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Sigrid Close Appointed to Aero/Astro Faculty

Sigrid Close has joined the Aero/Astro faculty, as of January, 2010. Dr. Close has been a project leader at the Los Alamos National Laboratories in New Mexico, working on three projects focused on satellite systems and space situational awareness. Her research portfolio includes broadband tuned radio frequency (TRF) systems on GPS for the detection of ground-based situational awareness, the development of nonlinear algorithms for space-based ionospheric-removal, and the design of the first RF system for the detection of electromagnetic pulses generated by particles impacting spacecraft. Prior to her career at Los Alamos, she was on the technical staff of Lincoln Laboratory at M.I.T.

Dr. Close received her Ph.D. in Astronomy (Space Physics) from Boston University, her M.A. in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.S. in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Rochester (NY).

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