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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 2017 can be found here.

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

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.

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Project:  From Innovation to Flight - Pilot Projects
Disciplines:  Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical or Electrical Eng,
Mentor:  Adrian Stoica, (JPL),, Phone: (818) 354-2190
Background:  Innovation to Flight Project seeks to facilitate a rapid maturation of new concepts, and their test and validation in flight demonstrations
Description:  2017 pilot studies will involve fast development and prototyping, and a flight test at the end of the summer, or a plan to test it soon after. Prototypes will be mechanical, electrical or robotics systems, and would would be tested in a atmospheric platform (balloon or quad-rotor) or suborbital (zero -g) flight.
Student Requirements:  The candidates will assist in preparing technology for a flight test and validation . Skills in the areas of systems engineering, mechanical, electrical, power, communications or computer engineering. Prior experience with balloons or UAVs is desired.
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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