David H. Atkinson, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Electromagnetics, Planetary Exploration, Science and Engineering Education
My Curriculum Vita
PhD Thesis (595 pages)
ESA Article (01 June 2007)
Scientists now know exactly how Huygens made its way to the surface of Titan. The trajectory reconstruction
is the culmination of two years of effort and is particularly valuable for a correct interpretation of the
observations from all six scientific investigations on board.
Endeavour's Last Flight, Moffett Field, 21 Sept 2012 (88MB)
KCBS Interview (Dec. 2005)
Huygens Interview (Jan. 2010)
ABC News Galileo Summary, January, 1996
DTWG Summary, 2007
Mike Bird, DWE Summary (Jan. 2010)
Systems Engineering (Gentry Lee/JPL)
Covariant Formulation of Electromagnetics
(Leonard Susskind, Stanford University)
Summer, 2015 Engineering Outreach
ECE330 Electromagnetic Theory
ECE339 Electromagnetic Theory
ECE432 Propagation of Wireless Signals
Code of Ethics
IEEE Code of Ethics (2015)
NSPE Code of Ethics
12th International Planetary Probe Workshop (2015)
International Planetary Probe Workshops
MHS RISE Video, Spring 2008
MHS RISE: First Four Launches (2010)
Saturn Probe Papers and Posters
Decadal Survey Whitepaper 2009: "Entry Probe Missions to the Giant Planets"
* Outer Planets Assessment Group
* Huygens Public Outreach Newsletters
* The Nine Planets
* Astronomy Picture of the Day
* The Sky in Motion (Click on Playlist on left hand side)
* "Elizabeth Kolawa
(JPL) Extreme Environments Presentation (28 M)"
"NASA Space Exploration Vision" (5.4MB)
* Interesting Papers
Lead the Leaders
Reason We Explore Space (Mike Griffin, 2007)
PAET (1973, 6MB)
Huygens Data and Document Archive
"Robert Iran Interview", KRFP, 28 June 2009
"Not On the Test" (Tom Chapin)
Football (MPG, 11.5 MB)"
Football (AVI, 11.5 MB)"
Idaho, June 10, 2008 (.avi file, 4MB)"