Title: Aerospace Engineer
Technical Focus Area: Computational fluid dynamics analysis of aerospace vehicles
Missions/Projects: Hypersonic Technology Project (HTP), Entry Systems Modeling (ESM)
Study Topics/Expertise: Aerodynamics, Aerothermodynamics, Entry Systems
Jannuel Cabrera joined the Vehicle Analysis Branch (VAB) in 2020 as a Pathways student. Prior to joining VAB, Jannuel interned for two summers at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA. His experience on the Pterodactyl project during that time deepened his interest in entry systems analysis and provided crucial training that aided him in the pursuit of his doctoral dissertation.
Since completing his education in 2022, Jannuel has devoted himself to his duties within VAB, which include aerodynamics analysis of aerospace vehicles under the Hypersonic Technology Project (HTP), and aerothermodynamics analysis under the Entry Systems Modeling (ESM) project.
- AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Best Student Paper Award (2021)
- PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University (2022)
- MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University (2018)
- BS in Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University (2016)
- Aerospace Engineer, Vehicle Analysis Branch, NASA Langley Research Center (2022-present)
- Pathways Student, Vehicle Analysis Branch, NASA Langley Research Center (2020-2022)
- Research Associate, Science and Technology Corporation, Moffett Field, CA (2019)
- Research Associate, Bay Area Environmental Research Institute, Moffett Field, CA (2018)
- Jannuel V. Cabrera, Rohan G. Deshmukh, and David A. Spencer. “Aerodynamics Database for Aerocapture of a Conceptual Morphable Entry System at Mars” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets 2022 59:2, 674-684
- Jannuel V. Cabrera and David A. Spencer. “Dispersion Analysis of Small Satellite Aerocapture at Mars Using a Morphable Entry System,” AIAA 2022-1654. AIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum. January 2022.
- Jannuel V. Cabrera, Rohan Deshmukh, and David Spencer. “Aerodynamic Database Development using a Bridging Function for a Conceptual Morphable Entry System,” AIAA 2021-0935. AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum. January 2021.
- Jannuel Cabrera, Sreeja Nag, and David Murakami. “An Initial Analysis of Automating Conjunction Assessment and Collision Avoidance Planning in Space Traffic Management,” AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, January 2019.
Softball, running (slowly), hoping the Mets win it all, disc golf, anime