NASA Office of Logic Design

NASA Office of Logic Design

A scientific study of the problems of digital engineering for space flight systems,
with a view to their practical solution.

2004 MAPLD International Conference

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.

September 8-10, 2004

Ramón L. Alonso, MIT Instrumentation Laboratory

Ramón L. Alonso
MIT Instrumentation Laboratory

2004 MAPLD Presentation

2004 MAPLD Paper


Dr. Alonso earned his PhD in Applied Mathematics at Harvard University. He has a diversified business and systems analysis background.

At MIT’s Instrumentation Laboratory, he co-designed the Apollo Guidance Computer that went to the moon.

He founded and was president of Adar Associates, Inc, an early test equipment company that pioneered computer driven equipment for semiconductor memories.

At the C.S. Draper Laboratories he organized and managed a computer aided design group, and started developing the use of Data Flow Diagrams for business processes.

In 1988 he started Alonso & Frasier, a management consultancy firm, that specializes in analyzing and developing the internal processes of firms and organizations. Dr. Alonso is also engaged in computer modeling for predicting the failure rates of devices such as semiconductor memories and disk drives.

Dr Alonso is also an amateur squash player, musician, and professional grandfather to three wonderful children.


2004 MAPLD International Conference - Session G
"Digital Engineering and Computer Design: A Retrospective and Lessons Learned for Today's Engineers"

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