Dr. Sona Hosseini
Research and Instrumentation Scientist at Jet Propulsion Lab
SPIE Involvement:
Scholarship Committee | Conference Program Committee | Author | Career Lab Leader | Leadership Workshop Facilitator
Area of Expertise:
Astronomical Instrumenattion , Interferometry , Interferometers , Miniature astronomical instrumentation , Optical and mechanical design , Planetary Science
Profile Summary

Dr. Sona Hosseini is a Research and Instrument Scientist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and is an active member of Planetary Science and Optical Engineering Societies. Her research interest is to develop a new line of instrumentation to study cometary science and planetary atmospheres. During her graduate program, she spent nearly four years at Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton, CA to design and develop a field reflective Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer technique. In the temporal study of faint, extended sources at high resolving power, Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer (SHS) can offer significant advantages about conventional dispersive grating spectrometers. The architecture of SHS combines the high étendue of a Fourier Transform Spectrometer with higher optomechanical tolerance and simpler optomechanical design. Sona is excited to use SHS in future missions and Small-Sats.
Publications (8)

SPIE Journal Paper | 12 February 2020
JATIS Vol. 6 Issue 01
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Computed tomography, Heterodyning, Spectroscopy, Lamps, Mirrors, Spectral resolution, Sodium, Sensors, Interferometers

Proceedings Article | 4 August 2016 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9907, Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging V
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Telescopes, Mirrors, Cameras, Spectroscopy, Spectroscopy, Lamps, Reflectivity, Space telescopes, Heterodyning, Spectral resolution, Spectral resolution, Computed tomography

Proceedings Article | 29 July 2016 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9904, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Mirrors, Methane, Interferometers, Spectroscopy, Space telescopes, Spectral resolution, Homodyne detection, Mars, Diffraction gratings

Proceedings Article | 18 July 2016 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
KEYWORDS: Spectrographs, Electronics, Ultraviolet radiation, Computer simulations, Exoplanets, Data processing, Software development, Charge-coupled devices, Device simulation, Instrument modeling

Proceedings Article | 6 August 2014 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Mirrors, Fringe analysis, Calibration, Spectroscopy, Lamps, Space telescopes, Heterodyning, Spectral resolution, Computed tomography

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Conference Committee Involvement (2)
Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues XIX
6 March 2021 | San Francisco, California, United States
Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues XVIII
3 February 2020 | San Francisco, California, United States
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