Dr. Murzy D. Jhabvala
Chief Engineer/ISTD at NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr
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Dr. Murzy Jhabvala, has been with NASA/Goddard since 1974 and is the Chief Engineer of the Instrument systems and Technology Division. He has designed, fabricated, flight qualified and delivered custom integrated circuits to numerous projects; he developed the internal reference source for the Cosmic Background Explorer , he was the co-inventor of the polysilicon micro-filament IR sources used on the Spitzer Space Telescope; he lead the team for the design and fabrication of the Gravity Probe B low noise cryogenic JFETS and the detector hybrid; he lead/co-developed (with ATT/Bell Labs and Rockwell Science Center) the first long wave GaAs QWIP 128x128 array in 1990; he was the Principal Investigator for the development of the 640x512 GaAs QWIP Hyperspectral (4-15µm) Imaging System. He led the development of the microshutter arrays for the James Webb Space Telescope project, led the detector development for the Solar Heliospheric Observatory and for the New Horizons missions. He led the development of the QWIP-based focal plane for the TIRS instrument on NASA’s Landsat 8 mission, developed the blackbody calibration sources for the OSIRIS-Rex asteroid encounter mission in 2017 and is currently leading the detector system evaluation for the NASA/ESA Euclid mission.
Publications (50)

Proceedings Article | 10 July 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10709, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VIII
KEYWORDS: Readout integrated circuits, Infrared sensors, CMOS sensors, Mercury cadmium telluride, Sensors, Spectroscopy, Quantum efficiency, Manufacturing, Photometry, Molybdenum

Proceedings Article | 6 July 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
KEYWORDS: Mercury cadmium telluride, Detection and tracking algorithms, Sensors, Spectroscopy, Electrons, Space telescopes, Photometry, James Webb Space Telescope

Proceedings Article | 28 April 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10209, Image Sensing Technologies: Materials, Devices, Systems, and Applications IV
KEYWORDS: Sputter deposition, Crystals, pyroelectric detectors, Pyroelectricity, Temperature metrology

Proceedings Article | 28 April 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10209, Image Sensing Technologies: Materials, Devices, Systems, and Applications IV
KEYWORDS: Infrared sensors, Sputter deposition, Silicon, Aluminum, Aluminum nitride, pyroelectric detectors, Infrared detection, Dielectric polarization, Temperature metrology

Proceedings Article | 29 July 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9915, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII
KEYWORDS: Infrared detectors, Infrared sensors, Electronics, Sensors, Calibration, Spectroscopy, Quantum efficiency, Sensor performance, Infrared radiation, Photometry

Proceedings Article | 29 July 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9904, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
KEYWORDS: Antireflective coatings, Carbon dioxide, Contamination, Data modeling, Sensors, Silicon, Quantum efficiency, Space operations, Autoregressive models, Absorption

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Conference Committee Involvement (1)
Focal Plane Arrays for Space Telescopes
5 August 2003 | San Diego, California, United States
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