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Dr. Brij N. Agrawal
Distinguished Professor, Director of SRDC

Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering Syracuse University, 1970
M.S. - Mechanical Engineering McMaster University, 1968
M.E. - Mechanical Engineering IIT, Roorkee, 1966
B.S. - Mechanical Engineering Banares University, 1964

Research Interests
Acquisition, tracking, and pointing of Bifocal Relay Mirror Spacecraft
Vibration isolation, optical beam jitter control, and active structural control
Structural, control, and optics interaction for large flexible space mirrors
Adaptive optics and adaptive control. Space system design


Alan D. Scott (CAPT, USN (ret))
Associate Director of SRDC/Senior Lecturer

Graduate, Advanced Pgm Mgmt Course Defense Sys Mgmt College, 1999
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineer Naval Postgraduate School, 1996
M.S.- Astronautical Engineering Naval Postgraduate School, 1996
Graduate, Eng Test Flight Officer Course US Naval Test Pilot School, 1988
B.S. - Electrical Engineering US Naval Academy, 1981

Research Interests
Military Applications of Space Systems
Military Space Systems Architectures and Operations
Space Systems Testing and Mission Assurance


Dr. Ty Martinez
Associate Director of Optical Relay Mirror Laboratory

Ph.D. - Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, 1998
M.S. - Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, 1994
B.S. - Electrical Engineering, University of New Mexico, 1991

Research Interests
Liquid crystal SLMs and MEMs and nonlinear materials devices for use in adaptive optics systems and wavefront correction systems.


Dr. Roberto Cristi

Ph.D. - Univ of Massachusetts, 1983
M.S. - Brunel Univ / UMIST (UK), 1979
B.S. - Univ de Padova (Italy), 1977

Research Interests
Digital signal processing, Control systems, Adaptive systems


Dr. Ramesh Kolar
Research Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Engineering Mechanics, University of Arizona, 1984
M.S. Aeronautical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, India, 1978
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Mysore, India, 1976

Research Interests
Solid and Structural Mechanics – Classical and Numerical Methods
Composite mechanics/dynamics
Probabilistic Methods
Multidisciplinary Coupled Analysis
Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and Applications


Dr. Jae Jun Kim
Research Assistant Professor

Ph.D. - State University of New York at Buffalo, 2004
M.S. - State University of New York at Buffalo, 2000
B.S. - State University of New York at Buffalo, 1998

Research Interests
Spacecraft Attitude Control, Fleixible Spacecraft Control, Optimal Control, Adaptive and Nonlinear Control


Dr. Hyungjoo Yoon
NRC Research Associate

Ph.D. - Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2004
M.S. - Aerospace Engineering, KAIST, Korea, 1996
B.S. - Aerospace Engineering, KAIST, Korea, 1994

Research Interests
Adaptive optics and beam jitter control, Adaptive filters, Adaptive/Robust control of MIMO systems, Spacecraft dynamics and control


Dr. Anne Marie Johnson
NRC Research Associate

Ph.D. Physics, The University of Hull, 2003
B.Sc. (hons.) Physics, The University of Sheffield, 2000

Research Interests
Adaptive Optics; Atmospheric Propagation, Optical Communications, Aperture Synthesis, Segmented Telescopes, Wavefront Sensing, Redundant Spacings Calibration, Ground and Space Based Imaging, Fiber Bragg Gratings


Dr. Dojong Kim
Visiting Research Scholar


Ph.D. - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, 2001
M.S - KyungPuk National University, 1987
B.S. - KyungPuk National University, 1984

Research Interests
CCD/IR Image processing, Target detection/Recognition/Tracking, Electronic Image Stabilization, Adaptive signal processing, Sighting System Design, and Servo-Stabilization Design


Mr. Michael J. Doherty, PE
Aerospace Engineer

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, George Washington University, 1997
B.S. (cum laude), Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1995

Research Interests
Adaptive Optics systems and controls, development of research facilities and capabilities, planning and support of sponsored research programs


Ms. Andrea Holmes
Electro-Optical Engineer

M.S. - Electrical Engineering, Old Dominion University
B.S. - Electrical Engineering, Clemson University, 1999

Research Interests
Adaptive Optics, LIDAR, Atmospheric Chemistry, Optical Sensors, Optical Communications, Semiconductor Processing, Electronics


Mr. Matthew A. Goldman
Research Assistant

B.S. - Aerospace Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, 2005
B.S. - Aeronautical Science, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, 2000

Research Interests
Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control, Spacecraft Systems Engineering, Robotics, Computer Systems, UAV's, Adaptive Optics


Ms. Renee Ann L. Oania
Research Assistant/ SRDC Administrative Support

B.S. - Telecommunications, Multimedia, and Applied Computing, CSU, Monterey Bay, 2001

Research Interests
Webmaster for the Spacecraft Research and Design Center, Administer SRDC Financial Reports, General administrative support

Current Students

Daniel Burtz, Major, USAF, Ph.D. Student (591)
Melissa Corley, Captain, USAF, Ph.D. Student (591)
Duane Frist, LCDR, USN, M.S. Student (591)
Jack Tappe, LT, USN, M.S. Student (591)
Michael Looysen LT, USN M.S. Student (591)

Recent Graduates

Richard Schgallis, CDR, USN, M.S. Student (591)
Matthew Allen, Captain, USAF, M.S. Student (591)
Brett Bateman, LT, USN, M.S. Student (531)
Michael Beerer, M.S. Student, USAF CIV (531)

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