K. N. Satyendra
K. N. Satyendra (IRE Senior Member, 1961) was born in Mysore, India, on 19 May 1924. He received the B.Sc. (Honors) degree in physics from the University of Mysore, India, in 1943, and the E.E. degree from the Indian Institute of Science, in 1946. He was awarded gold medals for outstanding work at these two institutions. Satyendra received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, in 1948 and 1954, respectively.
From 1948 to 1954, Satyendra served as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology. During the next six years, he was associated with the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, where he was engaged in the advanced research and development programs pertaining to fire control systems, air-to-air and air-to-surface missile guidance, radar and infrared detection, and space weapon systems. In 1959, Satyendra joined Nortronics, Palos Verdes Estates, California, where he served as Director of Research, in 1962, and was responsible for advanced research in various aspects of space electronics. In 1962, he was very active in the space programs of both NASA and the USAF. In addition, he worked as a regular lecturer at UCLA, teaching graduate courses on infrared, space optics, and related topics.
Satyendra was a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society and a member of the AIEE, the American Rocket Society, the American Astronautical Society, the Institute of Aerospace Sciences, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, and Eta Kappa Nu.