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sdl-usu lecture series

SDL-USU Technical 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 Lab. Upcoming events are listed on this page and on the engineering calendar.

Shane Topham 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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Bedri Cetiner 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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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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 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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