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Autonomous Systems & Flight Computing

The Autonomous Systems and Flight Computing (ASFC) Program Office (8151) is responsible for implementing strategic investments in technologies to enhance the reliability and capability of JPL mission software, autonomous systems, and high performance and flight computing, and to develop needed computational and computer science- based functions and products for JPL future missions.

Larry Bergman

Larry Bergman

Manager 818-393-5314

Larry Bergman is the Manager of the Autonomous Systems and Flight Computing Program Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Over his 40 year career in NASA, he has held a variety of roles in mission engineering, research, and management, in such areas as fiber optics, photonic systems, flight computing, computer and satellite networks, and supercomputers. He contributed to a number of flight missions including Viking, Galileo, Space Shuttle, and Voyager, which just recently left our solar system for interstellar space, and whose flight computer is still operational after 36 years. He has over 100 technical publications and six patents, serves on a number of university industry advisory boards, and is the co-General Chair of the IEEE International Conference series on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology (SMC-IT). Among his numerous honors, he accepted the prestigious Radio Days Award from the Japanese Minister of Telecommunications for his leadership on the first Japan-U.S. Trans-Pacific HDTV ATM Satellite Experiment. He holds a Ph.D. from Chalmers University of Technology, a M.S. from California Institute of Technology, and a B.S. from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, all in electrical engineering.