Dr. Stephen Horan
Dr. Horan joined NASA Langley Research Center in 2009 as the CLARREO spacecraft communications lead.
also worked on the communications architecture for the hosted payload concept used in the CHRONOS proposal for the Earth Venture solicitation.
In January 2012, Dr. Horan became the Assistant Branch Head for the Remote Sensing Flight Systems Branch and from June 2012 through August 2013, he was Acting Branch Head.
During this time, he
supported the communications design in the avionics system for the HEART project.
also initiated the concept and the team for the Langley RaD-X Hands-On Project Experience proposal submission.
Prior to joining NASA, Dr. Horan was on the faculty of New Mexico State University (NMSU) and left as Professor and Department Head of the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
He was also the founding director of the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium.
participated in the NASA/ASEE
Summer Faculty Fellowship program at Johnson Space Center and Goddard Space Flight Center
Prior to joining NMSU's faculty, Dr. Horan was a software engineer and systems engineer at NASA's White Sands Ground Terminal operating the TDRS satellites.
has authored or co-authored 57 conference papers, 20 journal articles, 1 patent, and the textbook Introduction to PCM Telemetering Systems.
has taught short courses on telemetering systems, radio propagation, and digital modulation in conjunction with the International Telemetering Conference.
He is a senior member of both the IEEE and the AIAA.