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SUMMER INTERNS - 2007
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Seated (left to right): Joseph Johnson, Damion Dunlap, Mahipal Raythattha, Graham Baskett, Daniel Lo, Tim Eby, Matt McDaniel, Thomas Thueer, Amer Fejzic, Matthew Clothier, Julie Sandberg, Melissa Jensen-Morgan, Amanda O'Toole, Yuri Carrillo. Standing (left to right): Jun-Young Kwak, Ernestine Ahgeak, Victor Mejia, Ethan O'Jala, John Leichty, Patrick Ostlund, Caleb Gritters, Caitlin Flynn, Lamar McFarlane, Sarah Morgan, Jodi Shi, Reed Tomlinson, James Steele, Charles Poon. Not shown: Madlenne Bach, Melody Chu, Luke Durant, David Haslam, Dimitrios Lamprou, Harrison Lapahie, Brandon Metz, Oscar Merchant, Pierre Rajha, David Stowe, Macarthur Tsang, Chelsea Yazzie.
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Seated (left to right): Joseph Johnson, Damion Dunlap, Mahipal Raythattha, Graham Baskett, Daniel Lo, Tim Eby, Matt McDaniel, Thomas Thueer, Amer Fejzic, Matthew Clothier, Julie Sandberg, Melissa Jensen-Morgan, Amanda O'Toole, Yuri Carrillo.

Standing (left to right): Jun-Young Kwak, Ernestine Ahgeak, Victor Mejia, Ethan O'Jala, John Leichty, Patrick Ostlund, Caleb Gritters, Caitlin Flynn, Lamar McFarlane, Sarah Morgan, Jodi Shi, Reed Tomlinson, James Steele, Charles Poon.

Not shown: Madlenne Bach, Melody Chu, Luke Durant, David Haslam, Dimitrios Lamprou, Harrison Lapahie, Brandon Metz, Oscar Merchant, Pierre Rajha, David Stowe, Macarthur Tsang, Chelsea Yazzie.

