Systems Engineering Seminar

Systems Engineering on WFIRST

Presented by:
Lisa Bartusek, Code 592, WFIRST Payload Systems Engineer

Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 1:00pm
Building 3 Auditorium


The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) is the next large space telescope, following in the footsteps of the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes. This flagship mission will perform extra-galactic and galactic surveys to study the nature of dark energy and complete the census of planets in our galaxy started by Kepler as described in the 2010 New Worlds New Horizons Decadal Survey. It will also advance the technology required for an Exo-Earth Imaging mission in the next decade. With WFIRST posed to enter formulation, this talk will look at systems engineering challenges encountered during pre-formulation.



Lisa Bartusek is the WFIRST Payload Systems Engineer. She has spent most of her career at Goddard Space Flight Center working on successful in-house science mission developments, namely, the Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer (RXTE), Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP), Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) missions. She has covered various roles within these Projects including Product Development Lead, Electrical Systems Engineer, Instrument Systems Engineer, Payload Systems Engineer and Deputy Mission Systems Engineer. Her most valued experiences involve collaborations with small inter-disciplinary teams.


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