Dr. Ihssan Alkadi. You must always go after the information. My Favorite Quote: Students do not remember what you teach them they remember who you are, Also Dr. Ihssan Alkadi Always tells his students "It is not about the final result, it is about the Journey"! I always hope you have a "GOOD & POSITIVE" learning Journey with me!

      • 10.09 Panel: Agile Software and Systems Engineering

        Gathering of practitioners and researchers interested in agile methodology applied to software and system engineering disciplines. Presentation format then followed by open forum discussion. Panelists are required to submit an abstract for a presentation topic.

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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.

      • 10.10 Data Compression

        The focus of this session is both theoretical and experimental work on Data Compression in aerospace applications with limited bandwidth and storage. The disciplines include, but not limited to lossy, lossless compression of different data type (sensors, images, 3D images, hyperspectral images, videos, etc.), entropy coding, coding and limitations, computational complexity, adaptive compression algorithms, video coding (e.g., MPEG, H.265), hardware limitations, and etc.

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          Amir Liaghati 256-653-2334    amir.l.liaghati@boeing.com

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

    • 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 Systems, Subsystems, Components and Structures

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

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          Andrew Hess 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 PHM for Autonomous and Control Systems Applications

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

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          Derek De Vries 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.

      • 11.03 PHM System Design Attributes and Architectures

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

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          Andrew Hess 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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          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.

      • 11.04 Sensor Technologies for PHM Applications

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

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          Morteza Safai 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.

      • 11.05 PHM for Electronics

        This session invites contributions in the areas of advanced diagnostics and PHM for electronics, electronic systems, and their components. This would include, but is not limited to: real time, onboard, in-flight and during mission, as well as off-board, off-line, repair center and depot applications with a specific focus on remediation of No Fault Found (NFF) test results in electronic systems.

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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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          James Hofmeister 52-034-9042    hoffy@ridgetop-group.com

          Sr. Principal Engineer, Ridgetop Group: James (Hoffy) Hofmeister is a Distinguished Engineer at Ridgetop Group, Inc., Tucson, AZ, where he specializes in sensors, data conditioning, prediction algorithms, and prognostics. Hoffy joined Ridgetop Group in 2003, after his retirement in 1998 from a 30-year IBM career in computers and software. He has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawai'i, Manoa Campus, Honolulu, HI and a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. He has co-authored over 30 conference papers, three IEEE journal articles, and two IEEE magazine articles. He is also a named inventor on seven U.S. issued patents: 3 assigned to IBM and 4 assigned to Ridgetop Group.

      • 11.06 PHM for Non-Aerospace Applications

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

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          Andrew Hess 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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          Joseph Thorp 832-457-6861    joseph.thorp@aramcoservices.com

          Engineering Consultant, Aramco: Machinery Engineering Consultant for Aramco involved in equipment selection, mechanical equipment design audits, reliability modeling , process design optimization, technology research and implementation and post-mortem failure investigations, Selected to work on the most important projects /initiatives in Saudi Aramco over the last 28 years including : Safaniyah Gosp 4 ( 1989 ), East –West Pipeline Expansion ( 1989-1992), Shaybah Development (1995- 1997), Hawiyah Gas Plant 1998 , Khurais Expansion ( 2006); Yanbu Export Refinery ( 2007- Present) and Sadara ( 2008-2010). Year 2006 Recipient of the Aramco President’s Award for cost savings of over $ 100 million in the optimization of the water injection supply system on the Khurais Sea Water Expansion Project resulting in one of the largest incremental increases of crude oil supply in Aramco’s history. Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

      • 11.07 PHM for Human Assets in Support of Individual Health, Performance, and Mission Success

        This session explores the bridge between PHM capabilities and Space Medicine as part of Integrated System Health Management (ISHM) and other related healthcare domains as applied to High Value Human Asset health support. PHM for Human Assets is focused on tracking the continuing health status of very healthy individuals, as well as ensuring sustained peak required Performance/Mission success for manned space exploration missions, elite warfighter performance, and safe aircraft operation. Papers are sought that show how PHM techniques and methodologies, such as predictive analytics, predictive diagnostics, root cause analysis, virtual sensors, data and information fusion, data mining, and big data analytics can serve as a scientific and engineering foundation for building both evidence-based and analytics-based individual health maintenance/support for Human Assets. Objectives should include developing and demonstrating PHM capabilities for assessing and tracking long term individual human health status, confirming continual elite levels of individual performance, and ensuring mission success.

