Pietro Bernasconi Print


  88970

  Pietro.Bernasconi@jhuapl.edu

: SES

:   Solar Physicist; System Egnineer; Project Manager

:  Heliophysics, Planetary

  AMPERE, BOPPS, BRISSON, Solar Probe Plus, WISPR

 
1997, PhD in Natural Science, Solar Physics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
1992, Master of Science in Physics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich

Extensive background in physics, computer programming, and optics.  Experience in project management, and systems engineering.  My main field of expertise is solar physics.  My experience includes: development of optical instrumentation for measuring solar surface magnetic fields, and imaging solar irradiance.  I have an extensive experience in image processing and data analysis.

I also have extensive experience in designing and managing scientific missions to be flown on stratospheric balloons.  This includes development of observing platform and scientific instruments to be carried on-board, as well as managing/leading the integration, testing and flight.  In this context I additionally have large experience in designing and implementing real-time command and control software for balloon missions.

 
AGU Index Category AGU Index Sub-Category
SOLAR PHYSICS, ASTROPHYSICS, AND ASTRONOMY Magnetic fields
SOLAR PHYSICS, ASTROPHYSICS, AND ASTRONOMY Photosphere
SOLAR PHYSICS, ASTROPHYSICS, AND ASTRONOMY Solar irradiance
SOLAR PHYSICS, ASTROPHYSICS, AND ASTRONOMY Instruments and techniques
SOLAR PHYSICS, ASTROPHYSICS, AND ASTRONOMY General or miscellaneous
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2014 - Present
APL Institutional PI/Gondola PI, Stratospheric TeraHertz Observatory balloon program Flight 2 (STO2). Same roles and responsibilities as in STO1
2014 - 2015
Gondola lead engineer, Balloon Observing Platform for Planetary Science (BOPPS). Same role and responsibilities as in the BRRISON program; Mission Operations Manager of September 2014 flight.
2013 - 2013
Gondola lead engineer, Balloon Rapid Response for ISON (BRRISON). Lead of the technical team to develop, build and test the BRRISON gondola; Lead of I&T at APL and at the launch site in Fort Sumner; Mission Operations Manager for September 2014 flight.
2008 - 2012
APL Institutional PI/Gondola PI, Stratospheric TeraHertz Observatory balloon program Flight 1 (STO1). PM and technical leader of the APL team tasked to develop the gondola and subsystems for STO; responsible for development and testing of command & control software, and autonomous operations software; lead of I&T at APL.
2001 - 2007
Project Scientist, Solar Bolometric Imager balloon program (SBI): Responsible for SBI instrument assembly and calibration; participate in I&T operations at APL, in Fort Sumner for Flight 1 (2003) and in Antarctica for Flight 2 (2007); responsible for development command and control and autonomous observing program software; Fort Sumner and Antarctica Mission Operations lead; Responsible for post-flight data reduction and analysis.
1997 - 2004
Project Scientist Flare Genesis Experiment balloon program (FGE): Responsible for FGE vector magnetograph assembly and calibration; par-ticipate in I&T operations at APL and in Antarctica. Responsible for development of autono-mous observing program software. Lead of the 1999/2000 Antarctica FGE launch campaign, and responsible for Mission Operations, and recovery. Responsible for post-flight data reduction and analysis.
2001 - Present
Member of American Geophysical Union (AGU)
2000 - Present
Member of American Astronomical Society, Solar Physics Division (SPD)
2000 - Present
Member of The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
2015: NASA Group Achievement Award to BOPPS Mission Team for Planetary Science
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The following publication information was downloaded from http://www.researcherId.com/rid/H-2224-2016. Click on the publication title to view details.
A Comparative Evaluation of Automated Solar Filament Detection
:   Schuh, M. A.; Banda, J. M.; Bernasconi, P. N.; Angryk, R. A.; Martens, P. C. H.
:JUL 2014
: Solar Physics
  289
  2503
  2524
: WOS:000334201400007
: None
Computer Vision for the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
