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David L. Akin

Associate Professor
Aerospace Engineering
2100D Neutral Buoyancy Research Facility
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

301/405-1138 TEL
301/314-9001 FAX
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Research Interests

Space systems and operations; space human factors; telerobotics; space simulation; space applications of artificial intelligence

Background Information

B.S.    Massachusetts Institute of Technology    Aeronautics & Astronautics
M.S.    Massachusetts Institute of Technology    Aeronautics & Astronautics
Ph.D.  Massachusetts Institute of Technology    Aeronautics & Astronautics

Honors and Awards
AIAA/SGT “Broken Propeller” Award (1995)  
NASA Groups Achievement Award for EASE/ACCESS Flight Demonstration Development Team (1986)  
Best Paper Award, AIAA Modeling and Technology Simulation Conference

Scientific and Professional Membership

Professional Service
Member, AIAA Distinguished Lecturer Program
Member, AIAA Space Automation and Robotics Technical Committee Chairman 1998-99
Member of NASA Telerobotics Intercenter Working Group
Member of NASWA EVA Forum
Member, NASA Solar System Exploration Subcommittee, Space Science Advisory Committee
Member, NASA Task Force on Technology Readiness
Member, NASA Mars Exploration Program Formulation and Planning Team
Organizer, NASA Mars Exploration Program Research Outreach Workshop


Aerospace Engineering Department
Space Systems Lab
Intelligent Servosystems Lab

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