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Alice Berman

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Software Systems Engineer
  • M.S., Astronomy
    SUNY, Stony Brook
  • M.S., Info & Telcom Systems for Business
    Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School
  • B.S., Physics
    Montclair State University
  • B.S., Mathematics
    Montclair State University

Extensive experience in ground systems engineering, science mission planning and scheduling, and spacecraft operations for Government sponsors including DoD and NASA. Perform software systems engineering for Earth satellites and inter-planetary spacecraft missions, from pre-launch requirements, ConOps development, testing and actual on-orbit operations (including contingency operations). Other responsibilities include supporting Sector activities such as ACE runs, trade studies, proposal preparation, serving on program review and IRAD panels. Leadership experience includes 19 years of managing and developing diverse technical staff and line supervisors in various environments (planning, analysis, operational). Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Extremely strong interpersonal and conflict resolutions skills.

Notable Awards and Leadership

Year(s) Description
2018 NASA Group Achievement Award: Mercury Orbital Operations and Science
2008 NASA Group Achievement Award: MESSENGER Mission Team
2003 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Group Achievement Award: Outstanding Teamwork for Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) Attitude Control System Recovery Team
2003 NASA Group Achievement Award: FUSE Explorer Team
1996 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Group Achievement Award: HST Project to Re-Engineer Space Telescope Observing (PRESTO) Team
2020-2021 Vice Chair, Board of Directors APL Federal Credit Union

Scholarly Publications

Science Planning, Data Acquisition, Analysis and Distribution for the MESSENGER Mission

JHUAPL Technical Digest, 2017
, (2017), Science Planning, Data Acquisition, Analysis and Distribution for the MESSENGER Mission, JHUAPL Technical Digest

SciBox - An End-to-End Automated Science Planning and Commanding System

Acta Astronautica, 2014
ISSN 0094-5765

Testing and Validation of Orbital Operations Plans for the MESSENGER Mission Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems III

SPIE Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation 2010, 2010
Proceedings of SPIE, 7737, 10.1117/12.857107, 2010

Orbital Operations Planning & Scheduling for the MESSENGER Mission

6th International Workshop on Planning & Scheduling for Space, 2009
, (2009), Orbital Operations Planning & Scheduling for the MESSENGER Mission, 6th International Workshop on Planning & Scheduling for Space

FUSE Planning & Scheduling Under One-Wheel Attitude Control

5th International Workshop on Planning & Scheduling for Space, 2006
, (2006), FUSE Planning & Scheduling Under One-Wheel Attitude Control, 5th International Workshop on Planning & Scheduling for Space

Accretion of Mass and Spin Agular Momentum by a Planet on an Eccentric Orbit

Icarus, 1997
Icarus Volume 127, Issue 1, May 1997, Pages 65-92