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Jun 24, 2011 | Atlanta, GA
Chris Coen has been chosen for the inaugural NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship Program. Launched this year by NASA’s Office of the Chief Technologist, this new graduate fellowship program is aimed at supporting student researchers who show significant potential to contribute to NASA’s strategic goals and missions.
Advised by John D. Cressler, Mr. Coen is a Ph.D. student in the SiGe Devices and Circuits Group in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Georgia Tech. His proposal was entitled "SiGe Front-end Electronics for Space-based Radar Applications," which aims to exploit the unique capabilities of SiGe electronics to operate robustly in extreme environments such as space to enable a new generation of space-based radar systems for remote sensing and which can provide dramatic reductions in mission size, weight, and power.
The goal of NSTRF is to provide the nation with a pipeline of highly skilled engineers and technologists to improve America's technological competitiveness. NASA Space Technology Fellows will perform innovative space technology research while building the skills necessary to become future technological leaders.