Photograph of Kevin Gifford, Scholar in Residence
Research Professor of Wireless Engineering

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Kevin Gifford is a member of the CU Boulder TCP Faculty with a focus in Wireless Engineering. Prior to joining TCP, Kevin was a member of the CU Boulder Aerospace Department for 20 years. In his communications related work some notable contributions include:

  • Leading the teams that were the very first to fly the Linux operating system on both the Space Shuttle (1996) and on the International Space Station (2000).

  • In 2012, Kevin was a lead member of the NASA Disruption Tolerant Networking, DTN, team. Kevin lead the team that established the first two Interplanetary Internet nodes onboard the International Space Station enabling Internet-based communications in the vast and harsh environment of space.

  • In 2013, Kevin composed the NASA Institutional DTN deployment plan, and in 2015 DTN service provision was a seminal NASA-provided space communications service available or all International Space Station partners.

  • Kevin is the Working Group chairman of the Wireless Working Group, for the ISO affiliated Consultative Committee on Space Data Systems, CCSDS.

Taking Space Technology into the 21st Century.