Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

SPRL Engineers and Staff

Steven Rogacki

Steven Rogacki

Senior Engineer in Research

Office: 1111 SRB
Phone: 936-3104
Fax: 763-5567


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Time-to-digital conversion, instrument design


  • VHDL FPGA logic design
  • Digital circuit design
  • Analog circuit design
  • Low voltage power design
  • electrical engineer

Personal Introduction

  • Flight Instruments
    • TIDI
    • Messenger-FIPS
    • GeoSTAR
    • ASPS (Precipitation collector)
    • ROSINA

Specializations and Research Interests

  • Support development of both ground-based and space-based instrumentation.
    • Analog and digital circuit design
    • Software development, embedded system programming, and FPGA design.  Languages include C, C++, and VHDL.
  • System design and specifications, Time of Flight circuit design, VHDL coding and test software development for the FIPS mass spectrometer instrument.
  • Detection and measurement of static electric fields.
  • Data acquisition and control of precipitation collectors.

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

  • Professional Engineer License
  • Patents (Course concentration:  power systems, communications, digital electronics, instrumentation)
    • 4,906,926 - Proximity Sensor for Hostile Environments
    • 6,481,939 - Tool Tip Conductivity Contact Sensor


  • Renno, N., et al., "A Miniature Sensor for Electrical Field Measurements in Dusty Planetary Atmospheres", Journal of Physics:  Conference Series 142, (2008).
  • Ruf, C., et al., "Lightweight Rainfall Radiometer STAR Aircraft Sensor",  Proc. of the 2002 IEEE Inernational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Toronto, June 2002.
  • Ruf, C., et al., Lightweight Rainfall Radiometer STAR Aircraft Sensor",  Proc. of NASA Earth Science Technology Conference, Pasadena, CA, June 2002.
  • Tanner, A., et al., "Prototype Development of a Geostationary Synthetic Thinned aperture Radiometer, GeoSTAR", Proc. of NASA Earth Science Technology Conference, Palo Alto, CA, June 2004.
Updated: 2012-01-27