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Michael L. Aguilar - NASA Technical Fellow

[image-51]Currently, Mr. Aguilar works at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) as the NASA Technical Fellow in Software Engineering.

He received his Master's Degree in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon, specializing in real-time systems, and Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from CSUN, specializing in robotic automation.

Mr. Aguilar has developed embedded systems his entire career, acting as Project Manager, Configuration Manager, Real-time Performance Engineer, HW API Developer, Test Driver Developer, HW Installation and Integration Engineer, and SW Installation and Integration Engineer.  In addition to spacecraft command and control systems, he worked software development on flight simulators, submersible robotics, nuclear reactor monitoring and control systems, safety critical embedded software, an NSSN submarine sonar system, a robotic manipulator for hip replacement surgery, RADAR Command and Control Centers, and NATO communications systems.

As the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Science Instrument Flight Software Manager, Mr. Aguilar managed the interface and integration of the JWST C&DH Core Flight Software development at GSFC and the Science Instrument flight software applications developed externally by the European Space Agency, the Canadian Space Agency and EMS Technologies, the University of Arizona and Lockheed Martin ATC, and the JPL/European Consortium.

As the Safety Engineer for the Interim Control Module (ICM), a reboost and attitude control system for the International Space Station (ISS), Mr. Aguilar performed the analysis and assessment, both in hardware and software, of the ICM quad-processor autonomous Fault, Detection, Isolation, and Recovery (FDIR) capabilities.

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