Dr. Chandru Mirchandani, ESEP

Programs 2018 -2019


Dr. Chandru Michandani is a Senior Staff Systems Engineer (SE) with Leidos in the Aviation Programs Organization. He is a George Washington University Adjunct Professor in Engineering Management & Systems Engineering. He is a 2011 INCOSE Fellow Award Recipient and was selected for outstanding contributions to the theory and practice of systems engineering as a practitioner and educator.

Dr. Mirchandani has a BS in Electrical Engineering (EE) a Masters in Engineering (EE), a Master of Science (MS) in Reliability Engineering, and a PhD in Systems Engineering. He is a Technical Project Manager & Lead Systems Engineer in the development, design, integration: Testing of Space Systems.

He has been a Technology Chair for: national, international symposia and conferences; and been invited to participate in Earth Science Technology Operations and Distributed Space Systems workshops developing long-range future technology needs. He has managed, consulted, and participated in technology reviews, technology infusion programs-systems engineering: data handling systems, scientific space instruments, ground-based processing systems. Dr. Michandani has provided technical leadership and development in defining systems objectives; hardware, software, functional, performance and Dr. Michandani has taught courses in Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability, Object Oriented Design and Systems Engineering. He is a Systems Engineer and Architect participating in the development of conceptual designs and concepts for Advanced Traffic Management Systems and Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems. He is the RMA Lead for: ERAM, Data Comm, TBFM, NGI and TFDM Programs, developed requirements and assessed development effort; developed models to analyze, assess and predict RMA for system alternatives. He has presented technology, consulted with system and electronics engineers to design boards; provided technology feedback on queries and reviewed design at schematic level; attended reviews. He developed and designed: test scenarios, data sets, plans and procedures – telemetry processing systems.

He has published, presented and participated in national and international technology conferences; working groups: advancement and updates: technologies and standards. Qualified System Architect and member: System Architecture Group for Aviation and Security System Programs. He has proposed, developed IRAD proposals to SOMO, AIST, NASA RFPs for new technologies; won as Co-PI with JPL on AIST proposal. Finally, he has participated in evaluation, integration, and test activities: Application Specific Integrated Circuits for Space Missions.