Lt Col Ronald M. Aung, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

Lt Col Ronald M. Aung, U.S. Space Force, is currently serving as the Special Assistant to the Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Operational Liaison to the U.S. Space Force in Arlington, VA.  He previously served as Technical Director, Experiments and Initiatives Division Laboratory, Aerospace Data Facility - Colorado, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Buckley SFB, CO.  He also served as Space Force Service Chief Fellow at DARPA from September to December 2021.

His assignments include High Performance Computing Program Manager at the NRO, flight test engineer for F-16, T-38, T-53A, and UV-18B, and communications systems officer at the 608th Air and Space Operations Center.  He was deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, as the NRO National Agency Representative, in 2018 and to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, as Lead Test Engineer to defeat radio-controlled improvised explosive devices in 2012.  He enlisted in the Air Force in 2005, received his Air Force commission through Officer Training School in 2007, and transferred to the Space Force in 2021.



Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 2020

M.S. Electrical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 2015, Distinguished Graduate

M.S. Industrial Engineering, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 2009

B.S. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2005



R. M. Aung and S.C. Cain, “Improving closely spaced dim object detection through multiframe blind deconvolution of near stellar neighborhoods,” Journal of Modern Optics, 67:13, 1145-1158, 2020.

R. M. Aung and S. C. Cain, “Multiframe blind deconvolution of closely spaced dim stellar objects,” in Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference, 2019.

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