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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:  Deep Space CubeSat Avionics Technology
Disciplines:  Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering/IT
Mentor:  Yutao He, (JPL),, Phone: (818) 393-2955
Background:  Deep space cubeSat-based missions requires a low-SWaP rad-hardened capable avionics platform.
Description:  Student will work with the mentor and other team members to test a rad-hard avionics for deep space CubeSat missions. It will include the platform benchmarking, software BSP development and integration, FPGA firmware development and verification, test software design and implementation, and the system integration and document.
References:  N/A
Student Requirements:  Good communication skills, self-motivation. Circuit analysis using PSpice. Python programming will be a plus. Embedded system development. Verilog FPGA development. Coursework: Standard coursework in EE/CE majors with the following emphasis: Circuit Analysis, Digital System Design, Programming Languages, Operating systems, Signals and Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Computer Networks, etc.
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    Caltech students only 

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