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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 2019 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:  Sensor network development for Mars exploration
Disciplines:  Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Mentor:  Michael Wolf, (JPL),, Phone: (818) 393-2666
Background:  Robotic Sensor Networks are becoming increasingly relevant and attractive for planetary exploration. There a several multi-year projects at JPL to develop multi-robot systems.
Description:  This project involves helping JPL reserachers and engineers develop new sensor network technologies and distributed algorithms for Mars and Lunar exploration, with a strong focus on communication network optimization and software engineering.
Student Requirements:  - Experience in: Python, C, C++ (at least one)
- ROS is helpful;
- Raspberry Pi;
- Nice to have experience in: XBee; Wifi Mesh Networks
Location / Safety:  Project building and/or room locations: . Student will need special safety training: Yes.
Programs:  This AO can be done under the following programs:

  Program    Available To
       SURF    Caltech students only 

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

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