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.
|Project:||Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) parts insertion into Space Systems: Innovative Methods and Techniques for Low-Cost Risk Mitigation of COTS Parts exposed to space environments|
|Disciplines:||Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Reliability Engineering|
|Background:||The objective of this task is to expedite the infusion of state-of-the-art commercial electronic components by assessing risk and reliability of COTS parts through the use of use of simulation techniques that deploy physics-based models to predict the TTF of a component in a given space environment.|
|Description:||An alternative methodology to predict and assess the reliability of COTS parts in space environments without the traditional part Mil-Spec qualification or DESC certification is highly desirable, particularly for Type 2 Small-Sats and CubeSats, as well as Type I Class D missions. Low cost and short spacecraft development life cycle are two main mission drivers when choosing COTS vs Mil-Spec parts. In addition, low power coupled with high performance and functionality are characteristics of parts typically only offered COTS. The objective of this task is to expedite the infusion of state-of-the-art commercial technologies by assessing risk and reliability of COTS parts through the use of physics-based models, using simulation techniques to predict the Time-to-Failure (TTF) of a component in a given mission environment.|
|Student Requirements:||Electrical Engineering; Computer Science; Physics; Modeling, Simulation and Quantification of the Impact of Failures on Discrete Component-based Systems.|
|Location / Safety:||Project building and/or room locations: . Student will need special safety training: No.|
This AO can be done under the following programs:
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