This position may have additional semesters if the allocation of further funding is available. Most positions involve 40 hrs/week during the summer and 10-20 hrs/week when classes occur. The guaranteed semesters for this position are:
Develop science instruments that survey the lunar surface for resources and determine their properties in-situ & develop a large semi-automous field rover. Funded by NASA
Become familiar with mechanical workings of the HOPLITe rover.
Support fabrication of test equipment for other programs.
You must be a U.S. person.
Adept CAD skills (preferebly NX)
Machine Shop Training (mill, lathe, bandsaw, drill press, etc.)
Team Communication Experience
CNC Mill Experience
Robotics related experiences.
NASA LuSTR 2020NASA Lunar Surface Technology Research (LuSTR) (Exploration of lunar volatiles and determination of geotechnical properties) – "Percussive Hot Cone Penetrometer (PHCP) and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) for Geotechnical and Volatiles Mapping"
HOPLITEA modular robotic system that enables the field testing of ISRU technologies.