Editor Name: Bahman Zohuri
Designation: Associate Research Professor
University: University of New Mexico
As the Senior Research Specialist I was engaged in R&D and the study of vulnerability, survivability and hardening of different payload components (i.e. IR Sensors) for the Defense Support Program (DSP), Boost Surveillance and Tracking Satellite (BSTS), MILSTAR (Military communication Satellite) and Space Surveillance and Tracking System (SSTS) against laser and nuclear threats. I studied and performed analyses of the characteristics of laser and nuclear radiation interaction with materials, TREE, EMP/EMI, SGEMP, SEU, blast and thermo-mechanical issues such as Hardness Assurance, Maintenance, and Device Technologies.