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Hugh J. Dougherty

Dougherty, Hugh

Hugh Dougherty presently is a control system consultant with his own company, G&H Controls. He retired from Lockheed Martin in 2003 after 37 years. At Lockheed Martin his positions included Program Manager for the Gravity Probe B Relativity Mission, technical consultant and control system architect for the Hubble Space Telescope, and, design and synthesis of satellite control systems. Dr. Dougherty has published over 30 articles in the field of control systems related to high altitude communication satellites, the Hubble Space Telescope and Gravity Probe B. His honors include the Outstanding Achievement in Control Engineering award in 1982 from the IEEE Society on Control Systems, San Francisco Chapter; the Lockheed Corporation Robert E. Gross award as Space Systems Engineer of the Year in 1986; the SCU Adjunct lecturer of the year award in 1988; the NASA Public Service Award in 1991 for Hubble Space Telescope; the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Laurels Award for Team Achievement in 2004 as one of the 25 persons world-wide that were key to the development of Hubble Space Telescope, and, an invitation by NASA to give a Hubble Laurels Lecture at the IAA Congress in Vancouver; and a NASA Group Achievement Award for Gravity Probe B in 2005. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Mechanical Engineering degree from the Stevens Institute of Technology. Dr. Dougherty taught graduate and undergraduate control classes at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from 1962 to 1966; taught graduate digital control and inertial instrument courses as part-time faculty at Stanford University in 1985-1986; and has been a part-time faculty member at Santa Clara University since 1982 teaching graduate courses in guidance and control, optimal control, and inertial instruments.