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.
Thermal-stress control of microshutter arrays in cryogenic applications for the James Webb Space Telescope
640x512 pixel four-band, broadband, and narrowband quantum well infrared photodetector focal plane arrays
Stray light, radiometric, and spectral characterization of UVCS/SOHO: laboratory calibration and flight performance
Development of a large pixel, spectrally optimized, pinned photodiode/interline CCD detector for the Earth Observing System/Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectrometer-Tilt Instrument