As Principal Investigator for Mini-RF on LRO I have several responsibilities, including organizing science team meetings, helping to plan observations, and interacting with instrument engineers.
If you want to get involved in space exploration, be dedicated and passionate, and believe that we can never fully understand our own planet until we explore nearby planetary environments.
I'm responsible for radar architecture and polarimetric processing.
I integrate Mini-SAR data with existing datasets and image data to be collected by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
I am the principal investigator of the Mini-SAR experiment on Chandrayaan-1 and a Mini-RF team member on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission.
I develop models for radar backscatter from the moon and ice detection criteria.
I'm excited about the prospect of obtaining conclusive evidence that polar ice exists on the moon.
I'm the NASA Mini-RF Program Executive and Mini-RF Program Control Manager
I have been in charge of all of the antenna-related activities. It began by working with a contractor to come up with a design that would meet the science requirements. Once the design was accepted, we had to work to make the antenna as light as possible. We then built prototype antennas and tested them. Once we had an antenna that worked, we exposed it to the various environmental tests and delivered it to the spacecraft.
I provide systems engineering in the areas of software, firmware and operations.
I am the Mini-RF project manager for the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.