Pre-9th Mission Idea Contest

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Regional Coordinators

Bungo Shiotani

Graduate Researcher
Space Systems Group
University of Florida

Prof. Aban

Bungo is a Ph.D. student at the University of Florida (UF) working on systems engineering aspects for small satellites. Specifically, working to develop metrics to quantify mission assurance throughout the project life-cycle. Bungo received two Bachelor of Science degrees, one in Aerospace Engineering from UF and the other in Engineering Physics from Jacksonville University. He also received his Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from UF where his thesis, Reliability Analysis of SwampSat, focused on performing reliability analyses on SwampSat, UF’s first CubeSat. His experiences with SwampSat lead to an internship at NESTRA (Japan) where he worked on developing system diagrams and test procedures as well as assembly integration and testing of their three microsatellites that were in development. In addition to his Ph.D. work, Bungo is the project coordinator for Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program on multiphase fluid science and technologies at the UF’s Chemical Engineering Department funded by the National Science Foundation. As the PIRE project coordinator, he works as a liaison with members from France, Japan, and the United States.

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