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Allen Sirota


4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 107-102

Pasadena, CA 91109

Member of:

3471 - Section Staff

Allen Sirota

Member of Technical Staff


Came to JPL in 1983 after working in aerospace and commercial engineering sectors. Married with two children and living in Northridge, California


Received BSEE from UCLA in 1976

Professional Experience

33 years of experience in the development of aerospace projects.

- Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Rover
- ATHLETE Lunar Rover project
- ST7-Disturbance Reduction System (DRS)
- Mobility Avionics R&TD
- Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
- MUSES CN Nano-Rover
- Mars Athena Rover
- Mars Pathfinder Rover (Sojourner)
- Confined Helium Experiment (CHeX)
- Lambda Point Experiment (LPE)
- Scanning Electron Microscope and Particle Analyzer (SEMPA)
- Remote Manipulator System Force Torque Sensor (RMS-FTS)
- Sample Acquisition, Analysis, and Preservation Project (SAAP)
- Robotic Technology Test Vehicle (RTTV)
- Telerobotics Testbed Project
- Three Axis Acoustic Levitator (3AAL)
- Automatic Antiskid Braking System for Boeing 747/757/767 Airliners (Crane Co.)
- Cruise Missle Guidance System (Litton)


  1. K Edelberg, P Backes, J Biesiadecki, S Brooks, D Helmick, W Kim, T Litwin B Metz, J Reid, A Sirota, W Ubellacker, P Vieira, "Software System for the Mars 2020 Mission Sampling and Caching Testbeds," DOI: 10.1109/AERO.2018.8396572, 01 January 2018.