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NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

Summer 2004 and 2005
Mentors: Dr. Bob Balaram and Dr. Abhi Jain

SHERPA Electromechanical Testbed

  • Testbed for electromechanical portion of advanced Martian entry guidance system
  • For use in hardware-in-the-loop simulation
  • Developed, specified, built, and programmed testbed
  • Considered one of the best interns at JPL

Picture of the SHERPA electromechanical testbed


CAD diagram of the SHERPA electromechanical testbed

PDS and USGS Data importers for ROAMS SimScape

  • Developed software to import Martian and Lunar satellite data into robot simulation software
  • Used during software development of Mars Science Laboratory robot.