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LOS ANGELES CHAPTER CHAPTER - Aug 15, 2013

Non-NASA Projects at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

In August, the chapter welcomed. Col. Bob Cox, USAF (Ret.), deputy director, Earth Science Technology Directorate and director of the National Space Technology Applications Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Col. Cox pointed out that in addition to being responsible for 35 Earth-observing, or planetary, spacecraft, the JPL also is involved with numerous non-NASA projects. These include robotics, cyber research, aircraft-borne infrared fire mapping systems, document monitoring systems, robot-assisted microsurgery, medical imaging systems, Internet-based telemedical systems, sensor technology, microelectronics, supercomputing and environmental protection. Col. Cox is responsible for the JPL's technology development, integration and program management for defense, intelligence, civil (non-NASA) and commercial space sectors. He leads a staff of 13 program managers and hundreds of technologists, engineers and scientists that apply the JPL's technologies to solve unique problems of national significance. He also oversees the JPL's Intellectual Property (IP) activities including NASA technology reports, tech briefs, grants and the associated licensing and patenting with the California Institute of Technology.

Event Photographs:

Col. Bob Cox, USAF (Ret.) (c), deputy director, Earth Science Technology Directorate and director of the National Space Technology Applications Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, joins Laura Pope, chapter director, and Spencer Bauer, chapter president, following the colonel's speech at the August meeting.
Col. Bob Cox, USAF (Ret.) (c), deputy director, Earth Science Technology Directorate and director of the National Space Technology Applications Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, joins Laura Pope, chapter director, and Spencer Bauer, chapter president, following the colonel's speech at the August meeting.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Bill Simon
310-559-7456

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