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NASA FISO Presentation: Inflatable Antenna for CubeSats

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
June 17, 2015
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NASA FISO Presentation: Inflatable Antenna for CubeSats
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Now available is the May 6, 2015 NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material. The speaker was Alessandra Babuscia (NASA JPL) who discussed “Inflatable Antenna for CubeSats”.

Alessandra Babuscia received her B.S. and M.S degrees from the Politecnico di Milano and her Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, in 2012. She is currently Telecommunication Engineer in the Communication Architecture Research Group, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. She is PI for the Inflatable Antenna for CubeSat project, telecom engineer for the JPL ASTERIA and RainCube mission, telecom chair lead for JPL TeamXc, and involved in many CubeSat mission design concepts and proposals. Her current research interests include communication architecture design, statistical risk estimation, expert elicitation, inflatable antennas, and communication system design for small satellites and CubeSats. Dr. Babuscia received the Amelia Earhart Fellowship in 2010 and 2011, became a Gordon Engineering Leadership Fellow in 2010 and 2011, and received the Teaching Assistant Award from the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Department in 2010, and the Top Graduate Award in the B.S. Program in 2005 and in the M.S. Program in 2007 from the Politecnico di Milano.

Listen to podcast of “Inflatable Antenna for CubeSats” telecon:

Download the MP3 File.
Download the presentation (PDF).

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