Will IvancicWill Ivancic

NASA Glenn Research Center

21000 Brookpark Road Mailstop 54-5

Cleveland, Ohio 44135

Phone 216-433-3494

FAX 216-433-8705

Email wivancic@grc.nasa.gov

Satellite Networks and Architectures Branch

Communication Technology Division







I am a senior research engineer at NASA's Glenn Research Center. I received my BSEE and MSEE from Cleveland State University in 1982 and 1986 respectively. have been with NASA since 1982. In that time, I have gained experience in network and system engineering for communication applications, communication networking research, state-of-the-art digital, analog and RF hardware design and testing and firmware design.


Currently, I am technical director of hybrid satellite/terrestrial networking, space-based Internet, and aeronautical Internet research. I am also leading a research effort to deploy commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technology into NASA missions including the International Space Station and Shuttle. In addition, I have been performing joint research with Cisco System on advance routing research for space-based and aeronautic-based networks. Of particular interest is large scale, secure deployment of mobile networks including mobile-ip and mobile router technology.


I have also established and I am principal of Syzygy Engineering, a small consulting company specializing in communications systems and networking as well as advanced technology risk assessment.


Papers and Presentations


NASA Request for Comments on Global Air Space System Requirements - March 2005


Secure Mobile Networking Demonstration - November 6, 2002


IPv6 Mobile Networking Demonstration - April 27-29, 2004 Fairfax, Virginia


Large File Transfer over Multiple Ground Stations using DTN - September 30 and October 1, 2009


Resume ( html pdf )


Last Updated: December 9. 2009
Will Ivancic