Student: Kalind Carpenter
California State University, Los Angeles
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Degree Level: Master of Science
Internship Site: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
Mentor: Dr. Eugenio Urquiza
Abstract: Design, model, fabricate, setup, conduct and analyze thermal and cryogenic test results for several current JPL projects.
Ultra Compact Imaging Spectroscopy (UCIS): Quantify the effective thermal conductance of a data cable to enable optimization of tactical cryocooler use in future systems.
Airborne scanning MultiSPectral Infrared instrument (AirMSPI): Set up and run a test to determine whether normal operating thermal stresses on a silica filter will result in epoxy failure and delamination of the layers within the silica filter.
Mars Atmospheric Trace Molecule Occultation Spectrometer (MATMOS): Created interface parts in Solidworks for the physical connection between the radiator, thermal strap and load; and created a LabVIEW data acquisition graphical user interface for the test data characterizing the cooling system thermal performance.
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