Hi, I’m Kevin. I live in the boonies of Redmond, WA - about halfway between Seattle and Snoqualmie Pass.
I moved out here from Montana (go Bobcats!) and continue to be a powder snob while occasionally working on my trail-building chops.
These days I am helping Hydrosat launch their constellation of thermal imaging satellites, so that we can all enjoy the benefits of daily land-surface temperature measurements. I look for projects that allow me to blend my technical cababilities with missions that matter, so it’s a good fit.
- Hydrosat-Loft thermal infrared demonstration mission
- Amazon Project Kuiper optical system design, I&T, and lab bring-up
- Bluefield field tests of methane sensing payload
- Arkyd-6 payload I&T, launch, and operations
- Hololens-2 optical metrology, system integration, and test
- The Spacebar collaborative Python blog project, articles coming soon
- SPIE profile including proceedings
- Ralph Hutcheson Fellowship, Arkyd-100 design paper (my final 3 credits!)
- Montana State University SPIE chapter secretary
- Gaze Typer, assistive communication device using eye-tracking hardware
- Montana Space Grant Consortium spectrometer competition (slides, team bio)
- Comparison of vicarious and on-board infrared calibration sources for small satellites Lalli & Soenen, 2021
- Lalli, K., & Soenen, S. (2021). Comparison of vicarious and on-board infrared calibration sources for small satellites. In C. D. Norton, T. S. Pagano, & S. R. Babu (Eds.), CubeSats and SmallSats for Remote Sensing V. SPIE. 10.1117/12.2600874
- Lalli, K. (2018). The Arkyd-6 mid-wave infrared instrument: ground testing, commissioning, and operations (Conference Presentation). In C. D. Norton & T. S. Pagano (Eds.), CubeSats and NanoSats for Remote Sensing II. SPIE. 10.1117/12.2318992
- Lalli, K., Beasley, M., & Voorhees, C. (2017). CubeSats for action: A MWIR instrument guiding decisions in precision agriculture (Conference Presentation). In T. S. Pagano (Ed.), CubeSats and NanoSats for Remote Sensing. SPIE. 10.1117/12.2238292