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Justin Maki in the Mars Pathfinder testbed, 24 June 1997.

Dr. Justin Maki
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109

Mars Pathfinder Imaging Team Member

Justin Maki is a member of the Mars Pathfinder Imaging team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), where he designs, develops, and writes the image command sequences for the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP). He also writes image processing and analysis software for use in Pathfinder mission operations and image analysis. Dr. Maki's research interests are in the areas of computer science and planetary remote sensing, with an emphasis on spacecraft remote sensing instrumentation and algorithm development. His claim to fame on the Pathfinder project is as the Rover Movie inventor and developer.

Before coming to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Dr. Maki was a Research Associate at the  Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson where he developed image processing software and imaging experiment sequences for the IMP. Before coming to the University of Arizona, he worked on the Cassini UltraViolet Imaging Spectrograph (UVIS) team at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), University of Colorado, Boulder. There he developed a technique for measuring atomic D/H on Titan using a Hydrogen Deuterium Absorption Cell (HDAC). He was also a team member on the Russian Mars 96 Sky Brightness Photometer (SBP) project, where he participated in the design, construction, and calibration of the optical image sensors aboard the Russian Mars 96 penetrator probes.

Age: 27


B.A., Physics (magna cum laude), University of Colorado, Boulder, 1992.
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1993.
Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1996.

Selected Papers:

Ciocca M., Ajello, J., and Maki, J., 1997. Measurement of the Kinetic Energy Distribution of Deuterium Lyman-alpha, submitted to Phys. Rev. Letters.

Lauche, H., Ludwig, M., Lawrence, G., Maki, J., Keller, U., Esposito, L., IUGG 1995. "The HDAC - A Lyman-alpha Photometer for Atomic D/H Measurements".

Maki, J., Lawrence, G., Esposito, L., 1994. Mars Surface Solar Irradiance and Dust Loading: The Sky Brightness Photometer. Mars Surveyor Science Objectives and Measurements Requirements Workshop, JPL Technical Report Number D12017, 50.

Maki, J., Lawrence, G., Esposito, L., 1995. The Mars Sky Brightness Photometer. Annales Geophysicae, Part III, Space and Planetary Sciences 13, 804.

Harri, A.-M., Linkin, V., Polkko, J., Marov, M., Pommereau, J.-P., Lipatov, A., Siili, T., Manuilov, K., Lebedev, V., Lehto, A., Pellinen, R., Pirjola, R., Carpentier, T., Malique, C., Makarov, V., Khloustova, L., Esposito, L., Maki, J., Lawrence, G., Lystsev, V., 1997. The Meteorological Small Stations aboard the Mars 96 Penetrator Probes, submitted to Planetary and Space Science.