Robert Furrow Print


  240-228-3725

  Mike.Furrow@jhuapl.edu

: SES

:   System Engineer; Software Engineer; Section Supervisor

:  Heliophysics

  IVO

 
Degree Field of Study Year Attained Institution Name
Bachelor of Science Computer Science 1985 University of MD

Expert in managing software development for space systems. Extensive large software project, full life cycle leadership experience. Large software project integration and test experience. Real-time systems and application software development experience in multiple languages.

 
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Start Year End Year Description
2018 Current Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) Test Environment System Engineer - JHU/APL, Space Exploration Sector/SIG Responsible for coordinating, planning, and directing the development of the test environment for the IMAP mission. This includes oversight and budgeting of all IMAP test environment related hardware and software across multiple groups. Primary interface between mission management and the test environment team.
2008 2019 Parker Solar Probe Mission Software System Engineer (MSSE) - JHU/APL, Space Exploration Sector/SIG Responsible for coordinating, planning, and directing the development and test of all Parker Solar Probe Mission software, including flight, ground, testbed, and instrument software. Primary interface between mission management and the software team.
2002 2010 New Horizons Ground Software Lead - JHU/APL, Space Exploration Sector/SIG Responsible for all ground software on the New Horizons mission. Primary interface between mission management and ground software team. Maintain budget, build plans, and schedules. Develop requirements that flow to the various product line leads.
2007 2009 MESSENGER Ground Software Lead - JHU/APL, Space Exploration Sector/SIG Responsible for all ground software on the MESSENGER mission. Primary interface between mission management and ground software team. Maintain budget, build plans, and schedules. Develop requirements that flow to the various product line leads.
2000 2002 CONTOUR Ground Software Commanding Software Lead - JHU/APL, Space Exploration Sector/SIG Responsible for the design and implementation of the CONTOUR ground software commanding subsystem. Also responsible for a variety of other tasks including, process development, configuration management, and software build production.
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ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6688-3203

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(2004), New Horizons Mission to Pluto/Charon: Reducing Costs of a Long Duration Mission, 55th International Astronautical Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, the International Academy of Astronautics, and the International Institute of Space Law, https://doi.org/10.2514/6.iac-04-a.8.01

R Furrow, (2009), Ground Segment, Handbook of Space Engineering, Archaeology, and Heritage, 91--108, https://doi.org/10.1201/9781420084320-c7