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SURF: Announcements of Opportunity

Below are Announcements of Opportunity posted by Caltech faculty and JPL technical staff for the SURF program. Additional AOs for the Amgen Scholars program can be found here.

Specific GROWTH projects being offerred for summer 2018 can be found here.

Each AO indicates whether or not it is open to non-Caltech students. If an AO is NOT open to non-Caltech students, please DO NOT contact the mentor.

Announcements of Opportunity are posted as they are received. Please check back regularly for new AO submissions! Remember: This is just one way that you can go about identifying a suitable project and/or mentor.

Announcements for external summer programs are listed here.

Students pursuing opportunities at JPL must be
U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

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Project:  Team X Avionics Model Update
Disciplines:  Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering
Mentor:  Roger Klemm, (JPL),, Phone: (818) 354-9379
Background:  Team X is a multi-disciplined team of specialists that does rapid and thorough design and review of space missions using concurrent engineering tools and processes. The team typically assists proposal teams with feasibility studies and cost estimates for future missions and mission concepts.
Description:  Task Details:
1. Survey sub-disciplines of Avionics development, assess state of grass roots modeling knowledge and knowledge of completed projects.
2. Discuss with Team X foundry development engineers the existing and in-progress models and the information needed for future modeling efforts
3. Extract historical cost/workforce information for recently completed projects
4. Work with Team X foundry development engineers to incorporate the above historical cost/workforce information into the foundry models
Student Requirements:  College engineering student
Location / Safety:  Project building and/or room locations: . Student will need special safety training: No.
Programs:  This AO can be done under the following programs:

  Program    Available To
       SURF    both Caltech and non-Caltech students 

Click on a program name for program info and application requirements.

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