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flag Dave Nugent
University of California, San Diego

Last updated: February 2007
E-mail: drnugent [at]

Brief Biographical Information:

Dave Nugent completed a two year internship at NASA/Ames Research Center in December of 2000, working with Dr. Peter Jenniskens while attending De Anza College. He completed his BS in Mathematics at UC San Diego and continued to work in the private sector. Parallel to his regular work, he works towards an MS degree at the School of Computer Science of Carnegie Mellon University.

Research on Leonid MAC:

Dave does flux counting, data reduction, and programming. He programmed the Meteor Shower Flux Estimator, a program that resulted from his internship with Peter Jenniskens.

2007: Participated in the Aurigid Multi-Instrument Aircraft Campaign for near-real time flux measurements.

2002: Near real-time flux measurements.
2001: Near-real time flux measurements, plus fixed near-IR spectrometer in-flight using only USB mouse cable, screwdriver, one AA battery and dental floss.
1999: Responsible for setting up the networking protocols on the aircraft and for the interplane and plane to ground communication over INMARSAT and MSTS Track II.

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