Dr. Nikolaos P. Paschalidis

Dr. Nikolaos P. Paschalidis

  • Chief Technologist , Heliophysics Science Division
  • 301.286.0166
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 670
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Nikolaos Paschalidis is Senior Project Scientist for Technology Advancement at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s  Heliophysics Science Division (HSD). He is the Chief of Technology for the HSD and Assistant Chief of Technology for NASA/GSFC. In his role he is leading innovative technologies, instruments, and mission concepts. He coordinates the HSD’s IRAD program. He is a member of the Line of Business (LOB) where he participates in strategic planning and business development. He was a member of the Senior/Principal Staff of the Space Department of Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Laboratory for about 20 years before moving to GSFC in June of 2011.

    Dr. Paschalidis is an experimental scientist with overarching experience in both Space Science and Technology. His research interests include space weather phenomena spanning from the source at the Sun to the Earth and Planetary magnetospheres / ionospheres, and to the outer boundaries of the Heliosphere.

    He pioneered in space qualified advanced technologies, radiation hardened ASICs, microsystems, and instruments, more specifically:  Time of Flight x Energy x Angle Particle and Plasma Analyzers, Mass Spectrometers, ENA Imagers, UV/ X-ray/Gamma Ray / Neutron Instruments, Laser Altimeters, Radars, spacecraft housekeeping and control functions.

    He held leading roles in many NASA, ESA and International space missions including the: Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission, Pluto New Horizons, MESSENGER, IMAGE, CASSINI, Interstellar Boundary Explorer, Van Allen Probes, JUNO;  and missions under development: BepiColombo, Solar Orbiter, Solar Probe Plus, JUICE

    Recently he works on small satellite constellation missions for distributed simultaneous measurements. He is leading a mini Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer  with ion drifts neutral winds and temperature capability for missions including the NSF ExoSat 1/2 and Goddard’s Dellingr Cubesats. He participates in other HSD missions including the CubeSat Compact Radiation belt Explorer (CERES) and the CubeSat Mission to Study Solar Particles over the Earth’s Poles Enhancement (CuSPP+). He also leads other next generation high sensitivity instruments for upcoming flagship missions.

    He is a member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE), member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

    Awards

    • NASA Medal for Exceptional Technology Achievement  (2016)  " In recognition of your superlative contributions to conceiving, building, and flying important technologies and instruments from CubeSats to flagship missions".
    • NASA/GSFC IRAD Innovator of the Year (2015).
    • NASA Special Act Award: the INMS instrument (2014).
    • NASA Group Achievement Award for Participation in the CASSINI Program.
    • JHU/APL Exceptional Team Achievement Award, Advanced Satellite Concept Study Group.
    • JHU/APL Honorary mention for outstanding paper in JGR 1997.

    Dr. Paschalidis has published extensively and holds two US patents.

    Education

    Diploma in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Demokritos Univ. of Thrace, Greece

    PhD in Space Science and Technology (thesis at JHU/APL) Demokritos University of Thrace, Greece.

    Major Publications

    Young, D.T., j. Burch, R. Gomez, A. DeLosantos, G. Miller, P. Wilson, N. Paschalidis et al., Hot Plasma Composition Analyzer for the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission, Space Sci. Rev., DOI 10.1007/s11214-014-0119-6

    Paschalidis N. Recent CubeSat Missions at NASA/GSFC, Invited Presentation, Proceedings in   7th European CubeSat Symposium, Liege Belgium, Sep. 9-11 2015

    Paschalidis N. et al., A Compact Ion Neutral Mass Spectrometer for the ExoCube Mission, Proceedings in 6th European CubeSat Symposium, Estavayet, Switzerland, Oct 2014.

    Gatsonis, N. A., Ye Lu, J. Blandino, M. A Demitriou, N. P. Paschalidis, Cubesat Design and Attitude Control with Micro Pulsed Plasma Thrusters, proceedings in AIAA SPACE 2014 Conference and Exposition, Session: SYS-01, Space Systems Development, August 5, 2014

    Mauk, B., H., J. B. Blake, Daniel Baker, James Clemmons, Harlan Spence, Geoff Reeves, George Ho, Joseph H. Westlake, A. Jacques, S. E. Jaskulek, C. E. Schlemm, Patrick A. Hill, L. E. Brown, S. A. Cooper, R. S. Gurnee, C. M. Hammock, J. R. Hayes, J. C. Hutcheson, D. G. Mitchell, K. S. Nelson, N. Paschalidis, E. Rossano, S. Kerem, M. R. Stokes, The Energetic Particle Detector (EPD) Investigation and the Energetic Ion Spectrometer (EIS) for the Magnetospheric Magnetoscale (MMS) Mission MMS Mission Book Chapter

    Mauk, B. H., J. B. Blake, D. N. Baker, J. H. Clemmons, H. E. Spence, G. D. Reeves, G. C. Ho, J. H. Westlake, A. D. Jacque, S. E. Jaskulek, C. E. Schlemm, P. A. Hill, L. E. Brown, S. A. Cooper, J. F. Fennell, R. S. Gurnee, C. M. Hammock, R. J. Hayes, J. C. Hutcheson, D. G. Mitchell, K. S. Nelson, N. Paschalidis, E. Rossano, S. Kerem, M. R. Stokes, The Jupiter Energetic Particle Detector Instrument )JEDI) Investigation for the JUNO Mission, Space Sci Rev, DOI 10.1007/s11214-013-0025-3.

    Mitchell, D. G.,  L.J. Lanzerotti, · C.K. Kim · M. Stokes · G. Ho · S. Cooper, A. Ukhorskiy · J.W. Manweiler · S. Jaskulek · D.K. Haggerty · P. Brandt · M. Sitnov, K. Keika · J.R. Hayes · L.E. Brown · R.S. Gurnee · J.C. Hutcheson · K.S. Nelson,  N. P. Paschalidis, · E. Rossano · S. Kerem, Radiation Belt Strom Probes Ion Compostion Experiment (RBSPICE)  Space Sci Rev (2013) 179:263-308.

    Mauk, B. H, D. K. Haggerty, S. E. Jaskulek, C. E. Schlemm, L. E. Brown, S. A. Cooper, R. S. Gurnee, J. R. Hayes, G. C. Ho, J. C. Hutcheson, A. D. Jacques, S. Kerem, C. K. Kim, D. G. Mitchell, K. S. Nelson, C. P. Paranicas, N. P. Paschalidis, E. Rossano, M. R. Stokes, The Jupiter Energetic Particle Detector Instrument (JEDI) Investigation for the Juno Mission, Space Sci Rev, DOI 10.1007/s11214-013-0025-3, Springer, Published online26 November 2013.

    E. C. Sittler; John F Cooper,  Richard E Hartle, William R Paterson; Eric R Christian; Alexander S Lipatov; Paul R Mahaffy; Nikolaos Paschalidis; Michael A Coplan, Timothy A Cassidy; John D Richardson, Bruce Fegley, Nicolas Andre, Plasma Ion Composition Measurements for Europa, Planeteray and Plasma Sciences in Press, January  2013.

    Hammock, C. M., C. P. Paranicas, N. P. Paschalidis, Europa Radiation Environment and Monitoring, Proceedings  IEEE Aerospace Conference, ISBN 978-1-4244-2621-8, 24 April 2009.

    Ralph L. McNutt, Jr., Stefano A. Livi, Reid S. Gurnee, Matthew E. Hill, Kim A. Cooper, G. Bruce Andrews, Edwin P. Keath, Stamatios M. Krimigis, N. Paschalidis,  Donald G. Mitchell, Barry Tossman, Fran Bagenal, John D. Boldt, Walter Bradley, William S. Devereux, George C. Ho, Stephen E. Jaskulek, Thomas W. LeFevere, HoraceMalcom, Geoffrey A. Marcus, John R. Hayes, G. Ty Moore, Bruce D. Williams, Paul Wilson IV, L. E. Brown, M. Kusterer, J. Vandegriff , The Pluto Energetic Particle Spectrometer Science Investigation (PEPSSI) on the New Horizons Mission, Space Science Reviews (2009) 145 pp 381.

    E Möbius, S Fuselier, M Granoff, E Hertzberg, B King, H Kucharek, S. Livi, S Longworth, N. Paschalidis, L. Saul, J. Scheer, , C. Schlemm , M. Wieser, and P. Wurz, , Time of Flight Detector System of the IBEX-Lo Sensor with Low Background Performance for Hemispheric ENA Detection, ICRC 2007 Proceedings, 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, July 3-11 2007, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.

    Boone, B., G., K. Strohbehn, B. E. Kluga, K. Baldwin, J. R. Bruzzi, N. P. Paschalidis, C. R. Drabenstadt, and P. Wilson, Dual-band Spacecraft Sensor Suit for Lunar and Small-body landing, SPIE 2007.

    Livi, S.A., G.C. Ho, N. Paschalidis, M.I. Desai, F. Allegrini, and D.J. McComas. Relevance of Suprathermal Ion Observations for Heliospheric Physics. Presented at and published in the Proceedings of the Second Solar Orbiter Workshop, Paper No. S1.8, ESA SP-641, Athens, Greece, October 2006.

    Paschalidis N. P., A family of analog and mixed signal VLSI ASICs for NASA science missions, Acta Astronautica 59 (2006) 974-980 online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2005.07.044

    Kottaras G., N. Paschalidis, V. Paschalidis, N. Stamatopoulos, E. Sarris and K. Karadamoglou, A 10-bit, low power, successive approximation, digitally auto-zeroed CMOS ADC Core for the NASA TRIO Smart Sensor System on a Chip, Journal of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol 42, pp113-128, 2005, Kluwer Academic Publishers.

    Kottaras G., E. Sarris, V. Paschalidis, N. Stamatopoulos and N. Paschalidis, Design of the TRIO Smart Sensor Chip for Aerospace, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 40, No 3,  pp 862, July 2004.

    G. Kottaras, N. Paschalidis, E.Sarris, N. Stamatopoulos, K. Karadamoglou, V. Paschalidis, “The TRIO smart sensor data acquisition system on a chip for space applications”, Proceedings  IEEE Paper #1305, 7.05-03: Spacecraft Avionics-Mixed Signal and System on a Chip Technologies, IEEE Aerospace Conf., Big Sky, Montana, March 2004.

    K. Karadamoglou, N. Paschalidis, N. Stamatopoulos, G. Kottaras, V. Paschalidis, E.Sarris, “A 32bit, High Resolution, Asynchronous Time to Digital Converter for Space Instruments”, Proceedings (peer reviewed) ) IEEE Paper #1270, 7.05-04: Spacecraft Avionics-Mixed Signal and System on a Chip Technologies IEEE Aerospace Conf., Big Sky, Montana, March 2004

    Karadamoglou K. K., N. Paschalidis, N. Stamatopoulos, G. Kottaras, E. Sarris and V. Paschalidis, An 11-bit, High Resolution and Adjustable Range CMOS Time to Digital Converter for Space Science Instruments, Journal of Solid State Circuits, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp 214-222, January 2004.

    Paschalidis N. P., Front End Electronics for Radiation Detection in Space Science Instruments, Proceedings of Vth International Meeting on Front-End Electronics for High Energy, Nuclear, Medical, and Space Applications, June 30th to July 3rd, 2003 Snowmass Village, Colorado.

    Paschalidis N. P., A Family of Analog and Mixed Signal VLSI ASICs for NASA Science Missions, Proceedings of 11th Annual NASA Symposium on VLSI Design2003, Wp7, University of Idaho May28-29 2003.

    Paschalidis N. P., Advanced System on a Chip Microelectronics for Spacecraft and Science Instruments, Special Issue of Acta Astronautica, Volume 52, Issues 2-6, Pages 411-420 January-March 2003 (also on-line at www.sciencedirect.com).

    Paschalidis N. P., N. Stamatopoulos, K. Karadamoglou, G. Kottaras, V. Paschalidis, E. Sarris, D. Mitchell, D. Humm, L. Paxton, R. McNutt, Advanced Time of Flight System on a Chip for Remote Sensing Instruments, proceedings SPIE's 9th Annual International Symposium on Remote Sensing, Proc. SPIE Vol. 4881, p. 558-569, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VI, April 2003.

    Sarris, T., E., Xinlin Li, N. Tsaggas, N. Paschalidis, “Modeling energetic particle injections in dynamic pulse fields with varying propagation speeds”, Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics), Volume 107, Issue A3, NO. A3, 10.1029/2001JA900166, 2002.

    Kottaras, G., N. P. Paschalidis, N. Stamatopoulos, V. Paschalidis, K. Karadamoglou, E. T. Sarris, A 10-bit, Low Power, Digitally Auto-zeroed CMOS Analogue to Digital Converter Core for the NASA TRIO Smart Sensor System on a Chip, proceedings ESSCIRC 2002, CP. 13, Firenze, Italy September 24-26, 2002.

    Karadamoglou, K., N. P. Paschalidis, N. Stamatopoulos, G. Kottaras, V. Paschalidis, E. T. Sarris, A CMOS Time to Digital Converter for Space Science Instruments, proceedings ESSCIRC 2002, CP. 12, Firenze, Italy September 24-26, 2002.

    Paschalidis N. P., N. Stamatopoulos, K. Karadamoglou, G. Kottaras, V. Paschalidis, E. Sarris, R. McEntire, D. Mitchell, R. McNutt, A CMOS Time of Flight System on a Chip for Spacecraft Instrumentation,  IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science,  vol. 49, pp.1156-1163, June 2002.

    Paschalidis N. P., Advanced System on Chip Microelectronics for Spacecraft and Science Instruments, Proceedings of the 2002 IEEE Aerospace Conference 7.040, Big Sky Montana, March 9-16 2002.

    Cole T. D., A. Reiter and N. Paschalidis, Miniaturized, Low-Power Laser Altimeter (MLLA), Monograph in proceedings: Innovative Approaches to Outer Planetary Exploration 2001-2020, Texas, 2001.

    Paschalidis N. P., A Smart Sensor Integrated Circuit for NASA’s New Millennium Spacecraft, publication in the Journal of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 27, 19-30, 2001, Kluwer Academic Publishers, May 2001.

    Andrews B. G., R. E. Gold, E. P. Keath, D. G. Mitchell, R. W. McEntire, R. L. McNutt, N. P. Paschalidis, Compact Energetic Particle Detector for Low Cost Planetary Missions, Special Issue of Acta Astronautica: Proccedings of the 4th IAA International Conference on Low Cost Planetary Missions, JHU/APL, May 1-5 2000.

    Paschalidis N. P., A Smart Sensor Integrated Circuit for NASA’s New Millennium Spacecraft, publication in the proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Electronic Circuit and Systems – ICECS ’99, W4F4, Pafos Cyprus September 5-8, 1999.

    Mitchell, D. G., S. E. Jaskulek, C. E. Schlemm, E. P. Keath, R. E. Thompson, B. E. Tossman, J. D. Boldt, J. R. Hayes, B. G. Andrews, N. P. Paschalidis, D. C. Hamilton, R. Lundgren, E. Tumms, P. Wilson, H. D. Voss, D. Prentice, K. C., Hsieh, C. C. Curtis, and F. P. Powell, High Energy Neutral Atom (HENA) Imager for the IMAGE Mission, Space Science Reviews, Vol. 91, pp. 67-112, 2000 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

    Anagnostopoulos, G. C., N. Paschalidis, and A. N. Littas, Energy-time dispersion of a new class of magnetospheric ion events observed near the Earth’s bow shock, Annales Geophysicae, 18, pp 28-41, 2000.

    Paschalidis N. P., Microelectronics Technologies Enabling New Generation Spacecraft and Instrumentation, in Science Closure and Enabling Technologies for Constellation Class Missions. Volume edited by The American Geophysical Union, pp. 123-130, UC Berkeley, California, December 1998.

    Paschalidis N. P., K. Karadamoglou, N. Stamatopoulos, V. Paschalidis, G. Kottaras, E. Sarris, E. Keath, and R. McEntire, An Integrated Time to Digital Converter for Space Instrumentation, Proceedings of the 7th NASA Symposium on VLSI Design October 1998 pp. 5.4.1, Albuquerque, University Of New Mexico.

    Andrews, B. G., R. E. Gold, E. P. Keath, D. G. Mitchell, R. W. McEntire, R. L. McNutt, and N. P. Paschalidis, A Compact Particle Detector for Space Measurements: Prototype Performance, Proceedings of the 43rd SPIE’s International Symposium on Optical Science, Engineering and Instrumentation, Vol. 3442, p. 105-114, Mission to the Sun II Nov. 1998.

    Paschalidis N. P., A Remote I/O (RIO) Smart Sensor Chip Analog-Digital Chip for Next Generation Spacecraft, Proceedings of the 12th Annual AIAA/Utah State University Conference on Small Satellites, SSC98-I-4, September 1998.

    Paschalidis N. P., N. Chrissostomidis, N. Stamatopoulos, P. Houlis, E. Sarris, S. Jaskulek, D. Mitchell, B. Tossman and S. Krimigis, Design, Testing, and Space Qualification of Two Radiation Hardened VLSI ICs for the Cassini/MIMI Instrument, Proceedings of the 6th NASA Symposium on VLSI Design 1997, pp. 8.1.1, University of New Mexico.

    Paschalidis N. P., N. Chrissostomidis, N. Stamatopoulos, P. Houlis, E. Sarris, S. Jaskulek, D. Mitchell, B. Tossman and S. Krimigis A Commandable Pulse Height Analysis System Based on Custom VLSI ASICs for the Cassini Space Mission, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 44, pp.1023-1027, June 1997.

    Anderson B. J., R. B. Decker, N. P. Paschalidis and T. E. Sarris, Onset of nonadiabatic particle motion in the near-Earth magnetotail, Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, vol. 102, pp. 17553-17569, August 1, 1997.

    McNutt, L. R., D. G. Mitchell, E. P. Keath, N. P. Paschalidis, R. E. Gold, and R. W. McEntire, A Compact Particle Detector for Low-Energy Particle Measurements, proceedings of: SPIE 1996 International Symposium on Optical Science, Engineering, and Instrumentation - Mission to the Sun, Proc. SPIE Vol. 2804, p. 217-227, Nov. 1996.

    Paschalidis, N. P., E. P. Keath, R. L. McNutt, Jr., D. G. Mitchell, R. W. McEntire, S. Jaskulek, C. Schlemm, B. E. Tossman, S. M. Krimigis, N. Stamatopoulos, K. Karadamoglou, and E. T. Sarris, Electronics miniaturization of spacecraft instruments and subsystems, Proc. 2nd IAA International Conference on Low-Cost Planetary Missions, Paper IAA-L-0914, 1996.

    Paschalidis, N. P., E. T. Sarris, S. M. Krimigis, R. McEntire, M. Levine, I. Daglis, and G. C. Anagnostopoulos, Energetic Ion Distributions on Both Sides of the Earth's Magnetopause, Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, vol. 99, pp. 8687-8703, May 1, 1994.

    Paschalidis, N. P., A. G. Andreou, and E. T. Sarris, A CMOS Analog-Digital Integrated Circuit for Charged Particle Spectrum Measurements, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 40, pp. 1313-1318, August 1993.

    Paschalidis, N. P., A. G. Andreou, E. T. Sarris, and S. M. Krimigis, Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) for Particle Measurements in Space Using Solid State Detectors. Proceedings (reviewed) into NASA Small Instrument for Space Physics, pp 4-42 to 4-49, Pasadena, California 19-31 March, 1993.

    Paschalidis, N. P., G. C. Anagnostopoulos, E. T. Sarris, and S. M. Krimigis, The Magnetosphere as a Source of Magnetosheath Energetic Ions, Proceedings to 1st Panhellenic Astronomical Conference, pp 339-343, Athens, Sep. 21-23, 1992.

    Paschalidis, N. P., S. M. Krimigis, E. T. Sarris, D. G. Sibeck, R. McEntire, S. Christon, and L. Zanetti Ion Burst Event in the Earth's Dayside Magnetosheath  Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 18, 377-380, March 1991.

    Daglis, I. A., N. P. Paschalidis, E. T. Sarris, W. I Axford, G. Kremser, B. Wilken, and G. Gloeckler, Statistical Features of the Substorm Expansion-Phase as Observed by the AMPTE/CCE Spacecraft, Magnetospheric Substorms, Geophysical Monograph 64, American Geophysical Union, 1991.

    Sarris, E. T., S. M. Krimigis, N. P. Paschalidis, Comment on" Multispacecraft observations of energetic ions upstream and downstream of the bow shock", Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 17, pp., 1165-1168, July 1990.

    Pavlos, G. P., E. T. Sarris, N. P. Paschalidis, The growth rate and location of the acceleration of energetic particles inside the plasma sheet, Planet. Space Sci., 37, 503-516, 1989.

    Patents
    Paschalidis N., A Time of Flight system on a chip, U.S. Patent No. 7,012,248
    Paschalidis N., Remote Input/Output (RIO) Smart Sensor Analog-Digital Chip, U.S. Patent No. 6,744,376

     

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Nikolaos Paschalidis is Senior Project Scientist for Technology Advancement at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s  Heliophysics Science Division (HSD). He is the Chief of Technology for the HSD and Assistant Chief of Technology for NASA/GSFC. In his role he is leading innovative technologies, instruments, and mission concepts. He coordinates the HSD’s IRAD program. He is a member of the Line of Business (LOB) where he participates in strategic planning and business development. He was a member of the Senior/Principal Staff of the Space Department of Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Laboratory for about 20 years before moving to GSFC in June of 2011.

    Dr. Paschalidis is an experimental scientist with overarching experience in both Space Science and Technology. His research interests include space weather phenomena spanning from the source at the Sun to the Earth and Planetary magnetospheres / ionospheres, and to the outer boundaries of the Heliosphere.

    He pioneered in space qualified advanced technologies, radiation hardened ASICs, microsystems, and instruments, more specifically:  Time of Flight x Energy x Angle Particle and Plasma Analyzers, Mass Spectrometers, ENA Imagers, UV/ X-ray/Gamma Ray / Neutron Instruments, Laser Altimeters, Radars, spacecraft housekeeping and control functions.

    He held leading roles in many NASA, ESA and International space missions including the: Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission, Pluto New Horizons, MESSENGER, IMAGE, CASSINI, Interstellar Boundary Explorer, Van Allen Probes, JUNO;  and missions under development: BepiColombo, Solar Orbiter, Solar Probe Plus, JUICE

    Recently he works on small satellite constellation missions for distributed simultaneous measurements. He is leading a mini Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer  with ion drifts neutral winds and temperature capability for missions including the NSF ExoSat 1/2 and Goddard’s Dellingr Cubesats. He participates in other HSD missions including the CubeSat Compact Radiation belt Explorer (CERES) and the CubeSat Mission to Study Solar Particles over the Earth’s Poles Enhancement (CuSPP+). He also leads other next generation high sensitivity instruments for upcoming flagship missions.

    He is a member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE), member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

    Awards

    • NASA Medal for Exceptional Technology Achievement  (2016)  " In recognition of your superlative contributions to conceiving, building, and flying important technologies and instruments from CubeSats to flagship missions".
    • NASA/GSFC IRAD Innovator of the Year (2015).
    • NASA Special Act Award: the INMS instrument (2014).
    • NASA Group Achievement Award for Participation in the CASSINI Program.
    • JHU/APL Exceptional Team Achievement Award, Advanced Satellite Concept Study Group.
    • JHU/APL Honorary mention for outstanding paper in JGR 1997.

    Dr. Paschalidis has published extensively and holds two US patents.

    Education

    Diploma in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Demokritos Univ. of Thrace, Greece

    PhD in Space Science and Technology (thesis at JHU/APL) Demokritos University of Thrace, Greece.

    Major Publications

    Young, D.T., j. Burch, R. Gomez, A. DeLosantos, G. Miller, P. Wilson, N. Paschalidis et al., Hot Plasma Composition Analyzer for the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission, Space Sci. Rev., DOI 10.1007/s11214-014-0119-6

    Paschalidis N. Recent CubeSat Missions at NASA/GSFC, Invited Presentation, Proceedings in   7th European CubeSat Symposium, Liege Belgium, Sep. 9-11 2015

    Paschalidis N. et al., A Compact Ion Neutral Mass Spectrometer for the ExoCube Mission, Proceedings in 6th European CubeSat Symposium, Estavayet, Switzerland, Oct 2014.

    Gatsonis, N. A., Ye Lu, J. Blandino, M. A Demitriou, N. P. Paschalidis, Cubesat Design and Attitude Control with Micro Pulsed Plasma Thrusters, proceedings in AIAA SPACE 2014 Conference and Exposition, Session: SYS-01, Space Systems Development, August 5, 2014

    Mauk, B., H., J. B. Blake, Daniel Baker, James Clemmons, Harlan Spence, Geoff Reeves, George Ho, Joseph H. Westlake, A. Jacques, S. E. Jaskulek, C. E. Schlemm, Patrick A. Hill, L. E. Brown, S. A. Cooper, R. S. Gurnee, C. M. Hammock, J. R. Hayes, J. C. Hutcheson, D. G. Mitchell, K. S. Nelson, N. Paschalidis, E. Rossano, S. Kerem, M. R. Stokes, The Energetic Particle Detector (EPD) Investigation and the Energetic Ion Spectrometer (EIS) for the Magnetospheric Magnetoscale (MMS) Mission MMS Mission Book Chapter

    Mauk, B. H., J. B. Blake, D. N. Baker, J. H. Clemmons, H. E. Spence, G. D. Reeves, G. C. Ho, J. H. Westlake, A. D. Jacque, S. E. Jaskulek, C. E. Schlemm, P. A. Hill, L. E. Brown, S. A. Cooper, J. F. Fennell, R. S. Gurnee, C. M. Hammock, R. J. Hayes, J. C. Hutcheson, D. G. Mitchell, K. S. Nelson, N. Paschalidis, E. Rossano, S. Kerem, M. R. Stokes, The Jupiter Energetic Particle Detector Instrument )JEDI) Investigation for the JUNO Mission, Space Sci Rev, DOI 10.1007/s11214-013-0025-3.

    Mitchell, D. G.,  L.J. Lanzerotti, · C.K. Kim · M. Stokes · G. Ho · S. Cooper, A. Ukhorskiy · J.W. Manweiler · S. Jaskulek · D.K. Haggerty · P. Brandt · M. Sitnov, K. Keika · J.R. Hayes · L.E. Brown · R.S. Gurnee · J.C. Hutcheson · K.S. Nelson,  N. P. Paschalidis, · E. Rossano · S. Kerem, Radiation Belt Strom Probes Ion Compostion Experiment (RBSPICE)  Space Sci Rev (2013) 179:263-308.

    Mauk, B. H, D. K. Haggerty, S. E. Jaskulek, C. E. Schlemm, L. E. Brown, S. A. Cooper, R. S. Gurnee, J. R. Hayes, G. C. Ho, J. C. Hutcheson, A. D. Jacques, S. Kerem, C. K. Kim, D. G. Mitchell, K. S. Nelson, C. P. Paranicas, N. P. Paschalidis, E. Rossano, M. R. Stokes, The Jupiter Energetic Particle Detector Instrument (JEDI) Investigation for the Juno Mission, Space Sci Rev, DOI 10.1007/s11214-013-0025-3, Springer, Published online26 November 2013.

    E. C. Sittler; John F Cooper,  Richard E Hartle, William R Paterson; Eric R Christian; Alexander S Lipatov; Paul R Mahaffy; Nikolaos Paschalidis; Michael A Coplan, Timothy A Cassidy; John D Richardson, Bruce Fegley, Nicolas Andre, Plasma Ion Composition Measurements for Europa, Planeteray and Plasma Sciences in Press, January  2013.

    Hammock, C. M., C. P. Paranicas, N. P. Paschalidis, Europa Radiation Environment and Monitoring, Proceedings  IEEE Aerospace Conference, ISBN 978-1-4244-2621-8, 24 April 2009.

    Ralph L. McNutt, Jr., Stefano A. Livi, Reid S. Gurnee, Matthew E. Hill, Kim A. Cooper, G. Bruce Andrews, Edwin P. Keath, Stamatios M. Krimigis, N. Paschalidis,  Donald G. Mitchell, Barry Tossman, Fran Bagenal, John D. Boldt, Walter Bradley, William S. Devereux, George C. Ho, Stephen E. Jaskulek, Thomas W. LeFevere, HoraceMalcom, Geoffrey A. Marcus, John R. Hayes, G. Ty Moore, Bruce D. Williams, Paul Wilson IV, L. E. Brown, M. Kusterer, J. Vandegriff , The Pluto Energetic Particle Spectrometer Science Investigation (PEPSSI) on the New Horizons Mission, Space Science Reviews (2009) 145 pp 381.

    E Möbius, S Fuselier, M Granoff, E Hertzberg, B King, H Kucharek, S. Livi, S Longworth, N. Paschalidis, L. Saul, J. Scheer, , C. Schlemm , M. Wieser, and P. Wurz, , Time of Flight Detector System of the IBEX-Lo Sensor with Low Background Performance for Hemispheric ENA Detection, ICRC 2007 Proceedings, 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, July 3-11 2007, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.

    Boone, B., G., K. Strohbehn, B. E. Kluga, K. Baldwin, J. R. Bruzzi, N. P. Paschalidis, C. R. Drabenstadt, and P. Wilson, Dual-band Spacecraft Sensor Suit for Lunar and Small-body landing, SPIE 2007.

    Livi, S.A., G.C. Ho, N. Paschalidis, M.I. Desai, F. Allegrini, and D.J. McComas. Relevance of Suprathermal Ion Observations for Heliospheric Physics. Presented at and published in the Proceedings of the Second Solar Orbiter Workshop, Paper No. S1.8, ESA SP-641, Athens, Greece, October 2006.

    Paschalidis N. P., A family of analog and mixed signal VLSI ASICs for NASA science missions, Acta Astronautica 59 (2006) 974-980 online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2005.07.044

    Kottaras G., N. Paschalidis, V. Paschalidis, N. Stamatopoulos, E. Sarris and K. Karadamoglou, A 10-bit, low power, successive approximation, digitally auto-zeroed CMOS ADC Core for the NASA TRIO Smart Sensor System on a Chip, Journal of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol 42, pp113-128, 2005, Kluwer Academic Publishers.

    Kottaras G., E. Sarris, V. Paschalidis, N. Stamatopoulos and N. Paschalidis, Design of the TRIO Smart Sensor Chip for Aerospace, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 40, No 3,  pp 862, July 2004.

    G. Kottaras, N. Paschalidis, E.Sarris, N. Stamatopoulos, K. Karadamoglou, V. Paschalidis, “The TRIO smart sensor data acquisition system on a chip for space applications”, Proceedings  IEEE Paper #1305, 7.05-03: Spacecraft Avionics-Mixed Signal and System on a Chip Technologies, IEEE Aerospace Conf., Big Sky, Montana, March 2004.

