Dr. Koorosh Guidanean
Materials Science
Dr. Guidanean was responsible for research and engineering aspects of materials on almost all L.Garde programs (1984-2011). All novel high performance materials, bonding systems and space rigidizable composites for L.Garde’s biggest and most important programs have been developed and perfected by Dr. Guidanean. Some examples are: IAE antenna, OSC (Optical Calibration Sphere), SSP (Space Solar Power), ISAT, ISIS and GHB (Green House Balloon) programs. Dr. Guidanean was the Program Manager for the 4 meter rigidizable OCS built for the USAF which was successfully deployed in space in January 2000. OCS was successfully utilized for calibration of ground-based laser systems.