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Julie A. Townsend
Robotics Systems Engineer
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Education (more>>)
M.S. (2000) Aero/Astro, Stanford University
S.B. (1998) Aero/Astro, MIT

Professional Experience (more>>)
Mars Science Laboratory, 2008 and 2014-Present
Engineering Operations Team Chief and Deputy, Robotic Arm Systems Engineer
Mars Exploration Rovers, 2001-2014
Rover Planner Team Lead, Tactical Uplink Lead, Avionics Systems Engineer
ATHLETE Prototype Lunar Rover, 2005-2012
System Test Lead, Mobility and Manipulation Software Development

Selected Publications (more>>)

J. Townsend, et. al., "Mars Exploration Rovers 2004-2013: Evolving Operational Tactics Driven by Aging Robotic Systems.," AIAA SpaceOps 2014 Conference, 2014.

J. Townsend, J. Biesiadecki, "Sliding Gait Algorithm For The All-Terrain Hex-Limbed Extra-Terrestrial Explorer (ATHLETE).," 2012 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference: 11th Motion & Vibration Conference, 2012.

J. Townsend, "ATHLETE Mobility Performance in Long-Range Traverse.," AIAA Space 2011 Conference, 2011.

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