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The Space Systems Academic Group (SSAG) at The Naval Postgraduate School is an interdisciplinary association of faculty and academic chair professors representing eight separate academic disciplines. The SSAG has established Chair professorships sponsored by the NRO, NASA, Navy Space Technology Program, Naval NETWARCOM, and Lockheed-Martin. In addition, the MASINT Chair Professor supports the SSAG in areas of Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT).

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James H. Newman
SSAG Chair
Space Systems Academic Group
Ph.D, Rice University, 1984

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Alan A. Ross
Research Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D, University of California, Davis, 1978

Alan D. Scott
Director
International Programs
CAPT, USN (ret.)

Alex Bordetsky
Associate Professor
Information Sciences
PhD, Chelyabinsk St Tec University, 1982

Brij N. Agrawal
Distinguished Professor
MAE
Ph.D, Syracuse University, 1970
Research Interests: Acquisition, tracking and pointing of flexible spacecraft with optical payloads, High Energy Laser beam control, Active vibration control, isolation and suppression, Adaptive optics and optical beam jitter control, Advanced control and wavefront sensor techniques.

Charles M. Racoosin
Lecturer
Space Systems Academic Group
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1989

Christine (Chris) McManus
Program Officer
Space Systems Academic Group
CDR, USN

Christopher Brophy
Associate Professor
MAE
Ph.D, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1997

Daniel Sakoda
Faculty Associate - Research
Space Systems Academic Group
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1992

Daniel W. Bursch
NRO Chair
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
CAPT,

David Trask
MASINT Chair
Physics
MS, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, 1991

Douglas J. Fouts
Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D, UC Santa Barbara, 1990

Greg Byrne
NASA Chair Professor
SSAG


Herschel H. Loomis
Distinguished Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D, MIT, 1963

James Horning
Faculty Associate Research
Space Systems Academic Group
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1997

James Clay Moltz
Professor
National Security Affairs


James H. Newman
SSAG Chair
Space Systems Academic Group
Ph.D, Rice University, 1984
Santa Cruz Sentinal 

Marcello Romano
Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Ph.D, Politecnico di Milano (Milan Polytechnic University), 2001

Mathia Kolsch
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Ph.D, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2004

Matthew Crook
Military Faculty
Space Systems Academic Group


Philip A. Durkee
Professor
Department of Meteoroology
Ph.D, Colorado State University, 1984

Richard C. Olsen
Professor
Physics
Ph.D, University of California, San Diego, 1980

Rudy Panholzer
Professor Emeritus
Space Systems Academic Group
Ph.D, Technical University, GRAZ, Austria, 1961
Research Interests: Solid state sensors and electronics, Microprocessors and microcomputer systems for space applications.

Scott Moore
Military Assistant Professor
Space Systems Academic Group


Sherif Michael
Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D, West Virginia University, 1983

Stephen Tackett
Instructor
Space Systems
LCDR, USN

Terry Alfriend
Visting Professor
SSAG
Ph.D, Virgina Tech, 1967
Research Interests: Astrodynamics, SSA, dynamics & control of satellite formation

Todd Weatherford
Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D, North Carolina State University, 1993