Bruce Lusignan

Professor, Academic

1936 –


Who is Bruce Lusignan?

Bruce Lusignan is an emeritus professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University and a visiting professor at Portland State University. He earned his B.S.E.E, M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford. In the early 1960s, he worked in radio astronomy at Stanford. He has been director of Stanford's Communication Satellite Planning Center and Stanford's Center for International Cooperation in Space. He has also owned a small company designing cellular phones and pagers.

His areas of specialization are communications satellites, telephone switches, cellular networks and the related signal processing problems. He is inventor or co-inventor on 16 patents, including devices for metering power, RF signal reception, satellite transceivers, alarm systems for cellular base stations, tone generators for telephony, and VSAT terminals.

He has worked on designs for reusable launch vehicles based on the Black Horse concept. and has helped direct planning efforts for international cooperation on Mars exploration with the then-Soviet Union. He led later post-Soviet cooperation in planning for an international Mars mission that included a space logistics function for ICBMs: using missiles such as the SS-18 to pre-position fuel and other supplies in Earth orbit, and Russia's Energia booster to send the supplies to Mars ahead of the crew.

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on July 23, 2013


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