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Robotics Modeling and Simulation Group
Christopher S. Lim
Member of Technical Staff
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Christopher Lim is a member of the Robotic Software Systems group at JPL. He has over 10 years experience developing the Darts/Dshell, ROAMS and EDL/Dsends dynamics simulation platforms supporting the JPL Mars Science Lander, Phoenix Mars Lander, Mars Rover, Cassini, and StarDust missions. Prior to joining JPL, Christopher developed real-time industrial control and earthquake recording software.

  • Engineers Degree (Ph.D. equivalent) in Aeronautics (California Institute of Technology)
  • M.S. Aeronautics (California Institute of Technology)
  • B.S. Aeronautical Engineering (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

  • Robotics Software Engineer III, Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
    • Member of the DARTSLab team that developed the DSENDS Darts/Dshell package for the dynamics simulation of entry, descent and landing of Mars (MSL, Phoenix), Earth (COMPASS, SIAD) and Lunar (MoonRise) spacecraft.
    • Developed supporting tools such as a fast vector/matrix C++ library, HDF5 real-time data loogers, and a C++ version of Dshell/Darts.
    • Lead software engineer for Dsends models and interfaces to third party simulation packages such as EarthGram and MarsGram.
    • Lead software support engineer for DSENDS (MSL) Monte Carlo simulations.
  • Telos Corporation. Developed portable satellite ground systems.
  • NDC Systems. Developed industrial control systems.
  • Johnson-Grace (division of America On-line). Developed web browser graphics interfaces.
  • Kinemetrics, Inc. Developed earthquake recorders and analysis software.

Flight Project and Research Task Involvement

Flight Projects:
2011 - Mars Science Laboratory
2007 - Phoenix Mars Lander


Software development and architecture for scientific and space exploration applications.

  • NASA Group Achievement Award for outstanding technical achievement in developing the DSENDS simulator.

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