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Jeffery Hall


4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 82-105

Pasadena, CA 91109





Dr. Jeffery L. Hall

Robotics Assistant Program Manager


Dr. Jeffery Hall is a Senior Engineer at JPL who leads its technology development and mission application efforts in planetary balloons, also known as aerobots. His work includes design of aerobot vehicles and missions, and Earth flight testing of balloons and airships.


Dr. Hall has a Bachelors degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto, and Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology.


  1. Jeffery L. Hall, Michael T. Pauken, Viktor V. Kerzhanovich, Gerald J. Walsh, Eric A. Kulczycki, Debora Fairbrother, Chris Shreves and Tim Lachenmeier, "Mars Balloon Flight Test Results," AIAA Paper 2009-2809 presented at the AIAA Balloon Systems Conference, Seattle, WA, 4-7 May, 2009., 01 May 2009.
  2. J. L. Hall, V. V. Kerzhanovich, A. H. Yavrouian, G. A. Plett, M. Said, D. Fairbrother, C. Sandy, T. Frederickson, G. Sharpe, and S. Day, "Second generation prototype design and testing for a high altitude Venus balloon," Advances in Space Research, Vol. 44, pp. 93-105., 01 January 2009.
  3. J. L. Hall, J. A. Jones, L. Brooke, B. Hennings, R. Van Boeyen, A. H. Yavrouian, J. Mennella and V. V. Kerzhanovich, "Gas management system for an ultra long duration Titan blimp," Advances in Space Research, Vol. 44, pp. 116-123, 01 January 2009.
  1. V. Kerzhanovich, J. Hall, A. Yavrouian and J. Cutts, "Two Balloon System to Lift Payloads from the Surface of Venus," AIAA-2005-7322 AIAA 5th ATIO and16th Lighter-Than-Air Sys Tech. and Balloon Systems Conferences, Arlington, Virginia, 26 September 2005.
  2. Jeffery L. Hall, Muriel A. Noca and Robert W. Bailey, "Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Aerocapture Mission Set," Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 42, No. 2, pp 309-320, 01 March 2005.
  1. J. L. Hall, V. V. Kerzhanovich, A. H. Yavrouian, J. A. Jones, C.V. White, B. A. Dudik, G. A. Plett, J. Mennella and A. Elfes, "An Aerobot For Global In Situ Exploration of Titan," 35th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Paris, France, 20 July 2004.
  1. V. Kerzhanovich et al., "Breakthrough in Mars Balloon Technology," Proceedings of 34th Committee on Space Researc (COSPAR), Houston, Tx, 01 October 2002.