Planetary Surface Granular material and charging behavior - Physics


Students will work on laboratory experiments to understand the behavior of number of questions in planetary science, related to planetary surface materials and plasma/charging interactions.

This may include:

– spacecraft charging

– planetary material charging

– planetary material (granular) dynamics

Students participate in all parts of the life cycle of experiments that are operated in the lab, or built to fly on various spaceflight platforms, such as parabolic airplane flights, suborbital flights, the ISS, and CubeSats.

Project Dates

Start Date: 1/10/2022 - End Date: 4/27/0022

Students Needed

Type of Project

Team or Individual

Student Responsibilities

desired (but not required!): intro physics (1 & 2), some basic engineering or programming (Python/RPi/Arduino, etc) or data analysis experience

Time Commitment

Student Requirements

We look for students with different backgrounds and interests (science, engineering, computer science, etc.) to work on designing, testing, data analysis, and modeling. Students are expected to work both independently and with teams for these projects. Weekly meetings are used to discuss progress and results. Some projects have hard deadlines that require dedicated work, reliability, and timeliness.

Interested in Working With the Following Programs

For EXCEL URE Students Only

Additional Notes

Position Overview

  • Date Posted: 10-14-2016
  • Location:
    • Orlando (Main Campus)
  • Paid: Yes