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Kroll, Jr., Robert T., Space Systems Engineer
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: B.S., Electronic Technology, Capitol Institute of Technology; A.A. , Electronic Technology, Montgomery College
BioRobert Kroll, from Middletown, Md., is the Space Science Center’s Space Systems Engineer. Bob is a Microwave Field Engineer with extensive experience in microwave networks, components, antenna measurements, and satellite testing. Bob served as an antenna systems engineer at the Lockheed Martin/COMSAT Laboratories for over 20 years and has assembled and tested C-, X-, and Ku-Band phased array antenna components. While working at Lockheed Martin he developed and performed antenna measurement procedures using the Comsat Antenna Verification Program, provided worldwide field engineering and technical support for VSAT terminals, including system installation and establishment of satellite circuits for two 13m C-Band Antennas in Bangkok, Thailand and Subic Bay, Philippines. He has also designed and built microwave test measurement systems for use in clean room environments. His work at the Morehead State University Space Science Center includes supporting the Earth-based calibration of the Synthetic Aperture Radar onboard the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, designing, building, and testing systems for the Center’s various micro and picosatellite projects, mentoring student research, and will also include facilitating the operation of the Center’s clean room to be used for microsatellite assembly when it is complete later in 2011.