Member of Technical Staff (GS-13)
April 1994 - September 1994
Conducted a general performance analysis for the Iridium Low-Earth Orbit satellite system. In response to a discovery that the switching fabric in production was not “non-blocking” as originally believed, Dr. Lucantoni designed a real-time resource allocation algorithm to operate on-board the satellite vehicle that could recover the potential capacity loss.
This algorithm avoided a costly hardware redesign saving more than $50M and is currently implemented on board the Iridium satellites.