Associate Professor of Engineering Physics and Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Engineering Physics
Physical Sciences Department
Daytona College of Arts & Sciences
Daytona Beach campus

Office Hours

T-Th 11:00 am to 3:00 pm




  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, Utah State University
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Utah State University

  • EP 394: Space Systems Engineering
  • EP 345: Space Science Seminar
  • EP 496: Space Systems Design I
  • EP 497: Space Systems Design II
  • EP 700: Thesis

Spacecraft Systems Engineering (EP394)
Space Systems Design (EP496, EP497)
Microcomputers and Electronic Instrumentation (EP391, EP391Lab)
Advanced Electricity and Magnetism (EP703)
Physics I (PS150)
Physics III (PS250)

C.S. Fish, C.M. Swenson, G. Crowley, A. Barjatya, T. Neilsen, et al, Design, Development, Implementation, and On Orbit Performance of the Dynamic Ionosphere CubeSat Experiment MissionSpace Science Reviews, May 2014, Volume 181, Issue 1-4, pp 61-120

Barjatya A., J.P. St. Maurice, and C.M. Swenson (2013), Elevated electron temperatures around twin sporadic E layers at low latitude: Observations and the case for a plausible link to currents parallel to the geomagnetic field,  J. Geophys. Res., 118, 7316-7328, doi:10.1002/2013JA018788.

Bekkeng T.A., A. Barjatya, U.P. Hoppe and M. Friedrich (2013),"Payload charging events in the mesosphere and their impact on Langmuir type electric probes", Annales Geophysicae, 31, 187-196, doi:10.5194/angeo-31-187-2013

Friedrich M., K.M. Torkar, U.P. Hoppe, T.A. Bekkeng, A. Barjatya and M. Rapp (2013),"Multi-Instrument Comparisons of D-Region Plasma Measurements", Annales Geophysicae, 31, 135-144, doi:10.5194/angeo-31-135-2013

Steigis C and A. Barjatya (2012),"Contamination effects on fixed-bias Langmuir probes", Review of Scientific Instruments, 83, 113502, DOI: 10.1063/1.4764582.

Earle G.D., P Bhaneja, P.A. Roddy, A. Barjatya, C. M. Swenson, R.L. Bishop, T.W. Bullett, G. Crowley, R. Redmon, K. Groves, R. Cosgrove (2010),"A Comprehensive Rocket and Radar Study of Mid-Latitude Spread-F", J. Geophys. Res., 115, A12339, doi:10.1029/2010JA015503.

Barjatya A., C. M. Swenson, D. C. Thompson, and K. H. Wright, Jr. (2009), Invited paper,Journal Cover,"Data Analysis of the Floating Potential Measurement Unit aboard the International Space Station", Review of Scientific Instruments., DOI:10.1063/1.3116085.

Wright, K.H., Swenson, C.M., Thompson, D.C., Barjatya, A., Koontz, S.L., Schneider, T.A., Vaughn, J.A., Minow, J.I., Craven, P.D., Coffey, V.N., Parker, L.N., Bui, T.H. (2008),"Charging of the International Space Station as Observed by the Floating Potential Measurement Unit: Initial Results", Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on Volume 36, Issue 5, Page(s):2280- 2293

Spencer, E., S. Patra, T. Andriyas, C. Swenson, J. Ward, and A. Barjatya (2008),"Electron density and electron neutral collision frequency in the ionosphere using plasma impedance probe measurements" , J. Geophys. Res., 113, A09305, doi:10.1029/2007JA013004.

Barjatya A., C. M. Swenson (2006),"Observations of triboelectric charging effects on Langmuir-type probes in dusty plasma", J. Geophys. Res., 111, A10302, doi:10.1029/2006JA011806.

Hysell D.L., M. F. Larsen, C. M. Swenson, A. Barjatya, T. F. Wheeler, T. W. Bullett, M. F. Sarango, R. F. Woodman, J. L. Chau, D. Sonseller (2006),"Rocket and radar investigation of background electrodynamics and bottom-type scattering layers at the onset of equatorial spread F", Annales Geophysicae, Volume 24, Issue 5, 2006, pp.1387-1400.

Hysell D. L., M. F. Larsen, C. M. Swenson, A. Barjatya, T. F. Wheeler, M. F. Sarango, R. F. Woodman, J. L. Chau (2005), "Onset conditions for equatorial spread F determined during EQUIS II",Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L24104, doi:10.1029/2005GL024743.