From Dateline (October 28, 2004)
Team Works to Make ‘Talking’
to Satellites Easier
A Cal State Fullerton team of students and
faculty members is working to put a NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
telecommunications link analysis and operation system on the Web,
in order to make it easier to “talk” to satellites in
Tae-wan Ryu, assistant professor of computer science,
was recently awarded an additional $22,988 NASA/JPL contract to
complete the work that began in 2002. Ryu has been awarded a total
of $104,202 since the project began.
“Each user of the system has had to install
it onto his or her computer,” explains Ryu, adding that the
system is used at NASA facilities throughout the United States and
by other countries to communicate with their satellites. “By
putting the system on the Web, it will be easier to use and more
flexible to use. Changes and improvements can be made and available
immediately to users, rather than having to wait for the upgrades
to be sent to them.
”Working with Ryu on the project are undergraduate
students David Maust and Anastasia Deckard. Collaborating with them
is Charles H. Lee, associate professor of mathematics.
Ryu joined the Cal State Fullerton faculty in 1999
and holds a doctorate from the University of Houston.