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Tim Pham Tim Pham – CESG Deputy Chair

Mr. Tim Pham is the Deputy Chair of the CCSDS Engineering Steering Group (CESG).

Mr. Tim Pham is currently the Chief System Engineer for NASA’s Deep Space Network at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He has been supporting the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) activities in Cross Support Transfer Services and the ground system development at the Morehead State University for the CubeSat operations. His recent system development effort focused on the use of low-cost commercial software-defined radio to increase data return to Voyager 2 mission during heliopause transition and to enable compatibility testing for upcoming Artemis-1with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency antennas. Past system developments included antenna arraying capability used to support Cassini, Spitzer and Voyager missions, and tone detection for the Entry Descent and Landing of the Spirit and Opportunity Mars rovers

Early in his career, Tim served as the lead system engineer in the developments of the ground telemetry system to maximize the data return for Galileo S-band mission, the DSN Radio Science system and the Goldstone Solar System Radar system. He received degrees in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology and the University of Southern California. Tim has published several papers on the topics of antenna arraying, spacecraft tracking, system modeling and performance analysis. He coauthored the book Antenna Arraying Techniques in the Deep Space Network. He is the recipient of the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, and several NASA New Technology and Space Act Awards, as well as a recipient of the IARIA Fellowship.

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