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Dalia A. McWatters

Dalia A. McWatters -
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory
M/S 300-241
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
Phone: 818.354.4321
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Radar System and Instrument Engineering
Biography:

Dalia McWatters is a senior engineer in the Radar System and Instrument Engineering group of Section 334. Since 2004, she has been Instrument Engineer for the Aquarius project, where her responsibilities included developing the instrument architecture, interfaces, and requirements, performing design trades, developing data, establishing command and telemetry definitions, and writing test plans and key documents, from preliminary project definition though final instrument integration and test. Prior to that, Dalia has worked on a variety of flight projects including the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission and Wide Swath Ocean Altimeter, and she has performed research for AFRL. When she started at JPL in 1985, Dalia worked on a variety of RF, analog, digital and fiber optic circuit designs for the Deep Space Network, SETI, and airborne experiments. From 2000 to 2002, she was a program manager at Phasebridge, a fiber optics start-up company.


Education:

1989: Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering specializing in Communications Theory, from UCLA

1985: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with Biomedical option, from California State University, Long Beach


Selected Publications:

McWatters, D., D. Price, and W. Edelstein, "Design and Performance of a Miniature Radar L-band Transceiver," IPN Progress Report 42-158 and NASA Tech Briefs NPO-41278. November 2004.

McWatters, D., Freedman, A., Michel, T., and Cable, V., "Antenna Auto-Calibration and Metrology Approach for the AFRL/JPL Space Based Radar," 2004 IEEE Radar Conference, Philadelphia. April 2004.

McWatters, D.A., G. Lutes, E. Caro, and M. Tu, "Optical Calibration Phase Locked Loop for the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission," IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurements. February 2001.

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