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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: 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.

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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.

      • 11.08 PHM for Commercial Space Applications

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

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          Wolfgang Fink 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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          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.

      • 11.09 Panel: PHM / CBM+ from a User-Perspective

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

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          Andrew Hess 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

    • Track 12.Ground and Space Operations

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        Carlos Gomez Rosa 240-595-2168    carlos.gomez@nasa.gov

        Mission Director, NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center: Mission Readiness Manager for the Landsat 9 Mission. Formerly Mission Operations Manager for the GOES-O mission and Mission Director for MAVEN. 29 years at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. BS in EE, University of Puerto Rico; MS in Engineering, Johns Hopkins University.

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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.

      • 12.01 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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          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.

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          Brian Lounsbury 301-286-2390    brian.lounsbury@nasa.gov

          Mission Director, NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center: Brian Lounsbury received B.S. degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University as well as an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Brian supported SDO Flight Operations, and MMS I&T from board level testing through launch, and commissioning operations. He is the current Mission Director for Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) mission as well as the Deputy Mission Director for both the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) and the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) missions.

      • 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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          Carlos Gomez Rosa 240-595-2168    carlos.gomez@nasa.gov

          Mission Director, NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center: Mission Readiness Manager for the Landsat 9 Mission. Formerly Mission Operations Manager for the GOES-O mission and Mission Director for MAVEN. 29 years at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. BS in EE, University of Puerto Rico; MS in Engineering, Johns Hopkins University.

      • 12.03 Operations Management

        Papers are sought to highlight innovative approaches and lessons learned towards reducing operations cost and risk. Topics such as managing single or multi-mission operations, team development and staffing, logistics and infrastructure may cover any phase of the system life cycle from concept design to mission termination, including previous, existing, and emerging programs.

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          Carlos Gomez Rosa 240-595-2168    carlos.gomez@nasa.gov

          Mission Director, NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center: Mission Readiness Manager for the Landsat 9 Mission. Formerly Mission Operations Manager for the GOES-O mission and Mission Director for MAVEN. 29 years at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. BS in EE, University of Puerto Rico; MS in Engineering, Johns Hopkins University.

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          Mark Woodard 301-286-9611    mark.woodard@nasa.gov

          MMS Mission Director, NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center: Mark Woodard graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. Mark has provided engineering support for the development, design, and operations of many space flight missions. He spent much of his career at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in the fields of trajectory design and spacecraft navigation, particularly with libration point orbits. He has designed trajectories and flown spacecraft to both Sun-Earth and Earth-Moon L1 and L2 libration point orbits. In 2013, he joined the Mission Validation and Operations Branch at NASA/GSFC as the Mission Operations Manager for the LCRD mission which will demonstrate optical communications of 1.2 Gbit/sec from a laser communications payload at GEO altitude to optical ground stations. In 2014 he became the Mission Operations Director for the MMS constellation which flies 4 observatories in a tetrahedral close formation to provide science observations of magnetic reconnection in the Earth's magnetosphere.

      • 12.04 Human Space Flight Development, Operations and Processing

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

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          Michael Lee 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.

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          Matthew Miller 912-674-6722    mmiller@gatech.edu

          Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology: Matthew James Miller is a doctoral candidate in the Cognitive Engineering Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received a B.S. and a M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2012 and 2014, respectively. He has interned at the NASA Johnson Space Center, Charles S. Draper Laboratory, The Aerospace Corporation, and ATA Engineering. His research interest is in the area of decision making and decision support development in complex work domains. He is supported by a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship and is advised by Dr. Karen Feigh.

