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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 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.

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Project:  Activity Aware Data Routing in Multi-Hop Space Networks
Disciplines:  Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering
Mentor:  Joshua Vander Hook, (JPL),, Phone: (818) 354-5455
Background:  The JPL deltay-tolerant networking stack as been deployed to the international space station and used to tele-operate robotic systems. Recently, there has been increased interest in building DTN into robotic applications.
Description:  The goal of this project is to extend DTN/ION to new robotic applications domains, including dynamic environments and discovery of nearby assets. Participant will work with researchers to do modelling and help implement load balancing and network optimization algorithms for integration into space and earth robotic systems.
Student Requirements:  C programming, networking, calculus, optimization, algorithms analysis
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    both Caltech and non-Caltech students 

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

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