    K. Karadamoglou, N. Paschalidis, N. Stamatopoulos, G. Kottaras, V. Paschalidis, E.Sarris, “A 32bit, High Resolution, Asynchronous Time to Digital Converter for Space Instruments”, Proceedings (peer reviewed) ) IEEE Paper #1270, 7.05-04: Spacecraft Avionics-Mixed Signal and System on a Chip Technologies IEEE Aerospace Conf., Big Sky, Montana, March 2004

    Karadamoglou K. K., N. Paschalidis, N. Stamatopoulos, G. Kottaras, E. Sarris and V. Paschalidis, An 11-bit, High Resolution and Adjustable Range CMOS Time to Digital Converter for Space Science Instruments, Journal of Solid State Circuits, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp 214-222, January 2004.

    Paschalidis N. P., Front End Electronics for Radiation Detection in Space Science Instruments, Proceedings of Vth International Meeting on Front-End Electronics for High Energy, Nuclear, Medical, and Space Applications, June 30th to July 3rd, 2003 Snowmass Village, Colorado.

    Paschalidis N. P., A Family of Analog and Mixed Signal VLSI ASICs for NASA Science Missions, Proceedings of 11th Annual NASA Symposium on VLSI Design2003, Wp7, University of Idaho May28-29 2003.

    Paschalidis N. P., Advanced System on a Chip Microelectronics for Spacecraft and Science Instruments, Special Issue of Acta Astronautica, Volume 52, Issues 2-6, Pages 411-420 January-March 2003 (also on-line at www.sciencedirect.com).

    Paschalidis N. P., N. Stamatopoulos, K. Karadamoglou, G. Kottaras, V. Paschalidis, E. Sarris, D. Mitchell, D. Humm, L. Paxton, R. McNutt, Advanced Time of Flight System on a Chip for Remote Sensing Instruments, proceedings SPIE's 9th Annual International Symposium on Remote Sensing, Proc. SPIE Vol. 4881, p. 558-569, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VI, April 2003.

    Sarris, T., E., Xinlin Li, N. Tsaggas, N. Paschalidis, “Modeling energetic particle injections in dynamic pulse fields with varying propagation speeds”, Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics), Volume 107, Issue A3, NO. A3, 10.1029/2001JA900166, 2002.

    Kottaras, G., N. P. Paschalidis, N. Stamatopoulos, V. Paschalidis, K. Karadamoglou, E. T. Sarris, A 10-bit, Low Power, Digitally Auto-zeroed CMOS Analogue to Digital Converter Core for the NASA TRIO Smart Sensor System on a Chip, proceedings ESSCIRC 2002, CP. 13, Firenze, Italy September 24-26, 2002.

    Karadamoglou, K., N. P. Paschalidis, N. Stamatopoulos, G. Kottaras, V. Paschalidis, E. T. Sarris, A CMOS Time to Digital Converter for Space Science Instruments, proceedings ESSCIRC 2002, CP. 12, Firenze, Italy September 24-26, 2002.

    Paschalidis N. P., N. Stamatopoulos, K. Karadamoglou, G. Kottaras, V. Paschalidis, E. Sarris, R. McEntire, D. Mitchell, R. McNutt, A CMOS Time of Flight System on a Chip for Spacecraft Instrumentation,  IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science,  vol. 49, pp.1156-1163, June 2002.

    Paschalidis N. P., Advanced System on Chip Microelectronics for Spacecraft and Science Instruments, Proceedings of the 2002 IEEE Aerospace Conference 7.040, Big Sky Montana, March 9-16 2002.

    Cole T. D., A. Reiter and N. Paschalidis, Miniaturized, Low-Power Laser Altimeter (MLLA), Monograph in proceedings: Innovative Approaches to Outer Planetary Exploration 2001-2020, Texas, 2001.

    Paschalidis N. P., A Smart Sensor Integrated Circuit for NASA’s New Millennium Spacecraft, publication in the Journal of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 27, 19-30, 2001, Kluwer Academic Publishers, May 2001.

    Andrews B. G., R. E. Gold, E. P. Keath, D. G. Mitchell, R. W. McEntire, R. L. McNutt, N. P. Paschalidis, Compact Energetic Particle Detector for Low Cost Planetary Missions, Special Issue of Acta Astronautica: Proccedings of the 4th IAA International Conference on Low Cost Planetary Missions, JHU/APL, May 1-5 2000.

    Paschalidis N. P., A Smart Sensor Integrated Circuit for NASA’s New Millennium Spacecraft, publication in the proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Electronic Circuit and Systems – ICECS ’99, W4F4, Pafos Cyprus September 5-8, 1999.

    Mitchell, D. G., S. E. Jaskulek, C. E. Schlemm, E. P. Keath, R. E. Thompson, B. E. Tossman, J. D. Boldt, J. R. Hayes, B. G. Andrews, N. P. Paschalidis, D. C. Hamilton, R. Lundgren, E. Tumms, P. Wilson, H. D. Voss, D. Prentice, K. C., Hsieh, C. C. Curtis, and F. P. Powell, High Energy Neutral Atom (HENA) Imager for the IMAGE Mission, Space Science Reviews, Vol. 91, pp. 67-112, 2000 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

    Anagnostopoulos, G. C., N. Paschalidis, and A. N. Littas, Energy-time dispersion of a new class of magnetospheric ion events observed near the Earth’s bow shock, Annales Geophysicae, 18, pp 28-41, 2000.

    Paschalidis N. P., Microelectronics Technologies Enabling New Generation Spacecraft and Instrumentation, in Science Closure and Enabling Technologies for Constellation Class Missions. Volume edited by The American Geophysical Union, pp. 123-130, UC Berkeley, California, December 1998.