      • 12.05 Payload and Instrument Operations and Planning

        This session incorporates all aspects of payload, instrument, and sensor operations, including techniques, tools, procedures, and concepts for planning, scheduling, commanding, processing, analyzing, and optimizing command and telemetry data, as well as payload delivery and support 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 Information Technology and Cyber Security Roles in Operations

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

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          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.

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          Gabrielle Griffith 443-778-8207    gabrielle.griffith@jhuapl.edu

          Senior Systems Engineer, Johns Hopkins University APL: Gabrielle Griffith is a Principal Professional Staff Engineer in the Technical Facility Systems Administration, Logistics, and Security Group, Space Exploration Sector, at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. She currently serves as the Lead Ground System Engineer, overseeing the overall ground system for five NASA missions, including New Horizons, STEREO, TIMED, Van Allen Probes, and Solar Probe Plus. She is also responsible directing the ground system architecture for new missions.

      • 12.07 Panel: "Heroic Moments in Mission Operations: The role of people, systems, and processes."

        On this panel the presenters will share their own experiences during "heroic moments in Mission Operations" . The panel will be hosted by a moderator who will introduce the three presenters. Each presenter will share a brief story of a particular heroic event during operations of a mission that they were involved with. The moderator will ask questions so they will discuss among themselves and will also request for audience participation in form of more specific questions to the panel. Questions will cover the role that people, systems, and processes had during those critical/heroic activities.

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          Carlos Gomez Rosa 240-595-2168    carlos.gomez@nasa.gov

          Mission Director, NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center: Mission Readiness Manager for the Landsat 9 Mission. Formerly Mission Operations Manager for the GOES-O mission and Mission Director for MAVEN. 29 years at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. BS in EE, University of Puerto Rico; MS in Engineering, Johns Hopkins University.

    • Track 13.Management, Systems Engineering and Cost

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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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        Torrey Radcliffe 310-336-0013    torrey.o.radcliffe@aero.org

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

      • 13.01 System Simulation and Verification

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

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          Virgil Adumitroaie 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.

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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.

      • 13.02 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.

      • 13.03 Management and Risk Tools, Methods and Processes

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

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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.

      • 13.04 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 domain 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.

      • 13.05 Systems Architecture, Engineering and System of Systems

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

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          Lisa May 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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          Inki Min 310-336-2452    inki.min@aero.org

          Principal Engineering Specialist, Aerospace Corporation: Work at The Aerospace Corporation with experience in space systems engineering, space architectures, vehicle concepts design and performance analyses. BS from UCLA Aerospace Engineering, MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, PhD in Aeronautics from Caltech.

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          Daniel Selva 617-682-6521    ds925@cornell.edu

          Assistant Professor, Cornell University: Dr. Daniel Selva received a PhD in Space Systems from MIT in 2012, and he is Assistant Professor at the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University, where he directs the Systems Engineering, Architecture, and Knowledge (SEAK) Lab. His research interests focus on the application of knowledge engineering, global optimization and machine learning techniques to space systems engineering and architecture, with a strong focus on space systems. Prior to MIT, Daniel worked for four years in Kourou (French Guiana) as a member of the Ariane 5 Launch team. Daniel has a dual background in electrical engineering and aeronautical engineering, with degrees from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, and Supaero in Toulouse, France. He is also a Faculty Fellow at the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.

      • 13.06 Technology Transfer and Infusion

        This session provides information on infusing aerospace technologies into 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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          Stephen Gaddis 256-655-2564    stephen.w.gaddis@nasa.gov

          Program Director, NASA - Langley Research Center: Stephen Gaddis Education: 1988 - B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee Background: Presently Mr. Gaddis serves as Director for the Level II Game Changing Development Program at LaRC. In this capacity he manages programmatic and supervisory responsibility for technology development projects, managers, principal investigators, strategic evaluations, program cost and schedule. He accepted this position after completing a 1 year detail to HQ acting as Program Executive (PE) for the newly formed Game Changing Division, where he was responsible for formulation and planning. Prior to this, Mr. Gaddis served as Deputy Manager of the Launch Abort System (LAS) Office within the Constellation Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) Project Office at MSFC. He was responsible for managing the technical, cost, and schedule aspects of the LAS development as well as managing the resources conducting government insight and oversight of the Prime contractor responsible for manufacture.

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          Daniel Lockney 202-341-5006    daniel.p.lockney@nasa.gov

          Technology Transfer Program Executive, NASA: Daniel Lockney is the Technology Transfer Program Executive at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, responsible for Agency-level management of the NASA intellectual property portfolio and the transfer of NASA technology to promote the commercialization and public availability of federally-owned inventions to benefit the national economy and the U.S. Public. NASA has had a long history of finding new, innovative uses for its space and aeronautics technologies, and Lockney is the agency’s leading authority on these technologies and their practical, terrestrial applications.

      • 13.07 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.

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          Sreeja Nag 617-710-1845    sreeja.nag@nasa.gov

          Research Engineer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Ames Research Center (BAERI): Sreeja Nag is a senior research scientist at the Bay Area Environmental Research Institute and is contracted to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and NASA Ames Research Center. She completed her graduate degrees and PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her undergraduate education from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in India. She was an international fellow at the European Space Agency and led the SPHERES Zero Robotics Program till 2012 in collaboration with DARPA and NASA HQ.

      • 13.08 Operationally Driven Design, Development, and Testing of Space Systems

        This Session addresses lean, operationally driven design, development, and testing methods for space systems. Examples include human space vehicles, EVA methods, EVA tools, NASA's Evolvable Mars Campaign, and NEEMO.

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          Steven Chappell 303-903-6528    steven.p.chappell@nasa.gov

          Research Specialist, KBRwyle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Chappell

      • 13.09 Probabilistic Risk Modelling for Space Missions, including Humans-in-the-Loop

        This session addresses probabilistic risk modeling of aerospace mission success and safety, for both robotic and human space systems and missions.

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          Andrew Hsu 310-336-2547    andrew.hsu@aero.org

          Senior Engineering Specialist, The Aerospace Corporation: Andrew Hsu is a senior engineering specialist in the Acquisition Risk and Reliability Engineering Department of The Aerospace Corporation. He holds M.S. degrees (Aeronautics and Astronautics, Management Science and Engineering) and a B.S. degree (Mechanical Engineering) from Stanford University. In his ten years at Aerospace, he has contributed to a wide number of military, civil, and commercial space programs in the disciplines of probabilistic risk assessment, reliability engineering, and programmatic and technical risk management. He previously worked at Space Systems/Loral, where he performed mechanisms design and dynamics analysis for communications satellites.

    • 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 options currently being pursued by NASA technology programs.

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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: 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 panel is 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).

      • 14.05 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.

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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.

      • 14.06 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.

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          Sebastian Herzig 404-247-0290    sebastian.j.herzig@jpl.nasa.gov

          Systems Software Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Sebastian J. I. Herzig received a Dipl.-Ing. (equiv. to B.Sc. + M.Sc.) degree in Aerospace Engineering and a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the Technical University Munich, Germany in 2011, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2015. He is currently a Software Systems Engineer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His work is primarily focused on MBSE infrastructure development, research in design automation and applications of artifical intelligence to design, and the application of MBSE to flight and ground projects.

