Satellite Systems - Space-based Instruments Calibration and ValidationDr. Oudrari's research interests are centered on space instruments development, systems engineering and project management. Dr. Oudrari has led and delivered successful space systems verification and validation, had coordinated a large team of experts to calibrate and characterize multiple space based instruments, such as Landsat, AVHRR, MODIS and VIIRS. Dr. Oudrari has a wide experience working for large scale NASA and NOAA projects and programs, multi-organizational and multi-national initiatives, interacting closely with vendors, subcontractors and multiple government agencies, and development and delivery of professional services offerings.
Dr. Oudrari combines strong analytical, leadership, and communication skills with experience in team building and high performance teams. Highly skilled in motivating and mentoring staff to achieve objectives. Excellent organizational experience guiding strategy development, and implementing process improvements. He has a strong communication abilities exhibited through presentations at major program reviews and milestone meetings.
8 / 2009 - Present
Chief EngineerSigma Space Corporation, Lanham, MD Satellite Systems Engineering - Sensor Calibration and Characterization
Coordinating a high performance team of scientists to calibrate and characterize a series of space-based Earth Observation sensors on-board the NASA/NOAA Suomi-NPP and JPSS programs.
My responsibilities include the coordination of large team of scientists and experts to provide an independent performance verification and validation of one of the key instruments on S-NPP and JPSS spacecrafts, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS). I'm the NASA representative leading the planning, and assigning roles and responsibilities, as well as conducting continuous interactions with the sensor and spacecraft contractors and other government teams. I'm also supporting all major reviews and milestone, and reporting on the sensor development status to the project and program management.
EducationThe George Washington University - School of Business
Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM)
2010 – 2013 (expected)
Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI)
Ph.D, Physics of Space Remote Sensing, Highest Distinction
2001 – 2004
AwardsCertificate of Recognition
NOAA Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)
Presented in appreciation of the hard work and dedication which contributed to the successful launch and commission of Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership Satellite System.
Group Achievement Award
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
For extraordinary dedication, skill, teamwork, and perseverance in developing and delivering the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) Mission for the Nation.
SSAI Performane Award
SSAI is proud to award you this certificate for extreme dedication and successful contributions to addressing science impact, engineering, and programmatic issues for S-NPP VIIRS leading to commendation by customer.
SSAI Performance Award
Science Systems and Applications, Inc. is proud to me with certificate in recognition of contrbutions to the discovery and characterization of VIIRS optical crosstalk issue, to quantification of its impact on science data records, and to improvements in the design and test plans for the VIIRS flight units.
Exceptional Contrbiutions Award
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Chapter
Doctrate with Highest Discinction
University of Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI)
Doctorate Assistanship Award
French Ministry of Cooperation