JPL DESCANSO - Deep Space Communications and Navigation Center of Excellence



Mazen Shihabi

Mazen Shihabi holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Irvine, all in electrical engineering with emphasis on digital communications. He joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in 1990 as a member of the Communications Research Section where he worked on modem design, bandwidth efficient modulations, and arraying techniques applicable to flight and ground communication systems. From 1996 to 2008, he worked in the commercial sector on telecom technologies related to aerospace, cellular service, and remote patient monitoring.

Dr. Shihabi re-joined the JPL in 2008, in the Flight Communications Systems Section, where he is currently the Group Supervisor of the Communications Architecture and Operations Group and focusing on new communications technologies and services.

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