      • 14.07 PANEL: Defining a Cislunar Space Human Exploration Architecture

        NASA is establishing a cislunar architecture comprising a Deep Space Gateway and a Deep Space Transport. Both will involve international partnerships and U.S. public-private partnerships. The Gateway will provide an initial habitation capability in cislunar space, with propulsion capabilities sufficient to move about among various “locations” in the Earth-moon system. It will also serve as a spaceport for human exploration vehicles. Principal among these will be a Deep Space Transport designed to conduct human expeditions beyond the Earth-Moon system, including to Mars. The Gateway will be built up via flights of SLS and Orion in the mid-2020s; the Transport will be launched in the latter 2020s and conduct a year-long validation mission by 2030. The panel will discuss this architecture, its features and capabilities, and the challenges to be overcome.

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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

      • 14.08 PANEL: NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program

        The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program is NASA's most advanced technology program. NIAC funds studies of futuristic, almost sci-fi like concepts that, if successful, could one day transform future missions. This panel will provide an introduction to the NIAC program and highlight the visionary efforts of several NIAC Fellows.

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          Jason Derleth 202-358-0987    jason.e.derleth@nasa.gov

          NIAC Program Executive, NASA - Headquarters: Mr. Jason Derleth is the Program Executive for the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program. He attended St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, a college with a unique all-required program that presents only original sources in philosophy, the history of math and science, music, language, and literature. While there, he was recognized with an award for writing and the Baird Prize for excellence in the Arts for a hand-made cello. He attended MIT for a master's in Aeronautics and Astronautics. After graduation, he went to work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His work was soon recognized, and he was invited to NASA HQ for the Exploration Systems Architecture Study, where helped lead the effort to refocus NASA's $2B exploration technology portfolio to match the new goal of returning to the Moon. For this work he was awarded NASA's Public Service Medal.

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          Alvin Yew 301-286-3734    alvin.g.yew@nasa.gov

          Program Manager, NASA: Dr. Alvin Yew is the Program Manager for NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, a program that supports the agency's most visionary aerospace studies that could one day transform future missions. Alvin has a diverse, but rewarding background as an aerospace engineer at Goddard Space Flight Center. He has participated in hardware development for Astro-H, MMS, GPM, and FASTSat missions. Alvin has also directed numerous research efforts to conceive and validate novel spaceflight capabilities, particularly for Guidance, Navigation, and Control components on small satellite architectures. In some more unusual assignments, Alvin has demonstrated cutting-edge hardware with NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program through zero-gravity parabolic flights, developed early-stage ice sampling mechanisms for planetary science research, and worked in McMurdo Antarctica to upgrade NASA’s communications network. Alvin completed his doctorate in mechanical engineering at the University of Maryland and at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where he performed research in space biology.

      • 14.09 PANEL: Astronaut - Robot Cooperation

        Robotics is a technology that aims to extend man's manipulation skills to hazardous and distant places. Extra-vehicular activities in orbit or on a planet belong to these places. This panel will discuss cooperation of astronauts and robots during EVAs, in orbit, or possibly also on the Moon or on Mars, addressing issues such as technology, operations and safety. Key questions to be addressed include: What are typical astronaut tasks during EVAs? What functionality do orbital and planetary robots nowadays offer and where are they heading? What are the fundamental limitations in having robots support or even substitute for astronauts? What could astronauts do better with support from robots?

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          Roberto Lampariello +49-173-592-7833    roberto.lampariello@dlr.de

          Research scientist, German Aerospace Center - DLR: Mr. Lampariello is employed since 1998 as a researcher with the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics of the DLR in Germany, where he works in the fields of dynamics and control of free-flying space robots and in robot motion planning. He was actively involved in the joint JAXA-DLR experiments (GETEX) performed on the ETS-VII robotic satellite in 1998. He since then has been serving as a principal investigator in DLR and ESA programs (TECSAS, DEOS, eDeorbit) aiming at a mission for the grasping and deorbiting of a non-cooperative tumbling target. His current activities also involve addressing motion planning tasks for the DLR humanoid robot TORO, as well as docking and grasping simulations with the robotic OOS-SIM facility. Since 2012 he is lecturer at the Chair for Aerospace Engineering of the Technical University in Munich, for a course in orbital and robotic dynamics and control.

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