Dr. Shahid Aslam

Dr. Shahid Aslam

  • AST, PLANETARY STUDIES
  • 301.614.6961
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 693
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Many years of space instrument hardware development and remote sensing experience with direct contributions to the following NASA flight programs: Pressure Modulated Infra-Red Radiometer (PMIRR) on Mars Observer; Composite Infra-Red Spectrometer (CIRS) on Cassini; Gas and Aerosol Monitoring Sensor-craft (GAMS); Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III (SAGE III) and James Web Space Telescope (JWST).

    https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=6erZJw0AAAAJ&hl=en

    Current Projects

    Compact Ultraviolet to Visible Imaging Spectrometer (CUVIS) Technology Demonstration onboard the DAVINCI Mission to Venus, NASA Discovery Mission, Institutional Principal Investigator

    Design, build, test and validate a Compact Ultraviolet to Visible Spectrometer (CUVIS), an innovative dual-band dispersion and imaging spectrometer with spectral range 200–570 nm, that will complement the science obtained from DAVINCI's VISOR UV Camera. The spectrometer’s primary goal is to investigate radiative balance, cloud properties and chemistry of Venus’s atmosphere, address the vexing scientific problem of the unknown UV absorber(s) at the cloud tops; secondary goals include cloud top habitability, and to gain insight into slow rotating hot exoplanets by using Venus as a test case.

    Modular Infrared Molecules and Ices Sensor (MIRMIS), ESA F-Class Comet Interceptor Mission, Co-Investigator

    MIRMIS covers the spectral range 0.9 to ~25 μm and will map the ice, mineral, and gas composition ofthe target’s nucleus and coma and the distribution of surface temperatures on the nucleus.

    Ice Particle Counter for Ocean World Plume-Flyby Missions, FY22 IRAD, Principal Investigator

    Develop an enabling technology that will count water-ice particles while flying through the plume of Enceladus or Europa. 

    Ultra-Violet Detector Innovation for Raman Exploration and CharacTerization (UV-DIRECT) of Ocean Worlds, NASA ROSES PICASSO, Co-Investigator

    Ultra-Violet Detector Innovation for Raman Exploration and CharacTerization (UV-DIRECT) of Ocean Worlds enables the identification of minerals, volatiles, organic molecules, biopolymers, water, and other hydrous phases in planetary materials with the added bonus of Raman spectroscopic imaging. 

    RAMS: RAman-Mass Spectrometer for planetary exploration, NASA ROSES PICASSO, Co-Investigator

    Raman-Mass Spectrometer (RAMS) instrument suite incorporates laser desorption/ ionization mass spectrometry (LDMS) and micro Raman microspectroscopy imaging (μRS) into a compact instrument package with shared resources realizing size, weight and power (SWaP) savings over two separate instruments, while simultaneously enabling comprehensive sample analysis capabilities transcending those of either technique alone.

    Characterization of the CUVIS spectrometer: maturation of a multi-mission radiation-hard CMOS-based camera assembly and breadboard integration, FY22, Co-Investigator

    Develop in-house capability on the broad spectral response NUV-NIR Teledyne space-qualified CMOS image sensor.

    Design, Fabrication and Testing of Metal-Mesh Linear Variable Filters for Planetary Remote Sensing Instrumentation, FY22 IRAD, Co-Investigator

    Demonstrate metal mesh based LVFs for the 12.5 mm to 25 mm band to improve measurements of surface temperature, emissivity, multi-spectral image maps, porosity, and material composition identification for remote sensing planetary missions. 

    Time Resolved Spatial Heterodyne Raman Spectrometer, FY22 IRAD, Co-Invetigator

    Demonstrate a novel high resolution, high throughput, time resolve Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer (SHS) for planetary science applications. 

    Education

    • D.Phil., Planetary Physics, St. Cross College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    • M.Sc., X-ray Crystallography, Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK
    • B.Sc., Applied Physics, The City University, London, UK

    Professional Societies

    American Astronomical Society (AAS), 2010 - Present
    Member
    Division of Planetary Science (DPS - AAS), 2010 - Present
    Member
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014 - Present
    Member
    Philosophical Society of Washington DC, 2018 - Present
    Member

    Professional Service

    Member of the Goddard Scientific Colloquium Committee 2021-Present

    Awards

    1993 NASA Group Achievement Award - Mars Observer/PMIRR

    1998 NASA Group Achievement Award - Cassini/CIRS

    2003 NASA Contractor Excellence Award

    2005 NASA Public Service Award Medal

    2011 NASA Group Achievement Award - JWST Micro-Shutter System Team

    2016 NASA Special Act Award

    2018 NASA Group Achievement Award - CIRS Spectrometer Team

    2018 NASA Group Achievement Award - CIRS Investigation Team

    2020 NASA Exceptional Service Award Medal

    10 USA Patents

    Publications

    Refereed

    Khreishi, M., R. G. Ohl, R. Mcclelland, et al. R. Shiri, T. Hewagama, S. Aslam, M. P. Ulmer, E. Canavan, and R. Liang. 2021. "Measuring large amplitude surface figure error using coordinate metrology." Optical Engineering, 60 (08): [10.1117/1.oe.60.8.084103]

    Bower, D. M., C. Yang, T. Hewagama, et al. C. A. Nixon, S. Aslam, P. L. Whelley, J. L. Eigenbrode, F. Jin, J. Rullifson, J. Kolasinski, and A. Samuels. 2021. "Spectroscopic Characterization of Samples from Different Environments in a Volcano-Glacial Region in Iceland: Implications for in situ Planetary Exploration." Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 263: [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.saa.2021.120205]

    Aslam, S., D. Bower, N. Gorius, et al. T. Hewagama, P. Lucey, T. Acosta-Maeda, and S. Sharma. 2021. "In situ Chemistry Experiment - µscope, Photoluminescence and Raman Observations on Icy Satellites (ICE-µPROBIS)." EPSC Abstracts, 15 (EPSC2021-432): [10.5194/epsc2021-432]

    Aslam, S., S. Calcutt, N. Gorius, et al. P. Irwin, G. Nehmetallah, G. Quilligan, and D. Tran. 2021. "Ice-Giants Net Flux Radiometer for Heat Flux Measurements." EPSC Abstracts, 15 (EPSC2021-144): [10.5194/epsc2021-144]

    Tran, D., S. Aslam, N. Gorius, G. Quilligan, and G. Nehmetallah. 2021. "Ice Giants Net Flux Radiometer (IG-NFR) Electrical Architecture." EPSC Abstracts, 15 (EPSC2021-449): [10.5194/epsc2021-449]

    Bower, D., S. Aslam, T. Hewagama, et al. N. Gorius, A. Sampath, J. Schuster, J. Smith, Q. Trieu, S. Kelley, and G. Nehmetallah. 2021. "Enabling in situ Raman Spectroscopic Exploration of Icy Worlds: Ultra-Violet Detector Innovation for Raman Exploration and CharacTerization (UV-DIRECT) of Ocean Worlds." EPSC2021, [10.5194/epsc2021-330]

    Quilligan, G., and S. Aslam. 2021. "TID and Heavy Ion Performance of a RHBD Multi-Channel Digitizer in 180 nm CMOS." IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 68 (7): 1414-1422 [10.1109/tns.2021.3080179]

    Tran, D., S. Aslam, N. Gorius, and G. Nehmetallah. 2021. "Parallel Computation of CRC-Code on an FPGA Platform for High Data Throughput." Electronics, 10 (7): 866 [10.3390/electronics10070866]

    Bower, D., P. Misra, M. Peterson, et al. M. Howard, T. Hewagama, N. Gorius, S. Li, S. Aslam, T. Livengood, A. McAdam, and J. Kolasinski. 2020. "Comparative VIS and NIR Raman and FTIR Spectroscopy of Lunar Analog Samples." Europlanet Science Congress 2020, online, [10.5194/epsc2020-427]

    Irwin, P., S. Calcutt, J. Dobinson, et al. J. Alday, A. James, M. Roos-Serote, S. Aslam, C. Nixon, and G. Villanueva. 2020. "Modelling the expected observations of the Advanced Ice Giants Net Flux Radiometer (IG-NFR) instrument concept, under study for future entry probe missions to Uranus or Neptune." EPSC Abstracts, EPSC2020-306: [10.5194/epsc2020-306]

    Irwin, P., C. Wilson, J. Alday, et al. M. Roos-Serote, J. Barstow, and S. Aslam. 2020. "Modelling the in situ solar and thermal radiation environment for future entry probe missions to Venus." EPSC-2020, EPSC2020-312: [10.5194/epsc2020-312]

    Bower, D. M., T. Hewagama, N. J. Gorius, et al. F. Jin, S. Trivedi, S. Li, S. Aslam, P. Misra, T. A. Livengood, and J. R. Kolasinski. 2020. "Correlated Raman and Reflectance Spectroscopy for In Situ Lunar Resource Exploration." Lunar Surface Science Workshop (LPI Contrib No. 2241), id. 5113.

