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Display Name: 
Mike Zugger
Title 1: 
Senior Research Engineer
Department 1: 
Applied Research Laboratory
Email: 
mez115@only.arl.psu.edu

History

Bio: 

Mike Zugger is a senior research engineer at Penn State's Applied Research Laboratory, where he is involved in electronic and electro-optical design and testing, astronomical simulation and space systems design and testing.

 

He was the lead electrical engineer on the NASA Swift Gamma Ray Burst Explorer's X-ray telescope beginning with the project from pre-proposal work until early orbit in 2005. He was systems engineer for the X-ray Flux Monitor during the JANUS satellite proposal and Phase A Concept Design. He has tested and built a variety of electronic and electro-optic systems including fiber optic equipment and an instrument for studying color vision. 

 

Zugger received his M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1998 and 2011, respectively, from Penn State.

 

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Home Institution: 
Pennsylvania State University
Last Name: 
Zugger
VPL Research Tasks: 
Task A: Earth as an Exoplanet
Task E: The Observer
Status: 
Researcher
Research Expertise: 
radiative transfer, polarization