Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Utah State University

Charles Swenson's research activities are split between space science, instrumentation for measuring the space environment, space systems engineering and small satellites. He has been a Co-Investigator and Lead Scientist for instrumentation on 7 different NASA sounding rocket missions and is the principal instrument scientist for the Floating Potential Measurement Unit for the International Space Station. He is the principal investigator and academic adviser for the Utah State University Student Small Satellite Program. His active research programs include data analysis of NASA TIMED Spacecraft, a sounding rocket mission to understand the connection between storms in the ionosphere and large terrestrial storm systems, the USUSat program and the development of new instrumentation for understanding space weather.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Utah State University