Dr. Jonathan W. Arenberg
Chief Engineer
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Author | Instructor | Special Event Speaker
Profile Summary

Jonathan Arenberg is the Chief Engineer for Space Science Missions at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, CA. He has over 29 years of experience working on astronomical programs such as the Chandra X-ray Observatory, development of the starshade, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope and other mission concepts. He held several positions on Webb, in technology development, systems design leader, systems engineering manager and finally chief engineer. In addition to his work on astronomical systems, he has contributed to major high-energy and tactical laser systems, laser component engineering, metrology, optical inspection, technology development projects and the development of US national and international standards. He holds Bachelor of Science in physics, a Master of Science and PhD in engineering all from UCLA. A committed member of the scientific community, Dr. Arenberg is a long serving California State Science Fair Judge and is a referee for several journals. He is a fellow of the international optical engineering society, SPIE, for his contributions to astronomical and laser systems. He is the author of over 180 conference presentations, papers and book chapters and holds a dozen European and U.S. patents in a wide variety of areas of technology. Dr. Arenberg is also a short course instructor for systems engineering and has recent book SPIE press based on the class he teaches with his co-author.
Publications (160)

SPIE Journal Paper | 29 March 2024 Open Access
JATIS, Vol. 10, Issue 01, 011201, (March 2024) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.10.1117/1.JATIS.10.1.011201
KEYWORDS: Design, James Webb Space Telescope, Telescopes, Online learning, Mirrors, Systems modeling, Space telescopes, Space operations, Observatories, Modeling

SPIE Journal Paper | 14 March 2024 Open Access
Jonathan Arenberg, Tiffany Glassman, Elysia Starr, Reem Hejal, Till Liepmann, Charles Atkinson, Nina Altshuler, Annetta Luevano, Marc Roth, Perry Knollenberg
JATIS, Vol. 10, Issue 01, 011209, (March 2024) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.10.1117/1.JATIS.10.1.011209
KEYWORDS: Design, Observatories, Telescopes, James Webb Space Telescope, Systems modeling, Space operations, Performance modeling, Online learning, Stray light, Mirrors

Proceedings Article | 5 October 2023 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12679, 1267907 (2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2677645
KEYWORDS: Manufacturing, X-rays, Design and modelling, Reliability, Optics manufacturing, Modeling, Mirrors, Equipment, Analytics, Analytic models

Proceedings Article | 5 October 2023 Presentation + Paper
Patrick Morrissey, Kristin Madsen, Rashied Amini, Douglas Dawson, Brian Grefenstette, Alex Abramovici, Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay, Guillem Casadesus Vila, Steve Franklin, William Johnson, Sharon Kedar, Marc Lane, Karen Lee, Miles Smith, Daniel Stern, Steven Zusack, Jonathan Arenberg, Mike McEachen, Lance McCreary, Jeff Rodgers, Diogo Coutinho, Johannes Müeller-Seidlitz, Kirpal Nandra, Peter Predehl, Rafael Strecker, Lea Dauner, Steve Kenyon, Paul Markie, William Zhang, Stefano Basso, Alberto Moretti, Giovanni Pareschi, Daniele Spiga, Giuseppe Valsecchi, Dervis Vernani
Proceedings Volume 12678, 126780H (2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2676988
KEYWORDS: Design and modelling, Space operations, Cameras, Mirrors, X-rays, Telescopes, Sensors, Metrology, Astronomical instrumentation

Proceedings Article | 5 October 2023 Poster + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12678, 126781B (2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2676891
KEYWORDS: Particles, Simulations, X-rays, Equipment, Design and modelling, Attenuation, Telescopes, Sensors