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Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL)/ USU Lecture Series

This ongoing lecture series gives students, faculty and staff the opportunity to hear the latest in space science engineering created right here at Utah State and the Space Dynamics Laboratory. Upcoming events are listed on this page and on the engineering calendar.

Tony Whitmore

November 16, 2017 – Additive Manufacturing, presented by Tony Whitmore, Professor of mechancial and aerospace engineering at Utah State University

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: Innovation Campus 1695 North Research Parkway, North Logan, UT Room 102 Taj Mahal

Paul Oppenheimer

November 15, 2017 – Spacecraft Robotic Servicing, presented by Paul Oppenheimer, Satellite Technologies Branch Head, in the Strategic and Military Space Division at SDL, will discuss advancements in spacecraft on-orbit servicing.

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Location: Anderson Engineering Building Room 104 | USU Logan Campus

Mett Berrett

October 18, 2017 – Technology, Business, and National Security in the Era of Anticipatory Intelligence, presented by Matt Berrett, Director of Analytics at SDL, Mr. Berrett will address how technology advances are removing some historic lines of separation between science, business, and government.

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Location: Anderson Engineering Building Room 104 | USU Logan Campus


David Winberg

September 20, 2017 – Cyber Insanity, presented by David Winberg, Special Programs Director at SDL and former employee of the National Security Agency, will provide an overview of cybersecurity and the many nefarious things that threaten its integrity

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Location: Anderson Engineering Building Room 104 | USU Logan Campus


April 19, 2017 - Two Decades of Microgravity Research Aboard Orbiting Space Stations, presented by Shane Topham, Electrical & Systems Engineer, Space Dynamics Laboratory

Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: Anderson Engineering Building Room 201 | USU Logan Campus

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March 28, 2017 - A New Class of Reconfigurable Antennas and Arrays for Cognitive Wireless Communications, presented by Dr. Bedri Cetiner, Professor, electrical and computer engineering, Utah State University

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Innovation Campus 1695 North Research Parkway, North Logan, UT Calibration Building #489 King Auditorium

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Burt Lamborn

March 15, 2017 - ICON Integration and Test Overview, presented by Burt Lamborn, Program Manager,  Space Dynamics Laboratory

Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Location: Anderson Engineering Building Room 201 | USU Logan Campus

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JR Dennison

Feb. 28, 2017 - Satellite Survivability in Space: A Materials Perspective, presented by JR Dennison, PhD,
Professor of Physics, Utah State University

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Innovation Campus 1695 North Research Parkway, North Logan, UT Calibration Building #489 King Auditorium


Davidson

Feb. 15, 2017 - Control Systems: What, Why, When, Where, How, Presented by Morgan Davidson, Mechanical and Control Systems Engineer, Space Dynamics Laboratory

Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Location: Anderson Engineering Building Room 201 | USU Logan Campus

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Baktur

Jan. 31, 2017 - ISAAC: Integrated Solar-Panel Antenna Arrays for CubeSates, Presented by Dr. Reyhan Baktur, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Innovation Campus 1695 North Research Parkway, North Logan, UT Calibration Building #489 King Auditorium

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Swasey

Jan. 18, 2017 - You Can Engineer – But Can You Reverse-Engineer?, Presented by Jason Swasey, Electrical Engineer, Space Dynamics Lab

Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Location: Anderson Engineering Building Room 201 | USU Logan Campus

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Lectures from 2016

Kitchen

Nov. 16, 2016 – What I Wish College Had Taught Me, Presented by Kirsten Kitchen, Software Engineer, Space Dynamics Lab

Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Location: Anderson Engineering Building Room 205 | USU Logan Campus

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Chakraborty

Oct. 26, 2016 – Understanding and Mitigating the Threat of a Malicious Network-on-Chip, Presented by Dr. Koushik Chakraborty, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location:  Innovation Campus 1695 North Research Parkway, North Logan, UT Calibration Building #489 King Auditorium

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Marshall

Oct. 19, 2016 – The Business Side of Space: Why it Takes 10 Years to Sell a Satellite. Presented by Jim Marshall, Business Development Director, Space Dynamics Lab

Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Location: Anderson Engineering Building Room 205 | USU Logan Campus

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Nick Roberts

Sept. 28, 2016 – Directed and Self Assembly of Nanoparticles on Surfaces: Presented by Nick Roberts, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, USU

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Innovation Campus 1695 North Research Parkway, North Logan, UT Calibration Building #489 King Auditorium

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Chad Knight

Sept. 21, 2016 – Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) – An Introduction to SAR sensors: Presented by Chad Knight, Ph.D., SAR Engineer, C4ISR, Space Dynamics Laboratory.

