NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology JPL Home Earth Solar System Stars & Galaxies Science & Technology Bring the Universe to You JPL Email News RSS Podcast Video
Follow this link to skip to the main content

Home
Research
Research Topics List
Strategic Technology Directions
spacer
Strategic Technology Contacts
Guidelines for Ethics in Research
Laboratories and Facilities
Opportunities
Community
News and Events
ST icon
Office of the Chief Scientist and Chief Technologist
Research

Strategic Technology Contacts

Strategic Technology Point of Contact

Large Aperture Systems

  • Lightweight apertures
  • Lightweight precision controlled structures
  • Integrated low temperature thermal control
  • Advanced metrology
  • Wavefront sensing and control
  • Precision pointing
Greg Davis

Detector and Instrument Systems

  • Detector and focal plane systems
  • Active remote sensing
  • Passive remote sensing
  • In-situ sensing
  • Active cooling systems for detectors and instruments
Carl Ruoff

Advanced Propulsion and Power

  • Advanced electric propulsion technologies
  • Advanced chemical propulsion technologies
  • Precision micro/nano propulsion
  • Power sources for deep space missions
  • Energy sources for deep space missions
Dan Goebel

In Situ Planetary Exploration Systems

  • Entry, descent and landing
  • Mobility
  • Sample acquisition and handling
  • Autonomous orbiting sample retrieval and capture
  • Planetary Protection
John Stocky

Survivable Systems for Extreme Environments

  • Survival in high-radiation environments
  • Survival in particulate and hypervelocity impact environments
  • Electronics and mechanical systems for extreme temperatures, pressures over wide temperature ranges
  • Reliability of systems for extended lifetimes
  • Space radiation modeling
Andrew Shapiro

Deep Space Navigation

  • Mission design and navigation methods
  • Precision tracking and guidance
  • On-Board autonomous navigation
Raphael Some

Precision Formation Flying

  • Distributed spacecraft architectures
  • Wireless data transfer
  • Formation sensing and control
Fred Hadaegh

Deep Space Communications

  • High-rate communication techniques
  • Optical communications
  • Autonomous and cognitive radios
  • Flight transponder technology
  • Antenna arraying
Les Deutsch

Mission System Software and Avionics

  • Space-borne computing
  • Mission system software
  • Autonomous operations
  • Software reliability
Rich Doyle

Lifecycle Integrated Modeling and Simulation

  • Trade space exploration
  • Coupled and integrated physics-based modeling
  • High-fidelity model verification and validation
  • Model integration
Dan Dvorak
Site Manager:  Brian Knosp
Webmasters:  Cornell Lewis, Maryia Davis

JPL Clearance:  CL#08-4147