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Name Home Institution Program Point of Contact Task Name
Ernestine Ahgeak Barrow High School, AK MII Rich Petras DARPA Grand Challenge
Activity: Testing and web documentation of tests
Madlenne Bach University of Southern California SUM (Affiliate) Alberto Elfes Autonomous Wind Navigation
Activity: Developing on 3D models for simulating Airship movement through wind fields on Titan
Graham Baskett Montana State University Space Grant Matt Heverly ATHLETE
Activity: Will be responsible for the design, build, and test of a hydrogen refueling fixture/mechanism for the ATHLETE rover
Yuri Carrillo City Honors High School, Inglewood, CA SpaceSHIP Ashley Stroupe Arctic Mars Analog Svalbard Expedition
Activity: Robotics testing and software development
Melody Chu Flintridge Preparatory High School, CA SUMMER Curits Padgett Auto Unman Sea Vehicle
Activity: Assist in evaluation of video imagery for an automated water surface vehicle
Mathew Clothier Oregon State University Space Grant Abhi Jain Large Scale Terrain Models for Space Vehicle Simulations
Activity: Design, implement and evaluate new strategies that can form the basis for significant extensions to SimScape environmental simulator.
Damion Dunlap Florida A&M University Space Grant Stroupe/Huntsberger Arctic Mars Analog Svalbard Expedition
Activity: Robotics testing and software development
Luke Durant CalTech University, CA SURF Abhi Jain Large Scale Terrain Models for Space Vehicle Simulations
Activity: Design, implement and evaluate new strategies that can form the basis for significant extensions to SimScape environmental simulator
Timothy Eby Hopewell High School, NC SpaceSHIP Chris Assad Linear Rail Testbed Integration
Activity: Setup and program a 3 meter long worm gear driven by a large stepper motor, as a testbed for development of a mobile impulse radar sensor. The testbed will be used to collect sensor data at controlled velocities during the radar experiments. The long-term goal is to detect pedestrians from a moving vehicle.
Amer Fejzic MIT University, MA Space Grant Paul Backes Whole Rover-Arm Coordination JPL
Activity: Develop, implement, and test manipulator force control and tool monitoring to enable coring from a rover under conditions of modest rover slip on a slope
Caitlin Flynn University of Idaho Space Grant Paul Backes Whole Rover-Arm Coordination JPL
Activity: Design, fabricate, and integrate the sleeve and container components of the Sample Caching Subsystem
Caleb Gritters George Fox University, OR Space Grant Paul Backes Whole Rover-Arm Coordination JPL
Activity: Design, fabricate and demonstrate a Mars Sampling Harpoon
David Haslam ISU, Strasbourg, France ISU Jaret Matthews ATHLETE
Activity: Mechanical design
Thomas Howard Carnegie Mellon University, PA SUM (Affiliate) Issa Nesnas CLARAty
Activity: Integrating testing, and deploying the integrated software on real and simulated planetary rovers
Melissa Jensen-Morgan Oregon State University Space Grant Paul Backes Whole Rover-Arm Coordination JPL
Activity: Design, fabricate, and integrate the sleeve arm component of the Sample Caching Subsystem
Joseph Johnson Clemson University, SC Space Grant Paul Backes Whole Rover-Arm Coordination JPL
Activity: Develop aerobot dynamic models and control
Jun-Young Kwak Carnegie Mellon University, PA SUM (Affiliate) Issa Nesnas CLARAty
Activity: Integrating testing, and deploying the integrated software on real and simulated planetary rovers
Dimitrios Lamprou ISU, Strasbourg, France ISU Paul Backes Whole Rover-Arm Coordination JPL
Activity: Design, fabricate, and integrate the funnel component of the Sample Caching Subsystem
Harrison LaPahie UC Los Angeles MII Rich Petras Rover Maintenance
Activity: Rover diagnotics for the research rovers
John Leichty CalTech University, CA SURF Jaret Matthews Prototype Mars Drilling System
Activity: Design and implementation of electronics and software
Daniel Lo CalTech University, CA SURF Hari Nayar Lunar Surface Modeling
Activity: Develop software to evaluate performance of mobility systems on lunar surfaces
Matt McDaniel Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY SURF Abhi Jain Large Scale Terrain Models for Space Vehicle Simulations
Activity: Design, implement and evaluate new strategies that can form the basis for significant extensions to SimScape environmental simulator
Lamar McFarlane Polytechnic University, NY MII Edward Tunstel Distributed Spectroscopy
Activity: Integrate electronics and computing to enable sensor-based motion control of a prototype mobile spectrometer testbed rover
Victor Mejia UC Los Angeles MII Edward Tunstel Distributed Spectroscopy
Activity: Develop laptop-based operator station with GUI for basic command and control of a small rover prototype over wireless link
Oscar Merchant Glendale Community College, CA SIRI Matt Heverly ATHLETE
Activity: Mechanical design
Brandon Metz Cal Poly Pomona University SUMMER Arin Morfopoulos Formation Control Testbed
Activity: Help built an Optical Pointing Loop on the Formation Control Testbed
Sarah Morgan UC St. Barbara SUMMER Jonathan Cameron Titan Aerobot R&TD
Activity: Data collection, analysis of airship instrument calibration and flight data
Anastasios Mourikis University of Minnesota SUM (Affiliate) Issa Nesnas CLARAty
Activity: Calibrate & test on 6D EKF on Rocky 8
Ethan Ojala Sitka High School, AK SpaceSHIP Chris Assad Linear Rail Testbed Integration
Activity: Develop a translating platform testbed for investigation of a mobile impulse radar sensor
Patrick Ostlund South Pasadena High, CA SUMMER Eric Kulczycki Mars Deep Drilling System
Activity: Hardware design and fabrication
Amanda O'Toole Flintridge Scared Heart Academy, CA SpaceSHIP Julie Townsend ATHLETE
Activity: Support ATHLETE test efforts
Charles Poon San Marino High School, CA SUMMER Eric Kulczycki BIGPIG / Planetary Protection
Activity: Assist in a computer aided modeling, assembly, testing and concept development of deep drilling mechanisms
Pierre Rajha UC San Diego SURF Dan Clouse Ground Station Software for Control of Aerobot
Activity: Assist in evaluation of video imagery for an automated water surface vehicle
Mahipal Raythattha CalTech University, CA SURF Paul Backes Whole Rover-Arm Coordination JPL
Activity: Develop, implement, and test rover motion to reconfigure a rover and core hole starting from a rover under conditions of modest slip on a slope
Julie Sandberg University of Wyoming Space Grant Paulo Younse Rover Maintenance
Activity: Creating part drawings and submission to machine shop for fabrication, mechanical assembly, testing, verification, and reporting and documentation of the results
Jodi Shi University of Washington Space Grant Navid Serrano SmartLand
Activity: Assist in the development of computer graphics in the generation of synthetic planetary terrains and registration of actual orbital data, as well as statistical learning in the design and implementation of Bayesian networks for safe landing site selection
James Steele Boise State University, ID Space Grant Mike McHenry Science Operations on Planetary Surfaces
Activity: Assist in the development of an approach to supporting simulated remote sensing data products from simulated terrain models
David Stowe Clemson University, SC SUM (Affiliate) Jaret Matthews ATHLETE
Activity: Mechanical design
Thomas Thueer ETH Zurich, Switzerland SUM (Affiliate) Paul Backes Whole Rover-Arm Coordination JPL
Activity: Compare passive and active rover suspension alternatives
Reed Tomlinson University of S. Sewanee, TN SURF Bob Balaram Large Scale Terrain Models for Space Vehicle Simulations
Activity: Design, implement and evaluate new strategies that can form the basis for significant extensions to SimScape environmental simulator
Nikolas Trawny University of Minnesota SUM (Affiliate) Issa Nesnas CLARAty
Activity: Calibrate & test on 6D EKF on Rocky 8
Glenn Wagner CalTech University, CA SURF Jeff Hall Aerobot Tether-Based Deployment System
Activity: Design, fabricate and test in the laboratory a proof-of-concept prototype deployment device for an airship
Chelsea Yazzie Dine College, NM MII Rich Petras Rover Maintenance
Activity: Rover diagnotics for the research rovers


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