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Cahoy, Kerri

Associate Professor
Aeronautics and Astronautics
Rm 37-367, Massachusetts Institiute of Technology

Research Interests: 

Wavefront control systems for exoplanet exploration and free-space, laser communication, Spacecraft radio systems for space weather and planetary atmospheric sensing, nanosatellites (CubeSats)

  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Cornell University
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Spacecraft engineering, optical and radio remote sensing

Honors and Awards: 
  • Cornell University Co-op Mentor of the Year Award at Space Systems Loral, 2008
  • Winifred Hill Boyd Scholarship, Kappa Delta, 2006
  • Stanford University GSPB Award for Graduate Community Service, 2003
  • Cornell University William S. Einwechter Award in Electrical Engineering, 2000
Professional Memberships: 
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Astronomical Society
  • National Society for Optics and Photonics
Selected Publications: 
  • Marlow, W., A. Carlton, H. Yoon, J. Males, C. Haughwout, and K. Cahoy, "Laser Guidestar Satellite for Ground-based Adaptive Optics Imaging of Geosynchronous Satellites", AIAA J. of Spacecraft and Rockets, 54, 3, May-June 2017, DOI: 10.2514/1.A33680
  • A. D. Marinan, et al., “Assessment of Radiometer Calibration With GPS Radio Occultation for the MiRaTA CubeSat Mission,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, Vol. 9, No. 12, December 2016, pp. 5703-5714, 10.1109/JSTARS.2016.2598798
  • Michael C Pasqual, Kerri L Cahoy, "Active Polarimetric Measurements for Identification and Characterization of Space Debris", IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 2017