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Goddard Space Flight Center

Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate


Tom Flatley is a Computer Engineer at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and is currently Branch Head of the Science Data Processing Branch.  Prior to this assignment he served as Branch Head and senior researcher in the Science Data Systems Branch, and Chief Technologist and Acting Associate Head of the Microelectronics & Signal Processing Branch and Electrical Systems Branch.  From 1998-2002 he served as Chief Technologist and Associate Head of the Ground Systems Hardware Branch, and from 1993-1997 he served as head of the Flight Electrical Systems Section and Flight Component Development Group.  Prior to this period he developed numerous flight and ground components and subsystems for various NASA missions, beginning in 1985. 

Mr. Flatley's current work includes the coordination of embedded science data processing technology development and hardware accelerated science data processing activities, with the primary goal of developing re-configurable computing technology and hybrid systems for flight and ground science data processing applications.  He also manages several collaborations with government, industry and academic partners, and serves as liaison between technology developers and end users in the science community.  Mr. Flatley received a B.S. degree in Engineering (Electrical/Computer) from Loyola College in 1985.

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Goddard Space Flight Center
Building 11 Suite C200
8800 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt, Maryland 20771
Office: 301-286-6218