Team Works to Make 'Talking'
to Satellites Easier
From Dateline (October 28, 2004)
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 space.
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.
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