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Hrand Aghazarian has extensive work experience in the design and development of real-time embedded software for a variety of avionics systems. Currently he is involved in providing software solutions in the area of software architecture, low-level drivers, motor control, user interfaces for commanding planetary rovers, and navigations.
M.S. in Computer Science, California State University, Northridge, CA, June 1990.
B.S. in Computer Science/Applied Math, California State University, Northridge, CA, June 1987.
Developed control and navigation software for Unmanned Sea Surface Vehicles (USSV)
Lead Software for High Resolution, Continuous Field of View, Non-Rotating Imaging System
task in the area of high resolution instantaneous 360-degree sensor head control.
Lead Embedded Software Engineer for the Lemur-class robots (Lemur I, IIa, IIb). These
robots are small, limbed, dexterous systems for autonomous inspection and maintenance in
Developed GA software for JPL R&TD Evolutionary Computation Project in the area of
Evolutionary techniques for rover instrument arm control.
Lead Embedded Software, worked on the following robots: FIDO, SRR, SRR2K, and Inflatable
Rover, Lemur I, Lemur IIa, Lemur IIb, and Flight Ground Support FIDO like hardware and
Software, and Mars polar Lander prototype.
Present: Senior Member Technical Staff, Mechanical and Robotic Technologies Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.
1990-1995: Lead Software Engineer, worked on INS, Air Data, Fault Monitor software for AirBus and Boing air crafts. Litton, APD, Woodland Hills, CA.
1980-1989: Software Engineer, Basic Four, Burbank, CA.
Single/Multi Robot Control, Robotics Software Architecture, Obstacle Avoidance,
Genetic Algorithm,and Path Planning