Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, California 91109
space mission design, mechanics, celestial mechanics, astrodynamics, attitude dynamics and control, long-term dynamical behaviors, multi-body dynamics, chaos theory, non-linear dynamics and control, low-thrust and low energy mission design, massively parallel simulations, numerical methods, optimization, symplectic integrators, computer vision, and image processing.
Lecturer, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (2010 to 2015)
Intern, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CloudSat Project Office (2000-2003)
Awards & Honors:
Lam, T., Arrieta, J. and Buffington, B., The Europa Mission: Multiple Europa Flyby Trajectory Design Trades and Challenges, Presented at the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Vail, CO, 9-13 August 2015.
Jones, D., Lam, T., Trawny, N. and Lee, C., Using Onboard Telemetry for Maven Orbit Determination, Presented at the 2015 AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Williamsbug, VA, 11-15 January 2015.
Strange, N., Landau, D., McElrath, T., Lantoine, G., Lam, T., McGuire, M., Burke, L., Martini, M., and Dankanich, J., “Overview of Mission Design for NASA Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission Concept,” Presented at the 33rd International Electric Propulsion Conference, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 6-10 October, 2013.
Douglas, B. E., Abelson, R. D., Johannesen, J. R., Lam, T., McAlpine, W. J., and Newlin, L. E., “Europa Planetary Protection for Juno Jupiter Orbiter,” Advances in Space Research. Accepted and to-be-published (ISSN 0273-1177, 10.1016/j.asr.2013.03.015.), Available March 2013. [Also presented at the 38th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Bremen, German, 18-25 July 2010.]
Landau, D., Strange, N., Lam, T., Solar Electric Propulsion with Satellite Flyby for Jovian Capture, Paper AAS 10-169, Presented at the 2010 Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Diego, California, 14-17 February 2010.
Strange, N., Spilker, T., Landau, D., Lam, T., Lyons, D., and Guzman, J., Mission Design for the Titan Saturn System Mission Concept, Presented at the 2009 AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 11-14 August 2009.
Lam, T., Landau, D., Strange, N., Broad Search Solar Electric Propulsion Trajectories to Saturn with Gravity Assists, Presented at the 2009 AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 11-14 August 2009.
Lam, T., Kowalkowski., T. D. and Johannesen, J. R., Planetary Protection Trajectory Analysis for the Juno Mission, Presented at the 2008 AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, 18-21 August 2008.
Kowalkowski., T. D., Lam, T. and Johannesen, J. R., Launch Period Analysis for the Juno Mission, Presented at the 2008 AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, 18-21 August 2008.
Udwadia, F. E., Schutte, A. D. and Lam, T., Nonlinear Dynamics and Control of Multi-body Elastic Spacecraft Systems, 14th International Workshop on Dynamics and Control, Moscow-Zvenigorod, Russia, May 28-2 June 2007.
Udwadia, F. E., Schutte, A. D. and Lam, T., Formation Flight of Multiple Rigid Body Spacecraft, AIAA Paper 2007-2391, 48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, 23-26 April 2007.
Russell, R. P. and Lam, T., Designing Ephemeris Capture Trajectories at Europa Using Unstable Periodic Orbits, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 30 No. 2 (482-491), 2007.
Lam, T., Schutte, A. D. and Udwadia, F. E., Constraint Based Control Method for Precision Formation Flying of Spacecraft, AAS Paper 06-122, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 124 (343-360), 2006.
Whiffen, G. J. and Lam, T., The Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter Reference Trajectory, AAS Paper 06-186, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 124 (1415-1436), 2006.
Lam, T., Hirani, A. N. and Kangas, J. A., Characteristics of Transfers to and Captures at Europa, AAS Paper 06-188, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 124 (1459-1478), 2006.
Lo., M. W., Anderson, R. L., Lam, T. and Whiffen, G. J., The Role of Invariant Manifolds in Low Thrust Trajectory Design (Part III), AAS Paper 06-190, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 124 (1499-1516), 2007.
Lam, T., New Approach to Mission Design Based on the Fundamental Equations of Motion, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 19, No. 2 (59-67), 2006.
Boain, R.J., Basilio, R. R., and Lam, T., CloudSat System Engineering: Techniques That Point to a Future Success, Proceeding of the 12th Annual INCOSE International Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada, 28 July – 01 August 2002.
Basilio, R. R., Plourde, K. S. and Lam, T. , A Systematic Risk Management Approach Employed on the CloudSat Project, Proceeding of the 2001 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, 10-17 March 2001.