The SMART Team

The MMS mission is a major scientific undertaking, involving a number of institutions in the United States as well as partners in Europe and Japan. The SMART Team is led by Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, and consists of an Instrument Team and a Theory and Modeling Team. In addition, NASA has selected three Interdisciplinary Science (IDS) teams to participate in the mission as members of the MMS Science Working Group. The four spacecraft are being built, integrated, and tested at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, which is also responsible for mission operations. Science operatons planning and instrument command sequence development will be performed at the MMS Science Operations Center (SOC) located at the University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, Colorado.

James Burch (Southwest Research Institute)
SMART Principal Investigator, Science Working Group Lead

Roy Torbert (University of New Hampshire)
Deputy SMART PI, FIELDS Lead

Ron Black (Southwest Research Institute)
SMART Project Manager

Susan Pope (Southwest Research Institute)
Payload Systems Engineer

Dan Baker (University of Colorado)
SMART Science Operations Center Lead

Pat Reiff (Rice University)
SMART E/PO Lead


FIELDS Investigation

Roy Torbert (University of New Hampshire), Team Lead
Wolfgang Baumjohann (Institut f. Weltraumforschung, Oesterr. AdW )
Robert Ergun (University of Colorado)
Karl-Heinz Glassmeier (Technische Universitaet Braunschweig)
Craig Kletzing (University of Iowa)
Per-Arne Lindquist (KTH Alfven Laboratory)
Alain Roux (Centre d'etude des Environnements Terrestre et Planetaires)
Christopher Russell (University of California, Los Angeles)


Fast Plasma Instrument (FPI)

Tom Moore (Goddard Space Flight Center), FPI Lead
Andrew Coates (Mullard Space Sciences Laboratory)
Toshifumi Mukai (JAXA Institue of Space and Aeronautical Science)
Craig Pollock (Southwest Research Institute)
Yoshifumi Saito (University of Tokyo)


Hot Plasma Composition Analyzer (HPCA)

David Young (Southwest Research Institute), HPCA Lead
Craig Pollock (Southwest Research Institute)


Energetic Particle Detector (EPD)

Barry Mauk (Applied Physics Laboratory), EPD Lead
Bernard Blake (Aerospace Corporation)


Active Spacecraft Potential Control (ASPOC)

Klaus Torkar (Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences), ASPOC Lead
Philippe C. Escoubet (ESA/ESTEC)
Knut R. Svenes (Norwegian Defence Research Establishment)


Theory & Modeling Team

Michael Hesse (Goddard Space Flight Center), Team Lead
Joachim Birn (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Richard Denton (Dartmouth College)
James Drake (University of Maryland)
Tamas Gombosi (University of Michigan)
Masahiro Hoshino (University of Tokyo)
William Matthaeus (University of Delaware
David Sibeck (Goddard Space Flight Center)

SMART PI: J.L. Burch
Web Curator: W.S. Lewis