Bryan Monosmith has over 30 years of experience working at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center within Aerospace Systems Engineering. He specializes in space flight instrument development, specifically within the area of early concept definition and maturation.

Currently at Goddard, Bryan supports the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE), Ocean Color Instrument, an optical hyperspectral scanning instrument. PACE will be NASA’s most advanced global ocean color and aerosol mission to date. It will allow scientists to study interactions between the ocean and the atmosphere to discover the range of organisms fueling marine food webs and ecosystems’ responses to environmental change.

Bryan has extensive experience providing technical leadership and coordinating teams of engineers. He has also served on numerous flight panels and technology review panels. As an experienced senior instrument development systems engineer with a Ph.D in condensed matter physics, Bryan has a comprehensive knowledge of underlying science objectives and their rationale. He has a detailed working knowledge of flight engineering disciplines and their subsystems, allowing him to guide engineers and participate in writing specifications for detectors, optics, and microwave components.

Organizationally, he has worked in the following branches: Laser Electro-optics, Detectors, Microwave Instruments & Technology, and Instrument Systems Engineering. His experience has given him a wide knowledge of specialty engineering areas including microwave, detectors, cryogenics, lasers and optics.

When Bryan isn’t providing project guidance, he enjoys hiking in the Rocky Mountains, all seasons of the year. He also likes to occasionally work on his golf game.

Check out some of the other projects that he has supported:

The Aquarius Project (Space Flight Microwave Radiometer)


EOS Aura

EOS Aqua

Lightweight Rainfall Radiometer (X-Band)

Compact Scanning Submillimeter Imaging Radiometer (COSSIR)