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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:  Simulating Power Usage for the M2020 Rover
Disciplines:  Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Mentor:  Jeffrey Favretto, (JPL),, Phone: (818) 393-6784
Background:  JPL currently produces a software package, called Work Station Test Set (WSTS), which simulates a spacecraft design. The program emulates the hardware elements, runs the flight software and transmits information to the ground data system. Currently the software has a very rudimentary power sub-system modeling capability and it is our desire to increase the fidelity of its power simulation.
Description:  Students will interface the WSTS software simulator to another product called Multi-Mission Power Analysis Tool (MMPAT). The WSTS software provides the switch and load states of spacecraft elements to MMPAT. MMPAT then integrates the power loads over a small amount of time and feeds the results back to the spacecraft simulation. Operators will be able to use these power sub-system predictions to validate flight operations. This project will be validated using the M2020 rover design.
Student Requirements:  C, C++, C#, Python
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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