A scientific study of the problems of
digital engineering for space flight systems,
with a view to their practical solution.
International Conference Panel
Wednesday Evening, September 11, 2002
Dr. Rod Barto, Panel Moderator
My Background: 19 Years Experience in Design, Analysis, Monitoring, and Research: ...
After receiving my M.S. in Mathematics and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, I began my spacecraft electronics career as a designer on the Galileo spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS) computer, for which I was later awarded the NASA Public Service Medal. Since then, I have been a designer and technical monitor on other spacecraft programs, including the Magellan spacecraft, NASA Scatterometer, and INTELSAT telecommunications satellites, and of high performance, special purpose systems for commercial applications. I have worked with spacecraft ADCS and payload instruments, computer systems, and command and telemetry systems. I have also been a researcher and designer of general purpose, special purpose, and high performance computer systems including fault-tolerant computer architectures for space applications, logic simulation accelerators, and artificial intelligence applications. I am an effective liaison between technical and management staff, and deal creatively with complex, highly charged issues.
Dr. Barto is currently an independent consultant at Spacecraft Digital Electronics.
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