Dr. Miguel Nunes
Ph.D., University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, 2016
+1 808 956 0441


My current research and work is focused on the development, launch and operations of small satellite missions carrying newly developed scientific payloads. I am also serving as the Deputy Director of HSFL; Systems Engineer for Neutron-1 and the HyTI missions. I have 10+ years of experience in the various spacecraft subsystems such as the Attitude Determination and Control (ADCS), On Board Computer (OBC), Flight Software, Thermal Control, Power Distribution and Radio Communications.

During my PhD research I developed a new Multi-Agent Robotic System to control and operate Multi-Satellite missions. This research will enable autonomous and intelligent space systems to collaboratively work together in new scientific endeavors that would not otherwise be possible such as Earth Observing Constellations, or Deep Space Observing Networks made of 100+ robotic assets working collaboratively. My ultimate goals is to bridge my research and the great potential that exists with the researchers across the University of Hawaii System to learn more about the Earth, the Solar System and the Universe.

Keywords: Small Satellites, CubeSats, Multi-Agent Robotic Systems (MARS), Guidance Navigation and Control (GNC), Flight Software, Space mission planning, Space Sensor development.

Relevant Links:

Mailing Address
Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
1680 East-West Road, POST Building, Office 602
Honolulu, HI 96822
Back To Top