Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


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