    Aslam, S., D. M. Bower, F. Cepollina, et al. T. Flatley, T. Hewagama, M. Jhabvala, and T. A. Livengood. 2020. "Compact Lunar Mineralogy Imager (CLuMI)." Lunar Surface Science Workshop 2020 (LPI Contrib. No. 2241),

    Chin, G., S. Aslam, C. Anderson, et al. M. K. Barker, D. M. Bower, T. Hewagama, and T. Livengood. 2020. "The CORGIE (Confirming Orbital Remote-Sensing with Ground Information Experiments) Consortium." Lunar Surface Science Workshop 2020 (LPI Contrib. no 2241),

    Tran, D., N. Gorius, D. P. Glavin, et al. G. T. Quilligan, M. Wieber, S. A. McKim, S. Aslam, and G. Nehmetallah. 2020. "Radiation-hard parallel readout circuit for low-frequency voltage signal measurements." Sensors and Systems for Space Applications XIII, 11422 (1142205): [10.1117/12.2558117]

    Nguyen, T. C., S. Aslam, D. Bower, et al. J. Eigenbrode, N. J. Gorius, T. Hewagama, L. R. Miko, and G. Nehmetallah. 2020. "Portable flow device using Fourier ptychography microscopy and deep learning for detection in biosignatures." Real-Time Image Processing and Deep Learning 2020, 11401: 1-6 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1117/12.2557316]

    Aslam, S., R. K. Achterberg, S. B. Calcutt, et al. V. Cottini, N. J. Gorius, T. Hewagama, P. G. Irwin, C. A. Nixon, G. Quilligan, M. Roos-Serote, A. A. Simon, D. Tran, and G. Villanueva. 2020. "Advanced Net Flux Radiometer for the Ice Giants." Space Science Reviews, 216 (1): 11 [10.1007/s11214-019-0630-x]

    Non-Refereed

    Dahl, E. K., S. Brueshaber, R. G. Cosentino, et al. C. Palotai, N. Rowe-Gurney, R. Sankar, K. Sayanagi, S. Aslam, K. Baines, E. Barth, N. J. Chanover, L. N. Fletcher, S. Guerlet, H. Hammel, M. Hofstadter, A. Hyder, E. Leonard, T. A. Livengood, T. Momary, G. Orton, I. de Pater, K. Retherford, J. Sinclair, K. Soderlund, L. Spilker, L. Sromovsky, and M. H. Wong. 2020. "Ice Giant Atmospheric Science." arXiv arXiv:2010.08617.

    Brief Bio

    Many years of space instrument hardware development and remote sensing experience with direct contributions to the following NASA flight programs: Pressure Modulated Infra-Red Radiometer (PMIRR) on Mars Observer; Composite Infra-Red Spectrometer (CIRS) on Cassini; Gas and Aerosol Monitoring Sensor-craft (GAMS); Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III (SAGE III) and James Web Space Telescope (JWST).

    https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=6erZJw0AAAAJ&hl=en

    Publications

    Refereed

    Khreishi, M., R. G. Ohl, R. Mcclelland, et al. R. Shiri, T. Hewagama, S. Aslam, M. P. Ulmer, E. Canavan, and R. Liang. 2021. "Measuring large amplitude surface figure error using coordinate metrology." Optical Engineering 60 (08): [10.1117/1.oe.60.8.084103]

    Bower, D. M., C. Yang, T. Hewagama, et al. C. A. Nixon, S. Aslam, P. L. Whelley, J. L. Eigenbrode, F. Jin, J. Rullifson, J. Kolasinski, and A. Samuels. 2021. "Spectroscopic Characterization of Samples from Different Environments in a Volcano-Glacial Region in Iceland: Implications for in situ Planetary Exploration." Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 263 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.saa.2021.120205]

    Aslam, S., D. Bower, N. Gorius, et al. T. Hewagama, P. Lucey, T. Acosta-Maeda, and S. Sharma. 2021. "In situ Chemistry Experiment - µscope, Photoluminescence and Raman Observations on Icy Satellites (ICE-µPROBIS)." EPSC Abstracts 15 (EPSC2021-432): [10.5194/epsc2021-432]

    Aslam, S., S. Calcutt, N. Gorius, et al. P. Irwin, G. Nehmetallah, G. Quilligan, and D. Tran. 2021. "Ice-Giants Net Flux Radiometer for Heat Flux Measurements." EPSC Abstracts 15 (EPSC2021-144): [10.5194/epsc2021-144]

    Tran, D., S. Aslam, N. Gorius, G. Quilligan, and G. Nehmetallah. 2021. "Ice Giants Net Flux Radiometer (IG-NFR) Electrical Architecture." EPSC Abstracts 15 (EPSC2021-449): [10.5194/epsc2021-449]

    Bower, D., S. Aslam, T. Hewagama, et al. N. Gorius, A. Sampath, J. Schuster, J. Smith, Q. Trieu, S. Kelley, and G. Nehmetallah. 2021. "Enabling in situ Raman Spectroscopic Exploration of Icy Worlds: Ultra-Violet Detector Innovation for Raman Exploration and CharacTerization (UV-DIRECT) of Ocean Worlds." EPSC2021 [10.5194/epsc2021-330]