:   Martens, P. C. H.; Attrill, G. D. R.; Davey, A. R.; Engell, A.; Farid, S.; Grigis, P. C.; Kasper, J.; Korreck, K.; Saar, S. H.; Savcheva, A.; Su, Y.; Testa, P.; Wills-Davey, M.; Bernasconi, P. N.; Raouafi, N. -E.; Delouille, V. A.; Hochedez, J. F.; Cirtain, J. W.; DeForest, C. E.; Angryk, R. A.; De Moortel, I.; Wiegelmann, T.; Georgoulis, M. K.; McAteer, R. T. J.; Timmons, R. P.
:JAN 2012
: Solar Physics
  275
  79
  113
: WOS:000299294600006
: None
Micro-Sigmoids as Progenitors of Polar Coronal Jets
:   Raouafi, N. -E.; Bernasconi, P. N.; Rust, D. M.; Georgoulis, M. K.; Sekii, T; Watanabe, T; Sakurai, T
:2012
: Hinode-3: the 3rd Hinode Science Meeting
  454
  299
  302
: WOS:000312283700066
: None
MICRO-SIGMOIDS AS PROGENITORS OF CORONAL JETS: IS ERUPTIVE ACTIVITY SELF-SIMILARLY MULTI-SCALED?
:   Raouafi, N. -E.; Georgoulis, M. K.; Rust, D. M.; Bernasconi, P. N.
:AUG 1 2010
: Astrophysical Journal
  718
  981
  987
: WOS:000279976200035
: None
SOLAR MAGNETIC HELICITY INJECTED INTO THE HELIOSPHERE: MAGNITUDE, BALANCE, AND PERIODICITIES OVER SOLAR CYCLE 23
:   Georgoulis, M. K.; Rust, D. M.; Pevtsov, A. A.; Bernasconi, P. N.; Kuzanyan, K. M.
:NOV 1 2009
: Astrophysical Journal Letters
  705
  L48
  L52
: WOS:000270927900011
: None
Do photospheric brightness structures outside magnetic flux tubes contribute to solar luminosity variation?
:   Foukal, Peter; Bernasconi, Pietro N.
:MAR 2008
: Solar Physics
  248
  1
  15
: WOS:000254441300001
: None
Observing the solar corona with a tunable Fabry-Perot filter
:   Noble, Matthew W.; Rust, David M.; Bernasconi, Pietro N.; Pasachoff, Jay M.; Babcock, Bryce A.; Bruck, Megan A.
:NOV 1 2008
: Applied Optics
  47
  5744
  5749
: WOS:000261013700025
: None
Advanced automated solar filament detection and characterization code: Description, performance, and results
:   Bernasconi, PN; Rust, DM; Hakim, D
:MAY 2005
: Solar Physics
  228
  97
  117
: WOS:000232206100008
: None
Science-driven innovation: Developing the right tools for solar research
:   Bernasconi, PN; Rust, DM; LaBonte, BJ; Georgoulis, MK
:2005
: Johns Hopkins Apl Technical Digest
  26
  132
  142
: WOS:000237797800005
: None
Space weather forecasting in the exploration era
:   Rust, DM; Georgoulis, MK; Bernasconi, PN; LaBonte, BJ
:2005
: Johns Hopkins Apl Technical Digest
  26
  123
  131
: WOS:000237797800004
: None
BROADBAND MEASUREMENTS OF FACULAR PHOTOMETRIC CONTRAST USING THE SOLAR BOLOMETRIC IMAGER
:   Foukal, Peter; Bernasconi, Pietro; Eaton, Harry; Rust, David
:AUG 10 2004
: Astrophysical Journal
  611
  --
  --
: WOS:000208400000015
: None
Resistive emergence of undulatory flux tubes
:   Pariat, E; Aulanier, G; Schmieder, B; Georgoulis, MK; Rust, DM; Bernasconi, PN
:OCT 20 2004
: Astrophysical Journal
  614
  1099
  1112
: WOS:000224700200051
: None
Emerging flux and the heating of coronal loops
:   Schmieder, B; Rust, DM; Georgoulis, MK; Demoulin, P; Bernasconi, PN
:JAN 20 2004
: Astrophysical Journal
  601
  530
  545
: WOS:000188657600046
: None
Solar constraints on new couplings between electromagnetism and gravity
:   Solanki, SK; Preuss, O; Haugan, MP; Gandorfer, A; Povel, HP; Steiner, P; Stucki, K; Bernasconi, PN; Soltau, D
:MAR 2004
: Physical Review D
  69
  --
  --
: WOS:000221258900002
: None
Moving dipolar features in an emerging flux region
:   Bernasconi, PN; Rust, DM; Georgoulis, MK; Labonte, BJ
:SEP 2002
: Solar Physics
  209
  119
  139
: WOS:000178946700007
: None
Statistics, morphology, and energetics of Ellerman bombs
:   Georgoulis, MK; Rust, DM; Bernasconi, PN; Schmieder, B
:AUG 10 2002
: Astrophysical Journal
  575
  506
  528
: WOS:000177270900045
: None
Complex magnetic fields in an active region
:   Bernasconi, PN; Keller, CU; Solanki, SK; Stenflo, JO
:JAN 1998
: Astronomy & Astrophysics
  329
  704
  720
: WOS:000071439900032
: None
Inversion of Stokes vector profiles in terms of a 3-component model
:   Bernasconi, PN; Solanki, SK
:MAR 1996
: Solar Physics
  164
  277
  290
: WOS:A1996UB69800023
: None
DIRECT MEASUREMENTS OF FLUX TUBE INCLINATIONS IN SOLAR PLAGES
:   BERNASCONI, PN; KELLER, CU; POVEL, HP; STENFLO, JO
:OCT 1995
: Astronomy & Astrophysics
  302
  533
  542
: WOS:A1995TB18700024
: None
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