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Marshall, Robert Andrew Assistant Professor

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Research

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  • Dr. Marshall's research encompasses physical phenomena in the near-Earth space environment, with common themes of naturally-occurring plasmas and interactions between charged particles and electromagnetic waves. He studies the radio emissions from lightning and uses them to study the lightning current source, the thunderstorm structure, and the ionosphere. He studies radio wave interactions with meteor plasma through radar measurements and numerical modeling, in order to characterize the parent meteoroid. He studies the Earth's radiation belts, their interaction with waves in the magnetosphere, and the precipitation of these particles into the Earth's upper atmosphere, in order to characterize both the radiation belt populations and their effects on the atmosphere. Finally, Dr. Marshall builds a variety of instruments to make geophysical measurements, including sensitive radio instruments, optical instruments, and particle detectors, for both ground-based and space-based experiments.

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  • lightning, thunderstorms, lightning-ionosphere interactions, meteors, radiation belts, radiation belt precipitation, small satellites, optical instrumentation, radio instrumentation, particle detectors, x-ray detectors, numerical modeling, Monte Carlo methods, Finite-difference time-domain methods

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Teaching

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  • ASEN 3300 - Aerospace Electronics and Communications
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    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 4519 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Studies specialized aspects of the aerospace engineering sciences or innovative treatment of required subject matter at the upper-division level. Course content is indicated in the online Schedule Planner. Department enforced prerequisite varies.
  • ASEN 5018 - Graduate Projects I
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Exposes MS and PhD students to project management and systems engineering disciplines while working a complex aerospace engineering project as part of a project team. The project team may perform some or all of the following project activities during this first semester of the two-semester course sequence: requirements, definition, design and design review, build, test, and verification. Recommended prerequisite: ASEN 4138 or ASEN 5148 or ASEN 5158 or instructor consent required.
  • ASEN 5440 - Mission Design and Development for Space Sciences
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Brings science and engineering students together to develop the multidisciplinary skills required to create a successful proposal to develop a NASA-funded small space mission. Goals: 1) develop the proposal science objectives based on scientific community priorities and NASA Announcement of Opportunity. 2) Understand how science requirements lead to the design of instrumentation. 3) Understand practical aspects of mission development. Same as ASTR 5780.
  • ASEN 6028 - Graduate Projects II
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Exposes MS and PhD students to leadership positions in project management and systems engineering while working a complex aerospace engineering project as part of a project team. The project team may perform some or all of the following project activities during this second semester of the two-semester course sequence: requirements definition, design and design review, build, test, and verification. Recommended prerequisite: ASEN 4138 or ASEN 5148 or ASEN 5018 or ASEN 5158 or instructor consent required.
  • ASTR 5780 - Mission Design and Development for Space Sciences
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Brings science and engineering students together to develop the multidisciplinary skills required to create a successful proposal to develop a NASA-funded small space mission. Goals: 1) develop the proposal science objectives based on scientific community priorities and NASA Announcement of Opportunity. 2) Understand how science requirements lead to the design of instrumentation. 3) Understand practical aspects of mission development. Same as ASEN 5440.

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