    Quilligan, G., and S. Aslam. 2021. "TID and Heavy Ion Performance of a RHBD Multi-Channel Digitizer in 180 nm CMOS." IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 68 (7): 1414-1422 [10.1109/tns.2021.3080179]

    Tran, D., S. Aslam, N. Gorius, and G. Nehmetallah. 2021. "Parallel Computation of CRC-Code on an FPGA Platform for High Data Throughput." Electronics 10 (7): 866 [10.3390/electronics10070866]

    Bower, D., P. Misra, M. Peterson, et al. M. Howard, T. Hewagama, N. Gorius, S. Li, S. Aslam, T. Livengood, A. McAdam, and J. Kolasinski. 2020. "Comparative VIS and NIR Raman and FTIR Spectroscopy of Lunar Analog Samples." Europlanet Science Congress 2020, online [10.5194/epsc2020-427]

    Irwin, P., S. Calcutt, J. Dobinson, et al. J. Alday, A. James, M. Roos-Serote, S. Aslam, C. Nixon, and G. Villanueva. 2020. "Modelling the expected observations of the Advanced Ice Giants Net Flux Radiometer (IG-NFR) instrument concept, under study for future entry probe missions to Uranus or Neptune." EPSC Abstracts EPSC2020-306 [10.5194/epsc2020-306]

    Irwin, P., C. Wilson, J. Alday, et al. M. Roos-Serote, J. Barstow, and S. Aslam. 2020. "Modelling the in situ solar and thermal radiation environment for future entry probe missions to Venus." EPSC-2020 EPSC2020-312 [10.5194/epsc2020-312]

    Bower, D. M., T. Hewagama, N. J. Gorius, et al. F. Jin, S. Trivedi, S. Li, S. Aslam, P. Misra, T. A. Livengood, and J. R. Kolasinski. 2020. "Correlated Raman and Reflectance Spectroscopy for In Situ Lunar Resource Exploration." Lunar Surface Science Workshop (LPI Contrib No. 2241) id. 5113

    Aslam, S., D. M. Bower, F. Cepollina, et al. T. Flatley, T. Hewagama, M. Jhabvala, and T. A. Livengood. 2020. "Compact Lunar Mineralogy Imager (CLuMI)." Lunar Surface Science Workshop 2020 (LPI Contrib. No. 2241)

    Chin, G., S. Aslam, C. Anderson, et al. M. K. Barker, D. M. Bower, T. Hewagama, and T. Livengood. 2020. "The CORGIE (Confirming Orbital Remote-Sensing with Ground Information Experiments) Consortium." Lunar Surface Science Workshop 2020 (LPI Contrib. no 2241)

    Tran, D., N. Gorius, D. P. Glavin, et al. G. T. Quilligan, M. Wieber, S. A. McKim, S. Aslam, and G. Nehmetallah. 2020. "Radiation-hard parallel readout circuit for low-frequency voltage signal measurements." Sensors and Systems for Space Applications XIII 11422 (1142205): [10.1117/12.2558117]

    Nguyen, T. C., S. Aslam, D. Bower, et al. J. Eigenbrode, N. J. Gorius, T. Hewagama, L. R. Miko, and G. Nehmetallah. 2020. "Portable flow device using Fourier ptychography microscopy and deep learning for detection in biosignatures." Real-Time Image Processing and Deep Learning 2020 11401 1-6 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1117/12.2557316]

    Aslam, S., R. K. Achterberg, S. B. Calcutt, et al. V. Cottini, N. J. Gorius, T. Hewagama, P. G. Irwin, C. A. Nixon, G. Quilligan, M. Roos-Serote, A. A. Simon, D. Tran, and G. Villanueva. 2020. "Advanced Net Flux Radiometer for the Ice Giants." Space Science Reviews 216 (1): 11 [10.1007/s11214-019-0630-x]

    Non-Refereed

    Dahl, E. K., S. Brueshaber, R. G. Cosentino, et al. C. Palotai, N. Rowe-Gurney, R. Sankar, K. Sayanagi, S. Aslam, K. Baines, E. Barth, N. J. Chanover, L. N. Fletcher, S. Guerlet, H. Hammel, M. Hofstadter, A. Hyder, E. Leonard, T. A. Livengood, T. Momary, G. Orton, I. de Pater, K. Retherford, J. Sinclair, K. Soderlund, L. Spilker, L. Sromovsky, and M. H. Wong. 2020. "Ice Giant Atmospheric Science." arXiv arXiv:2010.08617

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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