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Richard Meitzler

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  • BS, Electrical Engineering
    1988, The Pennsylvania State University
  • MS, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    1990, Johns Hopkins University
  • PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    1996, Johns Hopkins University

Primary technical career focus has been the design and implementation of ASICs and VLSI circuits as well as logic design using FPGAs.  Implemented standard and radiation-tolerant ASICs for novel spacecraft and terrestrial applications. Prior to space-oriented work, experience includes support of CMOS process development, transistor device physics and modeling, and DSP ASIC design for telecommunications. Implemented FPGAs for spacecraft avionics and communications subsystems for multiple JHU/APL missions including MESSENGER, New Horizons, and Van Allen Probes. Served as PI for externally funded grants for image compression and radiation hardened circuit design as well as internally funded electronics developments. Currently serving as the lead for Europa Clipper mission’s Radiation Monitoring Subsystem, which will assess total ionizing dose and the energetic electron environment for spacecraft hazards. Also serving as the avionics lead for the Dragonfly mission to Titan, with oversight of the electronics development and implementation for spacecraft interfaces, computing, and health monitoring.

Scholarly Publications

Radiation Science Enabled by the Radiation Monitoring Subsystem (RMS) for the Planned Europa Mission

AGUFM, 2016
Jun, Insoo and Paranicas, Chris and Goldsten, John O and Meitzler, Richard and Peplowski, Patrick N and Maurer, Richard, (2016), Radiation Science Enabled by the Radiation Monitoring Subsystem (RMS) for the Planned Europa Mission, AGUFM, SM51E--2538

A family of radiation tolerant ASICs for spacecraft monitoring and control operations

2012 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2012
Martin, Mark N and Meitzler, Richard C, (2012), A family of radiation tolerant ASICs for spacecraft monitoring and control operations, 2012 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 1--6

Power remote input output ASIC (PRIO)

2006 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2006
Martin, Mark N and Strohbehn, Kim and Millard, Wesley P and Meitzler, Richard C and Fraeman, Martin E and Jaskulek, Stephen E, (2006), Power remote input output ASIC (PRIO), 2006 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 7--pp

Radiation tolerant mixed signal microcontroller for Martian surface applications

2006 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2006
Fraeman, Martin E and Meitzler, Richard C and Martin, Mark N and Millard, Wesley P and Wong, Yanyi L and Mellert, Joanna D and Bowles-Martinez, Jessica N and Strohbehn, Kim and Roth, David R, (2006), Radiation tolerant mixed signal microcontroller for Martian surface applications, 2006 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 8--pp

Radiation-tolerant diffuse infrared optical backplane development

2006 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2006
Meitzler, Richard C and Marwick, Miriam A and Schneider, Wolfger, (2006), Radiation-tolerant diffuse infrared optical backplane development, 2006 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 6--pp

IRCOMM: spacecraft free-space optical bus development

2005 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2005
Meitzler, Richard C and Schneider, Wolfger and Conde, Richard, (2005), IRCOMM: spacecraft free-space optical bus development, 2005 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 1583--1588

Radiation hard by design techniques for EEPROM

Proceedings of the 12th Annual NASA Symposium on VLSI Design Conference, 2005
Wong, Yanyi L and Martin, Mark N and Meitzler, Richard C and Fraeman, Martin E, (2005), Radiation hard by design techniques for EEPROM, Proceedings of the 12th Annual NASA Symposium on VLSI Design Conference

The power remote input-output (PRIO) ASIC

Proceedings of the 12th Annual NASA Symposium on VLSI Design Conference, 2005
Martin, Mark N and Strohbehn, Kim and Millard, Wesley P and Meitzler, Richard C and Fraeman, Martin E and Jaskulek, JE, (2005), The power remote input-output (PRIO) ASIC, Proceedings of the 12th Annual NASA Symposium on VLSI Design Conference

A direct digital frequency synthesizer prototype for space applications

Proc. NASA Symp. VLSI Design, 2003
Meitzler, Richard C and Millard, Wesley P and Hopkins, J, (2003), A direct digital frequency synthesizer prototype for space applications, Proc. NASA Symp. VLSI Design

Analog VLSI for focal plane processing: devices, circuits, and architectural considerations

1997
Meitzler, Richard C, (1997), Analog VLSI for focal plane processing: devices, circuits, and architectural considerations

Modeling nonuniform doping in subthreshold MOSFETs

Proceedings of the 39th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 1996
Meitzler, Richard C and Andreou, AG, (1996), Modeling nonuniform doping in subthreshold MOSFETs, Proceedings of the 39th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 1, 265--268

Analog VLSI neuromorphic image acquisition and pre-processing systems

Neural Networks, 1995
Andreou, Andreas G and Meitzler, Richard C and Strohbehn, Kim and Boahen, KA, (1995), Analog VLSI neuromorphic image acquisition and pre-processing systems, Neural Networks, 8, 7-8, 1323--1347

A silicon retina for 2-D position and motion computation

Proceedings of ISCAS'95-International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 1995
Meitzler, Richard C and Strohbehn, Kim and Andreou, Andreas G, (1995), A silicon retina for 2-D position and motion computation, Proceedings of ISCAS'95-International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 3, 2096--2099

A model for MOS effective channel mobility with emphasis in the subthreshold and transition region

Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems-ISCAS'94, 1994
Yang, Kewei and Meitzler, Richard C and Andreou, Andreas G, (1994), A model for MOS effective channel mobility with emphasis in the subthreshold and transition region, Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems-ISCAS'94, 1, 431--434

Analog image processing with silicon retinas

Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest, 1994
Strohbehn, Kim and Meitzler, Richard C and Andreou, Andreas G and Jenkins, Robert E, (1994), Analog image processing with silicon retinas, Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest, 15, 3, 178--187

A sampled-data motion chip

Proceedings of 36th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 1993
Meitzler, Richard C and Andreou, Andreas G and Strohbehn, K and Jenkins, RE, (1993), A sampled-data motion chip, Proceedings of 36th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 288--291

On the simulation of analog VLSI systems operating in the subthreshold and transition regions

[1993] Proceedings of the Tenth Biennial University/Government/Industry Microelectronics Symposium, 1993
Meitzler, Richard C and Andreou, Andreas G, (1993), On the simulation of analog VLSI systems operating in the subthreshold and transition regions, [1993] Proceedings of the Tenth Biennial University/Government/Industry Microelectronics Symposium, 145--150

A Silicon Retina for 2-D Position and Motion Computation

IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, 1993
Meitzler, RC and Strohbehn, K and Andreou, AG, (1993), A Silicon Retina for 2-D Position and Motion Computation, IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, 1, 3, III--2096