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.

2006 MAPLD International Conference

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
with a session at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Washington, D.C.

September 26-28, 2006

Michael Aguilar
Discipline Expert in Software
NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC)


Michael Aguilar received his Masterís Degree in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon, specializing in real-time systems, and Bachelorís 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,

Currently, Mr. Aguilar works at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) as the NASA Engineering and Safety Center Discipline Expert in Software Engineering.

Birds of a Feather Session S: "NESC Software Workshop"

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