Time: 4:30- 5:30 pm
Location: Anderson Engineering Building Room 106 | USU Logan Campus

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Rajnikant Sharma

April 20, 2016 – Cooperative Localization and its Applications: Presented by Dr. Rajnikant Sharma, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Innovation Campus 1695 North Research Parkway, North Logan, UT Calibration Building #489 Auditorium A

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Erik Syrstad

April 13, 2016 – A Far Ultraviolet (FUV) Camera for Space: Design, development and test of the FUV cameras for NASA's ICON Mission.

Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Location: Anderson Engineering Building Room 201 | USU Logan Campus


Quinn E. Young

March 16, 2016 – A Practical Overview of Modular Architecture: Presented by Dr. Quinn E. Young, Satellite Architecture and Technologies Research, Space Dynamics Laboratory

Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Location: Anderson Engineering Building Room 201 | USU Logan Campus

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Christian Iverson

Wed. March 9, 2016 – Innovation, Tech Transfer, & Commercialization: Presented by Christian Iverson, Director of Business Development, Utah State University, Innovation and Commercialization Services.

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Innovation Campus 1695 North Research Parkway, North Logan, UT Calibration Building #489 Auditorium A

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Michael Taylor

Wed. Feb. 24, 2016 – A New Imaging Era for Upper Atmospheric Research: Development of an Advanced Mesospheric Temperature Mapper (AMTM), presented by Dr. Michael J. Taylor, Professor, Physics Department and Center for Atmospheric and Space Sciences.

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Innovation Campus 1695 North Research Parkway, North Logan, UT Calibration Building #489 Auditorium A

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Ryan Davidson

Jan. 26, 2016 – The Lower Atmosphere/Ionosphere Coupling Experiment (LAICE): Presented by Ryan Davidson, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Innovation Campus 1695 North Research Parkway, North Logan, UT Calibration Building #489 Auditorium A

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James Champagne

Jan. 20, 2016 – Testing the deployable petal telescope (DPT) primary mirror using optical interferometry: Presented by James Champagne, Electro-Optical Engineer, Calibration Division, Space Dynamics Laboratory

Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Location: Anderson Engineering Building Room 201 | USU Logan Campus

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Lectures from 2015

 Dec. 2, 2015 – An Introduction to Atomic Timing & Navigation: Atoms offer the highest degree of precision in the areas of timekeeping and inertial navigation. Presented By: Dr. Nathan Lemke, Research Physicist, Space Dynamics Laboratory; Dr. Gretchen Phelps, Research Physicist, Space Dynamics Laboratory and Dr. James Stickney, Research Physicist, Space Dynamics Laboratory

Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Location: Anderson Engineering Building Room 203 | USU Logan Campus


Hancock

Nov. 18, 2015 – Characterization of the NASA OSIRIS-Rex OCAMS Detector Assemblies: A discussion on detector assembly characterization and performance. Presented by Dr. Jed J. Hancock, Optical Scientist and Director, Civil Space Division, Space Dynamics Laboratory

Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Location: Anderson Engineering Building Room 203 | USU Logan Campus

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Geller

Oct. 27, 2015 – GN&C Performance Analysis, Space Situational Awareness, and the validity of the certainty Equivalence Principle -- A Research plan for Today's University Research Environment: Presented by Dr. David Geller, Assoc. Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Innovation Campus 1695 North Research Parkway, North Logan, UT Calibration Building #489 Auditorium A

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Jacob Christensen

Oct. 21, 2015 – Principles of Modular Open Architecture for Enabling Future Capabilities: Presented by Dr. Jacob Christensen, Software Engineering, Space Dynamics Laboratory

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Anderson Engineering Building Room 203 | USU Logan Campus

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Kohei Fujimoto

Sept. 29, 2015 – Enabling Smart Space Systems Through Astrodynamics: Presented by Dr. Kohei Fujimoto, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Innovation Campus 1695 North Research Parkway, North Logan, UT Calibration Building #489 Auditorium A

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Pedro Sevilla

Sept. 16, 2015 – Surveying the Solar System with NEOWISE: Presented by Dr. Pedro Sevilla, Electrical Engineer, Space Dynamics Laboratory

Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Location: Anderson Engineering Building Room 203 | USU Logan Campus

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