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Timothy T. Pham

Timothy T. Pham received his B.S. in electrical engineering (honors) from the California Institute of Technology in 1987. He later received an M.S. from the University of Southern California in 1992.

His work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been in system engineering for the deep-space communications systems. He is currently the technical group supervisor as well as the DSN Chief System Engineer. His work in arraying involved a demonstration of carrier arraying with the Pioneer spacecraft in 1991. Between 1992 and 1996, he led a system engineering effort in the implementation of a full-spectrum array system in support of the Galileo mission. Between 1997 and 2001, he managed the implementation of a real-time full-spectrum arraying system that was deployed at Goldstone. Currently, he is involved with an implementation to deliver array capability at the other two overseas DSN sites, Madrid and Canberra. His other works involved system engineering for the planetary radar system, the radio science system, and the electronics implementation of a new 34-m antenna at Madrid.

Tim is the recipient of the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for his work on the Galileo mission and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for his work on 34-m antenna arraying.

Author of Volume 5 of the Deep-Space Communications and Navigation Series:

Antenna Arraying Techniques in the Deep Space Network