Dr. Sternovsky's professional interests include laboratory plasma physics and related experimental measurements, and developing instruments for space. He has been the instrument scientist on two sounding rocket campaigns and more recently for the Lunar Dust EXperiment (LDEX) instrument launched onboard Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft. Currently he works on the development of a dust analyzer for the upcoming Europa mission by NASA.
ASEN 3300 - Aerospace Electronics and Communications
Spring 2018 / Fall 2019
Provides the fundamentals of electronics and communications widely used in aerospace engineering. Includes analog instrumentation electronics, data acquisition, digital electronics and radio communication. Offered spring only.
ASEN 6050 - Space Instrumentation
Provides an overview of the relevant space environment and process, the types of instruments flown on recent mission and the science background of the measurement principles. Same as ASTR 6050 and GEOL 6050.