As part of workforce development efforts, we work closely with the Hawaii Space Grant Consortium to provide masters apprenticeships, as well as to providing doctorate level graduate assistantships. The projects our graduate students work on include many different topics across aerospace, electrical, and mechanical engineering.
Most notably, we have done extensive research and development efforts with our graduate students on attitude determination and control, as well as low-cost space avionics development. The results from these projects are especially useful for application to our latest missions. These large and challenging projects allow for a lot of trial and error, and provide invaluable life-long set of lessons learned. We hope to expand this program to provide more opportunities for the next generation of students.
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Aksel SloanProject: Artemis CubeSat
Kelly NgoProjects: Artemis CubeSat Kit, Project POKE, Project Ke Ao
Research: Communications systems
Bio: Applied Physics BS from UC Santa Cruz, Current ECE Masters student at UH Manoa, I’ve done PBC manufacturing and testing, PCB design, and communication programming, Love HSFL, I deeply appreciate the flexibility and family feeling. I think we could do more to be organized though.
Research Topics: I aid in the design, testing, and development of the Artemis CubeSat Kit. My focus is on the avionics systems, specifically the on-board computer (OBC) and electrical power system (EPS). My day-to-day tasks centers around printed circuit board (PCB) hardware design and verification.
Bio: After completing my Master’s degree, I plan to apply my newfound knowledge, skills, and experience to make an impact in the world of aerospace engineering. This field has always interested me because the universe is a largely-unexplored mystery with vast potential and beauty, and its study brings us closer to understanding humanity’s place in the universe. In my aerospace journey, Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory has given me endless opportunities to create and explore, and has provided me with so much support — for this I will always be grateful.