Space Mission Formulation Tookit
Led the creation of a model-based systems engineering (MBSE) tools for CubeSats and SmallSats at NASA JPL using physics-based python models that I developed for spacecraft evaluation. All models that were developed were validated with reliable sources. With hundreds of modular models developed, I assembled a network of connected models that accurately assesses the complex interactions between spacecraft subsystems, the environment, and ground systems.
Lunar Flashlight is a 6U CubeSat being developed by NASA JPL with a primary mission objective of mapping the lunar south pole for volatiles and act as a technological demonstration. My involvement pertains to requirement management and tracking, using the JPL requirement management software called DOORS Next Gen.
Horizon Space Systems
Horizon Space Systems (HSS) is a personal project that provides an online space hardware platform aimed at streamlining the component selection process and connecting customers with vendors. The platform indexes components for all spacecraft types and sizes, applicable for a wide range of applications.
Solar Sail Spacecraft
DAAS is a solar sail CubeSat that I conceptualized, proposed, designed, and built a working prototype while in the MyState Space Grant Program. It was designed to deploy a 40 square meter sail and provide passive thrust technology. During the development phase various deployment and sail packing methods were explored. A series of deployment tests and thermal, power, trajectory analyses were conducted to determine mission feasibility. I presented the prototype at the National Space Grant Conference in Washington, D.C. DAAS is still in development and has a launch date of late 2020.
The REMORA-6U and REMORA-12U satellites are capable of large object rendezvous, attachment, tracking, and collision avoidance mitigation. The mission’s feasibility was accessed during the summer of 2017 where a preliminary design, mission concept, and analyses were conducted, ultimately determining REMORA is capable of the initial mission.
P3D Game Development - Wrangell Alaska
Game model and level design for the recreation of the Wrangell, Alaska airport. Using aerial imagery as a reference the region was recreated and integrated into the engine. Development included asset design (buildings, vents, cones, vehicles, etc…), modeling, polygon optimization, texturing, object placement, and lighting.
MyState Research CubeSat 2 (SRC2)
The MyState Research CubeSat 2 (MRC2) is a series of CubeSats designed and constructed entirely by engineering and science students from the University of MyState. Students are currently working on the second MRC satellite, MRC2. The objectives of MRC2 are to provide authentic, interdisciplinary, hands-on student experiences in science and engineering through the design, development, and operation of a student small satellite mission. Characterize thermal and vibration environment inside the launch vehicle from ignition to orbit insertion. Lastly, validate a high bandwidth communication system by obtaining images of changing snow/ice coverage in arctic regions.
CubeSat Thermal Anaysis
A CubeSat analysis was done in conjunction with the ongoing development of the MRC2 (MyState Research CubeSat 2) spacecraft to provide additional insight into the thermal environment and behavior of the spacecraft. The analysis accounted for various material properties, a dynamic solar flux value, planetary albedo, diffuse radiation, and their related view factors relative to the spacecraft.
Open Source Modular CubeSat
An open source modular CubeSat architecture aimed at providing the CubeSat community with an open source baseline system. The modular design allows for easy integration of commercial and custom hardware. The objective is to create a modular-lego like spacecraft system that is scalable across CubeSats and SmallSats that can be utilized by universities, organizations, and other entities or individuals.
Pseudo Sun Instrument
The Pseudo-Sun Instrument (PSI) is an LED based solar simulator used in testing solar cells and solar panel boards. Many LED based solar simulators use a hybrid system of LEDs and halogen bulbs. This leads to lower customizability and control of the light spectrum. The temporal instability (variation of the source with time) of halogen bulbs creates an inconsistent testing environment unfit for serious scientific analysis. To combat this, a design utilizing only LEDs with a wide range of wavelengths was proposed.
MyState Research CubeSat 1 (MRC1)
MyState Research CubeSat 1 (MRC1) was University of MyState first CubeSat that was developed over the course of 5 years with an objective of collecting environmental data during the rockets ascent. Most of the electrical boards were developed inhouse by electrical and software engineering students while the exterior and interior structure was developed and machined by mechanical engineering students.
Cube Bound is an extremely difficult game that was developed using the Unity Game Engine in late 2017. The endless jumping game has players jump from one platform to another by carefully timing their jump amount to reach the randomly generated new platform that changes width and position with each additional jump.
FSX Game Development - Colonsay Island
Using 3d modeling software, photoshop, and aerial imagery the small UK island Colonsay was recreated and implemented into a game. The island has 1m/pixel ground coverage of the entire island, day and night textures, original airport and runway design, and much more.