JPL DESCANSO - Deep Space Communications and Navigation Center of Excellence



Shervin Shambayati

Shervin Shambayati received his B.S. in applied mathematics and engineering from California State University, Northridge, in 1989, and his engineering degree, M.S.E.E., and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1991, 1993, and 2002, respectively. Dr. Shambayati joined the JPL Deep Space Telecommunications Group in 1993. With that group, he participated in the Deep Space Network Galileo Telemetry Receiver (DGT) and the 34-m Arraying Task.

In 1997, Dr. Shambayati transferred to the Information Processing Group at JPL. With that group, he participated in the Mars Global Surveyor Ka-band Link Experiment II (MGS/KaBLE II) and Deep Space 1 in-flight Ka-band tests. Dr. Shambayati was also the principal investigator for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Ka-Band Demonstration. Later on, Dr. Shambayati became a member of Telecommunications Architecture Group at JPL, where his research areas included evaluation of weather effects on the end-to-end performance of the deep-space link; end-to-end link design and spacecraft downlink operations over Ka-band; and the end-to-end performance of optical links.

In 2012, Dr. Shambayati joined SSL in Palo Alto, California. Currently he is a senior systems engineering specialist at SSL with the Digital Communications Engineering Section. His current responsibilities include design and analysis of telemetry, command, and ranging systems for commercial and non-commercial spacecraft as well as design and analysis of communications systems for hosted payloads onboard commercial satellites.

Co-Author of Chapter 6 from Volume 13 of the Deep-Space Communications and Navigation Series:

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Co-Author of the following article of the DESCANSO Design & Performance Summary Series - Telecommunications: