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Justin Schachter


4800 Oak Grove Drive

Pasadena, CA 91109

Member of:

347A - Embedded Robotic Systems

Justin Schachter

Robotics Electrical Engineer


  • M.Eng - 2021 - University of Michigan - Space Systems Engineering / Robotics
  • B.S.E. - 2020 - University of Michigan - Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

  • Flight Project Robotics and Operations
  • Climate Change Instrumentation / Robotics
  • Research Robotics
  • Electronics Design
  • Electronics Integration & Test
  • Telecommunication / Sensing Systems
  • Systems Design and Engineering
  • System Testbed Engineering / Operations
  • Systems Integration & Test


8/25/2022 - Team Award - IceNode Vehicle Team - For completing 3 rounds of field testing, significantly raising the TRL of IceNode, and enabling its inclusion in upcoming proposals

Flight Project and Research Task Involvement

Flight Projects
Robot Operations
Sampling and Caching Subsystem (SCS)
CADRE Mission Overview
Research Tasks


  1. K. Kaplan, K. Davis, D. Klein, J. Schachter, and B. Wolsieffer, "A Modular Framework for Integrating and Visualizing Telemetry for Mars 2020 Rover Mechanism Operations," 2022 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 05 March 2022.
  1. Evan Bock Clark, Andrew Branch, Rebecca Castano, Ian Fenty, Christine Gebara, Ara Kourchians, Daniel Limonadi, Gauri Madhok, Patrick McGarey, Flora Mechentel, Kelly Nguyen, Tyler Okamoto, Eric Rignot, Federico Rossi, Brendan Santos, Justin Schachter, Michael Schodlok, Dane Schoelen, Timothy Stanton, Joshua Vander Hook, Ben Wolsieffer, Xavier Zapien, "IceNode: a Buoyant Vehicle for Acquiring Well-Distributed Long-Duration Melt Rate Measurements under Ice Shelves," OCEANS 2021: San Diego – Porto, pp. 1-10, 20 September 2021.