    Paschalidis N. P., K. Karadamoglou, N. Stamatopoulos, V. Paschalidis, G. Kottaras, E. Sarris, E. Keath, and R. McEntire, An Integrated Time to Digital Converter for Space Instrumentation, Proceedings of the 7th NASA Symposium on VLSI Design October 1998 pp. 5.4.1, Albuquerque, University Of New Mexico.

    Andrews, B. G., R. E. Gold, E. P. Keath, D. G. Mitchell, R. W. McEntire, R. L. McNutt, and N. P. Paschalidis, A Compact Particle Detector for Space Measurements: Prototype Performance, Proceedings of the 43rd SPIE’s International Symposium on Optical Science, Engineering and Instrumentation, Vol. 3442, p. 105-114, Mission to the Sun II Nov. 1998.

    Paschalidis N. P., A Remote I/O (RIO) Smart Sensor Chip Analog-Digital Chip for Next Generation Spacecraft, Proceedings of the 12th Annual AIAA/Utah State University Conference on Small Satellites, SSC98-I-4, September 1998.

    Paschalidis N. P., N. Chrissostomidis, N. Stamatopoulos, P. Houlis, E. Sarris, S. Jaskulek, D. Mitchell, B. Tossman and S. Krimigis, Design, Testing, and Space Qualification of Two Radiation Hardened VLSI ICs for the Cassini/MIMI Instrument, Proceedings of the 6th NASA Symposium on VLSI Design 1997, pp. 8.1.1, University of New Mexico.

    Paschalidis N. P., N. Chrissostomidis, N. Stamatopoulos, P. Houlis, E. Sarris, S. Jaskulek, D. Mitchell, B. Tossman and S. Krimigis A Commandable Pulse Height Analysis System Based on Custom VLSI ASICs for the Cassini Space Mission, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 44, pp.1023-1027, June 1997.

    Anderson B. J., R. B. Decker, N. P. Paschalidis and T. E. Sarris, Onset of nonadiabatic particle motion in the near-Earth magnetotail, Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, vol. 102, pp. 17553-17569, August 1, 1997.

    McNutt, L. R., D. G. Mitchell, E. P. Keath, N. P. Paschalidis, R. E. Gold, and R. W. McEntire, A Compact Particle Detector for Low-Energy Particle Measurements, proceedings of: SPIE 1996 International Symposium on Optical Science, Engineering, and Instrumentation - Mission to the Sun, Proc. SPIE Vol. 2804, p. 217-227, Nov. 1996.

    Paschalidis, N. P., E. P. Keath, R. L. McNutt, Jr., D. G. Mitchell, R. W. McEntire, S. Jaskulek, C. Schlemm, B. E. Tossman, S. M. Krimigis, N. Stamatopoulos, K. Karadamoglou, and E. T. Sarris, Electronics miniaturization of spacecraft instruments and subsystems, Proc. 2nd IAA International Conference on Low-Cost Planetary Missions, Paper IAA-L-0914, 1996.

    Paschalidis, N. P., E. T. Sarris, S. M. Krimigis, R. McEntire, M. Levine, I. Daglis, and G. C. Anagnostopoulos, Energetic Ion Distributions on Both Sides of the Earth's Magnetopause, Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, vol. 99, pp. 8687-8703, May 1, 1994.

    Paschalidis, N. P., A. G. Andreou, and E. T. Sarris, A CMOS Analog-Digital Integrated Circuit for Charged Particle Spectrum Measurements, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 40, pp. 1313-1318, August 1993.

    Paschalidis, N. P., A. G. Andreou, E. T. Sarris, and S. M. Krimigis, Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) for Particle Measurements in Space Using Solid State Detectors. Proceedings (reviewed) into NASA Small Instrument for Space Physics, pp 4-42 to 4-49, Pasadena, California 19-31 March, 1993.

    Paschalidis, N. P., G. C. Anagnostopoulos, E. T. Sarris, and S. M. Krimigis, The Magnetosphere as a Source of Magnetosheath Energetic Ions, Proceedings to 1st Panhellenic Astronomical Conference, pp 339-343, Athens, Sep. 21-23, 1992.

    Paschalidis, N. P., S. M. Krimigis, E. T. Sarris, D. G. Sibeck, R. McEntire, S. Christon, and L. Zanetti Ion Burst Event in the Earth's Dayside Magnetosheath  Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 18, 377-380, March 1991.

    Daglis, I. A., N. P. Paschalidis, E. T. Sarris, W. I Axford, G. Kremser, B. Wilken, and G. Gloeckler, Statistical Features of the Substorm Expansion-Phase as Observed by the AMPTE/CCE Spacecraft, Magnetospheric Substorms, Geophysical Monograph 64, American Geophysical Union, 1991.

    Sarris, E. T., S. M. Krimigis, N. P. Paschalidis, Comment on" Multispacecraft observations of energetic ions upstream and downstream of the bow shock", Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 17, pp., 1165-1168, July 1990.

    Pavlos, G. P., E. T. Sarris, N. P. Paschalidis, The growth rate and location of the acceleration of energetic particles inside the plasma sheet, Planet. Space Sci., 37, 503-516, 1989.

    Patents
    Paschalidis N., A Time of Flight system on a chip, U.S. Patent No. 7,012,248
    Paschalidis N., Remote Input/Output (RIO) Smart Sensor Analog-Digital Chip, U.S. Patent No. 6,744,376

     

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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